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Photo by: Isaac Babcock - St. Patrick's Day Parade
Photo by: Isaac Babcock - St. Patrick's Day Parade
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The 2011 Winter Park Paint Out, A Plein Air Invitational, continues through Saturday, April 30, at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. The artwork will be displayed from May 1-8 in the museum. Contact 407-647-6294 or visit

Winter Park Fire Department Local 1598 will fill their boots with donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Friday, April 29, May 6, and May 13 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 4-6 p.m. at the corners of Aloma and Lakemont avenues and U.S. Highway 17-92 and Fairbanks Avenue.


The grand opening of the Publix Supermarket at 4000 N. Goldenrod Road is 8 a.m. Thursday, April 28.

Central Florida artist Terry Trambauer Norris will be featured in a solo exhibition titled “Stately Simplicity: Paintings by Terry Trambauer Norris.” The show is open weekdays through May 25 at The University Club of Winter Park. Contact 407-644-6149.

The Winter Park Sip is 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Check in at Central Park, on the corner of Morse Boulevard and Park Avenue. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the event. Call 407-644-8281 or visit

June Flowers hosts Wearable Art Party to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at Wearable Art by Scott Laurent, 340 N. Park Ave. Call 321-303-1404.


The city of Winter Park’s Forestry Division will host a tree giveaway at 9 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Central Park’s main stage. A tree-planting ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Visit

Maitland’s Relay For Life starts at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Orangewood Church field. Musical guests Lauren Rebel and friends will perform. Visit

“Giddy Up and Give,” to benefit the Winter Park Day Nursery, is from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Winter Park Civic Center. Tickets are $75. Call 407-647-0505 or e-mail [email protected]

Join Commerce National Bank & Trust at the Fifth Annual Shred Event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 29. Proper disposal of documents can help reduce your risk of identity theft. The bank is at 1201 S. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park.

Neu America Art and Gallery 17-92 present a group exhibition featuring the art of Jorge Duque and others at Showcase Lighting, 900 S. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park. A reception will be held for the artists on April 29 from 6-10 p.m. For more information, please contact 321-948-8310 or [email protected]


Orange County Animal Services is holding its annual Adopt-a-Thon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Visit

The Edgewater High School Foundation will induct 12 outstanding men and women into the Inaugural EHS Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Edgewater High School. Tickets are $75. Visit


Tate Music Group Artist Jessica Bittner will perform songs from her album “Deeper” at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, May 1 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1600 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park.

The Central Florida Watercolor Society will hold its next monthly meeting on Sunday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the Marvel Building at the Art and History Museum Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave. The meeting’s program will feature a demo by watercolorist Frank Francese. There is a $10 fee for non-members. Visit

At noon Sunday, May 1 the Friends of First Response-Maitland, which supports the first responders of Maitland Fire and Maitland Police, will host their Annual Kickball Tournament at Maitland Baseball Complex on Keller Road.

The annual community Yom HaShoah commemoration will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1. It will feature a keynote address by writer Jane Yolen. Admission is free. For more information, call 407-628-0555.


The Orlando Regional Realtor Association will be holding a free foreclosure-prevention workshop for homeowners on Monday, May 2, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Freedom Middle School.

The University Club of Winter Park hosts its first line dancing class at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2 for $5. Regular ballroom dancing lessons are offered the other Mondays of the month. For more information, call 407 644-6149.

The Zumba Fitness class with Jenny at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market indoor facility is held Mondays at 7 p.m. E-mail [email protected]


The Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. Brett McCallister, a landscape architect with Orange County Parks and Recreation, will discuss code-friendly native landscape designs. Call 407-647-5233.


On May 4 at 6:30 p.m., the University Club of Winter Park will present “Children’s Book Publishing Primer” with award-winning children’s book authors and publishers Frances Keiser and Jane Wood, who will explain the steps you’ll need to get your book published and in the hands of young readers. Contact Rik Feeney at [email protected]

LYNX will offer free rides to any person 65 years old or older to the 15th annual Senior Expo & Health Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on May 4 and 5.


Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurant COCINA|214 will celebrate its grand opening on Cinco de Mayo (May 5). It is located at 151 E. Welbourne Ave. (directly behind Williams-Sonoma). Call 407-790-7997 or visit

Family Calendar

Peterbrooke Chocolatier will give back 10 percent of its chocolate-covered apples sales to Aloma Elementary through Friday, May 6.

The JCC Maitland will host a library and computer lab grand opening at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

The ninth annual Children’s Art Festival is Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maitland Art Center, which will transform the campus into a visual environment focused on ‘The Magic School’ where potions, prisms and pendants are created and ‘The Other Realm’ where art activities and live entertainers engage the imagination. The event is free for children younger than 12 and $5 per adult. Visit or call 407-539-2181.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” produced by Winter Park High School Choral Department, is at 7:30 p.m. on three nights, Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30, at the Ann Derflinger Auditorium. Reserved seating is $15. Order tickets by phone at 407-617-9096 or at [email protected]

This year marks the Whole Foods Market Winter Park store’s 13th anniversary. Join the celebration party, featuring barbecue, DJ, photo booth, games and more, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Athletes of all ages are invited to compete in the Central Florida Gliders 19th Annual Spring Track Classic on Saturday, April 30, at Lake Brantley High School track. No same-day registrations accepted and cost is $6 per event. Register at

The Movie in the Park featuring “The Last Airbender” is 8:15 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Quinn Strong Park in Maitland. Bring a chair. Food will be available for purchase.

Popcorn Flicks in Central Park featuring “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is 8-10 p.m. Thursday, May 12 in Central Park. Bring your blanket or chair. There will be free popcorn for everyone. Rain date will be May 26. Contact 407-629-0054 or

An Easter Seals 50th anniversary celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Camp Challenge. The family event will feature lunch, history exhibits, tours and a special dedication ceremony. Visit or call 407-629-7881.

Children’s programming continues at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. Story times for toddlers and preschoolers are at 6 p.m. every Monday and 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Baby story time is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Reading Buddies, a program to help reluctant readers, is at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Call 407-647-7700.