On Thursday, Aug. 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Schakolad Chocolate Factory, 1907 Aloma Ave., is hosting a customer appreciation event with John & Shirley’s Catering and Cork & Olive Winery. They will be sampling chocolate, wine and BBQ. It’s free.
On Aug. 11, the Dairy Queen at the Altamonte Mall, 451 E. Altamonte Drive, will donate $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold to benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
Centex Homes will sponsor a free Homebuyer Webinar hosted by Pulte Mortgage starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Anyone can register for this intro to home buying webinar by logging onto centex.com/offers, then selecting “Orlando.”
Cabaret favorites Heather Alexander and Laura Hodos return to the Winter Park Playhouse’s Spotlight Cabaret Series in “Together Again… At Last,” on Thursday, Aug.11 at 7:30 p.m. Call 407-645-0145 or visit www.winterparkplayhouse.org
Popcorn Flicks in Central Park will feature “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” from 8-10 p.m. Aug. 11. Bring your blanket or chair to enjoy the movie under the stars and free popcorn in Central Park in downtown Winter Park. Call 407-629-0054 or visit Enzian.org
The Mid-West Tool Collectors Association and the Maitland Art and History Association host an Antique Tool Show and Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Maitland Civic Center. Admission is $2; children 12 and younger are free. Call 407-365-4686.
Conscious Mind Records is hosting a “Save Tyler” Benefit Concert from 12-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the James R. Smith Neighborhood Center on Bruton Boulevard. Donations can also be made by visiting giveforward.com/tylerslife
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s Sounds of Summer Series concludes with “World Music,” held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 in the Margeson Theater, located in the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando. Call 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org
The Crosby YMCA will be hosting its Member Appreciation Day on Monday, Aug. 15. Join them for events and vendors all day long at 2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park. Not a member of the Y? Stop by anyway to learn all that the Y has to offer.
The Crosby YMCA will be holding a Yoga for Movement Disorders workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. Anyone with a movement disorder, including Parkinson’s, is encouraged to attend at 2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-644-3606 to sign up.
Get an exclusive preview of Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week 2011 at Harriett’s Happy Hour 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Luma on Park, 290 S. Park Ave. It’s $25 in advance and $30 the night of the event. Call 407-644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org
Join Lionel Barnes, former NFL Jacksonville Jaguar, at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk Kick-off Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at noon at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Winter Park. RSVP by Aug. 12 to 407-898-0733, extension 15.
The Newcomers Club of Central Florida is hosting a luncheon and general meeting Thursday, Aug. 18 at Monroe’s at Route 46, 4316 W. State Road 46 in Sanford. Advance reservations are required. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact 407-359-1497 or [email protected]
When is the right time to broach the topic of estate planning with your parents? Elder care attorney Kathleen Flammia will answer such questions at the next JPM2 meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Glickstein Laval Carris, P.A., 555 Winderley Place, Ste. 400, Maitland. Lunch is $10.
The Crosby YMCA and Visiting Angels are teaming up for the “Alzheimer’s Caregiver Project with Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics” on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. at 2005 Mizell Ave, Winter Park. Please call 407-447-5971 to register or for more information.
The Alzheimer’s Association will hold a public input session at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave., on what a national Alzheimer’s plan should include. Recommendations will be presented to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Visit www.alz.org/napa
Don’t miss the Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce’s next Business After Hours at Tilted Kilt, located at 11650 University Blvd. on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Chamber members will enjoy free appetizers and cold beverages! For more information and to RSVP, call 407-677-5980.
CoffeeTalk featuring Winter Park Vice Mayor Steven Leary is 6-7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. It’s free. Call 407-599-3428.
The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old train depot, located at 200 W. New England Ave. Visit cityofwinterpark.org
The Maitland Farmers’ Market is every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Lily Park. Visit itsmymatiland.com or call 407-539-6268.
Food Truck Café is every Tuesday from 6 - 9 p.m. at Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Check the city’s Facebook page or TheDailyCity.com for more information.
Trinity Prep, the Walt Disney World branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs and seven other area high schools will present the Broadway musical “Hairspray” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19-20; and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21. It’s at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. Tickets are $10. Email Janine Papin at [email protected] or call 321-282-2508.
Hospice of the Comforter’s Horizons Bereavement Center offers the support groups and resources needed to cope with the loss of a loved one. They are held in Winter Park from 4:30-6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at First Congregational Church’s Parlor Room, 225 S. Interlachen Ave. Call 407-379-0490 or visit www.HospiceoftheComforter.org
Visit Whole Foods, 1989 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, for a Back to School Block Party from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. Celebrate with sampling, games, craft projects and more. It’s free.
The state of Florida sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug.12 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. The sales tax exemption will apply to items of clothing $75 or less and to eligible school supplies selling for $15 or less. Visit DOR.MyFlorida.com
The Crosby YMCA and Florida Hospital’s Parenting Education Series continues:
• Baby Bunch on Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m.
• What Every Mommy-to-be Should Know on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8 a.m.
• Gift of Motherhood on Monday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m.
All classes are held at the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center, 2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-303-2599 to register.
JCC Maitland is hosting a Shipwrecked Pool Party at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Visit orlandojcc.org to register for this Saturday Night Out event.
Teens (12-17) can work out free this summer at all Lifestyle Family Fitness clubs until Monday, Aug. 15 during its annual program to combat teen inactivity and obesity. For more information and to pre-register a teen, visit lff.com/teen
Parents Morning Out at Whole Foods Winter Park is from 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Parents, join them every third Thursday at the front of the store to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, pastry and a free five-minute massage, compliments of Take 5 Massage.
Trinity Downtown will host its third annual Downtown BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on its campus at 123 E. Livingston St., Orlando. The end-of-summer event features a BBQ cook-off showcasing professional and amateur teams from the Central Florida area, as well as a Kids’ Play Zone and live entertainment.
The Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave., has story times for toddlers and preschoolers 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 is at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Call 407-647-7700.