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 the 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 Police Department will host its first “Kicks4Guns” buyback event at Holler Hyundai, 1150 N. Orlando Ave., from 7 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 19. No questions, no ID required. There will be gift cards in exchange for any unwanted gun(s). Call 407-599-3664 for more information.
“The Musical of Musicals (The Musical)” debuts at the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave. # C, on Aug. 19 and runs through Aug. 28. One story becomes five entertaining musicals, each written in the distinctive styles of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kander & Ebb. Call 407-645-0145 or visit www.winterparkplayhouse.org for showtime and ticket information.
Ballroom dance to the Armand Marchesano Orchestra on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Beardall Center on Gore Street and Orange Avenue. Hours are 7:30 to 10 p.m. and the charge is $4, which includes refreshments. For more information, call 407-246-2637.
Sundew Gardens and Simple Living are teaming up to bring you the “Raising Chickens in Central Florida” workshop. This two-hour event, costing only $20 ($5 discount for Simple Living members or Sundew Harvest Gardeners), starts at 9 a.m. Aug. 21 at Sundew Gardens, 2212 Red Ember Road, Oviedo. Class size is limited, so it is required to RSVP by e-mail, [email protected] or by calling 407-430-2178.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 22 for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s violinist Midori in performance with the Minnesota Orchestra on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St. Tickets are $14.75, $29, $39, $52 and $70. To order, call 407-770-0071 or visit www.OrlandoPhil.org
Join JFS on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at noon for a lunch and learn women’s forum titled “Crafty Couponing Tips” at JFS - 2100 Lee Road in Winter Park. Learn the many tips, tools and techniques of couponing from Mary Edwards, mom of four, coupon queen and owner of Couponers United. She will show how, on a regular basis, she saves hundreds of dollars at her local grocery store. Mary spends $40 per week on groceries (including health & beauty) for her family of six. Learn how you can save too! The cost is $7 and includes a light lunch catered by Brio. RSVPs are requested by Aug. 22. You can register online at www.jfsorlando.org or call 407-644-7593, extension 227.
See Live Magic and Restaurant Magic Business present “4 Nights of Magic”. Each night will feature tableside performances by more than 10 magicians who have traveled from across the country. On Saturday, Aug. 27, the show is at Del Frisco's Prime Steak & Lobster from 7:30-10 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 28, they’ll be at Mitchell's Fish Market Winter Park from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Vinyl, Books and Food Trucks will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 in the Audubon Park Garden District (Corrine Drive). Enjoy food truck cuisine, shop or swap vinyl and books and listen to live music. Visit www.apgardens.com
The Red Chair Affair is 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando. It’s $22 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. VIP tickets are $225 each. Corporate packages are available. Visit www.RedChairProject.com for tickets.
The Orlando Area Alumnae of SAI will have a Fall Gathering in Altamonte Springs on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2-5 p.m. For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]
The Third Annual Taste of the J: A Festival of Local Food and Fun is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at JCC's Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Campus, 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. It’s free with advance registration or $5 at the door. Contact [email protected] ir 407-387-5330 for more information.
Freedom Ride’s 11th annual fundraiser hosted at Arabian Nights, 3081 Arabian Nights Blvd., Kissimmee, is at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The cost is $25, and all proceeds benefit the therapeutic riding program. Tickets can be purchased by calling Arabian Nights at 407-239-9223. Ask for the “Freedom Ride discount.”
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
Virtual exhibitions devoted to Zora Neale Hurston, done by Professor of Art History Susan Libby’s Introduction to Art History II students, are on display at the Winter Park Public Library through Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Children in pre-K through fifth grade are invited to join the Children’s Choir at First United Methodist Church of Winter Park. The choir will rehearse on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 7, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit fumcwp.org/register
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.
Trinity Downtown will host its third annual Downtown BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival on 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.
The Summer ArtCamp Student Exhibition will feature projects from more than 300 ArtCamp participants. The exhibition runs from Aug. 20 to Sept. 24 at the Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd. Call 407-671-1886 or visit crealde.org/index
The Crosby YMCA and Florida Hospital’s Parenting Education Series continues:
• Baby Bunch on Friday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m.
• Natural Child Birth on Monday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m.
• Natural Child Birth on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.
• C-Section Class on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.
• Baby Bunch on Friday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.
All classes are held at the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center, 2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-303-2599 to register.
Path2d1 Inc. will hold its Central Florida High School Sports Seminar & Expo on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Edgewater High School, 3100 Edgewater Drive, Orlando. Confirmed panelists include Doc Rivers, head coach of the Boston Celtics. To register, visit tinyurl.com/cflhighschoolsports
The Orange County Health Department is offering a free small device that could help save a child from drowning. Anyone who has a residential pool with children between the ages of 1 and 9 years old may be eligible to receive free door alarms that can be placed on a door or window leading out to the pool area. Call 407-858-1456.
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.