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The Antique Telephone Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Maitland Civic Center, featuring collectors exhibiting rare and historic telephones and insulators.
The Antique Telephone Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Maitland Civic Center, featuring collectors exhibiting rare and historic telephones and insulators.
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The Winter Park City Commission will host a town meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. Call 407-599-3428.

John Rivers of Four Rivers Smokehouse delivers the keynote talk at the Christian Chamber Business-Building Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Faith Hall, First Baptist Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway. Call 407-210-3947.

The Central Florida Anthropological Society will host Dr. Asa Randall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., for “7,000 Years of Mound Construction along the St. Johns River” for free. Call 321-948-3994.

Greensboro, N.C.’s Holy Ghost Tent Revival will be performing at McRaney’s Tavern in Winter Park at 9 p.m. Jan. 13. Tickets are $5 and the show is 21+. Visit


Opening Jan. 14, the Central Florida Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition 2011 will be held in the Maitland Art Center featuring works by nationally recognized artist and instructor Pat Weaver.

Culture and Cocktails: An Art and Music Affair will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, and the second Friday of every month through April at the Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. Entrance is $5 and includes one drink. Visit

The Central Florida Center for Spiritual Living will host a night of music featuring Daniel Nahmod and talks by noted new thought speakers from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 in the Baseline Room at the RDV Sportsplex, 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Visit


At 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 is “Best Writing Panel” at the Maitland Public Library. A five-author panel will discuss writing, publishing, local writing groups and organizations, moderated by local author Elaine Persons, followed by book signings.

The Antique Telephone Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Maitland Civic Center, featuring collectors exhibiting rare and historic telephones and insulators.

A Comic Shop’s new club, Fangirls: Comic Club, is only for the female comic connoisseur and will focus on issues reflecting that fan base. Their first meeting is from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. The shop is located at 114 S. Semoran Blvd.

Please join Orlando Rowing Club at Lake Fairview Park for the first Jacob Snyder Memorial Blood Drive from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15. They will be hosting an open house along with the blood drive at 2200 Lee Road, Orlando.

Join the American Association of University Women at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at the First Congregational Church, 225 S. Interlochen Ave. in Winter Park, for a session that features Laura S. Williams, Executive Director of CourtWatch Florida. The $15 charge includes breakfast. Contact [email protected] or 407-369-4826.


The final Zora Neale Hurston book group will discuss “Their Eyes Were Watching God” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at the Maitland Public Library.


Maitland Public Library’s PC Academy will hold the following classes: at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17 Invisible Web and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 Your Home PC. Contact 407-647-7700.

Whole Foods Market, from Jan. 17-April 10, will give 10 cents per bag to customers who re-use their shopping bags for their purchased groceries. Customers have the choice to accept their cash refund or donate it to Healing the Children.


“Present at the Creation: Three Visits to a Creator’s Workshop — Writing a Biography” will feature Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal drama and cultural critic, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the Bush Auditorium, Rollins College. Visit or call 407-691-1995.


Join us at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 for the classical music meeting featuring beloved opera composer Giacomo Puccini and his famous “La Boheme” at the University Club of Winter Park, corner of Webster and Park avenues.

The 2011 Central Florida Economic Forecast luncheon featuring UCF economist Sean Snaith is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Events Center at Valencia’s West Campus.

“Photographing Plants, Gardens, and Landscapes” is a free event held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive. The speaker will be photographer Claudia Wickham. Call 407-644-5770.

American Association of Individual Investors, Central Florida Chapter, will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. Pre-registered price is $5 for members and $7 for non-members or $10 at the door. Visit or call 407-644-1607.


The Goldenrod Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Smokey Bones Restaurant on State Road 436 and Howell Branch Road. Visit

Dr. Ryan C. W. Hall, M.D, will discuss “The Psychology of Aging” at the Newcomers of Central Florida’s luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Westin Lake Mary-Orlando North, 2974 International Parkway. Tickets are $23, reservations required. Contact 407-359-1497 or visit

The Albin Polasek Museum in Winter Park will host “Painting Dappled Light,” a three-day workshop given by Morgan Samuel Price. The workshops will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20-22. Visit

Family Calendar

Popcorn Flicks in Central Park is featuring “It Happened One Night” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. It’s presented by the city of Winter Park and Enzian Theater. Bring your blanket or chair to enjoy the movie under the stars. Admission and popcorn is free for everyone. Rain date will be Thursday, Jan. 27. Call 407-629-0054 or visit

The Maitland Art and History Association will offer a variety of classes and history programs beginning the week of Monday, Jan. 17. These courses and programs are designed for students of all ages and skill levels. Art classes include drawing, painting, pastels, pottery, sculpture, jewelry making and creative writing while the history programs reinforce and preserve classic Victorian customs. A complete listing is available at

The Bach Festival Youth Choir will hold auditions for new members between the ages of 9 and 16 on Monday, Jan. 17. Rehearsals are held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Lake Highland Preparatory School in downtown Orlando. Tuition is $165 for the spring semester and there is a $25 one-time audition fee. Contact Bach Festival Youth Choir conductor Devon Kincaid to schedule an audition for your student. E-mail [email protected] or call 407-206-1900 x3312.

The Maitland Art and History Association will open the 2011 exhibition season in its “We Make History” Community Gallery from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 titled “Be Prepared: Boy Scouts of America” at the Maitland Historical Museum, 221 W. Packwood Ave. It continues through April 10.

A free night out for Maitland JCC members will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Bring your children to enjoy winter activities such as making an indoor snowman, decorating gingerbread cookies and enjoying hot chocolate.

This year’s Maccabi Games, the Olympics for Jewish teens, will take place July 24 to Aug. 5 in Israel, a first for the JCC’s annual competition. If you are interested in participating in the games next year, please contact Marnie Bernstein at [email protected] or 407-645-5933 x293.

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


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