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Photo by: Isaac Babcock - St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Winter Park’s presents its annual Spring Cleanup, which provides an extra “bonus” pickup day so that residents can dispose of bulky items. Pick-up days are: northwest - Thursday, May 12, northeast - Friday, May 13, southwest - Thursday, May 26, southeast - Friday, May 27. Call 407-599-3220.


“Designing and Building Water Features” is 10-11:30 a.m. May 12. Former Disney designer Jeffery Lind will speak. Cost is $8 for museum members and $10 for non-members. Register at [email protected] or 407-647-6294.

Kitty Nash, a writing and grammar teacher at Holy Name of Jesus School, will be presenting “Young Readers’ Holocaust Literature” at the Holocaust Center in Maitland on May 12 at 6 p.m. Call 407-628-0555.

Opera Appreciation Night at the University Club of Winter Park features “Nabucco” at 7 p.m. May 12.


Winter Park Fire Department Local 1598 will fill their boots with donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on 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 Relay for Life Goldenrod event will be held at Eastbrook Elementary School, 5525 Tangerine Ave, in Winter Park from 6 p.m. May 13 to noon on May 14. Call 407-671-5951.


Orlando Rowing Club hosts its Spring Fling Event/Florida Masters Regatta from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14 at Lake Fairview Park, 2200 Lee Road. Visit

The American Association of University Women meeting at 9 a.m. May 14 at the First Congregational Church, 225 S. Interlachen Ave., features Dr. Cristina Maria Santana, director of UCF’s Women’s Studies. Contact [email protected] or 407-369-4826.

The Rollins MBA is hosting a seminar from 10 a.m. to noon May 14 with featured speaker Pat Williams, senior vice president of the Orlando Magic at the Bush Science Center. Visit

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14, is the Winter Park Florida Blue Health Fair and Wellness Expo in Winter Park Village. Visit

The Orlando Music Club will feature its first ever “Salute to Strings” at 2 p.m. May 14 at the First Presbyterian Church of Maitland, 341 N. Orlando Ave. Visit

“The Confident Line: Henry Patrick Raleigh” opens May 14 at the Maitland Art Center. An exhibition reception will be held from 6-8 p.m.

As part of their grand-opening party, on May 14 from 7-10 p.m., Floyd’s 99 will hold a fundraiser with VH-1 to help keep music programs in schools at 610 W. Fairbanks Ave. Call 407-790-7799.

Central Florida letter carriers are calling on Central Florida residents to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to their mailbox on Saturday, May 14 for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Rikka Zimmerman, global leader in consciousness and energy transformation, will be a keynote speaker on Saturday and Sunday at the Body Mind & Spirit Expo at the Maitland Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave. Visit


There will be a reception with Central Florida artist Terry Trambauer Norris on May 15 from 2-4 p.m. for “Stately Simplicity: Paintings by Terry Trambauer Norris” at the University Club, 841 N. Park Ave. Call 407-644-6149.

The Russian Ballet of Orlando will premiere “Coppèlia” at the Trinity Prep Auditorium in Winter Park on May 15 at 2 p.m. Visit or call 407-491-4922

The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will close its 54th season with its Finale Concert and Silent Auction on May 15 at 4 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center. Call 407-999-7800 or visit


The city of Winter Park presents Community Conversations from 1-4 p.m. May 16 at the Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave. RSVP to [email protected] or call 407-599-3245.

The Roth Jewish Community Center Annual Golf Classic is 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. Call 407-645-5933 x259 or email [email protected]


AARP Chapter 1047 will meet on May 17 at 1:30 p.m. Barbara Coenson, attorney-at-law, presents “Legal information every senior should know” at the Rachel F. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. Call 407-629-2585.

Rollins College Debate Team members will debate “Language Requirements: One for English, Two for Spanish”, held at 7 p.m. May 17 at University Club of Winter Park. It’s free. Call 407-644-6149 or visit


Central Florida’s Job Fair will be held on May 18 from noon to 4 p.m. located at Central Florida Fair Expo Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive. Visit or call 407-834-4022.

American Association of Individual Investors, Central Florida Chapter, will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. May 18 at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. Visit or call 407-644-1607.

MAY 19

NAIOP Central Florida will host a luncheon program titled “Intermodal Update: Transportation-Driven Real Estate Development” from noon to 1 p.m. May 19 at the Sheraton Downtown, 400 W. Livingston St. Visit or call 407-227-7461.

At 6 p.m. May 19, JFS will hold a special evening Women’s Forum at Mitchell’s Fish Market in the Winter Park Village focused on building relationships “Beyond the Bouquet.” Register at or call 407-644-7593, ext. 227.

Film Night features “The Full Monty” at 7 p.m. May 19 at University Club of Winter Park.

Family Calendar

Orange County Public Schools is offering a summer session for Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK). The session is free for eligible 4-year-olds who were born between Sept. 2, 2005 and Sept. 1, 2006. The program begins June 14 and ends on Aug. 4. Visit for locations and more enrollment information.

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.

Israel Independence Day, presented by the Roth JCC, is Sunday, May 15. Celebrate Israel’s 63rd birthday with carnival rides, Middle Eastern food, activities, inflatables, shopping and live entertainment from 3-8 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park. It’s free. Contact Julie Varkonyi at 407-645-5933 or [email protected]

The Florida Native Plant Society hosts an Eco Explorers two-day event for children, in conjunction with the 31st Annual Conference and Native Plant Sale, May 19-22. Youth ages 5-14 can attend Friday and Saturday sessions featuring educational, hands-on demonstrations and field trips at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland. Visit

The 25th Anniversary Celebration of Winter Park High School International Baccalaureate Programme is Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Main Campus – Auditorium. The event features past IB directors, tours of new 9th Grade Center, entertainment by the Wildcats and memorabilia. Lunch is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 407-622-3212.

Winter Park High School Drama presents its annual Festival Of One-Acts for three performances on Friday, May 27 (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, May 28 (2 and 7:30 p.m.) at the Ann Derflinger Auditorium, Winter Park High School. This year’s festival will comprise four one-act plays written, produced, directed and designed entirely by students. Tickets are $5.

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.


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