The Bach Festival Society announces its second annual special-event fundraiser, Fête at Feliz, a casual evening at Casa Feliz Historical Home Museum in Winter Park. The event will be on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and will include a preview of the 2011–12 season with conductor John V. Sinclair, music performed by members of the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra, wine from Clois Du Bois, hors d’oeuvres from Arthur’s catering, tours of historic Casa Feliz and the chance to bid on silent auction items. Tickets are $40 for individuals, $70 per couple. Call the box office at 407-646-2182 or visit BachFestivalFlorida.org.
Central Florida Anthropological Society’s Oct.13 meeting will be at Harry P. Leu Gardens at 7 p.m. featuring “What We Don’t See: Migrating Mounds and What They Can Teach Us about Cultural Perspective, Power, and Community Archaeology at the Lake Jackson Site” by Lee Bloch, recent graduate of New College of Florida and winner of the 2010 and 2011 Florida Anthropological Society student paper competitions. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kevin Gidusko at [email protected] or 321-948-3994.
Join Orlando Business Journal in partnership with the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce for the annual Winter Park update luncheon on Friday, Oct. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Full Sail Live, 141 University Park Drive. Cost is $50 per person. For more info, contact Sarah Seifollahi at 407-241-2914 or [email protected].
Kelly Clark, curator/director of animal training for Sea World of Orlando and head trainer of killer whales and other animals, will present the rigorous program she uses to train animals on Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the University Club of Winter Park. The cost is $20. Contact 407-644-6149 or visit .
Enzian is hosting a month-long Halloween celebration featuring the third annual “Haunted Swamp: Walk of Terror.” Swamp tours occur from 8 p.m. to midnight the last three Friday and Saturday nights, starting Oct. 14, in October and Eden Bar serves from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Halloween day tours run Monday, Oct. 31, from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Enzian is also showcasing a series of scary movies. Films range in price from free to $10. A single night’s admission into the Walk of Terror is $10 when purchased in advance, $15 day of the event. VIP Admission is $25 and gets you to the front of the line for a single night. Visit Enzian.org.
Good Samaritan Villages’ fall village-wide yard sale is Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4197 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee. More than 70 homes are participating.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Orlando Philharmonic presents an evening of music and film titled “Night at the Oscars”, the second concert of the 2011-2012 Super Series. Concerts feature the Philharmonic performing selections from some of the best-loved Hollywood films of all time, including “Ben-Hur”, “Gone With the Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz”. As the orchestra performs, dazzling new 35mm prints of memorable movie scenes are projected on a big screen above. The program is conducted by Dirk Meyer and narrated by Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie. Performances are held at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St. For more information, call the Philharmonic box office at 407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org
Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week from Oct. 9-15 celebrates the local fashion and retail design community with a full week of events, from trunk shows to designer meet-and-greets. The grand finale fashion show is on Saturday evening, Oct. 15, in Central Park’s West Meadow. Tickets are available online at ParkAvenueFashionWeek.com
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, Rollins College presents “For the Love of Singing,” a faculty recital by baritone Richard Owens on the occasion of his 80th birthday, in the John M. Tiedtke Concert Hall, Keene Music Building, on the Rollins College campus at the corner of Holt and Chase avenues. Admission is free. For more info, email [email protected] or [email protected]
The Armand Marchesano Orchestra will play music for dancing on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Beardall Center. Come and dance to all your favorite music from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The charge is $4 per person, which includes refreshments. The location is 800 Delaney Ave. (corner of Orange and Gore). Call 407-246-2637.
Medicare Date Annual Enrollment Period is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Beneficiaries may make changes to Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plans for the following year. Call
1-800-96-ELDER (800- 963-5337).
On Oct. 16, the Maitland Civic Center will be the host of the Maitland Coin and Currency Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is free and prizes will be given out. Thirty coin and currency dealers will be buying, selling and trading a wide variety of coins, currency and stamps. Many dealers will offer free appraisals. Visit MaitlandCoinShow.com or call 407-730-3116.
Maitland is pleased to announce its 13th annual Evening in the Grove gala and auction on Oct. 16 from 6 until 10 p.m. at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel in Maitland. Participants and patrons will enjoy a tribute to U.S. Rep. John Mica, cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment and live & silent auctions. Tickets are now on sale and start at $70 for members and $75 for non-members. Corporate tables, sponsorships and a private VIP cocktail reception with U.S. Congressman Mica are also available. Contact Juliet at 407-539-2181 ext. 262 or visit ArtAndHistory.org
Florida Hospital HospiceCare is looking for volunteers to visit patients throughout Orange and Osceola counties. Volunteers will be trained to provide respite, spiritual support and companionship to the patients and families of HospiceCare. There is a great need for bilingual volunteers (especially Spanish-speaking volunteers.) Attend a community informational meeting on Oct. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Centra Care, 4th Floor, Welch Conference Room, 901 N. Lake Destiny Road, Maitland. For more information and to RSVP, contact Jonna Russell at 407-513-5716.
The city of Winter Park will provide a Fall Cleanup during the month of October just in time for the holiday season. This large-item pickup service will provide a ‘bonus’ day on which Waste Pro, the city’s solid waste service provider, will pick up old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky items. To take advantage of this convenient service, residents must place their items curbside after 5 p.m. on the evening before their second scheduled garbage and trash pickup day on their designated cleanup week. If you live north of the Fairbanks/Aloma avenues corridor, your bonus pick-up day will be the week of Oct. 17. If you live south of the Fairbanks/Aloma avenues corridor, your bonus pick-up day will be the week of Oct. 24.
Marion and Bill Fredrickson, owners of the Happy Bee Honey Farm, will speak at The Wonders of the Hive at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19 at the Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive. Honey and honey products will be available for purchase. Call 407-644-5770.
Join us for a Breast Cancer Awareness and Complimentary Therapies Conversation including light snacks, discounted nutritional panel for prevention, information from Healthy Chef Creations and a $195 thermography exam that can be done on any region of the body. The event will be Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at StillWaters Healing Center, 260 Lookout Place, Suite 209 in Maitland. Seating is limited. Call 407-772-9243.
Mark your calendars for exciting trivial pursuit games on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at University Club of Winter Park. Bring your friends and form your own team of four or five players or join other teams who are eager for new players. Wines and snacks are provided. Call 407-810-3611 or email [email protected]
American Association of Individual Investors, Central Florida Chapter, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker begins at 7. Pre-registered price is $5 for AAII members or $7 for non-members or $10 at the door for everyone. For more information, visit AAII.com or call 407-644-1607.
Winter Park Historical Museum’s grand opening party of “The Way We Were: Park Avenue in the ’60s & ’70s” is Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs until July 28. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will present her personal story and discuss her experiences as a woman in government at the Newcomers of Central Florida's Oct. 20 luncheon meeting. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, 350 S. Northlake Blvd. Members, non-members and guests welcome. Tickets are $23. Advance reservations are required. For more information, contact VP-Membership Tina Parrish at 407-359-1497 or email [email protected], or visit newcomerscfl.org
CoffeeTalk featuring Commissioner Carolyn Cooper is Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Call 407-599-3438.
The Goldenrod Historical Society cordially invites members of the Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Orange County East/Winter Park and a guest to attend the "Sustaining Trustee Soiree" on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Goldenrod Station, 4755 N. Palmetto Ave. from 5-7 p.m. Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres will be served. The Goldenrod Museum will be open for free tours. There is no cost to attend. For reservations contact the Goldenrod Historical Society at 407-677-5980.
The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old train depot, 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 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lake Lily Park in Maitland.
Orange Audubon Society sponsors Saturday Bird Walks at Mead Botanical Garden through Oct. 29. The walks begin at 8 a.m. Call Dick Smith at 407-257-7361.
“Music at the Casa” is a free weekly Sunday open house featuring live performances and tours of the historic Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave. Visit CasaFeliz.us or call 407-628-8200 ext. 3.
“Mid-Century: A Photographic View of Three African-American Communities in Florida” is at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center through Dec. 30. Visit HannibalSquareHeritageCenter.org
Ballroom Dancing Lessons are every Monday night except the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. Line Dance Instruction is held on the first Monday. It’s $5 per lesson. Call 407-644-6149.
The Florida Artist Group Exhibition runs through Nov. 6 in the Maitland Art Center Gallery, 231 W. Packwood Ave. and in the Germaine Marvel Building at 210 W. Packwood Ave. (across the street from the Center). Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors (55 & older) and children (4-18 years). A&H members and children (3 & under) are free.
“Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda from the Cold War” will be on exhibition at the Albin Polasek Museum through Jan. 8. The pieces on exhibit are drawn from the private collection of Gary Hollingsworth, an Orlando-based art restorer who traveled extensively in the former Soviet Union. Call 407-647-6294 or visit www.polasek.org
Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department is offering seasonal flu shots at “Flu Shot Fridays” through November, from 8 a.m. to noon at Station 62, 300 S. Lakemont Ave., and Saturday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market, 200 W. New England Ave. Call 407-599-3613.
Throughout the month of October at participating Panera Bread bakery-cafes, $1 from any baker’s dozen of bagels sold will be donated to MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando.
The hit off-broadway musical comedy “Ruthless! The Musical” camps its way into the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., through Oct. 29. Performances are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., select Sundays (Oct. 16 and Oct. 23) at 2 p.m. and Thursday (Oct. 27) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $38 Evening / $35 Senior Evening / $28 Matinees / $20 Industry Professionals and Students 25 and under. Visit WinterParkPlayhouse.org
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave., will present the Jane Anderson play, "Looking For Normal", through Oct. 23. When Roy and Irma go to their pastor for marriage counseling, Roy confesses that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and would like to have a sex change. Show times are Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. Call 407-920-4034.
Florida Hospital and Florida Radiology Imaging (FRi) is offering digital screening mammograms for $35 at 10 convenient Florida Hospital or FRi locations around Central Florida until Oct. 31. Mammograms can be scheduled by calling 407-303-7500.
Popcorn Flicks in Central Park featuring "The Fly" is Thursday, Oct. 13, from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Free popcorn will be provided for everyone. The rain date will be Oct. 27. Contact 407-629-0054 or visit Enzian.org for more information.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon-5 p.m., Seacoast National Bank will host SPCA Family Fun Day at the Maitland Branch at 541 S. Orlando Ave. The event will include a dog wash, pet photography, food and more with proceeds benefiting the SPCA of Central Florida.
The Winter Park Chick-fil-A restaurant will host a “Date Night” for fathers and daughters on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Visit DaddyDaughterDate.com/CentralFlorida.
Whole Foods Winter Park’s parents morning out is Thursday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Allegro coffee, breakfast pastry and a free five-minute massage compliments of Take 5 Massage.
St. Mary Magdalen Church, 861 Maitland Ave., presents CommunityFest 2011, "Come On And Safari With Us!" on Oct. 21-23. CommunityFest features non-stop live entertainment, a 21-booth international food court, rides, games and a raffle. The grand prize is a 2012 Ford Fiesta or $15,000 in cash. The opening parade will be 6 p.m. on Friday night. Visit StMaryMagdalen.org and click on the CommunityFest link on the home page.
Trinity Downtown presents Downtown Oktoberfest, the Official Oktoberfest Celebration of the Honorary Consul of Germany in Orlando, on Friday, Oct. 21, from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. on Livingston Street between Rosalind Avenue and Ruth Lane in the heart of downtown Orlando. Visit DowntownOktoberfest.com
Art and History Museums – Maitland presents the second session of fall children’s art classes, beginning on Monday, Oct. 24. To register for classes, call 407-539-2181, or visit ArtAndHistory.org.
Maitland youth basketball preseason practice starts in early November with games beginning in December. Boys and girls of all levels are welcome. Coaches are needed. Limited scholarships are available. Call 407-539-2830.
The Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave., has bedtime stories for all ages at 6 p.m. every Monday. Preschool story time is 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Infant and toddler story time is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Call 407-647-7700.
Movie in the Park featuring “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Quinn Strong Park in Maitland. Bring your blankets and chairs and the city will bring you the stars. Visit ItsmyMaitland.com for more information.
Trinity Preparatory School will hold open houses on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from noon-1:30 p.m. at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane. RSVP at TrinityPrep.org/Join-us or call 321-282-2515.
Whole Foods Winter Park’s Halloween Kids Club is Sunday, Oct. 30. It features cookie decorating from 1-2 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating in the store from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. All ghosts and goblins, ages 12 and younger are welcome and are encouraged to wear their costume.
4Rivers Smokehouse, 2103 W. Fairbanks Ave., has kicked off its giveback program for football season. Each school has a sandwich — Edgewater High has the “Screaming Eagle” and Winter Park High has the “Wildcat.” 4R will donate 10 percent of these sales through Oct. 31.
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