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Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk Art and Traditional Craft Festival April 21.
Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk Art and Traditional Craft Festival April 21.
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The 2012 Florida Film Festival continues at the Enzian Theater in Maitland through April 22. Tickets start at $10. Visit


The Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando will host a Custom & Remodel Home Tour on April 19. The tour includes a luncheon at SoNapa Grille. Register at

There will be a Cocktail Reception and Fashion Show at Wearable Art by Scott Laurent from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 19. Tickets are $5 and 20 percent of proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Thyroid Symptoms is the subject of a free workshop at the Maitland Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on April 19. Call 407-588-7543 or visit

The Orange Audubon Society will host “Shore Nesting Birds: Audubon of Florida’s Conservation Efforts” by Marianne Korosy at 7 p.m. on April 19 at Leu Gardens. Call 407-637-2525 or visit

“Winter Park Institute Making a Difference: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall” is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Rollins College, Alfond Sports Center. Visit

The Center for Independent Living’s “Spring into Health” fair serves to increase disability awareness and sensitivity. During the event, attendees can take a hearing test to see if they qualify for free amplified telephones, speak with medical professionals to learn more about common health issues, and learn what resources are available to help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes. They event will be on Thursday, April 19, at the Center for Independent Living offices located at 720 N. Denning Drive in Winter Park from 2 to 6 p.m. It is free to attend.


The Winter Park Playhouse proudly presents the Tony-Nominated hit Broadway musical “Baby” from April 20 to May 12. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, at 2 p.m. select Sundays (April 29 and May 6), at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Tickets are $38 for evening shows, $35 senior evening shows, $28 for matinees and $20 for industry professionals and students 25 and younger. Call 407-645-0145 or visit

The historic Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College produces William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost" from April 20 to April 28. Tickets are $20 or $10 with a student ID. Call 407-646-2145.


The Third Annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk Art and Traditional Craft Festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Center, located at 642 New England Ave. in Winter Park. The Center’s Third Annual Folk Art and Traditional Craft Festival will feature work for sale by Florida artists including the original Florida Highwaymen painters and Crealdé ceramicists, as well as live folk music and local soul food. The festival will also feature a “Kid Folk” Storybook Workshop for ages 4 and older. Events and exhibits are free to the public.

The city of Winter Park in partnership with Waste Pro will be offering hazardous waste disposal for all city residents on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Public Works Compound located at 1439 Howell Branch Road, directly behind Fire Station 64. The following items will be accepted: fertilizers and pesticides, antifreeze, propane tanks, paint and paint thinners, batteries, pool chemicals, household chemicals, tires, used motor oil and electronic waste. This includes computers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, fax machines, CD players and stereos.

Please bring a driver’s license or utility bill statement as proof of city residency along with your hazardous waste items. Thank you for helping keep the city green and properly disposing of hazardous waste materials. Call 407-599-3364.

The 11th Annual Dinner On The Avenue is sold out. It is being held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 21 on Park Avenue.

James Gamble Rogers II Colloquium on Historic Preservation "Back to the Future" is Saturday, April 21, at the Winter Park Community Center. This year's event will celebrate mid-century modern architecture with a panel discussion beginning at 10 a.m. entitled "Preserving the Recent Past." Following the discussion will be a food truck lunch and a tour of mid-century modern homes in Winter Park. Contact Betsy Owens at [email protected] or 407-628-8200, extension 1.

The Mid-Florida Milers Walking Club promotes recreational walking for fun and fitness and will host a walk in Winter Park, starting at Mead Garden, on April 21. Participants should register at Mead Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The cost for the walk is $3 for AVA Credit. Non-credit walkers can walk for free. Visit

Rollins Yoga Club is hosting a fundraiser event on Saturday, April 21. Well Being for Water will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Rollins College’s Mills Lawn. All proceeds will be donated the TheWaterProject. Email [email protected]

The Works of PURE Love benefit for the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Harwood-Watson Dance Studios at 820 Lake Baldwin Lane in Orlando. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit

On April 21, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will join forces with Full Sail University to present “Symphony in HD: Live at Full Sail University,” a fundraising gala to benefit the orchestra, held at Full Sail Live in Winter Park. Tickets to the event are $250 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at


The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Fourth Annual Winter Park Paint Out on April 22-28. Twenty-six of the finest “plein air” artists will be painting throughout Winter Park, capturing local landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels. It concludes with a special ticketed evening event — The Paint Out Garden Party — which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. All artists will be present, and attendees are able to discuss and purchase their works. Tickets are $45 in advance, $60 at the door. Space is limited. Call 407-647-6294 or visit

The Annual Friends of First Response-Maitland Kickball Fundraiser is Sunday, April 22. Six teams will play at Keller Fields with the event starting at 1 p.m. If you wish to play on a FFR, Rotary, Holy Rollers or Little League team, there is a $10 T-shirt donation. Contact June Flowers at [email protected]


Florida Hospital invites the public to attend a free event where Sister Madonna Buder, known as the Iron Nun, gives a few words on the prospects of body, mind and spirit. Join Florida Hospital and hear how everyone can live life to the fullest, regardless of age. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Florida Hospital Orlando’s Werner Auditorium, 601 E. Rollins St. in Orlando. Call 407-303-1700.

State Rep. Bryan Nelson (R-Apopka) will be hosting a business summit on Tuesday, April 24, in Apopka, and encourages local employers, business leaders and family members of individuals with disabilities to attend. The summit will occur from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10147 located in Apopka.

The Central Florida Watercolor Society will exhibit members’ works in "Watercolor Impressions,” which takes place April 24 to July 15 at the Garden House Gallery in Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando. An opening reception will be held April 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the public is invited. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit


“Fun With Flowers” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 25, at the Winter Park Garden Club, located 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park. "Make and take" a Mother's Day floral arrangement for your home. Cost is $25. Register by Friday, April 20. Call 407-644-5770.

Hillstone, formerly known as Houston's, is hosting the Sunset "Paint-In" on Lake Killarney at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. The public is invited to watch as 26 artists gather on the lakeshore to capture on canvas the beauty of a sunset. The evening is part of the annual Winter Park Paint Out, which is a weeklong event put on by the Albin Polasek Museum. Hillstone is located at 215 South Orlando Ave. in Winter Park. Visit

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida will honor Dr. Richard Lapchick at its 2012 Dinner of Tribute at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive in Orlando. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Lapchick, often referred to as the “racial conscience of sports,” will be recognized for his humanitarian work in athletics. Tickets are $180 and corporate tables and sponsorships are available. Call 407-628-0555 or visit


The city of Winter Park’s Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Board will present a Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety and Connectivity Forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center located at 1050 W. Morse Blvd. Call 407-599-3217.

The Islamic Society of Central Florida presents a screening and reception for the film “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave. Tickets are $25 per person or $15 for students. Visit

A rummage sale to raise money to decorate Habitat for Humanity homes built in Winter Park is Thursday – Saturday, April 26–28, in the back parking lot off Denning Drive on the campus of Winter Park TECH. The hours will be from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. This year we have donations from our students, staff and Ashton Woods Homes from their model homes. Good buys are the name of our game.


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar ( and WESH News Anchor Martha Sugalski will kick-off the Cord for Life Foundation Central Florida Awareness Campaign on Saturday, April 28, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. with an incredible food and wine experience by Fleming’s Chef Partner, Tom Nadolski. Tickets for this special three-hour event are $75. For more information, please contact Jeremy Gomez at 407-927-5988.


The Winter Park Farmers Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. It is located at the old train depot, at 200 W. New England Ave. For more information, visit

The Maitland Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. It is located at Lake Lily Park. For more information, visit or call 407-539-6268.

Food Truck Café is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at Lake Lily Park in Maitland.

The Winter Park Food Truck Stop is located at 1127 N. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park, and is open for food trucks 24/7. Follow the site on Facebook at

Music at the Casa is a free weekly open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, featuring live performances and tours of the historic Casa Feliz, at 656 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Visit or call 407-628-8200, ext. 3.

The second Friday of every month, local residents will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy live music and performances, while experiencing art and culture at the Maitland Chamber of Commerce. Contact [email protected]

Friday Nights at the Morse feature free admission to the Morse Museum from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays through April 27. Occasional programs include live music, art demonstrations, curator tours and family tours. Visit

Self-taught and nationally recognized African-American artist Missionary Mary Proctor is holding an exhibit of her highly distinctive work through Saturday, April 21, at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park. The exhibit will showcase work from Proctor’s personal collection in Tallahassee, as well as the permanent collection from the Mennello Museum of American Art. The exhibit will culminate with the third annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk Art and Traditional Craft Festival on Saturday, April 21.

The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H), is pleased to announce that the exhibition, “Borders of Paradise: The New World in the Eyes of the Explorers”, has been extended through May 6. Call 407-539-2181 or visit

The Breakthrough Theatre will present the Jason Robert Brown musical, "The Last 5 Years", from March 30-April 23. It is a contemporary song-cycle musical that chronicles the five-year life of a marriage. Show times are at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Call 407¬-920-4034 or visit

RNR Registered Nurses Retired meets the third Wednesday of month at Denny's at 440 S. Semeron Blvd., Orlando for charitable works, educational offerings, fellowship and support. Call 407-281-1527.

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