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The "Rising Stars Basketball Clinic" is on Aug. 3-4 at the Winter Park Community Center.
The "Rising Stars Basketball Clinic" is on Aug. 3-4 at the Winter Park Community Center.
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AUG. 2

Anime/Manga for ages 9-18 is at the Maitland Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. LCC Poetry Writing is Sunday, Aug. 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 407-647-7700 to register for either event.

AUG. 3

Orlando-based O,R&L Facility Services and Owens Realty Services is teaming up with Winning Ways International, a Central Florida-based basketball program, to sponsor the second annual “Rising Stars Basketball Clinic” on Aug. 3-4 at the Winter Park Community Center. The free camp will serve nearly 300 Central Florida residents ages 8-18 – focusing on life skills and teamwork. Spots are still available. Pick up a registration form at the Winter Park Community Center or contact Krissie D’Abate at [email protected] or call 407-681-2000 extension 232.

AUG. 4

As part of Florida Tax Free Weekend Aug. 3-5, Orlando Fashion Square is hosting a Kids Fair on Saturday, Aug. 4, during regular mall hours. For more information, call 407-896-1132.

The Center for Contemporary Dance will present Healthy Body Image through Effective Communication, a free workshop for young dancers (ages 9-15) and their parents on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 1-3 p.m. The workshop provides an opportunity for parents and their dancer children to openly examine and discuss perceptions and dynamics related to body image. Attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required and space is limited to 25 families. Call 407-695-8366 to register. Visit

AUG. 6

Storytime at Leu Gardens presented by Nemours BrightStart! begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6. The Orange County Library System’s storytelling program comes to Leu Gardens the first Monday of each month, excluding holidays. Share stories and songs with your little one in this free, indoor event. Times vary by age. Please Note: Storytime at Leu Gardens will not be held in September due to Labor Day. Visit

AUG. 9

Enzian’s popcorn flicks in Central Park will feature “Babe” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. Gather friends, grab a blanket and enjoy classic family films once a month under the stars in Winter Park’s Central Park. Films and popcorn are free compliments of Enzian. Visit or call 407-629-1088 for more information.

AUG. 17

Movies in the Park is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, on the Village Center Green (in front of Barnie’s) in Baldwin Park. Family activities will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by entertainment and announcements at 7:30 p.m. A drawing for gifts donated by the sponsors will be held just before “Cars” plays at dark (around 8 p.m.). Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Seating is limited, so arrive early! The event is sponsored by the Baldwin Park Merchants Association.

AUG. 18

Come celebrate family fun days at the Maitland Art Center on select dates. On Aug. 18, learn about calling cards, the social network of the past, at the A&H’s Waterhouse Residence Museum. On Sept. 15, make sound waves and string telephones at the A&H’s Telephone Museum. For more information, call 407-539-2181 or visit

Crealdé School of Art culminates its popular summer ArtCamp program with a youth art exhibition featuring works of the next generation of talented artists from August 18 – September 8 in the Showalter Hughes Community gallery on Crealdé’s campus, with almost 300 pieces of artwork on display. Light refreshments were served. Contact 407-671-1886 or

Track Shack’s 21st Annual Celebration of Running 5k will be on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Orlando Science Center Loch Haven Park, 777 E. Princeton St. The 5k will begin at 7:30 a.m. At 8:45 a.m., the Healthy 100 Kids’ Run will begin, and awards will be given out at 9 a.m. This is the first of six premier Orlando running and walking races. For more information, visit

AUG. 20

Orange County students get back in the swing of things after a long and hot summer. Monday, Aug. 20, is the first day of the 2012-2013 school year.


The kids are off school so have some fun in the sun on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3.


Enzian’s annual KidFest Summer Movies series offers free weekday screenings and $5 presentations on weekends. The “sun”sational schedule, sponsored by Walt Disney World, continues through Sunday, Aug. 5. For more information, visit

The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) invites families to attend the Sixth Annual Target Family Theatre Festival in Loch Haven Park from now through Aug. 5. The festival features performances by Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, Mr. Richard and the Pound Hounds, Pirate School!, Nels Ross, Katie Couric’s “The Brand New Kid,” magician Tony Brent, Davey Rocker’s Barnyard Jam, and the Youth Academy production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “State Fair.” All of the shows are free, with the exception of “State Fair” ($15) and “The Brand New Kid” ($10). Visit or call 407-896-7365.

The Art & History Museums – Maitland and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum on the Rollins College campus take part in the Blue Star Museums program, in which active duty military and their families can enjoy free museum admission at more than 1,500 museums nationwide from Memorial Day until Labor Day. The complete list of participating museums is available at

At 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, the Maitland Public Library hosts preschool story and craft time. At 10:30 a.m. each Thursday, it hosts baby time stories and activities. At 4 p.m. each Thursday, it hosts Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fifth grade. Call 407-647-7700.

There is still time to register for Winter Park Day Nursery’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program that will begin on Aug. 20. The VPK program is free to all children who will be age 4 before Sept. 1. VPK sessions will run half days from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Call 407-647-0505 or visit

If you're a college student home in Orlando for the summer and looking for a place to work out, go to the JCC for the entire summer for just $49. Just go to either one of our campuses in Maitland or southwest Orlando and show your college ID to sign up. For more information, call 407-645-5933.

Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H)’s free admission for Maitland residents has been extended through Sept. 30. For more information, call 407-539-2181 or visit

The Art and History Museums – Maitland offers artistic classes for adults and children this summer. Call 407-539-2181 or visit

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

The Maitland Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Lake Lily Park. Food Truck Café is 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday at Lake Lily Park. Visit or call 407-539-6268.

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