In “Chasing Ice,” we follow National Geographic’s James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Balog’s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Visit Enzian.org for show times all weekend, starting Friday.
The Winter Park High School Band will host its Winter Band Concert in the Ann Derflinger Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 13. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/Wnr9wt
Beginning at 3 p.m. on Dec. 14, the city’s fourth annual “Winter in the Park” holiday ice skating rink will be open and WKMG Local 6, the ice rink’s exclusive television sponsor, will be on site for WKMG Day until 9 p.m. Join local news personalities at Winter in the Park, and possibly get a chance at your 15 seconds of fame as they broadcast live at the rink!
At 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 14, bring the whole family to The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art for a special night of free events including a gallery tour, art demonstration and live music. Following the tour, at 6 p.m., attend a demonstration of techniques for making stained-glass windows with artist Melody Spence in the McKean Pavilion (just behind the museum). Children attending the art demonstration will receive an art activity gift to take home. From 5 to 8 p.m., harpist Victoria Lynn Schultz will provide the perfect accompaniment to your stroll through the galleries.
A book launch party for the children’s book “Up and away on my first flight” is at 1 p.m. on Dec. 15 at Enders’ Place in Baldwin Park; 947 Fern Ave. Author April Ready will be there with musical guest Mr. Richard. Visit cubventures.com for more details.
Santa’s Parade will wind through the streets of Maitland on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit independencelane.com for more details on when and where Santa will be.
Maitland Public Library Happenings
Mondays is Legos Engineers for ages 9-14 at 4 p.m.
Tuesdays is Preschool Stories & Crafts at 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays is Baby Story Time at 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays is Adventurers with Books at 2 p.m.
Thursdays is Reading Buddies (first-fourth grades) at 4 p.m.
The Food for Fines program runs through Dec. 16. Proceeds go to the food bank at the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Friday, Dec. 14, is Share a Book Title Book Club at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15, is LCC Astronomy presenting the film “Bright Objects in the Night Sky” at 1:30 p.m. Run time of 30 minutes.
Sunday, Dec. 16, LCC Astronomy returns with “Our Moon, Earth’s Nearest Neighbor” at 1:30 p.m., and a Poetry Workshop 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 17, LCC Astronomy continues with “Jupiter and its Amazing Moons” at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 18, LCC Astronomy presents “Jupiter and our Moon” and telescope viewing at 6:30 p.m.