Family Calendar

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The Morse Museum will have a family tour at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. Learn about Louis Comfort Tiffany and American art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in a docent-guided tour of the galleries. There will also be an Art Demonstration at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the McKean Pavilion of the Morse Museum. Glass artist Lee Taylor will demonstrate glassmaking techniques. Receive a free take-home art activity.

The Children’s Art & History Festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center, located at 231 W. Packwood Ave. “Meet Mr. Waterhouse,” a one-man play that teaches about the life of William Waterhouse, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, in front of the Waterhouse Residence Museum, located at 820 Lake Lily Drive. Visit

Touch-A-Truck is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1300 W. Maitland Blvd. in Maitland. Admission is $5 (Family pays a maximum of $20). Visit

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens will host an Open House event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, and 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. It is located at 633 Osceola Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-647-6294.

The Florida Young Artists Orchestra will perform “A Concert From the Heart” at Trinity Preparatory School from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. It is located at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane in Winter Park. Visit or call 407-257-8886.

"The Great Duck Derby" features a series of rubber duck races and free family activities on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Peabody Ducks will start with a march to the Amphitheater at 10 a.m. The little yellow rubber ducks will race in the Mead Garden pond off Howell Creek at 12:15 and 1 p.m. Admission and activities are free.

Please join Maitland Public Library for our second Annual Tween/Teen Mardi Gras Dance Party on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy a live DJ, Wii gaming and electronic visualizations. It’s open to students in fifth through eight grade. Admission is free. Masks and costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Prizes for best dressed and best masks. It is at the Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave. Call 407-647-7700 or email [email protected]

Admission to the Maitland Art Center is free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday in February. The Center is located at 231 W. Packwood Avenue in Maitland. Experience the beauty and wonder of this artist colony that was established in 1937 and see the work of painter and printmaker Molly Chism. Call 407-539-2181.

The Maitland Public Library 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. Reading buddies is at 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

The Crosby Observatory, atop the Orlando Science Center, is open for seasonal sky watching from 5 to 9 p.m. every first and third Saturday until Feb. 18. Admission includes a live planetarium show. Tickets are $10. Call 407-514-2000 or visit

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