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Photo by: Isaac Babcock - The Duck Derby is coming back Feb. 18 at Mead Garden.
Photo by: Isaac Babcock - The Duck Derby is coming back Feb. 18 at Mead Garden.
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The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center presents “How Children Become Upstanders.” This presentation will examine bystander behavior and identify ways to help children safely intervene when they witness bullying. The forum is at the Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.

The Great Duck Derby features rubber duck races and free family activities on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Peabody Ducks will march to the Amphitheater at 10 a.m. The little yellow rubber ducks will race in the Mead Garden pond at 12:15 and 1 p.m. The event is free.

Please join the Maitland Public Library for our second Annual Tween/Teen Mardi Gras Dance Party from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. It’s open to students in fifth through eighth grade. Admission is free. It is located at 501 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. Call 407-647-7700 or email [email protected]

The Maitland Public Library has several weekly events through February. Each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. it hosts preschool story time & craft time. Each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. it hosts baby time stories & activity. Each Thursday at 4 p.m., it hosts Reading Buddies. Any kindergarten through fifth-graders who want to enhance their reading skills are welcome to attend. No registration necessary. Each Friday at 10 a.m., the library hosts the LCC Networking for Seniors Lab – this lab is a practice time for class attendees to try their new networking social skills. Please register. Call 407-647-7700.

ArtsFest is Feb. 1-29. All events are free and open to the public, although some offerings have limited seating and capacity. Visit for more information.

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. 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. Visit 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. For more information, visit or call 407-628-8200 ext. 3. Upcoming performances include: Peter Thatcher on Feb. 19, and Shannon Caine of Beautiful Music on Feb. 26.

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 Ave. 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.

For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. It will happen on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide. For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at participating Central Florida IHOP locations will benefit Arnold Palmer Medical Center and Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit

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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