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Photo by: Isaac Babcock - Winter Park's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is at 2 p.m. March 4.
Photo by: Isaac Babcock - Winter Park's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is at 2 p.m. March 4.
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On Thursday, March 1, the Casa Feliz Parlor Series will sponsor “Bach’s Lunch: The Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord” with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. These rarely heard pieces will be performed by visiting musicians Joanne Kong and Lisa Terry, who will also discuss Bach’s use of these period instruments in his music. Patrons may attend the concert at noon, or come at 11:30 a.m. for an al fresco boxed lunch catered by Arthur’s. Tickets for the concert are $15; lunch can be added for an additional $10. Reservations are required. Call 407-646-2182.

Best-selling author Lisa See will mingle with guests and sign books at “Reading Between the Wines” presented by Bank of America starting at 6 p.m. on March 1 at Doubletree by Hilton Orlando Downtown. There will be a wine tasting, food tasting and silent auction. Tickets to the event are $75 per person and are available online at or by calling 407-422-1540.


Rummage Sale to Benefit Local Missions is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 2 and March 3, at First United Methodist Church Winter Park, 125 N. Interlachen Ave.

The Maitland Men’s Club is having its annual Garage Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, in the former Winn-Dixie parking lot in Maitland. The Club uses the proceeds to support “Christmas for Children”. Call 407-694-8737.

Easter Seals Florida, the Winter Park-based non-profit that provides services to children, adults and veterans with disabilities, will host its annual A Pair to Remember— Cocktails, Couture & Compassion luncheon and auction on Friday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mall at Millenia. Email [email protected]

Date Night at Leu Gardens featuring “The Adjustment Bureau” is Friday, March 2. Gardens open at 6 p.m. and movie time is 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. Enjoy an outdoor movie in a beautiful garden. Blanket/chairs are recommended. You may bring a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted. Garden Admission is $5 plus tax adult and $2 plus tax child. Visit

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the William Inge play, "Bus Stop", from March 2-19. Show times are Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Call 407-920-4034. The Breakthrough Theatre is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park.

The Winter Park Playhouse presents the Central Florida Premiere of the hit musical comedy “The Andrews Brothers, The New '40s Musical”, playing March 2-24. Performances are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., select Sundays (March 11 and March 18) at 2 p.m., and March 22) at 2 p.m. For reservations call The Winter Park Playhouse box office at 407-645-0145 or visit The Winter Park Playhouse is located at 711 Orange Ave., Suite C Winter Park.

Maitland Jewelers Grand Opening Celebration is Friday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at 500 E. Horatio Ave. Call 407-628-0615.

CaddyShanks Virtual Golf & Sports Pub is hosting a fundraiser for The Faine House, A Project of H.O.P.E (Home of Positive Encouragement) at Baldwin Park’s First Friday event March 2 from 6- 9 p.m. The event will include the opportunity to meet Jeff Faine, center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


The third annual Orlando Chili Cook-off is noon Saturday, March 3, at Blue Jacket Park. There will be live music, chili samples, adult beverages and a kids’ fun zone. Visit

The second annual EDNCF NEDA Walk is Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. (Registration Begins at 9 a.m.) at Crane’s Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs. The event will feature remarks by survivor, speaker and advocate Johanna Kandel and a musical performance by singer/songwriter Kate Judge. To pre-register, visit or call 321-231-0791. It’s $20 per adult, $10 per child younger than 12.


The 33rd annual Winter Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m., in downtown Winter Park. For more information regarding the 33rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, please call 407-222-0645 or visit

Orlando Area Historical Rose Society at City of Orlando's Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando presents "Why, what, and how to incorporate other Herbs into my Heritage Rose Garden" presented by Chuck & Lois Clark at 2:30 p.m. March 4. It’s free.

On Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. Catherine Giordano will speak on “The Amazing Gift of Laughter” at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. The hour event is free and open to the public. Contact Maitland Public Library at 407-647-7700.

The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) will hold its next monthly meeting on Sunday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the Marvel Building at the Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. The meeting’s program will feature a demonstration called “Expanding the Boundaries of Traditional Watercolor and Watermedia” by Yalaha artist Jackii Molsick. Visit

International Screening of “Iranian Taboo”, a documentary film exposing the Iranian government’s persecution of the Bahá’í community is 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4 in the Bush Auditorium, Rollins College campus, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. There will be a Q&A with exiled Iranian director Reza Allamehzadeh after the viewing.


The Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. Claudia Larsen, owner of Micanopy Wildflowers Nursery, will present an informative program on "Propagating Wildflowers for Home Gardeners." This meeting is free and open to the public. Call 407-647-5233.


“Sunshine, Booze, and Monkeys: The Anthropology of Florida Tourism” by Jason Wenzel, Professor of Anthropology at Valencia College is 7-8:30 p.m. March 8 at Harry P. Leu Gardens. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kevin Gidusko at [email protected] or 321-948-3994.


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

Maitland’s Culture and Cocktails takes place the second Friday of every month until April, both inside and outside of the Maitland Art Center’s Germaine Marvel Building, located at 210 W. Packwood Ave. Guests are sure to enjoy this evening of art, music, poetry, food and fun. The schedule includes artist Andrew Spear, performing 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 13. For more information, call 407-539-2181 or visit

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. For more information, contact [email protected]

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

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens presents “Artful Strings: Four Centuries of Harp Making” through April 15. It provides visitors with behind-the-scene access into the International Harp Museum’s collection of rare and visually striking harps from antique to contemporary pieces. The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, located at 633 Osceola Ave. in Winter Park, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 407-647-6294 or visit"

Self-taught and nationally recognized African-American artist Missionary Mary Proctor will speak at the opening reception for an exhibit of her highly distinctive work. The exhibit will be open through Saturday, April 21, and will be hosted 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.

Three of today’s most noted American scholars in the fields of architecture and decorative arts will provide their insights into the splendor and mystery of Laurelton Hall, the most personal project of Tiffany’s career. The speakers include Architectural Historian Richard Guy Wilson on March 28. Admission is free. The lectures are being held at 2:30 p.m. on select Wednesdays in the Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 W. Canton Ave., just behind the museum.

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center’s exhibit “BESA: A Code of Honor” will be at the Center until the end of March. It offers a glimpse into the lives of a people whose commitment to their faith requires them to act unselfishly even under the most dire circumstances.

The Art & History Museums — Maitland (A&H) proudly features the work of artist Molly Chism in the upcoming Exhibition EMERGE! Molly Chism through April 15. The exhibition is held in the Maitland Art Center Galleries, 231 W. Packwood Ave. in Maitland.

The Winter Park Public Library is partnering with AARP to provide free tax help to people of all ages this tax season every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. through April 17 in the Library’s second floor literacy training room. For more information, visit

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