Obama at Rollins

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Photo by: Isaac Babcock - Winter Park students campaigned for Obama during his 2008 election run.
Photo by: Isaac Babcock - Winter Park students campaigned for Obama during his 2008 election run.
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Business After Hours: Be among the first to experience The Bistro's new oyster bar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at 348 N. Park Ave. Enjoy an evening of networking in the renovated restaurant. The cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Visit

Come to Coffee Talk featuring City Manager Randy Knight from 8-9 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Winter Park Welcome Center.

Come to the 29th Annual Beat-the-Heat 5k Road Race on Thursday, July 19, from 7-9 p.m. at Roth JCC, 851 N. Maitland Ave. All proceeds will benefit the Marvin Friedman Children’s Scholarship Fund. Awards will be given to top performers. There will also be a free kids race for children 6 and younger, as well as a free pool party with pizza and beverages for all participants. The cost is $20, or $25 the day of the race. Contact Eli Bercovici at 407-645-5933, ext. 259, or [email protected]

LCC Finance presents a class on “Ladies Setting the Ground for Retiring” on Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maitland Public Library. Call 407-647-7700 to register.


President Obama will speak at Rollins College at 4 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Harold and Ted Alfond Sports Center, 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park. Click here for more information.

Learn about the ABC’s of Caregiving at Marks Street Senior Center, 99 E. Marks St. Classes will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the following Fridays: July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3. Learn basic skills to become a more effective caregiver. For more information, call 407-843-1910, ext. 305, or email [email protected]


The featured opera on the big screen is “La Boheme” (Liceu) on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at Enzian, 1300 S. Orlando Ave. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the box office or at

Come join us for Bark at the Park night for the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs vs. the Sanford River Rats on Saturday, July 21, at Rollins College. These teams are in a semi-professional league that features the most-talented college players. General admission is $5; adults older than 60, military with ID and children ages 7-12 are $3; children younger than 7 are free. Purchase your tickets online and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Pet Rescue By Judy. Visit


Please join Bright House Networks and NBC/Universal on Friday, July 20, from noon to 2 p.m. to honor Helen Greenspun, one of 10 winners of its National USA Networks Characters Count Award. A luncheon will be held at the Holocaust Center in her honor. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 18, to [email protected]


The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will celebrate its third anniversary on Sunday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at Master Class Academy, 711-B Orange Ave. The event, which is sold out, will be co-hosted by Wade Hair and Ginger Minj. The evening will consist of songs from season 3 shows: “Spring Awakening” and “The Last 5 Years,” plus a sneak peak at songs from shows from their fourth season. Tickets are $20. Visit

Music at the Casa is a free open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, featuring live performances and tours of the historic Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave. Upcoming performances are July 22 with The Olde Noyse Chamber Music and July 29 featuring Catherine Way Solo Harp. Performances in August include The Maple Leaf Trio on Aug. 5, Peter Thatcher Jazz Guitar on Aug. 12, Catherine Way Solo Harp on Aug. 19 and Shannon Caine/Beautiful Music on Aug. 26. Visit or call 407-628-8200, ext. 3.


Winter Park Political Mingle presented by Bright House Networks will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, July 23, at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. Meet the candidates running for fall's hottest races and enjoy dinner, drinks and networking. The cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $225 for 10 tickets. Visit


Come to the “Health Series #27 Peripheral Neuropathy, New Solutions” workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. The event is free.


Learn about the Five W’s of Genealogy on Thursday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maitland Public Library. To register, call 407-647-7700.


The Annual Rummage Sale at Saint Margaret Mary, 526 N. Park Ave., will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28. All proceeds benefit St. Michael’s Parish in Jacmel, Haiti. Call 407-671-4798 for more information.

Trinity Preparatory School will host a dance showcase featuring emerging talent on Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane. The event will feature performances by advanced students and pre-professionals and will fund the dance outreach and education programs that annually impact more than 5,000 underserved youth across Central Florida. General admission is $15, $12 for students, seniors and military. Call 407-695-8366 or visit

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present the musical "Bare," with book, music and lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo, from July 27 to Aug. 20. Show times are Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The Breakthrough Theatre is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. Call 407-920-4034 for reservations.

DADS (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome) is holding a Rum Ball at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market from 7-11 p.m. on July 27. This pirate-themed fundraiser will have food, rum drinks, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $35 at the door or call 407-478-5621.

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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. Led by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Dalitso Nyalani Crosson and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Mary Liebermann, the workshop provides an additional 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

Winter Park Public Works Compound will have a household hazardous waste disposal from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4.

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Join the Winter Park Police Department for an open house in observation of National Night Out on Aug. 7 from 6-8:30 p.m. National Night Out is a campaign to stand up against crime by participating in various activities. The open house will showcase crime prevention methods and recognize active neighborhood and business watch groups in our community. Any business interested in providing refreshments or gift cards to serve as door prizes should contact Lina Strube at 407-599-3664 or [email protected]


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 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. and is open for food trucks 24/7. Follow the site on Facebook at

The second Friday of every month, local residents will have the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy live music and performances while experiencing art and culture at the Maitland Chamber of Commerce. Contact [email protected]

RNR Registered Nurses Retired meets the third Wednesday of the month at Denny’s at 440 S. Semoran Blvd. for charitable works, educational offerings, fellowship and support. Call 407-281-1527.

Monday mornings at 11 a.m. at the Winter Park Community Center, there’s a 50-minute Deep Stretch Yoga class that is great for beginners, and anyone who wants to get an intensive stretch after a long run or bike ride. Classes are drop-in and cost $8. Contact the yoga instructor at 407-276-3478 or the Winter Park Community Center at 407-599-3275 for additional details. The Winter Park Community Center is located at 721 W. New England Ave.

On the first Wednesday of each month, the SOS (Survivors of Suicide) support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Hospice, 8009 S. Orange Ave. Call Claudia Swonger to register at 407-206-2273.

The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) has a new permanent exhibit, “Maitland’s Legacies: Creativity and Innovation” in the A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum, 221 W. Packwood Ave. The Art & History Museums – Maitland exhibit, “A Day in the Life of the Research Studio,” is at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center Galleries through Sept. 19. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, and $2 for seniors (55 and older) and for children (4-18 years). A&H members and children younger than 3 are free.

The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) presents Artists’ Critique & Conversation on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W. Packwood Ave. Artist, arts writer and instructor Josh Garrick will lead the critiques. Visit

The Winter Park Playhouse dives into the summer by bringing back the off-Broadway musical, “SUDS: The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera” from July 12-21. Performances are (preview) Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday July 15 at 2 p.m.; Thursdays, July 12 and July 19, at 2 p.m.; and “Wacky” Wednesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $38 for evening shows and $35 for seniors, $28 for matinees, $20 for industry professionals and students younger than 25, $15 for the Thursday preview and $28 on “Wacky” Wednesday (an evening show for a matinee price). Call 407-645-0145 or visit

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