- August 1, 2012
The Celebrity Mascot Games, which benefit New Hope for Kids in Maitland, are July 19-21 at Stetson University and Amway Center. General Admission tickets are $10. Call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com
The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) invites families to attend the Sixth Annual Target Family Theatre Festival in Loch Haven Park from July 20 to Aug. 5. The festival features performances by Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, Mr. Richard and the Pound Hounds, Pirate School!, Nels Ross, Katie Couric’s “The Brand New Kid,” magician Tony Brent, Davey Rocker’s Barnyard Jam, and the Youth Academy production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “State Fair.” All of the shows are free, with the exception of “State Fair” ($15) and “The Brand New Kid” ($10). Visit orlandorep.com or call 407-896-7365.
Come celebrate family fun days at the Maitland Art Center on select dates. On July 21, make a family tree at the A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum. On Aug. 18, learn about calling cards, the social network of the past, at the A&H’s Waterhouse Residence Museum. On Sept. 15, make sound waves and string telephones at the A&H’s Telephone Museum. For more information, call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org
Enzian’s annual KidFest Summer Movies series offers free weekday screenings and $5 presentations on weekends. The “sun”sational schedule, sponsored by Walt Disney World, kicks off Sunday, July 22, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 5. For more information, visit enzian.org/festivals/kidfest
The 55-year-old Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras has openings for their annual summer day camp, Stringmania, a two-week program for string players ages 7 to 15 who are playing at a Suzuki book 2 level or higher. The program will be July 23 to Aug. 3 at the College Park Baptist Church, 1914 Edgewater Drive. For more information, visit fsyo.org
Enzian’s popcorn flicks in Central Park will feature “The Great Muppet Caper” from 8-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. This event was rained out on July 12. Visit enzian.org
This month’s popcorn flicks will feature “Babe” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. Gather friends, grab a blanket, and enjoy classic family films once a month under the stars in Winter Park’s Central Park. Films and popcorn are free compliments of Enzian. Visit Enzian.org or call 407- 629-1088 for more information.
The Art & History Museums – Maitland and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum on the Rollins College campus take part in the Blue Star Museums program, in which active duty military and their families can enjoy free museum admission at more than 1,500 museums nationwide from Memorial Day until Labor Day. The complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums
At 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, the Maitland Public Library hosts preschool story and craft time. At 10:30 a.m. each Thursday, it hosts baby time stories and activities. At 4 p.m. each Thursday, it hosts Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fifth grade. Call 407-647-7700.
There is still time to register for Winter Park Day Nursery’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program that will begin on Aug. 20. The VPK program is free to all children who will be age 4 before Sept. 1. VPK sessions will run half days from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Call 407-647-0505 or visit winterparkdaynursery.org
If you're a college student home in Orlando for the summer and looking for a place to work out, go to the JCC for the entire summer for just $49. Just go to either one of our campuses in Maitland or southwest Orlando and show your college ID to sign up. For more information, call 407-645-5933.
Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H)’s free admission for Maitland residents has been extended through Sept. 30. For more information, call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org
The Art and History Museums – Maitland offers artistic classes for adults and children this summer. Call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org
The Winter Park Farmers Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the old train depot, 200 W. New England Ave. Visit CityofWinterPark.org
The Maitland Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Lake Lily Park. Food Truck Café is 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday at Lake Lily Park. Visit ItsMyMaitland.com or call 407-539-6268.
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