Design Studio 15, a professional interior design firm specializing in residential homes, corporate spaces, furniture packages and green design, will mark the opening of its new Winter Park office with a grand opening celebration on Thursday, July 26, from 5-8 p.m. Located in the historic Hannibal Square, the new office houses the firm's primary design offices, as well as an interactive furniture and design gallery. Design Studio 15 is located at 433 W. New England Ave., Suite E. For more information, visit www.designstudio15.com or call 407-960-5943.
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.
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.
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 and $12 for students, seniors and military. Call 407-695-8366 or visitthecenterfordance.org
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.
Park Avenue Fashion Week is recruiting Runway Show and Event Participants for the weeklong celebration of fashion and design coming Oct.14-20. Model casting will be held July 28 at the Winter Park Welcome Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.parkavenuefashionweek.com
Come learn about basic landscape painting with Dorene Butler on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maitland Public Library. Please register by calling 407-647-7700.
The Food Truck Bazaar stops at Full Sail University, 141 University Park Drive, on Sunday, July 29, from 6-9 p.m. Limited indoor seating will be provided. There will also be a free live performance by the Rock N Roll Chorus, an a cappella group currently touring across the country. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7 p.m.
Come to LCC Anderson Dovilas Haitian Cultural Music & Poetry on Sunday, July 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Maitland Public Library. A poetry writing class will follow from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Register by calling 407-647-7700.
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 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 CasaFeliz.us or call 407-628-8200, ext. 3.
What better way is there to honor the internationally popular dish lasagna and National Lasagna Day than at BRIO Tuscan Grille (BRIO) in Winter Park Village? The restaurant will pay tribute to National Lasagna Day by offering its Lasagna Bolognese Al Forno (pictured), originally priced at $17.65, for $8.83 on Tuesday, July 31. Lasagna Day reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 407-622-5611.
The Winter Park Police Department and the Victim Service Center of Central Florida will host free women’s safety awareness classes for all interested women that have a tie to the city of Winter Park. The classes will be on Thursday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the police department, located at 500 N. Virginia Ave. The class is for women only, ages 14 and older. You must sign up to attend and the class is limited to the first 25 who sign up. Call Officer Kaitlin Gonzalez at 321-303-5884 or email [email protected]
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 www.thecenterfordance.org
Winter Park Public Works Compound will have a household hazardous waste disposal from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Winter Park executive women are invited to meet Orange County Public Schools’ new superintendent, Dr. Barbara Jenkins, at a back-to-school themed luncheon. In honor of the season, please bring a school supply donation for A Gift for Teaching. The luncheon will be on Monday, Aug. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. RSVP by Aug. 3. For more information, call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.org
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 Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Anne Cox, conservation chairwoman of the Florida Native Plant Society, will discuss "How Native Plant members can participate in public land management reviews." The meeting is free and open to the public. Come early and enjoy refreshments and visiting with other native plant enthusiasts.
Holler Honda is holding a blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support Florida’s Blood Centers at 2211 N. Semoran Blvd. All donors will receive a Fandango movie pass as a thank-you gift. They also will be offering child identification cards through Children’s Safety Village from 10 a.m. to noon to help families prepare for emergencies such as hurricane evacuations. For more information, call 407-645-4123, ext. 1043.
Enzian will be showing Director Francis Ford Coppola’s legendary sequel “The Godfather Part II” on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. General admission is $8 and Enzian members pay $5. The Enzian is located at 1300 S. Orlando Ave. Purchase tickets at Enzian’s box office or at Enzian.org
The Young Executives of the Citrus Club, a network of young professionals in Central Florida, will host its 4th annual "Diamonds Are Forever" Casino Night benefit on Saturday, Aug. 11, at The Citrus Club, located on the 18th floor of the BB&T building, 225 S. Orange Ave. The event will feature a Texas Hold 'em and blackjack tournament, along with roulette and craps. All proceeds will benefit the Camaraderie Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides private counseling to military service members and their families. Registration is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased early for $75 and at the door for $85. Tickets can be purchased online at www.citrusclubdiamonds.com
Full Sail University will be having free Behind the Scenes tours on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 3300 University Blvd. The Full Sail University campus has the feel of a Hollywood studio — complete with a film back lot, recording studios, game studios, art studios, countless labs and creative spaces. Book your spot by calling 1-877-392-5697.
The primary election is Aug. 14. Visit http://bit.ly/P2nIpY for the list of candidates running in Orange County and more voter information.
Come to Harriett’s Happy Hour on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Luma on Park, 290 S. Park Ave. Guests will enjoy a complimentary cocktail, receive an official Park Avenue Fashion Week T-shirt and enjoy a fun photo shoot with some of Harriett Lake's favorite accessories. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Reserve your ticket at parkavenuefashionweek.com
Winter Park Village is hosting its first annual TOAST! Wine and Spirits Walk on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by Audi and LA Fitness, the event will feature many different restaurants, including Truffles Grill, TAPS Wine and Beer Eatery, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Publix and Menchie’s. For more information, visit www.toastwinterparkvillage.eventbite.com
Newcomers of Central Florida Inc.'s will host a black-and-white themed luncheon and general meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16. Members and guests are encouraged to wear black-and-white attire while gathering at Cafe Murano, 309 Cranes Roost Blvd. To commemorate the event's theme, attendees are invited to bring in their black-and-white baby photos to share with the group. There will also be a contest with black-and-white prizes awarded to the three club members who bring in the oldest newspapers or dated clippings. Luncheon tickets are priced at $23. Advance reservations are required. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact DeDe Fluhr at 407-366-9084 or visit newcomerscfl.org
The Winter Park Welcome Center will host Coffee Talk on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 8-9 a.m. with Vice Mayor Steven Leary.
Enzian will be featuring “Don Giovanni” (La Scala) on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. Mozart’s ultimate bad boy meets his match in Anna Netrebko, the opera world’s “hottest female star.” General admission is $20 and Enzian members pay $17.50. The Enzian is located at 1300 S. Orlando Ave. Purchase tickets at Enzian’s box office or Enzian.org
There will be a city blood drive on Monday, Aug. 20, at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The City Hall will be having a grand re-opening reception on Monday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m.
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 CityofWinterPark.org
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 ItsMyMaitland.com 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 tinyurl.com/FoodTruckStop
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.