- August 1, 2012
At the Morse Museum, families can enjoy a short film, gallery tour and art activity on four Fridays this summer: June 29, July 13, July 27 and Aug. 3. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A $5 refundable deposit per child is requested. Call 407-645-5311, ext. 136.
Enzian’s popcorn flicks in Central Park is featuring “The Great Muppet Caper” from 8-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 12.
Come celebrate family fun days through 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.
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
Create your own movie at KidFest Young Filmmakers’ summer camp! This two-week summer camp, July 23–27 and July 30–Aug. 3, is located at Enzian Theater and open to children entering grades 5-8. No previous experience is required. Participants will learn about the history of filmmaking, and dive into the production of an independent film. The graduation ceremony and world premiere will be at 11 a.m on Sunday, Aug. 5. Visit tinyurl.com/enzianfilmcamp to register.
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
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 a half day 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.