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Photo by: Isaac Babcock - Hannibal Square Wine Tasting on March 15.
Photo by: Isaac Babcock - Hannibal Square Wine Tasting on March 15.
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“Hannibal Square Wine Tasting: The Fine Art of Wine” is 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at 425 W. New England Ave. Call 407-644-8281 or visit

The Park Avenue Area Association’s Spring Sidewalk Sale will be held Thursday, March 15, through Sunday, March 18, in conjunction with the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. 

The Orange Audubon Society presents “Red-cockaded Woodpeckers: Repopulating the Disney Wilderness Preserve” by Jennifer Milikowsky at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., in Orlando. The program is free. Call 407-637-2525 or visit

The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park presents the Takács Quartet and pianist Garrick Ohlsson at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College, at 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. Tickets range from $30 to $40. Call 407-646-2182 or visit

The American Legion, Winter Park Memorial Post 112, will host an “Open House” event in celebration of the American Legion’s 93rd anniversary of its founding from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at 4490 N. Goldenrod Road, in Winter Park. Call 407-671-6404.


The Annie Russell Theatre and Department of Theatre and Dance presents Rollins Dance XXVI from 8-9:30 p.m. on March 16 and 17 at the Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., in Winter Park. Email [email protected] or call 407.646.2145.

The 53rd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will be held on March 16-18 in Central Park and along Park Avenue in Winter Park. There will also be a Festival Open House at Morse Museum. Visit

The next Cornerstone Hospice Volunteer Training will be held on from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day Friday, March 16 and Friday, March 23, at 8009 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando. Pre-register by calling 800-503-5756.


French Horn Day at Rollins College Department of Music is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. The event features Horn choirs, instructional classes and performances by professional horn players. All day tickets are $25 in advance, $35 day of event. Tickets for the 1 p.m. concert only are available $5. Visit

Leu Gardens’ Annual Plant Sale is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18. Bring a wagon or plant cart for your purchases. Visit

The Central Florida Navy League 5K Run/Walk/Roll for Building Homes For Heroes and The Lone Sailor Memorial Project will be at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, at Lake Baldwin. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Visit

The Junior League of Greater Orlando’s Bargain Box is holding its annual sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 17th at 503 N. Virginia Ave. in Winter Park.

News teams from WESH 2, WFTV, Local 6, Central Florida News 13 and Fox 35 are bringing their designer clothing, shoes, jewelry and purses to viewers at the Anchors Away Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Winter Park Community Center. Proceeds benefit scholarships and programming for the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists.


Four Business Improvement District information sessions are being held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19, and at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at the Winter Park Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce. Call 407-599-3398.

Acclaimed biographer, lecturer, and journalist Anne Sebba will discuss her new book “That Woman,” a biography of Wallis Simpson, the late Duchess of Windsor, at a meeting of The English-Speaking Union at The University Club of Winter Park at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 19.


The University Club of Winter Park will host a debate titled “Healthcare Reform—What Should the Supreme Court Do?” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. Debaters shall be Myron Fottler, Ph.D., Professor of Health Services Administration at UCF and Lynn Unruh, Ph.D., Professor of Health Services Administration at UCF. The event is free. Call 407-644-6149 or visit

In honor of National Ravioli Day, BRIO Tuscan Grille will offer its most popular Ravioli dishes at half price on Tuesday, March 20. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 407-622-5611.

Please join AARP Winter Park Chapter 1047 at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at the Rachel D. Murrah Center, 1015 Morse Blvd. in Winter Park. Our program will be Visiting Angels Senior Home Care presented by Jody Hampton. The event is free. Call 407-629-2565.

Seminole County Music Together invites parents or other caregivers and their infant, toddler, and preschool children to attend free sample classes March 20 - 24. Classes are offered at the Winter Park Wedding Chapel, 301 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-844-4414 to reserve your spot.

Winter Park Institute presents Anthony Bannon’s “The Photograph As Icon: A Powerful Way of Seeing” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 at Rollins College, Bush Science Center. Visit


More than 80 million women suffer with pre-menstrual and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. Are you confused regarding available options and solutions? If so, come to Maitland Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on March 21. RSVP at 407-629-5333 or go to

Winter Park Institute presents “Writing With Light: An Evening Conversation with Billy Collins, Anthony Bannon and Ed Kashi” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at Rollins College, Bush Science Center. It’s free. Visit


Winter Park Institute presents photojournalist, filmmaker and educator Ed Kashi at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at Rollins College, Bush Science Center. Kashi will discuss his career, including the techniques, procedures and motivations behind his missions to such places as the Nigerian Delta, Kurdistan and Iraq. It’s free. Visit

The Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce President’s Luncheon yet is at the Goldenrod Station from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. Corporate tables are available for $200 and single tickets are on sale for $25 per person. Call 407-677-5980.

Join the head and neck cancer specialists from The Ear, Nose, Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates as they conduct free, quick and painless head and neck cancer risk assessments at the YMCA Crosby Wellness Center, 2005 Mizell Ave. in Winter Park. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22.

The Jewish Community Center of greater Orlando will be hosting an event titled “On The Catwalk 3” from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 22 at the Heaven Event Center in Orlando. The cost is $60; $50 for JCC members; $36 for seniors/students. Contact Julie Varkonyi at 407-387-5330 or at [email protected]

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