Jersey Mike’s Subs will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser in Maitland from Wednesday, May 2, to Friday, May 11. The new restaurant, located at 246 N. Orlando Ave., will circulate 10,000 coupons throughout the community, offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Hugz from Bugz.
The Winter Park Sip and Stroll, hosted by the Park Avenue Area Association and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on May 3 at the corner of Morse Boulevard and Park Avenue. The cost is $30 per person in advance. Visit winterpark.org
Carol Stein is back by popular demand in her cabaret “A Little Naughty Music,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, and Thursday, May 17, as part of the popular Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. Standing room tickets are $10, with no drink included. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present the John Pielmeier drama “Agnes of God” from May 4-14. The Breakthrough Theatre is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-920-4034.
Date Night at Leu Gardens featuring “Step Mom” is Friday, May 4. It opens at 6 p.m. and movie time is 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. You may bring a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted. Garden admission is $5 plus tax for adults and $2 plus tax for children. Visit leugardens.org
The Baldwin Park Merchants Association will debut its First Friday Charity Festival along New Broad Street in the heart of downtown Baldwin Park on May 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Baldwin Park merchants will be offering live music, drink specials, free samples, interactive activities and much more. This month’s event will benefit The Lost Pets Foundation.
COCINA|214 is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a block party in downtown Winter Park. From noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, COCINA|214 will close a portion of Welbourne Avenue between Center Street and Knowles Avenue for the event. It is open to the public, and there is no cover charge. Call 407-790-7997 or visit cocina214.com
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Eden Bar crew! The bar opens at 11 a.m. with 2-for-1 Margaritas, $2 Corona specials and more! Make a day of it — be there after 6 p.m. for dollar tacos and a chance to spin the “Drinko-de-Mayo” prize wheel! Wear a sombrero and get a free Jello® shot! As the sun goes down, grab that sombrero and head to the lawn to enjoy a free screening of “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Johnny Depp.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Take Steps Walk is Saturday, May 5, at Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Visit cctakesteps.org
The Third Annual Derby Jubilee and Auction is from 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, May 5, at Eastside Bistro, 3461 E. Colonial Drive, in Orlando. It’s an evening that includes a delicious meal, Kentucky Derby viewing, live music, dancing, a live auction and contests. Visit doggiederby.com
On Saturday, May 5, Mercedes Benz of Orlando located on U.S. Highway 17-92 in Maitland will be the scene of the Jockeys, Juleps and Jazz Derby Celebration. From 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., friends from Mercedes-Benz of Orlando and members of the Maitland Chamber of Commerce will gather together to watch the running of the 138th Kentucky Derby while enjoying great food, libations and of course mint juleps. Single tickets at priced at $25 per person in advance or $285 for a table of 8 guests.
Fab Follies presents "The Best of Times” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Maitland Civic Center, 641 South Maitland Ave. Now in their 14th Season, The Fab Follies, a Las Vegas style song and dance troupe comprised of 30 very talented guys and gals is back by popular demand! "The Best of Times" is a spectacular musical extravaganza with a fabulous whole new look and sound, with even more extraordinary talent and glitz.
Call the Box Office at 407-647-2111.
Arnold Breman's book launch party of “Laughter in the Wings: A Memoir for Baby Boomers and Beyond!” is at Maitland Public Library at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. Please register by calling Maitland Public Library at 407-647-7700.
The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) will hold its next monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. in Sunday, May 6, in the Marvel Building at the Maitland Art Center (MAC), 231 W. Packwood Ave. The year-end meeting of the group will include installation of officers for 2012-13, and a potluck luncheon. The meeting is open to the public.
You are invited to a reception honoring the work of artist Rebecca Eagan from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the University Club of Winter Park. The Florida native specializes in commissioned portraits, plein air landscapes and illustrations for children’s books. Visit http://www.universityclubwinterpark.org/ for more information or call 407-644-6149.
Grab your sombrero, amigas and muchachos – Seis de Mayo is coming! JFS will host its spring fundraiser at 5 p.m. on May 6 at Cocina 214, the new authentic Tex-Mex restaurant off Park Avenue in Winter Park. Monies raised from Seis de Mayo will benefit JFS’ two pantries: the Pearlman Pantry in Winter Park and the Darden Restaurants Foundation Pantry in southwest Orlando, as well as provide dollars for critical programs and services. Individual tickets are $100, with sponsorships available. Register online a www.jfsorlando.org, email [email protected] or phone 407-644-7593, extension 241.
Learn self defense from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 7 and May 10. The Winter Park Police Department and the Victim Service Center of Central Florida frequently host free women’s safety awareness classes for all interested women that have a tie to the city of Winter Park. There is no special dress or equipment needed. This class is ladies only and is limited to the first 25 who sign up. Ages 14 and older are welcome. You must sign up to attend the class, which will be held at the Winter Park Police Department, 500 N. Virginia Ave. Contact Officer Lina Strube, 407-599-3664
or [email protected]
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, as well as anyone who wants to get a intensive stretch after a long run or bike ride. Yoga props such as weight balls, yoga belts and ballet bar are used to help deepen stretches. 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 a 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park.
The Jewish Pavilion will be hosting a free workshop on Brain Healthy Living at Serenades by Sonata at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, at 425 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Longwood. Brenda Nieman, a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease Trainer, will address the group. The workshop is open to the entire community, but an RSVP is needed so Serenades can plan for nice refreshments. Call 407-678-9363 or [email protected]
Come see “Weathering the Storm: Native Resistance to the Expansion of the European and American States" by Nathan Lawres, Archaeological Field Assistant with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office. This presentation, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at Leu Gardens in Orlando, is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kevin Gidusko at [email protected] or
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. For more information, 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 p.m. 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. in Winter Park, and is open for food trucks 24/7. Follow the site on Facebook at tinyurl.com/FoodTruckStop.
Music at the Casa is a free weekly open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, featuring live performances and tours of the historic Casa Feliz, at 656 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Visit CasaFeliz.us or call 407-628-8200, ext. 3.
The second Friday of every month, local residents will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy live music and performances, while experiencing art and culture at the Maitland Chamber of Commerce. Contact [email protected]
The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H), is pleased to announce that the exhibition, “Borders of Paradise: The New World in the Eyes of the Explorers”, has been extended through May 6. Call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org
RNR Registered Nurses Retired meets the third Wednesday of month at Denny's at 440 S. Semeron Blvd., Orlando for charitable works, educational offerings, fellowship and support. Call 407-281-1527.
The Winter Park Playhouse proudly presents the Tony-Nominated hit Broadway musical “Baby” from April 20 to May 12. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, at 2 p.m. select Sundays (April 29 and May 6), at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Tickets are $38 for evening shows, $35 senior evening shows, $28 for matinees and $20 for industry professionals and students 25 and younger. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org
The Central Florida Watercolor Society will exhibit members’ works in “Watercolor Impressions,” which takes place April 24 to July 15 at the Garden House Gallery in Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit centralfloridawatercolor.org
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