- November 20, 2012
Westchester of Winter Park Assisted Living Residence and Regents Park of Winter Park will feature a collection box in their lobbies for local food pantries. For more information call 407-285-7198.
Happy Hour for Hunger, benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank, will be at the Winter Park Village on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Rollins College and members of the community for a fun fall evening with live entertainment, drinks and appetizers provided by Winter Park Village restaurants. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to the food bank. Each ticket purchased will give Second Harvest Food Bank the ability to buy up to $180 in grocery product. Visit WinterPark.org
The Interfaith Council of Central Florida and the Holocaust Memorial Resource will be holding an adult education series on understanding the community’s major religious groups. Judaism will be covered Thursday, Nov. 8. Reservations are recommended, but the event is free of charge. The series will be held at the Holocaust Center at 851 N. Maitland Ave. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A half hour of the discussion will be allotted to audience questions. To reserve a spot, contact [email protected] or 407-628-0555.
The Central Florida Anthropological Society’s November lecture will be on “The Practical Application of Physical Anthropology to Crime Scene Investigations.” Susan Mears, a 14-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office CSI team, will present the lecture at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. For more information, email [email protected] or call 321-948-3994.
A Pedaling For Parkinson’s Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Crosby YMCA Wellness Center, 2005 Mizell Ave., Winter Park. Pedaling for Parkinson’s is an indoor cycling program for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. The eight-week session is free for Y members and for those with a medical clearance. The next session starts Dec. 3. For more information, contact Terri Callanan at 407-644-3606 or [email protected]
“Arborescences,” a site-specific installation with paintings and drawings by Rick Jones, will be held at Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road, from Thursday, Nov. 8, until Thursday, Nov. 29, with an opening reception on Nov. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.
The YMCA of Central Florida is encouraging people in the region to learn their risk for pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes and to take preventative steps. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is offering Central Florida residents free onsite screenings at the Crosby YMCA Family Center on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at the Oviedo Family YMCA Family Center on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 4 to 7 p.m. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, please call 407-644-3606.
Westchester Assisted Living Residence will feature “Ask the doc?” an information series by Dr. Harinath Sheela of the Digestive and Liver Center of Florida on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. To reserve a spot call 407-679-5555.
On Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m., the city of Winter Park will present its Veterans Day Celebration. The event will be held at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheatre located at 721 W. New England Ave. For more information, please call 407-599-3428.
Art & History Museums – Maitland’s first Culture & Cocktails of the 2012-2013 season is Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Popular photographer, syndicated writer, curator and lecturer Josh Garrick will take center stage with a show titled “From Both Sides Now – Photographs of the Treasures of Ancient Greece.” Admission to Culture & Cocktails is free to A&H Members and $5 for non-members. Visit ArtandHistory.org or call 407-539-2181. Culture & Cocktails, the social event for art lovers, is held on the second Friday of every month from November through April, inside and outside of the A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building.
The Greater Orlando Coin Show, Antiquarian Book Fair and Antique Festival will be Nov. 9 through 11 and Jan. 11 through 13. Join the hunt at the grand festival for high-end antiques, porcelain, jade carvings, soup stones, gem stones, fossils, silver, bronze, glass, buttons, watches, military relics, coins and currency, postcards, painting, a huge variety of jewelry, an outstanding section of antiquarian books as well as expert jewelry repair and prize drawings. The festival is held at Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expo. Visit OrlandoAntiqueShows.com
The Winter Park Playhouse continues its 10th Anniversary Series of professional musical theatre with the world premiere of “Steppin’ Out With Irving Berlin,” Nov. 9 through 18 and Nov. 29 through Dec. 15. Performances will be Thursdays, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 15, 29 and Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.; Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays Nov. 11 and Dec. 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.; and Wacky Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. This world premier tells the life story of the well-loved American composer, Irving Berlin, through unforgettable music, narrative and dance. For more information call 407-645-0145 or visit WinterParkPlayhouse.org. The Winter Park Playhouse is located at 711 Orange Ave.
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present its annual Best of Broadway musical revue from Friday, Nov. 9, until Monday, Nov. 26. On Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays the show will be at 8 p.m. and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. This year’s revue features songs that opened on Broadway from 1985-1989. The theatre is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park. Reservations can be made by calling 407-920-4034
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art has resumed its free admission and extended hours on Friday nights. In addition to complimentary admission to the galleries every Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., the Museum features a schedule of live music, art demonstrations, and special tours on selected evenings. Live music is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Friday night of the month and every Friday evening from Nov. 23 to Dec. 28. Curator tours of the new Tiffany wing are scheduled for Nov. 9 and 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Jan. 11; Feb. 8; March 8; and April 12 at 7 p.m. On Dec. 14, a family tour of the galleries is set for 5:15 p.m. and a stained-glass demonstration at 6 p.m. On Feb. 8, a family tour at 5:15 p.m. will be followed by a flame working demonstration at 6 p.m.
The inaugural Baldwin Brew Fest will take place on New Broad Street on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Village Center will be closed off for cars, but open for foot traffic. Businesses will be open and pets and families are welcome, but to participate you must be 21 or older and purchase a wristband, which allows unlimited drink sampling. Regular price wristbands are $25 online and $30 at the door, or $50 for VIP access. Visit BaldwinBrewFest.com
Get a jump on holiday shopping during Winter Park Presbyterian Church’s annual Alternative Global Christmas Market, on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at 400 S. Lakemont Ave. A Winter Park tradition for some 20 years, the Global Market offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase unique gifts from around the world. Money from donations and item sales go directly to organizations, without any administrative fee deductions from the church. Only cash and checks will be accepted. For more information, contact the WPPC Church Office at 407-647-1467.
“Nashville” (1975) will be shown at Enzian at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. One of the most celebrated films of the 1970s, Robert Altman’s Oscar®-winning epic presents a portrayal and critique of the American obsession with celebrities. The intersecting stories of 24 characters through five days in the country music capital come together in a dramatic climax. Keith Carradine, Lily Tomlin, Karen Black, Ned Beatty, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum and many others make up the extraordinary ensemble cast. General admission is $8, Enzian Members $5. To purchase tickets go to Enzian.org or visit the Enzian box office. For more information visit Enzian.org or call 407-629-1088.
The Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 a.m., at 12901 Moss Park Road. This family-friendly event brings the community together to inspire hope and create change for everyone impacted by lung cancer. All proceeds will help support the Florida Lung Cancer Partnership’s vital research, education and awareness programs. Registration online is $25 and closes Nov. 7. Visit FreetoBreathe.org/orlando
Saturday, Nov. 10, the Tarflower Chapter of FNPS invites all interested parties to join them on a walk along the Florida Trail through the Seminole Forest with renowned scrub jay biologist Ralph Risch. The group will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at the lake on Wekiva River Road, which is just west of the bridge crossing the Wekiva River on State Road 46 just west of Sanford. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a wonderful time to be in the forest.
On Saturday, Nov. 10, The Stephanie James Foundation will host “Release the Hounds” in Baldwin Park. The event will be from noon to 5 p.m., with a pet costume contest, raffle, silent auction, live music and vendors such as Paws Care. Donations from the event will benefit the Stephanie James Foundation. To learn more about the event and the cause, visit StephanieJamesFoundation.org or PawsCare.org
AAUW Orlando/Winter Park Branch will feature a breakfast buffet followed by a discussion by Star Barto of Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, describing services and opportunities to help others. The breakfast will be Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. at Church Hall, First Congregational Church, 225 S. Interlachen Ave. The cost is $15. For information and reservations, contact 407-369-4826 or [email protected] by Wednesday, Nov. 7.
On Nov. 3, thousands of Boy Scouts in seven counties throughout Central Florida canvassed their neighborhoods, placing “Scouting for Food” bags on front doors. Instructions on the bag ask residents to place non-perishable food items in the bag and place the bag outside their door on the following Saturday, Nov. 10, prior to 8 a.m. The collected food will be distributed to those in need through the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
Restaurants from Waterford Lakes and Orlando are teaming up for the 13th Annual Taste of Orlando on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is an all-day family food festival featuring delectable tastes and beverage sampling. The community will enjoy free live music, a local business expo, fabulous shopping and children’s events. Adult wristbands are $20, wristband prices for children ages 4 to 10 are $10. Children younger than 3 are free.
The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens presents Ayako Yonetani at the Polasek’s exclusive seventh annual Chamber Concert Series at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11; Sunday, Jan. 20; and Sunday, March 24. Dr. Ayako Yonetani, a world-renowned violinist, began playing at the age of 5 and made her solo debut at the age of 10. She made her United States debut as a concertmaster with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Dr. Yonetani received her bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School. Currently, she is a professor of violin/viola at the University of Central Florida and travels the world as a guest soloist. She is a member of Japan’s premier chamber ensemble in Tokyo. Held in the salon of the Polasek residence, concertgoers experience acoustic perfection in an intimate setting. Limited to 50 seats, the performance is followed by a private reception. The cost is $80 for three concert series or $30 per concert.
The 11th Annual Winter Park Concours D’Elegance will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, on Park Avenue in Winter Park. It’s one of the most prestigious ranked exotic classic car shows in the United States. For more information, visit WinterParkConcours.com
The Artist’s Venue at Winter Park is 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the BBoy Spot, 7033 Staypoint Ct., Winter Park. The vendor/artists will sell handmade jewelry, paintings and much more. For more information visit www.theartistsvenue.com
The Baldwin Park Half Marathon & 5k is Sunday, Nov. 11. The event will start at Audubon Park Elementary School. A portion of proceeds will benefit Audubon Park Elementary School. For information, or to register visit EpicSportsMarketing.com and search Baldwin Park Half.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Friends of Casa Feliz and the Winter Park Historical Association will sponsor “Winter Park and the Garden of Earthly Delights: Gilded Age Florida,” a program featuring historian Dr. Gary Mormino. Dr. Mormino, the Frank Duckwall Professor of History at the University of South Florida, will deliver the same lecture twice at Casa Feliz, once at 11:30 a.m. (part of the WPHA’s Brown Bag Lunch Series) and again at 5:30 p.m. (part of Casa Feliz’s Parlor Series). His presentation will focus on the various facets of daily life — food, housing, commerce, transportation, culture and external threats — for people settling in Winter Park in the 1880s. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are necessary, and can be made by contacting 407-647-2330 or [email protected] Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to the 11:30 lecture; drinks and cookies will be provided. The evening lecture will begin with light hors d’oeuvres and a donation wine bar.
Annual Flowers for Fall & Winter Gardens will be on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park. The speaker will be Keri Leymaster, Orange County Extension Agent. The meeting is free. For more information call 407-644-5770.
The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series proudly presents Shawn Kilgore in, Optimistic Voices, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 & Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. Upon selling out, standing room tickets are $10. No drink included. Seating is limited to 54, so advance reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 407-645-0145 and visit the theatre’s website WinterParkPlayhouse.org for more information.
Commissioner Tom McMacken will be at Coffee Talk from 8 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Winter Park Welcome Center.
Sip & Stroll on Park Avenue is Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Park Avenue. Enjoy an evening in downtown Winter Park and stroll to your favorite Park Avenue area shops and restaurants on this unique wine walk. Check out what’s in store this holiday season — and save — while enjoying food and drink samples from more than 20 participating merchants. Visit WinterPark.org
“Continuing the Legacy: The Civil Rights Struggles of the 21st Century”: The Winter Park Institute will host Martin Luther King III civil rights activist. King is the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. He will call attention to global injustices and the steps needed to make equality for all a reality. King has dedicated himself to implementing nonviolence and peace to rid the world of social, political and economic injustices. He will speak at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Rollins College Knowles Memorial Chapel. Both events are free and open to the public. Free parking available in the SunTrust parking garage. For more information, visit WinterParkInstitute.org
The Orange Audubon Society will host Karen DeVos in “The Life and Times of Marjorie Rawlings: A One-Woman Show” on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. The program is free and no reservations are needed. The program will be at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. For more information, visit OrangeAudubonFL.org or call 407-637-2525.
The “Winter in the Park” holiday ice skating rink returns to Winter Park’s Central Park West Meadow from Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Jan. 6. The West Meadow is located in downtown Winter Park at the corner of Morse Boulevard and New York Avenue. Snow angels are invited to skate all day for only $10 per skater (skate rental included). For more information, please call 407-599-3203 or visit CityofWinterPark.org/WITP
The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) presents Date Night at the A&H, held on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of art and culture at the A&H. Explore the exhibitions “The Power of Two” and “Spatial Relationships: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection,” and visit with an artist couple from “The Power of Two,” who will share insights into their works. Also enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as you stroll through the Main Garden and Courtyard, a beautiful and romantic place to enjoy the evening with your special someone. Couples can also have their portrait taken by Adrienne Rundell of Clearly in Focus Photography. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors/students, and A&H Members receive free admission. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. For more information, call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org.
Charyli boutique is having its one-year anniversary on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The store is located at 400 S. Park Ave. Winter Park. For more information call 407-455-1983.
The third annual Winter Park Harvest Festival is Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A local producer-only market in Central Park’s West Meadow will offer festivalgoers the chance to gather up all the ingredients to create a completely local Thanksgiving meal. There will be a Chipotle kids corner, live folk music, cooking demonstrations, health and homesteading seminars and do-it-yourself gardening sessions. A food court will offer a variety of fresh flavors from food trucks to popsicle stands, and an adjacent beer garden will provide locally brewed options. Visit WPHarvest.com or Facebook.com/WPHarvest
The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) will start the holiday celebration with the Waterhouse family at the annual exhibition Holidays at the Waterhouse, beginning on Friday, Nov. 23, and continuing through Jan. 13. The exhibition will be at the historic Waterhouse Residence Museum, 820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland. Museum hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors ages 55 and older, and children 4 to 18. A&H members and children 3 and younger are free. For additional information, call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org
Winter Park Food Truck Fiesta will be on Saturday, Nov. 24, from noon to 5 p.m. at Fleet Peeples Park, 2000 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park. Special guest Chef Michaels Dog Food Truck will distribute $1,000 of people food truck vouchers to attendees.
A special Holiday Pops concert performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will take place on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 4 p.m., in beautiful Central Park. Bring a blanket and a picnic for a concert program of holiday favorites that will be sure to put everyone in the spirit of the season. Guest conductor Albert George Schram will lead the Philharmonic and guest soloists Tiffany Colburn and Connie Brink. This free concert is made possible by the Charlotte Julia Hollander Trust. For more information, please call 407-770-0071.
Scholarship Shopping Benefit will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Ten Thousand Villages, 346 N. Park Ave., Winter Park.
The Tip-Off Classic Invitational high school basketball tournament will be held at the Winter Park High School Gymnasium, 2100 Summerfield Road, Winter Park. The tournament will start on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. with the final game being played on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 p.m. High schools that have earned an invitation to participate this year are Boone, Oak Ridge, Wekiva, Lake Brantley, Lake Howell, Orlando Christian Prep, West Orange and Winter Park. Admission into the tournament is $5 or two cans of food.
Trinity Preparatory School will be performing the musical theater production “Pippin.” Show times are Thursday, Nov. 29, at 4:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2:30 p.m. All tickets are $5. Trinity Prep is located at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. For more information, visit TrinityPrep.org or call 407-671-4140.
On Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College will host the non-profit organization i.F.r.o.g.s. (Indigenous Forest Research Organization for Global Sustainability) as they welcome the public to a beautiful charity event on the shores of Lake Virginia during sunset. The occasion is called “Wine and Cheese for Conservation” and will raise funds for travel and supplies as an all-volunteer team of international scientists gear up for a humanitarian and conservation expedition to Madagascar in February. A lecture delivered by expedition leader Dr. Valerie C. Clark, and Rollins alumnus Clayton Ferrara will begin at 7 p.m. The event also includes a 50/50 raffle and silent auction featuring fossils, artifacts and adventures. Reservations are required by no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 22. To reserve, call 772-486-8280 or email [email protected] Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP.
The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Winter Park will be Friday, Nov. 30, at 5:15 p.m. in Central Park. Kick off the holidays in historic downtown Winter Park where Park Avenue is transformed into a winter wonderland. There will be performances by children’s choirs and children’s activities. Bring the entire family for a night of holiday cheer at this free event. For more information, call 407-644-8281.
“Elf” will be featured on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. for Winter Park’s Popcorn Flicks in Central Park. For more information, please call 407-629-0054.
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 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. and is open for food trucks 24/7. Follow the site on Facebook at facebook.com/WPFoodTruckStop
The Winter Park Food Truck Fiesta – Winter Park Style is at Fleet Peeples Park located at 2000 S. Lakemont Ave. every fourth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food Truck Crazy, promoters of Food Truck Wars and other food truck events, will feature 10 of Central Florida’s finest gourmet food trucks with cuisine choices ranging from Thai to veggie to desserts, and everything in between. There will also be light music provided and children’s activities such as face painting and balloonists. Proceeds will benefit local Winter Park charities. For more information, please call 407-296-5882.
mi Tomatina, 433 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, will host Happy To Give Back Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. every Monday. Join mi Tomatina, a tapas and paella bar in Hannibal Square, as it hosts a charitable happy hour featuring Spanish music, Spanish appetizers (pinchos) and themed sangria samplings. Twenty percent of the proceeds benefit the Community Food & Outreach Center. The cost is $15. To reserve a spot email [email protected]
The 41st Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition will be held at the Mennello Museum of Art through Nov. 25. The display will feature 100 of the best paintings by Florida’s top watercolor artists. The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton St. Orlando. Details about conference registration can be found at the FWS website, floridawatercolorsociety.org
The city of Winter Park’s Art on the Green 2012 will feature the unique and creative works of eight noted sculptors on display during park hours through March 1. Exhibition catalogs are available at City Hall and the Winter Park Welcome Center. Visit cityofwinterpark.org and click on the Art on the Green logo for more information.
The Hannibal Square Heritage Center presents ”Keeping Haiti In Our Hearts: Interpreting Heritage In The Diaspora” through Saturday, Dec. 29. The heritage center is located at 642 New England Ave., Winter Park and is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge for admission. For more information visit HannibalSquareHeritageCenter.org or call 407-539-2680.
The Military Retired Officers Wives Club of Central Florida will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month through May at the Elks Club, 12 N. Primrose Drive, Orlando. Active duty wives are also welcome to attend. For information contact Marty Harrison at 407-886-1922 or Ellen Paul at 407-696-4809.
Central Florida 2012-2013 Ice Hockey Club Home Schedule
Nov. 16 vs. Georgia (Rockledge, FL) @ 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17 vs. Alabama (Rockledge, FL) @ 5:45 p.m.
Nov. 18 vs. Miami (Rockledge, FL) @ 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 vs. South Florida @ 10:15 p.m.
Feb. 1 vs. Alabama @ 10:15 p.m.
Feb. 2 vs. Alabama @ 4 p.m.
Feb. 8 vs. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical @ 10:15 p.m.
All home games are at RDV Ice Den in Maitland. Entrance is free for UCF Students with ID; general admission is $5. Games on Nov. 16, Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 are for UCF Thanksgiving Showcase at Space Coast IcePlex. For more information, visit centralfloridahockey.com