Theatre UCF opens the classic musical “The Fantasticks” on Thursday, June 27, at the Main Stage theater on the UCF campus. Director Be Boyd is staging the production as if a troupe of traveling actors, “The Vagabond Players,” is presenting the play to the UCF audience. Visit theatre.ucf.edu for show times.
The Morse Museum’s free summer family programs kicked off on June 18 with a custom tour of its new exhibition designed just for elementary-school-age children and their parents or guardians. These 45-minute tours will be offered on select Tuesdays through July 30, and include a take-home art activity. Starting on June 28, families can also take part in one of four 90-minute Friday Family Film programs. The families will see a short film, take a gallery tour, and do an Art Nouveau-themed art activity. Both the Tuesday and Friday family events are free, but space is limited. Call 407-645-5311, ext. 136, to make a reservation.
Reactory Factory’s Wacky Science Lab is at 11 a.m. on July 1 at Eatonville Branch of Orange County Public Library. Join Dr. Reacto and DJ Dan for a secret not-so-spooky science lab full of song and dance. Call 407-835-7323 or go online to ocls.info/srpkids to register for this event or for more event details.
Runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all ages can have summertime fun by participating in the Hunter Vision Watermelon 5K at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, on Park Avenue in Downtown Winter Park. The 3.1-mile run/walk is an All-American-style celebration featuring a shady course, entertainment, free kids’ run and watermelon-eating contest. Visit trackshack.com for more information.
From Paul Revere silver to Rookwood pottery, from Louis Comfort Tiffany glass to Daniel Chester French sculpture, it’s all on view for free this Independence Day at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Observing its long-standing tradition for the holiday, the museum will provide free admission to its galleries on Thursday, July 4, in conjunction with Winter Park’s Olde Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Central Park. The city celebration, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes a bicycle parade, horse-drawn wagon rides, live patriotic music by the Bach Festival Choir and more. The museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit morsemuseum.org for more information.
Baldwin Park will host its annual Independence Day Bash at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 5, along New Broad Street in Village Center. This year’s event also coincides with the monthly First Friday series hosted by the Baldwin Park Merchant’s Association, and the two events will be combined to create a large, family friendly festival culminating with a choreographed fireworks show over Lake Baldwin in Harbor Park after dark. For more information on the Baldwin Park community or the Baldwin Park Joint committee, please contact Susan Comisky at 407-740-5838 or [email protected]
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