Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in Winter Park's Central Park

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AUG. 14

Bring the whole family for an outdoor film viewing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” in Winter Park's Central Park at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14. For more information, visit

Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Central Florida’s fashion elite in a toast to Harriett Lake on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Harriett’s Happy Hour presented by Orlando Health will offer a sneak peek at Park Avenue Fashion Week 2014 with cocktails, couture and fun photos with Harriett and her signature hats. Harriett’s Happy Hour is an exclusive preview event limited to 100 attendees. Individual tickets are $30 each. In addition to a photo with Harriett Lake and her fabulous accessories, ticket holders will enjoy cocktails and light bites, and receive a coveted PAFW T-shirt. Tickets can be purchased online at

AUG. 15

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will host an open panel titled "True Life: Small Business Stories of Challenges & Success" as part of their Small Business Education Series from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Panelists include: David Blumberg, serial entrepreneur and co-owner of Be On Park; Lambrine Macejewski, business manager and partner, Cocina 214; and John Rife, III, owner, East End Market. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members. For more information and to register, visit

AUG. 16

Track Shack Presents the 22nd annual Celebration of Running 5K on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 777 E. Princeton St. in Orlando. The Celebration of Running 5K is part of a month-long celebration (and sale) at Track Shack. This event kicks off the 37th anniversary for the store and is the first of six premier Orlando running and walking races known as the “Track Shack Running Series.” Paid entrants will receive a commemorative, gender-specific T-shirt; a finisher’s medal; ice-cold refreshments; Florida Hospital’s interactive health screenings and special prizes awarded to significant finishers at the end of the race. There will also be a Healthy 100 Kids' Run. Kids' runs are free for all children. Distances range from 100 yards to one mile and children will be placed in age-appropriate groups. The first 125 registered participants will receive a T-shirt. The 3.1-mile race starts at 7:30 a.m., the Healthy 100 Kids’ Run starts at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K awards ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Science Center through the Track Shack Foundation. Register online at, by mail (download the printable application at or on-site Aug. 16. You can also find event information at or by calling 407-898-1313.

Watch a ballet performance nearly 50-years-old on the big screen as the Enzian Theater hosts a broadcast of the 1966 performance of “Swan Lake” at the Vienna State Opera House at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. General admission is $20. For more information, visit

AUG. 20

The Maitland Police Department will host a free S.A.F.E. class for women’s self defense from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Maitland Community Park. For more information, call 407-539-6262.

Take part in a Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida class from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Maitland Community Park Meeting Room. Ed Thralls of the Orange County Extension Office will host the event, and there’s no charge for the class. Call the park office at 407-539-0042 to register.

Enjoy a free screening of the 1984 classic film “Footloose” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Enzian Theater. For more information, visit


First GREEN Bank is hosting a school supply drive for A Gift for Teaching through Friday, Aug. 15. Bank customers and community members are encouraged to donate supplies such as markers, crayons, lose-leaf paper, glue sticks and colored pencils to help the area children and families. All supplies can be dropped off at the bank located at 862 S. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park. First Green Bank’s four other branches in Central Florida are also participating in a drive for schools in their areas.

Learn self-defense forms and get healthy at Tae Kwon Do classes at the Maitland Civic Center. Sessions run from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays under the instruction of world champion Grand Master Harms. Cost is $60 per month. For more information, call 407-461-5932 or email [email protected]

Come out to the Crosby YMCA in Winter Park every Thursday at 6 p.m. for exercise and advice at its Walk with a Doc program. Residents can get their health questions answered by Florida Hospital physicians and take a 30-minute walk to receive a prize. Contact the Crosby YMCA at 407-644-3606 or visit for more information.

Best Paw Forward offers small group classes for dog obedience and behavior problem solving. The classes will be held at the Maitland Civic Center from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday. There are classes for pups 8-18 weeks old, a basic manners program for older pups and adult dogs, and intermediate and advanced obedience classes. Email [email protected] or call 407-321-1006 for more information.

Explore the rich and multicultural history behind the art of puppetry at the collaborative exhibition by The Polasek Museum and MicheLee Puppets. The exhibit runs through Aug. 24 at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. Call 407-647-6294 for times and visit for more information.

Join dance instructor Michael Barbieri at his Salsa Heat Dance Studio to learn salsa dancing. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Center. Cost is $10 per class, $79 for 10 classes, and $159 for 25 classes. Visit or call 407-275-0943 for more information.


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