Bring the whole family for a viewing of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” at the Enzian Theater on Thursday, July 17 at 3 p.m. This film is part of the KidFest Summer Film Series, which plays for free on weekdays and $5 on weekends. For more information, visit enzian.org
The opening reception for “Business as Community Life: Winter Park 2013,” a collection of black-and-white photos of local businesses, runs from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 18, at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. This latest Crealdé School of Art documentary project is an exciting collaboration with the Winter Park History Museum. The exhibit runs through Oct. 25. For more information, visit crealde.org
The Art & History Museums – Maitland’s Telephone Museum will host this months Family Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, with a presentation titled “Hello, Signal Corps? Number Please.” Learn about the history of the Signal Corp, their involvement with the “Hello Girls” of World War I, and how they used telephones to communicate. See some phones from the world wars, create your own secret code to send messages, and practice being a telephone operator. For more information, visit artandhistory.org
FilmSlam returns to the Enzian Theater on Sunday, July 20, at 1 p.m. with a new showcase of films. Now in its seventh year at Enzian, FilmSlam continues to be a popular outlet for indie and student filmmakers throughout Florida. Usually held at 1 p.m. every second Sunday, FilmSlam is a monthly indie film showcase and competition open to Florida filmmakers and students. This series empowers audience members to select each month’s winner, who then advances to participate in Enzian’s Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase. For more information about FilmSlam and details on how to submit a film, visit enzian.org/film/filmslam
University Club of Winter Park presents "Still Another Opening – Another Show!” a historical tour through Broadway’s greatest musicals (1960-1990) at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 21. This entertaining musical journey involves narrative, pictures, and videos of some of the great musicals of the late 20th century. Retired Impresario and author of “Laughter in the Wings,” Arnold Breman continues his historical tour of American theater. For more information, visit uclubwp.org
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will host a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, July 21 at its new location at 1562 N. Mills Ave. in front of Fresh Market in Winter Park. The 7,450-square-foot restaurant will feature an exhibition kitchen, indoor stone fireplace, two walls of wine and a full bar, plus an outdoor patio with its own bar.
The Winter Park Political Mingle presented by Bright House Networks starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center. Meet political candidates and enjoy dinner and drinks. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, visit winterpark.org
The 21st annual Mascot Games features mascots from sports teams across the country competing in a variety of games. Fans of all ages will enjoy thrilling and pulse-pounding competition as mascots from MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and NCAA battle through gladiator-themed games to determine the true champions of the mascot world. The two-day event starts at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 25, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the Amway Center. Participating mascots include Stuff from the Orlando Magic, Albert and Alberta from the University of Florida, Burnie from the Miami Heat and fan favorite Lil Red from the University of Nebraska. All proceeds from the Mascot Games benefit New Hope for Kids, which provides support to children and families grieving the death of a loved one, and grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida. For more information, visit mascotgames.org
The first annual Karaoke for the Kritters will be held Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at Vespr Craft Coffee & Allures on Alafaya Trail. It will be a fun night of karaoke to benefit Franklin's Friends, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote animal welfare and support animal charities in Central Florida. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. To buy tickets visit franklinsfriends.info. For more information please contact Monisha Seth at 260-693-PETS or [email protected]
Maitland's Summer Youth Tennis Camp is now in full swing at Maitland Community Park and runs Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon now until Aug. 14. Head teaching pro Donnie McGinnis will teach the camp, with levels available for beginner and intermediate players. Bring a racquet, water, a towel and sun block. The cost is $110 for Maitland residents and $120 for non-residents. Registration is available at Maitland Community Park, or by calling 407-539-0042.
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]
The REP (Orlando Repertory Theatre) Youth Academy will be offering more than 80 summer camps from now through Aug. 15. The camps will be held at three locations, including the theater's three-stage facility in Orlando's Loch Haven Park, as well as Celebration K-8 School in downtown Celebration and the University of Central Florida in east Orlando. The camps and productions are designed to foster self-confidence, creative thinking and problem-solving skills through the medium of the performing arts. For a full listing of the camps, visit orlandorep.com
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 HealthyCentralFlorida.org for more information.
In partnership with the Orlando Chapter of USA Dance, the Alzheimer's Association Central and North Florida Chapter is bringing a free ballroom dance program to the community. "Ballroom for the Brain" runs from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays now through July 26 at the Crosby YMCA in Winter Park. Trained dance instructors from USA Dance will teach swing, rumba, merengue and the waltz to early- and middle- stage individuals and their care partners. RSVP is required. For more information or to register, call 1-800-272-3900.
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 polasek.org 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 salsaorlando.com or call 407-275-0943 for more information.