'Backwards in High Heels'

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Bring the whole family for a viewing of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” at the Enzian Theater on Thursday, July 31 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

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Relive the remarkable life of legendary actress Ginger Rogers at the Winter Park Playhouse, starting Aug. 1 and running through Aug. 23. This intimate musical dances its way through Ginger’s life with unforgettable music, show-stopping numbers and a captivating story that chronicles her journey from hometown to Hollywood. For show times and ticket prices, visit

The Baldwin Park First Friday Festival & Art Stroll will be 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, along New Broad Street. The Village Center is celebrating summer nights in Baldwin Park with a Summer Kick off event. This free monthly event is open to the public and is both family and pet friendly. First Friday offers live music, drink specials, free samples, and interactive activities every first Friday of the month. More than 40 local artists of all genres will display their art while guests shop, stroll and sip through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. For more information on the First Friday series, please visit

Enjoy an outdoor movie showing of “You Can't Take It With You” in a beautiful garden for this month’s Date Night at Leu Gardens. Blanket/chairs are recommended. You may bring a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted. Garden admission is $6 per adult and $3 per child; Leu Members receive free admission. The gardens open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. – weather permitting. Leu Gardens closes at the end of the movie. Curbie's Sidewalk Cafe will be selling great food and Peak Season Pops will be selling delicious popsicles and popcorn. Visit for more information.

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Enjoy a screening of "The Black Stallion" at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Enzian Theater. This film is part of the KidFest Summer Film Series, which plays for free on weekdays and $5 on weekends. For more information, visit

There will be a Homebuyer/Consumer Debt Counseling Workshop at the Winter Park Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free. A Certificate of Completion will be provided following workshop completion for Orange County down payment assistance. For more information, please call 407-643-9111.

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On Monday, Aug. 4, Orange County Library System’s storytelling program comes to Leu Gardens. Share stories and songs with your little one at this free indoor event, presented by Nemours BrightStart. Story times are as follows: 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. is Infant Time for those up to 18 months; 10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. is Toddler Time for those 18 months to 2 years old; and 10:40 a.m. – 11 a.m. is Preschool Time for 3- to 5-year-olds. This is a free indoor event. Curbie's Sidewalk Cafe will be selling great food and Peak Season Pops will be selling delicious popsicles. Visit for more information.

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Don’t miss your opportunity to race in Maitland’s legendary 5K, benefitting the Roth JCC on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. The 31st Annual Beat-the-Heat 5K JCC Road Race begins and ends at the Roth JCC, located at 851 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. The cost to register is $23, which includes your entry into this non-chipped race, race T-shirt, and post-race pizza pool party. Registrations made on the day of the race in person will be $28. For more information, contact Royal Webster at [email protected] or 407-621-4059.


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

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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