Quick Hits 02.26.15

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  • | 7:29 a.m. February 26, 2015
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“Life on the Trail Art Exhibit” Reception — 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Winter Garden City Hall lobby, 300 W. Plant St. Original renderings of local artists’ interpretations will cover the walls of the lobby. This exhibit includes more than 25 pieces of art in various mediums and processes that portray everyday life on the West Orange Trail, from biking and running to scenery and sunsets by the trail. For more information, call (407) 656-4111.


Between the Brushes — 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 24, at The Art Room, 709 Main St., Windermere. Children in kindergarten and up can learn to paint a cowboy or cowgirl boot. Cost is $35. Reservations required, (407) 909-1869.


Garden Community Choir — rehearsals take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays from August through May in the choir room at West Orange High School, 1625 Beulah Road, Winter Garden. The choir is open to all singers; no auditions necessary. For more, visit gardencommunitychoir.org.


Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Workshop — 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Southwest Branch Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando.  This three-hour workshop is an introduction to Chinese painting and explores the use of ink stone, ink sticks, brush and paper, also known as “The Four Treasures.” Learn about composition and a variety of techniques to create a landscape painting and calligraphy piece. Materials are provided or guests may bring their own brush, ink and rice paper. The suggested donation amount is $15, cash or checks only. Checks should be made out to Women in the Arts Inc. This class is for ages 18 and up. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call (407) 835-7323.

Garden Encore! Annual Fundraising Gala — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Celebrate the theater’s seventh anniversary with a special performance from Broadway star Sam Harris. A pre-show reception will take place with heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by alFresco, fresh Mediterranean cuisine. There will also be an exclusive reveal of the Garden Theatre 2015-16 season. The cost is $200 per person. To purchase tickets, visit gardentheatre.org/encore.

Jazz in the Park — 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will host a free evening of Jazz in the Park. With promotional support from Jazzy103.com, the event will feature Jazzyway Express, Eastside Combo and the Dave Capp Project. Guests should bring comfortable lawn chairs and may have a picnic on the lawn or purchase culinary delights from food trucks from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information or to register, visit OCFL.net/ParksEvents.


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