Sounds of Summer concert series

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Back by popular demand, The Abbey presents the Newton-John/Travolta fan craze –“Grease” sing-a-long on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. Enhance your Pink Lady or T-Bird wardrobe with prizes for best costume while you and your plus-one sing along to the most successful movie musical of all time. Tickets are $15 and $20 at Visit


Spend this Father’s Day with your little one learning some pro grilling and gardening tips at the East End Market. This is a learn-by-doing class! First, Chef Jes will help you craft a custom marinade and guide you through grilling up the perfect lunch. While it’s sizzling, garden guru John Rife will help you and your budding gardener plant a spring vegetable to take home and watch grow. The class is on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $55 per person. Visit to register.

Curious about the unseen, spiritual world? Come out to the psychic fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, at Spiritualist Church Orlando, located at 1700 Edgewater Drive in Orlando. Learn what the future holds and meet spiritually-minded people. The event is open to the public and appointments for readings are available at the door. For more information, call 407-826-0807.


This summer the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform its Sounds of Summer concert series at The Plaza Live at 425 N. Bumby Ave. in Orlando. The always-popular chamber music concerts will begin with the Sovereign Brass performing a program titled “May I Have This Dance?” with the ensemble performing dance music that highlights composers Copland, Bernstein, Piazzolla, de Falla, Dilorenzo, Tchaikovsky, and more. The group includes Thomas Macklin and Michael Fee on trumpet; Kathy Thomas on horn; Jeff Thomas on trombone; and Robert Carpenter on tuba. Visit or call 407-770-0071.


Catch a performance of “Trivial Pursuits” featuring David Almeida on Wednesday, June 24, and Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Playhouse, located at 711 Orange Ave. Almeida will perform his cabaret about the “silly side of life” with Playhouse Music Director Christopher Leavy accompanying on the piano. This upbeat and funny cabaret will have you laughing and singing along to popular songs made famous by Broadway divas, television shows and comedies like the popular British comedy “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Originally from the Boston area, David is currently a full-time performer at Walt Disney World. He can also be seen on several stages at Universal Studios, and at Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Shows. David was last seen at The Winter Park Playhouse in “Forbidden Broadway’ Greatest Hits,” and has performed in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at The Garden Theatre, as well as several shows at Mad Cow Theatre including his most recent production, “The Explorers Club.” Cost is $18. For more information, call 407-645-0145.


Come out to the Food Truck Bazaar from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at the Maitland Civic Center. The event features six food trucks, indoor air-conditioned seating with a lake view, live entertainment and free parking. For more information, call 407-647-2111.

Enjoy two evenings of music and charitable deeds with the Orlando Circle of Friends Chorus as they present “Sentimental Journey: A Tribute to the USO” on Friday, June 26, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 27, at 4 p.m. at the Sun Trust Auditorium at the Orlando Museum of Art. Tickets are $20 ($15 for children, seniors, veterans and active military and their spouses). Proceeds benefit New Horizons Service Dogs. For more information and to buy tickets, visit or call 321-345-6263.


Come out and hang out by the pool at the Winter Park Community Center’s old school party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 27! This party is for those 18 years old and up for all hard working adults ready to enjoy the weekend. Entry is 50 percent off for non-residents. Please, no alcohol. For more information, call 407-599-3275.


The 2015 Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash will be held on Friday, July 3, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Village Center. The event will begin with a festival that will include an art stroll, interactive children's activities, music, food, and end with a lively fireworks show over Lake Baldwin coordinated with both patriotic and modern music. Open to the public, the Bash last year drew approximately 15,000 people in to the Village Center of Baldwin Park from both within, and outside of the community. The event is currently seeking financial sponsors, community partners, and vendors of all kinds to help us make this event a smashing success! Visit for more information about the event or to download sponsor/vendor opportunities or contact [email protected] for more details.


Celebrate Independence Day at the Hunter Vision Watermelon 5K, hosted by the Track Shack Foundation. The 5K is Saturday, July 4, at 7 a.m. on Park Avenue. Enjoy fun activities including a family run/walk 5K, a free kids run, and a watermelon-eating contest! Registration discounts are available for youth, seniors and military personnel. To register, visit or call 407-896-1160.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Park Avenue with this year’s annual Independence Day Open House on Saturday, July 4. The Morse will be open for free from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with Winter Park’s Olde Fashioned July 4th Celebration in Central Park—a city tradition that began when the Morse opened the doors of its new Park Avenue galleries on July 4, 1995. The city celebration includes a bicycle parade from City Hall, Clydesdale horse-drawn wagon rides, live patriotic music by the Bach Festival Society Choir and Brass Ensemble and much more. For more information, visit or call 407- 645-5311.


Join the Crealde School of Art at 600 Saint Andrews Blvd. in Winter Park through Aug. 15 to celebrate its 40th anniversary homecoming! View the works of nine Crealde-inspired artists who have moved on to become exhibiting professional artists. These former students exhibit works in various media and share stories of how their artistic careers were influenced through experiences at the school. The exhibit is curated by Barbara Tiffany, director, painting and drawing and curator of exhibitions. The gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit

Are you in your fifties and looking for a new social group? Look no further; the Winter Park/Orlando Ladies is a social group that meets for brunch, and also schedules fun activities such as museum trips, botanical garden visits, boat tours, lectures, walks, and miniature golf among others. They meet the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at Panera Bread in Winter Park. This is a dining out and activities social group for single, or married ladies. For more information or to sign up, visit


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