As part of Winter With the Writers at Rollins College, Chilean novelist, screenwriter and diplomat Antonio Skármeta will host a free master class on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Bush Science Center Auditorium. Skármeta will also give a reading, an onstage interview and a signing. For more information, please visit rollins.edu/winter-with-the-writers.
Decide which Central Florida nonprofit will receive a $20,000 grant by attending The Victory Cup Initiative at the Winter Park Community Center on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 a.m. Ten charitable organizations will be given the opportunity to tell personal stories, build strategies and partner with business and community leaders to make a difference in the community. Every attendee will have the opportunity to vote for a first, second and third place winner. In addition to the $20,000 prize, the organization with the second-highest number of votes will receive $10,000 and the third will receive $5,000. Each nonprofit receives a $1,000 participation grant. Call the community center at 407-623-3337.
The First United Methodist Church proudly presents the eighth annual Broadway Bound from Friday, Feb. 5, to Sunday, Feb. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the 2016 Mission Tour through Central and South Florida. For more information and ticket prices, please call 407-644-2906.
Join Conductor John Sinclair and the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park for an afternoon of music on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour through Central Park to see Art on Green, an exhibition of seven sculptures by artists from Miami. The event will begin at the side stage in Central Park located near Morse Boulevard and The Emily Fountain. For more information, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/aog.
Enjoy an afternoon of music and romance with Michael Andrew and Swingerhead at the main stage in beautiful Central Park in downtown Winter Park from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. Hosted by the Park Avenue Merchants Association and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, this free event is the ideal place to bring a picnic basket, spread out a blanket and spend the afternoon with your sweetheart on Park Avenue. A free bike valet will be offered for the Valentine Concert. Don’t worry about parking your car; ride on down and have your bicycle parked and secured while you enjoy the music! Eyes will be on your bicycle for the duration of the concert. The bicycle valet will be located on the west side of the main stage. For more information, call 407-644-8281.
Members of the Orlando Area Historical Rose Society will present lively skits describing the history and particular characteristics of famous old garden roses during their meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Harry P. Leu Gardens’ Orchid Room located in the main building. The show is free and open to the public. Refreshments and a raffle will follow. Harry P. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando. Doors open at 2 p.m. For directions, call 407-246-2620. For further information about the program, call 407-497-1639.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Yogurtland Winter Park on Monday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. Yogurtland will be offering free frozen yogurt in honor of National Frozen Yogurt Day and the shop’s 10-year anniversary. Customers will also receive a coupon for 3 free ounces of frozen yogurt with a $5 purchase.
Meet the Winter Park City Commission Candidates and join the Rollins Democracy Project and WPRK for a discussion hosted by Dick Batchelor, local community leader and former member of the Florida House of Representatives, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the SunTrust Auditorium at Rollins’ Crummer Hall. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the community. Parking can be found in the SunTrust Garage (bring your ticket with you to the event for validation). Cross the street at the Interlachen crosswalk and come through the Rollins gateway. The Crummer Building is the first building on your left once on campus. For more information, call 407-646-2000.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art debuts a new installation of Tiffany blown glass from the collection and a vignette of charming collectible spoons from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The new installation of art glass from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s studios will feature examples that richly illustrate how his artisans mastered this medium in terms of color, form, and technique. The Morse Museum, at 445 N. Park Avenue, is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Regular admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $1 for students, and free for children younger than age 12. All visitors are admitted free from 4 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, November through April. For more information, call 407-645-5311.
The Winter Park Voice will host Winter Park City Commission candidate forum between Lambrine Macejewski and Carolyn Cooper (seat 3), and Tom McMacken and Pete Weldon (seat 4) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Winter Park Community Center, located at 721 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park. For more information, call 407-599-3275.
Popcorn Flicks in Central Park will feature “Moonstruck” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. Presented by Winter Park CRA and produced by Enzian Theater, this film series features classic films for the whole family. You are encouraged you to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends. There will be free popcorn for everyone. For more information, please call 407-629-0054.
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will host City Commission candidates Lambrine Macejewski and Carolyn Cooper (seat 3), and Tom McMacken and Pete Weldon (seat 4) for a forum from 7:45 to 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Winter Park Welcome Center, located at 151 W. Lyman Ave. in Winter Park. For more information, call 407-644-8281.
The Bach Festival Society’s flagship event, the annual Bach Festival, fills three weeks with choral and chamber music concerts, talks, and community events from Friday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 28. Event pricing ranges from free to $60. Call 407-646-2182 or visit BachFestivalFlorida.org
Florida Hospital presents Run 4 Love 4 Mile on Feb. 13 at 7:30 a.m., benefiting the Track Shack Foundation. Taking place on the morning before Valentine’s Day at Showalter Field, located at 2525 Cady Way, the event is designed for everyone who has a love for running or walking. Kids run for free. The event will also have a best outfit contest and SoleMate Challenge. Visit Run4Love4Mile.com or call 407-896-1160 for more information.
Join local artists and musicians at the second annual Indie-Folkfest on Saturday, Feb. 13, from noon to 5 p.m. at The Mennello Museum of American Art. The event will be held at The Mennello Museum of American Art. For more information, please visit orlandofolkfestival.wordpress.com.
The Central Florida chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park. Guest speaker Bob Carlson will discuss how to overcome critical threats to lifetime income security. The regular admission price is $10 and $5 for AAII members. For more information, please call 407-644-1607 or visit aaii.com
Hear the Winter Park City Commission candidates’ positions on the issues important to you at a debate from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, at the Winter Park Public Library, located at 460 E. New England Ave. The debate will be moderated by Karen Climer of the League of Women Voters of Orange County. Call 407-623-3300.