Central Florida is the most popular tourist destination in the world, but there is much to see and do beyond the theme parks. 90.7 WMFE Speaker Series presents “Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida” with Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, host of Florida Frontiers, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at WMFE Studios, located at 11510 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. The event is free, but please RSVP at wmfe.org/events
Join the Goldenrod Historical Society as they host “Picnic with the Veterans” at 11:30 a.m. at the Goldenrod Station & Museum. For more information, visit goldenrodhistoricalsociety.com or email [email protected]
Join the city of Winter Park and the Orlando Big Band in their support of the Pulse shooting victims at “#OrlandoUnited: a Winter Park Tribute” on Tuesday, July 12, in Central Park in Winter Park. The OneBlood Bus will be available from 2 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Morse Boulevard and Park Avenue and an Orlando Big Band concert will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Central Park Main Stage. Park Avenue Merchants Association merchants will also host a “Shop and Share” event on July 12 with proceeds to benefit the Better Together Fund set up by the Central Florida Foundation. For more information, call the city at 407-599-3399.
The St. Margaret Mary Annual Rummage Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, located at 560 N. Park Ave. This rummage sale is like attending hundreds of garage sales or yard sales under one roof. The event is rain or shine, and hosted in a dry, cool and shaded area in air conditioning. All proceeds benefit the church’s brothers and sisters in Haiti.
Put life back in your life by participating in the Living Healthy Diabetes Workshop. If you or someone you care about has type 2 diabetes, this six-week workshop can help you take charge of your life and be back in control. You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to discover better nutrition and exercise choices, deal with stress, understand medication usage, foot care and learn better ways to talk with your health care professionals. This six-week workshop is every Thursday, from July 14 to Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be held at the John H. Jackson Community Center, 1002 Carter St. Orlando. To register for this workshop, please call 407-514-1806. Register early as space is limited.
The Winter Park YMCA presents a viewing of “Inside Out” at their Dive-In Movie at Cady Way Pool at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at 2526 Cady Way in Winter Park. It is open to the public and folks need not be a Y member to attend. Movie meals will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The movie begins at 8:15 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Winter Park YMCA or Cady Way Pool (cash is preferred). For more information, email Angela Bannatyne at [email protected]
Get your walking shoes ready and come join the Mid-Florida Milers Walking Club in Maitland on Saturday, July 16. The walk will start at Maitland Community Park, located at 1400 Mayo Rd. Register and start the walk any time between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Participants may choose either a 3-mile or 6-mile trail, and should plan so they can finish by 1 p.m. The walk route goes through Maitland’s residential areas, is shaded, and includes views of scenic lakes. Please bring water. The trails are suitable for strollers, but there might be some difficulty for wheelchairs. Pets are permitted and the walk is free for non-credit walkers; those maintaining record books will pay $3. Participants are welcome to sign up beforehand for a post-walk picnic lunch (small fee required). The walk is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association and is open to the public. Walkers are given a guide with detailed written instructions and are welcome to walk with a group, a companion, or by themselves. For more information, visit midfloridamilers.org, email [email protected] or call 407-920-3174.
Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce as they proudly bring the business community and candidates running for elected office together for an evening of grassroots politics at the 2016 Winter Park Political Mingle and Straw Poll presented by Charter Spectrum. This event will take place on Tuesday, July 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be located at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center. Individual tickets will be $25 and a package of 10 tickets can be purchased for $225. The evening will be filled with casual conversations with candidates, mingling with fellow business and community leaders, live entertainment from Central Florida Community Arts, food and drinks. The highlight of the event is always the straw poll results. Operated by the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office, the informal poll takes the political pulse of attendees on a variety of ballot issues and races that directly affect the Winter Park community.
Join blu on the Avenue for a Women & Wine Stress Management Evening on Thursday, July 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 326 S. Park Ave. in Winter Park. RSVP to Aimee at [email protected] or 407-660-2964. Shannon Campbell, estate-planning attorney with Brewer Long Attorneys & Advisors, will speak on "Taking the Stress out of Estate Planning” while Lilly Graziani, creation health education manager with Florida Hospital will speak on "Five Healthy Ways to Manage Stress."
Join travel writer and lifelong adventurer DJ Towle for “The Doctor’s Wife: Revisiting Vietnam” as she shares her experiences in Vietnam during the conflict and 40 years afterward in a lecture at the Maitland Public Library on Monday, July 20, at 3 p.m. For more information visit, maitlandpl.org.
Come out to the Winter Park Community Center on Saturday, July 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. for the Old School Pool Party. This party is 18 and up for all of our hard working adults ready to enjoy the weekend. There will be a special 50-percent-off rate for non-residents. Please, do not bring alcohol. For more information, call 407-599-3275.
Stress is the leading cause of medical problems today. Learn how acupuncture can eliminate stress, headaches and pain while receiving free acupuncture treatments to alleviate stress, headaches and pain on Saturday, July 23, at 3 p.m. at Balancing Point Wellness, located at 1505 E. Michigan St. in Orlando. RSVP at 407-243-2446.
A seminar titled “Navigating the Hospital System” will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at the Winter Park Memorial Hospital Library, located at 1925 Mizell Ave. in Winter Park. To RSVP, call 321-439-6783 or email [email protected]
Join author of “Lists for Living, Lists for Life,” Myrna Ossin, on Sunday, July 31, at 1:30 p.m., at the Maitland Public Library. “Lists for Living, Lists for Life” is the definitive list book for those who want to streamline their lives. It contains 145 lists, covering almost every aspect of organizing daily life. Ossin will discuss herbs, teas, how to grow them and their medicinal properties. Samples of herbs and plants will be available.