- November 7, 2012
The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet for an “Orlando Strong” program on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at College Park United Methodist Church on 644 W. Princeton St. Anyone who has worked in education is welcome to join. For more information, call 407-677-0446.
The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center will hold its 23rd annual Caregiver Education Conference titled “Aging Well – Lessons From the Blue Zones” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Community United Methodist Church, located at 4921 S. U.S. Highway 17-92 in Casselberry. Cost per person is $25, which includes a light breakfast and lunch. For more information, call 407-843-1910.
The 10th annual Peacock Ball presented by the Winter Park History Museum runs from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Alfond Inn Courtyard lawn, located at 300 E. New England Ave. The event salutes those who lived in Winter Park during World War II and those who served our country. The event will feature live music from the Orlando Big Band. The cost is $200 and all proceeds benefit the Winter Park History Museum. For more information, call 407-647-2330.
Never Stand Alone, a non-profit that promotes awareness of college individuals affected by sexual violence, will host a We’re Better Together free workout event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Blue Jacket Park, located at 2501 General Reese Ave. in Orlando. For more information, visit facebook.com/NeverStandAloneInc
Volunteers can help clean up invasive species from around the shore of Lake Knowles at the KWPB Lake Knowles Cleanup from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Those interested can sign up by emailing [email protected] Volunteers must be 12 years old or older and wear closed toed shoes, but gloves, water and other gear will be supplied.
The Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce will present a holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Asbury Methodist Church parking lot, located at 220 W. Horatio Ave. in Maitland. For more information, call 407-644-0741 or visit MaitlandChamber.com
Park Avenue will host the Fashion on the Avenue grand finale, “Fashion Night Out,” on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. Customers can visit their favorite stores for an interactive fashion experience with drinks and snacks. The event is $25. For more information, call Ashley Fraebel at 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.org
Mead Botanical Garden its hosting its third annual “Growvember” Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s plant sale will emphasize fall gardening, edibles, backyard gardening, education, children’s activities and holiday plants. Admission is free. For more information, call 407-599-2800.
Winter Park’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to present “Chalk the Walk” in Central Park on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists will decorate the sidewalks of Central Park with art. $2,500 in prizes will be given to winners from adult, high school and middle school categories. Winners will be announced from the main stage in Central Park at 5 p.m. Participation is free, but space is limited. For registration and more information, email [email protected]
The Orlando Science Center will be hosting the 10th annual Neanderthal Ball on Saturday, Nov. 5, with the theme of “Celebrate our Evolution.” From 7 to 10 p.m., guests are invited to celebrate 10 years of the ball, which aims to benefit the science center’s mission to inspire science learning for life. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit osc.org/neanderthal-ball or call 407-514-2000.
Winter Park Executive Women will host an estate planning lecture on Monday, Nov. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn the basics of estate planning and help ensure your loved ones are protected with Shannon Campbell, elder law and estate planning attorney for BrewerLong. For more information and registration, visit winterpark.org
The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey invites you to Birds Before Bedtime on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1101 Audubon Way. The event features live birds, crafts, songs and snacks for children age 3 to 8. Admission is $5 per adult or child over 3 years old. Pajamas are encouraged. For more information, call 407-644-0190 or visit auduboncenterforbirdsofprey.org
Free memory screenings will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center, located at 1506 Lake Highland Drive in Orlando. Call to RSVP 407-843-1910.
On Nov. 11 the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 183 out of Fern Park will be distributing poppies for Veteran's Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sam's Club at 355 Semoran Blvd. in Fern Park. On Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. they will be distributing poppies outside the Publix at Maitland Place, located at 242 N. Orlando Ave. in Maitland.
The Winter Park Welcome Center will host Good Morning Winter Park, a popular breakfast gathering featuring guest speakers, on Friday, Nov. 11 from 8 to 9:15 a.m. For more information and registration, visit winterpark.org
Tom MacCubbin, an urban horticulturist, garden writer and University of Florida Extension Agent Emeritus, will be at the Winter Park Garden Club in Mead Gardens on Nov. 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This free event aims to educate guests on many of Florida’s plants and how to grow and care for them. For more information, call 407-562-6100.
This Veterans Day, Winter Park will host its sixth annual Veterans Day Celebration to honor heroes of the city. The event will be at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheatre, 721 W. New England Ave. The official program will begin at 10 a.m. with musical tributes, select speakers and a recognition of veterans. At 12:30 p.m., the Veterans Day celebration will continue at the newly renovated, nine-hole Winter Park Golf Course, 761 Old England Ave. Veterans play for free. Reserve your tee time by Monday, Nov. 7, by calling 407-599-3419. For more information about the celebration, call 407-599-3428.
Tickets are now on sale for one of Central Florida's favorite holiday traditions: Festival of Trees, which runs Nov. 12 to 20 at the Orlando Museum of Art, located at 2416 N. Mills Ave. in Orlando. This year marks the 30th year for Festival of Trees, the Council of 101's annual event benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art. Together, the Festival of Trees and the other Council of 101 events have raised more than $6.8 million for the museum's educational programs. This year's theme is The Art of the Holidays. As always, the event features designer-decorated trees, elegant holiday wreaths, elaborate gingerbread houses, holiday vignettes and tabletop displays. Visitors can admire the gorgeous trees and even purchase one to display in their own home. Festival of Trees is also a great place to start the holiday shopping by visiting one of the many boutiques that offer a variety of gifts. Guests can also enjoy food and refreshments in the museum café. Admission to Festival of Trees includes admission to the entire Orlando Museum of Art and its current exhibitions. For more information, visit omart.org
The Oviedo Garden Club’s semi-annual plant sale runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Oviedo Methodist Cemetery, located at the corner of West Broadway Street and Aulin Avenue, across from Oviedo High School. The plant sale has been a tradition of the club for decades. Club members grow many of the plants from seeds in their own greenhouses and backyards, tenderly care for them for months, and set them in pots ready for transplanting into neighborhood yards. The sale is unique in that many of the club’s 30 members are available to readily share their plant knowledge and experience. The plants are reasonably priced, and all proceeds from the sale are given back to the community to local groups such as the Lawton Elementary LESA Garden, the Seminole County Schools Environmental Center, and the local library for the purchase of gardening related books. For more information, call 407-542-7434.
Get into the fall spirit with the seventh annual Pumpkin Run on Nov. 12 at the historic Mead Garden, 1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park. The 5K run/walk is sponsored by St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and St. Stephen Catholic Community and will benefit Catholic mission projects in Haiti. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. Race-day registration is $35 for adults and $25 for students, ages 10 to 18. For more price details and information, visit pumpkin5krun.com or contact Jay Jay Sujansky at 407-421-2151.
A seminar titled “!n-Joy Your Relationships! – Consciously Deepening Your Connections with Passion and Purpose” will take place on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays, Nov. 15, Nov. 22 and Nov. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Federation of Garden Clubs, located at 1400 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park. During this four-part “play-shop,” you will come to understand why relationships can be so challenging, and how to become more mindful and intentional, so you can In‐joy these experiences more fully, consciously, completely and lovingly. The Nov. 13 seminar is free, but its $10 for each of the following session, or $25 for all if paid in full at the first free session. For more information, call 321-200-0730, email [email protected] or visit cslorlando.org
Heritage Day will be celebrated at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden on Nov. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. The free event will celebrate the artist Albin Polasek and his Czech heritage. There will be a tour of the home and studio, as well as the gardens. Email [email protected] or call 407-647-6294 for more information.
Rollins CHI (Center for Health Innovation) presents its next event, "Preparing Youth & Young Adults for Lifetime Wellness,” on Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Bush Auditorium. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite that young adults engage in multiple-risk behaviors including inadequate physical activity and poor nutrition. Data indicates that promoting wellness habits early on via physical activity, sports participation, healthy eating, sufficient sleep, and stress management increases optimal development of youth. Facilitating program services that strengthen children, youth and their families can improve health, longevity, safety and quality of life. Gen. Mark Hertling will speak at the event. No reservations or tickets required. For more information, call 407-646-2130 or visit rollins.edu/rchi
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Association invite you to come support local businesses as you sip and stroll through Park Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while you visit your favorite local shops and restaurants. Event held at participating locations. For more information and registration, visit winterpark.org
Healthy Central Florida, Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Foundation are sponsoring a way to help Central Floridians stay fit. The Walk90 Challenge started Oct. 1 and encourages locals to walk at least 7,000 steps a day for 90 days and monitor their progress through a free online tool that can sync with most fitness tracking devices. Prizes will be given to individuals and groups from businesses, schools and faith groups. To sign up, visit healthycentralflorida.org
Who is Pierre Matisse? Pierre Henri Matisse is the grandson of French painter Henri Matisse, one of the most important artists of the early 20th century. Matisse grew up among some of the most famous artists of the times including Pablo Picasso, Georges Barque, Jean Effel, Salvador Dali, and Marcel Duchamp. Today, Matisse uses his talent and boundless energy to refine an art form known as "cut-outs" that translates different mediums into avant-garde mixed media. Visit an exhibition of his work at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens through Nov. 27. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and closed Mondays.
The Florida Blue Center at 434 N. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park has several ongoing classes. Tai Chi classes are every Monday at 3:30 p.m. Zumba classes are every Wednesday at 6 p.m. For more information, call 407-441-2020.