- April 26, 2018
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Windermere High School, 5523 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Windermere. Games and activities provided by Windermere High clubs, sports and organizations. There will be food trucks and an inflatable obstacle course, too.
FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy the pop and acoustic sounds of Bob & Patty Tatum. (407) 656-4111.
“REALLY PATHETIC & TOTALLY AWKWARD”
7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Be the first to see this new comedy/drama. Tickets are $10 and available at TotallyAwkwardMovie.com; they will not be available the night of the event. There will be a Q&A with the cast and crew after the screening. [email protected].
PETER RABBIT'S GARDEN PARTY
10:30 a.m. Friday, April 6, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Peter Rabbit loves Mr. McGregor’s garden, and children ages 3 to 5 will too at this garden party that includes stories and crafts. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. Christy LeDuc leads this family-suitable program, teaching attendees about different native insects of Florida. The program starts in the classroom and continues with a guided hike on the preserve so participants can see bugs up close. Take a reusable water bottle and wear closed-toe shoes. Bug nets and containers are provided. Cost is $5 donation for non-members, free for members. Register at oaklandnaturepreserve.org/insect-safari.
TRIO SOLEDAD IN CONCERT
5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the gazebo in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy live music following a day of shopping and browsing at the Bloom & Grow Garden Society’s Spring Fever in the Garden festival. (407) 656-4111.
SOUTHWEST ART CLUB: PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS ON CANVAS
1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Participants will work with acrylic paints inspired by the signature style of Carmen Herrera. Basic techniques will be discussed and demonstrated in a step-by-step format. Materials are provided, or bring your own. Instructor is Xiomara Aleksic of Women in the Arts Inc. Suggested donation amount (for materials and supplies) is $15 and can be made at the workshop. Level: Beginner to Intermediate. For 18 years and older. Open to women and men. Limited space. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.
INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, in the Independence community in south Winter Garden. Find some bargains at this multi-home sale. (407) 654-7479.
LLAMA LOVE ART
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7, at The Art Room, 709 Main St., Windermere. Children in kindergarten and older can create a 12-inch by 16-inch wrapped-canvas acrylic painting of a llama wearing funky, heart-shaped sunglasses. Cost is $35. Reservations required at (407) 909-1869.
GUN SAFETY CLASS
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at American Legion Post 63, 271 Plant St., Winter Garden. Class is limited to the first 50 who sign up. Lunch is provided. This is a non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge and skills to explain the attitude necessary for safe handling and storage of firearms/ammunition in the home. Students will receive multiple safety handbooks and a course completion certificate. The cost is $50, but there are $15 scholarships for legion members. Sign up at nrainstructors.org/searchcourse.aspx and select “NRA Home Firearm Safety Course” and search using the zip code 34787.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8
4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Performing are bluegrass groups Dave Adkins Band and Ernie Evans and the Florida State Bluegrass Band. Tickets are $25; VIP tickets are $40 and include premium seating, a pre-show reception and a meet-and-greet with the bands.
MONDAY, APRIL 9
CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Steven Olszewski will present “The Tavares and Gulf Railroad.” Free. (407) 656-0559.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
“GO, GRANNY D!”
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Woman’s Club of Ocoee, 4 N. Lakewood Ave., Ocoee. Learn the true story of Doris Haddock, Granny D., who in 1999, at age 90, walked from California to Washington, D.C., to encourage people to stand up and make a difference. One-woman play hosted by the Democratic Women’s Club of West Orange. Includes light refreshments and a cash wine bar. Tickets are $10 at gogrannyd.eventbrite.com.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA
6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Join Ed Thralls, residential horticulture and master coordinator for the Orange County Master Gardener Program, as he provides expertise in general education classes on urban horticulture. Cost is $5 per family. Advanced registration is required by calling (407) 254-9200.
WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED GENERAL MEETING
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. Guest speakers are Betty Turner, administrator at the Russell Home for Atypical Children, and Bobby Olszewski, District 44 House representative. Buffet lunch is $20. RSVP to [email protected] or (407) 230-5968.
ART HISTORY TRENDING
6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Winter Garden Art Association’s SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. “Pop Culture, Social Media & Instagram” is this month’s discussion in the series of art historical topics through the lens of today’s social media and pop culture trends, such as selfies and food pictures. Register at wgart.org/events/lecture-arthistorytrending. Information at (407) 347-7996.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy folk music by Crenshaw. (407) 656-4111.
ORLANDO BALLET’S “BEST OF BROADWAY”
8 p.m. Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. This glittering spectacle honors Harriett Lake and highlights the greatest hits from some of the biggest Broadway shows. Tickets are $34 ($30 for students and seniors). Gardentheatre.org/more.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
BLUE HIKE: GOURDNECK SPRINGS
8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, with the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. Join ONP President Jim Peterson for a guided paddle tour of Gourdneck Springs on Lake Apopka. Bring sunscreen, eyewear, hat, water and other outdoor essentials. Call (407) 905-0054 for launch point, to register and to reserve a kayak.