- June 27, 2018
FRIDAY, FEB. 16
INISHMORE GHOST TOUR
10 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 16, in downtown Winter Garden. Presented by American Ghost Adventures, the tour takes participants through the Garden Theatre and shares its history and ghost stories. Tickets are $30, and a portion of this goes back to the theater. Advanced sales only at americanghostadventures.com.
LENTEN FISH FRY
4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Parish Hall of Resurrection Catholic Church, 1211 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Winter Garden. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The menu includes baked or fried cod, french fries, vegetables, cole slaw, hush puppies, drink and dessert. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children. (407) 656-3113.
ALL ABOUT EBAY
3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Learn the basics of buying and selling on eBay. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.
LITTLE CHEF: STRAWBERRY YOGURT PARFAIT
10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Take your little one to learn cooking skills such as kitchen safety, layering, measuring, smearing, tasting and presentation as you interact with a delicious recipe. This class is a "Mommy or Daddy and Me" event. Ages 3 to 5. Space limited. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.
FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy music from Scotty Long, who performs folk and country music and hits from the 1960s to today. (407) 656-4111.
SATURDAY, FEB. 17
NUTRITION AND THE GOLDEN YEARS
11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Mamta Rao, associate professor at Valencia College, shares tips on nutrition and related health issue for seniors. Learn about important nutritional recommendations and supplements that are vital for a senior’s wellbeing. Also learn about issues with food intake that might prevent good nutritional absorption, especially relating to dysphagia, skin care and importance of massage and fluid intake. (407) 835-7323.
MINDFULNESS TO HELP TEENS DESTRESS
11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Learn how mindfulness, a simple but powerful tool, can help you handle stressful situations and transform difficult relationships. This event is recommended for teens and parents. (407) 835-7323.
SUNDAY, FEB. 18
BLACK PANTHER SHOWING
3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at AMC West Oaks Mall, 9415 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee. Nu Iota Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority is presenting the private showing of “Black Panther.” Tickets are $10 for this fundraiser for the Educational Advancement Foundation. Purchase tickets at akanuiotaomega.org.
SPIRITUAL SONGS, A MUSICAL LEGACY OF THE HISTORY OF THE NEGRO SPIRITUAL
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Join Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush for a musical adventure that explores the negro spiritual as a historical American art form. Johnston-Bush shares the stories behind the spirituals and a dynamic voice that brings each song alive. Tracing the history of this powerful musical expression of faith, Dr. Johnston-Bush leads her participants from the 1600s to the present illustrating the impact and influence of African-American spiritual music in all musical genres today. (407) 835-7323.
MONDAY, FEB. 19
PRINCESS TEA PARTY
10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Dress in your fanciest clothes and get ready for fun with princess stories, activities and a special treat. Each guest will be treated like royalty and receive a princess hat. Ages 2 to 5. Food will be served at this event. See staff about specific needs concerning food allergies. Registration highly recommended at (407) 835-7323.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21
SOUTHWEST NATURE WALK AND BOOK TALK
10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Dr. Phillips Community Park, Longhorn Steakhouse Loop, 8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd., Orlando. Do you enjoy taking a walk and love to discuss books? Join the Southwest Library for a casual nature walk followed by a lively book discussion of “Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit” by Michael Finkel. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Light refreshments provided. Registration preferred at [email protected] or (407) 835-7323. For ages 18 and up.
THURSDAY, FEB. 22
VAN GOGH LECTURE
6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Winter Garden Art Association's SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. This lecture will discuss Vincent Van Gogh’s life and paintings and will delve into the legacy of this impactful artist. Practically unknown during his lifetime and having sold only one painting during his brief career, Van Gogh is now admired as a master of Modern Art. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members and $15 for others. Reservations can be made at wgart.org or by calling (407) 347-7996.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Woman's Club of Ocoee, 4 N. Lakewood Drive, Ocoee. Join the women for food, fun and prizes, including a 50/50 raffle. Cost is $10, and all proceeds benefit the club's projects. To reserve a seat, contact Teresa at (407) 579-7977 or [email protected].
SQUARE FOOT GARDENING
6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 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.
SPARKLE LIKE A UNICORN
4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Fantastical fun awaits with stories and crafts. Celebrate the unique, magical and mystical unicorn. Ages 6 to 12. (407) 835-7323.
FRIDAY, FEB. 23
JAZZ IN THE PARK
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the Oakland Town Center, 221 N. Arrington St. Enjoy an evening of great jazz music with your Oakland neighbors. More information at hapcopromo.org.
FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy Good Times Jazz Band and their vibrant jazz music. (407) 656-4111.
LENTEN FISH FRY
4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the Parish Hall of Resurrection Catholic Church, 1211 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Winter Garden. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The menu includes baked or fried cod, french fries, vegetables, cole slaw, hush puppies, drink and dessert. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children. (407) 656-3113.
SATURDAY, FEB. 24
BLUE HIKE PADDLE TOUR OF LAKE APOPKA
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24, starting at Magnolia Park, 2929 S. Binion Road, Apopka. Join Oakland Nature Preserve President Jim Peterson for a guided paddle tour of Lake Apopka. Paddlers must wear a life jacket and should bring sunscreen, eyewear, hat and water. No inflatable kayaks. Register and reserve kayaks at oaklandnaturepreserve.org.
CELEBRATION OF HOPE BBQ
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Cornerstone Community Church, 1333 E. Crown Point Road, Ocoee. Hosted by Hope Charter and Legacy High schools, the 16th Annual Celebration of Hope will feature barbecue meals, music and dancing, a silent auction, bonfire and more. Tickets are $25 for adults. Childcare will be provided for $5 per child; reserve childcare space by Feb. 21. For tickets and childcare, contact [email protected]
APPRECIATION CELEBRATION FOR CHARLIE MAE WILDER
Noon Saturday, Feb. 24, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 915 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. Be with friends and family as they celebrate the 85th birthday of former City Commissioner Charlie Mae Wilder, who has served local church and community organizations for decades. RSVP to Sandra Faye Drummer at (434) 572-7068, Pastor Dana Jackson at (407) 285-0415 or Joe Singletary at (407) 219-8913.
UNBOUND: ALTERED BOOKS WORKSHOP
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Unleash your inner artist by deconstructing and rebuilding a used/discarded book to create a memory book or art journal. The library will provide the materials, but feel free to bring any pictures, mementos or found objects to include in your work of art. Taught by artist JJ Dennis. Ages 15 and up. Seating is limited. Registration required. theparlourobscura.etsy.com.