THURSDAY, JAN. 25
BRUSHING UP ON IMPRESSIONISM
6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Winter Garden Art Association's SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Join lecturer Adrienne Lee as she discusses how this once-despised method of painting caused an art revolution and paved the way for 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.
CURBING YOUR DOG'S UNWANTED BEHAVIOR
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Does your pet have a problem with jumping, barking, counter surfing, puppy nipping, potty training or leash pulling? Todd Campbell, owner and operator of South Orlando Dog Training, will share practical solutions to common canine issues. Get advice on how physically or verbally punishing these common issues can actually make them worse. These tips and tricks are scientifically based techniques that use no force, pain or fear. Pets are not permitted to attend. (407) 835-7323.
FRIDAY, JAN. 26
LIVES CHANGING FROM THE INSIDE OUT
6:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. Sheriff Jerry L. Demings is the keynote speaker at this Inside Out Jail Ministries fundraiser and silent auction. Sponsorship tables are available. Tickets are $25 and available at isojm.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 27
CORNERSTONE HOSPICE TRAINING
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, 5655 Orange Ave., Orlando. Volunteers can offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help to patients and their caregivers. Training is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided, but interested volunteers must pre-register. Kayla Lopes, (407) 514-8205 or [email protected].
BRUSHING UP ON IMPRESSIONISM
4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Winter Garden Art Association's SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Join lecturer Adrienne Lee as she discusses how this once-despised method of painting caused an art revolution and paved the way for 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.
FAMILY HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Families are invited to this day of health and wellness. Discover some health tips and nutritional information and how to start a new workout routine. (407) 835-7323.
SUNDAY, JAN. 28
JCCF CHARITY GOLF CART POKER RUN
Register between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Newton Park, 31 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden. Attendees will visit downtown Winter Garden merchants to receive their playing cards. Drawings for raffles and awarding of prizes will be from 4 to 5 p.m. at the downtown Winter Garden pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Ave. The event benefits the Jimmy Crabtree Cancer Fund and its mission to assist local residents with cancer. [email protected].
MONDAY, JAN. 29
PAINT LIKE POLLOCK
6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St.
Learn about the fascinating life of Jackson Pollock and create your own art inspired by his works. Ages 18 and up. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.
TUESDAY, JAN. 30
JULIE’S MISSION AUTHOR’S LUNCHEON
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Kristin Harmel, local novelist and author of “The Sweetness of Forgetting,” will speak about her book and sign copies afterward. The event includes an auction and raffle. The 501c3 charity provides for critically ill infants and their families and was started by Patty Goonen and Dee Brantley. Ticket donations are $30 and are available at [email protected].
6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Join Watch The Minimalists’ movie “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.” Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31
EMPLOYMENT SKILLS CLASS
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Maxey Community Center, 830 Klondike St., Winter Garden. Presented by the Maxey Community Center and Goodwill. Sign up at the center or call (407) 254-1997.
TAI CHI FOR HEALTH
10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Learn the Tai Chi principles of movement. Taught by Jon Malone, registered yoga teacher, master martial art instructor and Tai Chi sifu. No prior Tai Chi experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Ages 18 and up. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.
THURSDAY, FEB. 1
5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the West Orange Habitat for Humanity ReStore showroom, 13369 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Builders are invited to this construction industry mingle as Habitat reveals plans for the newest affordable-home project, Green Oaks Row. To register, eventbrite.com/e/builders-barbeque-construction-industry-mingle-tickets-41969615249. The event is free.
FRIDAY, FEB. 2
FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy Grimes Alley as they perform blues, country and acoustic unplugged. (407) 656-4111.
BACKYARD NATURE INVESTIGATIONS
10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Learn to be a nature detective by exploring living things in your own backyard. What will you discover? Ages 3 to 5. (407) 835-7323.
SATURDAY, FEB. 3
HEALING ARTS SERIES
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Learn how to build a visual representation of your dreams, desires and goals. Focus on writing action items to map out activities you can do today to achieve your vision. Each participant will receive a poster board and magazines and are encouraged to take any extra materials they desire. Registration required at ocls.info or (407) 835-7323. Ages 18 and up.
FRIDAY, FEB. 9
“LIFT EVERY VOICE” CELEBRATION
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in The Miracle Room, 737 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Suit 100, Orlando. FarMor Entertainment is hosting the event, a community showcase, with the theme “It's Your Winning Season.” Local vendors will be set up. Tickets are $10; buy at youwillwin2018.eventbrite.com or by calling (407) 476-8121.
THE MAGIC OF ERIC CARLE
10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Inspired by the classic stories of Eric Carle, join in the fun as some of his most well-known stories, like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” are presented live, followed by some interactive activities. Presented by Actors Reaching Out. Ages 2 to 6. (407) 835-7323.
SATURDAY, FEB. 10
7TH ANNUAL WINTER GARDEN BLUES & BBQ
4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the downtown pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden. This festival pairs the hottest blues and roots musicians with award-winning local barbecue connoisseurs for a celebration of true Southern soul. Performers are Ari & The Alibis at 4 p.m., Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones at 6 p.m. and Albert Castiglia at 8 p.m. Admission is free; barbecue, beer and wine will be available for purchase. (407) 656-4111.
DEPUTY SCOTT PINE COMMUNITY PARK GRAND OPENING
10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Deputy Scott Pine Community Park, 17199 Ficquette Road, Windermere. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey invite the community to the event in the park that memorializes the late Pine. RSVP to [email protected].
SUNDAY, FEB. 11
GUNNAR BRADSHAW WIFFLE BALL TOURNAMENT
9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at West Orange High School, 1625 S. Beulah Road, Winter Garden. Proceeds go to former Warrior Gunnar Bradshaw to help cover medical expenses associated with his cancer. Five-player teams with four defenders and one catcher. Cost is $40 for three guaranteed games and a T-shirt. Sign up at teamorlandobaseball.com.
MONDAY, FEB. 12
1920 OCOEE MASSACRE AND BEYOND: PATHS TO TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Tom Ison Center, 1705 Adair St., Ocoee. Learn about the tragic incident of racial terror and explore its impact on local race relations, voting practices and economics. Event includes the screening of an award-winning short film, “Ocoee: Legacy of the Election Day Massacre,” community dialogue and a panel including a local scholar, activist and historian. This is part of a larger project led by the Equal Justice Initiative and its efforts to face the history of lynchings in America. Free and open to the public.