Best Bets

What are some of the best bets for this weekend in West Orange County?

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If you don’t already have plans for this weekend, check out these best bets in West Orange County:



7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Oakland Manor House, 620 N. Tubb St., Oakland. Take a loved one, a full heart, a dish to share, some wine and good cheer. Enjoy an evening of social gathering and soulful love music. RSVP at (407) 614-8219.



7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Southwest Middle School, 6450 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando. See these middle-school students hit the stage as Ogre, Fiona, Donkey and other characters. Tickets are $5 for matinee, $7 for evening shows.



8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Dragonfly Studio 129, 129 W. McKey St., Ocoee. Featuring Joe Censabella, Justin Rowan, Kermit Gonzalez, Aaron Duvall and headliner Miguel Colon Jr. from Real Laughs on Real Radio 104.1. Tickets are $10 at and $15 at the door.



6 to 8 p.m., with the program from 6:30 to 7:30, Saturday, Feb. 23, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Say goodbye to Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn at this farewell party featuring wine and bites from Tim’s Wine Market and Dixie Cream Café. RSVP with name and number attending to Diane Edwards, town administrative assistant, at [email protected].



1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. The church’s Military and Friends Cluster Group invites the community to spend time with USS Liberty survivors Ernie Gallo and Mickey Lemay featuring author and retired Temple University professor Joan Mellen. RSVP to [email protected].



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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