Word on the street
Observer columnist Clyde Moore asked folks on Park Avenue what one-time Winter Park-area business they miss the most. Click on their photos to read their responses.
City of Winter Park holds its annual Spring Cleanup during the month of May. The annual Spring Cleanup provides an extra “bonus” pickup day so that residents can dispose of old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky items. Pickup schedule is: Week of May 7: North of Fairbanks/Aloma avenues
Week of May 14: South of Fairbanks/Aloma avenues
Learn self defense from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 10. The Winter Park Police Department and the Victim Service Center of Central Florida frequently host free women’s safety awareness classes for all interested women that have a tie to the city of Winter Park. There is no special dress or equipment needed. This class is ladies only and is limited to the first 25 who sign up. Ages 14 and older are welcome. You must sign up to attend the class, which will be held at the Winter Park Police Department, 500 N. Virginia Ave. Contact Officer Lina Strube, 407-599-3664 or email@example.com
The Jewish Pavilion will be hosting a free workshop on Brain Healthy Living at Serenades by Sonata at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, at 425 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Longwood. Brenda Nieman, a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease Trainer, will address the group. The workshop is open to the entire community, but an RSVP is needed so Serenades can plan for nice refreshments. Call 407-678-9363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come see “Weathering the Storm: Native Resistance to the Expansion of the European and American States” by Nathan Lawres, Archaeological Field Assistant with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office. This presentation, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at Leu Gardens in Orlando, is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kevin Gidusko at email@example.com or
It's like UCF Flying Horse Editions’ regular Letterpress Happy Hours, but this time the social takes place at the Mennello Museum in conjunction with “IMPRINTS: 20 Years of Flying Horse Editions.” View the exhibition, and create hand-printed works of art in the print studio run by our UCF art students, a.k.a. “Artists in Ac- tion.” The SwedeDISH Food Truck will serve its specialties. Hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. on May 10. Admission $10, includes drink ticket and print materials; MMAA members free, includes print materials.
Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at 8:15 a.m. Friday, May 11, as we welcome our local Fair Trade Town Steering Committee as they share how Winter Park is poised to become the first certified Fair Trade Town in the Southeast. It’s at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave., in Winter Park. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Call 407-644-8281 or visit winterpark.org
Elders from one of our country’s oldest African-American townships will tell their stories of segregation, kinship and faith as a group of men and women, ages 85 to 106, share their experiences as lifelong residents of Winter Park. The 16 participating ‘elders’ are part of “The Sage Project: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories,” hosted by the Hannibal Square Heritage Center from May 11 to Sept. 1 in partnership with the Winter Park Historical Association. An opening reception, in which the elders will be honored, is scheduled for May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 407-539-2680 or visit crealde.org or hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org
The Maitland Chamber of Commerce will have have an opening reception for “9 Muses of Art,” the work of our local female artists, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 11 at the Chamber at 110 N. Maitland Ave. Artists include Vickie Wilson, Tracy Burke, Donna Frank, Ana Caravias, Robin Maria Pedrero, Patricia Byron, Maureen Hudas, Deby Star and Mirjana Cesar. Visit maitlandchamber.com
The Summer Concert Series in the A&H’s beautiful Main Garden, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, is titled “Art. Music. Food. Architecture.”, and takes place the second Friday of every month from May through September. The Concert Series begins on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m., featuring the popular band The Hindu Cowboys. Admission is $3. Visit ArtandHistory.org or phone 407-539-2181.
The Central Florida Daylily Society is holding its annual daylily show at the Orlando Garden Club located at 710 E. Rollins St. on May 12. There will be a plant sale from 10:30 to 3 p.m. and the daylily show, which will feature hundreds of daylily blooms, will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m.
AAUW Orlando/Winter Park Branch hosts its wrap-up program of the 2011-2012 year on Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m. at Fellowship Hall, First Congregational Church, 225 S. Interlachen Ave., Winter Park. Linda Fuller, AAUW State Membership Chair and National Comm. Member of College/University Relations, will give update on College and University Partnership Program for Orlando/Winter Park and recruitment strategies. Cost is $15 and includes bountiful breakfast buffet. Call 407-282-1023.
Outdoor jazz events resume at Swoope Studio, 142 S. Swoope Ave., featuring the very gifted "world class" guitarist John Valeri and his friends at 7 p.m. Saturday, on May 12. You may bring your own refreshments and snacks or contribute a donation for wine, beer or water. There is a $10 cover charge.
Winter Park Sip and Stroll: May 3, 2012
The Winter Park Sip and Stroll was held May 3.
To help Stamp Out Hunger! This year, letter carriers are calling on Central Florida residents to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods — such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal — next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 12. Local letter carriers will take them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
Monday, May 14, is an exciting day for SunRail as two major events are scheduled. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting a Transit-Oriented Development forum to connect station communities to potential vendors and developers who might be interested in development opportunities around SunRail stations. The event takes place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel, located at 400 W. Livingston St., Orlando.
The second event is an Open House at the SunRail City Center, a community drop-in center in downtown Orlando, featuring all things SunRail. This center is staffed by the Cunningham Group, the new SunRail Public Involvement/Marketing contractor. The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at 201 N. Magnolia Ave., Suite 101, Orlando.
“The Longest Hatred,” part of the Great Lecture Series, is 7 p.m. May 15 at University Club of Winter Park. The presentation will be by Kenneth Hanson, Associate Professor of the Judaic Studies Program at UCF. Two thousand years of Jewish dispersion have largely been overshadowed by the horror of the Holocaust. But what of the “roots” of anti-Semitism? Explore the shocking connection between anti-Semitism and Christian Europe through the ages. From the Crusades to Martin Luther, from charges of “blood libel” to the Spanish Inquisition, discover the extent to which excesses of theology laid the foundation for twentieth century terrors. What can we do to bridge the gap of misunderstanding? Dare to know the truth. It’s free but donations are accepted. Contact 407-644-6149 or visit universityclubwinterpark.org
AARP Winter Park Chapter 1047 will hold its meeting on May 15, at the Rachel D. Murrah Center, 1015 Morse Blvd., Winter Park at 1:30 p.m. Representatives from the BRIDGE, Elder Advocates and Estate Conversions will discuss the pros and cons of assisted living facilities vs. home care and how to downsize and stage your home before selling. It’s free. Any questions, please call 407-629-2565.
American Association of Individual Investors, Central Florida Chapter, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 16, at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. (at Webster Ave.) in Winter Park. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker begins at 7 p.m. Pre-registered price is $5 for AAII members or $7 for non-members or $10 at the door for everyone. For more information visit aaii.com or call 407-644-1607.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition, as you often overcome with tingling and numbness in your hands or piercing pains through your wrist and arm, maybe even just a passing cramp. Come to a workshop at Maitland Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, and you will learn that there are natural options to your Carpal Tunnel Pain that don't involve surgery. RSVP at 407-278-8115 or go to GetHealthyOrlando.com
BASE Camp Childrens Cancer Foundation will receive 5 percent of all Whole Foods Market Winter Park sales from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 16.
Carol Stein is back by popular demand in her cabaret “A Little Naughty Music,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, as part of the popular Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. Standing room tickets are $10, with no drink included. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org
First Friday Charity Festival in Baldwin Park
Dogs and fashion collided at the First Friday Charity Festival in Baldwin Park on May 4.
The Winter Park Farmers Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. It is located at the old train depot, at 200 W. New England Ave. For more information, visit CityofWinterPark.org
The Maitland Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. It is located at Lake Lily Park. For more information, visit ItsMyMaitland.com or call 407-539-6268.
Food Truck Café is from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at Lake Lily Park in Maitland.
The Winter Park Food Truck Stop is located at 1127 N. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park, and is open for food trucks 24/7. Follow the site on Facebook at tinyurl.com/FoodTruckStop
Music at the Casa is a free weekly open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, featuring live performances and tours of the historic Casa Feliz, at 656 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Visit CasaFeliz.us or call 407-628-8200, ext. 3.
The second Friday of every month, local residents will have the opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy live music and performances, while experiencing art and culture at the Maitland Chamber of Commerce. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
RNR Registered Nurses Retired meets the third Wednesday of month at Denny's at 440 S. Semeron Blvd., Orlando for charitable works, educational offerings, fellowship and support. Call 407-281-1527.
Monday mornings at 11 a.m. at the Winter Park Community Center, there’s a 50-minute Deep Stretch Yoga class that is great for beginners, as well as anyone who wants to get a intensive stretch after a long run or bike ride. Yoga props such as weight balls, yoga belts and ballet bar are used to help deepen stretches. Classes are drop in and cost $8. Contact the yoga instructor at 407-276-3478 or the Winter Park Community Center at 407-599-3275 for additional details. The Winter Park Community Center is located a 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park.
The Central Florida Watercolor Society will exhibit members’ works in “Watercolor Impressions,” which takes place April 24 to July 15 at the Garden House Gallery in Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit centralfloridawatercolor.org
The Winter Park Playhouse proudly presents the Tony-nominated hit Broadway musical “Baby” from April 20 to May 12. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, at 2 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Tickets are $38 for evening shows, $35 senior evening shows, $28 for matinees and $20 for industry professionals and students 25 and younger. Call 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will present the John Pielmeier drama “Agnes of God” from May 4-14. The Breakthrough Theatre is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park. Call 407-920-4034.
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