Art at the Casa will feature the photography of Peter Schreyer every day through Jan. 31 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There is no cost to attend. In addition, there is also a special photography workshop on Jan. 26.
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Associate will be present at the PAMA Meet and Greet on Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center, located at 151 W. Lyman Ave. In addition to enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, individuals will have the opportunity to meet the 2013 PAMA board and president, Lambrine Macejewski; recap last year’s events; look ahead into what the new year holds; and honor outgoing president Sarah Grafton.
The Winter Park Playhouse continues its 10th Anniversary Series of professional musical theatre with "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" from Jan. 24 to Feb. 16. There will be performances Thursday on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m., as well as Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. Friday performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15. Saturday performances will be at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. There will also be two Sunday shows at 2 p.m. on Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. A Wacky Wednesday performance will be Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Contact Lisa at 407-645-0145 or email email@example.com for more information.
Looking into a possible renovation of its Germaine Marvel Building, the Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) invites individuals to preview drawings for this renovation Thursday, Jan. 24 at noon in the A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building, located at 210 W. Packwood Ave. Light refreshments will be served.
John Mica will host an open house at his Maitland congressional office, located at 100 E. Sybelia Ave., Suite 340, on Jan. 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call 407-657-8080 for more information about the open house.
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents an evening of entertainment honoring the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. This production will run Jan. 25-28, Feb. 1-4 and Feb. 8-11. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 and only cash or checks are accepted. To make a reservation, call 407-920-4034.
The Winter Park Library Community Room will be host to a Zumba Gold class Jan. 25 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Zumba Gold modifies the original Zumba moves and pacing to suit the needs of active older participants and/or those just starting their fitness journey. Call 407-623-3279 for more information on the class.
“Laughter on the 23rd Floor” opens Jan. 25 at the Mad Cow Theatre. Laugh out loud mayhem ensues with Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical take on the memories of his work on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows. For tickets, call the Mad Cow box office at 407-297-8788 or visit madcowtheatre.com
Those seeking employment and to be at the top of their game can boost their marketing skills and help local disadvantaged women by attending the POWER INTERVIEWING Boot Camp with Success Coach Lisa Maile on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Mall at Millenia, a benefit for Dress for Success Greater Orlando. Visit LisaMaileSeminars.com for more information on this event.
Now in its 24th year, the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) runs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3, in Eatonville, Fla. This multi-day, multi-disciplinary event celebrates the life and work of 20th century writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, her hometown, Eatonville, the nation’s oldest incorporated African American municipality, and the cultural contributions people of African ancestry have made to the United States and the world. For additional information on ZORA! Festival events, visit www.zorafestival.org or call 407-647-3307.
A&H will partner with Florida Opera Theatre to present "The Telephone," an opera by Gain Carlo Menotti, in the A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Guests can tour the A&H’s Telephone Museum prior to the performance and enjoy a reception in the gallery afterwards. Tickets are $30 each. Visit floperatheatre.org for more information on the opera.
Pookie’s 5th Annual Winter Rescue Fest charity fundraiser and adoption day to benefit local non-profit animal rescue groups will be Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Rescue Fest is a free event and fundraiser for local non-profit rescue groups.This event seeks to promote an educational message of the importance of responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter to reduce pet overpopulation. Activities include educational seminars, a Kids Zone and playground area, live musical entertainment and a food truck court. Call 321-287-0390 or visit
Starting Jan. 26, The Orange County Regional History Center will show "A Year in the Life: Backstage to Onstage at Universal Orlando Resort," an exclusive look behind the making of the theme park’s iconic annual events. Call Marketing Manager Lisa Newman at 407-836-8596 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Princess Ball: A Father/Daughter Dance will take place Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Roth JCC Maitland. All princesses ages 4-14 are invited to bring the special man in their life to a gallant princess ball, where there will be desserts, games, dancing, crafts, and more. Dressy attire is required. Individuals can register Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Gwen Blake at 407-645-5933, extension 249, or email GwenB@orlandojcc.org for more information on the dance.
The Seasons 52 Park Avenue 5.2K presented by Florida Hospital will be Saturday, Jan. 26 at Central Park and Downtown Winter Park on Park Ave. The event will start with a 5.2K Run and Walk at 7:30 a.m., followed by a Kids’ Run at 8:45 a.m. Registration is required to participate. The beneficiary of this event will be the Track Shack Foundation, which can be contacted at www.trackshack.com
JCC South Orlando’s fourth annual Winter Festival will take place Sunday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at JCC South Orlando. The family festival will feature a real snow park, including sledding, a rock wall, horse and carriage rides, carnival rides, bounce houses, a video game arcade and more. Individuals ages 5 to adult can also enter the J Idol singing competition with celebrity judges for a chance to win $500 or an iPad Mini. Buy activity wristbands and find out more on this event at www.orlandowinterfestival.org
Individuals can meet with vendors to help plan their next wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or party at Party Expo on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 1-4 p.m. at the Congregation of Reform Judaism, located at 928 Malone Drive in Orlando. There will also be door prizes, like linen packages, day of coordination services, invitation services, DJ services and more. Admission is free with advanced registration at http://bit.ly/partyexpo or $10 at the door. Call 407-645-0444 or visit email@example.com, http://bit.ly/partyexpo, or www.crjorlando.org for more information on the expo.
The Rollins College Debate Team, which is ranked second in the nation, will host a debate Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at Rollins College against the internationally renowned Beijing Foreign Studies University Debate Team regarding American companies outsourcing jobs to China. The competition will take place in Tiedtke Concert Hall, which is in the music building. Contact Lauren Bradley at (407) 646-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Scarface” will be playing at the Enzian on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5.Visit enzian.org for more information on this one-night special.
Wings of Sound, sponsored by Old Florida National Bank, will perform Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom to benefit the Central Florida YMCA. The cost is $20 per person, which includes hors d’ouevres and a cash bar. Call 407-678-0409 or email email@example.com for more information on this event. To learn more about Wings of Sound, visit www.wingsofsound.com
As part of its Senior Health Lectures, Rollins College is launching an educational lecture series on Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m. The first topic is on “storytelling to improve your health.”
The Morse Museum will show a "Brown Bag Matinee of Expo-Magic of the White City," a continuation from Jan. 25 (63 minutes), on Friday, Feb. 1 at noon at the Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Pavilion, located at 161 W. Canton Ave., or just behind the museum. The event is free.
More than 40 local artists of all genres will display their works of art at the First Friday Charity Festival & Art Stroll on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Village Center. The Arts Hub Florida and Baldwin Park Merchants Association are sponsors of the First Friday series that offers live music, drink specials, free samples, interactive activities and much more. The monthly event is free to the public and is both family-friendly and pet-friendly.
Individuals will have the opportunity to meet with over 30 professional agencies at the Smart Aging Health Fair on Friday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maitland Civic Center, located at 641 S. Maitland Ave. Health screenings and health programs will also be topics for discussion at the fair. Lunch will be provided at noon. Call Leslie Koonce at 407-843-1910 for more information on the health fair.
The Art & History Museums –Maitland’s (A&H) program Ladies’ Art Lounge continues on Friday, February 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center, Studio 4, located at 231 W. Packwood Ave. in Maitland. Ladies’ Art Lounge is designed for women who want an evening out with friends where they can talk, have a glass of wine, and learn something new in a casual and fun atmosphere. The Feb. 1 program is led by A&H Artist-In-Action Whitney Broadaway, who presents a printmaking activity: Plexiglas Monoprints. Admission is $20 for A&H members and $25 for not-yet-members. Pre-registration is required. A cash wine bar is available, and outside alcohol is not permitted. To register, visit www.ArtandHistory.org, or call 407-539-2181, extension 265.
The sixth annual Out Of The Darkness Community Walk will be Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. around Lake Baldwin. More than 1,000 walkers participated in last year’s event, which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to fund research, education, and survivor and awareness programs — both to prevent suicide and to assist those affected by suicide. The walk begins at 2420 Lakemont-Travelers Insurance Building. Visit www.tinyurl.com/Orlando-OutOfTheDarkness-Walk for more information on the walk.
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view, will return to Orlando by popular demand for two performances only. The limited engagement will run at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St. in Orlando, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Visit screwtapeonstage.com for more information.
The Florida Hospital Lady Track Shack 5K will take place Saturday, Feb. 2 at Mead Garden in Winter Park at 1385 S. Denning Drive. The event, which will benefit the Florida Hospital Breast Cancer Care Fund, will begin with a 3.1 mile Run & Walk at 7:30 a.m. for women only, followed by a Kids’ Run at 8:45 a.m. Registration is required. Visit www.trackshack.com for more information on the event.
At the first event of the season at Winter Park Institute at Rollins College, Dr. Donald Johanson, award-winning paleoanthropologist, will review clues about human origins now and highlight his discovery of Lucy during his presentation, “The Origins of Humankind: The View from Africa,” in the Tiedtke Concert Hall at Rollins College on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.
During Black History Month 2013, The Center for Contemporary Dance will present "Moore Dance Project's Sacred Slave Stories," a contemporary ballet inspired by historic interviews with formerly-enslaved African Americans, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Trinity Preparatory School, located at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane in Winter Park. Tickets are $17 for general and $15 for children under 12, seniors 60 and older, and college students. Tickets can be purchased by calling (407) 695-8366 or online at www.thecenterfordance.org
In partnership with the Orange County SHINE Program, the Maitland Senior Center, located at 345 Maitland Avenue South will offer free unbiased counseling on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. Counseling is first-come, first-served, and individuals must bring with them a list of their medications or Rx bottles, insurance card, and red, white and blue Medicare card.
"The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" will be playing Jan. 24 through Feb. 24 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. The production is perfect for all ages and will be performed in the style of Disney’s The Lion King or Animal Kingdom’s Finding Nemo: The Musical, with all of Dr. Dolittle’s animal friends portrayed by live actors with puppets. Visit Orlandorep.com for more information.
“Sewn Together: Photographic Quilts Reflecting the Historic Family Ties of Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park” will be on exhibit beginning Friday, Jan. 18 through Saturday, April 13 at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, a program of Crealdé School of Art. An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center located at 642 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park. All events are free and open to the public. The center is open Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m., Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the Hannibal Square Heritage Center at 407-539-2680 or visit www.hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org for more information.
Yuanyan (Anne) Huang, a student of Chinese martial arts for 18 years and four-time champion of Anhui Province, China, will teach seven sessions of this ancient Chinese routine 6-7 p.m. Monday nights through Feb. 25 at the Winter Park Public Library Community Room. The sessions are limited to 14 particpants, seven of which must be pre-paid in order to hold the class. Seven sessions will cost $35 for institute members and $56 for nonmembers. There will be a $10 drop-in class fee. Call 407-623-3314 for more information on the sessions.
The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center will be hosting the exhibit “The Plot: A Graphic History of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion” from Jan. 1 until March 20. It is open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. No admission is charged, and reservations are not necessary except for school groups. More information is available online at holocaustedu.org, or by calling 407-628-0555.
The Maitland Public Library is holding the following events: Preschool Stories every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Then on Thursdays, take a Walk around the Lake at 6:30 a.m. followed by Babytime from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and then reading buddies from 4 to 5 p.m. Contact John Guess at JGuess@maitlandpl.org for more information.