Winter Park Florida | February events 2017

Autumn Art Festival Meeting

 

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The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival Committee works year-round to produce a world-class festival featuring Florida artists each fall. New members are welcome to join the committee and find ways to network, volunteer and connect with local businesses.

Date :
Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 from 8 :15 am to 9 am

Event location :
Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
151 West Lyman Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
USA

Contact : Kristen Quinones
Phone contact : 407-644-8281
Email : kquinones@winterpark.org

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Tyke Hikes at Mead Botanical Garden

 

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Encourage your tyke’s curiosity about nature and the great outdoors!
Children 3 – 5 years old and their grown-up are invited to join us for our new Tyke Hike fun! Guided by Ms. Linda Jakubisin, little explorers will experience a fun hike through the Garden and a nature activity and/or craft. New nature experiences each week with themes such as leaves, trees, birds, wildlife, ponds, plants, bugs and the shapes and colors found in nature, often right under our feet.

 

Dates: Every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
January 18 – May 24, 2017 No hike on March 22
Meet at the Little Amphitheatre.
Please visit the page http://meadgarden.org/join-our-tyke-hikes for more info.

Cost: Just $10 per hiker, per session*

Children 3 – 5 years old and their grown-up are invited to join us for our new Tyke Hike fun! Guided by Ms. Linda Jakubisin, little explorers will experience a fun hike through the Garden and a nature activity and/or craft. New nature experiences each week with themes such as leaves, trees, birds, wildlife, ponds, plants, bugs and the shapes and colors found in nature, often right under our feet.
Pre-registration is preferred to ensure your child’s space. Or, you may register onsite the day of each Tyke Hike. We only have room for 12 hikers. Children are welcomed on a first-come, first served basis. Reserve your space by emailing info@meadgarden.org.
*Tyke Hikes take place rain or shine! Please dress your child for weather.
*In the case of severe weather, activities will be held indoors.
*Closed-toed shoes are best for hikes, running and playing. We may get dirty!
*Younger or older siblings are welcome to tag along, but are the responsibility of the grownup.

Each hike includes specific learning experiences and activities about the topic theme. Children collect souvenirs and take home a craft each week. Themes for January & February include:

Feb. 1 Tree Cookies Tell A Great Story
Feb. 8 Hear, Hear the Intriguing Sounds of Nature
Feb. 15 Gifts of Trees – Musical Instruments
Feb. 22 Our Gifts to Nature

Date :
Feb 1,8,15,22, 2017 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Event location :
Mead Botanical Garden
1300 S. Denning Dr.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
Phone contact : 407-599-3397
Website : http://www.meadgarden.org/

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Winter Park Sunday Running Group

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The Winter Park Sunday Running Group has been a source of pleasant running experiences and friendships for hundreds of runners over 40 years. We encourage and welcome runners of all ages and speeds to join us on the course which offers exceptional scenery throughout Winter Park. The most popular distances range from five to ten miles, but the course easily accommodates shorter loops of three or four miles. It is our policy to ensure that people new to the group are warmly welcomed and that they do not get lost on the course.

 

Date:
Sundays, February 5,12,19,26, 2016 at  7 a.m – Weekly on the same day

 

Where :
Park Avenue & Welbourne Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Email : jackgallagher534@gmail.com
Website: http://www.orlandorunnersclub.org/about-this-theme

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Orlando Gay Chorus

 

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“Once upon a time, Love was just a fairy tale for the LGBT Community. Come join members of the Orlando Gay Chorus as they celebrate Love, and tell their own tales in this evening of cabaret performances featuring classic love songs, Broadway show tunes and more with a fairy tale twist!”
Cost : $20.

Date :
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 from 8-10:30 pm

Event location :
Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts
1905 Kentucky Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Phone Contact : 407-636-9951
Website : http://bluebambooartcenter.com/

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Valentines’s Day Celebration

 

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Valentine’s Day is a time when people show feelings of love, affection and friendship. It is celebrated in many ways worldwide and falls on February 14, each year.

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for people to tell somebody that they love them in a romantic way. It falls on February 14, the name day of two saints, St Valentine of Rome and St Valentine of Terni. In pre-Christian times, the middle of February was a time of pagan fertility festivals in Europe and allegedly the time when birds chose a mate.

Many people give gifts to loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Common gifts are:
•    Flowers, particularly red roses.
•    Chocolates and/or candy.
•    Teddy bears.
•    Toy hearts.
•    Sparkling wine.
•    Cosmetics.
•    Clothing, including lingerie.
•    Jewelry.

Many people also thought that birds chose their mates at this time of year. Around the year 1380, the English poet Chaucer wrote a poem for the first anniversary of the engagement of King Richard II to Anne of Bohemia. This is thought to be the first association between celebrations of romantic love and St Valentine’s Day on February 14. The connection remained important throughout the middle ages.

The most common symbols of Valentine’s Day are heart shapes, which are used to decorate many things, including cards, trees, wrapping paper, cookies and gift boxes. Other symbols associated with February 14 are pairs of birds, cute teddy bears, Cupid and his arrows and couples kissing or embracing. The colors red and pink are often associated with Valentine’s Day.

 

Date :
Feb 14, 2017 @ all day

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