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Winter Park Florida | September events 2017

Happy Labour day!

 

 

Labour Day (Labor Day in the United States) is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. For most countries, Labour Day is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers’ Day, which occurs on 1 May.
In Canada and the United States, Labour Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September and considered the unofficial end of summer, with summer vacations ending and students returning to school around then.

The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal for the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations”, followed by a festival for the workers and their friends and families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the Labor movement.

Labor Day is called the “unofficial end of summer” because it marks the end of the cultural summer season. Many take their two-week vacations during the two weeks ending Labor Day weekend. Many fall activities, such as school and sports begin about this time.

 

Date :

Monday, September 4, 2017 | all day

 

Event location :
Winter Park, FL

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Winter Park Sunday Running Group

 

 

 

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, September 3, 10,17,24, 2017 at  7 a.m – Weekly on the same day

 

Event location:

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

 

Contact :

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

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Sip, Shop & Stroll – September Edition

 

 

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Merchants Association invite you to sip, stroll and experience the charm of Park Avenue. Spend the evening on a unique wine walk and stroll to your favorite Park Avenue area shops and restaurants.  Discover new merchants, check out the latest fashions, gift ideas and seasonal menus. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres along the way. 

Tickets

Tickets are $25 each and reservations are strongly encouraged as the event often sells out in advance. Tickets will not be mailed, confirmations will be emailed for registrations submitted through PayPal. Online registration will close at noon on Thursday, September 14, or earlier in the event of a sell out.

Check-in will be held at at the corner of Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard on September 14, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Attendees will receive their wine glass and passport at check-in. Guests must check-in by 7 p.m.

 

Date :

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 5 to 8 pm

 

Event location:

W Morse Blvd, Winter Park,
FL 32789, United States

 

Contact :

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
151 West Lyman Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Phone contact: +1 407-644-8281
Website: http://www.winterpark.org/

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Popcorn Flicks in the Park presents “the spy who loved me”

 

Roger Moore Tribute Film

This film is a part of our Popcorn Flicks series, which takes place in Central Park, Winter Park once a month and it’s FREE and open to the public!

In a globe-trotting assignment that has him skiing off the edges of cliffs and driving a car deep underwater, British super-spy James Bond (Roger Moore) unites with sexy Russian agent Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) to defeat megalomaniac shipping magnate Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens), who is threatening to destroy New York City with nuclear weapons. Bond’s most deadly adversary on the case is Stromberg’s henchman, Jaws (Richard Kiel), a seven-foot giant with terrifying steel teeth.

 

Date :

Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 8 to 10 pm

 

Event location:

Central Park main stage
Park Avenue & Garfield Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 407-629-0054
Website: http://enzian.org/films/special-programs/popcorn-flicks/

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Spotlight Cabaret Series with Janine Klein

 

 

Janine Klein returns to The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series with her latest debut solo cabaret. Playhouse patrons will remember Janine from her previous cabaret, Let’s Fall In Love, and Mainstage performances of Ruthless! and Isn’t It Romantic? A Tribute to Rodgers & Hart. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on the piano. These popular cabarets sell out quickly so get your tickets today!

This unique form of entertainment showcases a different professional singer each month up front in the beautiful lobby bar. A truly “New York-style” cabaret, each performance is approximately 55 minutes in length with no intermission. Doors open at 6:30pm for General Seating.

$20 General Admission (1 drink minimum) $10 Standing Room Only *Please note: Standing Room Only tickets will not be sold until all the General Admission tickets are sold out.

After choosing the number of tickets needed, you will be asked to choose a drink option ($8 premium alcohol, $6 standard alcohol, $3 non-alcohol) prior to purchase.

 

Date :

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm

 

Event location:

Winter Park Playhouse
711 Orange Ave. Suite C
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 407-645-0145
Website: http://www.winterparkplayhouse.org/

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Book discussion: the case against Sugar

 

 

“The Case Against Sugar,” by Gary Taubes, one of America’s most honored science writers. The author takes a hard look at the role of sugar in our diet and an even harder look at the economic and political forces working to keep it there. In his view, sugar is the tobacco of the 21st century, a dangerous substance that is making us all sick.

 

Date :

Monday, September 25, 2017 from 1 to 2 pm

 

Event location:

University Club of Winter Park
841 North Park Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 407-644-6149
E-mail: info@uclubwp.org
Website: http://www.uclubwp.org/

 

 

Winter Park Florida | August events 2017

Some enchanted evening : the Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

 

 

Spend an evening harkening to the days of sophistication in the intimate setting of the No Exit Cafe and celebrate the 20th Century Broadway icons and giants of musical theatre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Featuring a collection of 34 well-loved songs from Broadway classics that have forever defined the genre including Carousel, Cinderella, The King and I, Oklahoma, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and more!

 

Ticket Pricing:
$42 Evening
$39 Senior Evening (62 and over)
$32 Matinee
$15 Student (11-25 years old)
$15 Industry (Entertainment Professional)
Note: Student and Industry must show ID. Special Rates: $20 Thursday Night & Friday Matinee Preview (Opening Week)

Fee: $15 – $42

 

Date :

SHOWTIMES:

Week 8/3/17 – Thur @ 2 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.
Week 8/10/17 – Thur @ 2 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.
Week 8/17/17 – Thurs @ 2 p.m., Fri @ 7:30 p.m., Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.

 

Event location:

Winter Park Playhouse
711 Orange Ave. Suite C
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone call: 407-645-0145

Website: http://www.winterparkplayhouse.org/

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Coffee Talk featuring Commissioner Greg Seidel

 

 

If you have a latté beans to grind or you simply want to espresso your thoughts, CoffeeTalk may be the cup for you. This free, popular CoffeeTalk series gives the community an opportunity to sit down and talk with the Mayor, City Commissioners, and City Manager over a cup of coffee provided by Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen. CoffeeTalk provides a more informal setting to share ideas, concerns and thoughts with city leaders. We hope to see you at CoffeeTalk!

 

Date :

Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 9 to 10 am

 

Event location:

Winter Park Welcome Center
151 W. Lyman Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 407-644-8281

Website: https://cityofwinterpark.org/visitors/welcome-center-and-chamber-of-commerce/

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 Winter Park Sunday Running Group

 

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, August 6,13,20,27, 2017 at  7 a.m – Weekly on the same day

 

Event location:

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

 

Contact :

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

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 Popcorn Flicks in the Park

 

featuring “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

This film is a part of Popcorn Flicks series, which takes place in Central Park, Winter Park once a month and it’s FREE and open to the public!

Harry Potter’s (Daniel Radcliffe) third year at Hogwarts starts off badly when he learns deranged killer Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escaped from Azkaban prison and is bent on murdering the teenage wizard. While Hermione’s (Emma Watson) cat torments Ron’s (Rupert Grint) sickly rat, causing a rift among the trio, a swarm of nasty Dementors is sent to protect the school from Black. A mysterious new teacher helps Harry learn to defend himself, but what is his secret tie to Sirius Black?

Presented by Winter Park CRA and produced by Enzian Theater. This film series features classic films for the whole family. We encourage you to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join us. Free popcorn for everyone!

 

Date :

Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 8 to 10 pm

 

Event location:

Central Park main stage
Park Avenue & Garfield Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 407-629-0054

Website: http://enzian.org/films/special-programs/popcorn-flicks/

 

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Florida Festival of New Musicals

 

 

The Winter Park Playhouse has jumped into the national spotlight as it launches the 1st Annual Florida Festival of New Musicals, a nationally-recognized festival new to the state and the nation. The Festival has been created to advance and elevate the original American art form of musical theatre by fostering the development of new musicals and the artistic growth of writers and composers. The festival will run August 24-27, 2017.

The Florida Festival of New Musicals is a 4-day event that will showcase six brand new, never-before-produced musical works and connect writers and composers with professional producers and directors. The first act of each selected musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians.

The festival is led by Playhouse Artistic Director Roy Alan. It will be the first of its kind in the region, similar to musical theatre festivals featuring new works that take place in New York City, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. It will provide a unique insight into how a new musical comes to life.

New musical submissions from writers and composers around the country were accepted between September and December 2016. Each submitted application was read, evaluated and critiqued by a panel of industry professionals. The panel made their final selection of six musicals in May 2017. Along with members of the artistic community, the general public is encouraged and invited to attend and be engaged in this unique and exciting theatrical experience.

Tickets are $10 per new musical or $50 for a 6-show Festival Fun Pass.

 

Date :

Thursday, August 24 to Sunday, August 27, 2017

 

Event location:

711 Orange Avenue, Suites B & C,

Winter Park, FL 32789

 

Contact :

E-mail: mail@winterparkplayhouse.org

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Winter Park Florida | July events 2017

Winter Park Sunday Running Group

 

 

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, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 at  7 a.m – Weekly on the same day

 

Event location:

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

 

Contact :

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

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Independance Day

 

 

Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as “the Fourth of July”. It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States.

Independence Day is a day of family celebrations with picnics and barbecues, showing a great deal of emphasis on the American tradition of political freedom. Activities associated with the day include watermelon or hotdog eating competitions and sporting events, such as baseball games, three-legged races, swimming activities and tug-of-war games.

Many people display the American flag outside their homes or buildings. Many communities arrange fireworks that are often accompanied by patriotic music. The most impressive fireworks are shown on television. Some employees use one or more of their vacation days to create a long weekend so that they can escape the heat at their favorite beach or vacation spot.

 

Date :

July 4, 2017 | all day

 

Event location:

Winter Park Community Center
721 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 407-599-3275
Website: https://cityofwinterpark.org/departments/parks-recreation/programs-activities-events/community-center/

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Watermelon 5k

 

 

About this Event

Start your Independence Day the right way with a 5k! Join friends, family and neighbors for a morning celebration featuring ice cold watermelon and American pride.

Florida Hospital is happy to sponsor this 5k in support of our military veterans. Florida Hospital employs large numbers of veterans in all areas of the organization, from doctors and nurses to chaplains to senior executives. The discipline, dedication and leadership shown by our veteran employees are invaluable in carrying out Florida Hospital’s mission.

Military Personnel and family receive a $10 discount (through July 2) and a special bib!

Restrictions- Safety is our first priority!

Bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. The use of headphones is discouraged. For more details, please visit: http://trackshack.com/events-detail.php?id=114.

 

Date :

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 7 am
6:45 am: Team Challenge Winner Announcement
7:00 am: 5k (3.1 miles)
8:00 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
8:15 am: FREE Kids’ Run
Please arrive 45 min. to an hour early!

 

Event location:

251 Park Avenue South
Winter Park, FL 32789
Park Avenue in Winter Park, FL

 

Contact :

Website: http://experienceparkavenue.com/

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Popcorn Flicks in the Park

 

 

featuring beauty and the beast.

This film is a part of our Popcorn Flicks series, which takes place in Central Park, Winter Park once a month and it’s FREE and open to the public!

An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle’s servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O’Hara) enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.

USA, 1991, 84 minutes, Rated G, Directed by Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise

 

Date :

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 8 to 10 pm

 

Event location:

Central Park main stage
Park Avenue & Garfield Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

407-629-0054
Event Website : http://enzian.org/film/the-producers/

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CoffeeTalk featuring City Manager Randy Knight

 

 

If you have a latté beans to grind or you simply want to espresso your thoughts, CoffeeTalk may be the cup for you. This free, popular CoffeeTalk series gives the community an opportunity to sit down and talk with the Mayor, City Commissioners, and City Manager over a cup of coffee provided by Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen. CoffeeTalk provides a more informal setting to share ideas, concerns and thoughts with city leaders. We hope to see you at CoffeeTalk!

 

Date :

Friday, July 28, 2017 from 8 to 9 am

 

Event location:

Winter Park Welcome Center
151 W. Lyman Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 407-644-8281
Website: https://cityofwinterpark.org/visitors/welcome-center-and-chamber-of-commerce/

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Winter Park Florida | May events 2017

Winter Park Family Friendly Ride

 

 

Bring the entire family, invite your friends & neighbors – all ages are welcome! Want to volunteer for the event instead? We need your help too! Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 3 to trafficguy@cityofwinterpark.org or 407-599-3233.

This 5.5 mile ride beginning at Cady Way goes to Lake Baldwin Park and back to Cady Way Park. Riders 16 years of age & under MUST wear a helmet.

 

Date :

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8 am

 

Event location:

Cady Way Park
2525 Cady Way
Winter Park, FL 32792 United States

 

Contact :

Website: https://cityofwinterpark.org/departments/parks-recreation/parks-playgrounds/parks/cady-way/

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Winter Park Sunday Running Group

 

 

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, May 7, 14, 21 28, 2017 at  7 a.m – Weekly on the same day

 

Event location:

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

 

Contact :

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

 

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Popcorn Flicks in the Park

 

 

featuring “North by Northwest”. This film is a part of our Popcorn Flicks series, which takes place in Central Park, Winter Park once a month and it’s FREE and open to the public!

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm’s associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm’s henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.

USA, 1959, 136 minutes, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Presented by Winter Park CRA and produced by Enzian Theater. This film series features classic films for the whole family. We encourage you to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join us. Free popcorn for everyone!

 

Date :

Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm

 

Event location:

Central Park main stage
Park Avenue & Garfield Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

407-629-0054
Event Website : http://enzian.org/film/the-producers/

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Don’t Pitch It – Fix It

 

WINTER PARK, Fla., an internationally recognized ICMA Excellence Award winner with accredited fire – rescue, police, and parks & recreation agencies (April 12,2017) – The City of Winter Park and Winter Park Public Library will partner to host the very first “Don’t Pitch it, Fix it” Workshop Saturday, May 13, from noon to 4 p.m., at Winter Park Public Library located at 460 E. New England Ave.

This unique community event will provide the opportunity for residents to have broken items repaired by skilled volunteers and/or swap items with other members of the community. The workshop is designed to support the city’s Sustainability Action Plan by reducing the daily consumption of goods in homes, encouraging recycling, helping to save money through trade, and learning valuable skills and resources from volunteers within the community. Items that may be considered for fixing or swapping include clothing, eye glasses, bicycles, furniture, electronics, tools, fishing poles and much more. Services are subject to change or increase.

For more information or to volunteer to fix items, please call Jody at 407 – 623 – 3300 , ext. 122.

 

Date :

Saturday, May 13, 2017

 

Event location:

Winter Park Public Library
460 E. New England Avenue
Winter Park, Florida

 

Contact :

Website: wppl.org

or visit https://cityofwinterpark.org/docs/media/press-releases/city-generated/dont-pitch-it-fix-it-2017-05-13.pdf

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The Winter Park Playhouse presents “Murder for Two”

 

 

Everyone is a suspect in this hilarious murder mystery with a twist. One actor plays the investigator-the other plays 13 suspects and both play the piano throughout! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs!

SHOWTIMES
Week 5/11 – Thur @ 7:30 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Week 5/18 – Thur @ 2 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.
Week 6/1 – Thur @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Fri @ 7:30 p.m., Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.
Week 6/7 – Weds & Thurs @ 2 p.m., Fri @ 7:30 p.m., Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.

The Winter Park Playhouse is Central Florida’s only professional musical theatre and affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association.

Fee: $15 – $40.

 

Date :

May 11,12,13,18,19,20,21,28, 2017

 

Event location:

The Winter Park Playhouse
711 Orange Ave., Suite C
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 407-645-0145

Website: http://www.winterparkplayhouse.org/

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Happy Mother’s Day

 

 

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.

 

Background
Early Mother’s Day celebrations can be dated back to the spring celebrations to honor Rhea, the Mother of the Gods, in ancient Greek civilization, according to some sources. Later, Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom was traditionally a day for people to visit the church where they were baptized, although it now also celebrates motherhood in modern times.

Symbol
Early celebrations of Mother’s Day originated from Canada’s neighboring country, the United States. Carnations are a popular Mother’s Day symbol in both Canada and the United States. Some people may choose to wear a carnation as a brooch on Mother’s Day. However, other flowers are also given to mothers or mother figures to symbolize one’s love and appreciation for them.

What do people do on Mother’s day?
Many people remember their mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day.
Some people give cards, flowers, or chocolates, and/or make handmade items or special meals on Mother’s Day. Others take their mothers or mother figures to the movies, a restaurant, café, or a day in a park. Some mothers and mother figures also receive special gifts such as jewelry, clothing, accessories, and gift vouchers for services or products.

Mother’s Day falls on different days depending on the countries where it is celebrated. It is held on the second Sunday of May in many countries, such as Australia, Canada and the United States. It is held exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday in the United Kingdom. Sundays are usually non-school and non-working days in these countries.

 

Date:

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | all day

 

 

Winter Park Florida | April events 2017

33rd Annual All British Car Show

 

 

The 33rd Annual All British Car Show will be held at Mead Botanical Garden on April 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free but there is a small fee to enter a British car in the show.

 

Date :

Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8 am to 3 pm

 

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/
http://www.allbritishcarclub.com/

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14th Annual « Trees for Peace »

A tree planting project

The City of Winter Park and the Multifaith Education Project are proud to announce the 14th annual Trees For Peace Interfaith Tree Planting Project. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the program will be led by Debbie Medina, director of the Multifaith Education Project. More than 50 students and faculty representing The Geneva School, Jewish Academy of Orlando, and Leaders Preparatory School, will join together to plant trees for peace.

Date :

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:30 am

Event location:

Phelps Park
1200 N. Phelps Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

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Winter Park Sunday Running Group

 

 

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, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 at  7 a.m – Weekly on the same day

 

Event location :
Park Avenue & Welbourne Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

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

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16th Annual Dinner on the Avenue

 

 

The City of Winter Park is proud to present the 16th Annual Dinner on the Avenue, a unique, fun-filled dining experience that has become the social event of the year. Gather a table of friends, family, co-workers or neighbors to dine under the stars on beautiful Park Avenue. Tables of eight (8) are available for just $125 each. Only the table, white linen tablecloth and chairs are provided – everything else is up to you. Get creative with table set-up and let your appetites decide whether you bring your own potluck dinner or hire a local caterer to satisfy your palate.

Creativity is encouraged and each group is challenged to develop its own unique look and individual décor. Awards will be presented to winners in various categories including most colorful, most elegant, most original, best TV/movie-themed and honorable mentions. The judging will begin at 7 p.m. sharp, and awards will be presented once the judges have decided on the winners.

Fee: $125.

 

Date :

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 6 to 10 pm

 

Event location:

Park Avenue & Morse Boulevard
North Park Avenue & West Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 407-599-3334

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The Great Duck Derby

 

 

Join the fun and races at The Great Duck Derby” – Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 am – 2 pm; gates open at 9:30 am. The Derby runs rain or shine! “The Great Duck Derby” is a family fun day at Mead Garden, featuring the famous little rubber duck races and tons of kid-friendly activities.                                

Activities include:
Duckoration station where kids get their race ducks ready, baby chick and bunny animal encounter, nature hikes and scavenger hunts, bounce houses, silly song sing-along with Mr. Harley, the Winter Park Fire Department’s big red engine, crafts and games, and more!  Free tree give away by the Winter Park Urban Forestry department.
Thanks to our fine flock of Duck Derby sponsors, it’s just $5 to adopt a race duck and all other activities are FREE!  Food, drinks and sweet treats, as well as Duck Derby t-shirts and whistles will be available for purchase. 

 

Date :

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm

 

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 Florida | March events 2017

9th Annual Fiddler’s Green 5K

 

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This fun run/walk is hosted by Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub. The race, which begins at 7:30 a.m., starts at Mead Garden and meanders though beautiful Winter Park, returning to finish at Mead Garden.  From there, the runners are invited back for a beer and some fun at Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub.

 

Date :

Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

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, March 5,12,19,26, 2017 at  7 a.m – Weekly on the same day

 

Event location :
Park Avenue & Welbourne Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

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

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Winter Park Wine and Dine

 

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Winter Park Events announces we have transitioned and rebranded the Orlando Chowder Festival to the Winter Park Wine & Dine Spring Event. Come join us to experience 30+ quality Orlando-area merchants offering complimentary food samples, hors d’oeuvres, craft beer and wine. Another great addition to the event is our VIP Wine and Dine Experience, tailored to the avid sommelier who enjoys the best of the best when it comes to grapes and oats.

With the purchase of our “Park Ave” VIP ticket, you will have access to an exclusive area at the event where unlimited full pours of fine wines, champagne, craft beers, and mixed cocktails will be served.

 

Date :

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm

 

Event location :

Winter Park Farmers’ Market
200 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :

Phone contact: 407-599-3341
Website: http://www.winterparkevents.com/cart/

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Popcorn Flicks in the Park

 

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Featuring the producers. Presented by Winter Park CRA and produced by Enzian Theater. This film series features classic films for the whole family. We encourage you to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join us. Free popcorn for everyone!

 

Date :
Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm

 

Event location :
Central Park main stage
Park Avenue & Garfield Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

 

Contact :
407-629-0054
Website : http://enzian.org/film/the-producers/

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St Patrick’s Day in Winter Park


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St Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to March 17 each year. It remembers St Patrick, a missionary who converted many of Ireland’s inhabitants to Christianity in the 5th century. His feast day also celebrates Irish culture.

St Patrick’s Day marks the feast day and anniversary of the death of a Christian missionary known as Patrick. He was born in the year 387, probably somewhere near the present day border between Scotland and England. At the age of 16, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. During this period, he became very religious and after six years he fled back to his family.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations were brought to Canada by Irish immigrants. The day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. In the rest of the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, it is celebrated, but is not an official holiday.
People who have an Irish background or enjoy Irish culture may hold Irish themed parties and serve traditional dishes, such as Colcannon or Irish stew. Colcannon is a dish of mashed potatoes mixed with kale or cabbage and Irish stew is traditionally made with lamb and root vegetables.

Symbol

The most widely-seen St Patrick’s Day symbols are the colors green, and sometimes orange, and the shamrock. The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland and a registered trademark of the Republic of Ireland. It is the leaf of the clover plant, which grows on the ground, often among grass and an Irish Catholic symbol of the Holy Trinity. It is sometimes confused with the four-leaf clover, which is a variety of the three-leaf clover and is thought to bring good luck.

 

Date :
Friday, March 17, 2017 | All day

 

Event location :
Winter Park, Florida

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Living Room Theater

 

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This intimate theatrical experience takes the audience on an emotional journey through a series of vignettes which reflect on humanity. Pensive to comical conversations, experimental performance and live instrumentals weave a story of struggle, raw truth and love. Experience “slice of life theater” which is always followed by a Q & A with the performers. Presented by the Elar Institute – Home of Humanistic Performance & Discovery.

 

Date :

Friday, March 24, 2017 from 8 to 9:30 pm

 

Event location :

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

 

Contact :

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

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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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Winter Park FL | January events 2017

23Winter in the Park 2017

The City of Winter Park will bundle up once again for “Winter in the Park,” the city’s annual holiday ice skating rink in Central Park West Meadow. Snowflakes of all ages and skill levels are invited to chill out as they glide, spin and turn!

Monday-Thursday :     3pm to 9pm
Friday :         3pm to 10pm
Saturday :         10 am to 10pm
Sunday :         noon to 8 pm

For a blizzard of 20 or more people, cool group discounts are available. If you are interested in bringing your whole igloo to celebrate birthdays, special events, private parties or corporate holiday gatherings, the rink is available for rental opportunities. Advance reservations are required for private party/groups to avoid an icy avalanche of skaters at the rink.

Date :
Sunday, January 1, 2017 – Daily until Sunday, January 8, 2017

Event location :
Central Park West Meadow in Downtown Winter Park
New York Avenue & Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
(407) 599-3334 or email NRG-Dance@hotmail.com
Website : https://cityofwinterpark.org/WITP

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29NGR Dance Classes

Ages 2-18
FREE Registration!
No registration fee through the month of January!
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, HipHop, Cheerleading, Tumbling, Modern, Lyrical, Expressive Dance

Date :
Thursday, January 5 to Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Event location :
Winter Park Community Center
721 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
(407) 519-0477 – Must call for schedules.
Website : www.NRG-DanceStudios.weebly.com

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26Urban Fitness Ride 2017

An event by Breakaway Bicycles. Looking to get a good workout, but don’t want to worry about getting left behind or lost? We have the perfect ride for you! Breakaway Bicycles hosts a Thursday night Urban Fitness Ride. This ride is geared towards all us tweeners that want a workout, but aren’t quite up to that fast and furious pace! Pace will range from 15-18 mph for approximately 15 miles through Winter Park. The route is subject to change every week. Recommended bikes are mountain bikes, cross bikes, and hybrids. Ride leaves at 6:30 pm.

Date :
Thursdays, January 5,12,19, 26, 2017 from 6:30 to 7 :30 pm

Event location :
Breakaway Bicycles
141 Lincoln Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact :
407-622-2453
Facebook page : http://www.facebook.com/breakawaybicycles

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24Winter Park Sunday Running Group

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, January 8,15,22,29, 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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2516th Annual Dinner on the Avenue

Tables will go on sale Monday, January 9, at 8 a.m. at the Winter Park Community Center located at 721 W. New England Ave. The event will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Gather a table of friends, family, co-workers or neighbors to dine under the stars on beautiful Park Avenue. Tables of eight (8) are available for just $125 each. Only the table, white linen tablecloth and chairs are provided – everything else is up to you. Get creative with table set-up and let your appetites decide whether you bring your own potluck dinner or hire a local caterer to satisfy your palate.
Creativity is encouraged and each group is challenged to develop its own unique look and individual décor. Awards will be presented to winners in various categories including most colorful, most elegant, most original, best TV/movie-themed and honorable mentions. The judging will begin at 7 p.m. sharp, and awards will be presented once the judges have decided on the winners.

Date :
Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8 am

Event location :
Winter Park Community Center
721 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
407-599-3275
Website : https://cityofwinterpark.org/departments/parks-recreation/recreation-sports/community-center/

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27Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Featuring the producers. Presented by Winter Park CRA and produced by Enzian Theater. This film series features classic films for the whole family. We encourage you to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join us. Free popcorn for everyone!

Date :
Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm

Event location :
Central Park main stage
Park Avenue & Garfield Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
407-629-0054
Website : http://enzian.org/film/the-producers/

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28Park Avenue 5K Run/Walk

An event by Florida Hospital. Runners and walkers can get a healthy start to the New Year by participating in the Park Ave 5k! Celebrate the enjoyment of living a fit and healthy lifestyle by participating in this race through beautiful Winter Park!
COST
$33 through December 31
$36 from January 1-13
$40 race day at race site
$10 OFF! through January 13 at 7 p.m. for 17 & under and 65 & over

Date :
Saturday, January 14,2017 at 7:30 am

Event location :
Central Park
Park Avenue & Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
407-896-1160
Website : http://www.trackshack.com/

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31Yankee Doodle Dandy

A musical film about George M. Cohan. James Cagney, Joan Leslie, and Walter Huston star in this 1942 musical film about George M. Cohan, known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway.” Critics called the film “as entertaining as any top film musical ever made … James Cagney does a Cohan of which the original George M. might well be proud.” Others wrote: “Much of its entertainment value is due to the exceptionally fine performance of James Cagney, whose impersonation of Mr. Cohan is uncanny—his gestures, his talk, and his dancing, are done to perfection.” The film won Academy Awards for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” (James Cagney), “Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture” and “Best Sound, Recording.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at 7:00 p.m. A $5 donation is encouraged.

Date :
Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 6:30 to 9 pm

Event location :
University Club of Winter Park
841 North Park Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
407-620-0975
Website : http://www.uclubwp.org/

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32Why Do Fools fall in Love ?

Presented by the Winter Park Playhouse.

At an impromptu bachelorette party, best friends dive into age-old questions about love, marriage and the dating game. This musical comedy reaffirms that true friendship will unveil its everlasting strength. Featuring pop hits from the 1960’s including My Boy Lollipop, I Will Follow Him, Hey There Lonely Boy and Why Do Fools Fall in Love.

SHOWTIMES
Week 1/19 – Thur @ 7:30 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Week 1/26 – Thur @ 2 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.

FEES
$40 Evening; $36 Senior Evening (62 and over); $30 Matinee & “Third Thursday”; $15 Student (11-25 years old); $15 Industry (Entertainment Professional); Note: Student and Industry must show ID.  Special Rates: $20 Thursday Night & Friday Matinee Preview (Opening Week); $1 off Groups of 10 or more

The Winter Park Playhouse is Central Florida’s only professional musical theatre and affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association.

Date :
January 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2017

Event location :
The Winter Park Playhouse
711 Orange Ave., Suite C
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
407-645-0145 – Must call for schedules.
Website : http://www.winterparkplayhouse.org/ or https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=61075 for tickets and performances.

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30Gladdening Light Symposium 2017

Our world today is divided, bifurcated between the zero-sum binaries of win/lose, good and evil, either/or, profane and holy. Franciscan activist Richard Rohr invites us to see beyond these social entrapments toward the beauty of paradox, a hopeful horizon of unitive consciousness where everything belongs. He will be joined by Haitian surrealist painter Frantz Zephirin. It will begin with an opening reception January 26, 2017, at 6 p.m. and will run through January 29.

All events will occur within close proximity to downtown Winter Park and Rollins College. The cost is $330 for the entire weekend, although some lectures are priced separately. The Ó Súil-leabháin brothers will give a free performance Saturday at 8 p.m. in Tiedtke Concert Hall on the Rollins College campus.

Date :
Thursday, January 26, 2017 to Sunday, January 29, 2017

Event location :
Winter Park, Florida

Contact :
407-647-3963
Website : gladdeninglight.org

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December events | Winter Park

Winter on the Avenue

 

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The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and the City of Winter Park are proud to host “Winter on the Avenue,” a kickoff to the holiday season presented by Westminster Winter Park. The holiday street party will include a flurry of activities from 5 to 10 p.m. along Park Avenue and in Central Park. The annual tree lighting ceremony will be broadcast live at 5:15 p.m. on WFTV Channel 9, and will include performances by children’s choirs, and children’s activities. Bring the entire family for a night of holiday cheer to this free event!

Date :
Friday, December 2, 2016 from 5:15 pm to 10 pm

Event location :
Central Park
Park Avenue & Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

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Holiday Ice Skating Rink

 

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The City of Winter Park will bundle up once again for “Winter in the Park,” the city’s annual holiday ice skating rink in Central Park West Meadow. Snowflakes of all ages and skill levels are invited to chill out as they glide, spin and turn! Snow angels are invited to skate all day and admission includes skate rental.

Holiday music, games, carolers and so much more will flurry around you as you enjoy “Winter in the Park” during these hours:

Monday through Thursday  ›  3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday  ›  3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday  ›  10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday  ›  Noon to 8 p.m.

For a blizzard of 20 or more people, cool group discounts are available. If you are interested in bringing your whole igloo to celebrate birthdays, special events, private parties or corporate holiday gatherings, the rink is available for rental opportunities. Advance reservations are required for private party/groups to avoid an icy avalanche of skaters at the rink.

Date :
Saturday, December 3 to Saturday, December 31, 2016

Event location :
Central Park West Meadow in Downtown Winter Park
New York Avenue & Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
Please call at (407) 599-3334 or
visit https://cityofwinterpark.org/departments/parks-recreation/parks-playgrounds/central-park/ for more info

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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:
Sunday, December 4,11,18,25 2016 at 7 am

Where?
Park Avenue & Welbourne
Winter Park

Website:
https://cityofwinterpark.org/event/sunday-running-group/2016-08-07/

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21st annual Merry Tuba Christmas

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Enjoy the rich sounds of Christmas as tuba, euphonium, sousaphone & baritone players of all ages gather in Central Park to perform a FREE concert from the main stage beginning at 1 p.m.

Winter Park’s 21st annual Merry Tuba Christmas is a free one-hour concert that has become a staple on the holiday list of things to do. Take a break from shopping on the Avenue, and relax with loved ones to enjoy this annual event.

Registration is $10 for musicians and begins at 9 a.m. with rehearsal running from 10 am to 11:30 a.m. For more information please call 407-599-3463.

Date :
Saturday, December 17, 2016 @ 1 pm

Event location :
Central Park main stage
Park Avenue & Garfield Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
More info at www.gailrobertson.com

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Christmas Day

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Many Christians in Canada mark the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25, which is known as Christmas Day. It is a day of celebration when many Canadians exchange gifts and enjoy festive meals.

Many Canadians have a day off work on December 25 and many spend the day with close relatives or friends. It is customary to exchange gifts, enjoy a special festive meal and, perhaps, attend a special church service.

The traditions centered on Christmas gifts in Canada vary a lot between families. In some families, a mythical figure called Santa Claus brings gifts. He travels on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, enters homes via the chimney and leaves presents and candy in Christmas stockings or in a pile under the Christmas tree.

Symbols of Christmas Day

There are many symbols of Christmas. These include images of baby Jesus and the Holy family in the stable, stars and Christmas trees. Another important symbol of Christmas is Santa Claus. This is a mythical figure with origins in European, particularly British, Dutch and German, cultures. He is a jolly man who wears a red suit, has a long white beard, lives at the North Pole and travels in a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

Date :
Sunday, December 25, 2016

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