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City Commission Candidate Forum

Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 7:45 a.m.
Place: The Winter Park Welcome Center/ Chamber of Commerce
151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park, FL 32790

Do you have a question for the candidates? Click here to submit a question for our Government Affairs Committee to review.

More Info: City Commission Candidate Forum

Run 4 Love 4 Mile Presented by Florida Hospital

Run 4 Love 4 Mile Presented by Florida Hospital

Event Date:
02-13-2016 7:30 AM

Event Description:
Single? Married? It’s Complicated? This event is for everyone that has the love of running and walking or may just be discovering it. Bring your loves and experience the euphoria of a healthy lifestyle. Best outfit contest, SoleMate Challenge, and free kids’ run.

Date, Time & Location
Saturday, February 13, 2016
7:30 am: 5k
8:45 am: Healthy 100 Kids’ Run
9:00 am: Awards Presentation

Showalter Field
2525 Cady Way
Winter Park, FL 32792

Register at

6th Annual Pumpkin Run 5K to benefit the people of Haiti

pumpkin-runSaturday, November 14, 2015 | 7:30 AM | $30

This family-friendly event is a fundraiser for mission projects in Haiti and is sponsored by St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, St. Stephen Catholic Community and other friends of Haiti. Proceeds from the event will benefit the people of Haiti with health, education and economic development. Awards will be presented to the top male and female runners and competitive walkers and top three finishers for each age division. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

CoffeeTalk featuring City Manager Randy Knight

coffee-talk-2Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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, City Manager and Department Directors 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!

Winter Park’s 5th Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration

Veterans Day 2015 Logo

The city will present its 5th Annual Veterans Day Celebration to honor all of the veterans of Winter Park, Florida. The city calls all veterans that have served in any military campaign or military branch in honor of our nation’s freedom. This event pays tribute to their dedicated service to our country and the community is invited to join us in honoring these distinguished men and women.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the VFW Post 2093 Community Band will be entertaining guests as they visit with organizations and services that offer resources specifically for veteran needs. At 10 a.m., the official program will begin with musical tributes, anecdotal speakers including Lt. Chuck Nadd, and recognition of veterans according to the various military branches served.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 09:30 am

Business After Hours: Art Festival Kickoff Party

aaflogo42ndWHEN: October 8, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

WHERE: Mead Botanical Gardens
1500 South Denning Drive
Winter Park, FL 32789

COST: $5 for members, $15 for non-members

Mark your calendar for an outdoor networking event co-hosted by Mead Botanical Garden and WUCF-FM 89.9 Jazz & More to kick off Autumn Art Festival weekend.
There will be live Jazz with Larry McRae on bass, Jarvis Brown on keyboards, Gerald Law on drums and vocalist Cynthia Calhoun! Refreshments will be provided by Rogue Pub and Mitchell’s Fish Market!
Admission fee payable at the door.



Kristen Quinones

Park Avenue Fashion Week

Park Avenue Fashion Week

Date: Sunday, October 11th 2015 to Saturday, October 17th 2015

Place: Central Park

251 South Park Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789


Seating in rows 4-10

Invitation to all Park Avenue Fashion Week trunk shows,
boutique events and parties

Note: This year, all seating at Park Avenue Fashion Week
is assigned.

Park Avenue Fashion Week is a seven-day celebration of the local fashion retail and design community. For complete list of trunk shows, designer meet-and-greets, details on the Runway Show and tickets, visit

Each year, PAFW seeks out designers, design students and fashion aficionados to apply for the Emerging Designer Contest. This annual competition recognizes up-and-coming talent and challenges designers to a series of tasks to determine one winner that is announced the night of the main runway show.

Contestants will be asked to submit an application and sketches of their work, once chosen to compete in the Emerging Designer Competition, showcase three of their designs to an elite panel of judges followed with a Project Runway inspired challenge. Five semi-finalists will be announced at the Emerging Designer Fashion Show, then they will have to feature their Project Runway inspired challenge at the main runway show on October 17th. The winner will receive a month’s worth of showcasing in a PAFW boutique accompanied by a trunk show and professional photographs of their looks featured on the runway.

Business After Hours

Winter Park Chamber of CommerceBusiness After Hours

WHEN: September 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

WHERE: Park Plaza Gardens
319 South Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

COST: $5 for members, $15 non-members

Kristen Quinones


Park Plaza Gardens has served the Winter Park community for 30 years and looks forward to continuing the tradition of exceptional dining for 30 more! Enjoy an evening of networking, drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the atrium dining room.

Admission fee payable at the door.

Rummage Sale

Rummage SaleRummage Sale

The Woman’s Club of Winter Park will hold its Rummage Sale with all funds to be used for charitable giving.

Donations for the sale will be accepted between Monday, August 31 through Friday September 4, between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Woman’s Club of Winter Park
419 S. Interlachen Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
Cost: FREE

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste DisposalThe city in partnership with Waste Pro® for household hazardous waste and A1 Assets, Inc., for e-waste, will be offering waste disposal for all city residents at the Public Works Compound (1409 Howell Branch Road) directly behind Fire Station 64.

The following items will be accepted: fertilizers & pesticides, antifreeze, propane tanks, paint thinners, wet latex paint (dry latex paint is not hazardous waste and can go in trash), oil based paint (can be wet or dry), non-alkaline batteries (regular alkaline batteries can go in trash), gasoline, used engine oil, pool chemicals, household chemicals, tires (maximum of four), used motor oil, e-waste (computers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, FAX machines, CD players & stereos).

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Place: Public Works Compound
1409 Howell Branch Rd.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
Cost: FREE