Posts tagged ‘Winter Park FL’

“Winter on the Avenue” featuring the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

  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!



Friday, December 4, 2015
5:15 pm
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Event Location

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

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Christmas at the casa

Come celebrate the holidays with Casa Feliz at our sixth annual holiday open house. The event  is sponsored through a generous grant from Commerce National Bank and Trust in Winter Park. As in years past, guests can have photos taken with Santa, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, admire the beautiful Christmas decorations at Casa Feliz, and enjoy a quartet of Dickensian Carollers.  There is no charge to attend “Christmas at the Casa,” but a donation of $2 per person, or $5 per family is suggested. Professional photos with Santa will be available for $5. For additional information, contact Betsy Owens at 407-628-8196, or


Wednesday, December 2, 2015
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Event Location

Casa Feliz
656 N. Park Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32790 United States

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downtown-winter-park-16-lgA series of community workshops, will be presented by ACi
Architects, on behalf of the City of Winter Park and the Winter Park Public
Library. The purpose of the workshops is to gather insights and input from
Winter Park residents on the specific location, appearance and design of
the proposed new Winter Park Public Library and civic center facility.

Workshop attendees will explore and help create placemaking possibilities
that carefully integrate the new library/civic center within the northern
sector of Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The results of the workshops will
be integrated into conceptual designs to be presented to the residents and
City Commission.

*Community Workshop 1: Site Assessment & Placemaking Possibilities*

Saturday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to noon

*Lake Island Recreation Center, 450 Harper St.*

Delve into the opportunities and challenges presented by various sites
within the northern sector of Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. This workshop
will feature the expertise of Fred Kent and Elena Madison, executives with
the nonprofit Project for Public Spaces, an organization dedicated to
creating public places that foster great communities, parks and civic
spaces. Also facilitating will be Dr. Norman Jacknis of Columbia
University, a senior fellow at the Intelligent Community Forum, a
nationally recognized expert in the future of libraries, and a key advisor
to The Aspen Institute’s effort “Rising to the Challenge: Re-envisioning
Public Libraries.”

*Community Workshop 2: Building Design Possibilities*

Sunday, August 23, from 1 to 3 p.m.

*Rachael D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd.*

Participants will explore many different style options for the interior
and exterior design concepts and see how design elements can be integrated
into Morse Boulevard, surrounding neighborhoods, and the existing park.
Attendees will have an opportunity to express their preferences as to which
styles and characteristics work best with Winter Park’s unique
architectural character and vision for a new 21st century library and
civic center facility.

*Community Workshop 3: Community Findings & Direction*

Thursday, September 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

*Location TBD*

Participants will review the results of the placemaking and building
appearance workshops, and view a 2-D conceptual site plan as well as 3-D
conceptual building-site visualization that incorporates the community’s
input. Attendees will be encouraged to give feedback to help adjust the
concepts so they most accurately reflect the wants and needs of the Winter
Park community.

For more information about the workshops, please visit

Winter Park Upcoming Events



8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Rachel D. Murrah Civic


*Friday, 7/17 DIVE IN MOVIE featuring “Finding Nemo” by Disney –

7:30 to 10 p.m., Winter Park Community Center


*Thursday, 7/23 SALUTE TO BUSINESS “A Foundation of Strong Commerce”*

5:30 to 8 p.m., Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center



8 to 11 a.m., Central Park main stage



1 to 4 p.m., Winter Park Community Center



9 to 11 a.m., Mead Botanical Garden



8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Rachel D. Murrah Civic


*Tuesday, 8/4 MARKET 2 PARK (lunchtime)*

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shady Park at Hannibal



8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Rachel D. Murrah Civic


*Thursday, 8/6 MARKET 2 PARK (afternoon)*

4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Shady Park at Hannibal


*Thursday, 8/13 COFFEETALK featuring Commissioner Sarah Sprinkel*

8 to 9 a.m., Winter Park Welcome Center



8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Rachel D. Murrah Civic

City Blood Drive


Date: Monday, June 22, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Thank you for doing your part to help Florida Blood Centers. A critical number of voluntary donations are required every day to meet the need for blood.

We appreciate your lifesaving efforts. To donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds, and be in good health.

All donors must bring photo ID.

For more information please call 407-599-3506.

CoffeeTalk featuring Mayor Steve Leary





Date: Friday, June 12, 2015


Time: 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!



Popcorn Flicks in the Park

popcornPresented 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.

For more information please call 407-629-0054.

When: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM



June events at Crealdé School of Art


June 5
Crealdé 40th Anniversary Homecoming Exhibition Opening Reception
Crealdé-inspired artists who have taken classes here in the not too recent past and who have moved on to become exhibiting professional artists share current work and stories of how their artistic careers were influenced through experiences at the school. This exhibition is curated by Barbara Tiffany, Director, Painting & Drawing and Chair, Crealdé Gallery Committee. The opening reception Friday, June 5, coincides with the Annual Membership Meeting, from 7-7:30 p.m., followed by a reception until 9:30 p.m. The exhibition continues through August 15.

June 19
St. Augustine at 450: A Crealdé Documentary Project Opening Reception at Hannibal Square Heritage Center

The Photography Department, during a special master class, produced this exhibition of photographs and oral histories of the oldest city in the United States during its anniversary year. The exhibition examines the city’s past, its preservation efforts and its place as a tourist destination, college town and home to a diverse population. Produced and curated by documentary photographers and faculty members Peter Schreyer and Sherri Bunye. Reception 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 19. The exhibition continues through August 29.

June 26 – Crealdé Photography Guild presents Sherri Bunye in a discussion of her experiences teaching Crealdé’s Storytellers Teen Documentary Project. Join us on the last Friday of the month to share time with people that have a passion for photography. Presentations are 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792. For information, call 407-671-1886, or visit All events are free and Crealdé membership is encouraged.

Winter Park High School Bands Memorial Weekend Pops Concert

Friday, May 22, 2015 | 7:00 PM


The Winter Park High School Bands will present two concerts in May to finish the band program’s 75th anniversary season. The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Freshman Jazz Band will perform an array of music that showcases the bands tradition of musical excellence.

The Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 6, and will feature works by Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, and David Gillingham. It will also feature senior concerto winner Sara Nazarian on the Chaminade flute concerto.

The Memorial Weekend Pops Concert will be held on Friday, May 22, and will include lighter works by Frank Ticheli, Chuck Mangione, and John Philip Sousa. It will feature our second senior concerto winner, Matthew Mignardi, on the famous Carnival of Venice. The concert will conclude with a salute to our nation with performances of the Armed Forces Salute, America the Beautiful, and Stars and Stripes Forever!

Both concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Ann Derflinger Auditorium on the Winter Park High School main campus, 2100 Summerfield Road, Winter Park, FL 32792. Admission is free, and the public is warmly invited to attend.

The Winter Park High School bands are under the direction of Director Christopher Blackmer, and Associate Director Michael Clemente.

For more information about the Winter Park High School Band Program, please visit the website at Winter Park High School


Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Event Location

2100 Summerfield Road, Winter Park, FL 32792

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 | 10:00 AM


The Winter Park Playhouse, central Florida’s only professional musical theater, will offer this FREE performance of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. on the outdoor stage at The Winter Park Community Center’s Ruby Ball Amphitheater. The performance is sponsored by The Winter Park Rotary Foundation. The event is open to all and patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs (rain or shine) and enjoy this high-energy musical with family and friends.

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. is one of musical theater’s brightest and most innovative shows. Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970’s educational cartoon series, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. uses a wide array of musical styles to teach grammar, math, science, history and social studies.


Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Event Location
Winter Park Community Center
721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

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Phone: 407-599-3275