Latest Issue: February 2017

Pioneer Days February 25 & 26

Pioneer Days February 25 & 26

February 14 2017

Since 2014, the event has been held at CYPRESS GROVE PARK, which offers expanded opportunities for the public
to engage in local history and better amenities for our guests. For two days, the festival offers a wholesome, oldfashion
lifestyle experience full of family activities and entertainment. Demonstrations all day Saturday and Sunday
Pioneer Days provides educational opportunities in a weekend of fun. The public is invited to join in this event of
traditional pioneer crafts and demonstrations such as: historic encampments & reenactments, traditional music,
quilting, basketry & storytelling.

February 2017

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Community Calendar

Dinosaur Invasion,

Jan 13 2017

Ends in 2 months

Harry P. Leu Gardens presents, an outdoor exhibit of prehistoric creatures which will inhabit the gardens from January 13 – April 30, 2017. The exhibit will feature 13 life size dinosaurs ranging in sizefrom 14 inches to a massive 33 feet! Creator Guy Darrough is a well respected, accomplished fossil expert and collector who has worked in the paleontology field for over 40 years. He meticulously crafts each dinosaur for authenticity creating one of the most prominent dinosaur exhibits in the United States. Come and discover what life was like millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Pioneer Days

Feb 25 2017

Ends in about 20 hours

Pine Castle Pioneer Days is growing! Since 2014, the event has been held at CYPRESS GROVE PARK, which offers expanded opportunities for the public to engage in local history and better amenities for our guests. For two days, the festival offers a wholesome, oldfashion lifestyle experience full of family activities and entertainment. During the year the committee sponsors other community activities. Go to face book for ongoing announcements. Demonstrations All Day Saturday and Sunday Pioneer Days provides educational opportunities in a weekend of fun. We invite you to join us in this event of traditional pioneer crafts and demonstrations such as: Historic Encampments & Reenactments Traditional Music Quilting Basketry Storytelling

Retired Educator March Meeting

Mar 02 2017

The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, March 2, 10:00 AM, at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton Street, Orlando, for a program on “Farm to Table” and for Election of Officers. Call 407-677-0446. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.

Cornerstone Charter Academy Production of “Hairspray”

Mar 03 2017

Ends in 20 days

Come see the coolest kids in town! Based on the 1988 Jon Waters film. This award winning musical features 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues.Don’t miss this amazing show in the Cornerstone Charter Academy Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door or online at http://www.cornerstonecharter.com/apps/news/show_

Movies in the Park

Mar 03 2017

7:30 pm Experience movies outdoors in Orlando’s most beautiful garden! Leu Gardens offers an amazing and unique setting to see a classic or current feature film. This month’s feature film is Jurassic Park. Movie goers may bring dinner picnics including alcohol and seating (chairs or blanket) then sit back and enjoy an outdoor movie. Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. Garden admission: $6 adult, $3 child. For more information please contact the Leu Gardens at 407.246.2620 or visit leugardens.org.

Jazz in the Park

Mar 04 2017

4-7pm At Cypress Grove Park, hosted by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, bands will include Jazzway Express, Dimas Sanchez Quartet, The Dave Capp Project, and Matt the Saxman. Community and service organizations that volunteer their time to make Orange County a better place to live – such as Rotary, Kiwanis, American Red Cross, volunteer groups and HOAs – are invited to be recognized by the Mayor; groups should call to participate. Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando, free, 407-836-6257.

Jazz in the Park

Mar 04 2017

4-7pm At Cypress Grove Park, hosted by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, bands will include Jazzway Express, Dimas Sanchez Quartet, The Dave Capp Project, and Matt the Saxman. Community and service organizations that volunteer their time to make Orange County a better place to live – such as Rotary, Kiwanis, American Red Cross, volunteer groups and HOAs – are invited to be recognized by the Mayor; groups should call to participate. Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando, free, 407-836-6257.

Story Time at Leu Gardens

Mar 06 2017

Harry P. Leu Gardens offers free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. Story Time provided by the Orange County Library System. 10:00 am - 10:15 am Infant Time (up to 18 months) 10:20 am - 10:35 am Toddler Time (18 mos - 2 yrs) 10:40 am - 11:00 am Preschool Time (3-5 year olds). Visit www.leugardens.org/category/events/ for more events and information.

Public Records Forum

Mar 09 2017

6:00 p.m. Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell invites you to attend the next Legal Matters Forum – Public Records: What’s Confidential and What’s Not, in the Orange County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room. The forum will help educate the public on what information is confidential and what information is not. There will also be a demonstration on how to search court records online using the my eClerk website, and how to request certified copies of records like marriage licenses and final judgments. All forums are free to attend. For more information, and to register for the next Legal Matters forum on public records, go to www.myorangeclerk.com.

Conway United Methodist Church Youth Rummage Sale 

Mar 11 2017

Ends in 15 days

Friday, March 11th – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, March 12th – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm In The Family Life Center at the Azelia Park United Methodist Church, 50 Willow Drive, Orlando 32807 (North of 408 on Semoran/436, turn East at Dahlia, right on Willow) SPECIAL DRAWING FOR A DOLL HOUSE. Bargains Galore, Great Treasures, Great Fun!!

The Conway Community Market at Barber Park

Mar 19 2017

Come discover your neighbors’ hidden talents as they showcase their talents and wares at the Conway Community Market.

Boots & Blues Concert

Apr 01 2017

7:00 – 10:00 pm Join us for an amazing concert evening of blues, soul and country throughout Orlando’s most beautiful 50- acre botanical gardens! Leu Gardens will be putting on a twist to the Boots & Blues Concert with performances by Gainesville’s popular country group, Jamie Davis Band, St. Cloud’s very own Slickwood and hailing all the way from New Orleans, Sybil Gage. Stroll from band to band or find your favorite spot in the gardens to enjoy the evening. Each band will be performing in three areas of the 50-acre botanical gardens. Pack a dinner picnic basket full of your favorite foods/drinks and bring chairs or blanket for seating to this outdoor concert. Advance Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 17, 2017: $15 plus tax advance ticket, $11 plus tax advance Leu Member ticket (members may purchase up to 4 tickets at member prices per membership). Tickets the day of, Saturday, April 1, 2017, will be $20 plus tax. For more information and to purchase tickets visit leugardens.org.

Fossil Show

Apr 28 2017

Ends in 2 months

Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a nonprofit educational organization, is hosting the show at the Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Show time: Fri. 1 pm to 6 pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm. Vendors offering beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones, etc. Silent Auction and Door Prizes. Demonstrations: beading, cabochons and wire wrapping. Family Activities. Contact: phayes3@cfl.rr.com. Admission: Adults $5, Students $2, Uniformed Scouts Free. Website: www.cfmgs.org.

Messiah Choral Society Sing-Along

Apr 30 2017

2:00 PM First Congregational Church- 225 S Interlachen Ave, Winter Park Fl. If you love to sing or enjoy hearing Handel’s Messiah, we invite you to be part of our annual Sing-Along. Dr. John V. Sinclair, will be with us as we sing this most magnificent and powerful musical composition. Please join us.