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32 x February 16 - March

32 x February 16 - March 1, 2017 x n Charities/Fundraisers Feb. 25 — Sports Fans United Extravaganza The Holiday Inn Water Park Hotel, 14500 Continental Gateway, Orlando, hosts the Sports Fans United Weekend Extravaganza, including prizes, a 50/50 raffle, Mardi Gras ball, vendors, DJ Brian and Shoeless Joe of Sonic Assault, guest appearances, karaoke, a game show and more. Event times vary. Proceeds benefit Seniors First. For more information, visit March 1-4 — Foodstock Orlando The Grand Tour Foundation presents Foodstock Orlando, a multiday series of restaurant social events, educational exhibits, and a food and music festival that celebrates Florida’s agriculture and hospitality industries. Tentative locations are Wednesday at the Church Street District, Thursday at I-Drive 360, Friday at Pointe Orlando, and Saturday at Tinker Field; however, locations may change so check the event website. Time: Wednesday-Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from noon-3 p.m. Cost: $49-$55. There is an online three-day ticket option available for $125, and admission is free for the March 4 event. Proceeds benefit the Grand Tour Foundation, which provides scholarships and grants to hospitality, restaurant and tourism students. For more information, visit March 4 — An Evening With Fabulous Friends Gala Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World, 10100 Dream Tree Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, hosts the 14th annual An Evening with Fabulous COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD Friends Gala, during which Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will be honored for his leadership in advancing the arts. Other activities include live music by Emoja and live and silent auctions. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: Tickets start at $375, with proceeds benefiting The Mennello Museum of American Art. For more information, call 407-246-4278, ext. 4860; or visit March 4 — Garden Encore! Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, hosts Garden Encore!, its signature fundraiser that includes the revealing of the upcoming 10th season, a rooftop champagne reception with food, and music by top symphonic musicians and vocalists as they perform a tribute to the band Chicago. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $125. For more information, call 407- 877-4736, ext. 0; or visit March 9 — Crazy Card Party Fundraiser Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere, hosts Windermere Garden Club’s annual Crazy Card Party Fundraiser, including lunch, a crazy card game (no experience needed), a silent auction, raffles and more. Time: 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $25. For more information, call Peggy, 407-876-4239. March 11 — Stroll For Smiles The Rotary Club of Baldwin Park sponsors its Shamrock Stroll for Smiles, beginning at 1784 Jake St., Orlando. The walk includes four establishments, compiled by Lisa Sagers and each will have a cash bar. Time: 5-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit Sharing Smiles, an international partnership between Florida Hospital Foundation and Rotary clubs around the world. Event T-shirts are available for purchase online. For more information, call Kathleen, 407-951-8485; or email Maureen at; or visit www. March 14 — Arnie’s March Against Children’s Cancer Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge, 9000 Bay Hill Blvd., Orlando, hosts Arnie’s March Against Children’s Cancer, an annual one-mile walk that includes fun activities for the entire family, food and beverages. Time: 3 p.m. for on-site registration and check-in; 4:30 p.m. for the program, and 5 p.m. for the walk. Proceeds support pediatric cancer research and clinical trials at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. For more information, call Michael Schmidt, 321-843-7016; email arniesmarch@orlandohealth. com; or visit n Children’s/Teen Programs Through Feb. 26 — Fair Admission Program Orange County Library System juvenile cardholders, ages 0-17, who check out five items with their library card through Feb. 26, receive a free general admission ticket to the Central Florida Fair. The fair takes place March 2-19. For more information, visit n Classes/Programs Feb. 25 — The Hope Conference The First Hope of The First Academy hosts The Hope Conference, a time for parents, educators and leaders to gain information and resources for special-needs students, at First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway. Time: 8 a.m.-noon. Interested attendees and vendors are encouraged to call 407-206-8801. March 26 — U.S. Air Force Program An Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and Air Force Academy scholarship opportunities program takes place in Classroom Building !!, near the Gemini Boulevard North campus entrance, of the University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando. Time: 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 407-432-8504 or email n Events/Performances Through Feb. 26 — Theatrical Performances The Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, hosts performances of Beth Marshall Presents production’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Time: Thursday-Saturday at Pressure Washing & Paver Sealing Boat Upholstery for Less! After ALL EXTERIOR HOME CLEANING RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PATIOS & SIDEWALKS POOL DECKS DRIVEWAYS IMPERIAL OUTDOOR SERVICES CALL TODAY! 321-947-2541 Free Estimates Before As easy as 1 2 3 Call today! Purrrrrrr-fect fit for your boat AND budget! SM x February 16 - March 1, 2017 x 33 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. There is one industry night performance Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. with $15 tickets and two “adults only” performances Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at 11 p.m. Cost: $25-$33. For more information, call 407-877-4736 or visit Through March 3 — Commemorative Poster Exhibition The Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, hosts A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a commemorative poster exhibition celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum. Time: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit Through March 5 — Geronimo Stilton: Mouse In Space Performances Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, hosts performances of Geronimo Stilton: Mouse in Space, presented by supporting co-sponsors Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Florida Blue. Time: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Cost: $20, adults; $18, students, seniors and members of the military; $14, youth 3-17. For more information, call 407-896-7365 or visit www. Through March 6 — Bach Festival The 82nd annual Bach Festival with more than a dozen events takes place throughout three weeks. This year’s festival includes three new programs of sacred and secular music. Cost: $10-$50. For more information, call 407-646-2182 or visit Through March 24 & 26 — Theatrical Performances The Margeson Theater, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, hosts Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF’s performances of Love’s Labour’s Lost through March 24 in repertory with The Great Gatsby through March 26. Showtimes and ticket prices vary. For more information, call 407-447-1700, ext. 1; or visit Feb. 19 — Ain’t-a That Good News Performance Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Ave., Orlando, hosts Ain’t-a That Good News: A Celebration of Black History Month, performed by the Basilica Choir, instrumentalists and soloists under the direction of William Picher. Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $15. For more information, call 407-239-6600 or visit Feb. 25 — India Day Celebration The Indian American Chamber of Commerce sponsors the fifth annual India Day Celebration in downtown Orlando. Activities include a street festival showcasing traditional Indian dance and food, and ends with participation in the evening’s Orlando Magic game vs. the Atlanta Hawks. Time: 3-6 p.m. for the street festival. Cost: The street festival is free. For more information, visit Feb. 26 — Rick Springfield Concert Hard Rock Live at University CityWalk hosts Rick Springfield in concert. Time: 8 p.m. For more information, including ticket info, call 407-351- 5483 or visit March 4 — Moms In Prayer Event Metro Life Church, 910 S. Winter Park Drive, Casselberry, hosts Unshaken Southeast, a Moms in Prayer event that includes several guest speakers. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Cost: $49, includes all sessions, a goody bag and lunch. For more information or to register, visit March 4 — Spring Plant & Garden Festival The Orange County Extension Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando, hosts the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardeners’ annual Spring Plant and Garden Festival, including educational seminars, plant vendors, artisan booths, a garden shop, raffles, children’s activities, food trucks, garden tours and more. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 407-254-9200. CONTINUED ON PAGE 34 EDU WORLD TUTORS CALL TODAY $ 25 per hour Mention this ad and get 10% off any service. AFFORDABLE TUTORING!!! 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