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34 x February 16 - March 1, 2017 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 33 March 4 & 5 — Windermere Art Affair Downtown Windermere hosts the second annual Windermere Art Affair, a pet-friendly event that focuses on showcasing and selling fine art by renowned artists. Festivities include jazz music, entertainment, and wine and food available for purchase. Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Young Artists Group, part of the Downtown Arts District. For more information, call Barbara, 407-648-7060; or email n Miscellaneous Through March 1 — Playfest Submissions Accepted Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF seeks new full-length plays that speak to the human condition in a fascinating and complicated contemporary world. Both comedies and dramas are welcome. Seven of the new works will be selected for readings in the theater’s annual play festival, Playfest, presented by Harriett’s Charitable Trust, tentatively scheduled for Nov. 2-5. They will also be considered for fully staged productions in future seasons. The submission deadline is March 1, 2017. For a complete list of submission guidelines, visit Through April 18 — Income Tax Assistance Offered Tax-Aide volunteers, trained and certified by the IRS, provide free income tax assistance at numerous sites through the Orange and Seminole counties area. Individuals seeking assistance should bring pertinent tax documents such as a copy of last year’s income-tax return; forms showing income earned, pensions and Social Security; 1099 forms, health insurance coverage info; a photo ID and Social Security cards for all those listed on the return. Free electronic filing is available at all sites. For more information, call 407-647-5233 or 888-227-7669, or visit Feb. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25 — U-Pick Strawberries Scott’s Country Market & Cafe at Long & Scott Farms, 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, offers u-pick strawberries. Time: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 352-383-1792, visit or search for them on Facebook. Feb. 18, 25 & March 4 — Farmers Markets Winter Garden Farmers Market, voted No. 1 in America, takes place at 104 S. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden. The market has more than Facilitating Opportunity 150 vendors, and there is a new parking garage next to the event. Time: Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4 — Food Truck Night Summerport Village Food Truck Night, a family-friendly event that features a variety of food trucks, local vendors, live music and children’s activities, takes place at 13790 Bridgewater Crossing Blvd., Windermere. Time: the first Saturday of every month from 5:30-9 p.m. April 22 — Fern Creek @ 70 Celebration Fern Creek Elementary School, 1121 N. Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, celebrates 70 years of success and would like to include past and present faculty members, teachers, students and families. The planning committee seeks memorabilia, both big and small, spanning the past 70 years. An open house will be held at the elementary school from 3-5 p.m., followed by an adult-only celebration directly across the street at Colonialtown Neighborhood Center from 5-7 p.m. In addition, people who wish to write a short paragraph about their experience at FCES will have their writing displayed at the event. Please spread the word. For more information, call Holly, 407-222-4761; or email n Networking/Clubs Ongoing — Running Club For Women Moms Run This Town, a women’s running club with more than 10,000 members nationwide, invites local women to get together to run/walk/ jog and socialize. All skill levels (from beginning walkers to experienced marathoners) are welcome, and an encouraging and informative online support community is provided. To join the Orlando chapter, visit www. on the web. For more information, email or visit Ongoing — Members Needed The West Orange Women seeks women of all ages to join its social group where they “build friendships while helping others.” The 200-plus members enjoy more than 25 fun activities. For more information, visit Ongoing — Members Needed The Baby Boomer Bunch of Southwest Orlando seeks members for its social group, which consists of men and women, single and married, born between 1946-64. Activities include dining out and more. For more information or to sign up, visit Feb. 28 & March 28 — Book Club Meetings The Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando, hosts meetings of the Southwest Book Club. February’s selection is The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, and March’s selection is When We Meet Again by Kristin Harmel. Time: 7-8:45 p.m. For more information, call 407-835-7323. March 1 — Orlando Story Club Meeting The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive, Orlando, hosts a meeting of the Orlando Story Club, during which anyone who wishes to tell a personal story has a chance to put their name in a hat. Selected individuals showcase their storytelling for the enrichment of the local community. Time: first Wednesday of every other month from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $5 at the door with an optional donation for different Orlando philanthropic organizations. For more information, visit www. or March 2 — Retired Educators Meeting The Orange County Retired Educators Association meets at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando, for its election of officers and a program about farm to table. Anyone who has worked in education is invited. Time: 10 a.m. For more information, call 407-677-0446. n Support Groups March 14 — Support Group Meeting For Caregivers The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center sponsors a free support group meeting for caregivers in the Suite 281 Conference Room (next to the south elevators on the second floor) at Health Central Hospital, 10000 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee. Time: second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 407-843-1910 or visit March 20 — Stroke Support Group Meeting The Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, hosts a free meeting of the BCenter’s Stroke Support & Social Group. A deli-style lunch is provided. Reservations via email are requested to Time: third Monday of each month from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 888-942-9355. n Volunteer Opportunities Ongoing — Volunteers/Docents Needed Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland, seeks adults interested in learning about the history, wildlife, plants and restoration efforts at ONP to volunteer at the preserve to greet visitors, help answer questions and lead a tour from time to time. Workdays are held Mondays and/or Saturdays. For more information, email outreach@ or visit guide. To register online, visit Ongoing — Volunteers Needed The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, 12 Mustard Seed Lane, Orlando, seeks volunteers who can help with donation sorting, mattress recycling, warehouse maintenance, administrative work, special events or general maintenance. For more information, call 407-875-2040, ext. 110; or email Ongoing — Volunteers Needed The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which advocates for quality long-term care, seeks volunteers. Training is provided. For more information, call 888-831-0404 or visit Feb. 25 — Volunteer Training Training is available at the South Tower of Orlando Regional Medical Center, 52 W. Underwood St., Second Floor, for those wanting to volunteer for Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care. Volunteers offer support to caregivers by running errands or providing friendly conversation with hospice patients in local nursing homes. Lunch and refreshments are provided, so advance registration is requested. Volunteers are asked to commit to 100 hours each year or they must pay the cost of their background check. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Training is free. For more information, call 407-514-8205 or email Contributions to Community Bulletin Board are welcome. 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