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38 x May 18 - 31, 2017 x n Charities/Fundraisers May 20 — Orlando NF Walk Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, hosts the fourth annual Orlando NF Walk to raise awareness and funds for neurofibromatosis (NF) research. NF is an under-recognized genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. Activities include food, face painting, live music, costumed superheroes and fun. The public is welcome, and registration is required. On-leash dogs are welcome, too. Time: 9 a.m. for check-in, 10 a.m. for walk. For more information, visit May 21 — Donations Needed Southwest resident and Realtor John Scolaro seeks donations for his Team in Training, participating in the Gran Fondo New York 100-mile cycling event. Proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In addition, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza will donate 20 percent of tracked dine-in and takeout sales every Tuesday in May. (Tell your server you are supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.) Café de Paris is donating $1 for every bag of coffee or box of K-Cups purchased online or at the restaurant. For more information, visit ncfl/granfndny17/jscolaro. May 23 — Prelude to 25 DoveCote Brasserie, 390 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, hosts Prelude to 25, presented by Walt Disney World Resort and including hors Boat Upholstery for Less! Before After d’oeuvres, cocktails and a special performance by musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $100, with proceeds benefiting OPO’s season of concerts and educational programs. For more information, call 407-896-6700, ext. 224. June 3 — Make ‘M Smile Festival Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park hosts the 15th annual Make ‘M Smile, a festival that celebrates children and adults with special needs and their families. Activities include a friendship stroll, free food, entertainment, bounce houses and more. Proof of disability is required. Time: 7:30 a.m. Wristbands are free for VIPs (attendees with special needs) and their parents and siblings. Additional wristbands can be purchased for extended family members and friends for $5 each. VIP families must preregister at by May 29. For more information, email June 17 — Puttin’ On The Litz Ports of Call at SeaWorld hosts Puttin’ on the Litz in support of Alex Litz, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in a life-altering automobile accident. The event includes dancing and a live auction. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $65 in advance, $75 at the door. In addition, to help with the financial burden of Alex’s uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in his As easy as 1 2 3 Call today! Purrrrrrr-fect fit for your boat AND budget! SM COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD honor has been established with HelpHopeLive. To purchase tickets for the fundraiser or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit, search “Alex Litz,” then click on the fundraising event. For more information, email June 22 — Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Harbor House of Central Florida’s fifth annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, including music, food trucks and vendors, starts at the Orange County Courthouse and ends at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. Participants strap on stilettos, slip on slingbacks or prance in pumps for the walk. Sponsorships are available. Time: 5 p.m. for check-in and 6 p.m. for the event. Proceeds benefit Harbor House of Central Florida. For more information or to register, visit June 23 & 24 — Mascot Games Amway Center hosts the 24th annual Mascot Games, sponsored by New Hope for Kids and presented by Wawa. Twenty-four of the best and most popular mascots from across North America join Orlando Magic’s Stuff for the annual competition. Time: Friday at 12:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Cost: Tickets start at $12, with proceeds benefiting New Hope for Kids, which provides support to children and families grieving the death of a loved one and grants wishes to local children with lifethreatening illnesses. For more information, visit or July 22 — Celebrating Independence Gala Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando, hosts Center for Independent Living’s annual Celebrating Independence Gala, including an orange-carpet entrance, silent auction, complimentary cocktails, dinner and the presenting of this year’s Beverly Chapman Legacy Award to Andy Gardiner. Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: $80, with proceeds benefiting CIL’s mission to create a fully inclusive community in Central Florida and continue helping people impacted -by disabilities. For more information, call 407-623-1070, ext. 131; or email n Children’s/Teen Programs May 29-June 29 — Teen Volunteers Needed compiled by Lisa Sagers The Orlando Public Library seeks Teen Library Corps volunteers between the ages of 13-18. Participants volunteer twice per week for threehour shifts. Must be dependable, punctual, willing to complete assigned projects/tasks, and a team player. For more information, email or visit volunteer. June 3-Aug. 5 — Summer Reading Program Orange County parents can register their children in fun, educational camps, classes and events at 16 library locations across Orange County as part of the Orange County Library System’s Summer Reading Program. Except for a handful of camps that require a small materials fee, all the library’s Summer Reading Program events are free to OCLS cardholders. For more information, visit n Classes/Programs May 25 — Presentation On Aging Windermere Library, 530 Main St., Windermere, hosts an Orange County Commission on Aging presentation about resources and opportunities for elders. Time: 1 p.m. For more information, call 407-835-7323 or visit June 5 — Sailing Lessons Begin Instructors of the Central Florida Community Sailing Program, a nonprofit organization, offer sailing lessons, during which students learn basic sailing skills and terminology. Classes meet twice per week for three weeks at the following locations and times: Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Fashion Square Mall, and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the waters of Lake Baldwin. Cost: $145, includes book. For more information and to register, call 407-645-1892 or email n Events/Performances May 19-June 18 — Art Exhibitions The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St., Orlando, hosts Our Orlando and American Youth: Our Identity, two new art exhibitions that feature the works of local artists. Time: Tuesday-Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4:30 p.m. Cost: $5, adults; $4, seniors 60-older; $1, students and children 6-18; free for children younger than 6 and active/retired military personnel. For more information, call 407-246-4278 or visit May 26 — Memorial Day Event The city of Ocoee commemorates Memorial Day with a ceremony at Ocoee Lakeshore Center, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive. The event includes Ocoee resident and retired Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Kalagian as the keynote speaker, a processional to the Ocoee Memorial Wall, live musical performances and ceremonial flag presentations. Refreshments are served following the ceremony. Time: 11 a.m. For more information, call 407-905-3100 or visit June 12 — Remembrance Event Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park hosts Orlando Love — Remembering Our Angels to honor the lives of those taken during the Pulse nightclub tragedy one year prior. The tribute x May 18 - 31, 2017 x 39 includes performances by Orlando-based groups and well-known artists. Time: 7 p.m. For more information, visit or June 12 — We. Are. Americans. Concert Orlando Repertory Theater in Partnership with UCF, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, hosts Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard’s We. Are. Americans. — a concert that celebrates the nation’s culture, history and diversity and marks the one-year anniversary of the Pulse tragedy. Time: 3:30 p.m. Cost: $10. For more information, visit June 16 — Movie In The Park & Food Truck Event As part of Ocoee’s Movie in the Park & Food Truck events, Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, hosts a screening of Sing, presented by Illumination. Time: 6-9 p.m. for food trucks; the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. The movie viewing is free, and food truck prices vary. For more information, call 407-905-3180 or visit June 16 & 17 — American Roadtrip Performances Calvary Assembly, 1199 Clay St., Winter Park, hosts performances of Central Florida Community Arts’ American Roadtrip, performed by the 155-piece CFCArts Symphony Orchestra. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for advance general seating, $15 for prime seating, and $25 for priority seating. Children 12-younger are free. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 (general seating) and $25 (priority seating). For more information, call 407-937-1800, ext. 710; or email June 17 — Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Adopt-A-Thon Orange County Animal Services, 2769 Conroy Road, Orlando, hosts the Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Adopt-a-Thon, during which there are reduced adoption fees for animals, and all adopters receive a special goody bag. Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 407-836-3111 or email Aug. 11 — Donald Fagen & The Nightflyers Performance Hard Rock Live at Universal CityWalk hosts a performance by Donald Fagen & The Nightflyers. For more information, call 407- 351-5483 or visit n Miscellaneous Through May 31 — Deadline For Open Call For Artists The city of Orlando seeks local artists to submit preliminary conceptual renderings for a bronze relief wall in front of the brand-new Fire Station 2 in the Parramore district. The Public Art Advisory Board makes final recommendations for the artist selected. The artist should be disciplined in sculpting and have a professional knowledge of bronze technique, and the artwork submission should include the mounting concept as well, whether a stand-off mount, bracket or suspension. Interested artists should submit a bio or résumé, including where they are from and discipline; a minimum of two drafts of artwork in jpg format (small files); and a brief description of the plan with timeline and foundry’s timeline for completion and installation. It is important for the project to reflect the “Pride of Parramore” theme, an inherent feeling within the community that spans decades of culture, community and honor. For more information or to submit renderings, email City of Orlando Public Art Coordinator Keith Beasley at Through June 1 — New Musical Discovery Submission Deadline Florida Theatrical Association is accepting entries for the second annual New Musical Discovery Series, a showcase for new musicals to be presented Sept. 8-10, at The Mezz and The Abbey in downtown Orlando. Two works will receive a staged reading, and one additional work will have a workshop presented, featuring local directors and talent. Entries must include a full script, as well as basic recordings of at least six songs from the musical. For more information, visit Through June 30 — Don Quijote Award Nomination Deadline The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and Prospera officially opened nominations for the 20th annual Don Quijote Awards. Categories are Hispanic Business of the Year (five years or less), Hispanic Business of the Year (more than five years), Professional of the Year, Excellence and Hispanic Community Champion. (Winners will be announced at the Don Quijote Awards Gala on Dec. 9.) Nominations are accepted through June 30 and must be submitted through the event’s official website at May 20, 27 & June 3 — 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 150 vendors, and there is a new parking garage next to the event. Time: Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3 — Food Truck Night Summerport Village Food Truck Night, a familyfriendly 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. June 18 — Father’s Day Picnic Buffet Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill at Rosen Centre, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, offers a Father’s Day Picnic Buffet, including one complimentary beer for each paying dad, fresh CONTINUED ON PAGE 40