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12 x August 3 - 16, 2017 x Orlando Premier Music Instruction: Where does your beat begin? CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 affordable, research-based program. For more information, email or visit www. Orlando Repertory Theatre currently working in their field. Youth auditions take place Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 for the theater’s fall musicals. To register for classes, private lessons or to schedule an audition for Annie Kids (K-6th) or Legally Blonde Jr. (6th-12th grade), visit For more information, call 407-489-4458 or visit Classes include: Preschool and Beginner Piano Guitar (Beginner and Adult) Vocal Expressions Comedy/Improv Musical Theater/Intro To Drama Dance FX MusicFirst (Infant/Toddler/PreK) visit our website or email for more info. Orlando Repertory Theatre, located at 1001 E. Princeton St. in Orlando, opens its 15th season with Disney’s Newsies The Musical (Sept. 5-Oct. 22). Based on the Disney film and the real-life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City, the powerless find the courage to challenge the powerful. When publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises the prices of the paper at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies the group to fight back, and the whole world finds out what happens when “the little guys” stand up and seize the day! Tickets for Newsies and all other productions in Orlando REP’s season — starting at $15 — are now on sale at For more information, call 407-896-7365. Theatre South Playhouse Theatre South Playhouse in The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, 7601 Della Drive, Suite 15, Orlando, is a professional and youth theater company with classes in acting, musical theater and dance for children, teens and adults. Private lessons in voice, piano, guitar, dance and acting are taught by professionals Women in the Arts Women in the Arts Inc., a local nonprofit organization, is celebrating its 10th anniversary serving the Orlando community in the arts with tuition-free art education programs for all ages and its annual art competition and awards event called Celebrating the Genius of Women. The organization is fueled by passionate supporters of the arts: patrons, donors, partner organizations and business sponsors who support the Women in the Arts mission to invest in the education of the youth and recognize the talent and work of women artists. With their support, Women in the Arts is making a lasting impact on Orlando’s growing culture of art and creativity. For more information, visit ª

n Gotha IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD Linda Howard of Gotha is the first African- American president of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association. Gotha resident Linda Howard made history by becoming the first African-American woman at the helm of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association. She will serve as president for the 2017- 18 term. FGFOA is an organization officially committed to serving as a platform for providing professional resources and opportunities to its members through education, compiled by Lauren Salinero networking, leadership and information. Linda is the treasurer of the Florida Municipal Power Agency and has 34 years of experience managing and working in the fields of accounting and finance. Her new role at FGFOA will provide leadership and insight to best practices, policies and procedures that contribute to improved governmental finance management. n Green Oaks Row West Orange Habitat for Humanity officials held a groundbreaking ceremony to welcome three WOHFH homeowner families and mark the commencement of Green Oaks Row in east Winter Garden. Green Oaks Row, which will provide the opportunity for CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 x August 3 - 16, 2017 x 13 WILLIAM RIZZO, D.M.D. Most Insurances Accepted Rizzo Dental Group JEFFREY RIZZO, D.M.D. Cosmetic & Family Dentistry 407.521.8765 NEW PATIENTS AND EMERGENCIES WELCOME Request an appointment online at 6150 MetroWest Blvd., Suite 207, Orlando, FL 32835 ELIZABETH PARSONS School of Dance 37 th Dance Season Member of: Florida Dance Masters, I.D.E.A, & IBC International Dance School REGISTER NOW! CALL 407-876-4604 EMAIL Classes begin Monday, August 7 th , 2017 All Major Credit Cards Accepted -CareCredit®- E lizabeth Parsons S chool of D ance Professional Instruction for All Ages in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Acrobatics, Lyrical and Hip Hop (407) 876-4604 • FAX (407) 876-0466 • 116 W. 6th Ave., Windermere, FL Celebrating 10 Years of Serving Orlando in the Arts! Women in the Arts is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides the Orlando community with tuition-free art education programs for all ages and its annual art competition and awards event “Celebrating the Genius of Women” Photo By: Studio T – “2017 Art competition winners and jury” We invite you to join our donors, patrons, partner organizations and businesses in support of the Women in the Arts mission to invest in the education of youth and recognize the talent and work of women artists. Join us and be a part of our next ten years! call today for a free estimate Residential interior & exterior painting Licensed & Insured Michael Nevius / owner/operator See more of Dr. Phillips Painting by logging onto facebook! 407-235-5388 •