28 x January 18 — 31, 2018 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com n Charities/Fundraisers Jan. 28 — This Is My Brave Show Orlando The SunTrust Auditorium at Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, hosts the This Is My Brave Show Orlando, a production that showcases the personal stories of local individuals living successful, full lives despite mental illness. People share their powerful, personal stories onstage through original music, poetry and essays. In conjunction with the show, an art exhibition features works of local artists who live with a mental health diagnosis. Time: 1:30-4 p.m. for the art exhibit and 2:30-4 p.m. for the show. Cost: $20-$40, with proceeds benefiting the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Orlando. For more information, call 407-253-1900 or visit www.namigo.org/brave. Jan. 30 — Author’s Luncheon Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere, hosts the second annual Author’s Luncheon, featuring Kristen Harmel, international bestselling author; and including lunch, a silent auction, raffle and book sale. Time: 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Cost: $30, with proceeds benefiting Julie’s Mission for critically ill babies. For more information, call Patty Goonen, 407-234-8471; or email email@example.com. Feb. 3 — Trash 2 Trends Fashion Show SeaWorld’s Ports of Call, 7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando, hosts the fifth annual Trash 2 Trends recycled fashion show, an event for age 18-older that brings the fashion and art worlds together with the environmental community to promote and inspire sustainability. The fashion show features more than 35 fashion designers and artists who have created innovative high-end looks made from material that would otherwise be headed to a landfill or recycling facility. A panel of judges chooses winners in five categories. Cocktail attire is requested. Time: 7-10 p.m. Cost: $45-$125, with funds benefiting Keep Orlando Beautiful, which strives to keep the city clean through litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling and beautification efforts. For more information, visit cityoforlando.net/trash2trends. Feb. 8 — Walk A Mile In Her Shoes COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD Downtown Orlando hosts the sixth annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Orlando, kicking off at the Orange County Courthouse and ending at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The fun-filled event encourages men to strap on stilettos or blingy flip-flops. Time: 5 p.m. for registration. Walk kick-off begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit domestic abuse survivors through Harbor House of Central Florida. For more information, visit harborhousefl.kintera.org/faf/home/ default.asp?ievent=1178444. Feb. 9 — Over The Edge The 32-story Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, hosts Over The Edge for GKTW, during which participants walk 428 feet straight down by rappelling down the side of the Hyatt. Cost: $75 to register; however, each participant raises a minimum of $1,000 by Feb. 8. Proceeds benefit Give Kids The World. For more information, visit givekidstheworld.org/overtheedge. Feb. 17 — Evening On Broadway Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, hosts Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida’s 16th annual Evening on Broadway, including a performance of The Lion King, a reception and silent auction/raffle. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $150, with 90 percent of the proceeds benefiting the bleeding disorders community in Florida. For more information, call 407-629-0000 or visit hemophiliaflorida.org/theatre. March 3 — An Evening With Fabulous Friends Gala Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, 10100 Dream Tree Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, hosts the 15th annual An Evening With Fabulous Friends Gala, a 1920s-themed event that includes entertainment by Michael Andrew, live and silent auctions, and the sale of artwork. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $375, with proceeds benefiting The Mennello Museum of American Art. April 14 — Cattle Barons Ball Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, hosts American Cancer Society’s 2018 Orlando Cattle Barons Ball, including western-themed fun, a reception, silent and live auctions, gourmet dine-around and entertainment. Time: 6-11 p.m. Cost: $250. For more information, call 407-581-2503 or visit www.cattlebaronsballorlando.com. n Classes/Programs Jan. 24 — Retirement Workshop Winter Park Country Club, 761 Old England Ave., Winter Park, hosts Security Financial Management’s Redefining Retirement, a free workshop focused on dispelling common myths and clarifying the five areas pre-retirees and retirees should consider to successfully transition through the latter half of life. Refreshments and snacks will be served during the presentation. Reservations are required as space is limited. Time: 6-7:30 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, call Jennifer, 407-740-6553; or visit www.sfmadvisorgroup.com. Feb. 3 — Call-In Event Security Financial Management holds a free call-in event during which financial advisors, accountants and lawyers answer questions about investment, financial, tax and estate planning. Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 407-740-6553. March 1 — Classes Begin Registration is open for National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Orlando’s free Family-to-Family education program, a 12-week course for family, friends and caregivers with a loved one age 18-older living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The program, in Southwest Orlando, is taught by peer volunteers who possess lived experience, and the course includes information on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 407-253-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.namigo.org. n Events/Performances Jan. 20 — Camellia Show compiled by Lisa Sagers The Winter Park Garden Clubhouse in Mead Botanical Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park, hosts the 72nd annual Camellia Show, including assorted varieties of camellia plants for sale, a camellia plant raffle, a Camellia 101 class from 10-11 a.m. (RSVP to presidentcscf@gmail. com), self-guided tours and more. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; however, camellia blooms are not viewable until 1 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Anyone who has camellias growing in their yard can enter a bloom or blooms for a competition that takes place between 7-10 a.m. Cash prizes are awarded. For more information, visit www.camelliacfl.com. Jan. 25 — Meet The Author Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, hosts Meet the Author with Sharon Robinson, during which she discusses and signs her book, The Hero Two Doors Down, based on a true story about her father, Jackie Robinson, and 8-year-old Dodgers fan Steve Satlow. Registration is recommended. Time: 7 p.m. For more information, call 407- 835-7323 or visit ocls.eventbrite.com. Jan. 31 — Wine Down Wednesday & Book Signing The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park, hosts the Wine Down Wednesday & Island Objects Book Signing, including a happy hour mingle that offers appetizers, beer and wine, live music by Jeff Scott, and an opportunity to explore the museum. There is also a book signing with Barbara Wavell, anthropologist and collector of the museum’s current exhibit, Island Objects: Art and Adaptation in Micronesia. Time: 5-8 p.m. Cost: $25 at the door, $20 for the general public, $15 for museum members. For more information, visit polasek.org/winedown. Feb. 9-11 — Romeo & Juliet Ballet Performances The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, hosts performances of Orlando Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet. Time: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For more information, call 844-513-2014. Feb. 21-March 23 — Twelfth Night Performances Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents performances of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in the Margeson Theater, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando. Twelfth Night will play in repertory with Shakespeare in Love. Showtimes vary. Cost: $25-$50. For more information, call 407-447-1700, ext. 1; or visit www. orlandoshakes.org.
March 17 & 18 — Beauty & The Beast Ballet Performances The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, hosts Orlando Ballet’s performances of Arcadian Broad’s Beauty & The Beast. Time: Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For more information, call 844-513-2014. n Miscellaneous Through Jan. 24 — Call For Female Artists Professional female artists are invited to submit their work for Women in the Arts’ Celebrating the Genius of Women arts competition. Selected art is featured in the annual Celebrating the Genius of Women exhibition at Orlando Public Library in March and April 2018. Finalists are eligible for up to $2,000 in cash prizes and gallery representation. Entry deadline is Jan. 24, 2018. For more information or to enter, visit www. womeninthearts.org/art-competition. Jan. 29 — Open House Holy Family Catholic School, 5129 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts an open house. Time: 8:30-10 a.m. For more information, call 407-876-9344 or visit www.hfcschool.com. Jan. 31 — Job Fair Central Florida Fair Expo Park, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, hosts the Orange County Mayor’s Job Fair, including more than 90 companies offering thousands of career openings in various industries. Attendees should dress professionally and bring résumés. Child care is not provided. Time: noon- 4 p.m. To register as a job seeker, visit www.cfec.org/job-fairs. For more information, call 407-834-4022. Feb. 3 — 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. Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24 — 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. Feb. 22 — Food Truck Connection MetroWest hosts the Food Truck Connection, including food and music, at 2295 S. Hiawassee Road in Veranda Park. Time: fourth Thursday of every month from 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit www.metrowestcommunity.com. n Networking/Clubs Feb. 1 — Retired Educators Meeting The Orange County Retired Educators Association meets at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando, for a potluck luncheon and musical presentation. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to attend. Time: 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 407-677-0446 or visit www.ocrea-fl.org. Feb. 27 — Book Club Meeting The Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando, hosts a meeting of the Southwest Book Club, during which the group discusses The Leavers by Lisa Ko. Time: 7 p.m. For more information, call 407-835-7323. n Support Groups Feb. 13 — 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 www.adrccares.org. Feb. 13 & 27 — Mental Health Support Group Meetings Room 201 in Building B at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts free individual and family support groups for individuals affected by mental illness. The 90-minute meetings are peer-led and help participants connect with each other, learn from each other’s experiences, share coping strategies and offer each other encouragement and understanding. Time: the second and www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x January 18 — 31, 2018 x 29 fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 407-253- 1900, email email@example.com or visit www.namigo.org. Feb. 19 — 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Mondays and/or Saturdays. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve. org/guide. To register online, visit oaklandnaturepreserve.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 ombudsman.myflorida.com. Contributions to Community Bulletin Board are welcome. Please send information six weeks before the event to P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL 34787; call 407-351-1573, option 5; or email Lisa@kearneypublishing.com. ª