July 3 & 17 — Networking Group Meetings
TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli, 10185 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, hosts West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Wednesday Networking Group, exclusive to one person per industry. Time: first and third Wednesday of every month from 8-9 a.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wochamber.com on the Web.
July 9 — APICS Professionals Meeting
The Mid Florida APICS — Association for Operations Management — Chapter meets at Dubsdread Country Club, 549 Par St., Orlando. Kim Moore is the guest speaker, and reservations are required. Time: second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Cost: $25, includes dinner. For more information and to RSVP, call Megan Hamel, 407-356-5167; email email@example.com; or visit www.apicsorlando.com on the Web.
July 10 — Women’s Republican Meeting
The Dr. Phillips-Windermere Republican Women’s Network meets at Westerly’s Restaurant at MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando. Meetings include a meet-and-greet, program and lunch. Also offered is a Speaker’s Corner, where candidates or anyone with a conservative message of interest may speak to the group for three minutes. Time: second Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. Cost: $15. For more information, call Clarice Drexler, 407-247-7778; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 11 — Women’s Luncheon & Meeting
West Orange Country Club, 3300 W. Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden, hosts the Orlando Women’s Connection luncheon, including food, an inspirational speaker, fellowship, networking and an interesting program. Time: second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Donna, 407-719-1337; or Liz, 407-656-0090.
July 13 — Book Club Meeting
The Literary Ladies Book Club, part of the Active 50+ program, meets at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Time: the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 407-656-4155.
Through Dec. 31 — Military Admission Program
As part of its Waves of Honor military salute program, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment honors active members of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Services, as well as up to three of their direct dependents, with free admission to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens Parks or Sesame Place through Dec. 31, 2013. For more information, visit www.wavesofhonor.com on the Web.
Through Sept. 16 — Submission Deadline
The city of Ocoee seeks color photographs that showcase the beauty and uniqueness of Ocoee to feature in the city’s 2014 Community Calendar. Photos — up to three per entry — may be mailed or delivered by Sept. 16, 2013, to City Hall, Community Relations, 150 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, FL 34761. Photo submissions should be 8x10-inch prints or 600 dpi .tif or .jpg files on CDs. For more information or photo entry forms, call 407-905-3100 or visit www.ocoee.org on the Web.
Through Sept. 2 — Military Admission Program
As part of the Blue Star Museums program, Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, offers free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day 2013. Time: Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 407-896-4231 or visit www.omart.org on the Web.
Through Sept. 2 — Military Admission Program
As part of the Blue Star Museums program, The Art & History Museums — Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, offers free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day 2013. Time: Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit www.artandhistory.org on the Web.
Through Aug. 16 — Nominations Needed
The March of Dimes seeks nominations for its annual Nurse of the Year awards. A nurse or nursing student who works in Lake/Sumter, Orange, Osceola or Seminole counties, and demonstrates excellence in the practice of nursing by providing care, comfort and support to patients can be nominated by a patient, co-worker, supervisor, health professional, former nominee or friend, in one of 15 categories. Self-nominations are encouraged. To nominate a nurse, visit marchofdimes.com/florida on the Web and complete an application. For more information, email email@example.com.
Through July 31 — Nominations Needed
Girl Scouts of Citrus seeks nominations for its 2013 Women of Distinction Awards. The recognition pays tribute to women leaders in Central Florida who have made extraordinary accomplishments as leaders in their fields, innovators of unique programs and services, and as prime examples of lifelong commitments to opportunities for women and girls everywhere. Nominations are open to all female leaders in Brevard, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola and Volusia counties. Nomination forms are available online at www.gscitruswomenofdistinction.org. For more information, call Katie Moore, 407-228-1624; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through July 12 — Submission Deadline
The city of Orlando seeks black-and-white photographs of the historic Rosemere residential district to feature in the 2014 Historic Preservation Board Calendar. Photos — up to three per entry — must be labeled on the back with the photographer’s name, daytime telephone number and the address of the subject; and they must be postmarked by July 12, 2013. Photographs should be mailed to the Historic Preservation Office, P.O. Box 4990, Orlando, FL 32802; or dropped off at HPO on the sixth floor of Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. For more information, call 407-246-3350 or 407-246-3416.
Through July 29 — Restaurant Promotion
Marlow’s Tavern at Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando, hosts Red, White & Brew, including all-American favorites with a gourmet twist, such as Wild West Bison Burger, Beer & Cheese Soup, Backyard Blackened Swordfish Sandwich; and handcrafted libations like Summertime Watermelon Margarita, Tommy’s Favorite Sangria, and ice-cold brews. Time: opens daily at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 407-351-3627 or visit www.marlowstavern.com on the Web.
July 7, 14, 21 & 28 — Service Industry Nights
B.B. King’s Blues Club in Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando, hosts Industry Sundays, including food and drink specials, disc jockeys, dancers and Cirque performers. Time: Sundays from 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Admission is free for service-industry employees. For more information, call 407-370-4550 or visit www.bbkingclubs.com on the Web.
July 13 — Labrador Rescue Event
Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida sponsors a meet-and-greet event, including information about the rescue and dogs available for adoption at Woof Gang Bakery, 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 36, Orlando. Time: second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit www.lrrof.org on the Web.
July 1, 8, 15 & 22 — Singers Needed
Vocalists are needed for the Sunshine Singers group that entertains at local nursing homes, senior residences and service clubs. Practices are held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at Windermere, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. Time: Mondays at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Mary Ellen Boice, 407-299-5244.
July 1, 8, 15 & 22 — Chorus Invitation
O-Town Sound chorus, a local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, invites women of all ages to enjoy a free voice lesson and discover the fun of barbershop singing at Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, 3900 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando. Time: Mondays from 7-10 p.m. For more information, call Gloria, 352-442-8441; or Lisa, 407-873-6602; or visit www.otschorus.com on the Web.
July 3 — Red, Hot & Boom
Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs hosts XL106.7-FM’s Red, Hot & Boom, including live music, food and beverage booths, and a fireworks display. Pets, coolers and personal fireworks are not permitted. Time: 4-11 p.m. Admission is free, and handicap parking is available on Rosalind Avenue between Jackson Street and Central Florida Boulevard. For more information, visit www.redhotandboom.com on the Web.
July 3 — Dance For Seniors
Belles and Beaus Dance Club sponsors a Fourth of July-themed dance party, including live music by Soft Touch, and ballroom, line and Latin dancing, at the Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex, 99 E. Marks St., Orlando. Refreshments are available, and singles and couples are welcome. Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Cost: $5. For more information, call 407-277-7008.
July 4 — Party In The Park
Newton Park, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden, hosts Party in the Park, including live music, family activities, food and a fireworks display. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets, and parking is available at Health Central Park and Dillard Street Elementary School. Time: 5 p.m.; fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.cwgdn.com on the Web.
July 4 — Kids Parade & Breakfast
Winter Garden Masonic Lodge and the Downtown Merchants Guild co-sponsor the 10th annual All American Kids Parade & Breakfast, when children and adults adorn their bicycles, scooters, strollers and wagons to walk or ride along Plant Street. Festivities include entertainment and activities; and breakfast is served at WGML, 230 Bay St., Winter Garden. Children eat free. Time: 8-10 a.m. for breakfast; the parade begins at 10 a.m. at WGML. For more information, call 407-656-3244 or visit www.wghf.org on the Web.
July 4 — Fireworks At The Fountain
Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, hosts the 36th annual Fireworks at the Fountain, including live entertainment; food booths; a children’s play area; patriotic water, light and sound show; and fireworks display. Time: 4-10 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.cityoforlando.net on the Web.
July 4 — A Sci-Fi 4th Of July
Celebration Town Center hosts A Sci-Fi 4th of July, including a movie-themed sci-fi or super-hero costume contest at 7:30 p.m., live music, bounce houses and a synchronized-to-sci-fi-music fireworks display. Time: 5:30-11 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.celebrationtowncenter.com on the Web
July 14 — Free Family Day
The Mennello Museum of American Art at Orlando Loch Haven Park, 900 E. Princeton St., Orlando, holds Free Family Day on the Second Sunday, including themed activities, a make-and-take craft station, and minitours from noon-2:30 p.m. Time: second Sunday of each month from noon-4:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 407-246-4278 or visit www.mennellomuseum.com on the Web.
Through Aug. 16 — Library Program
The Winter Garden Public Library, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, hosts The Photography of B.P. Hannon: A Retrospective, a free exhibit of a collection of photographs taken during the ’50s and ’60s. For more information, call 407-656-3244 or visit www.wghf.org on the Web.
Through Aug. 10 — Library Program
Residents are invited to explore Orange County Library System’s 15 locations to hunt for geocaches and letterboxes. To learn more about how to play hide and seek at the library, visit www.ocls.info/asr on the Web.
July 20 — Living Workshop
O’Charley’s Restaurant, 8081 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, hosts a Triumphant Living Workshop, featuring Loretta Faith Harris, speaker, author, life coach and entrepreneur. Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost: $24.95, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Journey Less Traveled Foundation Inc. For more information, call 407-259-6887, email email@example.com, or visit www.lorettafaithharris.com or www.journeylesstraveled.org on the Web.
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