What’s Happening in Orlando and Central Florida - May 4, 2010

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This is a guide to a smattering of events occurring in the Greater Orlando Central Florida area.  The sections are divided into Art, Music, Theater, Food, Nature, Etc, and Plan Ahead.  There is surely something for everyone.  There is also a complementary list of On-Going events in the area as well & you can find those by Clicking Here! These are events that either occur on a regular basis or are special events for an extended period of time such as Art Exhibitions & the Theater.

ART

GO LARGE!

What: Art party focused on works that are big in size or spirit

When: May 6 - 6 - 9pm

Where: Orlando Museum of Art

2416 N. Mills Ave

Orlando

Cost: $10

Contact: 407-896-4231

THE ART OF LIVING SOUTHERN OPENING RECEPTION

What: Showcasing paintings from Lila Graves and Lucy Hunnicutt

When: May 7 - 6 - 9pm

Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art

211 E. First St

Sanford

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-323-2774

LECTURE/LITERARY

JAMES GAMBLE ROGERS COLLOQUIUM ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION

What: speaker will be Charleston, SC Mayor Joseph Riley followed by a candlelight heritage tour of downtown Winter Park

When: May 6 - 7pm

Where: Winter Park Farmer's Market

200 W. New England Ave

Winter Park

Cost: $15 lecture & tour; $5 lecture only

Contact: 407-628-8200 x 1

WALK LIKE YOU HAVE SOMEWHERE TO GO

What: Lucille O'Neal, mother of basketball star Shaquille, holds a book signing and discussion on her inspiring book

When: May 8 - 10am

Where: Orlando Public Library

101 E. Central Blvd

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-835-7481

www.ocls.info

ORLANDO CABARET FESTIVAL

What: Annual musical theater celebration with 11 shows from pop to jazz and everything in between

When: through May 16 - various times

Where: Mad Cow Theatre

105 S. Magnolia Ave

Orlando

Cost: $12 - 15

Contact: 407-297-8788

www.OrlandoCabaret.com

MUSIC

BROADWAY AT THE PLAZA:  THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT

What: Songs by Sir Andrew Loyd Weber with performances by Melissa Minyard and Patrick Ryan Sullivan; wine tasting and cabaret before the evening show

When: May 8 - 4 & 7pm

Where: Plaza Theatre

425 N. Bumby Ave

Orlando

Cost: $20 - 32

Contact: 407-228-1220

BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS

What: bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets; concessions available

When: May 8 - 5 - 8pm

Where: Barber Park

3701 Gaitlin Ave

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-836-7350

MOVIE

THREE AMIGOS

What: Cinco de Mayo movie showing on the lawn, food and drink specials

When: May 5 - 3pm

Where: Eden Bar at Enzian

1300 S. Orlando Ave

Maitland

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-629-1088

www.Enzian.org

DATE NIGHT AT LEU GARDENS

What: outdoor screening of The Proposal

When: May 7 - 8:30pm

Where: Harry P. Leu Gardens

1920 N. Forest Ave.

Orlando

Cost: $7 adults; $2 children

Contact: 407-246-2620

CRANES ROOST SUNSET CINEMA

What: outdoor screening of Horton Hears A Who

When: May 8 - 8pm

Where: Cranes Roost Park

Uptown Altamonte

Altamonte Springs

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-571-8863

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AND A MOVIE

What: Featuring the classic film Singing in the Rain

When: May 9 - 11am

Where: Enzian Theater

1300 S. Orlando Ave

Maitland

Cost: $45

Contact: 407-629-0054

www.Enzian.org

CHILDREN

JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH

What: in the Limelight production of Roald Dahl's fantasy adventure

When: May 6 - 8 - 7pm & 1pm on the 8th

Where: Lowndes Shakespeare Center

812 E. Rollins St

Orlando

Cost: $10

Contact: 407-447-1700

HANGING OUT AT THE PORCH

What: Children's Library offers afternoon games, crafts, movies and more

When: May 7 - 3pm

Where: Orlando Public Library

101 E. Central Blvd

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-835-7481

www.ocls.info

TEEN NIGHT AT THE CAMEO

What: presented by Misty Forest

When: May 7 - 8pm

Where: Cameo Theater

1013 E. Colonial Dr

Orlando

Cost: $10

Contact: 407-385-0015

CHILDREN'S DAY FESTIVAL

What: games, crafts, bounce house, sports, music, food, etc. plus Apopka Fire & Police

When: May 8 - 10am - 4pm

Where: Apopka Elementary School

675 W. Old Dixie Hgwy

Apopka

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-884-2200

MAD SCIENCE LAB

What: Professor K.A. Boom explores the wacky world of science with experiments

When: May 8 - 4pm

Where: Barnes & Noble

8358 S. Orange Blossom Trl

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-856-7200

FAMILY FREE DAY AT THE MUSEUM

What: including storytelling @ 12:30; arts & crafts @ 1pm & a lecture @ 2pm

When: May 9

Where: Mennello Museum of American Art

900 E. Princeton St

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-246-4278

NATURE - LANDSCAPING - ENVIRONMENT

35TH ANNUAL BROMELIAD SHOW & SALE

What: information, competition & sale

When: May 7 & 8 - 10am - 9pm

9th - 11am - 6pm

Where: Orlando Fashion Square Mall

3201 E. Colonial Dr

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-348-2139

CENTRAL FLORIDA NIGHTS

What: Learn to identify different constellations, planets and more in Florida's unique night sky

When: May 7 & 21 - 8:30pm

Where: Seminole State College Planetarium

100 Weldon Blvd

Sanford

Cost: $6

Contact: 407-708-2360

TROPICAL FRUIT FOR CENTRAL FLORIDA

What: learn how tropical and subtropical fruit crops may be good alternatives for planting in home landscapes with the recent diseases affecting citrus

When: May 8 - 9 - 10:30am

Where: Orange County University of Florida IFAS Extension

6021 S. Conway Rd

Orlando

Cost: Free - registration required

Contact: 407-254-9200

SUSTAINABLE GARDENING 101

What: Ginny Stibolt, local botanist and author of Sustainable Gardening of Florida, explains how to landscape for longevity

When: May 8 - 10 - 11am

Where: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

3755 N. US Hwy 17-92

Sanford

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-323-4450

www.CentralFloridaZoo.org

BABY OWL SHOWER

What: view non-releasable orphaned raptors

When: May 8 - 10am - 2pm

Where: Audubon of Florida's Center for Birds of Prey

1101 Audubon Way

Maitland

Cost: Free with  a gift that can be used to care for the young birds - call for list

Contact: 407-644-0190

FOOD & DRINK

ORLANDO RESTAURANT WEEK

What: Enjoy three-course prix fixe menus with discounted rates at select locations

When: April 29 - May 5

Where: various locations

Orlando

Cost: $10 - 35

Contact: 407-377-0400

www.OrlandoRestaurantWeek.com

SOUTH EOLA CINCO DE MAYO

What: Block party with live music and vendors

When: May 5 - 2 - 10pm

Where: Eola Drive

between Pine & Church Sts

Orlando

Cost: $5 - 10

CINCO DE MAYO

What: Mexican-themed fiesta with food, live music and over 500 gallons of margaritas

When: May 5 - 5pm

Where: Wall Street Plaza

Wall & Court Sts

Orlando

Cost: $5

Contact: 407-849-0471

BEER BOMB BIKE TOUR

What: Cyclists ride to various bars and locales to taste featured beers

When: May 9 - 4pm

Where: 903 Mills Market

903 Mills Ave

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-965-5718

www.myspace.com/beerbombofthemonth &

www.MillsMarket.com

HEALTH

CONTROLLING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

What: evaluating risk, healthy habits & reforming recipes

When: May 4 - 6 - 8pm

Where: Orange County University of Florida IFAS Extension

6021 S. Conway Rd

Orlando

Cost: Free - registration required

Contact: 407-254-9217

MEDICARE COVERAGE SEMINAR

What: attorneys will present answers to questions concerning long-term care

When: May 4 - 6:30pm

6th - 11am

Where: Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center

2005 Mizell Ave

Winter Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-422-4551

WALK ‘N' TALK WITH A DOC

What: XL 106.7 radio host "Jayde" hosts women's health event featuring physician speakers, fitness and nutrition experts

When: May 8 - 8:30 - 10:30am

Where: Lake Eola Park

N Rosalind Ave & E Washington St

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-234-0295

FUNDRAISER

WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION

What: to benefit RSVP of Orange County, an organization of 55 and older people who give back to their community through volunteer work

When: May 6 - 6 - 8pm

Where: Scott Laurent Collection

348 N. Park Ave

Winter Park

Cost: $15

Contact: 407-422-1535

ORLANDO FIGHT FOR AIR ASTHMA WALK

What: sponsored by the American Lung Assn to raise funds  & awareness for Orange Cty residents fighting lung disease

When: May 8 - 10am

Where: Lake Eola Park

195 N. Rosalind Ave

Orlando

Cost: Doantions

Contact: 407-425-5864 x 1300

DANCING FOR DOGS

What: to benefit Paw in Hand Match, who place surrendered dogs in new homes

When: May 12 - 4:30 - 10pm

Where: Enzian Theater

1300 S. Orlando Ave

Maitland

Cost: $25 including 2 drink tickets; tables for 2 - $250; tables for 4 - $500

Contact: 407-575-9101

ETC.

SWAMP SUNSET CELEBRATION

What: Live tropical music, cocktails on the nature tower and special shows

When: May 7 & 8 - 6 - 9pm

Where: Gatorland

14501 S. Orange Blossom Trl

Orlando

Cost: $14.99

Contact: 407-855-5496

www.Gatorland.com

HUNGER IN CENTRAL FLORIDA - 2010 STUDY

What: speaker Dave Krepcho, pres & CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

When: May 11 - 6pm

Where: Marks St Senior Recreation Center Complex

99 E. Marks St

Orlando

Cost: Free - reservations required

Contact: 407-422-1535

EVENING WITH THE DIRECTOR

What: walk through the museum with director Frank Holt

When: May 11 - 6pm

Where: Mennello Museum of American Art

900 E. Princeton St

Orlando

Cost: $4 adults; $3 seniors; $1 students

Contact: 407-246-4278

WOMEN'S FORUM:  HOW TO DECLUTTER & ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE

What: how to take control of time, things & spaces; a more effective wardrobe; eliminate paper pileups

When: May 12 - noon

Where: Jewish Family Services

2100 Lee Rd

Winter Park

Cost: $7 including lunch

Contact: 407-644-7593 x 227

PLAN AHEAD

CHAIRS 4 CHARITY AUCTION

What: art chairs made to benefit the Mustard Seed with art, food, wine & beer, games, entertainment, raffles plus Eddie Money & Robb Mariani of Design Star

When: May 16 - 1pm

Where: Crowne Plaza Downtown

304 W. Colonial Dr

Orlando

Cost: $75

Contact: 407-875-2040

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY & OMA'S 85TH ANNIVERSARY

What: focuses on social harmony

When: May 18 - 10am - 4pm

Where: Orlando Museum of Art

2416 N. Mills Ave

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-896-4231

LOVE OF ORCHIDS SHOW & SALE

What: orchids, bromeliads, books, supplies

When: May 21 - 23 - 10am - 4pm

Where: Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

633 Osceola Ave

Winter Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-299-8003

WALK-A-THON

What: to benefit Covenant House to help fight youth homelessness in Central Florida

When: May 22 - 8am

Where: Lake Lily Park

840 Lake Lily Dr

Maitland

Cost: Donation

Contact: 407-736-9001

For information on Orlando real estate and Orlando homes for sale in addition to Orlando relocation contact Marc Grossman, your Greater Orlando Area Realtor @ 407-463-1034.  Additional information is available for Seminole County real estate, Orange County real estate, West Volusia County and South Lake County.

To learn more about Marc and the services he has to offer, visit his website.

Marc Grossman, GRI  -  http://www.OrlandoHomes-4u.com/ -  407-463-1034

You can read Marc's other blogs Real Estate Morsels, Real Estate Off The Leash & Real Estate Cracker

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