What’s Happening in Orlando and Central Florida - June 30, 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.  There is surely something for everyone.  There is also an extensive 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

1ST THURSDAYS:  INTO THE WILD

What: Experience the artistic splendors of nature along with a short film by Matt Morris, ecological talk-backs, jazz music by Please Respect Our Decadence and more

When: July 1 - 6 – 9pm

Where: Orlando Museum of Art

2416 N. Mills Ave.

Orlando

Cost: Free to OMA members; others $10

Contact: 407-896-4231

www.omart.org

FIRST  THURSDAYS:  THOMAS BROOKS

What: Showcasing works by the Florida back country artist

When: July 1 - 6 – 9pm

Where: Fredlund Gallery

221 S. Knowles Ave

Winter Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-622-0102

www.FredlundGallery.com

FIRST FRIDAY ART STROLL IN IVANHOE VILLAGE

What: The ArtsHub presents a sidewalk stroll bursting with local artwork displays and live mucis by Tr

When: July 2 – 6 - 9pm

Where: Ivanhoe Village Main Street

Orange Ave btwn New Hampshire & Princeton Aves

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-484-5839

INDEPENDENCE DAY OPEN HOUSE

What: The museum will display its 1798 cream jug by American patriot and Boston silversmith Paul Revere

When: July 3 – 9:30am – 4pm

4th – 1 – 4pm

Where: Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

445 N. Park Ave

Winter Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-645-5311

www.MorseMuseum.org

AUTHOR

ALLEN F. HOOKER BOOK SIGNING

What: The Lakeland author will be available to sign copies of his book, My Friends & Heroes: One Veteran’s Quest to Share America’s Living History

When: July 2 – 11am – 1pm

Where: Java Lava

47 E. Robinson St

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-770-1818

www.JavaLavaCoffeeShops.com

PAT BENATAR BOOK SIGNING

What: The singer will sign copies of her tell-all book, Between a Heart and a Rock Place

When: July 3 – 12:30pm

Where: Barnes & Noble

7900 W. Sand Lake Rd

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-345-0900

DANCE

ORLANDO SALSA CONGRESS

What: Latin dance workshops, pool and dance parties, and live music by The Mambo Swing Orchestra and Domingo Quinones

When: July 1- 4 – various times

Where: Hilton Orlando

6001 Destination Pkwy

Orlando

Cost: $15 - 225

Contact: 407-313-4300

www.OrlandoCongress.com

MOVIE/THEATER

WTF THEATER

What: Showing of Logan's Run and Car Wash

When: June 30 – 8pm

Where: Little Fish Huge Pond

309 E. First St

Sanford

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-920-1321

www.LittleFish-HugePond.com

ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI

What: Follow world surfing champion Kelly Slater as he seeks out the perfect wave

When: July 1- 4 – noon & 3pm

Where: Orlando Science Center

777 E. Princeton St.

Orlando

Cost: $17

Contact: 407-514-2000

www.osc.org

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.

What: Orlando Youth Theatre presents a high-spirited New York City musical directed by Tim Hanes

When: July 1 - 3 – 7pm

Where: Orlando Youth Theatre

398 W. Amelia St

Orlando

Cost: $10

Contact: 407-254-4930

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

What: UCF Conservatory Theatre presents Edward Albee's fiercely ferocious Tony Award-winning drama

When: July 1 - 3 & 8 – 10 – 8pm

4 & 11 – 2pm

Where: UCF Conservatory Theatre

12501 Research Parkway

Orlando

Cost: $17

Contact: 407-823-1500

THE TRAVELER’S REST

What: Remy Connor stars in a spectacle of magic, mentalism and mayhem

When: July 1 - 3 – 7 & 9pm

Where: Lowndes Shakespeare Center – Goldman Theater

812 E. Rollins St.

Orlando

Cost: $10 - 15

Contact: 407-447-1700

www.RemyConnor.com

INDEPENDENCE DAY

What: Free showing on the lawn in honor of the 4th of July

When: July 4 – 8pm

Where: Enzian Theater

1300 S. Orlando Ave

Maitland

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-629-0054

www.Enzian.org

CHILDREN

FIRE-CRACKIN’ FOURTH OF JULY WORKSHOP

What: Explore the science behind fireworks as you make crafts, eat snacks and listen to stories

When: July 3 – 9:30am - noon

Where: Orlando Science Center

777 E. Princeton St.

Orlando

Cost: $25 per parent/child couple

Contact: 407-514-2000

www.osc.org

HANGING OUT AT THE PORCH

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

When: July 2 – 3pm

Where: Orlando Public Library

101 E. Central Blvd

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-835-7481

www.ocls.info

NATURE – LANDSCAPING - ENVIRONMENT

SKIES DOWN UNDER:  SOUTHERN ASTRONOMY

What: look at six constellations only viewable in the Southern Hemisphere

When: July 2, 16 & 30 – 8:30 – 9:30pm

Where: Seminole State College Planetarium

100 Weldon Blvd

Sanford

Cost: $6

Contact: 407-708-2360

FOOD & DRINK

HARBOR NIGHTS AMERICANA

What: Independence Day-inspired food and wine celebration with music from the Robert Harris Group

When: July 2 – 6:30pm

Where: Lowe’s Portofino Bay Hotel

5601 Universal Blvd

Orlando

Cost: $35 - 45

Contact: 407-363-6890

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

OLDE FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

What: Patriotic music by the Bach Festival Brass Band, horse-drawn wagon rides and performances by the Orlando Cloggers and the Rockin' Roadster Road Show

When: July 3 – 9am - 1pm

Where: Central Park

N. Park Ave & W. Morse Blvd

Winter Park

Cost: Free

RED, WHITE & ZOO

What: Summer fun with music, food, a waterslide and animal encounters in honor of the 4th

When: July 3 & 4 – 9am - 3pm

Where: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

3755 N. US Hwy 17-92

Sanford

Cost: $11.95

Contact: 407-323-4450

www.CentralFloridaZoo.org

INDEPENDENCE FOR THE ANIMALS VEGAN POTLUCK PICNIC

What: Bring your favorite vegan dish and join the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida for the 11th annual Independence Day picnic

When: July 3 – 2pm

Where: Mead Gardens

1300 S. Denning Dr

Winter Park

Cost: $3 donation – rain or shine

Contact: 407-968-2400

www.AnimalRightsFlorida.org

4TH OF JULY BASH AT BALDWIN PARK

What: Baldwin Park Rotary Club presents a watermelon seed-spitting contest, homemade apple pie contest, most patriotic dog contest and more

When: July 3 – 4 – 10pm

Where: Baldwin Park

New Broad & Jake Sts

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: www.BaldwinParkRotary.org

RED, HOT & BOOM

What: 15th annual Independence Day celebration with vendors, fireworks and live music by Big 10-4, 2am Club, Neon Trees and others

When: July 3 – 4 – 11pm

Where: Cranes Roost Park

274 Cranes Roost Blvd

Altamonte Springs

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-571-8863

www.UptownAltamonte.com

PARTY IN THE PARK

What: Winter Garden Parks & Recreation hosts games, food, children's crafts and live music by the Porch Dogs

When: July 3 – 5 – 9:30pm

Where: Newton Park

29 Garden Ave

Winter Garden

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-656-4155

4TH FEST

What: Celebrate our independence with live music from over 25 bands including Happy Valley, 1991, Mumpsy, Great Deceivers and others

When: July 4 – 1:30 – 9pm

Where: Gaston Edwards Park

1236 N. Orange Ave

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-484-5839

FIREWORKS AT THE FOUNTAIN

What: A patriotic Independence Day celebration with live entertainment and an appearance by Mayor Buddy Dyer

When: July 4 – 4 – 10pm

Where: Lake Eola Park

N Rosalind Ave & E Washington St

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-246-2827

www.CityOfOrlando.net

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

What: Avalon Park marks the American holiday with an apple pie bake-off, home-run derby, hot dog-eating contest and, of course, firework

When: July 4 – 5 – 9pm

Where: Avalon Park Town Center

13001 Founders Square Dr

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-658-6565

www.AvalonPark.com

CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM 10

What: The park hosts a Star-Spangled Showcase singing competition, performances by the Winter Springs' Performing Arts, 17-170 Band, Rock the Nations and fireworks

When: July 4 – 5 – 9:30pm

Where: Central Winds Park

1000 E SR 434

Winter Springs

Cost: Free

Contact: www.WinterSpringsFL.org

A FLASHBACK 4TH OF JULY

What: '50s themed costume contest, fireworks and music by The Dixieland Jazz Band

When: July 4 – 5:30pm

Where: Celebration Town Center

690 Celebration Ave

Celebration

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-566-1202

STAR SPANGLED SANFORD

What: 4th of July celebration on the Riverwalk with a picnic, splash pad and fireworks over Lake Monroe

When: July 4 – 6pm

Where: Fort Mellon Park

1000 E. First St

Sanford

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-301-5732

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 estateOrange County real estate, West Volusia County and South Lake County.

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