tainability and Keep Winter Park Beautiful programs, includes a kids’ zone with games, art projects, an educational planting experience, live music, an art contest, yoga for children and adults, a composting demo, a bike rodeo with safety checks for ages 5 and older, food-and-beverage vendors, and an electric-car show. Those riding bicycles to the 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. event will be able to use a free bike-valet service on Morse Boulevard between Park and New York avenues. 407-599- 3364. cityofwinterpark.org/earthday. TASTE OF WINTER PARK Lake Highland Preparatory School Meet Catherine Li Lake Highland, Class of 2015 Harvard University, Class of 2019 “Opport 110 LIVING IN WINTER PARK This foodie festival, organized by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, showcases more than 40 of the region’s top chefs, bakers, caterers and confectioners. Admission to the event, which runs from 5-8 p.m., includes unlimited samples of signature dishes, beverages and desserts as well 8281. winterpark.org. WINTER PARK PAINT OUT The museum, formerly the home and studio of the late sculptor Albin Polasek, hosts its annual 2016-17 Admission Events 2016 Visitation Days October 12: October 26: November 3: November 16: December 8: 2017 Play Dates January 11: January 18: RSVP at 407-206-1900 ext. 1. Opportunity is one of the most valuable gifts Lake Highland has given me. I consider myself lucky to be part of a community whose members are diverse, talented, and capable of bettering each other. My Lake Highland have gotten them anywhere “else. – Catherine Li, Alumna LA KE HIGH L A N D Preparatory school To learn more about Central Florida’s School of Opportunity, call 407-206-1900 or visit lhps.org. Paint Out the last full week of April, during which 25 professionally acclaimed plein air artists roam the city to capture favorite landscapes and landmarks with oils, watercolors and pastels. The museum and sculpture gardens, at 633 Osceola Ave., are open to the public free of charge during the gallery’s “wet room” and may be purchased on the spot. 407-647-6294. polasek.org. OLDE FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Not surprisingly, Central Park is the site of this annual Independence Day celebration, with patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and Bach Festival Choir. There’s also a sunrise 5K run as well as other musical performances, horsedrawn wagon rides, and an annual bicycle parade for children at 9 a.m. starting at City Hall, just south of the park. Free hot dogs, watermelon and water are served. Also, admission is free to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 407-599-3463. winterpark.org. WINTER PARK AUTUMN ART FESTIVAL October 8, 2016 The other shoe drops when the city offers a second juried art show, this one in the fall. The twoday show, which draws more than 40,000 people each year, features work by outstanding Orlandoarea artists, plus live entertainment and food. Children’s art workshops are also offered. Free. 407- 644-8281. autumnartfestival.org. COWS ‘N CABS October 22, 2016 This charity-based food-and-wine festival (tickets range from $110 to $500 per person) offers a signature rustic, Western atmosphere under one large tent in Central Park’s West Meadow. Several hundred guests sample cuisine prepared by 18 of Central Florida’s top chefs as well as wines curated by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. cowsncabs.com.
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