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January 2018

Weavers of Orlando: Harris Tweed and Scottish Estate Tweeds

January 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Westminster Winter Park Towers, 1111 S. Lakemont Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32792 United States
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The January 20, 2018 meeting of the Weavers of Orlando, WoO, is ‘Harris Tweed and Scottish state Tweeds.’ WoO member and past president Berna Lowenstein will present the program which will take place in the first floor meeting room of Westminster Winter Park Towers, located at 1111 South Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park FL, 32792 at 9:30 AM. Everyone knows about tartans, but Scottish Estate Tweeds have their own special history and registry, and Harris Tweed is the Champagne of tweeds!…

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Finding Grace: Exhibition Talk with Curator Michael Klein

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E Princeton St
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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The Mennello Museum of American Art is thrilled to welcome curator, author, artists' advocate and confidant to collectors, Michael Klein, to the museum on January 20 for an exhibition talk and walkthrough. Klein's talk, "Finding Grace", addresses Grace Hartigan’s prominence and unique place in the 1950s New York School as a second-generation Abstract Expressionist — and as one of only a few pioneering women who were part of a generation that changed art in post-war America. Why and how is…

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The Collective: Politics, Policy and Politicians

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The MEZZ, 100 S Eola Dr Ste 200
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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The Collective will gather on January 24 for "How to Create Change through Politics, Policy and Politicians." Kelly Cohen of Southern Strategy of Orlando will speak about how to effectively work with elected leaders to bring about change. More speakers will be announced soon.

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Lessons from Portland: Energy & Local Food

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave, Box 2720
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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Rollins College and CNU Orlando Present: Advancing Sustainability - Portland’s Lessons Learned in Orlando Join local experts in learning how Orlando is becoming the Portland of the Southeast, one of the region’s most sustainable cities. The city’s Greenworks Plan is being updated and each session will assess the innovative agenda to advance sustainability. First Session: ENERGY & LOCAL FOOD Chris Castro, John Rife. LOCATION - Bieberbach/Reed Conference Room in the Cornell Campus Center [#325 on the campus map: http://www.rollins.edu/visit-rollins/campus-map/index.html%5D (Parking…

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Conversation on Justice

January 29 @ 11:00 am - February 2 @ 2:00 pm
Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute, 701 N Econlockhatchee Trl
Orlando, FL 32825 United States
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Join us for our Conversation on Justice at each of the 5 Valencia Campuses: January 29-February 2, 2018 Valencia's Peace and Justice Institute will host a week-long lineup of events which peel back the layers and examine “peace and justice” via a broad spectrum of topics and events in its “Conversation on Justice” series. Covering many of today’s hot-button issues — ranging from violence, immigration and economic inequality to food insecurity, race and sexual orientation — each event, through the…

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Joe Biden: American Promise Tour

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Joe Biden has always believed that when given a chance, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. As a scrappy kid from Scranton who rose to the Office of Vice President, he is no exception. During his 45 years of public service, one of Biden’s greatest strengths has been his ability to bring people together, even in crisis, even across difficult divides, all the while, respecting everybody at the table. In 2018, Vice President Biden will extend his American Promise Tour,…

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Vice President Joe Biden: American Promise Tour

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Dr. Phillips Center presents Vice President Joe Biden: American Promise Tour in association with Bill Blumenreich Presents PERFORMANCE NOTES Date: Monday, January 29, 2018 Time: 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at: $68 VIP Package: $325 Public Onsale: Friday, December 22 at 10 a.m. Dr. Phillips Center Member Presale: Wednesday, December 20 at 10 a.m. Joe Biden has always believed that when given a chance, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. As a scrappy kid from Scranton who rose to the Office…

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Rethinking [Transit Equity, Climate Change &] the City

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CREDO Conduit, 1001 North Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Transit Equity Day is a national day of action taking place this year on Monday, February 5 and is being organized by the Labor Network For Sustainability. Come join us for a panel discussion about what transit equity, community organizing and climate change mean for Orlando's future as an accessible, inclusive, healthy and sustainable city. Central Florida Jobs with Justice, Organize Florida and many other Orlando community organizations and coalitions are already doing powerful work around these issues. ##### To…

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Tales of an Ecotourist: What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us About Climate Change

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave, Box 2720
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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Mike Gunter Jr. is a Cornell Distinguished Faculty member and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow at Rollins College where he serves as Professor and Chair of the Political Science department and Director of International Affairs in the Holt School. He is the author of Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity. Using both keen humor and memorable anecdotes, while weaving respected scientific studies along the way, Mike Gunter Jr. transports the reader to five famous eco-destinations, from the Galapagos Islands…

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February 2018

Lecture w/Katherine Manthorne, Ph.D.

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 1000 Holt Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499 United States
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"The Rockies and the Alps: A Trans-national Artistic Dialogue" Katherine Manthorne, Ph.D. Professor of Art of the United States, Latin America, and Their Cross-Currents, 1750-1950 Deputy Executive Officer, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Bio: Katherine Manthorne, a specialist in modern art of the Americas, earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Prior to arriving at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York she was Director of The Research Center at Smithsonian's American Art Museum, where…

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