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October 2020

Meet the Authors: Raven Leilani and Sarah Gerard

October 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE

Join us for a virtual evening event on Crowdcast with authors Sarah Gerard (True Love, Sunshine State, and Binary Star) and Raven Leilani (Luster) on October 6th at 6pm ET. Registration on Crowdcast is required to attend. The link for the event is https://www.crowdcast.io/e/true-love-luster While the event is free to attend, we ask that you support our independent bookstore by purchasing a copy of one (or each of these) author's books on our site. True Love by Sarah Gerard (signed): https://thirdhousebooks.indielite.org/book/9780062937438 Luster…

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This is Downtown: Economic Forecast with Dr. Sean Snaith of UCF

October 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
FREE

Join DOP Executive Director Josh Wyche in a conversation with Dr. Sean Snaith as he delivers the economic forecast and how it specifically relates to Downtown Orlando. Dr. Snaith is the director of the University of Central Florida Institute of Economic Competitiveness and a national recognized economist in the field of business and economic forecasting.

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USGBC FL Panel – Landfills, Technology, and the Future

October 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

Register at: https://101520landfills.eventbrite.com Landfills are something that are a part of what keeps our society moving. While they have their drawbacks, advances in landfill design and technology use in landfills are improving their operation and management. While landfills are needed now, what do we see coming in the future to help our society manage our waste? This panel of experts will discuss the history of landfills, technological innovations and what the future will offer to help our society manage waste. SPEAKERS…

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Free Gallery Talk: What Is That You Express In Your Eyes? The Inspired Works of Alberto Gómez

October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crealde School of Art, 600 Saint Andrews Boulevard
Winter Park , FL 32792 United States
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FREE

Free Gallery Talk: Sunday, October 18, 2pm On View Through January 16, 2021 Crealdé School of Art Alice and William Jenkins Gallery & Showalter Hughes Community Gallery 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792 Born in Bogotá, Colombia, internationally exhibited artist Alberto Gómez is a figurative artist, painter and master print maker who became a U.S. citizen in 2011. He has participated in more than 25 solo and group exhibitions and has works in many private and corporate collections…

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Well Beings Tour: The Impact of Inequity & COVID on The Mental Health of Black Youth

October 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE

In 2020, COVID-19 and nationwide police brutality have increased the stress and sense of social isolation young Black people experience. Join WUCF & Well Beings on OCT 21 at 6pm EST for a Virtual Discussion Event with Q&A on the state of mental health among Black youth to destigmatize mental illness and learn about available resources. Visit wellbeings.org/wucf for more info!

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January 2021

Zora Neale Hurston’s 130th Birthday Celebration

January 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
FREE

The 32nd Annual Zora!® Festival opens with a virtual birthday party in honor of the 130th Birthday of Zora Neale Hurston!  It all happens January 7, 2021 from 8:30pm – 10:30pm EST https://bit.ly/2IT6qBu Registered guests may purchase a uniquely designed commemorative Zora Birthday Box* that contains a split of either Champagne or Sparkling Grape Juice Custom Decorated Cupcake! The virtual birthday party will include: A Live DJ and Dancing, An opportunity to participate in the Official Birthday Toast, A dedicated moment…

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Tantra 101

January 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$15

In this workshop, we’ll introduce the basic concepts of Tantra and explore how Tantra can improve your life, your sex & your relationships. Most everyone can agree that the biggest human sexual organ is the brain. If you’re not in the mood, you rarely enjoy it and if the mood's just right, it’s an experience you’ll clearly remember. Tantra is the practice of bringing your mind, body, and spirit together to be more focused, gain a better understanding of yourself…

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Now & Then Hannibal Square Walking Tour

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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$10

To RSVP or for more information, contact HSHC manager: Barbara Chandler [email protected] Explore the historic African American community of Hannibal Square in Winter Park on a guided tour with Fairolyn Livingston, Hannibal Square Heritage Center chief historian. Walk the streets of today while immersing yourself in the history of yesterday... when Hannibal Square was a segregated, self-sustaining community. Segregation created the necessity and opportunity for entrepreneurship. The resiliency of residents made this a successful vibrant thriving community. Along the tour…

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From Practice to Policy Using a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
FREE

Hosted in partnership with Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, the Detroit Urban Research Center, the CBPR Partnership Academy. As we continue to witness and experience inequities and disparities across communities it is critical that we understand the role that research has in leveraging the political agenda to impact the well-being of communities. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) in particular is at the crux of bridging evidence and policy. To advance the progress of this translation we must examine the linkage between CBPR…

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The Future of Cities Virtual Event and Panel Discussion

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$50

Join expert and legendary urbanist Richard Florida to discuss what’s next for U.S. cities and help local companies plan ahead to adapt for success in their market. Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading urbanists. He is a researcher and professor, serving as University Professor at the University of Toronto’s School of Cities and Rotman School of Management, and a Distinguished Fellow at NYU’s Schack School of Real Estate. He is a writer and journalist, having penned several global…

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February 2021

Symposium with Banks Helfrich

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Winter Park Public Library, 460 E New England Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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FREE

Explore civil discourse in this 90-minute live happening where people of differing opinions respectfully discuss politics, religion, and more. Register using the form below or call 407-623-3300, ext. 3. This event is following the Library's limited-capacity procedure, in line with the CDC's social distancing guidelines. To accommodate this, we will only have 12 seats available and already placed in the room; there will be no additions. Each person attending must wear a mask throughout the entire class. Every individual must enroll by…

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Otronicon: Hybrid Event

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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$15 – $21

Inspiring curious minds of all ages with onsite and virtual experiences, including exhibitors, speakers, and workshops! The event will look and feel different this year, but what hasn’t changed is the unprecedented access to activities and experiences that unlock a world of wonder and possibilities. Fun and discovery for all ages in an environment that is focused on health and safety. **************** EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: • Otronicon connects you with STEM experts, startups, and industry leaders to learn new skills, explore…

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BEN BLOUNT: PRINTING IN THE PRESENT TENSE

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Catch up with busy artist Ben Blount on his letterpress broadsides, artists books and community activism. Ben will give a virtual artist’s talk titled “ Printing in the Present Tense” on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 7-8 pm EST. For more information on Ben’s work, please visit www.benblount.com.

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ULI Central Florida: Economic Outlook and Executive Roundtable – Planning for The Year Ahead

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE

Local economic overview and moderated discussion.

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March 2021

2021 Virtual Women United Luncheon

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

We're pumped for 2021! A new year. A new outlook. And plenty of new reasons to be motivated to take on 2021! For the empowering boost you need to begin tackling your goals, invest in yourself by attending Heart of Florida United Way's Women United Luncheon.

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