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February 2021

Women’s History Month: Mabel Norris Reese, Fearless Voice for Truth

February 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

March 18, 2021, noon, via Zoom The Orange County Regional History presents its second annual Women’s History Month Celebration with an online program honoring Mabel Norris Reese (1914-1995), a determined Central Florida journalist who fought for justice and took on the Ku Klux Klan in a segregated Florida. Titled “Mabel Norris Reese: Fearless Voice for Truth,” the program will highlight Reese’s career at the helm of the Mount Dora Topic, a small weekly newspaper in Lake County, as she investigated the case of…

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Lunch and Learn: Breaking Her Story

February 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, March 5, 2021, noon (online) Join the History Center’s research librarian, Melissa Procko, for a discussion with journalists Desiree Stennett and Monivette Cordeiro of the Orlando Sentinel. They’ll discuss their careers, the most important stories they’ve investigated, and their thoughts on the future of journalism. Desiree Stennett is a senior reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. She writes stories about how race, identity and inequality impacts politics, criminal justice, economics, housing and other aspects of life. In the past, she…

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Vegan Food & Wine Festival

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Apopka Amphitheater, 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway
Apopka, FL 32712 United States

Family friendly vegan food and wine festival promoting a vegan/ vegetarian lifestyle with a focus on food, wine, and wellness.Vegan Food & Wine Festival will be held February 2021. We invite everyone who is vegetarian/vegan or those who are interested in learning about the vegan lifestyle! This is a family friendly event. Food, Wine, Demos, wellness and health awareness and so much more will be showcased. We hope to see you all there!Vendor/ Sponsor sign up - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6KwKry4TefdpNNNjRUnm7ZNSw7jB3gs9aZbUmABmryAY8NA/viewform?usp=pp_url

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Monster Jam Orlando

February 28 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on February 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm

One event on February 28, 2021 at 11:30 am

Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place
Orlando, FL 32805 United States
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Various prices

This. Is. Monster Jam®! The world's most action-packed motorsports experience for families returns after a pandemic pause, roaring into Orlando’s Camping World Stadium for a high-octane weekend for three shows on February 27 - 28. Monster Jam®, one of the first family events to open its doors to fans since the global pandemic began, features the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26 at 10 a.m. ET.

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SoDo Seeds x In Bloom Early Spring Bouquet Workshop

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Swirlery, 1508 East Michigan Street
Orlando, FL 32806 United States

Join In Bloom Florist for an afternoon of designing! Floral designers from In Bloom Florist will teach you step-by-step how to create your own floral arrangement full of colorful early spring blooms that you can take home and enjoy! During the class you will learn the elements of design, how to handle fresh cut flowers, and how to care for your arrangement at home, all-the-while enjoying refreshments from Swirlery's! Date: Sunday, February 28thTime: Noon- 3pmLocation Swirlery Wine BarCost:$50 per person…

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Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film: The Dark Crystal

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Enzian Theater, 1300 S Orlando Ave
Maitland, FL 32751 United States
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$9

REE for kids 12 & under! Presented by Dorman Financial Management Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the crystal was broken, the evil Skeksis used sinister means to gain control. Jen believes that he can repair…

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March 2021

Apopka Art and Foliage Festival 2021

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kit Land Nelson Park, 35 S. Park Avenue
Apopka, FL 32703 United States
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FREE

The Apopka Woman's Club in partnership with City of Apopka invites YOU to the 59th annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival! This is a FREE family-friendly event . It will feature juried art and crafts from award-winning Artists and Crafters. Top-notch Plant Specialists will showcase an array of locally grown foliage. You will enjoy live music and entertainment from a variety of amazing performers. Home Depot will present a Kid Zone to stimulate the minds of your little ones. Additionally,…

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Weird Homes Tour x Atlas Obscura: Living With the Things You Love

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Steve Wiman and his perfectly charming home are back to share the ultimate collection of collections. (Yes, that's a thing.)If you thought that Steve Wiman, owner of Austin’s iconic vintage store Uncommon Objects, would have a weird home, then you would be 100% right! This house is a collection of collections and Steve's home tour was one of our top rated online experiences in 2020. Join us on March 3rd to explore a treasure trove of personal acquisitions from around…

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Weird Homes Tour x Atlas Obscura: Living With the Things You Love

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Steve Wiman and his perfectly charming home are back to share the ultimate collection of collections. (Yes, that's a thing.)If you thought that Steve Wiman, owner of Austin’s iconic vintage store Uncommon Objects, would have a weird home, then you would be 100% right! This house is a collection of collections and Steve's home tour was one of our top rated online experiences in 2020. Join us on March 3rd to explore a treasure trove of personal acquisitions from around…

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Tyler Thrasher Wonder Hour: Garden of the Ghosts

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join scientist/artist/role-model, Tyler Thrasher, as he explores an exciting new world of curiosity each month!Meet Tyler Thrasher. Mad chemist. Resistance botanist. Crystal grower. Artistic activist. These are only a few of the titles I just came up with to describe one of the most fascinating and fascinated people you'll ever meet. For decades, Tyler has been following his fascinations into exciting new realms of curiosity, whether he's experimenting with geology, revolutionizing taxidermy, or inventing a new way to catalog plants.…

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What’s Up Downtown: Empowerment of Black Entrepreneurs

March 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
FREE

African American entrepreneurs are crucial to the economic health of the nation’s economy. Between 2007 and 2017, the number of African American firms rose 34.5%, from 1.9 million to 2.6 million accounting for roughly half (49.9%) of all small businesses owned by people of color. On March 4, join us for a virtual panel regarding the state of empowerment and growth of African American entrepreneurs. Kicking off our event will be Thomas C. Chatmon Jr., Executive Director of the Downtown…

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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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The Glamorous Life Runway Show

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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$15 – $55

March celebrates women all around the world with their contributions to history, culture, and society. This means their beauty on the inside and out, their ideas and wisdom, their flair for fashion, their love of the arts and culture, and their femininity yet fierceness. Tickets are limited and online reservations required. OMA Members: Use Member ID on membership cards as your promo code for free admission. Member ID can also be found on the receipt of membership purchase. ATTIRE: 80s glam…

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Front Porch Series featuring Cat Ridgeway & The Tourists

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Plaza Live (Orlando), 425 N Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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$15 – $80

Cat Ridgeway is a skilled singer/songwriter from Orlando, FL known for her soulful vocals, high energy, and magnetic stage presence. She recently caught the attention of hit songwriter Shawn Mullins (1998’s chart-topper “Lullaby”), who has personally invited her to open several of his shows and joined her in her hometown for the release show celebrating her latest project, “Nice to Meet You”. Cat has also played many notable stages (30A, Okeechobee, Big Orange, Third Street Songwriters Festival, House of Blues…

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Lunch & Learn: Breaking Her Story

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$5

Join the History Center’s research librarian, Melissa Procko, for a discussion with Central Florida journalists Desiree Stennett and Monivette Cordeiro of the Orlando Sentinel. They'll discuss their careers, the most important stories they’ve investigated, and their thoughts on the future of journalism. Desiree Stennett is a senior reporter at the Orlando Sentinel. She writes stories about how race, identity, and inequality impact politics, criminal justice, economics, housing, and other aspects of life. In the past, she has covered breaking news,…

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