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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
The Daily City

Spotlight: Author Talk with Jim Clark, Dragon Parade, and Paws in the Park


U.S. Presidents have played a major role in shaping Florida, whether waging wars, protecting the environment, seeking votes, or just drawing media attention to the state’s attractions. Regular visitors have included Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and John F. Kennedy. Harry Truman had a house in Key West called the Little White House. Warren G. Harding played golf with an elephant as a caddie, and Chester Arthur went fishing in Orlando. Join Jim Clark of the University of Central Florida history faculty and author of a book called “Presidents in Florida” for an informative and entertaining review of the Sunshine State’s presidential past… The talk takes place Sunday at 2 at the Orange County Regional History Center …
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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
The Daily City

Spotlight: OCRHC presents journalist Mark Lane, SNAP Orlando, and Otronicon


The Orange County Regional History Center has a new event called the Brechner Speaker Series, which honors the late Joseph L. Brechner, a longtime journalist, Central Florida community leader, and television pioneer. At the next Brechner Speaker Series event, Veteran Florida journalist Mark Lane will give a humorous talk about one of the most intriguing duties of the Florida legislature — signing state symbols into law. Lane will spotlight the surprising things designated to officially define the Sunshine State. This talk takes place Sunday at 2 at the Orange County Regional History Center. On closing day of SNAP Orlando art gallery’s exhibition called City Unseen 2.0 take one last gallery tour, meet the artists, experience Augmented Reality art, enjoy a …
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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
The Daily City

Spotlight: Culture Pop, Silver Spurs Rodeo, Eatonville Craft & Culture Market, Orchids, and Florida Highwaymen


Printmaking activities for all ages, live performances, a makers market, pop up exhibition, and the unveiling of the new telephone museum can all be found at Culture Pop – A Celebration of Printmaking Saturday 1 to 10 at Art & History Museums – Maitland Enjoy watching bull riding, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and more tonight and Saturday starting at 7:30 at the 75th Annual Silver Spurs Rodeo at Osceola Heritage Park. For tickets and details go to silverspursrodeo.com. Enjoy crafts, makers, music and food at the Eatonville Craft & Culture Market Sunday 1 to 5 at the Eatonville Cultural and Heritage Foundation. Orchids, growers, people speaking about orchids, and an orchid hunt take place at the 63rd …
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The 49 memorial crosses hat were placed outside ORMC in 2016 are among the items collected for display by the Orange County Regional History Center.  Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Curating Pulse Memorial Items


In the last two years there’s been an outpouring of grief and support for the victims, families and survivors of the Pulse shooting. And with that comes thousands of memorial items. So just how do you preserve and display those items?
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Image: Art from The 49 Portraits Project facebook page
Spotlight

Spotlight: The 49 Portraits Project, Deaf Art Show, FL Highwaymen and Disney Gay Days


49 artists across the country created portraits of each of the Pulse victims for an Orlando art show currently on view at Orlando City Hall’s Terrace Gallery now through June 14.The show opens Saturday at 4:30 at the Orlando City Hall gallery just off the rotunda. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Patty Sheehan will be there. MORE INFO The Florida Deaf Art Show is a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing Deaf artists to the deaf and hard of hearing. Guests will meet amazing Deaf Artists and their art work up close! The show happens Saturday at 6pm, at the Orange Studio in Mills50. MORE INFO A group of 26 African Americans found success as artists in the …
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Image: Exhibit at A Place Gallery, A Place Gallery & Studios facebook page
Spotlight

A Place Gallery, Papermaking And Muscle Cars


An art gallery you’ve never heard of because you’re old… is closing up for good. Their studios will remain open for artists for now but the owners, Time Waste Management, will be exploring new endeavors and looking for new venues. Attend the final open gallery show Saturday 8 to 11 at “A Place Gallery” at 649 Mills Ave North. You don’t know where that is because… well you know why. A hands-on workshop on papermaking and the art and history of papermaking is taking place at Orange County Regional History Center Saturday 10 to 1. Register for the workshop at thehistorycenter.org. After you make that paper, take a printmaking workshop designed as an easy and enjoyable introduction to relief printmaking …
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