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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: Earth Day, Kid Fest, Harry Potter, and Sweet Charity


Earth Day was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson and it’s still growing strong. I guess if you like trees and breathing… YAY! Orlando celebrates the day with a large event including environmental education exhibitors, presentations, kids games, and more. Central Florida Earth Day is Saturday 10 to 6 at Lake Eola Park. Some people have kids. I know, right? Gah! For those who have them and like them… there’s Kid Fest, a free day of workshops, crafts, food, music and more. Kid Fest is Saturday 12 to 3:30 in the Audubon Park Garden District. My Mom loves Harry Potter and if she could, she would go to the Harry Potter Witches and Wizards Market of Orlando. There she would find …
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Susan Singer (l) and Christina Fuleihan. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Education

Intersection: Millennium Fellows Work Toward Sustainable Goals


Fifteen students from Rollins College have been picked for the Millennium Fellowship.  It’s a leadership program that aims to let students advance United Nations sustainability goals on campus.Rollins College Provost, Dr. Susan Singer and Fellowship student Christina Fuleihan  join Intersection to explain what sustainability means to them and how the fellowship works. 
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A portrait of Mr. Rogers painted by Don Sondag hangs at the John M. Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Mr. Rogers Walking Tour


Before Fred Rogers was a children’s television icon, sporting his trademark sweater and sneakers, he was a music student at Rollins College. Intersection takes the Mr. Rogers walking round the Winter Park Campus.
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Image: Paul Bayer, who was inducted into the Hitler Youth at age 10 and died at age 17 in Nuremberg, valenciacollege.edu
Spotlight

Spotlight: History, Theatre, Art Fest and Lunar New Year


An exhibit documenting both the rise of the Hitler Youth and the indoctrination of one boy, Paul Bayer, who was inducted at age 10 and by 17 was ordered to man an anti-aircraft position in Nuremberg which eventually ended in his death is the topic of The Short Life of Hitler Youth Paul B. The exhibit runs Saturday 8 to 3 at Valencia College Lake Nona Campus. The fictional account of a couple who has come to Lockerbie, Scotland, to honor the anniversary of their son’s death aboard Pan Am Flight 103, destroyed by a terrorist bombing in 1988, is the focus of the play “Women of Lockerbie” running tonight at 8, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4 at …
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Image: Escher, Day and Night 1938 Woodcut, moartdeland.org
Spotlight

Spotlight: Museums, Garden Workshop and Human Trafficking Awareness


Have you ever walked through the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College? The objects in the museum’s permanent collection date from antiquity to the present day. The works in this installation periodically change and on occasion feature long-term loans in conversation with works from the permanent collection. But act fast. The collection on loan leaves the museum December 2020. For details go to cfam.rollins.edu. An exclusive exhibition of Escher’s work, including personal items, woodblock prints, art and more are on display all weekend at Museum of Art DeLand. For details go to moartdeland.org. Help build and install rows of raised garden beds that will eventually be seeded, weeded, harvested and re-planted by and for the community. Participants will learn …
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