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Children’s Art Festival

Saturday, April 30 from 10am to 2pm, the Maitland Art Center will host the 9th Annual Children’s Art Festival. This year the focus is on ‘the Magic School’ where potions, prisms and pendants are discovered and created and the ‘other realm’ where art activities and live entertainers engage the imagination through hands-on learning and performance. Sounds magical and bewitching!

Activities include making clay cauldrons, bubble painting, drawing with invisible ink, visiting the owlery and making magic medallions. Special guests include the Colby Center for Dance, The Central Florida Zoo, the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey and the Suzuki Music School. Other groups from the community will also be involved, including the Maitland library, the Scribes of Central Florida, Central Florida Watercolor Society and the Weavers of Orlando.

Admission to this event is free for children under 12 and $5 per adult. For more information, visit the Art and History web site or call 407-539-2181.

Capone’s Dinner & Show supports the arts and wishes the Children’s Art Festival of Maitland, FL success during this Central Florida event. Maitland is just north of Orlando, approximately 45 minutes from Capone’s Dinner Theatre.

Winter Park Sip

If you enjoy wine tastings, then this is an Orlando event for you! The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and the Park Avenue Area Association are inviting all Chamber members and non-Chamber members this Thursday, April 28 to the Winter Park Sip. It will be held from 5:30 – 9:00pm at a number of great restaurants and food venues along Park Avenue in Winter Park, just north of Orlando.

This is a very popular event and with a limited number of event tickets available, you’d better get yours today! The event has sold out 3 prior times! Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door), or if you’d like a fun souvenir T-shirt with your ticket, the cost is $40. You may order your tickets online through PayPal.

Sips will be taken at the following locations:

  • The Bistro on Park
  • Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
  • The Doggie Door
  • Luma on Park
  • Nelore Steakhouse
  • Orchid Thai Cuisine
  • Palmano’s Cafe & Wine Bar
  • Park Plaza Gardens
  • Peterbrooke Chocolatier
  • Spice & Tea Exchange
  • Tolla’s Italian Deli & Cafe
  • Trattoria Toscana
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Remember, Capone’s Dinner & Show offers unlimited White Zinfandel, Merlot & Chardonnay Wine selections with the cost of their show ticket. We also offer 11 other drink selections – the most of any Orlando dinner show! Along with our dinner buffet, it is the best dinner show deal around.

Enjoy the Winter Park Sip and save a night for Capone’s Dinner & Show. You’ll be glad you did!

Hang Ten This Holiday Weekend!

April 22 – 24 Ron Jon Surf Shop will host its 47th Annual Easter Surfing Festival. Enjoy the sun, surf and sand along beautiful Cocoa Beach, just one hour east of Orlando, as you watch championship surfers from ages 6 to 60 from around the world compete in this annual surfing competition. An Easter egg hunt and food court, as well as surf clinics and demonstrations are part of the fun.

The contest is held at Alan Shepard Park (directly behind Ron Jon’s) and Cocoa Beach Pier and admission is FREE. Activities will take place throughout the day, so visit their web site or call 321-799-8888 for more information. Spectators will have a chance to learn Surfing And Skim Boarding, participate in celebrity signings and enjoy evening entertainment with movies, bands, parties and more. There will even be a Sunrise Service offered at either site.

For over four decades the Ron Jon Easter Surfing Festival has continued to be a major force in the growth of surfing on the east coast of the United States. It is the second oldest most diverse and publicized event of its type, and is always staged over Easter weekend, during Spring Break in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Hang ten this holiday weekend at the surfing contest, then drive back to Kissimmee for our 7:30pm show at Capone’s Dinner & Show. This Easter Sunday, we’ll be giving away FREE gangster hats to every guest (excluding infants). It’s a great time of the year to spend the day enjoying our beaches and the evenings enjoying our show!

Taste of Winter Park

Wednesday, April 20 the Winter Park Farmers’ Market will be the place to be – if you’d like to have a taste of Winter Park. This quaint small city within Orlando is celebrated for its sense of place and history as well as it’s fine restaurant and dining options. There is a lot to do among the small, winding brick streets and canopy of old oak trees. Why not have a taste?

The 26th Annual Taste of Winter Park is presented by CenturyLink and will be held April 20 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission is $40 (unless you are a Winter Park Chamber of Commerce member) and can be purchased in advance through Pay Pal (, or purchased at the door. Tickets will NOT be mailed. All reservations will be available for pick up at Will Call the night of the event. Tickets cannot be returned, refunded or exchanged. This event is held rain or shine. The Market is located at 200 W. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 with parking just north of it in the public parking areas.

This event is described as an epicurean indulgence featuring mouthwatering selections from popular Winter Park dining destinations, as well as new eateries destined to become your favorite. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy an evening sampling food and drink from 40 local participants. There will also be live entertainment by Johnny Mag Sax. A nice variety for an evening dinner and show. Enjoy the taste!

Johnny Mag SaxParticipating Winter Park restaurants/vendors who will feature mouthwatering selections include:

  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse
  • Bailey’s Coffee Service, Inc.
  • Barnie’s Coffee & Tea
  • Boathouse Restaurant
  • Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
  • Brio Tuscan Grille
  • Change Your Water Now
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Eden Bar
  • Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Gurtzberry
  • Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
  • John & Shirley’s Catering
  • Kilwin’s Chocolate & Ice Cream
  • Luma on Park
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
  • Mi Tomatina, Paella Bar
  • Mitchell’s Fish Market
  • Nelore Steakhouse
  • Olde Hearth Bread Co.
  • Olive Garden
  • Orchid Thai Cuisine
  • Orlando Ale House Winter Park
  • Orlando Brewing Partners, Inc.
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
  • Panera Bread
  • Peterbrooke Chocolatier
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Schakolad Chocolate Factory
  • Schenck Company
  • Shipyard Emporium
  • Shula’s Steakhouse
  • Sprinkles Cakes
  • The Ravenous Pig
  • Tolla’s Italian Deli & Café
  • Tropical Smoothie Café
  • Wayne Densch, Inc.
  • Winter Park Fish Company