This weekend, while everyone was out drinking green beer, we opted for a green playing field, in the form of an outdoor shuffleboard court. Luckily our friends were up for anything and at our urging, happily and open-mindedly tagged along with us. We knew that the Orlando Shuffle group met on the first and third Saturdays of the month – imagine the moment we realized that even included holidays. So a St. Patrick’s Day Shuffle was had, and we couldn’t be none the happier about it.
There’s more to this city’s nightlife than drinking, the occasional karaoke and even less frequent bowling (not that there’s anything wrong with any of those options, we engage in all). The Orlando Shuffle makes good use of the Beardall Senior Center off of Lake Lucerne and they’re open to always meeting new friends.
Next up, I’m finagling my way into Horseshoe and Bridge night. But seriously, this was a great option for a low-key Saturday night, all the while learning a thing or two about Shuffleboard.
Meet you there April 6th?
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Grab ‘em by the movies! Maitland’s Enzian Theatre will host the 27th edition of the Florida Film Festival. This year, following a tumultuous couple of months in the film industry, the festival will be highlighted by an all-female panel titled “Indie Women: Grab ‘em by the Movies.” Organizers of the FFF say there are “a total of 82 female directors featured in this year’s event.” (News13)
Please endorse here.The race for Orange County Mayor just got interesting. The Central Florida Police Benevolent Association (CFPBA) has officially endorsed Rep. nominee, Rob Panepinto. CFPBA President, Jerry Hagan is also encouraging “all citizens in Orange County who respect the strong and efficient enforcement of our laws, to cast their ballots in support of Rob Panepinto.” This comes after Sheriff Jerry Demings endorsed Orlando Police Chief John Mina to succeed him as sheriff, since he’s resigning to also run for Orange County Mayor… (Orlando Sentinel)
Who you gonna call? Orlando-based attorney Matt Morgan is the first lawyer to file a lawsuit in the FIU bridge collapse. Morgan is representing a bicyclist that was hit by a car as it swerved out of the way to avoid falling concrete. More on this story at WESH 2. (WESH 2)
(N)opioid. Did you know that opioids kill 16 Floridians a day on average? This morning, Rick Scott signed into legislation a bill that will limit opioid prescriptions to a three-day supply in response to our country’s opioid crisis. These new prescription restrictions will go into effect on July 1st. (Orlando Weekly)
From Sea to Shining Sea? The Coast-to-Coast Connector, a 250-mile bike trail across Central Florida which connects St. Petersburg to Titusville, is almost 80% complete and businesses are springing into action. Clermont just invested $1 million to connect its downtown area to the trail and The Oakland Manor House – the unofficial “halfway point” hotel – is opening as a B&B this month in anticipation of a future spike in occupancy upon completion other boutique hotels, eateries, and businesses are being built up at certain trailheads, as well. (Orlando Sentinel)
📖 3/20 Take a deep dive into 1920 Ocoee and Beyond, a look at racial tensions and terror throughout Central Florida’s history. (Downtown)
🧘🏽 3/21 Flow on the tallest pool deck in town at the Spring Break with a YogaMixer. (Downtown)
🍷 3/21 Enjoy unlimited wine (and other spirits), light bites from local favorites, and live music at the Winter Park Wine & Dine.
⚽ 3/21 GRL PWR. Mingle with and learn from some of Orlando’s pride – including members of THE Orlando Pride at the Winning Women in Purple event.
🖼 3/22 It’s the opening reception of Enduring Beauty: an exhibit celebrating Seminole arts and culture.
🍳 3/24 Know what Orlandoans love? Brunch. Don’t miss the annual United We Brunch!
🏠 3/24 Getting married? Don’t have a venue picked out yet? The Open House at The Balcony is the event for you.
⚽ 3/24 The girls are back in town! Orlando Pride vs. Utah Royals (Orlando City Stadium)
🍷 3/24 Sample wines from around the world at the Orlando International Wine Festival. Wine me up. (Church Street)
🧗 3/24 Climb the stairs of a skyscraper at the annual American Lung Society’s Fight for Air Climb (Downtown)
3/24 March for Our Lives Orlando (Lake Eola)
3/25 Is Orlando named after Orlando Reeves: Yay or Nay?! Find out more by attending this.
🚲 3/25 The Tour de Cure Lake Nona is happening, benefiting the American Diabetes Association. It’s not too late to donate nor sign up. (Lake Nona)
☘ UNTIL 3/31: There’s a new(ish) Irish(ish) Pub named Kevin O’Ryan’s on Wall Street. (Downtown)
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If you had to list three things that you love and/or disdain about the Greater Orlando area, what would that list include? Your favorite coffee shop, your favorite weekday drive radio show, the most annoying piece to your commute, what building should be preserved or be better made use of? Let us know. We want to read your love letters to Orlando.