What’s happening this weekend – Stuffed animal sleepover, model rocket launch, nature center open house


Sing and dance at a “Mommy & Me” Music & Movement Class from 10-10:40 a.m. Thursday, March 2 at Winter Springs Performing Arts, 1425 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs. The cost is $12 per family; no registration is required. Learn more.  

Join Deacon Ken Calhoon for a senior adult luncheon starting at noon Thursday, March 2 at CrossLife Church, 45 W. Broadway St. in Oviedo. Tickets are $2 and registrants are welcomed to bring a guest. Learn more

Get your game on at a cornhole tournament from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursday, March 2 at Kava Culture, 1174 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. First- and second-place winners will receive gift cards, and all participants will receive a free shell of kava. Learn more

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Bring the kids for a $5 showing of  “The Land Before Time” from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, March 3 at the Regal movie theater, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Learn more.  

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Snuggle up at a Stuffed Animal Sleepover event from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 3 at Chick-fil-A, 32 E. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Wear pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to enjoy a special dinner with the Chick-fil-A Cow. Tuck your stuffed animal into bed and pick them up at breakfast the next morning between 8-10 a.m. and receive photos of your animal at the sleepover. Learn more.  

Join the Ensemble Company for their premiere of “SPEECH & DEBATE” from 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 3 at Penguin Point Productions, 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. The show will run nightly through Sunday, March 12. Tickets range from $18 to $22.  Learn more.  

Enjoy a magical evening at a Harry Potter Trivia event from 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 3 at The Can & Bottle Beer Shoppe, 278 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs. Learn more.  

Rock out at an R&B Music Blocks event from 8-11 p.m. Friday, March 3 at Rock & Brews, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Listen to all of your favorite “Hair Ballad” hits with food and drink specials. Learn more


Help those in need while breaking a sweat at HOPE Helps’ Sham Rock ‘N Run 5K. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2012 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Race proceeds benefit HOPE Helps, Inc., whose mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida. Learn more

Shop a traditional-style market at the Oviedo Historical Society Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St. in Oviedo. Browse local  produce, baked goods, dairy, honey, plants and more, and shop creations of local vendors and professional artists at this free event. Learn more.  

The Ed Yarborough Nature Center’s Spring Open House is this Saturday. Photo courtesy of the Nature Center.

Attend a Spring Open House event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4 at the Ed Yarborough Nature Center, 3543 County Road 426 in Geneva. Explore exhibits, meet animal residents and enjoy a short guided hike at this free event. All ages are welcome. Learn more

Prepare for launch and join the Rocketry of Orlando’s Community Kids group for their Model Rocket Launch event starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at the Little Econ Trail entrance, 951 Barr St. in Oviedo. Attendance costs $2 for each person over the age of 6. Learn more

Join the Waypointe Group for a Home Buyers Seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4 at the Oviedo Library, 310 N. Division St. in Oviedo. Learn about the current housing market and enjoy snacks and refreshments at this free event. Learn more.  


Scoop up the chance to win four Harlem Globetrotters tickets at the Slam Dunk Sunday event from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, 119 N. Central Ave. Suite 1007 in Oviedo. The Harlem Globetrotters will be at the Addition Financial Arena on Saturday, April 22. Enjoy sweet treats, prizes, color pages and more at this free event. Learn more

Enjoy a Paint & Sip event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Participants will be guided by an instructor, step-by-step, as they create their own succulent paintings. Tickets range from $30 to $34 and include one sangria and 10% off food and drink purchases. Learn more

Future Events

Join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post for their free Spring Fling event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at the Winter Springs VFW Post 5405, 420 N. Edgemon Ave. Learn more.  

Join the Oviedo Mall for their Kid Crew March Scavenger Hunt from noon to 6 p.m. starting Monday, March 13 until Friday, March 17 at 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Stop by Wizards and Lizards Craft Studio to pick up your free scavenger hunt form. Children 12 and under will receive a prize once the form is returned. Learn more.  

Get in touch with your wild side at the Seminole County Spring Break Eco Camp, which runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17 at the Ed Yarborough Nature Center. Children aged 7 to 12 will enjoy a screen-free experience filled with hiking, fishing and more. Registration is now open and attendance costs $132. Learn more

Get your Irish on at the City of Oviedo’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival from 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 17 and from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Center Lake Park, 299 Center Lake Lane in Oviedo. Enjoy Irish cuisine, draft beer, live entertainment, photo booths, jugglers, balloon artists and more at this free two-day event. Learn more.  

Run for a cause at The 2nd Annual Spring Rising 5k, 10k and Walk, starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at First United Methodist Church Oviedo, 263 King Street. The race will be along the Cross Seminole Trail. There will be a kids’ 1-mile fun run at 8:45 a.m. After the race, stick around to learn how to plan and tend a home garden from local gardening clubs, farms and nurseries. There will be vendors and free cuttings and seeds. Race proceeds benefit local schools’ underfunded education gardens. Learn more

Register for the 2023 Kiwanis Oviedo-Winter Springs 24th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, March 24 at the Twin Rivers Golf Club, 2100 Ekana Drive in Oviedo. The event benefits scholarships for local students and service leadership programs in schools. Registration package costs begin at $100 and include range balls, snack breakfast, hot lunch, swag bag, door prizes and more. Learn more.  

Hop over to the Spring Festival & Easter Egg Hunt event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Green Acres Farm, 1700 Marsh Street in Oviedo. Enjoy a children and adult Easter egg hunt, a bounce house, pony rides and more. General admission tickets, costing $5, are limited and must be pre-purchased. Learn more.  

Regular Events

Dementia-Friendly Dining is every Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 701 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs and every Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. at the Town House Restaurant, 139 N. Central Ave. in Oviedo. Families and friends may bring their loved ones who are living with Dementia to a friendly, safe, and enjoyable meal. Learn more

Stretch out every Saturday at BodyInUnity Yoga School’s Oviedo Community Yoga-by-the-Lake at the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, 1601 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. Participants should bring a towel to place under their mat, water and bug spray. The drop-in cost is $10 per person. Learn more.  

Enjoy live traditional Irish music sessions every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Irish 31 Oviedo, 65 W. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Learn more

The Irish 3.1 Run Club meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Irish 31, 65 W. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Learn more.

Win free drinks at Perfect Pours’ Team Trivia Night every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 855 E. S.R. 434 in Winter Springs. Learn more.

Think and Drink Trivia Night is every Sunday from 8-10 p.m. at the Kava Culture Kava Bar, 1174 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Enjoy drink specials and a weekly changing trivia theme. Learn more

Enjoy Trivia Night every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Bonfires Kitchen, 1340 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. Learn more.

Join the Mad Science Laboratory every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Mad Science Homeschool Lab at 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Drop-in single-class tickets start at $49. Learn more.  

Join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post every Thursday for their Burger Night event from 5-7 p.m. at the Winter Springs VFW Post 5405, 420 N. Edgemon Ave. Learn more.  

Learn the art of improv for adults every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and for teens every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Penguin Point Productions, 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Classes are $25 a session billed in four-week increments of $100. Learn more.  

Get ready to cycle with a Breakfast Ride every Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at Adventure Cycling, 1491 E. State Road 434 Suite 110 in Winter Springs. Ride either 8 or 20 miles and enjoy a potluck-style breakfast afterwards at this free event.  Learn more.  

Run through Oviedo’s historic downtown every Tuesday night with the Oviedo Run Club. Most folks who attend this casual, social run start the run just before 6 p.m. Participants start in the parking lot of Oviedo’s Historic Celery Pre-cooler, located at 159 N. Central Ave. and run the distance of their choice along the Cross Seminole Trail. New members get a free T-shirt. Learn more

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