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Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit @ Mount Dora Center for the Arts
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit @ Mount Dora Center for the Arts | Mount Dora | Florida | United States

Plein Air” is French for painting out-of-doors. For one week in November MDCA hosts a plein air paint out which brings artists from all over the area to Mount Dora to paint the scenic lakefront and quaint cottages. The work from the Paint Out is exhibited and awards are given for the top three works. Opening reception: November 8th, 2019 6-8 PM.

New exhibition at the Modernism Museum– Space Oddities: The Sequel @ Modernism Museum Mount Dora
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
New exhibition at the Modernism Museum-- Space Oddities: The Sequel @ Modernism Museum Mount Dora | Mount Dora | Florida | United States

The Modernism Museum Mount Dora is pleased to announce its new exhibition, Space Oddities: The Sequel. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, July 9th and will run until mid-2020.

Space Oddities: The Sequel expands upon the Modernism Museum’s exhibition of mind-bending Post-Modern designs created by the radical 1980s design collective known as Memphis. This exhibit features hundreds of new Memphis design objects never-before displayed at the Modernism Museum. It also features many items from the remarkable 2016 Sotheby’s auction of David Bowie’s personal Memphis collection, which was assembled over decades of careful consideration. One of the most famous and prolific Memphis collectors, Space Oddities: The Sequel includes many important pieces personally owned by David Bowie, the legendary pop icon, artist, author, actor and astute art collector.

A members-only opening reception will be held on Wednesday, July 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the Modernism Museum gallery. This event is only open to 3MD Members; however, memberships will be available for purchase at the event. Individual-level Memberships start at $40 and several levels are available. Please visit or call (352) 385-0034 for more information on becoming a 3MD Member and to find the membership level that is right for you.

General museum admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors (55+), educators and students; and $5 for children (ages 4-17). Mount Dora residents and military/ service personnel receive a 50% discount on admission. Modernism Museum Members of all levels enjoy free, unlimited general admission.

Sponsor: Modernism Museum Mount Dora

TeamUP 360 @ United Against Poverty
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Team UP 360 volunteers support our UP Orlando Grocery Program, which allows people living in poverty to purchase food, hygiene and household items for up to 70% off regular prices. These savings mean that people can purchase enough food – quality food – without having to choose between feeding their families or paying other bills.

Sponsor: United Against Poverty

Nov 17 @ 12:45 pm – 12:45 pm

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, today announced a series of family-friendly fun runs to celebrate the beloved show’s 50th anniversary. The first two events will be held in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, November 17, 2019, and in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Registration for both races is open now. All proceeds will benefit the Sesame Workshop Yellow Feather Fund, which supports Sesame Workshop’s many social impact initiatives that help children and families around the world through challenges big and small.


Continuing a yearlong celebration of Sesame Street’s cultural and philanthropic impact, the Sesame Street Fun Run events will include both a 5K race and shorter races for young children. All participants will receive Sesame Street-themed capes and finisher medals to take home. Each run will conclude with a post-race festival, where families can pose for photos, get hugs from costumed Sesame Street characters, and more.


“At these fun runs, we hope to see runners of all ages getting active together, enjoying the outdoors, and maybe meeting a few new friends – that’s what Sesame Street is all about!” said Sheila Kelly, Sesame Workshop’s Chief Development Officer. “They’ll also let our passionate community of fans and families support Sesame Workshop’s wide-ranging social impact work in a whole new way.”


Kicking off the series, the Orlando race is presented in conjunction with Central Florida PBS affiliate WUCF. The event will be held on the University of Central Florida’s Memory Mall on Sunday, November 17. The Los Angeles race will be held at Van Nuys Park on Saturday, March 28th, 2020.


Click here to register for the Orlando event, and here to register for the Los Angeles event. For news and information about Sesame Workshop and the Yellow Feather Fund, please visit


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About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit

Sunday 1:00 p.m. Alfond Inn Tour @ Alfond Inn
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a staff-led tour of the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at The Alfond Inn at 1 pm. No reservations required. To schedule a private group tour of 10 or more, contact Elizabeth Coulter at or call 407-646-1649. Meet in the conservatory of The Alfond Inn at 1 pm. every Sunday to begin your tour!

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