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Seventh Annual Bastille Day Bash Coming in July

Saturday, July 11, marks the Audubon Park Garden District’s Seventh Annual Bastille Day Celebration. This year the festivities include:

Photo via Orlando Weekly.

Photo via Orlando Weekly.

Crepe Breakfast at East End Market 9:30am – 10:30 a.m. Hosted by East End Market Chef in Residence Jessica Tantalo, tickets will go on sale shortly.

Rouge Rouge Indoor Market at Redlight Redlight 4 – 7p.m. Currently vendors include Blue Betty, Bamapana vintage, Skirt Chaser Vintage, Lou’s Jewels with more being added. (FREE)

Wine & Cheese Tasting at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4:30 – 7 p.m. (Ticketed Event) Presented by La Femme du Fromage, with decor by Emily Grace Design Seating is extremely limited. Buy your tickets now. Advance tickets just $30, APGD Members $25. Not a member yet? Support our efforts to build a better community and join now.

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French Street Celebration Winter Park Road/Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 6 – 9pm (FREE) Featuring Baguette Fencing by Olde Hearth Bread Company, Marie Antoinette, food trucks + more! (FREE)

Special Bastille Day Edition of The Dinner Party Project at P is for Pie Bake Shop (Ticketed Event), 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale shortly.

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PLUS – Super Secret VIP Lounge for all ticket holders. Lounge from 8 – 10 pm July 11th! Everyone who buys a ticket to one of the day’s events will receive a special invitation, the day of, for an exclusive champagne lounge that night!

Interested in being a sponsor this year? Sponsorships start at just $75. It’s a great way to reach a sophisticated, cultured crowd. Read more about it here.

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Murder by the Numbers Wine and Sign

Screen shot 2015-03-16 at 6.53.13 PMBookmark It’s Wine and Sign is this Friday, March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Local author and mathematician Bob Brigham will be on hand with his two whodunnits, Math is Murder and Murder by the Numbers.

Murder by the Numbers sneak peak: Pomp, circumstance, and murder mark the graduation ceremony at Marcus Rome State University. Famed philanthropist and commencement speaker, Douglas Norwood, lies dead. There is no apparent motive. A cryptic message to a local television station provides many questions but few answers. Sergeant Tom Warren and the campus police are faced with the grim task of untangling the mess.

In addition to Bob, Bookmark It will also serve complimentary wine for this fun evening of murder most foul. Don’t miss this delightful event.

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APGDiscover: Bookmark It Wine + Sign Party

vintage megaphoneAs any writer will attest, the secret to a good story lies in taking your readers on a journey of discovery and plot twists.  Running a bookstore is no different.

With their one year anniversary happening now, Bookmark It announces special March-only store hours to help them further develop their cast of characters and prepare for an upcoming shift in setting.

CvrThingsDontSee_bookstore-2While their weekdays will be reduced, their Fridays and Saturdays will now extend into the evening – thank the Maker! – as a fabulous new series of author Wine + Sign parties spill onto East End’s second floor balcony and allow patrons a chance to explore upstairs after dark. Nathan Holic, author of American Fraternity Man and the newly released novella Things I Don’t See, will the first featured local writer this Friday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

New store hours:

Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. *Wine & Sign from 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mondays – Wednesday closed (or by appointment)

But remember, as with any good mystery, something big is always brewing around the next corner, so don’t get too comfortable with these hours . . . dun dun dunnnnn!

For more information contact or text 407-389-9870.


Story Slam in APGD

March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Audubon Park Garden District is hosting a story slam with our pals at The Orlando Story Club at East End Market.

story slamWhat is a story slam? It’s a story telling contest where slammers compete in front of an audience, vying to tell the best tale in just five minutes. Competitors put their names in a hat and at the beginning of the evening’s festivities a lucky ten will have their names drawn. We’ll also recruit people from the audience to be judges. Then our emcee will guide participants and the audience through a raucous night of food, drink, and wonderment.

This story slam’s theme will be Wild Adventures. The five minute tales will be measured on how well they are told, how well the stories are constructed and how well the story fits the theme of Wild Adventures. Remember, good stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. The stories can be funny, happy or sad, but winners will be able to combine a good story with a solid performance. There will be prizes and, best of all, it will be a fabulous evening of entertainment

General admission just $12 and supports the Audubon Park Garden District’s mission to build the best in community. This will be a sell out event so get your tickets here now. You don’t want to miss it.