Emerging artists Sherri Bunye and Robert Ross show their interpretation of the people, pavements, and skyscrapers of Orlando in “Street Seen,” a new exhibit at City Arts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave., from Thursday, Oct. 21 to Friday, Nov. 12. The opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 is free and open to the public.
Don your diamonds, pearls and trendy blue jeans for Bubbles & Blues, hosted by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, featuring bubbly champagne, blues music by Papa Jack Express and delicious seafood from Winter Park Fish Company from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market, 200 W. New England Ave. For tickets or more information, call 407-644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org.
Join residents, business owners and local leaders for a community update and conversation with Florida House Speaker-designate and Representative Dean Cannon at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave.
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. This event celebrates the feast of St. Margaret Mary and the abundance of fall each year with food, entertainment and community spirit. Dinner tickets may be purchased in advance through the St. Margaret Mary Office or by visiting www.smmfallfestival.com.
Trinity Downtown, 123 E. Livingston St., will host an old-fashioned Oktoberfest from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 featuring a biergarten serving German, domestic and home-brewed beer, and German food. There will be live entertainment by The Brew Band, dancing, and a FunGarten with games and activities for all ages. “The Sound of Music” will be shown on a big screen at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.downtownoktoberfest.com or call Lauren Moffi at 407-353-0253.
Enzian is hosting a month-long Halloween celebration featuring the second annual Haunted Swamp: Walk of Terror from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-31. Admission is $6 in advance, $8 the day of the event and free for Enzian Film Society members. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit Enzian.org.
Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week’s grand finale fashion show will be held in Central Park’s West Meadow on Saturday, Oct. 23, where a prominent tent display lights the night sky. For a complete list of events or to purchase tickets for the grand finale fashion show, visit www.parkavenuefashionweek.com.
Insight Credit Union is hosting its fourth Annual Cruise for a Cause motorcycle poker run on Saturday, Oct. 23 to benefit New Hope for Kids. Participants will start at Insight’s downtown Orlando branch at 206 Hillcrest St., cruise through Orange, Seminole and Lake Counties making stops at Insight Credit Union locations to draw a card for their poker hand. The last card will be drawn at the final Insight destination in Maitland, 480 S. Keller Rd., where the best poker hand wins $250. The cost is $20 per bike. For more information, e-mail [email protected]
The American Legion, Winter Park Memorial Post 112, 4490 N. Goldenrod Road, will host its semi-annual “Giant Arts, Crafts, and Yard Sale” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Call Jerry at 407-671-6404 for event and reservation information.
Worldwide Auction Realty Services will host an auction Saturday, Oct. 23 at Baldwin Park.
Lori Chipps, auctioneer at Worldwide Auction Realty Services, anticipates some 20-25 properties will be entered in the auction and will include several short sales and bank-owned properties. Visit www.WWAuctionRealtyServices.com for more information.
Mission Road Church, 151 Mission Road in Oviedo, presents “A Tea For Four Seasons” tea and book signing with guest speaker Lucille O’Neal, mother of Shaquille O’Neal at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. For tickets call 321-947-3688 or stop by Mission Road Church the week of Oct. 11-15 from 4-6 p.m.
The 32nd Annual Goldenrod Festival and Parade will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 with the pancake breakfast sponsored by Custom Pest Solutions at the Goldenrod Station, 4755 N. Palmetto Ave. The Goldenrod Parade will then begin at 11 a.m. down Aloma Avenue from Forsyth Road eastbound to Goldenrod Road. Contact the Chamber for more information at 407-677-5980.
Rollins College’s Winter Park Institute presents internationally renowned computer scientist, author and musician Jaron Lanier discussing the artistic process in creating his original performance of “Symphony for Amelia.” His debut performance will be in conjunction with the Bach Festival Concert performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave. For tickets call 407-646-2182 or visit www.bachfestivalflorida.org
The Rotary Club of Lake Mary will be hosting “Barbeque Fest” a barbeque fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at the Seminole Harley Davidson in Sanford and will include barbeque and wing tastings from some of Central Florida’s best restaurants, select discounted Harley Davidson merchandise, live entertainment and wine and beer sales. Tickets can be purchased at Seminole Harley Davidson, The Orlando Lake Mary Marriott, Lake Mary Florida Bank of Commerce, Cork and Olive of Lake Mary, Sign Tech in Sanford, by calling 407-936-1980 or from any Lake Mary Rotary Club member.
The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., is offering Ballroom Dance Lessons for $5 per person on Monday, Oct. 25 and all Monday evenings at 7 p.m. Call 407-644-6767 for more information.
4Rivers Smokehouse, the talked-about Texas-style smokehouse that has taken the Fairbanks street side by storm will celebrate their one-year anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 26 with a day of great food, sweet desserts, live music and family fun. Visit www.4rsmokehouse.com for more information.
Candidates in the hotly contested race for Florida’s 8th Congressional District seat will meet in a debate entitled “Showdown on the I-4 Corridor” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. Incumbent Alan Grayson (D) and candidates Peg Dunmire (Tea Party) and George Metcalfe (Independent) have confirmed their participation in the debate. Daniel Webster, the Republican candidate, has also been invited. The debate is free and open to the public and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
The New Beginnings Network Group is hosting their second Annual Holiday Business Table Top Expo from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Orlando Hampton Inn, 151 Douglas Ave. To attend, RSVP to 407-657-1610. To become a vendor or sponsor, visit www.newbeginningsnetworkgroup.com
The Winter Park Florida Blue Center and H&R Block tax professionals is hosting a free seminar from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 to help employers understand and take advantage of a new federal tax credit created by health care reform law. To register, small business owners should visit www.FloridaBlueTaxCredit.com.
The traditional day of Czech Independence will be celebrated with free admission to the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. For more information call 407-647-6294 or visit www.polasek.org
Make A Stand, USA will be hosting an extraordinary event five days before the Nov. 2 elections. This is a statewide event, and citizens of all ages and denominations are invited to enjoy a night of live music, guest speakers and passionate patriotism from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at Cranes Roost at Uptown Altamonte. For more information, visit www.makeastandusa.com.
The First Annual Christian Chamber Fall Festival at Wet ‘n Wild from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 is open to both chamber members and non-members with an all-you-can-eat hamburger and hotdog cookout, reserved covered area with special activities for families and kids of all ages and more. For more information and how to purchase tickets, call 407-484-3899.
JCC of Greater Orlando 39ers present Allan Lieberman, guitar player and singer of Jewish folk music and Jewish tales, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Maitland JCC, 851 N Maitland Ave.
The cost is $5 per person in advance for JCC members, $7 per person for nonmembers and at the door. For more information, call Emily Newman at 407-645-5933 x244, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.orlandojcc.org.
The Orange Audubon Society is hosting their last Beginner’s Bird ID Class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. To reserve a space, please contact Teresa Williams at [email protected] or 407-644-0796.
The Orlando Museum of Art presents “Gorey Goblins and more: An Adventure into the Dark Side with Pen and Ink”, a workshop inspired by the drawings of Edward Gorey where participants will learn similar techniques to create cards, decorations and more. It’s from 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. To register or for further information, call 407-896-4231 ext. 262 or visit www.omart.org.
“The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” a Monty Python-esque retelling of the classic comedy, will be performed at the Maitland JCC, 851 N. Maitland Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 by the JCC’s Center Players Theatre Company. The cost is $12 for JCC members, $15 for nonmembers and $10 for students. Call 407-645-5933 for more information.
The Junior League of Greater Orlando will host its third annual Harvest Hustle 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 23 in Baldwin Park to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and to fund League-sponsored community programs focused on ending childhood hunger. For more information on race times, fees and to register, visit www.jlgo.org
The YMCA is hosting the seventh annual Family Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Cady Way Pool, 2525 Cady Way. The festival will be filled with YMCA healthy living and child development activities for the entire family to enjoy, including old-fashioned hayrides, a pumpkin patch, inflatable bounce houses and more. For more information, call 407-644-1509 or visit www.centralfloridaymca.org.
The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, in partnership with the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, invites high school students to compete in the 18th Annual Young Artist Competition on Saturday, Nov. 20. Prizes are awarded in both the preliminary and finalist rounds for a total of $5,000, one of the largest combined prize winnings in the state. Visit www.BachFestivalFlorida.org/outreach to download an Application Form. Completed applications must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 3.
Children’s programming continues in the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. Call 407-647-7700 for information.
-6 p.m. Mondays: Bedtime Stories
-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Preschoolers Story Time and Crafts
-10:30 a.m. Thursdays: Babies Stories
-10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29: Dracula Movie Marathon
-3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30: Phantom of the Opera Show and Youth Masquerade Ball — come in costume!