The 24K Giveaway, a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish of Central Florida, will be held at The Wine Room, 270 S. Park Ave., from 7-11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. RSVP at www.the24kgiveaway.com.
Winter Park will be holding a Traffic and Transportation Forum from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. Call 407-599-3411 for more information.
Enjoy delicious food and try your hand at poker to win amazing prizes at the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Jewish Academy of Orlando, 851 N. Maitland Ave. Call 407-647-0713 or visit www.jewishacademyorlando.org for details.
The Maitland Art and History Association’s 12th Annual Benefit Auction “Groovy in the Grove” is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, 600 N. Lake Destiny Drive. To learn more visit www.artandhistory.org
B.A.S.E. Camp is hosting the “Golf for the Kids” event on Friday, Oct. 8 at the Shingle Creek Golf Club, 9939 Universal Blvd. The cost is $150. For more information, visit www.EFSGolfForTheKids.com
Bullfish, 329 N. Park Ave., is hosting a wine tasting featuring a book signing from Emmy Award winner and Baldwin Park resident James R. “Jim” Martin from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct 8. Martin will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book, “Create Documentary Films, Videos and Multimedia”.
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is hosting an education update from 7:45-9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave., featuring local education leaders including Bill Sublette of the Orange County School Board; Tim Smith, principal of Winter Park High School and Bruce Andersen, director at Winter Park Tech. Call 407-644-8281 to learn more.
Rummage Sale for Rescues, a rummage sale to benefit the SPCA of Central Florida, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 9 at Seacoast National Bank in Maitland, 541 S. Orlando Ave.
The American Association of University Women invites you to join their monthly meeting at the First Congregational Church, 225 S. Interlochen Ave. on Oct. 9. The session features Dr. Deborah Harding, founder and president of the Harding Anti-Aging Center. E-mail [email protected] or call 407-369-4826 for reservations.
La Amistad Foundation is hosting Walk for Lakewood at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Visit www.laamistad.org or call 407-331-7226 for more information.
The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival returns for its 37th year on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10 in Central Park, 111 N. Park Ave. The event is free and open to the public both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.autumnartfestival.com for details.
Samaritan Village, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing women who desire a life away from the street, is proud to announce the “10.10.10” Grand Opening Street Party of “Transitions”, an upscale resale boutique. Starting at 12:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, shop for everything from furniture to clothing for the entire family. It’s at 735 Herndon Ave. Call 407-538-9246 or visit www.samaritanvillage.net for further information.
Dress for Success Greater Orlando will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a Cupcake Challenge at Mead Gardens, 1300 S. Denning Drive, from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. Tickets for $10 are available at the door. E-mail [email protected] for details.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is currently organizing a new limited-size reading group that will meet monthly in the afternoon. Meet other readers at their organizational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Contact Nancy Osterberg at [email protected] or 972-922-1096.
The University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., will present Attorney Bill Miller, admiralty attorney and graduate of Yale University and Miami School of Law, who will discuss his views on the future of mega oil producer BP at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12. Call 407-292-2690 for more information.
Orlando Garden Club, 710 E. Rollins St., hosts Digging It Horticulture classes each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a lecture, followed by a workshop in the afternoon. Aroids will be discussed during the next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Classes are $15 per class and are open to the public. Register at [email protected] or by calling 407-426-8759.
The Winter Park Public Library, 460. E. New England Ave., is launching the “Money Matters Financial Literacy” series. Each program costs $9. Pre-register by calling 407-623-3279. Wednesday, Oct. 13 is Finding Safe Income in Times of Low Interest Rates.
The Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive, is having their general meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. New Tools for Water Conservation will be discussed by Teresa Watkins, the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Florida Water star specialist. For more information, call 407-644-5770.
The Bach Festival Society is hosting its first ever special-event fundraiser, Fete at Feliz, a casual evening at Casa Feliz Historical Home Museum, 656 N. Park Ave., from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Tickets are $30 for individuals and $50 per couple. Call the Box Office at 407-646-2182 or visit www.BachFestivalFlorida.org to register.
The Central Florida Anthropological Society, 1920 N. Forest Ave., hosts Dr. Rachel Wentz with her presentation Windover: A Mortuary Pond from Florida’s Archaic at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Call 321-948-3994.
The University Club of Winter Park is hosting their free event “Second Thursday for Opera Lovers” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 to watch the feature “Turandot.” For more information, call 407-644-6149.
Rollins College’s Winter Park Institute, 1000 Holt Ave., will host former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, novelist and playwright Roger Rosenblatt and editor-in-chief of Random House Daniel Menaker to discuss how communication has evolved with technology at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.
The National Association of Entrepreneurs is hosting an event to benefit the Maitland Art and History Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Enjoy the performance of renowned International Jazz Musician Cristian Valenzula. Visit www.theNAE.org
The Southern Women’s Show has something for every woman with Food Network television star Sandra Lee. For more information, call 800-849-0248 or visit www.SouthernWomensShow.com.
Find inspiration to create gorgeous floral arrangements with help from floral designer Barbara Willey and her presentation “Fall Floral Arrangements” at the Orlando Garden Club, 710 E. Rollins St., at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15.
The city of Maitland will host Movie in the Park, featuring “The Karate Kid”, starring Jaden Smith at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9.
“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. Call 407-645-5933 for more information.
Parents are invited every third Thursday of the month — Oct. 21 this month — from 8:30-10 a.m. to a Parents Morning Out at Whole Foods Market, 1989 Aloma Ave., to enjoy a complimentary cup of Allegro coffee, breakfast pastry and a free 5 minute massage, compliments of Take 5 Massage.
The Junior League of Greater Orlando (JLGO) 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. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. and the Kid Fun Run begins at 9:15 a.m. A $25 registration fee applies through Friday, Oct. 22, and a $30 fee on race day. To register, visit www.jlgo.org.
Rock Springs, 400 E. Kelly Park Road, hosts the fourth Annual Cardboard Canoe Regatta beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 with the race at 1 p.m. The deadline to register a team is Friday, Oct. 15 for $20 per team (participants must be 12 years or older). Teams of four will have three hours to design and build a canoe made of only cardboard and duct tape, and promptly at 1 p.m., the teams will then race their cardboard canoes/ships in the Rock Springs River! Great prizes will be awarded to race winner, crowd favorite, and most spectacular sinking! The Cardboard Canoe Regatta will also feature face painting, games, music and free giveaways to participants and spectators. For information or to register, call Kelly Park at 407-889-4179.
Ghosts and goblins, ages 12 and younger, are invited to a free Halloween party at Whole Foods Market, 1989 Aloma Ave., from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Enjoy arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating and all-natural snacks. Wear your costume and receive a special gift. Registration is required at the customer service counter. Visit www.facebook.com/WholeFoodsMarketWinterPark for more information.