Come visit a neat book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. For more information, call 407-647-7700.
At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, more than 100 photographers will show their work in the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s “Portraits of Hunger” showcase party at Enzian’s Eden Bar, 1300 S. Orlando Ave. Visit www.FeedHopeNow.org
The 34th Annual Maitland Rotary Art Festival will be from 6-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Oct. 1-3 at Lake Lily Park. Admission is free. Visit www.maitlandrotaryartfestival.com
There will be an opening reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery for Directors’ Choice, featuring recent work in photography, painting, sculpture and ceramics by 12 artists from Crealde School of Art’s diverse faculty. Call 407-671-1886 or visit www.crealde.org for details.
Under Vine and Fig Tree, a special exhibit on the Ladino community in Turkey, the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain in the 15th century, will be displayed at the Holocaust Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., from Friday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 10. Visit holocaustedu.org for more information.
American General Life and Accident Insurance Company began a 10-day, cross-country mobile job fair, the AGLA Hiring Drive, to kick-off a multi-year initiative to hire a minimum of 4,000 new, full-time and affiliated independent agents across the country. The bus will be making its stop in Orlando at the Workforce of Central Florida at 5166 E. Colonial Drive from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1. For more information, visit www.hiringheroes.com
This Fourth Annual Hope CommUnity Center Golf Tournament will be held at ChampionsGate Golf Club at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. The scramble-format tournament costs $125 per golfer or $450 per foursome. Visit www.offm-hcc.org or call 407-880-4673.
American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk, the 5K event that inspires walkers to step toward a stronger, healthier life for themselves and their community while raising vital funds to fight heart disease and stroke, will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at Loch Haven Park, 900 E. Princeton St. Call 407-481-6380 or e-mail [email protected]
The Orlando Walk for Farm Animals is Saturday, Oct. 2 at Ethos Vegan Kitchen. Registration is at 10 a.m. on the outdoor patio and the walk begins at 11 a.m. Visit walkforfarmanimals.org
Author Donna Raye, a resident of Davenport, will be available to sign copies of her romance novel “The Sands of Sanibel” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Borders located at 600 N. Orlando Ave.
Orlando Area Historical Rose Society presents “Smiling among the Roses” by Bobbe Lyon of Laughing Lyon at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. There is free admission for first-time visitors. Call 407-647-1219.
Learn how to ballroom dance at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 and every Monday night at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. for a $5 donation.
The Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. Discover how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden using native plants with Tracey McCommon as she presents “Gardening for Native Pollinators, Butterflies and Moths.”
Join Christian HELP’s Annual Harvest of Hope for an inspiring luncheon at the First Baptist Church of Winter Park, 1021 New York Ave. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. Lunch is complementary and donations will be accepted. If you would like to be a table captain, please e-mail Jackie at [email protected].
The League of Women Voters of Orange County will present an Orange County mayoral candidates debate from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at the Sorosis Club, 501 E. Livingston St. The cost is $20 for members and $35 for non-members. You must RSVP by noon Monday, Oct. 4. Call 407-894-6586.
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.
Feed The Need is an evening full of delicious food, wine, music, dancing and incredible auction items from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 in The Tap Room at Dubsdread, 549 W. Par St. All proceeds from the event directly support the Christian Service Center of Central Florida. Tickets are $50. Visit www.FeedTheNeedOrlando.com
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. For more information, call 407-647-0713 or visit www.jewishacademyorlando.org to register by Oct. 4.
The Orlando Museum of Art’s (OMA) 1st Thursdays event, From Words to Works, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, will feature artistic works inspired by the written word: plays, poems, novels, song lyrics, children’s books and more. For more information, call 407-896-4231 x260, or visit www.omart.org.
The Maitland Art and History Association’s 12th Annual Benefit Auction “Groovy in the Grove” includes live and silent auctions, drinks, dinner, live entertainment, and more at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, 600 N. Lake Destiny Drive. All proceeds benefit the association’s education programs. For more details, visit www.artandhistory.org
B.A.S.E. Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation and Edwards Financial Services 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, contact Amanda Interlicchio at [email protected] or visit www.EFSGolfForTheKids.com
Bring the whole family and enjoy carnival games, giant inflatables, music, contests, food and more at Orangewood Christian School’s second annual Community Family Fun Day from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at 1300 W. Maitland Blvd. Admission and parking are free and game and concession tickets are sold separately. For details, call 407-339-0223 or visit www.orangewoodchristian.org
“How to Raise Smarter Children” workshops are packed with ideas you can easily incorporate into your normal family routine whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or work outside the home. It’s hosted by the Maitland JCC, 851 N. Maitland Ave., from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 6-27 at Shayna’s Village. Childcare will be provided for children 6 months and older. Register at least a week in advance by visiting the registration desk or e-mail [email protected].
Frontline Outreach, the Central Florida community resource on the forefront of transitioning students from urban challenges into world-class leaders, will hold their 16th Annual Benefit Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at the Frontline Outreach Center located at 3000 C.R. Smith St. House Speaker-Designate Dean Cannon, a Winter Park resident, is the honorary host for this year’s event. Visit www.frontlineoutreach.org or call 407-293-3000 for more information.
Young artists grab your crayons, camera, paintbrush or other materials and create a two-dimensional piece of art that shows how fair trade helps the world for an art competition sponsored by Ten Thousand Villages of Winter Park. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: elementary, middle and high school. Winning entries will be displayed at the store through November and first-place winners will be showcased nationwide through the Ten Thousand Villages network. Submissions are due Oct. 16. To learn more or for a submission packet, contact Dena Wild at [email protected]
“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. on Saturdays Oct. 16 and 23, at 2 p.m. Sundays Oct. 17 and 24 and at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18 by the JCC’s Center Players Theatre Company. The cost is $12 for JCC members, $15 for nonmembers, $10 for students and seniors and $25 for patron seating. Call 407-645-5933 for more information.
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