Find something fun to do this weekend in these best bets.
Do you like ribs, wings, skulls, haunts or bugs? Then this weekend has some fun for you!
3RD ANNUAL RIB EATING CHALLENGE
1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Texas Roadhouse, 1150 Blackwood Ave., Ocoee. Cheer on your favorite team of eaters — Edgewood Children’s Ranch or the Ocoee Police Department. Ten percent of the lunch sales proceeds will be donated to winner’s choice of charity.
Call ahead, (407) 253-4224.
4TH ANNUAL GOLFING FORE HOPE
Registration at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 8:30 at Forest Lake Golf Club, 10521 Clarcona Ocoee Road, Ocoee; lunch afterward at the Winter Garden Elks Lodge, 700 S. Ninth St. Join the Elks for their annual golf tournament. Cost is $75 per player, $300 per team and $100 for hole sponsorships, plus $5 mulligans. Proceeds go to Army of Hope.
12TH ANNUAL HAUNTED HOUSE
7:30 to 11 p.m. starting Saturday, Oct. 5, and continuing Oct. 11, 12, 18 and 19, at 951 Ocoee Apopka Road, Ocoee. For the younger children, there will be activities including arts and crafts, candy and refreshments. Costs are $5 each for the haunted house and the haunted walk. All are asked to take a nonperishable food item for the West Orange Christian Service Center.
10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Education Center at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail. The program is led by entomologist Christy LeDuc and is fun for the family. Attendees learn about different native insects each month. Participants will see a presentation and then take a guided hike to see bugs up close. Free for ONP members, $5 for others.
Space is limited; register at oaklandnaturepreserve.regfox.com/insect-safari.
SERIES: THE ART WORLD & CELEBRITY
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. How is the art world changing in the 21st century? This series is presented by local art historian, artist and writer Adrienne H. Lee as part lecture, part discussion group. Blockbuster museum exhibitions, recent art historical discoveries, new art books, top art auctions and local shows and exhibitions are on the agenda. Tickets are $10 per session for Winter Garden Art Association members, $15 for others.
To register, visit
SUGAR SKULLS PAINT PARTY
5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and continuing every Friday in October, at the Tildenville Marketplace, 741 Tildenville School Road, Winter Garden. Celebrate the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead at this “We Make Creativity” workshop. Participants can take their own refreshments and even dress up for the event.
Reserve a spot at (407) 877-3845.
WAR OF THE WINGS & FRIDAY FOOTBALL FUN
4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Windermere Preparatory School football field and café, 6189 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Windermere. More than 10 different restaurants, including Gators and Buffalo Wild Wings, will be participating in the contest for favorite wings. Open to the community; no need to register.