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At 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept.1, the community flocks to Central Park to launch Pink Out Month to fight breast cancer. Proceeds from store promotions during the month will benefit the Mammography Scholarship Fund at Winter Park Memorial Hospital.
The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando. Visit ocrea-fl.org or call 407-677-0446. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.
Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, presented by Visit Orlando, showcases 60 top Orlando-area restaurants offering three-course prix-fixe dinners for $30 during the month of September. A complete list of participating restaurants, including RanGetsu, Chez Vincent, Lago, Luma on Park and Flemings Prime Steakhouse, is available at OrlandoMagicalDining.com
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave., will present the Reginald Rose classic drama “Twelve Angry Men,” directed by Sylvia Vicchiullo, from Sept. 2-19. The show will play Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Call 407-920-4034 for reservations.
Orange Audubon Society sponsors Saturday Bird Walks at Mead Botanical Garden from Sept. 3-Oct. 29. The free two- to three-hour walks begin at 8 a.m. Loaner binoculars will be available. Volunteers have documented 164 species of birds in Mead Garden. For more information, call Dick Smith at 407-257-7361.
The Central Florida Irish Tournament of Hurling is 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 3 at Island Lake Park, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. in Winter Park. Teams of seven players will be playing about 30-minute halves in a knockout tournament until one team remains. Visit www.orlando.florida.gaa.ie
The Armand Marchesano Orchestra will play music for dancing from 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Beardall Center on Gore Street and Orange Avenue. There is $4 admission. Please bring a covered dish to share. Beardall also supplies coffee and desserts. For more information call 407-246-2637.
The Maitland Civic Center will be the host of the Maitland Coin and Currency Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4. The show is free to the public and free door prizes will be given out to children and adults. Thirty coin and currency dealers will be buying, selling and trading a wide variety of coins, currency and stamps. Many dealers will offer free appraisals. The Central Florida Coin Club will be providing educational information as well as signing up new members. More information about the show can be found at www.maitlandcoinshow.com or by calling 407-739-4817.
Enchanted Walkabout, an educational, scientific and magical tour of the areas of enchantment found in Mead Garden, is 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sept. 4. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-15. Visit meadgarden.org for additional information.
There will be no garbage or recycling collection service in unincorporated Orange County on Sept. 5, Labor Day. If Monday is your garbage collection day, it will be collected on the following Thursday. If Monday is your recycling collection day, it will be collected on the next Monday.
Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W. Central Parkway in Altamonte Springs, is providing a free workshop for the community, “Living with 9/11 and Other Tragedies,” from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 6. The workshop will address the impact of 9/11 and how the resulting emotions affect one’s ability to cope with losses. Call 407-379-0490 or visit HospiceoftheComforter.org
The Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave, Orlando. Don Spence, arborist, will discuss “Native Trees Under Attack.” He will provide an update on laurel wilt, which has caused the death of millions of redbay and avocado trees. This program is free. Call 407-647-5233.
The Woman’s Club of Winter Park will be holding the annual Membership Tea on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. in their historic clubhouse, 419 S. Interlachen Ave. It’s free. Call 407-644-2237 or visit womensclubofwinterpark.com
“Gardening and Design with Native Plants” is 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. It’s free, but registration is required. Call 407-599-3597.
Sarah Miller, director for the Florida Public Archaeology Network Northeast Regional Center, will give the presentation “In Search of 16th Century St. Augustine” at the Sept. 8 Central Florida Anthropological Society meeting at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is free. For more information, contact Kevin Gidusko at [email protected] or 321-948-3994.
Popcorn Flicks features “Murder on the Orient Express” from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. in Central Park.
The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old train depot, located at 200 W. New England Ave. Visit cityofwinterpark.org
The Maitland Farmers’ Market is every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Lily Park. Visit itsmymatiland.com or call 407-539-6268.
Food Truck Café is every Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at Lake Lily Park in Maitland.
Zumba Fitness Class is Saturdays at 11 a.m. at Dance Centers of Orlando, 7800 S. Highway 17-92, Suite 144 in Fern Park. Cost is $7 a person. Contact Alayna Rivera at 407-408-1766.
On Sept. 1, 4Rivers Smokehouse, 2103 W. Fairbanks Ave., will kick off its giveback program for the upcoming football season. Each school has a sandwich — Edgewater High has the “Screaming Eagle” and Winter Park High has the “Wildcat.” 4R will donate 10 percent of these sales through Oct. 31.
The Second Florida International Piano Competition is Sept. 5-11. Twenty-two world-class pianists from around the world (18-32 years old) compete in solo performance rounds Sept. 5-8 at Trinity Preparatory School. The finals are at the Bob Carr. Visit www.FloridaPiano.org or call 407-645-2525.
Wednesday, Sept. 7, is the University of Central Florida’s annual Grad Fair from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union. The Grad Fair is an open-house style event where the public can learn more about the university’s nearly 200 graduate programs. Visit www.graduate.ucf.edu/GradFair
Children in pre-K through fifth grade are invited to join the Children’s Choir at First United Methodist Church of Winter Park. The choir will rehearse on Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 7, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit fumcwp.org/register
Popcorn Flicks in Central Park featuring “Murder on the Orient Express” is 8-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. Bring your blanket or chair to enjoy the movie under the stars in Central Park. There will be free popcorn. Visit enzian.org
The Family Course Program enables golf facilities to turn their regulation 9 or 18-hole course into a “short course” experience. The Winter Park Country Club is one of several area clubs that has PGA Family Course Tee Markers. Visit PlayGolfAmerica.com for more information.
The Orlando Repertory Theatre presents “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” from Sept. 8 to Oct. 9. At this school, strange encounters and skewed adventures are on the lesson plan. Adult tickets are $17, youth (17 and younger) are $11, and seniors (55 and older) and students are $15. Call the box office at 407-896-7365 ext. 1 or visit www.orlandorep.com
The grand re-opening celebration of the Winter Park YMCA is 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Tour the newly renovated facility at 1201 N. Lakemont Ave. Visit tinyurl.com/cflymcarenovations or call 407-644-1509 for more information.
The Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave., has bedtime stories for all ages at 6 p.m. every Monday. Preschool story time is 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Infant and toddler story time is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Call 407-647-7700.