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Corners Custom Picture Framing will exhibit the works of Brandi Renee.
Corners Custom Picture Framing will exhibit the works of Brandi Renee.
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The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St. Valerie Mardle will present a program on "A Gift for Teaching." Visit or call 407-677-0446. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.


Throughout the month of October at participating Panera Bread bakery-cafes, $1 from any baker’s dozen of bagels sold will be donated to MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. The store is also donating $2 from the sale of every pink ribbon bagel coffee mug and 100 percent of the proceeds from every pink ribbon bagel sold on Friday, Oct. 7.

The second annual Golf for the Kids benefiting B.A.S.E. Camp Children's Cancer Foundation is Friday, Oct. 7 at the Reunion Resort and Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony 12:45 p.m. The awards dinner is 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 for the individual and $500 for a foursome. Visit

On Oct. 7 at 8 p.m., Seacoast National Bank will present Haus of Hollie Fashion Show to benefit the SPCA of Central Florida. The event will take place at Rix Lounge at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Tickets are $30, which includes a drink of choice, appetizers, fashion show by HAUSOFHOLLIE.COM, live entertainment and silent auction. Purchase tickets online at or contact [email protected]

The hit off-broadway musical comedy “Ruthless! The Musical” camps its way into the Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., from Oct. 7 - 29. Performances are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., select Sundays (Oct. 16 and Oct. 23) at 2 p.m. and Thursday (Oct. 27) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $38 Evening / $35 Senior Evening / $28 Matinees / $20 Industry Professionals and Students 25 and under. Visit

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave., will present the Jane Anderson play, "Looking For Normal", from Oct. 7-23. When Roy and Irma go to their pastor for marriage counseling, Roy confesses that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and would like to have a sex change. Show times are Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 3 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. Call 407-920-4034.


Register for the seventh annual Greater Maitland 5K run/walk on Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m. This uplifting community event draws more than 500 participants and net proceeds are presented directly to the New Hope for Kids and Shepherd’s Hope charities. Pre-event activities are staged at Orangewood Presbyterian Church, 1300 W. Maitland Blvd., with the starting line on Sandspur Road and finish line on the property of Orangewood. Register online at or in person at Fleet Feet Sports, 303 E. Altamonte Drive. No. 1250. Entry fees range from free to $25. On-site registration is available.

The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, presented by Florida Blue and Subaru, returns for its 38th year on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9. At its permanent home in Central Park, the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is the only juried fine art show with the tradition of showcasing Florida artists exclusively. The event is free and open to the public both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8, the Winter Park Florida Blue Health Fair is offering attendees free health screenings. Plus, throughout October all Floridians can receive the seasonal flu /H1N1 vaccine for $15 or less while supplies last. Individuals must be 18 years or older to receive a flu shot. While flu shots are being offered on Oct. 7, 8, 21 and 22 at all centers, the immunization schedule for each center can be found at

The third annual Baldwin Bark Charity Dog Wash will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 in the Baldwin Park Village Center, benefiting Kids Beating Cancer. It’s a day filled with delicious local food, live music, pet contests, a children’s play-place and lots of bubbly canine baths. Visit

Bring the entire family (including the pet) to meet Winter Park Fire Department representatives, fingerprint ID your children, join in activities, win door prizes and much more at Pet Extravaganza on Saturday, Oct 8. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held in the Kmart Plaza on Highway 17-92 and Lee Road and is sponsored by

On Oct. 8 at 7:15 p.m., the City of Maitland Leisure Services Department will unveil its 2011 Movie in the Park with a special screening of Disney’s “Tangled.” Grab a blanket or lawn chair and visit us at Quinn Strong Park between Ventris and Packwood avenues for this special evening of great family entertainment. The next event will be on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. when “Mr. Poppers Penguins” will be shown on the 40-foot digital screen.


Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week from Oct. 9-15 celebrates the local fashion and retail design community with a full week of events, from trunk shows to designer meet-and-greets. The grand finale fashion show is on Saturday evening Oct. 15, in Central Park’s West Meadow. Tickets are available online at

You are invited to a reception honoring the work of Sy Rosefelt and John Koehler on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m at the University Club of Winter Park. Rosefelt and Koehler are watercolor artists and members of the Central Florida Watercolor Society. Rosefelt serves as historian for the organization. Club members and the general public are welcome. Call 407-644-6149.


Experience the debating skills of the Rollins College Debate Team at “Normalize Relations with Cuba: The Time Has Come or Gone” on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park. Four students will debate the controversial topic of normalizing relations with Cuba: the benefits to the United States versus the negative effects of future immigration and financial aid. Come and support the students and enjoy their debating skills. Visit or call 407-644-6149.


The opening reception of the work of Brandy Renee is on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Corners Custom Picture Framing at 1909 Aloma Ave., Suite A. Contact Brian Smith at 407-331-3726 for more information or online at Her artwork is on display and available for purchase through the month of October.

OCT. 13

Fun with Flowers is at 10 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive. There will be make and take workshops taught by Myra Bainsch to create a Horn of Plenty sculpture for your home. Materials will be furnished. Bring your clippers. Cost is $25. Reservations are required by Oct. 7. Call 407-644-5770.

The Newcomers of Central Florida will sponsor its Autumn Game Day Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Escondido Clubhouse, 20 Escondido Circle, Altamonte Springs. Proceeds from the event will go to the Russell Home for Atypical Children in Orlando. Games available include bridge, bunko, mah-jongg and Mexican train. There will also be door prize drawings. Non-members are welcome. Cost is $20 including lunch. To register, contact Joan Bové at 407-971-3911 by Oct.10.

The Bach Festival Society announces its second annual special-event fundraiser, Fête at Feliz, a casual evening at Casa Feliz Historical Home Museum in Winter Park. The event will be on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will include a preview of the 2011–2012 season with Conductor John V. Sinclair, music performed by members of the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra, wine from Clois Du Bois, hors d’oeuvres from Arthur’s catering, tours of historic Casa Feliz and the chance to bid on silent auction items. Tickets are $40 for individuals, $70 per couple. Call the Box Office at 407-646-2182 or visit

Central Florida Anthropological Society’s Oct.13 meeting will be at Harry P. Leu Gardens at 7 p.m. featuring “What We Don’t See: Migrating Mounds and What They Can Teach Us about Cultural Perspective, Power, and Community Archaeology at the Lake Jackson Site” by Lee Bloch, recent graduate of New College of Florida and winner of the 2010 and 2011 Florida Anthropological Society student paper competitions. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kevin Gidusko at [email protected] or 321-948-3994.


The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old train depot, 200 W. New England Ave. Visit

The Maitland Farmers’ Market is every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Lily Park. Visit or call 407-539-6268.

Food Truck Café is every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lake Lily Park in Maitland.

Orange Audubon Society sponsors Saturday Bird Walks at Mead Botanical Garden through Oct. 29. The walks begin at 8 a.m. Call Dick Smith at 407-257-7361.

“Music at the Casa” is a free weekly Sunday open house featuring live performances and tours of the historic Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave. Visit or call 407-628-8200 ext. 3.

“Mid-Century: A Photographic View of Three African-American Communities in Florida” is at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center through Dec. 30. Visit

Ballroom Dancing Lessons are every Monday night except the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. Line Dance Instruction is held on the first Monday. It’s $5 per lesson. Call 407-644-6149.

The Florida Artist Group Exhibition runs through Nov. 6 in the Maitland Art Center Gallery, 231 W. Packwood Ave. and in the Germaine Marvel Building at 210 W. Packwood Ave. (across the street from the Center). Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors (55 & older) and children (4-18 years). A&H members and children (3 & under) are free.

“Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda from the Cold War” will be on exhibition at the Albin Polasek Museum through Jan. 8. The pieces on exhibit are drawn from the private collection of Gary Hollingsworth, an Orlando-based art restorer who traveled extensively in the former Soviet Union. Call 407-647-6294 or visit

Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department is offering seasonal flu shots at “Flu Shot Fridays” on Oct. 7 through November, from 8 a.m. to noon at Station 62, 300 S. Lakemont Ave., and Saturday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market, 200 W. New England Ave. Call 407-599-3613.

The Adult Literacy League is now offering free classes to adult learners who are eager to learn how to manage money, find a job and retain employment. Known as L.I.F.E. — Linking Information For Employment — this workforce development class helps individuals improve their computer skills and teaches them how to conduct a job search, complete applications and develop interviewing skills and strategies. This class is held on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Adult Literacy League Office, 345 W. Michigan St., Suite 100. The more for the money class is held at the league on Saturdays from 12:30-2 p.m. For more information, call Paola Lopez at 407-422-1540.


The opening of the Learning & Cultural Center at the Maitland Public Library is 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at 501 S. Maitland Ave. Dress is casual business attire. RSVP to Sean at 407-647-7700.

Orlando Repertory Theatre presents the Newbery Medal winning classic “A Wrinkle In Time” from Thursday, Oct. 6, to Nov. 6 with performances on Saturdays at noon and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 407-896-7365 or visit

Movie in the Park featuring “Tangled” is 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Quinn Strong Park in Maitland. Bring your blankets and chairs and the city will bring you the stars. Visit for more information.

Popcorn Flicks in Central Park featuring "The Fly" is Thursday, Oct. 13, from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Free popcorn will be provided for everyone. Rain date will be Oct. 27. Contact 407-629-0054 or visit for more information.

Whole Foods Winter Park’s parents morning out is on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Allegro coffee, breakfast pastry and a free five-minute massage compliments of Take 5 Massage.

St. Mary Magdalen Church, 861 Maitland Ave., presents CommunityFest 2011, "Come On And Safari With Us!" on Oct. 21-23. CommunityFest features non-stop live entertainment, a 21-booth international food court, midway rides and games for all ages, and a spectacular super raffle. The super raffle grand prize this year is a 2012 Ford Fiesta or $15,000 in cash. The opening parade will be 6 p.m. on Friday night. For more information, visit and click on the CommunityFest link on the home page.

Whole Foods Winter Park’s Halloween Kids Club is Sunday, Oct. 30. It features cookie decorating from 1-2 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating in the store from 2-3 p.m. All ghosts and goblins, ages 12 and younger are welcome and are encouraged to wear their costume.

4Rivers Smokehouse, 2103 W. Fairbanks Ave., has kicked off its giveback program for 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 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.

Maitland youth basketball preseason practice starts in early November with games beginning in December. Boys and girls of all levels are welcome. Coaches are needed. Limited scholarships are available. Call 407-539-2830.

Movie in the Park featuring “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Quinn Strong Park in Maitland. Bring your blankets and chairs and the city will bring you the stars. Visit for more information.

Trinity Preparatory School will hold open houses on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from noon-1:30 p.m. at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. RSVP at or call 321-282-2515.

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