Winter Park High School bands will commence their 75th anniversary year with a fall concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Ann Derflinger Auditorium at Winter Park High School’s main campus. The school’s concert band, symphonic band, wind ensemble and jazz ensemble will perform, and the concert will feature a wide variety of music. For more information, call 248-761-5531.
An all-Mozart concert will open the season for the Bach Festival Chorus and Orchestra on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Knowles Chapel on the Rollins College campus. The Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra in E-flat Major will be performed with co-concertmasters Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez and Alvaro Gomez as soloists. Call 407-646-2182 or visit bachfestivalflorida.org to learn more.
Enjoy a delicious array of food complemented by music and the beautiful setting at the Taste of Maitland on Monday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Lake Lily Park, located at 701 Lake Lily Drive in Maitland. Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Day-of-event tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children. For more information, call 407-644-0741 or email [email protected]
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is excited to announce its plans for the fourth annual Crystal Ball set for Oct. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Farmers Market. Sponsors and corporate partners will gather for an evening of tasty bites, delicious libations and plenty of celebration. A silent auction, raffle and live entertainment will round out this lively corporate cocktail reception. For more information, contact Laura Kraubetz at 646-203-1214, via email at [email protected] or visit online.ccfa.org/2014crystalball to purchase tickets or make a donation.
On Thursday, Oct. 23, the Junior League of Greater Orlando will host its seventh annual Halloween Hustle 5K from 5 to 10 p.m. in Baldwin Park. This annual event includes a 5K Run/Walk, a Kids Fun Run and post-race festivities including carnival-inspired activities and live entertainment. Advance registration is $30 per adult and $35 at the event. Registration for the Kids’ Fun Run (children 12 and under) is $7 through Oct. 22 and $10 on race day. To register for the Halloween Hustle 5K Race to End Childhood Hunger, or for more information about how your business or organization can get involved, visit halloweenhustlewithus.com
Enjoy a late afternoon of music and nature as the Florida Young Artists Orchestra and the Maitland Symphony Orchestra perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Mead Botanical Garden, located at 1500 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park. For more information, call 321-303-1404 or visit PAMaitland.org
The Goldenrod Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite all to come out for a very exciting 36th annual Goldenrod Festival & Parade on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 4755 N. Palmetto Ave. in Winter Park, at the Goldenrod Station off of Aloma Avenue and Goldenrod Road. The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their furry friends dressed in their cutest costumes to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Homes by 10 a.m. to enter to win first, second and third place prizes. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. down Aloma Avenue, from Forsyth Road to Goldenrod Road eastbound. Contact Darlene at the Chamber for more information at 407-677-5980.
The fifth annual Pumpkin Run 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Mead Botanical Garden. The fundraiser benefits the people of Haiti with health, education and economic development. Awards will be presented to the top male and female runners and competitive walkers and top three finishers for each age division. For more information, call 407-421-2151.
Dust off those fancy Western boots and get on down to Winter Park's West Meadow at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 for the fourth annual Cows ‘n Cabs to benefit the Community Food & Outreach Center. At this Western-themed event, guests may expect some fancy food, music and spirits from more than 18 of Central Florida's top restaurants including 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Kres and K Restaurant, alongside newcomers such as Soco and P is for Pie Bakeshop. You can guess about the cows; the cabs are cabernets. Visit cowsncabs.com
The 15th annual free Pet Costume Contest presented by The Doggie Door will feature large dog contest at 11 a.m. and small dog contest at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the corner of Park and Garfield avenues in downtown Winter Park. Pets can trick or treat from noon to 3 p.m. at more than 30 Park Avenue merchants. For more information, call 407-644-2969.
On Sunday, Oct. 26, The Jewish Pavilion, an Orlando-area organization dedicated to supporting the elderly, will be holding its fifth annual Fall Festival to raise awareness and funds to support the elderly in the community. The event is in honor of Bunny Rosen, a long-time Orlando resident. The Jewish Pavilion Fall Festival and Walk includes a free bagel breakfast, entertainment, a health fair, activities for children, and dozens of vendors. Sponsorships and vendor locations are available. Interested parties may contact Jewish Pavilion at 407-678-9363. Registrations for the walk and donations are being accepted at thepavilion.webconnex.com/2014FallFestival