- December 13, 2017
10TH ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT
6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Church of the Messiah, 241 N. Main St., Winter Garden. The night of fun and fellowship includes food, wine and shopping, a silent auction and door prizes. Vendors include LuLaroe, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, The Celestial Center Massages, Origami Owl, Lila Rose Clips and Homemade Crafts by Esther. Items for sale include candles, handmade soap and handmade jewelry, photo cards and wine glasses. (407) 656-3218.
WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB
9:30 a.m. coffee and conversation, 10 a.m. program Thursday, Nov. 9, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Florida designers Maureen Tuber and Joan Prasky will demonstrate how to create a few holiday arrangements using easy principles of design. Guests who are interested in gardening, flowers, plants and friendship are welcome. Peggy, (407) 876-4239.
BASICS OF DOG TRAINING
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Many behavioral problems in dogs can be prevented with proper care and training. Todd Campbell, owner of South Orlando Dog Training, can help you train your dog the right way. Learn reward-based training methods that will make your furry friend love to be with you and obey you. Pets are not permitted to attend. (407) 835-7323.
3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Learn more about parties with a cause. Collect ideas and tips for giving back while having a great time. Ages 8 to 18. (407) 835-7323.
CUISINE CORNER: HOLIDAY TEA TIME
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Indulge in holiday tea blends with Karon Cannon of Tea Craze. Learn about the history, types and health benefits of drinking tea, as well as Karon’s new blends for this holiday season. Enjoy a tea tasting and tips on brewing the perfect cup of tea. Registration required (407) 835-7323.
FRIDAY, NOV. 10
“YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, THE MUSICAL”
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Holy Family Catholic School, 5129 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando. The school's Fine Arts Department is presenting the musical utilizing the talents of 30 elementary school students, who will offer a tribute to the Peanuts Gang and a tribute to childhood. Tickets are $7 online and $10 at the door. To purchase tickets, go to tinyurl.com/fallcharliebrown. (407) 876-9344.
SATURDAY, NOV. 11
ACCESS-LIFE EXPO CENTRAL FLORIDA
Access-Life Expo Central Florida for Persons with Disabilities
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Bill Breeze Park on Lake Starke in Ocoee. A free event for families and individuals living with any disability and of all ages. Food, boating, kayaking, games, animals, crafts and resource exhibitors. To participate or to volunteer, visit access-life.org or call (352) 455-9926.
35TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at St. Luke’s UMC, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. The United Methodist Women are presenting the bazaar. There will be a holiday market with themed shops: Glass Menagerie, Creative Fall Décor, Shabby Chic, Sweet Shop, Country Store and more. There will be a lot of food, a shopping area just for children and Santa. Debbie McNary, (407) 719-1199 or [email protected].
MOVING LIKE AN ANIMAL
11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Get hands-on with Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! Observe skeletal features that define a particular type of movement and then mimic the different types of animal locomotion. Ages 3 to 8. (407) 835-7323.
SUNDAY, NOV. 12
ORLANDO CHILDREN'S BUSINESS FAIR
2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. A total of 25 young entrepreneurs ages 6 to 14, including a Winter Garden third-grader, will be selling goods and services. Admission is free. (407) 835-7323.
OH GIVE THANKS DINNER SHOW
6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the West Orlando Rotary Club, 475 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando. Suzette Farquharson-Morgan and her 501c3 organization, FarMor Entertainment, are holding this ninth annual event. Lineup includes vocalist Stacy Wilson; author and spoken word artist Angela McRae; and Hephzibah, sisters Olga Lebron and Jasmin Ortiz. Proceeds from the catered event benefit the nonprofit. For ticket information, visit itiswell2017.eventbrite.com or call (407) 476-8121.
MONDAY, NOV. 13
7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Patrick Smith presents “Exploring CXS’s Abandoned Everett Subdivision” at the Central Florida Railway Historical Society’s meeting. Free. (407) 656-0559.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15
DNA AND GENEALOGY: AN INTRODUCTION
3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Learn the basics of genetic genealogy and how DNA testing can supplement your traditional genealogical research. Explore the types of tests that are available and help determine how to target your testing to discover your desired connections. Discover how to find DNA projects that relate to your research and discuss which companies to consider for testing purposes. (407) 835-7323.
EXPLORING DNA WEBSITES
6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Explore three DNA testing companies’s websites: Ancestry DNA, FamilyTreeDNA and 23andme. Learn the differences between the companies and find out how to navigate each company’s website. Explore Gedmatch.com for an overview of the tools they provide to help you analyze your DNA test results. (407) 835-7323.
THURSDAY, NOV. 16
3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Have a good night and sweet dreams always by creating your very own dreamcatcher. Stick around to learn where they came from and what your dreams may really mean. Ages 8 to 18. (407) 835-7323.
SATURDAY, NOV. 18
OCOEEL LIONS CLUB TURKEY SHOOT
8 a.m. sign-ups begin Saturday, Nov. 18, at the open field at Story Road and West Geneva Street. Cost is $3.50 per round. The event will include a concession stand and 50/50 shotgun raffle. Ocoeelionsclub.org.
OAKLAND NATURE PRESERVE FUNDRAISER
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Bulk Nation Clermont, 2379 S. Highway 27, Clermont. Twenty percent of purchases will be given to the Oakland Nature Preserve. To obtain a flier, contact Jennifer Hunt at (407) 905-0054.
CHALLENGE 22 5K SILKIES RUCK WALK
7:30 a.m. registration and sign-in, 9 a.m. hike begins at Hugh T. Gregory American Legion Post 63, 271 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. A noon lunch, activities and music will follow the walk. Proceeds benefit Project: VetRelief, an organization that offers assistance to military veterans with PTSD and depression. For registration and information, call (407) 656-6361 or visit the American Legion Post 63 WG Facebook page.