SATURDAY, OCT. 7
7TH ANNUAL THINK PINK BREAST CANCER RIDE
7 a.m. registration; first ride at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, starting at Winter Garden Wheel Works, 101 W. Plant St, Winter Garden. There are three rides, of 10, 30 and 65 miles, and the start times are 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m. Costs are $10, $30 and $40, and registration includes a T-shirt. For information: active.com/winter-garden-fl/cycling/wgww-think-pink-breast-cancer-ride-2017.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Fort Barachel Foundation warehouse, 130 N. West Crown Point Road, Winter Garden. The foundation and First Baptist Church Winter Garden are coming together to send a mission team to Burundi, Africa, and proceeds of this giant garage sale will raise money for the trip. (321) 299-2905.
VETS: OUR HEROES
11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Participate in fun activities, share your creativity and make cards to be delivered to military servicemen and women for Veteran’s Day. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.
FAMILY BOOK BASH
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Enjoy a family-friendly celebration of reading, authors and books. Meet local authors, stroll along the story walk, learn to submit your own e-book, become a book reviewer and more. (407) 835-7323.
SOUTHWEST ART CLUB: OIL PASTEL DRAWING WORKSHOP
1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Enjoy this step-by-step drawing workshop and render artwork with oil pastels inspired by “Bouquet and A Cat” by French artist Suzzane Valadon. All supplies provided or bring your own. Suggested donation for materials $15, cash or check only. Checks made to Women in the Arts Inc. Registration required at (407) 835-7323. Ages 18 and up.
SUNDAY, OCT. 8
3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. All levels and body types are welcome. Take comfortable clothes and water. Yoga mats will be provided. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. (407) 835-7323.
MONDAY, OCT. 9
WALT AND HIS TRAINS
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. “The Legacy of Walt Disney and His Trains” is presented by Joe Bopp and hosted by the Central Florida Railway Historical Society. Free. (407) 656-0559.
COFFEE AND A CRAFT FOR ADULTS
6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Enjoy coffee and tea while you design your own Sharpie ceramic mug. All supplies provided. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.
TUESDAY, OCT. 10
VETS: OUR HEROES
5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Participate in fun activities, share your creativity and make cards to be delivered to military servicemen and women for Veteran’s Day. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11
VETS: OUR HEROES
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Participate in fun activities, share your creativity and make cards to be delivered to military servicemen and women for Veteran’s Day. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.
THURSDAY, OCT. 12
WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB
9:30 a.m. coffee, 10 a.m. program Thursday, Oct. 12, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Guests who are interested in gardening, flowers and plants are welcome. Peggy, (407) 876-4239.
9ROUND OCOEE BREAST CANCER KICK EVENT
5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at 9Round Ocoee, 2791 Old Winter Garden Road. The community is invited to participate in this annual fundraiser. (407) 654-4660.
ST. LUKE'S UMC PUMPKIN PATCH
3 to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends starting Thursday, Oct. 12, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. The patch will feature a variety of pumpkins, from classic carving pumpkins and miniature pumpkins to a range of winter squashes and gourds. Prices will range from $1 to $30. All proceeds support youth ministries mission trips, camps and retreats. (407) 876-4991, Ext. *238, or [email protected].
PHOTOSHOP LEVEL 1
1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the environment. Become familiar with using selection and editing tools. Recommended for adults. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.
EXPLORING DNA WEBSITES
11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 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 website. Explore Gedmatch.com for an overview of the tools they provide to help you analyze your DNA test results. (407) 835-7323.
DIY CORK CRAFTS
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Repurpose old wine corks into fun and easy crafts. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own corks. Ages 18 and up. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.
FRIDAY, OCT. 13
3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Do you believe in dragons? If you are a true believer, you don’t want to miss this adventure to discover the truth about these legendary creatures. Ages 6–12. (407) 835-7323.
SATURDAY, OCT. 14
FRANKIE VALLI TRIBUTE SHOW BENEFIT CONCERT
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Dr. Phillips High School Performing Arts Center, 6500 Turkey Lake Road. Ticket proceeds will help with medical bills and recovery expenses of a DPHS student who was shot outside her home this summer. Cost for the Let's Hang On show featuring music by Valli and The Four Seasons, are $10 to $20 and are available at dpchorus.com or at the door. (407) 355-3200.
COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHT
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Life Church Horizon West, 12005 Silverlake Park Drive, Windermere. Families can enjoy “Beauty and the Beast” and fellowship. (407) 734-3120.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Church of the Lakes, 4700 Lincoln Ave., Orlando. The family event includes crafts, a food and bake sale, car wash, activities such as hay rides, train rides and a raffle for Thomas Kinkade artwork and a television. pcol.org.