- July 3, 2018
THURSDAY, OCT. 19
BOOK SIGNING OF “OCOEE! A NOVEL”
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation History Research and Education Center, 21 E. Plant St. Ocoee authors Gail Waxman and Myra Kinnie will present their book, “Ocoee! A Novel,” which is based on historical information surrounding the city's 1920 election race riot. The sisters will be selling and signing copies of their book. (407) 656-3244.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in The Attic of Building C at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. This support group is for cancer fighters, survivors, caregivers and spouses or partners. Meetings include a time of sharing, spiritual and emotional support, as well as a different topic each month related to the key challenges associated with cancer. A guest speaker will present on Yoga for Cancer Patients. Email [email protected] or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 262, to register.
FRIDAY, OCT. 20
THIRD ANNUAL CROOKED CAN OKTOBERFEST
4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20; 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21; and noon Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Crooked Can Brewing Company and Plant Street Market, 426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. The three-day festival includes live German music,l authentic German food, arts, crafts and a beer garden. (407) 395-9520.
BRIDGEWATER MIDDLE FALL FESTIVAL
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Bridgewater Middle School, 5600 Tiny Road, Winter Garden. The PTSO festival is Harry Potter-themed and features a climb challenge, corn maze, Gringotts Bank money machine, Quidditch, Every Flavor Jelly Bean Contest, carnival games, food truck and more. Musical entertainment provided by Bridgewater Music programs. Entrance is free; wristbands for attractions are $20. (407) 905-3710.
SATURDAY, OCT. 21
20TH ANNUAL OAKLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Speer Park, 331 N. Tubb St., Oakland. The day of family fun will include a silent auction, bike raffle, food and drinks for sale, live entertainment, Lake Apopka boat tours, hay rides, children’s activities, a children’s art show and many merchants and vendors. Presented by the town of Oakland and the Oakland Nature Preserve. Proceeds benefit ONP. (407) 905-0054 or [email protected]
CITRUS ELEMENTARY PTA FUNDRAISER
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at Citrus Elementary School, 87 N. Clarke Road, Ocoee. All space-rental proceeds will assist in Florida hurricane relief efforts. Vendor space is $20 for a covered area and $15 for open space. Participants can sell either rummage sale items or crafts. Vendors keep their own profits. To reserve a space, call Marie Guzman, (321) 297-5070. Admission is free.
JCCF CHARITY FISHING TOURNAMENT
Starts at safe light Saturday, Oct. 21, at Hickory Point Recreational Facility, 27341 State Road 19, Tavares. First prize is $1,000. A barbecue dinner will be offered after the event, and there will be raffles and giveaways. Cost is $100 per boat. Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Crabtree Cancer Fund. Register and review rules at jccancerfund.org.
SEBRENIA BROWN'S CELEBRATION OF LIFE
4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Spend the evening with Sebrenia as she celebrates another year of being cancer-free. For information, call Sebrenia at (407) 690-1518 or Pastor Gloria Harp at (407) 879-2140.
TRUNKS, TREATS & MORE!
5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the parking lot of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. The free family event will include trunk-or-treating, food, entertainment, children's costume contest, carnival games, and a mechanical bull. The pumpkin patch will be open, as well. Trunk-or-treaters are being encouraged to take canned goods to help families have a happy Thanksgiving. RSVP at st.lukes.org/fall.
4TH ANNUAL WINDERMERE CRAFT BEER FEST
4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, along Main Street in downtown Windermere. Organized by the Downtown Business Committee, the annual event features tastings of local craft beer brews, a choice of food vendors and live music. Proceeds will benefit the Windermere Police Department Foundation Inc. and the Florida Brewers Guild. Tickets available at windermerecraftbeerfest.com.
THE BOO! BASH
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Wear your favorite Halloween costume for a ghoulish good time with creepy crafts, spooky stories and more. Ages 3 to 12. (407) 835-7323.
ANNUAL FALL SALE
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Stoneybrook West Storage, 1650 Avalon Road, Winter Garden. Tenants will be selling from the fronts of their units, as well as in the parking lot. (407) 654-3037.
MONDAY, OCT. 23
OUR GREEN FUTURE MEETING
6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Axum Coffee, 146 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Join the family of the late Hudson Lowe when they hold the first meeting of Our Green Future Inc., which will further his dream of creating a sustainable community. Details on the green initiative are on Our Green Future Inc.'s Facebook page.
CAREERSOURCE CENTRAL FLORIDA
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Spend time with the experts from CareerSource Central Florida to explore the services they provide and get connected to employment opportunities using career counseling, skill development and workshops. (407) 835-7323.
TUESDAY, OCT. 24
SPIRIT DAY FOR WINDERMERE VETERANS PROJECT
All day Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Ellie Lou's Brews & BBQ, 336 Moore Road, Ocoee. A percentage of sales for the day will assist in the installation of a permanent monument on the flag plaza at Windermere Town Hall. Pillars are being installed to commemorate the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans. windermererotary.com.
WINDERMERE BASEBALL FUNDRAISER
5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Chipotle, 3317 Daniels Road, #102, Winter Garden. Fifty percent of the proceeds during this time will be donated to Windermere Baseball. (407) 654-4415.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Who needs trick-or-treating when you can hide and find special Halloween rocks? Paint, decorate and add some spooky cheer to your community. All supplies will be provided. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.
PAINT A SIX-WORD LIFE STORY
10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Combine writing a six-word memoir with expressive and spontaneous art. Let words and color paint your life story. Part of the Healing Arts Series. All supplies provided. No painting or art experience needed. Ages 18 and up. (407) 835-7323.
GENEALOGY CENTER ROADSHOW
120:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Get individualized attention to your genealogy research. Share your research brick walls and dilemmas. Staff will help you get started on what to do next, recommending the best resources to use and research strategies to try. Submitting your question in advance is recommended. Bring your research notes to your consultation. Space is limited. Registration required at [email protected] or (407) 835-7651.
THURSDAY, OCT. 26
WEST ORANGE CHAMBER BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Sonata West, 420 Roper Road, Winter Garden. Join the West Orange Chamber of Commerce for an official grand opening and ribbon-cutting for Sonata West. Community guests and professionals are welcome to tour, participate in tastings at the High Notes Lounge and see the amenities in this state-of-the-art community. For ticket information, call (407) 656-1304.
WHS WOLVERINES “TRUCK” OR TREAT NIGHT
5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the courtyard of Windermere High School, 5523 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Orlando. Join the WHS community for fun and safe trick-or-treating, with treats provided by school clubs and sports teams. Food trucks and music are part of the event, too. [email protected]
CUISINE CORNER: IMMUNITY-BOOSTING POWERS OF TEA
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Get ready for cold and flu season by learning about the immunity-boosting powers of tea. Join Karon Cannon of Tea Craze to explore the benefits that drinking tea has on one's health and enjoy a tasting of teas and herbs. Space is limited. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.
FRIDAY, OCT. 27
JAZZ IN THE PARK
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the Oakland Town Center, 221 N. Arrington St. Hosted by HapCo Music Foundation. Enjoy a relaxing evening featuring live smooth jazz music. Food for sale from Melts on Main Street, Winter Garden. Free. (407) 656-1117.
WINDERMERE FAMILY FOOD TRUCK NIGHT
5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, near Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Hosted by the Town of Windermere Downtown Business Committee, the event brings a variety of food trucks to the community. Attendees should take chairs or blankets, as well as an appetite. (407) 876-2563.
SUNDAY, OCT. 29
GOLF CART TRUNK-OR-TREAT
7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge parking lot, 230 W. Bay St. Golf cart owners are being encouraged to dress up, decorate their carts and take candy to hand out. Those interested in participating are asked to respond on the Winter Garden Golf Cart Club's Facebook page.
HOWL-O-WEEN PET PARTY
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with parade at 1 p.m., at Plant Street Market, 426 W. Plant St. Dress up your furry friend and join A Cause 4 Paws Rescue at its third annual pet costume contest and parade. (407) 810-3547.
TUESDAY, OCT. 31
WINTER GARDEN HALLOWEENFEST
6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, along Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy trick-or-treating with the downtown merchants, children's activities, local craft and merchandise vendors, a hay maze and food. Presented by the city of Winter Garden. (407) 656-4111.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EXPERIENCE
8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a night of interactive entertainment with hostess Miss P. Tart. Watch the 1975 film, play along with a game show, enter a costume contest with prizes and take advantage of photo opps. Rated R (17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult). Movie tickets are $10, prop bags are $5. No outside props allowed. (407) 877-4736.
THE BOO! BASH
5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and join in a ghoulish good time with creepy crafts, spooky stories and more. Ages 3 to 12. (407) 835-7323.
GOOGLE APPS: BUILD A SURVEY WITH FORMS
2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Collect the data you need with fun and customizable Google Forms, an easy-to-use tool for creating surveys, event invites, questionnaires, and more. Learn how to create and share forms as well as review the data with custom charts and spreadsheets. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.