- November 8, 2019
If you like fundraisers and festivals, this weekend is for you!
11TH ANNUAL ROTARY POKER TOURNAMENT
6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the American Legion, 271 W. Plant St., Winter Garden.
This is the Rotary Club of Winter Garden’s annual Texas Hold’em fundraiser. The evening includes poker, food and fun, all for a good cause. All proceeds benefit local charities. Cost is $50 for those who pre-register and $60 at the door and includes food, two drinks and the games.
To pre-register, email [email protected].
SOIRÉE EN BLANC
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden.
The dinner party is hosted by the Garden Community Choir. Guests provide their own dinner, drinks, place settings and a themed centerpiece with matching attire for attendees. All décor and attire should be white; silver, gray and sand/khaki accents are acceptable. Proceeds benefit the choir.
Tickets are $400 for tables of eight, $50 for individual admission and $25 for a wine pull raffle ticket and are available at eventbrite.com.
6TH ANNUAL WINDERMERE CRAFT BEER FEST
4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in downtown Windermere.
The event includes food vendors, live music and the chance to enjoy a variety of brews and, possibly, find a new favorite. The event benefits the Windermere Police Department Foundation Inc. and the Florida Brewers Guild.
Tickets are available at tickets.beerfests.com.
9TH ANNUAL THINK PINK CANCER RIDE
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, starting at Winter Garden Wheel Works, 101 W. Plant St., Winter Garden.
There are three supported rides of 10, 30 and 65 miles, and start times are 8, 8:30 and 9 a.m. The event includes a T-shirt with registration.
Tickets are available at active.com.
BRADSHAW STRONG FUNDRAISER
2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Winter Garden Elks Lodge 2165, 700 S. Ninth St.
Cornhole tournament starts at 2. The hosts will have hamburgers and hotdogs available for purchase, and there will be raffles. The WOLF 103.1 radio station will be present, as will representatives of The Armories. Donations will be accepted to help Gunnar Bradshaw, son of Ronnie and Staci Bradshaw, with his ongoing cancer treatment.
For information, call (407) 656-2165.
FIRST RESPONDER FESTIVAL
5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at The Pines of Windermere, 3409 Maguire Road.
Hosted by Wounded Officers Initiative, the event includes live music, food and drink, raffles, games and a vendors market. This is an exclusive event for local active and retired members of law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services and their significant others and adult family members. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Officers Initiative.
Tickets are $25 and available at Eventbrite.com.
SERIES: THE ART WORLD & MONEY
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden.
How is the art world changing in the 21st century? This series is presented by local art historian, artist and writer Adrienne H. Lee as part lecture, part discussion group. Blockbuster museum exhibitions, recent art historical discoveries, new art books, top art auctions and local shows and exhibitions are on the agenda. Tickets are $10 per session for Winter Garden Art Association members, $15 for others.
To register, visit