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$10, adult; $3, children K-12; and free for children 4-younger and Leu members. (The Leu House is included with regular admission to the gardens.) For more information, call 407-246-2620 or visit on the web. Through Jan. 7 — Light Up UCF CFE Arena hosts Light Up UCF, including ice skating, rides, a film festival, holiday market and an all-new light show. Time: Monday-Thursday from 5-10 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m.-midnight, Saturday from noon-midnight, and Sunday from noon- 10 p.m. Hours may vary on holidays. Tickets for various activities are available at the CFE Arena box office and online. To become a vendor, visit www. on the web. For more information, call 800-745-3000 or visit on the web. Dec. 17 — Holidaze Concert Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, hosts Holidaze, a performance by the Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard. The show features holiday music from Halloween to New Year’s Eve and a silent auction. Time: 7 p.m. Cost: $10; free for children 12-younger. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit on the web. Dec. 17 — Habitat For The Holidays Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland, hosts Habitat for the Holidays with Alissa Himelfarb, education coordinator. Participants craft edible ornaments, garland and pinecone feeders for the preserve’s wildlife. Afterward, attendees take a hike to place their edible gifts on the trails. Preregistration is required. Time: 10 a.m. Cost: $5 for nonmembers, free for members. For more information, call 407-905-0054, email information@ or visit on the web. Dec. 17, 18, 22 & 23 — Breakfasts with Santa & Mrs. Claus T-Rex Cafe at Disney Springs, 1676 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, hosts breakfasts with Santa and Mrs. Claus, including a buffet, photo opportunities and one-hour or early-bird shopping with a $10 retail discount on a $50 purchase. Reservations are required. Time: 8-10 a.m. For more information, call Brandi, 407-828- 6375; email; or visit on the web. Dec. 21 & 28 — Holiday Dances For Seniors x December 15, 2016 - January 4, 2017 x 49 The Belles and Beaus Dance Club sponsors a holiday dances for seniors at the Marks Street Recreation Complex, 99 E. Marks St., Orlando. A holiday dance takes place Dec. 21, and a New Year’s dance is Dec. 28. Music is provided by Soft Touch, and singles and couples are welcome. Refreshments are available. Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per person. Men attending the dances for the first time are free. For more information, call 407-644-4200 or visit on the web. Dec. 24 — Candlelight Christmas Eve Church Services The Sanctuary at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka- Vineland Road, Orlando, holds candlelight Christmas Eve church services at the following times: Contemporary candlelight services at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., candlelight services with the sanctuary choir at 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., and a candlelight communion with the mixed ensemble at 11:15 p.m. Child care is available for the 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m services. At 4 p.m., all children and families are invited to participate in the special telling of the Christmas story at the annual Children’s Nativity Pageant. Children are asked to come dressed in costumes as shepherds, angels, Mary, Joseph, Wisemen or farm animals. For more information, call 407-876-4991 or visit on the web. Dec. 29 — Holiday Movie In The Park The Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park in Orlando hosts Holiday Movie in the Park, featuring A Christmas Story. Time: 7 p.m. Admission is free. n Miscellaneous Through Jan. 24 — Art Submission Deadline Women in the Arts Inc. and the Orange County Library System invite professional female artists to submit their work to be exhibited during Women’s History Month at the library. Finalists are chosen from submitted entries, and selected art is featured in the upcoming annual Celebrating the Genius of Women exhibition in March and April. Finalists are eligible for $1,500 in cash prizes and gallery representation at Baterbys Art Gallery for the top three winners. For more information, call 407-835-7481. Apply online at Dec. 17, 24 & 31 — Farmers Markets Winter Garden Farmers Market, voted No. 1 in America, takes place at 104 S. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden. The market is adding 50 new vendors, and there is a new parking garage next to the event. Time: Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. n Networking/Clubs Ongoing — Running Club for Women Moms Run This Town, a women’s running club with more than 10,000 members nationwide, invites local women to get together to run/walk/jog and socialize. All skill levels (from beginning walkers to experienced marathoners) are welcome, and an encouraging and informative online support community is provided. To join the Orlando chapter, visit www. on the web. For more information, email or visit on the web. Ongoing — Members Needed The West Orange Women seeks women of all ages to join its social group where they “build friendships while helping others.” The 200-plus members enjoy more than 25 fun activities. For more information, visit on the web. Jan. 5 — Retired Educators Meeting The Orange County Retired Educators Association meets at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando, for a program called Home & Personal Safety and Elder Law. Anyone who has worked in education is invited. Time: 10 a.m. For more information, call 407-677-0446. Jan. 24 — Book Club Meeting The Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando, hosts a free meeting of the Southwest Book Club. January’s reading selection is Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon. Time: 7 p.m. For more information, call 407-835-7323. n Support Groups Jan. 10 — Support Group Meeting For Caregivers The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center sponsors a free support group meeting for caregivers in the Suite 281 Conference Room (next to the south elevators on the second floor) at Health Central Hospital, 10000 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee. Time: second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 407-843-1910 or visit on the web. Jan. 16 — Stroke Support Group Meeting The Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, hosts a free meeting of the BCenter’s Stroke Support & Social Group. A deli-style lunch is provided. Reservations via email are requested to Time: third Monday of each month from 12:30-2:30 p.m. For more information, call 888-942-9355. n Volunteer Opportunities Ongoing — Volunteers Needed The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, 12 Mustard Seed Lane, Orlando, seeks volunteers who can help with donation sorting, mattress recycling, warehouse maintenance, administrative work, special events or general maintenance. For more information, call 407-875-2040, ext. 110; or email Ongoing — Volunteers Needed The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which advocates for quality long-term care, seeks volunteers. Training is provided. For more information, call 888-831-0404 or visit on the web. Contributions to Community Bulletin Board are welcome. Please send information six weeks before the event to P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL 34786; or email ª PUCCI’S AIR For All Your A/C Needs Family-Owned - S.W. 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