42 x October 19 - November 1, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com n Charities/Fundraisers Oct. 21 — Fundraising Quilt Auction The Maitland Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland, hosts the Florida Cabin Fever Quilt Auction, including appetizers and desserts, raffle baskets and live and silent auctions of quilts and other items. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $8 in advance; $10 at the door, with proceeds co-benefiting Beta House for teenage mothers, Florida Hospital’s Neonatal Unit and Cancer Treatment Center for Women. For more information, call 407-702-9144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct. 22 — A Taste For Giving Full Sail Live, 141 University Park Drive, Winter Park, hosts A Taste for Giving, an evening of food, one-of-a-kind entertainment, unique prize opportunities, celebrity appearances and more. The event features chef Isabella Morgia Di Vicari of The Meatball Shoppe selecting ingredients inspired by items found in the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry and transforming them into a culinary delight. Time: 4-7 p.m. Cost: $150, with proceeds supporting JFS Orlando programs. For more information, call 407-644-7593, email email@example.com or visit www.atasteforgiving.org. Nov. 3 & 4 — Fiesta Performances Central Florida Community Arts presents Fiesta, a live concert experience performed by the 150-member CFCArts Symphony Orchestra, featuring Mariachi Cobre, at Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay St., Winter Park. Guests may come early to eat authentic Mexican cuisine from an outdoor food truck that begins serving at 6:30 p.m. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and $25 for priority tickets. Donations raised during the event benefit the citizens in Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria. For more information, call 407-937- 1800, ext. 710; or visit cfcarts.com/fiesta. Nov. 4 — Gift Of Life Gala The Heaven Event Center, 8240 Exchange Drive, Orlando, hosts The Gift of Life’s fourth annual Black Tie Gala, themed “Dancing for Preemies” and including live entertainment, dinner, dancing, an auction, children’s events and more. A cash bar is available. Time: 5-11 p.m. Cost: $45, adults; $25, children, with proceeds benefiting NICU support services. Ticket sales end Oct. 30. For more information, visit www.mycentralfloridafamily.com/ 2017-gift-life-gala/. Nov. 4 — Walk/Run For The Poor 5K The Carter Center Pavilion at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, hosts St. Vincent de Paul Society’s third annual Walk/Run for the Poor 5K, including food and goodie bags for all participants and a raffle. Registration is available online through Oct. 31 by visiting www.fopwalk.org and searching “Holy Family.” Time: 8 a.m. for registration, 9 a.m. for walk/run. Cost: $25, with proceeds benefiting local people in need through the COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD programs and food pantry at Holy Family Catholic Church. For more information, call 407-234-2010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Nov. 4 — Dream Village Gala Omni Resorts ChampionsGate Orlando, 1500 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate, hosts the eighth annual Sunshine Foundation Dream Village Gala, including cocktails, dinner and dessert, live and silent auctions, entertainment, dancing, a raffle and more. Black tie is optional. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $150, with proceeds benefiting the Sunshine Foundation. Sponsorships are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sunshinefoundation.org/2017gala. Nov. 4 — Imagine Gala Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, hosts the Central Florida chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 11th annual Imagine Gala, honoring the family of Charles and Rebecca Veigle Jr. and including a cocktail hour, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment and a special Fund A Cure segment. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $250, with proceeds supporting the next milestone in diabetes research. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 407-774-2166 or visit www.centralflorida.jdrf.org. Nov. 11 — Challenge For Hope 5K Give Kids The World Village, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee, hosts the ninth annual Challenge for Hope Walk, Run, Roll or Stroll 5K, formerly known as the Gingerbread Run. All participants receive a limited edition medal, goodie bag, snacks, refreshments and access to finish line pictures with free download. Costumes are welcome. Parking is at Plaza Del Sol, formerly the Osceola Square Mall. Time: Race day packet pickup opens at 6 a.m. and ends at 7 a.m. Cost: $40 through Oct. 15, $45 from Oct. 16-Nov. 11, and $50 on race day unless sold out. The cost for juniors 3-12 is $20 with a paid adult. Virtual challengers are $35. Teams are also welcome, and sponsorships are available. For more information, email Roy at email@example.com. Nov. 11 — Dance, Dream & Inspire Dance Competition Disney’s Contemporary Resort, 4600 N. World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, hosts Community Based Care of Central Florida’s sixth annual Dance, Dream & Inspire Ballroom Dance Competition, during which local “celebrities” pair up with professional ballroom dance instructors to perform in a competition for the winning title. Dancers also compete for the Most Popular Couple by encouraging their supporters to vote for them online in the weeks leading up to the competition. Time: 6:30 p.m. for registration and reception; compiled by Lisa Sagers 8 p.m. for the show. Cost: $150, with proceeds benefiting local children in foster care. For more information, call Debbie Leon, 321- 441-2322, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dancedreaminspire.com. n Children’s/Teens Programs Oct. 19 & 31 — Library Programs The West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee, hosts the following children’s programs: Itsy Bitsy Spiders for ages 2-4 on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.; and The Boo Bash for ages 3-12 on Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. Attendees wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy a ghoulish time with creepy crafts, spooky stories and more. For more information or to register, call 407-835-7323 or visit ocls.info/halloween. Oct. 21 & 31 — Library Programs The Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, hosts the following children’s programs: The Boo Bash for ages 3-12 on Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Attendees wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy a ghoulish time with creepy crafts, spooky stories and more; and Itsy Bitsy Spiders for ages 2-4 on Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call 407-835-7323 or visit ocls.info/halloween. Oct. 31 — Library Program The Windermere Library, 530 Main St., Windermere, hosts Itsy Bitsy Spiders for ages 2-4. Time: 10:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call 407-835-7323 or visit ocls.info/halloween. n Classes/Programs Oct. 25 — Presentation On Children’s Health Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, hosts Sam Kass, former White House chef and national nutrition adviser, for a presentation on children’s health. Kass will talk about how health food can be used to treat and prevent disease, how it increases school performance in children, and how it can be an economic driver in communities. Time: 5:30 p.m. for registration; 6:30 p.m. for presentation. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For more information and to RSVP, call 407-303-9239 or visit floridahospitaldls.com. Oct. 25 — Library Program The Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, hosts Halloween Rocks, during which attendees paint, decorate and add some spooky cheer to the community. Time: 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 407-835-7323 or visit ocls.info/halloween. Oct. 29 — Military Speaker Appearance St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts military speaker and former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, who will talk about the issues facing the country’s veterans and their families. Light refreshments and fellowship will include a time for questions. The event is sponsored by St. Luke’s Military Friends and Support Cluster Group. Time: 1-3 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com; to RSVP, visit www.st.lukes.org/military. Nov. 2 — Caring For Caregivers Summit Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, hosts the Caring for Caregivers Summit, including presentations by experts in senior health with topics such as navigating the health care system, avoiding caregiver burnout and wellness tips for staying healthy while caregiving. A complimentary lunch is provided, and registration is required. Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information or to register, call 407-303-1700. Nov. 4 — Family History Conference Olympia High School, 4301 Apopka- Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts the 21st annual Family History Conference, featuring Crista Cowan, corporate genealogist at Ancestry.com, and including speakers from across the U.S. and more than 50 classes in five sessions on a wide variety of topics relating to family history. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $35, includes keynote address, five classes and a notebook that contains a handout for all 50+ classes. For more information and to register, visit familyhistoryconference.org. n Events/Performances Through Oct. 29 — The Odd Couple Performances Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, presents performances of The Odd Couple. Showtimes and ticket prices vary. For more information, call 407-877-4736 or visit gardentheatre.org. Through Nov. 19 — The Hound Of The Baskervilles Performances The Goldman Theater at Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, hosts performances of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Showtimes vary. Cost: $25-$50. For more information, call 407-447-1700, ext. 1; or visit orlandoshakes.org.
Through Jan. 13, 2018 — Art Exhibition Crealdé School of Art, in partnership with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, presents The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka, in its two galleries — 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; and Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. After more than a year of planning, two artist teams set out to capture the contemporary view of the land and people of the diverse and distinctive Lake Apopka community. For more information, call 407-671-1886. Oct. 20 — School Fall Festival Bridgewater Middle School, 5600 Tiny Road, Winter Garden, hosts the Bridgewater Fall Festival, a Harry Potter-themed event that includes The Climb Challenge, The Corn Maze, Gringotts Bank Money Machine, Quidditch, Every Flavor Jelly Bean Contest, carnival games, food trucks and more. Musical entertainment is provided by BMS’s music programs. Time: 5-8 p.m. Cost: Admission is free; $20 for a wristband at the door for attractions. For more information, call 407-905-3710. Oct. 22 — Ave Maria: A Celebration Of Our Lady The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Ave., Orlando, presents a performance of Ave Maria: A Celebration of Our Lady by the Basilica Choir and Orchestra. Time: 3 p.m. Cost: $25; free for children 12-younger. For more information, call 407-239-6600 or visit maryqueenoftheuniverse.org. Oct. 23-Nov. 19 — Polkadots Performances Orlando Repertory Theatre in Partnership With UCF, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, presents performances of Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical. Showtimes vary, and ticket prices start at $15. For more information, call 407-896-7365 or visit orlandorep.com. Oct. 27 — Dick Pope Legacy Awards Luncheon Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar at Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando, hosts the fifth anniversary of the Dick Pope Legacy Awards Luncheon, during which Mayor Buddy Dyer and Robert Earl will be honored. A cash bar is available. Time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost: $57.37 through Oct. 20; $77.97 from Oct. 20-27. For more information, visit www.grandtourfoundation.org. Oct. 27 & 28 — Food & Wine Classic The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hosts its eighth Food & Wine Classic, including unlimited tastings at more than 50 stations that feature culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wines from more than 30 wineries, live entertainment, overnight and multiple-night package options, and more. Upgraded www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x October 19 - November 1, 2017 x 43 ticket options allow guests access to a beer garden, featuring a wide selection of craft beers and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. Cost: Advanced-purchase event-only tickets are $115 each. Upgraded tickets are $140. For more information, call 800-227-1500 or visit www.swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com. Oct. 27, 28 & 29 — Swan Lake Performances Orlando Ballet presents performances of Swan Lake, with live music by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Walt Disney Theater, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. Time: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket prices start at $19. For more information, call 844-513-2014 or visit drphillipscenter.org. Nov. 3 & 4 — Ocoee Founders Day Festival Downtown Ocoee hosts its annual Ocoee Founders Day Festival, a family-friendly, free two-day concert that features Tony Jackson, Spayed Koolie, Colt Ford and Chris Janson on Friday from 5:30-10 p.m.; and Shenandoah, Love and Theft, Craig Campbell and Dwight Yoakam from 3-10 p.m. on Saturday. Other Saturday festivities include a fireworks show; fishing, corn hole and poker tournaments; a classic car show; arts-and-crafts vendors; a 5K and kids fun run; church tours; and more. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ocoeefoundersfestival.org. Nov. 4 — Food & Wine Festival The Phillips Crossing Shopping Center, 8003 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, hosts Dr. Phillips Chamber of Commerce's Food & Wine Festival of Dr. Phillips. Vendor space and sponsorship opportunities are available. Time: 1-4 p.m. Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Children are free with a paying adult, and proceeds benefit scholarship programs. For more information, call 407-749- 0333, email email@example.com or visit www.drphillipschamber.org. Nov. 4 & 5 — Downtown Clermont Arts Festival The 11th annual “Champions for the Arts” Downtown Clermont Arts Festival, including fine artists and fine crafters competing for $3,000 in cash awards, a kids zone, sidewalk chalk art contest, food vendors, street music and entertainment, and a communitywide farmers market (Sunday). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-547-4640. Nov. 11 — Access-Life Expo Bill Breeze Park on Starke Lake, 1 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, hosts the Access-Life Expo, a free event for individuals/families living with any disability. All ages are welcome. Activities include boating, fishing, animals, games, food crafts, exhibitors and archery. Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration is required CONTINUED ON PAGE 44