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Fall Guide 2012

Fall Guide 2012: Sports & Recreation

Photo: Issac Baldizon, getty images, License: N/A

Issac Baldizon, getty images

Photo: Photo by Sam Clark, License: N/A

Photo by Sam Clark


Sept. 30
Outdoor Community Yoga Class Babette and Louis of Ananda Center lead an outdoor breathing and posture yoga class in the park, with attention paid to proper alignment in level one yoga postures. 9:30 am Sunday; Newton Park, 29 Garden Ave., Winter Garden; free; 407-877-6061; anandaym.com.

Oct. 2
Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championship Event Watch the competition on the big screen, with behind-the-scenes footage and contest highlights as Fathom Events captures the boarding heats, which were previously broadcast from South Africa. 7:30 pm Tuesday; various theaters; visit website for details; fathomevents.com.

Oct. 5-Oct. 7
Rasa-Lila Fest This three-day outdoor yoga festival offers breathing, tantra, meditation and stretching workshops, stand-up paddleboard yoga, expert presentations, live music and dance parties. 6 pm Friday, 9 am-9 pm Saturday, 9 am-6 pm Sunday; The Pines at Windermere, 3409 Maguire Road, Windermere; $25-$100; 813-644-9642; rasalilafest.com.

Oct. 5, Nov. 2
Minor League Contest Series Skateboarders ages 15 and under compete in one 60-second run, including the Highest Wallride contest on Oct. 5, and then boarders receive series-ending awards at a ceremony on Nov. 2. 6 pm Friday; Midtown Skate Park, 5043 Forsyth Commerce Road; $10; 407-440-2802; midtownskatepark.com.

Oct. 6
Photo Cat-Alley Race Retro City Cycles hosts a point-to-point bicycle race with riders of all skill levels competing for prizes in a scavenger hunt-style competition around the Orlando area. 2 pm Saturday; Retro City Cycles, 1806 N. Orange Ave.; call for price, or email ratraceorlando@gmail.com; 407-895-2700.

Oct. 6-Oct. 7
Vintage Venture The winery hosts a two-day outdoor car show with a collection of vintage models, live '50s and '60s music, free winery tours and wine tasting to benefit local clothing bank the Mustard Seed of Central Florida. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday; Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, 19239 U.S. Highway 27 North, Clermont; $2; 800-768-9463; lakeridgewinery.com.

Oct. 7
CF Cycle for Life Both male and female cyclists ride one of the featured 30-, 62- or 100-mile routes through Seminole and Volusia counties to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 8 am Sunday; Sylvan Lake Park, 845 Lake Markham Road, Sanford; $25-$45, plus minimum pledge of $150; 407-339-2978; orlando.cff.org/cycleforlife.

Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic start off this season with fresh new balls after the departure of Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy, and with the arrival of new head coach Jacque Vaughn and 10 other Magic roster newbies. Seasoned vets like Hedo Turkoglu and J.J. Redick should lead the way as the Magic kick off the regular season on an even keel by hosting the Denver Nuggets (Nov. 2), before moving on to recently relocated and re-named Brooklyn Nets
(Nov. 9, Nov. 30) and stronger opponents including Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics (Nov. 25).
The following home games all take place at the Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; various prices; 407-896-2442; orlandomagic.com.

Oct. 11
Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers preseason game 7 pm Thursday
Oct. 19
Orlando Magic vs. Indiana
Pacers preseason game 7 pm Friday
Oct. 21
Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs preseason game 6 pm Sunday
Oct. 26
Orlando Magic vs. Houston Rockets preseason game 7 pm Friday
Nov. 2
Orlando Magic vs. Denver
Nuggets 7 pm Friday
Nov. 4
Orlando Magic vs. Phoenix Suns 6 pm Sunday
Nov. 9, Nov. 30
Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets 7 pm Friday
Nov. 13
Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks 7 pm Tuesday
Nov. 21
Orlando Magic vs. Detroit
Pistons 7 pm Wednesday
Nov. 23
Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 7 pm Friday
Nov. 25
Orlando Magic vs. Boston
Celtics 6 pm Sunday

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