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Orlando Holiday Guide 2012

A comprehensive listing of all the jingle belling, caroling, Nutcrackering and eggnogging taking place in Orlando this holiday season

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Saturday, Dec. 22
Home for the Holidays Workshop Series: Terrarium Ornaments Create your own holiday craft in this DIY workshop. 10 am-noon; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; $10, supplies included; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org.


Nov. 15, Dec. 20
Green Drinks Meet others looking to make Orlando a more sustainable city. 7 pm Thursday; Dandelion Communitea Café, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com.

Sunday, Nov. 18
Compassionate Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Join the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida for a meatless holiday meal. 2 pm; Mead Garden, 1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park; $5 with dish to share, $10 without; arff.org.

Nov. 27, Nov. 29
Holiday Health Screenings The library hosts free blood pressure and diabetes health screenings for hypertension and hyperglycemia. 10 am Tuesday, Thursday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.

Saturday, Dec. 1
14th Annual Holiday Dinner for the Animals Enjoy a plated vegan dinner, with proceeds to benefit animals at Spay N Save Animal Clinic. 6 pm; Garden Café, 810 W. Colonial Drive; $25-$35; 407-968-2400.
14th Annual Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast Before heading to the "Ye Olde Hometown" Christmas parade, fill up on a traditional pancake breakfast with hotcakes, sausage and beverages. 7-10:30 am; Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; $6; 407-644-8281.
Central Florida Sierra Club Holiday Bike Ride Head out on a leisurely bicycle ride through College Park to view the residential holiday light displays. 6:30 pm; Orange Cycle, 2204 Edgewater Drive; free; 407-481-4398; centralfloridasierra.org.

Thursday, Dec. 6
Mix It Up! With PPGO: Holiday Edition Join Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando for a party, with light bites, drinks and more at the beer bar. 6:30 p.m.; Redlight Redlight, 2810 Corrine Drive; free; 407-246-1788; facebook.com/ppgreaterorlando.

Wednesday, Dec. 12
GodDay & Shoes for Kids Godday Inc. hosts a day of prayer and shoe donation event with live music and guest speakers. 10 am-noon; Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street; free; 407-654-3344.

Friday, Dec. 14
Pack & Deliver Volunteer Day Help to sort and deliver baby items to the Children's Home Society, Community Health Centers, Orange County Healthy Start Coalition, Orlando Day Nursery and Winter Park Day Nursery. 1-5 pm; Heart of Florida United Way, 1940 Traylor Blvd.; free; 407-835-0900; hfuw.org.

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