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Orlando Weekly Fall Guide

CIVICS: Community events to keep you engaged and informed

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Orlando Veterans Day Parade, Downtown Orlando


Stroll ’N’ Roll Wheelchair-friendly fundraising walk to benefit the Center for Independent Living. 8 am-1 pm Saturday; Harbor Park, 4990 New Broad St.; $10; 407-623-1070.

Therigy Brighten the Day 5K Run/Walk For the Oncology Care Fund to help cancer patients. 7:30 am Saturday; Bill Frederick Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road; $25-$30; brightentheday5k.com.

Oct. 6
With Songs In Our Hearts Narrated recital by the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation. 6 pm Sunday; Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 412 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville; free; negrospiritual.org.

Oct. 7
Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Women’s Success Panel discussion featuring local successful Hispanic women. 5-9 pm Monday; UCF Student Union, University of Central Florida; free; 239-628-5235; ucf.edu.

Oct. 8, Nov. 12
Orange County Young Republicans Meeting Join the group for cocktails followed by a meeting and guest speakers. 6:30 pm Tuesday; GrayRobinson, 301 E. Pine St.; free.

Oct. 9
Solutions to Florida’s Water Crisis Presentation by Chuck O’Neal of the Florida League of Women Voters. 10 am Wednesday; Winter Park Garden Club, 1385 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park; free; 407-644-5770.

Growth in Transition: Sustainable Development – Fiction or Challenge? Most of us already feel that listless anxiety about disparate (and huge) issues conflating into a giant mess of a future, but few are equipped to offer much more than small solutions or oversized rhetoric. Alexander Likhotal, a former adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev, attacks the issue of sustainability in a growing global culture with a unique, seemingly clinical perspective. Likhotal addresses the interconnectivity of our financial, ecological and social challenges, attempting to force a holistic solution that needs to come sooner than later. 10:30-11:30 am Wednesday; UCF Student Union, University of Central Florida; free; ucfglobalperspectives.org.

Oct. 9, Nov. 13
Green Drinks Meet others looking to make Orlando a more sustainable city. 7 pm Wednesday; Dandelion Communitea Café, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com.

Oct. 12
13th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk SPCA of Central Florida fundraising pet-and-owner walk around the lake, complete with games, costume contests and family entertainment. 9 am-noon Saturday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; donations accepted; 407-248-1743; orlandopets.org.

Fall Guide 2013
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