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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

Nov. 16
The 2nd Annual Mayor’s Sole Challenge Competitive fun walk between the residents of Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park. 7 am Saturday; Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free, registration requested; 407-644-2300; healthycentralflorida.org.

Fight for Air Climb Across the nation, the American Lung Association sponsors so-called “vertical road races” in local towers of architecture (with stairs, lazy!) to both fundraise and to raise awareness for various lung diseases. It’s a clever twist on the old trope of the “run” or “walk” around a scenic lake or park as a means of raising money, because in this case, you will likely be out of breath and know just a little bit of what it feels like to suffer from a debilitating respiratory disease. Also, your legs will hurt more. Still, 25 flights of stairs at 7 a.m. is bound to boost morale and likely to help your physique. Bonus! 7 am Saturday; Bank of America Center, 390 N. Orange Ave.; $15-$35; 407-425-5864.

Nov. 17
The Race to End Homelessness To benefit A Grateful Mind. 8 am Sunday; Moss Park, 12901 Moss Park Road; $25; 407-900-5558; theracetoendhomelessness.org.

Nov. 19
The Journey Home Breakfast Learn more about the Coalition for the Homeless. 7:30 am Tuesday; Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive; free, donations accepted; 407-426-1265; centralfloridahomeless.org.

Nov. 21
Coffeetalk With Commissioner Tom McMacken 8 am Thursday; Winter Park Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-599-3428; cityofwinterpark.org.

Nov. 23
Light Up UCF Knight Run To benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and Second Harvest Food Bank. 6 pm Saturday; CFE Arena, UCF; $23; 407-823-6006; cfearena.com.

Fall Guide 2013
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