Orlando Weekly Fall Guide
EVENTS: Everything from food truck gatherings to zombie walks to literary readings to pet-rescue fundraisers
Published: September 25, 2013
The Principles of Pumpkin Carving Join Scott “Stormin’” Norman for lessons in knife safety, carving techniques and pumpkin science. 6:30 pm Monday; Alafaya Library, 9318 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-277-0021.
Floral Design Class Learn the principles of floral design. 10 am Wednesday; Winter Park Garden Club, 1385 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park; $10, includes materials; 407-644-5770.
Memories From Kristallnacht: Last Glimpses of a Dying World Teacher forum led by Mitchell Bloomer. 6 pm Tuesday; Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland; free; 407-628-0555; holocaustedu.org.
Prisoners of War: Stolen Freedom Lunch & Learn lecture by Michael Rothfeld and Capt. Giles Norrington. Call for time Thursday; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-836-7010; thehistorycenter.org.
Religion 499 Topic: How Much Has Your Religion Made the World Better? Join in a discussion on the topic. 7 pm Tuesday; Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland; free; 407-628-0555; holocaustedu.org.
Leveraging Conflict for Positive Results Tim Flanagan leads a workshop on dealing with conflict with an emphasis on long-term relationships and lasting agreements. 6:30-9:30 pm Tuesday; Rollins College, Crummer Hall, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $230; 407-691-1252; rollins.edu.
Di-Verse Word Share a piece in this open mic spoken word night hosted by Shawn Welcome. 8-10 pm Tuesdays; Dandelion Communitea Café, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com.
Prose and Poetry Writing Workshop Learn new writing skills in a workshop led by poet Elaine Person. 7 pm Wednesdays; Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park; $15-$104; 407-623-3300.
Wednesday Open Words Open mic poetry night for writers to share their works. 8:30 pm Wednesdays; Austins Coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-975-3364; austinscoffee.com.
Author Visit: Andrea Beaty Book sale and signing with the author of Dorko the Magnificent. 1 pm Wednesday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.
Cuatro Gatos Book Club Join in a discussion with the Spanish-language book club. 6 pm Thursday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.
100,000 Poets, Musicians and Artists for Change Festival & Picnic Orlando Poetry Group presents a day of workshops, music and poetry slams. 2 pm Saturday; Mead Garden, 1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park; free; 407-623-3342.