Orlando Weekly Fall Guide
EVENTS: Everything from food truck gatherings to zombie walks to literary readings to pet-rescue fundraisers
Published: September 25, 2013
Sept. 28-Nov. 3
Pinocchio String-puppet musical about the boy made of wood. 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm Wednesday-Friday, 12:30 pm, 2:45 pm, 5 pm Saturday, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm Sunday; Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater, Altamonte Mall, Altamonte Springs; $6; 407-834-8757; pinocchios.net.
Oct. 2-Nov. 27
Storytime at the Zoo Little ones listen to animal stories and then get up-close with the zoo animals. 10-10:30 am Wednesdays; Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford; free; 407-323-4450; centralfloridazoo.org.
The Berenstain Bears Live: In Family Matters Sing and dance along with the characters in this kid-friendly musical performance. 10:30 am Thursday; King Center for Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; $11; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com.
Oct. 4-Oct. 6
Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing Characters from the popular TV show perform live on stage, with interactive songs and dancing for the little ones. 10:30 am Friday-Saturday, 2 pm Saturday, 1 pm, 4:30 pm Sunday; CFE Arena, University of Central Florida; $18-$65; 407-823-6006; cfearena.com.
Discovering the Music of Hand Chimes Marie Loeffler leads an interactive music program for children. 11 am Saturday; Windermere Library, 530 Main St., Windermere; free; 407-876-3939.
Oct. 5-Oct. 27
Brick-or-Treat The park turns into a Halloween-inspired playground, with scavenger hunts, trick-or-treating around the park, costume contests and live entertainment. 9:30 am-7 pm Saturday, 9:30 am-6 pm Sunday; Legoland, One Legoland Way, Winter Haven; $74-$81; 877-350-5346; legoland.com.
Halloween Spooktacular Trick-or-treat around the park, with Penelope’s Party Zone, cookie decorating, live Sesame Street shows and craft zones. Noon-8 pm Saturday-Sunday; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; $82; 407-363-2613; seaworldparks.com.
Let’s Get Moving Kids Run/walk for families in support of a healthy lifestyle. 9 am Sunday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; visit website for details; 407-571-8863; facebook.com/letsgetmovingkids.
Oct. 6, Nov. 3
CFAMilies The museum offers art activities for kids and adults. 2-3:30 pm Sunday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam.
Oct. 7, Nov. 4
Story Time at Leu Gardens Kids enjoy indoor readings and songs. 10-11 am Monday; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; free; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org.
Bat House Building Workshop Learn about the living habits of bats and then create your own house for the flying animals. 1-2:30 pm Saturday; Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford; $25 per family/bat house; 407-323-4450; centralfloridazoo.org.