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Fall Guide 2012

Fall Guide 2012: Civics

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Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farm Animals

Oct. 6
Tales & Tails Gala Fundraising event with featured guest Julie Scardina, animal ambassador for SeaWorld, with silent and live auctions, animal encounters and a plated dinner to raise money for Canine Companions for Independence. 6-10 pm Saturday; Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd.; $250; 407-522-3349; cci.org/talesandtailsgala.

Oct. 9
India: Old Words, New World UCF Global Perspectives hosts an open forum featuring Ananya Vajpeyi. 3 pm Tuesday; UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom; free; 407-823-0688; ucfglobalperspectives.org..

Oct. 9, Nov. 13
Orange County Young Republicans Meeting Get all worked up for the election one month, then figure out what went wrong (or right) the next! 6 pm Tuesday; Gray Robinson, P.A., 301 E. Pine St.; free; ocrec.org.

Oct. 11
Urban and Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Professor Catherine L. Ross from the Georgia Institute for Technology discusses healthy community planning. 6:30 pm Thursday; Florida Hospital - Orlando, 601 E. Rollins St.; free; 407-823-3525.

Oct. 12
Shaken & Stirred Casino night fundraiser with Texas hold 'em and blackjack games, gourmet food and cocktails, and a live auction to benefit New Hope for Kids. 7 pm Friday; Orlando Mini dealership, 350 S. Lake Destiny Road; $65; 407-331-3059;

Oct. 13
Greater Maitland 5K Eighth annual fundraising run/walk benefits local charities. 7:30 am Saturday; Orangewood Presbyterian Church, 1300 W. Maitland Blvd., Matland; $20-$25; 407-539-1500; fleetfeetorlando.com/races/greater-maitland-5k.
Lake Jesup Restoration Project Volunteer alongside biologists to plant eelgrass along the lake's shoreline. 9 am-noon Saturday; Lake Jesup Park, 5951 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free, to register email serv@seminolecountyfl.gov; 407-665-2457.
Orlando Walk for Farm Animals Join Farm Sanctuary for a fundraising walk in support of animal rights. 10 am Saturday; Langford Park, 1808 E. Central Blvd.; donations accepted; 407-968-2400; walkforfarmanimals.org.
Sierra Club Hike and Swim Outing Join the Central Florida chapter for a day outdoors at Kelly Park. 3 pm Saturday; Kelly Park, 400 E. Kelly Park Road, Apopka; $5; 407-481-4398; facebook.com/centralflsierraclub.The Center for Independent Living Stroll N' Roll Fundraising walk to benefit people with disabilities living in Central Florida. 8 am Saturday; Harbor Park, 4990 New Broad St.; donations accepted; 407-623-1070; kintera.org.

Fall Guide 2012
  • Fall Guide 2012: Sports & Recreation It's not that we aren't rooting for Orlando's biggest sports teams. In fact, we're itching to see how the Orlando Magic survive (and thrive, hopefully!) without... | 9/26/2012
  • Fall Guide 2012: Performing Arts So far as arts previews go, the calendar is inverted: In nature fall betokens a mellow decline into hibernation, but for arts organizations, fall is when... | 9/26/2012
  • Fall Guide 2012: Civics By now you're aware that's it's a pretty contentious election year in Central Florida – and everywhere else, too. Chances are, all of those... | 9/26/2012
  • Fall Guide 2012: Visual Arts It's a relatively quiet fall season, speaking visually. The traditional gala fundraisers, Halloween-related exhibitions and fresh-air art festivals... | 9/26/2012
  • Fall Guide 2012: Events Don't even tell us there's nothing to do around here – all season long, our calendars are packed with so much stuff we can hardly cram it all in. | 9/26/2012
  • Fall Guide 2012: Film This year's calendar of cinematic Central Florida offerings is heavy on the heaviness but cut through with some Halloween fun and seriously... | 9/26/2012
  • Fall Guide 2012: Music Imagine seeing Eddie Vedder, M83, Metric, Gotye, GZA, Andrew Bird, Rascal Flatts, Fiona Apple, the Who, Band of Horses, Weezer, Deerhoof and more... | 9/26/2012
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