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Fall Guide 2012

Fall Guide 2012: Civics

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Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farm Animals

Oct. 14
Evening of Valor 11th annual banquet fundraiser for Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando with a plated dinner, cocktails and a large-scale silent auction. 5-9 pm Sunday; Westin Lake Mary Hotel, 2974 International Parkway, Lake Mary; $175 includes dinner and one free drink; 407-644-7593; jfsorlando.org.
UpStanders Family Day Anti-bullying event with live music, info tables, kids activities and a proclamation by Commissioner Patty Sheehan. Noon-3 pm Sunday; Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street; free; 407-628-0555;

Oct. 15, Nov. 19
Orange County Democratic Executive Committee Meeting All registered Democrats in Orange County are welcome to attend, observe and learn more about the organization. 7 pm Monday; IBEW Union Hall, 820 Virginia Ave.; free; orangefldemocrats.com.

Oct. 18
CoffeeTalk With Winter Park Commissioner Carolyn Cooper Meet with the commissioner in an informal setting and network. 8 am Thursday; Winter Park Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-599-3428;
Pretty in Pink: Party With a Purpose Sample dishes and cocktails from six restaurants, with live music by Michael Andrew & Swingerhead, a prize drawing and more to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 6-9 pm Thursday; Baldwin Park, New Broad Street and Jake Street; $25-$35; prettypink2012.eventbrite.com.

Oct. 18, Nov. 15
Green Drinks Meet others looking to make Orlando a more sustainable city. Green clothing optional! 7 pm Thursday; Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com.

Oct. 18
5th Anniversary of Orlando Rescue & Restore Coalition Celebration of anti-human trafficking group organized to identify, rescue and restore the rights of victims. 5:30 pm Thursday, Orlando City Hall Rotunda, 400 S. Orange Ave.; free, orlandorrc.com.

Oct. 20
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraising walk to benefit the American Cancer Society. 9 am Saturday; Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave.; donations accepted; 407-843-8680; main.acsevents.org.

Wiggle Waggle Walk Fundraising walk around the lake to benefit SPCA of Central Florida with games, a costume contest and pet-related vendors. Frankenweenie jokes not allowed. 9 am Saturday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; donations accepted; 407-571-8863; uptownaltamonte.com.

Oct. 25
The Right of Education: A Solution to Global Problems Though presently known as a prominent human rights activist – his humanitarian work now spans two decades with groups like Amnesty International, Global Rights and the United Nations – Chris Mburu was once just a struggling student in Kenya hoping for a decent education. Mburu's plight, and eventual success, was paid forward in the 2010 documentary, A Small Act, which detailed his search for the Swedish benefactor who made his rise through primary school, the University of Nairobi and eventually Harvard Law School possible. Mburu duly started a scholarship of his own in order to ensure that those coming up behind him might also be able to fight the good fight and affect change in the way that he now does. Open forum sponsored by UCF Global Perspectives. 3 pm Thursday; UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom; free; 407-823-0688; ucfglobalperspectives.org.

Fall Guide 2012
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  • 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
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