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Fall Guide 2012

Fall Guide 2012: Civics

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Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farm Animals

Oct. 25, Nov. 22
Orange County Republican Executive Committee Meeting 7 pm Thursday; Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex, 99 E. Marks St.; free; ocrec.org.

Oct. 26-Oct. 28
GiveCamp.Orlando Local tech professionals donate their time and services for local charities including Adult Literacy League, Getaboard, Grace Medical Home and others. 5-11 pm Friday, 8 am-11 pm Saturday, 8 am-5 pm Sunday; Full Sail, 3300 University Blvd., Winter Park; free; 321-206-6689; givecamporlando.org.

Oct. 28
Partnership Walk Orlando Partnership in Action sponsors a fundraising walk to end global poverty, with appearances by local notables. 10 am Sunday; Lake Eola Park, East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive; donations accepted;

Oct. 30
Reaching Out to Touch the World Humanitarian author of The Third Wave, Alison Thompson, visits UCF as part of its annual Women and Leadership Forum to discuss her experiences, including disaster relief at Ground Zero to aid in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. 3 pm Tuesday; free; UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom; free; 407-823-0688; ucfglobalperspectives.org.

Nov. 1
A Walk Across the Sun: Abolishing Modern Slavery Lawyer and author Corban Addison tackles the issue of human trafficking; free; 3 pm Thursday; UCF Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom; free; 407-823-0688; ucfglobalperspectives.org.

Nov. 3
Florida Water Festival Learn about public water use with games, live entertainment and vendors around the lake. 10 am-2 pm Saturday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863;
Paws for Peace Walk Pet-and-owner fundraising walk with vendors, live music and a dog agility show to raise money for domestic violence shelter Harbor House. 9 am Saturday; Blue Jacket Park, 2501 General Rees Ave.; donations accepted; 407-886-2244; harborhousefl.com.

Nov. 6
Election Day In what's threatening to be the longest ballot ever known to man – or at least Florida – registered voters will wiggle and giggle around in long queues hoping to be the one with the golden ticket to change the world! Seriously, though, we don't have much to say about your most sacred duty as an American citizen, except that you should probably honor it, especially given that – beyond the presidential stakes – the downticket items will most certainly shape the way your lives are lived on a daily basis. Don't worry about how long it takes you to parse the dense language of the amendments (it's designed by your legislature to confuse you, silly); also, if you're picking this up when you should be, take a little time to explore the positions of the legislative, senate and congressional candidates you've never heard of. You think your life is bad now? Just imagine what ignorance could bring. Vote.

Fall Guide 2012
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