Fall Guide 2012
Fall Guide 2012: Civics
Published: September 26, 2012
Glo.Run.Wish 5K Hundreds of participants run 3.3 miles around UCF campus to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with live entertainment, free food and beverages. 7-10 pm Friday; University of Central Florida, Memory Mall, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; $35; 407-622-4673; wishcentral.org.
2012 Orlando Veterans Day Parade The city honors local vets with marching bands, more than 150 Central Florida veterans' organizations, floats and more. 11 am Saturday; Downtown Orlando, North Orange Avenue and East Robinson Street; free;
The Journey Home Breakfast Learn more about the programs of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. 7:30 am Tuesday; Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive; free, donations accepted; 407-426-1256; centralfloridahomeless.org.
International Education Week Breakfast: Running with the Bulls UCF Global Perspectives presents Valerie Hemingway. 8:30-10:30 am Tuesday; University of Central Florida, Student Union, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; call for details; 407-823-0688;
Continuing the Legacy: Civil Rights Struggles in the 21st Century It's an unbelievably long shadow to live beneath, but as the eldest son of Martin Luther King Jr., the United States' singularly most important civil rights leader, Martin Luther King III has stepped it up in recent years by tackling the difficult racial and economic issues plaguing our times. An outspoken proponent of largely liberal causes, such as union rights and rights for the poor, King took a turn toward Florida earlier this year in protest of mandatory minimum prison sentences, especially in the face of uneven enforcement of the state's "stand your ground" laws. The Winter Park Institute welcomes the leader for a discussion on keeping his father's dream alive in real time. 7:30 pm Thursday; Rollins College, Knowles Memorial Chapel, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-691-1995; rollins.edu/wpi.
CoffeeTalk with Winter Park Commissioner Tom
McMacken Meet-and-greet with the commissioner and networking with residents of Winter Park. 8 am Thursday; Winter Park Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-599-3428; winterpark.org.
Florida Blue Florida Classic Career Expo and Diversity Job Fair Meet potential employers, attend educational seminars, learn interviewing and résumé building skills and more. 11 am Friday; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; free; 407-645-4224; orlandojobs.com/diversity/index.htm.