The Orange Audubon Society is presenting “Rehabilitating Birds of Prey” by Paula Ashby and Carol McCorkle of the Avian Reconditioning Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 in Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. For more information, call 407-637-2525 or visit www.orangeaudubonfl.org.
The Orlando Garden Club is looking for new members. The club’s monthly meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at 710 E. Rollins St., (between the Museum of Art and Orlando Science Center). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week (HPAFW) is hosting its 4th annual Model Casting Call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. Approximately 100 models (both professional and up and coming), will vie for the opportunity to walk the runway show at HPAFW 2010, as well as the chance to become the Face of HPAFW 2010. For more event details, including the model talent release form, please visit www.ParkAvenueFashionWeek.com.
Yow Dance invites you to celebrate with them Saturday, Sept. 18 at Tim’s Wine Market, where you can mingle with friends, meet new people, eat and drink, get to know the dancers, bid on silent auction items and, of course, watch a Yow Dance performance. Guests may eat, drink and socialize the entire evening for only $20. Delicious nibbles will be provided by Orlando’s The Social Chameleon, exotic wines by host Tim’s Wine Market, and beer (including seasonal Pumpkinhead Ale!) by Shipyard Brewing Co. Visit www.yowdance.org or call 407-341-1734 for more information.
Hope CommUnity Center (HCC) will celebrate the life and contributions of Bob Peterson in their Fourth Annual Hope CommUnity Center Golf Tournament, which will be held at ChampionsGate Golf Club on Friday, October 1. All proceeds raised by the charity tournament will directly benefit the HCC College Access & Scholarship Program, which provides much-needed financial assistance to local high school students for entry to and tuition for Florida colleges.The scramble-format tournament costs $125 per golfer or $450 per foursome, which includes range balls, golf cart, giveaways from sponsors and dinner following the outing, which starts at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. Interested golfers and sponsors can visit the HCC website at www.offm-hcc.org or call 407-880-4673 for more information and to register.
The Winter Park Institute opens its third season at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Mary Jean Plaza at Rollins College with An Animated Magazine Recreation, featuring Billy Collins, senior distinguished fellow of Winter Park Institute, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Terry Teachout, the Wall Street Journal drama and cultural critic. All WPI events are free and open to the public. Visit winterparkinstitute.org for more details.
Piano Concert Series of the Florida International Piano Competition presents classical pianist Santiago Rodriguez at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Theater, 812 E. Rollins St. Tickets range from $10 to $30. Call 407-645-2525 or visit www.FloridaPiano.org.
“Iridology: Your Eyes Reveal Your Health” will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Yoga Shala, 927 Pennsylvania Ave. in Winter Park. It is free. Iridology is an analysis of the color and structure of the eye used to determine levels of health of all organs, systems and tissues of the body. The eyes also reveal what traits have been inherited. To RSVP, call Samadhi Keever at 407-252-1397.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band as they open the fall season for the Central Florida Jazz Society from 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. The Central Florida Jazz Society concerts are held at The Plaza Theatre, 425 N. Bumby Ave. Tickets are $13 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $3 for college students. High school age or younger are free. Tickets are available in the lobby, at the box office and online at ThePlazaTheatre.com
The Festival Singers of Florida are having a wine tasting event and fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 at Urban Flats in Downtown Orlando. Tickets are $25 at the door and provide guests with free wine and appetizers for the night. For more information, visit www.fsof.org.
The Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., is hosting “Your Aging Spine” a free lecture on spine health at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20. Community members interested in attending this event should RSVP to 407-303-1700 as seating is limited.
Join as a guest of the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave., for free at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 to hear all sides of the Amendments 5 and 6: Necessary or Not. For more information, call 407-644-6149 or visit http://www.universityclubwinterpark.org/.
As part of the Winter Park Public Library’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, it is welcoming New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey for a luncheon and author talk at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the Interlachen Country Club, 2245 Interlachen Court. Admission includes lunch as well as a signed copy of Dorsey’s newest book “Gator-A-Go-Go”. Tickets are $57.50 and are available at the Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave or by visiting www.wppl.org/dorsey.
Get your clubs ready to swing into action at the Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Tournament! The tournament will be held at noon Friday, Sept. 24 at the North Shore Golf Course located on Moss Park Road off Narcoossee. Sign-in will begin at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. sharp. The individual entry fee is $75.00 per player. Hole Sponsorships are $100.00 and a foursome with hole sponsorship is $400.00. Fees include greens fees, golf cart and lunch. Door prizes will be given out as well as prizes for closest to the pin, men’s longest drive and women’s longest drive. To donate prizes for the tournament and for reservations, please contact the chamber at 407-677-5980.
The Young Chef’s Academy of Winter Park, 6824 Aloma Ave., will be hosting a cooking demonstration with Pit Master John Rivers, of 4 Rivers Smokehouse. The class has a limited capacity of 20 children ages 12 to 17 and will be available for $35 per person from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Call 407-679-2310 to make reservations.
Parenting Magazine invites the whole family out to Winter Park Village from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 18 for an exciting day of health and fitness at the inaugural Fit Generation 5K Run/Walk and Family Festival. The D-Tag-timed 5K run starts at 8 a.m. followed by the untimed 5K Stroller Roll at 8:10 a.m. for runners with little ones. At 9 a.m., the Kids Fun Run and Diaper Dash will be held at Winter Park Village as well as the post-race family festival featuring live music, children’s entertainment, animal ambassadors from SeaWorld and more. To register for the 5K, please visit www.fitgeneration.com.
Come out and play with the Education Team at Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s Open House at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Participants will meet this year’s teaching artists, watch a “radio-play” style performance of “The Princess and the Pea” followed by a fun family acting game session and tour of the theaters during this free event. Call 407-447-1700 ext. 254 to make reservations.
Bring the whole family and enjoy carnival games, giant inflatables, music, contests, food and more at Orangewood Christian School’s second annual Community Family Fun Day from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at 1300 W. Maitland Blvd. Admission and parking are free and game and concession tickets are sold separately. For details, call 407- 339-0223 or visit www.orangewoodchristian.org
Young artists grab your crayons, camera, paintbrush or other materials and create a two-dimensional piece of art that shows how fair trade helps the world for an art competition sponsored by Ten Thousand Villages of Winter Park. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: elementary, middle and high school. Winning entries will be displayed at the store through November and first-place winners will be showcased nationwide through the Ten Thousand Villages network. Submissions are due by Oct. 16. For more information or a submission packet, contact Dena Wild at FairTradeTTV@gmail.com
Children’s programming continues in the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. Call 507-647-7700 for information.
-6 p.m. Mondays: Bedtime Stories
-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Preschoolers Story Time and Crafts
-10:30 a.m. Thursdays: Babies Stories