Story Time at Leu Gardens is held the first Monday of each month, excluding holidays. Hundreds of families visit Leu Gardens to participate in Orange County Library Systems’ imaginative and inspiring story time event. The event runs from 10 to 11 a.m. and engages children in songs, rhymes and books for infants through 5 years of age. Best of all, story time and Leu Gardens are free. This month’s event is March 7. Visit leugardens.org for more information.
The Baldwin Park Doggie Derby unleashes the dogs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Corrine Commons, 1913 Meeting Place in Orlando. Visit doggiederby.com to register.
Get your kids active with the Smile Mile, a morning of fun and fitness for all kids age groups at Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. It all starts at 8 a.m. March 8 and runs until after the final 4-year-old runners at 11:30 a.m. Visit trackshack.com for more information.
There's something for everyone at the Winter Park Road Race presented by Florida Hospital on Saturday, March 15, on Park Avenue, with a 10K road race, 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk and free Kids' Run! Winter Park/Maitland Observer readers receive a $2 discount on online race registration. Register at TrackShack.com and use code “WPO2014”. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 13.