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Friday, September 30

Banned Books Week

September 25 @ 2:00 pmOctober 1 @ 2:00 pm
Orlando Public Library,

101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week Kick-Off Orlando Public Library, Library Central Sunday, September 25.

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EOLA CLUB September Luncheon

September 30 @ 11:45 am2:45 pm
Eola House At Lake Eola,

Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Join us for our September Luncheon. September’s Luncheon will focus on the advancements in entertainment technology, interactive media, and digital arts with OrlandoiX volunteer coordinator & Eola Club member Thevenin J. Campton opening up a dialog about what Orlandoix is and how we can get involved.

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Winter Park Writers’ Festival Open Mic

September 30 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm
Valencia College Winter Park Campus,

850 W Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Join us for our community gathering, a testament to the power of resilience and love; we’ll share writing, spoken word, and remembrances. John King, literary podcast luminary, will be our emcee. And stick around for the next event: a reading and talk with Richard Blanco, memoirist and inaugural poet. Valencia’s Winter Park Campus Rooms 225/226 Open to all. First come, first served.

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La Maschera Goes Moulin Rouge

September 30 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm
The Abbey,

100 South Eola Drive
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

The Downtown Arts District invites you to La Maschera Goes Moulin Rouge! Presented by Goose Island Enjoy a journey back to Paris in the 1890’s, when post-impressionist artist Toulouse-Lautrec created his most famous works of art. The birthplace of modern can-can dance, the Moulin Rouge is the symbol of creativity, pleasure, beauty, and celebration. Put on your dancing shoes and top hats for another spectacular evening at the Abbey in beautiful Downtown Orlando. Enjoy: Live entertainment Art experiences Dancing Silent…

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Orlando Rooftop Networking at One80 Skytop Lounge

September 30 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm

IT’S BACK, FALL KICKOFF EVENT!! How you prepare in early Fall will have a great impact on your pipeline as you close out your 2016. We are excited to announce that we will once again be partnering with the One80 Skytop Lounge to host our September Networking Social! After receiving so much amazing feedback from our last event there, we are excited to connect even more professionals this time around.

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Home – a photo exhibit by David Lawrence

September 30 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Downtown CREDO,

706 West Smith St
Orlando, FL 32804 United States

Its my greatest pleasure to invite everyone to: “Home” A photo exhibit by David Lawrence at Downtown Credo’s College Park Location to benefit Kwathu Children’s Home in Livingstone, Zambia. WHAT IS KWATHU CHILDREN’S HOME? Kwathu is a Nyanja word that means “my place” or “my home”. Essentially, this is the heart of Kwathu: to provide a loving and caring family environment for children to live in and call home. KCH provides shelter, education, and guidance for children ages 2-17.

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Hex Hector (Grammy Winner) at Vinyl

September 30 @ 9:00 pmOctober 1 @ 12:00 am
Vinyl Arts Bar,

75 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Grammy Award Winning DJ/Producer/Remixer, Hex Hector returns to Orlando for the first time in nearly 15 years. His deep, underground house sound is infectious and sexy. If you know and love proper underground house, you won’t want to miss this show.

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Brunch Bros Night At The Imperial Wine Bar & Beer Garden

September 30 @ 9:30 pmOctober 1 @ 2:00 am

Hang out and meet John & Jordan For Brunch Bros Night At The Imperial at Washburn Imports In Orlando, FL. Friday Night, September 30th at 9:30pm

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Saturday, October 1

Historic Train Station Cleanup

October 1 @ 8:00 am10:00 am

The historic Orlando Amtrak Train Station, in operation since 1926, underwent a major renovation in 2015. Since that renovation, the train station has been designated an official historic landmark by the State of Florida! To prepare for the installation of the station’s historical marker, join Downtown South on Saturday, October 1st at 8am, to help clean up the Amtrak station and keep it looking good! Major kudos to Keep Orlando Beautiful and GreenUp for helping us with the supplies for…

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Kelly Park’s 10th Annual Cardboard Canoe Regatta

October 1 @ 8:30 am4:30 pm
Rock Springs at Kelly Park,

400 E Kelly Park Rd
Apopka, FL 32712 United States

Cardboard… Duct Tape… Chilly Rock Springs… Ye build it, ye race it, arrrgh! Register through September 30 for Kelly Park’s 10th Annual Cardboard Canoe Regatta! This fun-filled event will be held on October 1, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with the race starting at 1 p.m. Teams of five pirates may register; all participants must be 12 years or older. “Boat artists” may be under age 12 and are not included in the team member count. Cost is $50 per…

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Fall in the Field

October 1 @ 9:00 amOctober 2 @ 5:00 pm
Renningers Mount Dora Flea Market and Antique Center,

20651 US-441
Mount Dora, FL 32757 United States

If you feel like I do about Fall…it’s like Christmas you just can’t wait…the first leaf to fall for any reason makes me run and get the decorations out. Renninger’s is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Fall in the Field, an amazing array of “fall finery” displayed by the some of the best primitive dealers in the southeast. We will also welcome our favorite lady farmer Julie Hites from Kenton, Ohio bringing her load of fresh picked heirloom pumpkins…

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ARTlando 2016

October 1 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm
Orlando Loch Haven Park,

900 E. Princeton St.
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

ONE DAY. ONE FESTIVAL. ALL ART. MUSIC. DANCE. VISUAL ARTS. FILM. FOOD. FREE ADMISSION 11 am-11 pm **ARTLANDO AFTER DARK 6 pm-11 pm** Art Walk & Competition 80+ artists cover the lawn, displaying, selling and creating art. Art created on-site will be entered into a competition and thousands given in awards. 100% of revenue from art sales will go directly to the artists. Unique installations and interactive exhibits this year.

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FloGrown Music Festival

October 1 @ 1:00 pm11:00 pm
Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expositions Park,

4603 W Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32808-8158 United States

1ST ANNUAL FLOGROWN MUSIC FESTIVAL What is FloGrown Music Festival? The Central Florida Fairgrounds & Lawne Lake will play host to the 1st Annual FloGrown Music Festival. A One Day celebration of Florida lifestyle, including the music, food, drinks, watersports and offroading cultures. The Beach MainStage features the reggae/ska sounds while the Swamp MainStage rocks Florida’s country roots and all that creates the soundtrack to your tailgate, day on the lake or mudder.

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8th Annual Zombietoberfest

October 1 @ 2:00 pm10:00 pm
Audubon Park Garden District,

3201 Corrine Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Come out to our spooky event and enjoy food trucks, beer, wine, vendors market, scavenger hunts, scary stories and more. 2 – 5 pm | Scavenger Hunt Sip and Stroll (Sip and Scavenge!). Family friendly. District Wide. With prizes. 5 – 9 pm | Kids Halloween Carnival Games. Snacks and drinks provided at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Courtyard. FREE.

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Stories to Chill Your Disgusting Bones!

October 1 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

While you’re lurching and moaning around the neighbor for Audubon Park’s annual Zombietoberfest, drag your rotting carcass over to Stardust to hear some spine-tingling tales by a few of central Florida’s sickest and most demented authors. Orlando’s own loathsome crypt hag, Teege Braune, will be your host for the evening. Unhallowed sounds will be provided by DJ Hugh Manfly while barkeep Lily brews up concoctions strong enough to raise the dead.

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October 1 @ 7:00 pmOctober 2 @ 2:00 am
Wall St. Plaza,

25 Wall Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

On Saturday, October 1st, Wall St. Plaza will be transformed into the ultimate German party with our annual BlocktoberFest! The FREE fest will have German food, German music, lots of Jägermeister and of course Sam Adams Oktoberfest beer! Stop by early for the best beer garden around, where from 7-10 p.m. you can get unlimited Sam Adams Oktoberfest and your own glass German style stein for just $20. Then enjoy $3 Sam Adams Oktoberfest beer all night. Want something even more…

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Ghostbusters Midnight Screening

October 1 @ 11:50 pm

The Tourist City Ghostbusters invite you to join us at a midnight screening of the film that started it all! The Enzian Theater presents the 1984 legendary comedy “Ghostbusters”! Tickets are $11 per adult, and the show begins at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, October 1st. It’s the perfect way to kick off the month of Halloween (the busy season for us in the Ghost-Busting business)

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Sunday, October 2

Bird Photography at Lake Apopka North Shore

October 2 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
Crealdé School of Art,

600 St Andrews Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32792 United States

Spend a full day photographing the birds of Lake Apopka with lifelong bird photography instructor Milton Heiberg. Wander the new Lake Apopka Loop Trail, expanding over the north shore of Lake Apopka with more than 10 miles of 360-degree vistas, including ponds, canal waterways…

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Dressed to the 9 3/4s Orlando

October 2 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Orlando Resort),

6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL
Orlando, FL 32819 United States

Join us for a vintage wizarding dress up day at Universal Studios Orlando. Take a trip back in time and enjoy the parks while Dressed to the Nine and Three Quarters. Grab your vintage style dress robes and join us as we hit the Wizarding World in style.

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Victory Rolls Workshop – Retro Style with Scarlette Saintclair

October 2 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
Retromended Vintage,

1231A N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804 United States

Join Scarlette Linch-Saintclair at Retromended Vintage for a hands on Retro hair styling workshop. Class attendees will learn how to properly hot set their own hair and create classic hairstyles. This one will focus on Victory Rolls.

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More Q Than A: Bijou with director Wakefield Poole

October 2 @ 11:00 am2:30 pm

More Q Than A Film Series: Special Presentation of Bijou with director Wakefield Poole. Discussion with director Wakefield Poole will follow after the film. All attendees receive a complimentary mimosa.

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