Commissioner Stuart – October 2018
In the spirit fall countdowns… college football rankings (Go Knights!), the season’s new shows, or most popular Halloween costumes, I wanted to give you a top ten list of upcoming events and projects taking place in our great City.
Here we go (in no particular order):
- With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Florida Hospital has wrapped one Lake Eola swan boat out of eight pink for the month of October to represent the one in eight women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Since early detection is key to breast cancer treatment, throughout October Florida Hospital is offering mammograms for $30 in 30 minutes without a physician’s referral at 13 Central Florida locations. To learn more or to make your appointment, visit PinkOut.com.
- If you enjoy College Football, Florida Citrus Sports hosts their annual Feast on the 50 event at Camping World Stadium on the evening of Thursday, October 18th. Enjoy an evening celebrating college football in our community and the economic impact our bowl games have on our city. It is a night of fun, family and fireworks. Visit floridacitrussports.com for details.
- What better month than October to head downtown to our City’s Greenwood Cemetery for a moonlight historical walking tour? This monthly tour takes place in October on the 26th at 8 p.m. The event is free, but sponsored by a different charity to which you are welcome to make donations. You also must register as it fills up quickly; registration normally opens two weeks in advance of the tour. Visit greenwood-cemetery.net for more information.
- October has great events and all that jazz. On October 13th beginning at 7 p.m. is the Leu Gardens Jazz and Blues Stroll, a night of great music in a gorgeous setting. Visit leugardens.org for ticket information and this year’s line-up of bands. Then on November 3rd from 6-11 p.m., join us in College Park along Edgewater Drive for the annual College Park JazzFest. This wonderful neighborhood tradition, has turned into a can’t-miss event. With multiple stages, and nationally-recognized performers, this year’s event is gearing up to be another unforgettable evening. Check out collegeparkpartnership.com for all of the details.
- Enjoy some relaxation at the Mennello Museum on the last Sunday of every month. On October 28th at 9 a.m., enjoy yoga in the sculpture garden. Following the class, your practice includes a complimentary admission to the museum’s indoor exhibitions for the rest of the day. Visit mennellomuseum.org for details.
- Did you know our city has a wonderful pottery studio that is open to the public and hosts many different kinds of unique events? One of those is a Friday night date night, beginning at 7 p.m. Sip wine and enjoy some delicious desserts while creating your clay sculptures. Visit cityoforlando.net/recreation/pottery-studio for all of the details about this fun activity.
- As the weather cools down, what better way to spend a morning or afternoon than by playing golf for a good cause? On Friday, October 26th, support our Orlando After School All Stars by playing in their charity golf tournament being held at Grand Cypress Golf Club. This important year-round program provides comprehensive youth development for our city’s middle school population and serves more than 2,600 students and their families annually. For details, please visit orlandoasas.org. Then on Friday, November 2nd, join our City of Orlando Recreation Department for their annual Where the Fun Starts Golf Tournament, taking place at our Historic Dubsdread golf course. All proceeds from this fun tournament benefit the City’s Community and Youth Trust, which provides athletic and academic opportunities to our school-aged youth. For more details, visit cityoforlando.net/recreation.
- As we all gear up for Veterans’ Day in November, please join us for our parade downtown on November 10th at 11 a.m. This year’s parade celebrates all of our veterans, with a special emphasis on some great men who earned the Purple Heart commendation. Also, this year’s parade will be televised on My65.
As always, thanks for your support of our Great City and please be safe this Halloween and all month long!