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  • Lake Ellenor Virtual Meeting #2 on Wednesday, October 12, 6-7 p.m.: The Orange County Parks and Recreation Division and District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin invite you to attend the second virtual community meeting for the 23.6-acre Lake Ellenor Community Park on Wednesday, October 12, 6-7 p.m. For more information visit the Lake Ellenor Community Park web page: Tinyurl.com/LakeEllenorPark; the Webex meeting link is posted on the web page.

  • Creepy Fun FREE Movies in the Park in October:
    • Cypress Grove Park, Friday, October 21, 7 p.m.: Addams Family 2
    • Bithlo Community Park, Saturday, October 22, 7 p.m.: Gremlins
    • Camp Joy at Kelly Park, Friday, October 28, 7 p.m.: Addams Family 2
    • Barnett Park, Saturday, October 29, 7 p.m.: Addams Family 2

  • Saturday, October 15: Kelly Park's annual Cardboard Canoe Regatta returns! All carboard canoes must be built from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., using only cardboard and duct tape provided on event day. Teams race their canoes in the clear, chilly waters of Rock Springs beginning at 1 p.m., with prizes awarded to Race Winner, Crowd Favorite and the hilarious Most Spectacular Sinking! Details https://bit.ly/3fgQLcG).

  • Month of October: Join Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings (video message: https://bit.ly/3eiZM7d) and the UF IFAS Extension to support the 2022 Peanut Butter Challenge (details: https://bit.ly/3Ce3KGl) by bringing a new, unopened/unexpired jar of any size of peanut butter to the collection box at any of these Orange County Parks and Recreation locations:
    • Barnett Park, 4801 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808
    • Bear Creek Recreation Complex, 1600 Bear Crossing Dr., Orlando, FL 32812
    • Bithlo Community Park, 18501 Washington Ave., Orlando, FL 32820
    • Capehart Park, 715 Capehart Dr., Orlando, FL 32822
    • Fort Gatlin Recreation Complex, 2009 Lake Margaret Dr., Orlando, FL 32806
    • Goldenrod Recreation Center, 4863 N. Goldenrod Rd., Winter Park, FL 32792
    • Meadow Woods Recreation Center, 1751 Rhode Island Woods Cir., Orlando, FL 32824
    • Silver Star Recreation Center, 2801 N. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32818
    • Renaissance Senior Center at South Econ Community Park, 3800 S Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829
    • Tibet-Butler Preserve (office), 8777 C.R. 535, Orlando, FL 32836
    • West Orange Recreation Center, 309 S. West Crown Point Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787
    All food donations go to local food pantries to help feed families in need.

  • Family Fun FREE Movies in the Park in November:
    • Independence Park, Friday, November 4, 7 p.m.: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    • Barber Park, Saturday, November 5, 7 p.m.: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Family Fun FREE Movies in the Park in December:
    • Meadow Woods Community Park, Friday, December 9, 6 p.m.: Sing 2
    • Magnolia Park, Friday, December 10, 6 p.m.: Sing 2