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Play the retro version of Yu-Gi-Oh from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at Versus Games, 1320 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Yu-Gi-Oh is a trading card game with monsters, spells and traps. Learn more.
Take a plant class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at Gabriella Plants Shop, 5420 Deep Lake Road in Oviedo. The shop’s head grower will teach all about the different types of modified stems, leaves and roots, such as thorns, stems, prickles, corms and bulbs, and their purposes. Learn more.
Perfect Pours will host a First Friday Market from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at 855 E. State Road 434, Suite 1137, in Winter Springs. Enjoy a brew while you shop local vendors, craft items, and food. Learn more.
Join a full moon cacao ceremony from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at Red Sun Yoga, 5965 Red Bug Lake Road in Winter Springs. The class is a breath-and-sound-healing experience and costs $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Learn more.
Shop local vendors selling items including live plants, fresh produce, arts and crafts and ready-to-eat food from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Oviedo Farmers Market at the T.W. Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway Street in Oviedo. The historic T.W. Lawton House will be open for tours during the event. Learn more.
Join other cyclists for Adventure Cycling’s Breakfast Ride at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at 1491 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs. The group will ride to Big Tree Park and back for a total of 20 miles. There’s also an 8-mile option. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Learn more.
Go on a poker run to support the Winter Sp—rings VFW at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, starting at VFW Post 5405, 420 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Learn more.
Help protect the Econ River Wilderness Area with the Seminole Education, Restoration & Volunteer (SERV) Program by removing encroaching vegetation from 9-11 a.m Saturday, Jan. 7 at 3795 Old Lockwood Road in Oviedo. Learn more.
Explore outdoor learning at a free Tinkergarten class at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at Trotwood Park, 701 Northern Way in Winter Springs. The group will learn collaboration and problem solving while exploring ice. The class is for children ages 18 months to 8 years. Learn more.
Join a bowling tournament at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at Oviedo Bowling Center, 376 E. Broadway Street in Oviedo. The cost is $135 per team or $45 a player. Learn more.
Join full moon meditation with crystal bowls and gongs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at Sacred Moments Massage & Healing Center, 995 Westwood Square, Suite A, in Oviedo. The cost is $20. Learn more.
Be the first to see a newly released mystery movie for $5 at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at the Regal movie theater, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. The movie is rated PG-13, it’s 130 minutes long and it’s a major studio release. Learn more.
Have food, fun and fitness at a Retro-Themed Mid-Month Party from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Crunch Fitness, 170 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs. Learn more.
Join Bikers Against Trafficking at their monthly meeting on eradicating human sex trafficking from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Rock and Brews Oviedo, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more.
Get a taste for Scottish food and culture at the Scottish Highland Games at 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 and 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Central Winds Park, 100 Central Winds Drive, in Winter Springs. Nearly 100 Scottish clans and societies will be represented. Enjoy men’s and women’s athletics, Highland dancing, Celtic rock, traditional Scottish music, a bag pipe band competition, a Parade of Tartans, merchandise and food vendors, a kids games area, a petting area with border collies, herding sheep and Highland cows, archery, ax throwing and more. Learn more.
Celebrate new officers and learn about the Oviedo Masonic Lodge at the organization’s annual breakfast (at 8 a.m.) and officer installation ceremony (at 9 a.m.) Saturday, Jan. 14 at 534 King St. in Oviedo. Learn more.
Try a Beginning Beekeeping Class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Black Hammock Bee Farms, 2385 Howard Ave. in Oviedo. The class includes beekeeping basics, a catered lunch and a honey tasting. Tickets cost $75. Learn more.
Choose to cook or eat at a chili cook-off from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Green Acres Farm of Oviedo, 1700 Marsh Street. The cost is $25 to enter the competition or $10 to attend. There are only 10 cooking spots available. Learn more.
Enjoy some car talk at the Oviedo Cars and Coffee event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Rock and Brews Oviedo, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. All years, makes and models are welcomed. Learn more.
The City of Oviedo’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, starting with a parade that will begin at Oviedo High School, 601 King Street in Oviedo, and end with a celebration at Round Lake Park, 699 Louise Street in Oviedo. There will be DJs, vendors, food trucks and 3-on-3 basketball at the park. Wristbands cost $3 each or 2 for $5. Learn more.
Dementia-Friendly Dining is every Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 701 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs and every Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. at the Town House Restaurant, 139 N. Central Ave. in Oviedo. Families and friends may bring their loved ones who are living with Dementia to a friendly, safe, and enjoyable meal. Learn more.
Battle and embark on new adventures in Dungeons & Dragons every Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Versus Games, 1320 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Learn more.
The Irish 3.1 Run Club meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Irish 31, 65 W. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Learn more.
Win free drinks at Perfect Pours’ Team Trivia Night every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 855 E. S.R. 434 in Winter Springs. Learn more.
Win gift cards at the Rock & Brews trivia night every Monday starting at 8 p.m. Rock & Brews Oviedo is at 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more.