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What’s happening this weekend — the Scottish Highland Games, a wine and dessert tasting and an MLK celebration

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Thursday 

Join Bikers Against Trafficking at their monthly meeting on eradicating human sex trafficking from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Rock & Brews Oviedo, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more

Create your own whimsical manatee painting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Calliope Street, 1670 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. The cost ranges from $25-$35, depending on the attendee’s age, and includes all materials. Learn more

Join the Oviedo Jeep Club for their monthly meet-up from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Gator’s Dockside, 167 E. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Members wearing a Jeep Club shirt or dog tag will receive a 15% discount at the restaurant. Learn more.  

Start the year off with a pour at the New Year, New Wines tasting event from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Enjoy of the five wines are hand-selected by local musician John Mazz and will be paired with dessert. The event is free for Spill Wine Club members and $15 for guests and non-members. Learn more.   

Friday 

Stroll around the Oviedo Night Market from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at the Oviedo Brewing Company, 1280 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Shop local vendors such as All Things Divine, Blue Moon Tropicals, Nonni’s Mini Donuts and more. The event is free. Learn more.   

Get messy and make your own ceramic luminary at this Family Kiln Clay Party event from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Songbirds Music, Art, and Dance Center, 181 E. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. No experience is required but participants must be 9 years or older. The cost is $25 per person.  Learn more.  

Enjoy a screening of the classic horror film “Friday the 13th” for $5 from 7:25-9:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at the Regal movie theater, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. The movie is rated R. Learn more

Saturday

Join the Oviedo Masonic Lodge No. 243 for their 106th Officer Installation ceremony starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan.14 at the Oviedo Masonic Lodge No. 243, 534 King St. in Oviedo. Guests should RSVP through the event page. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the event is free. Learn more

Attend the 45th ​​Central Florida Scottish Highland Games from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 and from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Drive in Winter Springs. Celebrate and experience a variety of traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and more. Tickets range from $5 to $25 depending on the date and age of the participant. Learn more.  

Celebrate Breaking Barre with their Third Annual Birthday Bash event starting at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Breaking Barre, 87 Alafaya Woods Blvd. in  Oviedo. Four free morning classes will be offered for members and non-members. Classes include Barre Bounce & Core, Barre Strength / Power Pilates, Barre Brawl and Express Cardio Dance Party. A happy hour social will also take place at 7 p.m. Learn more

Join Rock & Brews as they set up care packages for the troops with Kids In Support of Soldiers from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Rock & Brews Oviedo, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more.   

Oviedo Cars and Coffee event. Photo by Juan C. Torres.

Enjoy some car talk at the Oviedo Cars and Coffee event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Rock & Brews Oviedo, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. All years, makes and models are welcomed. Learn more

Create your own blue arctic fox charm at a Family Clay Party event from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at  Songbirds Music, Art, and Dance Center, 181 E. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. No experience is required but participants must be 7 years or older. The cost is $20 per person. Learn more.  

Sunday 

Join the Mad Science Laboratory for their brand new Sunday Funday event from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Mad Science Laboratory, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Enjoy 10% off merchandise plus a free make-and-take activity for the kids. Learn more.  

Future Events

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the City of Oviedo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 starting at Oviedo High School, 601 King St. in Oviedo and ending at Round Lake Park, 699 Louise St. in Oviedo. Enjoy a parade, DJ, vendors and more at this event. Wristbands are $3 each or two for $5. Learn more

Join the STEM Gift Drive Elf Team at Rock & Brews for a (self-pay) dinner and discuss their plans for their 2023 STEM Gift Drive from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at Rock & Brews, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more.  

Buy a meal and give back to the community at Rock & Brews’ third annual Rockin’ for the Club event, happening all day on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Rock & Brews Oviedo, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. During the event, 15% of all checks will be donated to the Oviedo Boys & Girls Club. Dine from 5-7 p.m. to meet Club members. Learn more.

Catch a free showing of “Minions: The Rise of Gru” at the City of Oviedo’s Movie Night in the Park event at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at The Oviedo Amphitheater, 357 Center Lake Lane in Oviedo. Seating is first come, first serve and popcorn will be provided. Learn more.  

Attend the Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club’s 17th Annual Cops ‘N Cars for Kids event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Experience the largest car show in Central Florida with over 200 vehicles and state law enforcement and fire department specialty vehicles, helicopters and K9 units. Enjoy bounce houses, vendors, food trucks, music and more at this free for spectators event. Learn more

Beat the heat at the Green Acres Farm Oviedo Annual Chili Cook-Off event from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at Green Acres Farm, 1700 Marsh Street in Oviedo. Sample a variety of chili and vote for your favorite. The cost is $10 for guests and $25 for participants. Tickets are limited and must be pre-purchased. Learn more.  

Enjoy a variety of food truck options at the City of Oviedo Food Truck Thursday event from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at Center Lake Park, 299 Center Lake Lane in Oviedo. Vendors include Bowls for Tu, Maya Rosa, OVN Pizza and more. The event is free to attend. Learn more

Attend the opening of The CBD Shoppe from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at The CBD Shoppe, 1121 Alafaya Trail #1005 in Oviedo. Experience this wellness-themed event featuring Bolay-provided samples, beverages courtesy of The BANDBOX and 25% off the entire store. Learn more.  

Register for the 2023 Oviedo Police Foundation Golf Tournament on Friday, March 3 at the Twin Rivers Golf Club, 2100 Ekana Drive in Oviedo. Support the Oviedo Police Foundation and enjoy a day of food, drinks, golf, prizes and contests. Registration package costs begin at $100. Learn more

Regular Events

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

Stretch out every Saturday at BodyInUnity Yoga School’s Oviedo Community Yoga-by-the-Lake at the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, 1601 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. Participants should bring a towel to place under their mat, water and bug spray. The drop-in cost is $10 per person. Learn more.  

Enjoy live traditional Irish music sessions every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Irish 31 Oviedo, 65 W. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Learn more.

Beers and Bingo is a weekly event at 7 p.m. every Thursday at 855 E. S.R. 434 in Winter Springs. It’s free to play and prizes include discounted bar tabs and gift cards. 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.

Think and Drink Trivia Night is every Sunday from 8-10 p.m. at the Kava Culture Kava Bar, 1174 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Enjoy drink specials and a weekly changing trivia theme. 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.

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