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What’s happening this weekend — Cops ‘N Cars for Kids, Oviedo movie night, annual chili cook-off

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Thursday 

Join the STEM Gift Drive Elf Team at Rock & Brews Oviedo 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. 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.

Join the Mid Florida Mortgage Professionals at their New Year, New You, New Home event from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at Oviedo Brewing Company, 1280 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Enjoy a free beer at this informational home-buyer seminar. Attendance is free. Learn more.  

Friday 

Bring the kids to a screening of “Smallfoot” for $5 from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the Regal movie theater, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. The movie is rated PG. Learn more.  

Keep the kiddos busy at the Oviedo YMCA’s Parents Night Out, happening from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the YMCA, 7900 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. There will be STEM arts and crafts activites, water plash games and a showing of Disney’s “Strange World”. To enroll, contact Sabrina Patterson at spatterson@cfymca.org. The Y’s next Parents Night Out is Feb. 10. 

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-served. Popcorn will be provided. Learn more.  

Join Trainer’s Backpack of Curiosities & Wonder for their Pokémon Crown Zenith card pack set release party event from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at 1495 Oviedo Mall Blvd in Oviedo. Raffles and prizes will be offered all day at this free event. Learn more

Learn to paint the feared bounty-hunter Boba Fett from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 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

Get messy and make your own cute dinosaur miniatures at this Family Clay Party event from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 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

Celebrate with Spill Wine Bar at their 5th Anniversary Bash from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Enjoy all-night drink specials, giveaways and live music by Mark and Jena Loria. Admission is free for the event.  Learn more.  

Head over to Penguin Point Productions for family-friendly laughs at their Third Friday Improv Show starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Penguin Point Productions, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online. Learn more.  

Saturday

Join the St. Stephen Council of Catholic Women for their seminar on “The Bad Girls of the Bible” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 21 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 575 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs. Tickets cost $15 and include a light breakfast and a Firehouse Subs box lunch. 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 a car show with more than 200 vehicles and state law enforcement and fire department specialty vehicles, helicopters and K-9 units. Enjoy bounce houses, vendors, food trucks, music and more at this free-for-spectators event. Learn more.

Stop by the Pinball Lounge for a chance to view the action at the IFPA Florida State Pinball championship event starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Pinball Lounge, 376 E. Broadway St. in Oviedo. Participants will play for cash prizes and an invite to the North American Pinball Championship. Learn more.  

Get creative and learn to paint your own unicorn at a Family Paint Party event from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 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 $15 per person. Learn more

Sunday 

Nourish your mind and body at Spill Wine Bar’s Good Vibration Sunday Yoga event followed by brunch starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Tickets cost $30. 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.  

Celebrate 70 years since the release of “Roman Holiday” with a screening from 7-9:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Regal movie theater, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. The movie is rated G and tickets are $14.98 for adults and $12.84 for children, before tax. Learn more.  

Future Events

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. Learn more

Attend the opening of The CBD Shoppe from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at 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.  

Join the City of Winter Springs for their 24th annual Father-Daughter Dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at the Winter Springs Senior Center, 400 N. Edgemon Ave.. Enjoy a live DJ, a free professional photo, refreshments and prizes at the event. Attendance is free for Winter Springs residents, but tickets are still required. Tickets for non-residents are $10 per couple and $5 per additional child (not to exceed $25 per family).​ Learn more.  

Join the City of Oviedo for their Daddy Daughter Dance from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Oviedo Cultural Center, 357 Center Lake Lane in Oviedo. Enjoy music, dancing and catering by Dominick’s Restaurant. Tickets are $40 per couple and $10 for each additional child. Learn more.  

Visit the Perfect Pours Taproom for their Valentine’s Day Dinner event featuring a three-course meal with beer and wine pairings from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Perfect Pours Taproom, 855 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs. Tickets cost $65 and are in limited supply. Vegan options are available. Learn more.  

Have a ball at the Babe Ruth Opening Day event from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Drive in Winter Springs. Learn more.  

Register now for the 2023 Oviedo Police Foundation Golf Tournament, hosted 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 packages start 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 first and third Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Irish 31 Oviedo, 65 W. Mitchell Hammock Road 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.

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.

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