Participate in local events this week and next week in Greater Oviedo and Winter Springs, local football, including live music at Oviedo Rock and Brews, an Enola Holmes book signing, and a spirit animal quest.
Cheer on the Oviedo High School girls volleyball teams as they take on Lyman High School starting at 4:30 Thursday, Sept. 7 at OHS, 601 King St. Learn more.
Boost your fitness routine with Rise N Grind’s $5 Express Classes event, happening Monday-Friday, Sept. 4-8 at Rise N Grind Oviedo’s Boutique Fitness, 379 E. Broadway St. All 20-minute sessions are $5, and boxing gloves are included. Spots can be reserved online for strength, endurance, agility training and more. Learn more.
Engage in social activities at SOAR Social Club’s carnival from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at 365 Aulin Ave. in Oviedo. Young adults with developmental disabilities are invited to play games and make new friends. Admission is $30 per person. Learn more.
Treat yourself to a parents’ night out by dropping off the kids at Science Night Live from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at the YMCA, 7900 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. This event is for children ages 5-11 to enjoy educational activities and dinner, which is included in the registration cost. The cost is $25 for YMCA members and $40 for non-members, with $10 off per sibling. Learn more.
Take in the Friday night lights as “backyard rivals” Hagerty and Winter Springs High Schools play football at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 at HHS, 3225 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. Learn more.
Enjoy a night at the theater and see part one of “The Inheritance” from 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9 at Imagine Performing Arts Center, 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd. The play explores serious questions about sexual identity and is intended for an adult audience due to mature themes and content. General admission costs $22 per person, and discounts are offered for students and seniors. Learn more.
The Hagerty High School girls and boys cross country teams compete in the Astronaut Invitational at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville. Learn more.
Celebrate community garden day by building a garden with the Florida Institute for Community Inclusion from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at 263 King St. in Oviedo. Help connect young adults with developmental disabilities to their community and the outdoors. Learn more.
Bring your furry friend to the grand opening celebration of Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1799 E. Broadway St. in Oviedo. The first 20 dogs to arrive will receive free treats for a year. Dogs will be available for adoption via Pet Rescue By Judy, while raffles and discounts will be available to enjoy as well. Learn more.
First Responders are invited to an appreciation day celebration in their honor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Old Red Barn of Geneva, 2993 W. Osceola Road. Enjoy food trucks and raffles all day. First responders will also receive a 10% off discount in the store. Learn more.
Calling all car enthusiasts! Join in on Cars and Coffee from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9 in the Rock and Brews Oviedo parking lot at 7131 Red Bug Lake Road. The restaurant will be open for brunch with outdoor seating available. Learn more.
Expand your garden by purchasing plants at a Florida native plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Ed Yarborough Nature Center, 3543 County Road 426 in Geneva. This outdoor and indoor event is in celebration of native plant day with Seminole Natural Lands. Learn more.
Readers are invited to attend Nancy Springer’s book signing of her latest work, “Enola Holmes and the Mark of the Mongoose”, from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Walls of Books, 119 N. Central Ave., Unit 1001, in Oviedo. Learn more.
Bowl four trio games at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 at Oviedo Bowling Center, 376 E. Broadway St. This event is for experienced bowlers. Admission is $45 per person/ $135 per team. Learn more.
Watch the horror movie “Christine” in time for its 40th anniversary from 3:30-5:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 at Regal Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Learn more.
Embark on a Sound Healing: Spirit Animal Quest from 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 at Sacred Moments Massage and Healing Center, 995 Westwood Square in Oviedo. Relax and unwind as you meet and connect with your animal guide. Admission is $30 per person, and space is limited. Learn more.
Running4Heroes, a local nonprofit that honors fallen first responders, will host an event at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 at Layer Elementary School, 4201 State Road 419 in Winter Springs. Learn more.
Try a music class for babies and young children during a free trial running Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 13-15 at Songbirds Music, Art, & Dance Center, 181 E. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Classes for kids ages 1-5 are on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:10 a.m., Thursdays from 11-11:40 a.m. and 5-5:40 p.m. and Fridays from 10-10:40 a.m. The class for babies ages 6 weeks to 1 year is from 11:30-noon. Songbirds Music Together classes allow caregivers the child to play with rhythm, melodies, and movement while nurturing cognitive, motor, and sensory development. Learn more.
Take your tastebuds on a wine tasting adventure at Unveiling the Vine: A Journey Through New Wines, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Enjoy new wines from small boutique wineries. Admission is $15 per person, but free for club members. Learn more.
Prepare for a pooches on the porch “pawty” and puppy adoption event from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 at Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Bring your dog or adopt one. Learn more.
Teens ages 13-18 can build their leadership skills at the Teen Leaders Club from 6:30-8 p.m. every Thursday beginning Sept. 21 at the YMCA, 7900 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. This year-long program gives teens a foundation to strengthen their character with community service, academic growth, and improved fitness. The club costs $50 for YMCA members and $100 for non-members. Learn more.
Head on over to the September Farmers Market and Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Winter Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5405, 420 N. Edgemon Ave. Enjoy food trucks and support local businesses. Admission is free, but donations of dog or cat food, kitty litter, towels, and blankets for the local animal shelter are appreciated. Learn more.
Join in on a Drum Circle from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Center Lake Park, 299 Center Lake Lane, on the lawn in front of the amphitheater in Oviedo. Learn more.
Attend a local-themed trivia night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. The event celebrates Oviedo Community News’ two years of service to the community and all of the readers, donors and volunteers who made it possible. There will be food, prizes and more. The event is free but space is limited so reserve your spot. Learn more.
Foster healthy living habits and youth development with Homeschool Physical Education for kids ages 5-17 from 3-4 p.m. every Monday through until Nov. 27 at the YMCA Family Center, 7900 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. One month of classes costs $25 for YMCA members and $50 for non-members. Participants must bring closed-toe shoes. Learn more.
District Eat and Play’s Kids Bowl Free program happens every weekday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Oct. 31at 1395 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Shoe rental is included. 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.
Take a yin-meditation yoga class to relax your mind, body and soul every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at Sweet Surrender Yoga & Holistic Wellness, 2040 Winter Springs Blvd. in Oviedo. It is $5 for the first class and $15 for regular classes. Learn more.
Run through Oviedo’s historic downtown every Tuesday night with Oviedo Run Club. Most folks who attend this casual, social run start the run just before 6 p.m. Participants start in the parking lot of Oviedo’s Historic Celery Pre-cooler, located at 159 N. Central Ave. and run the distance of their choice along the Cross Seminole Trail. New members get a free T-shirt. Learn more.
Join Oviedo Brewing Run Club’s Tuesday night run from 6:30-10 p.m. at 1280 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Participants gather at the front of Oviedo Brewing Company every Tuesday evening and start the run at 6:30 p.m.
Adventure Cycling offers two night bicycle rides a week. Enjoy a No Rider Left Behind ride for the whole family from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights. Learn more.
Get a more intense workout at the Throwdown ride, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. Learn more. Both start at 1491 E. State Road 434, Suite 110, in Winter Springs.
Come on out to boozy bingo from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday at Bonfires Kitchen, 1340 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. Enjoy games and sing-a-longs. Learn more.
Enjoy yoga outdoors at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, 1601 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. The drop-in cost is $10 per person. Learn more.
Sing your heart out at Open Mic Nite every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Spill Wine Bar, 1196 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Enjoy drink specials, food options and live music. 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.
Learn the art of improv comedy from 6-7 p.m. for teens and from 7-8 p.m. for adults every Wednesday at Penguin Point Productions, 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Classes are $25 a session billed in four-week increments of $100. Learn more.
Join the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post every Thursday for their Burger Night event from 5-7 p.m. at the Winter Springs VFW Post 5405, 420 N. Edgemon Ave. 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.
Enjoy Trivia Night every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Bonfires Kitchen, 1340 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. Learn more.
Enjoy Free Bingo Night at District Eat and Play Oviedo every Friday night from 6-7 p.m. at 1395 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Learn more.
Get ready to cycle with a Breakfast Ride every Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at Adventure Cycling, 1491 E. State Road 434 Suite 110 in Winter Springs. Ride either 8 or 20 miles and enjoy a potluck-style breakfast afterward at this free event. Learn more.
Be a bookworm with Storytime at B. Dalton Bookseller at 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Kids can enjoy snacks and activities while improving their literary skills. Learn more.
Think and Drink Trivia Night is every Sunday from 8-10 p.m. at 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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