Learning + Civics

Learning and Civics in Orlando this week


Container Gardening Learn from Kristen and Stephan Pategas about how to be an expert container gardener. 10 am Friday; Orlando Garden Club, 710 E. Rollins St.; free; 407-900-8965; orlandogardenclub.org
Cuisine Corner: Healthy and Locally Sourced Holiday Meals Chef Hari Pulapaka from Cress Restaurant shares tips and tricks for a locavore holiday meal. 11 am Saturday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323
Cutie Pie Class Learn how to make the cutest little pie just in time for Turkey Day. 4-6 pm Monday; East  End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; $26.95; eastendmkt.com
Lunch and Learn: Attracting Birds to Your Garden with Dr. Paul Fellers Find out how to entice some of the amazing variety of Florida birds  into your garden. Noon-1 pm Thursday; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; price of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Thanksgiving in the Colonies Go back in time to explore the myths and realities of Thanksgiving in America. 3 pm Sunday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323


5th Annual Thanksgiving for the Homeless and Poor Live music, community organizations, drug rehab programs, barbers and more free services. Saturday; Iglesia el Calvario, 2500 W. Oakridge Road; free; 321-443-8573
Blanket Orlando Donate much needed blankets, shoes, socks , tooth paste etc., to donate to Apartment E’s donation event. 4-10 pm Friday; Gaston Edwards Park, 1236 N. Orange Ave.; free; apartmente.com
Chair-ity for a Claus  Silent auction of custom-painted rocking chairs and reception to benefit the American Cancer Society. 6 pm Tuesday; Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive; $35; 800-627-8258; rosenplaza.com
College Park Farmers Market Local vendors sell produce, food, flowers, clothing and more. 11 am-3 pm Sunday; College Park, Edgewater Drive; free; facebook.com/collegeparkfarmersmarket
Winter Park Farmers Market Held in the old train depot with produce, bakers, plants and more. 7 am-1 pm Saturday; Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-599-3397; cityofwinterpark.org