Ballroom dance: American style waltz, foxtrot, tango, rumba, cha cha and swing. Open to beginner through silver level. Partner not needed. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, free for Winter Park residents; small annual facility fee for nonresidents, 407-599-3275.
Flower Yoga: Classes will include a meditation walk through the gardens, weather permitting. Advance registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 28Dec. 19, Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando, $60 for member, $72 for nonmembers, 407-2462620.
Hydroponics/ Microgreens: Learn how to grow your own vegetables without soil in this basic hydroponics/microgreens class. Participants will learn how to start, maintain and harvest this specialty crop. Participants will go home with microgreens ready to harvest in approximately 14 days or less. Advance registration required. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 28, Orange County University of Florida IFAS Extension, 6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando, $12 per person, 407-254-9200.
gARTening: Kokedama: Each attendee will construct kokedama balls (moss balls) and leave with the knowledge to create holiday gifts for years to come. Advance registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 1, Orange County University of Florida IFAS Extension, 6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando, $20 per person, 407-254-9200.
Growing Tomatoes in Central Florida: Learn about the history of the tomato, what tomato varieties are best adapted to the Central Florida climate and how to best grow them. Advance registration required. 9-10:30 a.m. Dec. 8, Orange County University of Florida IFAS Extension, 6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando, $5 per household, 407-254-9200.
Growing Tomatoes in Central Florida: Learn about the history of the tomato, what tomato varieties are best adapted to the Central Florida climate and how to best grow them. Advance registration required. 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden, $5 per household, 407-2549200.
Deciduous Fruit as an Alternative to Citrus: Learn about growing apples, peaches, nectarines or persimmons and other deciduous fruit as an alternative for citrus. Advance registration required. 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 20, Orange County University of Florida IFAS Extension, 6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando, $5 per household, 407-2549200.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office Civilian Police Academy: A 13-week course designed to educate residents about the many different divisions which make up the Orange County Sheriff ’s Office. Attendees will participate in demonstrations, instructor guided tours and question-and-answer sessions. Participants must be at least 18 years old. A background check will be performed on all applicants. There are no physical requirements. Registration deadline is Jan. 31. Visit ocso.com. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 19-May 21, Orange County Sheriff ’s Office Central Operations Complex, 2500 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, free, 407-254-7141.
Line dance: Enjoy music and get exercise while dancing on a new ballroom floor. 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Beardall Senior Center, 800 S. Delaney Ave., Orlando, $2 per class, 407-246-4440.
Line dance: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays for experienced dancers, Winter Park Community Center, 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, $5 per class, 407-592-7835.
Line dance: Enjoy music and get exercise at the same time. 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays for beginners, Azalea Lane Recreation Center, 1045 Azalea Lane, Winter Park, $5 per class, 407-592-7835.
Tai chi and chi kung: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 400 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, $8 per class, 407-234-0119.
Line dance: Learn to line dance while enjoying music and getting exercise at the same time. Beginners welcome. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Renaissance Senior Center at South Econ Community Park, 3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, donation, 407-273-4114.
Tap dancing class for adults: Wear hard soled shoes. 1 p.m. (advanced), 2:30 p.m. (beginners) Wednesdays, Pine Castle Woman’s Club, 5901 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, $10 per class, 407-242-3840.
Okinawan Karate-Do: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Hope Lutheran Church, 2600 N. Dean Road, Orlando, $40 per month, 407-484-5124.
Computer Lessons for Adults: Orange County Parks and Recreation offers courses through the Computer Basics and More program on how to use your PC, laptop, tablet, iPad or Android. Topics include: email, spreadsheets, eBay buying/ selling, internet searching and Windows Explorer. Students are encouraged to bring their own device for direct hands-on learning. Times and dates vary depending on classes. Classes are taught weekdays at South Econ Recreation Center, 3850 S. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, $10-$15 per class, 407-254-9075.
FusionFest: A celebration of cultural inclusion. Festivities will include multiple stages, a food court, marketplace and other interactive activities. Performances will focus on original cultures as well as reflecting fusions from different world regions. The MYgration short film program will offer personal stories of how Central Floridians came to live here from other parts of the world. Noon-7 p.m. today, Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orange Avenue and City Hall Commons, Downtown Orlando, admission is free, 407-836-3873.
FLOREX Stamp Collecting Show: The Florida Stamp Dealers’ Association and the Central Florida Stamp Club will host 38 dealers buying, selling or trading stamps. An exhibit section will contain more than 200 frames showing collections from all over the world. Free stamps will be provided to children. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, Osceola Heritage Park Events Center, Hall B, 1901 Chief Osceola Trail, Kissimmee, admission and parking are free, 407493-0956.
Coin and currency show: More than 25 coin and currency dealers will be buying, selling and offering free appraisals for coins, currency, gold, silver, stamps and more. Children ages 12 or younger will receive free coins. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Venue on the Lake: The Maitland Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland, admission is free, 407-730-3116.
Antique phonograph show and sale: Featuring approximately 40 booths representing dealers from across the country, the show will offer a wide range of victrolas, gramophones, cylinder machines, 78 RPM and cylinder records and memorabilia. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 26, Allure Resort Orlando, 8444 International Drive, Orlando, admission is $25 Jan. 25 and $12 Jan. 26 with free parking, 407-247-6271.
Craft fair: Featuring knit and crochet items, baby quilts, floral arrangements, jewelry and wooden crafts. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month, Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex, 99 E. Marks St., Orlando, free, 407-277-1821.
Friday Festival: Featuring more than 70 local artisans of all genres, numerous Central Florida-based small businesses and nonprofit organizations with products and offerings ranging from health and fitness, to beauty and fashion, as well as community service opportunities. 5:30-9:30 p.m. the first Friday of every month, Baldwin Park, New Broad Street, Orlando, free, 407-755-6430.
Pancake Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, coffee, orange juice and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Proceeds benefit the Bahia Shrine Center, Apopka. 9-11 a.m. Dec. 2, Bahia Shrine Center, 3101 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka, $7, 407-660-8811.
Tools To Quit Smoking class: Sponsored by the Florida Area Health Education Center Network and the Florida Department of Health. Free carbon monoxide testing materials and nicotine patches for participants (while supplies last). Advance registration required. 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Florida Hospital East, 7727 Lake Underhill Drive, Orlando, free, 877-252-6094.
Tools To Quit Smoking class: Sponsored by the Florida Area Health Education Center Network and the Florida Department of Health. Free carbon monoxide testing materials and nicotine patches for participants (while supplies last). Advance registration required. 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 5, Florida Hospital Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2800 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, free, 877-252-6094.
Movement as Medicine Dance for Parkinson: Presented by The Florida Hospital Parkinson Outreach Center, the dance program incorporate various forms of movement to address balance, flexibility, range of motion and spatial awareness, with live musical accompaniment. Advance registration required. 2-3:15 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month, Florida Hospital Church, 2800 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, $5 donation per couple is appreciated, 407-303-5295.
Exercise for those with Parkinson’s disease: Rock Steady Boxing is a noncontact form of exercise that helps those battling Parkinson’s disease. Noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Wadeview Community Center, 2177 S. Summerlin Ave., Orlando, $10 per class, 917-853-9102.
Annual Performance of Handel’s Messiah: Featuring the Messiah Choral Society led by John Sinclair, chair and professor of music at Rollins College. The concert will feature familiar masterworks performed by a more than 120-member choir, including professional soloists. 3 p.m. today, Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando, free, bring nonperishable food items to help the hungry, 407-246-4262.