Vote YES on Transportation
Early voting for Orange County has begun and in-person voting ends on November 8th. It is vital that the residents of Orange County be informed of the difference a local funding source dedicated to transportation can achieve for our region. Next week is Mobility Week 2022 set to promote awareness of safe, multimodal transportation choices. What better time to communicate that the time to act is now? By securing a YES Vote on Transportation this November we will change the quality of life for all residents – for those who rely on public transportation, choose to use multi-modal transportation options and those who simply would rather spend less time in traffic. Please visit ocvote.gov for more information on voting.
TechStars Startup Weekend Orlando 2022
TechStars Startup Weekend Orlando, aka SWORL, is just around the corner, beginning November 11th and ending on the 13th. SWORL is a global phenomenon in over 150 countries with close to 200,000 alumni. Over a single weekend, participants will pitch brand-new business ideas, form teams, validate customers, present to a judging panel and learn innovation methodology. Over an action-packed three days, participants will meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to innovate faster - and be a better entrepreneur. SWORL won the Global Startup Battle across 150 cities in 2017 and 2018, and local teams like LeaseCake and others have created jobs and raised millions in funding. Use discount code: OTECHROCKS and get your tickets here!
Day of the Dead Cocktail Evening
Join the Orlando Museum of Art for Day of the Dead Cocktail Evening on Friday, October 28th, 6-9pm. Guests will enjoy an evening filled with art, live music, an open bar with specialty tequila and mezcal cocktails, and more while honoring the rich and beautiful culture of Mexico. The celebration will include full museum gallery access, complimentary Mexican-inspired hors d'oeuvres, performances by Mexico Lindo Folkloric Ballet, and so much more! Get your tickets here!
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TPD 9th Annual Halloween Block Party!
Join Thornton Park District for their 9th Annual Halloween Block Party, presented by The Veranda, on October 29th from 8pm to 2am at Thornton Park. This event is 21+ so please bring your ID! The evening will consist of live music, Cirque du Soleil themed crowd performers, an indie market with local artists, full liquor outside bars, and more! Get your tickets here!
Orange County Library is Now Fine Free!
The Orange County Library has eliminated all overdue fines, effective Sunday, October 16. On that same date, it also canceled all existing overdue charges on library cardholder accounts. The elimination of overdue charges and debt is part of a nationwide trend in public library service. Research shows that overdue fines are a barrier that prevents those who need libraries the most from using them. This change fully aligns with the library’s mission: Adding to quality of life by creating a learning environment and experiences that foster personal growth and development. Read all FAQ about going fine free here!
AdventHealth Innovation Tower
Experience new heights of innovation at the new AdventHealth Innovation Tower. Rooted in Orlando, this tower offers a spectrum of services under one roof, including AdventHealth, Orlando Neurosurgery and Rothman Orthopedics experts, providing comprehensive care from diagnosis to treatment and recovery. It’s the next-level health care you deserve from the experts you trust, conveniently close to home. Learn more about the services that will be available here.