Author Archives: Erin Baker

Fun Fair offers Family Activities in Downtown Orlando on November 5th, 2016

Fun Fair

The Weekday School of Orlando is hosting its annual Fun Fair on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in downtown Orlando. Downtown Orlando Fun Fair Designed to appeal to preschool-aged children, the fair features a bounce house, clowns, a … Continue reading

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2016 Downtown Orlando 4th of July Fireworks at the Fountain


A 2009 lightning strike left the iconic Lake Eola Fountain debilitated, but it was returned to its former glory and better during the 2011 Fireworks at the Fountain celebration as the City of Orlando debuted the renovated fountain for the … Continue reading

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2016 Watermelon 4th of July 5k at Park Avenue in Winter Park on July 4th


Track Shack, one of the largest race and retail running operations in Central Florida, is hosting the 2016 Watermelon 5k. The patriotic event is held each year early on the morning of July 4th on Park Avenue in Winter Park. Watermelon 5k on … Continue reading

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2016 Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt features over 10,000 Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny on March 26th

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The 62nd annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the city of Winter Park is set for Saturday, March 26th. Children up to 10-years-old are invited to line-up at 9:30 am at Central Park. Promptly at 10:00 am the Easter Bunny … Continue reading

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2016 St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Downtown Orlando featuring the Celt, Wall Street Plaza, Church Street, and Lizzy McCormack’s

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Celebrations and drink specials begin early for the true Irishman on St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Orlando, on March 17, 2016. Church Street and Wall Street Two of the biggest venues in Downtown Orlando, Church Street Entertainment and Wall Street Plaza (see … Continue reading

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Free Santa Photo and Crafts at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando This Christmas in 2015

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A trip to Bass Pro Shops gets you a free 4″ x 6″ photo with Santa and a holiday craft. Bass Pro Santa Claus Free photos with Santa Claus are available 7 days a week at different times throughout the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Services at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando 2015 in Downtown Orlando

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando will be celebrating Christmas with five Christmas Eve services on Thursday, December 24th, 2015, to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. 3:00pm | Lessons & Carols Worship with Candle lighting – in the Sanctuary, led by … Continue reading

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2015 Baldwin Park Winter Spark Christmas Parade at Night on December 12th


Baldwin Park is hosting it’s annual evening Christmas parade on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 6 PM.  Line the streets of the community’s downtown for the parade and stay for Santa’s arrival with musical performances. Baldwin Park Winter Spark Parade … Continue reading

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Free Nutcracker Performance by the Russian Ballet of Orlando at Lake Eola on December 19th, 2015

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The Russian Ballet of Orlando will be returning to Lake Eola in 2015 to present their free performance of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at the Lake Eola Disney Amphitheater in Downtown Orlando. Russian Ballet Nutcracker The two hour performance will begin at … Continue reading

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2015 Holiday at Heritage Square Christmas Event at the Orange County History Center on December 12th


This year’s Holiday at Heritage Square Christmas Event is slated for Saturday, December 12th, 2015, to light Heritage Square at the Orange County History Center, the historic park in the heart of downtown Orlando. Holiday at Heritage Square Entertainment begins at 2 … Continue reading

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2015 Disney on Ice in Orlando on September 4th through September 6th presents 100 Years of Magic


Disney on Ice is returning to Orlando at the Amway Center on Friday, September 4th through Sunday, September 6th, 2015 with their show “100 Years of Magic” and Orlando Local Guide will be giving away four free tickets to the show for one lucky … Continue reading

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2015 Celebrity Mascot Games June 19th and 20th

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The annual Celebrity Mascot Games hits Orlando on Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 12:30 pm and Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando. Celebrity Mascot Games More than 30 mascots will compete in physical duels, strength competitions and … Continue reading

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$1 Movie Deals in Orlando at Regal Cinemas June 2nd – August 5th, 2015

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Regal Entertainment Group is offering $1 tickets for all ages to select G or PG-rated movies during the summer. The 9-week promotion is valid on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am at six Central Florida theaters. Some theaters around Orlando start … Continue reading

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2015 Earthday Birthday Orlando Concert by WJRR is Orlando’s Heavy Metal Concert Festival on April 25th


WJRR hosts the 22nd annual Earthday Birthday concert on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Earthday Birthday 2015 Earthday Birthday is Orlando’s biggest rock and roll and heavy metal outdoor event that is held each year around the Earth … Continue reading

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2015 Easter Bunny Arrives at Mall at Millenia for Bunny Brunch on March 14th


Spring officially arrives at the Mall at Millenia on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 with the first spotting of the Easter Bunny.  From 9:00 am until 11:00 am in the Orangerie Cafés (located on the second floor of the mall between Panera and … Continue reading

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2014 Christmas in the Park by Morse Museum in Winter Park’s Central Park

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The 36th annual Christmas in the Park celebration in Winter Park, Florida begins at 6:15 pm on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 when the Morse Museum presents nine illuminated Tiffany windows in Central Park. Christmas in the Park To help usher in the … Continue reading

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Concerns with “Teaching to the Test” in Orlando


I attended a meeting at our elementary school this week that provided explanations of the state-mandated tests mentioned in this article on the Washington Post detailing the lament of a Florida school teacher with the amount of testing going on … Continue reading

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Rollins College Alfond Inn Boutique Hotel featuring Hamilton’s Kitchen Restaurant in Winter Park

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Rollins College debuted its 112-room boutique Alfond Inn hotel in Winter Park to a select few the week before it officially opened on Sunday, August 18th, 2013. Here is the inside look at the hotel including the rooms, artwork, and … Continue reading

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