Author Archives: Erin Baker

Star Wars Galactic Encounter Day at Orange County Regional History Center on September 14-15th, 2013


Star Wars fans can watch the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers march into Heritage Square at the Orange County Regional History Center during Galactic Encounter Day at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2013. Star Wars Galactic … Continue reading

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2013 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival Scheduled for October 12th & 13th


The 40th Winter Park Autumn Art Festival will once again fill Park Avenue with beautiful paintings, ceramics, crafts, drawings & graphics, fiber creations, sculptures, jewelry and photographs, all created exclusively by Florida artists. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th, … Continue reading

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2013 Target Family Theatre Festival at Loch Haven Park on July 19th through August 4th


The Target Family Theatre Festival returns to Loch Haven Park and The Orlando Repertory Theatre in Orlando for its seventh annual celebration. Festival shows run from Friday, July 19th, 2013 through Sunday, August 4th, 2013 with many performances taking place during the festivals Party in the Park … Continue reading

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2013 Tax Free Holiday in Orlando for Back to School Shopping


Back-to-School shopping kicks into full gear at the beginning of August with the annual tax free holiday across Florida (click here for a complete list of tax-free items).  The tax exemption period that runs from Friday, August 2nd, 2013 to Sunday, … Continue reading

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2013 Orlando Water Park Passes to Beat the Summer Heat including Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Aquatica, and Wet n Wild

Typhoon Lagon

There is no way around it – Orlando is hot during the summer! To survive the season, water is a must for summer plans. Each of the big three amusement parks in Orlando have water parks that are a great … Continue reading

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2013 Taste in Mount Dora on April 28th

Photo Courtesy of Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce

Some of the tastiest restaurants and caterers in Lake County unite for the 11th Annual Taste in Mount Dora on Sunday, April 28th, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  Guest will be able to enjoy an array of Italian, Cuban, Thai … Continue reading

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Phineas and Ferb Live Action Show at UCF Arena March 3rd 2013


A live action show of Disney’s popular cartoon, Phineas and Ferb, will be at the UCF Arena on Sunday, March 3, 2013.  Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!, as Disney is calling it, will feature the show’s cast … Continue reading

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Massage Experience at the Mission Inn Resort’s Spa Marbella

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While at a recent trip to Mission Inn Resort and Club I had the opportunity to schedule a massage at the resort’s spa, Spa Marbella. Being an intimate destination I was unsure of what to expect from the on-property spa. However, … Continue reading

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Free Admission to Orange County Regional History Center during Summer 2012 for Children and Active Military


Each Monday all summer long, children 12 and under receive free admission to the Orange County Regional History Center with one paid adult entrance (up to four free children admissions). The deal runs through August 6th, 2012 (click here for … Continue reading

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2012 Easter Egg Hunt in Orlando at Cypress Grove Park on Good Friday, April 6th

Easter Egg Hunt

The Early Childhood Ministry of First Presbyterian Church Orlando hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 6th, 2012 for children through age five. Easter Egg Hunt Festivities begin at 10 AM at Cypress Grove Park in Orlando with a … Continue reading

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Chill and Lounge Out at Lake Eola Park for Chillounge Night 2012 on May 12th, 2012 in Downtown Orlando

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Chillounge transforms the northeast corner of Lake Eola Park into a South Beach style lounge complete with a full bar, comfortable daybeds and outdoor furniture, live entertainment, a fashion show and a firework display on Saturday, May 12th, 2012. Chillounge … Continue reading

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Frugal Deals on Salon Services at Aveda Institute to Support Toys for Tots 2011


Aveda Institute is collecting toy donations for Toys for Tots on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  To reward the generosity, Aveda is giving a 20% discount on all salon products, services and gift card purchases made … Continue reading

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Homegrown Co-op Offers Locally Grown Organic Food Delivered to Your Door


Homegrown Co-op has launced a weekly online farmers market, featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, breads, eggs and cheeses.  Most items are grown in Central Florida utilizing organic practices. Each Sunday at 10 AM the market opens online at: …and … Continue reading

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Trick-or-Treat Idea at Publix for When it Rains In Orlando on Halloween


If the weather forecast for Halloween night calls for rain, Publix can save the day (or night) with free trick-or-treating for kids in select stores. Halloween Trick or Treat at Publix In Halloween nights past, select Publix stores has had trick … Continue reading

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Happy Haunting Halloween Event at Downtown Disney 2011 Cancelled


Up until 2011, Downtown Disney hosted a free Halloween Event called Happy Haunting that has now been cancelled. You can still celebrate halloween at Disney with their seperate ticketed event Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. For free … Continue reading

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Free Car Seat Safety Inspections and Installation Help in Orlando


Orange County Fire Rescue offers free car seat safety inspections on the second Tuesday of the month at local fire stations.  Parents can call 407.836.9886 x 1 to schedule an appointment for the inspection.  The inspection location changes monthly so … Continue reading

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One Night Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Appearance in Orlando on September 21st, 2011


Orlando Residents get a chance to watch NHL hockey when the Tampa Bay Lightning play the St. Louis Blues on September 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in a preseason game at the Amway Center. Presales of game tickets start July … Continue reading

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Amazing Glaze in Downtown Orlando has Full Ceramics Studio at Incredible Prices

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First Presbyterian Church Orlando operates Amazing Glaze Ceramics Studio, a not-for-profit ceramics workshop with a complete line of ready-to-paint ceramics.  Visitors can select items ranging from dinnerware, decorative seasonal and household items and holiday ornaments. Once items are painted, volunteers … Continue reading

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