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 on Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th, 2013. Party
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, I was so pleasantly surprised with the facility (more than 6,000 square
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 details). Operating hours for the museum are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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 butterfly release and special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Promptly
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 Night 2012 Tickets are $20 in advance for the event
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 during the toy drive. The school already offers great prices
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: http://homegrown.locallygrown.net …and remains active until Tuesday at 9 AM for a Wednesday
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 or treating for kids in Orlando from 4:00 to 7:00
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 Halloween trick-or-treating, Orlando Local Guide recommends Uptown Altamonte in Altamonte
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 make sure to confirm the station when scheduling an appointment.
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 at the studio glaze fire the ceramics. Most items are available for
Tim Tebow, former University of Florida football star and current quarterback for the Denver Broncos, will be available for a meet and greet and book signing on Saturday, June 11th at the East Colonial Drive Barnes and Noble. The event starts at 2:00 PM, but expect long lines to form early.
It seems that living in the sunshine state, good produce would abound at local grocery stores, but choices at the major food chains are slim and expensive. Travel distances from farms to consumers account for a large part of the cost of fruits and vegetables at supermarkets. It is estimated
MusikGarten is one of the leading early childhood programs designed through research, to enrich learning of vocabulary, communication, self-esteem and of-course music. First Presbyterian Church of Orlando offers this curriculum through certified instructors for children birth through six years. During each class children have an opportunity to sing, dance, play
The hot summer months take the life out of us adults, but kids seem to never lose any energy. When heat indexes reach 100 plus degrees, indoor activities that can burn kids’ energy are a must. Children’s Activity Centers The new trend for indoor children’s activities centers are a great place to
As the weather warms there is no better activity to wear children out than water play time. Splash pads across Central Florida are opening for the summer season: Downey Park 10107 Flowers Avenue, Orlando $1 fee applies during busy seasons per session Capehart Park 715 Capehart Drive, Orlando Free admittance