Latest Issue: December 2013
"Tis the Season'
Cypress Grove Park and estate house, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando, will be adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday displays, December 9th – 13th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Drive through and enjoy the display from the warmth and comfort of your vehicle for only $2 per night; Please bring a new, unwrapped toy or game to donate to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive! For more information, call Cypress Grove Park at 407-254-6770 or visit www.OrangeCountyParks.net.
The Belle Isle boat parade is a tradition that dates back almost 30 years. Last year more than 100 boats circled Little Lake Conway, decorated with festive lights and characters ranging from Snoopy to Santa Claus. The first parade dates back to 1985
and has been held annually for the last 16 years.
The 1985 parade only had four boats. This year, organizers anticipate over 100 participants. The parade will begin on Little Lake Conway at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 22.
Light Up UCF
Nov 15 2013
Ends in 18 days
Light Up UCF offers a free holiday light show, free outdoor Holiday Film Festival, free parking and Orlando’s largest outdoor skating rink! For the 2013 season, Light Up UCF is offering all the favorite rides and attractions, including the Blizzard! This year it will also be snowing each evening! Opening Night: Friday, November 15, 5:00pm Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm Friday 5:00pm-12:00am Saturday 12:00pm-12:00am Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm Visit www.lightupucf.com for movie times, ride prices, and more information.
Leu Holiday House
Nov 24 2013
Ends in 23 days
See incredible holiday decorations throughout the Leu House Museum at beautiful Harry P. Leu Gardens. Each room in the historic estate will be adorned with holiday trimmings inspired by traditional Christmas songs to delight all ages. Thirty minute tours of the museum are given on the hour and half-hour starting at 10:00 a.m. with the last tour of each day at 3:30 p.m. , closed December 25. Thanks to the Faculty and students of Seminole State College of Florida’s Interior Design program and Ron Mummert and Dick Laferriere of Ron’s Miniature Shop & Museum for your efforts in making this exhibit possible.
Toys for Tots Collections Event
Dec 14 2013
11 am to 2 pm The City of Edgewood and Police Department currently has collection boxes available for you to drop off toys for a deserving child this holiday season. We will be having our annual collection event, complete with Edgewood Police Department serving hot dogs. We will have a bounce house, horse back riding, and face painting for the kids. A DJ will be at the event playing holiday tunes.
An Ugly Sweater Christmas Concert
Dec 14 2013
Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at 3:30 p.m. At the Orlando Museum Of Art Auditorium, Loch Haven Park, 2416 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, FL, 32803. Join the Orlando Circle of Friends Chorus for an evening of holiday music that includes some old favorites, some soon-to-be NEW favorites, a classic sing-along and a “Wear Your Ugly Sweater” contest, too! It’s a warm and cozy gathering where we’ll “Let it Snow” because we’re going on a “Sleigh Ride” that will take us all the way from “Chanukah in Santa Monica” to a medley of Elvis Christmas faves! It will be the most fun holiday concert you’ll go to this year. You simply will NOT want to miss our musical version of “Twas the Night before Christmas” and our festive sing-along! This is simply too awesome to miss! Tickets are $20, $15 for students, children and seniors. Buy them on our website www.ocofchorus.com. For more information, call us at 321-345-OCOF (6263).
Gingerbread House Building
Dec 15 2013
1:30-4:00 pm Save the date and join the fun! Bring the family and make your own Gingerbread House. Conway United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Donation to Paw Pals Assistance Dogs of $7.50 per house. Please bring an edible decoration to share. Doris at 407.859-7719 or Rushhoney@aol.com
Plant Nutrition, Fertilizers and Irrigation for the Home Vegetable Garden
Dec 18 2013
10-11:30am Orange County Extension Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Rd, Orlando, 32812. This class covers the basics of plant nutrients, selecting and applying fertilizers, and understanding the relationship between water and vegetable quality and yield including the use of reclaimed water in the home vegetable garden. $5 per household; register at http://OCMGS.eventbrite.com
Counsel for Caregivers Seminar
Dec 19 2013
12:10 p.m. At the Orlando Public Library, 3rd Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801. The topic is “Common Drug Interactions & Reactions to Medications” by Cynthis Torres from the Center for Drug Free Living. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.836.7446.
Children's Christmas Party
Dec 21 2013
12 pm to 2 pm Hosted by the American Legion Post 286 529 E. Fairlane Ave.Orlando, Fl Santa will be attending and making early deliveries gifts to all children attending. Must call 407-859-1460 to register child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec 24 2013
5 pm Sing along to the Christmas carols and share in the wonder of the Christmas story. Make this service part of your Christmas tradition. Come as you are and bring the whole family. This is family friendly event. Conway First Baptist Church, 4000 S Conway Road, Orlando, FL 32812, 407-277-3040, www.conwayfirstbaptistchurch.com
Conway Baptist Candlelight Service
Dec 24 2013
Join us for our Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Dec 24 at 5pm. Sing along to the Christmas carols and share in the wonder of the Christmas story. Make this service part of your Christmas tradition. Come as you are and bring the whole family. This is family friendly event. Conway First Baptist Church, 4000 S Conway Road, Orlando, FL 32812, 407-277-3040, www.conwayfirstbaptistchurch.com
Florida Citrus Parade
Dec 30 2013
10:00am Downtown Orlando, Orange Avenue Cost: Free
5k Reservation Run
Feb 15 2014
The Boone High School Athletic Association (BHSAA) will host the 6th Annual Reservation Run 5K. BHSAA launched the Reservation Run 5K in 2009 to both raise funds for improving our athletic facilities and to provide our teams and school clubs the opportunity to raise money for their individual groups.