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August recommended events

Kids’ End-of-Summer Celebration Aug. 3   2 p.m. Orlando Public Library hosts this end-of-summer event for ages 6 to 12. Celebrate an exciting summer of learning with prizes, games and more. 101 E Central Blvd. www.ocls.info/kids-summer-reading-program-2019   Mexican Gastronomic Festival Aug. 17           Noon The Mexican Consulate in Orlando hosts the fifth-annual “Ven A Comer” event on the International Bridge […]

Day Trippin’: Mount Dora – Someplace Special


Mount Dora: It’s one of those charming towns in Florida you can’t help but visit time and again. With a historic downtown, plenty of activities on the lake and numerous festivals throughout the year, there is something for just about everyone. Visitors see it as a destination, a place on the map to experience, but for those who live in […]

July recommended events

42nd Annual Fireworks at the Fountain July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate a day of independence with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and your fellow Orlando residents at Lake Eola Park. The event will include a kids’ play area, live music, food and beverages for purchase and a special, designated military-appreciation area with a custom, covered fireworks viewing […]

Day Trippin’: Circuses, Elvis and beaches


Our Day Trippin’ contributor needed to take this month off. We could either reprint an old article by her or improvise. Good thing I just got back from a weekend vacation. I grew up in Sarasota, and went back for the first time in years this June to visit some old friends. We took a trip down memory lane but […]

June recommended events in Downtown Orlando

Nathaniel’s Hope: Make’m Smile June 1 at 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make a difference in someone’s life and come down to Lake Eola for the 12th-annual Make’m Smile event. Nathaniel’s Hope is dedicated to celebrating kids with special needs and educating and equipping communities and churches to provide programs and assistance. Enjoy food, games, shows and so much more. […]


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