Top Nine: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and More

Top Nine: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and More

October is full of great fall events, and here are our top nine picks for Central Florida’s best pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, and more!

Top Nine: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, & More

1. Lukas Nursery 1909 Slavia Road, Oviedo, 407-365-6163

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Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter is keeping fall traditions alive in Oviedo with its 34th annual fall festival on October 13-14. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. You can ride tractor-pulled hayrides and hang out in the pumpkin patch.

2. Harvest Holler 950 Tavares Road, Polk City, 352-895-8687

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About 45 minutes from Orlando is the picturesque pumpkin patch at Harvest Holler. Between now and November 12th, get your pick of pumpkins every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can also check out the farm during the week, if you make a reservation.

3. Partin Ranch Corn Maze 5601 N. Canoe Creek Road, Kenansville, 407-709-7250

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Starting October 13th each Saturday and Sunday in October, you can try to make your way through Partin Ranch’s 5-acre or mini corn mazes. Attendees can also enjoy hayrides, a kiddie zip line, a corn box, and play areas.

4. Long & Scott Farms 26216 CR 448A, Mount Dora, 352-383-6900

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Since 2003, Long & Scott Farms has been working to grow its 7-acre corn maze into a local tradition. This year’s events will also include tree, rope and mist mazes, as well as a labyrinth.

5. Uncle Donald’s Farm 2713 Griffin Ave, Lady Lake, 352-753-2882

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Don’t be afraid of the dark, hop on Uncle Donald’s Farm’s nocturnal hayride, where you’re sure to see owls and other nighttime creatures. Every Saturday in October you can also try the creepy barn crawl filled with reptiles, find your way through the hay maze and wander through the pumpkin patch.

6. CornFusion Maze 13444 Moore Road, Lakeland, 863-559-9952

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The Smith Family Ranch in Lakeland offers all sorts of family weekend fun in October. In addition to an 8-acre crop maze and pumpkin patches, you can have fun with hayrides, bounce pillows and a variety of other activities.

7. Club Lake Plantation 3403 Rock Springs Road, Apopka, 407-703-2707

http://clublakeplantation.com/events/fall-festival/

Six days a week in Apopka, you can wander the corn maze and pick from the pumpkin patch at Club Lake Plantation. Their Fall Festival runs from now until October 31st and includes hayrides, train rides, access to the country store and the chance to launch a pumpkin from an air cannon.

8. Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest 35317 Huff Road, Eustis, 352-357-9863

http://www.santaschristmastreeforest.com/pumpkins/

Christmas may be a few months away, but you can have fun at Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest this fall. A pumpkin patch, mazes, photo ops, unlimited hayrides, horse rides, ziplines, duck races and a petting zoo are open on weekends, from now until October 29th.

9. Stanley Pond Adventure Farm 15426 County Road 48, Astatula, 352-742-8180

http://stanleypondfarm.com/events.html

Stanley Pond Adventure Farm offers sunflower mazes and pumpkin patches every weekend in October to get you in the fall spirit. Hours of operation are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., with the last admission at 3 p.m.

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Tips For Visiting the Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts With Kids

DISCLOSURE: I was invited by the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to see a performance of ‘School of Rock’ with my daughter, but all opinions are my own

I have always loved going to the theatre, and I even majored in it and met my husband at the Theatre Arts program at Virginia Tech.

So when Zoe finally started expressing an interest in seeing a musical, I wanted to make sure that she was both able to fully enjoy the experience as well as respect the experience of others.

The Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, located in downtown Orlando, is a beautiful venue that is the perfect place for families in this same position since it is grand while not being intimidating and offers a diverse season of shows, concerts, and traveling productions.

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Here are some of the ways that I prepared Zoe for our outing to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Tips For Visiting Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts With Kids

Pick the right show for your family

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has a variety of performances (you can see the schedule here), and the next FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando is Disney’s The Lion King that will have performances February 14 to March 11, 2018, and tickets start at $35.25.

Make sure that younger ones can stay up late

While most shows offer weekend matinee shows, most performances happen on the later side of the evening which means that dinner and bedtimes will need to be shifted some.

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Courtesy of Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Familiarize your little ones with the show that they’ll be seeing

Kids tend to do better when they understand the premise of the show that they are going to go see, and a nice way to do that is by talking about the show that you will be seeing, watching a movie version of the show, or reading the book that the show is based on to give them an idea of what they can expect to happen during the show.

Don’t be afraid to also keep reviewing what they’ll be seeing and experiencing, especially when you are on your way to the theatre, so you can answer any additional questions they may have.

Talk about expected behavior at the theatre

While it can be overwhelming thinking of taking a child to the theatre to sit through two to three hours with a small break when they need to be able to sit relatively sit still while having good etiquette, but if you look at it theatre etiquette is really a lot like movie theater etiquette!

  • Pay attention to announcements that are made prior to many shows about the rules of the theater you are attending and the location of the fire exits.
  • Speaking during the performance impacts those around you, so make sure that if it is an emergency that you speak in a whisper.
  • Remember that the Overture (introductory music) in Musical Theater is part of the performance, so be quiet when it begins.
  • Pictures during the performance can be very distracting to the actors and can cause a mishap, so try to take them before/after the performance or during intermission.
  • Keep in mind that the seats are close, so please keep your feet on the floor and refrain from kicking the seats in front of you.
  • Do laugh and applaud when it is appropriate during the performance. While the lights on the stage are bright and the actors may not see you, they appreciate your interaction.
  • Make sure to applaud at the end of the show to let the performers and crew know that you appreciate their work, and you can even stand and applaud if you really thought the show was great.

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Make going to the theatre an event!

Who doesn’t love getting gussied up to go to a fancy place?

Use your time at the theatre as an excuse to get dressed up to show that this is an important and special outing.

Arrive early to the theatre

Since the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is located in Downtown Orlando (445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801), so you will want to factor in time for traffic, parking and walking to the venue , and going through security so it is best to give yourself some extra time to cut out some of the stress of getting to the venue.

Once you arrive, I also suggest taking a few moments to take in the beautiful building and use the facilities.

For directions, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has great information on their website.

As for a little boost for shorter ones to see

If you are going to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with a child on the shorter side, you can visit the information desk, located under the staircase towards the back left of the lobby, to receive a free booster for them to see the show better.

Take a walk around the lobby during intermission

A good way to get the jitters out from sitting still during the first act is to take a walk around the lobby during the intermission.

Intermission typically lasts 15 minutes, so keep an eye on the lines at the concessions area and the restrooms to make sure if you need to visit either you have time to do so without rushing too much.

If they have a blast, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts offers a large variety of classes.

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts offers classes for children as young as two, and you can find information here.

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Zoe and I had an absolute blast at the fantastic performance of School of Rock,  but should I worry that I asked her to clean her room & she started blasting ‘Stick it to the Man’?

 

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Aloma Bowling Centers Celebrates 40 Years

Who said getting older was no fun? Aloma Bowling Centers will be ringing in their 40th birthday with a week-long celebration at all three venues.

The anniversary celebration kicks off with Aloma Bowling Centerdeals from 9 p.m. to close every night from Monday, Aug. 14 to Thursday, Aug. 17, at Aloma Bowl in Winter Park. Airport Lanes in Sanford and Boardwalk Bowling Orlando will join in on the celebration, too, offering deals from 8 p.m. to close those nights. All week long, guests can enjoy throwback pricing from when the Aloma Bowling Centers first began. Games of bowling will be just 90 cents, shoe rentals will be just 40 cents, and arcade games will be just 25 cents.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. The festivities culminate with a party from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at the original Aloma Bowling Centerslocation – Aloma Bowl. The entertainment center will keep the deals on games, shoes and arcade games rolling, but there will also be $3 burgers and fries and $1 Bud Light drafts.

At night, things will really get groovy with live music and a costume contest. Guests are invited to show off their bellbottoms and disco duds to celebrate Aloma’s 1970s roots.

And five lucky guests will get to keep the good times rolling after the party with free bowling for a year. Everyone who attends the party will be entered to win, and guests who wear ’70s attire will get five additional entries.

Keith Baldwin, the regional general manager for Aloma Bowling Centers, said the birthday bash is an opportunity to celebrate with the community.

“The community has supported and loved Aloma Bowl the past 40 years,” he said. “This is our way to thank the community we grew up in.”

To learn more about Aloma Bowl, visit Alomabowlingcenters.com/aloma/.

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Boardwalk Bowl Hosts PBA Event

Bowlers in the Orlando area have the chance to compete with some of the best bowlers in the world while making a difference.
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Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center will be the site of the inaugural PBA South Strike Out Crohn’s and Colitis Open Pro-Am on Friday, March 24. The event benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
Professional bowler Rhino Page is set to host the event, and scheduled pros include Tommy Jones, Walter Ray Williams Jr., EJ Tackett, Ronnie Russell and Norm Duke.
Bowlers can participate in two ways. For $25, bowlers will receive the Champion for Charity package, which includes a chance to bowl with the professionals, a PBA certificate and a souvenir.
For $40, bowlers will receive the Charitable Competition package, which also includes the chance to compete for monetary prizes.
Both packages allow participants to bowl three games of 3-6-9 with three PBA professionals. The professionals move every game so bowlers can meet and compete with the very best.
A portion of the entry fee will go to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Entries must be paid by Friday, March 24, 2017, at noon. Walk-ins are also welcome for $5 more if space is available. The additional $5 collected from walk-ins will go directly to the foundation.
In addition, on Saturday, March 25, there will be a special Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Fundraising event. It will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.at Boardwalk Bowl.
Participants will be able to bowl and will receive shoe rental and a T-shirt, and there will be music and entertainment. Price for the bowling event is $35. General admission and a T-shirt is $20, and a donation and T-shirt is $30. Sign up must be completed by Thursday, March 23. For more information, email CCFASouthOpen@hotmail.com.
For more information on the PBA South Open Pro-Am, visit the leagues page of the Boardwalk Bowl website here.
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2017 Vans Warped Tour Announcement At Full Sail Live

2017 Vans Warped Tour Logo

The entire lineup for 2017’s Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, will be unveiled via a LIVE webcast, direct from Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6pm EST.

Now in its 23rd year, the Vans Warped Tour is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. The festival was originally conceived by founder Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, with a focus on punk rock, over the years the tour has grown to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, reggae, pop and more.

The webcast will feature live performances from a selection of artists performing on this summer’s tour. Fans can tune into the webcast on March 22nd, via vanswarpedtour.com.

A limited number of free tickets to the announcement event will be made available to the public. Space is limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis. If you are in the Central Florida area and are interested in learning how to attend the event in person, visit www.FullSailBlog.com/VWT.

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman added, “The entire team at Full Sail University was amazing to work with for the [artist announcement] event last year, so we are honored that they wanted to host the event again. After 22 years on the road, it’s great to have partners like Full Sail University that believe in the tour, its message, and its success.”

Tickets for this year’s tour will go on sale on March 22nd at 10am local time at vanswarpedtour.com, and will be coming to Orlando on June 30th!

As a bonus for early ticket buyers, the first 500 tickets sold for each show will be at the lowest price available and will include a digital download of the Official Vans Warped Tour 50-song compilation.

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March 2017 Events At The Morse Museum

This year the Morse Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and the celebration continues in March with the third of our lectures for 2017, the annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival open house; and the start of six weeks of live music on Friday nights for the Morse’s rites of spring.

Morse Museum 75th Anniversary Logo

March 2017 Events at the Morse Museum:

Wednesday, March 8

Wednesday Lecture Series. 2:30 p.m. “Arts and Crafts: Progressive and Conservative Paths,” Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor’s Chair in Architectural History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 West Canton Avenue (just behind the Museum). Free. 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 17–19

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Open House. Free admission Friday, 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday, 1–4 p.m. during the art festival weekend.

Friday, March 24

Live Music5–8 p.m. Victoria Lynn Schultz Harp Trio (Celtic harp, flute, and violin). Free.

Evening Curator Tour of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall7 p.m. Find out more about Tiffany’s grand Long Island estate with Curator Donna Climenhage. Free. 

Friday, March 31

Live Music5–8 p.m. Beautiful Music Romance Duo (flute and guitar). Free.

Evening Curator Tour of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall7 p.m. Find out more about Tiffany’s grand Long Island estate with Curator Donna Climenhage. Free. 

The Morse Museum Daffodils window

Fridays, through April

Friday Nights at the Morse. 4–8 p.m. Free admission to the galleries.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Curator Tour of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall. Learn more about Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Long Island estate with Curator Donna Climenhage. Space limited. No advance reservations. Free with admission.

Wednesdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk on Revival and Reform—Eclecticism in the 19th-Century EnvironmentLearn more about the rich diversity of styles, especially in leaded-glass windows, that made up the visual environment of the late 19th century in Europe and America. Space limited. No advance reservations. Free with admission.

 Fridays, 11 a.m.

Gallery Talk on Celebrating 75 years—Pathways of American Art at the Morse Museum.Learn about the more than 60 objects in the exhibition, which include paintings, pottery, art glass, and works on paper. Together the works reflect the range of the Morse’s collection and the values of the Museum. Free with admission.

The Morse Museum is located at 445 N. Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park.

Morse Museum Exterior

Through April, the Museum’s hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Regular admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $1 for students, and free for children younger than age 12. For more information, call (407) 645-5311, or visit www.morsemuseum.org.

 

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Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center Mayhem of March

 Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center

Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center offers deals, prizes for Mayhem of March

It’s that time of year again. Friends and family gather around the TV to cheer on their favorite college basketball team, and for one month, everyone is talking about their bracket.
 Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center
Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center will take some of that excitement off the court and to the alley for its Mayhem of March event.
No matter which team you’re cheering for, Boardwalk Bowl is the place to catch all the games – and with Mayhem of March, you’ll always have something to celebrate.
While the NCAA tournament starts March 14, Boardwalk Bowl will kick the fun off early so you can brush up on your basketball knowledge. Mayhem of March will last from March 1 to April 3. During that time, guests can enjoy Boardwalk’s Mug Madness. Those who purchase a commemorative mug for $8 with domestic beer and $10 with imported beer will get $2 domestic and $4 import refills throughout the promotional period.
There will also be great food specials, including Stadium Nachos, BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos and March Madness Fries, which have a different twist inspired by each bracket region.
When the tournament kicks off, there will be even more fun. Prize drawings will take place during tournament games. Guests who sign up for the eClub and select a team by March 17 will also be eligible to win a drawing. Anyone who picks one of two finals teams and who watches the championship game at the entertainment center will be entered to win prizes, including a 50″ HDTV as the top prize.
With 20 HDTVs and nine projection screens throughout the venue, guests will never miss a moment of the action at Boardwalk Bowl.

Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center features 80 lanes and is one of the largest bowling centers in the Southeast. For more information, visit www.AlomaBowlingCenters.com/boardwalk/.

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Aloma Bowling Centers Offer A Sweet Offer

Whether you’re a fun-loving couple or a group of friends, Aloma Bowling Centers have a deal that will bowl you over this Valentine’s Day.

Aloma Bowling Centers Valentine's Day Offer 2017

On Sunday, February 12th, all three entertainment venues will have Sweetheart Sunday, featuring a sweet deal for guests and their loved ones. Aloma Bowl in Winter Park, Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando and Airport Lanes in Sanford will all offer guests buy one get one free games and shoe rental so couples can celebrate their love of bowling and save.

And Boardwalk Bowl will take things to another level. Couples looking to prove their undying love can take on the new Zombie Boardwalk attraction together for the price of one. Zombie Boardwalk is a shooting gallery style game that calls on guests to defeat lifelike animatronic zombies. Admission is normally $5.

To complete the date, all three Aloma Bowling Center locations offer a variety of additional attractions including arcades, billiards, as well as a selection of food and drinks.

For more information, visit AlomaBowlingCenters.com.

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2017 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Florida

Speical Olympics Florida Polar Plunge at Aquatica

 Take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Florida

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark is usually warm and tropical, but for one day only they are chilling down their wave pool so the brave of heart can experience the “thrill of the chill” while supporting a great cause.

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, more than a thousand Plungers will participate in the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Florida, and there is still plenty of time to join in this unique, wacky, and family-friendly event. In addition to jumping into cold water for a good cause, a highlight of the annual event is the array of crazy costumes Plungers are encouraged to wear in the name of fun. To take the Plunge, individually or with a team, register at www.plungefl.org. Each person who raises a minimum of $100 may take the Plunge.

Special Olympics Florida Polar Plunge at Aquatica

Warm-hearted Floridians will be freezin’ for a very good reason:  all proceeds raised by Polar Plungers will support Special Olympics Florida, which provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In its eighth year, the event has raised more than $1.5 million dollars for athletes.

All registered Plungers will receive a commemorative T-shirt, two spectator passes so friends and family can watch the Plunge, and passes to stay and enjoy Aquatica all day (the rest of the park is heated).

2017 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Florida

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. Official start of the Polar Plunge is 11:00 a.m. Event concludes at approximately 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, 5800 Water Play Way (off International Drive), Orlando, FL 32821

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2017 Council of 101 Antiques Vintage & Garden Show

2017 Council of 101 35th Antiques Vintage & Garden Show

Council of 101 Presents the 35th Annual Antiques Vintage & Garden Show

OMA’s galleries will be filled with antiques, vintage, and garden blooms 

The Council of 101 is proud to present the 35th annual Antiques Vintage & Garden Show, combining fine antiques, art, jewelry, vintage and unique collectibles, garden blooms and more into one outstanding three-day show at the Orlando Museum of Art February 17-19, 2017. The event will feature more than two dozen antiques and vintage dealers from around the country.

Admission is $15 and tickets can be purchased online, in person, or by calling 407-896-4231 ext. 254.

2017 Council of 101 35th Antiques Vintage & Garden Show
Council of 101

Council of 101 Antiques Vintage & Garden Show Show Dates and Times:

Friday, February 17 from 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, February 18 from 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, February 19 from 11 am – 4 pm

Council of 101 Antiques Vintage & Garden Show Guest Speaker

This year’s special guest is Eddie Ross; he’s a designer, editor, author of Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds, and a self-proclaimed “extreme hoarder of beautiful things.”

2017 Council of 101 35th Antiques Vintage & Garden Show

His work has been featured in House Beautiful, Southern Living, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Country Living, the New York Times and more. He will share his secrets to find items at thrift shops, yard sales and flea markets and incorporate them into a warm and inviting décor. Ross will be speaking and signing copies of Modern Mix on Friday, February 17 at 11 am. Tickets are $45, which includes show admission.

Council of 101 Antiques Vintage & Garden Show Special Events

  • Thursday, Feb. 16: Opening Night Preview Party – Jackets Jeans & Jewels! $95 per person, includes show admission, 630 pm – 10 pm.

  • Friday, Feb. 17: The Art of the Cocktail $50 per person, includes show admission, 6 pm – 830 pm.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18: Mystery Home Tour – tour a local home filled with flawless design and exceptional taste; the location remains a mystery until the arrival. $35 per person, includes show admission. Tours depart at 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18 & Sunday, Feb. 19: What’s It Worth? Appraisal Days – antiques expert and show manager Charlie Miller gives a professional appraisal of family heirlooms and treasured items. $15 general admission plus $10 per item, two item limit, 12 pm – 230 pm. Reservations taken at the door and begin at 11 am on both days.

Tickets to the Antiques Vintage & Garden Show include admission to Orlando Museum of Art exhibitions, including The Wyeths and American Artists in Maine.

2017 Council of 101 35th Antiques Vintage & Garden Show
Council of 101

The Antiques Vintage & Garden Show is a longstanding fundraiser event benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art and promoting the museum’s mission to advance the positive impact of art and creativity. This and other Council of 101 events have raised more than $6.8 million for the museum’s educational programs.

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Orlando Date Night Discovery Club

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Photo: Orlando Date Night Discovery Club

 

I’ll say it…after being together almost 20 years (we met on the first day of History and Drama class at Virginia Tech…Go Hokies!) my husband and I have fallen into a bit of a date night rut! With kids, work, to do lists that never seem to end, and life finding time to think of new date night ideas isn’t always on the top of our priority list.

One of our New Year’s resolutions is to find more time to spend together, and our friends over at Orlando Date Night Guide have launched a new way to make planning fun date nights easier!

The Orlando Date Night Guide has been sharing fantastic date night ideas since 2007, and now they are bringing them to your home with the launch of the Orlando Date Night Discovery Club!

How the Orlando Date Night Discovery Club Works:

Every month subscribers receive 2 fully curated date night itineraries in the mail that will take you to Orlando and Winter Park’s hidden gems and familiar favorites.

Included in your Date Night Discovery Club packet, you will also receive:

  • More than $20 in gifts and vouchers to use at places included on your itinerary.
  • A local calendar of events that is chocked full of the best local festivals, special events, foodie favorites, outdoor entertainment, and more to experience in the City Beautiful.
  • Conversation cues and fun questions to spark discussions while you are on your date night.

Orlando Date Night Discovery Club members perks include:

  • Special member privileges for select Orlando Date Night Guide events that include front of the line access and the opportunity to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public,
  • During Orlando Date Night Guide giveaways members receive automatic double entries, and
  • Online content that’s exclusively created for Discovery Club members

Subscriptions start for as little as $18.95 a month and are available in monthly, 3 6, and 12 month options on their website.

 

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Morse Museum Hosts Holiday Events

Morse Museum madonna and child

Holidays at the Morse Museum

Celebrate with Tiffany Windows in the park, Christmas Eve Open House, and live music on Friday Nights

The holiday season at the Morse Museum begins just after Thanksgiving when Harpist Bizarre Quartet helps the Museum launch a festive schedule of free events on Friday nights, including live music, tours, and an art demonstration.

For six consecutive Friday evenings during the holidays (November 25 through December 30), visitors can enjoy not only free admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. but live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, at 7 p.m. on December 2, 9, and 16, the Morse will offer curator tours of the exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall. The December 9programming also includes a family tour of selected galleries and a demonstration on the art of making pottery with a free take-home art activity for participants.

On Thursday, December 1, the Morse and the City of Winter Park will present the 38th annual Christmas in the Park in downtown Winter Park. At this free event, always a highlight of the holiday season in Winter Park, the Morse lights up nine Tiffany windows in Central Park and sponsors the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and Brass Ensemble in an outdoor concert.

Admission to the Museum also will be free for a Christmas Eve open house, Saturday,December 24.

The complete schedule of Morse Museum holiday events, programs, and tours is as follows:

November 25:       Harpist Bizarre Quartet (bass, flute, guitar, and harp), 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

December 1:          38th Annual Christmas in the Park, Downtown Winter Park, 6:15 p.m.–8 p.m.

December 2:          Victorian Lynn Schultz (harp), 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
                                Curator tour of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall, 7 p.m.

December 9:          Beautiful Music Vintage Jazz Quartet (bass, flute, guitar, and trumpet), 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Family tour of selected galleries, 5:15 p.m.
Pottery-making demonstration with artist Cindy McDowell, 6 p.m.
Curator tour of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall, 7 p.m.

December 16:        Beautiful Music Italian Trio (bass, flute, and guitar or mandolin), 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

Curator tour of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall, 7 p.m.

December 23:        Beautiful Music Three Flutes Only, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

December 24:        Christmas Eve Open House, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Live music by the Raintree Chamber Players, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

December 30:        Beautiful Music Jazz Trio (flute, guitar, and upright bass), 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

The Morse Museum, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this season, houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and art and architectural elements from his Long Island estate, Laurelton Hall.

In the Museum’s galleries, visitors will also find exhibits of American art pottery; Arts and Crafts furnishings; late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings; and leaded-glass windows and lamps by other artists of the period. In its new exhibition Celebrating 75 Years—Pathways of American Art at the Morse Museum, the Museum presents a range of objects that illustrate the breadth and depth of the collection assembled by Hugh and Jeannette McKean over five decades.

Museum hours from November through April are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; and l p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Regular admission is $6 for adults, $5 seniors, $1 for students, and free for children under 12. All visitors receive free admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, consult the Museum’s website, www.morsemuseum.org.

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Zombie Boardwalk This Halloween At Boardwalk Bowl

Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center unleashes Zombie Boardwalk attraction
Guests can try it free on Halloween
You’ve read about them in books, and you’ve seen them on TV and in movies. Now, zombies have risen at the Zombie Boardwalk, and they’ve hit Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center in Orlando.

Zombie Boardwalk This Halloween At Boardwalk Bowl

With a swarm of the undead ambling around, Boardwalk Bowl is calling all would-be zombie hunters to help defeat the zombies with a new, one-of-a-kind attraction.
The shooting-gallery style attraction fills 4,000-square-feet of Boardwalk Bowl, and it incorporates lifelike animated zombies that make perfect target practice.
Zombie Boardwalk This Halloween At Boardwalk Bowl
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Zombie Boardwalk players take aim at the targets in a rapid-fire game to see if they have what it takes to survive. There are two teams, and up to 10 players can play at once. The game is recommended for those 16 and older.
“This attraction is truly the first of its kind, and it offers players an experience they can’t get anywhere else in Orlando,” said Keith Baldwin, the regional general manager of Aloma Bowling Centers. “Zombies are popular right now, and we’re excited to offer people the chance to see if they could survive like in their favorite TV show or movie.”
Guests will have the chance to try it for free, too. For one day only, on Halloween, Boardwalk Bowl is offering guests who like their Facebook page a free pass to the attraction.
Zombie Boardwalk was designed and installed by Fear Fest, Ken Spriggs and Tyler Norman. It is the latest in a long line of entertainment offered by Boardwalk Bowl. The venue also offers bowling, an arcade, a comedy club, billiards and a full service restaurant and bar, Brooklyn South.
Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center features 80 lanes and is one of the largest bowling centers in the Southeast. For more information, visit www.alomabowlingcenters.com/boardwalk/ .
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Celebrate National Bowling Day On August 13th!

Aloma Bowling Centers celebrate National Bowling Day with one free game on Aug. 13

Circle Saturday, August 13, on your calendar and get ready to head to Aloma Bowling Centers.

National Bowling Day 2016

National Bowling Day 2016

National Bowling Day 2016
Saturday, August 13, is National Bowling Day, and that means FREE bowling for everyone.
Aloma Bowling Centers will share the love of the sport with a great deal. Guests at Aloma Bowl, Boardwalk Bowl and Airport Lanes will receive one free game of bowling per person from 9 a.m. to noon that day. Shoe rental is not included.
In addition to bowling, guests at each venue can enjoy billiards, food and arcades. The centers offer 144 combined lanes, and each also offers quality corporate and party space.
Aloma Bowling Centers consists of three venues-Aloma Bowl in Winter Park, Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando and Airport Lanes in Sanford.
For more information, visit alomabowlingcenters.com.
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Aloma Bowling Centers Celebrate Christmas in July

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Aloma Bowling Centers to participate in Christmas in July event for Toys for Tots

Though the summer heat is setting in across Central Florida, those at Aloma Bowling Centers are already thinking about candy canes, gingerbread, trees and Santa Claus.
That’s because along with bowling centers around Orlando, Aloma Bowling Centers will take part in a Christmas in July event to make a difference for families during the holidays.
From July 1 to August 1, Aloma Bowl, Boardwalk Bowl and Airport Lanes will all have festively wrapped boxes on display for guests to donate new, unwrapped toys and unused gift cards. The donations will then be added to other contributions for the Orlando Regional United States Bowling Congress’ annual Toys for Tots drive in December.
“At Aloma Bowling Centers, we’re always looking for ways to give back to our local community,” said Keith Baldwin, the regional general manager of the venues. “This is a creative way to fill a big need around the holidays, and we hope people will bring something to donate when they come out to enjoy our centers.”
The Christmas in July event was organized because the number of families in need has increased each year, while the number of donations has decreased. The event aims to help fill that gap in the summer months, when people might have a little more to give.
For more information on the venues, visit www.alomabowlingcenters.com.
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