Friday, June 5, 2009

Free to Pretty Cheap for the Weekend

Friday June 5th 2009

Friday Flicks Orange County Library
Grab some popcorn and bring the family to an afternoon of movie fun. All films are rated PG and PG-13.
Ongoing Each Fri 1/6/05 - 1/6/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 3pm-5pm
Cost: Free

Music in the Library
A weekly opportunity to hear a variety of live music in Library Central.
Ongoing Each Fri 12/28/05 - 12/28/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 12n-1pm
Cost: Free

Free Breakfast at IKEA
IKEA visitors can enjoy a free small breakfast consisting of egg, bacon, potatoes, and coffee until 10am Monday through Friday. One free meal per person.
Ongoing Weekdays 3/16/09 - 6/30/09; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 9:30am-10am
Cost: Free

Dancing Fountain Show - Cranes Roost Park
Families can experience a sight and sound extravaganza with a custom choreographed dancing water and light show at the Plaza fountain. 407.571.8863
Ages: All Ages
Time: 8pm & 9pm
Cost: Free
370 Whooping Loop
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Fridays on the Plaza

Families can enjoy a concert by a different band each Friday night in downtown Winter Garden. Music ranges from jazz, blues, and folk to bluegrass, rock, and more.
Ongoing Daily 1/4/08 - 12/17/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: 5-13
Time: 7pm-9pm
Cost: Free
Historic Downtown Winter Garden
Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34777

Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory Tours

Daytona Beach chocolate makers Angell & Phelps offer free 30-minute factory tours - and a post-tour sample! - weekdays at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, & 4pm.
Ongoing Weekdays 1/2/07 - 12/31/20; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
154 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Sat June 6th 2009

End of School Jam

City of St. Cloud Civic Center Complex
3001 17th Street
Saint Cloud, FL 34769
The Sixth Annual End of School Jam showcases the best dance crews in Osceola as they compete for the title of best crew of 2009.
Ages: 6-18
Time: 3pm
Cost: $5 in advance; $8 at the door

Lake Mary Historical Museum
158 North Country Club Road
Lake Mary, FL32746
Trains, Trains, Trains Antique Railroad Exhibit
Antique trains and model train displays are on display as part of the Historical Society's popular exhibit.
Ongoing Each Thu, Sat 6/4/09 - 7/25/09; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: 5-19
Time: Thu 6:30pm-8:30pm; Sat 10am-2pm
Cost: Free

Bill Breeze Park
125 North Lakeshore Drive
Ocoee, FL34761
Movie in the Park: Hotel for Dogs (PG)
Families can relax on the lawn at Bill Breeze Park and see a screening of the family film Hotel for Dogs (PG). Bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating; pizza, popcorn, candy, and beverages are available for purchase. Attendees are invited to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the West Orange Christian Center food bank.
Ages: 7-19
Time: Gates open 7pm; film starts at 8:30pm
Cost: Free

Wekiwa Springs State Park

1800 Wekiwa Circle
Apopka, FL32712
National Trails Day Event
Families can learn about outdoor recreation and take a short hike in Wekiwa Springs State Park in celebration of National Trails Day. Meet on the deck outside the Nature Center.
http://www.flo... /wekiwasprings
Ages: 5-19
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: Free with paid park admission
Ranger Program
Kids can join a Ranger for an interpretive program and learn about The Real Florida. Topics vary weekly. Call for more details.
http://www.flo... /wekiwasprings
Ongoing Each Sat 11/11/06 - 11/12/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: 5-18
Time: 10am
Cost: Free
Admission Fees
Vehicles with 2 to 8 people..........$5.00
Single Occupant Vehicles.............$3.00
Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Extra Passengers, Passengers In Vehicles With Holder of Annual Individual Entrance Permit..........................$1.00

Smyrna Dunes Park

2995 North Peninsula Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Guided Nature Walks at Smyrna Dunes Park
Guides lead visitors on a nature walk around Smyrna Dunes Park.
Ongoing Each Sat 2/28/09 - 12/18/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: 6-19
Time: 11am
Cost: Free with paid park admission

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
5156 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Fishing with the Pros
Bass Pro reps demonstrate casting techniques and talk about the different bait options available in an all-ages program.
Ongoing Each Sat, Sun 1/3/09 - 12/26/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: 3-18
Time: 11:30am, 3:30pm & 5:30pm
Cost: Free
Super Aquarium Fish Feeding and Education
Representatives feed the huge fish - including the State Record Catfish and a 14 pound Bass - in the super aquarium and educate families about the numerous species of fresh and saltwater fish available in the State of Florida. Get there a few minutes early to secure a good viewing spot.
Ongoing Each Wed, Sat, Sun 5/6/06 - 5/6/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: 3-18
Time: 1:30pm
Cost: Free

Florida Scrub-Jay Trail
11490 Monte Vista Road
Clermont, FL34711
Scrub-Jay Orientation
Families can take a guided tour of a protected Florida scrub-jay habitat, learn about the state's only endemic bird, and see what it takes to restore the birds' natural habitat. Pre-registration is required.
Ages: 6-19
Time: 8am-11am
Cost: Free

Blue Spring State Park
2100 West French Avenue
Orange City, FL 32763
Junior Ranger Academy
Aspiring rangers can listen to stories and take part in games and activities that revolve around a Florida animal. The academy is held the first Saturday of every month; attend two or more sessions and receive a Blue Springs State Park Junior Ranger Patch.
Ages: 5-11
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: Free; park admission fees apply

Trendy Teachers
102 Town Center Circle Seminole Towne Center Mall
Sanford, FL 32771
Arts & Crafts for Kids
Trendy Teachers hosts a weekly, two-hour arts and crafts activity in the Seminole Towne Center store.
Ongoing Each Sat 1/3/09 - 12/26/09; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: 2-12
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: Free

Lakeshore Learning Store
335 East State Road 436
Casselberry, FL 32730
Crafts for Kids
Staff members guide kids through entertaining, creative activities at the arts and crafts table. Parents are welcome to join in, or take the opportunity to shop. A different craft is featured every week at this drop-in craft workshop; check the store's website for a list of scheduled crafts.
Ongoing Each Sat 1/25/07 - 12/31/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: 3-14
Time: Sat 11am-3pm
Cost: Free

Learning Express
460 N. Orlando Ave.Suite 112
Winter Park, FL 32789
Craft Day
Kids can take part in crafty activities at Learning Express in Winter Park.
Ages: 4-12
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: Free

Learning Express
460 N. Orlando Ave.Suite 112
Winter Park FL 32789
Elmo Meet-and-Greet
Kids can meet Sesame Street's cuddly red monster at Learning Express in Winter Park. (Don't forget the camera!)
Ongoing Each Sat 1/3/09 - 1/18/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: 2-6
Time: 11am-12n & 2pm-3pm
Cost: Free

DeBary Hall
210 Sunrise Boulevard
Debary, FL 32713
Movie Matinees
Families can see a kid-friendly movie in DeBary Hall's Imagidome Theater, then explore the grounds, take a hike, or ride on the property's bike trail.
386.668.3840; 386.736.5953
Ongoing Each Sat 1/3/09 - 12/18/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: 3-19
Time: 10am
Cost: $2 suggested donation

Old Town
5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Saturday Nite Cruise
More than 300 classic cars, hot rods, street rods, and other unique vehicles are on display each Saturday beginning at 1pm, and then take part in the traditional cruise around Old Town at 8:30pm.
Ongoing Each Sat 1/5/08 - 12/18/10; check with location for exceptions.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 1pm; Cruise 8:30pm
Cost: Free

Nathaniel's Hope's Make 'm Smile

Lake Eola Park
101 North Rosalind Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
The 7th annual Make 'm Smile event is dedicated to celebrating kids with special needs (VIP kids) in Central Florida. Activities include the chance for families to "buddy up" with VIP children and their families for a walk around Lake Eola, a petting zoo, costumed characters, face painting, arts and crafts, a family concert, and more.
Ages: All Ages
Time: 7:30am-1pm
Cost: Free

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