Lively, Fast-Paced Music From Ballets And Operas Featured In ‘Symphonic Dances’ Concert

This March 5th, the St. Augustine Orchestra will focus its Spring Masterworks concert on lively, energetic music composed for operas and ballets from composers Antonin Dvorak, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Alexander Borodin and Aaron Copland.  The audience will be carried away by the musical energy of Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from the Opera Prince Igor; to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Dance of the Tumblers from the Snow Maiden, … Continue reading Lively, Fast-Paced Music From Ballets And Operas Featured In ‘Symphonic Dances’ Concert

‘Come Travel With Me’ Concert A Great ‘Stay-Cation’

Spring pops concert by the St. Augustine Community Chorus will ‘tour’ the world Music can evoke strong visual images and the St. Augustine Community Chorus will treat its audience to three distinct ‘journeys’ at its March spring pops concert ‘Come Travel With Me’, with no passport required! There will be a journey overseas including songs from Italy, Japan, and Wales, and our neighbor to the … Continue reading ‘Come Travel With Me’ Concert A Great ‘Stay-Cation’

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest in Eustis, FL Does the thought of strolling through a wintery forest to carefully choose your own Christmas tree sound like the ideal holiday to you? While I can’t promise a snowy wonderland, there is a spot in Florida that allows you to cut your own Christmas tree, plus tons more fun to get your family in the holiday spirit. Holiday … Continue reading Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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A Magical Tour: Magic of Lights @ Daytona International Speedway

This article was originally published in December 2017. Some aspects of this attraction, including pricing and times, are subject to change. In November, Daytona International Speedway opens the gates to the county’s newest holiday attraction, Magic of Lights. The first of its kind for this area, Magic of Lights offers a drive-through light display experience that’s sure to delight the whole family. In addition to … Continue reading A Magical Tour: Magic of Lights @ Daytona International Speedway

Spirits Among Us

Mount Dora Ghost Tours Text//Photos by Kelsey Walters With Florida’s lengthy history, it’s common to hear tales of haunted grounds and ghost sightings throughout the state. Nearby St. Augustine’s ancient city is well-known for its ghostly guests and sinister past, but there is a new ghost tour through the haunted hilltop city of Mount Dora that’s already getting a lot of buzz, from both the … Continue reading Spirits Among Us

Every Kid in a Park

As part of the commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Every Kid in a Park program allows fourth graders nationwide to go online and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year. … Continue reading Every Kid in a Park

Hit the Road

The Citrus Tower & Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont, Florida A lot of us grew up taking road trips, especially during the summer. I spent most of my childhood summers and holidays traveling across the country in the car. After starting my own family, we continued the tradition of the family road trip, and in fact, my husband, Scott, our daughter, Avery, and I just … Continue reading Hit the Road