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FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Through Feb. 22 visit the Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Disney World.  Explore the culinary arts, performing arts, and visual arts while having fun with the whole family. Experience new foods from around the world, take part in interactive art projects, and watch world-class performers.  Requires advanced registration disneyworld.disney.go.com


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OUT OF THE DARKNESS

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention invites you to Baldwin Park in Orlando for a socially distanced walk on Saturday, February 6 at 8am, or you can choose to participate virtually. Help the AFSP with their mission to “Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected” by Suicide.  Register in advance afsp.org


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MARDI GRAS

Feb. 6 - Mar. 28 at Universal Orlando.  Experience a food fest inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample the flavors of Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Spain, and other regions including, of course, New Orleans. Plus enjoy parade floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads, and more throughout the park.  Park admission required. universalorlando.com


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 DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

Feb. 6 - Mar. 14, Wednesdays through Sundays at the Mead Botanical Garden.  Down the Rabbit Hole unfolds as you follow Alice through the botanical gardens. You’ll meet Alice at the route’s starting place, in limited groups of 10-15. You’ll see brilliant costumes, theatrical lighting, special effects, and a fantastic soundtrack. Reserve tickets at creativecityproject.com/


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VALENTINE SUCCULENT

Feb. 12, 11am-1pm at Leu Gardens.  Learn how to make a Valentine succulent arrangement step by step. All materials provided, but bring a glue gun. If you’re not comfortable with meeting in person, no worries, they have mailing options for an additional fee, which includes a DIY kit.  Register in advance

leugardens.org


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KIDS NIGHT OUT

Feb. 13, 6:30-10pm at the Central FL Zoo & Botanical Gardens. The fun begins at the Discovery Center, where everyone will get to enjoy meeting cool animals up close and taking a flashlight tour of the zoo. Kids will play games, craft, and enjoy a snack, all before the grown-ups come back! For kids ages 5–12.  Reserve in advance centralfloridazoo.org.


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JAZZ FOR LOVERS

Feb. 14, 12-3pm as part of the Frontyard Festival at the Dr. Phillips Center.  Enjoy bottomless drinks and delicious brunch dishes. Listen to music by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and John Coltrane performed by eight musicians including Rockelle Whitaker and Orlando’s own Christopher McDole. Reserve your own socially distant box at drphillipscenter.org.


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BREAKIN’ 2:  ELECTRIC BOOGALOO

Feb. 18, 7pm at Central Park in Winter Park.  Advanced Registration is required.  Jazz dancer Kelly heads home, where her father disapproves of her friendship with street dancers Ozone and Turbo. Kelly teams up with her friends for a break-dancing benefit show to save an endangered community center.  enzian.org


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SHEBELIEVES CUP 

Feb. 18-24 at the Exploria Stadium. Brazil, Canada, and Japan join the USA for the most elite four-team international tournament in women’s soccer. All four teams, which are all ranked in the world’s top 10, will be participating in the delayed 2021 Olympic Games and the USA, Brazil, and Japan come into the tournament as reigning champions of their respective Confederations.  ussoccer.com/all-matches


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HYPERTUFA POTS 

Feb. 20, 9:30am-noon at Leu Gardens.This class will introduce you to the planters used in English gardens that will add character to your yard and save you money on pots. Hypertufa pots are made from a mixture of Portland cement and have the appearance of rugged stone. Register in advance leugardens.org

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