Central Florida Theater In Progress In-Cite: Get out to the theater!

”Little Miss Parliament House” is one of the plays being performed this weekend.

ORLANDO — Central Florida Theatre in Process is a theatre discussion group that I lead. Each week we will be posting some of the best picks for your weekend choices – so GET OUT and GO SEE some great theatre!
(Each event is linked to its Facebook event page or a website for more information)
“THE PRODUCERS – In Concert” at– Wayne Densch in Sanford. This weekend, two performances ONLY: Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. All tickets are $15, so get them now!
Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/503410763006864/. Continue reading

Banking institution has a special perk for its customers: free admission to local museums.

The Orange County Regional History Center is one of the museums participating in Bank of America’s Museums on Us free admission program. (Photo by Dave Raith).

ORLANDO – It’s likely to sound like a novel concept to some people: get a bank card, then visit a museum — for free.
This weekend, Bank of America has a special offer for its cardholders: free admission to a number of museums and other cultural institutions in the Orlando and Tampa area.
It happens on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5 – as well as the first full weekend of each month – at local museums that are participating in this program. In Orlando, it includes the Orlando Museum of Art and the Orange County Regional History Center, and the Mennello Museum of American Art.
To the west, the bank’s card holding customers can visit the Tampa Museum of Art and, in St. Petersburg, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.
In a news release outlining the offer, Bank of America noted that it has “strong long-term relationships with an array of institutions nationwide, including museums, science centers, botanical gardens and aquariums.” Continue reading

Miss Poinciana Pageant: Not a dry eye in the house.

The first ever Miss Poinciana Pageant came off without a hitch on Friday, July 27. (Photo by Dave Raith.)

POINCIANA – As the crowd gathered at the Poinciana Community Center, Wendy Farrell was paying particular attention to the young girls who had shown up.
“When they first came in, they were hiding behind their moms,” she said.
The transformation that followed, as these young girls got on stage in the Community Center’s auditorium, was nothing short of remarkable, Farrell said.
“They were strutting their stuff,” she said. “There wasn’t a dry eye in the house for those little girls.”
On Friday, July 27, in a year when Poinciana is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a community, a little bit of history was made when the Community Center hosted the very first Miss Poinciana Pageant, an event that put the women and girls of Poinciana front and center.
More than 150 people attended the event, including Farrell, who said it was nothing short of inspiring to see such a positive, upbeat and entertaining event come off without a hitch. Continue reading

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