Aug 212011

On October 15th, LEGOLAND Florida is scheduled to open its doors. Florida teachers can get a free annual pass, valued at $129, to Legoland Florida. To receive the pass, teachers must register online, print out a page with a discount code and take it to Legoland Florida’s ticket window, along with their most recent pay stub, Florida photo ID and teaching certificate.

Legoland’s possible field trips and educational programs are supposed to begin in November and include building machines with gears, pulleys, levers and motors to creating a theme park ride for the study of speed and direction to using “Adventure-bots” with light and sound sensors.

LEGOLAND Florida is geared specifically towards youngsters ages two through 12. With more than 50 family rides, “hands-on” attractions and shows, LEGOLAND Florida provides education, adventure and fun in this second park of its kind in the United States.

Aug 192011

This week’s Publix Buy 1 Get 1 Free specials:

  • 9Lives Cat Food (save up to $4.29)
  • Barilla Pasta (save up to $1.47)
  • Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix (save up to $1.95)
  • Claussen Pickles (save up to $3.49)
  • Degree Deodorant (save up to $2.99)
  • Edwards Singles Slices or Mini Pies (save up to $3.09)
  • Emerald Old Fashioned Honey Roasted Peanuts (save up to $3.59)
  • Every Man Jack Skin Care Products (save up to $5.49)
  • Fresh Express Salad Blend (save up to $4.09)
  • Gorton’s Shrimp Temptations (save up to $8.25)
  • Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Vegetables (save up to $2.39)
  • Healthy Choice Premium Bars (save up to $3.99)
  • Hefty Cinch Sak Drawstring Trash Bags (save up to $7.59)
  • Hunts 100% Natural Tomatoes (save up to $1.39)
  • Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal (save up to $4.49)
  • Kozy Shack Pudding (save up to $3.29)
  • Luzianne Family Size Tea Bags (save up to $2.29)
  • Materne GoGo Squeez Applesauces (save up to $2.49)
  • Mentos Pure Fresh Gum (save up to $3.29)
  • Mt. Olive Pickles (save up to $2.79)
  • Nabisco Toasted Chips (save up to $3.39)
  • Pepperidge Farm Baked Natural Crisps (save up to $3.49)
  • Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Bread (save up to $3.99)
  • Peter Pan Peanut Butter (save up to $6.09)
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil (save up to $6.99)
  • Prego 100% Natural Italian Sauce (save up to $2.65)
  • Purina Beggin’ Strips Dog Snacks (save up to $5.29)
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal (save up to $4.05)
  • Red Bacon Biscuit-Style Scrambles (save up to $3.89)
  • Resolve Spray ‘n Wash Laundry Stain Remover (save up to $2.99)
  • Seattle’s Best Coffee (save up to $7.99)
  • Taco Bell Home Originals Dinner (save up to $2.69)
  • Thomas’ Bagels (save up to $4.49)
  • Tyson Chicken Nuggets (save up to $5.99)
  • Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Rice (save up to $1.49)

Valid thru August 24, 2011.

Aug 192011

RedBoxThose Redbox kiosks all over town are a good way to rent a movie free or on the cheap.

Jennifer Maciejewski, of Atlanta on the Cheap and RVA (Richmond) on the Cheap has some tips about how to get free movie rentals":

  • If it’s your first time renting from Redbox, promo code “DVDONME” gets you a free rental. The promo code is good for either a free $1 rental or $1 off Blu-ray or a game.
  • If you sign up for text messages, you’ll get a code for a free rental each week as part of the Movie Monday promo.
  • You’ll need to get your code via Redbox’s Facebook page for this deal: Redbox has designated next Thursday as America’s Movie Night. Once you click on the America’s Movie Night tab on the Facebook page, you’ll have an option to send a friend a code or send yourself one. The code will be valid for a free one-night $1 rental at participating locations Aug. 25.
  • Check Redbox’s Facebook page for other deals. They post promo codes for deals, andthere’s a deals page that’ll let you find out how to score other free promo codes when you buy anything from gum to popcorn.
Aug 192011

Here’s a lineup of free and creative art displays to check out at venues in Orlando and Central Florida.

Ricky Powell’s World Famous Slide Show
Ricky has photographed some of the best known rap and hip hop stars of all time like Run DMC, Beastie Boys and LL Cool J. Check out his work, and if you are really impressed, get a cool, limited edition Ricky Powell t-shirt made by Mother Falcon.
When: Now through September 2nd
Where: Mother Falcon
817 E. Washington Street in Orlando

TRASH Art Show
Orlando artists present “TRASH;” pieces depicting discards as art or created from castoffs. Works will range from a flattened paint can painted in tribute to Andy Warhol to melted vinyl LPs as wall art or bowls.
When: Now through August 31st
Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Gallery Q at the Center
946 N Mills Ave in Orlando

The Art of Florida
Experience various perspectives of Florida through pictures by local artists and photographers.
When: Now through September 24th
Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Lake Mary Museum
158 N Country Club Road in Lake Mary

31st Annual Juried Student Exhibition
An exhibition featuring some of the year’s best student work in painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and sculpture.
When: Now through August 31st
Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Crealdé School of Art
600 St. Andrews Boulevard in Winter Park

The Complete Works of Photorealist Painter
Gallery at Avalon Island presents the complete works of photo-realist painter Doug Bloodworth in a one-man show featuring a wide range of work from his early Western themed paintings to his most recent works.
When: Now through September 9th
Thursday – Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Gallery at Avalon Island
39 S. Magnolia Avenue in Orlando

Aug 182011

Treat yourself to an evening like none other at La Nouba, Cirque Du Soleil in Orlando with a mesmerizing Florida Residents’ discount. Florida Residents can purchase $50 tickets (plus tax for adults and kids) for performances now through October 2nd, Tuesday – Saturday, 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. shows, category 2 seats only. The theater is dark Sundays, Mondays and select times throughout the year including September 20 – 24. Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at 407-939-7328.

Downtown Disney
1780 East Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Aug 172011

Socialize with your date and an eclectic crowd where Science meets the arts at Orlando Science Center’s Cocktails & Cosmos, a unique, themed quarterly event. Indulge in an evening that kicks off with happy hour specials from Ember Bar, local cuisine, music, live performances and unique exhibits. This Saturday’s event is themed by the debut film, Arabia, and will feature henna art, belly dancers, Tony’s Deli Middle Eastern foods–you can event meet a camel!

The giant-screen film Arabia is a thought-provoking learning experience about a land steeped in myth and mystery. Audiences will ride the dunes with a camel caravan, dive into the treasure-laden Red Sea, explore the ruins of a towering lost city, hurtle back into the Islamic golden age of invention, join three million Muslims on the hajj pilgrimage, and get to know the young Arabians transforming tomorrow’s world.

During the evening, venture to the top of the Science Center for stargazing in the Crosby Observatory through one of the state’s largest publicly accessible refractor telescope. Tour the new exhibit, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World, making its world premiere at the Orlando Science Center this summer.

When: Saturday, August 20th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Orlando Science Center
Dr. Phillips CineDome
777 E. Princeton Street
Cost: Tickets to the event are $13 and will include admission to the premiere screenings, performances and exhibits.