Chef Gary Appelsies Launches Free Central Florida YMCA Summer Food Tour

Chef Gary Appelsies, the Director of Healthy Eating at the YMCA of Central Florida, is launching his Summer Food Fun Tour across Central Florida starting today, June 18, and running through August 8, 2018.

Chef Gary Appelsies, the Director of Healthy Eating at the YMCA of Central Florida, is launching his Summer Food Fun Tour across Central Florida starting today, June 18, and running through August 8, 2018.

Over the course of the next few weeks, Chef Appelsies will be visiting Y’s across the region, from Titusville to Ocala, to teach parents and their kids about healthy eating and cooking.

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Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Debuts New ‘Jurassic World’ Kids’ Suites

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando invites families to take a prehistoric adventure 65 million years in the making by booking a stay in its new Jurassic World kids’ suites.

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando invites families to take a prehistoric adventure 65 million years in the making by booking a stay in its new Jurassic World kids’ suites.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup June 16, 2018: Cask & Larder, Pizza Bruno, Pharmacy, Paddlefish, and More

Pizza Bruno is relaunching their Brunch every Saturday and Sunday

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special dinners, restaurant promotions, new menu items, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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On Tuesday, June 19, Cask & Larder will team up with Pizza Bruno for a “tap takeover” in honor of the late Anthony Bourdain. It will be held at Pizza Bruno, and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Line in memory of the world-renowned chef. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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Velvet Sessions at The Hard Rock Hotel Hosts Ron Pope June 29, 2018

The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando will host Ron Pope in an unplugged show as part of their intimate Velvet Sessions concert series on June 29, 2018.

The Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando will host Ron Pope in an unplugged show as part of their intimate Velvet Sessions concert series on June 29, 2018.

Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope has sold out shows on three continents and in more than 20 countries, sold over 2 million digital tracks, had over 200 million streams on Spotify, 630 million plays on Pandora, and more.

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Removes All Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags and Plastic Straws from its 12 Theme Parks

As part of its mission to protect animals and habitats worldwide, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has announced that its 12 theme parks have removed all single-use plastic drinking straws and single-use plastic shopping bags.

As part of its mission to protect animals and habitats worldwide, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has announced that its 12 theme parks have removed all single-use plastic drinking straws and single-use plastic shopping bags.

Recent news and studies have shown alarming consequences of the growing threat of plastics to our oceans and wildlife.

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Coke Zero Sugar 400 Weekend Roars Into Daytona International Speedway July 5-7, 2018 @DISupdates

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 Weekend returns to Daytona International Speedway

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 Weekend returns to Daytona International Speedway, July 5-7, providing racing fans with an opportunity to come together to celebrate the Independence Day holiday while watching their favorite drivers battle under the lights for a prestigious DAYTONA win.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Father’s Day 2018 *UPDATED*

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Father's Day in Orlando

Still not sure where to take your dad to celebrate Father’s Day on June 17th in Orlando? Let us help you out with some handpicked suggestions.

Here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for celebrating Father’s Day 2018 in Orlando:

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup June 9, 2018: Homecoming, Kadance, King Bao, and More

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, a new Sunday brunch, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming restaurant at Disney Springs is now offering HFK Rise & Shine Brunch every Sunday from 10am to 2pm. A la carte menu items will include Fried Chicken and House-made Sugar Doughnuts, Shrimp & Grits, Short Rib Hash, and an open-faced Big Biscuit topped with poached eggs, griddled country ham and house-made hollandaise sauce. The regular menu will also be available from 11am on.

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Pulse Memorials and Events for Orlando United Day 2018

Orlando United

On June 12, 2016, Orlando witnessed a devastating tragedy, and in honor of the 49 lives lost, and all of those affected by the Pulse tragedy, The City of Orlando deemed June 12 Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness.

As we approach Orlando United Day 2018, venues around the city will mark the two-year anniversary with memorials, exhibits, and more.

Here is what is scheduled so far:

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Out and About: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Lights Up Stage at Dr. Phillips Center

The iconic musical RENT is celebrating 20 years with dates at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, June 10, 2018, and it's a feast for senses.

The iconic musical RENT is celebrating 20 years with dates at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, June 10, 2018, and it’s a feast for senses.

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven friends struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. In the end, they realize the only thing that matters is love.

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Fire Frogs to Send Three Players To 2018 Florida All-Star Game @FireFrogsBB

The Florida State League announced its 2018 All-Star Game rosters on Friday, and Brett Cumberland, Cristian Pache and Chad Sobotka will represent the Florida Fire Frogs for the North squad.

The Florida State League announced its 2018 All-Star Game rosters on Friday, and Brett Cumberland, Cristian Pache and Chad Sobotka will represent the Florida Fire Frogs for the North squad.

The game will take place Saturday, June 16 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. The North division will be managed by Dunedin Blue Jays manager, Casey Candaele.

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Fun Spot Celebrates 20th Anniversary June 9, 2018 with Great Deals

Fun Spot America logo and coaster

Fun Spot is celebrating 20 years in business on June 9, 2018, at both their Orlando and Kissimmee parks with special deals and fireworks.

From 10 am to midnight, purchase a single-day pass for only $20 (a savings of $24.95). Single day passes include all rides, roller coasters, and go-karts, and are good until June 1, 2019.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Fresh Take on Little Mermaid June 14-29, 2018 @OrlandoShakes

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF produces a new adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid by Brandon Roberts in the Goldman Theater select dates from June 14 - July 29, 2018. Photos by Megan Pridemore featuring Jillian Gizzi and James Putnam.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF produces a new adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid by Brandon Roberts in the Goldman Theater select dates from June 14 – July 29, 2018.

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