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Your full guide to celebrating the Fourth in Central Florida.

Grab your friends, neighbors and kids to celebrate Independence Day – Baldwin Park style a day early on July 3.

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Plan your Fourth of July in Central Florida

Where to spend your holiday

Tips to where to spend your Fourth of July in Central Florida and beyond.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Orlando Repertory Theatre will present a one-night-only concert starring Ashley Brown, Broadway’s original Mary Poppins!

The concert is set for June 27 at 7 p.m. Ms. Brown originated the title role in “Mary Poppins” on Broadway.

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Restaurant review: Carmel Kitchen

Mo-Med flavors in Winter Park

In my recent visit to Carmel Kitchen, I was anxious to experience an array of tastes considering all they had to inspire them – and I came away inspired.

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The Central Florida Zoo chooses the longest day of the year to celebrate the world's tallest animal, and they call it World Giraffe Day.

By visiting the zoo on Giraffe Day you help support giraffe conservation efforts to secure the future of this remarkable animal.

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In “Colors,” the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra will present symphonic masterpieces in an immersive concert that embraces special lighting, projection, and visual art.

Bringing both familiar and unexpected music to life before our eyes (and ears), this creative, collaborative, and colorful concert will be performed at Calvary Assembly in Winter Park.

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The Maitland Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a free concert program of favorite selections from concerts of the past 10 years.

The free concert will be presented on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Maitland Presbyterian Church.

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One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s musical comedy “Anything Goes” will sail into the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando.

Filled with musical theatre’s greatest hits, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and “Anything Goes,” this winner of three 2011 Tony Awards comes with our highest recommendation.

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The often wacky, sometimes weird, and always wonderful festival of plays and musicals called Fringe will present 100 performance groups in Fringe 2015.

The Orlando International Fringe Festival’s philosophy is to be 100-percent uncensored, 100-percent non-juried, and 100-percent accessible.

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It’s a tale as old as time. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to the Dr. Phillips Center.

Let the whole family experience the enchantment. “Beauty and the Beast” is appropriate for all ages.

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The National Association of Letter Carriers will head-up the nation’s largest single-day food drive on May 9.

Called Stamp Out Hunger, this drive is held as school programs close for summer, leaving millions of children to find alternative sources of food.

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My favorite Tex/Mex restaurant, Cocina 214, will host the third annual Running of the Chihuahuas on May 3 starting at 10 a.m.

Hey, “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” as this fundraiser for Winter Park Lost Pets and A Cause 4 Paws Rescue offers a (hilarious) race as well as music, food and drink specials.

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Come see fine art in Sanford!

Historic Sanford invites us to an art festival and art experience as 125 nationally accredited fine artists and craftsmen line the city’s historic brick streets.

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Frank Loesser’s Tony Award-winning musical “Guys and Dolls” introduces audiences to the most gentlemanly mobsters you’ll ever meet.

This all-American musical will be performed by talented students at the jewel-box Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College from April 17 to 25.

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Ya gotta love this! It’s a day full of sweets (and more) to benefit the children and families who depend on Ronald McDonald House.

Now in its fifth year at the Winter Park Civic Center, bring the whole family to an old-fashioned ice cream social.

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