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FREE Valentine’s Arts & Crafts Program at Artegon Marketplace #Orlando

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THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING AT ARTEGON MARKETPLACE – 

FREE Valentine’s Arts & Crafts Kids’ Program on February 7th

In addition to experiencing Orlando’s most unique shopping, visitors to Artegon Marketplace Orlando are also treated to a busy schedule of special events and activities. From the permanent Sky Trail ropes course to weekend entertainment and seasonal events, there’s always something happening at Artegon Marketplace. Here’s a look at the full line-up of special and weekend events up ahead:

SPECIAL EVENT

artegon marketplace valentines dayFREE Valentine’s Arts & Crafts kids’ program on Saturday, February 7th:

Children can make cards for loved ones and enjoy activities such as face painting, an obstacle bounce house, arts and crafts and live music. The fun takes place 12:00 Noon – 5:00 p.m.

UPCOMING WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1—1:00 – 6:00 p.m. A full day of entertainment includes Magic Shows presented by Y.E.S. Entertainment, music with the Acoustic Duo by Cinemark theatre, and Giant Puppets and Balloon artists walking throughout to greet every guest.

Saturday, February 14 — 12 Noon – 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 15 — 12:00 Noon – 5:30 p.m.

The Midnight Clogging Express and the Giant Puppets will be entertaining guests all weekend.

Saturday, February 21 — 12 Noon – 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 22 — 12:00 Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Artegon’s resident juggler Cool Hands Luke performs both days, as well as Street Breakz and Street Beatz will be performing throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Saturday, February 28 — 12:00 Noon – 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 1 —1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Acoustic Duo, Fred and Danielle perform in the Great Hall of Artegon Marketplace.

Check here for the most up-to-date list of upcoming events:

http://www.artegonmarketplace.com/things-to-do-in-orlando/

About Artegon Marketplace Orlando:

Artegon Marketplace Orlando is a 1.1 million-square-foot shopping attraction and artisan marketplace that has transformed Orlando shopping into a new kind of experience. Located on the north end of International Drive and catering to local residents and visitors, alike, Artegon Marketplace is the area’s destination for one-of-a-kind stores, shops and foods. Unique to the shopping attraction is The Village at Artegon Marketplace, housing 165 artisanal shops and stores where local craftspeople sell and demonstrate their products and services. Guests can also discover the area’s only Bass Pro Shops, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Sheplers Western Wear and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, plus climb a ropes course, take in a movie at Cinemark Theaters, and much, much more.  For operating hours, directions and more information, visit Artegon Marketplace Orlando (ArtegonOrlando.com.) Like on Facebook and Follow on Twitter and Instagram#ArtegonMarketplace.

Orlando – The Ambassadors of Laughter Are Ready to Read With You!

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey® Ambassadors Of Laughter
Clown Around on January 7
Free Reading with Ringling Day for the Public
Reading with Ringling Event Crowd v2ORLANDO, Fla. – Get ready to giggle, Central Florida.  On Wednesday, January 7, clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®  make a special appearance to entertain and interact with the public. The Ambassadors of Laughter will ignite attendees’ funny bones with lighthearted antics that offer a sneak preview of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME. 
On Wednesday, January 7, clowns will blend the magic of the circus with the importance of reading duringReading with Ringling Day, a special presentation with the Orange County Library System at the Downtown Branch. After a lively rendition of a circus-themed book, they’ll engage the audience with juggling, plate spinning and other silly and dynamic demonstrations previewing The Greatest Show On Earth®.   The clowns will give away stickers and clown noses (while supplies last).
The library event is free and everyone is invited:
Orange County Library System
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Downtown Branch – 101 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801
For more information, call 407-835-7481, or visit www.ocls.info.
Reading with Ringling
Reading with Ringling Event CrowdPrepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts that can only be seen at The Greatest Show On Earth.® Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals. From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, join us at Amway Center in Orlando January 811, 2015 as we explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before.
In Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME, Ringmaster David Shipman guides audiences on a quest around the world with the help of hilarious adventure seekers, Alex and Irina Emelin.
The show will thrill you as the Mongolian riders send arrows flying across the arena sky. This all-female troupe displays their skills in one of the most unique acts this year, performing a series of tricks and maneuvers atop elegant two-hump camels. Jaw-dropping freestyle BMX riders and free running tumblers fill the arena floor performing crazy-stunts mixed with acrobats leaping through a 15-foot transparent tower – and this is just one act!
During this energetic show, personal introductions to our performing pachyderms will allow audiences to be on a first name basis with our magnificent animals. All this and more happens during the most unexpected circus experience at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME.
 
Tickets: Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME start at $16.  All seats are reserved. Purchase tickets and view show times at www.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.  Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.  For more information, visit www.Ringling.com or visit us on Facebook.

Orlando – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME (DISCOUNT CODE!)

Orlando – the Circus is coming to town!

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That’s right! Back in October, I told you about all that new and exciting routines Ringling Bros. XTREME was bringing to town this coming January. And now, just in time for that perfect holiday gift, Ringling Bros. is offering an XTREME discount JUST FOR YOU!

**Buy early and save XTREME! with this offer for 40% off tickets using promo code PRESENT. Offer valid only for Friday 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances. Not valid on Front Row and Premium seats. Not valid day of show. Excludes opening night performance on Thursday, January 8. Hurry to share, as this offer is only valid Dec. 8-24! (Ringling Bros. tickets make great holiday gifts!).

This offer is only good until December 24th, so get your tickets now!

Where: Amway Center, 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801

Show Times:

  • Thursday, January 8 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 9 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 10 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 11 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Tickets: Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME start at $16.  All seats are reserved. Purchase tickets and view show times at www.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.  Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.

For more information, visit www.Ringling.com or visit them on Facebook.

Disclosure: My family has been invited to a performance of Ringling Bros. XTREME!  No other compensation has been received. All opinions are my own.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is Bringing XTREME to Orlando

Bring the Kids, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®
is Bringing XTREME to Orlando
Tickets On Sale Now for The Greatest Show On Earth® Featuring Contemporary Acts Fused with Iconic Circus Traditions and Extreme Family Fun

Ringling Bros Circus

ORLANDO, Fla. – October 20, 2014 – Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts that can only be seen atThe Greatest Show On Earth.® Children Of All Ages can let their imagination go wild in an exhilarating adventure with extraordinary circus artists and exotic animals. From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, join us at Amway Center in Orlando January 8-11, 2015 as we explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before. Purchase tickets for your family to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents CIRCUS XTREME today.
In Ringling Bros.® Presents CIRCUS XTREME, Ringmaster Andre McClain guides audiences on a quest around the world with the help of hilarious adventure seekers, Alex and Irina Emelin. The show will thrill you as the Mongolian riders send arrows flying across the arena sky. This all-female troupe displays their skills in one of the most unique acts this year, performing a series of tricks and maneuvers atop elegant two-hump camels. Jaw-dropping freestyle BMX riders and free running tumblers fill the arena floor performing crazy-stunts mixed with acrobats leaping through a 15-foot transparent tower – and this is just one act! During this energetic show, personal introductions to our performing pachyderms will allow audiences to be on a first name basis with our magnificent animals. All this and more happens during the most unexpected circus experience at Ringling Bros. Presents CIRCUS XTREME.
The party starts an hour before the show at the All Access Pre-show, which is free with your ticket purchase. You and your family can meet our international cast of performers and get up close to our menagerie of animals. Try on custom costumes, learn circus skills – like juggling – from the famous Ringling Bros.® Clown Alley and even have the opportunity to win a one of a kind masterpiece created by one of our very own Ringling Bros. painting pachyderms! Together with the show, your family receives over three hours of extreme family fun not to be missed.
Prepare to be amazed by the unexpected. Do something extreme today and get your tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®Presents CIRCUS XTREME.
Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME start at $16.  All seats are reserved and tickets go on sale October 21 at 10 a.m.  Purchase tickets and view show times at www.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.  Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street, Orlando, Florida 32801. Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.
For more information, visit www.Ringling.com or visit us on Facebook

Orlando Homeschool Moms – Ikea KAMP Offers Great Supplement

 

Last year, we participated in the Ikea KAMP program. If you are not familiar with this program, Ikea Orlando Marketing Specialist Kendra explains the program:

Much like the IKEA name, KAMP is also an acronym. It stands for Kids, Activity, Meal and Play. Though it could also mean that our founder, Ingvar Kamprad, is pretty rad!

KAMP is a FREE, family-friendly service from IKEA Orlando. This planned activity takes place on select school holidays, for children ages 3 – 12, that explores countries where IKEA operates – learning fun facts and completing a small project.

Each child receives a t-shirt on their first visit that they can wear every time they come to KAMP, and a passport. Upon completion of their project, they may take their stamped passport to the IKEA Orlando Restaurant to receive a FREE kids’ combo meal that day.

IKEA Orlando KAMP activities are meant to be quick. Different from Småland, parents stay with their children while they complete their projects.

The program is loosely based on IKEA Tampa’s Kids’ Academy, with the addition of the passport and global studies. Other IKEA stores, both in the United States and abroad, have reached out to us regarding implementing the progam in their communities.

IKEA Orlando KAMP will return this year and will again focus on countries where IKEA has stores. The first two dates are in October. The children will explore Singapore on Thursday, October 23rd, and Iceland on Friday, October 24th.

ikea kamp

This is a great homeschool supplement! We participated in 14 activities last year, leaving us with a full passport at the end of the year. That resulted in basic information on 14 different countries. Princess World Traveler was always excited to learn about a different country each time we visited.

With every KAMP date we received a basic information sheet, a color sheet with the corresponding country’s flag and a simple, fun craft that reflected said country’s heritage. While the craft is simple and younger children enjoy it immensely,  I did witness older children(10-12 years old) enjoying the fun and showing off their creative sides as well. I’m always amazed at what a box of crayons can do!

The children are required to read the information provided on the country and fill out the passport with five bullet words from the fact sheet. Once that is completed, they will receive a “stamp” in their passport. That served as their “free meal” coupon for lunch or dinner that day.

Yes. You read that right. Free Meal.

Not only does Ikea Orlando provide a fun, FREE educational activity for the children, they also get fed. A trip to the cafe upstairs afterwards allows them the choice of a kid’s combo meal. How can you go wrong?

Have you participated in Ikea Orlando’s KAMP? Princess World Traveler is excited to fill another passport this year!