Friday, August 12, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 13th and 14th.

Saturday August 13, 2016 
7pm to 9pm Free but lanterns cost. 4th Annual Canine Memorial at Lake Baldwin. Harbor Park at Lake Baldwin 4990 New Broad St, Orlando, Florida. We got rained out last time and as you can imagine, we were all beyond disappointed. The great news is that due to popular demand, we were able to reschedule it right away, and better yet, all the key players are on board. So lets try this again!
We started this event four years ago when a very important member of our family, our beloved golden retriever Brandon, died. As anyone who considers a dog a companion knows, the intense pain that accompanies this loss was unbearable. Unfortunately, and as most pet parents often do, we grieved alone. During the following months, as our family grieved over our pet, friends, neighbors and even strangers shared their stories of loss and bereavement with us. That’s when it became painfully obvious to us that we all shared the same feelings of isolation as there wasn’t much support out there for those who grieve for a pet.
We realized that what we all needed most as a group was to have our feelings validated…
Motivated by that, my daughters and I decided to coordinate a collective memorial in order to provide everyone with the opportunity to honor and bid farewell to their treasured companions. The first Canine Memorial was held on the one year anniversary of our beloved Brandon’s passing, July 27th, 2013.
On that day, the cities of Orlando and Winter Park, Florida united to help us create the most beautiful and unique ceremony; one that brought together animal lovers from near and far, who expressed their sorrow by decorating lanterns in honor of their canines. These lanterns were then released into the water to carry away the heartwarming messages written to their beloved.
For some, it was the first real opportunity to say goodbye to their companion!
Sadly, and as expected, many more dogs have crossed over since our first memorial, leaving behind many families in need of an outlet for their grief. We must continue our mission...
Please join us Saturday, August 13th and you too will have the opportunity to honor the memory of a canine companion you have loved and lost.
An experience you don't want to miss!
Just like last year, the entire ceremony will take place at the beautiful Harbor Park in Baldwin Park.
Please reserve your lantern to guarantee availability. Absentee lanterns are available as well, anyone in the world can order a lantern that will be decorated and released by a volunteer. For more information: contact Jannette at 561-577-7050/ or
You can help us promote the memorial by posting this link.
As in previous years, we respectfully request that attendees refrain from bringing their dogs.

7pm to 9pm. Suggested donation $20. Living Room Theater - Community Show. 736 Boardman St, Orlando, FL. Tisse Mallon, Banks Helfrich and Jack Graham present an experiential, exclusive performance in a living room.
This unique 70 minute show consists of short segments focused on fun, connection and authenticity. From the funny to the serious, from the commonplace to the absurd, these original works take the audience on an emotional journey.
A few things for you to know:
- Due to the intimate nature of the show, no late arrivals can be accommodated.
- While not lewd or vulgar, this show is recommended for ages 18 and up.
- The show lasts approx. 70 minutes.
- There will be time for discussion afterward.
NOTE: Due to limited space, we can only accommodate a certain number of people. Admission is on a first come basis.

7:30pm to 9:30pm Free. Ryler Dustin's Farewell Reading. Kerouac House 1418 Clouser Ave, Orlando, Florida. Please join as as we bid farewell to our summer resident writer, Ryler Dustin. Bring something to drink if you like and listen to what Ryler has been working on while living in the Kerouac House.

Sunday August 14, 2016 
10am to 4pm Free. Lake Eola Farmers Market. South East corner of Lake Eola Park.

Noon to 2pm Donation based.  Community YogART class: 7 Chakra series. Artegon Marketplace 5250 International Dr, Orlando, Florida. Every 2nd Sunday of the month YogART will be hosting FREE Color Therapy Yoga classes for the community at Artegon Marketplace (located in the community room across from section B6 - use movie theater entrance)
We are excited to bring you our "7 Chakra Series" that will focus each class on each individual chakra: breaking down it's color, meaning, location and function. This particular class will revolve around our second major energy point known as "The Sacral Chakra".
Color Therapy glasses will also be provided for those who wish to experience the effects of color therapy. Orange will be the primary focus for our Root Chakra but you may wear any color you want to work with.
This is an ALL LEVELS class which incorporates stretching, breathing exercises and light yoga poses geared around the Sacral Chakra.
We also have a color wheel on our site that explains the benefit of each color (glasses) Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. bring your own yoga mat and prepare to unwind
Check out our lovely YogART instructor's website for more info on her, and some great articles:
*Any children who attend must be able to participate in the session quietly to respect the space of other guests. If your child is unable to partake without disruption we ask that you please refrain from bringing them. Thank you! Namaste ~
For more info contact us at:

1pm to 5:30pm Free. Family Day on the Second Sunday. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL. The make-and-take craft table is open from noon-2:30 p.m., and docents are available to give mini-tours of the museum. Then it's open house in the galleries until 4:30 p.m.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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