Lakeland Florida – Celebrate Seniors at “First Friday”

The Downtown Lakeland Partnership hosts every month on the First Friday of each month a free event at Munn Park. January’s theme is “Celebrate Seniors”; this celebration is on January 2nd, 2009 inviting seniors and their families for a fun evening filled with arts, classic car shows, music and entertainment along the streets surrounding the lovely “Munn Park”.


Why “Celebrate Seniors”? To me, seniors today are yesterday’s groundbreakers – who were the teachers who taught my children, the doctors who delivered my children, the carpenters who built my home, police, firefighters, lawyers, plumbers, entrepreneurs and service members of the military – they are your fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers – the backbone of your family truly deserving to be honored on this special day.

Remember this is a family celebration – an event filled for the whole family to enjoy.

Lakeland’s First Friday free event starts at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Senior service organizations with info about their groups will be at Munn Park as well as shops and restaurants will stay open late for your convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lakeland Florida – Celebrate Seniors at “First Friday”

 Petra Norris

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Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

PO Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050

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Lakeland’s Harrison Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert 2008

Harrison School for the Arts proudly presents The Harrison Symphony Orchestra on November 20th at 7:30 p.m.


This almost 100 student ensemble is well thought throughout the United States and Europe. Last year the orchestra performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. During their great performance, an international committee was so amazed by their concert that they invited the entire ensemble to play in France sometime in 2010.

I have been involved over the years with Harrison School for the Arts and the Orchestra is near and dear to my heart. They have always performed throughout the years to the best of their abilities and this year’s fall concert will be no different with classical repertoire you don’t want to miss.

Where else can you go to a wonderful orchestra performance at a great price? You can purchase your tickets online at www.harrisonarts.com. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and senior citizens.

 

 

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Lakeland’s Harrison Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert 2008

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PO Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050 –

Telephone (863) 619-6918

Lakeland’s First Friday Event on August 1, 2008

 

 

 

 

Lakeland’s First Friday Event on August 1, 2008

 

 

 

Summer… ah – the dog days of summer. Your four legged friends will enjoy what downtown Lakeland has to offer. Absolutely fun, fun, fun …from doggie treats to Look-Alike contest – I’m sure there are similarities between a dog owner and their pet, agility activities and canine portrait; all that plus more on Lakeland’s First Friday downtown starting at 6:00 p.m. Bring your whole family downtown, you don’t want to miss it.

 

Great entertainment for the entire family to take pleasure in; eat, drink, shop and play with our local merchants such as Antiquarian Restaurant, Black and Brew, FastFrame, Fitz Gallery, The General Store and many more. Many local restaurants downtown have outdoor seating with shaded areas. For your pets, watering stations are located throughout downtown Lakeland to keep your pals hydrated. 

 

Did I mention “Live Entertainment”? Local artists like Bryan Rivers, The Phil Schneider Trio, Larry Pelton, Rick Olivo – Caricaturist/Sculptor/Artist, Catfish Whisle, Funopia – Ballon Artist, Billy Needs A Beard.

Also, a car show & DJ are on the streets of Tennessee Ave.

 

 

 

Check out the new artists for this month!

Matt Mays

 Jeff Moen

and

SPECIAL GUEST:

Carlos Bertonatti

 

Art and Entertainment experience!

 

Can’t have a “Dog Days of Summer” without McGruff the Crime Dog, who will be roaming the streets! K-9 Demos from Lakeland Police Department, Dog Obedience Demos and rescue dogs are available for adoption.

Don’t miss the last performance of Lakeland’s Community Theater “Godspell” this weekend July 25 – 27th. I guarantee, you will walk away pleasantly surprised by this performance.

 

 

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Lakeland’s First Friday Event on August 1, 2008

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PO Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050 – Telephone (863) 618-6919 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakeland Community Theater presents the musical “Godspell”

Have you seen a performance by the Lakeland Community Theater lately?

 

Here is a tidbit – little history – about one of Lakeland’s finest art group. A group of Lakeland citizens approached the City of Lakeland in 1985 to develop a children’s theater known as Pied Piper Players. Since then, the repertoire, such as Grease, The Fiddler on the Roof and The Sound of Music has vastly expanded and with the 2007/2008 season the name was changed to “Lakeland Community Theater.” The theater is a non-profit organization and has over 800 volunteers participate throughout the year. Events, such as main stage productions, theatre for youth series and classes are being attended by over 19,000 people. The talent that this Lakeland Community Theater provides is immensely.

 

You Don’t Want to Miss this – Lakeland Community Theater is proudly presenting “Godspell”

Godspell presented by Lakeland Community Theater

Godspell presented by Lakeland Community Theater

Godspell is an old word for Gospel. The music is written by Steven Schwartz who wrote Children of Eden and Wicked. The show is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. It features a group of young people (16 cast members). In this modernized version they are all gathered in an urban alleyway with their leader Jesus.

He tells them stories (the parable) which they act out including The Good Samaritan and The Prodigal

Godspell

Godspell

Son. The show is packed with great songs and hysterically funny reenactments of the parables. There is also a wonderful scene based on Stomp! Where they all play instruments found on the street like trash can lids, car engines and oil barrels. As the story progresses Jesus is betrayed by Judas Iscariot and is crucified. This is a very moving part of course. At the end Jesus is resurrected and they all sing Long Live God.

Some great parts such as Benedict’s song – “All Good Gifts” which is a Gospel type song and very good, and “By My Side” sung by Meaghan McGowan which is a folk type ballad, it’s really lovely too. The show is very bright and colorful; the cast are full of energy and are excellent singers and dancers. It is certainly a great evening’s entertainment. 
 

Photos were taken by Jeff Luty and being used with his permission

Meet The Cast: Daniel Ballard, Rae Bartley, Jerrel Burton, Dean Cantu, Marta Cavana, Seth Cox, Benedict Heaps, Meaghan McGowan, Carly Nix, Leslie Redman, Grant Reynolds, Kristi Robinson, Harry Russo, Drew Sebastian, Noelle Stewart, and Joe Strickland III.

Director is Alan S. Reynolds, Musical Director is Patrick Fleitz and Choreographer is Laurie Wood. 
 
 

Performances are from July 10th-27th. Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 7:30pm and Sunday @ 2pm at the Lake Mirror Theatre.  Adult Tickets are $20 and $10 students 18 and under. The Lake Mirror Theatre is located on historic Lake Mirror at 121 S. Lake Ave.

 

Petra Norris – CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. – Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker –

PO Box 92050 – Lakeland, FL 33804-2050 – Telephone (863) 619-6918

www.petranorris.com

Would you want to live in Lakeland?

Recently, my husband and I drove to Lake Mirror after dinner to listen to good music, stroll around the lake, enjoy a beautiful sunset and close out this great evening with Fireworks. While relaxing sitting on the bench, we’ve met this nice couple from up north, who come to Lakeland to escape the cold weather climate and the snow from October through April to enjoy this beautiful weather and the great atmosphere Lakeland has to offer when they put on shows like this. So we sat there and talked about everything, such as news, Lakeland, arts, children, and even politics. My very first blog I wrote that I Love Lakeland and this blog emphasize that Lakeland has so much to offer despite being a small town with it’s arts, crafts, botanic garden, the many lakes, museum, parks, theaters and entertainment – even ice skating in Winter – no it doesn’t snow here and the lakes don’t freeze.

So why would you not want to live in Lakeland?

I took some pictures I’d like to share with you for you to see that Lakeland, FL is a great city to live in, centrally located between Orlando and Tampa and is only hopscotch away from all major attraction.

Lake Mirror at Sunset                                     

 

Lake Mirror

Swan Derby

 

There are always activities going on here in Lakeland and most of them are free of charge:

Mayfaire-on-the-Lake @ Lake Morton on May 10th and May 11th.

Farmers Curb Market open every Saturday from 8:00AM-2:00PM

First Friday of the month Lakeland welcomes you to go shopping and dining Downtown where stores have extended business hours.

Fisherman Statue                                         Constructionworker Statue

             

Did I mention that with all the activities Lakeland has to offer, such as the Swan Derby or the Mayfaire-by-the-Lake you also get the see Fireworks.

Oh I forgot! If you are looking to buy a home here in Lakeland, give me a call or search my web site for homes.

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Would you want to live in Lakeland?

Petra Norris – CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. – Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

P.O. Box 92050

Lakeland, FL 33804-2050

Telephone (863) 619-6918

This blog is solely my point of view

Harrison School for the Arts Concert – Jazz/Chamber Winds

Harrison School for the Arts Music Department will present their Jazz and Chamber Winds Concert on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.

You will hear some of the selections performed by The Harrison Jazz Band that includes: Morning Dance by Spyro Gyra, Switch in Time by Sammy Nestico, and A Night in Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie.

Spyro Gyra performing Morning Dance

The Chamber Winds will perform selections such as: Jack Hawes’ Pieces of Eight and Walther Lampe’s Serenade op. 7. The Harrison Orchestra Department is under the direction of Rob Lambert and Matt Davis.

Tickets are $5.00 for students and senior citizens and $7.00 for adults and can be purchased online at Harrison School for the Arts web site or at the box office located in the Patrick Mitchell gallery on 750 Hollingsworth Road in Lakeland next to Lakeland High School. The box office opens at 6:00 p.m.

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Harrison School for the Arts – Jazz/Chamber Concert

Petra Norris – CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. – Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
This blog is solely my point of view

Harrison School for the Arts – Piano Concert

Piano Student

Please join me when these gifted Piano Students present their annual Spring Piano Concert on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Piano Student1

 

This piano concert will not only feature solo piano repertoire of Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy; but also feature a Romance of Sergei Rachmaninoff written for six hands; Ritual Fire Dance of Manuel de Falla, and a movement of the Sonata for Two Pianos of Claude Bolling. Bolling’s piece depicts a musical duel between a “classical” and “jazz” pianist’s including drums and bass. There is a little something for everyone at this concert. The piano students are under the direction of Rebekah Haubry.

The concert takes place in the Harrison School for the Arts Theatre located at 750 Hollingsworth Road in Lakeland, next to Lakeland High School. The theatre has room for 650 patrons. Tickets are $5.00 for students and senior citizens and $7.00 for adults. You may purchase tickets online at Harrison School for the Arts web site.

 

 

 Piano Students

Pictures provided by Dawn Kahre

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Harrison School for the Arts – Piano Concert

Petra Norris – CDV TransAtlantic, Inc. – Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
This blog is solely my point of view