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Hearts of RealityHearts of Reality is Back for its Seventh Consecutive year!

Join us August 6-9, 2015 for a Weekend full of TV’s hottest Reality Stars in Celebration, Florida to raise money for Give Kids The World.

Come meet the stars of hit reality shows like Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, and more as a part of this year’s Summer Sidewalk Sale in beautiful downtown Celebration.

The Hearts of Reality Event and each participant is raising funds for Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization that helps children with life-threatening illnesses and their families experience cost-free Central Florida attractions.

 

 

Schedule of Events

Thursday August 6, 2015
9:00 PM – The People Magazine VIP Reception
(Only VIP Sponsors permitted)

Friday August 7, 2015
Sidewalk Sale Begins
Celebrity Outing is Kissimmee, FL area for reality stars and Special Package Sponsors (private)
Pirates and Princesses Party at Give Kids The World (private)

Saturday August 8, 2015
2:15-3:00 PM– (Private) Autograph Signing For VIP Sponsors Only at:
Location: Bohemian Hotel of Celebration
3:00 – 6:00 PM (Public) Autograph Signing in Celebration at:
Location: Bohemian Hotel of Celebration

For the Autograph Signing on Saturday- $35.00 donation to Give Kids The World gets you into the autograph area for autographs with the stars. Includes a commemorative Autograph Booklet.
Celebrity Guests will ONLY sign the Commemorative Autograph Booklet for Guests during the public autograph signing
10:00 PM 80′s Themes Wrap-Up Party (Celebration Town Center)
Come party with the stars of “Survivor” “Big Brother” , The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, “The Amazing Race” and other hit reality shows in this one-of-a-kind Luau themed party.

For the Party Saturday Night: $30.00 donation to Give Kids The World gets you finger food, Survivor Karaoke, and admission to the party. Available at the door only on Saturday Night. No advance tickets sold (except for part of the hotel package)

Sunday August 9, 2015
Sidewalk Sale Ends Downtown

Summer Breakout August 2015

Summer Breakout incorporates a balanced schedule of indoor and outdoor activities. Each day has a structured timeline of fun and safe activities supervised by the Parks & Recreation staff.

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The theme for Week 9 is “Art Around the World.” From Florida to China and everywhere in between, no matter where you are in the world there will be art. This week we will explore different mediums of art and how people around the world express themselves. Our field trip will be to the Orlando Museum of Art.

When: August 3 – 7
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Orlando Museum of Art

 

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The theme for Week 10 is “Pirates and Mermaids.” Argg mateys and welcome to Pirate Week…but wait, Mermaids are also occupying camp. Search for treasures and sing songs on the raging seas, as this week is one for all adventures. Tee it high and let it fly, our field trip this week is to Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf.

When: August 10 – 14
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

 

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The theme for Week 11 is “Remember the Memories.” Camper’s choice this week as revisit the best of Summer Breakout 2015. Our friends from SpaceWalk Inflatables will be setting up some awesome water slides for us.

When: August 17 – 21
Time: 9:00 am

 

 

 

For more information, please contact the Parks & Rec department at 407-566-1200 or parks.rec@celebrationtownhall.com.

A Sci-Fi 4th of July

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Celebration Town Center’s World Famous 4th of July event presents the third annual “A Sci-Fi 4th of July” in beautiful downtown Celebration, Florida.

Celebration Town Center’s “A Sci-Fi 4th of July” will feature a Sci-Fi themed costume contest at 7:00 PM, so come dressed as your favorite character for a chance to win big prizes.

It will also feature a synchronized fireworks spectacular set to a Sci-Fi themed soundtrack, bounce houses for kids, live music by The Jonnie Morgan Band, Carly Jo Jackson (America’s Got Talent), Gina Marie Incandela, DJ Tami, your host-Mark Daniel, and more as well as an unforgettable tribute to our Veterans.

So, get ready to dance the night away in a one of a kind, family-friendly event with a fireworks show you will be talking about for years.

There will be something for people of all ages as Town Center’s KidZone will feature an assortment of inflatable games for kids and teens that will include a jousting area, bounce houses, face painting and more.

Additional music will be offered by The Dixieland Jazz Band. This unique group, made up of former members of the “Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Band” will offer patriotic music for the whole family to enjoy.

As always, Parking and Admission are FREE!!!!

Free Park and Ride Shuttle will be available from 215 Celebration Place.

Come early, stay late, and have fun at this year’s “A Sci-Fi 4th of July”.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: No Coolers or Glass Bottles Are Permitted Inside the Venue Area

Lunch & Learn featuring Monarcha Marcet

Lunch & Learn is 11101389_994488200591931_3593644605520561433_o June 10th, then we will be taking a break until September, join us!

The next Thriving in Place Lunch & Learn on June 10th will feature Monarcha Marcet from Adventure in Building, Inc. Monarcha will discuss “Ease of Use” in residential planning and renovation.

Also at June’s meeting, Lowe’s Home Improvement of Clermont will have a display table of easy home renovation items.

Join us at Town Hall 851 Celebration Avenue from 11:30am-1:00pm for lunch (cost is $5 per person at the door).

Please RSVP by calling the Celebration Foundation office at 407-566-1234.

Summer Breakout Begins

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Our annual Celebration summer camp will begin Monday, June 8, providing daily care for children ages 6-12, with exciting and interactive activities for all.

Parents/ guardians may sign-up their children for a variety of weeks, paying for one at a time or all up front.

More information on this summer’s scheduled field trips and information will be coming shortly!

Food Truck Friday

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When: on the second Friday of each month from 5- 9 p.m.

Where: at Celebration Town Hall parking lot, 851 Celebration Ave

During the free event, residents and guests can enjoy more than a dozen of the best food trucks in Central Florida who will come together and provide delicious eats! Enjoy great music, children-friendly activities, and family fun!

If your family has a hard time deciding on what to eat because everyone wants something different, this is the perfect choice for dinner! Everyone gets to choose what type of food they want… and it is a tough decision! Stop by on the second Friday of each month from 5- 9 p.m. at Celebration Town Hall parking lot, 851 Celebration Ave.

**Although tables and chairs are provided, it is recommended that you bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, since this is a popular event and seating is limited.

May’s list of gourmet food trucks (schedule may change without warning): Kona Dog, Bellyfull Food Truck, Chillin N Grillin, Curbside Chef, Dixieland Diner, It’s All Greek to Me, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, Ole Aioli, Tastebuds, Tallulah’s by the Sea, The Pastami Project and CupKay’s Cakery. See you there!!

Art & Wine Stroll May 2015

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When: Saturday, May 2,  5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Market Street

Free event to all. 50 artists, live music, and wine! Come on down and check out the wide array of jewelry, paintings, drawings, crafts and more while sipping on some nice wine and moving to the grooves of the Grimes Alley.

Enjoy walking the brick-lined streets of Celebration Town Center and spend time with family and friends.

Celebration’s downtown is a traditional retail and business district modeled after those found in small American towns. Retail shops, restaurants, a town hall, a post office, and offices  are among the downtown businesses. Many of these buildings are situated along a wide promenade circling a lake.

Celebration Foundations Mardi Gras Brass Concert

ID-10011893You don’t want to miss out on the fun this March as we celebrate Mardi Gras. Celebration Foundation presents a series of Brass bands playing at different locations across Celebration. Join us for some great classic big band hits! Concerts will be held at the Community Presbyterian Church at 7:30pm staring March 7. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Brass Band of Central Florida 
Saturday March 7th, 7:30pm
Community Presbyterian Church
511 Celebration Avenue


Steep Canyon Rangers 
Grammy Award Winning Bluegrass Band! One of the best in the nation!
Saturday March 28th, 7:30pm
Community Presbyterian Church
511 Celebration Avenue

Tickets: $25 for adults, $10 for students!
Tickets available at the Celebration Foundation office, Imagination Realty or Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebration … 5?aff=eac2



Exciting Events Planned for Thriving in Place!
Click below for more information:

Lunch & Learn April 8 - Functional Independence Training

Volunteer Orientation Training – Sign up below.

Meeting #1 Tuesday March 31, 2015
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer- … 5915896876

Meeting #2 Thursday April 2, 2015
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer- … 5915965080

Save the Date - Tuesday, April 14 Meeting with Big Rock Partners regarding planned Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Unit on Celebration Blvd. Watch for more information. 

Community Survey results from December Town Hall meeting -
http://www.thrivinginplace.org/community-survey.html


Mardi Gras Party with a Purpose was a Great Success! 
Photos from the Evening posted on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/the.celebration.foundation


Celebration Foundation – 610 Sycamore Street, Suite 110 Celebration, FL 34747
407-566-1234
www.thecelebrationfoundation.org

Celebration Half Marathon

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  • Race day begins at 7am on Sunday, January 25, 2015
  • Packet pick-up will be available Friday evening (5-8pm), Saturday (10am-6pm), and race morning (5:30-6:30am)
  • Expo will be held Friday 5pm-8pm and Saturday (10am-6pm)

Visit http://www.CelebrationMarathon.com  to register

The Top Ten Reasons to Run the Town of Celebration Marathon & Half Marathon:

  • The Course – Run through one of America’s prettiest neighborhoods (as selected by Forbes Magazine) on what may be the flattest course you will ever run!  The course is now certified with USATF, so it is a Boston qualifier.
  • The Shirts & Medals – New for 2015!  Tech shirts by Raw Threads featuring innovative bamboo technology and really cool medals for all finishers.
  • Post Race – We know any great race is enhanced when the post race goes beyond “here’s your bagel and banana”.  Our post race will feature food and beverages from area restaurants.  And not just for the early finishers, but for all participants.
  • The Cause – Our goal is to raise a minimum of $32,000 in order to fund scholarships for high school seniors across Osceola County.  An all volunteer organization gives us a great chance at meeting this goal… and your participation will make it happen!
  • Low Entry Fee – Race fees can be pretty outrageous.  You’ll find our race fees to be among the lowest around (but the race quality will still be excellent).
  • Smaller is Better – We’ve run the big races, and they are an experience, but we love the smaller races.  Logistics are easier for participants and you will find race organizers are able to give more personal attention  to the racers.
  • Location – The Town of Celebration is located five minutes from Disney World and twenty minutes from the Orlando International Airport with easy highway access.
  • Florida in January – With an average high temperature for the date of 71 degrees and an average low of 48 degrees we have an excellent chance for great running weather.  And for our northern friends, those temps probably look pretty good!
  • Pace Teams – Meeting your race time goal can be a challenge, so we will haveMarathon Pacing there to help make it happen.
  • All the Other Kids Are Doing It – Admit it, you used that excuse a time or two while growing up.  Let’s use it again.  Invite your friends to come along and experience what a great small race is all about.  And don’t forget to like us on Facebook for a chance at a free entry.

Pie Penny Wars

Enjoy some fresh baked pie with your friends and family. Better yet, why not pie-in-the-face someone you know? This year, we are adding a new “slice” to celebrating the heavenly dessert. Who doesn’t love a pie eating contest, “name that pie” blind taste testing contest, pie exchange (applications available at Town Hall), kids activities, and more!

‘Pie in the Face-Penny Wars’ will begin on January 3, 2015, and end on January 23. Jars will be placed in Town Hall with the name and picture of Celebration community leaders (see below). This is your opportunity to see your local police, deputy, school principal, high school coach, executive director and others get a pie in the face. Each person will designate a charity or organization that their “war pennies” will go toward.

Bring your pennies (nickels, dimes, and quarters, too) to Town Hall and place them in the jar of the person you want to see get pied. We will weigh all the jars at our Pie Day event at Lakeside Park.

Pie-me-in-the-Face Participants:

Andy Lang_Small Captain Andy Lang, Osceola County Sheriff’s Department

Charity: Relay For Life

Gloria Niec_Small Gloria Niec, Executive Director, The Celebration Foundation

Charity: The Celebration Foundation

Steve Waring_Small Steve Waring, Executive Director, Celebration Town Hall

Charity: Multiple Sclerosis of Central Florida

Mytron Lisby_Small Mytron Lisby, Celebration K-8 Principal

Charity: Best Buddies (program for ESE students)

Martin Brown_Small Martin Brown, Aquatics Manager, Celebration Town Hall

Charity: SPCA

Chris Lavoie_Small Chris Lavoie, Celebration High School Athletic Director

Charity: Celebration High School Athletics Department Programs

Jerry Weiland_Small Jerry Weiland, Osceola County Sheriff Office

Charity: Special Olympics of Osceola County