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Holiday Hijinks at Rollins Fred Stone Theater with Sleigh!

by Kelly Green

post office TerrenceWant to the find the “happy” in “Happy Holidays”? Look no further than PB&J Theatre Factory’s Sleigh. Presented by the Rollins College Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Sleigh runs for one week (December 17-21) at the Fred Stone Theatre on the Rollins College campus.

Set in the quiet mountain town of Sugar Falls, scenes of the season come to life, from picking out the perfect tree to holiday air travel. And by quiet, I mean… quiet! There are no spoken words in this play (with the exception of an occasional “gingerbread”). Don’t worry, though. There are plenty of silly sounds and accompanying pratfalls that will “speak” volumes. You’ll also hear lots of laughter!

Our family has enjoyed their seasonal silliness many times. It’s a holiday tradition that’s woven its way into our history, as we reenact scenes while baking cookies, or visiting the post office, hearing the music of The Nutcracker, or pulling out an airline boarding pass… giggling the whole time!

nutcrackerIf you need a break from the chaos of the season, or if you just want to enjoy a night of smiles and festive fun that’s appropriate for the whole family, Sleigh will fill the bill. Not to mention filling you with good cheer.

Brandon Roberts, Becky Eck, Terrence Yip, Chelsea Hiland, Anthony Smith

Show Time
Nightly at 8 pm, Dec. 17, 18, 19, 20, 22;

Matinees at 2 pm, Dec. 20, 21

$20 for general admission, $15 for children 12 and under

All seats $15 on Dec. 17 and 22

Box Office
Tickets can be purchased at the door (if available), or reserved in advance at www.pbjtickets.com or by calling 407‐574‐5794.

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Rollins CFAMily Day August 8

Rollins Family Days Museum of Fine Arts

Rollins Cornell Fine Arts Museum will hold a free event for kids and their parents Friday, August 8. The second in their summer RollinsFamDayfamily free days, CFAMily Day will include Hands-on Art Activities, Docent-led Tours, Scavenger Hunt Competitions and Individual Free Sketching.

Limited parking is available next to the museum.  Free parking in the SunTrust parking garage on Lyman Avenue with museum validation. 
Email cfameducation@rollins.edu for more information.

Heart of Florida United Way to Host FREE Screening of Freedom Writers

Rollins College will host a free screening of Freedom Writers starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, on Monday, February 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

In the spirit of Heart of Florida United Way’s Women’s Leadership Luncheon, which will feature New York Times best-selling author, Erin Gruwell as the keynote speaker, Rollins College will host a free screening of Freedom Writers. Based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary, the film, starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, tells the story of educator Erin Gruwell and her extraordinary experience with 150 high school students who were written off by the education system.

Rollins College, Bush Auditorium, 1000 Holt Avenue, Orlando, Fla. 32789Gruwell Bookcover Freedom Writers

Parking tickets from the SunTrust garage will be validated

(Free and open to the public. To register, email Womensleadership@HFUW.org)

The screening coincides with the Heart of Florida United Way’s focus on education and the 7th Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon, hosted by the Women’s Leadership Council. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at the Rosen Centre Hotel.

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL: By combining the power of philanthropy, volunteerism and awareness, the United Way Women’s Leadership Council is addressing critical problems that disproportionately affect women and children in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, primarily focusing on education.

Chaired by Karen Dee, president of the Florida and Mid-South Regions for Fifth Third Bank, and Vice-Chair Pat Engfer, area vice president and general manager for Hyatt Regency, Grand Cypress, the Council is guided by a steering committee of approximately 30 influential and compassionate women who invest their time and resources to make a difference.

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is Central Florida’s most comprehensive health and human services charity and the largest provider of funds to the region’s most critical health and human service programs. Last year it raised and managed $24.5 million throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. HFUW is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, health and safety.  It also operates United Way 2-1-1, Central Florida’s community crisis and suicide hotline and information and referral helpline; a Volunteer Resource Center; a Gifts In Kind Center; a Stewardship program that works with agencies to provide emergency assistance; and the Ryan White Part B program, which administers more than $2 million to provide HIV/AIDS services and referrals.  HFUW impacts more people annually than any charity operating in the tri-county area and partners with local businesses, government, other charities and individuals to increase awareness of local health and human service issues and to inspire hope, provide options and create possibilities for people in need. In 2012, HFUW was awarded Charity Navigator’s highest “Four-Star Rating” for exceeding industry standards in fiscal management and outperforming other charities in its area of focus.