Happy Friday everyone! Whether you want to get outside or stay in, plenty to keep you busy this weekend.
If you're a fan of Disney, the Phillips Center is host to "Around the World with Disney" tonight. The Gainesville Orchestra is presenting the show which is a celebration of the great musical scores from the films of Disney. From "Beauty and the Beast" to "The Lion King" and others, you'll get to hear many of your favorites. The show starts at 7:30 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. The Harn Museum will be open prior to the performance as part of the celebration. Website
While we're on a musical note, the University of Florida Auditorium is hosting “Spirit of America, A Salute in Song”. The Gainesville Civic Chorus, with the Gainesville Barbergators, is hosting the event to honor our nation's veterans. Part of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation. The event is 7:30 Saturday evening at the UF Auditorium. Website
East of Gainesville on the east side of Newnans Lake, the community of Windsor will be hopping Saturday. The town is hosting the annual Windsor Zucchini Festival. If you like zucchini, this is the place for you. There'll be the cook-a-zuke and other zucchini centered contests. There'll be plenty of food and music...and you don't want to miss the Duke of Zuke and Zuqueenie pageant. The festival runs from 9 to 5 Saturday in Windsor which is 7 miles east of Gainesville on County Road 234 between State Roads 20 and 26. Website
In Ocala you and mom can celebrate Mothers Day with some music. Fine Arts for Ocala is presenting “Symphony Under the Stars” on Sunday. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing amongst the oak trees at the Ocala Golf Club. Feel free to bring your blanket, a flash light and snacks... but food and drinks will be available. Gates open at 6 pm... while the concert starts at 7.
The Ocala Golf Club is at 3130 East Silver Springs Boulevard. Website
Lots of Gator sports this weekend.... including baseball taking on Auburn. Tonight at 7 at McKethan Stadium you can get 4 general admission tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 sodas for 20 bucks. Not bad! Website
Enjoy your weekend!