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A Stages Theatre Production in collaboration with Theatre Downtown
Enjoy heartwarming melodies from Porgy and Bess, The Color Purple, The Wiz and more! Don’t miss our Spectacular medley from The Lion King sponsored by IBEX Puppetry!! Fun for the whole family! Robert Hungerford Preparatory High School Gymnasium, 100 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville, FL 32751 Tickets: General Admission (Adults): $5, Children (under 17): $3, Seniors (55+): $3 Saturday, Feb. 2: 10 A.M. & 1 P.M.; Sunday, Feb. 3: 3P.M.
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Make-and-Take Tent: Elementary and Middle School Children will be led in Curriculum-based arts and crafts activities at the Outdoor Festival of the Arts. Participants will take their completed projects with them.
Make-and-Take Tent
Fri, February 1, 2013, 9:00 AM

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Free for children 17 and younger. Adults will gain entry with a cash donation to the Festival.

The Outdoor Festival of the Arts, features children’s programming, such as the ZORA! Literacy Initiative and performances by Heather Henson’s IBEX puppets. Master artist Charles Bibbs will be our Guest Artist In Residence in the Fine Art Lane. Don’t miss the “Fabulous Foods Demonstrations” by Celebrity Chef Marvin Woods; the food trucks, the Center Stage with local, regional and international acts, the Marketplace; the Health Village, the Caribbean Village and much, much more. 227 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville FL, 32751. 
Outdoor Festival of the Arts
Fri, February 1, 2013, 9:00 AM
227 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville FL, 32751

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Project Row Houses: Artists Activists as Agents of Community Preservation. Rick Lowe, Independent Artist, Houston
Day 7 - Friday, Feb. 1: Education Day: Programming for High School Students and Beyond
Mon, January 21, 2013, 7:00 PM
St. Lawrence A.M.E. Church 549 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville

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An Appeal to Those Who Value ZORA! Festival


Your Investment Will Help Us to Continue the Legacy


Every year, since 1990, the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.) has presented the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA! Festival) in Eatonville, Florida, our nation’s oldest incorporated African American municipality.

P.E.C. was established in 1987 in response to a “road improvement project” which would have destroyed the historic Eatonville community. Because of P.E.C.’s persistence, East Kennedy Boulevard remains a small, 2-lane street today instead of the proposed 5-lane thoroughfare which would have gutted the town. ZORA! Festival is the direct result of P.E.C.’s effort to ensure that the historic Eatonville community assumes its rightful place in the telling of our nation’s saga and the international recognition of Zora Neale Hurston as the town’s most renowned daughter.

ZORA! Festival is a wonderful multi-day, multi-disciplinary event which has demonstrated its broad appeal to young and old, “rich and poor,” and to all members of the human family worldwide. During the last week in January, thousands upon thousands visit Eatonville (10 miles north of Downtown Orlando) to celebrate the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston; to celebrate her hometown Eatonville for its historic significance; and to celebrate the cultural contributions people of African ancestry have made to the United States and to world culture.

In terms of management, historically, ZORA! Festival either “broke even;” or, as in the decades of the 1990’s, the event made some profit. However, with the Great Recession of 2008 and the subsequent years of a “Free and open to the Public” admission policy, Festival has incurred debt.

Consequently, for the first time since the P.E.C. began competing for tourist development tax grant dollars (2002), ZORA! Festival 2013 was not recommended for funding. However, on October 16 (2012), in a first-ever, one-time exception, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, in a 6-1 vote, allocated the $150,000, $1-for-$1 cash match grant to P.E.C.as long as our organization was able to meet certain stipulations. On December 10 (2012), we successfully completed the process of a vigorous fiscal and administrative plan review of ZORA! Festival 2013.

Why have we shared this information with you? Because one of the stipulations we must satisfy is to make a report in April (2013) which addresses how well our organization has been able to expand its funding base; and to demonstrate a “broad public endorsement” of ZORA! Festival by documenting the individual financial investments we receive during “the Festival cycle,” i.e., November 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013.

Please think about what you are able to invest/donate/contribute to help to sustain ZORA! Festival for our grandchildren’s grandchildren.
Thank you for your consideration. Onward!
Sincerely,
N. Y. Nathiri
Director of Multidisciplinary Programs
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The Caribbean American Passport Caribbean Village is a celebration of the sights, sounds, color and culture of the Caribbean. Artists, performers and chefs will create a three-day multi-cultural Caribbean Experience that will awaken the senses through the sounds, smells and taste of the Caribbean. Friday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 3. (9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Saturday, and 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday). Admission free for children ages 17 and younger. Adults will be able to enter the Outdoor Festival of the Arts with a cash donation to the Festival.
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Day 7 - Friday, Feb. 1: “Discovery Health: Investigating the Cardiovascular System.” Presented by the Orlando Science Center and made possible from the support of the Walmart Foundation.

Explore physiology concepts utilizing Vernier Probeware. Learn to measure heart rate, analyze the effects of physical activity on the heart, understand the function of muscles, and even perform a real chicken heart dissection! This 60-minute session introduces physiology and body systems, while integrating health science curricula and health care pathways.
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ZORA! Literacy Initiative: While supplies last, the ZORA! Festival will distribute free age-appropriate books to children and youth ranging from toddlers up to Grade 12.
Educational Programming on Friday, Feb. 1.
Fri, February 1, 2013, 9:00 AM

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A stroll through the Pavilion will provide visitors with the opportunity to observe and interact with “tradition-bearers” preserving the community heritage. Every hour, tradition bearers” from Eatonville, Haiti, Cuba, Trinidad and The Bahamas will exhibit a wide range of activities including storytelling, craft demonstrations and performances. Friday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 3 (9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Friday, 9 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Saturday, and 11:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Sunday). Free for children 17 and younger. Adults will gain entry with a cash donation to the Festival.
African Diaspora Pavilion
Fri, February 1, 2013, 9:00 AM

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Open Forum: A Conversation about Community: Traditions, Opportunities & Challenges. New moderator to be identified.
Day 7 - Friday, Feb. 1: Education Day: Programming for High School Students and Beyond
Fri, February 1, 2013, 3:00 PM
t. Lawrence A.M.E. Church 549 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville

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