Author: Sharon Fletcher Jones

March 08, 2018

“Women who behave rarely make history.” So said Rosa Parks who is credited with igniting the civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat on a bus ride home after a long day of work.

Orlando continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with special exhibits of women by women in the City Hall’s Rotunda, at the Orlando Museum of Art, The Menello Museum of American Art, and others. Please visit , and for more information.

Get ready for a rousing prelude to Carnival as Saturday, March 17th marks the opening of the Orlando Caribbean Festival-Spring Break 2018 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Amphitheater. This year’s festival features recording artist Wyclef Jean (formerly of the Fugees). This annual festival is filled with all the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the Caribbean diaspora. Come see the colorful costumes, join the parades, and dance to the music. For tickets and more information about transportation and lodging go to

Want to try something different but not too? Make your way to the Fun Spot America Theme Park in Orlando near International Drive. The family-owned amusement venue is conveniently located within walking distance of great outlet shopping. This attraction includes roller coasters, kiddie rides, bumper cars, go-karts and arcade games and stays open until midnight. Ticket prices are considerably less than other area theme parks and all-day passes are available. There is something to do for everyone at Fun Spot America. Experience Orlando’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Coaster. Available on select seats, riders can put on a virtual reality headset and have an out- of- this- world experience. Use the headset to fight robots while soaring on this family friendly, inverted roller coaster.  The Fun Spot mission is to celebrate people, create fun and help families make memories. Try Fun Spot America and have your #BestDayEver.


About the author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista. The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on. Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


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