Author:  Sharon Fletcher Jones

March 15, 2018


Spring is sprung! The flowers are blooming and the leaves have all turned green. The birds are singing and it’s time to get out and get your walk on!

Beautiful Lake Eola Park in the heart of the city is the starting point for some of the best foot races, charity walks, and walk-a-thons. It’s also a great place to walk off the pressures of a long workday with a loved one.

As the end of Women’s History Month nears, the Orlando Public Library concludes its celebration of the achievements and contributions of women with the showing of the movie Akeelah and the Bee in the Albertson Room.

Make plans to join the parade at Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando. It’s Florida’s biggest party of the year. Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival is a favorite for those of us who occasionally want to stop and smell the roses.

Silver Spurs Rodeo has been billed as the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi River for over twenty years. It’s the perfect event for the rhinestone cowboy (or girl) in you. Whatever your interests may be, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had in Orlando’s sister cities of Kissimmee, St. Cloud and Celebration.

Off the beaten path yet centrally located between Orlando and Tampa is Bok Tower Gardens. At a little less than 45 minutes from downtown Orlando you’ll find this beautiful historic landmark. Open 365 days a year, the gardens are a must-see. Its architecture and scenery, including The Singing Tower, provide the ideal backdrops for family outings and café dining. Bok Tower Gardens is the perfect venue for weddings and receptions, bird watching, geocaching and trail hiking and is open through March 31st from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Take I-4 to Lake Wales to experience this uniquely breathtaking setting.

For those who might prefer to spend time exploring technical fields rather than fields of flowers, a hands-on technical training workshop and panel discussion will be provided by the Women in Defense National Security Organization on March 29th. Check out for location and other details.


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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