Did someone say chocolate? Here's a quick look at what's happening this week at Central Florida theme parks and attractions:
+ There are two servings of chocolate programs this Saturday at the Orange County Regional History Center. Food writer and historian Francine Segan will lead "Chocolate 101: History and Tasting," a family-friendly event that deals with the New World origins of the sweet stuff through Casanova's role through how the treat is made today. The program begins at 1 p.m., and it's $10 admission ($6 for ages 12 and younger). It gets more mature after dark with "Aphrodisiacs: Myth or Reality" at 7 p.m. Segan will explore the stories of oysters, truffles, caviar, rhinoceros horns and frog saliva. Admission is $30 ($40 for two people). Space is limited. Call 407-836-7010 for reservations. Go to www.thehistorycenter.org for more information. (Continuing at the history center: "The Serious Art of Make-Believe" and "Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente.")
+ Saturday is the final day of the Just for Kids festival at SeaWorld Orlando. The guest act for the day is Choo Choo Soul, with performances at 11 a.m., 2 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is included in regular admission, although you must secure an admission ticket from the Nautilus Theater. Ticket distribution begins there at 9 a.m. Other Just for Kids events include Shamu's Party Zone and the "Elmo and Abby's Treasure Hunt" stage show. More info: www.SeaWorldOrlando.com.
+ Thursday marks the debut of Iceploration, an ice show that virtually travels the world at Busch Gardens in Tampa. It will be performed multiple times daily. Also at Busch Gardens, the Real Music concert series continues with Tony Orlando. He'll tie that yellow ribbon Wednesday through Saturday, with show times at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. More info: www.BuschGardens.com/bgt.