Thursday, December 30, 2010

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Special Holiday Building Workshop for Kids at Home Depot
January 1, 2011

11 am until 2 pm

Come build a battery organizer.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pix and Popcorn at the Bartow Library

Pix and Popcorn at the Bartow Library

Saturdays at 2:30 pm
Movie is free and refreshments are available at a nominal charge.

Jan. 15: The Legend of the Guardians
Jan. 22: Despicable Me
Jan. 29: Salt

Bartow Public Library January events


6-8 year olds

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm (January 4-February 22)

3-5 year olds

Wednesdays 10 am -10:45 am (January 5-February 23)

Book Babies (Birth-2 years old)

Thursdays 10 am-10:30 am or 11 am-11:30 am (January 6-24)

Paws to Read Program

Read to therapy dogs on Saturday, January 22 from 10 to 11 am and receive stickers and a free book.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to ToysRus

Saturday, December 4th
12-3 pm

  • Bring your camera and take pics with Santa and Geoffrey.
  • Enjoy story time and decorate your own gingerbread cookie.
  • Receive free giveaways.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lowes Build and Grow Clinics in December

Lowes Build and Grow Clinics in December

Train Caboose: Saturday 12/04/2010

You don't want to miss this clinic! This is part one of a three part Train kit! Come back each weekend in December to build a new piece of the Train!

Passenger Car: Saturday 12/11/2010
This is part two of the 3-piece train set! Bring your child to Lowe's and they can build the Passenger Car! Come back for the next clinic to complete the Train

Michaels Holiday crafts events

Michaels Holiday crafts events

Craft some holiday magic.
FREE Family event
Finger Knit Scarf
Saturday, December 4, 2010
10 am until 11 am

Reindeer Ornament
Saturday, December 4, 2010
11 am until noon

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday events in Lakeland



Holiday Walkabout

On Tuesday, November 30th, the Annual Holiday Walkabout will take place in Downtown Lakeland. If you want a gift that doesn’t say I was mass produced in a department store, then shopping in Downtown Lakeland is for you. Stores and restaurants will be open from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. While you’re there, you can play reindeer games, participate in a toy walk and hang out with the Grinch. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a kiddie train ride and pony rides will be available for little elves. Free parking will be available at the main street garage. The public parking entrance is located on Cedar St. The Bay Street entrance is also open and can be accessed from Tennessee Ave.

Christmas Parade

On Thursday, December 2nd the 30th Annual Christmas Parade will kick off at 7:00 p.m. with a fantastic fireworks display over Lake Mirror. The theme of this year’s parade is Christmas Stories. Over 100 organizations will be participating in this year’s event. The parade will leave the Lakeland Center and make its way down Lemon Street twisting and turning through Downtown Lakeland. Streets along the parade route will begin closing at 5:30 p.m. Additional parking will be available after 5:00 p.m. in the Downtown parking garages and parking lots. So get your seat early and keep an eye out for the “Big Guy” at the end.

First Friday

On December 3rd “Holiday Happenings” First Friday takes place as Downtown Lakeland stays open late for holiday shopping and cheer. Enjoy the yuletide spirit during this event. There will be photo opportunities with Santa as well as holiday music and entertainment by Lawton Chiles Middle School and Carlton Palmore Elementary. There will also be several Christmas Parade floats on display! Visit for more information for this event and the Holiday Walkabout.


On Saturday December 4th, snow will fall in Lakeland as the 30th Annual Snowfest kicks off at Lake Mirror from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This year’s event will feature the traditional snow mountain along with an exciting snow slide, a visit from Santa Claus, children’s entertainment, inflatables and food vendors will complete the day. Price for admission to Snow Mountain or the snow slide will be a canned food item or a $1.00 donation. Admission to the inflatables will be $1.00. All canned food items will be donated to the Polk County Senior Orphans.

Sunflower Preschool Playground

In conjunction with this year’s Snowfest the new Sunflower Preschool Playground will open its gates for the first time. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. The new park is designed for children 3 -5 years old and features age appropriate equipment that provides maximum early childhood developmental and play opportunities.

Santa’s Calling

What holiday season would be complete without a call from Santa Claus? Special arrangements have been made this year for Santa to phone local children from his workshop. Santa and his long distance operators will be calling elementary school children on Tuesday, December 7th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. To ensure your child doesn’t miss out on this exciting opportunity you must complete a Santa’s Calling form. Forms can be obtained online at or picked up at any of the following facilities: Kelly Recreation Complex at 404 Imperial Blvd., Simpson Park at 1725 MLK Jr. Avenue or at City Hall located at 228 S Massachusetts Ave.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

FREE Kids admission to MOSI

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI in Tampa) is offering a “Feeding America” promotion: FREE child’s admission with a donation of (3) non-perishable items. (excludes special engagement exhibitions and films) Lasts through Monday 11/22. Go HERE to check out what MOSI has to offer! Call (813) 987-6100 for ticket prices.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Free Santa Bandz At Bass Pro Shops

Head over to Bass Pro Shop any Tues, Wed or Thurs between 11/9 and 12/24 and visit Santa’s wonderland and the first 150 kids will get free Santa Bandz. Collect them all!! Each week they will give out a different shape.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bartow Halloween, October 28th

For the 68th time in as many years, Bartow's Crickette Club is staging its annual Halloween parade and carnival to herald the season of ghosts and goblins.

The parade will begin Thursday at 4 p.m. at East Main Street and South First Avenue, snaking through downtown Bartow and south to Mosaic Park at the Bartow Civic Center.

There, the club's annual carnival will feature a cornucopia of amusement rides, games, food and live entertainment. The women of the Crickette Club began hosting the event to raise funds for its philanthropy programs, including its support of the local Girl Scouts.

The parade will feature marching bands, military units, political candidates and floats decorated by schools, churches and area businesses. The parade route moves west along East Main Street to Broadway Avenue, then south to Mosaic Park.

Bartow police will begin closing those roads at about 3:50 p.m., and detours will be marked. The carnival begins about 5 p.m. after the parade and continues until about 9:30 p.m.

Admission is free, and tickets for the rides and games will be available at the carnival. Food vendors will be on hand as well, and the club will host a costume contest during the carnival.

Free Legoland Ticket

This quarter's Lego Catalog has a coupon for a free child's admission to Legoland and it includes the new Legoland in Winter Haven, FL that is not completed yet. The coupon is good until December 2011 and the new park is scheduled to open in the fall of 2011 so if you can keep your coupon until next year it is a good deal!!! It is a savings of $55!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Trick or treating at Publix

Get ready for Monstrous Fun

Never fear, the goodies are here!
Join us for a safe trick or treating event.
Saturday, October 30th, 4-7 pm.
At Publix

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Kids 12 and under get free scary face pancakes on Friday October 29th at IHOP

Kids 12 and under get free scary face pancakes on Friday October 29th at IHOP

Now through October 31, it's Trick or Treat All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes at IHOP! two of our fluffy buttermilk pancakes served with all your favorites and starting at just $4.99. Then we'll bring you more pancakes, three at at time, until you've had your fill! At participating locations for a limited time only. Visit for more information.

Trunk or treat at First United Methodist Church in Lakeland

Trunk or Treat
Halloween Spooktacular

Join us on Halloween Night, Sun, Oct 31 from 5-7pm for our "Annual Trunk-or-Treat and Halloween Spooktacular." We'll have Trunk or Treating sponsored by the youth as well as a bounce party on the front lawn. The youth band and members of the eleven20 band will provide music. Hotdogs, popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy in addition to rows and rows of car trunks filled with candy! Make plans bring your friends and join the fun.

First United Methodist Church on Lake Morton in Lakeland

Glazer Children's Museum Halloween activity

Join us for a safe and fun Halloween event for the whole family!!

Sunday, Oct. 31st
6-7:30 pm
FREE for Kids

$8 for Adults that are members; $12 for non members


Costume Guidelines
For the safety and comfort of all of our guests, please adhere to the following:

1) Children may wear costumes with masks during the Halloween parade, to be held on the second floor of the museum. Otherwise, for their well-being, please have your child remove their mask while in the museum.

2) Adults will not be permitted with masks. Face makeup is encouraged.

3) Please ensure that ALL costumes, for adults and children alike, are family appropriate. Please refrain from gory, scary or sultry in any way.

Thank you!
We appreciate your support.
Guests like you make doing business a real pleasure!

Alan G Mock

Manager of Marketing & Communications

Glazer Children's Museum

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lakeland Fire House Open House

Lakeland Fire House Open House
Saturday, October 9th
10 am until 2 pm
Demonstrations, station tours, equipment displays, and fire safety information.
10 am until 2 pm

Lakeland Fire Department
701 E. Main Street

FREE admission and refreshments

834-8219 for more info.

Pics on the Promenade

Pics on the Promenade
Dusk on Friday, October 8th
Lakeland, Lake Mirror

Free Admission
Featuring: "Hook"
Fall festival and food prior to the movie

Lowes Build and Grow 10/9/10

Come build a fun house mirror.

Halloween is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe's and they can build this cool Fun House Mirror!
Saturday, 10/9/10 at 10 am

Kindermusik Pumpkin Party

3rd Annual Pumpkin Party !!!

A Family Event suitable for ages 1 - 7 yrs. (or even older children & grandparents)

We have stories, songs, lap bounces, finger plays, games, and crafts all focused on our favorite icon of Fall: PUMPKINS !!!

When: October 16th 10:45 am.

Where: In Tune Studios

Cost: $15 for the first child, + $5 for each extra child participating in crafts, etc.

Got something pumpkin-y to wear ? Let's see it ! (although this is not required.)

Bring home a small pumpkin, a pumpkin craft, and a Sharing Sheet full of songs and activities to continue the fun at home.

It's been such a big hit for the past two years, I just HAVE to do it again !!! I'm even adding fun NEW activities this year.

Families can enroll online, or contact Debbie

Friday, October 1, 2010

Family Fun Workshop

Family Fun Workshop at Polk Museum of Art
Saturday, Oct. 2nd
10:30 am
Theme: symmetry sculptures


Local events October 1 and 2nd

  • Children's October Fest; Trinity Life Church-West Memorial Blvd. (Games and food for children through age 11. Bouncy houses, rock climbing, prizes, exhibits, and more.) 9 am until noon; Cost: $3 donation, Call 687-1942 for more info.
  • Children and Youth Fall Festival in Dundee; Dundee United Methodist Church-219 East Merrill Ave. (Dunk tank, bobbing for apples, spin art, face painting and more) 10 am until 2 pm; Cost: Game tickets five for $1 and lunch $3, Call 439-3025 for more info.
  • Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival, Saturday, October 2, 2010 9 am until 3 pm. South Kentucky Ave. Downtown Lakeland. Lakeland Christina Rotary club will be distributing free children's books!

sweepstakes from Munchkin; chance to win Housecleaning for a year!!

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Earlier this week, we released the news that a recent survey performed by an independent testing firm found that moms prefer our Arm & Hammer™ Diaper Pail 2-to-1 over the Diaper Genie® II*, based on overall performance, ease of use, and odor control. The full story can be read here.

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To celebrate our survey results, we have launched a contest called “That Stinks! But the Arm & Hammer™ Diaper Pail by Munchkin doesn’t!” You can “Like” us on and/or follow us at for a chance to win fun prizes every Monday and Friday, or even enter to win a year’s worth of free housecleaning!


Your Friends at Munchkin

*From an in-home study of 100 moms; “Diaper Genie II” is a registered trademark of Playtex Products, LLC, which is not affiliated with Munchkin, Inc.

Home Depot Kids' Building workshops

Come build a Fireboat

Home Depot
Saturday, October 2nd
9 am until noon.
These workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Toys R Us Party!!

You're invited to Geoffrey's birthday party at Toys R Us!

Saturday, September 25th
noon-3 pm
Fun parades!
Great activities!
Free giveaways!

Michaels The Knack Free Family event

Michaels The Knack Free Family event

American Girl

Make everything you'll need to throw a doll-sized party that is full of girl sized fun!
Ages 8 and up welcome.

Saturday, September 25th
10 am until 2 pm
while supplies last.

Lakeland Community Theatre Presents James and the Giant Peach

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH by Roald Dahl, Adapted by David Wood
Join James Trotter on a magical journey in this much loved tale as he escapes from his wicked aunts and sails the ocean with his friends Grasshopper, Ladybird, Miss Spider, Earthworm and Centipede. Learn how the magical peach ends up in New York and if they all live happily ever after.
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October 7:30PM
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October 2PM
Tickets $9 Adults, $7 Children 18 & Under
Available at 863 603 7529 or online
School Daytime Performances also available Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 October 8:45 and 10:30AM - Call for information, these performances are filling up fast!

Lakeland Community Theatre Halloween events


At Lakeland Community Theatre October 29-31 7-11pm

Family Friendly Trick or Treat Saturday Oct 30 4-7pmPumpkin
Tour the scary haunted sanatorium with our expert guides - you will not guess what spooky and crazy things you will see! Come and scare the beejeezus out of yourself right in downtown Lakeland !! Will you dare to visit a second time????
Visit for the full story behind the SANATORIUM....
Tickets on sale October 5 at Lakeland Community Theatre 863 603 7529
or at 646 3813 - The Fantasy Factory, 4620 S. Fl Ave #105
Tickets $5 prior to 10/29 $6 at the door

Friday, September 17, 2010

Celebrate Nickelodeon's 7th Annual Worldwide Day of Play

September 25th from noon until 3 pm all Nick channels will go dark as a way to encourage kids to tun off TVs, shut down computers, abandon cell phones and get outside.
Log on to and enter your zip code to find outdoor events near you.

SunnyD Book Spree

Just collect SunnyD labels. When your child's class sends in 20 SunnyD labels, SunnyD will donate 20 free books to them.
GO to for more info.

Begins 8/23/10 ends 11/30/10.
All submissions require entry form. Labels must include UPC.
Teacher submissions only.

A frugal way to get something new to read.

Send them your old volumes and pick some new used ones to take their place. You only pay shipping, and can even create a wish list to be notified when a title you want is in stock.
Registration is FREE.

Water, Wings and Wild Things!!

Mark your calendars!!

Water, Wings, and Wild Things annual nature festival at Circle B Bar Reserve is scheduled for October 3oth.
This is one of my families favorite community activities!

Lots of animal experiences, nature booths and craft activities and the majority is FREE!!

More details to come!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Polk Museum of Art Family Day

Polk Museum of Art Family Day
Going Global

Saturday, September 18th
11 am until 3 pm

Free admission
Free art supplies for kids

Hands on are projects
Live entertainment
adventures for the whole family

Friday, September 10, 2010

Kids's Cooking Class at Maggiano's Italian Restaurant

Kid's Cooking Class
Saturday, September 18, 2010
10:00AM - 11:30AM
$30 per child and one parent eats free!
Additional parents or guests are $15 per person


Looking for a fun activity to keep your child busy?
Join our Chef while he teaches your child how to prepare one of our favorite Italian dishes! Each child will sample and prepare their own dish, receive a Chef's hat and a goody bag to take home.
Best part is, one parent eats free.

Space is limited, please call 813-288-0066 to reserve.

Can't make it this time? The fun will continue all year round...join us each month so your child will be a professional Chef in no time!

Tampa, FL
203 Westshore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Fair for Baby to Be & Up to 3!!

Winter Haven Hospital
A fair for Baby to be and Up to 3!

Join us for some fun and free exhibits, demonstrations, and door prizes. The fair is geared for Pregnancy through Preschool.

Activities include:
  • Free flu shots for children
  • Child ID fingerprinting
  • Fire safety house
  • Story times
  • Bike helmet fitting
  • Music percussion pit
  • Car seat education
  • Breastfeeding advice
Winter Haven Hospital
Regency Center for Women and infants
101 Ave. O, SE
Winter Haven, FL

September 18, 2010
9 am until 1pm

FREE to Public

For more details 863-294-7020

Swannanoa neighborhood Labor Day extravaganza in Lakeland

Popcorn, Snow cones, food, vendors, entertainment, exhibits, games, bounce house, and more
Noon until 7 pm

Swannanoa neighborhood

Florida Residents get into the Florida Aquarium for Kids' rates

Florida Residents get into the Florida Aquarium for Kids' rates
September 1-October 31, 2010
Proof of residency is required at time of purchase

Great Trade In at Babies R Us and Toys R Us

Limited Time Offer!
August 27-September 19

Bring in any of these used items:
travel system
high chair
play yard
crib toddler bed

Get 25% off any new item from participating brands

No limit; trade in as many items as you want!
Purchased items can be from different categories.
One coupon per trade in.

Teacher Fridays at Michaels

Teacher Fridays
Teachers treat yourself to extra credit on Fridays. Present your educator ID every Friday through September 24th and take an additional 10% off entire purchase including sale items at Michaels.

The Knack Faculty

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Barnes and Noble Storytime

Barnes and Noble Storytime
Join us every Tuesday at 1 pm for Children's story time.
Children of all ages are invited to make fun discoveries in the world of books.

Check your local Barnes and Noble locations for their specific days and times.

Corduroy Bear Costume Character Visit

Corduroy Bear Costume Character Visit
Saturday, September 18th at 4:30 pm

Barnes and Noble bookstore in Brandon, FL

The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about that

The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about that

My boys are really looking forward to this new show coming this fall on PBS. If you are in CA you should check out this Kidsfaire for more kids fun.

America's Family Expo
September 25-26 th
Pleasanton, CA

Friday, September 3, 2010

Kids eat free at Applebees on Labor day

Looking for some place to eat on Labor day? Well Kids eat free at Applebee’s on Labor Day. Call your location just to make sure they are participating before heading there.

On Labor Day, kids can choose one free entrée from the following options on the Kids Menu:

Chicken Fingers
Mini Cheeseburger
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Kraft® Macaroni & Cheese
Fried Shrimp
Hot Dog

The meal also includes a choice of side dish and soft drink or juice.

To take advantage of the Kids Eat Free event, customers must dine in and children should be 10 and under and accompanied by an adult. Each party will receive two (2) free Kids Meal per adult entrée purchase.

Cardboard Boat Challenge and Lakes Festival

Cardboard Boat Challenge and Lakes Festival
Saturday, September 18, 2010
8:30 am until noon
race starts at 10 am

Lake Hollingsworth Boat Ramp

Grandparents ride FREE!

Florida Railroad museum
Bring the kids for an old fashioned train ride.
Grandparents ride free with every paid child ticket
exp. 9/30/10
12210 83 rd Street East
Parrish, FL

Family Fun workshop at the Polk Museum of Art

Family Fun workshop at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland

Saturday, September 4th
10:30 am
Theme is African masks


First Friday in Downtown Lakeland

First Friday

Friday, September 3rd
6-9 pm
Theme is Back to school
Salute to Educators


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baby Week events at Michaels

Baby Week events

Sunday, August 29, 1-3 pm: Baby Room Decor-Make-it Take-it with purchase of clay pots and blocks
Tuesday, August 31, 6-8 pm: Yarn Baby Shower Bag Make-it Take-it with purchase of bag
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 6-8 pm: Welcome Home Paper Bag Book Make-it Take-it with purchase of ribbon
Thursday, Sept. 2, 6-8 pm: Time Capsule Keepsakes Make-it Take-it with purchase of pail
Friday, Sept. 3, 6-8 pm: Welcome Baby Door Decor Make-it Take-it with Purchase of wood plaque and embellishments
Saturday, Sept. 4, 1-3 pm: Big Brother/Big Sister Welcome Home Canvas Make-it Take-it with purchase of canvas

While supplies last.

Kids Eat Free!!

Kids eat free this weekend at IKEA!!

Offer valid Saturday, Sept. 4-Monday, Sept. 6th

Choose any three kids sized items to create a meal.
Kids under 12 only.
$2.49 value.

Pix and Popcorn at the Bartow Library

Come and see films for free and enjoy refreshments for a small charge.
Saturday, 9/4 at 2:30 pm
Furry Vengeance

Bartow Library

Friday, August 20, 2010

Smithsonian Museum Day

September 25th selected museums nationwide will offer free admission!
Visit to print a ticket and see all the cool participants!

Parenting Magazine's First Fit Generation Family Festival

Parenting's First Fit Generation Family Festival
September 18, 2010
Winter Park, FL
Activities include a diaper dash, a kids' run, and an adult 5K walk/run, health screenings, fitness demonstrations, children's music and games, plus lots more festivities, food and fun!
For more details and to register; go to

Friday, August 6, 2010

Child Identification Session

Parents can get video, fingerprint, photos, voice recording and DNA samples of children newborn to 18 years old.
Administered by Florida's 24th District of Free and accepted Masons.
Monday, August 9th
10 am until 4 pm
Held at Family Martial Arts Center
4525 S. Florida Ave.

Dinosaur World August is Double Dino days

Double Dino Days
Visit in August and get a free pass to come back any day in December.

Kids Movie at the Polk Theatre

Saturday, August 7th
at 2 pm
Polk Theatre

Discovery Kids at Circle B Bar Reserve

Discovery Kids-Circle B

Activity and craft while exploring the world of dragonflies. Parents are asked to attend with their children.

Sunday, August 8th
ongoing activity 1-3 pm
Circle B Bar Reserve
Exhibit Hall
Winter Lake Road

Monday, August 2, 2010

Home Depot workshop

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Come and build a School Bus Pencil Organizer.
9am until noon at
Home Depot

First Friday; Downtown Lakeland

Downtown Lakeland

August 6, 2010
6-9 pm
First Friday
Dog Days of Summer
  • Enter or Watch the Pooch Parade!
  • Pet portraits
  • SPCA
  • Dog Rescue Groups
  • Meet the breeds at Munn Park
  • Pet Supply Drive
  • Dog themed activities at retail shops and in Munn Park
  • Police K-9s and more!!

Family Fun Workshop

August 7: Family Fun Workshop
Polk Museum of Art
Pattern and Prints


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dickinson Theatres Last week for summer kids' movies

Admission Tickets $2.50
Movie plays at 10 am and 12:30 pm

August 3-5
Featuring The Tooth Fairy

This is the last week for Free summer movies at Cobb Theatres

Cobb Theatres Free Summer Kids Shows

Summer Movie Fun For All Ages
New Movies Each Week!
Shows start at 10am every
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Doors open at 9:30am.
Same day ticketing only

August 3, 4, 5
Sponge Bob Square Pants (PG)
Ice Age 3 (PG)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Michael's Event this weekend

The Knack Free Family Event: Summer Fun

7/31/2010 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

All US & Canada stores

Go green with Crayola® Black Markers. Make your mark on the environment with Crayola's new eco-friendly markers. Bring the family, join the fun and create something Mother Nature will surely love. The black marker barrel represents items manufactured with recycled plastic and the same superior quality. Ages 4 and up welcome. Powered by Crayola®. While supplies last.

AMF Youth Day

just for signing up!
August 14, 2010
Summer is coming to an end, but the fall fun is just beginning! Bring your kids and learn about the activities and benefits of being a league bowler. Register them for an AMF Fall League and receive 2 FREE GAMES of Bowling, a FREE Hot Dog and a Soda!

to get the fun started
TODAY with an


for up to 6 people.
Good now through
August 9th!

Who may want to join a league yourself!

Always great fun for everyone at
AMF Lakeland Lanes
4111 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland FL 33813

AMF Absolutely More Fun.

Not Your Local AMF Bowling Center? Update your location.

Silly Hat Day at Books a Million

July 31: Silly Hat Day at Books a Million
Saturday, 10 am until 2 pm

July is National Hat Month. Show off your silliest hat, take part in our silliest hat contest and create your own paper hat.

August happenings at the Mulberry library

August 2nd thru 7th is Ocean Commotion Week
8/2 @ 3pm Duct Tape Deluxe for Teens, duct tape beach bag anyone??
8/3 @ 10:30 our sign language class continues
8/4 @ 10:30 Miss Connie from lakeland will be making a special guest for our preschool story time.
8/5 @ 3pm Children going into 1st thru 6th grades can make "Ocean in a bottle"
August 9th thru 13th is Life's a Beach week
8/9 @ 3pm Teens will be making sand candles and construction their own beach bucket list.
8/10 @ 3pm FREE WILLY: ESCAPE FROM PIRATE’S COVE- Beau Bridges, Mike Falkow, Bindi Irwin, Warner Premiere; Directed by Will Geiger, Rated PG; 101 minutes; 2010
8/11@ 10:30 preschool story time: Maverlously cool shades
8/12 @ 3pm Children going into 1st thru 6th grades: Sandcastles, indoors!
8/13 - Island of Adventure Party!- our end of the summer party for all who participated in our summer reading program. Look for you invitation!
Calling all Teens and Tweens, two new programs are coming! Sign up now if you are interested in an afterschool club of Legos or Crocheting.
Looking for something to do? Volunteer! Come make a diffference in your community!

Remember: “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.

- Emilie Buchwald

Cheri Schisler, Director
Mulberry Public Library
103 East Canal Street
Mulberry, FL 33860
863.425.3246, fax 863.425.8818

Monday, July 26, 2010

Last Lakeland Public Library Summer Program is this week

July 30th at 10 am is the last Lakeland Public Library summer program this year!!!!

This program will be at the library meeting room and will be Children's Educational Theater, "Whales, Tails and Fairytales"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Back to school Blast

Back to school blast 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010
10 am until 2 pm

The Lakeland Center
Sikes Hall
701 W. Lime Street
Lakeland, FL

Children Pre-K through 5th grade

  • Free Physicals and Immunizations with Body Mass Index, Dental, Vision, Speech and Hearing screenings
  • Backpack full of school supplies for children (while supplies last)
No pre-registration required.
Register at The Lakeland Center the day of event starting at 7:30 am
For questions, call 863-686-1221 ext. 221

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A fun night to watch the sky!!

27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for.............

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons.
The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.
Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

Youth Day at AMF in Lakeland!!!

FREE BOWLING, FOOD AND FUN, just for signing up!
August 14, 2010
The Kids Bowl Free Program is ending, but the fall fun is just beginning! Bring your kids on YOUTH DAY and register them for an AMF Fall League and receive 2 FREE GAMES of Bowling, a FREE Hot Dog and a Soda!

Leagues are available for Youth and Adult at all skill levels so grab the gang and get in on the action.

Always great fun for everyone at
AMF Lakeland Lanes
4111 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland FL 33813

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Library events in Polk county

Wednesday, July 21st

Bartow Library-Ronald McDonald Magic Show at 2 pm

Larry R. Jackson Branch Library in Lakeland-"Make a Wave through Dance" at 10:30 am "splash again like we did last summer" with New Breed Dance and D.A.N.C.E. school of the arts

Addendum to Free Toy Story 3 on Ice tickets for Backpack offer

The following was in The Lakeland Ledger today and it now states more info. on the deal with the following restrictions.
"Donating a backpack Friday could win you a free ticket to the premiere of "Disney on Ice presents Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3" at the Lakeland Center.

The first 100 people to donate a backpack will receive one ticket voucher for free admittance to the show on Sept. 3. The limit is one voucher per person and 2 vouchers per household.
Free vouchers can be redeemed at the box office where additional tickets can also be purchased.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pottery Barn Free Store Events

Join us for our complimentary decorating classes. Contact your local Pottery Barn for times and to reserve your space.

  • July 25 Decorating with Color and Pattern
  • August 22 The Art of Organizing

TGIF! Teacher Fridays

Teacher Fridays at Michaels!
Teachers, take an additional 15% off entire purchase including sale items.
Present your educator ID every Friday through September 24.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Free Bowling!!

Every day through the end of August kids can bowl one free game at any Brunswick Zone (shoe rental extra).
Check the website for a location near you.

Do you know anyone who could use financial help with car repairs?

Get Help with Car Repair Costs

Helping Rainbow Inc. has received a grant that will let it help 10 Polk County families with children 17 years old or younger with car repair assistance up to $250.
People can visit the website for more info. about the program. This grant opportunity lasts until 10 Polk families have been helped or until August 27, 2010.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Giveaway from Family Fun

Graco is offering a line of travel accessories decorated with Mickey's silhouette.
Family Fun magazine is giving away both the stroller and the Pack 'n Play to one lucky reader. For a chance to win, send an email by August 31, 2010 with your name, address, birth date and phone number to with "Graco Mickey" in the subject line.
One entry per household.

Great Giveaway from Disney and Family Fun

Family Fun magazine and Disney are giving away ten Jessie (from Toy Story) backpacks and lunch totes to their readers. For a chance to win, send an email by August 31, 2010 with your name, address, birth date and phone number to with "Jessie totes" in the subject line.
One entry per household.

Stuff the Bus

Partnering with the Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven, Fantasy of Flight is helping "Stuff the Bus" by collecting school supplies to benefit Polk Education Foundation. The attraction is offering visitors who donate school supply items $5 off full-priced adult general admission for each donation through September 30.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Win Free Gas this Summer

Enter FamilyFun's summer Road Trip Sweepstakes for a chance to win free gas fill-ups and hotel stays.
For complete rules and entry info. visit

Playhouse Disney Character Calls

Barilla Piccolini is pleased to present the opportunity for you to order up some fun for your little one by customizing a special phone call from one of their favorite Mickey Mouse Clubhouse pals!
Simply visit the website, register for free, and tell us when you would like to receive the call. Then, choose from one of 6 themed calls from Mickey, Minnie, Donald or Goofy!

No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years or older.

Toys R Us promotions

  • Save up to 75% on clearance items like all Gym sets, pool and water toys, Dolls and Doll playsets
  • Free lunch box up to $9.99 value when you buy any backpack priced at $12.99 or more
  • Buy 1 get 1 Free all Crayola crayons
  • Buy 1 get 1 free all Crayola markers
  • 20% off all Story Readers and story reader books.

Toys R Us Activity

Learn to play CUPONK!!
Be the first to play this Fun and collectible skill and action game!
Join us, Saturday, July 17th from 12 pm until 4 pm at your local Toys R Us.

Promotion at the Lakeland Center

Free Tickets to Toy Story on Ice from the Lakeland Center
See Details Below:

On July 23 from 4pm-6pm donate a new child's backpack and you will receive one free ticket to Disney on Ice presents Toy Story 3. Limit 2 tickets per person (you may donate 2 backpacks to receive 2 tickets). Supplies are limited. Bring your backpacks to The Lakeland Center Box Office Lobby to receive your tickets. 97 Country will also be on hand with a live remote!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bds Mongolian Grill Specials

Monday: Family Fun Day, Kids Eat FREE
Tuesday: Throwback Tuesdays; 2 can dine for $20.99
Wednesday: Live Music on the Patio; Drink Specials
Thursdays-Saturdays: 15% off entire bill with movie ticket or stub
Sunday: Half price appetizers and drink specials all day

Free American Baby Magazine

American Baby Magazine

Register at to get a free subscription to American Baby magazine, America's most respected helping hand for new and expectant mothers for over 60 years. You can also get weekly developmental email updates and an interactive calendar personalized to your stage of pregnancy or your baby's age. All at, your partner in parenting.

Earth's Best Organic Food Offers with UPCs

Earth's Best Organic Food Freebies with UPCs

Cereal Bowl

This durable, handy bowl is the perfect thing to help your little one learn to eat on his own. To get yours, fill out the Earth's Best Offer Redemption Form and send us 10 Earth's Best UPCs from any Earth's Best Products along with a check or money order for $1.95 (for shipping and handling). Offer good while supplies last.

Click Here for the Redemption Form.

Earth's Best Baby Body Care Travel Pack

Send in register receipts for $15 in purchases for Earth's Best infant foods plus accompanying box tops and jar labels and receive a FREE Earth's Best Baby Body Care Travel Kit. Each kit contains travel sizes of 2-in-1 Shampoo & Body Wash, Extra Rich Therapy Creme, Everyday Lotion, Mineral Based Sunblock SPF30+, and Diaper Relief Ointment. Every product is Hypo-allergenic and developed specifically with baby's sensitive skin in mind.

Click Here for the Redemption Form.

Guess How Much I Love You

This tender story tells a tale of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, who try to measure the immeasurable - their love for each other. To receive Guess How Much I Love You fill out the Earth's Best Offer Redemption Form and send us 12 Earth's Best UPCs from any Earth's Best Products along with a check or money order for $1.95 (for shipping and handling).

Birthday Keepsake Scroll

A time capsule of memories beautifully written on an 11" x 14" scroll featuring unique facts about your child"s birthday, including top news stories, popular songs, trends and more. $11.95 + no UPCs or $8.95 + 15 UPCs (from any Earth's Best Products)

Get your Birthday Keepsake Scroll

To receive your Birthday Keepsake Scroll by mail, simply print out the Earth's Best Offer Redemption Form, provide the necessary information and send with a check or money order payable to Earth's Best for either $11.95 or $8.95 + 15 UPCs (both includes postage and handling) for each scroll ordered. (offer only good for babies born in 1990 or later)

Send To:

Earth's Best Premium Fulfillment
PO Box 49145
Strongsville, OH 44149-0145

To produce your scroll accurately, please write legibly and provide all detailed information requested. Make check payable to Earth's Best, Inc. Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping. Offer available to U.S. residents only.

Friday, July 9, 2010

MOSI- Birthday Party

MOSI Events & Promotions

Event Name: Kids in Charge! 5th Birthday Party
Event Date(s): 7/10/2010
Event Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Event Location: Kids In Charge! Building at MOSI
Event Detail:

Join MOSI for a birthday bash honoring the largest children’s science center in the nation! For five years, Kids In Charge! has been emphasizing the value of learning through play. This year’s birthday party celebrates the five senses in true MOSI style – by making science real. Come out and enjoy a day of fun including children’s activities, delicious food, and science demonstrations.

Event is FREE with paid MOSI admission and FREE to MOSI Members.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Enter to win a family getaway

Enter to win the ultimate fall family getaway from Nature's Own.

Enter to win a Pirate party

Enter to win a Pirate party from Family Circle magazine and Pirate's Booty snacks.

Lego Games 2010 Tour

Lego Games is traveling the nation this summer to show you something brand new and never seen before!

  • See all 10 new LEGO games!
  • Build the robot, be the robot!
  • Walk through the labyrinth avoiding the minotaur!
  • Play games against other families to win cool stuff!
Check out the news section at for more information!

Toys R Us Backpack and lunch box deal

Free lunch Kit up to $9.99 value when you buy any backpack priced $12.99 or more at Toys R Us!!

LegoLand Open house Thursday

Legoland is holding a community open house from 4 to 7 pm Thursday in Winter Haven at the Orange Dome, 150 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven.
The event is intended to acquaint local residents with Legoland Florida and how it will affect Central Florida. Attendees will see LEGO models, view park concepts and be able to ask questions about job opportunities.
Guests can help build a giant LEGO mural depicting the front entrance of Legoland Florida. When complete, the mural will be 9 feet wide, 5 feet tall and created out of 35,000 LEGO bricks.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Books a Million Faily Fun Camp!!

Every Saturday in July
from 10 am until 2 pm

  • July 10th: Magic Tree House Day; Join the fun with the Magic Tree House Summer Reading Program! Get your Passport to Adventure and travel with Jack and Annie around the world as we read our favorite Magic Tree House books.
  • July 17th: Fun in the Sun Beach Day: Grab your beach towels, snorkels and flippers, and join the fun for our indoor beach day with story times, crafts and games.
  • July 24th: Family fun day; Bring the family for crafts, card games, coloring contests and more!
  • July 31st: Silly Hat Day; Show off your silliest hat and take part in the silliest hat contest and create your own paper hat.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Thomas playdate at Toys R US!!

ToysRus is having a FREE Thomas Play Date on Saturday, July 10th between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM ! Your child(ren) will be able to enjoy a special storytime, play games, color & take advantage of special Thomas the Train offers.

Enter to win

Enter to win one of 25 The Last Airbender prize packs.

Enter today at

Friday, July 2, 2010

free shipping at

4th of July savings!
Free shipping on your entire order
Apply promo code: FREESHIP

Offer ends Monday

First Friday!!

Downtown Lakeland
June 2, 2010
6-9 pm
First Friday
Sundown Celebration

  • bean bag toss
  • dunk tank
  • patriotic tattoos
  • Go fish
  • Hula hoops
  • cup cake eating contest
  • "minute to win it" games
  • hop scotch
  • jump rope
  • live music and more
  • Downtown Bake off! enter your pie for $5; slices sold for $1
  • Pie Eating Contest!

Free Admission to Bok Tower

Free Admission to Bok Tower Gardens for military on Sunday, July 4th.

The offer is open to all members of all branches of military service. A concert is from 1-3pm featuring patriotic music. Members of the military should bring a driver's license with a DD214 or active military ID for free admission.
General admission is $10 for adults.

Red, White and Kaboom

The Red, White and Kaboom Independence Celebration will take place from 6-9 pm on Saturday at the Lake Mirror Promenade in Lakeland.
This free event features music from the band Williams Road and fireworks.
Food vendors will be on site.
Canned food drive; Please bring one canned food item per person. All donations will benefit our local food banks.

Freedom Festival

Freedom Festival
Winter Haven's 2010 Rock and Freedom Fest will take place from 7-10 pm Saturday at MLK Jr. Park on Lake Silver.
Events include patriotic community art project, hula hoop challenge, rock climbing wall, bungee jump, airbrush tattoos, golf demos and classic car show.

Band Haven will play before the 9 pm fireworks.
Admission is free.
863-291-5656 for more info.

Mulberry, FL Library events

It's July and Pirates have taken over the Mulberry Library!!
Next week we have Pirates, treasure hunts and Seafaring tales! Arrrgh!!
Tuesday we have our 2nd sign language class. If you missed last time you can still come this week and catch up!
Tuesday @ 3pm we have Johnny Depp. Ok not really but he and Orlando Bloom will be appearing in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. ( FREE)
Wednesday @ 10:30 am our preschool story time will be silly pirates (not scary) and will be making our own pirate hats for the crew!
Thursday @ 3pm we will going on a treasure hunt complete with maps, hats and bounty!
Friday @ 10:30 Katy Adams will bring her Pirates and Seafaring tales for all to her and participate in.
Come see what is happening at the "little Library that could", Mulberry Public Library!
Cheri Schisler, Director
Mulberry Public Library
103 East Canal Street
Mulberry, FL 33860
863.425.3246, fax 863.425.8818

Coupon in the Lowes Magazine

If you get the Creative Ideas For the Home and Garden magazine from Lowe's, make sure you get the coupon that was included. It was "Get a free softsoap liquid hand soap pump when you buy any Palmolive dish liquid. It expires 8/31/10.

Bucs Free Team Practice Sessions

Tampa Bay Bucs' practices open to public.
For free tickets, go to

  • July 31: 10:20 am-12:30 pm
  • August 1: 2:30 pm-5 pm
  • August 2: 10:20 am-12:30 pm
  • August 4: 10:20 am-12:30 pm
  • August 5: 2:30 pm-4:35 pm
  • August 6: 10:20 pm-12:30 pm
  • August 7: 7-9 pm
The August 7th event will include $1 hot dogs and soft drinks and be followed by fireworks.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Demo Event

Demo Event
at Wal-mart
Thursday, July 1-Saturday, July 3rd
11 am until 4 pm

Sample these new products in your local Wal-mart store.
Jell-O Mousse
Kool-aid Fun Fizz
Oreo Fudge cremes
Deli Deluxe Bacon Cheddar
Crystal light Pure Fitness
Ritz Munchables
Oscar Mayer Angus Hot dogs

Summer Science on Thursdays at Explorations V

Thursday Summer Science at Explorations V

Hands on Science fun for all ages.
June-August at 1 pm

  • July 1-Sink or Float
  • July 8-Shapes and Patterns
  • July 15-Paper Chromatography
  • July 22-Sound
  • July 29-Cabbage Chemistry

Free Admission to Explorations V museum for Active Military

National Endowment for the Arts
Blue Star Museum
Free Admission
for active military and family
Now through September 6, 2010

Lakeland Library Summer Program

Friday, July 2nd at 10 am
The Grimy Brothers; "Interactive Improv"

at The Lake Mirror Center
No reservations needed

Home Depot Building Projects

Saturday, July 3, 2010
9 am until noon
Come build a periscope.
ages 5-12

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Toy Story 3 on Ice coming to Lakeland

World Premier Family Show!
Special Pre-Sale Opportunity!
Disney on Ice presents Disney/Pixar's
Toy Story 3

Friday, September 3rd, 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Saturday, September 4th, 3:30pm & 7:30pm
$16, $27, $32, $40
Pre-Sale Available Now through July 22nd, 11:59pm
Tickets On Sale July 23rd at 10am
Use Pre-Sale Code: THREE
Have you heard the buzz? The toys are back in town! Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3! The summer's biggest hit movie, Toy Story 3, and memorable moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are hitting the ice in this sensational live production coming to your hometown! Catch all the heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure ever. A few new faces join the fun including Barbie's groovy bachelor Ken and Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear. It's the biggest Toy Story experience on ice, jam-packed with fast-paced adventure such as Buzz's galactic battle with Emperor Zurg and a hoe-down at Woody's Roundup. Rediscover the humor, friendship and charm of Toy Story when Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3 takes family fun to infinity and beyond!

Downtown Lakeland First Friday, July 2nd

DLP First Friday July Pie Bakeoff
Friday, July 2nd 6pm-9pm
Join The Lakeland Center, Ovations and
The Downtown Lakeland Partnership for
an all-American pie celebration

Have a great pie recipe? Enter your favorite pie to win some great prizes and the honor of having one of the best desserts in Lakeland! To enter: bring your pie to Munn Park no later than 5:30pm - each entry only $5. Pies will be judged based on the following categories: cream/cheese, fruit/berry, nut, wild card. All pies will be sliced and sold after the judging with proceeds going to a local charitable cause. For more information call the DLP 513-3669 or

DON'T MISS THE PIE EATING CONTEST AT 7:30pm all contestants welcome - check in at the DLP tent in Munn Park before 7:00pm.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bartow Library events

Bartow Library
June 30th at 2 pm

Katie Adams' Make Believe Theater Presents: "Stories from the Sea"

Fun Fest and Jamboree in Plant City

Wednesday, June 3oth
9 am until 2 pm

Dancing, music, free health screenings, bingo, exhibits, and more

Strawberry Festival grounds; 2202 W. Reynolds St.
813-653-1988 for more info.

Lakeland Public Library Happenings Week of 6/28

  • Monday, 6/28: Movie Monday at 10 am is "Free Willy"
  • Tuesday, 6/29: Preschool Storytime; ages 4-5 yo at 10 am
  • Wednesday, 6/30; Toddler Time; ages 2-3 yo at 10 am

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lakeland Public Library Movie Monday

Movie Monday

10 am, June 21st
Disney Nature Earth!

Winter Haven Public Library events

Winter Haven Public Library events

  • Monday, June 21 at 2pm "Giving Tree Music" (all ages)
  • Tuesday, June 22 at 10 am "Freshwater and Wetlands: (K-5th grade)
  • Wednesday, June 23 at 10 am "Squish-Squash" (Pre-K)
  • Thursday, June 24 at 2 pm "Seascape Crafts" (Pre-K)
  • Saturday, June 26 at 2pm Movie Day "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" (PG)

Movies on the Lawn in Bartow, FL

Movies on the Lawn in Bartow, FL
June 25th at 8 :30 pm
"Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove"

Movie will be on the NW corner of Wilson Avenue and Main Street
The event is free and suitable for the entire family. Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and mosquito repellent.
The Junior Service League of Bartow will be selling refreshments.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Michael's Father's Day events

  • Thursday, June 17th;6-8 pm FREE Make-It and Take-It Father's Day Duck tape Wallet
  • Friday, June 18th; 6-8 pm Father's Day T-shirt Make-It Take-It event; with the purchase of T-shirt
  • Saturday, June 19th, 10 am until 2pm FREE Make-It and Take-It Father's Day Card Event While Supplies last

Father's Day weekend at Fantasy of Flight

June 17-20 Father's Day weekend
at Fantasy of Flight
Free admission to all fathers when accompanied by a paying guest.

Fathers eat free at McDonalds

Fathers eat FREE at McDonalds on Father's Day.
Just bring in your children for a free entree for Dad!!

Flying Tigers presents The Ledger Day

Flying Tigers presents The Ledger Day
Customer Appreciation DAy
Saturday, July 17
Game time 6 pm gates open at 5:30 pm
Bring in your front page of the Ledger from the Friday or Saturday newspaper and get Free Admission.

Flying tigers t-shirt to the first 200 new Ledger subscribers.
Grocery tote to the first 3,000 people
Drawing for autographed posters of the players.

Free Movie in Winter Haven

Central Park Cinema
A free, family friendly feature film
Friday, June 18, 2010
Movie starts around 8:30 pm
Outside in Central park, downtown Winter Haven
Bring your own blanket and chairs
For more info: 863-295-9422

Monday, June 14, 2010

Winter Haven Library events, Tuesday, June 15th

  • Preschool story hour for ages 5 and under starts Tuesday and Wednesday. Each week there are themed reading activities including puppets, music and storytelling to enhance young learners' reading skills.
  • Take a walk with the Florida Friendly Trail program and explore the Downtown trail from the library to Virginia Miller Park 11 am, Tuesday. Its an easy walk with lots of native Florida plants.

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Free Activities
Now thru July 11th
Noon until 6 pm

Plus FREE Family Outdoor Workshops; Earn a Pin for every workshop you complete!

  • Free Shooting Gallery
  • Free Shooting Range
  • Free Casting Pond
  • Free Crafts; Tuesday and Thursday 4-5 pm and Saturday and Sunday Noon-2 pm
  • Make Smores
  • Free Photo

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Polk County Happenings; Monday, June 14th

  • Auburndale Library: See the magic of Glen Foster, a premier illusionist who will dazzle you at 10:30 am. All summer programs will be at the Auburndale Civic Center, 115 W. Park Street.
  • Lakeland Public Library: Come at 10 am for some undersea fun with the Disney classic "The Little Mermaid"
  • Winter Haven Library: The summer programming starts on Monday with "Wow! The Wonder of Water," beginning at 10 am. Program designed for grades K-5th.

Lakeland Library Movie Monday

Lakeland Public Library
Movie Monday
June 14th
10 am
Featuring, "The Little Mermaid"

Michaels Father's Day craft

Michael's Father's Day craft

Tuesday, June 15
6-8 pm
Father's Day Can Hug
Make-It Take-It

with the purchase of can hug.

Build your very own Lego Creation at Toys R Us!

Build your very own Lego Creation!

Saturday, June 19th
12 pm-2pm
Join us for the LEGO Family Creation Challenge

Test your imagination, creativity, building and guessing skills!
Plus-build a cool creation the DAD will love!

Prizes, Giveaways and More!!

Michaels Father's Day craft event today

Father's Day event

Sunday, June 13
Father's Day Mug
Make-It Take-It
with the purchase of mug with markers.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

SeaWorld Deal

Now through December 31, when US residents purchase a full price adult admission, children ages 3-12 receive a ticket to SeaWorld for $5. 100% of the proceeds will be donated by SeaWorld to a wildlife conservation project of your choice.

Dinosaur World Deals

  • Father's Day; Fathers free that day only.
  • August is Double Dino Days. Visit any day in August and get a free pass to come back any day in December.
  • September is Teacher Month. Teachers get in free with proof of employment.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 12th is National Get Outdoors Day

National Get Outdoors Day on June 12.
Public parks, nonprofit organizations and federal agencies across the country are teaming up to connect kids with nature. And that's just the kickoff-look for events throughout the summer at

Antique Fair and Yard Sale in Bartow

Saturday, June 12th
8 am until 3 pm


along East Main Street and Central Avenue for antiques
Oaks parking lot for yard sale in Bartow

519-0508 for more info.

Fun Ways to Help your child make good food choices

Part of Healthy Kid Series at Angelic Wellness
605 E. Central Ave., Winter Haven.

Saturday, June 12th at 11 am

Register or to learn more by calling Audra Crews, office manager at 863-293-7789

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bartow Library summer reading program

Pick up your summer reading program materials now at the Bartow library. The summer reading program begins Monday.
Log your reading this summer to get rewarded with a free book from the library.

Weekend events at Polk County Libraries

Bartow library

Pix and Popcorn, Saturday, June 12th at 2:30 pm. featuring "Alvin and the Chipmunks" the Squeakquel"

Lakeland library

Learn more about history and culture in the pioneer days of 1854 America and meet Kirsten Larson, a Swedish immigrant, when American Girl meets at 2 pm on Saturday at the Main Lakeland Library.

Winter Haven

"Make A Splash" at the kick off of this summer's Florida Youth Library Program, 10 am this Saturday. All ages welcome.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Free Family Film Festival at Regal Theatres

REG’s Free Family Film Festival is Now Showing!
We have planned a fun-filled summer of select movies for kids and parents. Regal has proudly offered this free summer fun since 1991. Oh, did we mention that it’s FREE!
Selected G or PG movies start at 10:00am every Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-served and are limited to theatre capacity.
The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer. Tickets for our 2010 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at select theatres’ box office on the day of the show.

Check the link for more info. and to find a theatre near you:

Free Crafts for Kids

Free Crafts for Kids
June 5th, 11 am until 3 pm

Summer sunglasses
Kids decorate silly sunglasses

Disney store event June 5th

Toy Story 3 Craft Activity and Photo-Op

Saturday, June 5th
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Build a playset to create your own Toy Story adventures.
And bring your camera for a fun photo opportunity!
Minimum age for participation is 3 years. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Call your local store to confirm participation. While supplies last.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Free Admission to Children's Museums, Theaters and Art Museums

Spend a day at a children's learning museum, children's theater or art museum absolutely free. Target Free Days lists thousands of places across the country where admission is free. Some locations have a reduced-cost admission, but most waive the admission fee completely. The program is available all year long, but it's perfect for summer outings with the whole family.

Home Depot Building workshop

Home Depot Building Workshop
June 5th, Saturday, 9 am until noon

Come build a soccer game.

First Friday in Downtown Lakeland

First Friday
June 4, 2010, 6-9 pm

Bicycle Night
Ride your bikes to Downtown for fun, family friendly event.

  • Unusual bike show 7-9 pm-N. Kentucky Ave.
  • Kiddie bike course and decorating at Explorations V Museum
  • Bike Tricks by Red Trail Racing
  • Almost Giant... a curious exhibit of words and pictures for all ages at Mitchells Coffee house
  • Car show at Tennessee Ave.
  • Geocache Challenge-get clues at S. Kentucky Ave.

Flying Tigers Lakeland Electric Night!

Flying Tigers Lakeland Electric Night!
Saturday, June 5th

Flying Tigers vs Ft. Myers Miracle
Game time: 6 pm

$1 Admission Tickets with Lakeland Electric Statement (bring statement to box office)

$1 Hot dogs and $1 Sodas
Post game fireworks

Free Flying Tigers Giveaway

Friday, June 4th
Flying Tigers vs Brevard County Manatees
Game time: 7 pm

Brandon Inge Replica Baseball Glove Giveaway for the 1st 750 paid Kids 14 and under!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

FREE DONUT DAY is June 4th!!!

Free Donut Day!

June 4th

Dunkin Donuts is giving away a free donut with any beverage purchase!

Krispy Kreme is giving away any free donut of your choice. No purchase necessary!!


Polk County Hurricane Expo 2010

Polk County Hurricane Expo 2010

Saturday, June 5
Orange Dome, Winter Haven
210 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
9 am until 3 pm

The hurricane expo is an educational event that will enable the entire family to educate and prepare themselves for exposure to potential hazards. The event will include: guest speakers, safety demonstrations, a Kids in Disaster Korner, emergency vehicle displays and much more!!

Barnes and Noble event

Barnes and Noble
Come meet Curious George
June 19th at 4:30 pm
Brandon Town Square Location

Check your local bookstore for free events!

Take your kids to an ethnic market

Yesterday, we went to a Grand Opening of a new Oriental market in Brandon, FL. It is called M D Oriental Market.
The boys thought it was great because we saw so many new things that you don't see everyday in your ordinary grocery store.
In the produce section, we found so many new and different fruits and vegetables including a Jackfruit which my son Jack thought was cool. On top of finding fresh vegetables, there was many kinds of pickled vegetables to try.
The meat section was cool and gross at the same time. We saw pig's feet (including the leg and hoof), pig's intestines, stomach and uterus!! EWWW!! But the boys thought it was cool. We also saw packages of chicken's feet; claw and all; not sure what you do with those.
The seafood market was fun because they had tanks of live fish, shrimp, eel and more and the customers were picking things out and having them cut up right there in front of them.
I think it is fun to get out and check out new and different cultures and foods and we are blessed that our boys are usually adventurous eaters. So get out there in your own community and explore!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Michaels The Knack Event

Michaels The Knack Free Family Event

Klutz Build a book

Saturday, June 5, 2010
10 am until 2 pm

Free Make-It Take-It
While supplies last.