Saturday, February 27, 2010

Musical events for this weekend around Polk county

  • A Christian Music Heritage Festival in Haines City. Along with music, there will be food and vendors from noon to 8 pm at Lake Eva Park.
  • A Moonlight Concert at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales is planned for tonight. It begins at 7:30 pm. Half price admission for this concert. (Regular admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12.)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Busch Gardens Tampa - Florida residents only - free 5 and under annual pass

Busch Gardens Tampa is opening a new Sesame Street Safari of Fun March 27th! To celebrate – they are offering a FREE annual pass to children 5 and under that are Florida residents for all of 2010.

Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Dinosaur World Specials

Dinosaur World
(Regularly $12.75 adults, $9.75 ages 3-12, $10.75 older than 60)
On Sunday, February 28th, bring two canned goods per person and get half-off admission.
April is homeschool month. Homeschool students and their families get group admission rate of $8. Must present homeschool ID.
Mother's Day; Mothers get free admission.
Father's Day; Fathers get free admission.
August is Double Dino Days. Visit 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.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Atlantis Lego Fantasy Camp Sweepstakes!!

Enter for a chance to win a trip to Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas.
Atlantis Lego Fantasy camp at Paradise Island, Bahamas.
visit to enter.

Open only to residents of the US and Canada and are a parent of a child 6-12 years old.
Entries must be received by 4/15/2010.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Homework Survival A Parent's Workshop

Homework Survival
A Parent's Workshop
Where: YMCA South Lakeland Youth and Family Building
When: Thursday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 pm
Who: All Parents that have Kids who have homework
No need to register
Please join us for a practical workshop offering parents the advice they need to tackle common homework problems.
Workshop conducted by Hunting Learning Center

Local Library events

  • Bartow Library "Pix and Popcorn", February 27 at 2:30 pm is showing "Julie and Julia"
  • Lakeland Library presents, "All The Way Through the U.S.A." visits the Granite State, New Hampshire. Friday, 2/26 at 3:30 pm; ages 7-12, Register with youth services 863-834-4268
  • Winter Haven Library presents a family movie day featuring, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", February 27 at 2 pm. Movie free and refreshments available at a nominal charge.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Free "Green" Event

Green Home Expo
February 27, 10 am until 5 pm at The Lakeland Center
Free Parking and Free Admission
Join us in a community effort to promote local awareness of organizations offering educational programs on energy conservation, water conservation and recycling. Bring your children to participate in a learning adventure in our Eco-Kids display.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dr. Suess Story Time at Target

FREE! Saturday, February 27th, 9 am until 11 am at all Target stores.
Dr. Suess Story Time at Target is fun, free and family friendly! Enjoy snacks, games, giveaways and more.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Events for the weekend of February 27th

I think with the lack of things to do this past weekend, I thought I would get started posting early on all the things to enjoy next weekend. I sure hope the weather continues to be nice to enjoy all these activities.
  • "Get outside" presented by the Southwest Florida Water Management is an event at the Hampton Tract in the Green Swamp north of Lakeland on February 27, from 10 am until 2 pm. This free event includes family friendly activities such as guided nature hikes, children's activities, "I Spy", scavenger hunts, a native plant raffle and more. The entrance to the Hampton Tract is off Rock Ridge Road, seven miles northeast of US 98 across from Deen Still Road. Check out for more info.
  • Lowes Build and Grow clinic, February 27 at 10 am. Come build a Lowebot.
  • Explorations V Children's Museum, Dr. Suess Birthday Celebration, February 27, 10 am until 3pm; celebration included in the price of admission.
  • Michael's The Knack Free Family Event: Science Fair, February 27, 10 am until 1 pm. Come and join Science Fair Fun! Come and watch a demo of projects available from Scientific Explorer. Then you can make a FREE molecule project using Crayola model magic while supplies last.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Don't forget about the Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic this weekend

Don't forget about the Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic this weekend @ 10 am. They are building a jewelry organizer; this would be a great gift for a Valentine. Check out their website for more info:

A couple of other things this weekend are The Kiwanis Pancake Festival at Tigertown is Saturday, February 13, 7 am until 7 pm. There are always some kid friendly activities to do before or after your meal. Another inexpensive idea for the weekend is the movie The Princess and The Frog is playing at the Carmike Cinemas where all seats are only $3.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rotating Toys

Has anyone ever put toys away and rotated toys in your playroom?
I guess I did it as an experiment. My youngest boys are 5 years old and not playing with some of their toys as much as they used to, but I wasn't quite ready to get rid of all the "younger" toys.
After Christmas, when they had so many new things to play with I organized the playroom and realized with all the new things we didn't have enough room for everything. Instead of getting rid of things I bought some big bins and put away some toys and thought to myself if they don't play with these toys for a predetermined amount of time ( which I never figured out how much time that would be) that at that time I would get rid of them.
Well, yesterday after the play room was cleaned up and you could actually see the floor the boys discovered a big bin of Little People toys and had the best time building a city and pretending with all the Little People cars, buildings and such. I guess "absence does make the heart grow fonder" even with toys...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Free Book from Pampers Easy Ups and Scholastic

Get a Free Scholastic book when you try Pampers Easy Ups Trainers or Kandoo products.
To receive your free copy of Giraffes Can't Dance simply mail in one UPC from any Pampers Easy Ups or Kandoo product along with your name, daytime phone number, email address and complete mailing address to: Pampers Book Offer, 557 Broadway, P.O. Box 711, New York, NY 10012.
Offer begins January 28, 2010 and ends May 31, 2010.
Limit one book offer per household.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Library Book sale this weekend

When:Friday Feb 5 & 6th Mulberry Libraries Annual Book Sale.
Time: 9-5 on Friday & 9-12 on Sat
Location:Mulberry Civic Center, 901 NE 5th St, Mulberry, FL 33860
For more info call: 863-425-3246