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!!