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.