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