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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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.