Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fireworks in Polk county


The City of Lakeland is pleased to announce that the T.Mims Corp. Red, White & Kaboom Independence Celebration will take place at Lake Mirror on Friday, July 1, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. with music and a breathtaking fireworks display dazzling the crowd at 9 p.m. The event is free to the public but spectators are asked to bring a canned food item for the Chow for Now donation food drive, benefitting Volunteers In Service to the Elderly.

Winter Haven

Rock N' Freedom Fest:

MLK Jr. Park and Lake Silver · Sunday, July 3

Activities will start late afternoon with the fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day at this family friendly event! There will be live music, food, family activities with a Centennial flair and fireworks!


The City of Auburndale's July 4th celebration has a different feel this year. After two years of issues surrounding water conditions at the city beach, the city has turned the beach at Lake Ariana into a more passive park with picnicking and boating rather than swimming. Patrons will find grass where the beach was and pavilions connected by a sidewalk network. Fireworks by Zambelli's fire off at 9 p.m. According to Auburndale Parks and Recreation Director Mickey Etherton, this year's display will be a little bit bigger than last year's. Parking is free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.


The Bartow Adult Concert Band plays patriotic music, directed by John DeYoung, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Bartow Civic Center. Admission is free.

Bartow celebrates its 4th of July with the theme "America: Many People, One Heart, One Nation Under God." Bartow's Fourth of July Extravaganza at Mosaic Park begins at 4 p.m. The event features entertainment, rides, inflatables, food and a display by Battery A of the Florida National Guard. Guests can enjoy a 50-round cannon salute by Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery, following the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Lake Wales

Lake Wales hosts its Independence Day Celebration from 2 to 9 p.m. on the shore of Lake Wailes. Music is provided by Parties by Robert. Patrons can enjoy games, pony rides, face painting, food and the Kidz Zone from 1st Assembly of God. Fireworks cap off the evening at 9:30pm

Source: Woman to Woman magazine

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chick fil A events this week

We have a very busy and exciting week planned this week! We hope you will join us!
Tues. 6-10am-Joy Fm Summer Cruise with Chris August!
Tues. 5-8pm-Kids Night with crafts and C3 Day Camp
Wed.-ITS OUR BIRTHDAY!Come celebrate with us!Every 10th customer will receive a FREE meal all day! At 5pm we will have our party with cake, icecream, balloon artist, games, cows etc.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Free things to do with your kids, Thursday, June 23

  • Free Summer Kids Shows at Cobb Theatres; Doors open at 9:30 am and movies start at 10am; This weeks movies are Diary of a Wimpy Kid and How to Train Your Dragon
  • 2 pm Storytime at the Winter Haven library

Dirt Days, June 25th

This event is free and lots of fun. I took my boys last month and we had a great time. I just received an email saying there are still spots available for Saturday's Dirt days. You have to call to register, see phone # below.

Ask Mom or Dad to bring you
to our monthly “It Matters What
You Grow” meetings. Each
month you will plant seeds or
take cuttings for a plant to grow
in our parks and one to take
Join us on Saturday, June 25, for
a special “American Beautyberry”
Picnic at the Christina Park Picnic
Pavilion. We’ll start at 9 a.m. and
have a picnic lunch at 11 a.m. with
hot dogs for everyone, games, prizes and fun activities
and, of course, we’ll have watermelon and a seed-spittin’
contest with prizes for the best spittin’ … and you won’t
even get in trouble!

Also, please wear your tennis shoes rather than sandals or flip-flops as we have relay games planned for after we plant our American Beautyberry seeds and cuttings. And don’t forget about the watermelon seed-spittin’ contest after lunch. That should be lots of fun, too!

Pre-registration required; call Miss Glenda at 534-4340.
Limited to 40 kids (ages 6-12). Must bring an adult.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Free Smoothie at Tropical Smoothie tomorrow; wear your flip flops.

On June 17th, Tropical Smoothie Café will celebrate the 5th anniversary of National Flip Flop Day! It all started back in 2007 as a celebration encouraging our customers to kick off summer, and their shoes, by wearing a pair of flip flops. As a simple thank you to our loyal customers, the first 500 people wearing flip flops at each location were given a FREE 24 oz. Jetty Punch smoothie. Soon after, we realized that National Flip Flop Day was also the perfect opportunity to spread some sunshine to those in need. In 2008, we proudly announced a national charity partnership with a magical place called Camp Sunshine. Today, we still spend National Flip Flop Day celebrating the kick off of summer by wearing flip flops and giving away free smoothies, but we also raise awareness and money for Camp Sunshine. This year, we decided to expand our charity efforts into six weeks of fundraising to help children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to make more magical memories.

Learn more about Camp Sunshine here. Make a donation at any local Tropical Smoothie Café, or right now by clicking here. And, don't forget to stop by your local Tropical Smoothie Café on June 17th for a FREE 24 oz. Jetty Punch smoothie*. Just remember to wear your flip flops, and to maybe bring along a dollar or two to help those in need. That's the spirit we started National Flip Flop Day with five years ago, and one we hope will continue for many years to come.

*Limit 500 smoothies per location

Pottery Barn Kids Father's Day activity

Come see us at Hyde Park Village

Special Event: Father's Day LEGO¨ DUPLO¨ JAMS
Saturday, June 18, 10am - 6pm
804 South Village Circle, Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-253-0964

Monday, June 13, 2011

This weeks' FREE Summer Movies at Cobb

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Doors open at 9:30 am and movie starts at 10 am

Featured movies are Shrek 4 ever after and Beezus and Ramona.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Free Apple Sumer Camp

Sign your kids up for a Free Apple Summer Camp! At Apple Camp, kids aged 8-12 learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. This free workshop, held at the Apple Store, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Film Festival. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly so sign up now for a super creative adventure.

Click here to sign up!

This weeks' events at Michaels'

U.S. Store Events

June 2011 Michaels US Store Events Father's Day Duck Tape Wallet Event FREE Make-It Take-It

Monday, June 6, 2011

Kids Backpack giveaway at Flying Tigers game

Sunset Celebration, Fireworks and Backpack Giveaway Highlight Homestand

The Lakeland Flying Tigers return home for a five-game homestand beginning Friday, June 10 at Joker Marchant Stadium. Lakeland will host the Daytona Cubs on June 10, the Brevard County Manatees (Brewers) June 11 -13 and the Tampa Yankees on June 14. Tickets for all home games are available by calling the Flying Tigers at (863) 686-8075. Box seats are $6 and reserved seats are $5 and seniors 55 and over and children 14 and under receive a $1.00 discount. Saturday tickets are an additional $1. Wednesday All-You-Can-Eat tickets are $10. Parking is FREE.

Friday, June 10 vs. Daytona Cubs @ 7:00 p.m. (Gates open at 6:00 p.m.)

Victor Martinez Kids Backpack Giveaway

The Flying Tigers will be away Victor Martinez backpacks to the first 750 paid kids ages 14 and younger.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lego Mini Model Build

Orlando, FL

Join in the LEGO® Store Monthly Mini Model Build!
Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of every month and you can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. A new model will be available every month and will be specially themed to that month – ask a Store Associate for details! Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. See store for more details.

Upcoming Mini Model Build:

LEGO Graduate: Tuesday, June 7, begins at 5:00pm until supplies last.

Build and Buy Your Own Minifigures!
Now you can customize the minifigures you want by choosing from the selection of parts at the LEGO Store. Choose from a variety of pieces to create the minifigures you want! Minifigures include a hat or hair and one accessory, plus a cool carrying pouch, and cost $9.99 for three minifigures. Inventory varies by store; see store for details.

LEGO Store Calendar
Pick up your LEGO Store Calendar for monthly events, coupons & specials!

Click here to download the Store calendar.

Lowes Build and grow, Saturday June 11th

Goofy Golf: Saturday 06/11/2011
This kit is fun to build and makes a great Father's Day gift! Bring your child in and they can build this awesome Goofy Golf kit!

Another Father's Day event at Michael's

Father's Day Mug Event Make-It Take-It

with purchase of mug. Surprise dad with a present he can truly use. Decorate a ceramic coffee mug to give as a gift. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.


6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m

Father's Day events at Michael's

Father's Day Frame Event Make-It Take-It


10:00 a.m. - Noon

with purchase of frame. Decorate a picture frame for Father's Day. A handmade frame makes the perfect gift for dad's special day. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.

Father's Day Tie or T-shirt Event


1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m

with purchase of tie or T-shirt. Make handmade gifts for dad's special day. He's sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness and creativity. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.