Friday, March 30, 2012

FREE Easter Bunny Picture at Walmart this weekend.

Easter Bunny Pics at Lakeland Square Mall

"Easter Bunny Arrival"

3/24/2012 - 4/7/2012
Put on those fancy clothes and come to Lakeland Square Malll and have your Photos taken with the Easter Bunny or just take a Spring Photo. Easter Bunny will arrive on Saturday, March 24, 2012 Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm Break Times: Monday - Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:30pm 5:00pm - 5:30pm Sunday: 3pm - 3:30pm FREE 5 x 7 Photo w/ $20 Bunny Photo Purchase (print coupon below)
Click here for printable Easter Bunny coupon.

"Lakeland Square Mall Spring Kidsfest"

"Lakeland Square Mall Spring Kidsfest"

3/31/2012 - 3/31/2012
SPRING KIDSFEST Free*Family*Fun! Come enjoy a day of fun with Lakeland Square & Radio Disney, Crafts - Music - Games - Prizes Kids 2-12 welcome!
LOCATION: Center Court
TIME: 12pm - 4pm
SPONSOR: Lakeland Square Mall

Thursday, March 29, 2012

$5 Day at MOSI in Tampa

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It’s Five Dollar Day @ MOSI!

When: 3/31/2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Museum of Science & Industry will host a Five Dollar Day in conjunction with the DEA event, Celebrate Life!  In addition to 450 hands on exhibits, the day will befilled with live music performed by local bands, a DEA drug dog demonstration and activities suitable for all ages. Admission also includes a ticket to the IMAX Dome Theatre Film, Flying Monsters.
Please note Celebrate Life! does not start until 12 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Apr 15: Cookie Concert – “Phurry Philharmonic”

Apr 15: Cookie Concert – “Phurry Philharmonic”

FREE Cookie Concert By the Imperial Symphony Orchestra

April 15, 3pm

Sikes Hall, The Lakeland Center

Pre-concert activities begin at 2pm.  

FREE CONCERT Please donate a can of tuna for VISTE and a can of dog or cat food for SPCA

Phone 863-688-3743 or visit

South Lakeland YMCA upcoming Family activities

  • April 7th-Spring Extravaganza-Fun for the whole family! Join us for Easter egg hunts, arts & crafts, face painting, games and more!  Free event 10 am until 1 pm

  • April 28th-Healthy Kids Day-This event includes fun, creative activities and interactive games for the whole family! At the Lakeland Y we will have Zumbatonic (Kids Zumba) at 10am to 10:30am. Water Safety Orientation 10:30am-11am. And family kickball 11am to noon. In addition we will have some resources and other fun spots to encourage physical activity, healthy choices, and quality family time.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bake It Build It Summer Camps at Young Chef's Academy in Brandon

Camp Can-I-Cook Summer Spotlight
Are you a food engineer? Come bake, assemble and decorate a confectionary House of Sweets! Maybe you'll make a home for some angry birds, or create a cottage to celebrate the anniversay of the Oreo ... what can YOU dream up with cookies? Each day, we'll also stack, layer or roll a delicious snack in this camp that let's you play with your food! 

June 26-28
July 24-26
Aug 14-16
Tues, Wed & Thurs from 1-4 pm
For age 7-15
Make and taste several recipes each day
Take home all recipes to try at home
No registration or materials fee   

SAVE NOW with our best deal of the season. Bake It, Build It and all of our great summer mini camps pair sweet baking fun with healthy foods kids will fall in love with.

All of our camps are just $119 per camp (regularly $149) when you register by March 28. No need to pick dates -- you can save now and schedule later.

Call now for summer savings (813) 643-7025, or visit our website for more information and registration forms.

Edit Draft Lakeland Community Theatre Spring Saturday Workshops

Spring Saturday Workshops at

Our LCT Spring Saturday Workshops will get your creative juices flowing! Come explore the world of makeup and set design with an industry professional, Christina Anastasio. Learn how to create your own theatrical characters and sets worthy of being showcased!

  • Saturdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Ages 10 through Adult
  • $50.00 per class
Workshop Dates

April 14th
Kabuki Theatre and Makeup Design

April 21st
Zombie Land

April 28th
Welcome to the Jungle

May 12th
Stagecraft: Flat Building and Painting

May 19th
Create and Design Your Own Character
About the Instructor 

Christina Anastasio has worked as a professional make-up artist, esthetician, and instructor for over 16 years. Christina has worked professionally for films, concerts, theatre, high fashion photography, and as an educator through multiple beauty schools in Florida. She has worked on many professional actors, musicians, and models. Her talents include prosthetic makeup, high fashion makeup, airbrushing, body painting, face painting, costume design, and set design. Christina is excited to bring her skills to LCT once again with a brand new set of cutting edge courses!


Lakeland Community Theatre
121 S Lake Ave Lakeland, FL 33806

For more information contact
Education Director Maureen Whelan at:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Disney Store April Events

You're Invited to a Special Viewing of Tangled Ever After!

The Kingdom is in a festive mood as everyone gathers for the royal wedding of Princess Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. Your favorite Tangled friends, Pascal and Maximus have a very important part in the ceremony, as flower chameleon and ring bearer. When they lose the gold wedding bands, a frenzied search and recovery mission begins!
Will Maximus and Pascal save the day and make it to the church in time?
Join us on Saturday, April 7th to find out!
Times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm
Be sure to pick up your copy of Disney's Tangled on Blu-Ray™ and DVD at Disney Store or to see where the story began.
*Minimum age for participation is 3 years. While supplies last. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Call store for more information


Join us on Sunday, April 22

And receive a FREE reusable shopping bag when you bring 5 plastic shopping bags any Disney Store to be recycled.

Disney Store Anniversary Giveaway.

Happy 25th Anniversary Disney Store!
Wednesday, March 28
FREE Mickey Ears to first 250 guests! Celebrations continue all day with store wide savings.
*While supplies last. Event limited per session based upon store capacity. Minimum age for participation is 3 years. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Call store for more information.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dirt Days #2 RSVP now space is limited

My boys and I attended Dirt Days last year presented by and loved this program. The program is FREE you just have to RSVP since they limit how many children can attend each month. Each month, the program is at a different park location in Polk county and you learn about Florida friendly plants and get to actually plant some plants to help beautify the parks and even get to take a plant home with you each time!

Dirt Day No. 2
Saturday, April 28, 2012
9:00 am – Noon
Christina Park
625 CR-540A, Lakeland

We’re grilling up some hot dogs to go with whatever yummy “Pot Luck” side dish or dessert you would like to bring for a picnic lunch afterwards. Bring a BIG appetite and the recipe for your Pot Luck! You might even win a PRIZE!!
Learn how to properly take cuttings from the Wild Coffee native
plants growing in the landscaped beds at Christina Park. These
cuttings will grow to make more beautiful plants to keep our parks
looking really good. You will even get to take home one FREE Wild
Coffee plant for your own garden.
We will also weed and clean out the beds, trim back other plants
that need Spring Rehab and even pick up trash throughout the park.
Learn the ends-and-outs of taking care of your garden at home
from experienced Polk County Master Gardeners. Encourage
your adult partner to help our Florida Geocaching Friends and
other volunteers who are going to join us for SPRING CLEANING
at Christina Park.
Bring gloves and your favorite gardening tools. Sound too much
like work? We promise it will be FUN.
RSVP Carmen Hunter, 534-4340 or
E-Mail Miss Glenda:
Totally FREE!
Thanks! Learn

Kids' Day at the Mulberry Phosphate Museum-April 21st

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cotton Tail Special at Florida Railroad Museum

Florida Railroad Museum
(941) 776-0906
12210 83rd St. E Parrish, FL 34219

Cotton Tail Special   Saturday, April 7, 2012

Cotton Tail Special
The Museum will be operating diesel powered excursions to our Easter Egg patch today! Upon arrival, many activities are planned including our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Mr. Bunny will also be available to greet all the children. The entire round-trip will last approximately 2.5 hours. The Party Caboose is also available for charter.
Train Departs with the Party Caboose at:
  • 9:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM

Adults $18
Children $14

Flying Tigers Opening Day with Easter Egg hunt

Opening Day for the Lakeland Flying Tigers is right around the corner. Join us on Saturday, April 7th at Joker Marchant Stadium when the Flying Tigers take on the Tampa Yankees. Tickets start at just $6 and parking is free. Children enjoy a special Easter Egg Hunt on the field after the game followed by a fireworks extravaganza. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and first pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Individual tickets will go on sale later this month. Free magnet schedules will be given out at the gate. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance while kids search for more than 20,000 eggs on the field. For more information call 863-686-8075.

Lowry Park Zoo Summer Camp early registration discounts (2 days Only)

2 Days, 20% Off Zoo Summer Camps
The early bird gets the discount on Zoo School summer camps, sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. Register online and save 20% on more than 100 week-long adventure camps for students who have completed K-8th grades.  Kids and teens can learn about nature, science and the animal kingdom with animal encounters, keeper talks, games, crafts and more. Online early bird registration opens March 24 at 12:01 a.m. and closes March 25 at 11:59 p.m.  Call 813-935-8552, ext. 268 for info.  The sale does not include Extended Care or the “Saddle Up” Camp. Not combinable with any other offers or discounts.  Offer has no cash value. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Free Preschool Pass for Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Florida

2012 SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Preschool Pass

Seaworld and Busch Gardens is offering kids ages 5 and younger
 a FREE SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Preschool Pass valid through
December 31, 2012
 for unlimited admission to both parks.
Begin the registration process with Step 1 below.

Step 1 – Enter Number of Preschool Passes

2012 FREE SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Preschool Pass

If you have a child 5 and younger, a Free SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Preschool Pass is waiting!
 It’s all they need to explore the wonders of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens…for all of 2012.

The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Preschool Pass is available
 for redemption beginning January 4, 2012.

This offer is valid for Florida Residents only.

5 and Younger Qty

Art and craft shows this weekend; March 24 and 25th

  • Lake Wales Art Show, Shores of Lake Wales,
          March 24 and 25th; 10 am   FREE Children's Tent with a wide array of creative crafts and projects

  • Eagle Lake Trunk and Treasure Sale; March 24th, 7am until 1pm
          Hwy 17 @ Railroad Park, Eagle Lake

  • Buckler's Arts and Craft Show; Mach 24 and 25th, 10 am
         The Lakland Center, $6 for 2 day admission

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cupcake Palooza summer camp spotlight at Young Chef's Academy in Brandon

Camp Can-I-Cook Summer Spotlight
Our Cupcake Palooza camp this summer is like a festival of cupcakes! Stirring, filling, frosting and piping, each day will feature sweet cupcakes and savory cupcakes. Exlpore unique flavors and techniques in these perfectly-portioned treats. 

June 19-21
July 10-12
July 31-Aug 2

Tues, Wed & Thurs from 1-4 pm
For age 7-15
Make and taste several recipes each day
Take home all recipes to try at home
No registration or materials fee   

SAVE NOW with our best deal of the season. Cupcake Palooza and all of our great summer mini camps pair sweet baking fun with healthy foods kids will fall in love with.

All of our camps are just $119 per camp (regularly $149) when you register by March 28. No need to pick dates -- you can save now and schedule later.

Call now for summer savings (813) 643-7025, or visit our website for more information and registration forms.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bass Pro Shops Easter Activities

Bass Pro Shops Easter Activities

Fun Easter Activities at Bass Pro Shops 

Activities at Michaels' The Knack this weekend

Make-It Take-It
At Michaels'

There was a Little Froggie Craft Egg 

Saturday, March 24th
1 pm- 3 pm
*with the purchase of a craft egg

Ages 3 and up 
while supplies last.

Kids Eat FREE on Tuesdays!

Easter Egg Hunt at the YMCA!

  • Get your Easter baskets ready and join the Lakeland Family Y for Spring Extravaganza on Saturday, April 7th 10am - 12 noon. There will be face painting, bounce house, crafts, games, lunch, egg hunt, and more...all for FREE!

    3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd
    Lakeland, FL 33803 ... [Map It]
    Phone: (863) 644-3528

Young Chef's Academy in Brandon Summer Sale

Time to Save with our Biggest Sale of the Year

One Week Only Summer Fun Sale

SAVE NOW for summer with our best deals of the season.

You won't want to miss our summer mini camps where each great camp pairs sweet baking fun with healthy foods kids will fall in love with. Or, spread the fun out all summer long by joining our Chefs Club, with summer-only registration options and two fun daytime class themes ... Books & Cooks for age 5-6 or Cupcake Genius for age 7+!

Camp Can-I-Cook is now just $119 per camp (regularly $149) when you register by March 28. No need to pick dates -- you can save now and schedule later.

Summer Only Chefs Club memberships are on sale until April 26. Hurry! We think our super-fun Cupcake Genius Class will SELL OUT QUICK!

Call now for summer savings (813) 643-7025, or visit our website for more information and registration forms.

Join us for a class, or join our Club and cook with us every week. After a year of classes you can even earn your own chef jacket. Complete menus for upcoming classes can be found on the calendars on our website.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


WHEN:   Sat. March 24, 2012, 9am-1pm
WHERE:   Central Park, downtown Winter Haven


The Junior League of Greater Winter Haven presents the 4th Annual Family Fit Fest, a day of fun for families with activities focusing on fitness, nutrition and overall health awareness. This is a FREE event that caters to children of all ages!

The fourth annual Family Fit Fest is scheduled for March 24, 2012 in downtown Winter Haven.  This completely FREE event promotes healthy living choices and will be lots of fun for the entire family.

Over 50 community partners will be in attendance to educate, entertain, and entice event goers with the benefits of healthy living. Kids will have the opportunity to learn about and make healthy snacks using fresh food donated by local companies. The family fun run will make a lap around central park and finishers wlll receive a free t-shirt! Other highlights of the event include FREE health screenings, educational games, and informational booths. 

-Educational games
-Family Fun Run
-Cooking demonstrations
-Free health & wellness screenings
-Healthy snacks
-Lots of door prizes!

  • 24 Mar 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Central Park, Downtown Winter Haven

Interested in becoming a partner? Click here  

For more details visit the Family Fit Fest Event Page.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

2012 Dirt Day #1 March 24th

It's Back!

2012 Dirt Day #1

Saturday, March 24

9:00 am - Noon

North Walk-in-Water Creek

State Road 60,

9 Miles east of Lake Wales

Hey Kids!


Must Be Accompanied by Adult

Ages 6 -12


Dirt Day No. 1

Saturday, March 24, 2012

9:00 am – Noon

North Walk-in-Water Creek Preserve

SR 60, Nine miles East of Lake Wales

Enter the Dirt Day Fishing Contest!

(Catch and Release - Bait Provided)

Then let’s take a short hike to see some of the wonders of this 1,113-acre nature

preserve before gathering around the banks of Walk-in-Water Pond for some serious

fishing with family and friends!

Bring your garden shovel, bucket, fishing pole and a picnic lunch!

Dirt Day participants will learn how to grow Sand Cordgrass and

American Beautyberry. Help us plant these helpful natives at the

entrance of the preserve, and take a FREE plant with you to grow

at home. Use your bucket to carry water from the pond to give the

new plantings a healthy start.

RSVP Carmen Hunter, 534-4340 or

E-Mail Miss Glenda:

Totally FREE!
  • My family attended the Dirt Days last year and loved this program. Each month there is an activity at a local park where you can learn about local plants and the environment and you get to take a plant home with you to plan in your own yard and watch grow. The program is free and since they limit the amount of children it did not ever seem crowded. Make sure to RSVP early!

Nature Fair next weekend in WInter Haven

Nature Fair in Winter Haven

March 24
10 am until 2pm


Presented by Lake Region Audubon Society

  • crafts
  • games
  • fossil hunt
  • exhibits
  • animals and more!

Mark your calendars!!! World of Reading Festival coming soon!

World Of Reading Festival in Lakeland

Presented by Junior League of Lakeland

March 31
9 am until 1 pm
Barnett Family Park


  • Arts and crafts
  • Free books
  • Readings and Autographs
  • Performances by Lakeland Community Theatre and Jack Hartman

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Edit Draft Free seminar! Help your college-bound student prepare for applications, financing and more! At Magnify Credit Union.

What:  College Basics 101 is a brief, informative
seminar to help students get started with
their college plans.

When:  Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Time:  6:30-7:30 pm

Cost:  Free!

Where:  Magnify Credit Union, 961 E Road 540A, Lakeland  33813

Who:  Parents and students interested in getting answers about college are encouraged to attend.

No reservations required!

From early planning with proper preparation to understanding the application process and how to finance college, this seminar will answer
all of your questions!

Call Lisa Oliver at 863-838-6691 or email for more information

Mark your calendars!! Easter egg hunt at First United Methodist Church in Lakeland.

Easter Eggstravaganza
Sat, Mar 31, 10am-12noon
Crafts, a Christian comedian, over 10,000 eggs and a free picnic lunch on the lawn will be offered on Mar 31. Bring a blanket and an Easter basket and your camera to get pictures of your children with the Easter Bunny. This event is for children of all ages.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Legoland activities

Saturday and Sunday; March 24 and 25th

Heartlake City comes to LEGOLAND® Florida!

Join the LEGO® Friends as they host the first-ever LEGO Friends Weekend, a daytime party that celebrates girls and their individuality.

Activities Include:

  • Olivia's "Girls Just Wanna Build" Event
  • Andrea's Heartlake Cafe
  • Stephanie's Dance Party
  • Emma's "That's So You" Fashion Show, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Mia's "Mad About Animals" Scavenger Hunt
  • And additional LEGO Friends Activities!

Best of all, LEGO Friends Weekend is included with a LEGOLAND Florida Annual Pass! 

For your chance to play an even bigger part in this event;
Saks Fifth Avenue will host a model search on March 3rd from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Florida Mall (Saks Fifth Avenue Mall Entrance). Winners will get the exclusive opportunity to model in the LEGO Friends Fashion show during LEGO Friends Weekend!


Come See What's New!

Play Your Part in a Variety of Exciting Events!

There are many exciting events coming soon to LEGOLAND Florida, including;

Monthly Junior Master Model Builder Competition
  • This LEGO building competition takes place on the second full weekend of every month!

The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Citrus Classic 5k at LEGOLAND Florida- April 14, 2012
  • Register online to get into the race!
Grand Opening of the LEGOLAND Water Park- May 26, 2012
  • Get ready to splash into summer with your Premium Pass!
To check out the full list of exciting events, click here.