Friday, October 26, 2012

Lowes Build and Grow workshop

Creepy Keeper

Saturday, October 27 (10:00 AM)
Halloween is here! Get the haunting started with this awesome creepy Keeper.

Trick or Treat Wednesday

Trick or Treat with the residents of Hawthorne Inn of Lakeland. 

Preschoolers and homeschoolers welcome.

Refreshments served.

9:30 am on Halloween

863-644-6414 for more info.

Community Halloween party at TBA Church in Lakeland

1815 County Road 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813


Family Halloween Party

Family Halloween Party

Polk Museum of Art

Vintage Halloween celebration includes a scavenger hunt, games, story time, and movie.

Costumes encouraged.

Saturday, October 27th

4-7 pm

$5 per child, $3 per adult

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Boktoberfest Plant Sale - October 20, 2012

Let's get squirrely! Boktoberfest is almost here.

Get out your lederhosen and come out to our fourth annual Boktoberfest Plant Sale on Saturday, October 20! Help us celebrate the start of the Florida gardening season with more than 40 plant vendors, and be here for the debut of our new carillonneur Geert D'hollander performing concerts on the Singing Tower. Also enjoy live music featuring the Jimmy & Eckhard Oktoberfest Show, plus German food, craft and seasonal beers, tree climbing and much more!

$5 Pinewood Estate Tours During Boktoberfest.

Take one last look at Pinewood Estate before it gets decked out for the Holiday Home Tour with discounted admission during Boktoberfest.

Friends don't let friends miss Boktoberfest.

It's not a party without your friends. Click here to spread the word on Facebook or forward this email to invite others to Boktoberfest!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

So many Fall events in Polk County...

  1. Pumpkin Patch in Winter Haven; Westwood Middle School Ag Department, 3520 Ave. J NW                      Pumpkin Patch will include activities for younger children on weekends, including face painting, story time and pumpkin decorating stations. All money raised will go to improving greenhouse facilities.       When:  Oct. 13-31 4-7 pm on Mon-Fri., 9 am-7 pm on Saturday and 10 am-4pm on Sundays
  2. Fall Carnival in Winter Haven; Grace Lutheran School, 320 Bates Ave., S.E.  When:  October 18, 2:30-6 pm; Photo booth, face painting, water tag maze,gladiator pedestal joust, bounce house,pony rides, dunk tank, games with prizes, food, country store featuring baked goods.
  3. Creepy Crawly Fall Family Festival sponsored by Camp Fire USA, 2600 Buckingham Ave., Lakeland; When: October 15, 6-9 pm   Cost: $5 for non members and $4 for members; Activities include Carnival games, costume contest, prizes, crafts, Also- Hot dinner $2.50  More info. 863-688-5491

STEMtastic Saturday Camp

STEMtastic Saturday Camp 

Sun 'n Fun and the Florida Air Museum offers a science, technology, engineering and math camp for ages 7-14.

10 am until 2 pm; the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Tom Davis Education Center on the Sun 'n Fun campus at Lakeland Linder Airport

Cost: $25

863-904-4073 for more info.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

City of Lakeland Kid's Tennis Halloween Spectacular

City of Lakeland Kid's Tennis Halloween Spectacular

October 16
5-7 pm

This event includes tennis, games, prizes, food and fun with a Halloween theme. This free event is for all beginner junior tennis players ages 6 to 14.

Activities include tennis-themed games such as Casket Ball, Pinata Serving, Ghost Busters, Black Rat and Bat Relay, Simon Swings on a Broom for prizes. Children can enjoy free pizza and awards for best costume. A bag of treats will be given to the first 100 to sign up.
Rackets and balls will be provided.
Players must RSVP by Oct. 15 by calling (863) 834-2374.

Lowes Build and Grow workshop this weekend!

Ghoul Bus

Saturday, October 13 (10:00 AM)
Halloween is right around the corner! Get in the spirit with this spooktacular Ghoul Bus!

Mommy and Baby Expo

Mommy & Baby Expo
Saturday, October 13, 2012

9 am until 2 pm

This event is sponsored by Watson Clinic and is open to everyone; new Moms, new Dads, soon to be parents, and siblings too! Come and enjoy activities for the entire family.

First Presbyterian Church
175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive

  • Physician Presentations
  • Nurse Lactation Consultants
  • Daddy Bootcamp
  • Children's Activities
  • Maternity Fashions
  • and much more!
Call 863-393-9475 for more info.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lakeland Fire Department Open House Event

Lakeland Fire Department 7th Annual Open House

Saturday, 10/13 from 10 am until 2 pm

Station 1; 701 East Main Street, Lakeland

This FREE event will include educational and family oriented activities focused on the importance of fire escape planning and practices as well as fire prevention. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Upcoming events in Bartow

  • Miller Family Haunted House at the Bartow Civic Center ; Thursday and Friday, October 11 and 12, 8-11 pm                Tickets on sale now, Call (863) 534-0120
  •    Ghost Stories at the Museum: The History Center
Polk County Parks & Recreation and the Cracker Storytellers will have their annual "Ghost Stories at the Museum" on Friday, October 12th from 7pm-9pm.     Adults: $4 and children $2 
Polk County History Center
The museum is located in downtown Bartow at:
100 East Main Street (corner of Main & Broadway)
Bartow, Florida 33830

Friday, October 5, 2012

Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival

Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival

Saturday, October 6th
9 am until 3 pm

South Kentucky Ave. (between Main and Lemon Streets)
Downtown Lakeland

  • Lakeland Christina Rotary Club will be distributing free children's books while supplies last.

More info:

First Friday Downtown Lakeland

First Friday
Downtown Lakeland

Friday, October 5th
6-9 pm

"Strut your Stuff Art Walk!"

  • Local artists
  • Performances
  • artwork for sale
  • live music
  • special performance of "Thriller" 
  • Shops and restaurants open late

Home Depot Kids Building Workshop

Home Depot
Kids' Building Workshop

Saturday, October 6th
9 am until noon

Come build a Fire Truck Workshop