Sunday, December 29, 2013

Events at Pottery Barn Kids

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Hyde Park Village
Sign up today! Call 813-253-0964 or stop by 804 South Village Circle, Tampa, FL.
Every Tuesday at 11:30am
December 31st - January 21st
Escape the cold and join us for fun and colorful crafts! Children are invited to choose from an assortment of crafts created exclusively for us by Kiwi Crate. - Cost: $5 per kit - LEARN MORE
Saturday, January 18th from 4 - 6pm
Children of all ages are invited to join us each week as we read along to a few of our favorite stories. Plus, don't miss this month's special story times: - Bianca and the Stars: January 7th - Spectacular Sports: January 28th - LEARN MORE
Every Tuesday at 11am
Children of all ages are invited to join us each week as we read along to a few of our favorite stories. Plus, don't miss this month's special story times: - Bianca and the Stars: January 7th - Spectacular Sports: January 28th - LEARN MORE
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Come See Us!

Hyde Park Village
Join us on Dec. 31st at 11:30am for a Snow Day Crafting Workshop!
For $5, kids can enjoy colorful crafts made just for us by Kiwi Crate.
804 South Village Circle, Tampa, FL 33606 Phone: 813-253-0964

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dirt Day #2 Four Seasons of Family FUN!

Dirt Days - Four Seasons of Family Fun continues.....
January 25th with WINTER

Learn about the life cycles of owls, bird migration, food chains, and the plants that bird love! (designed for kids ages 5-12)

To sign up for this FREE program:

Circle B Bar Reserve
4399 Winter Lake Road Lakeland, FL 33803

Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Storytime with Santa

Story Time and Cookies with Santa
Wednesday 18th at 3:30 pm
 Story Time with Santa
Wednesday 3:30
At the  Mulberry Civic Center

Sign up at the library or at the link below

Mulberry Library

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CIrcle B Bar Reserve December events

Saturday, Dec. 7
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. COMMUNITY DAY
 "Amazing Alligators and Stupendous Snakes"
Come join us for our monthly Community Day. This is a free, family-friendly event for all. Visit with and learn more about the amazing alligators, native and non-native snakes and other reptiles such as turtles. You will not want to miss this event.

 Saturday, Dec. 7
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Astronomy Night
Beginners to seasoned astronomers are welcome. Bring your telescope or gaze through one of the powerful telescopes will be on site to provide you with a view of the night sky. Meet in the Workshop for an indoor presentation or introduction to the night sky and a discussion on what types of telescopes are best for star gazing. Then step outside for the big viewing event. Bring a flashlight and bug spray (just in case). Astronomy night will go on rain or shine. We will "focus" on anything anyone may want to see.

Please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 x205 to RSVP

 Wednesday, Dec. 11
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 Granny's Corner - Nature Reading
Middle of the morning and you want to get your little ones out of the house? Join Ms. Charlene at the Polk's Nature Discovery Center for nature readings. The readings will be followed by a hands-on activity. Then spend some time in the Nature Center and walking the trails.

To register for this activity please call 863-668-4673 ext. 209.

Saturday, Dec. 14
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 Super Scientist Saturday
*NEW* Learn about native and invasive plants while giving back to nature. We will be weeding Lost Bridge Trail of an invasive species while learning more about the importance of native plants, but that's not all. Take a short hike of Lost Bridge Trail to learn about the Frog Listening Network, a citizen scientist project that was recently started at Circle B Bar Reserve by one of our volunteers. We will demonstrate how the project works and why we monitor the frogs of Circle B.

Super Scientist Saturday is open to everyone interested in the outdoors, giving back to nature and becoming a super citizen scientist. For more information, please e-mail

Saturday, Dec. 14
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 Lake Region Audubon Bird Hike
Join the Lake Region Audubon for a bird hike. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Polk Nature Discovery Center if you would like to attend this guided hike of Circle B Bar Reserve.

Wednesday, Dec. 18
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Guided Bird Hike
Please join our volunteer guide on a hike through the Marsh. Learn about the birds of Circle B Bar Reserve. This is a great time of year to bird watch at Circle B Bar Reserve, so do not miss out on this hike. Bring binoculars and a camera, because you never know what birds will be stopping in at the Marsh!

To sign up for this hike please call 863-668-4673 ex. 205. Limit 10 people.

Sunday, Dec. 15
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Nature Tour (Tram Tour)

*Requires sign up. Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property.

Thursday, Dec. 19
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Tiny Trekkers

*NEW* Looking for a new way to get your little one out of the house and into nature to explore and learn at the same time? Become a Tiny Trekker and join us for a short hike and nature based outdoor activity. This is for ages 2- 5 (younger/older siblings are welcome). For more information please email

Saturday, November 30, 2013

PIctures with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Children will receive a FREE Picture and treat and enjoy Christmas cookies and hot chocolate.

Monday, December 2

6-8 pm

Hawthorne Inn 
6150 Lakeland Highlands Road

I have taken my boys to this event in past years and it is really nice. The residents of the home come out and really enjoy seeing the children interact with Santa.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mulberry Library Event Crafternoon!

Join us for Crafternoon on Monday 12/2!! 3:30 pm

We are making Christmas Ornaments to display on our tree in the Library!!! 

 Photo: Join us for Crafternoon on Monday 12/2!! We are making Christmas Ornaments to display on our tree in the Library!!! Hope to see you there!!! And have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Lights of Lakeland

Lights of Lakeland 2013



Lights of Lakeland 2013 will be held at Highland Park Church: Lakeland Campus

Highland Park Church: Lakeland Campus , 4777 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33813

December 6-8 and December 13-15

6:30-9PM, nightly

FREE! Food vendors available to purchase meals.

Map Link:

FREE Christmas walk-thru event open to the public! Activities include: Sweet Shoppe, Food Court with meals available for purchase, LIVE nativity scene with real animals, Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Kid's General Store, LIVE acting, and so much more!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Doughnuts for Dad

Donuts for Dads (and their kids!)

Join us for donuts and a time to get together with other dads and kids on Saturday morning at 9am!
Repeats every month on February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the first Saturday 
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 09:00
Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 09:00
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 09:00
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 09:00
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 09:00
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 09:00
Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 09:00
Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 09:00
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 09:00
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 09:00
Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 09:00
Explorations V
109 N. Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801-5044
(863) 687 - 3869 

Mother/Son Camp out Homeland

This event is an overnight camping activity for mothers and sons.
Registration includes all activities (games, crafts, food [hot dogs, s’mores]).

 At Homeland Heritage Park
 249 Church Avenue
Homeland, FL 33847
(863) 534-6911 or 534-3766

December 7 at 4 pm until December 8 at 9 am
Cost is $5.

Registration will begin in November. Call for more details!
Registration does NOT include any camping gear – all participants must provide their own tent, etc.

Hoops for Lakeland's Finest

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, LPD will face off against LFD in the 2nd Annual Charity Basketball Event sponsored by Let’s Move Health & Fitness.
The game will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Lakeland High School and will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
 Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (children 10 and under are free).

In addition to the half-time game and prizes for the children, Lakeland Police Department will be giving away two bicycles.
LPD defending champions are hoping for a repeat this year!
Mark your calendars and join us for this fun-filled event.
For more information on the event, contact Michele Taylor, 863-399-6881.

Breakfast with Santa in Bartow

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Bartow

Make free crafts, enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast while visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

When: December 7, 7-11 am
Location: Holy Trinity Church, 500 W. Stuart St.
Cost: $6 in advance and $7 at the door

Tickets available at The Bartow Chamber, Broom insurance, Bartow Ford, First Methodist School and Trinity Learning Center


Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

JUNIE Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
by Allison Gregory Adapted from the books by Barbara Park
December 6, 7 - 7:30pm
December 7, 8 - 2pm
$12 Adults, $10 Children (12 & under)
Lakeland Community Theatre

Lake Mirror Theatre Complex




Snow mountain, snow slide, Santa, children's entertainment, inflatables, arts and crafts and food.

December7, 10 am until 2 pm
Lake Mirror Promenade

Price for admission to the snow mountain and slide will be a donated canned food item or $1 donation. 
All canned food will be donated to Polk County Senior Orphans. 


Santa's workshop at Family Fundamentals

Family Fundamentals to Host Santa's Workshop

United Way of Central Florida’s Family Fundamentals will host Santa’s Workshop, a free, holiday themed family event on Saturday, December 7, 10:00 – 1:00pm. 

The event will feature pictures with Santa, hands-on activities, and a holiday story time.
Children who attend will also receive a book from Santa. All activities are appropriate for children ages 2-6.
Sponsorship for the event is provided by Publix Super Markets Charities, Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, Integral Quality Care, Florida’s Natural, and Zephyrhills Water.

Family Fundamentals is a parent resource center and a project of United Way of Central Florida’s Success By 6 program. The mission of Family Fundamentals and Success By 6 is to ensure that all children, by the age of six, have the physical, emotional, social, and mental foundation to succeed in school and in life.

Family Fundamentals is located at 1021 Lakeland Hills Boulevard on the second floor. For more information about the event or Family Fundamentals, call 863-686-1221

Holiday Happenings around Lakeland

Holiday events around Lakeland

  • Holiday walkabout Downtown Lakeland, December 3rd 6-9pm; Santa, The Grinch, music, caroling, horse and carriage rides.

    Annual Holiday Walkabout

    Kicking off the holiday festivities in Lakeland, this annual event in Downtown Lakeland celebrates with shopping, dining, music, horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa and more!
  • Lakeland Christmas Parade Presented by The Junior League of Greater Lakeland;  December 5 at 7 pm winds through downtown streets.  On Thursday, December 5th the 33st Annual Christmas parade, sponsored by The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, will kick off at 7:00 pm with a fantastic fireworks display over Lake Mirror. Over 100 organizations will be participating in this year’s event. The parade will leave the Lakeland center and make its way down lemon Street twisting and turning through Downtown Lakeland.
    Streets along the parade route will begin closing at 5:30 pm. Additional parking will be available after 5:00 pm in the Downtown parking garages and parking lots
  • First Friday Downtown Lakeland, December 6, 6-9pm; "Cookies and Carols"  with an old fashioned Christmas

Public ice skating at The Lakeland Center

Party Packages for Ice Skating are Available!
Perfect for Birthdays and Corporate Parties!

Group Discounts are also available.
For parties or groups, Call  Kayla Goff at 863-834-8137
Adults $9
Bring your own skates $8
Children (12 & under) $7
Groups (10 or more) $1 OFF Discount
Free Parking

Additional Ice Skating Dates available
Dec. 17-Jan. 6
Ice Skating Dates

- See more at:
 The Lakeland Center
Ice Skating is Back!!
Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 ages 12 and younger $8 if you have your own skates, Groups of 10 or more get $1 off. 

The dates scheduled for this event begin on November 22, 2013 and continue through December 01, 2013.
This is a public event and tickets are required to attend.
- See more at:

701 West Lime Street,
Lakeland, Florida 33815
701 West Lime Street,
Lakeland, Florida 33815
701 West Lime Street,
Lakeland, Florida 33815

Party Packages for Ice Skating are Available!
Perfect for Birthdays and Corporate Parties!

Group Discounts are also available.
For parties or groups, Call  Kayla Goff at 863-834-8137
Adults $9
Bring your own skates $8
Children (12 & under) $7
Groups (10 or more) $1 OFF Discount
Free Parking

Additional Ice Skating Dates available
Dec. 17-Jan. 6
Ice Skating Dates

- See more at:
Party Packages for Ice Skating are Available!
Perfect for Birthdays and Corporate Parties!

Group Discounts are also available.
For parties or groups, Call  Kayla Goff at 863-834-8137
Adults $9
Bring your own skates $8
Children (12 & under) $7
Groups (10 or more) $1 OFF Discount
Free Parking

Additional Ice Skating Dates available
Dec. 17-Jan. 6
Ice Skating Dates

- See more at:
Party Packages for Ice Skating are Available!
Perfect for Birthdays and Corporate Parties!

Group Discounts are also available.
For parties or groups, Call  Kayla Goff at 863-834-8137
Adults $9
Bring your own skates $8
Children (12 & under) $7
Groups (10 or more) $1 OFF Discount
Free Parking

Additional Ice Skating Dates available
Dec. 17-Jan. 6
Ice Skating Dates

- See more at:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pics on the Promenade in October

Friday October 11th, 2013: Pixar’s The Incredibles

Friday, January 24th, 2014: Parental Guidance

Come out and enjoy a movie under the stars. Invite your friends and family to come out and enjoy a fun movie, food, and community. The movie will begin at dusk, so get there early and stake out the best spot! Snack vendors will also be on site. Lots of fun games and food so get there early with the kids!

When: Dusk. (Click here to see sunset times)

Where: Lake Mirror Promenade

Admission is FREE!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Barks & Badges Community Event


Join The Estates at Carpenters and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for a family-friendly fundraising event to raise support to purchase and maintain canines for the K-9 unit. The day includes K-9 unit demonstrations, games, rides, pet vaccinations, BBQ, and much, much more.

  • K-9 demonstrations 
  • barbecue, food trucks 
  • agility/obedience demonstration
  • bounce houses 
  • horse and pony ride
  • human hamster ball
  • pet vaccinations
  • costume contest
  •  more.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5

 For details, please see flyers at the Information Table in the lobby or call 370-9172.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

National Public Lands Day

2013 Fee-Free Days Announced

The Department of the Interior has announced the fee-free days for 2013, including National Public Lands Day on September 28.  A fee-free day is when parks, refuges and rangelands offer free entry or waive the standard amenity fee for visitors.
Along with NPLD, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the entire Veterans Day weekend are fee-free for four Department of Interior land management agencies: National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management.  There are several additional fee-free days specific to agencies, such as the National Park Service providing free entry on August 25th to celebrate the 97th birthday of the national park system. View the Department of the Interior Press Release on the Fee-Free Days.
National Public Lands Day is a fee-free entrance day at many federal public lands including national parks. It's a great opportunity to help a local or favorite public land near you and spend the rest of the day recreating or relaxing on the land. With free admission, feel free to bring a friend or make it a family outing, and enjoy the experience.

September 28National Public Lands Day
National Park Service; click here to view fee-free sites.
Fish and Wildlife Service; click here to view USFWS sites.
Bureau of Land Management; click here to view fee-free sites.
Bureau of Reclamation; click here to visit the BoR page.
October 13 - 19National Wildlife Refuge Week Fish and Wildlife Service
November 9 - 11 Veterans Day Weekend
National Park Service
Fish and Wildlife Service
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
U.S. Forest Servi

Tuesday, September 24, 2013



Join Us At Boktoberfest!

Join us again at Bok Tower Gardens for the fifth annual Boktoberfest Plant Sale, Central Florida’s most unique Oktoberfest celebration, on October 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Plant Sale
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Family Activities
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Tree Climbing
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Biergarten
10 a.m. – Brian Sutherland Trio
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Pinewood Estate Tours
11:30 a.m. – Wacky Jackie The Clown
Noon – Oktoberfest Show
1 & 3 p.m. – Live Carillon Concerts
2:30 p.m. – Jane Rosenbohm
4 p.m. – Wacky Jackie The Clown
4:30 p.m. – Cross Canyon

Bok Tower Gardens will offer free admission for the fifth annual Boktoberfest Plant Sale on October 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature live music, German food, craft beers, tree climbing and activities for kids.
“Boktoberfest celebrates the start of Florida’s gardening season,” explains David Price, Gardens’ president, “where plant lovers and gardeners can come to find a wide variety of Florida plants and learn from experts to help make the most of their garden.”
Some of the plants for sale will include orchids, palms, trees, tropical fruits, Florida natives, ferns, bamboo, roses, heliconias, bromeliads, tillandsia air plants and water lilies. Education will be provided by Master Gardeners, plant societies, garden clubs and the UF-IFAS Extension Service. Expert gardeners will host free educational workshops throughout the day.
This year’s festivities will feature the Jimmy & Eckhard Oktoberfest Show, a three-member lederhosen ensemble performing authentic German music. The group plays instruments from Germany, Austria and Switzerland including long Swiss alphorns the size of trees; a wooden Alpine xylophone, that is often referred to as “wooden laughter;” the “Singing Saw” and more.
Voted “Florida’s Best Garden,” the National Historic Landmark was dedicated in 1929 as a gift from world peace advocate Edward Bok. Nearly 700 acres of conservation lands and gardens surround a 205-foot neo-Gothic and art deco Singing Tower carillon and Pinewood Estate, a 20-room, Mediterranean-style 1930s winter retreat. The popular Central Florida destination is a haven for wildlife with hidden geocaches and rare plants found nowhere else in the world where visitors come to relax and escape the stress of today’s busy world.

Lakeland Police Department open house 2013

Lakeland Police Department will hold their Open House on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 This year our theme is “Let’s Keep Moving”. We are focusing on health, wellness and fitness and have invited vendors to share their information to help us get…and stay healthy!
Some of the businesses that have committed are:  Just Dance, Planet Fitness, LA Fitness, Bent’s Bicycle Shop, LeRoy’s Bicycle Shop, InnerAct Alliance and Omega Man, to just name a few.

In addition to the vendors that will share a wealth of knowledge, we will have our K9’s, SWAT team, DUI Enforcement, Hostage Negotiators, Crime Scene Techs, the Helicopter and more! Along with LPD’s components, we will have other city partners with us; the Fire Department, Lakeland Electric, Lakeland Water, Coleman Bush and Simpson Park.

There will be tours of the police station beginning at 10:30 a.m. and run until 1:30 p.m. These tours include the Crime Lab, Communications Center and the Emergency Operations Center.
You will be able to enjoy plenty of children’s activities and entertainment. And, hot dogs and popcorn will be served during the event.
So gather your family, friends and neighbors and come out and enjoy a day with the Lakeland Police Department.

Free Museum tickets

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine
in which participating museums
across the country open their doors
to anyone presenting a Museum Day
Ticket... for free.   September 28, 2013

Read more:
View the list of museums that are participating or use the "Find a Museum" tab above.
  • Only an official Museum Day Live! ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be found here on the Museum Day Live! website soon.
  • One ticket per household, for two people.
  • A ticket will gain entry to only one of the participating museums, excluding parking and special events and exhibits.
  • If museum reaches capacity, museum has the right to limit the number of guests until space becomes avaliable.

Read more:
Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Talk like a Pirate Day!

Homework help

"Homework:  A Parent's Survival Guide"
A free educational workshop presented by Huntington Learning Center of Lakeland provides parents with strategies for surviving homework hassles.
With step-by-step solutions to some of the most common "homework hassles," a free workshop will be presented by Huntington Learning Center of Lakeland. The workshop will offer local parents practical advice on how to ensure their children have the right environment and skills for completing assignments to the very best of their abilities.
September 18
6:00 - 7:30 pm
MAGNIFY Credit Union
961 E. Road 540-A
Lakeland, 33813

Dirt Days

DIRT DAYS are BACK! Join us September 28th from 9-12pm to learn about Natives and Invasive plants. Take home a native. Register at

Freee Health Screening

Diabetes Awareness - Glucose** - A1c** (for known Diabetics) - Blood Pressure - Body Mass Index - Vision Screening/Testing - View Your Club's ScreeningsFree health screening*, up to a $150 value - Saturday, September 14. 11 am - 3 pm

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Circle B Bar Reserve - Polk Nature Discovery Center Events

Mark your calendars..many opportunities to see Polk County in interesting ways..
Thursday, October 3, 2013
8 am - Noon Scrub Jay Experience At Catfish Creek State Park
9 am - Noon Fall Bird Migration Hike At Mosaic Peace River Park...
9 am - 1 pm Kayak Reedy Creek Near Lake Arbuckle
9 am – 3 pm Fishing Tips and Tricks at Tenoroc At Tenoroc Fish Management Area
9 am - 3 pm Butterflies by Swamp Buggy At Disney Wilderness Preserve
10 am - Noon Walk on a Path Made from the Past, Experience the Present
At Bok Tower Gardens
1 pm - 4 pm Tour Florida’s Ancient Islands at Hickory Lake Scrub
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Chain of Lakes Stand Up Paddleboard Eco Tour at Sunset
At W.G. Roe Park
9 pm – 12 am Night Owl Hike and Tram Tour At Circle B Bar Reserve

Friday, October 4, 2013 
 8 am - Noon Visit a Fall Migration Bird Trap At Saddle Creek Park
8 am - 1 pm Wildlife Photography At Circle B Bar Reserve
8:30 am - 10 am Guided Segway Tour At Lake Kissimmee State Park
9 am – 11 am Air Boat Tour At Camp Mack
9 am - 3 pm Swamp Tromp At Green Swamp East
9 am - 3 pm Field Experience – Rare Behind the Scenes Tour At Avon Park Air Force Range
9:30 am – 11:30 am Chain of Lakes Stand Up Paddleboard Eco Tour At Lake Summit Boat Ramp
11:30 am - 1 pm Guided Segway Tour At Lake Kissimmee State Park
1 pm – 3 pm Behind the Scenes Tour of Rare Plant Conservation Program At Bok Tower Gardens
2:30 am - 4 pm Guided Segway Tour At Lake Kissimmee State Park

Saturday, October 5, 2013
8 am - 11 am Macro Photography Hike At Lakeland Highlands Scrub
9 am - 11 am Air Boat Tour At Camp Mack
9 am - Noon Explore An Unexpected Urban Jewel At Blue Lake Scrub
9 am - Noon Barbara B. Pedersen Wildlife Preserve Hike At Barbara B. Pedersen Wildlife Preserve
9 am - 2 pm Intermediate Kayak Excursion At Peace River Boat Ramp

Sunday, October 6, 2013
6 am - 6 pm Polk County Big Day At Circle B Bar Reserve
8 am - Noon Scenic Tour of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest At Lake Wales Ridge State ForestPage | 3
9 am - 11 am Air Boat Tour At Camp Mack
9 am - Noon Luther Parrot Trail Hike At Lewis Arboretum
9 am - 2 pm Advanced Kayak Excursion At Walk-in-Water Creek Road
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Chain of Lakes Stand Up Paddleboard Eco Tour At W.G. Roe Park
See more

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lakeland community theatre auditions

Lakeland Community Theatre 
Open Audition notice for Children only


 Lake Mirror Theatre 121 South Lake Ave. Lakeland Florida 33801 (863) 603- PLAY(7529)
 Production Dates:October 25, 26, 27 November 1, 2, 3 & 8, 9, 10 & 15, 16, 17 2013    

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Strong singers required. You must be available for all performances.* Be prepared to sing 16 bars of any song. Bring your own sheet music with you, NO CD's. 

“Let’s Try Synchro” Beginner’s Clinic

The 30th Annual “Let’s Try Synchro” Beginner’s Clinic, presented by the Lakeland YMCA Flamingo Synchro Swim Team, will be held this Saturday, August 24th from 9 a.m. until noon for swimmers, ages 7-14 at the Lakeland YMCA, Cleveland Heights Blvd. Registration: 8:45 am Saturday and $10 per participant. Participants should be comfortable swimming in deep water, wear a swim suit and bring a towel and change of clothing.  Synchro Coach, Lorraine Valerino can be reached for more information at 863.645.3528

Sunday, August 11, 2013

AMF kids fest

AMF Kids FestSaturday

  AMF Lakeland Lanes
(863) 646-5791


• 1 FREE hour of bowling, shoes included
• $1 Hot dogs & $1 Small Sodas

• FREE 2-hour bowling pass session,
   rental shoes included
• The chance to sign up and win a
   NEW custom bowling ball valued at $159!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Micheline SalonSpa Back To School Cut-A-Thon

Micheline SalonSpa Back To School Cut-A-Thon

Micheline SalonSpa will conduct the annual Back To School Cut-A-Thon on Sunday, August 18, from 2:00 to 4:00pm. 

Proceeds will benefit Heartland For Children, our local community based care agency helping disadvantaged children of Polk, Highland and Hardee Counties. Heartland For Children promotes the prevention of child abuse and oversees the provision of services for children who have been abused and/or neglected. Cash or check only; call Micheline SalonSpa at 863.644.0102 for details.
Haircuts, Adults 11 & Older -- $20
Haircuts, Children 10 & Under -- $15
Manicures -- $15
Chair Massages, 10 minutes -- $10
Eyebrow or Lip Wax -- $10 

5038 S. Lakeland Drive
Lakeland, FL

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Grant Me Grace scholarship

If you haven't checked out Grant Me Grace studios yet, then you Should do it now!!

My friend, Paula Baker is offering some wonderful educational and fun and motivational classes this summer for girls and boys. She has a class coming next week for girls called, Beautiful You camp. Here is the class description;

Beautiful You camps, teaching our daughters to look at themselves as Christ sees them instead of how media & society would like to portray them. Gonna be good stuff! Using games, fashion show, skits, etc to show the value of choosing good friends, servanthood, modesty & purity (age appropriate). Sign up now!
July 15-19, 9-noon, ages 7-10
July 22-26, 1-4pm, ages 11-14
(We know they like to sleep in ;)
$65 members, $79 non

She has an "scholarship" opportunity right now for new registrations only. If you like Grant me Grace studios on Facebook you can enter now. If I had a daughter, I would have her participate next week for sure. My boys are doing some of her other camps coming in August, myth busters and detective training.

Beautiful You camps are almost here! Want tour daughter to attend but haven't figured out how? I don't want anyone to miss this opportunity. Tell me in 15 words or less why your daughter deserves to attend Beautiful You & I will give one scholarship away for next weeks camp (ages 7-10).(M-F, 9-noon, new registrations only please) The comment with most "Likes" wins. Go!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Magnify Credit union Wii Bowling tournament

Wii Bowling Tournament
at MAGNIFY Credit Union!
Have Some Fun OUT of the Sun -
and Meet the Challenge!  
Kids of ALL Ages Welcome!  
Trophies & Prizes!  Snacks! 
 Good Times!

Tuesday July 23, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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MAGNIFY Credit Union
961 E. Road 540-A
Lakeland, FL 33813

Summertime boredom setting in?
Get off the couch and down to MAGNIFY Credit Union for our 
MAGNIFY's Wii Tournament is free, open to the public and fun for all ages!
Players will compete with other players within their age group.
Trophies will be awarded to the champions! 

Register at Link below 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bartow Biz Kids

Bartow BIZ KIDS 2012 Summer Workshops

Kids Learning About Business From Downtown Merchants

Age: Third grade through eighth
Duration: 6 Days, every Tuesday from July 10 through August 14
Two time periods, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Shops participating: The Doggie Bag, The Cool Shoppe, 5 Star Skate Shop, Tay-Cho, Made of Clay, The Cookie Jar, Stanford on Main, The Polk County Democrat, The Polk County History Center, so far.

Contact the bussinesses directly to sign up:
The Doggie Bag - 533-6807
Bartow Flowers & Gifts - 533-7623
The Cool Shoppe - 533-1365
Tay-Cho - 533-2365
The Cookie Jar - 519-3333
Parker Place - 534-2697
Stanford on Main - 226-3220
The Polk County Democrat - 533-4183
The Polk County History Center 534-4386
5 Star Skate Shop - 537-6294
Made of Clay 513-0049

Cost per session: $15 per child; limit 6 children per session.

Each child will get a t-shirt and something produced during the session. The t-shirt will have the businesses participating and a discount for parents who bring their children in wearing the shirt for the following year.

The Democrat will run a tabloid produced by the children, which will include photos and stories by them about the program.

The Bartow Marketing Partnership has a limited number of scholarships available for kids wishing to attend, who might not have the free readily available. If you are interested, call Virginia Condello at the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, 533-7125.

Chick fil A South Florida Ave July activities

Chick fil A South Florida Ave July activities

Activities for this month!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Delightful Sounds and Agricultural Classes

My family first me Aimee Carter with Delightful Sounds and Kindermusik about 10 years ago when we lived in Brandon.  My first son Jack and I attended Kindermusik classes together and he and I still have great memories of her and her classes. I have watched her business grown and change over the years and thought I would share her new website and new classes. She is offering at her farm in Lithia agricultural, Florida history and survival type classes that sound super cool!

Check out the website links below for class descriptions and schedules and if you go, please tell Ms. Aimee that Christy Slaughter sent you!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Apple Camps

Apple Camp: Free Workshop for Kids in July (ages 8-12)
If you have kids ages 8-12, then visit this offer sign them up for a free 3-day workshop at your local Apple Store. At Apple Camp, kids will learn the ins and outs of iMovie and how to make their own films.
This free workshop starts in mid-July. Space is limited so sign up fast.
Here you will find all of the details for Apple Camp Free Workshop for Kids in July!

At Apple Camp, kids ages 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 Apple Retail Stores, 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.*

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chick Fil A Cow appreciation Day

Cow Appreciation Day®

Join us next year on July 12, 2013 at your favorite Chick-fil-A Restaurant!

For one day only, black and white spots, cow bells and furry ears will be appropriate attire at Chick-fil-A restaurants all across the nation. In celebration of Cow Appreciation Day (an unofficial yet nationally recognized holiday), Chick-fil-A will award a FREE Meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who comes to one of our 1,600+ restaurants fully dressed as a cow, and a free entree for partial
cow attire.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mulberry Summer Reading Program

The boys and I stopped by the Mulberry Public Library today and registered for their Summer Reading Program and received these great totes that will be great for carrying our library books. 

 They have some great prizes for kids and adults this summer. Just log your reading and bring the log in each week to claim your kids' prize and for adults, just write a review of each book you read and be entered to win a Nook at the end of the summer.

Happy Reading!!

Free Toys R Us Lego Build

Join LEGO and Toys “R” Us for an exclusive LEGO City building event on June 15th!

Come build an exclusive Classic LEGO City Police Car!

When: June 15th, 2013 from 12-2pm.

Where: All Toys “R” Us locations

Event is intended for children ages 5 and up. Event materials available while supplies last and are available only to participating children. Limit one per child.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Free Admission to Polk Museum of Art

Admission to the Polk Museum of Art will be FREE Tuesday through Saturday in honor of Lois Cowles Harrison, who was a longtime supporter of the museum.

Museum hours will be 10 am until 4 pm during the week.

For more info: Call Polk Museum of Art 863-688-7743.

Girl Scout Sampler Camp

Looking for some summer fun next week? 
Your daughter doesn't have to be a girl scout to attend, and it is a good way to check scouting out!

 Check out our Twilight Camp in Winter Haven.
 This Girl Scout Sampler Camp is next Monday – Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for girls who have completed VPK – sixth grade. Price is $3 for Girl Scouts and $15 for non-Girl Scouts.

 To RSVP contact Sandy McNeil: