Friday, April 25, 2014

Healthy Kids Day at the Y



HEALTHY KIDS DAY IS TOMORROW! 
Join us at the Fontaine Gills Family YMCA for this FREE community event for the whole family from 9am-11am.
 There will be healthy food, family Zumba, community booths and fun activities for all. HEALTHY kids make HAPPY kids!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

First Friday event in Downtown Lakeland







K9s - Firetrucks - SWAT...oh my! PLEASE SHARE
Come join us next Friday for GUNS AND HOSES!
Come meet the men and women of the LakelandPD and Lakeland Fire Department on Friday, May 2 from 6Pm - 9PM at Downtown Lakeland's First Friday event!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Home Depot Kids Workshops


Build a flower planter

  • Come learn how to build a flower planter. Just in time for Mother's Day, this planter makes a great gift.
  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 - 12
  • All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed.
 
 
Dates:
  • Sat, May 3, 2014
Time:
  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Follow this link to register in advance:  http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops
 

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse 2014

Here in my town, we have a brand new movie theater, Cinemark and I was pleased to find out they have a Summer Movie Clubhouse.

It is not FREE but a very reasonable price, $1 a movie but if you buy a prepaid card for all the movies in advance it works out to only 50 cents a movie!!

Here is the link to the Cinemark Movie Clubhouse so you can find your specific location's schedule for this summer; 
 http://www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse


The link below is for the new location in Lakeland.  Hope to see you at the movies this summer. 
 http://www.cinemark.com/images/smc2014/SMC-BW%20Flyer%201078.pdf


Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

Flower Delivery Truck

Saturday, May 10 (10:00 AM)
Mother's Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe's and they can build this cool Flower Delivery Truck. Add a flower and it's the perfect way to deliver a special gift to Mom!




Don't forget about the World Of Reading 2014 this weekend!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival

Spring Azalea Family Fun Festival

  • Easter egg hunt
  • Photos with the Easter bunny
  • entertainment
  • crafts
  • vendors
  • plants and flowers for sale
  • Demonstrations
  • RV exhibit
  • Vintage vibe eclectic upscale market
  • Gospel sing and MORE!

FREE!!
Saturday, March 19th 10 am

Mosaic Park, 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Basketball Show

This sounds so fun, I wish I could take my boys... Too bad its mid week of  6th grade FCAT week...  (BOO, HISS!)

 America's Got Talent stars "Champions Forever" are coming to Lakeland, April 22nd for a Youth for Christ Benefit.
The SpinTacular Basketball Show will take place from 7-8:30 pm at Branscomb auditorium at Florida Southern College.


Get FREE tickets at www.yfctickets.com

Call 325-9220 for more information



 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland

Vacation Bible School

Where Jesus' Love Is One-of-a-Kind!

Come join us for the week of June 16th from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, for Weird Animals, where Kids Love Weird Animals and Kids Need Unconditional Love.  At Weird Animals, they'll get both! This amazing experience will help those kids from age 4 to completed 5th grade explore God’s incredible love for his children.  Registration form coming soon.

Registration Fee of $20 registration by June 10th.   After June 10th, Registration Fee is $30.
Contact Jo Ahearn at 686-7187 or email jo@fpclakeland.org if you want to volunteer or have any questions.

 http://www.fpclakeland.org/connect/connect-as-youth/vacation-bible-school/

First Presbyerian Church in Lakeland Summer Camps









Kids will love coming to FPC for fun-filled and action packed weeks. Parents will love knowing that their kids are involved in a positive and safe environment.  We have an experienced and mature staff - all of which have been background checked.
During the summer months we offer week-long camps for all age levels:
• Golf Camp Sports Camps • Kids Club Camps • Fine Arts Camp • Mini-Miracles Camps
Each camper will need to have a registration form and medical form on file. Mini-Miracles campers will also need to have a sensitivity questionnaire completed. You can find all these forms below.
Click here to download the FPC Summer Camps 2014 Registration Form.
Click here to download the FPC Summer Camps 2014 Medical Form.
The Mini Miracles Camp is for children with varying exceptionalities.
Click here to download our Mini-Miracles Camp Sensitivity Questionnaire.
Camps fill up quickly and there is a limited number of openings in each camp. Please bring the completed forms to the church office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 http://www.fpclakeland.org/get-connected/groups--activities/children/summer-camps/

First United Methodist Church Summer Music Camp

Summer Kid’s Music Camp

Zak
Join us for an experience your child won’t soon forget at our Kid’s Music Camp! Scheduled for Mon, July 28 through Fri, August 1, from 9am-3pm, this wonderful week is open to children that have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. Participants will learn about set-making, prop-making, singing and choreography. The week will end with a performance of the musical “What’s up, Zak?” on Friday evening. Performance experience is not needed to participate! There are a few speaking parts for this production that auditions will be held for the afternoon of Fri, Jun 27, during Vacation Bible School.


To register a child that will have completed Kindergarten or 1st grade for the camp, please click here.
To register a child that will have completed 2nd or 3rd grade for the camp, please click here.
To register a child that will have completed 4th or 5th grade for the camp, please click here.

 http://www.firstumc.org/connect/music-fine-arts/summer-kids-music-camp/

First United Methodist Church in Lakeland Vacation Bible School 2014

Vacation Bible School 2014

workshopofwonders full logoJoin us June 23-27 for our summer Vacation Bible School “Workshop of Wonders: Imagine & Build with God,” where children will learn about ordinary people in the Bible that did extraordinary things when they trusted God!
Participants will hear amazing stories of what can happen when they use their heart, mind and imagination to participate in the creative life of God, the one who works wonders. The curriculum is based on the scripture of Psalm 77:14a, “You are the God who works wonders.”
 This week combines interactive Bible storytelling, crafts, science, recreation, music and even snacks for an experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

This year, we’ll once again offer two sessions – one from 9am – noon and another from 5-8pm. Registration will begin on April 12 at our Easter Eggstravaganza (from 10am-noon) and the cost is just $25 per child. If you’re interested in helping us make this ministry outreach event happen, please email Kim Mayes for more information and fill out the enclosed VBS adult volunteer application.

 http://www.firstumc.org/connect/children/splash/vacation-bible-school-2014/

 On Saturday, April 12, from 10am – noon, families are invited to our annual Easter Eggstravaganza! Join us for crafts, music, age-appropriate Easter egg hunts, and photos with the Easter bunny. All you need to do is bring your Easter basket and a friend! While here, register for our Vacation Bible School to be held from June 23-27.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program 2014



 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570/


Kids Earn a Free Book!

Here Is How:

Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal
(PDF)
.
Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store.
Find a Store.
Choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!
 
 
For my local readers: Our closest Barnes and Noble location is Brandon, FL. Every summer my boys and I make it a day trip and go redeem their journal for a free book and go to lunch at a restaurant we don't have in Lakeland like Sweet Tomatoes. YUM!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Green Celebration

The Green Celebration
Date: 4/18/2014
Time: 6:00 PM TO 9:30 PM

Lake Mirror Promenade
121 S Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL


Phone: (863) 834-6000


Event Description:
 The Green Celebration is a free celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase.
Live music from the Sofa Kings along with a variety of exhibits and displays promoting green living initiatives. 
The Green Celebration invites the Lakeland community to attend the free event.  
Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate Earth Day.  
Participants are encouraged to recycle, reclaim, reuse and ride a bike.

 http://www.lakelandchamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=2175

The Green Celebration
Date: 4/18/2014
Time: 6:00 PM TO 9:30 PM

Lake Mirror Promenade
121 S Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL


Phone:
(863) 834-6000


Event Description:
 The Green Celebration is a free celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase.
Live music from the Sofa Kings along with a variety of exhibits and displays promoting green living initiatives. 
The Green Celebration invites the Lakeland community to attend the free event.  Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate Earth Day.  Participants are encouraged to recycle, reclaim, reuse and ride a bike.
- See more at: http://www.lakelandchamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=2175#sthash.7VtviKte.dpuf
The Green Celebration
Date: 4/18/2014
Time: 6:00 PM TO 9:30 PM

Lake Mirror Promenade
121 S Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL


Phone:
(863) 834-6000


Event Description:
 The Green Celebration is a free celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase.
Live music from the Sofa Kings along with a variety of exhibits and displays promoting green living initiatives. 
The Green Celebration invites the Lakeland community to attend the free event.  Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate Earth Day.  Participants are encouraged to recycle, reclaim, reuse and ride a bike.
- See more at: http://www.lakelandchamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=2175#sthash.7VtviKte.dpuf
The Green Celebration
Date: 4/18/2014
Time: 6:00 PM TO 9:30 PM

Lake Mirror Promenade
121 S Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL


Phone:
(863) 834-6000
- See more at: http://www.lakelandchamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=2175#sthash.7VtviKte.dpuf
The Green Celebration
Date: 4/18/2014
Time: 6:00 PM TO 9:30 PM

Lake Mirror Promenade
121 S Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL


Phone:
(863) 834-6000
- See more at: http://www.lakelandchamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=2175#sthash.7VtviKte.dpuf
The Green Celebration
Date: 4/18/2014
Time: 6:00 PM TO 9:30 PM

Lake Mirror Promenade
121 S Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL


Phone:
(863) 834-6000
- See more at: http://www.lakelandchamber.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=2175#sthash.7VtviKte.dpuf

Mulberry Library Inventors and Engineers Program

 Mulberry Public Libary
  • 103 E Canal St
  • Mulberry, Florida 33860
 

Mulberry Library Paws to Read program








 This Saturday the 12th from 10:30-11:30! See you there!

The Lakeland Derby


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lego Building event at Toys R Us

Back by popular demand... The LEGO Movie Building event!

Join LEGO and Toys “R” Us to build Emmet’s Car or Emmet’s Awesome Flying Machine from The LEGO Movie April 12th!
When: April 12th, 2014 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.



 

Free cookie on Tax Day

Free Cookies for the People on Tax Day! Great American Cookies® Announces "Incomes the Sweetness" Promotion

On April 15, Great American Cookies® will provide free chocolate chip cookies to make tax day a little sweeter! 

Hear ye, Hear ye! Great American Cookies® declares cookies for all on Tax Day, April 15, 2014! Through the "Incomes the Sweetness" promotion, the national gourmet cookie shop will mark the culmination of tax season by providing a free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie to customers who stop by participating stores.* No purchase or proof of completed taxes is necessary. 

 

 

 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Communtiy Days at Circle B

Community Day at Circle B

Saturday, April 12

"Thank a Pollinator"

April is all about Butterflies. In the Butterfly tent you will learn about their life cycle, and how important they are to propagating our native plants and flowers.


All Community days are from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and are FREE.

  • 4399 Winter Lake Road
    Lakeland, FL 33803
  • 863-668-4673

Kids bowl FREE Summer 2014

http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/


Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the  Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.
Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.



 http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/all_centers.php


Check the above link for a participating bowling center close to you.

Lakeland YMCA Spring Extravaganza



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Jellybean Jubilee

Jellybean Jubilee

  • Egg hunt
  • story time
  • cookie decorating
  • arts and crafts
  • jellybean guessing
For ages 10 and younger
FREE

Saturday, April 12
10 am until 1 pm

Simpson Park Community Center
1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 
Lakeland, FL

The 7th Annual Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival

7th Annual Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival

 
 

The 2014 Blueberry Festival is quickly approaching!

Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Event Dates: April 25th, 26th & 27th 2014

  • U-Pick starts at 7 am all 3 days
  • $4/LB of Blueberries (cash), $4.50/LB (credit/debit)
  • Parking is $5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • VIP parking will be available on Saturday and Sunday for $10
Live music, Keel & Curley Wines, Two Henry’s Craft Beer, Kids Zone, and much more!

Please call (813) 752-9100 for additional event details

 http://tampabayblueberryfestival.com/

 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Children's Festival Explorations V Children's Museum 2014

Explorations V Annual Children's Festival

 

Saturday, April 12, 10:30 am until 3 pm

A unique spring celebration, held in support of the nationally recognized “Week of the Young Child.” Explorations V Annual Children’s Festival will include art, science, music, woodworking, bounce house, entertainment and many other hands-on activities throughout nearby Munn Park.

Chagall for Children

Explorations V will debut Chagall for Children, a multi-sensory art exhibit featuring components that incorporate reproductions of works by master artist, Marc Chagall. The exhibit offers children an introduction to art while allowing both children and adults to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of all forms of artistic expression by examining color, composition, light and texture.

Admission

The admission fee for the festival is $5 per person with those under two admitted free. All activities are included with admission while supplies last.

 109 North Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801

World Of Reading-Junior League of Lakeland 2014