Saturday, September 27, 2014

SPCA Florida Kids' Day

Today starting at 10AM! Treat the children in your life to a very special book reading and signing with Lakeland native Chris Fox who recently published his first children’s book, “What Would You Do If You Found a Box?” Chris will be on hand to read the book, which was inspired by the two kittens he adopted from SPCA Florida in Lakeland and sign purchased copies. A percentage of the sales will benefit SPCA Florida’s homeless animals. Children are encouraged to bring their “injured” stuffed animals and SPCA Florida veterinarian will perform “Teddy Bear Surgery” at noon. There will also be pet-themed crafts and games for the children to enjoy. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

When: Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 1 pm

Where: SPCA Florida, 5850 Brannen Road South


Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Halloween Flashlight Egg Hunt

A fun Halloween Event at Simpson Park!
Halloween Flashlight Egg Hunt
October 31st from 7:30PM - 9PM
Simpson Park Field (1725 MLK Jr Ave)

Kids Ages 3 - 10 will Hunt for Treat Filled Eggs
Bring Your Own Flashlight

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Lakeland Rocket Fizz is having a
Located in the Lakeside Village Mall
Saturday September 27th from 11am-3pm
Gigi the clown: Face painting, balloons...
Soda and candy tasting
Prizes and raffles all day! Come for fun for the entire family!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Step Up 4 Fall benefit for Mulberry Library

For $5 a ticket, where sales will benefit our new library, teens will receive a mega dance lesson, food, candy, giveaways, and free makeovers! This event promotes modesty in teen fashion and dance! Pacsun will also be featured in a fun fashion show.
901 NE 5th StreetMulberry, Florida, United States 33860
When: 10/25/2014
Time: 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
Phone: 863-425-3246

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Polk County Fiber's Guild's Demonstration Day

A Day in the Park 2014 at Lake Myrtle Park

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Build a Wizard of Oz TM Birdhouse

  • Come learn how to build a Wizard of Oz TM birdhouse
  • 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.
  • Sat, Sep 6, 2014
  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

To register:

First Friday Dog Days of Summer


First Friday - Dog Days Downtown
September 5, 2014 6PM - 9PM

The Downtown Lakeland Partnership’s most popular First Friday, Dog Days Downtown will take place Friday, September 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event, which is sponsored by SPCA Florida and My Pet’s Animal Hospital, is expected to draw 8,000 to 10,000 people. Attendees are invited to bring their social canines on a leash downtown for water activities, product samples, treats, obedience training demonstrations, and more.
SPCA Florida will offer $10 microchips, a $15 savings, and its mobile Wellness Wagon will provide low cost vaccinations and preventive products. Owners can also help their dogs create “artwork” at SPCA Florida’s Paw Printing station and learn more about the non-profit’s community programs like Safety Net and Ani-Meals, which help keep pets in their homes.
My Pet’s Animal Hospital will provide The Hydration Station, a misting tent with wading pools for the pups, a drying off area, plus water for the two and four-legged attendees. My Pet's Animal Hospital will also offer special treats, giveaways, and a raffle with all proceeds benefiting the My Pet's Animal Hospital Hope Fund.
Event Activities:
  • Central Florida Dog and Disc Club Demo
  • Live music
  • Giveaways
  • Vaccine and microchip clinic via the SPCA Florida Wellness Wagon
  • An alumni photo at 6:30 p.m. featuring families who adopted their pets from SPCA Florida.
  • Central Florida Disc Dogs leap and flip to retrieve Frisbees during demonstrations at 7:15 p.m.
  • A pet costume parade at 7:30 p.m. by the water fountain.
  • Pet and owner lookalike contest sponsored by Two Hens & a Hound. Visit for more information.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bok Tower Upcoming events

Dog Day of Summer September 6!
On this special day, Bok Tower Gardens once again becomes completely dog-friendly for a good cause! Leashed and friendly dogs are invited to visit for a $5 admission fee to help support the Humane Society of Polk County, which will receive 50% of the event proceeds. Dog admission includes a doggie gift bag. Regular human admission rates apply, and all activities are included.
Tips on dog health, safety, grooming, and adoption information will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as some special friends who need a good home. “Ask a Vet” and “Ask a Trainer” experts will be on hand to answer questions, doggie boutique items will be for sale, and you can even have your pet's photo taken with Santa Claus in time for those holiday greeting cards! Water bowls will be located throughout the Gardens.
New this year, we are pleased to welcome Deputy Scott Billo and his partner, Duke, from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office who will be giving a K-9 demonstration at 10 a.m. Then the ever-popular dog contests begin at 10:45 a.m., with prizes being awarded for the top three dogs in the categories of "Cutest," "Most Talented," and "Best Kisser."
Dog Day of Summer is fun for the whole family!

First Friday Nature Walk
Friday, September 5
Join our staff to learn about the seasonal blooms in the Gardens, new conservation projects, migrating and nesting birds and animals, and natural Florida habitats. Walk begins at 8 a.m. Included in admission

Grandparents' Day
Sunday, September 7
Free admission for all grandparents who visit the Gardens with their grandchildren! The first Sunday after Labor Day, Grandparents' Day was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. The official flower for the day is the "forget-me-not."