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1/30/2015 - 2/27/2015

The Pigfest is a weekend of good eatin', good friends and good tunes to benefit Lakeland-area charities.

Admission to Lakeland Pigfest 2015 is free, but the good eatin’ will cost you some grub. Stop by a Pig Bucks booth (located near all entrances) and exchange your cash for Pig Bucks, the official currency of the Lakeland PigFest.  By purchasing food from competition teams, you are supporting their efforts and local charities.

Friday, January 30, 2015
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, January 31, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
Lake Region Audubon Society will begin periodic bird hikes at Circle B Bar Reserve led by the Bird Club. For more information, e-mail birdclub@lakeregionaudubon.org or call Bob Snow at 863-712-3878.

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635 W. 5th Street - Dream Center (map)

The Mu Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Polk County) in partnership with the Mu Zeta Lambda Education Foundation, Inc. will present the Annual Project Alpha Youth Summit on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dream Center of Lakeland, located at 635 W. 5th Street.

Project Alpha aims to provide factual information about the issues facing today’s youth and the decisions they have to make every day while encouraging positive attitudes, behaviors and healthy relationships. This FREE event targets boys and girls (ages 13-18) in Polk County. Parents/guardians along with community, school and church groups are all encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Youth will have the opportunity to participate in interactive discussions and presentations led by facilitators who will create a safe and comfortable atmosphere where they can express their thoughts and feelings. Participants will listen to and learn from the different perspectives offered by their peers while maintaining respectful group dynamics.

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Let's join together and celebrate life. This free event will educate and motivate all who attend with a time of meaningful worship, followed by powerful speakers and informative breakout sessions on a wide range of pro-life topics. Seating is limited so you must register. Dinner and our second keynote speaker will be $10 which is a fundraiser for the youth that are serving the dinner.

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228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, FL (City Hal (map)

Lakeland City Commission Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of every month. Meetings begin at 9:00 AM and take place inside the Commissioner Chambers at City Hall, located at 219 N. Massachusetts Ave. Meetings are televised and air on Brighthouse Networks Channel 615 and Verizon FiOS Channel 43.  View Agendas

City Hall - 228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, F (map)

The Utility Committee serves as an advisory board to the Mayor & City Commission and is responsible for the review of Lakeland Electric financial and operational reports, fuel cost recovery, rate structures, contracts, programs and departmental initiatives. Utility Committee Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  Meetings begin at 1PM in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall located at 228 S. Massachusetts Ave.

Magnolia Building parking lot located at 698 East Orange Street (map)
WALK LAKELAND WITH COMMISSIONER MERRITT 

WHO: Commissioner Keith Merritt and you!

WHAT: Walk Lakeland

WHY: Walking inspired healthy initiative to get up and get moving while having a good time.

WHEN: Walkers will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month at 6PM

WHERE: Lake Mirror. The group will meet at the Magnolia Building parking lot located at 698 East Orange Street.

Lakeland City Commissioner Keith Merritt is happy to continue his healthy living initiative Walk Lakeland. On the first and third Monday of each month Commissioner Merritt will lead a walk around various land marks that will include lakes, paths and parks.
Harrison School for the Art Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce their concert on February 2nd with The St. Olaf Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the main theatre. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring a very high level collegiate orchestra to Lakeland to perform for our community and our students. The St. Olaf Orchestra is called one of the best college orchestras in the nation by Time magazines Richard Ostling, and is known for its passionate music-making and professional-level performances. The orchestras tour of Georgia and Florida this winter will feature a repertoire that includes Dvoraks brilliant Carnival Overture, Tchaikovskys lively Dance of the Jesters from The Snow Maiden, and Rimsky-Korsakovs masterful Scheherazade. Tickets may be purchased at stolaftickets.com, 1-800-363-5487 or at the door. $10 adults/seniors and students FREE.

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228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, FL (City Hall) (map)

The Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals hears and decides appeals for variances from the literal enforcement of the terms of the Zoning Code. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall located at 228 S. Massachusetts Ave  Lakeland, FL.

Celebrate the grand opening of Turtle Travels, an interactive turtle experience exploring the life and challenges of our shelled friends! Free admission beginning at 3:30pm Light refreshments

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the Father of Rock n Roll, at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, friendships and celebrations featuring timeless hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Thats All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, See Ya Later, Alligator, Fever, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog and more. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock n roll band for one unforgettable night. Rock and Roll's best kept secret... revealed, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

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Free screenings for hearing, blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and more!

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Celtic bands, Celtis food & vendors, dancers musical workshops.  Friday night potluck and on-site camping. 
Performances by Albannach, Rathkeltair, Cutthroat Shamrock, Brendan Nolan, West of Galway & Marcille Wallis & Friends.

Bring your own food, drinks, alcohol. Family friendly, leashed dogs OK, RV & Tent camping on site, playground, campfires, bathrooms/showers; food, ice, firewood & beer available. Friday evening potluck dinner -- bring a dish to share! Saturday morning FREE workshops. Ongoing Highland athletics demo. Celtic merchandise & jewelry for sale.

Ticket and Camping Information
(Ticket pricing for adults; kids 17 and under admitted free in the company of paid adult)
Two-Day Admission: $30 Advance, $35 Gate
Saturday-Only Admission: $25 Gate
Friday-Only Admission: $20 Gate

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The twelth annual twilight 5K run around beautiful Lake Hollingsworth to benefit the maintenance of Common Ground Playground. This park is an all inclusive children's park and playground specifically designed to include handicapped children. This event is the joint project of Lakeland's four Rotary Clubs. LS shirts, chip timing, door prizes include ipod shuffles and a mountain bike, kids fun zone, great post race food. More event details and applications will be available after October 1 at www.Rotary5K.com

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1st Saturday Market In South Lakeland is a FREE community event, family and pet friendly located at the Resurrection Catholic Church on 3720 Old Hwy 37, Lakeland, FL.(right behind Pizza Hut off S Florida Ave) This fresh market offers a farmers market, food trucks, antiques, paint artists, jewelry artists, hand-made soaps, hand-made furniture, balloon artists, local hand-made crafts, local raw honey, local fresh goods, great variety of roasted coffee beans, kettlecorn, pure natural fresh products, fresh produce and veggies, lots of home-made products from cottage industry, seasonal and locally grown fruits and vegetables, pecan rolls/brittle, boiled peanuts, lots of cold sweet treats, and much more for everyone. Free parking! Parking lot and streets. EVERYONE WELCOME!

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Platform Art presents Platform Kids; an annual showcase of talent from elementary, middle school, and high school students from throughout Polk County, featuring visual arts, film, fashion, sound & performance arts.

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Peace River Center’s Full Moon Howl is held each February, and the event just keeps getting better and better! There is a Clay Pigeon Invitational in the afternoon. The evening event is a party held in a huge tent. There is a blazing fire outside the tent, and dancing inside. Organized by The Full Moon Howl Steering committee, the event includes a delicious dinner, a fantastic band, and a live and silent auction. All proceeds from the event benefit Peace River Center’s mission.

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
Florida Marine Raiders Fan Fest

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Community involvement was crucial in turning The Salvation Army of West Polk Countys dream of The George W. Jenkins Community of Hope into a reality. Years in the making, The Salvation Army is thrilled to invite the community out to the site of their expanded programs. The Dedication Ceremony is free and open to the public, so please come out for a tour, and learn more about what The Salvation Army does in our community! Families with children throughout Polk County come to The Salvation Army George W. Jenkins Community of Hope in order to reestablish and maintain self-sufficiency. The George W. Jenkins Community of Hope is more than a mere shelter. Families in need of short-term emergency housing can stay in motel-like efficiency units, where they can get back on their feet while working on goals set by a personal case manager. Homeless children are given love, education and stability at the HALO (Helping and Learning Opportunities) Child Enrichment Center. Families staying in the Family Living Village live in two-year transitional housing, while the parents learn life skills and budgeting in order to achieve a better life for their families.

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Come out to the Lakeland Center for our annual Fan Fest! Fun for the whole family. Meet players, get autographs, take pictures, and get ready for the 2015 Arena Football Season!!! www.marineraiders.com

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Event Name: The Salvation Army George W. Jenkins Community of Hope Dedication Event Start Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 2/8/2015 Event Start Time: 2:00 pm Event description, details and additional information: Community involvement was crucial in turning The Salvation Army of West Polk County’s dream of The George W. Jenkins Community of Hope into a reality. Years in the making, The Salvation Army is thrilled to invite the community out to the site of their expanded programs. The Dedication Ceremony is free and open to the public, so please come out for a tour, and learn more about what The Salvation Army does in our community! Families with children throughout Polk County come to The Salvation Army George W. Jenkins Community of Hope in order to reestablish and maintain self-sufficiency. The George W. Jenkins Community of Hope is more than a mere shelter. Families in need of short-term emergency housing can stay in motel-like efficiency units, where they can get back on their feet while working on goals set by a personal case manager. Homeless children are given love, education and stability at the HALO (Helping and Learning Opportunities) Child Enrichment Center. Families staying in the Family Living Village live in two-year transitional housing, while the parents learn life skills and budgeting in order to achieve a better life for their families. Event Location / Directions: Please call Susan Hurlburt at 863-559-2879 for details. Event Website: http://www.salvationarmylakeland.org/
701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
The PBS Sensation comes to The Lakeland Center! With the mantra Retro never sounded so now!, the dreamy voices of the four lead singers of Under The Streetlamp are poised to bring the repertoire of The American Radio Songbook of the 50s, 60s and 70s to a whole new audience! Specializing in doo-wop derived hits, along with old-time rock n roll, Motown-era soul classics and exquisite harmonies. . Under the Streetlamp breathes fresh new life into standards and proves that great music is timeless.

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NOTE: This is a dinner meeting. Membership Meeting - join us for networking and an HR related speaker. $25 for members, $30 for guests (PayPal fees may apply)

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
February 13-15, 2015 American Kennel Club (AKC) AKC Dog Show - Hosted by Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club You have watched dog shows on television, now see those breeds at SUN n FUN on February 13th as breeders, trainers and dogs compete for the title of Best in Show and Obedience, including Junior levels of presentations. Bring your own dog on the weekend to run the obstacle course and have a formal photo taken by pet photographers. Food vendors on the grounds. SUN n FUNs mission is to preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages. SUN n FUN Fly-In, Inc. is a 501c3 corporation

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We are excited to announce Performance for a Purpose, featuring Tony Award winning singer-actress-dancer Karen Olivo! Karen brings her unparalleled talent to the stage in Pou Chapel for this inaugural event. The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception at 6:30pm, followed by Karen's performance at 8:00pm. Join us for an exceptional evening with good food, good friends, and a spectacular performance! Tickets are $125 per person / $250 per couple. All proceeds benefit scholarship efforts for All Saints Academy.

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
Learning Resource Center's For the Love...of Learning is an event designed to offer a fun-filled opportunity to sponsor deserving students in need of a scholarship for one of LRC's educational programs.

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228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, FL (City Hal (map)

Lakeland City Commission Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of every month. Meetings begin at 9:00 AM and take place inside the Commissioner Chambers at City Hall, located at 219 N. Massachusetts Ave. Meetings are televised and air on Brighthouse Networks Channel 615 and Verizon FiOS Channel 43.  View Agendas

121 S. Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 - Lake Mirror (map)

As part of a personal commitment to lead a healthier lifestyle, Commissioner Keith Merritt will walk with Lakeland residents around the parks and lakes of our City. Twice a month Commissioner Merritt will meet up with walkers at a destination for a brisk walk. No timers, No medals, just an opportunity to get up, get out and start walking. All ages and fitness abilities welcome.  

http://www.lakelandgov.net/walklkld.aspx

 

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 7:30 p.m. Disproving the adage, “Those who can’t, teach,” the artist-teachers who make up FSC’s music faculty join forces to provide an uplifting and enjoyable musical evening. From resident faculty ensembles like the Hollingsworth Trio and FSC Faculty Brass Quintet, to individual and collaborative performances featuring duo-piano, voice, classical guitar, and clarinet, this year’s “Showcase” serves notice that “those who can – teach and perform!”

Ticket Information:  Single tickets will be available at the FFA Box Office for $8 adults, $4 students.

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
FHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
The world's finest dancers battle it out live on the stage and the audience picks the winner! DANCING PROS LIVE! is hosted by Golden Globe nominee and television star Alan Thickeand is an unforgettable live competition show created by some of the most accomplished DANCING WITH THE STARS pros - Edyta Sliwinska & Alec Mazo. For the first time ever, pros from DANCING WITH THE STARS, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, and Dance Champions from around the globe dance off against each other and the audience has a chance to vote for their favorite couple!, This show will dazzle with amazing celebrities, a glamorous set, fantastic costumes and of course unbelievable dance moves! Singers from TVs best singing competitions; The Voice and American Idol accompany exciting group performances while celebrity star judges Karina Smirnoff & Edyta Sliwinska of DWTS help the audience select the winning pair!

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
The road to financial freedom can begin with a few simple rules. Learn Edward Jones' 10 basic rules to investing at our Rules of the Road seminar. People are always looking for the secret to success in the market. While there's no real secret, there are 10 rules you can follow that could help you work toward your goals. If you'd like to know more about these rules, join us. At this event, you'll learn some of Edward Jones' strategies for helping to build wealth. It's your chance to discover how much fun playing by the rules can be. The seminar is free, but seating is limited, so contact me or stop by my office today to reserve a seat| Check with us for more information, including driving directions.

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Rhythm of the Dance celebrates both the rich history of Ireland as well as the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined tradition of the Celtic Step, to the sensual moves of the Sean Nos dance, rooted solely in the ancient island of Innishbofin near Galway. Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, featuring thirty dancers, a traditional live full Irish band, and the dashing and handsome Young Irish Tenors. Internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish Step Dance shows on tour, critics, audiences, and millions of fans around the world, have hailed the live stage show as a must see!

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
All you urban cowboys and sassy lasses "saddle up" for a barn-raising hootenanny at the annual Barn Boogie Dinner & Dance - a southern-styled honky-tonk, boot scootin' celebration featuring a lip smackin' Texas Cattle Company steak dinner and a DJ playing your favorite music all evening!

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Join fellow members for a special night of networking at the Business After hours hosted by Fields Motorcars on February 19, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Share business cards! Meet new contacts! Reconnect with fellow members! **Music**Drinks & Food**Giveaways**

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The year 2014 marks the 44th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song "A Horse With No Name. America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, including "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.

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Featuring live music from three signature bands including Winter Haven’s very own Soul2Earth, the Dan Signor Project from Lakeland, and the Womps from Berkley Boston College of Music. The night is a music tribute to Ken Williams from Center Door Productions who was a well-known member of the local music community before he passed due to health complications this past summer. The three bands are all connected sonically because of their relationship with Williams who served the local music community as a friend, a mentor and one heck of a sound engineer. The Womps will start the show. This four-piece band is comprised of Berklee Boston College of Music students. These very talented young musicians take their combined knowledge and passion for music, as well as their extensive experience as studio musicians, and they form it into a tight sound that is guaranteed to deliver on a live sound stage! Band members include: JP Goldman on guitar, bass and lead/backing vocals; Kailey Jo Zercher on violin and lead/backing vocals; Colin Frecknall on drums/percussion and Jason Lilly on guitar. Their eclectic sound is a mashup with tinges of Blues, Rock, Country, R&B, Pop and Folk. The Womps list their influences as Geddy Lee, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, Jackson Browne, Mike Gordon, Geezer Butler, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Second to take the stage will be the Dan Signor Project.  This group of talented musicians will bring a unique blend of soulful vocals, rocking piano, jazzy sax and funky drums to their live performance. The three-piece band lists Elliot Smith, Billy Joel, Tori Amos, Pink Floyd and The Beatles as their musical influences.  The Dan Signor project is lead by Signor on piano and vocals, Jason O’Neil on saxophone and Jerry Escobedo on drums. Closing out the show will be Soult2Earth. Hailing from Winter Haven, Soul2Earth has been together for almost 15 years. This very diverse eight-piece band is sure to please as they combine passionate playing techniques with soulful vocals delivering energy and excitement to the stage.  James Bouie and his sister Robin charge the crowd with their smoky vocals and biting lead guitar while Clarence Stevenson charges the room with his bluesy lead vocals.  The backbeat is delivered by Rich Brilliant who lays down the bass and Dean Amicone who keeps time on drums. Rounding out the band is Ben Crider on keys, Dustin Rittenhouse on rhythm guitar and Chris Bell on harmonica.  The band lists their influences as Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, James Brown, the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples. The event is FREE to the public and families are encouraged to attend. Food trucks will be on hand and the Garden Bistro will be open so bring a blanket and enjoy the lake setting with music under the stars. Music on the Promenade is proudly sponsored by the City of Lakeland.  Parking is available at the Lake Mirror Center's parking lot and in the Iowa Avenue parking garage.  No glas...
Get ready Lakeland for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! Youll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and youre about to get tagged! Use DISCOUNT CODE LAKELAND for $5 off! You'll be blasted at every color station throughout this awesome 5K run. Sign up today because spots are filling up fast and we have a limited number available. So grab your girlfriends, your bros, your friends, and your family cause were bringing a color fun experience to your life that you never knew existed! Join us for the Color Vibe 5K run and get ready to be tagged with color!

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Christ Lutheran Church 2715 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland FL 33815 (map)
Event description, details and additional information: First Lakeland African Violet Sale and Show
Christ Lutheran Church
2715 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland FL 33815
Show Friday - Feb. 20th noon - 5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 21st 9 a,m, - 4 p,m.
Plant Sale starts at 9 a,m, till close each day
Contact: Christel Collier - 863-686-9059 or collierc1@juno.com for more information
Event Location / Directions: Christ Lutheran Church
2715 Lakeland HIlls Blvd.
Lakeland FL 33815
across from main post office
Phone number for questions about the event.  863-686-9059
4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL. 33811 (map)
Event descrGet ready Lakeland for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you’re about to get tagged!

You'll be blasted at every color station throughout this awesome 5K run. Sign up today because spots are filling up fast and we have a limited number available. So grab your girlfriends, your bro’s, your friends, and your family cause we’re bringing a color fun experience to your life that you never knew existed! Join us for the Color Vibe 5K run and get ready to be tagged with color!

Event Location / Directions:    Sun' n FUN Fly-In, 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL. 33811
Phone number for questions about the event:    435-554-0134
Event Website :    http://http://www.thecolorvibe.com/lakeland.php
This Expo is intended to provide hearing loss education to the community, demonstrate new hearing technology, and provide a forum for those with a hearing loss to ask questions and get answers. The Expo is expected to have over 30 Exhibitors who will review hearing loss products and services. We will have 6 educational seminars, Silent Auction, drawings, food vendors, and more.

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This will be a celebration of all things Winter Haven: - Taste the food from our outstanding restaurants and food providers! - Taste the music with live music and entertainment throughout the day! - Taste the arts & crafts with vendors displaying a wide variety of goods! - Visit the KIDZONE for games, bounce houses, face painting and street entertainers! If you would like to register as a vendor, become a sponsor, or obtain more information on this event, please contact Jennifer at the Winter Haven Chamber at Jennifer@winterhavenchamber.com.

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Taste of Winter Haven is the second part of the full day CommUNITYfest event! Attendees will have the opportunity to taste local cuisine, specialty beers and wine and listen to live music. Attendees can look forward to excellent cuisine from a wide selection of first class eateries from in and around Winter Haven. The Taste will run from 5PM to 8PM in downtown Winter Haven and will immediately follow the CommUNITYfest. This will be a ticketed event, with a limited number of attendees - so don't miss out. Tickets are on sale now at Communityfestwh.com

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Couples engaged to be married are invited to attend an Engagement Party in the Home Department at Belk Lakeside Village. The festive event will include displays of favorite gift registry/wedding merchandise and feature refreshments, giveaways and drawings for great prizes from Belk. Certified wedding registry specialists will be on hand during the Engagement Party to assist engaged couples with registry selections desired for their new home and life together. The specialists will help create a personal gift registry that includes selections of fine and casual china, silverware, crystal, cookware, kitchen essentials, bedding and bath merchandise, and more. The event is free and open to the public. Engaged couples who create or add to their Belk wedding registry can register to win great prizes, including: * Two travel vouchers (total $1,200) for airline tickets or cruise * $1,000 cash * $1,000 Belk gift cards (three to be awarded) * Two nights at the Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. * Carolee jewelry for bride and wedding party valued at $2,000

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
FHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7:30 p.m. Whether it is to lift our spirits, enhance a special moment, or simply provide pure enjoyment, there are many reasons why we all love music. This concert will explore why we sing and want to share what moves us in this beautiful art. The FSC Chamber Singers will perform this diverse program of choral tributes to the power of musical expression under the direction of Beth Gibbs. Tickets: $18 adults; $9 students

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
Michael Feinstein The Sinatra Project

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Join us and celebrate the Ribbon Cutting for Gentiva Health Services on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 10 a.m.

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Business Roundtable sponsored by Central Florida SCORE and Lakeland Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Chamber, 35 Lake Morton Dr., February 26, 2015 at 7:30 am. For reservations call 688-8551, ext. 231 or e-mail TOttinger@LakelandChamber.com. SCORE is a non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education, providing confidential counseling and mentoring free of charge. SCORE is sponsored by the Small Business Administration.

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D.L. Hugley is one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. First and foremost a standup comedian, he stars in his 5th stand-up comedy special Reset which is currently airing on Showtime. In addition, D.Ls first humorous book title, I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up, is out in bookstores. D.L. also created and starred in the satirical documentary special for Comedy Central D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List, which premiered to rave reviews this past October. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

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A celebrity event to benefit The First Tee of Lakeland in honor and memory of George W. Jenkins. Charles Barkley, Andy Bean, and Brad Bryant headline with other celebrity guests.

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The 23rd Annual Polk Senior Games are scheduled for February 28 March 16, 2015 and offer a two-week series of 99 athletic and recreational Olympic-style events. They attract nearly 2,500 men and women, 50 and over, with a variety of skills - the serious competitor, the fun at heart, the seasoned athlete, the late bloomer, and the physically challenged. The purpose of the Games is to promote friendly competition, fellowship, health and wellness, an active lifestyle, and volunteerism. Competition, held at various locations throughout Polk County, is offered in Archery, Badminton, Bag Toss, Basketball Shooting, Basketball 3 on 3, Billiards, Bocce, Bowling, Bridge, Checkers, Chess, Cribbage, Ballroom and Social Dancing, Square Dancing, Darts, Euchre, Field Events, Fishing, Fly Casting, Golf 18 Hole Singles and Mixed Doubles (NEW) and Putt & Chip, Horseshoes, Lawn Bowling, Pepper, Pickleball, Punt Pass Kick, Racquetball, Road Race 5K, Scrabble, Senior Smarts, Shooting Rifle, Skeet, Sporting Clays (NEW) and Trap, Shuffleboard, Softball, Sudoku, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track, and Walking. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in each event and age division. Registration begins the first week of January. The individual entry fee is $10 for the first event and $3 for each additional event up to a maximum of $28. Fees for team sports are $125 for Softball, $50 for Basketball 3 on 3, and $50 for Square Dancing. There are also facility fees for some events. Everyone receives a specially designed T-shirt. A free Closing Celebration for participants, family and friends includes goody bags, health fair, entertainment, special awards, and door prizes.

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Dress in your best western attire and join us at the Music Ranch for our Second Annual Gone Country for kidsPACK event! There will be live music, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, moonshine bar, corn hole, liquor lasso, live auction and a western-style BBQ buffet and spirits.

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The Music Ranch - 1920 Banana Road (map)
Event Name: Gone Country for kidsPACK Event Start Date: 2/28/2015 Event End Date: 2/28/2015 Event Start Time: 6:00 pm Event End Time (not required, leave blank if unknown): 10:00 pm Event description, details and additional information: Dress in your best western attire and join us the the Music Ranch for our Second Annual Gone Country for kidsPACK event! There will be live music by Clemons Road and Josh Blevens, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, moonshine bar, corn hole, liquor lasso, live auction and a western-style BBQ buffet and spirits. Event Location / Directions: The Music Ranch 1920 Banana Road Lakeland, FL 33810 Phone number for questions about the event: 1-800-598-7871 Event Website: http://www.kidspack.org/gone-country
Polk Museum of Arts annual black-tie benefit is also one of the best parties in Central Florida. Its a memorable evening of dancing, socializing, and a wonderful gourmet dinner. A silent auction takes place throughout the evening, as well. Items for auction range from sports memorabilia, great vacation getaways, gourmet meals, jewelry, and more!

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