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Posted on May 28th, 2012 by

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This Week:  
May 28-June 3

Memorial Day Carillon Concerts
Monday, May 28
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens – Lake Wales
-A musical salute of gratitude to our nation’s veterans and current members of America’s armed forces .

Cigar Bash
Thursday, May 31
Venue: Low Ball Louie’s– Lake Wales
-An evening of cigar tastings and discounts with Michael McKinney of J.C. Newman Cigar Company.
-The featured cigars will be Brickhouse and Factory Throwouts.

First Friday
Date: Friday, June 1
Venue: Downtown Lakeland
-First Friday is one of the most popular recurring events in Lakeland and features FREE family friendly entertainment, activities, live music, art receptions & a car show in Downtown Lakeland.
-The City of Lakeland is partnering with the FDOT for this month’s theme, “Taking it to the Streets” to kick-off a month of activities focused on alternative forms of transportation.

Movies in the Park
Date: Friday, June 1
Venue: Lake Eva Park – Haines City
-A free community event at Lake Eva Park held the First and Third Friday of every month from June through August.

Lakeland Raiders vs. Palm Beach Phatoms
Date: Saturday, June 2
Venue: The Lakeland Center
-Kick-off for all home games will be 7:15pm at the Jenkins Arena at The Lakeland Center.

Reoccurring Events:

Military Month Appreciation Celebration – Through May 31 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)

Expressions of Bok Tower Gardens Art ExhibitThrough May 31 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

Driven to Abstraction, Tony Eitharong and Carol FryeThrough May 31 (Lake Wales Arts Center)

Sketches & SteelThrough June 23 (Polk Museum of Art-Lakeland)

Polk Museum of Art: 3-D – Through August 18 (Polk Museum of Art-Lakeland)

Upcoming Events:

Legends & Legacies- Reflections of Vietnam – June 8-9 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)

Florida’s Sunshine State Games: Polk County Festival – June 15-17 & 23-24

Live at the Gardens: Summer Music SeriesJune 23, July 14, August 11, September 22 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

Red, Brick & Boom – July 4 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)

Polk NatureFest – October 4-7 (locations across Polk County)

Brick-or-TreatOctober- Saturdays & Sundays (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)

Legends & Legacies- Letters Home: Love, Courage & Survival – October 12-13 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)

Go LEGOLAND – It’s Your BirthdayOctober 15 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)

BoktoberfestOctober 20 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

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