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Posted on August 6th, 2012 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Nature, Upcoming

This Week:
August 6-12

Discovery Days
Wednesday, August 8
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens – Lake Wales
-Each Wednesday, children ages 6-12 will discover nature’s joy during a literary escape into the Gardens while Bok Tower features a different book in this playful and informal approach to reading and nature appreciation.
-Reservations are required, and parents are invited to join their children as they participate in each program.
-The August 8 story is Hoot by Carl Hiassen.

Country Music Jam
Thursday, August 9
Lake Juliana Boating & Lodging – Auburndale
-Classic country music played by the very talented Simply Country Band every Thursday night.
– An “up close and personal” gathering of friends come to listen to great country selections and originals.
-The program has music and games for the audience.

Darling Companion at the Polk Theatre
Friday, August 10—Sunday, August 12
Venue: Polk Theatre – Lakeland
-The Polk Theatre presents the film “Darling Companion” starring Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline and Elisabeth Moss.
-This 1 hour, 43 minute-drama/comedy is directed by Lawrence Kasdan and rated PG-13 for some sexual content including references and language.
-Tickets are available at the door.

Bartow Antiques Fair
Saturday, August 11
Downtown Bartow
-The Bartow Antiques Fair is a free event that takes place along Main Street in Downtown Bartow on the second Saturday of each month.

“Classify Your Collection” Family Day
Saturday, August 11
Mulberry Phosphate Museum
-Guest experts will talk about Native American history and fossil history in the Bone Valley region of Florida at this family-day event in Mulberry.
-Visitors are welcome to bring in fossils, arrowheads, gems, etc. to be identified.
-Guest paleontologist Frank Garcia will also be there to answer questions, and don’t miss the prizes and giveaways.

Ever After
Date: Saturday, August 11
Venue: Lake Mirror Center—Lakeland
-“Ever After” is a musical comedy production from Lakeland Community Theatre’s “A Show in Two Weeks” summer camp.
-Theatre campers have produced this show from set design to curtain call.

Live at the Gardens: Summer Music Series
 Saturday, August 11
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens – Lake Wales
-The 11th annual Live at the Gardens Summer Music Series returns with monthly concerts May – September.
-This month’s featured performance will be by Vintage Hearts with Ramblin’ Rose – Old Country, Blues, Rock-A-Billy, Bluegrass and Gospel.
-Concert tickets include all-day admission to the Gardens and an optional dinner will be served at the Blue Palmetto Café before each performance.

Southern Rock’s Finest
Saturday, August 11
The Music Ranch—Lakeland
Southern Rock’s Finest consists of former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Outlaws, Blackfoot, Pure Prairie League and Firefall and will play hit songs from all of these great bands in their Music Ranch performance.

Splash Bash
Date: Saturday, August 11
Rowdy Gaines Pool – Winter Haven
-Bring the family to the pool for some fun with inflatables, swimming, a cannonball contest, food and more.
-All ages can enjoy the fun for $3 a person.

Reoccurring Events:

Saturday Night RodeoEvery Saturday night (Westgate River Ranch Resort-Lake Wales)

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

Polk Museum of Art: Outsider vs. Folk –Through September 2 (Polk Museum of Art-Lakeland)

Polk Museum of Art: Invisible Elephant –Through October 13 (Polk Museum of Art-Lakeland)

Explorations V Children’s Museum programming: Magical Monday, Terrific Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Thrilling Thursday and Fun Friday – weekly Monday through Friday (Explorations V-Lakeland)

Upcoming Events:

“Let’s Go Green” 21st Birthday X-travaganzaAugust 25 (Explorations V-Lakeland)

“Bark” Tower Gardens’ Dog Days of SummerSeptember 8 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

Live at the Gardens: Summer Music SeriesSeptember 22 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

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

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

Cornfusion Corn Maze October 6- November 11 (Lakeland)

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)

BOO! BashOctober 26 (Explorations V-Lakeland)

Wings ‘n ThingsNovember 2 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)

Water, Wings & Wild Things – November 3 (Circle B-Bar Reserve-Lakeland)

Red, White & Blue Veteran’s SaluteNovember 9 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)

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