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Soaking Up the Local Culture: August 13-19

Posted on August 13th, 2012 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, General, Nature, Sports, Upcoming

This Week:
August 13-19

Lakeland Flying Tigers
Now – September 1
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium
-The Lakeland Flying Tigers have returned to Lakeland for the 2012 season.
-This week’s home games are:
August 14 vs. Cubs, 6:30 PM; Baseball Wingo, 2-1 Ticket Offer, Silver Sluggers
August 15 vs. Cubs, 6:30 PM; All-You-Can-Eat
August 16 vs. Cubs, 6:30 PM; $1 Sodas & 2-for-1 Beers
August 17 vs. Blue Jays, 7:11 PM; 7-11 Fridays, Merchant Night, Metro PCS Family 4-Pack
August 18 vs. Blue Jays, 6:00 PM; Arts at the Ballpark, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kids Club Day, Star Wars Night, TigerTown Classic Car Show
August 19 vs. Blue Jays, 1:00 PM; Sunday Family Fun Day, “Let’s Move” Kids Day

Discovery Days
Wednesday, August 15
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 15 story is Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.

Country Music Jam
Thursday, August 16
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.

Main Street Bartow’s Friday Fest
Friday, August 17
-Main Street Bartow’s Friday Fest is a FREE Downtown Bartow block party featuring live music, vendor booths, children’s activities, great food, beer and other drinks.
-Also included is the Friday Fest Cruise-in Car Show with dash plaque awards for the first entrants.

Movies in the Park
Friday, August 17
Lake Eva Park – Haines City
-Enjoy a FREE movie at Lake Eva Park.
– Pre event activities start at 7:00 p.m., and the movie will begin at dusk.
-Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

Music on the Promenade
Friday, August 17
Lake Mirror Complex–Lakeland
-This is a free concert featuring Brian Sutherland Trio and Billy Needs a Beard.
-The event is FREE to the public, and families are encouraged to attend so bring a blanket, and enjoy the lake setting with music under the stars.

To Rome With Love at Polk Theatre
Friday, August 17—Sunday, August 19
Venue: Polk Theatre – Lakeland
-The Polk Theatre presents the film “To Rome With Love” starring Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Paige.
-This comedy was written and directed by Woody Allen and is rated R for some sexual references.
-Tickets are available at the door.

Creative Studies at Polk Museum of Art
Saturday, August 18
Polk Museum of Art—Lakeland
Join the Center for Creative Studies for wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and a program about art, spirituality, health or creativity.
-The evening’s presenter will be Steve Bissonnette, and the theme will be “Building Conscious Community–Work that Reconnects”.

Family Fun Workshop at Polk Museum of Art
 Saturday, August 18
Venue: Auburndale Public Library
-Polk Museum of Art’s Family Fun Workshops provide a safe, fun environment for families to participate together in hands-on activities led by an art educator.
-August’s theme is watercolor.

Flicks in the Garden
Date: Saturday, August 18
Bok Tower Gardens–Lake Wales
-Enjoy a warm summer evening under the stars when you join Bok Tower Gardens for a summer movie classic on the great lawn.
-August’s movie showing is E.T.

Florida Trails Hike
Date: Saturday, August 18
Circle B Bar Reserve–Lakeland
-Join a member of the local Florida Trails Chapter for a guided hike of Alligator Alley.
-This trail is shaded and has a great view of Lake Hancock.
-Tour requires sign-up.

Murder is Par for the Course
Date: Saturday, August 18
Ramon Theater–Frostproof
-The mystery in which a “hole in one” is a fatal event.
-Ticket includes dinner, and seating begins at 6:30 p.m.
-Advance reservations required.

Tiger Town Classic
Date: Saturday, August 18
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium—Lakeland
-Join the Flying Tigers and the Lakeland Corvette Club for the inaugural Tiger Town Classic car show.
-Enjoy classic cars, live music and more as the Flying Tigers take on the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Fellowship of Ballroom Dancers
Date: Sunday, August 19
First Presbyterian Church–Lakeland
-Dance to a variety of music while enjoying fellowship.
-Refreshments and a short class will be provided.
-All Fellowship of Ballroom Dancers functions are held the third Sunday of the month

Recurring 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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