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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
Dates:
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
Date:
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
Date:
Thursday, August 16
Venue:
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
Date:
Friday, August 17
Venue:
Bartow
-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
Date:
Friday, August 17
Venue:
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
Date:
Friday, August 17
Venue:
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
Dates:
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
Date:
Saturday, August 18
Venue:
Polk Museum of Art—Lakeland
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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
Date:
 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
Venue:
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
Venue:
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
Venue:
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
Venue:
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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