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Soaking Up the Local Culture: August 20-26

Posted on August 20th, 2012 by

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

This Week:
August 20-26

Country Music Jam
Thursday, August 23
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.

Moonrise Kingdom at Polk Theatre
Friday, August 24—Sunday, August 26
Venue: Polk Theatre – Lakeland
-The Polk Theatre presents the film “Moonrise Kingdom” starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and Bill Murray.
-This Wes Anderson comedy runs 1 hour, 33 minutes, and is rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking.
-Tickets are available at the door.

Movies on the Lawn in Bartow
Friday, August 24
Main Street–Bartow
-Enjoy a FREE movie taking place on the fourth Friday of every month when the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce puts on “Movies on the Lawn.”
-Pack up your blankets, lawn chairs and insect repellent, and be sure to arrive before dark which is when the movie will begin.

Chain of Lakes Golf Splash!
Saturday, August 25
Venue: Old Man Franks–Winter Haven
-Ridge Art Association presents the second annual Chain of Lakes Golf Splash, modeled after the Conch Life Scramble in the Florida Keys.
-This scramble is a nine-hole golf competition with boats replacing golf carts and holes located at various points on Winter Haven’s Chain of Lakes. Plus, the biodegradable golf balls are designed for this type of event and contain fish food released after 96 hours.
-The traditional tenth or watering hole will be at Old Man Frank’s on Lake Howard with an awards luncheon.

Explorations V Children’s Museum “Let’s Go Green!” Birthday Bash
Saturday, August 25
Explorations V Children’s Museum–Lakeland
-The birthday party will celebrate 21 years of hands-on learning at Explorations V Children’s Museum and the opening of its newest exhibit, Go Green!, which educates children and their families on the importance of recycling.
-Visitors can receive a maximum amount of $1 off admission per person when they bring in a donation of a new unopened package of pens, pencils, highlighters, markers or crayons which will be donated to children in need.

Highland City Community Market
Saturday, August 25
First Baptist Church of Highland City
-Your local community market featuring hand-crafted items and fresh produce.
-The market will be open on the fourth Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Highland City.

Recurring Events:

Saturday Night Rodeo –Every Saturday night (Westgate River Ranch Resort-Lake Wales)

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 programmingMagical Monday, Terrific Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Thrilling Thursday and Fun Friday – weekly Monday through Friday (Explorations V-Lakeland)

Upcoming Events:

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

Live at the Gardens: Summer Music Series –September 22 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

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

Brick-or-Treat – October- 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 Birthday – October 15 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)

Boktoberfest – October 20 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

BOO! Bash – October 26 (Explorations V-Lakeland)

Wings ‘n Things – November 2 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)

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

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

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