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Soaking Up the Local Culture: August 27-September 2

Posted on August 27th, 2012 by

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

This Week:
August 27–September 2

Lakeland Flying Tigers
Now – September 2
Venue: Joker Marchant Stadium
-The Lakeland Flying Tigers have returned to Lakeland for the 2012 season.
-This week’s home games include:
August 27 vs. Manatees, 6:30 PM; Dollar Days
August 28 vs. Manatees, 6:30 PM; Baseball Wingo, 2-1 Ticket Offer, Silver Sluggers
August 29 vs. Manatees, 6:30 PM; All-You-Can-Eat
August 30 vs. Yankees, 6:30 PM; $1 Sodas & 2-for-1 Beers, Ladies Night
August 31 vs. Yankees, 7:11 PM; 7-11 Fridays, B2SB @ The BallPark 2.0, Conservation Night, Metro PCS Family 4-Pack
September 1 vs. Yankees, 6:00 PM; Firework Extravaganza, Back-to-School Night: Santa Fe Catholic, Fan Appreciation Night, Hispanic Heritage Night, Kids Club Day
September 2 vs. Yankees, 11:00 AM; Sunday Family Fun Day

Historic Lake Mirror Tour
Tuesday, August 28
Venue: Lakeland
-A free tour of Lakeland scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
-Call the Lake Mirror rental office to reserve a spot at 863-834-2280.
-Tours are limited to 25 people.

ISO “Music & Martinis”
Tuesday, August 28
The Lakeland Center
-Music & Martinis is the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s annual fundraising event marking the beginning of it’s the season.
-Patrons can sample martinis from several local bars and restaurants and vote for their favorites while the Imperial Symphony will play a short program.

Country Music Jam
Date: Thursday, August 28
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.

Disney on Ice “Rockin’ Ever After”
Friday, August 31–Saturday, September 1
The Lakeland Center
-Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents “Rockin’ Ever After”.

A Night of Rockin’ Guitar with Les Dudek
Saturday, September 1
Venue: The Music Ranch–Lakeland
-Les Dudek returns to the Music Ranch after rocking the house at his last show.
-Les has played with well-known acts such as the Allman Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Steve Miller, Cher, Stevie Nicks, and many more.

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)

Brick-or-Treat – October- Saturdays & Sundays (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)

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

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)

Paintball Sports Promotions World Cup – October 25-28 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)

BOO! BashOctober 26 (Explorations V-Lakeland)

Polk Outpost 27 Fall Festival – October 27 (Polk Outpost 27-Davenport)

In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio –October 27-January 12 (Polk Museum of Art-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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