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Posted on September 10th, 2012 by

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

This Week:
September 10–16

Twinderella
Dates:
Friday, September 14–Sunday, September 16
Venue: Lake Wales Little Theatre
-Hear the story of Cinderella’s long-lost twin brother, Bob.
-Twinderella is a hilarious send-up of ‘Cinderella’ that will delight actors and audiences with humor for all ages.
-This children’s production was written by Charlie Lovett.

1940’s USO Canteen Party & Swing Dance
Dates:
Saturday, September 15
Venue: Polk County History Center–Bartow
-The Polk County History Center is hosting a 1940’s USO Canteen Party in honor of Polk County Veterans and the 116th Field Artillery Regiment anniversary.
-The event will feature swing music, refreshments and photos.

9th Annual Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakes Festival
Dates:
Saturday, September 15
Venue: Lake Hollingsworth–Lakeland
-This family day will feature exhibitors, children’s activities, food vendors, live music and, of course, a cardboard boat race.
-This year’s theme is “Lakes awareness” because the Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakes Festival helps raise awareness about water resources and how all must play a role in protecting them.

Astronomy Night
Dates:
Saturday, September 15
Venue: Circle B Bar Reserve–Lakeland
-Beginners to seasoned astronomers are welcome.
-Powerful telescopes will be on site to provide you with a view of the night sky or bring your own.
-Meet in the Workshop for an introduction into the night sky and then step outside for the big viewing event.
-Space is limited, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ×205.

Classic Albums Live Presents: U2’s The Joshua Tree
Dates:
Saturday, September 15
Venue: The Lakeland Center
-Classic Albums Live returns to The Lakeland Center’s Youkey Theatre for another note-for-note recreation presenting one of the best-selling albums of all time – U2’s The Joshua Tree.
-Known internationally as one of the most significant albums of all time, U2’s The Joshua Tree showcases such hits as “With or without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “Where the Streets Have No Name,” and much more.
-The concert will also feature a second half dedicated to U2’s greatest hits.

Family Day
Date:
Saturday, September 15
Venue:
Polk Museum of Art–Lakeland
-This FREE annual open house and art carnival at Polk Museum of Art is fun for the entire family!
-The first 900 students get a goodie bag of art supplies.

fiART Festival and Food Truck Rally
Dates:
Saturday, September 15
Venue: FIAT of Winter Haven–Winter Haven
-The FIAT of Winter Haven studio will be transformed into an art gallery during the event.
-A food truck rally is a fun, family friendly event where you can try a wide variety of gourmet food!

Mulberry Farmers Market
Dates:
Saturday, September 15
Venue: Magnify Credit Union–Mulberry
-This farmers market occurs on the third Saturday of the month.
-Fresh produce, craft and other vendors will be on site along with great food and live entertainment with a small-town flair.

TEE IT UP For Men’s Health
Date:
Saturday, September 15
Venue: Cleveland Heights Golf Course–Lakeland
- Lakeland Regional Cancer Center is hosting a free golf event, and men of all ages are invited to enjoy breakfast, screenings and learn from the center’s world-class physicians about a variety of topics.
-Participants will then enjoy 18 holes of golf.
-Participants must attend the free health fair to qualify for the free round of golf.

The Golden Age of Orchids
Dates:
Saturday, September 15
Venue: Lake Mirror Complex–Lakeland
-This is the Ridge Orchid Society 50th Annual Show.
-Explore gorgeous displays of orchids and vendors selling plants, supplies and gifts.
-There will be a repotting table, speakers, free advice and the chance to purchase tickets to win baskets full of orchid goodies.

Tram Nature Tour
Dates:
Sunday, September 16
Venue: Circle B Bar Reserve–Lakeland
-Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property.
-Nature Tour sign-ups begin on the first working day of each month.
-Space is limited, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ×205.

Florida Trails Hike
Dates:
Sunday, September 16
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.
-Nature hike sign-ups begin on the first working day of each month.
-Space is limited, to sign up please stop by the reception desk or call 863-668-4673 ×205.

Recurring Events:

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

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:

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! Bash – October 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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