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Posted on September 24th, 2012 by

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

This Week:
September 24-30

Fall Film Series at Bok Tower Gardens
Monday, September 24
Bok Tower Gardens–Lake Wales
-Join Bok Tower Gardens for a special presentation of educational documentaries by PBS on Mondays & Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Visitor Center Theater.
-The film is: The Animal House.

Historic Lake Mirror Tours
Tuesday, September 25
Lake Mirror–Lakeland
– The story starts during the horse and buggy days when people hitched their horses up at Munn Park to visit downtown.
-Tours are scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of the month and limited to 25 people.
– Call the Lake Mirror rental office to reserve a spot (863)834-2280.

Thursday, September 27–Sunday, September 30
Theatre Winter Haven
-ANNIE, everyone’s favorite orphan, is back on stage at Theatre Winter Haven after a decade.
-A whole new generation of families can experience one of the world’s most best-loved musicals about never giving up.

Fall Film Series at Bok Tower Gardens
Thursday, September 27
Bok Tower Gardens–Lake Wales
-Join Bok Tower Gardens for a special presentation of educational documentaries by PBS on Mondays & Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Visitor Center Theater.
-The film is: Volcano Above the Clouds.

The Price Is Right Live
Thursday, September 27
The Lakeland Center
-The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to “come on down” to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show.

Movies on the Lawn in Bartow
Friday, September 28
-Bring the family to Movies on the Lawn, taking place on the fourth Friday of every month hosted by the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce.

Publix Information Systems 5k Race & Walk
Saturday, September 29
Ft. Fraser Trail (race begins at PSC/USF trailhead)–Lakeland
– Race/walk is open to all Information System associates and their families and friends.
-Awards will be given to the top three male and top three female finishers.
-The proceeds will benefit The United Way of Central Florida.

Ramon Theater 6th Annual Gala
Saturday, September 29
Venue: Ramon Theater–Frostproof
-Join the Ramon Theater for an evening of dancing competition, fun, entertainment & more at our Ramon Theater Annual Fundraiser with emcee Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

Teacher Open House at Bok Tower Gardens
Saturday, September 29
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens­–Lake Wales
-Teachers are invited to visit Bok Tower Gardens to learn about Tools For Teachers curriculum, the Fairchild Challenge and field trips.
-This free day to visit the Gardens includes a Teacher Open House goodie bag, Tools For Teachers curriculum guide, complimentary meal in the Blue Palmetto Café, guided tours, free giveaways and admission to Pinewood Estate.

Walk for the Poor
Saturday, September 29
Venue: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. park gazebo–Winter Haven
-The St. Vincent de Paul Society will again hold the Walk for the Poor around Lake Silver in Winter Haven.

Wing Fling Tour 2012
Saturday, September 29
Winter Haven
– You will be transported via luxury motor coach to 8 locations throughout the area, including the Humane Society of Polk County, to sample the best chicken wings around.
-Fun, food sampling, games, goody bag, t-shirt, official mug, raffles, 50/50 drawing and a different beer sample (21 and older) – provided by Bernie Little Distributors at each location.
-Wing Fling is a benefit for the Humane Society of Polk County that is hosted by Today & Tonight Magazine and presented by Small World Tours and Bright House Networks.

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)

Motivations, The Members Exhibition–Through October 14(Ridge Art Association-Winter Haven)

Safari Wilderness Ranch Fall Festival–Through October 28 (Safari Wilderness Ranch-Lakeland)

David Maxim at Polk Museum of Art–Through December 1 (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:

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

Haunted Hanger Walking Tour–October 1-31 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)

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)

Red, White & The Blues 2012– October 12 (Polk Museum of Art-Lakeland)

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)

Naturally Creepy Trick or Treating–October 26 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

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)

Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate–November 23-January 6 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

Winter Wonderettes– November 29-December 15 (Theatre Winter Haven)

2012 Florida International Games & State Championships – December 1-9 (locations throughout Polk)

Christmas Bricktacular–December 1-30 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)

NSA Florida Youth Fall State Tournament–December 8-9 (locations throughout Polk)

Countdown to Kids’ New Year’s Eve–December 26-30 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)

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