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Posted on March 4th, 2013 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
MARCH 4-10, 2013

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Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros
Date:
Monday, March 4
Venue:
Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
-The 2013 spring season marks the Tigers 77th season at Tiger Town in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city, and this spring season marks the club’s 48th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– Admission prices vary depending on the game and seat.
– Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, online at www.tigers.com or by calling 866-668-4437.

Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Date:
Wednesday, March 6
Venue:
Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
-The 2013 spring season marks the Tigers 77th season at Tiger Town in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city, and this spring season marks the club’s 48th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– Admission prices vary depending on the game and seat.
– Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, online at www.tigers.com or by calling 866-668-4437.

Harlem Globetrotters
Date:
Wednesday, March 6
Venue: The Lakeland Center
– The Harlem Globetrotters return to The Lakeland Center for the 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour that takes kid participation to a whole new level because for the first time ever, fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome.
-Before the game, spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, trying ball tricks, getting autographs and taking photos.

9 to 5
Dates:
Thursday, March 7–Sunday, March 17
Venue:
Theatre Winter Haven
– This musical, direct from Broadway, is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in a new age for women and is based on the hit movie that features Dolly Parton’s original hit title song, along with her Tony Award and Grammy-nominated score.

Detroit Tigers vs. New York Mets
Date:
Friday, March 8
Venue:
Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
-The 2013 spring season marks the Tigers 77th season at Tiger Town in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city, and this spring season marks the club’s 48th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– Admission prices vary depending on the game and seat.
– Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, online at www.tigers.com or by calling 866-668-4437.

Legends & Legacies: Beyond the Battlefield
Dates:
Friday, March 8 – Saturday, March 9
Venue:
Fantasy of Flight, Polk City
- Now in its fifth year, Fantasy of Flight’s popular Legends & Legacies Symposium Series continues Friday and Saturday with this new event that will allow guests the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts from an elite panel whose wartime experiences prepared them to lead a life of leadership.

3rd Annual Gator Crawl
Date: Saturday, March 9
Venue:
Old Man Frank’s, Winter Haven
– Lakeside Adventures & Old Man Frank’s host the 3rd Annual Gator Crawl, “The only Alligator BBQ happening this side of the Swamp and Conservation is the Message.”
– Absolut Aqua Sports will be Flyboarding and running a Rock Wall with all funds benefiting Keep Winter Haven Clean & Beautiful, Inc.

11th Annual Spring Obsession Garden Event
Date:
Saturday, March 9
Venue: Munn Park, Lakeland
– Come to Munn Park on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the 11th Annual Spring Obsession, Garden and Art Festival where you can enjoy a free day of family-friendly activities while exploring the many flowers and plants for sale, attending garden presentations, purchasing art for the patio and listening to live music from the jazz band “Free Time”.

Dirty Foot Adventure Run
Date: Saturday, March 9
Venue:
Fort Meade
– Enjoy the beautiful scenery while pushing your mind and body beyond its limits with two courses – 4 and 7 miles in length – and more than 30 obstacles at the Dirty Foot Adventure Run in Fort Meade.

Great Garden Speakers with Billy Goodnick: Crimes
Date: Saturday, March 9
Venue:
Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
– This talk opens with images of the funny, and sometimes disturbing, side of what people do in the name of horticulture: green meatballs on spindly stems; olive trees made into sinister, multi-headed hydras, and some too bizarre to mention here, but the essence of the talk is an inspiring, practical lesson that shows garden lovers how to create their own beautiful, useful, and sustainable gardens.

Great Garden Speakers with Billy Goodnick: Walkabo
Date: Saturday, March 9
Venue:
Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
– There’s no substitute for getting out in the garden with a trained designer to understand why we like what we like, and then using that understanding to improve our own garden’s design.
– All Great Garden Speakers lectures take place in the Visitor Center Theater.

Lakeland Raiders vs. Sarasota Thunder
Date: Saturday, March 9
Venue:
The Lakeland Center
– The Raiders will play six home games at The Lakeland Center on March 9, March 30, April 20, April 28, May 4 and May 18, and kick-off for all home games will be 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the April 28 game, which will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals
Date: 
Sunday, March 10
Venue: 
Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
-The 2013 spring season marks the Tigers 77th season at Tiger Town in Lakeland, extending the longest-standing relationship between a major league team and a current Spring Training host city, and this spring season marks the club’s 48th consecutive season of exhibition play at Joker Marchant Stadium.
– Admission prices vary depending on the game and seat.
– Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office, online at www.tigers.com or by calling 866-668-4437.

Live at the Gardens Concert Series
Date: Sunday, March 10
Venue:
Pinewood Estate at Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
– This intimate Sunday piano performance at Bok Tower Gardens will feature a variety of favorites ranging from the old nostalgic to modern and progressive jazz.

 

RECURRING EVENTS:

Saturday Night Rodeo – Every Saturday night (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitational – Through April 4 (Across Polk County)

Coincidence: Works by Louviere + Vanessa – Through April 20 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

No Ordinary Days: Works by Maggie Taylor – Through April 20 (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)

 

For this week’s sporting events, check out “What’s Happening in Central Florida Sports” on CatchCentralFlorida.com.

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