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November Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile Through December 6 This exhibition showcases the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling, through more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. An eclectic mix of […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Paddleboard Winter Haven

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Sports

Looking to have a blast? I ventured out on a new experience recently, and was hesitant about it to begin with, but ended up having one of the best adventures I’ve had in a while. So what did I try? Paddleboarding! Paddleboard Winter Haven owner Audrey Nettlow is one of the nicest around. When I […]

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Free Admission for Military Veterans at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Posted on October 28th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

LEGOLAND salutes military veterans with free admission Nov. 1-23, family discounts available LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is proud to offer free admission to military veterans of the United States Armed Forces with appreciation days leading up to Thanksgiving in the month of November. From Nov. 1-23, veterans will receive free admission to LEGOLAND Florida, along with […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 27th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 27-November 4, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Denis L. Fontaine Children’s Classic Golf Tournament Date: Monday, October 27 Venue: Lone Palm Golf Club, Lakeland – This is the 21st Annual Denis L. Fontaine Children’s Classic Golf Tournament to benefit Explorations V Children’s Museum. […]

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Polk County Hosts Wildly Successful IPSC World Shoot Championship

Posted on October 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, General, Sports

The closing ceremony has been held and preliminary figures are in. PCTSM, along with Universal Shooting Academy and numerous other partners and volunteers, hosted the most successful IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) World Shoot in the organization’s history. More than 1,400 of the most elite handgun athletes in the sport came to Polk County October 3-19 […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Vintage Warehouse

Posted on October 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: General, Shopping

Vintage is in! For all you thrifty lovers, you’ve probably already discovered the treasures that lie within, but for those that haven’t, Vintage Warehouse located off of Wallace Road in Lakeland is a utopia for people like you and me who like to find a new purpose in the old. This vintage hotspot offers a […]

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Polk County Visitor Center to Host Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

BOGO Ticket Specials: Buy one LEGOLAND® Florida or Bok Tower Gardens ticket and get one free, for tickets purchased at Polk Outpost 27 on the day of the event. Polk County’s official visitor information center, Polk Outpost 27, will host a Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25.  This FREE, family-friendly event will take place […]

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Bok Tower Gardens Breaks Ground October 24 with Largest Expansion in 85-Year History

Posted on October 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Nature, Upcoming

The Board of Directors and executive staff of Bok Tower Gardens is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m., representing the start of the largest garden expansion in the 85-year history of the National Historic Landmark. In February of this year, the Gardens announced the public phase of a $12 million […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 20-28, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, October 21 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The museum invites guests to bring lunch and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday every month. – October’s […]

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Explore a Piece of Polk County’s Past in Kathleen’s Historic Socrum Community

Posted on October 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General

Did you know that Central Florida’s Polk County is rich with history? One historic spot in particular, a stop on the Heritage Trail, is the Bethel Baptist Church located in the historic Socrum community of Kathleen. Socrum was one of the earliest settled areas in Polk with families that arrived more than 150 years ago […]

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