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Polk State College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on September 19th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Event, Upcoming

Polk State College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is underway, with a busy schedule of events that includes art exhibits, a movie night, and the always-popular Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fiesta. Hispanic Heritage Month is one of several initiatives at the College to spotlight various areas of diversity within the community it serves. Other initiatives include […]

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Celebrate Halloween at LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Brick-or-Treat

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

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Guests will invade LEGOLAND® Florida Resort during its kid-friendly Halloween celebration of Brick-or-Treat presented by Wells Fargo this Fall.  This spooky event takes place weekends in October, and features trick-or-treating along the brick-or-treat trail, super brick build activities, the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with brick-tastic prizes! […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 15-23, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. AFI Annual Community Recognition Dinner & Silent Auction Date: Tuesday, September 16 Venue: The Lakeland Center – On Tuesday, September 16th, Alliance For Independence will celebrate 60 years of serving adults with developmental disabilities in Polk County with […]

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Kick Off IPSC World Championships with Lakeland Parade, Water Ski Show and Fireworks

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

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Olympic Style Opening Ceremonies to Kick Off IPSC World Championships Frostproof may be the hub of activity for the shooting competitions for the upcoming IPSC World Shoot, the City of Lakeland will serve as the center of the ceremonial public events taking place during the event’s 19 day stint in Polk County. The largest competition […]

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Get Ready for Great Events This Fall in Central Florida

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

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If your head is spinning in disbelief over how fast summer has slipped away, you’re not alone. Crossing Labor Day off the calendar signals the return of popular fall festivals and events across Polk County. But before autumn rolls in, those who hunger for fall’s cooler temperatures can feed their stomachs instead at Food Truck […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 8-16, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, September 9 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and second Tuesdays monthly. – The next book […]

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Dog Day at Bok Tower Gardens Benefits Polk Humane Society

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Nature, Upcoming

Bok Tower Gardens is once again going to the dogs for a good cause on Saturday, September 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special activities 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Gardens’ Dog Day of Summer event.  The event is sponsored in part by Veterinary Healthcare Associates of Winter Haven and the […]

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PSC Hosts 2014/2015 Concert Series

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Event

“Since solo recitals are somewhat rare, especially in Florida, Voices of the People is excited to bring such a performance to Polk County,” said Derek Menchan, the Polk State College humanities professor and accomplished cellist who founded the innovative series with the Philosophy Club and SALO (Student Activities and Leadership Office) in 2012. Menchan, passionate […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 1-9, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, September 2 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and second Tuesdays monthly. – The […]

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Free Travel Marketing Presentation in Auburndale September 9th

Posted on August 29th, 2014 by

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Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) will host a travel marketing presentation and luncheon at 11:30 am on Tuesday, September 9, featuring guest speakers Rodney Levy and Rosemarie Young of Reserve Direct. Mr. Levy, the Director of Business Development for Reserve Direct, and Ms. Young, a Market Manager, have more than 25 years combined […]

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