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May Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by

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EXHIBITIONS African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center Through June 27 Organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, this exhibition couples works by renowned artists such as Romare Bearden, […]

Lakeland Art Museum will No Longer Charge Admission

Posted on April 30th, 2015 by

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Polk Museum of Art will no longer charge admission, effective today, thanks to two new institutional partners. “We stand among the many institutions, large and small, finding ways to remove barriers to access,” said Claire Orologas, executive director of Polk Museum of Art. “As a Smithsonian Affiliate museum, we are proud to follow their example […]

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Grand Ole Opry Performer Emi Sunshine is Coming to Town

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, Upcoming

Babson Park’s Inaugural Sandy Ridge Music Fest will be held on the shores of Crooked Lake at Webber International University on May 9. The event will be headlined by Emi Sunshine, a 10 year old prodigy from East Tennessee who is gaining national attention. She is a regular performer at The Grand Ole Opry and […]

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“Getting Fresh” with Ridge Island Groves

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by

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If you’re looking for an authentic Central Florida experience, look no further than Ridge Island Groves in Haines City. They’ve got a citrus packing plant, 8-10 varieties of fruit, a hydroponic garden, cows, chickens and a gift shop that carries an incredible amount of gator heads (it’s a Florida thing). Oh, and the creamiest, dreamiest ice cream you’ll […]

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Lego to LEGOLAND Florida: New Hotel to Open in 3 Weeks

Posted on April 28th, 2015 by

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On May 15, the first LEGOLAND® Hotel on the East Coast will officially open. The final bricks are being put in place ahead of the grand opening celebrations on May 15. The Hotel is built for kids and invites them to take the lead from the moment they arrive. A special “kid check-in” takes place […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on April 27th, 2015 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA APRIL 20 – 29 Find a complete listing for May and June events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events SUNDAY, APRIL 26 – TUESDAY, APRIL 28 Lakeland Flying Tigers· Lakeland – Lakeland Flying Tigers is celebrating their 50th season of baseball. Join them for $1 nights, All You Can Eat […]

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Concert Under the Stars Returns with ‘Gypsy Jazz’ John Jorgenson

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by

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The annual springtime Concert Under The Stars takes place at Bok Tower Gardens Saturday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m., featuring an unforgettable evening of Gypsy Jazz with The John Jorgenson Quintet. Violinist Ashley Liberty and pianist Daniel Strange will open the show. “This year’s Concert Under The Stars takes guests back to the Parisian jazz […]

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Sunday Funday with Smokey Bear and Cool Colt Creek State Park Activities!

Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by

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Join The Friends of Colt Creek on Sunday, April 26th from Noon to 4:00 PM for an afternoon of fun and food and GET TO KNOW COLT CREEK STATE PARK! Planned Activities Wildlife Education, activities provided by our friends from Circle B Bar Reserve Canoeing & Kayaking provided by Colt Creek State Park Butterfly display […]

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Dance Royalty to Appear at Celebrate Dance Festival in Lakeland

Posted on April 21st, 2015 by

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Florida Dance Theatre is hosting its 3rd Annual Celebrate Dance Festival, April 24-26, in Lakeland. The festival includes 3 days of master dance classes in a variety of dance techniques taught by professionals from around the country, a Gala concert performance at Florida Southern’s Branscomb Auditorium, and a free performance at the Lake Mirror Promenade. […]

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Soaking up the Local Culture

Posted on April 20th, 2015 by

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA APRIL 20 – 29 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events MONDAY, APRIL 20 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Robert Irvine LIVE · Lakeland Robert Irvine LIVE is a high energy, multimedia and multi-sensory theatrical experience performed at The Lakeland […]

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