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Posted on April 6th, 2015 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA APRIL 6 – 15 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. This Week’s Events TUESDAY, APRIL 7 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Book Club at Polk County History Center · Bartow – The Polk County History Center hosts a book club […]

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World-Renowned Pianist Omar Sosa to Perform at Bok Tower Gardens

Posted on April 5th, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, Upcoming

The Second Annual Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival has expanded in 2015 to include an exclusive concert and reception in the intimate setting of Pinewood Estate at Bok Tower Gardens. On Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Omar Sosa’s Quarteto AfroCubano bring their Afro-Cuban based mix of jazz and world music to the 1932 […]

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Polk County Easter Egg Hunts: Hippity, Hoppity, Hooray!

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by

Categories: Event, Upcoming

Thanks to the kind folks at Polk County Parks and Recreation, we have a nice compilation of Polk County Easter Egg Hunts to share with you. The following Easter Egg Hunts each start at 9:00 a.m. SHARP on April 4. Ft. Meade Ft. Meade Outdoor Recreation Area, U.S. 98 E. on Peace River Lakeland Hunt Fountain Park, 2020 […]

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April Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center March 21-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, […]

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Vote for your Favorite Outdoor Sculpture in Lakeland during April’s First Friday Festivities

Posted on April 1st, 2015 by

Categories: Arts, Event, Upcoming

Join the City of Lakeland on Friday, April 3rd as they celebrate the addition of 10 new sculptures, which are part of the 15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Lakeland, Winter Haven and now Sebring, are participating with the installation of new art, which will be on display for one year. The sculptures are displayed […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Spice Thai & Sushi

Posted on March 31st, 2015 by

Categories: Dining

I am always on the hunt for a great lunch spot in Polk County, and it’s always nice to find an inexpensive gem. My options are limited. That’s why I am overjoyed with my most recent find: Spice Thai & Sushi. Let me first explain that I didn’t exactly stumble upon Spice. I’ve been hearing […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on March 30th, 2015 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA MARCH 30 – APRIL 8 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. MONDAY, MARCH 30 1:05 PM – 3:00 PM Detroit Tigers Spring Training · Lakeland – The 2015 spring season marks the Tigers 79th season at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, extending the […]

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Final Room Theme Revealed at LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Posted on March 25th, 2015 by

Categories: Attractions, General

LEGO® Friends Revealed as the Final Room Theme at LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort The only LEGO® Friends rooms in the United States, and the only LEGO Friends suite in the world is coming to LEGOLAND® Hotel at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. The announcement came at a New York City event where a curtain dropped […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by

Categories: Event, General, Nature, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA MARCH 23- April 1 Find a complete listing for April and May events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org.   MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015 — SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic · Lake Wales – The Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce the return of […]

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Attention Aspiring Beekeepers

Posted on March 18th, 2015 by

Categories: Event

Our friends at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County are partnering with the Ridge Beekeepers Association to host a Saturday program for new beekeepers and those considering starting a hive. Their new Beekeeping Seminar will introduce everything a new beekeeper needs to know, including: hive construction, starting a hive, honey extraction, bee transport, queen bees, nectar sources, […]

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