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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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New Farmers Market at Polk Outpost 27 Visitor Center Boosts Daily Visitation

Posted on October 14th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, General, Nature, Shopping

The new Farmers Market being held on Thursday’s at Polk Outpost 27 (Polk County’s Official Visitor Information Center) in Davenport has resulted in heightened visitation for the center. The seasonal farmers market began on Thursday, September 4 and will continue there every Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., through May 2015. Visitor attendance at […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 13-21, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Quilts and Tea Festival Preview Date: Monday, October 13 – Saturday, October 18 Venue: Polk Outpost 27, Davenport – Polk Outpost 27 will host a preview of Davenport’s 12th Quilts and Tea Festival and Vintage Marketplace. Book […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Dixieland

Posted on October 9th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Shopping

Have you explored Dixieland? This historic part of Lakeland, located on South Florida Avenue, is a tight-knit community of shops, restaurants and art galleries. With its own unique vibe, this district, with origins dating back to 1907, offers something different from other areas in the county. Fresh, funky, vintage, thrifty, artistic, eclectic and majestic are […]

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Halloween Events and Autumn Festivals in Polk County This October

Posted on October 7th, 2014 by

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

Halloween events are popping up across the county this month. We’ve compiled a list of these seasonal events, so you won’t miss out on the festive fun! Find each event arranged below by date in one of two categories: Halloween Fun or Fall Festival Delight. Halloween Fun Brick or Treat Weekends When? Saturdays & Sundays through […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA OCTBER 6-14, 2014 Find a complete listing of October and November events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club Date: Tuesday, October 7 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – This monthly book club meets on the first and second Tuesdays of each month for a book discussion. – […]

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Local Favorites Highlights The Port Steak and Seafood Restaurant

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 by

Categories: Dining

I recently dropped by The Port Steak and Seafood Restaurant on Lake Hatchineha in Haines City. This was a Polk restaurant I did not know about, so I was eager to dine there after hearing about it. I discovered that the restaurant might be tricky to find at first, but once you pull up to […]

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October Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on September 30th, 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 Alligator Cove Nature Airboat Tours

Posted on September 25th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Nature

Do you know what spatterdock is or what makes an Anhinga bird different than others? Needless to say, I didn’t know the answers until I took a seat on an Alligator Cove airboat tour at Camp Mack in Lake Wales. Captain Andy Denton was not only exceptionally knowledgeable about the wildlife, plant life and history […]

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