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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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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 29-Octber 7, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. National Parks of America Tour-Trip Preview Date: Tuesday, September 30 Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales – Join Bok Tower Gardens in the Visitor Center’s Magnolia Room on Tuesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. to hear […]

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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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New Hours at Polk County Visitor Center

Posted on September 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Upcoming

Polk County’s official visitor information center, Polk Outpost 27, will change its hours of operation on October 1, when the center begins opening at 8 am and closing at 5 pm, one hour earlier in both the morning and evening.  Currently the center is open from 9 am to 6 pm. Polk Outpost 27 has […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Drica’s Favorites Specialty Coffee Boutique

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Dining

If you’ve been around Lakeland recently, you have probably spotted the yellow Drica’s Favorites food truck parked at different locations throughout the city. We had the opportunity to chat with Drica’s Favorites Specialty Coffee Boutique owner Adriana Mellas. For those who don’t know, Drica’s Favorites offers freshly roasted coffee, handcrafted espresso beverages and homemade delicacies. […]

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

Posted on September 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Event, Upcoming

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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Get Ready for Great Events This Fall in Central Florida

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

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

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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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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LEGOLAND® FLORIDA Resort Introduces New Experience

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions

LEGOLAND Florida Resort unveils ‘cool’ way for guests to meet their favorite characters in unique one-on-one experience LEGOLAND ® Florida Resort has introduced a new unique and interactive way for guests to meet and mingle with their favorite LEGO ® characters, titled Buddy’s Character Corner! Based in the historic Magnolia Mansion inside the Fun Town […]

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