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Hi <<First Name>>,

We are officially in the 7-day countdown to Halloween and there are events on the calendar EVERY.SINGLE.DAY between now and October 31.

At my house, I have two boys who are still trying to decide on costumes. We have entered the "I want the scary/gory/bloody mask" phase and this mama is not a fan! I don't do gory, so we are trying to find a happy medium. Y'all wish me luck. 🙌

For anyone new to town, in Lakeland and most other communities in Polk County, trick-or-treating happens on October 31 (regardless of the day of the week) with no set times, usually starting around 6 - 7pm. In preparation for Halloween we have a list of Trick or Treating safety tips, as well as a list of Halloween meal deals

Be sure to get tickets for the ISO's Spooky Symphony next week - it is going to be "spooktacular!" Tickets start at $15 and students/children are FREE! Details below. 

Another event to add to your calendar is Explorations V Children's Museum's BOO BASH - an annual favorite. There is also a Sensory Inclusive Boo Bash on October 31. 

Lakeside Village is hosting their annual Halloween Bash next Wednesday (October 30). Children will enjoy trick or treating at the stores (usually at the doorway), games, a photo booth, and a costume contest! More info below. 

Links to all of our Fall & Halloween articles are below, including:

Have a great weekend,
April Mucci
Owner & Publisher

NEW THIS WEEK

For kids, Halloween is one of the best nights of the year! It can also be a dangerous night with so many people out and about. We've got a list of tips to keep your kiddos safe and happy while you have a FUN Halloween night!

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Find out which restaurants in the Lakeland & Polk County area are offering Halloween freebies and deals on meals, kids meals, and treats!

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FEATURED EVENTS

Music tells a story, and some stories are spooky! With loud noises and creepy sounds, hear some of the most beautiful scary music ever written as the ISO presents “Spooky Symphony.” Tickets start at $15 and students/children are FREE!

Student/Children's tickets may be added to a phone purchase – (863) 834-8111 –  or secured in person at the RP Funding Center Box Office up to one hour before the concert.

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The Annual Lakeside Village Halloween Bash is a freakishly fun-filled night of trick-or-treating and family-friendly entertainment.

Children can enjoy spooktacular FREE activities such as games, a fantastic photo booth to capture the memories, a costume contest and more! Be sure to stop by participating merchant stores to get some candy and enjoy devilish deals and faBOOlous food! 

COSTUME CONTEST – Take a photo while at Lakeside Village and post it on Instagram using  #LVHalloween. Costume categories are Best Duo, Best Handmade, and Best Group. First prize in each category will be $100 giftcard, and second prize will be $50 gift card.

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Calling all super heroes, princesses, doctors, and magical creatures! Break in the Halloween costume when you break out of the not-so-spooky basement at Boo Bash.  This event is a Lakeland tradition and has helped thousands of Central Florida ghosts and ghouls celebrate the holiday all about dress up play. Members are free and general admission rates apply for this fun, family event.

Two great ways to enjoy Boo Bash:

Saturday, October 26, 9 am – 5 pm - Perfect day for family fun. Grownups are welcome to dress up too but please no spooky masks and no toy weapons allowed.
 
Thursday, October 31, 2 – 5 pm - Sensory Friendly Boo Bash
No loud music, sensory-rich trick-or-treat stations, and small prizes instead of candy.  No masks allowed at the sensory friendly boo bash.
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

Whether you're looking for a backyard bounce house or an inflatable obstacle course that will be the talk of the neighborhood, Rockin' Bouncies has you covered! They stand out above the crowd with their commitment to safety, top notch customer service, and unique selection of high quality rentals. Visit their website to book your rental today or call 813-481-8994 and the company owner (Deisy) will help you pick out the perfect addition to your next party. 

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FALL & HALLOWEEN

Fall & Halloween Guide

This page is where you'll find ALL of our Halloween and Fall themed posts. Check back throughout October for new content!

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Top 10 Things to Do in October in Lakeland & Polk County

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Full Calendar of Events

**🎃 HALLOWEEN EVENTS - There are over 50 Halloween events in the next 7 days so we are NOT including most of those here. Check our main Fall & Halloween Guide, our Trunk or Treat Guide, or view the full calendar to see those events.**

FRIDAY
Art Studio at Explorations V Children's Museum
October 25, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Explorations V Children’s Museum
Free – $9 | More information
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Little Bookworms Storytime (Ages 2-5)
October 25, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | eLibrary South Lakeland
Free | More information
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Adventurer's Guild (ages 13-17)
October 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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SATURDAY
🎃 FEATURED EVENT
Boo Bash at Explorations V

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Explorations V Children’s Museum
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Feed the Swans!
October 26, 2019 | Black & Brew Lakeland
Free | More information
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Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Downtown Lakeland
Free | More information
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Annual Munn Park Fall Garden Extravaganza
October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Downtown Lakeland
Free | More information
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Polk Symposium on Special Education
October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Lake Region High School
Free | More information
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Lakeland Hispanic Festival
October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Lake Mirror Promenade
Free | More information
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Children's Theater
October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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SUNDAY 
Sensational Sundays - Sensory Friendly Play Time
October 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Family Fun Center Lakeland
$5 – $7 | More information
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MONDAY 
Book Buddies at Explorations V Children's Museum
October 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Explorations V Children’s Museum
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Writers Block Youth Writing Club (Ages 10 - 17)
October 28, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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After School Art at the Polk Museum of Art
October 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Polk Museum of Art
Free – $5 | More information
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Truck Or Treat with Lakeland Police & Fire Department
October 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Lakeland Fire Department – Station #1
Free | More information
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TUESDAY 
🎃 FEATURED EVENT
Imperial Symphony Orchestra - Spooky Symphony
October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | RP Funding Center
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Preschool Storytime (ages 4-5)
October 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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Little Sprouts Story Time - Winter Haven Library
October 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 am | Winter Haven – Public Library
Free | More information
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Curious Kids at Explorations V Children's Museum
October 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Explorations V Children’s Museum
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Teen Scene at the Library
October 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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LEGO Club - Winter Haven Library
October 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Winter Haven – Public Library
Free | More information
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WEDNESDAY 
🎃 FEATURED EVENT
Lakeside Village Halloween Bash
October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Lakeside Village
Free | More information
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Little Sprouts Story Time - Winter Haven Library
October 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 9:30 am | Winter Haven – Public Library
Free | More information
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Toddler Time (Library Storytime Ages 2-3)
October 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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Storytime at the Jackson Branch Library (ages 2-5)
October 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Larry R. Jackson Branch Library – Lakeland
Free | More information
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Storytime (Age 2) at the Auburndale Library
October 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am | Auburndale Public Library
Free | More information
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Music Makers at Explorations V Children's Museum
October 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Explorations V Children’s Museum
Free – $9 | More information
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Wonder Wednesdays (ages 6 - 12)
October 30, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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THURSDAY
👻 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 👻
🎃 FEATURED EVENT
Sensory Inclusive Boo Bash at Explorations V

October 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Explorations V Children’s Museum
Free – $9 | More information
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Storytime (Age 3-5) at the Auburndale Library
October 31, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am | Auburndale Public Library
Free | More information
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Kitchen Kids at Explorations V Children's Museum
October 31, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Explorations V Children’s Museum
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Mother Goose Baby Time (6-18 months)
October 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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Trick or Treat at all local Publix Stores
October 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | 
Free | More information
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Trick or Treat Shop-to-Shop in Downtown Lakeland
October 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Downtown Lakeland
Free | More information
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Just Cares Annual Fall Festival
October 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Downtown Lakeland
Free | More information
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FRIDAY 
Art Studio at Explorations V Children's Museum
November 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | Explorations V Children’s Museum
Free – $9 | More information
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Little Bookworms Storytime (Ages 2-5)
November 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am | eLibrary South Lakeland
Free | More information
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Spanish Bilingual Storytime - Dundee Library
November 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Dundee Public Library
Free | More information
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Ultimate Improv (Ages 13 - 17)
November 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Lakeland Public Library
Free | More information
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November First Friday: Lakeland Electric Celebrates 115 Years
November 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Downtown Lakeland
Free | More information
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NEXT WEEKEND
⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Lakeland Magic Open Practice

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | RP Funding Center
Free | More information
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Fall Harvest Festival - Visitor's Information Center
November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm | Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center – Davenport
Free | More information
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Art Crawl
November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Downtown Lakeland
Free | More information
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Auburndale's FallFest
November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Auburndale Downtown Park
Free | More information
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New Parent 101
November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Lakeland Regional Health – Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women & Children
Free | More information
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Fall-O-Ween Fest Dundee
November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Dundee – East Central Park
Free | More information
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History Time Tots at the Polk History Center
November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am | Polk County History Center
Free | More information
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**EVENT CANCELLATIONS - We aren't able to keep up with last minute changes, however all events on our calendar include a link to more information or the host's Facebook page where you can check to see if events are impacted by the weather or otherwise canceled.**

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