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Hi <<First Name>>,
Happy Valentine's Day! We hope you have a fun weekend celebrating with the ones you love. If you need ideas, check out our Valentine's Day Guide.

This weekend has a variety of unique events for a date night or a family outing:
🎪 Cirque Italia Water Circus (code below for FREE kids tickets)
🎻 Salut d’Amor with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra
💖 Downtown Date Night in Lakeland
🛸 SyFy Bartow
🧹 US Quidditch South Regional Championships
Find a full list of this weekend's events below.

New this week - we've updated our list of Sensory Friendly & Special Needs Activities in Lakeland and across Central Florida.

Huntington Learning Center is providing a great opportunity for students to take an ACT or SAT Practice Test for only $12.50 plus a free workshop to analyze the results. Details and registration links below.

Last call to enter to win 2 ride armbands for the 2020 Mardi Gras Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School. Happening February 20-23, the carnival has professional rides, all of your favorite fair food, traditional midway games, kids activities, and MORE! Family-friendly and open to the public.

Have a great weekend,
April Mucci
Owner & Publisher
NEW THIS WEEK

Sensory Friendly & Special Needs Activities in Lakeland & Central Florida

If you have a child who benefits from a sensory friendly and/or special needs friendly environment, we've got a list of opportunities for your family to enjoy indoor play areas, movies, sports, and more. 

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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

We've got a list of the best things to do this month so you can be sure the “can’t miss” events are on your calendar. Check out our February Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
February 13 - 17 in Lakeland

A one of a kind circus is coming to Lakeland!
Cirque Italia presents Water Circus. The show features a custom designed water stage that holds 35,000 gallons of water that performers dazzle over while thrilling the audience with every move. Don't miss this water circus spectacular held at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Use code FREE to get 1 child's ticket free with the purchase of an adult ticket in levels 2 and 3. 

Thursday Feb 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Friday Feb 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday Feb 15, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
Saturday Feb 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Saturday Feb 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday Feb 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
Sunday Feb 16, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Sunday Feb 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Monday Feb 17, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

GET TICKETS

Spend a symphonic evening with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day! The Imperial Symphony presents an evening of classical works beginning with Elgar’s “love letter” Salut d’Amour, an engagement present to his future wife Caroline Alice Roberts.

The ISO’s Concertmaster Nina Kim and cellist Edevaldo Mulla will present Brahms’s Double Concerto, the Romantic era composers reconciliation with an old friend.

LEARN MORE
TEST PREP OPPORTUNITY
SAT & ACT Practice Test - Only $12.50!
Huntington Learning Center is providing a great opportunity for students to take an ACT or SAT Practice Test for only $12.50 plus a free workshop to analyze the results. Individual sessions are also available after the workshop. 

The tests will be conducted at Camp Fire but participants do not need to be Camp Fire members. Advance registration is required and space is limited.
ACT at 9 am on Saturday, February 29
SAT at 9am on Saturday, March 14
Workshop - March 19 at 7pm

For more details contact Huntington at 863-701-9200. 

Click here to register for the Practice ACT Test on 2/29
Click here to register for the Practice SAT Test on 3/14
UPCOMING GAMES
Date Night with the Florida Tropics
Saturday, February 15 @ 5:05pm 

The Florida Tropics are offering BOGO Tickets for Valentine's Day Weekend!
Get BOGO tickets at https://groupmatics.events/event/datenightbogo

To purchase via phone or for questions call 863-240-0101.

GET TICKETS
PLAN YOUR WEEK

FRIDAY, February 14
💖 HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! 💖

⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Imperial Symphony Orchestra - Salut d’Amor
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Polk Theatre

⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Cirque Italia Water Circus
7:30 pm
Tigertown at Joker Marchant Stadium
**Use code FREE to get 1 free child's ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket**

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Little Bookworms Storytime (Ages 2-5)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
eLibrary South Lakeland

Art Studio at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Family Fundamentals - Let's Move Twogether (Age 2)
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Adventurer's Guild (ages 10-17)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

Beakers and Books (ages 7-12)
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Lakeland Public Library

Technology Petting Zoo - Winter Haven Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Winter Haven – Public Library

Downtown Date Night
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Lakeland

Grills Gone Wild BBQ Event
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Davenport – Market Street

Valentine's Dance hosted by Polk County Parks & Recreation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winter Haven – Wilfred Smith Resource Center

Bartow Friday Fest & SyFy Bartow Kickoff
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bartow – Main Street / Downtown


SATURDAY, February 15
⭐ FEATURED EVENT

Cirque Italia Water Circus
1:30 pm  |  4:30 pm  |  7:30 pm
Tigertown at Joker Marchant Stadium
**Use code FREE to get 1 free child's ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket**

⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Florida Tropics Soccer Game - BOGO Tickets
5:05 pm - 7:00 pm
RP Funding Center

Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Downtown Lakeland

Black History Festival
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coleman-Bush Building

US Quidditch South Regional Championship
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Haines City – Feltrim Sports Village at Balmoral

Paws to Read
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lakeland Public Library

Sensory Friendly Movie at Cobb Theatres
10:00 am - 10:00 am
Cobb Lakeside 18 Theatre & IMAX

Spring Training Kick-Off
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center – Davenport

Grills Gone Wild BBQ Event
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Davenport – Market Street

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters Polk Office

Movement & Imagination Nature Play at Bok Tower Gardens
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bok Tower Gardens

SyFy Bartow
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bartow – Main Street / Downtown

Spanish Bilingual Storytime - Bartow Library
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartow Public Library

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Show
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Winter Haven – MLK Park on Lake Silver


SUNDAY, February 16
⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Cirque Italia Water Circus
1:30 pm  |  4:30 pm  |  7:30 pm
Tigertown at Joker Marchant Stadium
**Use code FREE to get 1 free child's ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket**

US Quidditch South Regional Championship
9:00 am
Haines City – Feltrim Sports Village at Balmoral

Lakeland Water Ski Club FREE Ski Show
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Hollingsworth


MONDAY, February 17
⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Cirque Italia Water Circus
4:30 pm
Tigertown at Joker Marchant Stadium
**Use code FREE to get 1 free child's ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket**

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Book Buddies at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Paws for Reading
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Auburndale Public Library

After School Art at the Polk Museum of Art
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Polk Museum of Art


TUESDAY, February 18
Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Curious Kids at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Little Sprouts Story Time - Winter Haven Library
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Winter Haven – Public Library

LEGO Club - Winter Haven Library
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winter Haven – Public Library

Autism Support Group
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

FREE Women's Personal Safety and Self-Defense Class
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Polk County Sheriff’s Office


WEDNESDAY, February 19
Family Fundamentals - Great Beginnings (under 12 months)
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Little Sprouts Story Time - Winter Haven Library
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Winter Haven – Public Library

Family Fundamentals - Once Upon a Time (Age 1)
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

StoryTime at the Bartow Library (ages 3 - 5)
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Bartow Public Library

Storytime (Age 2) at the Auburndale Library
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Auburndale Public Library

Music Makers at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Family Fundamentals - Twogether Time (Age 2)
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center


THURSDAY, February 20
⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Resurrection Catholic Church & School

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 11:15 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Weigh-In Clinic
10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Nest – Lakeland

Book Babies at the Bartow Library (ages 18mo - 2y)
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartow Public Library

Storytime (Age 3-5) at the Auburndale Library
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Auburndale Public Library

Kitchen Kids at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Winter Haven Spelling Bee
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winter Haven – Recreational & Cultural Center


FRIDAY, February 21
⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Resurrection Catholic Church & School

⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Lakeland Magic Game - Hoops For A Cure
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RP Funding Center

Family Fundamentals Class (Ages 3-5)
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Little Bookworms Storytime (Ages 2-5)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
eLibrary South Lakeland

Art Studio at Explorations V Children's Museum
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Family Fundamentals - Let's Move Twogether (Age 2)
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Family Fundamentals – Success By 6 Resource Center

Detroit Tigers Spring Training Game
1:05 pm - 4:00 pm
Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium

Minecrafters - Winter Haven Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Winter Haven – Public Library

Spanish Bilingual Storytime - Dundee Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dundee Public Library

Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haines City – Lake Eva Park

Family Flicks & Fun with Polk County Parks & Recreation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wabash Community Center – Lakeland

Lake Wales Mardi Gras
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Lake Wales – Downtown

Lake Wales Mardi Gras 5k GLOW Run
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Wales – Lake Wailes Park

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lakeland Community Theatre

**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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