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Hi <<First Name>>,
Tomorrow kicks off the month of LOVE! New this week is our Top 10 Things to do in February. It covers everything from Valentine's Day to carnivals to 5k races to BBQ to music to Mardi Gras.
 
Also new this week is a spotlight article on one of our sponsors, Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland. Learn what families love about Dr. Erin and her staff!

Don't miss our list of family-friendly Valentine's themed events and kids activities - some events are prior to 2/14 and/or require an advance ticket purchase.

We've got two exclusive discount codes for the Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run happening February 29 at Lake Mirror. 

Have you ever wondered about clinical trials? Meridien Research, located right here in Lakeland, is hosting an Open House on Saturday, February 1. You can learn more about medical research studies and also enjoy a family friendly event with gift card raffles every half hour. 

I don't know about you, but January has felt like a LOOONNNGGG month at my house, we are ready to say HELLO February!

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

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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Family Friendly Valentine’s Themed Events & Kids Activities

Valentine’s Day is all about LOVE and what better way to show your kiddos the love than with some quality time together! We've got a list of events including a Family Dance, Daddy/Daughter Dances, Downtown Date Night, plus ideas for activities around town.

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What families love about Dr. Erin & Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland

Ask any group of Lakeland Moms for a recommendation for a pediatric dentist, and the name “Dr. Erin” will come up over and over again! Learn what families love about Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland and why Dr. Erin is a favorite kids dentist in our community.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run
Limited Time Discount Codes

The Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run celebrates its 6th Anniversary this year, and we've got two exclusive discount codes for Lakeland Mom readers.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, February 1 @ 10am-2pm

Learn more about Meridien Research at their newest clinical research facility in Lakeland. This event is FREE and family friendly!

Tours • Free Health Screenings • Refreshments • Door Prizes • Gift Card Raffles every half hour • Complimentary memory tests and liver health screenings

Meridien Research offers clinical trials and medical research studies to residents of the Lakeland area. Never a charge to the patient. Compensation may be available for all studies. No medical insurance is necessary. For more information, contact Meridien Research at 863-940-2087 or visit their website.

LEARN MORE
UPCOMING GAMES

Black History Celebration
Saturday, February 1 @ 7pm

Celebrate Black History Month by joining the Lakeland Magic in a night dedicated to honoring black history, culture, and heritage. Enjoy a night filled with entertainment as the Lakeland Magic take on the Capital City Go Go, NBA G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards.
Don’t miss out on the celebration!
 

Faith & Family Night
Friday, February 7 @ 7pm

The Lakeland Magic has teamed up with Southeastern University to bring you Faith and Family night, a night filled with fun for the whole family. Bring your family and plenty of cheer to support your hometown team.

Sunday Funday
Sunday, February 9 @ 3pm

Spend your Sunday with the Lakeland Magic for Sunday Funday. Stop into any Metro by T-Mobile store in Polk County to get a free ticket to any Sunday game this season. Also enjoy $4 mimosas all game long!

GET TICKETS
Country & Camo Night with the Florida Tropics
Saturday, February 8 @ 5:05pm 

Put on your Country and Camo outfits and join your 1st place Tropics for a game against the San Diego Sockers. This game will be a special night featuring FREE kids tickets and a 1 hour post game concert on the field featuring local country star Kenzie Wheeler!
GET TICKETS
PLAN YOUR WEEK

FRIDAY, January 31

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


SATURDAY, February 1
⭐ FEATURED EVENT

Community Open House at Meridien Research
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meridien Research Lakeland

⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Lakeland Magic Game - Black History Month Celebration
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RP Funding Center

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

Touch A Truck
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church & School Lakeland

Home Depot FREE Workshop for Kids
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Home Depot Stores

History Time Tots at the Polk History Center
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Polk County History Center

FREE Women's Personal Safety and Self-Defense Class
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Cultural Passport at Explorations V Children's Museum
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explorations V Children’s Museum

Winter Haven Gaming Club
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Haven – Public Library


SUNDAY, February 2
Lakeland Water Ski Club FREE Ski Show
Sun - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Hollingsworth


MONDAY, February 3
Sensory Art Mondays - Explorations V Children's Museum
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Explorations V Children’s Museum

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

Breastfeeding Support Group
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lakeland Regional Health – Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women & Children

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

Pokemon Club at the Mulberry Library
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mulberry Public Library

Tech-Know Mondays (ages 6-12)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

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

Intro to Sewing for Kids (ages 7-12)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Larry R. Jackson Branch Library – Lakeland


TUESDAY, February 4
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

Preschool Storytime (ages 4-5)
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Lakeland Public Library

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

Teen Scene at the Library
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation & Training
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Winter Haven – Women’s Resource Center


WEDNESDAY, February 5
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

Toddler Time (Library Storytime Ages 2-3)
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Lakeland Public Library

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

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

Storytime at the Jackson Branch Library (ages 2-5)
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Larry R. Jackson Branch Library – Lakeland

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

Kids' Korner (ages 5-12)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library


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

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

Mother Goose Baby Time (6-18 months)
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Lakeland Public Library

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

Tween Time at the Library (Ages 9 - 13)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

Foster Care Info Night
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Heartland for Children


FRIDAY, February 7
⭐ FEATURED EVENT
Lakeland Magic Game - Faith and Family Night
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

Ultimate Improv (Ages 10 - 17)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

February First Friday: Mardi Gras in Munn Park
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Lakeland

Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs

Rotary 5k Twilight Run for Common Ground Park
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lake Hollingsworth

**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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