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Hi <<First Name>>,
We LOVE watching the calendar fill up with so many great community events this time of year. Check out our website calendar and you'll find something unique and fun every single weekend from now through the end of May.

SAVE THE DATE: Are you ready to go Up Up & Away? We are excited to tell you about a brand new event happening next weekend - a Hot Air Balloon Festival right here in Lakeland. Learn more in our recent article and enter to win tickets. Kids under 12 get in free!

NEW THIS WEEK: Our Spring Break Camp Guide has been published. {How is Spring Break only 4 weeks away??}

WEEKEND FUN:
LAST CHANCE: Use our discount code to save on the Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run happening next Saturday morning.
 
Have a great weekend,
April Mucci
Owner & Publisher
NEW THIS WEEK

 

2020 Spring Break Camp Guide
Whether you are looking for a full-day/all-week camp for your kids to attend, or an activity to get the kids out of the house for a few hours each day, Lakeland Mom's Spring Break Camp Guide has you covered. Find camps for art, gymnastics, sports, scuba, cooking, day camp & more on our list!
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Lakeland to host Up Up & Away Florida Hot Air Balloon Festival
{TICKET GIVEAWAY!}

Make plans to attend Lakeland’s newest event - Up Up & Away Florida - a hot air balloon festival at the SUN ‘n FUN campus from February 28 – March 1, 2020. Colorful balloon glows, balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, live music, food and beverage options, helicopter rides, kids zone, and more. Kids under 12 receive free admission!
Enter to win tickets at the link below AND on our Facebook page.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
UPCOMING EVENTS
Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School
Join Resurrection Catholic Church & School for their Annual Community Carnival happening February 20 – 23. Professional rides, all of your favorite carnival food, traditional midway games, kids activities, and MORE! Family-friendly and open to the public. Carnival admission is free, you can purchase ride armbands, food, and games.
LEARN MORE
Hoops for a Cure with the Lakeland Magic
Friday, February 21 @ 7pm 

All cancer survivors receive free admission to the Lakeland Magic game on Friday night. Hoops for a Cure is a night to celebrate survivors and remember those who have lost their battle, with heartfelt performances and more. Free admission tickets should be purchased from the Honoree Ticket Page at https://groupmatics.events/group/HFC20

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FREE TICKETS for the Florida Tropics Game
Saturday, February 22 @ 5:05pm 

Reserve up to 4 FREE TICKETS for this Saturday's Florida Tropics game!
Lakeland Electric values its customers and loves being part of this community. To show their appreciation, you get free tickets AND the first 300 customers to arrive at the game will receive a free fan gift!
Learn more and reserve your tickets at http://www.fltropics.com/lakelandelectric

GET TICKETS
PLAN YOUR WEEK

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


SATURDAY, February 22
⭐ FEATURED EVENT - 
Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival 
Noon - 11:00 pm
Resurrection Catholic Church & School

⭐ FEATURED EVENT - Florida Tropics Soccer Game - 4 FREE Tickets from Lakeland Electric 
5:05 pm - 7:00 pm
RP Funding Center

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

Hillsborough 4-H Foundation Strawberry U-Pick
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fancy Farms – Futch Loop Farm

New Parent 101
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lakeland Regional Health – Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women & Children

Lake Wales Mardi Gras
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Lake Wales – Downtown

Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Haines City – Lake Eva Park

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Plant City – Airport

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

Children's Theater
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lakeland Public Library

Saturday Afternoon Family Movie Matinee - WH Library
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Haven – Public Library

Saturdays at Spence
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mulberry – Spence Park

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

Grimm Fairy Tales
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Florida Southern College – Branscomb Auditorium


SUNDAY, February 23
⭐ FEATURED EVENT - Resurrection Catholic Church Mardi Gras Carnival 
Noon - 8:00 pm
Resurrection Catholic Church & School

Sensational Sundays - Sensory Friendly Play Time
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Family Fun Center Lakeland

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lakeland Community Theatre

Grimm Fairy Tales
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Florida Southern College – Branscomb Auditorium


MONDAY, February 24
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

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

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 25
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

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

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
Big Brothers Big Sisters Polk Office


WEDNESDAY, February 26
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 27
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

Breastfeeding Class at Lakeland Regional Health
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakeland Regional Health – Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women & Children


FRIDAY, February 28
⭐ FEATURED EVENT - Up Up and Away Florida a Hot Air Balloon Festival 
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SUN ‘n FUN Campus

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

Bartow Main Street Movie on the Lawn - Monsters vs. Aliens
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bartow – Main Street / Downtown

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

SATURDAY, February 29
⭐ FEATURED EVENT - Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run 
6:00 am - 9:00 am
Lake Mirror Promenade

⭐ FEATURED EVENT - Up Up and Away Florida a Hot Air Balloon Festival 
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
SUN ‘n FUN Campus

Carillon Classic 5K Run/Walk
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Bok Tower Gardens

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

Spring Festival & Plant Sale by UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County Master Gardeners
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Osceola Heritage Park

Lake Wales Arts Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake Wales – Lake Wailes Park

Daddy Daughter Dance - Polk County Parks & Recreation
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bartow – W.H. Stuart Conference Center

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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