Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Get Free General admission to over 100 Museum, Zoo, Science Center, Botanical Gardens and More with your Bank of America Credit Card, ATM, or Check Card and your ID.
Bank of America - Museum on Us!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Presents Camp Ready!!
Program Goals: This successful summer program for Rising-K and Repeating Kindergartners offers a month of daily interactive sessions at child-friendly Family Fundamentals located in Lakeland to enhance readiness and social skills. Also, two new locations for the summer of 2010...Ft. Meade -Help of Ft. Meade (formerly Riverside Elementary) and Hillcrest Elementary in Lake Wales.
Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten
When: Four weeks beginning in June or July Where: See above
What: Awareness: 47 sounds; Vocabulary: Receptive and Expressive; Participation: Cooperative Learning Groups; Reinforcement: Following Directions
How: Highly qualified teachers will lead the exciting parade
of themed rich language-laden lessons with movement and music, color and art, taste and cooking, providing learning opportunities for parent involvement at camp and at home.
PRICE: ONLY $20 flat fee for the whole month.
Sign up on their website: http://www.lrcpolk.com/
Learning Resource Center
1628 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
- Auburndale Library Join us for crafts, music, and stories at storytime, this Thursday. Children age 2 meet at 9:30 am and children ages 3-5 meet at 11 am . This week the theme is "Fun on the farm".
- Bartow Library Story times this weeek are 3:30 pm on Tuesday for ages 6-8, 10 am Wednesday for ages 3-5 and 10:30 am for Book babies which is ages birth-2 years old.
- Haines City Library We're "Going Buggy" this week at story time 10:30 am on Wednesday.
- Lakeland Library Story times this week are; Pre-school story time meets 10 am on Tuesday, Toddler time meets 10 am Wednesday, Mother goose time for babies meets 11am on Thursday.
- Larry R. Jackson Library Storytime meets 10:30 am on Wednesdays.
- Winter Haven Library Preschool story hour for ages 5 and under starts 10 am on Tuesday and Wednesday. Each week we have themed reading activities including puppets, music, and story telling to enhance young learners' reading skills.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Young People's Concert
Sunday, May 2nd at 3:30 pm
Presented at Polk State College's Fine Arts Theatre Winter Haven Campus
The Harrison Symphony Orchestra
From the Harrison Center for the Performing Arts Polk County's only Performing Arts High School
For more information, call Bill Siegel at 863-293-5214
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Join us for Kid's Night every Tuesday from 5 pm until 7 pm.
Free Chick fil A Nugget Kid's Meal (4 count) with the purchase of any Adult Meal. Dine In only.
Chick-fil-A Cow Apperance
The following are the locations in the Polk County area:
|2106 S Florida Ave|
Lakeland , FL 33803
|5614 US Highway 98 N|
Lakeland , FL 33809
|2307 James L. Redmond Pkwy|
Plant City , FL 33563
|1578 3rd Street SW|
Winter Haven , FL 33880
Discover Dairy Sweepstakes from Gerber and Scholastic; Enter Now! 50 families will be randomly selected to win a Little Scholastic library for their toddler, and Gerber Graduates Smart Sips dairy beverages, Graduates Yogurt Blends snacks and Gerber Yogurt Blends products. For complete rules and to enter online, visit scholastic.com/gerber.
The above information was found in the April 2010 edition of Scholastic Parent and Child magazine which I receive every month from my boys' preschool teacher. I love this magazine and will miss it when my boys don't get it from school anymore.
Friday, April 23, 2010
This is great free, cool fun in the summer. I am sure my boys and I will see many of you at many of these great movies.
Shows are free to all, on a first come first serve basis.
All Shows are rated PG
June 15 – 17
Night at the Museum
Hotel for Dogs
June 22- 24
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2
June 29 - July 1
Monsters vs. Aliens
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
July 6 – 8
July 13 – 15
Aliens in the Attic
July 20 – 22
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
July 27 – 29
Fantastic Mr Fox
Where the Wild Things Are
August 3 – 5
Sponge Bob Square Pants
Ice Age 3
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Friday, April 23rd at 8 pm
On the NW corner of Wilson Ave. and Main St.
The event is free. Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.
The movie is "Alvin and Chipmunks: The Sqeakquel"
For more information, call the Main Street Bartow office at 863-519-0508.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Michael's Craft store
Free Family Pluffy™ Clay Event
4/24/2010 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMSay Happy Mother's Day with Pluffy™ Clay. Make Mom an adorable gift she can hang on the fridge and cherish all year long. Join us and create this great Pluffy™ magnet. Powered by Pluffy™. While supplies last.
Earth Day celebration at Bartow Public Library, Wednesday at 3:30 pm. Children can watch Dr.Suess' "The Lorax" and learn how to help save the Earth!!
Get on the bus and travel with "All the way through the USA", Friday at 3:30 pm. Kids 7-12 years old can work as historian, weather guide, or reporter on a bus trip to discover the "Empire State", New York. Please register at Youth services, 863-834-4268.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Earth Scouts Arts and Sustainability Earth Day Event
Booths and performances by Academy Prep Center of Tampa Earth Scouts students representing principles of peace, respect for nature, human rights and social and economic justice. Also, children can create art with recycled materials, make peace signs, bird feeders and more. Healthy snacks provided. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus, 2001 E 14th Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 248-5600. hccfl.edu.
Earth Day at Crews Lake
Earth Day festivities include lady bug release, "croc encounters," car show, rain barrel workshop, kids' crafts, garden help desk with master gardeners and more. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Spring Hill. Free admission. (727) 856-2917, ext. 201.
Green Fest 2010
A benefit auction for sustainable goods with dinner, drinks and a concert by folk performer Amy Carol Webb. Benefits Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater and the Green Florida neighborhood garden program. 4 p.m. Sat. Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. $15. (727) 415-7676. UUClearwater.org.
Nature's Classroom Open House
Tour facility normally reserved for sixth grade Hillsborough County students in this Earth Day celebration with nature art displays and sales, live music, children's activities, live animal handling, food for sale and environmentally focused exhibits. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nature's Classroom, 13100 Verges Road, Thonotosassa. $5 per vehicle. (813) 987-6969.
Earth Day Tampa Bay
Rain caused this event to be canceled last weekend but the bash has been rescheduled for Sunday. To mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, there will be exhibits on ways to "go green" from water and energy conservation to green home and garden products, alternative energy and recycling. There also will be demonstrations, arts and crafts, community groups, live music, and children's activities. Four-legged family members are also welcome at this event which is presented by the Tampa Bay Sierra Club. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Lowry Park Bandshell area, 7350 N Boulevard, Tampa. Free. (727) 797-6261; florida.sierraclub.org.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
|To make it easier to experience America's Great Outdoors, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees, so visitors can enjoy all 392 national parks for free April 17-25.||In addition, many national park concessioners are offering special promotions that are certain to add to your fun.|
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Imperial Symphony Orchestra
Join us for a musical Sunday afternoon of educational fun!
Come an hour early for pre-concert activities in the lobby. Cookies and juice for everyone after the concert. Plato the Publixaurus will be there!
Adults and kids (ages 3 and up) $7 in advance and $10 at the door
Bring 2 cans of tuna for VISTE and Buy one ticket, GET ONE FREE!!
Sunday, April 27, 2010
Exploring the New World
The Lakeland Center
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Friday, April 16th, 5-10 pm
Lake Mirror Promenade
Music by Think Big, Variety of exhibits promoting green living initiatives. This carbon-neutral, alternatively powered concert is the first of its kind in Florida.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Saturday, April 17th is Family fun day at 10 am.
Jump in the bouncy room, try crafts, games, chemistry experiments and hear great stories.
Saturday, April 17th at 2:30 pm is "Pix and Popcorn" featuring, Planet 51.
Refreshments available for a nominal fee.
Lake Alfred library
Join in the fun at the library for Earth day celebration, Friday, April 16th at 5:30pm. There will be seed planting and snacks.
Larry Jackson Branch Library
"Paws to Read" Be an Angel Therapy Dog visits the library, Saturday, April 17th at 2pm. Children can read to an attentive furry friend and practice their reading skills.
AT your local Toys R Us!!
Saturday, April 17th
11 am until 1 pm.
Storytime, coloring fun, Thomas trivia, special offers and free gifts!!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
April 17, 2010
10 am until noon
Lakeland Family YMCA
3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
Gym activities, Basketball free throw contest, movin' in a minute, Family Zumba, "Food Fight"-a unique approach to good/bad food choices.
YMCA Family Tours
Refreshments served in the main lobby.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
109 N. Kentucky Ave and Munn Park
29th annual Children's Festival
Saturday, April 17th, 10 am until 3 pm
$5 per person, Under 2 free
- Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo shows
- Pied Piper and Other Fantastic Tales!
- Giant Slide
- Big Wheels
Sunday, April 11th is Kids Day!
vs Tampa Yankees
Game time is 1 pm
Gates open at noon.
- Free Admission for kids 14 and under
- Pre-game clinic with the Flying Tigers at noon
- Kids can run bases following game
- All fans will receive a free sundae compliments of Dairy Queen
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10 am until 2 pm
First United Methodist Church
72 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland
Rear Parking Lot
First 200 Children get a free book
Crafts and games
Photo booth with The Cat in the Hat
Live music from the McKeel Jazz Band
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Pix and Popcorn Movie Program
The schedule for April is as follows:
April 10 - Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)
April 17 - Planet 51 (PG)
April 24 - The Blind Side (PG-13)
Please note that movie titles are subject to change. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call the library at 863-534-0131 for more information.
Paws to Read Program
Paws to Read Program with Be An Angel Therapy Dogs
Join us on Saturday, April 17, from 10-11:00 am for the program Paws to Read. Children may sign up the day of the program for a 15 min. period to read aloud to one of the Be an Angel therapy dogs and its handler and practice their reading skills in a fun and comfortable environment. All children who participate will receive free stickers and a paperback book.
Call the Bartow Public Library at 863-534-0131 for more information.
On Monday, April 12, "Drop Everything and Read Day" will be celebrated as part of National Library week. All you need are books, friends or family and 30 minutes together. Stop by the Bartow library to show your support and prove this year's theme: "Communities Thrive at Your Library."
Monday, April 5, 2010
- Family fun workshop in Polk City at Polk City Public Library. at 10:30 am. The theme is "Our Florida" FREE
- Cruise-in, Davenport (US 17-92 and Bay Street) Show and antique cars, food, DJ, raffles. 4-8pm. FREE