Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pro Rodeo Classic
January 13-14
8 pm
The Lakeland Center

*Friday night each full paid adult ticket receives 2 kids (ages 2-12) tickets free in reserved seating. 

Tickets are available at The Lakeland Center box office or ticketmaster.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Healthy Habits Activity Booklet Free Lysol Healthy Habits Kids Activity Book Plus Coupons
Request a Free copy or download a copy of the Free Lysol  Kids Activity Book. After you request the booklet, when the confirmation screen pops up, you will be able to print out coupons by clicking “Save on Lysol”.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Soy Milk Giveaway

Check a friend's blog and a giveaway for two coupons for a FREE half gallon of 8th Continent soy milk!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Family fun at Tampa IKEA

Family Fun @ the Tampa IKEA this Christmas: Starts Today 12/19 – 12/30!

When school is out, get in on the fun at the IKEA Tampa Kids’ Academy!
The following events are happening at the Tampa location. Find out what is going on in your local IKEA HERE!

Featuring FREE activities, a FREE meal and a FREE IKEA Tampa Kids’ Academy t-shirt for kids under 12 years old who attend.* Activities last 20 minutes and start at 11:00am, then repeat at 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:00pm, on the following dates:

December 19, 2011 Make a holiday card for someone special.
December 20, 2011 It’s story time in our mattress studio. It’s ok to wear your pajamas!
December 21, 2011 Make a pompom Christmas tree craft.
December 22, 2011 Decorate an IKEA RAM picture frame.
December 23, 2011 Make your own braided heart ornament with our MALA paper.
December 26, 2011 Make origami with a festive touch, using leftover wrapping paper.
December 27, 2011 Keep your toys organized by personalizing an IKEA SAMLA storage box.
December 28, 2011 Participate in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the IKEA Showroom
December 29, 2011 Prepare for your New Year’s celebration. Decorate a party favor.
December 30, 2011 Little Pirates get ready! Add your creative touch to a banner that will be displayed at the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza.

Also, kids under 12 years old eat FREE every Tuesday at the IKEA Tampa Restaurant from 11:00am to 8:00pm.*
*Meal, activity and t-shirt offer valid for children under 12 years old, while supplies last. No adult purchase necessary. Choose from 3 combo meals. One meal per child; dine-in only from 11:00am to 8:00pm. One t-shirt per child, per 12 month period. Child must be present to get t-shirt.


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Friday, December 16, 2011

Michael's December events

Camille's Fun Dough Shapes Event
Enjoy some squishy fun with craft dough. FREE Make-It Take-It. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Orion's Foam Block Stamping Event
Stamp on creativity with your own one-of-a-kind designs. FREE Make-It Take It. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Oliver's Sand & Glitter Art Event
Fashion a rainbow with sand and glitter. FREE Make-It Take-It. While supplies last. Ages 3 and up.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Legoland Happy New Year

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Happy New Year!
Kids’ New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31 let’s kids rock out and watch the sky explode with LEGO® fireworks at just the right time for them, midnight KST (Kid Standard Time) - otherwise known as 7 p.m. EST.

Legoland Christmas events

Celebrate LEGOLAND® Florida's First Christmas!
Festive decorations and sounds of the season will fill The Beginning and Fun Town through the holidays, Now - December 31, followed by Kids’ New Year’s Eve on Dec. 31. The Beginning is home to a truly spectacular, Bricktacular sight - a more than 30-foot-tall LEGO® Christmas tree made with a combination of 270,000 forest green LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. Through Dec. 31, a special family will be chosen to help light the Bricktacular tree each night.

Santa Claus even makes special daily appearances in the historic Cypress Gardens making a picture perfect spot to capture family memories sure to be treasured for years to come.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Santa at Hawhorne Inn

Santa at Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living sponsored by Magnify Credit Union

Monday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free fun and photos with the Jolly Ol' Elf! For more info call 863-644-6414 or email

Santa at Magnify Credit Union

Santa at Magnify Credit Union

Friday, Dec. 16, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. More free fun and photos with the guy in the red suit! For more info call 863-425-5611 or email

Pinkalicious Auditions!

The Musical

at Lakeland Community Theatre
The Musical

at Lakeland Community Theatre


Audition Information
December 12th & 13th at 5:30 pm
You may come either night
The Lake Mirror Theatre
121 S. Lake Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801

Please prepare 16 bars of music to sing. Bring sheet music with you; we will provide an accompanist. No monologue necessary; you may be asked to read from a script. Be ready to learn & perform a short choreographed routine with a small group. Please dress for movement, and bring dance shoes if you have them. You may be asked to stay the duration of the evening for the audition process, so please prepare accordingly.

Audition Requirements

  • Three Male & Three to Four Female roles available for ages 11 & up. Must be a strong singer & actor.
  • Eight to Ten Ensemble roles available for boys & girls ages 8 & up. Must be a strong singer & dancer.
  • No Experience Necessary! We love to see new talent at LCT!
  • The rehearsal process will be during the day over the Polk County Schools Holiday Break, and in January, rehearsals will be in the evenings Monday thru Friday from 6:00 to 8:30 pm*. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal. Performance dates are January 25th & 26th at 10:00 am, Jan. 27th at 7:30 pm, Jan. 28th at 2:00 & 7:30 pm, and Jan 29th at 2:00 pm. If you are cast, you are required to be at all performances.

*Rehearsal schedule subject to change.

For more audition information, please email Education Director Maureen Whelan at

To purchase tickets or to sign up for a field trip matinee, please call the LCT Box Office at (863) 603-PLAY

Upcoming Polk Theatre events


at the Polk Theatre

December 2-3 - 7:30 PM - Mozart's Sister

December 3-4 - 2:00 PM - Gift of the Magi

December 10 - 7:30 PM - Nutcracker

December 11 - 2:00 PM - Nutcracker

December 22-23 - 8:00 PM - Lindsey Alley's Keeping Santa Busy

Lowry Park Zoo happenings

Wild Wonderland Returns

December 3, 9-11, 16-23 & 26-30

Meet Santa and his merry mammals – REAL REINDEER – and light up your holidays during the 12th annual Wild Wonderland. Spread some seasonal cheer this year as you explore the Zoo’s whimsical world of holiday magic with wondrous animated displays like the new Wonder & Delight, Frozen Forest and Visions of Sugarplums. Enjoy free rides and savor traditional holiday treats from the Zoo’s own “Sweet Shoppe.”

Admission is $13 for Adults and $11 for Children (ages 3-11). Annual Zoo Pass Holders receive discounted admission of $9.50 for Adults and $7.50 for Children (ages 3-11). A combo admission offer (daytime Zoo and Wild Wonderland) is also available.

Tickets may be purchased online through 3 p.m. the day of the event, or at the Zoo’s front gate during all hours of operation.

Noon Year's Eve

Saturday, December 31
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Ring in the New Year family style at the annual “Noon” Year’s Eve daytime celebration hosted by the Zoo and Radio Disney AM 1380. The party begins when the Zoo opens with games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, educational displays and more. Families can ring in the New Year with noisemakers, hats and a juice toast as they watch a giant clock strike 12 noon. Activities are included with Zoo admission.

Saturday, December 17
11 a.m.

Celebrate the season with the Zoo’s primate family! Watch the primates open special presents from Zoo staff and docents as part of their enrichment program.

Presents for Primates is included with Zoo admission

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Enjoy a Winter Wonderland Kindermusik Playdate

AND a Bay Street Bistro Waffle Bar Breakfast

then join the City of Lakeland SNOWFEST

Bay Street Bistro
211 East Bay Street
Lakeland, FL 33801

Driving Directions

Saturday December 3, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
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Dear Christy,

Saturday, Dec. 3, can be a wonderful snow-filled wintery celebration for your family to enjoy and make memories, then take home the materials to continue the fun and learning at home.

Start your day at the Bay Street Bistro with Ms. Debbie !

A Waffle Bar Breakfast - enjoy your fill of freshly made waffles with a variety of toppings to choose from, includes hot chocolate, and coffee.
Winter Wonderland Kindermusik Playdate - The whole family will enjoy interactive music activities with Ms. Debbie. Our musical adventures include snowy fun: snowflakes falling, snow balls abound, snowmen (children) are created and come to life, jingle bells ring, and the room turns into an ice skating rink.

Then head over to the Lakeland Snowfest !

The City of Lakeland arranges for a generous mound of snow to be delivered on the east side of Lake Mirror, and it is ready for playful activities. Many other child friendly winter activities abound. Entrance to the Snowfest is free. A chance to play on the snow or enjoy the inflatable slide has a minimal charge of $1, or donate a can of tuna to help feed the needy in our community.

We need to know who to expect at the Bay Street Bistro, so learn more details and register through this link.
Register Now!
I can't make it
This invitation is my attempt at a new and easier way for families to register for an individual event through Music Connections. This will make it easier to plan events in different locations, and let folks register more directly and easily.

I would LOVE your feedback on this invitation system (even if you can't make it to this event). If this is a good system for many families, I will be able to expand it to collect online payments through paypal.

At this point, your registration can be completed without up front payment. Please bring your check or cash payment with you when you attend the event. Please be respectful of your registration and contact Debbie if you cannot attend.

Thank you for your registration, and/or your response with your feedback about this invitation.
Merry Melodies,
Debbie Mondale
Music Connections

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday events around Polk County

Lakeland Traditional Events

Nov. 29 - Holiday Walkabout (see our "Whoville" act)
Dec. 1 - Christmas Parade
Dec. 2 - First Friday - Cookies & Carols
Dec. 3 - Snowfest
Dec. wkends - Lights of Lakeland
Dec. 3 - Colonial Christmas
Dec. 6 - Santa's Calling
Dec. 9-11 - Sounds of the Season

Nearby Weekend Events

* Cannonball Christmas Express - Train Ride from Tavares, FL
* Tea with Mrs. Santa - Auburndale, FL
* Christmas Notes (Frontier Christmas) - Homeland Heritage Park
* Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens - Lake Wales, FL

Source: Mrs. Debbie, with Music Connections

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Michaels event today

Free Make-It Take-It event

Thankful Tree

Sunday, November 20th
1-3 pm
ages 3 and up
While supplies last.

Magnify Kids Wealth workshops

KidsWealth Workshops at Magnify Credit Union
Magnify Credit Union
961 E. State Road 540-A
Lakeland, FL 33813

Driving Directions

Thursday December 8, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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Does your child know the value of a dollar? Teach your 4-12 year old how to manage money! You're invited to our next KidsWealth Informational Workshop for parents and grandparents. Leave with the tools to instill values-based concepts regarding money to your child!

These workshops give parents a great tool to help their children manage their allowance. "KidsWealth brings money management down to the kid's level", says Rob Sansome, KidsWealth workshop facilitator. Parents who attend workshop will receive free money kit for each of their children when they open a child's savings account.Magnify Credit Union will even provide the required $5.00 initial deposit!

December 8th, 2011

Register Now!

Can't make this date?

Attend workshop on December 15th

Click here to register...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Free activity and pictures with Santa

Hawthorne Inn has a great opportunity for your children to get their pictures taken with Santa this December!

Hawthorne Inn has three locations in the state of Florida and all three will have Free Photos with Santa!!

  • Lakeland- Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living of Lakeland in partnership with Magnify Credit Union
    6150 Lakeland Highlands Road
    Monday, December 5th, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Brandon- Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living of Brandon
    851 W. Lumsden Road, Brandon
    Tuesday, December 6th, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m
  • Ocala, Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living of Ocala
    4100 SW 33 rd Avenue, Ocala
    Friday, December 9th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

All three locations will have cookies and juice and various activities for the little ones.

If you need more information, contact Cindy Davis @ (863) 644-6414 or


Farmer's market on Saturday

farmers market

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bartow Craft Fair

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Along Main Street
Over 100 vendors

  • Homemade crafts
  • Antiques
  • Produce and plants
  • music and activities for children
  • classic car show
  • Admission is free

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lego event at Downtown Disney

Join in a LEGO® Master Builder Event at the LEGO Store in Downtown Disney® Marketplace!
Help a LEGO® Master Builder construct an 8-foot tall model of Brickley, the LEGO Store's official mascot, during the 36th annual Festival of the Masters!
November 11 - 13
Friday, November 11: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday, November 12: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 13: 9:30 am – 5 pm

Monday, November 7, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Candy Buy Back

Bright Smiles of Winter Haven is sponsoring a Candy Buy Back.

Saturday, Novemeber 5th
10 am until noon

Bright Smiles of Winter Haven
1550 First Street S.
Winter Haven

Children are invited to bring their Halloween candy in for purchase. We will pay $1 per pound of Halloween candy with a limit of 5 pounds per child.

The National Guard will ship the treats to our soldiers over seas. The children will have the opportunity to write Thank You notes to be included with the treats.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chick fil A Kids' Night

Get ready for another awesome Kid's Night this week! The Polk County Sheriff's Department will be joining us! They will have their S.W.A.T. Team there along with one of their vehicles, Crime Prevention Specialist, and a K9 Unit! You won't want your kids to miss this! Tuesday from 5-8 pm. You will receive a FREE 4 count Kid's Meal for every Adult Meal purchased. See you there!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Good Deal Alert: $7 Off Single Day Admission at Legoland from Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza and Legoland have joined together for a great deal!

Get $7 off a Single Day Admission at Legoland (Lakeland) Florida!

Get your discount two ways:

Pay for you tickets online @ and enter the Promo Code: 11100614 at checkout.


Coupons are available at your local Dominos Pizza locations. Coupon Expires 03/31/12.


Monday, October 24, 2011

The Backyard Gardener's Festival and Plant Sale


1702 U.S. HIGHWAY 17 & 98 SOUTH
BARTOW, FL 33830
(863) 519-8677

Garden Problems?
Gardening Exhibits







Super Hero night at Chick fil A

Don't forget! Tomorrow night is Action Hero Night! 5-8pm. We are looking forward to seeing all the many action heroes we have here in Lakeland! Remember adults and kids that come in full costume will eat for FREE! Those in partial costume will receive a FREE entree. There will be games, balloon artist, and other fun things going on throughout the evening!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Family Fall Festival at the YMCA

October 28 - Family Fall Festival - There will be pumpkins to carve, games, arts & crafts, music, food and more! Join us for this free community event from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Lakeland Family YMCA
3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803 ... [

Friday, October 21, 2011

Just between friends consignment sale

Just between friends consignment sale

Lakeland Center

October 21-23
The leader in Children's and materity consignment.

Transformers Dark Of The Moon DVDGet $4 back by mail
Attention Humans. When you buy any 2 Hostess® products and Transformers: Dark of the Moon
on DVD or Blu-rayTM, we'll give you $4 back by mail.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Harvest Festival in Auburndale

Thursday, October 27th

5:30 pm until 8:30 pm

Downtown Auburndale

  • "Safe zone for Trick or Treating"
  • Entertainment
  • Costume contest
  • Food
  • Displays by the police dept. and fire dept.

Trick or treating at Publix

It's Candy-Crazy Fun Time!!

Join us at Publix on Halloween for safe trick or treating.
Monday, October 31, 4-7 pm.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Super Hero night at Chick fil A

Ok everybody!! It is time for Action Hero Night! Tuesday from 5-8pm come dressed as an Action Hero and eat for FREE! Adults and Kids! Come in partial costume and receive a free entree. We will have games, balloon artist, and other fun things going on throughout the evening! Can't wait to see everyone!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

First United Methodist Church on Lake Morton Trunk or Treat

Spooktacular Trunk-or-Treat Event Mon, Oct 31
Trunk or TreadJoin us on Halloween Night, Mon, Oct 31 from 5-7pm for our annual Spooktacular Trunk-or-Treat Event! We'll have Trunk or Treating sponsored by the youth as well as great activities for the kids. There will be music, food, popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy in addition to rows and rows of car trunks filled with candy! Make plans to attend and bring your friends.

Harvest Community Festival

Harvest Community Festival
Harvest Assembly - 2120 Airport Road, Lakeland, FL 33811
is having a festival with FREE face painting, candy, hotdogs, prizes, moon walks, games.

Monday, October 31st from 6-9pm


Pics on the Promenade

Friday at 18:00
‎121 S Lake Avenue Lakeland, FL 33801

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Munn Park Garden Extravaganza

Saturday, October 22, 2011

9 am until 3 pm

  • All varieties of plants, flowers and garden art!

  • Food & Fun!

  • Free for all ages!

  • Joan Waters-Birds of Prey 9 am until 1 pm

  • Plant clinic and soil PH testing by the Master Gardeners
For more info: 863-370-4065

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Boktoberfest Plant sale is today from 8 am until 6 pm. at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales.

FREE admission.

There will be a plant sale, entertainment, German food, craft beers, tree climbing, children's activities and more.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Haunted House

Haunted House at Goodwill Facility

Tours will be held Oct 20 and 21 10 am until 2 pm
Special visit by Dr. Paul Bearer II on the evening of Oct. 21 6:30 pm until 9 pm

3033 Drane Field Rd.
Donations to Good Shepherd Hospice will be accepted in lieu of an admission fee.
For more info Call 863-701-1351

Haunted House and Kids Fest

Veerry Scaarry Haunted House and Kids Fest featuring Pony and Train rides, Jump Houses, Balloon Magic, Carnival Snacks, Petting Zoo and more. Fri Oct 28th: 7pm - 11pm (Haunted House only) Sat Oct 29th: 4pm - 10pm Haunted House 4pm - 8pm Kids Fest Admission: Ages 12 and up $10, ages 7 to 11 $5, age under 7 free. Kids Fest: $8 (unlimited rides) Tickets available at Keller Williams Realty, 218 E Pine St., Lakeland FL 33801 or at the event. Call 863-577-1234 for information.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fire Department Open House

Saturday, 10 am until 2 pm

Main Fire Station at 701 E. Main Street

Firefighters will demonstrate rappelling, canine search and rescue, and how they extricate crash victims from vehicles.

Tours of the station and Blood pressure checks will be available, among other activities.

Bird Walks

Lake Region Audubon Society's Bird Club is planning a series of Saturday hikes at Circle B Bar Reserve.

The dates are as following:
Oct. 15
Nov.5 and 19
Dec 3 and 17
Jan. 7 and 21
Feb. 4 and 18
March 3 and 17
April 21

The walks are free and open to the public. The group meets at 8 am in the parking lot at Circle B.

Haunted Halloween Hayride and Happenings

Saturday, October 22, 2011

500 W Carter Road, Mulberry
Loyce E. Harpe Park
5-10 pm

Buy advance tickets at:
Parks and Recreation Office
515 E. Boulevard Street, Bartow

Entrance Fee: $5
Children 2 and under Free with paying adult

Admission limited to 3,500

  • Costume contest 7 pm
  • Pie eating contest 8:15 pm ages 12 and up
  • Haunted hayride 7:30 to 10 pm $1
  • Live entertainment
  • carnival games
  • trick or treat village
  • crafts
  • photo stop
  • moonwalks
  • food vendors
  • Public safety presents "Rescue Road" (First 100 kids to visit rescue road as "Today's Heroes" will receive a prize

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Family Fundamentals event

Daddy & Me Activity---"Pumpkin Patch"
Kids bring your father and/or father figure to Family Fundamentals this Saturday, October 15th, 10:00 AM - noon, for a FUN morning out with Dad. Pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and use your creativity to carve or paint a pumpkin to take home. Lunch will be served, so make your reservations now to reserve your spot. Space is limited---call (863) 686-1221 ext. 221
We look forward to seeing you at this FUN FREE Activity!!!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Grand Opening at McDonald's on 540A

Saturday, October 15, 2011
1-3 pm

  • Meet and Greet Ronald McDonald starting at 1 pm
  • Fun for the Whole family
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Twisting Artist
  • Grand Prize Drawing: XBox 360

First 100 In Store Customers Receive a Big Mac For a Year Coupon. Beginning at 5 am. (line will begin at 4 am)

Clifford at Glazer Children's Museum


10:00 am


A grand opening takes place on Saturday, October 15, 2011 for a BIG RED DOG named CLIFFORD in the Glazer Children’s Museum’s new Traveling Exhibit Hall! Board the Birdwell Island ferry and journey to the world of Clifford™, America’s beloved big red dog with a big heart to match. See Emily Elizabeth™ and many of the residents of Birdwell Island.

Inspired by Scholastic Entertainment’s top-rated TV show Clifford The Big Red Dog® on PBS KIDS®, the exhibit offers numerous immersive ‘paws-on’ adventures that reinforce ‘Clifford’s Big Ideas’ ten simple tangible life lessons designed to help young children navigate their world: Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe in Yourself, Be a Good Friend and Help Others. Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog will be here through December 31.

Kids can visit a colossal nine-foot tall Clifford with a tail to slide down, just like Emily Elizabeth does on the television show. Children can help fill Clifford’s big dog bowl with bones using a conveyor belt and find ‘bone’-ifide treasures at T-Bone’s Beach. Browse the Norman Bridwell Art Retrospective and see 40 years (that’s 280 dog-years) of artwork and stories by the creator and award-winning author of Clifford The Big Red Dog.

Check back regularly for special weekly events with Clifford!

Special Members-Only Previews

Thursday, October 13, 6-8PM

Friday, October 14th 10AM-5PM.

Members will be asked to present their membership cards and photo ID to enter the exhibit hall.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Lakeland Fire Department Open House

Save the date!

Lakeland Fire Department's next Open House will be Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Station 1 in downtown Lakeland.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall fest

Fall fest at Polk State College Winter Haven Campus.

October 15th 9 am until 3 pm

FREE and open to the public

  • Crafts
  • Entertainment
  • Pumpkins
  • Free shuttle service to and from Parking sites
  • Hayride at a nominal cost
  • Kids zone with a Pumpkin patch, magic shows and balloon art, hands on activities and face painting
  • Haunted House staged by physical therapist assistant students
  • Musical performances
  • Emergency vehicles on display

Polk 2011 NatureFest

Water, Wings & Wild Things

October 6-9

  • Birding
  • Butterflies
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Air Boat Rides
  • Wildflowers
  • Nature Viewing

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

4th Annual Pumpkin Party !

Pumpkin Fun for your family !

Pumpkin Fun ideas, and the Music Connections'

pumpkin patch

4th Annual Pumpkin Party !

Saturday, Oct. 8th

Kindermusik with Music Connections picture

I love PUMPKINS, a fun symbol of Fall

and all it's warmth (pumpkin pie)

and humor (jack-o-lanterns).

My favorite Fall pumpkin chant with young children is a lap bounce:

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, sitting on the wall (bounce child on lap)

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, tip and fall, (bounce, then gently let them tip over and fall)

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, rolling down the street, (Roll hands, or roll on floor)

Pumpkin, Pumpkin... Trick or Treat! ( Hide face with hands, then pop out!)

** From "A Year of Celebration..." by Theodosia Sideropolous Spewok (recommended!)

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October Special Event

pumpkin patch

4th Annual Pumkin Party !!!

TWO Family Event (grandparents welcome too)

For this month's Kindermusik Playdate, we have stories, songs, lap bounces, finger plays, games, and crafts all focused on MY favorite icon of Fall: PUMPKINS !!!

When: October 8th

9:30 am. Baby event (3-23 months, or so)

10:45 am. Family Event (1 - 7 yrs old, or so)

Where: In Tune Studios

Cost: $20 for the first child, + $10 for each extra child participating in class and crafts, etc.

It's been such a big hit for the past three years, I just HAVE to do it again !!! This is the first year I've developed a special pumpkin Playdate just for babies. AND, all families will LOVE the new music and fun NEW activities I've added this year.

As soon as you enroll, you will recieve an email with a PLAYLIST of all the songs that we will use in the class, as well as a download code and a link to

This will allow you and your child to start listening and becoming familiar with the music, preparing for wonderfully engaging participation in this music experience.

Find out more about this event on my blog post

Party with the Pumpkins - Fourth Year

where there are also links to more pumpkin fun with your family at home.

Families can enroll online:

Babies Playdate

Family Playdate

or contact Debbie:

Upcoming Kindermusik Playdates:

Nov. 12 will be Winter Wonderland !!!

Dec. 10 will be Gingerbread Party !!!

Reserve your place now!

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Other important dates and local events

Oct. 28 - Boo Bash !

Explorations V Children's Museum - 687-3869

Nov. 2 - 3: A new Kindermusik Village (babies) semester starts. "FEATHERS" encorporates all the magic of the fall season with our feathered friends.

If you know of more to share, please email me, or become a FB Fan and share with all of us.



Simulated pumpkin carving site

No sharp utensils / stencils needed. Use the digital knife to carve any shape you'd like, then watch it glow and hear the sound of hoot owls. Watch out... it's addictive.

For more pumpkin fun, check out last year's blog post: Pumpkins aren't just for Halloween.

Music Connections
with Debbie Mondale
Location: InTune Studios
Dixieland Village
1037 S. Florida Ave. #125
Lakeland, FL 33803

The "Find a Class" button below will will take you where you will find:
  • list of Fall class details
  • directions to my location

Anytime is a good time

to start Kindermusik.

Tuition will be prorated for

mid-semester enrollments, and payment plans are available.

find a class
With music, magic happens. Let me share how it works with you, so YOU can be the magician. Learn through any of the following:
  • be part of the process in a Kindermusik class
  • read my Music Connections BLOG
  • read Kindermusik International's Blog, Minds on Music
  • Subscribe to my e-newsletters (monthly updates & ideas)
  • become a FAN of Music Connections on Facebook
    Find us on Facebook
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