Sunday, January 30, 2011

Baby's First Circus Ticket

Free Ticket for Baby’s First Circus®
Moms and Dads! Children of All Ages!

Parenthood brings many wonderful firsts - your baby’s first tooth, your baby’s first steps... and of course, your Baby’s First Circus!

That’s why we created the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Baby’s First Circus program for parents of newborns (up to 12 months old and living in the continental United States).

When You Sign Up You'll Receive:

  • A ticket voucher, which will arrive by mail, that can be exchanged for a free ticket to any
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performance, anytime, anywhere. No expiration date!
  • You'll also be able to print a very special commemerative certificate, that you can personalize with your child's name!

Ringling Bros. celebrates children of all ages. Give a special gift to your older children by signing them up, and you'll be able to print a free personalized Ringling Bros. commemorative certificate for them also.

Getting your free ticket voucher and personalized certificate is easy, so sign up today and prepare for a lifetime of fun with TheGreatest Show On Earth®!

Click here for Baby’s First Circus eligibility requirements.

Huggies Diaper Dash At Babies R Us stores

HUGGIES® Little Movers Diapers are shaped to fit active babies.
Come see all the action at Babies"R"Us!

Saturday, February 5 11am - 1pm
Sign your little speedster up to race!
For more details and to sign up, visit the Guest Services Desk.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. To enter, you must be a U.S. resident age 18 or older
and the parent or legal guardian of the racing baby. For crawling babies only, 7-12 months old.
See official rules at the Guest Services desk.
Grand Prize: 3 month supply of Huggies Diapers

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra just announced the annual Cookie Concert on Feb 6th at 3pm is now FREE to public! They are accepting donations of cans of tuna for VISTE - for more details visit

Imperial Symphony Orchestra: 2011 Cookie Concert presented by Publix Super Market Charities

February 6, 2011 - 3:00pm

Youkey Theatre

Lobby activities begin at 2pm and are followed by our one hour concert geared for ALL ages of concertgoers.

Imperial Symphony Orchestra

“Cookie Concert”

Sunday, February 6th at 3:00pm

(Pre-concert activites in the lobby starting at 2:00pm)

Youkey Theater, The Lakeland Center



(tuna not required for admission)

Sponsored by: Publix Supermarkets Charities

Program includes “Young People’s Guide to the Orchestra” by Benjamin Britten

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

After School Art at Polk Museum of Art

After School Art
at Polk Museum of art in Lakeland
Monsters everywhere: Create found object sculpture

February 7th
FREE for members or $5 for non members.

Call 688-5423 for more info.

The Liebling Brothers Circus in Davenport

Elephant and pony rides, clowns, aerial acts, jugglers, bounce house, more
Sponsored by the Davenport Lions Foundation.
February 4th at 7:30 pm
February 5th at 3 pm and 7:30 pm
February 6th at 2:30 pm

Wilson Park, County Rd 547 and US 17-92

Advance tickets $10 for 2 adults, $5 for 2 children
Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults and $5 for child

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Free Kindermusik baby sign language demo class

Come try our NEW CLASS

with Tiffany Stokes

Tuesdays, 10:30 - Starts 2/8

FREE Demo class: Feb. 1

Enroll in Demo class HERE

Kindermusik has developed Sign & Sing for children from 6 to 36 months. Using American Sign Language (ASL), parents learn how to use signs to help communicate WITH their child, AND learn several proven techniques for motivating children use signs and words during everyday routines. As most parents find out - better communication means less frustration.

It is also an amazing way to help young children make the connection between the real world and symbols/words used to represent them - jumpstarting their language skills. Hearing children learn more words faster when they use sign language.

Tiffany Stokes has a family member who is deaf, and has had much experience with signing. She is also a trained and Licensed Kindermusik educator, as well as our studio director, vocal instructor, and one of our piano teachers.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Movies on the Lawn in Bartow

January 28, 2011 6:30 pm
Movies on the Lawn is FREE!!

The feature this month is Despicable Me.
Bring Chairs and Blankets and mosquito repellent.
The Junior Service League of Bartow will sell refreshments.
Movies on the lawn takes place the 4th Friday of each month at the grass lot on Main Street.
For more info: call (863) 519-0508

Playmobil discount code

Let Playmobil help spark your kid's imagination!

Use code PlaymobilPSY11

at checkout for a 20% discount from their online store.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Win a trip to see the Laurie Berkner band LIVE!!!

WIN A TRIP for you and three of your family members to see the Laurie Berkner LIVE Birthday Concert in Washington D.C on Sunday, March 6th.

Winner will receive roundtrip airfare for four, two nights hotel stay and four tickets to see The Laurie Berkner Band's Birthday Party Concert!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The Umi Shoes and Laurie Berkner Band Birthday Concert Giveaway Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Weyco Group, Inc., 333 W Estabrook Boulevard, Glendale, WI 53212 ("Sponsor"). The Sweepstakes begins January 6, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. CST, and ends February 3, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Open to legal residents of the lower 48 United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), and the District of Columbia, who are 18 or older, except employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address. Odds of being selected for a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received by the Sweepstakes closing date. Approximate retail value of prize is $1800. For official rules visit

Gandy Pool Honor Roll Rewards

Gandy Pool
404 Imperial Blvd.
Lakeland, Fl
(863) 834-3157

Making good grades is a splash!! Get all A's or A's and B's on your report card and receive free visits to Gandy or Simpson Aquatic Facilities. You must bring your report card within 30 days of the school issue date to receive prizes.

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program

Top winners receive $10,000 each

Nominate a kid who cares ages 6-18

The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program honors young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities. Top winners will receive a total of $10,000 each for postsecondary education.
Nomination period is Feb. 1-March 15, 2011.

Nomination deadline is March 15, 2011.

Nominators must be 21 or older

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Polk County Youth Fair

Polk County Youth Fair
In Bartow
1702 Hwy 17 south
Market animals, ornamental plants, consumer science projects, competitions, horsemanship show and more.
Saturday through January 28th

Cost: FREE

Gasparilla Fun at the Tampa IKEA

Shiver me timbers!
It’s Gasparilla time!

Ahoy mateys! Tampa’s most celebrated festival is upon us, and IKEA Tampa is helping you and your family celebrate! Bring your little
buccaneers and join us for the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza to enjoy three days of fun family-friendly activities plus a chance to win $1000 worth of IKEA furniture!

Join us on January 21, 22 and 28, 2011 for three days of Gasparilla-themed family-friendly activities and enter for a chance to win $1000 of IKEA furniture!
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Shiver me timbers!
It’s Gasparilla time!

Ahoy mateys! Tampa’s most celebrated festival is upon us, and IKEA Tampa is helping you and your family celebrate! Bring your little
buccaneers and join us for the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza to enjoy three days of fun family-friendly activities plus a chance to win $1000 worth of IKEA furniture!

See what’s happening at IKEA Tampa
Pirate Ship
FRIDAY, January 21

Come to the store for
IKEA Family Night

Little Pirates Eat Free!
Little Pirates Eat Free!
Choose any three kid-sized items to create a meal, including five
meatballs, mac and cheese, PB&J sandwich, kid’s yogurt, two
cookies, chocolate milk and more (value $2.49).

Decorate a FREE bag to collect your booty from the
Gasparilla Preschooler’s Stroll!

Learn more
SATURDAY, January 22

Batten down the hatches!
It’s the Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza!

Before the parade, all lads and lassies
enjoy Free Breakfast at IKEA Tampa!
Includes one breakfast (value 99¢) and one cup of coffee (value 99¢)

All hands on deck for a day of fun!
Stop by IKEA Tampa’s area along the parade route on Bayshore Blvd.
for giveaways, children’s activities and contests. Stay for the fireworks
and the Children’s Gasparilla Parade 3:30pm–7:30pm!

Aarrrg! It’s the Surf ‘n Turf Dinner!

$9.99 per person
Seafarers and landlubbers unite for an early bird special. Includes
stuffed salmon, beef tenderloin and oven roasted potatoes
(value $12.99).

Get details
FRIDAY, January 28

Come to the store for
IKEA Family Night

Yo-Ho-Ho! Kids Eat Free!
Kids Eat Free!
Choose any three kid-sized items to create a meal, including five
meatballs, mac and cheese, PB&J sandwich, kid’s yogurt, two
cookies, chocolate milk and more (value $2.49).

Decorate a FREE IKEA frame to hold your favorite Gasparilla photo!

Learn more
Celebrate our new extended hours!

By popular demand, IKEA Tampa has just extended our hours to 10am–9pm, Monday through Saturday and 11am–6pm on Sundays. To celebrate, we’re offering FREE breakfast from 9:30am to 11am, Monday through Friday during the entire month of January! Learn more »


1103 N. 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 623-5454
Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

I-4's Exit 1, just one mile south to N. 22nd Street &
Adamo Drive or Crosstown Expressway, Exit 9
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Bartow Friday Fest is January 21

Bartow's Friday Fest is January 21, 2011

6-9 pm
Along Main street and Central Ave. in downtown Bartow

This street party will feature live music, food and drink and a cruise-in car show.

For more info, call (863) 519-0508.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Derby Days at Lowe's

Don't miss Dremel Derby Days at Lowe's

January 29, February 5 and 19th
March 5
11 am until 1 pm

Learn how to build a Pinewood Derby car with the pros from Lowe's and Dremel. Kids attending the demonstration will get a Pinewood Derby patch and a 10% off Dremel coupon. (while supplies last)
Visit for more details.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Free Pokemon for Nintendo DS at Gamestop


Bring your Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi and your copy of Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heartgold or Soulsilver version of Pokemon to receive your Shiny legendary Pokemon. You will have to make sure you have gotten your Pokedex in your game.

Available in store:

Shiny Entei January 17-23
Shiny Suicune January 31-Feb. 6

See store associate for details.

100 free things to do with your "grandkids or kids" is offering a free download on 100 free things to do with your Grandkids.

Local Library Happenings

  • Auburndale Library: The Polk Museum of Art comes to Auburndale for Family Fun Day at the library; Saturday at 10:30 am.
  • Bartow Library: Paws to Read to a Smiles Unleashed Dog at 10 am on Saturday; Receive a free book and stickers. Pix and Popcorn, Saturday at 2:30 pm features "Despicable Me." The movie is free and refreshments are available at a nominal charge.
  • Winter Haven Library: Saturday at the Movies features, "Ramona and Beezus" at 2 pm. The movie is free and refreshments are available at a nominal charge.

Lowes Build and Grow clinics

January 22, 2011 at 10 am

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

Come build a ball toss game.
This kit is sure to be a hit! Bring your child to Lowe's and they can build this cool Ball Toss Game!

Be sure to sign up since spots fill up quickly.

Free Coupon Saving Classes

The Ledger Media Group is hosting 30-40 minute presentation for secrets to saving with coupons.

Seats are limited.
RSVP by Jan. 18th

January 20th 9:30 am
January 20th 1 pm

Call Linda, 863-802-7241 to RSVP.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Free Kindermusik Demo Days

Demo Days: Jan. 18, 19, 20
ENROLL NOW to try out a class - FREE
Kindermusik, Baby Signs, and Art classes !!!
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An InTune Studios Event
Try as MANY Demo classes as you'd like !


FREE Demonstration Classes - Enroll NOW
Want to see the truth and magic in the class most appropriate for your child?
Try as many as you like ! Discounts for multiple enrollments at InTune Studios.

Tues. Jan. 18th:
9:30: PeeWee Picassos - Art & Literacy for 1 - 3 1/2 yrs. w Carolyn Espina
10:30: Kindermusik Our Time
for 1 1/2 - 3 1/2 yrs. with Tiffany Stokes
Kindermusik Sign & Sing - for 6 m. - 3 yrs. rescheduled Feb. 1
5:00: Try It All - Introduction to piano, guitar, and violin - various teachers

Wed. Jan. 19th:

9:30: Kindermusik Village for infants - 18 mnths with Debbie Mondale
11:30: Kindermusik Our Time for 11/2 - 31/2 yrs with Debbie Mondale
1:30: Kindermusik Imagine That for 3 - 5 yrs with Debbie Mondale
2:30: Little Van Goghs Art & Literacy for 3 - 5 yrs. with Carolyn Espina

Thurs. Jan. 20th
11:30: Kindermusik Imagine That for 3 - 5 yrs with Debbie Mondale
12:30: Kindermusik Village for infants - 18 mths. with Debbie Mondale
3:30: Art Demo - group art for 5 yrs. + with Carolyn Espina
4:30: Young Voices - group voice for 5 - 12 yr olds with Tiffany Stokes

Kindermusik Demo: ENROLL on my website, reply to this email, or call 816-8835.
If you are NEW to Kindermusik, you will delight in your first experience.
If your child is moving to the next level, please see how different it is.
See information below for more specifics on the Spring Kindermusik Semester.
New classes: Tiffany Stokes will be offering the Kindermusik Sign & Sing program designed to help babies & toddlers learn to communicate effectively by using American Sign Language, thus reducing frustration & building language skills.

Art or Music Demo: Contact Tiffany: email, or call 937-7782 : website
New classes: Art & Literacy classes give children a chance to absorb the story in a fun book, then make elements of the book come to life. Snack included.

To see a short description of every class offered at InTune Studios, click here.

Dixieland Village Entrance
Our NEW location at Dixieland Village
AND, of course, come by to see us at Dixieland Village.
Drop by to see us on Wed. or Thurs between Demo classes

Take $10 off a semester's tuition if you pick up a Kindermusik sign and display it in your yard for a month.
The picture is a link to more info.

Cleaning/Household chore calendar/schedule

Just wanted to share a new Cleaning/Household chore calendar/schedule I am going to try to follow in the new year. A friend of mine recommended it to me after I was complaining that I couldn't keep up with my house cleaning. I like it so far because it gives you different chores to do each day on top of your daily chores and they are things you would not think of to do on a regular basis like clean the light fixture over your dining table or in a hallway. I just hang the chart for the week on my "fridge" and check the chores off as I complete them.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

TECO's Manatee Viewing Center's 25th anniversary celebration!

This weekend is TECO’s Manatee Viewing Center’s 25th anniversary and in honor of the milestone, they are holding a celebration Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17th.

The event will feature arts and crafts, children’s activities, and an opportunity to get up close and personal with the manatees.

Admission is free and parking is provided at no cost.

The center will be extending their hours, opening from 9:00 am instead of 10:00 a.m., and closing time remains the same, 5:00 pm.

TECO’s Manatee Viewing center

6990 Dickman Road, Apollo Beach, 33572

Open every day

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday Storytime at Lakeland Public Library

Saturday Family Storytime @ 11:00 a.m. in the meeting room of the Main Library

January 22
February 26
March 26
April 23

Polk County Bookmobile Schedule

Bookmobile Information
Bookmobile view
PCLC Bookmobile
2010 - 2011 Schedule
The Polk County Library Cooperative Bookmobile visits selected locations on a twice monthly schedule.

The service is free to all Polk County residents.
New Stop at OUTPOST 27 beginning October 14, 2010

October 2010 to September 2011

1st and 3rd Weeks

GB Plaza at West Polo Park (US 27 N) Four Corners 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Walgreen’s (corner of 27/54) Four Corners 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Oct. 5, 19; Nov. 2, 16, Dec. 7, 21; Jan. 4, 18;
Feb. 1, 15; Mar. 1, 15; Apr. 5, 19; May 3, 17;
June 7, 21; July 5, 19; Aug. 2, 16; Sept. 6, 20

Southgate Shopping Center 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Shepherd Road Publix 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 3, 17; Dec. 1, 15; Jan. 5, 19;
Feb. 2, 16; Mar. 2, 16; Apr. 6, 20; May 4, 18;
June 1, 15; July 6, 20; Aug. 3, 17; Sept. 7, 21

Kathleen Baptist Church 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hunt Fountain Park (North Lakeland) 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 16; Jan. 6, 20;
Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3, 17; Apr. 7, 21; May 5, 19;
June 2, 16; July 7, 21; Aug. 4, 18; Sept. 1, 15

2nd and 4th Weeks

Village Green (East Lake Wales)10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Lakeshore (East Lake Wales) 11:00p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Indian Lake Estates (E. Lk. Wales)1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Spirit Lake Crossing 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 12, 26; Nov. 9, 23; Dec. 14, 28 ; Jan. 11, 25;
Feb. 8, 22; Mar. 8, 22; Apr. 12, 26; May 10, 24;
June 14, 28; July 12, 26; Aug. 9, 23; Sept. 13, 27

Highland City Towne Ctr 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lakeland Highlands Publix (S. Lakeland) 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10, 24; Dec. 8, 22;
Jan. 12, 26; Feb. 9, 23; Mar. 9, 23; Apr. 13, 27;
May 11, 25; June 8, 22; July 13, 27; Aug. 10, 24; Sept. 14, 28

OUTPOST 27 (US 27 @ I-4) 9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Lake Region Mobile Home Park (U.S. 27) Haines City 12noon - 2:00p.m.
Poinciana Community Center 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Oct. 14, 28; NOV. Holidays -No stops; Dec. 9,23;Jan. 12, 27;
Feb. 10, 24; Mar. 10, 24; Apr. 14, 28; May 12, 26;
June 9, 23; July 14, 28; Aug. 11, 25; Sept. 8, 22

New stops:
OUTPOST 27 at US HWY 27 and I-4

Deleted stop:
St. Charles Plaza on US 27.

The bookmobile is funded by the Polk County Board of County Commissioner's Community Investment Dollars with the support of the Polk County Library Cooperative and operated by the Lakeland Public Library.
Materials checked out from the bookmobile may be returned on the next area stop or to any participating Polk County Public Library. There is now a book drop at the OUTPOST 27 that can soon be used for material returns

Users may select both adult and childrens books,CDs,DVDs, and videos.

If you have questions regarding bookmobile services or would like to schedule the bookmobile to participate in your special event, please contact Rivanne Chasteen-Futch at 834-4272.

Robin Newman, the Bookmobile librarian, may be contacted on the bookmobile via email during her hours of operation at and she can also be contacted at 863-661-3345.

Map of Bookmobile Stops

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Free Kindermusik Playdate in January

Kindermusik Playdates

Individual events: Different theme each month

2nd Saturdays at 10:45 am.

January Theme: "Kitchen Commotion"

This month is FREE to new families - no materials

Typically $20 - 25 for class with materials.

The Playdates are intended to help introduce thematic Musical Parenting to families who cannot otherwise participate in a full Kindermusik program. To participate, contact Debbie calling 816-8835.

PLEASE Feel free to contact me with any questions, to try out a class, or to enroll: call Debbie Mondale 863-816-8835.

Free Admission to Explorations V

Free Admission to Explorations V
Friday, 1/7/11
2-5 pm
Explorations V is offering free admission to families who have an adult caregiver in the household who is currently unemployed. No proof of unemployment is necessary.

National Park Free Days for 2011

You can get FREE entrance to all of the 394 U.S. National parks:

January 15-17, April 16-24, June 21, September 24, November 11-13

Just go here to find locations of all U.S. national parks. Then plan a nature walk, picnic, or tour of one of “America’s best ideas!”

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lego Store Events

Join in the LEGO® Store Monthly Mini Model Build!
Visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of every month and you can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. A new model will be available every month and will be specially themed to that month – ask a Store Associate for details! Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free per child. Event is open to children ages 6 to 14 only. See store for more details.

Upcoming Mini Model Build:

LEGO Polar Bear: Tuesday, January 4, begins at 5:00pm until supplies last

Build and Buy Your Own Minifigures!
Now you can customize the minifigures you want by choosing from the selection of parts at the LEGO Store. Choose from a variety of pieces to create the minifigures you want! Minifigures include a hat or hair and one accessory, plus a cool carrying pouch, and cost $9.99 for three minifigures. Inventory varies by store; see store for details.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Local attractions FREE on Your Birthday

Bok Tower Gardens

Free admission provided on birthdays with valid ID

Lowry Park Zoo

Free Admission to birthday guests with proof of birth date.