Friday, September 30, 2011

Cooking Class at Maggiano's

Kids' Cooking Class
Looking for a fun activity for your child?
Please join us for a Kids' Cooking Class on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 10:00am - 11:30am.

$30 per child and one parent eats free!
Additional parents or guests are $15 per person.

Kids will be preparing cheese ravioli and will receive a Chef's hat and a goody bag to take home.

Adults will be served Caesar Salad and Four-Cheese Ravioli.
Children will be served ravioli after the cooking class is over.

Please call our Banquet Office at 813-288-0066 to reserve your child's spot.
Seating is limited, and our classes fill up fast!

Maggiano's Little Italy
203 Westshore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609
Deborah Benanti
Executive Chef

813-288-9000 Online Reservations

Kindermusik Playdate for babies

Second Saturdays of each month

9:30 am.

Playdate Logo
For Babies

Each of these one-time events is an excellent introduction to musical parenting. Based on a specific theme, we jump start the process with a few ideas for musical interactions and activities.

October - Annual Pumpkin Party

November - Winter Wonderland

Learn more and enroll online: Playdates

- check out the discounts available

Enroll NOW for the Annual Pumpkin Party and I will email you the PLAYLIST of the songs / musical pieces we will use in the class. AND I will include a special code so you can download this music and start listening. You and your baby can get familiar with the music before class starts !

It's all part of the tools we provide for you to continue the learning at home. During class, we have so much more to share !!!

pumpkin patch

Music Connections

with Debbie Mondale

Phone: 863-816-8835

WEBSITE & Account Sign In:
Music Connections Blog

Kindermusik Free Sign and Sing Demo classes

Enhance your baby's world with music & sign language:

6 - 36 months

Kindermusik - a good beginning never ends
Free Sign & Sing Demo classes: Oct. 3 - 4
FIVE week semester Starts: Oct. 10 - 11
(No classes Halloween week)

Monday evenings 5:30 pm
Tues. mornings, 10:30 am


Music Connections

with Debbie Mondale

Phone: 863-816-8835

WEBSITE & Account Sign In:
Music Connections Blog

Michael's October events

Store Events

  • October 2011 Michaels US Store Events The Crazy Pumpkin EventPaper Bat EventHalloween T-Shirt EventPaper Pumpkin Event
  • August 2011 Michaels US Store Events

Daddy Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-A

We are hosting a Daddy Daughter Date Night on October 15th!! You can begin making resrevations tomorrow at We have limited reservations so don't miss out! We have a wonderful evening planned for you!!
Join us October 15th for a Daddy Daughter Date Night at your local Chick-fil-A. Reserve your time NOW!

Events at Lowry Park Zoo

Saturday, October 1
9:30 a.m. -
12 noon

Celebrate the debut of the adorable new duo along with Radio Disney AM 1380. Enjoy games, music, prizes and more.

The first 200 guests to enter the Zoo's front gate that day will recieve a plush leopard cub!

ZooBoo Haunting Now

September 30 and October 1, 7-9, 14-16, 21- 23, 27-30
7 p.m.

presented by Bank of America

The 13th year of fun and fear continues at ZooBoo, Tampa's largest family Halloween event. Meander through the monstrous marshes of the new Tangled Terror trail or return to unearth Pharaoh's Tomb of Revenge. Little boys and ghouls can discover dazzling displays of seasonal lights and enjoy a new inflatble play area.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for children
(ages 3-11). Nightly discount for Annual Zoo Pass Holders.

Zoo Pass holder night, October 9. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children.

ZooBoo on Facebook!

Pumpkin Toss Time

Friday, October 21
11 a.m.

Watch the animals have some Halloween fun with their own pumpkin party, a seasonal treat for the animals and guests at the Zoo. See which animals stomp, chomp, kick, play and pounce on special seasonal treats!

The pumpkin toss is part of the animal enrichment program at the Zoo and is included free-of-charge with Zoo admission.

Zoo Events

Tuesday, September 27, 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)

Pottery Barn Kids events

Saturday, October 1st at 2pm
Come see a spooktacular showcase of this
year’s best costumes. Children can dress
up in their favorite costumes and join us
for a costume contest, activities and a
parade after the show! LEARN MORE

Tuesday, October 25th at 11am
Enjoy a spooky story time in celebration
of Halloween! Kids can dress up and
enjoy stories, sticker giveaways and
other activities. LEARN MORE

Every Tuesday at 11am
Kids of all ages are invited to join us for story time. Members receive
an official Book Club Passport at their first story time, and a special
gift after attending five story times. LEARN MO

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Leader of the Band contest

Leader of the Band - Rematch edition
Kindermusik at Delightful Sounds
If you've got a child who loves music, be sure to enter them in this year's "Leader of the Band" photo contest. This event will be open to all families, not just local families enrolled at Delightful Sounds. To enter, email us a picture of your child singing, dancing, playing an instrument, or enjoying music as a family. Make sure to include your child's first name, birth date, and your contact information. All entries must be received by October 7th and should be for children who are currently 0-6 years old. The photos will be uploaded into a photo album on ourfacebook page, where you will be able to vote for your favorite "Leader of the Band" photo. Voting will be from October 10th-21st. (You'll need to "like" our page to be able to vote.) The winner will be announced October 24th, so get those camers flashing!
Aimee Carter
Delightful Sounds

Friday, September 23, 2011

Public Lands Day

Saturday is National Public Lands Day.

There will be volunteer opportunities at Circle B Bar Reserve to remove exotic plants, plant native plants, mulch planting areas and much more.
There will also be some activities for smaller children so you can make it a family outing.
For more info. on Saturday's event, contact Keeli Carlton at

Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2011

9 am until 3 pm
South Kentucky Ave. Downtown Lakeland, FL

A Celebration of Local Literary Talent.

  • Lakeland Christina Rotary Club will be distributing free Children's Books while supplies last

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Special offer from Kelloggs and Scholastic

This fall, give your child the opportunity to choose and own books through a special offer from Scholastic Book Clubs and Kellogg’s!

Here's how it works:

Visit for more information about this special offer and to redeem your $5 Book Coupon(s).

Go Now!

*2010 Kids & Family Reading Report

To receive your $5 Scholastic Book Clubs coupon (the “Coupon”), you must: (1) purchase any two specially marked participating Kellogg’s products, and find the unique code (the “Kellogg’s Codes”) inside each box; (2) enter two unique Kellogg’s Codes online at and download your Coupon ($5 value); (3) redeem your Coupon for a children’s book(s) of your choice, or any other product sold through Scholastic Book Clubs. Offer begins August 15, 2011, and expires July 1, 2012. There is no limit to the number of times a person or household can participate in this offer. YOU MUST GO TO WWW.SCHOLASTIC.COM/KELLOGG TO RECEIVE YOUR COUPON. The promotion is open only to legal residents of the United States (one of the 50 sta tes or the District of Columbia) who are currently 18 years of age or older. Offer void where taxed, restricted, or prohibited by law. Click here for complete official rules. Photo: © iStockphoto.

KidsWealth Workshops at Magnify Credit Union

Does your child know the value of a dollar? Teach your 4-12 year old how to manage money! You're invited to our FREE 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!

Tuesday October 11, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Register Now for October 11th

Can't Make This Date?

Register Here for October 20th!

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

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Legoland, Police Officer Safety Expo today

Rescue helicopters, Fire engines, and police officers will be featured attractions at a children's safety expo at the Chain of Lakes Complex on Cypress Gardens Blvd. today.

Also, Legoland characters will be there for photo opportunities.

10 am until 3 pm at the Orange Dome in Winter Haven

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Winter Haven Library activity for struggling readers

Join us at 2 pm Saturday for "Struggling Readers: Who, What, and Why" in the Children's Story Hour Room as the city and library continue the "Reading Education and Development" series.

This free program offers resources and information to help struggling readers.

Winter Haven Library

Paws to Read

Paws to Read with Smiles Unleashed therapy dogs

Saturday, 1:30 pm

Read to a patient, attentive therapy dog to build fluency and receive a free book and sticker.

Bartow Library

Back to School Bash Auburndale Library

Friday, 4:30 pm

Games and crafts for all!
Book giveaways!!
Auburndale library

Legoland Free Passes for Teachers

Florida Teachers, Explore LEGOLAND® Florida
With Your Free Standard Annual Pass

LEGOLAND® Florida is offering Florida teachers one year of free admission with a Standard Annual Pass*.

To receive your free Standard Adult Annual Pass: please print this page and bring it, with your most recent paystub, Florida photo ID and valid professional or temporary FDOE teaching certificate to the Ticketing windows at the entrance to LEGOLAND® Florida.

Discount Code: 11080605

To receive this offer you must print and bring this page with you to LEGOLAND® Florida.

You can get your Annual Pass before the Grand Opening of LEGOLAND® Florida by attending Advance Pass Distribution, September 16, 17, 23 & 24 from 10am to 5pm as well as September 18 & 25 from Noon to 5 pm.

*This offer is valid for currently certified teachers in the state of Florida only, and may not be transferred to any other person. Pass expires either one year from the date of first use or December 31, 2012, whichever comes first. LEGOLAND® Florida reserves the right to refuse entry or use of this promotion to any individual upon its presentation. Guest must present discount page, valid professional or temporary FDOE teaching certification, paystub and Florida ID to receive this offer. If all forms of eligibility are not presented, LEGOLAND® Florida has the right to withhold this offer. This offer may not be redeemed online and has no cash value. This pass has no value toward the purchase of an upgraded Annual Pass.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Glazer Children's Museum special

We're celebrating our first birthday this month! As our gift to you, enjoy admission of only $5 per person now through September 30th.


Saturday, September 17th

TBA church on 540-A (1815 County Rd. 540-A, Lakeland, FL 33813). 9am-6pm
This event is open to kiddo crafters to expert adult crafters. They will have pages the children can color and write a letter to soldiers overseas. They also welcome those who are interested in creating their own handmade cards from their own supplies, they are welcome to bring it with them. Refreshments served! Come Support our Soldiers!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Toys r Us event

Join us at our LEGO NInJago
Spinjitzu Camp!

Saturday, September 17
12-2 pm

  • Show off your spinning skills
  • Battle other ninjas!
For participating stores, visit

Friday, September 9, 2011

One of our favorite FREE activities every year!

Polk Museum of Art
Family Day
Saturday, September 17
11 am until 3 pm


FREE Art supplies for Kids while supplies last

Art Activities
Balloon Bending
Face Painting
& More

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Free Admission to The Florida Aquarium with Goodwill Donation

Donate For Free Admission to
The Florida Aquarium

When you donate clothing and household items in September at any
Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site*, you’ll receive a coupon for

FREE admission to The Florida Aquarium

with each paid adult ticket (up to three 3 FREE tickets!).
Coupons redeemable at The Florida Aquarium through Oct. 31.
*Available to donors at all Goodwill-Suncoast retail stores
and attended donation sites except Marion County.
Thank you.
Your donations are changing lives!

Monday, September 5, 2011

$5 Admission Day at the Zoo

Saturday, September 10
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m
presented by Walmart
Visit your favorite animals at the Zoo, and learn about endangered wildlife for just $5 admission per person.

Free extra parking is available on $5 day only (next to the Tampa Greyhound Track). Free shuttles will run continuously from that lot to the Zoo between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. From I-275: take Exit 49 to Bird Street and go one block East. Park in indicated areas.

note: due to this special discount, Zoo rides are not included with admission on $5 Day.

Manatee Family Sleepover at Lowry Park Zoo

Manatee Family Sleepover
Saturday, September 17
Learn about the Zoo's manatee rehablilitation program up-close! Tour our rescue facilities and sleep near the manatees in our air conditioned aquatic center.

For K-5th grade students and family members. Children must be accompanied by adults. Sorry, no "adults only." Cost: $28.00 per person.

For more information or to book a sleepover, call 813-935-8552 ext. 268.

Register Online

Fischer Price Play Weekend at Lowry Park Zoo

Fisher-Price Play Weekend
September 17-18
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fisher-Price Play Weekend returns to the Zoo with a super-sized play area filled with the coolest new toys from Fisher-Price. It’s ideal for kids age 5 and under, and a roaring good time for the whole family. Play activities and costume character meet-and-greets are included with Zoo admission.
Zoo Events

ZooBoo Preview at Lowry Park Zoo

$10 ZooBoo Shriek Peek Preview
September 23-24
7-11 p.m.
presented by Bank of America
Get ready to get spooked with the return of the frightfully fun ZooBoo, Tampa's largest family Halloween event. It's a ghoulish good time for all during "Shriek Peek Preview" Weekend.. Meander through the monstrous marshes of the new Tangled Terror trail or return to unearth Pharaoh's Tomb of Revenge. Little boys and ghouls can 'shake, rattle and roll' for free on the Roarin' Roller-Ghoster (the family roller coaster) and discover dazzling displays of seasonal lights.

Shriek Peek Preview is $10 per person ages 3 & up.
Find ZooBoo on FB

Top Secret Spy Disguise Program from Juicy Juice

Make sure your little spy is incognito—with our cool new Spy Disguise app on Facebook!

Upload a picture of your child, drag and drop disguises and post it to our Spy Disguise Gallery. You can also email it to friends and post it to your Facebook wall.

Once you've completed your spy disguise you'll receive a special offer from JUICY JUICE®!

Get Started
Share the Spy Disguise App on your Facebook wall or Twitter feed: Facebook Twitter

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mark your calendars for "Water, Wings and Wild Things".

The annual Water, Wings & Wild Things Festival at Circle B Bar Reserve is slated for Saturday, October 8th. Our family goes to this festival every year and have a great time. There is something for every nature lover in your family there. More info. will be posted as the date gets closer.
Activities will also take place Thursday-Sunday; October 6-9, such as field excursions to other places in Polk County with some really cool tour guides. People can go kayaking, bird watching, take butterfly hikes, tours and rides in airboats.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Dirt Day at Bok Tower

Dirt Day at Bok Tower Gardens

Saturday, Sept 10, 9:00am - 11:00am Free program for kids 6-12 to dig in the dirt and learn about eco-friendly plants and propagation techniques. Bok Tower Gardens 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales. RSVP to Miss Glenda at 863-534- 4340

SPCA Pet Adoption Drive

Lake Mirror Tower, Lakeland

Saturday, 10 am until 2 pm

This will feature really cute pets looking for a home as well as pet friendly vendors and businesses.

Refreshments courtesy of Lake Mirror Tower Apartments.

Dog Days of Summer

Downtown Lakeland

First Friday is hosting this event; 6-9 pm

Come enjoy the pooches sniff and mingle around. There will be dog-centric activities and Dog Days Pooch parade.

  • Pet parade
  • Give aways
  • Kennel clubs
  • dog obedience
  • rescue groups
  • prize drawings
  • product samplings
  • costume contest
  • music and entertainment
  • K-9 demonstrations
  • shops open late
  • classic cars
  • outdoor dining

Movies in the Park

Lake Eva Park, Haines City

8-10 pm
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a FREE movie in the park on the first Friday of each month. Food and craft vendors on site.

For more info: 863-421-3700
Don't forget - Free Family Fun Day tomorrow at the Fontaine Gills Family YMCA! Open to the community - bring your family from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. Call 863.859.7769 for more info.