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.


Pampers Points

5 FRee Pampers Gifts To Grow points. Just enter code: TWITAJEY19X2011 - expires at 5 PM EST

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