Sunday, May 25, 2014

Summer Reading Program TD bank


http://www.tdbank.com/summerreading/



http://www.tdbank.com/summerreading/



Make reading fun with our Summer Reading Program

We make reading fun while teaching young people the importance of saving money. It's just part of TD's commitment to education – and to you.
summer reading program
Hey kids in grades K-5, participating is easy:
  1. Read 10 books this summer.
  2. Print out the Summer Reading Form
  3. Write down the names of the books you've read
  4. Take the form to the nearest TD Bank
  5. Receive $10 in a new or existing Young Saver account
Apply for a Young Saver Account today!
Find a TD Bank near you
$10 will be deposited into a new or existing Young Saver account when coupon is presented at a TD Bank location. One coupon per customer during the promotional period. One $10 offer per reader. Cannot be combined with any other offer and cannot be redeemed online or by phone. Valid June 1, 2014, through August 31, 2014, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Offer valid in the United States only and must be redeemed by August 31, 2014.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lake Meadows Naturals Farm

 I just received an email from a friend of mine who lives near this farm and it looks pretty cool! I wanted to share with you the info about free tours on Fridays. It looks like they have animals, gardens and a store with free eggs, bread, produce and more. I think we may check this out this summer. See website link below.
 
Did you know that we have free tours of the farm on Fridays? Call the farm store or email Liz at liz@lakemeadownaturals.com to schedule one for you and the kids. Did you also know that you can pick your very own eggs on Saturdays on a first come, first serve basis? Great memory- making activities. Exciting times here at Lake Meadow Naturals.
  

 
 
Lake Meadow Naturals
10000 Mark Adam Rd
Ocoee, FL 32761
Phone: 321-206-6262


 
 
 
 
 
 
Farm Store Hours
Monday
10:00am
5:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am
5:00pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
10:00am
6:00pm
Friday
10:00am
5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am
5:00pm
Sunday
Closed

Our "100 things to do this Summer" List is complete






Photo: Our "100 Things to do this Summer" list is complete for 2014! Bring on Summer! 10 more school days.Our Summer List is complete and hanging up ready for school to be out for the summer. We are ready for some lazy days and some days free of lunchboxes, homework and projects. Can't wait to have lazy pj and movie days and do some projects we have been putting off since Christmas like using my son's Rock Tumbler. We also look forward to seeing friends that we don't see much during the school year and planning some day trips to check out local sites that are only open during the summer like Lake Eva Aquatic Center or we haven't been to before. Also, we always take advantage of the FREE summer movies and all the great summer programs offered at our local libraries.
Stay tuned to my blog for more fun ideas for summer activities and to see how many of our 100 things we actually accomplish (last year we did 85 out of 100)!

Friday, May 16, 2014

The 4th Annual CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year Scholarship/contest




This summer, invent a backyard game!


The 4th Annual CLIF Kid® Backyard Game of the Year is back, and kids ages 6 to 12 across the country have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship, block party, bike and helmet!

Once again, the Children & Nature Network
is CLIF Kid’s outdoor play partner.

Want to discover kid-invented games?

Visit www.clifkidbackyardgame.com.


 
ENTER TODAY!

Get Inspired!  [+] Check out the 2011, 2012 and 2013
Backyard Game Contest winners.

CLIF Kid shares C&NN's goal of getting kids out in nature
and is a generous sponsor of the Children & Nature Network


Bok Tower Discovery Days 2014

 http://boktowergardens.org/calendar/discovery-days/

About Discovery Days

Your child will discover nature through active, fun experiences as they venture out into the Gardens with new friends. Each Discovery Day celebrates a different aspect of nature through themed activities, projects and explorations that keep young minds actively learning and engaging throughout the summer. Each session includes a snack and at least one take-home project.
We understand that flexibility is important for summer schedules. Discovery Days are designed with eight (8) independent sessions that are repeated once for a total of 16 program options. Choose the number of sessions or the specific topics that work best for you, your child, and your summer schedule.
Your child can earn a Discovery Certificate by attending all eight sessions—all eight Wednesdays, all eight Fridays, or both Wednesdays and Fridays for the first or last four weeks.

Registration Information

Discovery Days: Garden Adventures for Youth
Wednesdays & Fridays, June 18 – August 13, 2014 from 9 a.m. – noon
Pre-registration is required; please call (863) 734-1222 to register or for more information.
Fees are $15 per child per session. Register for seven (7) sessions for one child and get the 8th one free (a $15 savings). Or, register for all 16 days for one child for $200 (a $40 savings). Children must be 6-12 years of age; one complimentary adult admission is provided per registered child for drop-off/pick-up.
Please note: For your child’s safety, a health form and a drop-off/pick-up permission form is required along with registration prior to the first session for which the child is registered.

 

Discovery Days: Buggin’ Out

June 18, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 15, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bugs are beautiful in this fun exploration of insects. Kids will learn the characteristics of insects through the Insect Song, create their own artistic insect, and make their own collecting gear before venturing out for a Bodacious Bug Hunt. A ladybug release in the Gardens ends the day with a bug bang!

Discovery Days: Bok-ful Adventures

June 20, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 13, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bok Tower Gardens is Edward Bok’s gift to the world. Kids will explore the cultural side of the Gardens through its art, music and nature. Together we will learn which of Aesop’s Fables are represented in the Singing Tower, discover some plants and animals depicted there, and create artwork inspired by the Tower.

Discovery Days: Young Picassos

June 25, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 8, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The lush gardens and natural beauty of Bok Tower Gardens inspires the artful side of anyone. Kids of all skill levels will experiment with different media and learn some new techniques as they create impressions of nature that will turn their refrigerators into art galleries!

Discovery Days: Seedy Surprises

June 27, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 6, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Seeds have many surprises in store! Kids will explore the basic anatomy of a seed and then go on a hunt to find seeds ‘in action’ around the Gardens. They will also have an opportunity to make a seed collage, and then plant some seeds to create their own nursery to take home.

Discovery Days: Plant Parts We Eat

July 9, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
August 1, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
From garden to plate, plants provide plentiful—and tasty—play that helps kids discover the important connection between plants and food. Tasteful explorations will include a tour of the vegetable garden at Pinewood Estate, plant part play, and simple kid-friendly recipes.

Discovery Days: Photo Adventures

July 11, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
July 30, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Learning to capture the beauty at Bok Tower Gardens is as easy as point & click! Kids will learn some basics of photography and then practice their skills through a photo-safari in the Gardens. After their walk, they’ll make a photo display of their favorite images to take home. Please bring your own camera and have some fun!

Discovery Days: Animongus

July 16, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
July 25, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
There are many animals that ‘live among us’ in the Lake Wales area. Some can be easily seen at Bok Tower Gardens, including squirrels, lizards and Japanese koi, while others such as raccoons and possums live further out of sight. Kids will go on an animal sighting and tracking adventure, search for animal tracks in the Gardens, and create their own track models to bring home.

Discovery Days: Feathered Friends & Winged Wonders

July 18, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
July 23, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Look up—there are a lot of animals flying around at Bok Tower Gardens! Kids will hone their skills as they learn to hear, see and feed hummingbirds, songbirds and owls. We’ll also explore the life cycles of butterflies, see them in action, and discover some of the important connections between birds, butterflies and plants.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Polk Museum of Art Family Fun workshop at The Mulberry Public Library



 Calling all crafters and art lovers!! Don't miss this fun opportunity. Bring the family and enjoy this completely FREE event.

Community Days at Circle B

Community Days at Circle B
Circle B Bar Reserve
4399 Winter Lake Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33803


Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Community Day-May 18
noon to 3 pm

Listen for the sounds of Cicadas in the summer and watch dragonflys near our ponds. Decorate a bandana with bug stamps. (free activity)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Stroller Strides Lakeland

 
 
MONDAYS AT LAKE MIRROR! Starting May 19th at 9am!

Join us for our first class at Lake Mirror and get special pricing when you sign up that same day. Sign up for a "once a week" monthly membership, pay the registration fee and get the rest of May and June for only $19!!!!

Come get a great workout around the lake and hang out afterwards for a stay & play at the splash pad every week!
 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Learning Resource Center Camp Ready









http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!


Camp READY!

Register Now
For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students
This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, rich in art and music, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.


Camp READY!

For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students
This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals:  This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten in August 2013.

When: Four weeks during the summer months.  Dates vary by site; please refer to the registration form for specifics.

Where:  North LakelandSouth Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, and Bartow and Haines City (pending grant funding)

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.
- See more at: http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!#sthash.MBrady3q.dpuf

Cost:  $25.00
This program has been generously underwritten by Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland and United Way of Central Florida and is available to you at the greatly reduced cost of $25.00.  If this fee causes a financial hardship, please call LRC at 863-688-9477 to discuss scholarship options.
- See more at: http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!#sthash.foOsgHBs.dpuf

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Camp READY!

For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students
This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals:  This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten in August 2013.

When: Four weeks during the summer months.  Dates vary by site; please refer to the registration form for specifics.

Where:  North LakelandSouth Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, and Bartow and Haines City (pending grant funding)

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.

Cost:  $25.00
This program has been generously underwritten by Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland and United Way of Central Florida and is available to you at the greatly reduced cost of $25.00.  If this fee causes a financial hardship, please call LRC at 863-688-9477 to discuss scholarship options.
- See more at: http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!#sthash.MBrady3q.dp











Camp READY!

For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students
This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals:  This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten in August 2013.

When: Four weeks during the summer months.  Dates vary by site; please refer to the registration form for specifics.

Where:  North LakelandSouth Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, and Bartow and Haines City (pending grant funding)

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.
- See more at: http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!#sthash.MBrady3q.dpuf

Camp READY!

For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students
This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals:  This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten in August 2013.

When: Four weeks during the summer months.  Dates vary by site; please refer to the registration form for specifics.

Where:  North LakelandSouth Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, and Bartow and Haines City (pending grant funding)

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.
- See more at: http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!#sthash.MBrady3q.dpuf



Camp READY!

For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students
This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals:  This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten in August 2013.

When: Four weeks during the summer months.  Dates vary by site; please refer to the registration form for specifics.

Where:  North LakelandSouth Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, and Bartow and Haines City (pending grant funding)

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.
- See more at: http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!#sthash.MBrady3q.dpuf

Camp READY!

For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students
This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals:  This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten in August 2013.

When: Four weeks during the summer months.  Dates vary by site; please refer to the registration form for specifics.

Where:  North LakelandSouth Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, and Bartow and Haines City (pending grant funding)

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.
- See more at: http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!#sthash.MBrady3q.dpuf

Camp READY!

For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students
This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals:  This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten in August 2013.

When: Four weeks during the summer months.  Dates vary by site; please refer to the registration form for specifics.

Where:  North LakelandSouth Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, and Bartow and Haines City (pending grant funding)

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.
- See more at: http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!#sthash.MBrady3q.dpuf
Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc.

Camp READY!

For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students
This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals:  This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten in August 2013.

When: Four weeks during the summer months.  Dates vary by site; please refer to the registration form for specifics.

Where:  North LakelandSouth Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, and Bartow and Haines City (pending grant funding)

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.
- See more at: http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!#sthash.MBrady3q.dpu

Camp READY!

For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students
This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals:  This successful summer program is designed to prepare rising and repeating kindergarteners for academic success.  Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills, provides a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of five months from pre- to post-assessment.

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten in August 2013.

When: Four weeks during the summer months.  Dates vary by site; please refer to the registration form for specifics.

Where:  North LakelandSouth Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, and Bartow and Haines City (pending grant funding)

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.
- See more at: http://www.lrcpolk.com/programs/detail/1007/Camp-READY!#sthash.MBrady3q.dpuf

Explorations V Summer Camps 2014


The Roberts Academy Summer Reading Camp


Florida Southern College Summer Day Camp 2014





Monday, May 5, 2014

Michaels Mother's Day events

Kids Club

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00 am - 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun!

ONLY $2
Kids Club® Mother's Day Everlasting Flower
Valid May 10 2014 only
10am - noon. Includes Supplies Kids, express your undying love for Mom. Ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for a 30 minute crafting session. See a store associate for details today. 
 
 
Kids Club® Mother's Day Everlasting Flower



DIY Mother's Day Event

DIY Mother's Day Event
Valid May 10 2014 only
1pm-4pm Paint Mom a truly original family portrait for Mother's Day. Must purchase canvas.

Cycle Mania

Friday, May 2, 2014

LEGOLAND® Florida Announces First Responder Days in May

LEGOLAND® Florida Announces First Responder Days in May


WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (April 28, 2014)—LEGOLAND ® Florida is proud to once again honor police officers, fire fighters and EMS employees with a free single day admission to the park during the month of May. LEGOLAND Florida’s special offer gives first responders a chance to experience the park’s more than 50 rides, shows and attractions with their friends and family.

The program is valid for all police officers, fire fighters, and EMS employees working and serving in the United States. Active and retired personnel with identification are eligible. Eligible personnel should present their employee ID or professional organization membership card to LEGOLAND Florida’s ticket window the day they plan to visit to redeem their one free admission ticket and purchase up to four additional tickets at only $40 per ticket. The valid dates run from 5/1/14-5/31/14.

This new offer runs alongside the park’s active duty military personnel offer, which gives members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists free single day admission to LEGOLAND Florida and the LEGOLAND Water Park. To redeem their free admission ticket, active duty military personnel should present their military identification card to LEGOLAND Florida’s ticket window the day they plan to visit. Family and friends of military personnel also receive substantial discounts on admission tickets and should make purchases in advance through participating military base ticket offices.

Also during the month of May, LEGOLAND Florida will open the newest park expansion, DUPLO ® Valley, on May 23. Just in time for family fun over Memorial Day weekend, DUPLO Valley is geared to toddlers ages 2 to 5, an ideal place for park guests to play and relax with new farm-themed attractions, including the DUPLO Train, DUPLO Mini-Tractor, DUPLO Barn and DUPLO Splash n’ Play.

http://florida.legoland.com/en/about/press/Press-Releases1/LEGOLAND-Florida-Announces-First-Responder-Days-in-May/

Free Comic Day 2014

Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules.
Find a participating shop for Free Comic Book Day
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator