Sunday, August 31, 2014

Read and Explore at Colt Creek State Park

Read and Explore at Colt Creek State Park

The Friends of Colt Creek State Park will combine ecology and education Sept. 7 in the fledgling group's second major event since organizing earlier this year.

The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in the pavilion by Mack Lake at Colt Creek State Park in the Green Swamp north of Lakeland.
The event is being organized in cooperation with the Polk Education Foundation, READ Polk and AmeriCorps Polk Reads.
The occasion is celebrating International Literacy Day, which has been observed annually since 1967,
International Literacy Day, normally celebrated worldwide Sept. 8, was started by UNESCO to promote worldwide literacy.
In the spirit of the observance, anyone who displays a library card or brings a new or gently used book to donate will be admitted to the park for free.
Normal admission is $4 per vehicle.
Visitors also can bring a book to trade.
Although this event is open to all ages, many of the activities will be geared to children to encourage them to read and write.
Events will include nature writing, bookmark making and butterfly painting.

A number of children's authors are scheduled to attend to showcase their works by reading excerpts and autographing copies of their books.
They will include Robin C. Fox and Carol White Fox, Nancy Anderson Judge, Nicole Ford, April M. Whitt, Theresa Kowalski, Jennifer Alden and Ricky and Melanie Hoover.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Mary Poppins at Polk Theatre this weekend

This weekend's Sunday Classic....
August 24 only!
Show times: Sunday, August 24 @ 4:30 PM only!
Tickets: All seats $5  
 Polk Theater

121 S Florida Ave. Lakeland, FL · 863-682-7553

Monday, August 11, 2014

Family Fundamentals Open House


Lowes Build and Grow August 2014

Monsters vs. Aliens Robot

Saturday, August 23 (10:00 AM)
Let your kids end their summer in a massive way. Bring them into Lowe's to build a Robot inspired by DreamWorks Animation's Monsters vs Aliens on Saturday, August 23. Don't miss out on the FREE fun!

Don't forget to register early to secure a spot at your closest location.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

AMF Kids Fest

What a fun way to end the summer!! Next weekend, AMF in Lakeland is having a Kids Fest with free bowling, shoe rental and discounts on food and drink. Also, discounts on bowling for adults during the kids fest hours. 

Check out the info. below. 


Monday, August 4, 2014

National Night out YMCA event

Bring the family and join our YMCA in support of National Night Out, a community event designed to strengthen the police/community relationship and generate support for anti-crime programs.

What: Ice Cream Social

When: Tuesday, August 5 from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Lakeland Family YMCA lobby

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Free Summer Movies almost over

Free Summer Kids Movies are Almost Over so Here is a listing of the last couple of showings.

Cobb Free Kids Summer Shows: Last Week of Summer 2014:  August 5,6, 7: Rio 2 and Mr. Peabody & Sherman  Doors open at 9:30 am and movie starts at 10 am

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: $1 per show or 50 cents a movie if ticket was purchased in advance.   August 5: Rio 2 and August 12: Mr. Peabody & Sherman