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HELLO Weekend – September 16 – 18, 2016

Family friendly activities happening weekend include the opening weekend of Beauty and the Beast, Zootopia showing at Gandy Pool as the Dive-In Movie, and one of my favorite movies of all time showing at the Polk Theatre... the Princess Bride! We've also got the details on Talk Like a Pirate ...
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Lakeland Mom Fall Activity Guide

Fall Activity Guide – Pumpkins, Corn Mazes, Halloween Attractions, Events & More

It's officially FALL and we've got the Ultimate Guide to Fall Activities in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Mulberry, Auburndale, and across Polk County. What do you love about fall? Finding the perfect pumpkin to carve? Planning Halloween costumes? Hayrides and ...
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Get FREE TICKETS to visit Explorations V Children’s Museum or Bok Tower Gardens on September 24

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 you can visit Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland or Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales for FREE as part of Museum Day Live hosted by Smithsonian magazine. You MUST have a Museum Day Live ...
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GIVEAWAY: Tickets to Junie B. Jones the Musical at Lakeland Community Theatre

This weekend Lakeland Community Theatre and The Eunice Fuller Theatre For Youth kicks off their 31st Season with a performance of Junie B. Jones the Musical, and we've got tickets to give away to one lucky Lakeland Mom Reader! Our ...
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Disney Channel Monstober 2016 TV & Movie Schedule

"Monstober" returns to Disney Channel for a special month-long Halloween celebration, beginning SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. The programming event includes Halloween-themed episodes of hit Disney Channel series, the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie "The Swap," special short-form content premiering ...
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Win a full two-week session of Summer Art Camp 2017

You have probably figured out by now that I LOVE sharing a good deal, and I've got a GREAT DEAL to share with you today! Beginning on September 11 and running for 4 weeks, the The Polk Museum of Art ...
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Why Membership Matters at the Polk Museum of Art

What if for a low-cost annual membership you would receive free admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Bok Tower year round, free admission to MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) during February and July, half-price tickets to the Florida Aquarium, ...
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GIVEAWAY: Enter to win tickets to see Michael McArthur with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra

Two of the things I love are LIVE MUSIC and GIVEAWAYS - and today I am super excited to share both of them with you! Local artist Michael McArthur is performing with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in a few weeks ...
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Cinemark Community Day – FREE Movies on Saturday, August 20

This Saturday, August 20, 2016, Cinemark Theatres is offering FREE family-friendly movies as part of Cinemark Community Day. Cinemark Theatres is located at Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 US Highway 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809 (MAP IT). Free movies showing on ...
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Back-To-School Guide – Local Events, Stuff the Bus School Supply Drives & more!

With the first day of school less than a month away, we know all of you parents are starting to think about supplies, uniforms, new shoes, new teachers, and all the other things that go along with the start of ...
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WonderHere – a new learn & play studio in Lakeland

It is so exciting to find new and unique resources for children and families in Lakeland! WonderHere is a learn and play studio located in Downtown Lakeland and we've got the scoop on all the things they offer for kids ...
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Baby, Toddler & Preschool Activities Guide

We’ve compiled a list of activities and classes in the Lakeland area specially designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Whether ...
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U-Pick Farms & Farmer’s Markets in Lakeland, Polk County, & Central FL

If you're looking for a fun activity to do with kids, picking your own fruit or visiting a local farmers ...
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Sports Programs

From baseball to wrestling, along with basketball, cheerleading, football, gymnastics, soccer, and everything else in between, we’ve put together a ...
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Kids Eat Free in Lakeland

Heading out to dinner with the kids? Look no further for a list of restaurants in the Lakeland area where ...
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