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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
MidFlorida Credit Union helps us celebrate the end of summer and salutes educators. Shops ans restaurants are open late. Classy Car Show on Tennessee Avenue by Munn Park in Downtown Lakeland.

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Polk County's LARGEST FARMERS MARKET!! 1st Saturday Market In South Lakeland is a free community event, family and pet friendly, located at The Home Depot on 6335 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland, FL. Farmers market, food trucks, antiques, paint artists, jewelry artists, hand-made soaps, hand-made furniture, balloon artists, face paintings, local crafts, local raw honey, local fresh goods, non-profit organizations with great needs, kettlecorn, all natural and fresh ingredients Popscicles, fresh produce and veggies, lots of home-made products from cottage industry, seasonal and locally grown fruits and vegetables, pecan rolls/brittle, boiled peanuts,book signing by local authors, and very especially provide to the city residents with a great quality life experience. Free parking! EVERYONE WELCOME!

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One huge party for school-age kids presented by Owl Now Urgent Care and Pediatric Partners! Featuring FREE system-approved school supplies provided by local vendors, food from local food trucks, a Bounce House, and a Live DJ. The first 50 attendees will receive a FREE t-shirt.

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228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, FL (City Hal (map)

Lakeland City Commission Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of every month. Meetings begin at 9:00 AM and take place inside the Commissioner Chambers at City Hall, located at 219 N. Massachusetts Ave. Meetings are televised and air on Brighthouse Networks Channel 615 and Verizon FiOS Channel 43.  View Agendas

City Hall - 228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, F (map)

The Utility Committee serves as an advisory board to the Mayor & City Commission and is responsible for the review of Lakeland Electric financial and operational reports, fuel cost recovery, rate structures, contracts, programs and departmental initiatives. Utility Committee Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  Meetings begin at 1PM in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall located at 228 S. Massachusetts Ave.

121 S. Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 - Lake Mirror (map)

As part of a personal commitment to lead a healthier lifestyle, Commissioner Keith Merritt will walk with Lakeland residents around the parks and lakes of our City. Twice a month Commissioner Merritt will meet up with walkers at a destination for a brisk walk. No timers, No medals, just an opportunity to get up, get out and start walking. All ages and fitness abilities welcome.  

http://www.lakelandgov.net/walklkld.aspx

 

219 N Massachusetts Ave - Lakeland Police Department (map)

Lakeland Police Department’s Chief’s Chat will be held on the first Monday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Lakeland Police Department, located at 219 N Massachusetts Avenue. 

228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, FL (City Hall) (map)

The Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals hears and decides appeals for variances from the literal enforcement of the terms of the Zoning Code. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall located at 228 S. Massachusetts Ave  Lakeland, FL.

Join the McCullough family as they celebrate the grand opening of their location at 4289 S Florida Ave - in the Palm Plaza near Staples.

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CPS First Thursdays will meet August 7th at Florida Southern College, Hollis Room/Buckner Building, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. This Lecture Series is free of charge and open to the public. Lunch will be provided! The topic will be "How To Plan Your Own Funeral" with speaker Lisa J. Bates of Whidden-McLean Funeral Home. Seating is limited so please RSVP to CPSIA@cpalliance.com or by phone at 863-688-1725.

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Free Community Educational Seminar on estate planning matters for adults to consider. Listen, learn and ask questions such as: What is a Probatable Estate and do I have one? What is the difference between a Will and a Trust? How do assets transfer at ones death? How do I plan when I have a loved one with dementia? What is asset protection? Do I have to spend down to qualify for government benefits?

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The MIDFLORIDA Credit Union renovation on Harden is nearly complete and the branch is set to open the week of August 4. Be part of the grand opening celebration with an official ribbon cutting on August 8 at 9 a.m.

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1725 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave - Simpson Park (map)
Program Name: ------------- Baking is Therapy Fashionably Empowered Workshop Location: --------- Simpson Park Community Center website (if available):  www.bakingistherapy.org Program Description: -------------------- Girls Empowerment Workshop Age Requirements: ----------------- Girls Ages10-18 Program Cost: ------------- Free Contact Name: ------------- Katia Sainfort Contact Phone Number: ------------------------------------- 863-797-3392
The HERO Revolution 501(c)(3) will be hosting our first annual 5K superHERO Run/Walk in effort to spread the word about bullying. There will be raffle give aways, cash prizes for best superhero costume, live anti-bullying performance by Marc Wilkes (Omega-Man), goody bags for each participant and a medal for each participant. The event welcomes adults, children, strollers and even your pet. Our mission is to share information about bullying to as many children and homes as possible. All money raised will provide our local schools and schools across the nation with the #1 anti-bullying/character development program, Omega-Man Schools and Friends.

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Belk Department Store - 1400 Town Center Drive (map)
Join us for Kidfest, a youth fashion show with games, activities, and refreshments to follow. Save up to 50% off kids apparel(excludes designer collections). 

Belk is also hosting a model search contest. Bring a favorite photo of your child (ages 5-10) to the Belk Kids' department from noon to 3pm, Saturday, August 9, during KidFest. 

The winners will be hand-selected by Belk and Directions, a national modeling agency, with the opportunity to be in a Belk catalogue!


For additional information call 863.688.7872. 

Join us for a fashion show, refreshments, games, and activities. Save up to 50% off kids apparel (excludes designer collections). To enter your child in the model search contest, simply bring a favorite picture of your child (ages 5-10) to the Belk Kids' department from noon to 3p.m.,Saturday, August 9,during Kidfest. The winners will be hand-selected by Belk and Directions, a national modeling agency, with the opportunity to be in a Belk catalogue! All entries must be submitted at the store during the Kidfest event.

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Politics in the Park is right around the corner! This year’s event will be held at the Lake Mirror Center on August 12 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. This “old-fashioned” political rally gives participants the opportunity to meet with candidates and discuss campaign issues.  Federal, state and local candidates have been invited to participate. The upcoming elections promise to be exciting and Politics in the Park offers the community the perfect venue to meet the candidates and hear firsthand their positions on the many important issues facing our region.

Keeping with the theme of an “old-fashioned” political rally, there will be plenty of food, beverages and entertainment. Tickets to the popular VIP Party, hosted by CenterState Bank of Florida N.A. & Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders, Ralston, Dantzler, are available now for $75 each. Participants at the VIP reception will have the opportunity enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and mingle with the candidates an hour prior to the official start of the event.  Individuals interested in attending the event following the VIP reception will be treated to food, beverages, candidate speeches and the ability to vote in the straw poll sponsored by Bright House Networks (18 and older).  General admission tickets are $20.



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Come and enjoy breakfast with us on August 14 at 7:30 a.m. at Valencia Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center!



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Thanks to Grow Financial Federal Credit Union and the Downtown Lakeland Partnership, you can enjoy historic Munn Park while dining from 20 gourmet food trucks. Bring a blanket or chairs and make it an evening.

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701 West Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815 (The Lakeland Center) (map)
Classic Albums Live Presents Greatest Hits by Elton John

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Elton John's Greatest Hits is the ninth album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released on MCA Records, in November 1974. Spanning the years 1970 to 1974, it compiles ten of John's singles, with one track variation for releases in North America and for Europe and Australia. It topped the album chart in both the United States and the United Kingdom, staying at number one for ten consecutive weeks in the former nation for eleven weeks in the latter. It is his best-selling album to date.

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228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, FL (City Hal (map)

Lakeland City Commission Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of every month. Meetings begin at 9:00 AM and take place inside the Commissioner Chambers at City Hall, located at 219 N. Massachusetts Ave. Meetings are televised and air on Brighthouse Networks Channel 615 and Verizon FiOS Channel 43.  View Agendas

121 S. Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 - Lake Mirror (map)

As part of a personal commitment to lead a healthier lifestyle, Commissioner Keith Merritt will walk with Lakeland residents around the parks and lakes of our City. Twice a month Commissioner Merritt will meet up with walkers at a destination for a brisk walk. No timers, No medals, just an opportunity to get up, get out and start walking. All ages and fitness abilities welcome.  

http://www.lakelandgov.net/walklkld.aspx

 

Join fellow members for a special night of networking on Thursday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Pilot Bank! 
  • Share business cards!
  • Meet new contacts!
  • Reconnect with fellow members!

 **Music**Giveaways**Drinks**

 

 

 

 

 

 



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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon brunch and speaker - registration and fee 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum Open House - no admission charge

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Victoria de Lissovoy and her Jazz Quintet return to the Gardens for a memorable performance of Ballads, Blues & Broadway inside the Visitor Center August 23! Individual concert tickets are $20 ($18 members) or add the dinner option for $20 more.

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Join CareerSource Polk as they Take Flight for the 2014 Annual Meeting and Best Places to Work Awards. Sponsored by Wells Fargo, this event will feature keynote speaker General Manager of the soon to open Amazon distribution center in Lakeland, Christopher Monnot. Local companies with unique forward-looking philosophies and those who have taken the lead in developing exceptional workplaces to improve the quality of life for workers and their families will be recognized at the event with the 11th annual Best Places to Work Awards. Registration opens July 7th on www.careersourcepolk.com.

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The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Assistance Center invite you to the latest in the "Boost Your Business" seminar series.

Marketing is a key consideration for any new or existing business. Perhaps your company is just a concept... Or your existing business could use some direction... The expert panel at August's Boost Your Business" seminar is here to help.

This seminar is designed to identify answers to some of the most difficult questions about marketing:
- Aspects of a brand its more than a logo
- How to create a brand-development plan
- Priorities as a start-up what comes first, what can wait
- When to outsource, when you can do it yourself

Registration for this seminar is $15 and includes light refreshments. Seating is limited.

To reserve your space, click the "REGISTER" link above.



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228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, FL (City Hal (map)

Lakeland City Commission Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of every month. Meetings begin at 9:00 AM and take place inside the Commissioner Chambers at City Hall, located at 219 N. Massachusetts Ave. Meetings are televised and air on Brighthouse Networks Channel 615 and Verizon FiOS Channel 43.  View Agendas

City Hall - 228 S. Massachusetts Ave. Lakeland, F (map)

The Utility Committee serves as an advisory board to the Mayor & City Commission and is responsible for the review of Lakeland Electric financial and operational reports, fuel cost recovery, rate structures, contracts, programs and departmental initiatives. Utility Committee Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  Meetings begin at 1PM in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall located at 228 S. Massachusetts Ave.

121 S. Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 - Lake Mirror (map)

As part of a personal commitment to lead a healthier lifestyle, Commissioner Keith Merritt will walk with Lakeland residents around the parks and lakes of our City. Twice a month Commissioner Merritt will meet up with walkers at a destination for a brisk walk. No timers, No medals, just an opportunity to get up, get out and start walking. All ages and fitness abilities welcome.  

http://www.lakelandgov.net/walklkld.aspx

 

219 N Massachusetts Ave - Lakeland Police Department (map)

Lakeland Police Department’s Chief’s Chat will be held on the first Monday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Lakeland Police Department, located at 219 N Massachusetts Avenue.