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This event offers something for everyone, and the unlimited beauty of nature is yours to discover. Participate in activities including birding, hiking, kayaking, butterfly and wildflower viewing, nature photography, star gazing and air boat tours. This nature weekend is packed with excursions led by area wildlife experts who have years of knowledge and passion about their fields of expertise. You’ll have exclusive access to some of Central Florida’s premier nature parks and reserves.
Excursions are planned at locations all across Polk County, including the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, Colt Creek State Park, The Avon Park Air Force Range and Disney Wilderness Preserve, to name just a few.
Transportation to the location of all activities is the responsibility of each participant.
NatureFest’s registration is easy and free this year; fees are only required for each excursion. Space on excursions is limited to ensure a quality experience for all participants, so sign up early! The maximum number of participants is noted in the details for each excursion. When the maximum number of participants is reached, registration for that excursion will close.
Finally a Radio Controlled Warbirds and Classics Event that embraces six decades of aviation.
Tickets just $10 at the gate includes parking and Pit Passes!
R/C Hobby Merchants, Exhibits, Daily Demos
Food, Fun and Non-Stop Action Daily
Motor Coaches OK, check web for info
The Polk County Sheriff's Office will host its 2014 Polk County Haunted Jail Tour
Donate $5.00 haunted jail tour $7.00 Child combo package
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. For the kids there will be trick or treating, face painting and more
Food and drinks will be available for sale
Proceeds to benefit the United Way of Central Florida
The 30th annual Munn Park Garden Extravaganza , presented by the Garden Club of Lakeland Inc., will be held on Saturday October 25, 2014, from 8am to 3pm . This event will be held in downtown Lakeland's beautiful Munn Park. There will be some NEW vendors as well as some of your favorite past vendors, over 50 vendors in all. They will be selling a variety of plants, flowers, trees and Garden Related Art. Master Gardeners will be there to answer your gardening questions and offer soil testing for $3.00. New plant introductions will be presented by Bill Koen. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. A FREE EVENT! For more information call Cheryl 863-370-4065.
Visitors will love the tractor pulled hayrides through the Ranch where they may see wild turkeys, hogs, deer, raccoons, cattle and yes, even the name sake, Sherman the Fox Squirrel. The maze is all new again this year and hopefully you can OUT FOX OUR SQUIRRELY MAZE!
We also have lots of beautiful pumpkins to choose from, lots of games to play such as, old fashioned horseshoes, badminton, volley ball, duck races, rope a steer, corn boxes, playground set and more.
We have unique vendors such as the Butterfly Experience where you enter an enclosure and see how many butterflies will land on your nose! We have the best Balloon Artist around, she can make just about anything, like cows, penguins, Arial and even the Hulk. Our vendors also offer Pumpkin Painting where you can customize your pumpkin, Honey, Jams, Jellies, Boiled Peanuts, Kettle Corn, Lemonade, Ice Cream, Sno Cones and much, much more. Our food vendors will also be offering hamburgers and hotdogs, fried pickles, and whatever else they can think to fry! (Maybe pork and brisket sandwiches as well) So bring your appetite.
Be sure to visit Squirrelys General Store for gift items and more and buy your shirt for braggin rights that you OUT FOXED OUR SQUIRRELY MAZE! Fox Squirrel Corn Maze is open October 3rd thru October 26th, Saturdays and Sundays only. Open 10 a.m. until gates close at 5 p.m. Guests are asked to exit the maze by 7 p.m.
Fridays are for pre-arranged groups and field trips, interested parties can contact the family thru their email, FutchEntertainment@comcast.net and visit their website, www.FoxSquirrelCornMaze.com for information on the event, and please like them on Facebook!
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Gandy Pool will transform into the infamous Green Swamp with frights lurking around every corner.
Swamp Nachos and other Swamp Snacks
$2 Per Person
Proper Swimwear is Required
The Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation has partnered with LEGOLAND Florida Water Park to create this outstanding offer for our members and the Lakeland community. And, the best part is, 100% of the ticket sales will benefit the Chamber Foundation, one of the greatest assets this Chamber has in serving the diverse needs of our community. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 that exists to support vital community and education initiatives, funding projects within organizations such as Lakeland Community Theatre and VISTE. (Membership investment does not fund the Foundation.)
The Water Park will open at 11 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Entry to the Water Park on October 26 is exclusive to Chamber Foundation ticket holders. Special parking instructions will be provided with ticket purchase. Parking is free for this event.
Tickets for this event are available for $5 each, cash or check only, at the Chamber offices, 35 Lake Morton Dr.
Hurry in! With a limited number of tickets available, they will sell fast!
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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
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.
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.
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.
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No charge to attend, but seating is limited!
Playing for Freedom!
The Warriors for Freedom Invitational supports the men and women that defend our freedoms through their services to our nation.
Each golfer receives gifts, a memorial tournament ball, and the honor of playing for those that protect freedom.
Registration Open at 11:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m.
$300 Four Person Team
$400 Team with Hole Sponsor
$75 for Individuals
For more information call 863.683.6504
We invite all runners, as well as walkers (and their dogs) to participate in our inaugural 5K. The event will be "chip timed". Participants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag. Awards will be given for Overall Male and Female, Male-Masters and Female-Masters. As well as age breakdowns. Race packets available for pickup on Friday, Nov 21st at FitNiche, Lakeside Village from 4-8PM.
*Cornerstone SALUTES! is our comprehensive hospice program respectfully celebrating veterans service to our country, at home and abroad, and providing care that recognizes the challenges unique to military families.
**Pet Peace of Mind assists hospice patients who own pets by funding pet food, litter and routine vaccines. The program also provides pet-loving volunteers to assist with dog walking and transportation to vet appointments plus visiting the pets owners at home, nursing facilities, hospitals, or wherever patients may be. Visit Lakeland Chamber for more...