TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Missions Wednesday
Calvary First Assembly of Haines City, Florida – Joe and Natalie Barnoske with Youth Alive Ministries will be speaking to the Youth and Adults for our Wednesday Night service. It's a wonderful opportunity to invite young people in your family and neighborhood to hear what the Lord has placed on their hearts to share with our congregation.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 11:00 AM
Lake Maude Recreational Site Groundbreaking
City of Winter Haven, FL (City Gov't.) – The City of Winter Haven would cordially like to invite you to attend the Lake Maude Recreation Site Groundbreaking, Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. This celebration will recognize the beginning of the Phase I Construction of this new complex. LOCATION The Lake Maude Groundbreaking will be held at the Lake Maude Recreational build site which is located on Avenue O & 7th Street Northeast. This is located across the street from the Lake Maude Nature Park. PARKING Parking is free and will available at the location site. Please look for the parking signs to direct you to the correct location. There will also be parking available at the Lake Maude Nature Park. INFORMATION If you have any questions or need more information please call (863) 291-5656
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 - Feb 1 @ 3:00 PM
Living with Alzheimer's for Middle Stage Caregivers
Alzheimer's Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter – In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. The first day we will also go over the basics of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Refreshments provided by Brookdale Senior Living. Please RSVP to 800-272.3900
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM
Fun Bike Center At ACE CAFE Bike Night
Fun Bike Center Motorsports – Bike Night at ACE CAFE ORLANDO, Save the date, Fun Bike Center will be displaying their top line of motorcycles at Ace Cafe. Best Bike Night in Orlando. You surely do not want to miss out! Join the fun!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM
Lakeland 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's Wrap Up Party
Alzheimer's Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter – Awards ceremony and horderves. Help us celebrate our 2017 volunteers, sponsors and fundraisers. RSVP: Kim Brownstein 614-332-6740
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
2018 MLK Oratorical Youth Contest
City of Lakeland, FL - Government – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a hero to many people. Find out how his legacy inspires the hero inside of these Oratorical Youth Contest participants! The MLK Oratorical Commission of Lakeland invites you to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Youth Contest on Thursday, January 18th at the New Mr. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. CALL FOR ORATORICAL PAPERS We would like to invite Lakeland-area youth to participate in this year's Oratorical! DEADLINE Deadline for Oratorical papers via email is January 5, 2018. Final Email Copy: January 15, 2018 There will be a mandatory meeting with the MLK Oratorical Committee at 7 PM on January 11, 2018 at Family Fundamentals (1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33805). CONTACT Cora Rankins coralynne@msn.com 863.934.8699
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
The King's Brass in Concert
Hope Presbyterian Church – This is a concert you do NOT want to miss! The King's Brass will be playing at Hope Church on THURSDAY evening, January 18, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. It's FREE admission to all, and you are ALL invited to attend! Invite your friends... this is going to be an AMAZING evening of spectacular music!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 8:00 PM
Chicago The Musical
RP Funding Center – There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history. CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. And now it’s coming to your town! Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - May 25 @ 8:00 AM
Breadbasket Ministry
Calvary First Assembly of Haines City, Florida – Bread Basket Ministry gives away free bread and pastries every Friday morning.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 5:00 PM
Winter Haven Arbor Day Celebration
City of Winter Haven, FL (City Gov't.) – The City of Winter Haven, FL (City Gov't.) Natural Resources Division and Urban Forestry Advisory Board in conjunction with UF IFAS Extension Polk County are hosting an Arbor Day Celebration in honor of Florida Arbor Day. Displays and demonstrations concerning the importance of trees in urban areas, proper selection, as well as planting and care of trees will be set up to educate event participants. As part of this educational event, trees will be given away to the first 150 participating households. To “earn” a tree participants will be required to visit at least 3 displays to ensure they are learning about the tree they are being given, and how to care for it properly. UF/IFAS Extension agents and Polk County Master Gardeners will help with the education and demonstration components of the event as well as the County Forester available on site to answer participant questions. As a response to Hurricane Irma's damage to the urban forest, all three tree species chosen for the giveaway have "Highest" or "Medium-High" wind resistance on a 4-point scale, according to UF/IFAS research (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FR/FR17300.pdf). Other factors that went into our species selection include: - status as a native species - variety in mature sizes - wildlife benefit - desirability as an urban tree Funding was provided by Florida Forest Service? to support this event.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Yolanda Sanchez Exhibition Opening Reception
Melvin Art Gallery - Florida Southern College – Presences: New Work by Yolanda Sánchez January 19 to February 23, 2018 Through colorful passages of fluttering brushstrokes, Yolanda Sánchez translates the sensory experiences and transience of nature onto canvas and paper. Inspired by her investigations of the underlying power of eastern philosophy and art, Sánchez’s diaphanous, gestural forms encourage the eye to twirl and rest with each mark, evoking her training in dance and calligraphy. Through Sánchez’s energetic use of line and color, viewers to this exhibition will discover their own moments of inspiration. Opening Reception: Friday, January 19 at 7:00 PM
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 9:00 PM
Friday Night Comedy with Chris Gorges & Kojo Prince
Lakeland, Florida - 863area – Friday Night Comedy Nights at Winners Circle South Seating 8pm / Show 9pm-11pm General Admission: $10.00 Front Row Table: $15.00 2 item minimum purchase, 18+ Walk-ins Welcome, RSVP Preferred (863) 644-9464 Post Show Karaoke with host Dr. Vern UPCOMING COMEDY LINEUPS: @ Winners Circle: Fri. Jan. 19th - Chris Gorges & Kojo Prince Fri. Jan. 26th - Adam Murray Fri. Feb. 2nd - Bull & Johnny Hobbs Fri. Feb. 9th - Devin Siebold & Mike Pantzer Fri. Feb. 16th - Al Romero & Jeff Zenisek Fri. Feb. 23rd - Spanky Brown & A.Z. Fri. Mar. 2nd - Billy Ray Bauer & Michael Murillo Fri. Mar. 9th - Norm Stulz & Josh Cocks Fri. Mar. 16th - Jersey the "Haitian Sensation & Steve Lazlow Fri. Mar. 23rd - TBA & Chris Z! Fri. Mar. 30th - Nat Baimel & TBA
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 21 @ 9:00 AM
Original Lakeland Gun Show
RP Funding Center – Our shows have vendors with over 500 display tables of modern, antique and military weapons, guns, blades and so much more. Convenient opportunities to buy, sell, or trade at the largest arms show in the Southeast. Free appraisals are also available.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 10:00 AM
Know the 10 Signs
Alzheimer's Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter – The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this interactive workshop to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. No RSVP required. For more information call 800-272-3900. At the gate call 863-665-1725 (this will buzz the office who will open the gate). Program in the West side Rec Hall.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM
Monthly Architectural Tour
Polk County History Center – Join us for a family friendly architectural tour of the History Center and learn more about neoclassical architecture, the construction of the building and the stories behind the iconic Old Polk County Courthouse. The architectural tour is on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 1:00 PM
HeartMath® The Resilience Advantage
Inside Out Yoga – Kelly Andrews, Certified HeartMath® Trainer, Holistic Stress Management Coach, Yoga Instructor and Wellness Coach & Consultant is excited to return to the Inside Out Yoga Studio to once again present HeartMath's® Resilience Advantage program focusing on Personal Resilience. How well do you adapt to stress? Do you find you are exhausted at the end of the day with no energy left to do the things that truly fulfill you? The HeartMath® approach to personal resilience is a life changing coaching process that will help you identify the things in life that drain you as well as fill you. Learn to breathing techniques and self-regulation skills that will build your intuitive skills by connecting more fully through your heart. HeartMath® research proves we have the ability to shift our surroundings based on our personal coherence levels. When we are "in sync" and aligned, not only do we feel more connected to self but also to others. This helps us in communication with friends, family and co-workers. Come join us as we learn how to Raise the Vibe! Kelly Andrews will support you in your journey to a New Way of Being. . . one that creates health & happiness. $45 Self care investment.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM
Duke's Brewhouse 3 Year Anniversary Party
Duke's Brewhouse – Join us Saturday, January 20th at Duke's Brewhouse in Plant City for our 3 Year Anniversary Party. Live music by Eli T. Mosley Complimentary buffet from 9 pm to 11 pm $5 Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey $4 Fireball Whisky $3 Three Olives Vodka Duke's Brewhouse 2212 James L. Redman Parkway Plant City, FL 33563 (813) 752-2700 www.DukesBrewhouse.com We are conveniently located in the Publix Walden Woods Shopping Center.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM
Missions Banquet
Calvary First Assembly of Haines City, Florida – We will be having a potluck, so bring an International dish to share. Joining us as our guest speaker will be Chaplain Brad Godding, an Assemblies of God chaplain stationed at Ft Jackson, SC. Our youth and children will be performing a hula in honor of Hawaiian and Polynesian nations.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM
The Belly-Laughs & BBQ Show
Out of the Box Improv – Family-friendly improv comedy and the best bar-b-q in town!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 21 @ 8:00 PM
UFC 220 at Duke's Brewhouse (NO COVER)
Duke's Brewhouse – Join us Saturday, January 20th for UFC 220 Never a cover Duke's Brewhouse 2212 James L. Redman Parkway Plant City, Florida 33563 (813) 752-2700 http://dukesbrewhouse.com/ We are conveniently located inside the Publix Walden Woods shopping center.