Incorporating listings from the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce calendar.

Disruption and Conversation: Jerry N. Uelsmann, 50 Years in the Darkroom
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm

A retrospective of Jerry N. Uelsmann’s 50-year career in photography.

LRC’ Study Habits of Successful Students
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

The Learning Resource Center’s Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.

LRC’s ACT Prep
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm

Learning Resource Center’s ACT Preparation Course provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the ACT. This course provides: Small classes with highly trained teachers; Problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering ACT questions; Practice taking ACT exams; Emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the ACT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety. The full course will take place on Mondays (Math/Science) and Wednesdays (English/Reading) for four weeks as well as one Saturday (Writing).

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze
Oct 7 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm

Futch Entertainment presents the 6th annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze featuring a corn maze, pumpkins for sale, hayride, games and simply enjoying the great outdoors! We have BBQ, Cubans and some other great food on the menu. We also have strawberry shortcake, roasted corn, boiled peanuts, kettle corn, shaved ice, honey and more yummy delights. Our vendors are awesome with their Pumpkin painting, crafts, balloon artist, jewelry, etc. Vendors are independent and charge for their products. Please note that most vendors are cash only and no ATM on site.

Buckingham Terror Haunted House
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 11:00 pm

Scorched Remains – All Hallows Grieve

As night fell on All Hallows’ Eve 1937, the student body at Cinderwood Academy assembled for a night of mischief. Seemingly innocent pranks turned deadly, leaving behind only charred remains. Evil has continued to linger in the abandoned halls, luring new classes of anguished souls into the flames. This October, it’s time once again to trick or…

Harvest Holler Corn Maze
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Harvest Holler Corn Maze is family entertainment on a working family farm.

Alex Lopez Xpress at Music Munnday
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 11:59 pm

Music Munndays return in October 2017, bringing live music to Downtown Lakeland’s Munn Park during lunch hours. The Imperial Symphony Orchestra and Lakeland Downtown Development Authority partner to present the free concerts and offer another experience for people to enjoy Downtown.

The Music Munnday Lineup is:
10/2 Patty Kenoly
10/9 Shane Lawlor
10/16 Sumner Curtis
10/23 Alex Lopez Music and Xpress
10/30 ISO Musicians

Music Munnday concerts begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. In addition to live music, the LDDA encourages visitors to utilize the City’s enhanced WiFi access and provides board games and coloring pages for concert goers.

Bring a blanket or chair or enjoy one of the parks many benches and tables

Chair Yoga
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Chair Yoga from 3 pm to 4 pm every Monday, taught by Joyce Hasenzahl. This yoga session is a slower-paced class, focused on relaxation. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes (no shorts or tank tops).

Knit One, Crochet Too!
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us every Monday at 6:30 pm for Knit One, Crochet Too! in the Training Room at the Lakeland Public Library. Registration is not required and the club is open to all levels of experience.

Ribbon Cutting for Bee-Haven
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Bee-Haven!

Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Weekly gathering of woodcarvers at MacArthur Wellness Center, Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland.
Carving instruction is available and all ages are welcome.
Visit one of the weekly meetings or phone Jerry Heinicke at 863-603-9536 to learn more.

Big Orientation and Training
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

POLK COUNTY! Please join us on Saturday for an exciting orientation where you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of what it’s like being a Big and the role they play in helping area children in need.

Our mission here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is to provide children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that will change their lives for the better, forever. These information sessions for potential volunteers are a required part of the application process in order to become a Big. These sessions allow everyone to gain a better understanding of what it means to volunteer with BBBS and ask any questions about the process. Come out and bring any family or friends that might also be interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister!

Faith Without Fear Changes Everything: Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

All over the world, churches & communities are celebrating Reformation 500! October 31st marks the 500th Anniversary of one of the greatest religious & cultural transformations in Western society. Rebel monk, Martin Luther, nailed his 95 theses to a church door, sparking a debate that grew into the fire we now recognize as the Protestant Reformation. This movement rekindled a fervency for biblical truth that is carried on in many communities today. To commemorate this event, Geneva Classical Academy invites you to hear president of Reformation Bible College, chief academic officer for Ligonier Ministries, and Ligonier teaching fellow, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols speak on the Reformation, its leaders, and its influence today.

Q&A to Follow

Florida Philharmonia Orchestra at College Heights United Methodist Church
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

The theme is “light classics.”

Florida Philharmonia Orchestra Concert
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Live full-orchestra performance of classical and well-known light-classical pieces from waltzes to Bach and Brahms. Free admission.

Total Joint Replacement Pre-Operative Education Class
Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This class is designed to inform patients and their families about what to expect when considering elective total joint replacement surgery, from pre-operative preparation to post-hospital recuperation. The class is led by an interdisciplinary team of physical therapists, social services and orthopedic nurses. Topics include pain management, daily routine, ambulation, exercises and discharge planning.

Sm(ART) Business Symposium (AEP5)
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3-5pm.
Polk State Corporate College, Clear Springs Campus in Bartow
Don’t miss the Polk Arts Alliance Sm(ART) Business Symposium Economic Impact of the Arts!
This is the rescheduled abbreviated [post-Irma] edition of the original Symposium that was scheduled to take place on September 18. Please join us on October 25th.

2017 Lakeland Chamber Board of Directors Planning Retreat “Building for the Future”
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm



Dan Signor Project at Ybor Cigars @ Ybor Cigars
Oct 25 @ 9:30 pm – 11:59 pm
SCORE Workshop – Top 10 Tax Tips
Oct 26 @ 7:45 am – 9:30 am

Join Dr. John Stancil, CPA and Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Tax at Florida Southern College, as he helps you learn strategies to help save on your bottom line!

Tobacco Free Polk Meeting
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tobacco Free Polk is the Title Sponsor of the Lakeland Chamber Smoke Free Business Initiative and welcomes all Chamber members to attend their monthly meeting to address tobacco issues in regards to worksites, multi-unit housing, college campuses and retail point of sale.

Get The “Insider’s Secrets” To Microsoft Outlook @ Webinar
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Alltek Team Reveals Many Top Time Saving and Efficiency Increase Tips To Help You Use Microsoft Outlook Better.

Microsoft Outlook is a professional email and calendar program that’s been heavily used by businesses for over 15 years. It has had many iterations over the years, but with 2016, and its integration with Office 365, Microsoft has taken Outlook to the next level.

Today, small-to-medium sized businesses that couldn’t afford the enterprise-level application can now benefit from Outlook 2016.

Join Lakeland, Polk County and Central Florida’s top Microsoft partner, Alltek Services for this special “under the hood” look at Microsoft Outlook 2016.

Learn many of the top Outlook Tips used by the area’s top Information Technology consultants to save them countless hours throughout their day.

Don’t miss out!

This FREE online training will cover a range of key topics and features:

Creating a Signature

Managing your email/ folders

Organizing your Calendar

Importing Contacts

Permissions and Delegates

And much more!

Sweet Wars – A Dessert Bake-off to Benefit VISTE @ Lake Gibson Village 771 Carpenters Way Lakeland FL 33809
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Proceeds from this delicious and fun competition go to benefit VISTE- Volunteers in Service to the Elderly. Local senior facility chefs will compete for the best dessert at the 3rd Annual Sweet Wars benefiting VISTE. Sponsored by Lake Gibson Village, Vitas Healthcare, Senior Helpers, and Manor at Lake Morton, this event is not to be missed! Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at

75th Annual Crickette Club Parade & Carnival
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bartow’s favorite family tradition!

Food Trucks
New Games
Costume Contest for Store-Bought and Homemade
Crickette Club’s Famous Cake Walk

Much Much More!

Funky Soul Band at Leo’s Live
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join Funky Soul performing RnB, Soul, Motown & Rock favorites EARLY THURSDAYS at Leo’s Live!
5261 S. Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33813
Martini Night. From 6pm-10pm
$5 Martinis & $2 draft beer
After work Appetizers & social hour.
Leo’s Live! Is Lakeland’s newest hotspot and Live Music Venue.
Great stage, Non-Smokey atmosphere.
Very spacious, plenty of room to mingle & walk around, huge bar, separate room with 2 pool tables and dart board.
Clean restrooms.
Great live music venue.
Overall, Leo’s Live! is a very nice and welcomed addition to the Lakeland music scene.

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