Events

Incorporating listings from the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce calendar.

Jun
22
Thu
Summer Sizzle Special
Jun 22 – Sep 4 all-day

It’s a great time to become a resident at Lake Gibson Village. This summer, we are discounting our one bedroom apartments 10%. Hurry in for the best selection and start enjoying the carefree Lake Gibson Village lifestyle!

Call Laura Tenpenny at 863-815-6105 for more information and an appointment to tour.

*Promotion ends Labor Day

Jul
5
Wed
Camp READY! North Lakeland
Jul 5 @ 8:30 am – Jul 28 @ 11:30 am

READY! builds pre-reading skills while also providing a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development. On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of seven months from pre- to post-assessment. This camp will take place July 5-28, 2017, Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Family Fundamentals. To register, please visit LRCPolk.com/programs/camp-ready/.

Camp READY! South Lakeland
Jul 5 @ 8:30 am – Jul 28 @ 11:30 am

The Learning Resource Center?s successful Camp READY! summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success. Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN! With art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness centers, Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills while also providing a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development. On average, LRC?s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of seven months from pre- to post-assessment. This camp will take place July 5-28, 2017, Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at St. David?s Episcopal Church. To register, please visit LRCPolk.com/programs/camp-ready/.

Jul
14
Fri
Rock of Ages
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm

Get ready for the wildest theatrical experiences of your life, party with the musical that takes you back to 1987 on the Sunset Strip, where Drew, a boy from South Detroit falls for the small-town girl Sherrie. These two kids are chasing their dreams of stardom, but can they hold onto both their love for one another and achieve rock glory. Rock out to songs like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built this City,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Here I Go Again” and many more. Nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical

Jul
23
Sun
Rock of Ages
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get ready for the wildest theatrical experience of your life; party with the musical that takes you back to 1987 on the Sunset Strip where Drew, a boy from South Detroit, falls for the small-town girl Sherrie. These two kids are chasing their dreams of stardom, but can they hold onto both their love for one another and achieve rock glory? Rock out to songs like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built this City,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Here I Go Again” and many more. Nominated for 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. By Chris D’Arienzo Music & Lyrics by Various Rated: PG-13

Rebecca Folsom at Satya Life
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Singer/songwriter. Bio: http://rebeccafolsom.com/biography/
Tickets: $15 atsatyalife.com or (863) 802-YOGA

Jul
24
Mon
Early Learning Coalition of Polk County: Nod to Nonprofits Tour Series
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a free tour of the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County to witness firsthand the powerful impact this organization has on our community.

SAT Prep
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – Jul 27 @ 3:30 pm

SAT preparation course is designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the SAT. LRC’s Sat preparation course builds confident, successful students through an efficient and effective 23-hour course. Engaging in problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering Sat questions, Reinforcement of skills through interaction and review, building confidence and reducing test anxiety through test-taking strategies.

Knit One, Crochet Too!
Jul 24 @ 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.

Jul
25
Tue
Woodcarving
Jul 25 @ 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.

July Grief Series
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

July Grief Series: Meets 3 consecutive Tuesdays Jul 11, July 18 and July 25th (2017) Speaker: Rica Walker LMHC

Free Workshop for parents, Road to a Good Report Card
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

As you look back at last school year, do you find there are things your child needs to work on? Is there stress associated with your child’s academic performance? Have you defined your role in your child’s education?

In this workshop, we will discuss:

– The main reasons students experience school stress

– 12 tips to a successful school year including:

-setting goals

-defining your role

-establishing a homework routine

– 6 tips to help your child achieve year round success

Jul
26
Wed
Total Joint Replacement Pre-Operative Education Class
Jul 26 @ 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.

Brian Sutherland at Patio850
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Jul
27
Thu
Grief Support Group
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Cornerstone Hospice understands that we all grieve in our own unique way. This Grief Support Group is facilitated by a trained counselor who understands the grieving process and will help you on the journey of grief recovery and rebuilding your life. You do not need to grieve alone. Registration required. For more information, please contact: Cornerstone Hospice, 863-291-5560

Mindful Leadership with Emily Rogers
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Supported by a vast and growing body of research, mindfulness and mindful leadership is a much talked about trend among Fortune 500 visionaries and executives. Over the past decade, an increasing number of companies and organizations have discovered the advantages of incorporating mindfulness in their culture and professional development practices. Likewise, employers are also recognizing the how the arts stimulate creative thinking, problem solving, and team building. Emily Rogers, a business consultant, executive coach, and retreat leader, will lead a Mindful Leadership Workshop for our local professionals. Please join us as we learn ways to realize our full potential in purposeful, creative, and balanced ways within our galleries. Each time, the content and the exhibitions will differ, so you can be sure to walk away with fresh ideas and inspiration.

Pack the Bar with EMERGE!
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come enjoy complimentary appetizers and great craft beer with fellow EMERGE members! Non-members please join us and learn more about this amazing group of young professionals! Attendees will receive two free drink tickets, apps, a chance to win gift cards, plus a behind the scenes tour of the brewery. Two drink tickets are included, but a cash/credit bar is also available.

Directions from Lakeland: Travel west on Polk Parkway/FL-570. Take exit 1 for Clark Road and continue straight through two stoplights. Take a right on Southside Frontage Road and Brew Hub is located approximately 1 mile down on the right.

Direction from Tampa: Take I-4 to exit 25 for County Line Road. Take a right on N County Line Road and then your first left on to Southside Frontage Road. Brew Hub is located approximately 2 miles down on the right.

Directions from Orlando: Take I-4 to exit 25 for County Line Road. Take a right on N County Line Road and then your first left on to Southside Frontage Road. Brew Hub is located approximately 2 miles down on the right.

EMERGE Lakeland – Pack the Bar
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bill and Eli Perras at Hillcrest Coffee
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Sentimental Journeymen Barbershop Chorus Rehearsal
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rehearsals are every Thursday at 7:00 PM all year except when a major holiday occurs on Thursday.
The Sentimental Journeymen meet at St. John’s Methodist Church in Winter Haven.

AV Project at Posto 9
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Luke Wilmoth Solo Piano at Lakeland Loft
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
4X at Ybor Lounge Live
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

More details, visit: https://allevents.in/lakeland/447814692261721

Jul
28
Fri
8th Annual Polk County Vendor Day & Trade Show
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Polk County Vendor Day is a premier business forum in Central Florida. For the past eight years, businesses, nonprofits and governmental institutions from all areas of Central Florida have come together to discuss business ideas, challenges and solutions. The goal has always been to help ALL businesses become more profitable. The conference will be hosted on Friday, July 28, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Polk State College, Lakeland Campus in building LTB 1100. The Lakeland Campus is located at 3425 Winter Lake Road.

Join us for discussions on Growing your business, Acquiring Government Contracts, and Multimedia Marketing best practices. You can tailor your conference experience to address specific areas of interest. Learn and discuss with other companies, government agencies and W/MBE businesses.

Jon Corneal at Hillcrest Coffee
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

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