Incorporating listings from the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce calendar.

Dan Signor at Federal Bar Lakeland
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:59 pm
John Frinzi @ Grove Roots
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm
We Three Strings @ Swan Brewing
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Knit One, Crochet Too!
Aug 20 @ 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.

Quick Books Training Class @ Lakeland Chamber Briefing Room- downstairs.
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This hands-on class covers the basics of QuickBooks Online including the various options for online subscriptions; features available; setting up your company, users, chart of accounts, products, and services; browser tips and shortcuts; navigating customers, vendors, and transactions; and using the bank feed. This is a basic introductory class.

Presented by Paul Picone, A Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Accredited Small Business Consultant and Enrolled Agent Business Tax Expert.

*All participants must bring their own laptop. Wi-fi is provided.

Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


EMERGE Serves is a program designed to provide comprehensive training for young professionals interested in community service. This 12-hour course will detail the fundamentals of effective board service. Program instructors are well-respected community leaders and nonprofit agency directors from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions.

To ensure the best possible learning experience, class size will be limited to no more than 20 participants. The program is only open to members of EMERGE Lakeland.


EMERGE Serves graduates will be asked during the last program to complete Service Resumes that detail life and work experiences and community service areas of interest. These resumes will be used to match agencies and volunteers for board service opportunities.

Interested in participating?

Complete the application and email to Sarah Betzer at or mail to EMERGE Lakeland, PO Box 3607, Lakeland, FL 33802-3607.

EMERGE Serves Application 2018.docx

Looking to Buy a Home?
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Attend our free 1 hour workshop and learn the basics to get started! Our home loan experts will go over: – Why it may be the best time to purchase – Types of home loans – First time home buyers – No down payment programs and how to qualify – What you can expect to need for a down payment – What closing costs are – The pre-approval process and how it helps you find the right house

Central Florida SCORE Workshop “Fast, Easy, Legally-Defensible Feedback”
Aug 22 @ 7:45 am – 9:30 am

Join J. Lenora Bresler, J.D., SPHR, ASC, as she teaches you how to effectively document the performance of your employees! Practice, and master a simple yet complete way to give and document both positive and constructive feedback. Never worry again about being perceived as “going after” after an employee. Tickets are only $10!

Ainisette Mayer @ Grove Roots
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Central Florida SCORE Workshop 7 Steps To Acquiring New Customers
Aug 23 @ 7:45 am – 9:30 am

Join Don Koehler, Founder & Chief Strategist of ACR Strategies, as he teaches you 7 steps to acquiring new customers! Don’s 35 plus years of marketing experience in new business development, research and sales enabled him to develop his innovative approach to acquiring new customers. Are you ready to grow your business? Tickets are only $10!

Central Florida Job Fair
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please Join Us for the Central Florida Job Fair Meet with some the area’s top employers looking to fill positions at the Central Florida Job Fair. Date and Time: Thursday, August 23rd from 10 AM to 2 PM Location: Ramada by Wyndham Lakeland, 3260 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33805 If you are a dedicated individual seeking a fulfilling career we urge you to attend this event. Career opportunities: Agribusiness Tourism Logistics, Supply Chain & Distribution Medical Services Light Manufacturing Education Several representatives from area technical and trade schools will also be available to discuss education and career opportunities Free Attendance No Attendee Registration Required Free Parking For more information or to reserve booth space contact Juanita Halter (863)248-7537 Event website: Central Florida Media Group 56 Fourth Street NW, Suite 100 Winter Haven, Fla. 33881

We Three Strings @ Grove Roots
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Free Retirement Income Planning Seminar
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Have You Planned For Your Retirement? This free seminar is for designed just for you and will be held at the South Lakeland Community Financial Center. In this seminar we will cover the basics for Retirement Income Planning in just 1 hour. There will also be 1 on 1 opportunities following the seminar! Our seminar will cover the items below: How to plan for when your retirement will start, how long it will last, and the retirement lifestyle you want, steps to estimate the amount of money you’ll need in retirement to meet your goals, how to supplement fixed income sources such as Social Security and an employer pension with your retirement. Please RSVP today to reserve your seat!

John Frinzi @ Frescos
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Dan Signor @ Molly’s
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ray Lewis HOF Weekend in Lakeland, FL
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration for the Ray Lewis HOF Weekend in Lakeland, FL Celebrity Golf Tournament is available until August 6. The event on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Cleveland Heights Golf and Country Club will feature celebrity guests such as Ed Reed, Gary Sheffield, Warren Sapp, and Cecil Fielder, and more celebrities to come!

Jon Corneal and His Compadres at Hillcrest Coffee
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Bobby James @ Grove Roots
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Kon Tiki Taco
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This Tiki Event will take place Friday August 24th at Haus 820.Guests will enjoy an assortment of hand crafted Tiki cocktails by Cob & Pen, local beer from Swan Brewing, tasty paciidc tacos by Publix Aprons. Dance the night away with our DJ or chill with a cold craft Tiki drink or watch endless Summer and sponge Bob Episodes.Get your phot made in our VW photo Van by Wild Hearts. coffee drinks fron Concord coffee and more..

Mr. Handsome, Chaff, Highway Advisory Radio at Hillcrest Coffee
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Patricia Kenoly at Red Door Lakeland
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CMPNY of ANMLS headlines Psychedelic Odyssey at LkldLive
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

LkldLive and Heavy Hitter present a Psychedelic Odyssey Into the Heart of Sound. CMPNY of ANMLS makes its Lakeland debut. Performances by:

CMPNY of ANMLS @ 10 pm
Mr.Handsome @ 9 pm

Doors open at 7:30 pm.
Show starts at 8:00 pm.

Tickets: $5 presale / $7 at door

Gus Palas and Jeff McNiven Open Mic at La La LAND
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dan Signor @ Frescos
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Belk Charity Day
Aug 25 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

For the first time, Belk is offering a summer charity sale. Your $5 Charity Sale ticket supports local organizations and schools Take $5 off you first purchase. Save on rarely discounted designer brands! The first 100 customers in line will receive a gift card valued at $5 to $1500. Beauty freebies & offers

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