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06/11/18
 -07/03/18
Camp READY! Bartow

The Learning Resource Center's Camp READY! summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success over four weeks. 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. The cost of the program for the entire month is just $25.

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06/23/18
Eclectic Mess Community Market

Eclectic Mess Community Market at Asbury United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. A sale of anything and everything: crafts, baked goods, hot dog lunch, beverages, flea market, jewelry, homemade jams, popcorn, surprises! Some of your favorite Bartow Farmer and Community Market vendors plan to be there, too. Find that perfect something you can’t live without! 1650 S. Jackson Ave., Bartow. Next to Summerlin Academy and across from Bartow Middle School.

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07/02/18
 -07/27/18
Camp READY! All Saints Academy

The Learning Resource Center's Camp READY! summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success over four weeks. 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.
 

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07/12/18
Central Florida Healthcare Job Fair

Looking for a career in healthcare? 

Whether you're ready to get your career started or a seasoned professional. plan to attend the 

Central Florida Healthcare Job Fair

Thursday, July 12
10 am to 2 pm


Auburndale Community Center
405 Bennett Street
Auburndale, FL 33823

 

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08/02/18
KIWANIS CLUB CRYIN' TOWEL IS AUGUST 2nd

Kiwanis Club Cryin’ Towel Kicks Off Football Season
The Bartow Kiwanis Club’s event, the Cryin' Towel, Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m., kicks off the community football season.

The annual event features a "tailgate party"-like reception that includes sausage appetizers and freshly-boiled corn on the cob.

"Kickoff" (dinner) starts 7:00 p.m. and features a Texas Cattle Company steak with baked potato and side dish.

The program, in which area high school football coaches “cry" about how awful their teams are, begins at 7:30 p.m.  Door prizes, a drawing, free beer as well as a cash bar are featured at this fun event. Come hear the “blubbering” coaches and cheer for your favorite teams, all for only $50 per person (must be 21 and older).

The event takes place at the Bartow Civic Center. Tickets are available by contacting Frank Johnson at (863) 899-9220. This fundraiser benefits the many Kiwanis Club charitable projects.
 

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08/14/18
Grand Opening for Se7en Wetlands and Geocache

Trek Ten Trails Announcement

GRAND OPENING OF

SE7EN WETLANDS PARK

 
 

WHAT:        SE7EN WETLANDS PARK GRAND OPENING

WHEN:           SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 - 10:00AM – 12:00PM

NO PETS, NO BICYCLES

WHERE:  ENTER THROUGH LOYCE HARPE PARK
                        500 W. CARTER ROAD, MULBERRY, FL 33860

 PARK HOURS ARE:
MONDAY – SUNDAY

7:00AM TILL 5:30PM

GPS COORDINATES FOR PARK ENTRANCE:

N 27° 56.08 W 081°57.891”
Follow signs to Se7en Wetlands parking area   
 
TREK TEN CACHE COORDINATES:

N 27° 55.386 W 081° 56.466” 
 
FIND THE CACHE WITHOUT GPS:

From the parking area, head to the Gopher Tortoise Gate and educational kiosk at the trailhead. Take a photo of the trail map or load it to your phone with the QR Code on the kiosk. Follow the trail signs: 2A, 2B, 2D, 1A, 1B to the Influent at 1C.  You will see a large pine tree across the trail from the boardwalk.  The cache is at the base of the pine tree. HIKE IS APPROXIMATELY 3.0 MILES ROUND TRIP
 
THINGS TO SEE:

The park was once a portion of the Bonny Lake Mine, a phosphate mining operation that began in 1947. The mine closed in 1984 and a few years later was purchased by the City of Lakeland for use as a Wetland Treatment System.  Changes and upgrades to the site included changes to clay settling area berm elevations and slopes, installation of water control structures and pipes and the planting of wetland and upland vegetation.  The wetland treatment system became operational in 1987. The new park is part of a 1,600-acre area comprised of marshes, swamps, and open water lakes designed to help naturally clean already treated wastewater as it meanders through the retention areas. Once completely treated in the wetlands, the water is either released to the Alafia River or used by Tampa Electric’s Polk Power Station as a cooling agent. In addition to the treatment provided, the Wetland offers outstanding habitat for a diverse community of plant and animal species including birds, alligators, turtles, otters, bobcats, gopher tortoises and other animals.
 
BE PREPARED:

The trails have no shade, so wear a hat, sunscreen and protective clothing.  Carry plenty of water.  Drinking water is only available near the Gopher Tortoise and Wood Stork gates. Maintain a safe distance from alligators and other wildlife.
 
VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT JOINING FRIENDS OF THE PARKS, MAKING A DONATION, TREK TEN TRAILS AND DIRT DAY PROGRAMS: www.friendsoftheparks.net
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Marian Ryan at 863-207-5206 or marianryan@gmail.com

Copyright ©  2017  Friends of the Parks Foundation, All rights reserved.
* Grand Opening - Se7en Wetlands and Geocache 8/14/2018
  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
*

08/23/18
Central Florida Job Fair

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 
 

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11/16/18
MAGIC ON MAIN: Friday Fest Downtown Bartow

Experience the Magic of Bartow for the holidays with these two upcoming events!

Magic on Main
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bartow’s Main Street

Join us as we switch on the holiday lights along Bartow’s Main Street with entertainment, food and holiday festivities.

Bartow’s Magical Illumination Christmas Parade
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Main Street/Broadway

Get in the spirit with one of Polk County’s best holiday parades as it winds down Broadway Avenue and Main Street. Get there early and claim your seat! You won’t
want to miss a single float!

FOR MORE INFO, CALL 863-519-0508 OR
VISIT WWW.MAINSTREETBARTOWFL.COM

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12/07/18
Main Street Bartow's Light Up Bartow Parade

One of the County's favorite Christmas parades! Bartow's Christmas parade features lots of floats, Bartow High School Band and . . . SANTA! Be sure to stake out your spot early and join us for one of Bartow's most popular events. See you at 6:00 p.m. The parade begins at Mosaic Park and ends at First Avenue in Bartow.

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