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09/25/17
 -10/25/17
LRC's ACT Prep

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).
 

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09/25/17
 -10/30/17
LRC's Study Habits of Successful Students

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.
 

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10/26/17
Crickette Club Fall Parade & Carnival

Crickette Club's 75 Annual Parade and Carnival is coming up and is one of the biggest events of the year in Bartow! You won't want to miss the fun parade that travels from First Avenue to Main Street to Broadway Avenue and then to Mosaic Park! At the park, you'll enjoy the Crickette Club Fall Carnival with fun, games, prizes and excitement. If you'd like to find out more, visit www.crickettes.org. You may even sign up to have a float in the parade at the Crickette site. See you then!

11/03/17
A-C-T Chili Cook Off for United Way

It's time for A-C-T's 8th Annual Chili Cook-off to benefit the United Way of Central Florida!! Enter your own awesome chili to see if you can earn this year's bragging rights!
All you can eat chili and fixin's for $10.00. All money raised goes to United Way of Central Florida. Stop by, eat some great chili and say hi! #ACTChili
Ready to enter your chili, purchase tickets or need more information? Call 863-533-2000 x603 or email Chili2@A-C-T.com

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11/06/17
Achievement Academy's Big CUP Golf Tournament

Registration and lunch begin at 12:00 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Banquet and awards following play. We all know that a little help makes a big difference.  With a little help from you through tournament play or sponsorship, you too can make a big difference in the life of a child with special needs.

The Achievement Academy serves children from birth through age five with various developmental delays and disabilities.  

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11/06/17
 -12/11/17
LRC's College Success Planning

The Learning Resource Center's College Success Planning course provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 9-12 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. The course offers small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.

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11/08/17
Inaugural Early Learning Coalition Gala

A fundraising event to help the children and families of Polk County. 

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11/11/17
 -11/12/17
Veteran's Barbecue Under the Big Top

Polk County is home to over 54,000 veterans.  We invite all area veterans and active military personnel to join us for two big days of live entertainment and a free barbecue feast prepared under the big top.

We can’t say thank you enough for your service.


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12/01/17
Central Florida Health Expo

The Central Florida Health Expo is the area’s premier event for health-conscious adults.  The event will be held at International Market World Flea and Farmers Market in Auburndale. The market comes alive on Fridays as shoppers stroll through one of the area’s largest farm fresh produce markets, enjoy live entertainment and experience the market’s vibrant atmosphere.  This event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome!


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12/09/17
Bartow's Unity Day Festival

Part of the Community Relations Committee's Bartow Multicultural Initiative, the Unity Day Festival is a Citywide celebration, free to the public, to be held at Mosaic Park and Bandshell from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Community groups perform live music; also available: ethnic foods, games, barbecue vendors and Lots of Fun will be featured.

WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
VENDOR FORMS and ENTERTAINER APPLICATIONS available.

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02/03/18
Yellow Jacket Stomp Adventure Run VI

Bartow Rotary Clubs present Yellow Jacket Stomp Adventure Run VI

The 6th annual Yellow Jacket Stomp Adventure Run will be held in Mosaic and Mary Holland Parks at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  The course is run over a combination of grass, paved streets and walking paths.  Various obstacles will be arranged to challenge the runners on their way around the course.
The registration, start, finish and awards ceremony will be held in Mosaic Park at 2250 South Floral Avenue in Bartow, one block north of the Bartow Civic Center. 
The fees are $20 for runners ages 16 and up/ and $15 for runners ages 15 and under.
Anyone who has any questions may contact Steve Githens at 863-529-8679.

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02/09/18
Central Florida Health Expo

The Central Florida Health Expo is the area’s premier event for health-conscious adults.  The event will be held at International Market World Flea and Farmers Market in Auburndale. The market comes alive on Fridays as shoppers stroll through one of the area’s largest farm fresh produce markets, enjoy live entertainment and experience the market’s vibrant atmosphere.  This event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome!


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02/17/18
LRC's For the Love of Learning 2018

For over 40 years, the Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc., as a non-profit supplemental education agency, has addressed the academic needs throughout Polk County by providing one-to-one tutoring services to children and adults, small group instruction for remediation and enrichment, and the flexibility to offer quality programs to help all students maximize their learning potential.

For the Love…of Learning is an annual benefit held in February to raise scholarship funds for students enrolled in LRC programs.

Preparation for the fundraiser begins each fall. We are always seeking generous sponsors, donations and volunteers for the event. If you are interested in assisting with this event, please contact LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven at PamelaC@LRCPolk.com.

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05/09/18
2018 Just Say No Parade & Rally

Dear Friends:
Committee Members are making plans again for “JUST SAY NO” Week, May 7-13, 2018.

This special week will be highlighted by Bartow’s 28th Annual March and Rally. Planned activities will begin on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. with a parade in Downtown Bartow that ends with a rally at the Bartow High School Gymnasium.
ALL MAIN STREET BUSINESS PEOPLE and BARTOW COMMUNITY PEOPLE - PLEASE COME OUT TO CHEER ON THE 5th GRADERS TO JUST SAY NO!

The City of Bartow along with the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, City of Fort Meade, City of Eagle Lake, and area schools, which include Alturas, Anna Woodbury, Bartow Elementary Academy, Eagle Lake, First Methodist School, Floral Avenue, Gibbons Street, Highland City, Spessard Holland Elementary, Stephens, and Wahneta will participate in the event.

THIS IS A COMMUNITY-BASED PUBLIC EDUCATION EFFORT DESIGNED TO SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SAY NO TO DRUGS.

We welcome your involvement. Donations are needed to fund our programs. Funds are used toward the guest speaker at the rally, specialty items, awards, trophies, refreshments and to help offset the expense of providing T-shirts bearing the “JUST SAY NO” message to all 5th graders.

To make a donation, please send a check to:
(Make checks payable to “Just Say No”)

CenterState Bank
ATTN: Anita Stasiak
1375 N. Broadway Ave.
Bartow, Florida 33830

Thank you for your consideration to help support this struggle against drugs.
Sincerely,
W. Ernest Cooper
“Just Say No” Chairman

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