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.
SUMMER FUN FRIDAY FEST
Bartow’s next monthly Friday Fest to be held on Friday, June 15, from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M., along East Main Street and Central Avenue in downtown Bartow, will offer Super Family Summer Fun for the whole family. This street party, sponsored by Kelley Buick GMC, will feature the sounds of summer offered up by SLS Entertainment, as well a hula hoop contest, chalk art for the kids, and a Hawaiian shirt contest, with prizes for the winners. Food and drink will be available for purchase from vendors on the street and from the downtown restaurants. There will also be an open car cruise-in.
Friday Fest is held on the third Friday of every month and is hosted by Main Street Bartow, Inc., Bartow’s Community Redevelopment Agency, the City of Bartow, and Kelley Buick GMC. For more information, call 863-519-0508.
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.