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Lake Wales Chorale Spring Semester Starts Jan. 13

People who love singing are invited to join voices for the spring semester of the Lake Wales Chorale. The first session with new director Dana Hofstrom of Warner University begins... — Updated 1/9/2020

 

Auditions Jan. 13-14 for Next Little Theatre Play - Super Freaks

Auditions for the March Lake Wales Little Theatre production of Super Freaks will be Jan. 13 and 14. Director Lesta Woods is looking to cast three men and three women in this fun... — Updated 1/9/2020

 

Learn About Gopher Tortoise, Landlord of the Upland, Jan. 9

The Sierra Club is hosting a presentation Jan. 9 about why the Gopher Tortoise is such an important, enigmatic species – landlord of the upland. Polly, the resident Gopher... — Updated 1/8/2020

 

Library Association Plans 10-Day United Kingdom Trip in September 2020

The Lake Wales Library Association is partnering with the renowned travel company, Collette, to present a vacation opportunity in the United Kingdom. This 10-day trip includes... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Fawn Germer    Lifestyles 

Clearing the Clutter - Take Small Steps

You don't lose fifty pounds in two weeks. You lose them one pound at a time. You don't begin a fitness regiment by running a marathon. You run a mile or two. So don't stare at the p... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Tina Peak    Lifestyles

Soup's On With Chef Warren Caterson at Library Jan. 7

How quickly things change. Just a few short years ago, restaurants were booming and cooking at home was something one watched on TV, but rarely attempted in real life. Then... — Updated 1/1/2020

 

Episcopal Church Christmas Pageant Dec. 15

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will present its 77th annual Christmas pageant at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. The pageant tells the story of the nativity and features many of... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

CenterPoint Church Christmas Festival Dec. 14

CenterPoint Community Church will hold its annual Christmas Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The church invites all families in the community to celebrate the... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

Festival of Wreaths Continues Through Dec. 12

Thirty-two colorful and unique wreaths remain on display at the Polk History Center in Bartow through Dec. 12. Local businesses, individuals and organizations donate them for the... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

Volunteers Needed for Invasive Plant Removal at Circle B

Volunteers are needed Dec. 11 and 18 to help remove the invasive species Caesar's weed at Circle B Bar Reserve. Bring your favorite pair of gloves, and some water, and plan to... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

Alligator Tours at Circle B Dec. 13 and 20

Circle B Bar Reserve volunteer guides on Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 will be taking visitors on a personalized tram tour through the marsh to view and learn more about alligators. The... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus at Visitor Information Center Dec. 7

Jolly old St. Nick and Mrs. Claus will take time out of their busy schedule to pay a visit to Central Florida's Visitor Information Center (CFVIC) in Davenport on Saturday, Dec. 7,... — Updated 12/5/2019

 

YMCA Hosts 5K Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

The Lake Wales Family YMCA will hold its annual 5K Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot leaving from 160 E. Park Ave. downtown. Pre-registration ended Nov. 24. Race day entry fee is $35... — Updated 11/27/2019

 

Water Management District Offers Holiday Water Saving Tips

The Southwest Florida Water Management District is offering six easy ways to prepare for your holiday meals and parties without running up your water bill. During the holidays,... — Updated 11/27/2019

 

Inaugural Fine Art Show on Display through Jan. 23

The Lake Wales Arts Council put out an all-call for artwork for its Inaugural Fine Art Show and Juried Competition received 124 submissions. Fifty works from Florida artists,... — Updated 11/14/2019

 

Toys for Tots Application Deadline Nov. 15

The U.S. Marines Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program of Polk County continues to accept family and non-profit applications for toys. The deadline is Nov. 15. In 2018, due to the gen... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

Find Bargains Nov. 2 Along 39-Mile Yard Sale

Sellers and buyers alike have a special opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Ridge Scenic Highway Scenic corridor Saturday, Nov. 2 while hunting for bargains along the 39-Mile... — Updated 11/4/2019

 

Foundation Gala to Raise Funds for B Street Community Center

The Green & Gold Foundation will host a Black & Gold Gala to raise funds to support the B Street Community Center. The Gala will include an enjoyable evening of dinner and... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

Aerospace Center Holding Contest to Design Plane Graphics

The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) in Lakeland is holding a contest to design the graphics and paint scheme for a modified Zenith 750, which will be named the "Spirit of... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

40+ Vendors Oct. 19 for Bok Tower Rootstock Plant and Garden Festival

Bok Tower Gardens will host its annual Rootstock Plant and Garden Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Admission is free, but there is a $10 parking fee for... — Updated 10/18/2019

 

Library Hosts Noted Chef Oct. 19

Just a few short years ago, restaurants were booming and cooking at home was something one watched on TV, but rarely attempted in real life. Then something shifted. Perhaps it was... — Updated 10/16/2019

 

Arts Center Classes Begin Sept. 16

The Lake Wales Arts Council is launching its 2019 Fall Semester education classes beginning Sept. 16. A variety of returning favorites and some new programs are scheduled for kids... — Updated 9/12/2019

 

Kayak Fishing Grows in Popularity

Kayak fishing is a growing sport and it's easy to see why. Kayaks are nimble, less expensive than most motorized boats and provide access to places even the best casts from land... — Updated 9/12/2019

 

History Center Offers Presentation on AncestryDNA

The Polk County History Center will host a program at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 about using Ancestry DNA for genealogical research. The workshop will be lead by Drew Smith, an associate... — Updated 8/27/2019

 

Library Hosts Cool Weather Vegetable Gardening Lunch and Learn Sept. 12

The Lake Wales Public Library's Lifelong Learning series continues in September, with a UF/IFAS Extension presentation, Cool Weather Vegetable Gardening. This program, presented by... — Updated 8/27/2019

 

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