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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 12/5/2019


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 12/5/2019


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 12/5/2019


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 12/5/2019


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 12/5/2019


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


Lake Wales Arts Center Serves 80 Children at Summer Arts Camp

Eighty Lake Wales area young people got to explore their artistic selves during two-week summer camp programs sponsored by the Lake Wales Arts Council. The children, ages 7-13, had... — Updated 8/7/2019


Silly Socks Saturdays Enjoys Successful Event

Supporters of Silly Socks Saturdays filled Cypress Lanes on July 27 for a fun day of bowling to raise funds to help make hospital visits better for area children and teens. High sch... — Updated 7/30/2019

 By Trey Heath    Lifestyles

Farmers Are Judged by Their Crops

Passion, drive, and follow through are items we don't always see today. To find them in one person is even less likely. Now, add strong Christian values, continually advocating for... — Updated 7/30/2019


July 16 Lecture on City Directories Helpful for Genealogical Research

Research and geneology historian Preston Petermeier will present "The Who, What, Where and Why: A Look at City Directories" from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Polk County... — Updated 7/12/2019


Expanded Mardi Gras Results in $8,000 for Community Projects

The Lake Wales Mardi Gras committee is celebrating its best year ever, with the expanded event resulting in $8,000 in donations for community projects. Committee Vice President Denn... — Updated 6/26/2019

 By Tina Peak    Lifestyles

LW Library June Art Exhibit by Alice Absolutely

Alice Absolutely is a self-taught artist positioning her work at the cusp of Abstract Emotionalism. She was born in Winter Haven and works now as Lake Wales Public Library's very... — Updated 6/19/2019


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