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Dog Friendly Summer  

Bring your dog to Bok Tower Gardens!  Admission for dogs is $5 per animal per day. All dogs must remain on a leash. Every day in August.  More info at

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Do something special for yourself 

The year is half are those New Year’s resolutions going?  Join Honor Gym, a friendly, modern & cool place to workout starting at $39.99 a month.  Get in shape before the holidays this year.  You’ll look good and feel even better.  Childcare available.

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Whistle Stop Winter Haven 

August 2, 5:30-8pm at Nora Mayo Hall.  A political hob nob and BBQ designed to acquaint the community with those running for elected office. Enjoy live music. Tickets are $25 and include a BBQ dinner.

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Summer Fun Days August 4 & 11, 9am-5pm at Lake Wales Depot Museum.  Features object discovery, hands-on history tours, art projects, storytelling, fun snacks, special guest presentations, dress up activities, and more. 

863-676-1759 or visit

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Open Mic Night 

August 6, 6-9pm at Gram Parsons Derry Down.  Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome.  Perform up to 3 songs.

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Business Works 

August 7, 8:30am-3pm at Gram Parsons Derry Down.  Main Street Winter Haven hosts a workshop aimed to help you brush up on creative business trends with knowledgeable speakers.  $40 More info at

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Fine Art at the Magnolia 

August 18 & 19, Showcasing 17 artists from across the state in a beautiful 2-day Fine Art Show held inside the Historic Magnolia Building in downtown Lakeland.

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Slow Roll & Ski Show 

August 18, 5:30pm, meet at The Bike Shop of Winter Haven.   Ride through downtown, stop and watch the Cypress Gardens Ski Show, ride back to Grove Roots for a beer.  All ages, under 16 must wear a helmet.

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Kon Tiki Taco 

August 24, 7pm at Haus 820, Craft Tiki drinks by Cob & Pen, street tacos by Publix Cooking School and Music by DJ Jenks.  $25 in advance, $35 at the door.  (ages 21+)

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Polk Emerging Leaders Awards 

August 30, 6-8:30pm at the Bartow Civic Center.  A collaborative event of the three young professional groups in Polk County. Recognizes five young professionals between 21- 42 who have made significant contributions and commitment to the Polk County community.

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