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FIRST FRIDAY: DOG DAYS DOWNTOWN
Nov. 6, 6-9 pm. Shops and restaurants will be open late. Visit the Makers Market, featuring local artists and creators, on N Kentucky Ave and the Classy Car Show on Tennessee Ave. This is a family-friendly event held in the streets between Lemon Street and Oak Street along Kentucky and Tennessee Ave. Learn more at DowntownLKLD.com.
SPARKLES & SPURS
Nov. 7, 6 pm at Bunch Ranch, 4641 Hancock Ave. SE in Lakeland. Saddle up for an evening of fun, with precautions (social distancing, masks, auction housed online). They will deputize the guests, create a posse, and raise a bounty to fund vital research & support patient services. This is a premier gala for the American Cancer Society. More info on FB @cattlebaronsballpolk
Nov. 10, 6:30-11 pm at the Apple Lounge. Join Michael LuBecke for his 6th year hosting this open mic showcase where musicians hone their skills and get insight from experienced musicians. Performing this year is: Scott A. Hooker, David M. Brimer, Jim and Judy Taylor, Foley and Burns, The AM Duo, Iconic Opera & Tim Haggard. No cover charge.
THE ARCADIAN WILD
Nov. 15, 7 pm at Gram Parsons Derry Down. With roots running deep in formal vocal music and influenced by progressive bluegrass and folk artists, The Arcadian Wild explores a unique acoustic sound. Purchase tickets online in advance gpderrydown.com
FORE THE KIDS
Nov. 16 at noon, this is a combined golf tournament introducing an 18-hole, 3-par format at two locations – Lone Palm Golf Club & The Country Club of Winter Haven. Play with a chance to win prizes and a guaranteed $10,000 cash prize winner. Supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County. Bgcpolk.org
2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY KICK-OFF
Nov. 20, 6 pm at the RP Funding Center. Join the United Way President and City of Lakeland Deputy City Manager(s) and Employees. This event will have a storytime, coloring station, hot chocolate bar, reindeer food station, social distance photos with Santa, and more. Children will be able to write letters to Santa and mail them in a special mailbox. rpfundingcenter.com
Nov. 25 - Jan. 6, 5:30-10 pm. For six weeks, Downtown Winter Haven will be dazzling with lights as you ring in the season. Dine, shop, and enjoy a beautiful evening stroll with fun photo opportunities and surprises around every corner. You’ll be able to explore the magic of the lights at your own comfort level, whether you’d rather drive-through or walk around the heart of the city. mainstreetwh.com
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Sat. 28th. Created because small businesses are at the core of every successful city. This encourages people to bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. There’s never been a more important time to support our small businesses.
HINDSIGHT 2020: VIRTUAL ART EXHIBITION
The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College invited artists from across the Central Florida community to submit work produced since March 2020 that represents a diverse spectrum of perspectives, ideas, and reflections upon the transformative five months of our lives between March and August 2020. polkmuseumofart.org/hindsight2020