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AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM: TREASURES FROM THE DAYWOOD COLLECTION

Throughout the month of August at the Polk Museum of Art. This exhibition features 41 rarely-seen paintings originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. This extraordinary and beautiful exhibition exemplifies how the support of patrons like the Daytons helped American Impressionists claim their niche in the art world. Polkmuseumofart.org


 

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TRIVIA THURSDAYS

Every Thursday from 7 pm-9 pm at Craft + Kitchen. This weekly trivia event is hosted by Triviosity Live Events. Questions are General Knowledge trivia unless otherwise announced. Prizes to the top three teams! C+K is Florida’s first independent beer bottle shop. They serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week and stock over 300 craft beers, imports, and ciders. FB @cklakeland


 

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SUMMER MARKET

The Winter Haven Farmers Market is every Saturday in August from 8am-11am. This pet-friendly market features a variety of artisan food vendors, plants, and a sprinkling of crafts. Enjoy live music and food trucks. Located across from Grove Roots in the parking lot of the BB&T Bank building on the NE corner of Third St. and Ave C SW in Downtown Winter Haven. winterhavenfarmersmarket.com


 

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FOOD TRUCK RALLY

Every month on the second Thursday from 6pm-9pm at Munn Park in Downtown Lakeland.  Pick up dinner from one of several food trucks and enjoy the charm of Downtown.  This is a pet-friendly event, perfect for the entire family! Make it a date night and grab a drink or dessert afterward. 


 

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KELLEY COLOPIETRO DUO 

Aug. 13, 7-10pm at Swan Brewing in Downtown Lakeland. Enjoy this Nashville-via-Pittsburgh traveling country/rock band. Enjoy the show with Swan’s locally-made craft beers. Cuban B’s will be bringing their creative burgers and bites for you beginning at 3 pm that day. Pet-friendly and family-friendly. beerskelleyjeannemusic.com


 

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BUFFALO SOLDIERS

Aug. 15, 3:30-5 pm join Platform Art at SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lakeland for a reception and program on the Buffalo Soldiers & Friends of Freedom public art sculpture. Subject experts share the history of the Spanish-American War and the Buffalo Soldiers who were stationed in Lakeland during 1898 for the military campaign to gain Cuba’s independence from Spain. Platformart.org


 

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THE POLK EMERGING LEADERS AWARDS

Aug. 19, 6-8:30 pm at the Bartow Civic Center. This is an annual collaborative event hosted by Polk County’s three young professional groups. The ceremony recognizes five young professionals between the ages of 21 and 42 making significant contributions to our community and who will continue to shape the future of Polk County. Purchase tickets in advance winterhavenchamber.com


 

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THE 5TH ANNUAL FINE ART AT THE MAGNOLIA

Aug. 21 & 22 in Downtown Lakeland at the beautiful Magnolia Building. This is a 2-day indoor Fine Art Show – open to the public – featuring works from 19 accomplished artists and craftsmen of Florida. The show will feature a variety of fine art mediums, including painting, sculpture, clay, fiber, jewelry, and drawings. facebook.com/FineArtMagnolia


 

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2021 ATHENA AWARDS 

Aug. 26, 6-8:30 pm at the RP Funding Center. The ATHENA Award supports, recognizes, and honors women leaders of Lakeland. The Presentation will honor women who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community, and forge paths of leadership. Purchase tickets in advance. 863-688-8551 Ext. 230 lakelandchamber.com


 

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SENIOR PAINT PARTY

Aug. 27 beginning at 1:30 at the Wabash Community Center. Polk County Parks & Recreation and Humana invite seniors 55 and older to enjoy a fun paint party experience. Participants will get an opportunity to create a canvas painting while enjoying light refreshments, prizes, and giveaways. Paint sessions are free, but pre-registration is required. To register please call (863) 284-4223.

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