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Cookie Decorating Class with J’aime Cakes, LLC 

Several beginning and advanced classes offered in May at Scout & Tag.  Learn everything you need to know to decorate a spring-themed cookie.  Included in this course will be one dozen baked cookies, royal icing in a variety of colors, tools for use during the class, recipes, and a box for transport home.  Register online at

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Top Gun R/C International Aircraft Competition 

May 1 - 5 in Lakeland at the Paradise Field on W Pipkin Rd. Non-stop R/C Flying at it’s Best! Huge Hobby Vendor Area! Major Team Demos at Noon Air Show. Open Pit Policy. Meet & mingles with 130 of the World’s greatest pilots.

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First Friday:  It Starts Here! 

May 3rd, 6-9pm  in downtown Lakeland celebrating Public Works Week and the City of Lakeland’s Public Works Department.  Learn more about various City departments and downtown 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.

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Kentucky Derby Day Party 

May 4, 3-8pm at Rocking H Ranch.  Enjoy mint juleps, buffet dinner by Frescos with traditional Derby fare.  Silent auction, racing games and a hat contest for ladies and gents. Feed the horses near the barn, and view the Kentucky Derby race LIVE on a big screen. Funds support Polk County programs to help seniors, prevent homelessness and hunger.  Purchase tickets at

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May 4, 7-10pm at Swan Brewing.  Celebrate the diversity of the band’s iconic album legacy including songs from Ummaguma, Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish you were here, Animals and The Wall.


Mayfaire by-the-Lake 

May 10 & 11. One of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Mayfaire is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Mayfaire is one of the largest and oldest outdoor art festivals in Central Florida and is on Sunshine Artist magazine’s prestigious “Best 200 Art Shows” list as number 20 in 2016. (863) 688-7743

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Girls Inc. “She Knows” Awards Luncheon 

May 16, 11:30am-1:30pm at the RP Funding Center.  Celebrate the mission of Girls Inc. and honor exceptional women who serve as positive role models for young women as evidenced by their personal and professional accomplishments and community spirit.   Purchase tickets online.

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“Tales from the Orlando Fringe” 

Rogue Stage and LKLD Live present two nights of award-winning story telling from some of the world’s best performers.  May 17th - Martin Dockery in “You Belong Here” and Timothy Mooney in “Breakneck Julius Caesar.”  May 23rd - Erika Kate MacDonald in “Evacuated!” and Paul Strickland in “90 Lies an Hour.”  7:30pm

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Fallen Heroes Memorial 5K 

May 18, 6am at the Lakeland Family YMCA.  A fun, family event showing support for local law enforcement and raising funds for the Lakeland Police Foundation. Also this year, a portion of the proceeds from the race will be used to support the Retired Police K-9 Care Program.  Register online


John McEuen 

May 25, 7pm at Gram Parsons Derry Down in Winter Haven.  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Founding member John McEuen & The String Wizards presents “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” An amazing multimedia show about the history of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band along with lots of favorite music and stories about the Circle Album.


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