PlanAhead: February 2021 — Your February Lakeland events calendar

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Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in the following events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.

Monday, February 1-Sunday, February 7

Monday | February 1

Learn
Flavors of the World | Mon., Feb. 1 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Recipes include shrimp tikka masala with jasmine rice + five spice apple fritters with green tea ice cream. 🍨

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., Feb. 1 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

TryThis
Trivia Mondays | Mon., Feb. 1 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Best team will win a party provided by the restaurant. 🎉

Tuesday | February 2

Learn
Hot & Spicy Comfort Foods | Tues., Feb. 2 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Recipes include Buffalo baked macaroni & cheese + pear, cardamom & roasted jalapeno hand pie. 🌶️

Show
Molly’s Musicians Showcase | Tues., Feb. 2 | 9 p.m. | Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub, 111 S. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Hosted by Gene Eanett. 🎶
Ballet Magnificat! – Hiding Place | Tues., Feb. 2 | 7 p.m. | Champions Church, 1801 Havendale Blvd. NW, Winter Haven | $10+ (Virtual and/or in-person) | A heroic performance ballet set in 1940s Netherlands. 💃

Wednesday | February 3

Civic
Public Forum Presented by Lakeland Electric | Wed., Feb. 3 | 6-8:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center – Lake Hollingsworth Ballroom, 701 W. Lime St | Free? | ABOUT 💡

Learn
Free Training Webinar | Wed., Feb. 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join via Zoom link. 💻

Network
Master Networks – Plant City | Wed., Feb. 3 | 12-1 p.m. | OnPoint CoWork Solutions, 1805 James L. Redman Pkwy. | Free | Meet + connect with other local business owners.

Thursday | February 4

Show
Buddy the Buddy Holly Story | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | Free | Featuring songs like “La Bamba” + “Chantilly Lace.” 🎙️

Civic
Neighborhood Association Coalition Quarterly Meeting | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 6 p.m. | City Hall, 228 S. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Topics discussed include problem-solving + consensus building. 🏢

Learn
Couple’s Cooking: Valentine’s Day | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $100 | Recipes include grilled shrimp cocktail with key lime aioli + chocolate flourless cake. 🍫

Active
Lake to Lake to Lake | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Hollis Garden, 702 E. Orange St. | PRICE | Walk from Lake Mirror to Lake Morton, to Lake Hollingsworth. 🚶

WaterCooler
SEU Softball vs Bryan College | Thurs., Feb. 4 | 1 p.m. + 3 p.m. (doubleheader) | SEU Softball Field, 1000 Longfellow Blvd. | Free | Southeastern University softball kick off the 2021 season. 🥎

Friday | February 5

Active
Ten Story Challenge | Fri. Feb. 5 | 2-4:30 p.m. | Lakeland Electric, 501 E Lemon St, Lakeland | $100 | Rappel off the Lakeland Electric building to help raise money for the Pace Center for Girls, Polk. 💡

Show
Show Biz 2021 Dance Competition | Fri., Feb. 5 | 4 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | Free | Includes free photo + video packages. 💃
Swan City Improv | Fri., Feb. 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Lkld Live, 202 N. Massachusetts Ave. | $10 | Bring the whole family for the best laughter in Lakeland. 🎤
Ryan McVeigh LIVE | Fri., Feb. 5 | 7-10 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free | Full drink and food menu available. 🍺

Dish
VIP Food & Wine Experience: Seafood Extravaganza Cocktail Reception | Fri., Feb. 5 | 6-7 p.m. |  Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $25 | Sample two red and two white wines paired with chef-inspired recipes. 🍷

TryThis
#StartupMoves Virtual Job Fair | Fri., Feb. 5 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Create an account online to participate. 💼

WaterCooler
BKFC Presents Knucklemania | Fri., Feb. 5 | 8 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $62+ | Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship presents a loaded card of men’s and women’s fights. 🤼

Saturday | February 6

ForKids
KiDz NiGhT OuT – ‘Mario Kart’ | Sat., Feb. 6 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Art Centric Studio, 1035 S. Florida Ave. | $25 | For kids ages 7+. 🕹️

Show
Rick Graham LIVE | Sat., Feb. 6 | 7-10 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free | Full food + drink menu available. 🍻

Civic
Household Hazardous Waste & End-of-Life Electronics Collection Event | Sat., Feb. 6 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | City of Lakeland’s Solid Waste Management, 605 Evelyn Ave. | Free | Acceptable materials include paint thinners, pool chemicals + wireless devices. 📱

Active
Holloway Half Marathon & 5K | Sat., Feb. 6 | 7:30 a.m. | Holloway Park, 2402 Holloway Park Dr. | $25+ | Half marathon finishers will receive a custom pint glass. 👟
Forever Amor Ambitiously Fit Event | Sat., Feb. 6 | 10 a.m. | Forever Amor, 1255 E. Main St. | Free | Event partnered with Abundant Believers Church Bartow + Prime Era Performance.
Yoga in the Park | Sat., Feb. 6 | 10-11 a.m. | McCall Park, 100 N. Collins St. | Free | Presented by Plant City Main St. 🧘
Color the Trail 5K: The Revenge of the Sasquatch | Sat., Feb. 6 | 7 a.m. | Bone Valley ATV Park, 10427 County Rd. 630 W, Mulberry | $15+ | Run this colorful 5K and you might even catch a glimpse of the Sasquatch. 👀

WaterCooler
SEU Men’s Basketball vs. College of Coastal Georgia | Sat., Feb. 6 | 7 p.m. | Sportsplex, Longfellow Blvd. | $3+ | All tickets must be purchased online + masks required. ⛹️

TryThis
Downtown Lake Wales History Walking Tour | Sat., Feb. 6 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S. Scenic Hwy. | Free | 90-minute tour highlighting historic architecture. 🏛️

ForPets
The Doggie Bag a Pet Boutique | Sat. Feb. 6 | 12:30-4 p.m. | The Doggie Bag a Pet Boutique, 1702 E. Edgewood Dr. | $175 | Provides anesthesia-free dog + cat dental cleanings. 🐱
Intermediate Dog Training | Sat., Feb. 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Dobbins Park, 514 Ariana St. | Free | 4 week-long courses. 🐕

Learn
It’s Cajun – Not Burnt! | Sat., Feb. 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include pan-seared rib-eye with garlic potatoes + bananas foster over buttermilk ice cream in a waffle cone. 🍦

Sunday | February 7

TryThis
Be Mine – Valentine’s Photo Session | Sun., Feb. 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | ADDRESS | Free | Sessions will be offered outdoors. 💗

ForKids
Big & Little Chef: Fun Fusion at Home | Sun., Feb. 7 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $75 | Recipes include Korean chicken meatballs + cheesy Italian sausage and rice baked casserole. 🍚

Monday, February 8-Sunday, February 14

Monday | February 8

Learn
Paramedic Candidate Training Program | Mon., Feb. 8 | 7 p.m. | Station 8, 126 Cottonwood Dr. | Free | Program consists of 10 days, 10 shifts + cognitive psychomotor testing. 🚑

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., Feb. 8 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

TryThis
Trivia Mondays | Mon., Feb. 8 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Best team will win a party provided by the restaurant. 🎉

FeaturedEvent
Love Going to the Movies? Claim 2 Free Tickets | Mon., Feb. 8-Fri., Feb. 12 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free | Receive two free movie passes when you spend $150 at any shops or restaurants at Lakeside Village. Simply present your receipts to DayDreams Day & Med Spa or Anna’s of Lakeland to claim your free movie passes.

Tuesday | February 9

Dish
Spirit Night | Tues., Feb. 9 | 4-7 p.m. | Gator’s Dockside, 5147 US Hwy 98 S. | Free | Portion of the sales will go to Floral Avenue Elementary. 🍽️ 

Learn
Kitchen Fundamentals: Pasta, Risotto & Gnocchi | Tues., Feb. 9 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Activities include making basic pasta dough + shrimp scampi risotto with asiago. 🍤

TryThis
Ribbon cutting for The Black Nine | Tues., Feb. 9 | 4-4:30 p.m. | The Black Nine Lakeland, 7331 US Hwy 98 N. | Free | RSVP required. ✂️

FeaturedEvent
Grab a lunch on us at Trinity Medical Group | Tuesdays, Feb. 9- Mar. 30 | 12-2 p.m. | 550 Pope Ave. NW, Winter Haven | Free | Trinity Medical Group is offering free, pre-packaged meals prepared according to COVID-19 safety measures, to seniors 65+ at their Winter Haven location every Tuesday through Mar. 30. RSVP at 863-949-8080. Limit one meal per person. 

 

Wednesday | February 10

Learn
Kitchen Fundamentals: Knife Skills | Wed., Feb. 10 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include hearty minestrone + strawberry trifle parfait with orange-mascarpone cream.🍴 

TryThis
Buzz’d Spelling Bee | Wed., Feb. 10 | 7:45-10 p.m. | Galaxy Bar Lakeland, 5153 US Hwy 98 N. | Free | With each round you pass you get a shot of either a beer or White Claw. 🐝
SwanCitySec Meetup | Wed., Feb. 10 | 5-9 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Mingle in a non-work, non-vendor environment. 🤝
February 2021 Auction | Wed., Feb. 10 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | StoreRight Self Storage – Lakeland, 1120 Kathleen Rd. | Prices vary | Sales are cash only. 💵

Active
Yoga at the Yard in Partnership with EWCF | Wed., Feb. 10 | 5:30-7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | $15 | Includes a drink ticket for the Yard on Mass’ bar. 🍸

Network
Master Networks | Wed., Feb. 10 | 12-1 p.m. | OnPoint CoWork Solutions, 1805 James L. Redman Pkwy. | Free | Meet + connect with other local business owners. 💼

FeaturedEvent
Welcome Wednesday Admissions Open House | Wed., Feb. 10 | RSVP for your time slot: 8:30, 9 or 9:30 a.m. | 1111 Forest Park St. | Free | Lakeland Christian School invites prospective students and families to tour the school.

Thursday | February 11

TryThis
The Mandalorian Themed Trivia | Thurs., Feb. 11 | 7 p.m. | Craft + Kitchen, 3234 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Test your knowledge of a galaxy far, far away. Prizes for the top 3 teams. 🏆

TheBuy
Valentine’s Weekend Pop-Up | Thurs., Feb. 11 | TIME | 740 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Come pick up the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other from a selection of local vendors. 💖

Friday | February 12

ForPets
Strawberry Classic All Breed Dog Show | Fri., Feb. 12 | TBA | SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus, 4175 Medulla Rd. | $5 | Three-day event. 🐕

Show
Billy and Rich Duo LIVE | Fri., Feb. 12 | 7-10 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free | Happy hour runs from 4-8 p.m. 🍸

Active
Breakout Dance Competition | Fri., Feb. 12 | 4 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 E. Lime St. | Free | Registration required. 💃

Learn
Dinner with “Fresh from Florida” | Fri., Feb. 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include roasted Florida corn and tomato salad + strawberry pop pastry. 🍓

TryThis
Nik Wallenda Walks the Plank at LEGOLAND Florida | Fri., Feb. 12 | TIME | LEGOLAND Florida, 1 LEGOLAND Way | Admission | 60 feet in the air – 500 feet long – A one-time-only stunt. 😱

WaterCooler
SEU Baseball vs Thomas University | Fri., Feb. 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Ted A. Broer Stadium, 2207 N Crystal Lake Dr. | $3+ | Temperature check + masks required. ⚾️
SEU Softball vs Campbellsville University | Fri., Feb. 12 | 1 p.m. + 3 p.m. (doubleheader) | SEU Softball Field, 1000 Longfellow Blvd. | Free | Temperature check + masks required. 🥎

TheBuy
Valentine’s Weekend Pop-Up | Fri., Feb. 12 | TIME | 740 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Come pick up the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other from a selection of local vendors. 💖

Saturday | February 13

Active
Be Love – Pair Yoga | Sat., Feb. 13 | 10:30 a.m. | Ultimate Dance Center, 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | Free | Come with a friend or significant other. ❤️
Strawberry Distance Challenge 2021 | Sat., Feb. 13 | 7:30 a.m. | Walden Lake, 3035 Griffin Blvd. | $25+ | Fresh strawberries included. 🍓

Show
SmokePoint Returns to Swan Brewing | Sat., Feb. 13 | 7 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St. | Free | Performing hits from Journey, The Jonas Brothers + Van Halen. 🎸
Micah Shane LIVE | Sat., Feb. 13 | 7-10 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free | Full drink + food menu is available. 🍷

Learn
French Baking Workshop | Sat., Feb. 13 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $60 | Recipes include almond tart + classic french croissants. 🥐

Network
Church Safety Networking – Polk – Human Trafficking | Sat., Feb. 13 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Scott Lake Baptist Church, 5811 Scott Lake Rd. | Free | Led by special guest and former member of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and the Human Trafficking Taskforce, Alan Wilkett. 

WaterCooler
World Figure 8 Tour Florida Figure 8 Championship | Sat., Feb. 13 | 7-11:30 p.m. | Auburndale Speedway, E. County Rd. 532 | $10+ | Held by Indianapolis Speedrome. 🏎️
SEU Women’s Soccer vs Middle Georgia State University | Sat., Feb. 13 | 3 p.m. | SEU Soccer Field | Free | Senior Night festivities, temperature checks + masks required. ⚽️

TheBuy
Valentine’s Weekend Pop-Up | Sat., Feb. 13 | TIME | 740 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Come pick up the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other from a selection of local vendors. 💖

Dish
Brunch in a Box | Sat., Feb. 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Private home, 2616 Hollingsworth Hill Ave. | $100+ | Come by this drive-thru and get your brunch on, all proceeds go toward United Way of Central Florida. 🥂

Family
Spring Training Day Kick-Off | Sat., Feb. 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Visit Central Florida Visitor Services, 101 Adventure Court, Davenport | Free | Giveaways + baseball activities as well as BOGO deals on LEGOLAND + Bok Tower tickets. 🎟
Founders Day in Mulberry | Sat., Feb. 13 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Centennial Park, 901 NE 5th St. | Free | Celebrate Mulberry’s 120th birthday with food and lots of fun. 🎉

Sunday | February 14

Active
2021 Florida Polytechnic Time Trial Series | Sun., Feb. 14 | 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Florida Polytechnic University, 4700 Research Way | $25+ | 8 + 9 mile course available. 🚴

Learn
Getting Started with Essential Oils | Sun., Feb. 14 | 12 p.m. | SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lakeland, 511 W. Lime St. | Free | How to safely use essential oils + natural remedies. 🌼

Show
Lakeland Water Ski Club Ski Show | Sun., Feb. 14 | 2 p.m. | Lake Hollingsworth | Free | Start the day catching thrills at beautiful Lake Hollingsworth.

FeaturedEvent
Second Sunday Artisan Market | Sun., Feb 14 | 12 p.m.-5 p.m. | 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free | Shop Florida-based businesses selling a variety of handmade items along with Lakeside Village shops.

Monday, February 15-Sunday, February 21

Monday | February 15

Civic
City Commission Meeting | Mon., Feb. 15 | 3-5 p.m. | City Hall, 228 S. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Also available for remote viewing. 💻

Learn
Couple’s Cooking: A Night in Seoul | Mon., Feb. 15 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $100 | Recipes include Steamed Korean Dumplings + Hotteok (Korean Dessert Pancake with Walnut Syrup Filling). 🥞

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., Feb. 15 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

TryThis
Trivia Mondays | Mon., Feb. 15 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Best team will win a party provided by the restaurant. 🎉

Tuesday | February 16

Job
Open Interviews for Mover & Drivers | Tues., Feb. 16 | 1-4 p.m. | Two Men and a Truck-Polk, 3220 Atlantic Ave. | Free | No commercial driver’s license required. 🚚

Cause
Mobile Food Pantry | Tues., Feb. 16 | 11 a.m. | Blessings & Hope Lakeland, 2150 E. Edgewood Dr. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food.

WaterCooler
Southeastern Baseball vs Edward Waters | Tues., Feb. 16 | 2 p.m. + 5 p.m. (doubleheader) | Ted A. Broer Stadium, 2207 N Crystal Lake Dr | $3+ | Temperature checks + mask required. ⚾️

FeaturedEvent
Grab a lunch on us at Trinity Medical Group | Tuesdays through Mar. 30 | 12-2 p.m. | 550 Pope Ave. NW, Winter Haven | Free | Trinity Medical Group is offering free, pre-packaged meals prepared according to COVID-19 safety measures, to seniors 65+ at their Winter Haven location every Tuesday through Mar. 30. RSVP at 863-949-8080. Limit one meal per person. 

Wednesday | February 17

Learn
Couples Cooking: Classic French Favorites | Wed., Feb. 17 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $100 | Recipes include Chicken Basquaise with Lyonnaise Lentils + Floating Island (Meringue) in Anglaise with fresh Spring Berries. 🇫🇷
Free Training Webinar | Wed., Feb. 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join via Zoom link. 💻

Network
Master Networks – Plant City | Wed., Feb. 17 | 12-1 p.m. | OnPoint CoWork Solutions, 1805 James L. Redman Pkwy. | Free | Meet + connect with other local business owners. 💼

Thursday | February 18

Show
Blingo & Hits and Giggles | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Performance on Facebook Live | 🎹

Network
EMERGE Lakeland Membership Drive 2021 | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 5:30 p.m. | AX-Caliber Axe Venue & Coffee House, 204 E. Orange St. Suite 102 | $10 | Meet + network with other professionals in the area.🪓

Cause
Charity Dinner Gala | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 6-9 p.m. | Venue 650, 650 6th St. SW. | $100 | Hosted by Compassion in Action Ministries.

WaterCooler
Southeastern Men’s Basketball vs Ave Maria University | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Sportsplex, Longfellow Blvd. | $3+ | Temperature checks + mask required. ⛹️

FeaturedEvent
Grab a lunch on us at Trinity Medical Group | Thursdays through Apr. 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 3240 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland | Free | Trinity Medical Group is offering free, pre-packaged meals prepared according to COVID-19 safety measures, to seniors 65+ at their Lakeland location every Thursday through Apr. 1. RSVP at 863-602-8916. Limit one meal per person. 

Friday | February 19

TryThis
The Gratitude Gathering | Fri., Feb. 19 | 12 p.m. | Maddox Ranch, 2505 W. Bella Vista St. | $77 | Offers workshops + live performances. 🙏
SyFy Bartow Kickoff Night | Fri., Feb. 19 | 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | Main Street, Downtown Bartow | Free | Live music, fire dancing, and more to see on this special kickoff night of SyFy Bartow. 🔮

Show
Skip & Nancy Brye LIVE | Fri., Feb. 19 | 7-10 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free | Full drink + food menu available. 🍔

Learn
Winter’s Seasonal Fare | Fri., Feb. 19 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include roasted brussel sprout salad with pancetta, goat cheese, and sherry vinaigrette + poached pears with chocolate and salted caramel. 🍐

WaterCooler
Florida Tropics vs San Diego Sockers | Fri., Feb. 19 | 7 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime. St. | $14+ | Catch a game of Tropics indoor soccer, plenty of goals are guaranteed. ⚽️
Southeastern Softball vs Freed-Hardeman University | Fri., Feb. 19 | 1 p.m. + 3 p.m. (doubleheader) | SEU Softball Field, 1000 Longfellow Blvd. | Free | Temperature checks + mask required. 🥎

FeaturedEvent
The Fire Outside: The Fire Film Festival | Fri., Feb. 19-Sat., Feb. 20 | times vary | Southeastern University, Silver Moon Drive-in | $10-20 | The 2021 festival, sponsored by Allen & Co. and Visit Central Florida, features in-person sessions at SEU and festival screenings at the Silver Moon Drive-In.

Saturday | February 20

Show
Whiskey Outlaws Rock | Sat., Feb. 20 | 7-11 p.m. | Gary Roadhouse, 1401 E. Gary Rd. | Free | Honky tonk + classic rock. 🎸
Tyler Robinson Sing-a-Long LIVE | Sat., Feb. 20 | 7-10 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free | Full food + drink menu is available. 🎶
Voices “Hope in the Midst of Peril” | Sat., Feb. 20 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Chains O’Lakes Stadium, 588 Cletus Allen Dr. | $250 | Celebrate the African American Voice in Arts. 🎉

TryThis
4th Annual Chain of Lakes EGGfest | Sat., Feb. 20 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Citrus Center Boys and Girls Club, 2400 Havendale Blvd. NW | $20+ | Become a taster and sample amazing cooking on The Big Green Egg. ♨️
Stokes GSR Arena Bulls & Barrels | Sat., Feb. 20 | 6 p.m. | 16825 Taylor Rd., Polk City | $7+ | Hop on your saddle, partner, the rodeo is coming to town. 🐂

Dish
Satdaze Foodtruck | Sat., Feb. 20 | 2-6 p.m. | Satdaze Foodtruck, 911 S. Combee Rd. | Free | Menu includes pulled turkey loaded fries + mini fried donuts. 🍩

Learn
Viva Italia with Santa Margherita Wines | Sat., Feb. 20 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad with Pancetta, Goat Cheese, & Sherry Vinaigrette + Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce. 🇮🇹

Family
SyFy Bartow | Sat., Feb. 20 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Main Street, Downtown Bartow | Free | A street fair type science fiction convention with a car show, food trucks, and cosplay. 🧪

Sunday | February 21

Show
Sunday Funday | Sun., Feb. 21 | 4-8 p.m. | Ybor Cigars & Spirits, 5263 S Florida Ave. | Free | Live performance by Oak Lee. 🎶

Learn
Getting Started with Essential Oils | Sun., Feb. 21 | 12 p.m. | SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lakeland, 511 W. Lime St. | Free | How to safely use essential oils + natural remedies. 🌼

WaterCooler
Florida Tropics vs Ontario Fury | Sun., Feb. 21 | 4 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime. St. | $14+ | Catch a game of Tropics indoor soccer, plenty of goals are guaranteed. ⚽️

Monday, February 8-Sunday, February 14

Monday | February 22

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., Feb. 22 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

TryThis
Trivia Mondays | Mon., Feb. 22 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Best team will win a party provided by the restaurant. 🎉

Tuesday | February 23

Network
CXP Christian CEO Retreat | Tues., Feb. 23 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | CEO Retreat Office, 8262 Cypress Trace Blvd. | Free | Connect with other entrepreneurs + business owners. 💼

Learn
In-Service Training: Citrus Irrigation and Nutrient Management | Tues., Feb. 23 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, 700 Experiment Station Rd. | $40 | Presents new and available techniques for citrus management. 🍊

Edu
HPA General Meeting | Tues., Feb. 23 | 7-8 p.m. | Harrison School for the Arts Parents Association, 750 Hollingsworth Rd. | Free | Learn more about the association + supporting the students. 🏫

Cause
The Bag Ladies Work Day | Tues., Feb. 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free | New helpers always welcome. 🧳

WaterCooler
Southeastern Baseball vs Ave Maria University | Tues., Feb. 23 | 3 p.m. + 6 p.m. (doubleheader) | Ted A. Broer Stadium, 2207 N Crystal Lake Dr | $3+ | Temperature checks + mask required. ⚾️

FeaturedEvent
Grab a lunch on us at Trinity Medical Group | Tuesdays through Mar. 30 | 12-2 p.m. | 550 Pope Ave. NW, Winter Haven | Free | Trinity Medical Group is offering free, pre-packaged meals prepared according to COVID-19 safety measures, to seniors 65+ at their Winter Haven location every Tuesday through Mar. 30. RSVP at 863-949-8080. Limit one meal per person. 

Wednesday | February 24

Network
Master Networks – Plant City | Wed., Feb. 24 | 12-1 p.m. | OnPoint CoWork Solutions, 1805 James L. Redman Pkwy. | Free | Meet + connect with other local business owners. 💼

FeaturedEvent
Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Wed., Feb. 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register here | Learn breastfeeding tips from Lakeland Regional Health’s Certified Lactation Consultants and share your experience and questions with other moms. 

Thursday | February 25

TryThis
Trivia | Thurs., Feb. 25 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Cocktails + craft beer are available for purchase. 🍸

Civic
LakelandPAL Mobile Outreach | Thurs., Feb. 25 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Jackson Park, 1130 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. | Free | Snacks will be provided by the Police Athletic League.

FeaturedEvent
Grab a lunch on us at Trinity Medical Group | Thursdays through Apr. 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 3240 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland | Free | Trinity Medical Group is offering free, pre-packaged meals prepared according to COVID-19 safety measures, to seniors 65+ at their Lakeland location every Thursday through Apr. 1. RSVP at 863-602-8916. Limit one meal per person. 

Friday | February 26

Active
Light up the Night 5K 2021 | Fri., Feb. 26 | 7 p.m. | Grove Roots Brewing Co., 302 3rd St. | $15+ | Save $5 for early-bird registration. 🏃

Learn
Viva Italia with Banfi Wines | Fri., Feb. 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include Shellfish Fra Diavolo + Creamy Citrus Ricotta Cheesecake. 🍰

Network
Women’s Leadership Symposium | Fri., Feb. 26 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lakeland Regional Cancer Center, 3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $95+ | Virtual attendance options available. 🤝

Saturday | February 27

Show
Your Songs – A Tribute to Sir Elton John | Sat., Feb. 27 | 7 p.m. | The Genesis Center, 218 Belleview St. | $35+ | Presented by Tokyo Joe Productions. 🎙️
Blue Collar Band | Sat., Feb. 27 | 7-11 p.m. | Duke’s Brewhouse Lakeland, 4960 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Music by Paul Alonso + Ed Masseo and Crew Rock. 🎸

TryThis
Strangely Dark Lakeland | Sat., Feb. 27 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 US Hwy 98 N. | Free | An indoor market for dark oddities and curiosities. 🖤

Dish
Satdaze Foodtruck | Sat., Feb. 27 | 2-6 p.m. | Satdaze Foodtruck, 911 S. Combee Rd. | Free | Menu includes pulled turkey loaded fries + mini fried donuts. 🍩

WaterCooler
Southeastern Men’s Basketball vs Spring Arbor University | Sat., Feb. 27 | noon | Sportsplex, Longfellow Blvd. | $3+ | Temperature checks + mask required. ⛹️

FeaturedEvent
Lakeland Cruisers Classic Car Show | Sat., Feb. 27 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 771 Carpenters Way | Free Admission | Events for the public return to Lake Gibson Village, starting with a classic car show hosted by Lakeland Cruisers.  Food trucks will be onsite + masks and social distancing are required. 

Sunday | February 28

Active
Walkathon Event | Sun., Feb. 28 | 2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | One way to participate is through Facebook Live. 🚶

Learn
Getting Started with Essential Oils | Sun., Feb. 28 | 12 p.m. | SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lakeland, 511 W. Lime St. | Free | How to safely use essential oils + natural remedies. 🌼

Arts
PlatformKIDS | Sun., Feb. 28 | 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. | United Women’s Clubs, 1515 Williamsburg Square | Free | An art showcase of K-12 students including visual and performing arts. 🎨