PlanAhead: January 2021 — Your January Lakeland events calendar

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It’s – finally – 2021, and we’ve got a lot of celebrating to do after a year like 2020. For the first month of the new year, we’ve got ya covered on all the top local events (both virtual + in-person) that are being offered in Swan City. 🎉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.

Friday, January 1-Sunday, January 3

Friday | January 1

Show
Sixx L Sixx | Fri., Jan. 1 | 7-11 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 114 W. Pine St. | Free | Stop by for some beer, food + music from this rock ‘n roll band. 🍺
Oxford Noland with Joshua Trunzo | Fri., Jan. 1 | 7 p.m. | Krazy Kup Coffee House, 101 E. J. Arden Mays Blvd. | $10 | Start 2021 surrounded by indie rock. 🤘
○ Munn Park Saints with Off the Griddle | Fri., Jan. 1 | 6 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Food truck will arrive at 4 p.m. 🚚

Active
Fresh Start 5k with FITniche | Fri., Jan. 1 | 7 a.m.-12 p.m. | FITniche Lakeland, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | $30 | Participants will receive a custom bib + FITniche private label technical socks. 🏃
First Day Hike | Fri., Jan 1 | 9-11 a.m. | Colt Creek State Park, 16000 FL-471 | Free | Sun protection, water + close-toed shoes are recommended. 👟

TryThis
Plant City Virtual Game Night | Fri., Jan. 1 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Get a free ticket online for the game link. 🎫 

Saturday | January 2

TryThis
Downtown Lakeland Farmers Market | Sat., Jan. 2 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Scout & Tag, 244 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Support your local agriculture. 🌱
Maximum Nutrition Grand Re-Opening | Sat., Jan. 2 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Maximum Nutrition, 3149 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Swing by for prizes and surprises. 🏆

Dish
Satdaze Foodtruck | Sat., Jan. 2 | 2-6 p.m. | SATDAZE FOODTRUCK, 911 S. Combee Rd. | Free | Menu features pulled turkey loaded fries + mini friend donuts. 🍩

Learn
Robotic Automation Training | Sat., Jan. 2 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Virtual | $400+ | Event runs for four weekends. 🤖

Active
Forever Amor Ambitiously Fit Event | Sat., Jan. 2 | 10 a.m. | Forever Amor, 1255 E. Main St. | Free | Athletic shoes + sweat towels are strongly recommended. 👟
Cardio Drumming | Sat., Jan. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Maximum Nutrition, 3149 S. Florida Ave. | $11 | Includes pre-workout energy tea + post-workout shake. 🥤

Sunday | January 3

Edu
Career Event | Sun., Jan. 3 | 7 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Disaster response training for students and new 2020 graduates. 🎓

Holiday
Wonder House Christmas Tours | Sun., Jan. 3 | Times Vary | The Wonder House, 1075 Mann Rd. | $10+ | This event is an hour and a half long + covers three floors. 🎄

WaterCooler
NFL Sundays at The Brass Tap | Sun., Jan. 3 | 12-11 p.m. | The Brass Tap – Lakeside Village, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Free | Get a kick out of the pizza, burger + beer specials. 🏈
Florida Tropics vs. St. Louis Ambush | Sun., Jan. 3 | 3:05-5:15 p.m. | George Jenkins Arena, 701 W. Lime St. | $10+ | ⚽

TryThis
Getting Started with Essential Oils | Sun., Jan. 3 | 11 a.m. | SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lakeland, 511 W. Lime St. | Free | Covers how to get started with essential oils. 🌼

Show
Tail Light Rebellion with PJ’s BBQ & Catering | Sun., Jan. 3 | 2-5 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St. | Free | PJ BBQ will be serving food from 12-6 p.m. 🍖

Monday, January 4-Sunday, January 9

Monday | January 4

Arts
Gallery Reservations | Mon., Jan. 4 | 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Lake Wales Arts Center, 1099 Florida 60, #E | Free | Exhibition dedicated to Mr. Chip Thullbery, a long-time Lake Wales Arts Council member. 🎨

Learn
Automation Anywhere Training | Mon., Jan. 4 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | Virtual | $400+ | Program runs for four weeks. 💻
Basic Life Support Live Course | Mon., Jan. 4 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Residence Inn by Marriott Lakeland, 3701 Harden Blvd. | $65 | AHA + CPR Certification course. 

TryThis
Lakeland Fire Training Center Complex Grand Opening | Mon., Jan. 4 | 9 a.m. | Lakeland Fire Department, 2540 W. Lake Parker Dr. | Free | Event will feature tours, demonstrations + refreshments. 🚒

ForKids
Pokemon Club | Mon., Jan. 4 | 3 p.m. | Mulberry Public Library Pavilion, 905 NE. 5th St. | Free | For ages 7-14. 🕹️

Drink
Service Industry Night | Mon., Jan. 4 | 4-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing South, 2972 Lakeland Highlands Blvd. | Free | 25% off on beers for service industry individuals. 🍺

Tuesday | January 5

Dish
Camp Fire Sunshine First Tuesday Benefit | Tues., Jan. 5 | 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. | Fish City Grill, 1485 Town Center Dr., Ste D112 | Prices Vary | Camp Fire Sunshine will receive 15% of sales. 🐟

Cause
Drive Up Food Giveaway | Tues., Jan 5. | 6-7 p.m. | St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4450 Harden Blvd. | Free | Food will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. 🥫

TryThis
Tuesday Night Trivia | Tues., Jan. 5 | 7-9 p.m. | Mellow Mushroom, 3555 Lake Highlands Blvd. | Free | Prizes are given to the top three teams and $8 PBR pitchers are available during trivia. 🍺

Civic
LakelandPAL Mobile Outreach | Tues., Jan. 5 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Lakeland Police Department, 1419 Phyllis St. | Free | Snacks will be provided by the Police Athletic League.

Edu
George Jenkins FFA Alumni & Supporters Monthly Meeting | Tues., Jan. 5 | 7-8 p.m. | George W. Jenkins High School, 6000 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | Free | Open to anyone interested in supporting and promoting agriculture + FFA students. 🌽

Learn
Design Thinking Training | Tues., Jan. 5 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Virtual | $400+ | Program runs for four weeks. 💻

Active
Learn to Skate | Tues., Jan. 5 | 5 p.m. | Lakeland Ice Arena, 3395 W. Memorial Blvd. | $149 | Event runs for eight weeks. ⛸️

Wednesday | January 6

TryThis
Trivia Wednesday: General Knowledge | Wed. Jan. 6 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St. | Free | Teams must have six people or less. 🍻
Open Mic | Wed., Jan. 6 | 6-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Event held weekly on Wednesdays. 🎤

Learn
Intuitive Life Coaching | Wed., Jan. 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Registration required. 🌿

Network
Free Training Webinar | Wed., Jan. 6 | 4-5 p.m. | AllProWebTools, Online | Free | Make sure to visit the website for the webinar password. 💻
Master Networks | Wed., Jan. 6 | 12-1 p.m. | OnPoint CoWork Solutions, 1805 James L Redman Pkwy. | Free | Bring flyers and business cards for 30-50 people. 

Thursday | January 7

TryThis
Risk-Reward Team Trivia with Dr. Vern | Thurs., Jan. 7 | 8-10 p.m. | Winners Circle Sports Bar and Grill, 4215 S. Florida Ave. | Free | The top three places receive a bar tab of either $10, $25 + $50. 🍺

Cause
It Takes a Village Volunteer Opportunity | Thurs., Jan 7 | 8:30-10 a.m. | Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland, 3140 Troy Ave. | Fill out a form online to become a volunteer. 🤝

Active
Sunrise Yoga | Thurs., Jan. 7 | 6:15-7:15 a.m. | Lake Crago, Lake Crago Dr. | $5 | Classes outdoors if weather permits. 🌅

Network
Colab Better Together – Mastermind #16 | Thurs., Jan. 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Apply to be in the ‘hot seat’ for personalized advice. 🌐

Learn
Cybersecurity Awareness Training Course | Thurs., Jan. 7 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | IT Training Center, Tech Training Solutions | $400+ | This is a four-week course. 💻

Friday | January 8

TryThis
Cosplay Night | Fri., Jan. 8 | 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. | Galaxy Bar Lakeland, 5153 US Hwy. 98 N. | Free | Complete with a live DJ, costumes + contests. 🧝
Downtown Lake Wales History Walking Tour | Fri., Jan. 8 | 10-11 a.m. | Lake Wales History Museum, 325 South Scenic Hwy. | Free | Bring water and sunscreen. 🥾
Plant City Virtual Game Night | Fri., Jan. 8 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Get a free ticket online to reserve your spot.

Job
Virtual Job Fair | Fri., Jan. 8 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Create an account online to participate. 💼
Open Interviews for Movers and Drivers | Fri., Jan. 8 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Two Men and a Truck-Polk, 3220 Atlantic Ave. | Free, RSVP | RSVP online. 🚚

Saturday | January 9

WaterCooler
Lakeland’s Pro Boxing Event | Sat., Jan 9 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N Massachusetts Ave. | $45+ | Call ahead for tickets. 🥊
Paintball 2021 Open Tryouts | Sat., Jan. 9 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Central Florida Paintball, 9365 US Hwy. 98 N. | $100 | First round of cutoffs are at the end of the day. 🔫
Polk County Showcase Football Game | Sat., Jan. 9 | 7 p.m. | Bryant Stadium, 1125 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Kick back and watch the best senior players from the East and West Polk County. 🏈

Dish
Lakeland Veg Fest | Sat., Jan 9 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Palm Center Plaza, 4226 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Featuring local and regional vegan vendors. 🌱
Lake Alfred Bluegrass & Kickin’ Chickin’ Wing Competition | Sat., Jan. 9 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Lions Park, 175 N. Nekoma Ave. | Free | This event will also feature BBQ + a beer garden. 🍖

Show
Damon Fowler | Sat., Jan. 9 | 8 p.m. | Music Ranch, 1920 Banana Rd. | $25 | Tickets may be purchased online or in person. 🎸

Active
Paddling with Purpose | Sat., Jan. 9 | 9 a.m. | Lake Hollingsworth Boat Ramp, Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free | Bring extension grabbers to help pick up trash from the lake. 🛶

Learn
ServSafe Manager Certification Exam & Instructor-Led Course | Sat., Jan. 9 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland N. – I-4, 4500 Lakeland Park Dr. | $75+ | Time to put your cooking skills to the test. 🧑‍🍳
Digital Marketing Training Course | Sat., Jan. 9 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | IT Training Center, Tech Training Solutions | $400+ | 4-week course. 

Sunday | January 10

TryThis
Sky Ride | Sun., Jan. 10 | 9:30 a.m. | Sky Powersports, 1638 Kathleen Rd. | Free | Join the IMRG motorcycle group for a backroad ride to Cherry Pocket. 🏍️

WaterCooler
Florida Tropics SC vs. Kansas City Comets | Sun., Jan. 10 | 3:05 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $12+ | Game two of the weekend against the Comets.

Show
Second Sunday Jazz | Sun., Jan. 10 | 1-4 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Performances by Davis Collister, Jody Marsh + Jean Bolduc. 🎷

Dish
Squad Brunch with DJ Trinidad | Sun., Jan. 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Prices Vary | Reservations welcome. 🥐

FeaturedEvent
Second Sunday Artisan Market | Sun., Jan 10 | 12 – 5 p.m. | 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free | Browse a variety of hand-made items sold by Florida based businesses.

Monday, January 11-Sunday, January 17

Monday | January 11

Learn
Entrepreneurship Crash Course | Mon., Jan. 11 | 8-9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Discover tips on how to make large profits + the best types of businesses to start. 💼
Disaster Response Training | Mon., Jan. 11 | Times Vary | Virtual | Free | Open for students and new graduates. 🎒

TryThis
Plant City Virtual Game Night | Mon., Jan. 11 | 7-10 p.m. | Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt Adventures, Virtual | Free | Get a free ticket online to reserve your spot. 🎲
Weeknight Gourmet: New Year – New Ideas | Mon. Jan. 11 | 6 p.m. | | $50 | Learn to create dishes everyone will love. 🧑‍🍳

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., Jan. 11 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, stop by for a free bag or box of packaged groceries. 🥫

ForKids
Chapter One: GreenGlass House | Mon., Jan. 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Mulberry Public Library Pavilion, 905 NE. 5th St. | Free | Featured book: GreenGlass House by Kate Milford. 📖

Tuesday | January 12

TryThis
Tuesday Trivia Night | Tues., Jan. 12 | 7.-9 p.m. | Mellow Mushroom, 3555 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | Free | Prizes are given to the top three teams and $8 PBR pitchers are available during trivia. 🍺

Cause
The Bag Ladies Work Day | Tues., Jan. 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free | Project includes decorating suitcases for children in foster care. 🧳

Civic
LakelandPAL Mobile Outreach | Tues., Jan. 12 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | LakelandPD, 1661 Crystal Grove Dr. | Free | All ages welcome. 🎉

Show
The Divebombers | Tues., Jan. 12 | 8-11 p.m. | Union Hall, 1023 S. Florida Ave. | $5 | Performing covers of Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins + George Jones. 🎤

Network
CXP Christian CEO Retreat | Tues., Jan. 12 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | CEO Retreat Office, 8262 Cypress Trace Blvd. | Free | Connect with other CEOs and entrepreneurs about your business. 💼

Wednesday | January 13

Health
Diabetes Support Group | Wed., Jan. 13 | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | On the agenda is explaining how cardiovascular health and diabetes are interlinked. 

TryThis
Trivia Night: 80’s Movies | Wed., Jan. 13 | 7:45 p.m. | Galaxy Bar Lakeland, 5153 US Hwy 98 N. | Free | Bring friends and put your knowledge to the test. 🎥
Trivia Night: General Knowledge | Wed., Jan. 13 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St. | Free | Enjoy beers + the Best of Cuban B’s Burgers & Bakes. 🍔
Open Mic | Wed., Jan. 6 | 6-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Event held weekly on Wednesdays. 🎤

Learn
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University | Wed., Jan. 13 | 6 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven, 637 6th St. | $60+ | Class runs for nine weeks. 💰
Sushi 101 | Wed., Jan. 13 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Put your sushi making skills to the test. 🍣

Thursday | January 14

ForKids
HMSCH Monthly Pop-IN | Thurs., Jan. 14 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Art Centric Studio, 1035 S. Florida Ave. | $15 | Homeschool art classes with a focus on Picasso + Rembrandt. 🎨
Map and Compass | Thurs., Jan. 14 | 3:45-5:15 p.m. | Lakeland Highlands Scrub, 6998 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $15 | Students will learn how to use a compass and then search for lost treasure. 🧭

Active
Sunrise Yoga | Thurs., Jan. 14 | 6:15-7:15 a.m. | Lake Crago, Lake Crago Dr. | $5 | Classes outdoors if weather permits. 🌅

TryThis
Plant City Virtual Game Night | Thurs., Jan 14 | 7-10 p.m. |Virtual | Free | Get a free ticket online to reserve your spot.

Learn
Bee Mine | Thurs., Jan. 14 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Buzz by to cook things like honey-sriracha wings + apple crisp with honey syrup. 🐝

Friday | January 15

Active
Perezluha Coaching Heartland of Florida Cycling Camp | Fri., Jan. 15 | 7 a.m. | Florida Polytechnic University, 4700 Research Way | $579 | Includes an all-inclusive three-day, stay. 🚴

Show
Louie Anderson | Fri., Jan. 15 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 E. Lime St. | $32+ | Jokes and laughs provided by the three-time Emmy award-winning comedian. 🤣
Brian Sutherland @ The Yard | Fri., Jan. 15 | 7-10 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Live music with food and drinks. 🎵

ForKids
The Princess Gospels | Fri., Jan. 15 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $15 | Show inspired by the book, The Princess Gospels, written by Jason Korsiak. 👑

Learn
Couple’s Cooking: Southern Comfort | Fri., Jan. 15 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $100 | Learn to make southern dishes with love. 💑

TryThis
Hush Just Brush Stepping into 2021 | Fri., Jan. 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Lakeland Parks & Rec Center, 215 S. Lake Ave. | $30 | Beginners are welcome.

Saturday | January 16

Learn
Pregnancy & Childbirth Education | Sat., Jan. 16 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Watson Clinic – Main Clinic Library, 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | $50 | Includes coupons + a workbook. 🍼

Active
Mean & Green 5-Mile Trail Race | Sat., Jan. 16 | 8 a.m. | Holloway Park, 2402 Holloway Park Dr. | $25 | Participants receive a long-sleeve t-shirt + snack. 👟

Show
Sean Chambers Band | Sat., Jan. 16 | 8 p.m. | Music Ranch, 1920 Banana Rd. | $25 | A Florida native who toured with Hubert Sumlin.
Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver | Sat., Jan. 16 | 7-9 p.m. | The Polk Theatre, 121 S. Florida Ave. | $21+ | Music performed by Jim Curry. 🎸

TryThis
Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., Jan. 16 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Munn Park Historic District, 201 E. Main St. | Free | Hosted by The Salty Cow LLC. 🧺
Friends of Colt Creek Public Meeting | Sat., Jan. 16 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Colt Creek State Park, 16000 FL-471 | Free | Reservations required. 

Dish
Satdaze Foodtruck | Sat., Jan. 16 | 2-6 p.m. | SATDAZE FOODTRUCK, 911 S. Combee Rd. | Free | Menu features pulled turkey loaded fries + mini friend donuts. 🍩

Sunday | January 17

Learn
Pet CPR and First Aid Certification Fundraiser Class | Sun., Jan. 17 | 2-5 p.m. | John K9, LLC, 2302 E. Edgewood Dr. | $70+ | Participants must bring a stuffed animal for practice. 🐶
Getting Started with Essential Oils | Sun., Jan. 17 | 11 a.m. | SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lakeland, 511 W. Lime St. | Free | Covers how to get started with essential oils. 🌼

Edu
Career Event | Sun., Jan. 17 | 7 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Disaster response training for students and new 2020 graduates. 🎓

Arts
Platform Art Salon: Cuban War of Independence | Sun., Jan. 17 | 3-5 p.m. | Red Door, 773 E. Palmetto St. | $35+ | Event will be in-person and live-streamed. 

WaterCooler
Juco Showcase | Sun., Jan. 17 | 9 a.m. | Chain of Lakes Complex, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $170+ | Baseball showcase for boys ages 15-20 to be evaluated by Juco coaches.

Friday, January 18-Sunday, January 24

Monday | January 18

TryThis
Knit One, Crochet Too! | Mon., Jan. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Lakeland Public Library – The Commons, 100 Lake Morton Dr. | Free | Open to all experience levels. 🧶

Learn
46th Annual Florida School of Preaching Lectureship | Mon., Jan. 18 | 9 a.m. | Virtual | Free | 4-day event. 

Show
The Most Epic Circus on Earth | Mon., Jan. 18 | 1-8:40 p.m. | RP Funding Center – George Jenkins Arena, 701 W. Lime St. | $14.50+ | Featuring Ukrainian acrobats, live animals + aerial daredevils. 🎪

Drink
Service Industry Night | Mon., Jan. 18 | 4-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing South, 2972 Lakeland Highlands Blvd. | Free | 25% off on beers for service industry individuals. 🍺

Tuesday | January 19

TryThis
Tuesday Night Trivia | Tues., Jan. 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Mellow Mushroom, 3555 Lake Highlands Blvd. | Free | Prizes are given to the top three teams and $8 PBR pitchers are available during trivia. 🍺
Karaoke | Tues., Jan. 19 | 6-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Rd. | Free | Event runs weekly. 🎤
At Season’s Peak: Winter Fruits and Vegetables | Tues., Jan. 19 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include mixed root vegetable soup with chicken sausage and kale + white chocolate and clementine parfaits. 🥕

Civic
LakelandPAL Mobile Outreach | Tues., Jan. 19 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Westside Park, 1800 Oakhill St. | Free | Snacks will be provided by the Police Athletic League.

Job
Open Interviews for Movers and Drivers | Tues., Jan. 19 | 1-4 p.m. | Two Men and a Truck-Polk, 3220 Atlantic Ave. | Free | RSVP online. 🚚

Wednesday | January 20

TryThis
Trivia Wednesday: General Knowledge | Wed. Jan. 20 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St. | Free | Teams must have 6 people or less. 🍻

Learn
Big & Little Chef | Wed., Jan. 20 | 5 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $75 | Recipes include loaded roasted baby potato salad + s’more trifles. 🍳

ForKids
Preschool Storytime | Wed., Jan. 20 | 10:30 a.m. | Mulberry Civic Center, 901 NE. 5th St. | Free | Registration required. 📖

Network
Free Training Webinar | Wed., Jan. 20 | 4-5 p.m. | AllProWebTools, Online | Free | Make sure to visit the website for the webinar password. 💻
Master Networks | Wed., Jan. 6 | 12-1 p.m. | OnPoint CoWork Solutions, 1805 James L Redman Pkwy. | Free | Bring flyers and business cards for 30-50 people. 

Thursday | January 21

Cause
Moving Hope at Carrington Place | Thurs., Jan. 21 | Carrington Place Apartments, 1411 Kettles Ave. | Free | Bring food and other resources for the apartment and surrounding neighborhoods. 🥫
It Takes a Village Volunteer Opportunity | Thurs., Jan. 21 | 8:30-10 a.m. | Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland, 3140 Troy Ave. | Free | Sign up online to volunteer. 

TryThis
Risk-Reward Team Trivia with Dr. Vern | Thurs., Jan. 21 | 8-10 p.m. | Winners Circle Sports Bar and Grill, 4215 S. Florida Ave. | Free | The top three places receive a bar tab of either $10, $25 + $50. 🍺
The Black Business Expo | Thurs., Jan. 21 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Soul Bros & Abundant Believers Church, 2101 2nd St. NE. | Free | Event will support black-owned businesses. 🛍️

Network
Biz & Brews Networking Event | Thurs., Jan. 21 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Lugo’s Craft Spirits, 2500 Drane Field Rd. Suite 208 | $10 | Admission is free for chamber investors. 

ForKids
Twisted Tales for Teens | Thurs., Jan. 21 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Mulberry Public Library Pavilion, 905 NE. 5th St. | Free | Group will be reading Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. 📖

Friday | January 22

Show
Sean Hawthorne Release Party | Fri., Jan. 22 | 8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Event hosted via Facebook Live. 🎶
Chasing Daylight | Fri., Jan. 22 | 8-11 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Free | Performers will be playing acoustic tunes. 🎤
Bluegrass Night | Fri., Jan. 22 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Krazy Kup Coffee House, 101 E. J. Arden Mays Blvd. | $15 | Featuring music from the Justin Mason Band. 🪕

Learn
It’s Cajun – Not Burnt! | Fri., Jan. 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include New Orleans seared scallops with maque choux + banana fosters over buttermilk ice cream in a waffle cone bowl. 🍨

TryThis
Plant City Virtual Game Night | Fri., Jan. 22 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Get a free ticket online to reserve your spot. 🎲

Saturday | January 23

TryThis
Downtown Lakeland Farmers Market | Sat., Jan. 23 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Scout & Tag, 244 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Support your local agriculture. 🌱
Women of the Woods – Natural Journaling for the Unartistic | Sat., Jan. 21 | 9-11 p.m. | Lakeland Highlands Scrub, 6998 Lakeland Highlands Blvd. | $15 | Paper and supplies will be provided. 📝

Show
Jaded at Boondocks | Sat., Jan. 23 | 7-11 p.m. | Boondocks Bar, 8515 US Hwy 98 N. | Free | Performances include classic rock covers. 🎸

ForPets
Hybrid Puppy Basic Manners Group Class | Sat., Jan. 23 | 10 a.m. | Dobbins Park, 514 Ariana St. | $140 | Dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations. 🐶

Learn
ServSafe Manager Certification Exam & Instructor-Led Course | Sat., Jan. 23 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakeland N. – I-4, 4500 Lakeland Park Dr. | $75+ | Time to put your cooking skills to the test. 🧑‍🍳

Active
Goat Yoga Lakeland | Sat., Jan. 23 | 10-11 a.m. | Monarchs & Miracles Farm, 1385 Ewell Rd. | $20 | Closed-back shirt recommended. 🐐

Sunday | January 24

Learn
Disaster Response Training | Sun., Jan. 24 | Times Vary | Virtual | Free | Open for students and new graduates. 🎒
Hot Hand Pies | Sun., Jan. 24 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $60 | Recipes include sweet bean pie + blueberry goat cheese hand pie. 🥧

Dish
Drag Queen Brunch | Sun., Jan. 24 | 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Frescos, 132 S. Kentucky Ave. | $25+ | Bottomless mimosas for $12. 🍹
Squad Brunch with DJ Trinidad | Sun., Jan. 24 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland, 124 S. Tennessee Ave. | Prices Vary | Reservations welcome. 🥐

Friday, January 25-Sunday, January 31
Monday | January 25

Learn
Cooking & Cheese | Mon., Jan. 25 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include lemony baked ricotta dip + apple, onion, and blue cheese pithivier. 🧀

Dish
Lakeland Restaurant Week | Mon., Jan. 25 | 12 p.m. | Various locations | $20+ | Each restaurant has a prix-fixe dinner menu. 🍽️

Drink
Service Industry Night | Mon., Jan. 25 | 4-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing South, 2972 Lakeland Highlands Blvd. | Free | 25% off on beers for service industry individuals. 🍺

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., Jan. 25 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Lakes Church, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you’re in need, stop by for a free bag or box of packaged groceries. 🥫

Tech

Tech Assistance | Mon., Jan. 25 | 9:30 a.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE. 5th St. | Free | By appointment only. 📱

Tuesday | January 26

Active
Zumba | Tues., Jan. 26 | 7:15-8:15 p.m. | Mulberry Civic Center, 901 NE. 5th St. | $3 | Payment required at the door. 💃

Cause
The Bag Ladies Work Day | Tues., Jan. 26 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free | Project includes decorating suitcases for children in foster care. 🧳

TryThis
Pages to Projects | Tues., Jan. 26 | 3:30 p.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE. 5th St. | Free | Registration required. 🖍️

Civic
LakelandPAL Mobile Outreach | Tues., Jan. 26 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | LakelandPD, 1500 W 7th St. | Free | All ages welcome. 🎉

Wednesday | January 27

Network
Master Networks | Wed., Jan.27 | 12-1 p.m. | OnPoint CoWork Solutions, 1805 James L Redman Pkwy. | Free | Bring flyers and business cards for 30-50 people. 

ForKids
Music & Me | Wed., Jan. 27 | 10:30-11 a.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE. 5th St. | Free | For kids 5 and under. 🎶

Learn
The Vegetarian Table | Wed., Jan. 27 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include smokey cabbage hot pot + chickpea chana masala curry. 🍛
Grant Writing Introductory Training | Wed., Jan. 27 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Learn about grant proposal length + where to find grant opportunities. 📝

Active
Sunrise Yoga | Thurs., Jan. 28 | 6:15-7:15 a.m. | Lake Crago, Lake Crago Dr. | $5 | Classes outdoors if weather permits. 🌅
Thursday Evening MTB Ride | Thurs., Jan. 28 | 12-3 p.m. | LeRoy’s Bikeworks, 6935 S. Carter Rd. Suite 2 | Free | Bring a light to ride with. 🚴

TryThis
Flea and Farmers Market at the VJC | Thurs., Jan. 28 | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center, 101 Adventure Ct. | Free | Includes handmade goods and local produce. 🧺

Learn
How-To for Teens: Car Basics | Thurs., Jan. 28 | 2:30 p.m. | Mulberry Public Library Pavillion, 905 NE. 5th St. | Free | Registration required. 🚗
College Scholarship Essay Help | Thurs., Jan. 28 | 3:30 p.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE. 5th St. | Free | Free printing and faxing will be provided. 🖨️

Health
DeClutter Your Body, Mind & Spirit with Sound & Nutrition | Thurs., Jan. 28 | 6-7 p.m. | Lake Crago Recreational Center, 525 Lake Crago Dr. | Free | Samples and recipes provided. 🧘

Friday | January 29

Show
Bill Engvall at Youkey Theatre | Fri., Jan. 29 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $84+ | Bill Engvall is best known for his comedy bit, Here’s Your Sign. 👏
John Allen James at the Brass Tap | Fri., Jan. 29 | 8-11 p.m. | The Brass Tap – Lakeside Village, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Free | Song covers include Bruce Springsteen, Poison + the Bee Gees. 🎶

TryThis
Lakeland Pigfest | Fri., Jan. 29 | 5-10 p.m. | SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus, 4175 Medulla Rd. | $5 | Featuring over 150 competition BBQ teams. 🍖

Edu
Expressions Storytelling Institute and Writer’s Conference | Fri., Jan. 29 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Virtual | $10+ | Keynote address from bestselling author, Austin Kleon. ✍️

Learn
American Steakhouses | Fri., Jan. 29 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Recipes include grilled artichoke with tomato ancho chile mayo + coconut cream pie. 🥩

Saturday | January 30

ForPets
Caturday Kitten Cuddle & Adoption Event | Sat., Jan. 30 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center, 101 Adventure Ct. | $5 | Kittens will be open for adoption after 1 p.m. 🐱

TryThis
Great Florida Bigfoot Conference | Sat., Jan. 30 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 E. Lime St. | $20+ | Event is open to Bigfoot researchers, investigators + authors. 🔍
Downtown Lakeland Farmers Market | Sat., Jan. 30 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Scout & Tag, 244 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Support your local agriculture. 🌱

WaterCooler
MASSUNG IBT Wrestling Tournament | Sat., Jan. 30 | 9 a.m. | McKeel Wrestling, 1810 W. Parker St. | $5+ | Weigh-ins at 8 a.m. 🤼

Learn
Pest Control Classes | Sat., Jan. 30 | 7 a.m.-4:10 p.m. | Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland, 3839 Don Emerson Dr. | $28+ | Arrive early to snag a good seat. 🐜

Sunday | January 31

TryThis
JDM Legends 4 | Sun., Jan. 31 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Mojo’s Wings Burgers Beer, 1853 E. Memorial Blvd. | $10 | All cars welcome. 🚗
Redemption Turns Five | Sun., Jan. 31 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Redemption Church, 145 E. Edgewood Dr. | Free | Join for a celebration service. 🎉

Edu
Career Event | Sun., Jan. 31 | 7 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Disaster response training for students and new 2020 graduates. 🎓

Show
Acoustic Dose | Sun., Jan. 31 | 6-10 p.m. | Old Man Frank’s, 1005 Lake Howard Dr. SW | Free | Swing by for food and music. 🎶