PlanAhead: March 2021 — Your March Lakeland events calendar

Graphic via 6AM City | Photo via Catapult Lakeland

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, March 1-Sunday, March 7

Monday | March 1

Dish
Kitchen Fundamentals: Umami | Mon., March 1 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Umami is Japanese for a savory taste sensation, explore the taste in this flavorful hands-on cooking class.

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., March 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., March 1 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Best team will win a party provided by the restaurant. 🎉
Audition: The Savannah Sipping Society | Mon., March 1 | 6:30.-9 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theater, 121 S. Lake Ave. | Free | Auditioneers must be available for all performances + all roles are open to audition.  

Tuesday | March 2

Learn
Seasonal Eating Lifestyle | Tues., March 2 | 6-7 p.m. | Lake Crago | Free, RSVP | Bring good vibes + your own mat.

TryThis
Karaoke | Tues., March 2 | 6-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Pick up a mic and sing your heart out with friends, family + total strangers. 🎶
Ax- Caliber Ribbon Cutting | Tues., March 2 | 4 p.m. | AX-Caliber Axe Venue & Coffee House, 204 E. Orange St. | Prices vary | Celebrate the opening of Lakeland’s first ax-throwing venue with 15% off admission. 

ForKids
Kids Creative Crafts Take-Home Kit | Tues., March 2 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | Larry R. Jackson Branch Library, 1700 N. Florida Ave. | Free | Kits for kids ages 5-14. No registration required but supplies are limited. 🎨

Wednesday | March 3

Civic
Mayor’s Breakfast | Wed., March 3 | 7-8:55 a.m. | SUN ‘n FUN, Skylight Hangar, 4175 Medulla Rd. | $20 | Hear about the impact of COVID-19 on local tourism. ✈️ 

Dish
One Potato, Two Potato | Wed., March 3 | 6 p.m. | Publix Super Market at Lake Miriam Square, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50+ | Learn the culinary art of the most popular tuber. 🥔 

WaterCooler
FHSAA Boys’ Basketball State Championships | Wed., March 3 | Various Times | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $10+ | All tickets are one-day purchases for up to six games of high school hoops each day.

TryThis
Get Naked Wax Studio Grand Opening | Wed., March 3 | 10:15-11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Keep an eye out for pop-up shops. 

Thursday | March 4

MustDo
Florida Strawberry Festival | Thurs., March 4-14 | Various times | Prices vary | The best of the fest begins today. 

TryThis
Let’s Yoga: Stress Freedom | Thurs., March 4 | 6 p.m. | Auburndale Community Center, 405 Bennett St. | $5+ | Achieve freedom through this yoga class for all levels of experience + ages. 🧘
Karaoke Live | Thurs., March 4 | 9-11 p.m. | Beef O’ Brady’s, 4810 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Karaoke is the main attraction, but dancers + musicians are welcome as well.

ForParents
First Time Parents Presale | Thurs., March 4 | 5-7 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | Free | For first-time parents, this is early access shopping for baby items before it opens to the public on the weekend. Registration required. 🛍️ 

WaterCooler
FHSAA Boys’ Basketball State Championships | Thurs., March 4 | Various Times | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $10+ | All tickets are one-day purchases for up to six games of high school hoops each day.

Friday | March 5

WaterCooler
FHSAA Boys’ Basketball State Championships | Fri., March 5 | Various Times | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $10+ | All tickets are one-day purchases for up to six games of high school hoops each day.

Show
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast | Fri., March 5 | 2 p.m.-5 p.m. + 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Lake Mirror Center, 121 S. Lake Ave. | $17+ | Walt Disney’s classic tale brings Broadway to Lakeland in this enchanting story. 👑
88Classics Concert Series | Fri., March 5 | 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. | Jade Fox Lounge, 3010 Lakeland Highland Rd. | $15 | A showcase of local artists who are making waves with their tunes. 

Dish
Spring Pop-Up Series: Cult Legume | Fri., March 5 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Catapult Lakeland, 502 E. Main St. | Free | Come to the Catapult outdoor patio for Cult Legume’s plant-based meals like their Wholy Burger or Neatballs. 🍽️

Saturday | March 6

TryThis
Rock Swap | Sat., March 6 | 3 p.m. | 730 E. Orange St. | Free | Must have at least five rocks per person. 🪨 

Arts
In-Person: Docent-Led Tour | Sat., March 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Polk Museum of Art | Free, RSVP | Hear the history of the art, firsthand. 

Cause
Adopt-a-highway cleanup | Sat., March 6 | 9-11 a.m.  |1617 US Highway 98 S. | Free | Gloves, bags + pick-up sticks will be provided. 🛣️  

WaterCooler
FHSAA Boys’ Basketball State Championships | Sat., March 6 | Various Times | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $10+ | All tickets are one-day purchases for up to six games of high school hoops each day.

FeaturedEvent
4th Annual Viking Invasion 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Runs | Sat., March 6 | 7:30-10:30 a.m. | 111 Forest Park St. | $25 | Register to run or walk in the 4th annual Viking Invasion 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run at Viking Stadium.

Arts
Bloomin’ Arts Festival | Sat., March 6 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Main Street, Downtown Bartow | Free | A chance to view + shop from jewelers, sculptors + other artists from around the world.

Show
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast | Sat., March 6-7 | 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. | Lake Mirror Center, 121 S. Lake Ave. | $17+ | Walt Disney’s classic tale brings Broadway to Lakeland in this enchanting story. 👑
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Show | Sat., March 6 | 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. | Lake Silver, 199 S. Lake Silver Dri. | Free | A family-friendly water ski show on beautiful Lake Silver in Winter Haven.
Dan Signor Live | Sat., March 6 | 7 p.m. | The Poor Porker, 801 E. Main St. | Free | Hear from a local musician, Dan Signor. 🎶 

Sunday | March 7

Watch
The Drowsy Chaperone | Sun., March 7 | 2:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Watch this Tony-award winning show, presented by FSC. 

TryThis
Sneaker Ball | Sun., March 7 | 4-10 p.m. | Jade Fox Lounge, 3010 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $15+ | For all the true sneakerheads, bust out the freshest kicks in your closet at this glamorous ball. 👟 

Dish
Plated Desserts: Deconstructed Workshop | Sun., March 7 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $60 | Learn how to deconstruct classic desserts, by using classic desserts and style them into restaurant-quality plate-ups.

ForKids
Sensational Sundays | Sun., March 7 | 10:30 a.m.-noon | Family Fun Center, 4825 S. Florida Ave. | $4.99+ | A play day designed for children with special needs, for ages 12 and under. 😋

Monday, March 8-Sunday, March 14

Monday | March 8

Active
Yoga For Lunch | Mon., March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | $13 | Inside Out Yoga, 52 Fourth St. NW | Try this inclusive, breathing-focused yoga class. 

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., March 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., March 8 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free | Best team will win a party provided by the restaurant. 🎉

Health
Behavioral Health Support Group | Mon., March 8 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Drop in on this LRH-led support group. 

Tuesday | March 9

Network
PowerGals of Lakeland | Tues., March 9 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Hillcrest Coffee | Free | Meet with local businesses with a laid back atmosphere to promote friendship + support.

TryThis
Karaoke | Tues., March 9 | 6-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Pick up a mic and sing your heart out with friends, family + total strangers. 🎶

Learn
“Weigh” to Go! – Bariatric Support Group | Tues., March 9 | 6-7 p.m. | Free, RSVP | Join this weightloss journey support group. 

Cause
Mobile Food Pantry | Tues., March 9 | noon-1:30 p.m. | Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, 600 W. Peachtree St. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. Registration begins at 11 a.m. 🥫

Wednesday | March 10

Dish
St. Patrick’s Day Brunch | Wed., March 10 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | A hands-on cooking class on a traditional Irish holiday for a not-so-traditional Irish feast. 🍀 

TryThis
Beautiful Braids with the Snow Queen | Wed., March 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Blown Beautiful Dry Bar, 1021 E. CR540A | $15 | Join the Snow Queen & Blown Beautiful Dry Bar for some follicle fun! Frozen inspired hairstyles, sing + dance along with a meet + greet. 👑

Parents
Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Wed., March 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn breastfeeding tips from Lakeland Regional Health experts and share your experience + questions with other moms.

Learn
Free Training Webinar | Wed., March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about the in + outs of website hosting, robust marketing tools + email marketing in this webinar hosted by AllProWebTools.

FeaturedEvent
Welcome Wednesday Admissions Open House | Wed., March 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 | March 11

Drink
Pups & Pints | Thurs., March 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Union Taproom, 345 W. Central Ave. | Prices vary | #ProTip: Be sure to enter into the raffle. 

Cause
2021 Florida Strawberry Festival Blood Drives | Thurs., March 11 | 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Florida Strawberry Festival | Free | All blood donors will receive two free admission tickets for the fest. 🩸

Dish
Couples Cooking: Tapas & Sangria | Thurs., March 11 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $100 | A hands-on cooking class for tapas, a delicious appetizer, + sangria. Price is per couple, not per individual.

TryThis
Karaoke with Rick Simmons | Thurs., March 11 | 7 p.m. | RE-Bar, 1442 42nd St. | Free | Break out the jams. 🎤 

Friday | March 12

Show
NexStar Dance Competition | Fri., March 12 | 4-9:45 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | Prices vary | Come see choreographed dances of all genres in this nationwide competition. 💃
Phantastique | Fri., March 12 | 9 p.m. | The Pink Piano, 1015 S. Florida Ave. | $5 | A drag show featuring Erika Douglas, Karma Sims, and JT Hunter Knyte. 

Listen
Live on Mass American Folk | Fri., March 12 | 7-10 p.m. | The Yard On Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Listen to folk + alternative bands perform at Lakeland’s backyard venue. 

Dish
Pigapalooza! | Fri., March 12 | 5-10 p.m. | Kid Ellis Park, Kid Ellis Rd. | Free | Enjoy family fun + music as you smack your gob on some of Florida’s finest BBQ. 

Saturday | March 13

MustDo
Molly McHugh’s St. Paddy’s Day Party | Sat., March 13 | 10 a.m. | Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub, 111 S. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish music, great Irish cuisine + tons of fun for all. 🍀 

WaterCooler
Tampa Bay Tornadoes vs Carolina Predators | Sat., March 13 | 7-9 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $10+ | Are you missing football? The National Arena League’s Tampa Bay Tornadoes are here to satisfy your craving for the gridiron. 

TryThis
Zoom and Vroom with the Polk County History Center | Sat., March 13 | 11 a.m.-noon | Virtual | Free | Join the Polk County History Center for detailed info on a self-guided driving tour of historic Polk county locations.

Outdoors
Spring Obsession | Sat., March 13 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex, 525 Lake Crago Dr. | Free | Lakeland’s premier garden event featuring 60+ vendors selling plants, flowers + food. Live music + expert speakers will also be on hand. 🌼 

FeaturedEvent
Central Florida Show Ski Team Performing on Lake Gibson | Sat., March 13 |1-2:30 p.m. | Lake Gibson Village | Free | Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and see the Central Florida Show Ski Team put on a mesmerizing performance on scenic Lake Gibson. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from food trucks on site. 

Sunday | March 14

TryThis
Snow White Tea Party | Sun., March 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $10+ | Come join Snow White for treats and tea. Meet + greet for every royal guest, interactive storytime, and a sing + dance along.   

Show
NexStar Dance Competition | Sun., March 14 | 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St.| Come see choreographed dances of all genres in this nationwide competition. 💃
Lakeland Water Ski Show | Sun., March 14 | 2-3 p.m. | Lake Hollingsworth, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free | Catch some water ski thrills under the sun. Make sure to bring a chair or blanket.

TheBuy
Second Sunday Artisan Market | Sun., March 14 | noon-5 p.m. | Lakeside Village, 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free | Discover unique hand-crafted goods created by local artisans.  

Monday, March 15-Sunday, March 21

Monday | March 15

Dish
St. Patrick’s Day Delight Bites | Mon., March 15 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | A hands-on cooking class where you will turn classic St. Paddy’s day foods into great party tapas.

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., March 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., March 15 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Best team will win a party provided by the restaurant. 🎉
St. Patrick’s themed party | Mon., March 15 | 5-8 p.m. | Crunch Fitness, 5218 S. Florida Ave. | Prices vary | Food, music + more. 

Tuesday | March 16

Health
Medicare 101 Seminar | Tues., March 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Fred’s Market Restaurant, 2120 Harden Blvd. | Free | Learn the basics of Medicare, how to enroll + choosing the right plan at this free seminar, meal included. Registration required.

Civic
Candidate Forum: Lakeland City Commission | Tues., March 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual or in-person at Lkld Live, 202 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Meet the candidates for Lakeland City Commission. Andrea Oliver, host of LkldNow In View, will moderate. A live stream will be available.

TryThis
Karaoke | Tues., March 16 | 6-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Pick up a mic and sing your heart out with friends, family + total strangers. 🎶
Crafters Anonymous Take-Home Kit | Tues., March 16 | All day | Larry R. Jackson Branch Library, 1700 N. Florida Ave., Lakeland | Free |  A unique art project that can be completed in the comfort of your own home. Supplies + instructions included in each kit. 🎨

Wednesday | March 17

Dish
St. Patrick’s Day Delight Bites | Wed.., March 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | A hands-on cooking class where you will turn classic St. Paddy’s day foods into great party tapas. 🍀 

MustDo
Lakeland’s Biggest Baddest St. Paddy’s Party (8th Annual) | Wed.., March 17 | 12 p.m. | The Brass Tap, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Prices vary | Live music, Irish whiskey, green beer + other specials.  

Drink
Lucky’s St Patrick’s Day Event | Wed., March 17 | 11 a.m. | Lucky’s Sports, Oyster and Tiki Bar | Prices vary | Eat, drink + be lucky. 

Show
Open Mic Night | Wed., March 17 | 7-9 p.m. | The Yard On Mass, 820 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Live local music, delish food trucks, and 22+ craft beers and drinks.

Thursday | March 18

Drink
Sip n’ Shop | Thurs., March 18 | 5-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Come sip + shop at this night market supporting local artists + makers. ☕ 

Network
Launch Pitch Night: Hybrid Edition | Thurs., March 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Catapult Lakeland, 502 E. Main St. | Free | Calling all entrepreneurs, pitch to a panel of judges for funding that will take your Lakeland-based business to the next level. 💡 

Health
What to Expect When Delivering at LRH | Thurs., March 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Virtual event | Free | Lakeland Regional Health wants to help all expecting moms know all there is to know about delivery. Registration is required.

Arts
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo | Thurs., March 18 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Main St., Lakeland | $8+  🪡 

TryThis
Karaoke Live | Thurs., March 18 | 9-11 p.m. | Beef O’ Brady’s, 4810 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Karaoke is the main attraction, but dancers + musicians are welcome as well.

Friday | March 19

Dish
It’s Cajun, Not Burnt! | Fri., March 19 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | Learn the spices, techniques + wonderful flavors of Cajun culinary treasures in this laid-back cooking demonstration. 😋
Spring Pop-Up Series: Pinoy Cravings | Fri., March 19 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Catapult Lakeland, 502 E. Main St. | Free | Join Pinoy Cravings for authentic Filipino eats, including savory entrees + baked goods on Catapult’s outdoor patio. 

TryThis
Car Show with the Lakeland Cruisers | Fri., March 19 | 5 p.m. | Denny’s, 4233 S. Florida Ave. | Free | As part of Lakeland VW Classic Weekend, the Lakeland Cruisers are hosting this car show with great food + interesting rides to check out. 🚗

WaterCooler
Midnight All You Can Bowl | Fri., March 19 | 11 p.m.-1:45 a.m. | Orange Bowl Lanes, 4318 US Hwy. 98 | $13.95 | Hit the lanes until the early morning hours for an exclusively low price, bowling shoes included.

Saturday | March 20

TryThis
Lakeland VW Classic | Sat., March 20 | Gates open 6 a.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $5 at the door | The 15th annual VW classic is a car show with a buggy twist, VW classics like the Bug + Van as far as the eye can see.  Kids under 12 get in free.

Show
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Show | Sat., March 20 | 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. | Lake Silver, Winter Haven | Free | A family-friendly water ski show on beautiful Lake Silver in Winter Haven. 🎿
Enchanted Unicorn Festival | Sat., March 20 | 10 a.m.-noon | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Traders Alley | $10+ | Join two live unicorns for the first time ever as well as unicorn-themed fun + activities.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience | Sat., March 20 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Traders Alley | $25+ | A live musical based on the book by Richard O’Brien and adapted to film.

FeaturedEvent

Weigh to Go Weight-Loss Support Group | Sat., March 20 | 10-11 a.m. | Online | Free | A support group meeting that provides an opportunity for sharing and learning so no one has to walk through their weight-loss journey alone. 

Sunday | March 21

WaterCooler
Tampa Bay Tornadoes vs Georgia-lina Lions | Sun., March 21 | 7-9 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $10+ | Are you missing football? The National Arena League’s Tampa Bay Tornadoes are here to satisfy your craving for the gridiron. 

Arts
Central Park Art Festival | Sun., March 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Central Park, 41 5th St. NW, Winter Haven | Free | A street art exhibit featuring live entertainment, student art displays + food trucks galore.

TryThis
Poetry, Spoken Word + Open Mic Night | Sun., March 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Stage Room Lakeland, 310 E. Lemon St. | Free | Open for all to participate, share your own work, or read from your favorite poets + writers. ✨ 

Dish
French Baking Workshop | Sun., March 21 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $60 | Learn how to make a few of the most quintessential French pastries + see just what all the fuss is all about.

Monday, March 22-Sunday, March 28

Monday | March 22

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., March 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. 🥫

Dish
One Potato, Two Potato | Mon., March 22 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 S. Florida Ave. | $50 | A hands-on cooking class working with the one + only potato, the most versatile food there is.

TryThis
Trivia Mondays | Mon., March 22 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Best team will win a party provided by the restaurant. 🎉
Auditions: Ring of Fire | Mon., March 22 | 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre, 121 S. Lake Ave. | Free | All roles are open to audition + auditioners must bring sheet music to sing.

WaterCooler
Elite Soccer Spring Break Camp | Mon., March 22- Fri., March 26 | 9 a.m.-noon | Lake Parker Soccer Fields, 910 Granada St. | $150 | An elite-level camp with emphasis on technique, shooting, ball mastery, passing + knowledge about soccer.

Tuesday | March 23

TryThis
Auditions: Ring of Fire | Tues., March 23 | 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre, 121 S. Lake Ave. | Free | All roles are open to audition + auditioners must bring sheet music to sing.
Karaoke | Tues., March 23 | 6-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Pick up a mic and sing your heart out with friends, family + total strangers. 🎶
Art with Character: Create Your Own Flower Crown | Tues., March 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $20 | Create an enchanting art project + sing a few of your favorite island songs at this magical Art with Character session.

ForKids
Superhero Snacks with Spiderman | Tues., March 23 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $5+ | Bring your little superhero to a lunchtime snack complete with Spiderman meet + greet including super activities + refreshments.

Wednesday | March 24

ForParents
Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Wed., March 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Virtual Event | Free | Learn breastfeeding tips from Lakeland Regional Health experts and share your experience + questions with other moms. 👶

ForKids
Superhero Snacks with Spiderman | Wed., March 24 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $5+ | Bring your little superhero to a lunchtime snack complete with Spiderman meet + greet including super activities + refreshments.

Learn
Free Training Webinar | Wed., March 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about the in + outs of website hosting, robust marketing tools + email marketing in this webinar hosted by AllProWebTools. 🖥️ 

Active
Vega Camp with Joel | Wed., March 24 | 6-7 p.m. | Laws of Fitness Downtown, 46 3rd St. NW | Prices vary | A creative, fun, full-body work-out. 

Thursday | March 25

TryThis
Trivia | Thurs., March 25 | 7-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Fancy yourself a future Jeopardy winner? Test your knowledge at this trivia game + drinks at The Yard on Mass. 🙋
Karaoke Live | Thurs., March 25 | 9-11 p.m. | Beef O’ Brady’s, 4810 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Karaoke is the main attraction, but dancers + musicians are welcome as well.

Active
Lakeland Run/Walk | Thurs., March 25 | 7-8 p.m. | 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free, RSVP | This is a Phoenix volunteer event. 

Listen
Space Panda // Sweat Out the Devil | Thurs., March 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Hillcrest Coffee | Free | Coffee, tea, hot chocolate + baked goods will be available for purchase. 🎶  

Friday | March 26

TryThis
The Royal Treatment with the Arabian Princess | Fri., March 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $15 | Join the Arabian Princess for a makeover fit for royalty. Every ticket includes dress-up, a regal hairstyle, finely polished fingernails + makeup.

Film
“Widows’ Peak” Classic Dinner & A Movie Night | Fri., March 26 | 7-10 p.m. | Stage Room Lakeland, 310 E. Lemon St. | $8 | Watch a classic movie with an amazing complimentary meal, this month’s showing is the 1994 mystery-comedy “Widows’ Peak.” 🎞️ 

WaterCooler
Midnight All You Can Bowl | Fri., March 26 | 11 p.m.-1:45 a.m. | Orange Bowl Lanes, 4318 US Hwy. 98 | $13.95 | Hit the lanes until the early morning hours for an exclusively low price, bowling shoes included.

Listen
Live Music at Brew Hub: David Smith | Fri., March 26 | 5-8 p.m. | Brew Hub, 3900 Frontage Rd. S. | Free | Also: Don’t sleep on Mama G’s Pierogies food truck. 🎶 

Saturday | March 27

Civic
Vietnam Nam Veterans Day Ceremony | Sat., March 27 | 10 a.m.-noon | Veterans Memorial Park, 141 Lake Beulah Dr. | Free | Join the Veterans Council of Polk County in honoring all military brothers, sisters + families of those who served in the Vietnam conflict. 

TheBuy
Lakeland 2021 Shopping Vendor Expo | Sat., March 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lakeland Square Mall | Free | Shop local vendors and businesses inside the Lakeland Square Mall Center Court. 🛍️ 

TryThis
Repticon | Sat., March 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | $5+ | An exhibit of reptiles + exotic animals for all to see, learn about + shop if available. Kids under 4 get in free.

WaterCooler
East Coast Championships – Cheer and Dance | Sat., March 27 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St. | An independent cheer + dance competition for competitive travel teams, open to all ages.

Sunday | March 28

Show
Lakeland Water Ski Show | Sun., March 28 | 2-3 p.m. | Lake Hollingsworth, 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free | Catch some water ski thrills under the sun. Make sure to bring a chair or blanket. 🌊 

TryThis
Chalk Paint Beginner’s Workshop | Sun., March 28 | 1-4 p.m. | Scout & Tag Workshops, 1214 S.Florida Ave. | $95 | Learn the basics for painting furniture including how to paint distressed + smooth modern finishes. Tickets include painting supplies + exclusive brush. 

Monday, March 29-Wednesday, March 31

Monday | March 29

Dish
National Vietnam War Veterans Day | Mon., March 29 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Mission BBQ, 1504 W. Brandon Blvd. | Free | Veteran will receive a free sandwich from Mission’s famous BBQ while enjoying live entertainment.

Cause
MEGA Pantry Distribution | Mon., March 29 | 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., March 29 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Best team will win a party provided by the restaurant. 🎉

Pet
Your Buddy and the Bunny | Mon., March 29 | 5-7 p.m. |  Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 US Hwy 98 N. | $20+ | Your two favorite fluffers, all in one photo. 

Tuesday | March 30

Watch
Drive-In Theater Tour | Tues., March 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Silver Moon Drive-In | $88+ | A live concert with Zach Williams, Mac Powell, and CAIN. 

TryThis
Karaoke | Tues., March 30 | 6-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Pick up a mic and sing your heart out with friends, family + total strangers. 🎶

Parents
Virtual Car Seat Q&A | Tues., March 30 | 12:30-1:15 p.m. | Virtual Event | Free | Join this virtual session to receive expert advice from Lakeland Regional Health on everything car seats for your little nugget. Registration required.

Cause
Mobile Food Pantry | Tues., March 30 | noon-1:30 p.m. | Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, 600 W. Peachtree St. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. Registration begins at 11 a.m. 🥫

Wednesday | March 31

ForKids
Hop, hop, hooray | Wed., March 31 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 US Hwy 98 N. | $20+ | Meet the Easter Bunny + grab a picture.   

TryThis
Tuesday Night Trivia | Wed., March 31 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | Linksters Tap Room, 5125 US Hwy  98 S. | Free | Get first place + win $50. 🙋 

Active
Spring Break-themed party | Wed., March 31 | 5-8 p.m. | Crunch Fitness, 5218 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Music, food + more. 

Show
Open Mic Night | Wed., March 31 | 7-9 p.m. | The Yard On Mass, 820 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Live local music, delish food trucks, and 22+ craft beers and drinks. 🎤