PlanAhead: July 2021 – Your July Events Calendar

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Monday, June 28-Sunday July 4

Monday | June 28

ForKids
○‌ Summer Fun Kids Yoga Classes | Mon., June 28 | Yoga Pointe, 2539 S. Florida Ave. | $10 | Yoga classes for the kids that foster self-expression + mindfulness in an inviting and fun atmosphere. 
○‌ Summer Reading Program – Genealogy 101 | Mon., June 28 | 10-11 a.m. | Mulberry Library/Civic Center | Free | Hosted by the Polk Historical & Genealogical Library, learn about what genealogy is, why we study it, and how to begin researching your own family tales: reserve your spot online before attending.
○‌ Painting with a Twist Kids Class | Mon., June 28 | 3670 Harden Blvd. | $30 | Bring the kids out to enjoy a youthful version of Painting with a Twist and try their hand at painting a giraffe. 
○‌ Genealogy 101 | Mon., June 28 | Mulberry Public Library | Free | Bring your own laptop or tablet to this limited seating event, hosted by the Polk Historical and Genealogical Library, where you can learn about genealogy + how you can discover your family’s history. 

Tuesday | June 29

TryThis
○‌  Karaoke | Tues., June 29 | 6-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Make this the week you take the stage, or come to support the singers while enjoying something refreshing. 🎤

ForKids
○‌  A to Z Nature Summer Camp | Tues., June 29 | 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. | Polk’s Nature Discovery Center, Circle B Bar Reserve | Free | Sign the kids up for this week-long daily summer camp, kicking off today and ending July 2, to give kids a chance to learn about plant + animal diversity, food chains, data collection, and more.
○‌  Painting with a Twist Kids Class | Tues., June 29 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 3670 Harden Blvd. | $30 | Bring the kids out to enjoy a youthful version of Painting with a Twist and try their hand at painting an elephant. 

Cause
○‌ United Way Annual Meeting | Tues., June 29 | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. | Polk Theatre or virtual | Price TBD, virtual attendance is free | Join the United Way of Central Florida in person or virtually for their annual meeting to learn about charitable events in our area. 

Show
○‌  Musician Showcase | Tues., June 29 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub | Free | Whether you’re looking to participate in the showcase or simply observe + grab a brew, the floor at Molly’s is open tonight starting at 9 p.m.

Learn
 ○‌ Building Resilience Through Drumming | Tues., June 29 | 10-11 a.m. | Bok Tower Gardens | $15+ | Attendees need no previous drumming experience to join in on this structured learning opportunity, which focuses on teaching participants to reconnect with themselves + others using djembe drums.

Wednesday | June 30

ForKids
○‌ Kids Cook Take Home Family Dinner | Wed., June 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | What’s Cooking Lakeland, 6935 South Carter Rd., Ste. 6 | $50+ | Save on the shopping, cooking & cleaning with this kid’s cooking class (ages 5-13) that results in a take-home dinner for four. 
○‌  Painting with a Twist Kids Class | Wed., June 30 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 3670 Harden Blvd. | $30 | Bring the kids out to enjoy a youthful version of Painting with a Twist and try their hand at painting an otter. 

TryThis
○‌ Trivia Wednesday: General Knowledge | Wed., June 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Bring your team of 6 or less + put your skills to the test for a trivia-filled evening, with food available from Cuban B’s Burger and Bakes. 
○‌ Trivia at Front Page | Wed., June 30 | 7 p.m. | Front Page Brewing Co., 190 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Spaces fill up fast, so come early to check in + get your table, as well as one of their rotating beers or food truck items, before showing what you know.
○‌  Open Mic with Chelsea Margaret | Wed., June 30 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Open mic night held at The Yard on Mass for a night of music + fun. 🎤

Thursday | July 1

TryThis 
○‌ Collectorama Coin Show | Thurs., July 1 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $3+ | This show will feature fine coin dealers and collectibles like paper Americana, Columbian exposition, postcards, ephemera + small antiques. 
○‌ In-Person: After Hours at the Museum | Thurs., July 1 | 2-8 p.m. | Polk Museum of Art | Free | Polk Museum of Art is open after hours, with a curator tour starting at 6 p.m., so make sure to reserve your spot online before attending. 

ForKids
Painting with a Twist – Summer Kids Series | Thurs., July 1 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Painting With a Twist, 3670 Harden Blvd. | $30 | Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing afternoon painting an adorable flamingo together as part of this summer series. 🎨

Show 
○‌ Dan Signor @ Jensen’s | Thurs., July 1 | 8 p.m. | Jensen’s Corner Bar, 100 3rd St. SW| Free | Musician Dan Signor will be playing live for an evening of music + drinks. 🎤
○‌ Lakeland Underbelly Sessions | Thurs., July 1 | 9 p.m. | The Pink Piano | $5 | Come out + support Lakeland’s local music scene, with 100% of the proceeds going to the musicians. 

Friday | July 2

TryThis 

○‌First Friday: Bike Night | Fri., July 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Downtown LKLD | Free | Enjoy live entertainment, raffles, + motorcycle show. 

Show 
○‌ An Evening with Chicago and Their Greatest Hits | Fri., July 2 | 7 p.m. | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre | $22.50+ | Spend the evening jamming out to the classic rock group Chicago at this outdoor concert event. 

Saturday | July 3

MustDo
○‌ Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., July 3 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 🥬

TryThis 
○‌ Red, White & Kaboom! | Sat., July 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Lake Mirror | Free | Enjoy an evening of live music by the 60 West Band + fireworks show on Lake Mirror to celebrate the fourth of July. 🎆
○‌ The Peach Truck Tour | Sat., July 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Lakeland Square Mall | Free | Pre-order fresh peaches + pecans as the peach truck tour heads into Lakeland to brighten your summer produce. 
○‌ Lakeland Cars + Coffee | Sat., July 3 | 8-10 a.m. | Lakeland Linder Airport | Free | Come out to this informal gathering of Lakeland car enthusiasts on the first Saturday of every month. 🚗

Sunday | July 4

TryThis
○‌ Thunder on the Ridge Spectacular | Sun., July 4 | 4-9:30 p.m. | Lake Eva Park| Celebrate the 4th of July at this family event in Haines City with live entertainment, children’s activities, + Polk County’s largest fireworks display. 🎆
○‌ Red, White & Boom Car Show | Sun., July 4 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | International Market World | $15+ | Come out to this 4th of July car show + competition with various events planned throughout the day. 

Show
○‌ Summit Trace | Sun., July 4 | 10:30 a.m. | Willow Oak Baptist Church | TBD | Start your day with a live concert event from country-Christian outfit Summit Trace. 

Monday, July 5-Sunday, July 11

Monday | July 5

TryThis 
○‌ Soccer Camp | Mon., July 5 | 7 a.m.-6 p.m. | Plant City Family YMCA | $159+ | Campers will spend the week learning and practicing the fundamentals of soccer while learning teamwork, good sportsmanship and character values. ⚽️

Cause
○‌ Eagle Lake Food Pantry | Mon., July 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | First Baptist Church Eagle Lake | Free | Support a local food pantry by volunteering for the morning. 

Show
○‌ Howie Mandel | Mon., July 5 | 8 p.m. | Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Event Center | $84+ | Enjoy an evening of comedy with T.V. personality + comedian Howie Mandel. 

Tuesday | July 6

TryThis
○‌ Molly’s Open Mic | Tues., July 6 | 9 p.m. | Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub | Free | Whether you’re looking to participate or simply observe + grab a brew, the floor at Molly’s is open starting at 9 p.m.
Virtual Knit Night | Tues., July 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join + connect with Four Puls Yarn Shop for this virtual knit night event. 

Civic
○‌ City Commission Meeting | Tues., July 6 | 9-11 a.m. | City Hall | Free | Also available for remote viewing.

WaterCooler 
○‌ Lakeland Flying Tigers vs. Palm Beach Cardinals | Tues., July 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $17+ | The Lakeland Flying Tigers take on the Palm Beach Cardinals starting at 6:30. ⚾️

Wednesday | July 7

TryThis
○‌  Open Mic with Chelsea Margaret | Wed., July 7 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Open mic night held at The Yard on Mass for a night of music + fun. 🎤
○‌ Trivia Wednesday | Wed., July 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Put your trivia knowledge to the test, bring your friends for a night of food + fun. 

ForKids
○‌ Kids Cook Take Home Family Dinner | Wed., July 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | What’s Cooking Lakeland, 6935 South Carter Rd., Ste. 6 | $50+ | Save the shopping, cooking & cleaning with this kid’s cooking class (ages 5-13) that results in a take-home dinner for four. 

Thursday | July 8

TryThis
○‌ Pups & Pints | Thurs., July 8 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Union Taproom | Free | Choose from a large selection of beers and hang out with other pet lovers: dogs are also welcome. 

Show
○‌ Dan Signor @ Jensen’s | Thurs., July 8 | 8 p.m. | Jensen’s Corner Bar, 100 3rd St. SW. | Free | Enjoy the musical stylings of pianist, bassist, guitarist, and vocalist Dan Signor at Jenson’s Corner Bar.  
○‌ Lakeland Underbelly Sessions | Thurs., July 8 | 9 p.m. | The Pink Piano | $5 | Come out + support Lakeland’s local music scene, with 100% of the proceeds going to the musicians. 

ForKids 
○‌ Summer Art Camp – Mini Art Camp | Thurs., July 8 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Art Centric Studio, 1035 Florida Ave. S. #180 | $75 | A summer event for kids ages 6-10 to pick their own pallet + make their own artistic creation. 🎨

Friday | July 9

TryThis
○‌ Bike Night | Fri., July 9 | 7-11 p.m. | Boondocks Bar, 8515 Hwy. 98 N. | Free | Enjoy bike night with food + drink specials, and live DJs for all your favorite music. 

ForKids 
○‌ Summer Art Camp – Mini Art Camp | Fri., July 9 |10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Art Centric Studio, 1035 Florida Ave. S., #180 | $75 | A summer event for kids ages 6-10 to pick their own pallet + make their own artistic creation. 

Show
○‌ Mama Mia! | Fri., July 9 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $17+ | Lakeland Community Theatre presents the Abba-inspired musical “Mama Mia!”

Saturday | July 10

MustDo
○‌ Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., July 10 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 🥬

TryThis
○‌ Great Florida Bigfoot Conference | Sat., July 10 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $20+ | Featuring an all-star lineup of Bigfoot researchers, investigators, and authors ready to interact with fans and discuss their experiences and findings.
○‌ Learn to Water Ski | Sat., July 10 | 9:30 a.m. | Lake Bonnie | Free | Join the Central Florida Show Ski Team as they provide lessons for those looking to learn how to water ski. 

Show 
○‌ Live on Mass | Sat., July 10 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Live on Mass Invites Lakeland performers from around the area to present their talents every month.
○‌ Lakeland Underbelly Sessions | 9 p.m. | The Pink Piano | $5 | Come out + support the local music scene, with 100% of the proceeds going to the musicians.

Sunday | July 11

TryThis
○‌ Second Sunday Artisan Event | Sun., July 11 | 12-5 p.m. | Lakeside Village, 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free | Event hosting a variety of Florida-based businesses selling a variety of hand-made items. 🛍
○‌ Learn to Water Ski | Sun., July 11 | 9:30 a.m. | Lake Bonnie | Free | Join the Central Florida Show Ski Team as they provide lessons for those looking to learn how to water ski. 

Dish 
○‌ Squad Brunch | Sun., July 11 | 10 a.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland | Call for pricing | #ProTip: bring your furry friends to brunch on the patio and catch up with friends over brunch with live music from DJ Trinidad + drinks,🥂

Show 
○‌ Stadium Concert: Carole King | Sun., July 11 | 8 p.m. | Chain O’ Lakes Stadium, 588 Cletus Allen Dr. | $18+ | Bring your lawn chair, cooler, and enjoy a fun-filled concert with music by Carole King, with Katie Pinder Brown. 🎤

Monday, July 12-Sunday, July 18

Monday | July 12

Drink
○‌ Guest Bartending | Mon., July 12 | 7 -9 p.m. | Barrel239, 239 3rd St. SW. | Free | Come out to Winter Haven’s very own whiskey bar to vote for the teacher who is the winning guest bartender.

Cause
○‌ Eagle Lake Food Pantry | Mon., July 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | First Baptist Church Eagle Lake | Free | Support a local food pantry by volunteering for the morning. 

TryThis
○‌ Open Mic Night | Mon., July 12 | 6 p.m. | Gram Parsons Derry Down, 297 5th St. NW. | Free | Come out to play an acoustic set of up to 3 songs in this historic venue.

Edu
ACT Prep Course | Mon., July 12 | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave. | $470 | Students entering grades 9-12 are welcome to register for this 5-day preparatory course for the ACT, taking place Mon.-Fri. with scholarships available. 

Tuesday | July 13

TryThis
○‌ Molly’s Open Mic | Tues., July 13 | 9 p.m. | Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub | Free | Whether you’re looking to participate or simply observe + grab a brew, the floor at Molly’s is open starting at 9 p.m. 
Virtual Knit Night | Tues., July 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join + connect with Four Purls Yarn Shop for this virtual knit night event. 

ForKids
○‌ A to Z Nature Summer Camp | Tues., July 13 | 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. | Polk’s Nature Discovery Center, Circle B Bar Reserve | Free | Sign the kids up for this week-long daily summer camp, kicking off today and ending July 16, to give kids a chance to learn about plant + animal diversity, food chains, data collection, and more.

PlanAhead
○‌ Yoga aTu Ritmo | Wed., June 14 | 7 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center | $10 | This restorative yoga class is suitable for adults and children and focuses on activating metabolism, improving posture, increasing flexibility, and restoring a sense of calm. 

Wednesday | July 14

TryThis
○‌ Open Mic with Chelsea Margaret | Wed., July 14 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Open mic night held at The Yard on Mass for a night of music + fun. 🎤
○‌ Trivia Wednesday: General Knowledge | Wed., June 14 | 7 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Bring your team of 6 or less + put your skills to the test for a trivia-filled evening, with food available from Cuban B’s Burger and Bakes. 

Active
○‌ Let’s Yoga Shine | Wed., July 14 | 6-7 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center, 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $10 | Introductory yoga class for all levels with step-by-step guidance and instruction. 🧘‍♀️

ForKids 
○‌ Kids Cook Take Home Family Dinner | Wed., July 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | What’s Cooking Lakeland, 6935 South Carter Rd., Ste. 6 | $50+ | Save the shopping, cooking & cleaning with this kid’s cooking class (ages 5-13) that results in a take-home dinner for four. 

Thursday | July 15

TryThis 
○‌ Sip n’ Shop | Thurs., July 15 | 5-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Check out local artists + makers over drinks at this evening market event. 

Biz
○‌  Entrepreneur/Small Business Consulting Services | Thurs., July 15 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Plant City Chamber of Commerce | Free | Make an appointment to gain confidential consulting + professional training across all industries for your business, put on by the Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County. 

Show
○‌ Dan Signor @ Jensen’s | Thurs., July 15 | 8 p.m. | Jensen’s Corner Bar, 100 3rd St. SW. | Free | Enjoy the musical stylings of pianist, bassist, guitarist, and vocalist Dan Signor at Jenson’s Corner Bar. 
○‌ Lakeland Underbelly Sessions | Thurs., July 15 | 9 p.m. | The Pink Piano | $5 | Come out + support the best of Lakeland’s local music scene, with 100% of the proceeds going to the musicians. 
○‌ Once on this Island | Thurs., July 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre Winter Haven, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $28 | Come out to this 20 time Tony award-winning musical about young love + overcoming the odds. 

Friday | July 16

TryThis
○‌  Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour | Fri., July 16 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Winter Haven Parking Garage, 220 Ave. A. NW | $69.55 | Tour downtown Winter Haven to visit family-owned restaurants and bars in the downtown area that host Happy Hour on weekdays.

Show
○‌ Mama Mia! | Fri., July 16 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $17+ | Lakeland Community Theatre presents the Abba-inspired musical “Mama Mia!”
○‌ Once on this Island | Fri., July 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre Winter Haven, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | $28 | Come out to this 20 time Tony award-winning musical about young love + overcoming the odds. 
○‌ Stadium Concert: Surfing Safari | Fri., July 16 | Chain O’ Lakes Stadium, 588 Cletus Allen Dr. | $18+ | Bring your lawn chair, cooler, and enjoy a fun-filled concert with music by premiere tribute project Johnny Wild & The Delights. 🎤

Saturday | July 17

MustDo
Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., July 17 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 🥬

TryThis 
Donk Day Car Show | Sat., July 17 | 12 p.m. | Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, Dover | $20Come out to this afternoon car show + celebrate these custom automobiles.  🚗

Show
○‌ Jamie Floyd Live | Sat., July 17 | 9 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland | Free | Come out to a night of music by Jamie Floyd, with a full food + drink menu available.  
○‌ Mama Mia! | Sat., July 17 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $17+ | Lakeland Community Theatre presents the Abba-inspired musical “Mama Mia!”

Sunday | July 18

Learn
Crystals and Stones Class | Sun., July 18 | 2-3 p.m. | Crystal Gaze, 213 Frank Lloyd Wright Way | Free | Join this free class for a 30-60-minute introduction to crystals and stones, followed by a free “Awakening Empaths” meetup at 3 p.m.

TryThis 
Strawberry Classic Car Show Cruise-In | Sun., July 18 | 3-6:30 p.m. | Union Station Depot, Plant City | Free | Come out to this family-friendly, classic car show + competition: spectators welcome.  

Show
○‌ Mama Mia! | Sun., July 18 | 2-5 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $17+ | Lakeland Community Theatre presents the Abba-inspired musical “Mama Mia!”
○‌ Stadium Concert: The Music of The Police and Sting | Sun., July 18 | Chain O’ Lakes Stadium, 588 Cletus Allen Dr. | $18+ | Bring your lawn chair, cooler, and enjoy a fun-filled concert to the music of The Police and Sting. 🎤

Monday | July 19

Civic 
City Commission Meeting | Mon., July 19 | 9-11 a.m. | City Hall | Free | Also available for remote viewing.

Learn
Hand-tied Extensions Class | Mon., July 19 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Establish 37, 1216 S. Florida Ave. | $500 | Aspiring hairstylists are welcomed to come learn how to hand tie and blend extensions, while also receiving coaching on social media marketing. 

Tuesday | July 20

TryThis 
○‌ Tasty Tuesdays | Tues., July 20 | 4:30-9:30 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland | $25 | Purchase your ticket package + sample selections from participating downtown local restaurants. 
Virtual Knit Night | Tues., July 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join + connect with Four Purls Yarn Shop for this virtual knit night event. 

ForKids 
Tails and Tales | Tues., July 20 | Tues., July 20 | 10-10:30 a.m. | Lakeland Public Library | Free | Be sure to register before attending in-person. 

Show
Molly’s Open Mic | Tues., July 20 | 9 p.m. | Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub | Free | Whether you’re looking to participate or simply observe + grab a brew, the floor at Molly’s is open starting at 9 p.m.

PlanAhead
Yoga aTu Ritmo | Wed., June 21 | 7 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center | $10 | This restorative yoga class is suitable for adults and children and focuses on activating metabolism, improving posture, increasing flexibility, and restoring a sense of calm. 

Wednesday | July 21

TryThis
○‌  Open Mic with Chelsea Margaret | Wed., July 21 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Open mic night held at The Yard on Mass for a night of music + fun. 🎤
○‌ Trivia Wednesday: General Knowledge | Wed., June 21 | 6-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | Free | Bring your team of 6 or less + put your skills to the test for a trivia-filled evening, with food available from Cuban B’s Burger and Bakes.

ForKids
○‌ Kids Cook Take Home Family Dinner | Wed., July 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | What’s Cooking Lakeland, 6935 South Carter Rd., Ste. 6 | $50+ | Save the shopping, cooking & cleaning with this kid’s cooking class (ages 5-13) that results in a take-home dinner for four. 

Drink
○‌ Happy Ending at Grove Roots Brewing Co. | Wed., July 21 | 5-9 p.m. | Grove Roots Brewing Co. | Free | Come by Grove Roots Brewing Co. in Winter Haven to enjoy selections from their taps as well as food items from Happy Ending Food Truck, including the Shaka Burger, Pew Pew Shrimp, and more.

Thursday | July 22

TryThis
○‌ Creative Writing Critique Group | Thurs., July 22 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Winter Haven Public Library | Free | Share + critique your work with other writers: all aspiring writers are welcome. 

Cause
○‌ Alltek Smashathon 2021! | Thurs., July 22 | 5-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | $25+ | If you’re looking for a fun way to relieve stress while benefiting the Boys and Girls Club, bring your trashed tech and start smashing, or just show up and smash someone else’s (in the name of urban recycling). 

Show
○‌ Dan Signor @ Jensen’s | Thurs., July 22 | 8 p.m. | Jensen’s Corner Bar, 100 3rd St. SW., Winter Haven | Free | Enjoy the musical stylings of pianist, bassist, guitarist, and vocalist Dan Signor at Jenson’s Corner Bar. 
○‌ Lakeland Underbelly Sessions | Thurs., July 22 | 9 p.m. | The Pink Piano | $5 | Come out + support the best of Lakeland’s local music scene, with 100% of the proceeds going to the musicians. 

Friday | July 23

TryThis
○‌ Open Season: Sportsman’s Expo | Fri., July 23 | 2-8 p.m. | R.P Funding Center | $10+ | Come out to this family-friendly outdoor expo featuring various events, exhibits, + seminars.
○‌ “Cuando La Psicologia No Es Suficiente” – Book Signing Event | Fri., July 23 | 7-10 p.m. | Nineteen61 | $45+ | Meet author Dr. Daina Reyes and hear her talk about her book “When Psychology is Not Sufficient,” plus a book signing.  

Outdoor
○‌ Hike: Se7en Wetlands Moths at Night | Fri., July 23 | 8:30-9:30 p.m. | Se7en Wetlands | Free | Come out to this evening hike + viewing of local nocturnal insects with the help of Polk County Entomologists and Se7en Wetlands staff. 

Show
○‌ Stadium Concert: The Music of Van Halen | Fri., July 23 | Chain O’ Lakes Stadium, 588 Cletus Allen Dr. | $18+ | Bring your lawn chair, cooler, and enjoy a fun-filled concert to the music of Van Halen. 🎤

Saturday | July 24

MustDo
○‌ Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., July 24 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 🥬

TryThis
○‌ Open Season: Sportsman’s Expo | Sat., July 24 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | R.P Funding Center | $10+ | Come out to this family-friendly outdoor expo featuring various events, exhibits, + seminars.
○‌ Great American Motofest | Sat., July 24 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | 906 Sam Allen Rd., Plant City | Free | The motorcycle rodeo returns with sled pulls, hot rods, motorcycles, concerts, vendors, swap meet + more. 

Dish 
○‌ Ciro’s Sweet Tooth and Dessert Tour | Sat., July 24 | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 220 Ave. A NW | $69.55 | Explore the sweeter side of Winter Haven during Ciro’s Sweet Tooth and Dessert Tour. 

Sunday | July 25

TryThis
○‌ Open Season: Sportsman’s Expo | Sun., July 25 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | R.P Funding Center | $10+ | Come out to this family-friendly outdoor expo featuring various events, exhibits, + seminars.

Show
○‌ Mama Mia! | Sun., July 25 | 2-5 p.m. | Lakeland Community Theatre | $17+ | Lakeland Community Theatre presents the Abba-inspired musical “Mama Mia!”

Learn
○‌ Cake and Ice Cream Workshop | Sun, July 25 | 10 a.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square | $60 | Get your hands dirty and learn how to make shortcake cake pops, cookie-butter loaf cake, German chocolate cake, and more.

Monday, July 26-Sunday, August 1

Monday | July 26

Learn
○‌ Tapas and Sangria | Mon., July 26 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square | $50 | Work alongside Publix’s chefs and learn to make tapas like scallops in saffron sauce and drinks like homemade sangria. 

ForKids
○‌ Tropics Elite Summer Camp  | Mon., July 26 | 8 a.m. | Cypress Youth Sports Complex | $200 | Sign up your kiddos for this summer camp: discounts are available for Lakeland Tropic Youth, YMCA members, multiple children, and early registers. 

TryThis
○‌ Career Event- Southeastern University Students & Graduates | Mon., July 26 | 7 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Sign up for this virtual event for those interested in careers in business, computer science/IT, construction, carpentry, and more. 

Tuesday | July 27

Show
○‌ Molly’s Open Mic | Tues., July 27 | 9 p.m. | Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub | Free | Whether you’re looking to participate or simply observe + grab a brew, the floor at Molly’s is open starting at 9 p.m.

WaterCooler
○‌ Flying Tigers vs. Hammerheads | Tues., July 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Joker Marchant Stadium | $9+ | The Lakeland Flying Tigers take on the Jupiter Hammerheads starting at 6:30. ⚾️

Learn
○‌ Sushi and More | Tues., July 27 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square | $60 | Work alongside Publix’s chefs and learn the art of sushi-making.

TryThis
○‌ EMERGE Membership Cornhole Tournament | Tues., July 27 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Cob & Pen | Free for EMERGE members, $5 for non-members | Come out for cornhole + stay for the chance to win $100.

Wednesday | July 28

TryThis
○‌ Open Mic with Chelsea Margaret | Wed., July 28 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | #ProTip: come by for a drink, a bite from a food truck, or to strut your stuff on stage. 🎤

Family
○‌ Interactive Family Movie – Finding Nemo | Wed., July 28 | Various Times | Donald Bronson Community Center, 124 Bronson Trl. | Free | Bring the kiddos and enjoy the show full of sing-a-longs, bubble blowing, and more interactive opportunities.

ForKids
○‌ Kids 5-13 Cook Take Home Family Dinner | Wed., July 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | What’s Cooking Lakeland 6935 S. Carter Rd, Ste. 6 | $50+ | Drop off the kids, take home a dinner for the fam — Sounds like the perfect plan, right?

Learn
○‌ Kitchen Fundamentals: Seafood | Wed., July 28 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square | $60 | Learn new tips and tricks in the kitchen while enjoying seafood recipes like pan-seared swordfish steaks with cherrywood smoked bacon puttanesca sauce.

Thursday | July 29

Show
○‌ Dan Signor @ Jensen’s | Thurs., July 24 | 8 p.m. | Jensen’s Corner Bar, 100 3rd St. SW., Winter Haven | Free | Enjoy the musical stylings of pianist, bassist, guitarist, and vocalist Dan Signor at Jenson’s Corner Bar.  
○‌ Lakeland Underbelly Sessions | Thurs., July 24 | 9 p.m. | The Pink Piano | $5 | Come out + support the best of Lakeland’s local music scene, with 100% of the proceeds going to the musicians. 

Dish
○‌ Happy Ending at The Yard on Mass | Thurs., July 29 | 4-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Enjoy an afternoon with tastings from the Happy Ending food truck.

Learn
○‌ Pies, Pies, Pies | Thurs., July 29 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Lake Miriam Square | $50 | Level up your summer-time pies including lattice work, crumbles, and a classic coconut cream.

TryThis
○‌ Drag BINGO & ThrowBACK Singles Night | Thurs., July 29 | 8-11 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland | Free | Play drag bingo with QUEEN Allegra and enjoy deals on drinks all night long.

Friday | July 30

TheBuy
○‌ Fabulous Funky Munky at The Fancy Flea Lakeland A Country Brocante | Fri., July 30 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | RP Funding Center | Shop funky finds at this year’s fancy flea — You never know what you’ll find.

Show
○‌ Live Music at Night: Matt Billor | Fri., July 30 | 6-10 p.m. | Keel Farms | Listen to live music from 24-year-old Matt Billor while you enjoy food, wine, and beer.

Learn
○‌ 1 On 1 Artist Painting Workshop | Fri., July 30 | 10 a.m. | Stephen Koury’s Home Studio,
1029 Rustic Estates Dr. | $300 | Don’t be fooled, these classes are available for 8-people at a time, to learn at the hands of Stephen Koury.

Deal
○‌ Bok Tower Gardens FREE Admission | Fri., July 30 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Bok Tower Gardens | Free | Enjoy a day of free admission to Bok Tower with no advance reservations, tickets, or scheduling necessary.

Saturday | July 31

MustDo
○‌ Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., July 31 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 🥬

Show
○‌ Proper Wednesday LIVE | Sat., July 31 | 7-10 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland | Free | Enjoy no-cover at the first-ever Proper Wednesday with an all-day happy hour. 

FeaturedEvent
○‌ Little Villagers Treasure Hunt | Sat., July 31 | 10 a.m. | 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free with registration on July 24 | In celebration of Florida’s Back-to-School Tax-Free Week, children can follow clues to find treasure around the property + win prizes. Ⓟ