PlanAhead: May 2021 — Your May Lakeland events calendar

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Saturday, May 1-Sunday, May 9

Saturday | May 1

MustDo
Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., May 1 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 
Florida State Fair | Sat., May 1 |10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Florida State Fairgrounds | $5+ | The Florida State Fair speaks for itself, you don’t want to miss out. 🎡

Dish
Intimates by Kendra Mother’s Day Brunch | Sat., May 1 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | GFWC Auburndale Woman’s Club, 243 E, Lake Ave. | $50 | Come for the brunch, stay for the pop-up shop afterward. 
Satdaze Foodtruck | Sat., May 1 | 2-6 p.m. | 911 S. Combee Rd. | Free | Never skip leg day, try Satdaze’s stuffed turkey legs + mini fried donuts. 🍽️
Wine and Dine: Purely Gourmet | Sat., May 1 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50+ | A demonstration-style cooking class where you can taste multiple wines as well. 🍷

TryThis
The MASKquerade | Sat., May 1 | 7 p.m. | Lake Mirror Center, 121 S. Lake Ave. | $60+ | A cocktail party celebrating the 20-year reunion of Kathleen High School’s class of 2001. 🎭
Parlay Paint and Drink | Sat., May 1 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Howard Johnson by Wyndham Lakeland, 939 W. Robson St. | $25+ | Don’t miss out on the guaranteed good vibes of paint + sip. 🎨
Polk County Parade of Homes | Sat.-Sun., May 1-2 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Eaglebrooke, 1560 Eagle Ridge Ct. | Free | Sponsored by Polk County Builders Association and MIDFLORIDA Mortgage Center.

Show
The Wizard of Oz | Sat.-Sun., May 1-2 | 2-4 p.m. | Stage Room Lakeland, 310 E. Lemon St. | $15 | Local students present the classic American tale of Dorothy + Toto.

Family
Frog Princess Tea Party | Sat., May 1 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $10+ | Meet + greet, storytime + tea with the Frog Princess.

Active
Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk | Sat., May 1 | 7:30-9 a.m. | Bok Tower Gardens | $10+ | This 5K will challenge any level runner with its variety of terrain + elevation changes. 🏃

WaterCooler
Lakeland Magic Championship Celebration | Sat., May 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Homecourt by Tracy McGrady, 3615 Florida Ave. S. | Free | Celebrate the G League Championship with special photo ops with the trophy, Swish the mascot  + more. 🏆

Sunday | May 2

MustDo
Florida State Fair | Sun., May 2 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Florida State Fairgrounds | $5+ | The Florida State Fair speaks for itself, you don’t want to miss out. 🎡

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

WaterCooler
Tampa Bay Tornadoes vs Mississippi Raiders | Sun., May 2 | 7-10 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $12+ | The Tornadoes are Lakeland’s new indoor football team. 🏈

Show
James Taylor & Jackson Browne | Sun., May 2 | 5 p.m. | Chain O’ Lakes Stadium, 550 Cletus Allen Dr. | $18 | A tribute to two great songwriters fronted by guitarist Greg Pitts.

Monday | May 3

Learn
Entrepreneurship Crash Course | Mon., May 3 | 8-9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | If you’re looking to start your own business, this course is essential to your success.

Dish
Couples Cooking: Great Seafood at Home | Mon., May 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $100 | One ticket covers each couple in this class that embraces all things seafood. 🐟

TryThis
Let’s Yoga Shine | Mon., May 3 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center, 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $10 | Open to all experience levels of yoga, just bring your own mat.
Virtual Game Night | Mon., May 3 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Trivia, charades, Pictionary + drinking games from the comfort of your home. 🎲

Civic
City Commission Meeting | Mon., May 3 | 3-5 p.m. | City Hall | Free | Also available for remote viewing.

Network 
Grow: Influencer Marketing Conference | Mon., May 3 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Catapult | $20 | A chance to understand viral marketing from leading local women influencers.  

WaterCooler
Lakeland Tropics Girls Tryouts | Mon., May 3-Thurs., May 6 | 5:45 p.m. | Lake Parker Park, 910 Granada St. | Free | For age groups from U8-U19, follow link for further details.

Tuesday | May 4

Cause
Mobile Food Pantry | Tues., May 4 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Blessings & Hope Lakeland, 2150 E. Edgewood Dr. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

Dish
Green Light for GreenWise | Tues., May 4 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Get hands-on with organic food + ingredients in this cooking class.

Show
Disney on Broadway | Tues., May 4 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Get a taste of Disney classics under the limelight from the best seat in (your) house.

Active
Zumba | Tues., May 4 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Mulberry Civic Center, 901 NE 5th St. | $3 | Tickets can only be purchased at the door + only cash is accepted.

TryThis
May the 4th Be With You | Tues., May 4 | 7 p.m. | Galaxy Bar Lakeland, 5153 US Hwy. 98 N. | Free | Travel to a galaxy far, far away with costume contests, special drinks + collector’s item raffles. 🌌   

Wednesday | May 5

Dish
Seafood Soiree | Wed., May 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Master the basics of the deep sea in this hands-on cooking class.

TryThis
Let’s Yoga Shine | Wed., May 5 | 6-7 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center, 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $10 | Open to all experience levels of yoga, just bring your own mat.

Learn
Polk Goes Global VI | Wed., May 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Discover the importance of international business and the emphasis on bilingual talent.

Drink
So Mucho Margaritas | Wed., May 5 | 12 p.m.-12 a.m. | The Brass Tap, 1515 Town Center Dr. | Free | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with drink specials like $4 margs and deals on chips & salsa and tacos. 🍸 

Thursday | May 6

TheBuy
Night Market | Thurs., May 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Union Taproom, 245 W. Central Ave. | Free | Plenty of goods from local vendors to shop from, not to mention food trucks + live music.

Civic
Neighborhood Association Coalition Meeting | Thurs., May 6 | 6 p.m. | City Hall | Free | Neighborhood concerns are discussed and new ideas will be explored.

ForKids
LakelandPAL Mobile Outreach | Thurs., May 6 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | North Lake Wire Park, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. | Free| Snacks + games will be aplenty as kids can learn about the Lakeland Police Athletic League.

Show
The Line Up | Thurs., May 6 | 7-10 p.m. | Balmoral Bar & Grill, 124 Kenny Blvd. | Free | Live music headlined by Mickenzie Peisher.
Musical Gems: The Greatest Showman | Thurs., May 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | GEM Theater, 104 NW 1st Ave. | Free, RSVP | GEM Theater’s monthly sing-a-long event features The Greatest Showman.

Dish
Couples Cooking: Stuffed | Thurs., May 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $100 | One ticket covers each couple in this class focused on the best-stuffed dishes.

Friday | May 7

MustDo
First Friday | Fri., May 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Munn Park | Free | This month’s theme is “Moms Deserve a Break” with special Mother’s Day activities like card making, rock painting + more. 

ForKids
Girl Scouts Unicorn Party | Fri., May 7 | 6 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven, 637 6th St. NW | Unicorn-themed crafts, games + a dance party for any girls interested in learning about the Girl Scouts. 🦄

Dish
Early Spring Wine Dinner | Fri., May 7 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Whip up some fresh treats for springtime and take some home with you.

Cause
Graze and Raise 2021 | Fri., May 7 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Harmony Haven, 6230 US Hwy 98 S., or virtual | $25+ | Fundraising for Mi Escuela Montessori, a bilingual school, with live Latin music, food + fun.

TryThis
Read-a-Latte Society | Fri., May 7 | 10 a.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St. | Free | Grab a drink, make friends + share your reading life with other book lovers.

Saturday | May 8

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

Arts
Mayfaire Saturday Night | Sat., May 8 | 5:30-11 p.m. | Lake Mirror | Free | An outdoor block party with food + beverage vendors and a fireworks show.
Mayfaire By-The-Lake | Sat., May 8 – Sun., May 9 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Lake Morton | Free | Did you know Mayfaire was ranked 36th among Sunshine Artist Magazine’s “200 Best Art Shows” in 2019?

Active
Mayfaire 5K Road Race & Walk | Sat., May 8 | 7-9 p.m. | Lake Morton | $30 | All proceeds from this 5K will benefit the Polk Museum of Art. 🏃

TryThis
Zoom and Vroom with the Polk County History Center | Sat., May 8 | 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.

Moms and Mimosas | Sat., May 8 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bungalow Boutique and Gifts, 1026 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Bring your mom or girlfriend for a wonderful shopping experience, including a free gift to each customer. 

Sunday | May 9

Outdoors
Recess – A Mother’s Day Brunch & Day Party | Sun., May 9 | noon-6 p.m. | Coleman-Bush Building, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | $25, ladies get in free | Recognize the mothers in your life with friends + celebrations of all kinds, hosted by DJ Bo Weezy & DJ Secret.

Dish
Mother’s Day Brunch | Sun., May 9 | 12- 3 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50+ | No hands-on cooking here, just a nice brunch to celebrate the moms in your life.

Mother’s Day Brunch | Sun., May 9 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Terrace Grille Lakeland, 329 E. Main St. | $15+, call (863) 603-5420 to RSVPEnjoy bottomless mimosas + a full wine and cocktail bar.

TheBuy
Second Sunday Artisan Markets | Sun., May 9 | 12-5 p.m. | Lakeside Village, 1479 Town Center Dr. | Free | Handmade decorations, jewelry + one-of-a-kind goods from central Florida’s best artisans, masks encouraged.

Learn
Conceal Carry Class | Sun., May 9 | 2-5 p.m. | 1105 S. Holland Pkwy. | $25 | The first step in learning basic pistol shooting + gun safety, all equipment and materials will be provided.

Monday, May 10-Sunday, May 16

Monday | May 10

Dish
At Season’s Peak: Corn | Mon., May 10 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Learn to make dishes with sweet corn like the Mexican elote (street corn). 🌽

WaterCooler
Lakeland Tropics Boys Tryouts | Mon., May 10-Thurs., May 13 | 5:45 p.m. | Lake Parker Park, 910 Granada St. | Free | For age groups from U8-U19, follow link for further details.

Learn
Tech Assistance | Mon., May 10 | 9:30 a.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St. | Free | Call (863) 425-3246 to schedule an appointment for any help you may need with your devices. 👨‍💻

ForKids
Chapter One | Mon., May 10 | 3:30 p.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St. | Free, RSVP | Registration is required for this reading of “El Deafo” by Cece Bell.

Tuesday | May 11

Cause
Mobile Food Pantry | Tues., May 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, 600 W. Peachtree St. | Free | Registration begins at 11 a.m. 🥫

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Tampa Tarpons | Tues., May 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | The 2021 Flying Tigers season opens, don’t miss the first pitch.

Dish
Kitchen Fundamentals: Fish | Tues., May 11 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Bask in the many options of fishy dishes in this hands-on cooking class.

Health
“Weigh” to Go! Bariatric Support Group | Tues., May 11 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this weight-loss journey support group. 

Wednesday | May 12

Learn
How-To Floral Arrangements | Wed., May 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Yard on Mass, 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | $65 | The Joinery’s Bloom Shakalaka teaches this limited space class. 💐 

TryThis
Open Mic Night | Wed., May 12 | 8:30 p.m. | The Pink Piano, 1015 Florida Ave. S. | Free | Hosted by Roses and Bones, come for the live tunes + stay for the specials on beer + wine.

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Tampa Tarpons | Wed., May 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | Game 2 of a 6-game series vs the Tampa Tarpons.

Dish
Kitchen Fundamentals: Knife Skills | Wed., May 12 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Gain all the confidence you need to operate all knives in the kitchen, big or small.

Health
Diabetes Support Group | Wed., May 12 | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Learn all there is to know about how diabetes affects your pancreas.

Thursday | May 13

ForKids
LakelandPAL Mobile Outreach | Thurs., May 13 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Jackson Park, 1130 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. | Free| Snacks + games will be aplenty as kids can learn about the Lakeland Police Athletic League.
Dungeons & Dragons: High School | Thurs., May 13 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St. | Free, RSVP | Students will meet at 2:30 p.m. in person, registration is required.
Dungeons & Dragons: Middle School | Thurs., May 13 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Students will meet virtually via Discord, registration is required.

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Tampa Tarpons | Thurs., May 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | Game 3 of a 6-game series vs the Tampa Tarpons.

ForPets
Pups and Pints Night | Thurs., May 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Union Taproom, 245 W. Central Ave. | Free | #ProTip: Tell a host about your pet and you will enter a raffle for Orchid Springs Animal Hospital. 🐾

Dish
Speaking of Poultry | Mon., May 13 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Learn notable chicken, duck + turkey dishes from all over the globe to cook up at home. 🍗

Drink
The Boozy Cauldron Pop-Up Tavern | Thurs., May 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. | The Underground Magic Space, 310 E. Lemon St. | $40 | The Boozy Cauldron, a traveling cocktail bar, is coming to Lakeland for a limited time.

Friday | May 14

Drink
Winter Haven Happy Hour Walking Tour | Fri., May 14 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Downtown Winter Haven, 220 Ave. A NW. | $137.50 | This tour is limited to 10 people + will make multiple stops at places celebrating happy hour.

ForKids
Girl Scouts Unicorn Party | Fri., May 14 | 6 p.m. | Girl Scout Hut, 217 Union St. | Free | Girls can make new friends while creating unicorn crafts, playing games + meeting Rainbow Sparkles, the girl unicorn. 🦄

TryThis
Unicorn Makeover Magic | Fri., May 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $20 | Meet Lucky Star (a real unicorn) while playing the part of a princess for the night. 🌟

Show
“Legacy of Legends” Field of Dreams Edition | Fri., May 14- Sun., May 16 | Various Times | Maddox Ranch, 2505 W. Bella Vista St. | $35+ | Bring an RV or tent to camp in, don’t forget to bring electricity as it is not provided.

Dish 
Food Heaven: Indulgent Ingredients and Wines | Fri., May 14 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Sit back while the cooks whip up culinary masterpieces, all you have to do is just sip on some fine wine. 🍷

WaterCooler
Tampa Bay Tornadoes vs Arlington Longhorns | Fri., May 14 | 7-10 p.m. | RP Funding Center | $12+ | The Tornadoes are Lakeland’s new indoor football team. 🏈
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Tampa Tarpons | Fri., May 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | Game 4 of a 6-game series vs the Tampa Tarpons.

Saturday | May 15

MustDo
Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., May 15 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Tampa Tarpons | Sat., May 15 | 6 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | Game 5 of a 6-game series vs the Tampa Tarpons.

Dish
Vegan Pop-Up | Sat., May 15 | 12-4 p.m.| The Juice Box Cafe, 4295 Florida Ave. S. | Free | A one-time vegan market with specialities like vegan gourmet cheese + seasoned greens.

Parents
Virtual Breastfeeding Prep Series | Sat., May 15 | 9-11 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join two certified lactation consultants for a fun series of sessions about all things breastfeeding.

Health
“Weigh” to Go! Bariatric Support Group | Sat., May 15 | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this weight-loss journey support group. 

Sunday | May 16

ForKids
Prom 2021 | Sun., May 16 | 7-11 p.m. | Wild Greg’s Saloon Lakeland, 4951 US Hwy. 98 N. | $20 | Attendees must have a school ID or be the guest of one, this is a strictly under 21 event.

Dish
Big and Little Chef: Breakfast in Bed | Sun., May 16 | 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $75 | Bring in your little one to learn how to whip up a perfect morning meal.

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Tampa Tarpons | Sun., May 16 | 1 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | The final game of a 6-game series vs the Tampa Tarpons.

TryThis
Poetry, Spoken Word + Open Mic Night | Sun., May 16 | 6:30 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. ✨ 
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party | Sun., May 16 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $10+ | Interactive storytime + tea time with Alice in Wonderland.

Learn
Conceal Carry Class | Sun., May 16 | 2-5 p.m. | 1105 S. Holland Pkwy. | $25 | The first step in learning basic pistol shooting + gun safety, all equipment and materials will be provided.

Monday. May 17-Sunday, May 23

Monday | May 17

TryThis
Let’s Yoga Shine | Mon., May 17 | 5:30 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center, 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $10 | Instructor Evelyn Pena offers this class for all experience levels in both English and Spanish.
Virtual Game Night | Mon., May 17 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Trivia, charades, Pictionary + drinking games from the comfort of your home. 🎲

Learn
Tech Assistance | Mon., May 17 | 9:30 a.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St. | Free | Call (863) 425-3246 to schedule an appointment for any help you may need with your devices. 👨‍💻

Family
Family Fundamentals Class | Mon., May 17 | 9:30-11:15 a.m. | Family Fundamentals, 109 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Fun + interactive classes for your little ones aged 3-5, limited to 10 children + masks required.

Tuesday | May 18

Cause
Mobile Food Pantry | Tues., May 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Blessings & Hope Lakeland, 2150 E. Edgewood Dr. | Free | If you’re in need, pick up a box or bag of prepackaged food. 🥫

ForKids
Stuck in the Middle Book Club | Tues., May 18 | 4:30 p.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St. | Free | For middle school students, a book club discussing “Front Desk” by Kelly Lang.

TryThis
Art with Character: Snow White | Tues., May 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $20+ | Dress ready to get messy in this arts + crafts event with Snow White.

Active
Zumba | Tues., May 18 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Mulberry Civic Center, 901 NE 5th St. | $3 | Tickets can only be purchased at the door + only cash is accepted.

Wednesday | May 19

Dish
Green Light for Greenwise | Wed., May 19 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Explore the wide variety of organic choices from GreenWise in this hands-on cooking class.

ForKids
Storytime | Wed., May 19 | 10:30 a.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St. | Free, RSVP | For kids under five years of age, registration is required. 📖

TryThis
Let’s Yoga Shine | Wed., May 19 | 5:30 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center, 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $10 | Instructor Evelyn Pena offers this class for all experience levels in both English and Spanish.

Parents
Car Seat Q&A | Wed., May 19 | 12:30-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Expert Jennifer Cipriano answers all your questions about car seat safety, which one to buy + installation.

Thursday | May 20

Parents
What to Expect When Delivering at LRH | Thurs., May 20 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A Lakeland Regional Health seminar for parents-to-be about the birthing process.

Drink
Sip n’ Shop | Thurs., May 20 | 5-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free | Come sip + shop at this night market supporting local artists + makers. ☕ 

Dish
Burger Time | Thurs., May 20 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Upgrade your grilling skills at this crash course on all things burgers.

TryThis
When Life Gives You Lemons… Create | Thurs., May 20-Sat., May 22 | 1:30-5 p.m. | Salvation Army, 2620 Kathleen Rd. | $100 | Let your creative juices flow at this crafting event.

Friday | May 21

Dish
Afternoon Flavors of Winter Haven Food Tour | Fri., May 21 | 2-4:30 p.m. | Downtown Winter Haven, 220 Ave. A NW | $137.50 | Enjoy a day around all the best grub spots in Winter Haven, limited to 10 people.

TryThis
The Royal Treatment with Mulan | Fri., May 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $15 | Get a makeover fit for the highest princess with a meet + greet with Mulan to boot.
Karaoke Night | Fri., May 21 | 7-10 p.m. | Just Dance Academy of Dance and Etiquette, 124 S. Kentucky Ave. | Free, RSVP | All proceeds will benefit Just Cares, Inc. + Women ROCK!

WaterCooler
Adult Hockey Tournament | Fri., May 21-Sun., May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Lakeland Ice Arena, 3395 W. Memorial Blvd. | $125 | Sign up your team for four guaranteed games over the entire weekend. 🏒

Show
Poetry & Comedy | Fri., May 21 | 7-10 p.m. | Jade Fox Lounge, 3010 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $20+ | Poetry, live music + comedy, need we say more?
Player’s Ball | Fri., May 21 | 10 p.m.-2 a.m. | Jade Fox Lounge, 3010 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $25+ | JT Money headlines this 21+ semi formal-attire event.

Saturday | May 22

MustDo
Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., May 22 | 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
Queens of Comedy | Sat., May 22 | 7-10 p.m. | Fresco’s, 132 S. Kentucky Ave. | $15 | Laugh to your heart’s content with this lineup of former National Miss Comedy Queens + a special guest from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
Dinner and a Movie: Tombstone | Sat., May 22 | 6:15-9 p.m. | Gem Theater, 110 NW 1st Ave. | $18 | The latest installment of Gem Theater’s dinner + movie series, watch this classic western.

Dish
Satdaze Foodtruck | Sat., May 22 | 2-6 p.m. | 911 S. Combee Rd. | Free | Never skip leg day, try Satdaze’s stuffed turkey legs + mini fried donuts.
Big and Little Chef: Breakfast in Bed | Sat., May 22 | 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $75 | Bring in your little one to learn how to whip up a perfect morning meal.
Early Spring Wine Dinner | Sat., May 22 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4730 Florida Ave. S. | $50+ | Lie back and enjoy dinner with a glass of wine in this demonstration class. 🍷

TryThis
Goat Yoga | Sat., May 22 | 10-11 a.m. | Monarchs and Miracles Farm, 1385 Ewell Rd. | $20 | #ProTip: Bring a closed-back shirt in case one of the furry friends jumps on your back. 🐐
Jukebox Bingo | Sat., May 22 | 7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | Free, RSVP | Bingo reimagined with tunes to fill up your cards, winner gets $10.

Sunday | May 23

TryThis
Imperial Garden Party with The Vocalitas | Sun., May 23 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $20+ | Enjoy light refreshments at this outdoor garden party with live performances from The Vocalitas.
Virtual Game Night | Sun., May 23 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Trivia, charades, Pictionary + drinking games from the comfort of your home. 🎲

Outdoors
Sunday Funday with FrediDANCE Project | Sun., May 23 | 2-7 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | $7 | Come for the DJ, food trucks + dessert with part of proceeds benefiting the Ultimate Dance Center.

Learn
Concealed Carry Qualification Class | Sun., May 23 | 1 p.m. | Gander RV & Outdoors, 7400 SR-60 E. | $35 | Earn a Florida Concealed Carry license in this class, all equipment is provided.

Monday. May 25-Monday, May 31

Monday | May 24

Dish
Speaking of Poultry | Mon., May 24 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Learn notable chicken, duck + turkey dishes from all over the globe to cook up at home. 🍗

TryThis
Let’s Yoga Shine | Mon., May 24 | 5:30 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center, 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $10 | Instructor Evelyn Pena offers this class for all experience levels in both English and Spanish.
Virtual Game Night | Mon., May 24 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Trivia, charades, Pictionary + drinking games from the comfort of your home. 🎲

Learn
Tech Assistance | Mon., May 24 | 9:30 a.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St. | Free | Call (863) 425-3246 to schedule an appointment for any help you may need with your devices. 👨‍💻

Tuesday | May 25

Cause
Mobile Food Pantry | Tues., May 25 | noon-1:30 p.m. | Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine, 600 W. Peachtree St. | Free | Registration begins at 11 a.m. 🥫

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Fort Myers Mighty Mussels | Tues., May 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | The first game of a 6-game series vs the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels. ⚾

Learn
Business Resiliency Workshop Series | Tues., May 25 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.| Virtual | Free, RSVP | This workshop highlights a variety of topics for small + minority-owned businesses.

Dish
Sushi 101 | Tues., May 25 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Learn the first steps to wrapping the perfect sushi roll. 🍣

TryThis
Surprise Storytime | Tues., May 25 | 10-11 a.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $3+ | A unique storytime for all ages with a surprise visit from a character.
Superhero Snacks with Black Widow | Tues., May 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $5+ | A super pizza party and meet + greet with the Avengers’ Black Widow.

Wednesday | May 26

ForKids
Music & Me | Wed., May 26 | 10:30 a.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St. | Free, RSVP | For kids under 5 years of age, registration for each child is required.

Dish 
Couples Cooking: Great Seafood at Home | Wed., May 26 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $100 | Learn to enjoy all the sea has to offer + how to make it at home.

TryThis
Open Mic Night | Wed., May 26 | 8:30 p.m. | The Pink Piano, 1015 Florida Ave. S. | Free | Hosted by Roses and Bones, come for the live tunes + stay for the specials on beer + wine. 🎤

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Fort Myers Mighty Mussels | Wed., May 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | Game 2 of a 6-game series vs the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.

FeaturedEvent
Downsizing for the Senior Move | Wed., May 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 771 Carpenters Way | Free | Lake Gibson Village is hosting a downsizing seminar hosted by Nicole Ramer of Organized Haven. Nicole is a Professional Organizer and Certified Senior Move Manager who specializes in moving, downsizing, and clearing estates for seniors and their families.

Thursday | May 27

TryThis
Lets Yoga: Stress Freedom | Thurs., May 27 | 6-7 p.m. | Auburndale Community Center, 405 Bennett St. | $5+ | Overcome life’s stressors with a yoga class open to all.

Dish
At Season’s Peak: Corn | Thurs., May 27 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $50 | Corn season is finally upon us, so learn all you need to know about the food staple. 🌽

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Fort Myers Mighty Mussels | Thurs., May 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | Game 3 of a 6-game series vs the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.

ForKids
How-To for Teens: Stress Management | Thurs., May 27 | 2:30 p.m. | Mulberry Public Library, 905 NE 5th St. | Free | A chance for teens to learn how to manage their stressors in life + school.

Friday | May 28

Show
Classic Dinner & a Movie Night | Fri., May 28 | 7-10 p.m. | Stage Room Lakeland, 310 E. Lemon St. | $8 | Enjoy the film screening of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” with a meal.
Bluegrass Night with Sawgrass | Fri., May 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Krazy Kup, 101 E. J Arden Mays Blvd. | $15 | Enjoy the unique vibes of bluegrass music on a Friday night.

Dish
Wine and Dine: Purely Gourmet | Fri., May 28 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $50+ | Bask in elegant dishes paired with lovely wines in this demonstration class. 🍷

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Fort Myers Mighty Mussels | Fri., May 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | Game 4 of a 6-game series vs the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.

Saturday | May 29

MustDo
Lakeland Farmers Curb Market | Sat., May 29 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | 200 N. Kentucky Ave. | Free | Shop from up to 100 local vendors selling arts, crafts, food + fresh produce. 

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Fort Myers Mighty Mussels | Sat., May 29 | 6 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | Game 5 of a 6-game series vs the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.

Dish
Eastern European Cuisine Workshop | Sat., May 29 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $60 | Take a trip across the pond to learn about culinary traditions + recipes from Eastern Europe.
Couples Cooking: Great Seafood at Home | Sat., May 29 | 6-9 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4930 Florida Ave. S. | $100 | Learn to enjoy all the sea has to offer + how to make it at home.
Satdaze Foodtruck | Sat., May 29 | 2-6 p.m. | 911 S. Combee Rd. | Free | Never skip leg day, try Satdaze’s stuffed turkey legs + mini fried donuts.

TryThis
Enchanted Pixie Hollow Fairy Festival 2021 | Sat., May 29 | 10 a.m.-noon | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow, 214 Trader’s Alley | $10+ | Join Tinkerbell + her pixie pals for a meet & greet, fairy-themed activities + more.
Goat Yoga | Sat., May 29 | 10-11 a.m. | Monarchs and Miracles Farm, 1385 Ewell Rd. | $20 | #ProTip: Bring a closed-back shirt in case one of the furry friends jumps on your back. 🐐

Sunday | May 30

WaterCooler
Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Fort Myers Mighty Mussels | Sun., May 30 | 1 p.m. | Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium | $5+ | The final game of a 6-game series vs the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.

Learn
Conceal Carry Class | Sun., May 30 | 2-5 p.m. | 1105 S. Holland Pkwy. | $25 | The first step in learning basic pistol shooting + gun safety, all equipment and materials will be provided.

TryThis
Virtual Game Night | Sun., May 30 | 7-10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Trivia, charades, Pictionary + drinking games from the comfort of your home. 🎲

Family
Axios Church Services | Sun., May 30 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | RP Funding Center | Free | Separate services are offered for adults and children.

Monday | May 31

TryThis
Let’s Yoga Shine | Mon., May 17 | 5:30 p.m. | Ultimate Dance Center, 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | $10 | Instructor Evelyn Pena offers this class for all experience levels in both English and Spanish.