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September PlanAhead: Your September Lakeland events calendar

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September is in full swing – and to help you soak up the last days of summer, we’re rounding up some of the top local events (both virtual and in-person) to help you stay connected. ☀️

Monday, September 7-Sunday, September 13

Monday | September 7

Family
Labor Day Weekend | Family Fun Center, 4825 Florida Ave. S. | FYI, this Labor Day weekend, get a free round of Mini Golf with the purchase of one at regular price. 

TryThis
Live Trivia | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Cob & Pen, 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Free | Prizes will go to the top three teams. 🙋

Tuesday | September 8

Learn
Covid-19 Return to Work Update | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Hear from local medical professional on the ins + outs of returning to work. 💼

Wednesday | September 9

Active
Sunset Yoga in the Vineyard | 6-7 p.m. | Keel & Curley Winery at Keel Farms | 5210 Thonotosassa Rd. | $10 | Fresh air, evening yoga + wine, afterward. 

Thursday | September 10

Dish
Soul Feed @ Off The Griddle | 6-9 p.m. | ComeUnity Marketplace | 839 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Prices Vary | Listen to live bands Noan Partly, Space Panda + Sweat Out the Devil, while chowing down.

Active
Lakeland Run/Walk | 7-8 p.m. | 929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Free, RSVP | Walk or run towards recovery. 

Learn
Financial Stability Classes | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Learn how to budget, get out of debt, save + more. 💰

Friday | September 11

TheBuy
First Responders Appreciation Weekend | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lakeland Harley-Davidson | 4202 Lakeland Hills Blvd. | Prices Vary | Free t-shirt with any test drive. 

Saturday | September 12
2020 Polk County Heart Walk Digital Experience | 9-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Walk, wherever you can, to support a healthy lifestyle. 

Drink
Brewers Guild Meeting | 3-6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Meet with other local homebrewers to discuss making better beer. 

ForKids
KiDz NiGhT OuT Narwhal & Jelly | 5:30-8 p.m. | Art Centric Studio | 1035 Florida Ave. S. | $25 | Pizza + painting for students aged 7+. 🎨

Sunday | September 13

Active
Goat Yoga | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Monarchs & Miracles Farm | 1385 Ewell Rd. | $25 | #ProTip: Bring a closed-back shirt, in case a goat jumps on you. 🐐

Monday, September 14-Sunday, September 20

Monday | September 14

Live Trivia | 7:30-9 p.m. | Cob & Pen | 1221 S. Florida Ave. | Prices Vary | Compete against your friends every Monday with live trivia + enjoy craft beer, cocktails, and food. 🥇

Tuesday | September 15

Cook for a Cause | 6-7:30 p.m. | Nineteen 61 | 215 E. Main St. | $55 | Pick up meal kits and cook virtually with Chef Marcos Fernandez to help support active duty firefighters and law enforcement + post-9/11 combat-wounded special operators. 🧑‍🍳

Wednesday September 16 

Chord Embellishments with Cali Rose | 8-9 p.m. | Ukulele Kids Club | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Award-winning musician Cali Rose teaches children how to sing and strum ukulele chords. 🪕

Thursday | September 17

FeaturedEvent:

Legacy Grandparenting Summit Simulcast | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | Highland Park Church, 4777 Lakeland Highlands Rd | $138 | Learn more about the importance of your influence on your grandchildren.

Friday | September 18

Ray Gurka + Cuban B’s Burgers & Bakes | 7-10 p.m. | Swan Brewing | 115 W Pine St. | Prices vary | Join Swan Brewing for live music with Ray Gurka and burgers by Cuban B’s. 🍻

The Royal Treatment with Cinderella | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Enchanted Fairytale Hollow | 214 Traders Alley | $15 | Children of all ages can enjoy a full royal makeover and have storytime with CInderella herself. 👑

FeaturedEvent:

Legacy Grandparenting Summit Simulcast | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | Highland Park Church, 4777 Lakeland Highlands Rd | $138 | Learn more about the importance of your influence on your grandchildren.

Saturday | September 19 

Fall Open House | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Vintage Warehouse Lakeland | 4308 Wallace Rd. | Free | Check out the diverse vintage, shabby, and chic vintage offerings at this retro shop. 🛍️

Christmas in September | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | RP Funding Center | 701 W Lime St. | $6 per person, Kids under 12 free | Find unique goods at this craft fair handmade by local + national artists. 🧵

Sunday | September 20

SQUAD Brunch | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Federal Bar Lakeland | 124 South Tennessee Ave. | Prices vary | Enjoy a new brunch and shareables menu with tunes by DJ Trinidad. 🥂

Monday, September 21-Sunday, September 27

Monday | September 21

MEGA Pantry Distribution | 4-6:30 p.m. | Lakes Church | 1010 E. Memorial Blvd. | Free | If you or someone you know is in need of food, all are welcome to pick up a box or bag of free packaged groceries. 🥫

Entrepreneurship Crash Course | 8-9 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Coachieve will be hosting this online webinar to inform you about tips for business including how to start a profitable business, essentials for your business plan + more. 👔

Tuesday | September 22

Trivia Tuesdays | 6:30-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | 802 N. Massachusetts Ave. | Prices Vary | Enjoy craft beer, food, prizes + Harry Potter trivia. 🍺 

Wednesday | September 23

PAL Mentoring Night | 6-8 p.m. | Lakeland Pal Recreation Complex | 325 W. 2nd St. | Free | Youth from ages 13-18 years of age can work with PAL mentors + counselors and spend time working on homework with tutors. ✏️

Thursday | September 24

September Sip and Shop | 5:30 p.m. | Bungalow Boutique & Gifts | 1026 S. Florida Ave. | Prices Vary | Shop around for new autumn fashions and gifts while tasting a variety of Clean Crafted wines supplied by Scout and Cellar. 🍷 

Virtual Lunch + Learn | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Join Lakeland Regional Health for an interactive discussion on how you can support a loved one dealing with mental illness. 

Friday | September 25

Girls Night Out | 5-10:30 p.m. | Downtown Lakeland | Prices Vary | Enjoy the night out on the town with stores that will be open late, live music, “chick flick” trivia + win a pamper package. 🛍️

Saturday | September 26

Strangely Dark: Oddities and Curiosities | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Lakeland Square Mall | 3800 US Highway 98 N. | Prices Vary | Discover + shop vendors featuring oddities, curiosities, taxidermy, goth, steampunk + wizardry. 🔮

Leading Edge Take Heart 5k Walk/Run | 7:30-9:30 a.m. | First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland | 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | $40 | Take part in this third annual 5k where funds raised will provide housing, medical care, education, and job training to women + teenage girls in the effort to reduce their risk of human trafficking, disease, and poverty. 🏃🏽‍♀️

Sunday | September 27

Pioneer Saturday at Cracker Country |10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Cracker Country | 4800 US Hwy. 301 N., Tampa | $8-$10 | Discover the original building that represents Florida’s rural communities + rural pioneers from the turn of the 20th century + explore the area’s large oak trees. 🤠

Monday, September 28-Sunday, October 4

Monday | September 28

Water Safety for Children and Families | 12-1 p.m. | Lakeland Regional Health | Virtual | Free | Educate yourself on how to respond to water-related emergencies with information on how to recognize, prevent, and respond to dangers. 🏊

Tuesday | September 29 

Trivia Tuesday: Star Wars! | 6:30-9 p.m. | The Yard on Mass | 802 N. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland | Prices Vary | Test your knowledge of the Star Wars saga by competing in this in-person trivia night and win prizes + enjoy craft beers. 👾

Wednesday | September 30

Tonkotsu Birria: A Ramen Journey | 5-9 p.m. | Swan Brewing | 115 W. Pine St., Lakeland | Prices Vary | Enjoy the culinary blend of Japan + Mexico at this pop-up event featuring Chef Anthony Pineda and Chef Jorge Rivera. 🍜

Thursday | October 1

Thumb Pumpkin Workshop | 6-7:30 p.m. | PicassoZ Art Cafe | 4632 Cleveland Heights Blvd., Lakeland | $24 | Get those creative juices flowing and create your own thumb pumpkin masterpieces on your choice of ceramic plate or platter. 🎃

Intro to Ceramics | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Lake Wales Arts Council | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Learn the fundamentals of creating ceramic pieces with weekly lessons + assignments every Thur. until 12/10 + fire projects at the Lake Wales Arts Council. 🏺

Friday | October 2

Oktoberfest | TBD | Craft + Kitchen | 3234 Florida Ave. S. | Prices Vary | Celebrate the traditions of Deutschland until Oct. 4 by grabbing a pint of German beer, munching on food + jamming to live music. 🍻

Saturday | October 3

Lakeland VW Classic | 7 a.m.-10 p.m. | RP Funding Center | 701 W. Lime St., Lakeland | Free | Step back in time and explore an array of groovy Volkswagen (VW) classic cars, VW collectibles, and toys + win $500,000 worth of indoor prizes. 🚗

Sunday | October 4

Power in Pink Virtual Marathon Challenge | Sun., Oct. 4 | Locations Vary | Virtual | $30 | Choose how and where you want to complete your miles for this virtual marathon until Oct. 31 in support of The Breast Cancer Foundation of Central-Florida + participants will receive free merch and the opportunity to win prize packages. 🏃‍♀️