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Updated: 04/30/2014 08:50:01AM

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ARTS, MUSIC

Bok Tower Garden Carillon concerts, 1 and 3 p.m. daily. Info: 863-676-1408.

Antiques, Arts and Oddities in Toyworld Coffee Shop on Park Avenue, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., first Saturday of every month. Toyworld, 205 East Park Ave., Lake Wales. Info: Allan at 352-446-8448.

THEATER

“Grits and Gravy” (Teen Theatre Production) auditions took place on April 7 and 8, for ages 12 to 18, with a cast size of 23. Directed by Robby Hartley. Will perform June 13-22.

“In a desperate attempt to save money and boost ratings, the president of the Letz Eat Television Network, Robert Gourmet, sends his reporters to the small town of Magnolia Blossom, Ala., to cover the town’s annual Grits and Gravy Festival. Held annually at the local truck stop, this extravaganza features a pageant with three very competitive contestants whose talents include taxidermy and putting a Corvette engine on a John Deere tractor. Citizens, visitors, reporters and network viewers and actors all combine to tell a truly hilarious tale of small town quirkiness, network mismanagement and fried food.”

COMMUNITY FESTIVALS

1st Annual Bulldog Athletic Family Festival, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., May 17, Frostproof Middle Senior High School. Tickets will be sold ahead of time 5 for $1 (locations being confirmed now / Tickets sold the day of the event will be 4 for $1). The athletes of Frostproof Middle Senior High School, along with their coaches, will be running the game booths which will be relative to their team sport. The day will include: cookie contest, BBQ rib contest, art contests, races sports booths, concessions and Bulldog apparel for sale. For information, call 632-0139.

Lake Wales Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., second and fourth Saturday of the month, downtown Lake Wales, in the Marketplace on Stuart Avenue. Farm fresh produce and more.

Antique Lake Wales Car Show, 4-8 p.m., fourth Saturday of every month, downtown Lake Wales on Stuart and Park avenues.

MUSEUMS

Frostproof Historical Museum, 210 S. Scenic Hwy., Frostproof. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 1-4 p.m. through May, and on Saturday, June 7 and 14. Closed June 15 for remodeling, reopening Oct. 4. View artifacts from Frostproof’s ancient Indians, Seminole War Fort Clinch, early pioneers, citrus industry, schools, Civil War, World Wars and more. For information or to arrange tours for large groups, call 863-635-2523.

Lake Wales Depot Museum, 325 S. Scenic Hwy., Lake Wales. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Closed on national holidays. Call 863-676-5160 for information. The Depot at 325 S. Scenic Highway was built as a passenger station by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1928 at an approximate cost of $51,000. Replacing service at the original depot, the new location was chosen to relieve traffic congestion in the downtown area. A freight room and loading platform were added in 1938.

MEMORIALS

Frostproof is joining many communities across the country at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, by observing the Fourth Annual Frostproof Police Officer’s Memorial Service in remembrance of National Police Week. The community is invited to attend the service, which will be held at Frostproof City Hall in front of the Frostproof Police Memorial. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. For more details, call 635-7855.

SERVICE CLUBS

Lake Wales Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday of the month, American Legion Post 71 on West Park Avenue. Info: 863-676-6861 or lwlions35@yahoo.com.

Frostproof Rotary Club, noon, first and third Thursdays of each month; lunch meeting at Frostproof Care Center Community room. For more information, email frostproof rotary@gmail.com.

Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club, 7 a.m., every Thursday, Lake Wales Country Club. For more information, contact Robbie Shields, 863-678-0506.

Lake Wales Noon Rotary Club, 12 p.m., every Tuesday, Hunt Building at Lake Wales Medical Center. Visit Rotary Club of Lake Wales on Facebook for the latest happenings.

Kiwanis Club meets twice a month, 12 p.m., first and third Monday at Oakwood Golf Club. Call Larry Tonjes at 963-676-7278 for more information.

American Legion Post 71 Meeting, 6 p.m., second Thursday of each month, 43 W. Park Ave., Lake Wales. Info: 863-589-5689.

Sons of the American Legion meeting, 6 p.m., third Thursday of every month, 43 W. Park Ave., Lake Wales. Info: 863-589-5689.

American Legion Riders Meeting, 10 a.m., third Saturday of each month, 43 W. Park Ave., Lake Wales. Info: 863-589-5689. May take rides after the meetings.

Unity in Community Meeting at B Street Center, 8 a.m., first Thursday of every month, 230 B St., Lake Wales. Info: 863-679-8091.

Winter Haven 9-12 meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday evening at the Chain of Lakes Civic Center, Winter Haven.

RELIGION

Annual Berean Day Celebration at 12:30 p.m. on May 18 at Corinth Baptist Church in Ft. Meade. Bring a covered dish. For details, call Debrah Cruz at 863-635-4207.

The Frostproof Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 530 N. Scenic Hwy., Distributes free soup and sandwiches at 11 a.m. Delivery to sick and shut-ins and those unable to pick up, call 863-635-3500 or 863-657-2495 a day or two before to allow delivery time.

DRAWING, PAINTING AND CRAFTS

Lake Wales Quilters, 1 p.m., second Monday of each month. High Point Church, 150 Burns Ave. Info: Sue Stiles, 863-676-3949.

Watercolors for all levels with Don Porter, 9 a.m.-noon each Saturday. Frostproof Art League, 12 E. Wall St., Frostproof. Painting with watercolor ongoing class. $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Info: 863-635-7271.

Teen Art Studio, 2:30-3:30 p.m., every Thursday until May 1. Art Gallery, 12 E. Wall St., Frostproof. Free for middle school students. Info: 863-635-7271.

Open Knitting & Crochet Group — 5:30-7 p.m., every Friday night, Lake Wales Library main lobby. Open knitting and crochet is free and welcome to all fiber crafters with some experience, very little instruction is provided. Info: 863-678-4004.

Craft Day Monday, 9 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Mondays, Lake Wales Library. Quick and easy crafts in the Youth Services Department.

Teen Knitting and Crocheting, and general activities, 3:30-5:30 p.m. each Friday, Lake Wales Library Schoenoff Meeting Room. Info: 863-678-4004, ext. 224 or visit library@cityoflakewales.com.

Quilting Florida by Carolyn Friedlander, display, Bok Tower Gardens, April 12-June 4. Carolyn’s custom machine quilting has received recognition at local and national shows. In 2011, she diversified her craft by developing a line of art quilt stamps and a fabric line with Robert Kaufman. Her aesthetic draws on elements of art, architecture, and the history of quilt making.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Indian Lake Estates bingo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., begins at 6:30 p.m., every Sunday, 7510 Red Grange Blvd. New games and some larger jackpots, packs are $10. Jackpot for last game is $250. Two 50/50 games with all other games paying out $40. Snack bar will be open from 5:30 p.m. until half time. Info: 863-692-1433.

EXERCISE

Yoga classes, 5:30-6:45 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday, Lake Wales Library Meeting Room. Both are led by certified yoga instructors. Wear loose-fitting clothing and bring water if desired. Fees are $10 per class, $32 for four classes or $60 for eight classes of instruction. Info: 863-678-4004.

Florida Blue offers free Tai Chi classes, 5:30 p.m., every Tuesday at its Winter Haven Office, 385 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Florida Blue offers free Zumba Gold, 5:30 p.m., Monday, and 10 a.m. Friday at its Winter Haven office, 385 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Pickleball, Kirkland Gym, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m., call Carol Yarbrough at 813-478-3801.

SCHOOLS

Lake Wales Charter School Board of Trustees meeting. Workshop begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by board meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, May 19, at Polk Avenue Elementary.

Polk County School Board meets 1:30 p.m., second Tuesday of the month, and 5 p.m., fourth Tuesday of each month, at the School Board auditorium at the District Main Office at 1915 S. Floral Ave., Bartow. Board meetings are videotaped and aired on cable television. To address the School Board on a particular issue, register with the Superintendent’s Office, 863-534-0521, to be placed on the agenda.

FUNDRAISERS

Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 11 holds 5th Annual POW/MIA Awareness Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, May 3, at The Eagles Golf Club, 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa, Fla., 33556. Call Frank Nicolosi at 813-600-9847 for information or email him at franknicolosi@verizon.net. Meet, socialize, and play golf with local Wounded Warriors and other Veterans.

Wiltshire Scholarship Foundation Weekly Fish Fry Fundraiser, 6-8 p.m., Fridays at the B Street Community Center.

SELF HELP

Recovery for Life program, ongoing program for those who suffer addictions, 7 p.m. every Monday, 530 N. Scenic Hwy., Frostproof. Also at Lake Wales Care Center at noon Thursdays.

Free GED/ESOL Classes to Families - sponsored by The Family Literacy Academy - evening classes from 5 - 8 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evening at Janie Howard Wilson Elementary, and from 9 a.m. - noon on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the Mary Campbell Community Center. Call Deming Cowles at 863-604-9012 or Gail Crum at 863-224-1250 for more details. The academy is also looking for volunteers to tutor students.

LIBRARY

The Fourth Thursday Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m., the fourth Thursday of each month, Lake Wales Library Schoenoff Meeting Room, Lake Wales Library. Books available for checkout. Info: 863-678-4004 or visit library@cityoflakewales.com.

Polk County Library Cooperative offers bookmobile service to outlying regions of the county. There are three twice-monthly stops that serve the Lake Wales area:

10-11 a.m., second and fourth Tuesday at Village Green Apartments, State Road 60 E.

11-noon, second and fourth Tuesday at Lakeshore, State Road 60 E.

1-2:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesday at Indian Lake Estates, State Road 60 E.

Info: Robin Newman, Bookmobile Librarian , 863-834-4270, or: robin.newman@lakelandgov.net.

More Info: www.lakelandgov.net/library/Services/Bookmobile.aspx.

Night Owl Book Discussion Group, 6 p.m., fourth Tuesday of each month, Lake Wales Library Schoenoff Meeting Room. Books are available for checkout. Info: 863-678-4004 or library@cityoflakewales.com.

eReader Support Group, 2:30 p.m., each Thursday, Lake Wales Library. No fee or signup required. eReader Support Group provides basic training on Kindle, Nook & iPad use as well as the LWPL’s eBook collection for these devices. Info: 863-678-4004.

Magic The Gathering, 5:30-9 p.m., every Friday, Lake Wales Library Meeting Room. Info: 863-678-4004, ext.4.

Polk Works Mobile Unit, 9 a.m., first Tuesday of every month, Lake Wales Library, 290 Cypress Gardens Lane. Polk Works Mobile Unit will help in applying for jobs, prepare resumes, submit applications and search for jobs online, free. Info: Polk Works Mobile One-Stop unit, call 863-508-1100.

CITY GOVERNMENT

Lake Wales City Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, City Municipal Building, 201 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales. Public comment is limited to 5 minutes per person.

Lake Wales Housing Authority, 6 p.m., 10 W. Sessoms Ave. For information, call 863-676-7414.

GRADUATIONS

The Lake Wales High School graduation will take place at 8:30 a.m. on May 31 at Legion Field.

The Vanguard School graduation will take place at 10 a.m. on May 30 at Vanguard School.

The Roosevelt Academy is at 7 p.m. on May 30 at the Roosevelt Academy auditorium.


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