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Updated: 08/13/2014 03:44:06PM

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Bible Church of God, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Aug. 13-15. Youth Explosion Event. Church is at 49 Seaboard Ave. Call 863-236-8644 for details.


Sun N’ Fun, 4175 Medulla Rd., Lakeland. Call 863-644-2431 for details.

Aerospace Discovery Grand Opening, Aug. 23. Wings ‘n Things, Oct. 25-26. Hangar Door Canteen, Nov. 7. When Pigs Fly South, Nov. 7-8. Warbird Airshow, Nov. 8-9.


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

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

Discovery Days, Bok Tower Gardens, 9 a.m.-noon., every Wednesday and Friday. Call 863-676-1408.

The Coalition Ingenu Self Taught Artists Collective A Whole ‘Nother Story Reception, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, Polk State College Lake Wales Arts Center, 1099 SR 60 East, Lake Wales.

A collection of outsider, folk and naive art from a Lake Wales based non-profit that just moved here from Philadelphia.


Lake Wales Farmers 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.

Bike Night at Beef ‘O’Brady’s, Lake Wales, 6-9 p.m. Runs every third Thursday of the month. Includes: Best Bike Contest, 50/50 raffle, Beer & Food Specials, Music & Beer Tub outside. Located at corner of U.S. 27 and State Road 60.


Frostproof Historical Museum, 210 S. Scenic Hwy., Frostproof. Closed 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.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m-4 p.m., 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.


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

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

Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club, 7 a.m., every Thursday, Bok Tower Gardens, at the Palmetto Cafe. For more information, contact Robbie Shields, 863-678-0506.

Lake Wales Noon Rotary Club, noon 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, noon, 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.

American Legion Friday Night Dinners for Members and Guests 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., 43 W. Park Ave.

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.


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.

First Baptist Church, Frostproof, serves free meals from 5 - 7 p.m the 4th Friday of each month, Oak Avenue and 96 West B Street.


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. Call: 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


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.


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.


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

Saturday, Aug. 16. Fundraiser for the family of Robby Marczan, doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 and tickets can be bought at Elite Detail ‘N Tint, 195 N. Third Ave., Bartow, 863-533-0681; and Ronnie’s Hair Design, 1382 Sixth St. NW, Winter Haven, 863-294-1970. Show is at Theatre Winter Haven, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd.


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.


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

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.

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:

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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

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.

Lake Wales Public Library, FIZZ BOOM READ! Summer Reading Program. All events are free and intended for elementary school age children. Families are most welcome. These events start at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays and are held at the Lake Wales Woman’s Club building, next door to the library. Visit:


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.

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