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October  2014
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Events on October 1, 2014
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 1, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Railroad Park, downtown: 555 Ledwith Avenue
    Description: For more information, contact the Marketing Manager, Tommy Cassel at (863) 421-3700.
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Events on October 2, 2014
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 2, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4th Street NW between Avenue E and D NW
    Description: Held weekly on Thursdays, from 8-5 p.m. For more information, contact Audrey McIntosh at (863) 291-5870.
  • PCFB Annual Meeting and Political Forum
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: October 2, 2014 - 8:30 pm
    Location: W.H. Stuart Center, Bartow, FL
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Events on October 4, 2014
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 4, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: At E. Pine St. & N. Kentucky Av. (200 block of N. Kentucky Av.) in Downtown Lakeland.
    Description: The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a key component of a vibrant, diverse and exciting Downtown. It is designed to serve and bring together all segments of our community. It is a positive force in bringing people Downtown to purchase fresh produce, plants and local handcrafted items. The 11-month Market (closed in August) is a showcase for the talents and the work of local artisans and local growers. The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a project of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA).
    http://www.downtownfarmerscurbmarket.org
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Events on October 8, 2014
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Railroad Park, downtown: 555 Ledwith Avenue
    Description: For more information, contact the Marketing Manager, Tommy Cassel at (863) 421-3700.
  • Fall Wreath Class - Florida's Natural Grove House
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
    Description: Kindly RSVP to event. Limited to the first 20. Email grovehouse@citrusworld.com or call 863.679.4110.
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Events on October 9, 2014
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 9, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4th Street NW between Avenue E and D NW
    Description: Held weekly on Thursdays, from 8-5 p.m. For more information, contact Audrey McIntosh at (863) 291-5870.
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Events on October 10, 2014
  • Cracker Storytelling Festival
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Description: The 26th annual Cracker Storytelling Festival will be held at the Homeland Heritage Park in Homeland. Gates open at 9 AM and close at 3 PM. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Parking is free. Enjoy a day of diverse storytelling, music and dancing, crafts and good food in a historic setting. A whip cracking contest will be held Oct. 11th at 12:30 PM for trophy and cash prizes. The registration fee is $10.
  • Ghost Stories
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 10, 2014 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Bartow Public Library
    Description: Scare yourself silly with a variety of professionally told ghost stories at the Bartow Public Library. 7 – 9 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Refreshments will be served.
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Events on October 11, 2014
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: At E. Pine St. & N. Kentucky Av. (200 block of N. Kentucky Av.) in Downtown Lakeland.
    Description: The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a key component of a vibrant, diverse and exciting Downtown. It is designed to serve and bring together all segments of our community. It is a positive force in bringing people Downtown to purchase fresh produce, plants and local handcrafted items. The 11-month Market (closed in August) is a showcase for the talents and the work of local artisans and local growers. The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a project of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA).
    http://www.downtownfarmerscurbmarket.org
  • Cracker Storytelling Festival
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 11, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Description: The 26th annual Cracker Storytelling Festival will be held at the Homeland Heritage Park in Homeland. Gates open at 9 AM and close at 3 PM. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Parking is free. Enjoy a day of diverse storytelling, music and dancing, crafts and good food in a historic setting. A whip cracking contest will be held Oct. 11th at 12:30 PM for trophy and cash prizes. The registration fee is $10.
  • Taste of the Grove House
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on October 15, 2014
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 15, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Railroad Park, downtown: 555 Ledwith Avenue
    Description: For more information, contact the Marketing Manager, Tommy Cassel at (863) 421-3700.
  • Wind Down Wednesday - Florida's Natural Grove House
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 15, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on October 16, 2014
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4th Street NW between Avenue E and D NW
    Description: Held weekly on Thursdays, from 8-5 p.m. For more information, contact Audrey McIntosh at (863) 291-5870.
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Events on October 17, 2014
  • Citrus Hall of Fame’s Legacy Luncheon
    Starts: 11:30 am
    Ends: October 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm
    Location: Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, United States
    Description: Kevin M. Folta, Professor and Chairman, Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, will be on hand for the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame’s Legacy Luncheon at Florida Southern College on Friday, October 17, 2014 in the Thrift Alumni Center. He will give a brief update on the department and be available to answer questions during and after the luncheon, which begins at 11:30AM. Other guests include Tim Hurner, CCA, UF/IFAS Extension Retired and FSC Adjunct Professor – Citrus. All graduates and friends from both programs will enjoy visiting with industry leaders and learn what is happening at the two schools with regards to the horticultural teaching programs. The lunch will feature Fresh from Florida food stations and a brief program that will provide updates on the citrus programs at the University of Florida and Florida Southern College.

    The Legacy Luncheon will not focus on the many challenges facing the citrus industry, but will offer an opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones from all over the state.

    Bring your best stories and reconnect with friends and alumni during a luncheon that will be an opportunity to renew friendships and make new ones. A video will be made that day from some of your favorite memories of industry people, places and events as a lasting legacy for the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame oral history program, so come prepared to let us capture those moments on video!

    Tickets to the event are $30 and are available on our website at: FloridaCitrusHallofFame.com. For more information, contact Brenda Eubanks Burnette at (561) 351-4314 or via email at BBurne1003@aol.com.
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Events on October 18, 2014
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: At E. Pine St. & N. Kentucky Av. (200 block of N. Kentucky Av.) in Downtown Lakeland.
    Description: The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a key component of a vibrant, diverse and exciting Downtown. It is designed to serve and bring together all segments of our community. It is a positive force in bringing people Downtown to purchase fresh produce, plants and local handcrafted items. The 11-month Market (closed in August) is a showcase for the talents and the work of local artisans and local growers. The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a project of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA).
    http://www.downtownfarmerscurbmarket.org
  • Pumpkin Patch Picture Day - Florida's Natural Grove House
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on October 22, 2014
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 22, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Railroad Park, downtown: 555 Ledwith Avenue
    Description: For more information, contact the Marketing Manager, Tommy Cassel at (863) 421-3700.
  • Make an Orange and Clove Ornament - Florida's Natural Grovehouse
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 22, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
    Description: Kindly RSVP to event. Limited to the first 20. Email grovehouse@citrusworld.com or call 863.679.4110.
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Events on October 23, 2014
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 23, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4th Street NW between Avenue E and D NW
    Description: Held weekly on Thursdays, from 8-5 p.m. For more information, contact Audrey McIntosh at (863) 291-5870.
  • Networking Showcase
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: October 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Location: 123 1st St N, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
    Description: The team at Brooks Law Group invite you to join them for this month's Networking Showcase hosted at their First Street location! Enjoy delicious food catered by The Seasoned Stone, wine and beer and network with some of Winter Haven's finest business leaders; all while wearing your favorite Halloween Costume (highly encouraged albeit not required)! Best costume wins a prize!

    This month's name-droppers prize is a gift certificate for a private party of 5 people to paddleboard on the beautiful Chain of Lakes with chamber member Paddleboard Winter Haven. This is one of the most unique ways to see Winter Haven! You won't want to miss this opportunity. The winner's name will be chosen directly from the RSVP list! (Must be present to win)

    RSVP to amanda@winterhavenchamber.com or call (863) 293-2138.
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Events on October 25, 2014
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: At E. Pine St. & N. Kentucky Av. (200 block of N. Kentucky Av.) in Downtown Lakeland.
    Description: The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a key component of a vibrant, diverse and exciting Downtown. It is designed to serve and bring together all segments of our community. It is a positive force in bringing people Downtown to purchase fresh produce, plants and local handcrafted items. The 11-month Market (closed in August) is a showcase for the talents and the work of local artisans and local growers. The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a project of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA).
    http://www.downtownfarmerscurbmarket.org
  • 30th Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: October 25, 2014 - 12:30 pm
    Location: International Market World, 1052 U.S. 92, Auburndale, FL 33823, United States
    Description: Contestant Sign Up at 9:30 am,
    Costume Contest Begins at 10:00 am
    at the Alligator Arena

    Trick or Treat Parade Following
    the Costume Contest
  • Tales of Ol' Lake Wales - Florida's Natural Grove Houose
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on October 26, 2014
  • Sebring Bird Expo
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: October 26, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: 5948 state road 66, Sebring, florida 33875
    Description: Birds, cages, supplies, toys, food, and more! All at prices below the stores. For more info call 863-385-1966
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Auction
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: October 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Location: International Market World, 1052 U.S. 92, Auburndale, FL 33823, United States
    Description: 10:00 am - Guest Speakers
    12:00 pm - Circus
    1:00 pm - Bidding Begins

    Building K

    For More Information, or to make a Donation,
    Please Contact Eddie or Carole Gann
    Booths I-84 - I-88
    International Market World
    Phone: Eddie - 863-860-4124
    Carole - 863-860-3343
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Events on October 29, 2014
  • Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: November 1, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA
    Description: For more information, visit http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/annual_meeting
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 29, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Railroad Park, downtown: 555 Ledwith Avenue
    Description: For more information, contact the Marketing Manager, Tommy Cassel at (863) 421-3700.
  • Pumpkin "Carving" - Florida's Natural Grove House
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 29, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
    Description: Kindly RSVP to event. Limited to the first 20. Email grovehouse@citrusworld.com or call 863.679.4110.
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Events on October 30, 2014
  • Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: November 1, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA
    Description: For more information, visit http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/annual_meeting
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: October 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4th Street NW between Avenue E and D NW
    Description: Held weekly on Thursdays, from 8-5 p.m. For more information, contact Audrey McIntosh at (863) 291-5870.
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Events on October 31, 2014
 

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