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April  2015
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Events on April 1, 2015
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Railroad Park, downtown: 555 Ledwith Avenue
    Description: For more information, contact the Marketing Manager, Tommy Cassel at (863) 421-3700.
  • Concert on the Porch
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on April 2, 2015
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 2, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4th Street NW between Avenue E and D NW, Winter Haven, FL
    Description: Held weekly on Thursdays, from 8 to 5 p.m. For details, call Audrey McIntosh at (863) 291-5870.
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Events on April 4, 2015
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 4, 2015 - 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
  • Easter Baskets
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on April 6, 2015
  • Polk County Agri-Fest
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
    Description: April 6-10 and April 13-17— Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow. If you would like to volunteer to help children learn about agriculture production in Florida, contact Lori Kuehl at (863) 533-0561 or email her at lorik@pcfb.org.
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Events on April 7, 2015
  • Polk County Agri-Fest
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 7, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
    Description: April 6-10 and April 13-17— Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow. If you would like to volunteer to help children learn about agriculture production in Florida, contact Lori Kuehl at (863) 533-0561 or email her at lorik@pcfb.org.
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Events on April 8, 2015
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Railroad Park, downtown: 555 Ledwith Avenue
    Description: For more information, contact the Marketing Manager, Tommy Cassel at (863) 421-3700.
  • Polk County Agri-Fest
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
    Description: April 6-10 and April 13-17— Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow. If you would like to volunteer to help children learn about agriculture production in Florida, contact Lori Kuehl at (863) 533-0561 or email her at lorik@pcfb.org.
  • Grove Truck Photo Book
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on April 9, 2015
  • Range Cattle Research and Education Center Field Day
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 10, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Grazinglands Education Building, 3401 Experiment Station, Ona, Fla.
    Description: Ranchers and cattlemen and women are invited to attend this event, which will be filled with educational presentations and field tours. The registration fee of $15 includes literature and a steak lunch. Attendees must register by April 3. Call (863) 735-1314 for more information or to register.
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 9, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4th Street NW between Avenue E and D NW, Winter Haven, FL
    Description: Held weekly on Thursdays, from 8 to 5 p.m. For details, call Audrey McIntosh at (863) 291-5870.
  • Polk County Agri-Fest
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
    Description: April 6-10 and April 13-17— Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow. If you would like to volunteer to help children learn about agriculture production in Florida, contact Lori Kuehl at (863) 533-0561 or email her at lorik@pcfb.org.
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Events on April 10, 2015
  • Polk County Agri-Fest
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
    Description: April 6-10 and April 13-17— Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow. If you would like to volunteer to help children learn about agriculture production in Florida, contact Lori Kuehl at (863) 533-0561 or email her at lorik@pcfb.org.
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Events on April 11, 2015
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 11, 2015 - 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
  • Crafts at the Grove House
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on April 13, 2015
  • Polk County Agri-Fest
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 13, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
    Description: April 6-10 and April 13-17— Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow.
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Events on April 14, 2015
  • Polk County Agri-Fest
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
    Description: April 6-10 and April 13-17— Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow.
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Events on April 15, 2015
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Railroad Park, downtown: 555 Ledwith Avenue
    Description: For more information, contact the Marketing Manager, Tommy Cassel at (863) 421-3700.
  • Polk County Agri-Fest
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
    Description: April 6-10 and April 13-17— Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow.
  • Wind Down Wednesday
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on April 16, 2015
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 16, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4th Street NW between Avenue E and D NW, Winter Haven, FL
    Description: Held weekly on Thursdays, from 8 to 5 p.m. For details, call Audrey McIntosh at (863) 291-5870.
  • Polk County Agri-Fest
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
    Description: April 6-10 and April 13-17— Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow.
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Events on April 17, 2015
  • Polk County Agri-Fest
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: April 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Location: UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
    Description: April 6-10 and April 13-17— Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to noon daily, for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow.
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Events on April 18, 2015
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 18, 2015 - 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
  • Seedling Carton Craft
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on April 21, 2015
  • Ag Literacy Day
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 22, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: All across Polk County and throughout Florida
    Description: This annual reading event is a chance for farmers, ranchers, University of Florida IFAS Extension and 4-H agents and master gardeners, FFA teachers and students, and agriculture industry representatives to go into elementary classrooms and read a children’s nonfiction book about Florida’s livestock and poultry industry to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Local teachers are requesting readers! For details or to volunteer for April 21 or to read on another day, call Lori Kuehl at (863) 533-0561 or email her at lorik@pcfb.org.
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Events on April 22, 2015
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 22, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Railroad Park, downtown: 555 Ledwith Avenue
    Description: For more information, contact the Marketing Manager, Tommy Cassel at (863) 421-3700.
  • Visit Florida Day
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 22, 2015 - 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 April 23, 2015
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4th Street NW between Avenue E and D NW, Winter Haven, FL
    Description: Held weekly on Thursdays, from 8 to 5 p.m. For details, call Audrey McIntosh at (863) 291-5870.
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Events on April 25, 2015
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 25, 2015 - 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
  • Taste of the Grove House
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: April 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on April 29, 2015
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Railroad Park, downtown: 555 Ledwith Avenue
    Description: For more information, contact the Marketing Manager, Tommy Cassel at (863) 421-3700.
  • Orange Canvas Painting
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 29, 2015 - 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 April 30, 2015
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: April 30, 2015 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4th Street NW between Avenue E and D NW, Winter Haven, FL
    Description: Held weekly on Thursdays, from 8 to 5 p.m. For details, call Audrey McIntosh at (863) 291-5870.
 

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