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May  2015
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Events on May 2, 2015
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 2, 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
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on May 6, 2015
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 6, 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.
  • Polymer Clay Workshop
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: May 6, 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 May 7, 2015
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 7, 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 May 8, 2015
  • Polk County Farm Bureau Harvest Celebration
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Lake Eva Banquet Hall, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City, FL 33844, United States
    Description: This fundraiser will be held at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall in Haines City. This is the PCFB's biggest fundraising event of the year. Proceeds go directly toward funding its many youth development and community education activities. Get your tickets now from any Polk County Farm Bureau board member, or call Carole McKenzie at (863) 533-0561, ext. 111, or email her at carolem@pcfb.org.
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Events on May 9, 2015
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 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
  • Mother's Day Event
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
  • Grove House Mother’s Day Event
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 9, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Florida's Natural Grove House and Visitor Center, 20160 U.S. Highway 27, Lake Wales
    Description: Come out to the Florida’s Natural Grove House and Visitor Center, located at 20160 U.S. Highway 27 in Lake Wales, to treat the special mom or grandma in your life! This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details or to register, email grovehouse@citrusworld.com or call (863) 679-4110.
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Events on May 13, 2015
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 13, 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.
  • Pack the Perfect Picnic
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: May 13, 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 May 14, 2015
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 14, 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 May 16, 2015
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 16, 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
  • Up-Cycle Craft
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 16, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on May 20, 2015
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 20, 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.
  • Wind Down Wednesday
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: May 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on May 21, 2015
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 21, 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 May 23, 2015
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 23, 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
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Events on May 27, 2015
  • Haines City Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 27, 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.
  • Recycled Craft Workshop
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: May 27, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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Events on May 28, 2015
  • Winter Haven Farmers' Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 28, 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 May 30, 2015
  • Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: May 30, 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
  • Brand Loyalty Day
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: May 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Grove House, 20160 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States
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