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An Evening with Bill Cosby
Monday, March 17
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- One of the most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby, has captivated generations of fans with his special blend of comedy throughout the years and is bringing it to The Lakeland Center on March 17.

Baby Boomer Comedy Show
Date: Tuesday, March 18
Venue: Theatre Winter Haven
- In this hilarious 90-minute theatre event, fellow baby boomers and veteran comedians Jan McInnis and Kent Rader hit all the familiar topics… family, kids, work, do-it-yourself projects, dieting, aging and all.

Lunch & Learn Lecture Series
Date: Tuesday, March 18
Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow
- Bring your lunch, and listen to a guest speaker on the third Tuesday monthly at the Polk County History Center.
- March’s topic and speaker is: Jeff Moates on Florida Underwater Archaeology.

The Not So Newlywed Game
Date: Tuesday, March 18
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- The Not So Newlywed Game, a live show that follows the original format of the television show, and Bob Eubanks will be at The Lakeland Center on Tuesday, March 18.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday, March 19
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- NETwork presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the Smash Hit Broadway Musical, at The Lakeland Center on Wednesday, March 19.

An Evening of Dance
Date: Wednesday, March 19 – Thursday, March 20
Venue: Harrison School for the Arts, Lakeland
- The Harrison School for the Arts dance department is in preparation for our upcoming concert featuring modern dance and ballet in the Harrison Theatre.

The Straits
Thursday, March 20
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Dire Straits’ Alan Clark and Chris White with five hand-picked, world-class musicians including: Terence Reis, Steve Ferrone from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mickey Féat, Adam Phillips and Jamie Squire will perform Dire Straits’ catalog of Greatest Hits.

Flicks in the Garden
Date: Friday, March 21
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Enjoy family-friendly movies on the great lawn at Bok Tower Gardens this spring.
- The March 21 movie is The Wizard of Oz.

Beast Feast & Auction
Date: Saturday, March 22
Venue: Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, Haines City
- The Florida FFA will serve up a variety of wild game and seafood at the 11th Annual Beast Feast & Auction to benefit the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center.

Food Truck Wars
Date: Saturday, March 22
Lake Eva Park, Haines City
- Food Truck Wars features over 40 gourmet food trucks from all over the state competing for 5 prestigious prizes awarded by celebrity judges.

Kathleen Area Historical Society Heritage Day Fest
Saturday, March 22
Venue: Lakeland
- Enjoy a day of old fashioned fun, great music, fantastic food, and a beautiful park at the Heritage Day Fest hosted by the Kathleen Area Historical Society.

Lake Morton Historic Home & Garden Tour
Saturday, March 22
Venue: Lakeland
- This self-guided walking or bus tour presented by the Lake Morton Neighborhood Association is open to the public and will feature about 8-10 homes and gardens in the South and East Lake Morton historic district.

Lake Wales Car Show
Saturday, March 22
Venue: Downtown, Lake Wales
- Admire the cool antique, custom and classic cars of yesteryear while enjoying music, enchanting shops, and the unique restaurants of charming downtown Lake Wales.

Special Events Series at Theatre Winter Haven- Let’s Hang On
Saturday, March 22 – Sunday, March 23
Venue: Theatre Winter Haven
LET’S HANG ON!, the nation’s premier Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute show is a full blown stage production complete with that Four Season’s sound, crisp choreography, and a 4-7 piece live band.

Community Days
Sunday, March 23
Venue: Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland
- Community Days at Circle B Bar Reserve are free family-friendly events that take place monthly.
- March’s theme is: Bad Plants! Bad Plants!

Stem, Steam, Stream and Everything In Between
Monday, March 24 – Friday, March 28
Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow
- Students from 9 to 12 years old can participate in a unique and local Collaborative Spring Break Day Camp focused on science, technology, engineering, math, the arts, and reading (STEM, STEAM and STREAM) via fun, hands-on learning activities at five of Polk’s finest institutions.


Lake Wales Student Art Show – Through March 18 (Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center)

Rebel Spring Games –­ Through March 18 (Auburndale Softball ComplexDiamondPlex, Winter Haven)

Detroit Tigers Spring Training – Through March 28 (Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland)

Ernie – Through March 30 (The Polk Theatre, Lakeland)

Ellen Spivey at The Loft Art Gallery –­ Through March 31 (The Loft Art Gallery, Lakeland)

La Florida: 500 Years In the Place of Flowers – Through April 10 (Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales)

RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitational – Through April 1 (Polk County)

Installations by Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen – Through June 14 (Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland)

Chagall for Children – Through July 12 (Explorations V Children’s Museum, Lakeland)

Haines City Farmers Market – Wednesdays weekly

Winter Haven Farmers Market – Thursdays weekly

Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market – Saturdays weekly

Lake Wales Farmers Market – Second and fourth Saturdays monthly

3rd Saturday Market Bartow – Third Saturday monthly

Highland City Community Market – Third Saturday monthly

Mulberry Farmers Market – Third Saturday monthly

4th Saturday Market Winter Haven – Fourth Saturday monthly

Saturday Night Rodeo – Saturdays weekly (Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch)

Children’s Programming: – Monday through Friday weekly (Explorations V Children’s Museum, Lakeland)

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