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**Show your Tigers spirit in our Spring Training photo contest through March 28. Click for the details.

Masterworks 4
Tuesday, March 11
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- The Imperial Symphony Orchestra presents Masterworks 4, part of the 2013-2014 Masterworks Series, featuring the out-of-this-world music of John Williams and his “Star Wars Suite”.

Special Events Series at Theatre Winter Haven- The Dukes
Tuesday, March 11
Venue: Theatre Winter Haven
- This two man group singing 50’s & 60’s Doo Wop and Rock & Roll hits began as The Dukes of Harmony in 2001 and have had over 200 appearances in Florida alone.
- Dedicated to preserving the music of their youth, the audience will hear favorites such as “Lil Darlin,” “Duke of Earl,” “Pretty Woman,” “The Stroll,” “Blue Moon,” and dozens more.

Sweet Charity
Date: Wednesday, March 12
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Sweet Charity, based on Federico Fellini’s screenplay for Nights of Cabiria, is a tender, poignant and consistently funny look at the adventures, or rather misadventures in the way of love.

Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally
Thursday, March 13
Venue: Munn Park, Lakeland
- Enjoy a variety of Florida food trucks and their delicious cuisine at Munn Park on Thursday, March 13 and every second Thursday monthly.

Moonlight Carillon Concert
Thursday, March 13
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Enjoy a carillon concert under the light of the full moon in a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after-hours and have a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Café.

Date: Thursday, March 13 – Sunday, March 30
Venue: Polk Theatre, Lakeland
- “Ernie” is the story of Ernie Harwell’s last night at Comerica, when the Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers broadcaster is about to give a moving thank you to a grateful city.

Installations by Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen
Friday, March 14
Venue: Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland
- This exhibition will include installations by two Central Florida artists, Dan Gunderson of Deland and Barbara Sorensen of Winter Park.
- The exhibition reception will take place on March 14 and is free for members and $10 for guests.

Wildflower Walk
Date: Friday, March 14
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- In partnership with South Florida State College’s Pygmy Fringe Tree Wildflower Festival, Bok Tower Gardens will host a 2-mile Wildflower Walk with Greg Kramer, Director of Horticulture, along the Gardens new Preserve Trail.

Lakeland VW Classic
Friday, March 14 – Sunday, March 16
Venue: The Lakeland Center
- Find music, food, fun, and tons of Volkswagen’s at the 8th Annual Lakeland VW Show with over 45 trophies for different classes.

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team Show
Date: Saturday, March 15jkjk
Lake Silver, Winter Haven
- The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team (reestablished in 2012 by former theme park employees) performs every third Saturday of the month on Lake Silver.

Florida’s Natural Charity Classic 5K Nature Run
Saturday, March 15
Venue: Grove House Visitor Center, Lake Wales
- Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation is hosting their Second Annual Charity Classic 5-K Trail Run/Walk that will begin at the Grove House Visitor Center on Saturday, March 15.

Live Green Lakeland Eco Festival
Saturday, March 15
Venue: Munn Park, Lakeland
The Junior Woman’s Club of Lakeland presents this family-friendly event highlighting the Lakeland community’s eco-friendly businesses, non-profits and organizations.

Ramon Theater 2014 Premier Music Series
Saturday, March 15
Venue: Ramon Theater, Frostproof
- Dwight Icenhower, winner of numerous awards, is an outstanding Elvis Tribute Artist Winner who will perform as part of the Ramon Theater’s 2014 Premier Music Series.

TD Bank Central Park Art Festival
Saturday, March 15 – Sunday, March 16
Venue: Downtown Winter Haven
- This juried art festival will feature 100 vendors, local entertainment, food and activities for children.

Chagall for Children
Saturday, March 15 – Saturday, July 12
Venue: Explorations V Children’s Museum, Lakeland
- Explorations V Children’s Museum hosts the world-class traveling exhibit, Chagall for Children, an interactive, multi-sensory art exhibit featuring components that incorporate reproductions of works by master artist, Marc Chagall.

Harmonious Fare: St. Patrick’s Day
Sunday, March 16
Venue: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
- Journey to the Emerald Isle and find your pot o’ gold under a canopy of majestic live oak trees during this magical Singing Tower performance.

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.



Polk Senior Games – Through March 10 (Bartow)

22nd Annual International Carillon Festival – Through March 16 (Bok Tower Gardens)

Les Misérables – Through March 16 (Theatre Winter Haven)

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)

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)

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)

For this week’s sporting events, check out “What’s Happening in Central Florida Sports” on

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Guest Carillonneurs to perform during 22nd International Carillon Festival