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Sixth Annual All-County Gala Concert and Dance Festival

Sixth Annual All-County Gala Concert and Dance Festival

Polk County, Florida-- The Davenport School of the Arts invites the public to attend its Sixth Annual All-County Gala Concert on Saturday, April 6.

Organizers say the event, "An Evening of Dance in Polk County", will begin at 7 p.m. in the school's Howe's Theatre, l, 4751 N CR 547, Davenport, FL 33837. 

Those in attendance can look forward to performances of varying dance genres by students from the following schools :

Lunch and Music together Tuesday in Bartow

Lunch and Music together Tuesday in Bartow

Bartow, Florida -- If a relaxing lunch with free entertainment is "music" to your ears, then head to downtown on Tuesday.

The Brown Bag Concert Series continues this week with the Bartow High School band and Southeastern University music departments providing entertainment.

Bring your lunch and enjoy free music between noon and 1:00 p.m. at the Bartow Public Library.

Is that free music I hear?

Is that free music I hear?

Bartow, Florida -- If the idea of music to your ears sounds like - well - music to your ears, then head over to downtown Bartow this Sunday afternoon!

There's a free Music Performance by the Bartow Adult Concert Band taking place. Free music can be heard on these Sundays:

Great art and great barbecue at the Art-B-Cue

Great art and great barbecue at the Art-B-Cue

Lake Wales, Florida -- Head out to Art-B-Cue to be wowed by excellent food and impressive art, along with live music, to kick off the Lake Wales Art Show.

The free event on Friday, March 22nd will spotlight local bands and food, serving as the start of the 42nd Citizens Bank and Trust Lake Wales Art Show.

Make sure you bring along picnic supplies and chairs for the event, which is presented by Citrosuco and Progress Energy.

For $10, you can get some tasty barbecue from Doug Wise or an available vegetarian option from Ridge Catering Co.

Free pianist exhibition at Bok Gardens

Free pianist exhibition at Bok Gardens

Lake Wales, Florida -- Folks from Bartow are invited to enjoy "Live at the Gardens" featuring Daniel Strange Piano this weekend at nearby Bok Tower Gardens.

Fresh off the release of his new album "Life As I Hear It," Strange, a multi-genre pianist, is returning to Bok Tower Gardens to perform a solo piano concert.

You can watch him compose and arrange versions of old nostalgic favorites to modern progressive jazz.

It's taking place at the at Pinewood Estate on March 10, at 5-7 p.m.

Elementary school staff members take Literacy Night to kids

Elementary school staff members take Literacy Night to kids

Bartow, Florida -- For those students who have a hard time getting to school events, faculty and staff members at Spessard L. Holland Elementary took Literacy Night to the students.

Polk County Schools says Assistant Principal Tammy Cress came up with the idea as part of her intern program.

The night included fun activities that included storytelling featuring Principal Melody Butler and Bartow Public Library storyteller Linda Chancey who reads books to the kids as they snacked on pizza and cookies.

Bloomin' Arts Festival returns to Bartow this weekend

Bloomin' Arts Festival returns to Bartow this weekend

Bartow, FL -- Along with the flowers, art is in full bloom this week in Bartow.

March 2 and 3 marks this year's 42nd annual Bloomin' Arts Festival downtown.

As in years past, nearly a hundred differrent artists will showcase their skills of arts and crafts for juried prizes. There are lots of kid-freindly craft events there as well.

Accordning to show organizers:

This marks 42 Years of Being Central Florida's Favorite Fine Art and Fine Craft Show.

This eyar's show takes place Saturday & Sunday, March 2nd & 3rd, 2013.