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Winners of K9s for Cops Art Show Contest

Winners of K9s for Cops Art Show Contest

Lakeland, Florida -- Three lucky students from area middle and high schools were named the winners of an art contest put on by the K9s for Cops organization.

Residents of the Estates at Carpenters narrowed down the field of 50 submissions from 11 to 18 years olds down to 10, which were then narrowed down to the top 3 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. From there, Sheriff Grady Judd made the final decision on first, second and third place winners.

MOTOWN comes to Venice Theatre with The Sounds of Soul

MOTOWN comes to Venice Theatre with The Sounds of Soul

 

Venice, FL-- Venice Theatre invites audiences to relive the hits of Motown, and beyond, as an exciting high-energy group makes its MainStage concert debut.

Organizers say The Sounds of Soul will unleash superior vocals and slick dance moves powered by pure soul for three performances at Venice Theatre.

Dulcimer Night next Friday

Dulcimer Night next Friday

Winter Haven, FL-- Whether you play the Dulcimer, or just want to listen, the City of Winter Haven invites you to participate in Dulcimer Night next Friday.

Organizers say it will be held in Central Park in downtown Winter Haven.

If you cannot make it to Friday's event, you can look forward to this same event on the fourth Friday of every month.

Arts & crafts vendors needed for Lakeland Snowfest

Arts & crafts vendors needed for Lakeland Snowfest

Lakeland, FL-- The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department needs arts & craft vendors for their 32nd Annual Snowfest this December. 

Organizers say this year's event will feature the traditional Snow Mountain and a Snow Slide, as well as a visit from Santa Claus, children's entertainment, inflatables, arts & crafts vendors and food vendors.

Comedian Bobby Collins to come to the Lakeland Center

Comedian Bobby Collins to come to the Lakeland Center

Lakeland, FL-- The Lakeland Center is getting the word out about a hysterical comedian scheduled to perform early next year. Tickets go on sale this Friday!

Bobby Collins is always the funniest guy in the room. With more than 200 stand-up performances around the country each year, Bobby Collins is a show-business institution who has made millions laugh and he is coming to The Lakeland Center Friday, March 8th at 8 p.m.

Smithsonian exhibit and local version to display in Polk County

Smithsonian exhibit and local version to display in Polk County

Bartow, FL-- Polk County History Center and Polk Museum of Art are partnering to showcase historical portraits important to the nation and to Polk County.

“In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio,” will serve as the first exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution to be shown in Polk County.

Polk Authors & Illustrators Festival today!

Polk Authors & Illustrators Festival today!

Lakeland, FL-- The Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival is an event designed to showcase the diverse offerings of Downtown Lakeland and the literary artists of the Polk County community as well as help bring awareness to the joy of writing.

Organizers hope that aspiring writers and illustrators will be inspired by the event's participants and make the connections to publish their own works and become participants at next year's Festival! This marks the third year!