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Haunting stories make for Halloween Fun at weekend event

Haunting stories make for Halloween Fun at weekend event

Bartow, Florida -- In an age of horror and slasher movies, nothing really scares-up spooky images like a great horror tale.

So starting this weekend and for two successive weekends in October, the public can experience some of literature's greatest horror stories told by their ghostly writers in a candlelit mansion.

Scared to Death by Literature invites participants to rotate through four rooms as costumed interpreters masterfully retell stories from the Victorian period, hailed as the golden age of classic horror tales.

Top O' The Bay Oktoberfest

Town 'N Country, Florida - The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting it's 18th Annual Top O' The Bay Oktoberfest from Friday October 18 through Sunday October 20 at the Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Racetrack Road, Tampa.

Learn how to lend a hand! Volunteer. It's easy!

Learn how to lend a hand! Volunteer. It's easy!

Bartow, Florida -- Lots of us think about volunteering our time to a good cause, but sometimes we just need help figuring out how to do that.

Well, here's the opportunity to find out.

Engage Lunch & Learn with Emily Spath-Clark is taking place Oct. 3rd.

The event is being held for Bartow Chamber of Commerce members, but is open and free to anyone who wishes to learn more about Engage.

Love chicken wings? This is for you!!!

Love chicken wings? This is for you!!!

Bartow, FL -- The Wing Fling Tour 2013 is about to take flight, and if you love your wings... this one is for you.

The one-of-a-kind chicken wing sampling tour by luxury coaches will benefit the Humane Society of Polk County - a No Kill Animal Shelter.

Particpants get to tour six different locations around the county plus a stop at the Humane Society.

Event organizers promise you can enjoy great wings, games, prizes, raffles, but you have to reserve your seat in advance.

Kids with special hearing needs and families get-together

Kids with special hearing needs and families get-together

Bartow, FL -- Kids with hearing loss and their families can often benefit from spending time with children who face similar challenges.

The Florida Hands & Voices Group for Polk County, is holding a "Family Fun Game Night."

Families will have a chance to play games and provide an opportunity to get together with other children with hearing loss and their families.

The meeting is this Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Job opporunities at hiring event this Wednesday

Job opporunities at hiring event this Wednesday

Bartow, FL -- The unemployment outlook in Florida has been improving, but the job picture in Polk County could still use improvement according to the latest state figures.

For some, that next job may be found this week.

As employers begin to feel more confident, they start to hire.

O'Reilly Auto Parts is holding a Hiring Events, seeking candidates for positions in Material Handlers and Forklift Operators in Lakeland.

Treasures await at Bartow Antique Fair

Treasures await at Bartow Antique Fair

Bartow, Florida -- Did you ever want to be one of those people who finds a treasure at an antique show?

A fair showing various antique and collector's items is taking place this Saturday in Bartow between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

The Fair, along Main Street in Bartow, boasts an eclectic assortment of fine antiques, early collectibles, and sentimental treasures.

If you'd like to sell something and participate in the antique fair, call Mainstreet Bartow inc at (863) 519-0508.