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Bartow Police issue Friday Fest traffic warning

Bartow Police issue Friday Fest traffic warning

Bartow, FL -- Friday Fest means fun, but it also means tons of traffic, and though this is a monthly event, officials say this month there are changes you need to know about.

That's why Bartow Police have issued an early warning for area locals to consider for this coming Friday, September 20. 

Drivers are advised that the stage area for Friday Fest will be re-located for this event to Wilson Avenue. Because of that, Wilson Avenue will be closed for the set-up of the event starting early in the afternoon.

Bring your appetite! Food truck wars is coming to Polk

Bring your appetite! Food truck wars is coming to Polk

Bartow, Florida -- Food Truck Wars, is not your average food fest.

It features 40 gourmet food trucks, from all over the state, competing for five prestigious awards presented by celebrity judges.

It's all taking place this Saturday, September 14th in nearby Winter Haven.

Celebrities include Cupcake Wars Champion & local resident Jillian Hopke.

The competition includes five categories: the Spirit Award, Top Sales, Delectable Desserts, Causal Cuisine and the coveted People's Choice Award.

Good food, good music, good cause!

Good food, good music, good cause!

Bartow, FL -- Folks from Bartow, Polk County and beyond are invited to take part in a fundraiser to benefit Polk State College Students.

"Wine for Wisdom" features a gourmet multi-course dining feast masterfully prepared by an acclaimed chef, with wines which will be perfectly matched by a sommelier.

Polk State College students will entertain guests with their musical talents.

Legoland gears up for Brick-or-treat

Legoland gears up for Brick-or-treat

Lakeland, FL - It's still a month away, but Legoland Florida already has the parks Halloween festivities planned.  Miniland USA will be transformed it into a haunted adventure with a scavenger hunt in search for scary creatures that have invaded our famous cities.

This spooky, kooky event also features trick-or-treating along the brick-or-treat trail, build your own LEGO model activities, the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with brick-tastic prizes!

Activities include:

Bag Toss for Babies!

Bag Toss for Babies!

Lakeland, Florida  --  The Lakeland Professional Firefighters Local 4173 is hosting a Cornhole tournament to benefit the March of Dimes.

Bag Toss for Babies will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM in Peterson Park, at the Back Pavilion- 3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd.

There's a $10 to registration fee per team of adults, and a $5 fee for a team of kids. Kids under 12 are free.

 

 

Florida parks offer FREE admission for International Literacy Day

Florida parks offer FREE admission for International Literacy Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service will celebrate National Literacy Month with special events at state parks statewide. The month will be celebrated in conjunction with International Literacy Day on Sunday, Sept. 8 and National Library Card Signup Month.

'THE PRICE IS RIGHT' Host Drew Carey coming to Lakeland

'THE PRICE IS RIGHT' Host Drew Carey coming to Lakeland

Lakeland, FL - Comedian turned 'Price-is-Right' host Drew Carey is returning to his stand-up roots with a whole new comedy act.

He's performing at The Lakeland Center on Friday, January 10th at 8pm.

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 13th at 9:30am for $45 and $75 (service charges will apply). Tickets are available at The Lakeland Center Box Office, by calling 863-834-8111, online at thelakelandcenter.com or by calling the 24-hour ticketing line 888-397-0100. This performance is for mature audiences only. Pre-show dining will be available.