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Polk Health Officials offering free diabetes classes

Polk Health Officials offering free diabetes classes

Bartow, FL -- The Polk Health Care Plan has announced additional free Diabetic Classes for Polk County residents on July 15 and 22.

The materials, they say, can be life-saving.

According to diabetes.org, the American Diabetes Association homepage, Diabetes is the fastest-growing disease in the country and the fifth leading cause of death by disease in the U.S.

"The Ant Bully" playing this Wednesday at the Bartow Public Library

"The Ant Bully" playing this Wednesday at the Bartow Public Library

Bartow, FL -- An important lesson in respect for nature's smallest creatures can be found in a film this Wednesday showing at the Bartow Public Library.

"The Ant Bully" is based on the book by John Nickle.

In the movie, "Lucas" aims his water pistol at some hapless ants, but they retaliate by shrinking him down to their size.

After the movie, a drawing will be held for a free ant farm!

Meet a real Bat, man

Meet a real Bat, man

Bartow, Florida -- He's not the caped crusader, but if you want to meet a real bat man, the Bartow Public Library is the place to be this Tuesday.

The Wonderful World of Bats is part of the Bartow Public Library's Super Summer Shows.

They are designed for school-aged children six-years and up. Children under 6 are welcome to attend as long as they sit with an adult and sit quietly and still.

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis, and doors open 15 minutes prior to the performance.

Red, White & Kaboom!

Red, White & Kaboom!

Lakeland, Florida -- The City of  Lakeland is pleased to announce that the T.Mims Corp. Red,  White & Kaboom Independence Celebration will take place  with live music at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford  Promenade!

The event will be on Wednesday, July 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a breathtaking fireworks display dazzling the  crowd at 9 p.m. 

Red, White & Kaboom!

Red, White & Kaboom!

Lakeland, Florida -- The City of  Lakeland is pleased to announce that the T.Mims Corp. Red,  White & Kaboom Independence Celebration will take place  with live music at Lake Mirror along the Frances Langford  Promenade!

The event will be on Wednesday, July 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a breathtaking fireworks display dazzling the  crowd at 9 p.m. 

Learn about bats at the Bartow Library!

Learn about bats at the Bartow Library!

Bartow, Florida -- Bats get a bad rap, but the truth is, they're an important part of our environment.

So on Wednesday, the Bartow Public Library's Super Summer Show is giving kids an opportunity to get up close with bats and learn more about them with a presentation by the Florida Bat Conservancy.

The class is designed for school-aged children 6-years-old and up. Children under 6 are also welcome to attend, but library satff requests they sit "quietly and still" with an adult.

Celebrate Founders Day!

Celebrate Founders Day!

Winter Haven, Florida -- Celebrate the beginning of Winter Haven with a ski show and a movie!

Saturday, June 22, there will be a ski show by the Cypress Gardens Ski Team at 7:30 p.m. Then a movie, Despicable Me, will begin after dark around 8:45 p.m. 

The event will be held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park at 3rd Street NW.