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Earth Day celebration continues at Bok Gardens this week

Earth Day celebration continues at Bok Gardens this week

Polk County, Florida -- Folks from Bartow and all over the region can keep the Earth Day spirit going this week at nearby Bok Gardens.

Students are invited to participate in hands-on activities by environmental exhibitors from around Central Florida and learn about protecting wildlife, water conservation, gardening and more.

It's happening this Thursday, May 2nd at nearby Bok Gardens from 9 a.m. until Noon.

Learn to improve your garden at Lake Wales' most beautiful garden

Learn to improve your garden at Lake Wales' most beautiful garden

Lake Wales, Florida -- Where better to learn to improve your green thumb than at the home of Lake Wales' most beautiful garden, Bok Tower Gardens?

In a two-part talk, author and outdoor life guru Debra Prinzing will show you how to use local and season flowers, and then share the stories of farmers and designers behind the "green" flower movement.

Here are more details on the talks, including the date and times, provided by Bok Tower Gardens:

May 4 - Great Garden Speaker: Workshops with Debra Prinzing: 

Free movie this weekend in downtown Bartow

Free movie this weekend in downtown Bartow

Bartow, Florida -- If the weather holds up, this may be a great weekend to take in a free outdoor movie. 

The City of Bartow is continuing its "Movies on the Lawn" series this coming Friday night.

The event time always varies a bit since it starts "after dark" at the corner of Wilson Avenue on Main Street.

If you'd like to learn more, or find out which movie may be played this Friday, feel free to contact Mary Jordan at (863) 519-0508.

Concert Under the Stars this weekend

Concert Under the Stars this weekend

Polk County, Florida -- The folks at nearby Bok Gardens have a night of fun and music lined-up for this weekend.

The "Concert Under the Stars" is an "evening of fun and inspiring performances Saturday, April 27 with our annual springtime Concert Under The Stars."

Is it Jazz? Folk? Bluegrass? Rock? Or a unique combination that becomes something completely fresh, new and original?

Learn how to speak up for Polk County's voiceless kids

Learn how to speak up for Polk County's voiceless kids

Lake Wales, Florida -- You can learn how to speak up for Polk County's children during the time they need the most help in their lives.

In April, May, and June, the Guardian ad Litem program will give a free presentation that's open to the public.

You'll hear how you can become an advocate for a child and be their voice in court.

Live music this Sunday in Bartow

Bartow, Florida -- If the weather holds out this weekend, you may want to head to downtown Bartow for a little sampling of free music.

The Bartow Adult Concert Band is performing for a full hour this Sunday.

Now entering its 23rd season, the band performs one free concert a month at the Bartow Civic Center, which includes a wide variety of music: marches, classics, Latin influenced pieces, jazz and Broadway show tunes.

Generally speaking, their target audience is the retired population around the county, but everyone is welcome.

Free concert and learn to live green Friday

Free concert and learn to live green Friday

Lakeland, FL - On Friday, April 19th, there will be a Free Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert & showcase at the Lake Mirror Promenade from 6 - 9:30 p.m.

There will be live music from the Sofa Kings along with a variety of exhibits promoting green living initiatives.