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Vendors wanted for Snowfest

Vendors wanted for Snowfest

Lakeland, Fl -  The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department is proud to host the 33rd Annual Snowfest at Lake Mirror on Saturday December 7, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

This year's event will feature the traditional snow mountain and a snow slide, a visit from Santa Claus, children's entertainment, inflatables, arts & crafts vendors and food vendors. 

Legoland announces "Christmas Bricktacular" and other holiday events

Legoland announces "Christmas Bricktacular" and other holiday events

Winter Haven, Florida -- From decorating a giant Lego Christmas tree to hosting a New Year's Eve party with a "brick drop," Legoland Florida has unveiled its holiday plans for 2013.

There's something special planned for every weekend in December, plus fireworks each night from December 26th through 31st. Here's a breakdown (brick-down?) of the Legoland Florida 2013 holiday events, provided by the theme park:

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.

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.

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:

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.