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Family Fun day this weekend at Bartow Library

Family Fun day this weekend at Bartow Library

Bartow, Florida - Learn about Polk County History in a fun, family atmosphere this week.

The Family Fun Day at the History Center is this Saturday June 8th.

It's a day at the Polk Historical Museum (old courthouse) where the family gets time to enjoy each other doing various activities.

The Polk County Historical Museum opened its doors on September 19, 1998, in the Old Polk County Courthouse, located in downtown Bartow.

Hearing impaired kids and families gather for family fun

Hearing impaired kids and families gather for family fun

Bartow, FL -- Families of kids with certain challenges including hearing loss will be getting together this week in Bartow.

Thursday will mark Florida Hands & Voices Family Fun Night. The Support session by the Florida Hands & Voices Group has been established to provide education, advice, self-help skills for the parents of deaf or hard of hearing children discover new potentials and possibilities.

Special All-American events at Bok Tower Gardens on Memorial Day

Special All-American events at Bok Tower Gardens on Memorial Day

Lake Wales, Florida -- In honor of America's military men and women, Bok Tower Gardens is offering special All-American features on Memorial Day 2013.

Anyone with a valid military ID showing they're on active duty, retired, or a disabled veteran will get into the gardens for free on May 27th.

Everyone in the gardens will be treated to a pair of special concerts on the Singing Tower carillon included with admission.

Free Driving Classes Now Available

Free Driving Classes Now Available

Polk County, Florida-- The Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and Florida Safety Council are now taking applications for free behind-the-wheel driving lessons and a free in-depth online driver education course. Teenagers ages 14 ½ or older are eligible to enroll, but are not eligible to take the exam for their learners permit until age 15. Students receive general elective credit for completing the course. Upon the completion of the FLVS online course, students are entitled to six hours of free behind the wheel driving lessons in real traffic with the Florida Safety Council.

Heroes head to Legoland Florida for free in May

Heroes head to Legoland Florida for free in May

Winter Haven, Florida -- If you have a police officer, firefighter, or EMS worker in your family, you can head to Legoland for a lot less in May.

The theme park is holding Police, Fire, and EMS Appreciation Days all through the month of May, 2013.

Anyone in those professions can claim a free one-day admission ticket and buy up to four more tickets for the discounted price of $40 each.

For more information on this special officer, see these details provided by Legoland Florida:

Polk County Public Schools lists commencement

Polk County Public Schools lists commencement

Polk County, Florida-- The 2013 graduation season is here, and as this year’s graduates prepare to take the next step towards future goals, family members, friends, and members of the community will want to share in their excitement.

Students who earned their diplomas will be honored at various graduation ceremonies in May and June, and Polk Public Schools reps have made it easy to see which schools' events are scheduled for when. 

Live in Polk County? May is the time to save at Legoland Florida

Live in Polk County? May is the time to save at Legoland Florida

Winter Haven, Florida -- Splash and play for a lot less at Legoland Florida during some weekends in May if you live in Polk County.

During Polk County Residents' Days at the theme park, you can buy up to six tickets in advance for just $25. The tickets get you admission to both Legoland Florida and the Legoland Water Park.

Plus, a portion of each ticket sold goes toward helping children in Polk County.

Here are more details, including the valid dates and limitations, provided by Legoland Florida: