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Camper Scamper 5K and Kids Fun Run

Camper Scamper 5K and Kids Fun Run

Lakeland, FL - Join the Parks & Recreation Department as they host the 1st Annual Camper Scamper 5K and Kids Fun Run on Friday, March 15 around beautiful Lake Hollingsworth.

Check-In and on-site registration will be from 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. near the Lakeland Yacht Club parking lot followed by the kid's fun run at 6:30 p.m. and the 5K race starting at 6:45 p.m.

The entry fee for kids ages 5 -11 is only $10, and ages 12 and up can participate for only $20. A $5 fee will be added for event day registration, so get your name on the list today!

Polk senior games get underway

Polk senior games get underway

Bartow, Florida -- Get ready for two weeks of athletic and recreational competitive events for men and women 50 years and over.

The Polk Senior Games kicks off Saturday, Feb. 23 and runs through March 11.

Individual, partner and team events include:

Free Yoga classes this week offered to Bartow seniors

Free Yoga classes this week offered to Bartow seniors

Winter Haven, Florida -- Bartow seniors who want to take advantage of an opportunity to become acquainted with yoga for free can look into the Silver Sneakers YOGA Stretch in Winter Haven this Thursday at 9 a.m.

According to the website "WebMD":

"Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, and currently, close to 11 million Americans are enjoying its health benefits. Yoga can hardly be called a trend."

Win Tigers tickets, jersey at Spring Training kickoff

Win Tigers tickets, jersey at Spring Training kickoff

Davenport, Florida -- With the Detroit Tigers about to start their 77th season of Spring Training in Polk County, the county's visitor center is throwing a baseball bash.

The free event is designed for baseball lovers and families and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Polk Outpost 27, the county's official visitor information center.

Here are more details from Polk Outpost 27:

Citrus Classic 5K slated for April 6 at LEGOLAND

Citrus Classic 5K slated for April 6 at LEGOLAND

Winter Haven, Florida -- The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Citrus Classic, a community-wide health event featuring a 5K Run and Fun Walk, will take place on April 6, 2013 at LEGOLAND® Florida. 

Proceeds from the Classic will benefit the Foundation’s Fund for Women and Children, which focuses on expanding access to medical care for women and children in Polk County.

The Famous Tate Pro Rodeo Classic Rides into Lakeland

The Famous Tate Pro Rodeo Classic Rides into Lakeland

Lakeland, Florida -- Rodeo fans are gearing up for another big year of rodeo fun as The Famous Tate Pro Rodeo Classic rides into The Lakeland Center Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19 with the wild-west action kicking off at 8 p.m. each night.

Tickets are on sale now for $20.00, $25.00 and $45.00* (service charges will apply) and 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.

Mother/Son Camp Out Registration Now Open

Mother/Son Camp Out Registration Now Open

Bartow, FL-- Polk County Parks & Recreation is hosting a Mother and Son Camp Out at Homeland Heritage Park Saturday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 2.

The camp out is for boys ages 5 to 12 years old and is $5 per person, which includes dinner, refreshments and a continental breakfast.

Mothers and sons enjoy camping in a pioneer park setting, a scavenger hunt, games, campfire songs, ghost stories and much more.