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Love animals? Walk for them!

Love animals? Walk for them!

Bartow, Florida - It's time to grab your sneakers and your four-legged friend, and head out to the SPCA's 20th Anniversary Walk for the Animals and SPCA 5K.

Supporters can help pets in need by walking individually, with a team, with their dog or by donating online or via mail.

Walkers who raise $75 or more will receive a t-shirt.

The top fundraising prizes include hotel stays and theme park tickets.

Runner pre-registration is $25 and trophies will be awarded to the top three in each age group and grand masters.

Fight Obesity-Walk to the Moon!

Fight Obesity-Walk to the Moon!

Lakeland, Florida-- The Lakeland Regional employees are taking part in the Tampa Bay Walk to the Moon Challenge, in which teams from throughout the region attempt to  cumulatively walk as many miles as it would take to reach the moon, 238,857 miles. 

The Walk to the Moon Challenge started April 4 and continues through May 23. 

Through this program, The “LRMC Moon Walkers,” work to better their health by logging their miles, whether walked, ran, biked, swam, or even cleaned. All types of physical activity count toward the goal. 

It's the time! Winter Haven Citrus Classic Saturday

It's the time! Winter Haven Citrus Classic Saturday

Winter Haven, Florida-- The time has come for the Winter Haven Citrus Classic!  

This Saturday, community members will contribute to the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Fund for Women and Children by participating in the 5K walk/run. 

Perk for participants? The course runs through Central Florida's newest theme park, LEGOLAND! 

Runners will sprint, run, jog or walk through Fun Town, Miniland USA and LEGO® City as they approach the finish line.

Registration closes Friday, April 13 at 11:59 p.m.

Good Saturday to wet a line

Good Saturday to wet a line

Sarasota, Florida -- Saltwater fishing is popular in Florida, but this Saturday you might want to try a local pond or lake, because you won't need a license.

State wildlife officials have designated Saturday, April 7 as a license-free fishing day.

Picking your destination might be the hardest part of this decision, because Florida has more than 3 million acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs and 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams and canals.

For tips on freshwater fishing click here.

Greater Mulberry Chamber of Commerce golf tournament

Greater Mulberry Chamber of Commerce golf tournament

 

Mulberry, Florida-- The Greater Mulberry Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, April 5. Don't miss your chance to participate in a great day of networking, community support and of course, a good old game of golf!

There will be 50/50 raffle tickets on sale for $5, with the possibility of winning half of the money that is made in the raffle sales.

Race for the Kids 2012 U.S. Title Series Pro Hydroplane Boat Races

Race for the Kids 2012 U.S. Title Series Pro Hydroplane Boat Races

Winter Haven, Florida -- Next week, over 80 teams from all over the U.S. will come to Lake Cannon to compete in professional hydroplane boat races with speeds topping 100 mph.

The Race for the Kids 2012 U.S. Title Series Pro Hydroplane Boat Races event will be held Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 1 to benefit the Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs (Winter Haven, Lake Wales & Haines City).

Haines City Summer Program to open registration

Haines City Summer Program to open registration

Haines City, Florida -- Summer is almost here, so it's time to start thinking about those plans for your kids on how they are going spend their break!

The City of Haines City is offering an 8-week summer recreation program with crafts, field trips, games, movies, swimming and much more. 

The program runs from June 11 thru August 3 for children 1st through 6th grade. Kids will be spending most of their time at the Haines City Community Center & Bethune Auditorium from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.