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Big Brothers Big Sisters Information Session - May 15, 2006

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Attn: Caring Adults with a desire to
Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

Remember the happy moments from your childhood when a grown up showed you how to fly a kite, build a sandcastle, or took you out for ice cream and listened to your dreams? Those moments from childhood are magical… and now Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers in Polk County to help share magical moments with children. Volunteers play and share everyday experiences with a child—in fact, our volunteers often tell us the experience changes their lives too, not just the child’s!


Who can be a volunteer?
Our volunteers are everyday people with a variety of backgrounds. From students to retirees, to stay at home parents to career fast-trackers. Almost anyone can be a good Big Brother or Big Sister. Basic requirements include a background check and volunteer interview. Applicants must be 16 years old with no upper age limit.


Information Session
To make it even easier to get started, Big Brothers Big Sisters is scheduling information sessions for potential volunteers throughout Polk County. This month it will be held at The Lakeland Holiday Inn South Conference Room 114. We are expanding our opportunities and would also love to schedule an information session with mentor-rich companies throughout the county.

Our next session:
When: Thursday, May 18th, 2006 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Lakeland Holiday Inn South Conference Room 114
Potential volunteers can call Kelly Tallent at 863-682-5191x110 for more information and to RSVP for Training.

Thank you for your desire to Create BIG MAGIC in Polk County!


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Polk Museum of Art "Drinkable Art" - May 9, 2006

Drinkable Art
An "Exhibition" in Good Taste

Friday, June 2, 2006 7-9pm
$25 in advance, $30 day of event

Benefit Wine Tasting at the Polk Museum of Art featuring 10 Winemakers and 50 wines, bread & cheese.

Tickets are available at Vintage Wine Cellars (located in the Southgate Shopping Center on S. Florida Ave., phone: 683-4406). This event will be limited to 200 people.

Wines will be available for purchase and a portion of the purchase will be donated to the Polk Museum of Art.


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