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Big Brothers Big Sisters' Bowl For Kids Sake Fund Raiser - February 21, 2007

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be hitting the lanes on March 31 from noon - 4:00 pm at Orange Bowl Lanes in Lakeland for their annual fundraiser.
The following was provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters:

We invite you to be a part of something fun and life-changing for many "at-risk" youth in our community.

We are currently looking for individuals that would like to serve as a team captain. As team captain, you will ask four other people to be on your team for a total of five people Each person who raises $110 in pledges will receive a t-shirt and help provide funding for us to serve over 400 "Littles" on our waiting list.

If you would like to be a team captain or if you would like more information on becoming a Big Brother or Sister, please contact Kathleen O'Brien: kathleen.obrien@bbbs.org or 682-5191.

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Posted by Michael Wiener

Diversity Activities for February & March - February 6, 2007

Black History Activities-February

Saturday, February 24, 2007
8:00 - 4:00 pm, Florida Southern College Campus
Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat

Saturday, February 24, 2007
1:00 – 2:00pm, Embassy Suites Tampa
Dr. Nathan Thomas, Closing Keynote Speaker for National Alliance that Promotes Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Black History Activities-March

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 (high school and college classroom outreach)
Times will vary based on visitation availability
To Be Greek or not To Be Greek
The Influence of Black Fraternities and Sororities on American Society
Outreach to High School students and College Classes
If you are interested in having your class hear this discussion please call Carmen Solis (667-7710)
(Limited classroom visits available)

Friday, March 9, 2007
5:30 to 9pm, USF Lakeland
Open to high school and college students, faculty, staff, and community members
Balancing the Playing Field - The Influence of Athletics on Minority Opportunities
Movie "Glory Road" and a discussion with current and past athletes
USFL, PCC, Polk County School District, and WAMCSC



Calendar of Events: Events are open to the public & free except for TWO with *

*March 1st: 7:00pm
Kick off Event: "Watts for Dinner" Wine tasting- 10% donated to Scholarship fund
1212 S. Florida Ave. Lakeland -- 863.682.0600 ($15.00 fee)

March 7th: 6:00pm
Film Fest @ Cafe Latte – “Barbie Nation” BRING YOUR BARBIES! PRIZES!
200 Orchid Springs Drive - Winter Haven -- 863.318.8777

March 8th: 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Presentation: "Deconstructing Gender in Media Images"
Lilli M. Downes, PhD
PCC Winter Haven -- WLR 104

March 8th: 5:30 pm - 7:00pm
"Leading the March: A Discussion with Successful Women of Polk County"
Dr. Nathan Thomas
PCC/USF Lakeland Technology Building Auditorium

March 10th: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"The Big Bash" -- Generations of Women Moving History Forward
Art, Poetry, Films, Workshops, and More!
PCC Winter Haven Student Center -- WST 126 http://www.polk.edu/womenshistory for forms
Want to participate? Submit Artwork? Perform?
Print out an Art/Poetry Submission Form or Exhibitor/Table Request Form

March 14th: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Women's Health Fair: PCC Winter Haven Campus

March 18th: 7:30pm
Nikki Giovanni: Poet, Author Activist - http://www.nikki-giovanni.com/
Polk Theatre - 121 Florida Ave S. , Lakeland

*March 20th: 12 - 1:30 pm
Wise & Witty Women -- Luncheon Fundraiser
Proceeds to support Women's Studies, Women's History Month & Women's Scholarships ($25.00)

March 21st: 11:00 am - 2:00pm
Women's Health Fair: PCC/USF Lakeland Campus

March 21st: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry Slam: PCC/USF Lakeland -- LLC 2188
Contact Sarah Johnson or Chris Fullerton at (853) 297-1040

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Posted by Kristin Carlson

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