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Leading the March: A Discussion with Successful Women of Central Florida - February 27, 2009

When: Thursday, March 5, 2009 from 4:45 - 5:50 p.m.

Where: USF Polytechnic, LTB Auditorium- 3433 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803

What: To kickoff Women’s History Month in March, USF Polytechnic has another phenomenal group of outstanding women to share their stories of success. The panel will include our very own Punam Saxena. Please share with your students, friends, and family members. This is a FREE event.

Hosted by Diane Boczkowski, USF Poly's Students

For more information, please call 863.667.7812

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The Alliance for Independence Presents The Wine Festival of Central Florida - February 26, 2009

When: Friday, March 27th from 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Where: Lake Mirror Promenade

What: Live band, over 100 different wines to sample and fare from over 20 local restaurants.

Cost: $50.00 in advance, $55.00 at the door
Buy 8 tickets and get 2 free!

For more information, please contact Joan Eby at 863.665.3846 ext. 222


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The Polk Museum of Art presents Escape to the Exotic - February 25, 2009

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The Gala 2009 Special Offer:

Come after 9:00 PM for $250 per couple. That's a discount of $500!

Enjoy dessert, drinks, and dancing to music by DJ Timka from the Buddha Bar in New York City. You'll also have a chance to bid on silent auction items.

Reservations required by Friday, February 27th.

To take advantage of this special offer, call Pal Powell at 863.668.7743 ext. 240



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Calling all Males: Volunteer applications being accepted for Camp Brave Heart - February 25, 2009

What: Volunteers are Needed for the 2009 Bethany Center of Good Shepherd Hospice's Camp Brave Heart. Camp Brave Heart is an annual grief camp for children ages 6-16. It includes horseback riding, swimming,canoeing, and camp fires.

Who: Male volunteers over the age of 18 who have an interest in working with children and like the outdoors! They need cabin volunteers and workers behind the scenes for the weekend; one day volunteers for Friday and Saturday; and smiling faces to greet the buses on Sunday at the Auburndale and Sebring offices. If you want to help we have a spot for you! You can help make a difference in a child's life!

When: March 20-22nd

Where: Circle F Dude Ranch in Lake Wales

Each participant will need to go through a background check and
training, so time is of the essence. Please call Phil Wegman at
688-1211 if you have additional questions.

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The Watson Clinic Foundation and Arts in Medicine need your help. - February 21, 2009

When: April 3, 2009
Where: Downtown Lakeland First Friday event (Kentucky Avenue from Main Street to Lemon)

What: The Watson Clinic Foundation hosts a program called Arts in Medicine. This program is housed in the Center for Cancer Care & Research and is a tremendous outreach to patients and their families as they undergo treatments in their battle against this dreaded disease. The program has many forms: craft projects, music therapy, painting programs and bead projects, to name just a few. They will be showcasing their art at the Downtown Lakeland First Friday Event on April 3rd and they are looking for volunteers to help man creative areas for approximately 4 hours. If interested, please contact Julie Boon at jboon@watsonclinic.com or 863-603-4718 for more information.

"We're eager to help our community learn more about this wonderful program and last year our First Friday event was the talk of the Downtown! (Note: you need no special skill to volunteer....we'll help you with everything!)"

For more information on Arts In Medicine, please visit http://www.watsonclinic.com/services/ArtsInMedicine.aspx


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JLGL Fourth Annual World of Reading Festival - February 19, 2009

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland (JLGL) will hold its Fourth Annual World of Reading Festival at Barnett Park by the Lake Mirror Promenade in downtown Lakeland on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free to the general public and provides an opportunity for children to learn through participation.

Upon arrival, each child will receive a passport. The attendees will then visit five countries and take part in an arts and crafts activity related to that particular region of the world. As the children exit each country, their passports will be stamped. After receiving all five stamps, the children will select a free Scholastic book to take home.

Last year, more than 650 children attended, and the JLGL anticipates a crowd of 800 children this year. In addition, the JLGL is excited to announce a guest performance by popular children’s singer/songwriter Jack Hartmann who will take the stage at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

“We are thrilled to have children’s musical sensation Jack Hartmann join us this year,” JLGL President Stacey McLaughlin said. “His music is educational and research-based, and equally important, kids love him!”

Other participants include the Lakeland Police Department, Lakeland Fire Department, Boys & Girls Club, Learning Resource Center , Huntington Learning Center , Success by Six and Parkland Puppets. Throughout the day, attendees will experience guest readers and performances, as well as inflatable activities for entertainment.

Families and children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Kimberly Cassidy at 863-370-0054 or visit the JLGL Web site at http://www.jlgl.com.

The Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Inc. strives to enhance child welfare and education in the greater Lakeland area by promoting the basic skills necessary for school readiness and family literacy through Signature Projects. JLGL members actively reach more than 10,000 families through organizing fun literacy events, reading to preschool children and supporting elementary school literacy efforts.


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The Drug Prevention Resource Center invites you to attend Rx for Lakeland 2: A Prescription for Drug-Free Teens - February 10, 2009

When: February 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Where: Lakeland High School Cafeteria
Cost: Free

Prescription for Lakeland 2 will feature Bob Stutman. Mr. Stutman is a former Special Agent of 25 years with the US Drug Enforcement Administration. His last six years with the DEA he headed the New York Office, DEAs largest. He is the drug consultant for both PBS and CBS News, and is considered the “foremost expert on the drug issue” by Governor Mario Cuoma.

"This program provides information that every parent, educator and business owner should be aware of. It will open your eyes."
Paul Noris, President
Bank of Central Florida

"Bob Stutman will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Resolve in 2008 to do something about the RX Drug issue among our youth!"

Ron Clark, President
Clark, Campbell, Mawhinney & Lancaster, P.A.



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Camp Fire USA's Golf Tournament - February 4, 2009

Emerge Lakeland members are invited to participate in Camp Fire USA's 10th Annual Golf Tournament.
When: February 23, 2009; Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Lone Palm Golf and Country Club
Costs: 4 Person Scramble for $150 per person. Sponsorship packages are still available.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd low gross and low net scores All golf packages include greens fees, hot grilled lunch, drinks on the course, "goodie bag", complimentary door prize ticket and awards banquet.
Register online at www.campfireusa-sunshine.org

Camp Fire USA is a United Way sponsored agency and its mission is to
build caring, confident youth and future leaders.


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