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Birthday Social Distancing

10+ Ideas to Celebrate a Birthday at Home during Social Distancing

For kids with birthdays during social distancing, it can be especially disappointing to have to skip a birthday party with friends or miss the opportunity to go somewhere special. With a little creativity, you can still make it a birthday to remember!
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Lakeland Summer Camp Guide (2)

Lakeland Mom’s 2020 Summer Camp Guide

We've got the ULTIMATE list of summer camp options in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and across Polk County, as well as some popular overnight camps in our area. Camp themes include Art, Sports, STEM, Preschool, Dance, Drama, Teens, VBS, and much more!
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Lakeland Regional Health Telehealth

Lakeland Regional Health Offers Telehealth Appointments

Starting Monday, March 30, Lakeland Regional Health will begin offering Telehealth Appointments with their Pediatric and Primary Care practices. This means that you will be able to schedule a phone call or video call with your provider and receive care from the convenience and comfort of your own home.
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School Lunch Polk County

Polk County School Lunch Pickup Locations

While schools are closed, Polk County Schools will continue to provide lunches to children 18 years and under. School lunches can be picked up at specific school sites serving as food distribution locations, between 11am-1pm from Monday - Friday beginning March 30. Full list of schools in the article.
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Lakeland Area Bear Hunt

Go On A Heart / Rainbow / Bear Hunt in the Lakeland Area {With MAP!}

To spread joy while social distancing, people are placing teddy bears, hearts, and rainbows in their windows for others to spot from their cars or while walking the neighborhood. Participating readers have helped us create a map you can use to find bears, hearts, or rainbows in your neighborhood for your own teddy bear hunt.
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Grocery Shopping Hours in Lakeland

Grocery Shopping Hours and Locations in the Lakeland Area

Lakeland area grocery stores have changed their hours to allow time for cleaning and restocking the stores, as well as special hours for seniors and high risk guests. If you’re wondering when and where you can go shopping in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Auburndale, or nearby communities, here is a helpful list!
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Local Business Streaming Resources

At-Home Activities & Videos from LOCAL Businesses to Keep Your Family Entertained & Active

We've compiled a list of online resources from LOCAL businesses and community organizations - printables, tutorials, videos, storytimes and more for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
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Mom Happiness boosters

Happiness Boosters and Sanity Savers for Moms

We always hear the sayings “take care of yourself first” and “make self-care a priority.” This has never been more important OR easier to do than right now. We've got a list of small things moms can do to boost your happiness and save your sanity during this time of uncertainty.
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Polk Schools Canceled Coronavirus

Polk County Schools Closed Due to Coronavirus – March 16 – May 1

Polk County Public Schools are currently closed through May 1. All Florida Public Schools are closed during this time.
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Fun at Home

100+ Outdoor & Indoor Activities to Enjoy at Home During Coronavirus Closures

As we all do our part to stay home and stay healthy, we’ve got a list of over 100 activities you can enjoy at home – both indoors and outdoors. Ideas to play like a kid again, bake, play games, get crafty, learn online, read, and more.
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Coronavirus Lakeland Cancellations

Coronavirus Cancellations, Closures, and Local Updates in Lakeland and Polk County

Polk County Schools and many events and activities in the Lakeland area are being canceled due to coronavirus. This is a precaution in accordance with government recommendations to prevent further spread of the disease. We are keeping a running list of existing closures and cancellations, as well as links to additional updates for our schools, events, sporting events and more.
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Friends of Bonnet Springs Park Lakeland

Become a Founding Friend of Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland

Interested in being part of Lakeland's brand new place to play? Bonnet Springs Park is opening in 2021 and will be a place to escape, engage, and explore. Learn more about this exciting new park and find out how you can become a Founding Friend of Bonnet Springs Park.
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Family Fun Center Funtasia

Sensational Sundays – Sensory Friendly Fun at Family Fun Center in Lakeland

Sensational Sunday is a sensory friendly time for special needs children and families to visit the Family Fun Center’s Funtasia play area before opening. Parents of special needs children can relax knowing they are among friends.
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Dr Erin Pediatric Dentistry

What families love about Dr. Erin & Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland

Ask any group of Lakeland Moms for a recommendation for a pediatric dentist, and the name “Dr. Erin” will come up over and over again! Learn what families love about Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland and why Dr. Erin is a favorite kids dentist in our community.
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Polk Sheriff Self Defense Class (1)

Polk County Sheriff’s FREE Women’s Self Defense & Personal Safety Class

In 2020, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will have even MORE opportunities for women ages 13 & up to learn how to defend themselves through the FREE Women’s Basic Self Defense and Personal Safety Class offered twice each month.
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Teen Driver Challenge Polk Sheriff's Office

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Offering FREE Teen Driver Challenge Program

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Polk County School Board, are working to prepare our teens for safe driving. The Teen Driver Challenge is a FREE program offered to Polk County’s teens - find out how to register.
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Polk County School Calendar Public Private Charter

Polk County School Calendars for 2020 – 2021 {includes Private & Charter Schools}

Polk County School Calendars for the 2020-21 school year including Public, Private & Charter Schools. Get dates for school holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more.
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Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Preschool Pass - FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2020

Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2020

In 2020, kids 5 and younger get into Busch Gardens Tampa AND Adventure Island Water Park for FREE! Sign up today to get your FREE Preschool Pass and have some theme park fun.
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Sea World SeaWorld Aquatica Preschool Pass Fun Card 2020

SeaWorld & Aquatica Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2020

In 2020, kids 5 and younger get FREE ADMISSION to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Water Park! Sign up today to get your FREE Preschool Card.
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MyEyeDr. Lakeland

What to Expect at the Eye Doctor – Our Visit to MyEyeDr. in Lakeland, FL

Read our review of MyEyeDr. in Lakeland and learn more about what to expect at an appointment with an eye doctor for kids or adults. Eye exams are quick and easy!
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Polk County School Options - Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

Polk County School Options – Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

Explore School Choice Options in Lakeland and Polk County. Get details on Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies, Performing Arts, & more, and find out when to apply.
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Florida Tropics Home Opener 2019

Florida Tropics Soccer Season Kicks off Saturday, December 14

Bring your family to a Florida Tropics indoor soccer game on a Saturday or Sunday this season. Action-packed soccer, family-friendly fun, plus kids activities and opportunities to meet & greet players for autographs and photos after every game.
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Lakeland Magic

Lakeland Magic Kick Off 2019-20 Basketball Season

The Lakeland Magic – our very own NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic – play at the RP Funding Center from November through March. Kid-friendly fun for a family night out!
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Family Fundamentals - Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals – Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals offers FREE classes on a weekly basis for children from infants through age 5 where parents and children will learn and socialize as they participate in fun, stimulating, developmental activities. Kids love it, and it's a great opportunity to meet other moms!
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Downtown Lakeland FL Farmers Market

Family Fun in Lakeland – Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a treat for the eyes, ears, and tastebuds with 50+ vendors each week. Whether you’re new in town or Lakeland has been home for as long as you can remember, the Market is a great way to get out with your family and experience the heartbeat of our wonderful community.
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Polk County Lakeland Birthday Freebies

Local Birthday Freebies in Lakeland & Polk County

Celebrate your birthday with free meals, desserts, discounts, & gifts from your favorite local restaurants and stores in Lakeland & across Polk County.
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Sea World Busch Gardens Fun Card 2019 2020 Free

Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Fun Card Savings {Limited Time Offer}

Right now SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa are offering a GREAT deal on their Fun Cards… Buy a 2020 Fun Card and get the rest of 2019 FREE!
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