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DIRECTORY OF PARKS, PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

JAN-APR 2017


EXPECT THE EXCEPTIONAL!

OUR MISSION: COMMITTED TO SERVING THE COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES AND OPPORTUNITIES.


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FACILITY & STAFF DIRECTORY

BEERMAN FAMILY TENNIS CENTER

AQUATICS

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LAKE MIRROR THEATRE

LIBRARY SERVICES

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SIGN UP FOR CLASSES ONLINE

COLEMANBUSH BUILDING

PAL RECREATION COMPLEX

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS GOLF COURSE

LOOKING AHEAD

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KELLY RECREATION COMPLEX

SIMPSON PARK

LAKE MIRROR COMPLEX & HOLLIS GARDEN

ATHLETICS

FACILITY RENTALS & LISTING

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If you currently use the City’s Recreation Facilities, and want to register for classes online, grab your scan card and let’s get started. Go to www.lakelandathletics.net and select the tab for the type of programming you would like to register for. (Classes are organized by start date.) Select the name of the class to get more detailed information. Once you have chosen the class you are interested in, select “Register” at the far right of the row. If you have not used the online registration before, a user name and a password must be set up. Once that is done you can log in. On the next screen check the box to agree to the terms including the 2.8% fee. Continue to the next screen. If you have a scan card for the participant enrolling in the class/program enter the number on the back. (Note: You must use the scan card for the person participating in the class. Each individual has their own scan card; therefore, a parent cannot use their scan card to register their child for a class.) If you don’t have a scan card, you can enter your information into the yellow fields for the participant. Now, you can either proceed to checkout or add additional registrations. Feel free to call 863.834.3284 if you have questions or problems with online regsitration.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE


KELLY RECREATION COMPLEX 404 IMPERIAL BLVD • 863.834.3284

it’s not the Established in 1983, Kelly Recreation Complex has been providing recreation opportunities to the community of Lakeland for over 25 years. This facility houses an expansive cardio theatre, multilevel fitness area, several classrooms, as well as a 12,000 square foot gymnasium. For those seeking outdoor recreation, eight lighted tennis courts are also available. This spacious facility provides the residents of Lakeland access to a diverse selection of recreation activities. Registration at the Kelly Recreation Complex is required for all activities and classes. Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration and pre-payment is recommended and sometimes required for classes. Online registration is available for most classes check page 5 for details.

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri • 6am-10pm Sat • 8am-6pm Sun • 11am-5pm

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Gymnasium will close 30 minutes before the facility’s scheduled closing time.

LENA HORNE

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fitness rooms & gymnasium

*Fees are for fitness and gymnasium activities ONLY, class fees are separate. Fees: $3 per Visit • $40 per 20-Visit Gym & Fitness Room Pass (Purchasing a pass saves you money!) Guests: Out-of-City $4 • Out-of-State $5 All guests must check in upon entering the Kelly Recreation Complex and sign a waiver of liability to participate. Weekend Pass (5pm Fri - 5pm Sun) $20 per 16-Visit Gym & Fitness Room Pass User Check-in: All users must check in before being permitted to use the fitness areas and gymnasium. New users will be required to register in the participant program and will be issued an identification tag. Lost ID tags are subject to a $1 replacement fee.

fitness

(Ongoing Activities and Classes) *All instructor-led activity and class fees are set by each individual instructor. In addition, the admission fee paid for activities and classes does not include access to the cardio room, weight rooms or any other ongoing activities. This access may be gained by paying a separate fee.

Boxing for Life

Body Blast

A high-impact cardio-fight fitness program. Participants can burn between 600 and 800 calories per class. It incorporates fight routines, free weights, resistance training and cardio into a high-energy motivational hour! Participants only need to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes, boxing gloves and hand weights are provided. Everyone is welcome and this is perfect for all; young, old, experienced and beginners! * This class is especially effective when joined with Spin. Aerobics Room TUES • 6:30-7:30pm THURS • 5:30-6:30pm FRI • 5:30-6:30pm SAT • 9:15-10:15am $6 per class Paul Thomas, Jane Waters-Thomas, Melissa Borchers, Chris Paul

Burn calories and fat while building strenth and endurance. Combines upbeat tempo variations and a variety of moves to motivating music. Aerobics Room TUES •5:30-6:30pm $7 per class Jennifer Lewis

­ — Spin + Boxing Combo TUES • 5:30-6:15pm | SAT • 8:30-9:15am $8 for both classes

­ — Spin TUES • 5:30-6pm $4 per class Paul Thomas

— Senior Shape Up Low impact exercise especially designed for adults/seniors. Emphasis on several areas: stability and developing core strength; create upper body strength and coordination while improving your cardiovascular strength; improve your balance and strength skills with balance-challenging exercises and moves. Weights/dynabands are provided. Creative Movement Room MON | WED | FRI • 8:30-9:30am Aerobics Room TUES | THURS • 9-10am $5 per class | $35 per 16-visit pass NO CLASS: Mar 20-24 Rosie Oxford ­­—

Tai Chi Chuan Rejuvenate and unwind while working on your breathing and flexibility, all while toning up. Creative Movement Room TUES | THURS • 8:30-9:30am (Advanced) 9:30-10:30am (Beginners) $4 per class Rudy Abel ­­­

The minimum age requirement is 15 years old. Participants 12-14 years of age may work out if accompanied by a parent or guardian, 18 years old and up. Anyone under the age of 12 cannot use the fitness rooms due to insurance requirements. All participants are encouraged to consult a physician before beginning any exercise program. Co-Ed Cardio Room: Work out in our cardio room featuring Cardio Theatre and Precor & Track Master machines such as cross trainers, upright & recumbent bikes, steppers, treadmills, rowers and more! The theatre consists of 8 flat screen televisions on different stations for your entertainment. Standard 3.5 mm headphones are required for the audio. Participants may bring their own headphones or purchase a pair for $5 at the front desk. Co-Ed Weight Room: Top quality Magnum weight machines, including leg extension, leg sled, cablecross over, biceps, chest press, free-weight stations, and more.


Yogalates Yoga balances, harmonizes, purifies, and strengthens the body, mind, and soul. This Pilates style builds strength, increases flexibility and promotes inner peace. These exercises blend breathing and movement in accessible and enjoyable routines. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Creative Movement Room | Aerobics Room MON • 5:30-6:30pm WED • 5:30-6:30pm SAT • 10:30am $5 per class ­­­­— ­­ Zumba®/Zumba® Toning Ditch the Workout and Join The Party! Designed for beginner to advanced to move at their own pace. Have fun while moving to music. You do not have to know how to dance to join into the magic rhythms of the Zumba® music, the beat of the African drums, the Latin sounds of Samba, Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha and more. The Zumba® music and choreography incorporates all genres including belly dance, latin and now your favorite top '40s. This season, we will take on Zumba®'s new ABS and GLUTES program as well as TONING. PT/Certified Dance/Zumba® Instructor with 20 years of experience. Creative Movement Room TUES | THURS (Toning) • 5:30-6:30pm $5 per class Susan Staton • danceclassy@yahoo.com

Pickleball A fun game that’s played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34” at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fastpaced, competitive game for experienced players. New players are always welcome. Indoor and outdoor courts available. Gymnasium MON-THURS • 9am-12pm $2 per participant $30 - 20 Visit Pass

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Walking Club Walk in the air-conditioned comfort of the Kelly Recreation Basketball Gymnasium while visiting with friends and neighbors. Basketball Gym • 6-8am No Charge ­­—

Jump On It!

This is a low-impact, cardio-intense workout for all levels. Just 20 minutes of rebounding = 1 hour of running for cardiovascular training. Burn Calories, lose pounds, strengthen your muscles, relieve stress, and have some fun! Activity Room MON & WED • 5:30-6:15pm $4 per class Angela Lovering

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activities & special events GREAT ESCAPES AT KELLY RECREATION COMPLEX Great Escapes is a youth enrichment opportunity available for elementary school aged students (K-5th grade) during select school holidays. The program includes games, crafts, sports and lots of fun! Holiday Camp $50.00 per week • 7:30am-4:30pm December 19-23 • 4:30pm pickup December 27-30 • 4:30pm pickup Lunch and snacks NOT provided Spring Break Camp $50.00 per week March 20-24 Lunch and snacks NOT provided

EASTER BUNNY BRUNCH AT KELLY RECREATION COMPLEX Come eat Pancakes with the Easter Bunny, games, egg decorating and more! Bring your camera. Friday, April 14 • 10-11am FREE (Limited spots available - please call to reserve your spot - 834.3284)

SILVER SNEAKERS NOW AVAILABLE.

OUTDOOR TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL COURTS DAILY FEES: MON-SAT • NO CHARGE BEFORE 5PM • $6 COURT FEE AFTER 5PM SUN • NO CHARGE

PERSONAL TRAINING OPTIONS:

(THE FOLLOWING PERSONAL TRAINERS ARE APPROVED TO TRAIN ON SITE)

PHILLIP VALERRIANI | JENNIFER LEWIS | KENNETH WELSH | DEANNE DeFOREST

INDIVIDUALS SEEKING PERSONAL TRAINING SERVICE MAY CONSULT THE FONT DESK FOR OUR APPROVED PERSONAL TRAINERS CONTACT INFORMATION. OUR EMPLOYEES ARE NOT CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINERS, BUT THEY ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE EQUIPMENT AND HOW IT IS USED.

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CLASS

ADULT FITNESS ACTIVITY QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE INSTRUCTOR

DAYS & TIMES

FEE

Body Blast

Jennifer Lewis

(T) 5:30-6:30pm

$7

Boxing for Life

Jane Waters Paul Thomas Melissa Borchers

(T) 6:30-7:30pm • (TH) 5:30-6:30pm (F) 5:30-6:30pm • (Sat) 9:15-10:15am

$6

Senior Shape-Up

Rosie Oxford

(M,W,F) 8:30-9:30am • (T,TH) 9-10am

$5 | $35 • 16 visits

Tai Chi Chuan

Rudy Abel

(T) 8:30-9:30am • (TH) 9:30-10:30am

$4

(M) 5:30-6:30pm • (W) 5:30-6:30pm • (S) 10:30am

$5

(T,TH) 5:30-6:30pm (Toning on Thursday)

$5

Pickleball

(M-TH) 9am-12pm

$2 or $30 (20 visit)

Walking Club

(M-F) 6-8am

Free

Jump On It

(M,W) 5:45-6:30pm

$4

(T) 5:30-6:15pm

$4

Yogalates Zumba®/Zumba® Toning

Spin KRC

Susan Staton

Paul Thomas

ADULT DANCE CLASSES QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

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Ballroom-Latin-Swing

Mary Dague

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Beginner • 7-8pm Intermediate • 8-9pm

$64

Belly Dance • Day Classes

Sandi Silverman M

Beginner-Advanced • 9:30-10:30am

$75

Belly Dance • Night Classes

Sandi Silverman W

Advanced • 6:45-7:45pm Beginner • 7:45-8:45pm Intermediate • 8:15-9:15pm

$75

Line Dance

Teresa Small

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10-11am

$2 per class

Line Dance (INTERMEDIATE)

Teresa Small

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10am-12pm

$2 per class

Line Dance (BEGINNER)

Teresa Small

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2-4pm

$2 per class

Salsa

Maria Gomez

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SEASONAL

$48

Senior Ballroom

Mary Dague

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2-4pm (SEASONAL)

$5 per class

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(PER SESSION)


adult dance classes Ballroom – Latin – Swing Dance

Line Dance

Ballroom dancing is hot! Couples or singles are invited. Everyone dances! Pre-registration is highly recommended. Beginner - Learn to dance the basic steps of the popular ballroom dances: Smooth and romantic dances: Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot and Sassy Latin rhythms: Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba and the All-American Jitterbuggin’ Swing. Intermediate - This class is for those that completed the beginner’s course and are ready for more variety and confidence in their dancing. Creative Movement Room TUES (16 weeks) • Jan 10 - Apr 25 7-8pm Beginners 8-9pm Intermediate/Advanced $64 per person Mary Dague • 863.683.6314 dancindague@yahoo.com

Choreographed dances set to music. No partner necessary, but some experience required. Creative Movement Room WED • 10-11am $2 per class Teresa Small

— Belly Dance – Day Classes Beginner – Intermediate Use of Finger cymbals, veils, and costuming are included in these lessons of ancient mystical dance. Belly dancers have the opportunity to exhibit their talent at various performances. Creative Movement Room MON (12 weeks) Jan 2 - Mar 20 9:30-10:00am • Beginner 10-11am • Intermediate - Advanced $75 (12 wk) per person Sandi Silverman

— Belly Dance – Evening Classes Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced - Pro Use of finger cymbals, veils, and costuming are included in these lessons of ancient mystical dance. Belly dancers have the opportunity to exhibit their talent at various performances. Creative Movement Room WED (12 weeks) Jan 4 - Mar 22 | Apr 5 - Jun 21 6:15-7:15pm Advanced 7:15-8:15pm Beginner 8:15-9:15pm Intermediate $75 per session Sandi Silverman

— Line Dance - Intermediate Choreographed dances set to music. No partner necessary, but some experience required. Creative Movement Room FRI • 10am-12pm $2 per class Teresa Small

— Line Dance - Beginner Creative Movement Room FRI • 2-4pm $2 per class Teresa Small

— Salsa Intro & Beginners Level 1 Salsa is an easy and fun Latin dance. From introduction to Salsa to Intermediate Salsa. Learn the basic, styling, spins and much more. Very motivated and easy going instructors make sure you’re having fun while you learn. No partner necessary but useful. Private lessons available. Creative Movement Room Nov 7 - Dec 12 | Jan 9 - Feb 13 (17) Feb 27 - Apr 3 | Apr 17 - May 22 6-7pm • Beginners 7-8pm • Intermediate / Advanced $40 per session

— Senior Ballroom Dance Classes All Welcome! A few basic dances you can learn include but not limited to: Two-Step, Fox Trot, Jitterbug, Tango, Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba MON • Dec 2016 - Feb 2017 2:30 - 4:00pm NO CLASS: Dec 19, 26 | Jan 2, 16 $5 per class Mary Dague

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activities Pre-Ballet Dance Play (Ages 3-5)

American Sewing Guild

Teaching creative play and socialization through dance movements, the child learns poise and balance through stretching and breathing. Dancers learn direction, grace, poise, tempo and how to work as a group. Also, they learn isolation, focusing on one part of the body. These can be simple movements to an adult, but a small child can have difficulty putting coordination, rhythm, and tempo all together. Feb 20 - Apr 16 | Apr 10 - May 15 MON • 1-1:30pm TUES • 11-11:30am | 1-1:30pm WED • 11:30am - 12pm THURS • 11-11:30am NO CLASS: Mar 20-23 $35 Rosie Oxford Recital: Saturday, May 20 - 2pm

The American Sewing Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to people who believe sewing is a rewarding and creative activity. The Guild welcomes members of all skill levels. Come learn new skills and network with others who share an interest in sewing. The opportunity to contribute to community service sewing projects is our common thread. Please call for information before you come. 2nd MON • 10am Robin Morelli • 863.838.6411

— Quilting for Adults - All Levels For the beginner to the advanced quilter. The instructor will have a planned sample quilt for beginners or more advanced projects are available. Students may bring in their own project or get help working on a project already in progress. A list of supplies will be given at the first class. Must sign up for one or both time slots. Arts and Crafts Room TUES (7 weeks) • $50 Jan 3 - Feb 28 | Mar 14 - May 2 1-3pm or 7-9pm Sep 20, 27 | Oct 4, 11 NO CLASS: Jan 24, 31 | Apr 11 Robin Morelli

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— Lakeland Chess Club Arts & Crafts Room MON • 6:30-9pm $1 per player

— Guitar for Beginners You think you want to give it a try? Come on — In 6 weeks you will be strumming chords, reading music and playing songs. If you have tried playing the guitar and are confused, then this is the class for you! Youth Welcome Arts and Crafts Room SAT (6 weeks) • 10-11am Jan 7 - Feb 11 | Feb 18 - Mar 25 Apr 1 - May 6 $86 per session Jay Nerove • 863.514.0417 Call the instructor for scheduling for intermediate or advanced classes and private lessons

— Medieval Dance Learn the original ballroom dance that was used by fighters, nobles, and soldiers before it was labeled ballroom dancing. Dances from the 800's-1490's. Participants will gain knowledge of basic dance terms, and step by step instructions. All levels of dancing experience are welcome. Attire: comfortable clothing that is easy to move in and family friendly, as well as flat shoes. No heels!. All ages: Children under age of 5 must be accompanied and in control of an adult at all times Arts & Crafts Room Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm $3 per person


MANNERS AND ETIQUETTE TODAY

Learn to Draw- Japan Anime Club

A fun, hands-on, interactive class designed to enhance your self-confidence and improve your people skills. Learn how to meet and greet people, the formula for a proper introduction, importance of eye contact and body language, the use of conversational clues and verbal padding, and dining etiquette. The class will include 7 one hour sessions with lectures, discussions, role play scenarios and the basics of fun social dancing. Parents are invited to attend for free. Come dance with your child! Arts and Crafts Room Jan 24 - Mar 7 TUES • 5:45-6:45pm $45 per student (second child in the same family $40) Linda Stata lindastata@gmail.com 863-838-9009

Ages 10 and up Learn basic and advanced techniques in drawing Anime style. Polish your skills and learn new ones. Make your characters pop. Must possess some drawing skills and desire to grow them. Bring a sketchbook, drawing pad, loose leaf paper, a 3 ring binder (any size) and something to draw with. Arts and Crafts Room FRI (4 weeks) • 6-8pm Jan 13 - Feb 10 Feb 24 - Mar 24 Apr 7 - May 5 $75 per student Anwar Wilkerson clubanimeartist@gmail.com

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martial arts

These programs will increase self-esteem, boost confidence, refine coordination and teach respect for self and others. The opportunity to compete and progress through graduated belt ranks will be provided with each individual style.

Judo: Kodokan Imperial Dragon Judo Club Martial Arts Room MON | THURS • Ongoing 6:30-7:30pm • Ages 5-15 7:30-9pm • Ages 16+ $20 per month Philip Beytell

— Karate for Kids Traditional Karate with emphasis on selfesteem, respect, confidence and physical fitness. Competition team training available. Martial Arts Room MON | WED 5:15-6:15pm • Ages 7-11 FRI • Competition Team Training 5:30-6:30pm $75 per month (7-11 yrs) Please observe a class prior to registration Angela Boatright 863.286.2772

— Japanese Karate for Teens and Adults Ages 12 - Adult Personal development through the study of Wado-Ryu Karate. Perfection of character through mental thoughness, physical fitness and self-defense. Instructors have over 40 years combined experience teaching and competing worldwide. Activity Room MON | WED • 7-8:30pm $10 per class or $50 per month Angela Boatright | Jay Boatright shuharidojo.com

— Art of Taijutsu Ages 13 and Up A martial art based on inner mechanics created through an understanding of body dynamics. No limitations to physical ability or gender. Chris Hurban has been training in this art for over 20 years. For more information call 712-3043 or email cmhurban@yahoo.com Martial Arts Room FRI • 6:30-8:30pm $10 per class Chris Hurban www.bujinkanofcentralflorida.com

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Shorin-Bushido Karate and Ki-Shin-Kai Aikido Ages 14 and Up The Shorin-Bushido dojo is a new martial arts school focusing on classical Karate and Aikido. Emphasis will be placed on self defense and traditional Japanese/Okinawan training methods, as well as the cultural and spiritual philosophy that shaped those arts. All participants interested in improving their health, well-being and broadening their horizons are welcome. The instructor, Butch Bonner has 30 years experience in martial arts. For more information, please visit: www. shorin-bushido.com Martial Arts Room TUES (Aikido) • 6:30-8:30pm SAT (Aikido) • 8:30-9:30am Aerobic Room THURS (Karate) • 6:45-8:45pm $8 per class or $40 per month (Two Classes) $25 per month (One Class) Butch Bonner

— Imperial Lakeland Fencing Club Fencing is a sport that the entire family can enjoy and practice. You can get a great workout, work towards a scholarship or compete in the Olympics. It teaches you patience, respect, agility, poise and a combination of physical and mental strategy. Creative Movement Room THURS • 7-9pm | SAT • 11am-2pm $10 per class or $40 per month Nigel Phang

— Adaptive Karate Martial Arts Room Fri • 6:30-8:30pm • $10 per month Sat • 9-11am $10 per class or $40 per month


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BEERMAN FAMILY TENNIS CENTER

1000 E. EDGEWOOD DR • 863.834.2374

The Beerman Family Tennis Complex, located at Edgewood Park, has 18 lighted hard surface tennis courts and two three-wall racquetball courts. Edgewood Park also has an ADA Accessible playground area, Common Ground. The complex is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday the courts will close at the same time as Common Ground Playground. Usually this will be 6 p.m. during the winter months and 8 p.m. during the Summer months. Call for Pro Shop hours 863.834.2374, Fax Number 863.413.2373.

Hours of Operation Mon-Fri • 8am-10pm Sat-Sun * 8am-6pm

Daily Per Hour Fees Mon-Fri •$6 per court per hour (after 5pm) No Charge • Mon-Fri, before 5 p.m. | Sat-Sun ALL DAY

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tennis group instruction Tiny Tots, Junior & Adult Group Clinics

Group lessons are offered for both beginner and intermediate juniors (ages 8-18) and adult (ages 19 and up) tennis players. The beginner class teaches fundamentals, while the intermediate class focuses on skill improvement. The classes are no larger than 12 participants and begin the first Tuesday of each month. Pre-registration is required. Registration can be done at the Pro shop, Kelly Recreation Complex, or online at www.lakelandgov.net/parkrec.

Tues-Thurs Jan 3-19 | Feb 7-23 | Mar 7-23 | Apr 4-20 4-5pm • Tiny Tots Beginners (Ages 5-7) 4-5 pm • Junior Beginners 5-6pm • Junior Intermediates 7-8pm • Adult Beginners & Intermediates $40 per clinic Ray Schick **PLEASE BRING A NEW CAN OF TENNIS BALLS**

tennis leagues Adults 19 and Over

Tennis is the sport for a lifetime of fun and fitness. Come join our leagues for all abilities. The Polk County Tennis Association League consists of 12 tennis facilities and clubs in Polk County. For information on leagues, please call Dave Beerman at 834-2374. Ladies • Tues-Thurs • 9am-12pm | Wed • 7-9:30pm Men’s • Tues-Thurs • 7-9:30pm Mixed Doubles • Mon • 7-9:30pm Singles • Tues • 6-7:30pm | 7:30-10pm Organizational meeting: League Play (Adults) • Sep-Dec | Jan-May | Jun-Aug Jan 10 • 7pm

tennis tournaments Lakeland Winter Sectional Jr. Tournament

Jan 14-17 18 and under Girls & Boys Divisions Call 863.834.2374 for more information Deadline: Dec 15 ­—

Bayre Lay Memorial Jr. Tournament Feb 25-27 10-18 Girls & Boys Divisions Call 863.834.2374 for more information Deadline: Feb 3

Polk Senior Games Tournament Feb 27 - Mar 3 Age 50 and over (Mixed Doubles, Singles & Doubles) Call 863.533.0055 for more information Deadline: Feb 1 ­—

Linder Jr. Super Series

Mar 18-20 10-18 Girls & Boys Divisions Deadline: Mar 14

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COLEMANBUSH BUILDING

1104 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE • 863.834.3350

The Coleman-Bush Building is a recently renovated and redesigned, multi-purpose facility with attractive amenities including several rooms serving as rental space, meeting rooms, classrooms and a dance studio. This building is a fitting location for a wide range of events including weddings, receptions, reunions and many other types of gatherings. Also, many educational and recreational classes are offered and we are always looking to expand our class offerings. If you or someone you know is interested in teaching a class, please contact the facility! Just a reminder - registration is required for all classes and activities; pre-registration is highly recommended and encouraged. All fees must be paid by cash or check only.

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri • 8am-5pm (Classes and meetings after 5pm) Sat & Sun • Open for scheduled events only Neighborhood Services: Housing Rehab/Code Enforcement: 863.834.3360 / 863.834.6251 NAACP: 863.682.8879

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CLASSES QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Tutoring (Grades K-8) 4:00-5:30pm

Tutoring (Grades K-8) 4:00-5:30pm

Tutoring (Grades K-8) 4:00-5:30pm

Super Tots 5:45-6:15pm

Tae Kwon Do 5:45-7pm

Piano 5:30-7pm

Piano 5-6:30pm

Tae Kwon Do 5:45-7pm

Fusion & Elite Tap 5:45-6:30pm

Ballet 1 | Jr. Pro Tap 5:30-6:15pm

Ballet 2 6:30-7:15pm

Fusion Jazz | Elite Ballet 6:30-7:15pm

Tap 1 & 2 | Jr. Pro Ballet 6:15-7pm

Jazz 2 7:15-8pm

Elite Jazz | Fusion Ballet 7:15-8pm

Jazz 1 | Jr. Pro Jazz 7-7:45pm

MONTHLY MEETINGS @ COLEMAN-BUSH Paul A Diggs 3rd Tues • 6:30-8:30pm Coleman-Bush Boosters 1st & 3rd Wed • 10:30am-12pm Webster Neighborhood 2nd Thurs • 7-9pm NAACP Youth 2nd & 4th Thurs • 6-7pm NAACP 2nd & 4th Thurs • 7-9pm G. Leggett 2nd Mon • 6:30pm Faith In Action (Seniors) 4th Thurs • 10:30am-12pm Faith In Action (Board Meeting) 1st Mon • 6-7:30pm Crystal's World of Dance Parent Night 3rd Thurs • 6-7pm

tutoring & piano After School Tutoring

Tutoring is provided to K-8th graders by certified PCSB teachers. Participants receive help in Reading, Mathematics, Language Arts, and Computer Skills. Help with homework is also provided. TUES-THURS • 4-5:30pm • Beginning Sep 8 TUES - Grades K-2 | WED - Grades 3-5 | THURS - Grades 6-8 Bernice & Morris Chestang / Donna Robinson Fall Tutoring Semester to mirror Polk County School Board Calendar ­—

Piano/Keyboard Classes

Students will engage in hands-on activities on the keyboard of the piano and in theory explorations; learn new piano/keyboard techniques; and play classical, popular, and religious songs. WED • 5:30-7pm • Ages 6+ THURS • 5-6:30pm • Ages 6+ $25 per month $25 per month Lolita Berrien Debra Williams

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crystal’ s world martial arts O F DANCE Tae Kwon Do

Let’s put honor, respect, and discipline back in our community! Take advantage of this life changing sport today that everyone in your family can enjoy! Dress code: to be discussed with instructor CONTINUOUS MON & TUES 5:45-7:15pm • Ages 5+ $50 per month (2 Classes per week) Franklin Watkins, Jr.

Crystal’s World of Dance strives to increase artistic opportunities and provide outlets for the youth within the Lakeland community.

Providing a unique

approach to dance instruction dancers receive professional training through a variety of dance techniques including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and African Dance & Drumming.

All students are introduced to the skills of

performing, stage presence and projection. All while becoming motivated to perform, and feel a need to dance! Crystal’s World of Dance offers two recitals annually, in conjunction with several community performances and competitions. It is the Mission of Crystal’s World of Dance to expose each student to the world of dance through training and performances. The Student’s participate in several community performances such as: The production of Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker, The L.B Brown cultural festival, The Evelyn Bryant Cultural Festival, and The Black Nativity. Students take pride in traveling to participate in training classes, workshops and to perform. Dancers have visited The Debbie Allen Dance Academy in California, The Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Total Dance in Atlanta, and Joy of Motion in Washington DC to name a few. In 2013, dancers traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to compete in the National Platinum Dance Competition and won 1st place in three different categories. At Crystal’s World of Dance we believe dance and the art of performing are powerful tools and should be used for making a positive change in the world! Annual Dance Recital – Performers will be required to purchase their dance costumes, price list will be available 8 weeks prior to the annual dance recital. For more information, call Crystal @ 863.409.9952 www.crystalsworldofdance.com

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classes ELITE

Elite Dancers are at the highest level class offered and has a strong focus on more complex steps and choreography. It focuses on the tools, technique, and strength needed to execute this advanced form of dance. These advanced dancers are focused on dance conditioning, advanced technique, musicality, style and execution of choreography. This level will take that technique and challenge the dancers to find their own style as well as adjust to other teaching styles of Jazz, Ballet and Tap

— FUSION CWOD Fusion is for the more advanced dancer and is for those dancers who have previously focused on basic technique. This level will take that technique and challenge the dancers to find their own style as well as adjust to other teaching styles of Jazz, Ballet, and Tap. These advanced dancers are focused on dance conditioning, advanced technique, musicality, style and execution of choreography.

— BALLET & TAP Ballet is a classic art form teaches poise, strength, grace & control, proper body placement & alignment as well as discipline. This genre is the essential foundation for all other types of dance and is foremost in learning proper technique. TAP class is a form of dance wherein rhythmic sounds are created by the feet. This class teaches all the very basic through advanced skills in tap with emphasis on rhythm, and tempo, and ability to count music, with numbers and even sounds. ­—

JR. PRO BALLET & TAP

Jr. Pro Tap class continues the education of steps and combinations across the floor with a general focus more complex combinations, turns and historical tap combinations. Jr Pro Ballet students learn how to incorporate both slow and fast movements into their ballet repertoire. Students use their previous training and ballet alignment to train in the centre of their room for balance, travelling, jumping, and turning.

JAZZ Jazz dance steps are the first part of exploring jazz dance, an energetic and exciting display of physical prowess. Jazz dance itself is a combination of classical ballet moves mixed with steps from American popular culture, including African and Celtic dance influences. While it has become a fine art form, originally jazz dance was designed to entertain, and even the basic steps have a showy, extreme feel to them.

— SUPER TOTS Super Tots is designed for toddlers age 3 and 4 and is perfect for those entering a dance class for the first time who are eager to explore the world of dance! The dancers will have a rich experience of learning how their bodies respond to music learning skills such as locomotor (moving) and non-locomotor (staying in one place) movements in an atmosphere that is filled with imagery and self-expression. Dancers learn basic ballet and jazz skills that help strengthen their motor coordination & body awareness. Social skills are also acquired as they develop simple class tasks such as taking turns and following directions while interacting with their peers.

— BALLET 2 Ballet Level 2 is a class for any dancer with a beginning understanding of ballet technique. The class covers the fundamentals of ballet technique using simple combination patterns to allow students to focus on perfecting their technique and learn new steps. This class builds of skills taught in level 1.

— JAZZ 2 Jazz 2 builds on the skills and technique learned in Jazz I. Students will continue to work on jazz positions, turns, leaps and choreography. Students will be expected to continue work on strength and flexibility to enhance their skills and continue to grow as dancers.

— Jr. Pro Jazz Jr. Pro Jazz focuses on skills in isolation, syncopation, strength, rhythm, contraction, and expansion. Influenced by African dance, jazz dance uses many of the techniques from other forms of dance allowing room for improvisation. There is a strong emphasis on proper execution of technique. ALL CLASSES: $30

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for adults Coleman-Bush Boosters Club

Faith in Action North Lakeland, Inc.

(Mature Adults/Seniors) Our mission is to preserve and enhance the physical, cultural and historical environment within Northwest Lakeland; • Provide a support system for programs and activities within Coleman-Bush Building. • Establish a heritage place to house exhibits, materials, and information on local residents/structures present/past. • Stimulate and promote ongoing intergenerational activities. Coleman-Bush Boosters provide support for facility programs and projects. 1st and 3rd WED 10:30am-12pm

“Services to the Elderly”- There are always Solutions and we have the Resources to get Results. A forum for Seniors, allowing them to gather information and voice their concerns and problems; whether it is personal, medical, neighborhood or community in general (houses in neighborhood that need to be watched or problems with your electric bill, etc.). 4TH THURS w/ Presenter 10:30am-12pm (Lunch Served) Mildred S. McMillon, Exective Director 863.686.0009

— Horseshoes MON-FRI • 9am-4pm Free

— Shuffleboard MON-FRI • 9am-4pm $1 cue rental available

— Seniors' Day Out Come join us and have some fun doing activities. Board games, arts & crafts, shuffle board, park trail, etc. 3RD FRI • 10am-12pm FREE TO ALL SENIORS

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— Monthly Parent Information Night Learn what it takes to be a "Volunteer for Dance," always be informed of the upcoming dance events, and learn how to assist with upcoming activities outside of practice. 3RD THURS • 6-7pm Crystal Brown • 863.409.9952


upcoming events Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Parade "Focus On Our Community"

The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation along with the MLK Parade Committee would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate the Dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Parade. It’s a great way for the community to show how we celebrate one our legacy leaders. Churches, organizations, daycares, fraternities, sororities, dance groups, bands and businesses will stroll down Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue on this community event. Interest Meeting For All Participants: Jan 4, 2017 Contact: Natalie Gallon • 834.3351 Saturday, January 14, 2017 • Lineup: 9am • Kathleen Rd & 14th St Parade Starts: 11am • Providence Rd

— Black History Fest Come join us for a Free Journey through Time and learn about some of Lakeland’s History, you can also get involved with various activities. Who knows you may be sitting next to one of our pioneers in the area. Music, Cake Walk, Movies, Color Me A Memory, Storytelling, Youth Talent. Saturday, February 18, 2017 • 10am-2pm Contact Natalie Gallon @ 863.834.3351 for more info

— Coleman-Bush Building Spring Dance Recital Sunday, May 21 • 2pm

ColemanBush Building History Coleman-Bush Building was designed to be a multipurpose physical facility for the social, economic, health, cultural, recreational, and educational needs of the growing community. Construction began on the thennamed Northwest Community Center in 1974. In October of 1980, it officially became the Coleman-Bush Building. It was named after two gentlemen who were prominent members of the community. Charles A. Coleman was a Lakeland Commissioner from 1974 until 1978. He also served as mayor pro term in 1976 and mayor in 1977. Gow M. Bush was a well known physician. They were both active and involved in the local civic affairs. This building has proven to be an important asset to the community and has continued to fulfill the objective set up all those years ago. It has provided office space for lease by non-profit organizations and meeting space for civic groups. Social events enhance the quality of the community life, so it is only fitting that the Coleman-Bush Building, a community cornerstone, hosts these events, as well. It also provides leisure time programming for the city’s residents. City of Lakeland Neighborhood Services & Housing Division replaced the rental suites, NAACP remains in the building.

COLEMAN-BUSH BUILDING

COLEMAN-BUSH BUILDING

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SIMPSON PARK

1725 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AVE • 863.834.2577 Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri • 10am-9pm Sat • 8am-6pm Sun • 11am-5pm

This gorgeous recreation facility features two multipurpose rooms, game room, kitchen, separate men’s and women’s weight rooms, study hall facility, computer center and a spacious gymnasium which houses two full-size basketball courts. It is equipped with great outdoor facilities as well, such as one tennis court, two basketball courts, playground and a newly renovated softball field. This indoor/outdoor facility allows the Parks and Recreation Department the opportunity to provide comprehensive recreation programming to suit the varied needs and interests of the North Lakeland Community. Instructional classes, sports leagues, recreational play, fitness and special event programming ensure constant activities.

REGISTRATION

Parks and Recreation scan cards are required for all activities and classes. Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration and pre-payment is recommended and sometimes required for classes.

WE CAN’T

becomewhat we need to be by remaining WHAT WE

ARE.

VOLUNTEERS

We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with special activities, events, tournaments, etc. Come by and fill out a form so we can include you in our database.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS

Crystal’s World of dance strives to increase artistic opportunities and provide outlets for the youth within the Lakeland community. Providing a unique approach to dance instruction, dancers receive professional training through a variety of dance techniques including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and African Dance and Drumming. Students are introduced to the skills of performing, stage presence and projection all while becoming motivated to perform and feel a need to dance! Crystal’s World of Dance offers two recitals annually, in conjunction with several community performances and competitions. It is the mission of Crystal’s World of Dance to expose each student to the world of dance through training and performances. The students participate in several community performances such as- The Production of Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker, The L. B. Brown Cultural Festival, The Evelyn Bryant Cultural Festival, and Black The Black Nativity. Students take pride in traveling to participate in training classes, workshops and to perform. Dancers have visited The Debbie Allen Dance Academy in California, The Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Total Dance in Atlanta, and Joy of Motion in Washington DC to name a few. In 2013, dancers traveled to Atlanta, GA to compete in the National Platinum Dance Competition and won 1st place in three different categories. At Crystal’s World of Dance we believe dance and the art of performing are powerful tools and should be used for making a positive change in the world!

MONDAY Studio A 5:45-6:30pm

Hip Hop

6:30-7:15pm

African Dance 1&2

6:30-7:30pm 7:30-8:15pm

Studio B

Class Age Requirements Modern Jazz

African Dance 3

Adult Jazz ($5 per class)

Studio A

Studio B

9-10am

Creative Jazz

Open Jazz

10-11am

Lyrical

Tumbling ($17.50 per month)

11am-12pm

Contemporary Ballet

12-1pm

African Drumming

SATURDAY

Super Tots • ages 2-5 Level One • ages 6-8 Level Two • ages 9-11 Teen • ages 12-17 Adult • ages 18 and over

* $30 per month

African Dance

Men & Women Conditioning/Fitness Rooms Men: Top quality Pro Maxima weight machines including leg extensions, leg sled, cable-crossover, biceps, chest press, free weight station , treadmills, elliptical and more. Women: Top quality weight machines, various leg machines, squat rack, roman chair, outer thigh machine, treadmills, elliptical and more. Designated play area for toddlers and infants. Ages 18+ • $3 per visit • $40 (20 visit pass) ­—

Basketball

Times of open play vary each week. Please check the posted onsite facility schedule to plan your activity. An Activity Card and Fee is required to play. All Ages • $3 per visit • $40 (20 visit pass) Free for Children 17 & under MON-FRI (During School Year) • 2:30-5pm

­ — Game Room Come enjoy our large game room which includes: 2 pool tables, 1 bumper-pool table, 2 foosball tables, 2 table tennis tables, or watch television to pass time by with the other participants. All Ages • Free

— Read To Achieve Area business leaers and parents are invited to come out and read to kids and express the importance of reading. THURS • 4-5pm • Grades K-5 • Free Angela Williams • 863.834.2577

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clubs • sports/social Runway Models

Pickleball

An influential class on professionalism, creativity, dependability and a culturally viable approach to the “Art of Walking” and fashion show presentation. TUES • 6-7:30pm 2nd/4th Sun • 2-3:30pm Ages 8-18 $3.50 per class LaWanda Bailey ­—

Did you ever play tennis, ping pong, racquetball or squash? You will love pickle ball! MON & FRI • 10am-1pm Ages 15+ • $2

Simpson Park Get Fit Club Initial Member Fee • $30 Monthly Fee • $10 ­—

Table Tennis Club

The Lakeland Table Tennis Association welcomes you to play competitive table tennis. Round Robin Tournaments on Sunday.

L.T.T.A Tournaments Feb 17-18 | May 5-6 MON • 10am-1pm WED • 6-8:30pm FRI • 10am-1pm | 6-8:30pm SUN • 11:30am-4pm $2.50 per day floridatt.com/lakelandtt

— S. D. McArthur Educational After School Program MON-FRI • 3-5:30pm Grades K-5 • Free Valencia Sanders

­ — Youth Help Group This group is geared towards kids that have faced crisis in their lives and meet with others that have faced similar problems. Free. • Upon Request Ages 16+ M. Roberts

— CuRobiks Mix of calisthenics, aerobics and line dancing. Class allows for a great full body workout while dancing you into shape. WED • 6:30 - 7:30pm • $5

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— College is 4 Everyone - College Navigators Program 9th - 12 grade students can receive help in planning the journey toward achieving a high quality certification, 2 year degree, 4 year degree or entering military service. Resources are available for college searches and college applications, SAT/ACT preparation, financial aid application, essay writing, scholarship searches, resume writing, leadership skills in public speaking and much more. Tues and Wed • 3:30 - 6pm Other dates and times by appointment - 863-559-4913


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CHILDREN 10 & YOUNGER WELCOME! FAMILIES & FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO THIS FUN SPRING EVENT TO CELEBRATE WITH PETER RABBIT!

FOR MORE INFO: 863.834.2577

Police Athletic League Jackson Branch Library John Sanders Boys & Girls Club

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GANDY POOL

404 IMPERIAL BLVD • 863.834.3157

Spring Hours of Operation: Jan 1-Apr 30 Mon-Fri • 5:30am-5pm • Open Swim 8-5pm Sat • 10am-5pm Sun • CLOSED (Jan & Feb) Sun • 11am-5pm

Gandy Pool features a 10-lane, 25-yard short course heated pool with a one-meter diving board and a 3-4 feet deep recreation pool. A handicap ramp at 0-depth and a hydraulic handicap lift chair is provided. Open year round. *** Amenities at Gandy Pool include vending machines (food and drink permitted in pavilion areas only), lockers for personal belongings, family restrooms, lap lanes/time clocks available, bleacher seating, shower/changing

rooms,

PFD’s

(personal

floatation

devices)

available for check out. Sorry, no refunds due to inclement weather!

SPECIAL CLOSINGS: Jan 1 • New Year’s Day Apr 16 • Easter Additional dates may follow and will be posted.

Fee Schedule Item Price Open/Lap Swim $4 Open/Lap Swim – “Visit 20” (20 visits) $40 Splashercise Class $3 Programs 50 Mile Club Free w/ paid entrance 100 Mile Club Free w/ paid entrance Dive-In Movie $4 (pass accepted) Aqua Spin $8

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Spring Swim Lesson Schedule TUESDAY - FRIDAY 6-6:30pm MIN: 5 | MAX: 10 $40 Per Student Session 1: MAR 20 - MAR 30 Session 2: APR 3 - APR 13

SUMMER SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 1


programs and activities Splashercise • Led By AJ

Join this low impact water aerobic workout geared for everyone. Shape up in refreshing crystal clear Gandy Pool. Don’t just exercise... Splashercise! MON-FRI • 1-2pm $3 Remaining for open swim after class requires a reentry fee of $4 or use of “20-Visit” pass ­—

Aqua Spin - 45min class

A new spin on spin! In the pool! Bikes are submerged in waist-deep water. All skill levels welcome. MON & FRI • 6:30am | TUES & THURS • 10am WED • 6:30am & 5:30pm | SAT • 8am & 9am $8 per class Call 863.834.3157 to reserve your bike in advance.

— T-Bay Tampa Bay Aquatics Swim Team invites swimmers of all levels to participate. The team focuses on positive motivational development while gearing athletes to competition ready status. The T-Bay Swim Team is a USA Swimming registered team and is operational year round. Coaching staff is available. MON-FRI • 6-8pm • Call to confirm practice sites Lee Stauffer | (863) 660.3335 ­—

50 Mile Club

The 50 Mile Swim Club is a self motivated program which allows swimmers to set goals and work towards achieving the 50 mile swim at their own pace. To encourage participation, incentives will be awarded when swimmers reach predetermined mile markers. ­— 100 Mile Club • Going the Distance Just like the 50 Mile Club, this program is self motivated. Allowing swimmers that have mastered 50 miles to challenge themselves to go the distance, incentives will be awarded.

SIMPSON POOL

@ SIMPSON PARK 863.834.2286

Simpson Pool features a 10 lane, 50 meter long course

pool and separate diving well with two one-meter diving boards. A hydraulic handicap lift chair is also available. ***Amenities at the Simpson Pool include vending machines (food and drink permitted in pavilion areas only), lockers for personal belongings, lap lanes/time clocks available, bleacher seating, shower/changing rooms, PFD’s (personal

Friday, MAY 26

7PM

floatation devices) available for check out. Arm wings are prohibited, lifejackets are available for use upon request.

Simpson Pool is closed for the season to the public and will reopen Late May 2017. Please join us at Gandy Pool.

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PAL RECREATION COMPLEX 325 WEST 2ND STREET • 863.834.8970 863.834.2556

PAL After-School Program Transportation, Healthy Snacks, Dinner and homework/tutoring assistance. Ages: 6 to 14 (elementary and middle schoolers) Registration fee: $300 for entire school year Operation: Mon. -Thurs. 3pm to 6pm

PAL Year-Round Teen Mentoring Program Community Service Hours, Anti bullying, college tours, life skills training FREE Ages: 12-18 Open registration

Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs • 11am-8pm The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with the Lakeland Police Department to open a stand-alone facility for the Police Athletic League (PAL). On August 1st, 2015, the City of Lakeland and its community welcomed PAL into their new facility. The 3,511 square foot facility is located on 325 West 2nd Street and features a computer room, activity room, kitchen, athletic offices and a basketball court. The facility was the Ridge Community

Track & Field Registration: $100 Jan. 16 - May 26 Mon. & Wed. 6pm - 8pm Rochelle Track

PAL Driven Fitness

Center and it has been sitting vacant. The $110,000 cost to rehab the facility to meet the needs of the Police Athletic & Activities League was minimal when compared to the positive impacts it will have on our community.

Registration: $35 Jan. 16 - May 26 Tuesday & Thursday 6pm - 8pm Simpson Park

PAL Arts & Character Youth Program Ages: 10-18 Registration: $45

PAL Wrestling Ages: 6-18 FREE (tournament fees do apply)

PAL JUDO Ages 6yrs – 14yrs | Registration fee $40 Nov 2016 – May 2017 TUES & THURS 6–8pm | PAL COMPLEX

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LAKELAND


GRINDING ALLOWED KELLY REC OPEN HOUSE SPRING BREAK CAMP EASTER BUNNY BRUNCH OPEN YOUTH BASKETBALL

(and encouraged)

F L E T C H E R P A R K A T L A K E B O N N Y 800 US 98 SOUTH • 10AM - 10PM

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The

Lake

Mirror

Complex

is

a

multifaceted

entertainment complex that provides senior adult activities, theatre productions and building rental opportunities. Located on Lakeland’s scenic Lake Mirror, this four building complex offers a wide range of facilities for your meeting and party needs. While visiting downtown Lakeland, don’t forget to stroll through our attractive Lake Mirror Park located on the south side of Lake Mirror spread over 7.6 acres. Enjoy the scenic park, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, with its historic structure. A walk around the promenade along Lake Mirror is great exercise and relaxing for all ages. The Amphitheater and Loggia are available for weddings and/or receptions, club events, fundraisers and other special events. Kryger Park on the west side of Lake Mirror, provides picturesque vistas

LAKE MIRROR COMPLEX 121 SOUTH LAKE AVE • 863.834.2280

of Lake Mirror perfect for any outdoor event. New locations include the Railroad Pavilion across from the Amtrak station, and the Mirrors, at the intersection of Main Street at the Fire House. These are available for rental. Barnett Family Park includes an interactive fountain area (10 am -5 pm daily, except Wednesdays) and the Sunflower Preschool Playground, state of the art play equipment, and sculptures to play on. The interactive fountain area will be shut off when the temperature is 65 degrees or below. The Peggy Brown

Auditorium and Theatre: Magnolia Building: Peggy Brown Center: Hollis Gardens:

121 S. Lake Avenue 702 E. Orange Street 215 S. Lake Avenue 702 E. Orange Street

Center located in the park has a covered picnic area, restrooms, and additional meeting and event rental facilities. Hollis Garden displays an array of botanicals in a variety of hues and textures. Also featured are fountains, statuaries, a shaded gazebo with stately columns and a walkway that, if strolled, will take you

Kryger Park:

108 S. Massachusetts Avenue

Railroad Pavillion:

Main Street at Amtrak Station

to the public from 10 am to dusk every day except

The Mirrors:

Main Street at Lake Avenue

Mondays. Hollis Garden is available for weddings only,

The Loggia:

West side of Lake Mirror

on a serene tour of our picturesque gardens. It’s open

with some restrictions. For more information, please call our Rental Office Monday thru Friday, 8 am - 5 pm,

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social clubs BRIDGE:

Duplicate Bridge

Open duplicate bridge game. New and experienced players are welcome. Call for a partner if you need one. Peggy Brown Center - Upstairs MON-WED • 1-5pm • $5

Beginner and Intermediate Bridge Classes You play in a game your very first day! It is not necessary to bring a partner. Meet interesting people, sharpen your memory and have fun all at the same time. Call first for registration or information. Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs TUES • 9:15-11:30am • $5

Novice Duplicate Bridge 0-299 master points (Seasonal. Call For Dates) Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs MON • 1-5pm • $5 OPEN TO NEW PLAYERS CONTACT: Marti Cowie • 863.648.2222 • cashcowie@aol.com

Club 40 Bridge-Regular Party Bridge for participants over 50 years old. Playing September through May. Magnolia Building 2ND and 4TH TUES • 12-4pm Eva Dooley • 863.644.9877 ­—

Polk Golden Club of the Deaf

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month for fellowship and bingo. Magnolia Bldg • Oct Lake Mirror Auditorium • Nov-May 2nd WED • 9am-4pm Brantly Serason • TDD 863.614.0121 or Florida Relay Service 1.800.955.8770 Voice ­—

Lakeland Stamp Club

Anyone interested in philatelic items, please come join us! Peggy Brown Center – Upstairs 1st & 3rd TUES • 6-8pm Debbie Dombroski • 863.559.3745 thgleason@gmail.com

music & dancing clubs Concert Band

Experienced musicians play in a voluntary concert band for the community. Nov-Apr Bring your own instrument. FREE Auditorium • MON • 7-9pm Vic Larsen • 813.716.2577

­ — Four Seasons Couples and Singles interested in ballroom dancing? Come join the “Four Seasons” for an evening of dancing to a live band. It is a great time to make friends and mingle! Includes refreshments. Magnolia Building THURS • 7-9pm $6 Barbara Larson • 863.738.8090 ­—

Buttons and Bows Square and Round Dance Club

Operating for over 60 years, this is the oldest Square and Round Dance club in the state of Florida. Come and enjoy the calling and cueing of some of the best callers and cuers in the area. Call for class information. Magnolia Building • 2nd & 4th TUES 7-7:30pm • Early Rounds (Phases 2-4) 7:30-9:30pm • Squares with Rounds (Mainstream and Plus) Guests • $5 per person Members • $15 per person per year and $4 per person each dance Penny Green • 863.224.3393 sqdncfan@gmail.com ­—

Lakeland Senior Dance Club

Senior citizens are invited to join the fun on Thursdays at the Magnolia Building for social and line dancing. (Ages 50+) Magnolia Building THURS • 10am-12pm $1 Bertie Volpe • 863.688.1256


HOLLIS GARDEN

702 EAST ORANGE STREET • 863.834.2280 Hollis Garden is a botanical display garden set in a neo-classical architectural environment complete with patterned flower beds, public art and ornamental fountains. Hollis Garden is a formal garden, a 1.2 acre site located within historic Lake Mirror Park. Here you will find over 10,000 flowers, ornamentals shrubs and native trees.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SEPTEMBER - MARCH

Sun - Thurs • 10am-6pm Fri & Sat • 10am-4pm • CLOSED ON MONDAYS

APRIL - AUGUST Sun - Thurs • 10am-8pm Fri & Sat • 10am-6pm • CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Weddings & Special Events

Hollis is a special place conveniently located in the heart of downtown Lakeland. Its location and beauty make it the perfect place for weddings and other special events. Weddings in Hollis Garden are limited to 2 hours minimum and 4 hours maximum and 100 guests or less.

Lake Mirror Historic Tour

4TH TUES • AFTER DARK (times may vary) RESERVATIONS: 863.834.2280

Plantae Exoticum February 25 • 10am-4pm

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PLANTAE FEBRUARY 25, 2017 10AM - 863.834.2280 4PM

HOLLIS GARDEN 702 East Orange Street | Lakeland, Florida

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LAKE MIRROR THEATER

121 SOUTH LAKE AVE • 863.603.PLAY (7529)

Main Stage

All Show Times: FRI & SAT • 7:30pm | SUN • 2pm $22 Adults | $20 Seniors (55+) $15 Children (17 & Under)

FOREVER PLAID

Lakeland Community Theatre’s home is the 390 seat Lake Mirror Theatre which has provided the Lakeland community with live Theater productions for more than 30 years. It produces five Main Stage productions a year, including Musicals, Comedies and Dramas, The Edge: An alternative Stage Read Series, Out of the Box Theatre Troupe with Unique Abilities, Senior Troupe and a three show Theatre for Youth Season as well as classes and camps throughout the year. With a full time staff of 4, it hires theatre professionals for its technical and production needs but is mainly volunteer based with all of its actors and most of its production help volunteering from the community. Auditions are held prior to every production and are open to all. The mission of Lakeland Community Theatre is “To provide an affordable, high quality theatre experience for the people of Lakeland and its surrounding areas and to create an opportunity for individuals of all ages to develop and showcase their talents in a safe, nurturing, educational environment “. For tickets and information call 863.603.7529 or visit www.lakelandcommunitytheatre.com

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January 20 - 29 2017 • Rated G When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy 1950’s nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chockfull of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitchperfect melodies! The “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka February 24 - March 12 2017 • Rated G The timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike April 21- 30 2017 • Rated PG13 Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie star sister, Masha, swoops in with her hot young boyfriend, Spike, amid threats to sell the house. Award winning playwright Christopher Durang has borrowed characters and plotlines from Chekhov and remixed them in this gently wacky family comedy. If you long to see a classic stage comedy with a twist of Durang-style absurdist humor, you will definitely enjoy spending an evening with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.


www.lakelandcommunitytheatre.com

The Edge:

Alternative Stage Read Series All Show Times: FRI & SAT • 7:30pm | $15

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE By Paula Vogel Feb 8 & 9, 2017 The story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. It is a wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival, a sexual coming of age through the 60's, 70's and 80's as seen through the provocative lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. *Rated M for Mature Audiences

THE LAST 5 YEARS by Jason Robert Brown May 3 & 4 2017 A powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. With an unconventional structure that consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. *Rated M for Mature Audiences

Eunice Fuller Theatre for Youth All Show Times: FRI • 6:30pm | SAT • 10:30am | SUN • 2pm $15 Adults | $12 Children (12 and under)

SEUSSICAL JR. June 16-18, 2017 • Rated G The fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza is here! Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Once on this Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

Eunice Fuller Theatre for Youth SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES

All Classes $150 per semester OR $50 per 4 classes. The semester runs for 12 weeks. We are off the week of Polk County Spring Break. Season 31 Spring Semester runs January 23 – April 20, 2017

After School DRAMA CLUBS These age-appropriate drama classes are a great way to get involved at LCT! We work on short scenes, monologues, improvisation, movement, and more. We will have a small showcase performance the last day of class to share what we have worked on with parents and family. Ages 8 – 10 • WED • 4-5pm Ages 11 – 16 • TUES • 5-6pm

Homeschool Players DRAMA CLUB This drama class is exclusively offered to homeschool students of all ages. The curriculum focus is the same as our other after school drama clubs; please see above. NEW TIME! • THURS • 1-2pm

Junior Players DRAMA CLUB This drama class is for our youngest actors. We focus on creative play and movement. Ages 5 – 7 • TUE • 4-4:45pm

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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS GOLF COURSE 2900 BUCKINGHAM AVE • 863.834.2377

Enjoy a fun day of golf, food, and drinks at Cleveland Heights Golf Course. Open to the public, the golf course is a 27 hole municipal facility. A full-service Pro Shop, golf instruction, practice areas and restaurant makes “The Heights” the only place you need for golf or to enjoy some good food and drinks with family and friends. Annual memberships are available. Green

Instruction

fees vary according to the season. For pricing info

Group Clinics- Youth and Adult Classes for Beginners and Intermediates (Ages 8 - Seniors) SAT • Youth: 9-10am • Adult: 10-11am Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 | Feb 18, 25, Mar 4, 11 | Apr 8, 22, 29, May 6 Dates may change due to weather $40/person Private Lessons are available For information on lessons, contact the Pro Shop at 863.834.2377

and tee times, contact the Pro Shop 863.834.2377. We also have a full driving range with small, medium or large buckets available for purchase. Cleveland Heights is on the Florida Historic Golf Trail, a program of the Florida Department of State. This is a collection of over 60 historic courses throughout

Restaurant and Room Rentals and Banquets Bosko's Clubhouse Grill is a full service restaurant that features breakfast, salads, hamburger, hot dogs, sandwiches, chicken wings, soups and so much more. We will be open at 7 am for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closing hours will be seasonal. We invite you to see all the new changes the Bosko Family has made to this venue. We have remodeled the bar to include a new 10 tap draft system, updated bathrooms and kitchen and have added 15- 55 inch LED HD TV’s for your viewing pleasure. Bosko’s Clubhouse Grill will have excellent new menu options all prepared by highly accredited Chef David Dunn. We will be featuring a grab and go quick service area for golfers on the move. Contact Tim Bosko for all your room rental and catering needs.  Timbosko2003@yahoo.com • 863-834-2371

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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS GOLF COURSE

Florida, dating back to the 1890s, that golfers can still play today. For more info, visit FloridaHistoricGolfTrail.com


ATHLETICS ALL TEAMS MUST REGISTER @ www.lakelandathletics.net Athletic Office: 863.834.3283 (Kelly Recreation Complex)

BASKETBALL MEN'S SPRING BASKETBALL Registration: Feb 4 - Mar 4 • League Fee: $350 League Night: THURS • League Begins Mar 16 (8 Games + Tournament) SUMMER TEEN BASKETBALL • Ages 15-17 Registration: May 1-31 • League Fee: $60 per player League Night: THURS • League Begins Jun 8 ­—

SOFTBALL

SPRING SLOWPITCH Registration: Jan 1 - 27 • League Begins: Week of Feb 13 (10 Games) League Fee: $425 MON – Men’s • TUES – Coed • THURS – Men’s SUMMER SLOWPITCH Registration: Apr 1 - 29 • League Begins: Week of May 15 (10 Games) League Fee: $425 MON – Men’s • TUES – Coed • THURS – Men’s WOMEN'S SUMMER SLOWPITCH Registration: Apr 1 - 29 • League Begins: May 17 (10 Games) League Fee: $400 League Night: WED

— KICKBALL COED SPRING LEAGUE Registration: Jan 1-27 • League Begins: Feb 15 (10 Games + Tournament) League nights: WED • League Fee: $250

— FLAG FOOTBALL SPRING MEN'S 7-ON-7 Registration: Jan 1 - Feb 10 • League Begins: Feb 27 (8 Games + Tournament) League night: MON • League Fee: $425

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MAIN LIBRARY

100 LAKE MORTON DR • 863.834.4280 Hours of Operation: Mon-Thur • 9am-9pm Fri & Sat • 9am-5pm Sun • 1:30-5pm

Adult Events @ the LPL

Youth Events @ the LPL

Love movies that are amazingly awful? We do too! Join us for our monthly cult movie. Light refreshments are provided. 1st TUES • 7pm Dec 6 | Jan 3 | Feb 7 | Mar 7 | Apr 4

B&B is a picture book science club designed for children grades 2-5. Warning: Things could get messy! 2nd FRI • 3:15-4:30pm Jan 13 | Feb 10 | Mar 10 | Apr 14

Cult Movie Classic

Writers @ LPL

Children’s Theater

Writers @ LPL is a monthly writing group that is designed to support new and experienced writers alike. 1st WED • 7pm Dec 7 | Jan 4 | Feb 1 | Mar 1 | Apr 5

Kids are the stars here at Children’s Theater. This program allows kids to express themselves through improv and dynamic play. SAT • 2pm Jan 28 | Feb 28 | Mar 25 | Apr 22

Foxy Craft Night

Writers Block

Craft nights for adults! All supplies are provided, but registration is required. 2nd TUES • 7pm Dec 13 | Jan 10 | Feb 14 | Mar 14 | Apr 11

Select MON • 3:30pm

Classes Did you know the Lakeland Public Library offers classes? Join us for classes on Computer Basics, Microsoft Office and technology such as the Raspberry Pi!

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Beakers & Books

LAKELAND PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Jan 9, 23 | Feb 13, 27 | Mar 13, 27 | Apr 10, 24 Coming Soon! The Lakeland Public Library will be offering youth technology classes featuring Dash, Little Bits, Sphero and other technological gadgets!


LARRY R. JACKSON BRANCH

eLIBRARY

Hours of Operation: Mon, Tues & Thur • 9am-8pm Wed & Fri • 9am-5pm Sat • 9am-5pm

Hours of Operation: Mon-Thur • 9am-6pm Fri • 9am-5pm Sat • 10am-2pm

Youth Events @ the LJB

The elibrary South Lakeland, a storefront express library, is located in the Lake Miriam Square Shopping Plaza at 4740 S. Florida Avenue. The elibrary's small collection is focused on popular materials and features newer books, movies and music for adults and children. Computers are available for public use and popular services such as printing and faxing are offered. Staff are ready to assist you – visit today!

1700 N. FLORIDA AVE • 863.834.4288

Kid-tastic Tuesdays

Crafts, games and movies, need we say more? Join us every Tuesday for kid-centered fun. Every Tuesday • 5:30-6:30pm

4740 S. FLORIDA AVE • 863.838.4507

Storytime At Your Library Join us for an interactive story time. Select WED • 10:30am Jan 11, 18, 25 | Feb 1, 8, 15 | Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 | Apr 5, 12

Events @ the “e” Babies and Books

Storytime is at the "e"! Intended for ages 0-18mos. FRI • 10-10:15am Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 | Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 | Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

Mellow Mondays @ the eLibrary Who says coloring is just for kids? Drop in and color intricate designs with colored pencils and fine-tipped markers. All supplies are provided. Every MON •10am-2pm

For a complete list of all library programming, please visit our site: www.lakelandgov.net/library

Programming at the libraries is possible thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library. LAKELAND PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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LOOKING AHEAD: SUMMER CAMPS 42

Camp BLAST

Camp BLAST is the highly successful summer recreation program for kids located at City recreation facilities and various schools throughout Lakeland. Jun 12 - Jul 28 (7 weeks) MON-FRI • 7:30 am – 5:30 pm No camp Monday, July 4, 2017 ­

Camp Explore - $350 Camp Explore will include all of the camp activities listed below, along with all of the daily enrichment and activities traditionally planned throughout the Camp experience. (CAMP ACTIVITIES: Weekly Arts & Crafts, Exercise Challenges, Scavenger Hunt, Wacky Olympics, Talent Show and trips to Bowling, Swimming, Movies, Lakeland Community Theater, Roller Skating and City Tours) Registration: $200 + 3 additional payments of $50 ­

Camp Adventure - $500 Camp Adventure is the traditional program including all trips listed above. In addition to these trips, Camp Adventure will also include trips to the following destinations: Theme Park, Lowry Park Zoo, Lakeland Tigers Baseball Game, Tampa Bay Rays Game Registration: $250 + 3 additional payments of $100

Camp BLAST Registration Participants must have completed kindergarten and not yet entered 6th grade. Parent must verify child’s age with a copy of the child’s most recent report card. CITY RESIDENT REGISTRATION: (must show proof of residency) BEGINS: Apr 8 • 8am Kelly Recreation Complex ALL RESIDENT REGISTRATION: Begins: Apr 15 • 8am Kelly Recreation Complex NORTHWEST QUADRANT REGISTRATION: Participants must have completed kindergarten and not yet entered 6th grade. All participants must reside in the Northwest Quadrant of the City of Lakeland and must show proof of residency and qualifying income. Registration: $125 + 3 additional payments of $25 BEGINS: Sat, Apr 15 • 8am Simpson Park Community Center

All dates tentative until Polk County School Board calendar is released in February.


Teen Adventure Service Camp (T.A.S.C.)

Are you ready for something different? Are you ready to give something back to the community? Are you ready for an adventure? Then T.A.S.C. will provide an awesome summer experience! T.A.S.C. is a summer enrichment program that offers an incredible experience for teens with the focus on service and adventure. Get ready for Summer 2016 and your most memorable summer camp yet! Participants must have completed grades 6-8. Call 863.834.3284 for more information. Jun 12 - Aug 4 (8 weeks) MON-FRI• 7:30 am – 5:30 pm No camp Monday, July 4, 2016 Fee: $750 • 3 Payments of $250 If selected

Teen Camp II

A summer enrichment opportunity for teens (completed 6th – 8th grades). All participants must reside in the northwest quadrant of the City of Lakeland and show proof of residency and qualifying income. Teen Camp II is limited to the first 25 teens. Cost for the program is $250 (with the balance-in-full paid by the beginning of the program) and is all-inclusive; admission fees for all trips, activities and parks, etc. are included. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity – mark your calendars and register! *Participants must have completed 6th grade and not yet entered 9th grade Camp Location: TBA Jun 12 - Jul 28 (7 weeks) Teen Camp II - $250 Registration Fee $100 per child 3 payments of $50.00 Registration begins Saturday, April 15 • 8am • Simpson Park Community Center Payment Dates: Apr 29, May 13 and May 27

Application Deadline – April 8th We will be contacting each applicant regarding interview scheduling. Payments, if selected, of $250 are due: Apr 29, May 13 and May 27. Please note: If you are unable to make the initial payment on the payment date, your spot will be forfeited. T.A.S.C. application packets can be picked up at Kelly Recreation Complex beginning March 20, 2017.

Registration Procedures For All Camps

• City Residents must provide proof of residency.

• You must bring child’s current report

card, your electric bill and driver’s license in order to register. • Fees payable by cash or checks only. • Enrollment is limited and camp participants will be taken on a firstcome, first-served basis by the dates listed above. Payments for all camps are due: Apr 29, May 13 and May 27. For more information, contact the Kelly Recreation Complex @ 863.834.3284 or Simpson Park Community Center at 863.834.2577 Please note that times and dates are subject to change.

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Lake Mirror Complex

For more information call 863.834.2280

Indoor Venues Lake Mirror Auditorium Located on historic Lake Mirror, the Auditorium is ideal for hosting large events. The building features terrazzo flooring and a stage. • 121 South Lake Avenue • 6,500 square feet • ACCOMMODATES: Banquet tables with dance floor – 400 Banquet tables – 500 Round tables with dance floor – 300 Round tables – 350 | Chairs only – 600 • $809 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $1200 PRIMETIME RATE • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

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Magnolia Building Host your next event in a beautiful historic building, built in 1937, featuring hard wood floors, Palladium windows and an outside terrace overlooking Lake Mirror. • 702 East Orange Street • 4,536 square feet • ACCOMMODATES: Banquet with dance floor – 230 | Banquet (tables/ chairs only) – 250 | Chairs only – 300 • $809 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax •$1000 PRIMETIME RATE • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­ — Peggy Brown Center The second floor of the Peggy Brown Center holds a beautiful rental space including tiled floors, drop lighting and a wrap around balcony looking out onto Lake Mirror. • 215 South Lake Avenue • 3,800 square feet • ACCOMODATES: Banquet with dance floor –130 | Banquet (tables/chairs only) – 150 | Chairs only – 200 • $506 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $700 PRIMETIME RATE • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

Lake Mirror Theatre/Glass Lounge Home to Lakeland Community Theatre • 121 South Lake Avenue • ACCOMMODATES: Theatre Seats – 380 | Maximum stage seating – 60 chairs • $657 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee Any use of the technical lighting or sound equipment must be coordinated through Lakeland Community Theater. ­

Outdoor Venues Lake Mirror Park Amphitheater A picturesque setting for any event. Perfect for large events. The park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 121 South Lake Avenue • $1200 plus $28 per staff member* per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) *Number of staff required will be determined following walkthrough with a Parks employee. • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee Loggia Located on the west side of Lake Mirror. A picturesque setting for any event. • 121 South Lake Avenue • $356 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2 hour Minimum Rental ­— The Mirrors • Main Street at Lake Avenue • $210 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2 hour Minimum Rental


Hollis Garden Award winning, scenic garden featuring mountains, sculptures and numerous “rooms” of native plant life along with a delightful array of seasonal flowers. Perfect setting for your wedding. (Limited to 100 guests) 702 East Orange Street

Private Weddings Friday & Saturday October – March 4pm – 6pm April – September 6pm – 8pm • $750 Base fee • $56 for labor for 2 hours • $500 damage/rule enforcement fee Includes: • Exclusive use of the Garden • Ability to bring in up to 50 chairs (cannot be placed on the grass) • Access to the sound system and microphone • No food or drink allowed in Garden

Weddings (During Non-Exclusive Times) • $580 (including 10% to the perpetual care fund) • $28 per hour for labor (minimum of 2 hours, max of 4 hours) • $500 damage/rule enforcement fee Includes: • Non-exclusive use of an area in the Garden • 12 chairs • Access to the sound system • No food or drink allowed in Garden Railroad Pavillion • Main Street at Amtrak Station • $210 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2 hour Minimum Rental ­— Kryger Park Located on the West side of Lake Mirror overlooking the lake. A picturesque setting for any outdoor event. • 108 S. Massachusetts Avenue • $496 plus $28 per hour labor/utility fee plus tax (2 staff minimum required after dark) • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • 2 hour Minimum Rental

Coleman-Bush Building

1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave For more information, call 863.834.3350 • 3-hour minimum rental • Round and rectangle tables available Large Multi-Purpose Room • 4,891 sq. ft. • ACCOMMODATES: Banquet Style (Table and Chairs) – 250 | Theatre Style (Chairs only) – 299 • $405 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

­— Small Multi-purpose Room • 1,614 sq. ft. • ACCOMODATES: Banquet Style (Table and Chairs) – 75 | Theatre Style (Chairs only) – 100 • $101 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour plus tax • $270 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

Munn Park

For rental information, call 863.834.2280 • 201 East Main Street • $501 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour, per person, plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

Other Park Rentals

For rental information, call 863.834.2233 Bicentennial Park Booker T. Washington Park Dobbins Park | Drane Park Freedom Park | Jackson Park Naylor Park | Northwest Park Sertoma Park | Webster Park • $501 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour, per person, plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee

Tigertown

For rental information, call 863.834.2233 Tigertown Hanger #2 Full size hangar with kitchen. • 2220 N. Lake Avenue • Capacity: 800 - Banquet style (Tables and Chairs) • $650 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour per person plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­— Tigertown Parking Lot Borders Joker Marchant Stadium, spring training home of the Detroit Tigers. Perfect for festivals and other large openair events. • 2220 North Lake Avenue • $2000 plus labor/utility fee of $28 per hour per person plus tax • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee ­— Mobile Professional Stage including Full Sound System • Basic Set-Up - 32’ X 16’ • Base Fee: $304 plus $224 set-up/take down and labor/utility fee of $28 per hour, per person (at least 2 employees required for delivery, set-up and breakdown, possibly more depending on event) plus sales tax. • $500 refundable damage/rule enforcement fee • For rental information contact 863.834.2280 for details.

Park Pavilions

For rental information, call 863.834.2280 Lake Parker & Peterson Park Corporate Pavilions Weekend and Evening Rates: • Base Fee: $176 • Hourly Rate: $28 per hour Weekday Rates: • Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm • $176 for first 4 hours then • $28 for each additional hour plus We ask that you please clean up your area when you are finished. For Pavilion Rental, please call Tigertown at 863.834.2280. ­— Common Ground Pavilions • Large Pavilion: $156 for 2 hours • Small Pavilions: $100 for 2 hours

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FACILITY LISTING

Beerman Family Tennis Complex 18 lighted tennis courts, 2 racket ball courts, proshop, restrooms, 1 picnic pavilion, 14.7 acres • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 863-834-2374 Bicentennial Rose Garden Botanical rose garden, scenic park, 1 acre • 12 Lake Beulah Drive, 863-834-2233 Barnett Family Park Interactive fountain area, playground, labyrinth, covered picnic area, restrooms, multi purpose field, 3 acres • 730 E. Orange Street, 863-834-2233 Bryant Stadium Football field/soccer stadium, restrooms; 7.2 acres • 1125 N. Florida Avenue, 863-834-2233 Cleveland Heights Golf Course 27 hole, full-service golf facility; 204.4 acres • 2900 Buckingham Avenue • Tee Times: 863-834-2377 • Club house: 863-834-4653 Coleman – Bush Building Recreation center, facility rentals, social services center; 1.5 acres • 1104 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863-834-3350

Handley Park Multipurpose field, playground, scenic park; 1.4 acres • 1419 Phyllis Street, 863-834-2233 Heritage Park scenic park, historic marker, .4 acre • Orange Street, 863-834-2233 Hollis Garden An botanic garden set in a neo-classical architectural environment. Patterned flower beds, public art, ornamental fountains; 1.8 acres • 702 E. Orange Street, 863-834-2280

Lake Wire Shore Scenic park, fitness/jogging path, interpretive markers, botanical palm collection; 3.8 acres • 20 Lake Wire Drive, 863-834-2233

Jackson Park Historic markers, picnicking, scenic park, playground, multipurpose field, 2 picnic pavilions, shuffleboard; 2.5 acres • 1130 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863-834-2233

Kryger Park Scenic urban park, picnicking; 2 acres • 1025 Massachusetts Avenue, 863-834-2280

Dobbins Park .5 mile fitness/jogging path, historic marker, multipurpose field, playground 3 picnic pavilions, multipurpose court with 2 half-court basketball, 1 sand volleyball court, playground, restroom; 10.1 acres • 514 W. Ariana Street, 863-834-2233

Lake Beulah Fitness/jogging path, scenic park; 2.9 acres • Lake Beulah Drive, 863-834-2233

eLibrary An express public library located in the Lake Miriam Square Plaza • 4740 S. Florida Avenue, 863-834-4288 Elva Rath Park Scenic park; .4 acre • 20 Lake Morton Drive, 863-834-2233

Lake Bonnett Shore Scenic park; .2 acre • Brunell Parkway, 863-834-2233 Lake Bonny Shore Boat ramp, boating, fishing, scenic park; 1.8 acres • Interlachen and Main Street, 863-834-2233 Lake Crago Park Dog Park and Boat Ramp. Dog park has a 1 acre section for large dogs and a 1/2 acre section for small dogs. • 525 Lake Crago Drive, 863-834-2233 Lake Hollingsworth Boat ramp, boating, fishing, scenic park, 2.7 mile fitness/jogging path, interpretive markers; 18.4 acres • 920 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, 863-834-2233 Lake Horney Shore Scenic park .4 acre • Lake Horney Drive, 863-834-2233

Fletcher Park on Lake Bonny & Lakeland Skate Park 2 baseball fields, 1 softball field, 1 soccer field, 1.3 mile nature trail/jogging path, playground 4 picnic pavilions with grills, restrooms, boardwalk/fishing pier; 113.3 acres • 800 US 98 South, 863-834-2233

Lake Hunter Shore and Boat Ramp Boating, fishing, fitness/jogging path, boat ramp, scenic park; lake shore, 10.3 acres; boat ramp, 3.1 acres • Lake Hunter Drive, 863-834-6035 • Lake Hunter Boat Ramp • 650 Sikes Blvd., 863-834-2233

Freedom Park Scenic park; 3 acres • 300 N. Florida Avenue

Lake Mirror Complex Recreation complex, community theatre, facility rentals, 7.6 acres • 121 S. Lake Avenue, 863-834-2280

Gandy Pool 10 lane 25 yd. heated pool, diving well, 3’ – 4’ deep recreational pool, See listing for hours • 404 Imperial Blvd., 863-834-3157

Lake Mirror Community Park Scenic park, historic structure, promenade, public outdoor amphitheater, Main St. Overlook, The Mirrors, The Long Green, Railroad Pavilion, National Register of Historic Places; 6.9 acres. • S. Lake Avenue, 863-834-2280

Glendale Park 1 basketball court, scenic park; 1.3 acres • E. Glendale Street and Lakeland Highlands Road, 863-834-2233

Lake Parker Shore Scenic park, 3.2 mile fitness/jogging path; 8.4 acres • West Lake Parker Drive, 863-834-2233

Interlachen Park Playground, scenic park, historic marker; 6 acres • 200-500 Interlachen Parkway, 863-834-2233

Cypress Youth Sports Complex Soccer and multipurpose fields, restrooms, scenic park. 2125 E. Edgewood Drive, 863-834-2233

Edgewood Park Beerman Family Tennis Center, Common Ground Inclusive Playground • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 863-834-2280 - For pavilion rental 863-834-2374 - Tennis courts

Thomas R. Shaw Outdoor Recreation Center One state of the art lawn bowling green and 32 shuffleboard courts (16 under complete cover) • 802 E. Robson Road, 863-834-2233

Lake Somerset Park Boating, boat ramp, fishing, scenic park; 3.2 acres • 3100 New Jersey Road and Glendale Street, 863-834-6035

Crystal Grove Park Picnicking, multipurpose field, playground; 1.7 acres • 1661 Crystal Grove Drive, 863-834-2233

Drane Park Scenic park; 3.9 acres • 801 S. Franklin, 863-834-2233

Lake Parker Park Playground, boating, boat ramp, restrooms, fishing scenic park, 6 soccer fields, picnicking, nature trail, 18 picnic pavilions, 6 sand volleyball courts, shuffleboard, lawn bowling, fitness/jogging path, 3 rental pavilions, 2 tennis courts, 2 pickleball courts, multipurpose field; 100.5 acres • 910 E. Granada Street, 834 834-2233

Horney Park Playground, picnicking, scenic park, multipurpose field; 1.4 acres • 205 E. Poinsettia, 863-834-2233

Kelly Recreation Complex Activity cards are required for all activities and classes at Kelly Recreation complex. Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration and pre-payment is recommended and sometimes required for classes. Full-service recreation complex, 2 basketball courts, pool, gym, fitness center/weight room, 8 lighted tennis courts, 8 pickleball courts, 2 indoor volleyball courts; 7.2 acres • 404 Imperial Blvd., 863-834-3284: ext 2

Common Ground Inclusive Playground Playground, multi-purpose field, 4 rental picnic pavilions, restrooms, picnicking; 1 acre • 1000 E. Edgewood Drive, 834 834-2233

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Golconda Park Scenic park; .3 acre • Golconda and Parker Street, 863-834-2233

Lake Morton Shore Swan flock, scenic, fitness/jogging, 1 picnic pavilion, interpretive markers, flowering tree collection; 7.2 acres • Lake Morton Drive, 863-834-2280

Larry R. Jackson Branch Library Full service branch library, children’s room, meeting facilities; 2 acres • 1700 N. Florida Avenue, 863-834-4288 Lemon Street Promenade Scenic linear urban park, public art, picnicking • Lemon Street, 863-834-2280 Magnolia Building Facility rental adjacent to Hollis Garden • 702 E. Orange Street, 863-834-2280 Main Library Full service public library, children’s room and programming, young adult room, Lakeland Special Collections Room, meeting facilities; 2.5 acres • 100 Lake Morton Drive, 863-834-4280 Marchant Stadium Baseball stadium, restrooms, winter home of Detroit Tigers, Lakeland Tigers Florida State League, Class “A”, 5.8 acres • 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd., 863-834-2233 Miami Park Scenic park, playground; .6 acre • 226 Oconee Street, 863-834-6035 Munn Park Historic monument, scenic park, town square; 2.1 acres • 210 E. Main Street, 863-834-2280 Naylor Park Scenic park; .7 acre • Lincoln Avenue and Lake Hunter Drive, 863-834-2233 North Lake Wire Park Playground, scenic park; .7 acre • 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863-834-2233 Northwest Park Scenic park; 2 acres • 108 W. Third Street, 863-834-2233 PAL Recreation Complex • 325 W. 2nd Street, 863-834-8970 Parker Street Park basketball court, playground, picnicking; 1 acre • 505 E. Parker Street, 863-834-2233 Peggy Brown Center Located adjacent to Barnett Family Park, The Peggy Brown Center has wraparound windows and veranda providing striking vistas of Lake Mirror and downtown Lakeland. It features a large catering kitchen, tile flooring, and Wi-Fi. • 215 S. Lake Avenue, 834 834-2280 Peterson Park Youth Baseball, boardwalk, boat ramp, fishing, nature trail, picnicking, 5 picnic pavilions, playground, restrooms, scenic park, 1 rental pavilion; 38.3 acres • 3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd., 834 834-2280


Rollingwoods Scenic Park; 1.5 acres • 900 Rollingwoods Lane, 863-834-2233

Veterans Park Scenic park, memorials and interpretive markers, 4.2 acres • 12 Lake Beulah Drive, 863-834-2233

Sertoma Park Boat ramp, boating, fishing, picnicking, 3 picnic pavilions, scenic park; 1.8 acres • 1800 E. Memorial Blvd. on Lake Parker, 863-834-2233

Washington Park Basketball court, playground, 1 picnic pavilion, scenic park; 1.3 acres • 301 W. 7th Street, 863-834-2233

Seventh St. Park Basketball court, playground, scenic park, multipurpose field; 3.8 acres • 1500 W. 7th St., 863-834-2233

Webster Park Basketball court, multipurpose field, picnicking, 2 picnic pavilions, playground, scenic park, 1 sand volleyball court; 2.2 acres • Webster and 7th Street, 1235 N. Webster, 863-834-2233

Simpson Park Community Center/Pool Full-service recreation complex, basketball courts, gym, playground, pool, restrooms, softball, tennis courts, multipurpose field, fitness/weight room, meeting facility; 13.3 acres • 1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 863-834-2577 Southwest Complex 2 soccer/football fields; restrooms, 4 softball fields, playground; 24.5 acres • 1444 W. Highlands Street, 863-603-6294 Tigertown Complex Baseball, soccer, historic monument, facility rental, winter home of Detroit Tigers, Parks & Recreation Maintenance Division Fieldhouse; 91 acres • 2000 Gilmore Avenue, 863-834-2233

Wedgewood Park (COMING SOON) Foodball field, baskteball court, baseball field; 18.38 acres • Wedgewood Estates Blvd., 863-834-2233 Westside Park Restrooms, 4 softball fields, playground, 3 picnic pavilions, walking path; 22.6 acres • 1800 W. Oakhill, 863-603-6291 Woodlake Park Playground, 8 lighted tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts, picnic pavilion, 1 skate court, restrooms; 4.1 acres • 3415 New Jersey Road, 863-834-2233

Thomas B. Mack Park Scenic park, interpretive markers; .84 acres • 18 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, 863-834-2233

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JAN-MAY 2017

Playmaker - January-April 2017  

Directory of Parks, Programs and Special Events for the City of Lakeland, Florida.

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