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Fest By Elizabeth Morrisey Downtown Bartow comes alive the third Friday of each month with Main Street Bartow Friday Fest which includes different themes and live music, activities and food starting at 6 p.m. And it’s free! On June 21, the theme is class reunion where Bartow graduates can meet up, see former classmates and even hold fundraisers. The Bartow High School class of 1974 wanted to arrange a reunion downtown and decided to include all graduates of Bartow schools. “Different classes have committed to coming. It will be a great night,” says Linda Holcomb, executive director of Main Street Bartow. There will be a DJ, activities and fundraisers such as bake sales from 6 to 9 p.m. All Friday Fests include a classic car show, food and entertainment. July’s theme will be all about summer fun

with plenty of kid’s activities, Holcomb says. August will be the 7th Annual Bartow Idol in which singers can tryout for a spot and the Top 10 perform two songs at Main Street Bartow Friday Fest. Judges award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with cash prizes. “It’s a lot of fun,” says Holcomb. “It’s popular because it’s local talent. People love American Idol and this is our version of it. People you know are singing. It’s entertaining and people really enjoy coming out.” Plans are still in the works, but September will most likely be pet-themed. October is the 3rd Annual Bartowberfest with German music, beer, a stein hoisting contest and food vendors. “It’s Bartow’s version of an Octoberfest,” Holcomb explains. Magic on Main will be November 15 as Bartow shines with Christmas lights. And this year Friday Fest will be held in December as well with “Sounds of the Season.” Holcomb

says all of the Friday Fests help to promote the city and downtown. “It’s great community involvement and businesses love having the foot traffic.” This is the 15th year for Friday Fest and it continues to grow. This is the second year that downtown shop Indigo Moon has participated. They stay open until 9 p.m. offering $5 painting classes for kids and people can browse the shop. Indigo Moon offers handmade items from local artisans, oils, incense and books from local authors, says owner Deanine Mulpagano. “This event gives us exposure to maybe those who don’t know about us,” she explains, adding that they have been downtown for two years. “We love it here. People care that we are here and welcoming. You don’t get that everywhere, but you get that here in Bartow. The town embraces you.”

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Fried Rice & Lobster. Mixed with eggs, scallions, onions and carrots.

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By Amy Sumerlin Photos by Chris Douglas “They believed in me,” Jordan Poulos said, as he began to tell me the story behind Scream’n Tuna Sushi. You see, Jordan is a young entrepreneur – just 25 – who had a dream to own his own sushi restaurant. “I have always been interested in food, even in high school,” he explained. After high school, Poulos spent five years working at a Sebring sushi restaurant – three of those years as an apprentice to the chef. And that is when his father, David Poulos, and family friend Mike Crivello, who had experience in the restaurant industry, displayed their belief in the younger Poulos by stepping up as investors. “We looked all around – Winter Haven, Lake Wales, even Tampa – before deciding on our location,” Poulos continued. “I just love downtown Lakeland’s atmosphere.” LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION To be more exact, Scream’n Tuna resides in the NoBay District, which is quite young, too.

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Smokey Drago: Smoked salmon, cream cheese, avocado topped with plantains, spicy mayo and eel sauce.

The brainchild of Lakeland city government, the goal of NoBay is to provide Lakeland residents with a day-to-night urban environment. The area is literally built on top of what was once a large public parking lot. The end result is an urban village reminiscent of a SOHO or perhaps Tampa’s Hyde Park that offers stylish residential options with retail and restaurants. If I were still a 20-something, I’d live there. THE RESTAURANT The location itself is sleek and modern – exactly the vibe required for a sushi place in NoBay. “Dad works in the construction industry,” Poulos continued, “so he was invaluable as we got the restaurant off the ground.” Commuting over an hour every day during build out, the elder Poulos handled the construction detail – and since it was a new location, he had to start from scratch. “He even did the painting and tile work,” Poulos continued, obviously proud of his father’s talents. The restaurant itself is small – but its menu is not. THE FOOD One Friday not too long ago, I decided to try Scream’n Tuna and share with co-workers and my daughter who stopped by the office. I think she will always stop by to see me if sushi is involved. To try as many of their choices as possible, I ordered the P1 Party Combo ($28.95), which included two pieces each of tuna, salmon, white fish (I believe it was haddock), shrimp, imitation crab, eel, California roll, and tuna roll. With 26 pieces in all, it is a great option if you need to bring “something” to a party – especially if you’re meeting a crowd that prefers their seafood raw. Personally, I loved the California roll and Randy, one of the co-workers who joined me, said his favorite was the salmon, which was obviously fresh – and that is something Poulos demands: “We always get good quality, fresh seafood,” he said. I particularly enjoyed the shrimp rolls, as well, but have decided that eel is an acquired taste. 8 JUNE 2019

My daughter? She loved it all. We also enjoyed the Appetizer Deluxe ($6.95), which included two each of Spring Rolls, Krab Rangoons, and Potstickers. Even those who joined us who aren’t exactly fans of sushi enjoyed everything on that platter. I was such a fan of the Rangoons that I might get just an order of those next time. Next time – and there will definitely be a next time -- I also want to try their fried rice, which you can get made with a variety of proteins, including chicken, shrimp, steak, and even lobster. Prices range from $10.95 to $15.95. And that’s not all. When I spoke to Poulos, he seemed especially proud of a few of his outside the box menu items, and I want to give those a shot. “One of our sushi chefs is from Puerto Rico, and he loves to bring in items that showcase that

Sushi Pizza: deep fried rice patty topped with cream cheese, salmon, tuna, kani and avocado.

culture’s influence,” he described. “For example, our Criollo Roll ($12.95) features chicken, cream cheese, and avocado topped with plantains, spicy mayo, and eel sauce.” The Sushi Pizza ($18.50) sounds fun, too – it’s a deep-fried rice patty topped with cream cheese, salmon, tuna, kani, and avocado. So, do yourself a culinary and cultural favor – and head to NoBay’s Scream’n Tuna. FMI: Scream’n Tuna, 270 E. Bay St., Lakeland. (863) 413-0264; screamntunasushi.com

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Real Green New Deal In April, I wrote about how the GOP, despite claiming to support the “free market”, often rig the market in favor of fossil fuels (https:// bit.ly/2vhogUi). In May, I wrote about how fossil fuels create less jobs than renewable energy (https://bit. ly/2QffQqo). This month, for my third and final eco-themed column, I’ll be offering proposals on how the GOP can actually support the free market and protect the environment. I’m sure most of you know about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and her “Green New Deal”, a series of policy proposals to help combat climate change and stimulate the economy. While I admire her intent, I find many of her proposed policies like getting rid of farting cows and airplanes rather radical, if not farfetched. Obviously, the GOP doesn’t like AOC’s Green New Deal either, but they have yet to offer a viable alternative. Well, allow me to offer such an alternative. Here’s how the GOP can help cut carbon emissions and create new jobs: #1: END OIL SUBSIDIES Eco-warriors like AOC propose curbing air pollution through a carbon tax. The problem is that such a tax raises gas prices for the poor and middle class. Rather than punish the working class, we should instead target the actual perpetrators of carbon emissions: fossil fuel companies. Fossil fuels receive nearly $14 billion per year in federal subsidies and $5 billion from state subsidies, according to The Guardian. These subsidies are nothing more than the state picking winners and losers in the marketplace rather than letting the free market decide. Ending these subsidies would not only save taxpayers money, it would also even out the market by providing a fairer playing field for competing industries. What kind of industries? Well, that leads me to my other two proposals: #2: SUPPORT NUCLEAR ENERGY Nuclear energy is often considered “dirty”, but it’s actually one of the

cleanest energy sources. As ProCon. org states, nuclear energy “produces no harmful greenhouse gases, isolates its waste from the environment, and requires less area to produce the same amount of electricity as other sources.” Aside from producing more power and less pollution, nuclear energy also creates more jobs. Not only does the average nuclear power plant employ up to 400 to 700 workers, but “for every 100 jobs created at the plant, 66 more jobs are created in the local community”, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) reports. Meanwhile, more than 200 coal plants have shut down in America since 2010, with 40 more expected to shut down in the near future, according to the New York Times. Rather than trying to stop these plants from shutting down, why not allow them to be closed and converted into nuclear power plants that create more power and jobs? #3: DEREGULATE RENEWABLE ENERGY Renewable energy sources like solar and wind are creating more jobs than the rest of the economy. Even more jobs could be created, and the easiest way to help create them is through deregulation. Unfortunately, the GOP has done the opposite by helping pass regulations against renewable energy. A 2016 report by the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) showed that utility companies spent more than $400 million in lobbying. These lobbying efforts often create laws against solar energy practices such as “net metering”, where private solar customers sell their excess power back to the grid, and “third-party ownership”, where homeowners lease their roofs to private companies to install solar panels. Rather than protect the corporate interests of utility companies, politicans should protect the interests of consumers by repealing regulations that prevent them from buying and installing affordable solar panels. ­QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS Info@todayandtonight.com

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TRIBUTE TUESDAYS by James Coulter Ever wished you could attend a concert for The Beatles? The Carpenters? Elton John? You might not be able to actually see any of those famous musicians live in concert, but you can always settle for the next best thing and listen to their classic music as performed at the Tribute Tuesday Series. On the third Tuesday of every month, Theatre Winter Haven offers a blast from the past with a musical tribute to classic musicians and genres. Past concerts 10 JUNE 2019

have honored such musicians as Simon and Garfunkel, The Carpenters, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, ABBA, Billy Joel, Elton John, Jimmy Buffet, and country artists from the Grand Ole Opry. In May, the theatre hosted its musical tribute to James Taylor and the songs that helped land him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This month’s concert on June 18th pays tribute to the Original Legends; Buddy, Roy and Elvis, and next month will pay tribute to The Eagles on July 16th. This beloved series has mostly been hosted at the Chain of

Lakes Complex in Winter Haven, but future events are planned to be hosted at the Ritz Theater, explained Tony Gallegos, Business Director of Theatre Winter Haven. “We offer a variety of [musical genres and styles], from the music of the 50s to the Rock n’ Roll [of] today, [and the] disco [of] the 70s,” he said. “There are already concerts happening at the Theatre, and we will be going over to the Ritz starting in July.” Approaching its 50th season, Theatre Winter Haven has become well known for providing entertainment to the local Winter

Haven community. Not only do they expect to continue going strong for another 50 seasons, but they expect this season to be very monumental, especially with their upcoming Tribute Tuesday Series. “Theatre Winter Haven has the mission of entertaining the people of this community,” said Dan Chesnicka, Theatre Winter Haven Director. “I love the ability to be able to entertain our community in a number of different ways. It is my goal and my hope that as we continue to evolve, both as a series here at Theatre Winter Haven, and all the things we are doing at

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the Ritz, that our community will know that on any given night, Theatre Winter Haven will be presenting something that is worth going to.” The inspiration for the Tuesday Tribute Series came from Chesnicka’s predecessor, Norman Small, who had hosted several small concerts known as the Encore Series. Similar to the Tuesday Tribute Series, these concerts also paid tribute to famous musicians and genres, but did not follow a dedicated schedule. When Chesnicka came on board to take over as director, he decided to start a similar series to help fill in the time between the main theatre performances as well as likewise pay tribute to musical

What they can come to expect music that they know and love being performed by wildly talented performers.” Earlier this year, in April, the Tribute Series hosted a monthlong event with a concert on each Tuesday of the month, which proved quite popular, Chesnicka said. Other shows have mixed other art forms such as magicians, comedians, and even mixed-martial artists. Future shows plans on diversifying the music and other miscellaneous talent to provide bigger and better performances. And with new shows being planned for the Ritz, their future performances are not only expected to draw in bigger crowds, but also draw those crowds to the downtown area, Chesnicka said. “There is nothing like hearing the songs that you know and love played live,’ he said. “You can’t see James Taylor anymore in a 330 seat theater. You can’t see Elton John in a 330 seat theater. We provide an intimate experience with the music they know and love with extraordinary quality.” Tribute Tuesday is hosted on the third Tuesday of each month. Visit their website at: www.theatrewinterhaven.com for more infromation. history, he explained. Since the series’ inception, the reception from the local community has grown tremendously. Even when they were previously hosted at 2:30 p.m., the shows would draw in a packed house; now that the shows have since changed to a later time, even more people have made it a part of their lives, Chesnicka said. Overall, the series draws in 50,000 ticket buyers each year, he said. Part of the appeal has been the performers bringing to life these old classics, including talent such as Johnny Wilde and the Delights of Orlando. Many times, these performers are even better than the original musicians, Chesnicka said.

“Often the musicians we have paying tribute to the musicians are even more skilled than the actual musicians were themselves,” he said. “I think the guys who have been doing Elton John and Billy Joel are probably better than Elton John and Billy Joel may well be.

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JUL 3 – Red White & Food Trucks. Hosted by Lakeland Food Truck Rally and Tampa Bay Food Trucks. Experience some of the best food trucks Lakeland has to offer. 20 food trucks around Munn Park. Set up some chairs or a blanket to watch the fireworks over Lake Mirror while in the park. Located in Munn Park, Downtown Lakeland. Wed, 5-9 pm. JUL 3 - Rock N’ Freedom Fest. Hosted by the City of Winter Haven. A fun-filled family event on the south lawn of Lake Silver, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Enjoy live music with B. Haven, children’s activities with inflatables and a water ski show by the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team at 7:30 pm. Fireworks display at 9 pm over Lk Silver will cap off the evening. Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm. JUL 4 - 4th of July Celebration in Auburndale. Hosted by City of Auburndale. Featuring Food, Music, Kids Activities, Watermelon Eating Contests, Cornhole, a Ski Show and Fireworks at 9 pm! Located at Lake Ariana Park, City Beach, Auburndale. Thurs, 12-9:30 pm. Free event. JUL 4 - 4th of July Extravaganza & Fireworks in Bartow. The celebration will begin with a free patriotic concert from the Bartow Adult Concert Band at the Bartow Civic Center from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Seats are first come, first served. Bartow’s annual celebration will be held at Mosaic Park; beginning at 4 pm. Guests will enjoy live music, food vendors, games, and much more. Music all day including Eli Mosley. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 pm. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray and

patriotism. Mosaic Park, 2250 S Floral Ave, Bartow. Thurs, 2:30-10:30 pm. JUL 4 – 4th of July Free Admission Day at Bok Tower. Celebrate our nation’s birthday with free admission day for all visitors! Located at Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales. Thurs, 8-5 pm. boktowergardens.org for more info JUL 4 - 4th of July Celebration in Davenport. Hosted by the City of Davenport. Largest display in Polk County. Enjoy food, vendors, music & entertainment on stage all day with Steel Horse Band and Studio C Dance Company, and then, fireworks at the end of the evening. Event from 3-9:45 pm; fireworks at 9:15 pm. (NO personal fireworks!) Bring your own lawn chair. Located Lewis Mathews Sports Complex, 400 East Palm Street, Davenport. Thurs, 3-9:45 pm. JUL 4 - 4th of July Celebration in Town of Dundee. Hosted by Town of Dundee. Enjoy music, food vendors, inflatables, balloon art, live performances, and tons of fun for the entire family! Cutest baby and patriotic pet contests. Local crafters, artisans and vintage vendors provided by The Gathering Goose. Event is 2-9 pm; fireworks begin at 9:20 pm. Located at Dundee Community Center, 603 Lake Marie Blvd, fireworks across the street at Lake Marie, Town of Dundee. Wed, 6-10 pm. JUL 4 - Thunder on the Ridge in Haines City. Polk County’s largest fireworks display hosted by the City of Haines City. This year’s music headliner is Bailey Callahan! Enjoy cold beer, food, live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more! Be sure to bring your family out in July for a celebration you don’t want to miss! (Strictly Enforced: NO Alcoholic Beverages, NO Pets, NO Personal Fireworks, NO Tents or Canopies) Located at Lake Eva Park, 555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City. Call (863) 421-3700 for more info. Thurs, 3-9:30 pm (fireworks at 9:15 pm). JUL 4 - Lakeland Flying Tigers 4th of July baseball Games with Fireworks! Celebrate America by participating in America’s pastime, a game of baseball! The Flying Tigers play at 5pm on July 4th, gates open at 4pm. After the game enjoy a concert on the field and then fireworks extravaganza show. Located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. Thurs, 4-9:30 pm. Cost - $5-$10. JUL 4 - 4th of July Celebration in Lake Wales. Hosted by City of Lake Wales. Enjoy music, games, food, crafts from 2-9:30 pm; fireworks begin at 9:15 pm. Located at Lake Wailes Park, Lake Wales. Thurs, 2-9:30 pm. JUL 4, 5 & 6 - LEGOLAND Red, White & Boom! Celebrate America’s independence on Thurs, July 4 to Sat, July 6 with patriotic LEGOLAND activities such as LEGO builds, Americana apparel, a dance party and the biggest fireworks show of the year over Lake Eloise. Located at the resort in Winter Haven. Thurs to Sat, 10 am-9 pm. (Included with admission price.)

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BOWL A RAMA

Benefiting The Humane Society of Polk County

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2019 • 2PM - 5PM

Bowling • Food Buffet • Raffles • Fun • Games • 8-Pin No-Tap SPACE IS LIMITED! RESERVE YOUR TEAM AND SPONSORSHIP $1,500

THE KINGPIN • Two Company Lane Signs • Company Logo Inclusion In Social Media Marketing • Painted Bowling Pin In Recognition Of Company Sponsorship • Four 4-Person Teams • 2 Bowling Games • Bowling Shoes • Food Buffet*

$500

LUCKY STRIKE • • • • •

One Company Lane Sign Two 4-Person Teams 2 Bowling Games Bowling Shoes Food Buffet*

$350

PICK UP THE SPARE • • • • •

One Company Lane Sign A 4-Person Team 2 Bowling Games Bowling Shoes Food Buffet*

$200

THE ALLEY CAT • • • •

4-Person Team 2 Bowling Games Bowling Shoes Food Buffet*

$200

THE GUTTER DOG • One Company Lane Sign • 2 Admissions To Event • Food Buffet* (No Bowling)

$200

IT’S A SPLIT • Company Logo On All Premium Raffle Signage • Two Admissions To Event • Food Buffet* (No Bowling)

$25

THE TURKEY • Admission To Event • Food Buffet* (No Bowling)

BENEFITING THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF POLK COUNTY Reserve your team and sponsorship today! Lisa Baker: lisa.baker@humanesocietyofpolkcounty.org (863) 324-5227 • www.PolkNoKill.org

* Food Buffet may include but not limited to: Pizza, Wings, Sandwiches, Salad, Meatballs, Little Smokies, Taco Bar (drinks not included!) All drinks available for purchase at the snack bar.

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SNAPSHOTZ Champs Sports Bar & Grill 6645 S Florida Ave (863) 647-5900 Daily Specials 2-10p; Mon, Tacos/Tue, Buff. Shrmp Wed, Boneless Wings Thu, BOGO Bud/Bud Light Btls Fri, Grouper Sand./Sat, Wings Sun, $1 Drafts Cob & Pen 1221 S. Florida Ave (863) 937-8126 Craft Beer & Wine Bar Food/Light Food Decisions Grill & Bar 1621 E. Edgewood Dr Suite G (863) 686-6441 Duke’s Brewhouse 4960 S Florida Ave (863) 647-9464 Wings, Sports, Spirits Even Par Sports Bar Oak Plaza North 5100 US Hwy 98 N (863) 816-7995 Happy Hr 4-6p Daily NFL Sunday Ticket MLB Package $12 Buckets

Isle of Capri 541 S Combee Rd (863) 665-6246 Food, Beer/Wine Hpy Hr 3-6p; $1.50 Drft Wed, Ladies Night 7p Pool Tourn, Karaoke

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Johnny G’s 5153 US Hwy 98N (863) 858-3366 Hpy Hr Mon-Fri 4-6p Tue, Ladies Night $1 Drinks Wed, 5¢ Drafts/$1 Wells Sun, Free Pool 6-cl Just Larry’s Bar & Grill 3415 E County Rd 542 (863) 666-6898 Open Daily Sports Bar Lunch & Dinner Lakeland Loft 108 South Tennessee Ave (863) 210-5327 Jazz & Cigar Lounge Full Bar Business Casual Sun –Thu Dress to Impress Fri & Sat Lucky’s Sports, Oyster & Tiki Bar (Orange Bowl) 4318 US Hwy 98 N (863) 858-3878 Mon, Poker 7p Wed, Poker 11a 1st Thu, Karaoke Contest 1st/3rd Sat, Live Bands

Craft Cocktail Bar Vintage Cocktails, Beers Relaxed Seating Areas Southside Package & Lounge 1122 S. Florida Ave (863) 683-4703 Happy Hr 10-7p & 12-2a; Full Liquor T A Slammers 1011 S. Florida Ave (863) 682-4178 Full Liquor Nightly Specials T-Bows 33 Lounge 4106 Lakeland Hills Blvd (863) 683-1201 Happy Hr 4-6p; $2.75 Wells, $2.25 20oz Drafts Wed-Sat, Karaoke 9p Wally’s Pool Hall 1136 E. Main St (863) 688-4460 Hpy Hr, Mon-Sat 11-7p Mon, 9-Ball Tourn Tue & Thu, APA 8 & 9-Ball Thu, Ladies Nite w/free pool Winner’s Circle 4215 South Florida Ave. (863) 644-9464 Sun, Corn Hole Tues, Poker Wed, Ladies Night 1st Thu, Open Mic, 7-10p

Masons Live 5501 S. Florida Ave (863) 333-0096 Tue, Trivia 7p Wed, S.I.N./Karaoke/DJ Thu, Ladies Night w/$1 Drinks Sat, Bands/DJ,/Dance Huge Outside Patio

Ybor Cigars & Spirits 5263 S. Florida Ave (863) 619-6799 Happy Hr 4-7p Darts/Pool Table/TVs Tue-Sat, Live Music

Gator’s Dockside Highland City 5135 S.R. 98 (863) 619-7627 Food, Full Bar Open late night

Mojo’s Wings, Burgers, Beer 1853 E. Memorial Blvd (863) 583-9119 Hpy Hr 2-7p Tue, Karaoke Wed, $5 Burgers Fri, Ladies/Latin Night Sun, 50 cent Wings

Al’s Place 1530 N Scenic Hwy (863) 241-3070 $1.25 Drafts Sat, $1 Drafts

Hookah Palace 122 S. Kentucky Ave (863) 688-1818 Hrs: Thu-Sat, 4p-2a Thu, Latin Nite w/DJ Fri & Sat, DJ

Molly McHugh’s Irish Pub 111 S. Kentucky Ave (863) 686-6231 Darts, Pool Tables Live Music, Fri

Fresco’s Bistro 132 S. Kentucky Ave (863) 683-5267 Happy Hr 5-7 Monthly Pairings Great Bistro Fare Late Menu/Full bar Live Music

Hops n Vine 3120 S FL Ave @HopsnVineLkld Mon, Hosp./Open Mic Tue, Trivia w/Prizes Wed, Karaoke w/Prizes Thu, Comedy w/Mike Lee Fri & Sat, Bands

The Pink Piano 1015 S. Florida Ave (863) 937-8885 Tue-Sat, Live Music Wine, Beer, Tapas Revival Bar 119 S Kentucky Ave (863) 606-6090 Open 12p Daily/Smoke-Free

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All Star Grill 2019 Hwy. 60 E (863) 679-9689 Sports Bar Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 19598 US Hwy 27 (863) 679-1975 Full Liquor Sports Bar Big Screen TVs Cherry Pocket Steak & Seafood Shak 3100 Canal Rd (863) 439-2031 Seafood, Full Liquor Mon-Fri, Hpy Hr 11-4p Thu, Fri & Sat, Music 6-10p

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SNAPSHOTZ The Good Spot 3825 N. Scenic Hwy (863) 949-4243 Sat, Ladies Night 7p-cl Sun, Karaoke 3p Darts, Pool Table

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 300 Cypress Gardens Blvd (863) 293-9464 Full Liquor Sports Pub 30 Big HD TVs Mon Burger Special

JayBees Rest. & Lounge 8625 Hwy 60 E (863) 696-1901 Full Liquor Lunch & Dinner Open Mon-Sat

Central Tavern 273 W Central Ave (863) 229-5027 Open Daily 12p Full Bar Smoke-Free Outside Patio

Liar’s Lair Saloon Camp Mack River Resort 14143 Camp Mack Rd (863) 696-3863 Fri, Karaoke 8p Live Music Y’all Come Back Saloon 3230 State Rd 60 E (863) 676-5759 Taco Tues, $1 Live Music/Pool

RIVER RANCH Westgate River Ranch Saloon 3200 River Ranch Blvd. Restaurant/Saloon General/Western Store (863) 692-1321 ext 40013 Fri, DJ 6p-12a Sat, Live Band 6p-1a

WINTER HAVEN A.J. Slammers 508 Cypress Gardens Blvd. (863) 875 5623 Pub, Pool Hall, Karaoke Darts, Full Liquor Apple Lounge 2803 Recker Hwy (863) 291-0340 Happy Hr, Mon-Fri 11-7p Food Avail./Daily Specials Mon, Pool Tourn Poker, Karaoke, Bands Ave. Bar by Arabellas 328 West Central Ave (863) 229-8142 Open Mon-Sat, 4p Mon-Fri, Hpy Hr 4:30-6:30p Sat, Hpy Hr 5-6:30p Smoke-Free Full Menu/Full Bar Barrel239 239 3rd St SW (863) 229-7740 Whiskey Bar Open Daily Drink Specials 1-4p

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Duke’s Brewhouse 1708 6th Street SE (863) 576-9464 Wings, Sports, Spirits Fire Restaurant 325 W. Central Ave (863) 875-5544 Wed, Fire Jazz Trio Sun, Brunch Gary’s Grove 2995 Cypress Gardens Rd (863) 325-0001 Mon, Live Music Fri, Karaoke Grape Expectations 535 Cypress Gardens Blvd (863) 318-8800 Wine Bar Smoke-Free Grove Roots Brewing Co. 302 3rd Street SW (863) 291-0700 Craft Beer & Wine Smoke-Free Food Truck & Live Music Wed-Fri 4p, Sat-Sun 12p 2nd Wed, Moonlight Mrkt Harborside Restaurant 2435 7th Street SW (863) 293-7070 Daily, Hpy Hr 3-6p Mon-Thu, Early Bird 3-5:30p Waterfront Dining High Seas Lounge 7000 State Rd 544 (863) 299-2233 Great Food/Drink Specials Live Music Jensen’s Corner Bar 100 3rd Street SW (863) 298-6755 Smoke-Free Outdoor Patio Thu, Live Music Jessie’s Lounge 118 3rd Street SW (863) 298-9815 Hpy Hr Mon-Fri, 4-7p Mon, Free Pool Wed, Big Ass Jam Night Live Music Weekly

Just One More 1442 42nd Street NW (863) 241-1969 Pool, Cornhole Wed, Darts Fri & Sat, Karaoke 7p Sat, Bike Day – All Day Office Pub & Lounge 1243 1st Street S (863) 293-4767 Happy Hr 12-7 Mon & Thu, Karaoke Tue, Fri, Sat - Poker Pool Tables, Darts & Golden Tee Old Man Frank’s 1005 S. Lake Howard Dr (863) 294-9179 Happy Hour M-F, 11-7p Daily Specials, Oyster Bar Sun, Live Music Past Time Lounge 1605 1st St S (863) 293-0027 Tue, Ladies Night Darts/Pool Table Slate 8 Family Billiards 20 4th Street NW (863) 247-8899 Smoke Free Pool Hall Open Daily, Outdoor Patio Full Bar, Food Available Wed - Dart Tourn 7p FB@Slate8Pool Somewhere Sports Bar 5688 Cypress Gardens Blvd. (863) 324-7524 Mon-Sat, Hpy Hr 3-6p w/Daily Beer Specials/Sports Packages Lunch Specials Mon-Fri Tanner’s Lakeside 1006 S Lake Howard Dr (863) 662-5948 Happy Hr Wed-Sun, 4-6p Wed, 1/2 Price Wines Sat, Prime Rib Sun, Fam Jam 12-6p, Music 2p 2nd Sun. Brunch 11:30-2p Winter Haven’s Bar Off The Chain 1560 Havendale Blvd NW (863) 299-5515 Mon-Fri, Hpy Hr 4-7p Mon, Free Pool 6-8p Tues, Open Jam Band Fri, Bike Night Weekly Bands

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Speed Through the Beauty of Polk County

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by James Coulter

hat could be better than appreciating the natural beauty of Polk County? How about speeding

service, trail maintenance, and diverse ameni-

ties. One Facebook reviewer doesn’t often go

property in Mulberry served as the location of a

Bone Valley.

then eyed by county officials as a potential loca-

riding; but when he does, he always chooses

“This place is an awesome spot to go ride

through that beauty at nearly 55 mph, the wind

for the day....especially if you want to take the

over the curves of hills and dips?

Valley my next day off.”

in your hair as you zip through foliage and roll Whether you own an all-terrain vehicle (ATV),

Wilkinson. At the behest of his constituents, he

since then has been nothing short of tremen-

ATV park, one of the very first of its kind in

side-by-sides. The attendance it has received

ect and search for a potential location.

Mosaic, which had owned the property at the

“We have seen that explode with motorcycles

was struck, the county purchased the land, and

Recreational Superintendent.

riding areas, training areas, and picnic facilities.

opportunity] to watch other people ride all day,

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helped create a committee to oversee the proj-

time, decided to offer it for the project and start-

and quad racers,” he said. “That has received

Park visitors praise the park for its customer

ears of Polk County Commissioner, Randy

dous, explained Dereck Harpe, Polk County

Polk County, offers 15 ATV trails, as well as motocross and dirt bike tracks, hill climbs, open

The demand for such a park had been grow-

This April, the park opened their new ten-

speeding through the rugged Central Florida

With more than 200 acres to explore, this

tion for an ATV Park.

ing for nearly a decade, and had reached the

acre outdoor track for motocross bikes and

wilderness at Bone Valley ATV Park in Mulberry.

phosphate mine. The old mining property was

whole family,” he wrote. “Will be visiting Bone

dirt bike, motocross bike, or any other off-road

vehicle, you can ride it at high speed while

Prior to being an ATV Park, the 200-acre

a lot of attention...[and has allowed others the so the track has been a big help for us.”

ed negotiations to sell it to the county. A deal converted it into the ATV park, which opened three years ago.

“It was a long process, but it turned out well in

the end, and we have been lucky finding funding

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for it,” Harpe said. “We were used to building

parks, but this was an ATV park, so it was different for us than what we were use too, with [the] ball fields that we normally do.”

Since then, the park has experienced a

slow but steady growth in popularity. The hardest part once opening the park was getting word of mouth out about it, as marketing

for the park was different than that of many other recreational areas, Harpe explained.

Mike Calendar, Polk County Parks And

Recreational Manager, has helped oversee the park since its inception, and while atten-

dance was slow in the beginning, that atten-

dance has grown by leaps and bounds over the past three years.

“The reception has been good,” he said. “It

prospective growth, especially due to the park’s reputation of being “family-friendly” with its prohibition of alcohol, attention to maximum safety, and focus on children and their families. “All of that combined has started to get the word out, and people are recognizing that, and [they] are starting to show up to recognize that as a [reputable] facility,” he said. “We have high hopes...and we want the park to grow...to make it more of a destination location for those folks to show up and spend a whole weekend or a few days out there with the additional property.” Bone Valley ATV Park is located at 10427 County Rd 630 W, Mulberry, Fl 33960. For more information, call 863-428-0525, or visit their website at: www.bonevalleyatv.com

wasn’t as heavy as we first anticipated. And I think one of the issues is that we really didn’t do a whole lot of upfront advertising about it. But the users have increased over the years...

and the numbers continue to climb. So we get a lot of riders on a regular basis, and it continues to grow as we speak.”

The past three years has since seen park

attendance grow by leaps and bounds, so much so that another big expansion is on the

horizon. The park acquired an additional 300

acres purchased last year from Mosaic. This property will offer more trails, more tracks, and a campground to allow visitors to stay overnight or even for several days.

Calendar feels more than confident about

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on·o·mato·poe·ia: The naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss).

By Erica Smith

Sliding into Middle Age

1. Which group had a hit with “Since I Lost My Baby”? 2. Name the 1968 song that focused on orange images, such as pumpkin drums, tangerine dreams and carrot trumpets. 3. For which musical was “Send in the Clowns” written? 4. What group released the pop standard “Never My Love”? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “I told her that I was a flop with chicks, I’d been this way since 1956.”

ing on their “Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls” album of unreleased material in 2012. 2. “Jelly Jungle (of Orange Marmalade)” by the psychedelic group Lemon Pipers. 3. “A Little Night Music,” by Stephen Sondheim in 1973. In this case, clowns refers to fools, not a circus. 4. The Association, in 1967. According to BMI, it was the second mostplayed song of the 20th century. 5. “Love Potion No. 9,” by the Clovers in 1959, and the Searchers in 1964. The singer talks to a gypsy about his love problem. She reads his palm and recommends a potion, but it makes him fall in love with everyone, including a cop on the street.

Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. — John Muir

Do you feel like you are slowly losing your mind?

Are you losing your mind because of the internet or is it because of the pain? As a social scientist, I have to call BS on this symptom. I think this condition begins at birth for most women and we spend our entire lives asking, “Am I crazy or is it just you?” With age, you begin to realize you actually have been right all along. The world is a crazy place and everyone is a few cards short of a full desk. I feel good about sharing this is a firm nope for me.

Depending on your source, 1. What do The Average White middle age in humans occurs between of 45 and 65. Band, Bay City Rollers and Simple A deeperthediveyears into middle age research, Women’s Day magazine Minds have in common? provides women reach this stage 2. Name the 1927 song that Elvis of life with more emotional baggage than health issues. In fact, Presley released in 1960 that went to this article provided a 13-question Have you become overly consurvey to determine if a woman No. 1 for six weeks. has reach reached a midlife crisis. cerned about your appearance? Answers I find it quite comical that this This one gets a big ole check1. The Temptations, in 1965. The 3. 5How was the single “Yester- quiz has so many components. In mark. Jackson recorded it long four years later, Having just learned the but it was never released until appearthe interest of time, I am condens- magic of contouring and highday Once More”? ing the list to five most important lighting, I find myself sucking in questions. my cheeks to find the perfect jaw4. What instrument did Marv Tarplin line. I have three different types Are you unable to sleep through play, and in which group? of highlighting powder to create a the night? “flawless finish.” I have to admit, I ushered in my 45th year with 5. Name the song that contains this severe each product is nearly identical in back pain for the very color and consistency. If you are time. Deep throbbing pain lyric: “So long boy, you can take my first four years old, you apply glitter to my upper back that felt like place, got my papers, I’ve got my blows from a baseball bat. Unlike to your cheeks to achieve a fairy pain that I have experienced sparkle. When you are 45, they pay, So pack my bags and I’ll be on any before, this muscle strain has call this same act “achieving a resulted in several restless nights youthful, dewy glow.” Maybe, I my way ...” trying to sleep in an upright posiam slowly losing my mind. tion with little to no movement. So check this box for me. Answers Do you think your best years are behind you? Do you ask yourself deep, probI truly believe you become 1. They all originated in Scotland. ing questions? your best self in your forties. You sign is an offshoot of the The country has produced a long list firstThiscondition. finally have enough wisdom to When your back know what is best (even if you in the wee hours of the of excellent bands that often are mis- aches do not make the best choices... morning, you cannot help but at least you know the difference) ponder deep, unanswered questaken as being from England. and the opportunities to make tions. Mainly, what in the heck Add it to our dreams come true. You can did I do to my back to deserve 2. “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” this pain? Like most, I fell into these definitely define what is working released afterwebsite his military service was the unending hole of Web MD. in your life and what mistakes are Thanks to Dr. Google, all medical not worth repeating. Aside from completed. The recording compaquestions now lead to the final the back pain, I know my best www.todayandtonight.com but highly unlikely question “Do years are yet to come. ny didn’t really like it and thought it I have cancer?” I guess this is checkmark in the middle or Post On Our Facebook Page another QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS would go nowhere. life column. info@todayandtonight.com 3. Very long. The 1973 “song” by 16TH ANNUAL BELOVED BARTENDERS VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BARTENDER AT WWW.TODAYANDTONIGHT.COM JUNE 2019 21 Richard Carpenter and John Bettis

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HAINES CITY BALMORAL BAR & GRILL AT BALMORAL RESORT

Offering a casual dining environment complete with poolside outdoor seating, the Balmoral Bar & Grill serves up poolside lunches, afternoon drinks and evening meals. Popular among resort guests and locals alike, our poolside bar in Haines City offers a full bar with TVs and features a menu of shareable appetizers, fresh salads, delicious sandwiches, and more. Live music also offered on the patio most Saturday nights. Check our Facebook for schedule. Bar & Grill is open to the public and is located within Balmoral Resort Florida in Haines City, minutes from Winter Haven and Davenport. Must Try: Flatbreads and Club Sandwich. 124 Kenny Blvd, Haines City (off Hwy 27) (863) 588-3097 • BalmoralBarandGrill.com

BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S

Polk County’s largest family sports pub. Happy Hour M- Sat. 4pm to 7pm. 2-4-1 cocktails all day everyday. See Website for full menu. Kids eat free Tuesdays. Must Try: Blackened Dry Rub Wings 902 Old Polk City Rd. 863-419-4848 www.beefobradys.com

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CHAMPINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Authentic homemade Italian cooking. Fresh, made to order meals for lunch and dinner. Happy Hour is 7 days per week from 3pm-7pm. Catering and big parties available and welcomed. New York style pizza, calzones, desserts! Try our Eggplant Parm 6617 N. Socrum Loop Rd. 863-937-8866 www.champinos.com

CHAMPS SPORTS BAR

Serving Polk County for over 20 years! Cold Beer • Great Food • Family Fun • Best Wings in Town Independently delicious! Daily specials from 2-10 pm: Monday 60¢Tacos, Tuesday $5 Buffalo Shrimp, Wednesday 45¢ Boneless Wings, Thursday BOGO Bud & Bud Light Bottles, Friday, $9 Grouper Sandwich (All Day), Saturday 75¢ Wings (All Day), Sunday $1 Draft; Bud, Bud Light, Avalanche & Land Shark. Hours: Mon.-Thurs, Sat. & Sun. 11 am to 10 pm. Fri. 11 am to midnight. Follow us on Facebook. FB@ChampsGrill 6645 S. Florida Ave. 863-647-5900 www.champstogo.com

CHEF T’S GARDEN GRILL

Central Florida’s most beautiful dining experience. Enjoy exquisite continental and American cuisine in a historic turn-of-the-century atmosphere in the historic Chiles house. Or linger over wine and appetizers on our intimate garden patio. “I Love Food And The Art Of Dining”- Chef T Must Try: Veal lovers are in for a treat 1525 E Gary Rd., Lakeland 863-687-4386

Lakeland’s Best Family Sports Pub. 40+ HD TV’s, NFL Ticket Sundays, NCAA Gameplan Saturdays. Happy Hour 2-4-1 All Day, Everyday. Bingo Mondays from 5-6 pm. Kids Eat Free Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Trivia Night on Thursdays from 8-10 pm. Must Try: Hot & Fresh Fajitas - Everyday! Chicken wings! 1070 Wedgewood Estates Blvd (863) 853-9464 www.beefobradys.com

MISTER FISH

BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S SOUTH LAKELAND

LAKE WALES

Great Food! Great Sports! Great Family Fun! 40+ HD TV’s, NFL Ticket Sundays, NCAA Game Plan Saturdays. 2-4-1 All Day, Everyday. Coldest Beer In Town. Kids Eat Free Tuesdays & Sundays 4-8 pm. Now Featuring A Full Liquor Bar. Must Try: Our Delicious Fajitas and Awesome Burgers 4810 South Florida Ave (863) 646-7757 www.beefobradys.com

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Family owned and operated since 1968 offering the best fish sandwich around! Seafood, chicken and much more using only the best quality food and excellent service! Easily the best homemade food you’ll try! Hours Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm and closed Sundays. Must Try: Famous Fish Sandwich 715 E Palmetto St, Lakeland (863) 688-4280

CRAZY FISH

Land mark eatery in Lake Wales. Fresh fish never frozen. Fun and casual atmosphere. Lunch and dinner menu with daily specials. Mon. 4pm to 9pm. Tues. - Saturday 11:30am to 9pm. Closed Sun. Must Try: Shrimp or Fresh Grouper 802 Henry St.,  Lake Wales (863) 676-6361

JAY BEES RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

We take pride in our welcoming environment, friendly service and famous burgers. Come in and check our daily lunch and dinner specials. Weekend specials. Prime rib, frog legs, fried shrimp and catfish. Must Try: Homemade Pies 8675 Hwy 60 East, Lake Wales 863-696-1901, Find us on Facebook

WINTER HAVEN 326 BISTRO PIZZERIA

Bistro Pizzeria shares the art of perfectly rendered simplicity. Wood burning oven, pizza by the slice, made to order specialty pizzas. Lunch & dinner menu. Warm & casual dining atmosphere. Must Try: Classic Pizza Napoli 326 W. Central Ave., Winter Haven 863-875-4894 www.arabellas.us/bistro

APPLE LOUNGE & GRILL

#1 Happy Hour Monday-Friday 11am-7pm. $1 Taco Tuesdays! Wings, Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, Fried Pickles, Chicken Fingers, Nachos and much more! Open Mic Night every Tuesday. Winner of the people’s choice Wing Fling 2011 Wing Champs! Come try em’ yourself. Must Try: Famous Wings 2803 Recker Hwy, Winter Haven 863-291-0340

Serving up a large selection of fresh fish for over 27 years! Where the fish is always de-lish! Open for lunch and dinner. Great seafood menu also includes shrimp, scallops, mussels, oysters, crab legs, "fish of the day" board, steaks, chicken, pasta dishes, sandwiches, soups/chowders. Restaurant is located on the shores of Lake Ned in beautiful Winter Haven with a quaint pet friendly outdoor patio. Full bar available. Less than a mile from LEGOLAND. Kid's menu also available. Must Try: Grouper in a Bag, the Broiled Seafood Combo and award winning Key Lime Pie! 3751 Cypress Gardens Rd., Winter Haven 863-324-0301 www.harrysoldplace.com

RICK'S BAR-B-Q

Featuring delicious barbecue the entire family can enjoy! Serving up great food in downtown since 2011. Our barbecue is hand rubbed with dry seasonings, smoked over hickory wood and cooked all night. Our pulled pork and savory “fall off the bone” style ribs have proven to be favorites for our customers. Eat in, take out or have us cater your next event. On-site banquet room available for private parties; seats up to 60. Stop by for our Bike Night the 2nd Thursday of each month! Hours: Tues 11-3 pm. Wed to Sat, 11-8 pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Must Try: Brisket! But only on Fridays...while it lasts! And ribs, of course! 204 6th St SW • 863-299-0354 FB@lickthebone • www.ricksbarbq.com

SOMEWHERE SPORTS BAR

ARABELLA’S

We offer the best Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, created from the freshest ingredients. Enjoy a cocktail before or after dinner in our chic Ave Bar. At Arabellas, our dedicated service and inviting ambiance makes us the premier choice for your lunch or dinner destination. Must Try: Bananas Foster prepared table side 346 W. Central Ave. Winter Haven 863-293-1797 • www.arabellas.us

BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S

HARRY’S OLD PLACE

Enjoy great food, great games and great times in a family-friendly atmosphere. As your sports headquarters, ESPN, NFL & MLB ticket available on 14 flat screen TV’s. Daily lunch specials Mon-Fri from 11-2 pm only $5.99. Open 7 days a week. Appetizers, Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads, Burgers, Pizza & Wings. Full liquor with Happy Hour Mon-Sat from 3-6 pm. Must Try: Jumbo Wings & Pizza 5688 Cypress Gardens Blvd. (863) 324-7524

THE TWISTED PROP BAR & GRILLE

Locally owned sports pub with 30 TVs and full bar. Lunch value combos Mondays-Fridays until 3pm. Award winning jumbo wings with famous sauces and dry rubs. Fresh salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, tacos and dinner entrees available. Weekday Values: Mon. Burgers, Tues. Tacos, Wed. Wings, Thurs. Fajitas, Fri. Surf & Turf. See ya at Beefs! Must Try: Award Winning Wings and Burgers 300 Cypress Gardens Blvd. (863) 293-9464 • www.beefobradys.com

Winter Haven's newest casual bar & grill nestled on Lake May. Enjoy burgers, wings, wraps, sandwiches and cold beer in a picturesque setting on the Chain of Lakes. Happy hour on beer & wine is Monday to Friday from 2-7 pm. Indoor dining, Patio dining, Outdoor dining and Pet Friendly. Boat dock with multiple slips available. Stop in by car or by boat to enjoy! Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11-9 pm. Fri & Sat, 11-10 pm. Sun 12-8 pm. Facebook for more info. Must Try: Chicken Wings & Burgers 615 7th ST SW (863) 293-1937

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JUNE CONCERT CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, JUN 5 FIRE JAZZ TRIO (Fire Restaurant, WH) JIM & JUDY’S BIG ASS JAM (Jessie’s Lounge, WH) PHIL SCHNEIDER AND ACOSUTIC STAGE (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL)

THURSDAY, JUN 6

TONY MCNIGHT (Tanners Lakeside, WH) SIMPLY COUNTRY BAND w/GLENN JOHNSON (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) BRYAN RIVERS (Grove Roots Brew, WH) WARREN MC COLLOUGH (Swan Brewing, LKD) ARIANNA DAWN, SHAE KRISPINSKY, SARAH SUNSHINE, CHELSEA MARGARET (Pink Piano, LKD)

FRIDAY, JUN 7

JIM THOMAS (Tanners Lakeside, WH) WONDERLAND (New Grove Lounge, DUN) VOXX wsg ANGAINST MY WILL, LEVEL (Johnny G’s, LKD) GEORGE MORRIS AND THE LARIAT BAND (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) LUBECK w/MATT GEHLSEN (P & J’s Recreation, FRSTPF) KOLT 45 (WH Moose Lodge, WH) T MIKE & DUKE (Grove Roots Brew, WH) JEFFRY ALLEN BAND (Swan Brewing, LKD) CHASING DAYLIGHT (Federal Bar, LKD) THE BROKE (Fresco’s, LKD) SOUTHBOUND (Apple Lounge, WH)

SATURDAY, JUN 8

BLIND AMBITION (Balmoral Bar & Gr, HC) BICKLEY ISLAND CHILL (Tanners Lakeside, WH) KAT & THE DAWGS (Old Man Frank’s, WH) LAURIE & RUSTY WRIGHT (Grove Roots Brew, WH) SG WOOD 2p/ DIAMOND DIXIE 7p (Swan Brewing, LKD) JADED (Lkd Harley Davidson, LKD) KOLT 45 (Fireside Lounge, DVPT) B. HAVEN (Florida Brewery, ADL) BURNIN’ BROTHERS (New Grove Lounge, DUN) OAKLEE (Ybor Lounge, LKD) BLAKE FREE (Federal Bar, LKD)

REHAB (Jessie’s Lounge, WH) ERICA DICEGLIE (Ritz Theatre, WH) FLORENCE + THE MACHINE wsg NATHANIEL RATELIFF AND THE NIGHT SWEATS (Amway Center, ORL)

SUNDAY, JUN 9

LAKESIDE BAND w/ BRADLEY IRWIN (Sunset Tavern, HC) RED HOT ROOSTER (Tanners Lakeside, WH) JOSH BLEVINS BAND (Old Man Frank’s, WH) JOHN FRINZI (Grove Roots Brew, WH) LUBECK (Harborside, WH) DAVID BRIMER (Federal Bar, LKD) JIM THOMAS (Swan Brewing, LKD) HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH wsg BARENAKED LADIES (Mid FL CU Amphi, TMP)

MONDAY, JUN 10

LUBECK (Somewhere Sports Bar, WH) THE BROKE (Gary’s Grove, WH) THE VOICE (Merrill Gardens, POIN)

TUESDAY, JUN 11 LUBECK (Apple Lounge, WH) ED WRIGHT (Ybor Lounge, LKD)

WEDNESDAY, JUN 12 FIRE JAZZ TRIO (Fire Restaurant, WH) JIM & JUDY’S BIG ASS JAM (Jessie’s Lounge, WH)

THURSDAY, JUN 13

THE DUKES (Tanners Lakeside, WH) SIMPLY COUNTRY BAND w/BILL COLE (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) LUBECK (Swan Brewing, LKD) WILEY, PJ & THE MAZZ (Grove Roots Brew, WH)

FRIDAY, JUN 14

ADRIENNE RICHARDS (Tanners Lakeside, WH) WONDERLAND (Apple Lounge, WH) THE VOICE (Life Care Center, WH) KOLT 45 (P & J’s Recreation, FRSTPF)

T MIKE & DUKE (Tempo 1930, WH) FREE AGENT (New Grove Lounge, DUN) BLAKE FREE (Federal Bar, LKD) SUMNER CURTIS TRIO (Grove Roots Brew, WH)

SATURDAY, JUN 15

THE FIREHALL KINGS (Balmoral Bar & Gr, HC) MICKENZIE PEISHER (Tanners Lakeside, WH) RUSTED (Old Man Frank’s, WH) THE VOICE (Palm Gardens Center, WH) RED HOT ROOSTERS (New Grove Lounge, DUN) RANEY SHOULTS (Pink Piano, LKD) EKLECTIK HAZE (Fireside Lounge, DVNPT) GREENHOUSE AFFECT (Federal Bar, LKD) SOFA KINGS (Fresco’s, LKD) THE HUMMINGBIRDS (Grove Roots Brew, WH) NEAL AND PREY (Johnny G’s, LKD) SLUSHII wsg NITTI GRITTI, BRO SAFARI (House of Blues, ORL)

SUNDAY, JUN 16

LAKESIDE BAND w/ BRADLEY IRWIN (Sunset Tavern, HC) FREE WHISKEY (Old Man Frank’s, WH) WONDERLAND (Caribbean Bay, WH) ADRIENNE RICHARDS (Federal Bar, LKD) MELISSA CRISPO (Grove Roots Brew, WH) PABLITO SWAY (Fire Restaurant, WH) O.A.R. wsg AMERICAN AUTHORS, HUNTERTONES (House of Blues, ORL) TWENTY ONE PILOTS wsg BEAR HANDS (Amway Center, ORL)

MONDAY, JUN 17 ADRIENNE RICHARDS (Gary’s Grove, WH)

TUESDAY, JUN 18

LUBECK (New Grove Lounge, DUN) ED WRIGHT (Ybor Lounge, LKD)

WEDNESDAY, JUN 19 FIRE JAZZ TRIO (Fire Restaurant, WH) JIM & JUDY’S BIG ASS JAM (Jessie’s Lounge, WH) TWO SMOOTH (American Legion #8, WH)

THE VOICE (HC Health Care, HC)

THURSDAY, JUN 20 TONY MCNIGHT (Tanners Lakeside, WH) SIMPLY COUNTRY BAND w/CAROL MCNAUGHTON (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) RUSH MORGAN (Swan Brewing, LKD)

FRIDAY, JUN 21

JOEY FOLEY (Tanners Lakeside, WH) RAMBLIN ROSE TRIO w/RENEE RIDDLE (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) HARRIS/BARONE JAZZ (Tempo 1930, WH) KOLT 45 (All Star Grill, LW) LAURIE & RUSTY WRIGHT (Swan Brewing, LKD) T MIKE & DUKE (Fresco’s, LKD) JOSH BLEVINS (New Grove Lounge, DUN) AGGIE ROAD (Federal Bar, LKD) WELL WORN SHOES (Grove Roots Brew, WH) REX FLOYD (Apple Lounge, WH) RISING UP ANGRY wsg DESHRIVED, RE-BIRTH, DEADLINE (Johnny G’s, LKD)

SATURDAY, JUN 22

RED HOT ROOSTER (Balmoral Bar & Gr, HC) 1969 (Tanners Lakeside, WH) RUMOR HAZIT (Old Man Frank’s, WH) WONDERLAND (WH Bar Off The Chain, WH) RICK GRAHAM (Wine Stable, BTW) GYPSY WIND DUO (Swan Brewing, LKD) RUNNING RECKLESS (New Grove Lounge, DUN) WIKKID (Ybor Lounge, LKD) NEAL AND PREY (Pink Piano, LKD) BLAKE FREE (Fireside Lounge, DVNPT) ACE JACKSON & THE JUMP KINGS (Federal Bar, LKD) RYAN LEAR (Grove Roots Brew, WH) THE DOOD, SUNSHINE & BULLETS, DRASTIC FALL, WAR OF THRONES wsg 5 STAR HOOKER, JOSH (NINE MILE DRIVE), PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY, PSYKOTRIBE, LANCE & RICK (SKARZ) (Johnny G’s, LKD)

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LAKESIDE BAND w/ BRADLEY IRWIN (Sunset Tavern, HC) ACOUSTIC DOSE (Tanners Lakeside, WH) SOUTHERN BLEND (Old Man Frank’s, WH) TONI BROWN TRIO (Swan Brewing, LKD) T MIKE & DUKE (Twisted Prop, WH) SKIP & NANCY FRYE (Federal Bar, LKD) GRATEFUL ALIVE (Grove Roots Brew, WH) WISIN & YANDEL (Amway Center, ORL)

MONDAY, JUN 24 TRAVIS WILLIAMS (Gary’s Grove, WH)

TUESDAY, JUN 25

LUBECK (Apple Lounge, WH) THE VOICE (Astoria Health Center, WH) ED WRIGHT (Ybor Lounge, LKD) LUIS MIGUEL (Amalie Arena, TMP)

WEDNESDAY, JUN 26

FIRE JAZZ TRIO (Fire Restaurant, WH) JIM & JUDY’S BIG ASS JAM (Jessie’s Lounge, WH) THE USED/THRICE/THE STORY SO FAR/ANDY BLACK/ SLEEPING WITH SIRENS/ FOUR YEAR STRONG/TROPHY EYES/JULIET SIMMS/HYRO THE HERO/CIRCA SURVIVE (Mid FL CU Amphi, TMP)

THURSDAY, JUN 27 RENDITION (Tanners Lakeside, WH) SIMPLY COUNTRY BAND w/DENNY ELLIS SR. (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) SHARRON SEARIGHT (Pink Piano, LKD) MIKE MONTS DE OCA (Grove Roots Brew, WH) BRIAN SMALLEY (Swan Brewing, LKD) ROCKET TO ANYWHERE (Fresco’s, LKD)

FRIDAY, JUN 28

PATRICK RENNEY (Tanners Lakeside, WH) GEORGE MORRIS AND THE LARIAT BAND (Lundyville Music Hall, ADL) THE VOICE (Consulate Health Center, WH) KOLT 45 (New Grove Lounge, DUN) CHASING DAYLIGHT (Federal Bar, LKD) SOUTHERNDIPITY (Grove Roots Brew, WH) JOSH BLEVINS BAND (Apple Lounge, WH)

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ment. New theme each month. Located Munn Park, Lakeland. Fri – 6-9 pm.

Markets, Antique Fairs & Car Shows

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Arts, Crafts, Festivals & Expos

JUN 7

– Lakeland First Friday: Family Fun Night. One of the most popular recurring events at Historic Munn Park in Downtown Lakeland. Join us for an evening of free family friendly entertainment, activities, live music, art receptions, a car show, and, of course, the chance to check out a great, locally-owned restaurant or retail establishment. New theme each month. June enjoy inflatable, ride & climb, and competitive games. Bring the kids, and celebrate school being out for summer! Located Munn Park, Lakeland. Fri – 6-9 pm.

JUN 8

– Mega Animal Adoption Event. Meet 350 wonderful furry companions looking for fur-ever homes. Big dogs, small dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies! Hundreds of wonderful animals looking for fur-ever homes at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. SPCA has teamed up with Polk County Animal Control, Humane Society of Polk County, and many local veterinary clinics. Your next furry friend is waiting! Adoption fees have been reduced to only $20! On June 8, the $20 adoption fee also applies to the Orlando Cat Cafe, Petco Lakeland, and PetSmart Lakeland. All animals will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Located at RP Funding Center, Lakeland. Sat, 11-7 pm. Free to attend!

JUN 13

- Lakeland Food Truck Rally. Presented by Downtown Lakeland. 20+ food trucks line up around Munn Park to sell their unique cuisine every second Thursday, 6-9 pm. Located downtown Lakeland, 201 E. Main Street.

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JUN 14

– Wright After Dark Tour. Florida Southern College will host Wright After Dark Tour on the 2nd Friday of each month. Experience the treasured buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright like never before. Discover the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world when you visit Florida Southern College. The campus is home to 13 remarkable Wright structures, including the Usonian Faculty House and iconic Annie Pfeiffer Chapel. Located L.N. Pipkin Bandshell at Florida Southern College, 111 Lk Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland. Fri, 7-8:30 pm. Reservations are required. Please call (863) 680-4597.

JUN 15

– Cypress Gardens Ski Show. Free ski show 3rd Saturday of each month. Concessions available. Bring a blanket or chair for seating. Located MLK Jr Park, Lk Silver, Winter Haven, Sat at 5 pm.

JUN 17

– Chow Down in Lake Wales. Enjoy some of the best food trucks in Central Florida. Very meal freshly prepared and cooked to order. Bring your appetite, lawn chair and sit back and relax. The Chow Down Food Trucks are at Lake Wailes Park, 205 N 5th Street, Lake Wales on the 3rd Monday of the month from 5-9 pm.

JUN 20

– Craft Beer Crawl Downtown. Hosted by Main Street Winter Haven. Come explore Downtown Winter Haven while trying over 25 specialty craft beers in participating shops and businesses. Preorder your tasting mug and map online and pick them up on the corner of Central Ave and 4th Street NW to begin the crawl. Located in downtown Winter Haven. Thurs, 5:30-8:30 pm. Cost - $25. www. MainStreetWH.com to reserve your mug!

JUN 22

– Central Florida Wheels of Steel. First annual indoor custom bike show in Florida! Presented by GEICO. Florida’s largest indoor custom motorcycle show is coming to the RP Funding Center. All ages are welcome for this family-friendly event brought to you by the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County. Located Sikes Hall, RP Funding Center in Lakeland. Sat, 10-7 pm. Cost - $20 Adult, 12 and under free. Parking free. www.RPFundingCenter.com

JUN 22

– Women, Wilderness & Faith. Into the light, a retreat day designed for women to remind them of their strength, ability and grace through adventure, arts and archery. From start of the day to dinner, this event is packed with opportunities to enjoy, relax, learn and fellowship. Full day includes lunch, wine & shine reception, dinner. Speakers: 10 am Mary Richardson, 1 pm Lora Donley, 4:30 pm Mary Joye, 6 pm Jane Waters, 7 pm Sara Michaels. Located Rocking H Ranch, Lakeland. Registration 9:30 am, Opening Session 10 am. Cost $75 (full day), $20 (Single Speaker Session). Call Julie Revell (863) 8452984 or WomenWildernessFaith@ gmail.com

JUN 26

to 29 – Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant. The Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant, the preliminary to the Miss America Pageant, has been making dreams possible for young women in Florida for over 87 years. This organization provides millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance. In 2016, the RP Funding Center was proud to be called the new home to the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant. Lakeland will welcome competitors from across the state with over $50,000 awarded in scholarships to participants. Located Youkey Theatre, RP Funding Center in Lakeland. Wed to Sat, times vary daily. Cost - $40, $45, $90 (finals). Add-on a Center Stage Meal for Miss Florida finals for $18.95. www. RPFundingCenter.com

JUN 28

– Meet & Greet Miss Florida Contestants. Meet the women competing to become the next Miss Florida 2019 during a Meet and Greet in Downtown Lakeland. Contestants from throughout the state will be at various Downtown Lakeland restaurants for autographs and photo opportunities. Located N Kentucky Ave, Downtown Lakeland. Fri, 11 am-1 pm.

JUL 5

– Lakeland First Friday: Downtown Dance Party. One of the most popular recurring events at Historic Munn Park in Downtown Lakeland. Join us for an evening of free family friendly entertainment, activities, live music, art receptions, a car show, and, of course, the chance to check out a great, locally-owned restaurant or retail establish-

Main Street Bartow Farmers’ Market – Wednesdays. The Farmers Market vendors offer a wide variety of products including produce, dips and soup mixes, jams, jellies, pickles, honey, pies, candied apples, relishes, pecan and peanut brittle, and crafts. Food vendors available. Located Fort Blount Park at the corner of Main Street and Broadway Ave, Bartow. Wed, 10-2 pm. Facebook@BartowFarmersMarket Farmers Market at Visitor Information Center – Thursdays. Featuring a variety of vendors offering local produce, handmade crafts and more. Located at Central Florida’s Visitor Information Center, 101 Adventure Court, Davenport (by US Hwy 27). Thurs, 9-3 pm. Lakeland Cruiser’s Car Club – Fridays. Weekly open car show. Come on down to show off your vehicle! Guests will enjoy New, Old, Experimental, Antique, Ancient, TwoWheelers and Rat Rods. Free registration, trophy’s, door prizes, “share-thewealth” drawing and 50s/60s music. Money raised benefits the Florida Baptist Children’s Home. NEW location Big Lots parking lot 4233 South Florida Ave, Lakeland. Fri, 5-9 pm. Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market – Saturdays. We have an exceptional variety of local vendors who offer fresh produce, seafood, pastries, breads, desserts, local honey, artisans, and crafts, to name a few. We are part of the FAB (Fresh Access Bucks) program that assists those in the SNAP/EBT program by encouraging healthy behaviors by making fresh, local produce more affordable and accessible to SNAP customers. Stop by the Market Information Booth for more details! Located N. Kentucky Ave, Lakeland. Sat, 8 am-2 pm. (Closed in August)

JUN 8

- Downtown Bartow Antique Fair & Collectibles Market. Held the 2nd Saturday of each month, antique vendors set up along the sidewalks in downtown Bartow. No charge for public; $20 for vendors. Located E Main Street, Bartow. Sat, 8-2 pm.

JUN 8

& 15 – 2nd & 4th Saturday Markets In Downtown Winter Haven. FREE community events, family and pet friendly. Local vendors offering: fresh & organic greens, raw local honey, food trucks, kettle corn, antiques, art painting, jewelry, all natural & organic body care products, wooden furniture, balloon artists, facial paintings, local crafts, fair trade, baby dresses, third party networks, non-profit, local businesses, cold treats, jams & jellies, baked goods, cottage products, live music, book signing, and more! Located downtown

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JUN 8

& 22 - Lake Wales Farmers’ Market. The Lake Wales Farmers’ Market features locally grown produce and more on the 2nd/4th Saturday of each month. Located Park Ave & Stuart Ave, Lk Wales. Sat, 9-1 pm.

JUN 15

- Uptown Yard Sale & Flea Market. Bartow’s monthly Uptown Yard Sale & Flea Market is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, along the 300 block of East Main Street in downtown Bartow. Sat, 8-1 pm.

JUN 22

- Lake Wales Car Show. Display of custom, classic, street rods, & antique cars and trucks in Historic Downtown Lake Wales on the 4th Saturday every month. Stroll and admire the cool antique, custom and classic cars of yesteryear while enjoying music, enchanting shops, and the unique restaurants of charming downtown Lake Wales. Located East Stuart Ave, Lk Wales. Sat, 4-8 pm.

JUN 26

– Moonlight Market. Monthly Moonlight Market at GRB in Downtown Winter Haven; 4th Wednesday! Coming in from all over Central Florida, vendors set up shop just for you from 6-9pm! Items range from handmade soy candles, unique stained glass, to honey, avocados, and freshly baked bread. Check our website to see which food truck we’ll have out! Swing on by, shop, sip & eat local! Located Grove Roots Brewing Company, 302 3rd St SW, Winter Haven. Wed, 6-9 pm. GroveRoots.com

Concerts & Theatre Lundyville Music Hall – Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. Wed, 7:30-10 pm; Acoustic Stage Open Mic. Performers and audience free. Thurs, 6-10 pm; Country Nights with Simple Country Band. $5 admission. Sat, 6-10 pm; Karaoke Night. Located Lake Juliana Boating & Lodging, 600 Lundy Road, Auburndale. (863) 984-1144 or www.lundyville.com for more info. (Closed in July)

JUN 8

– Ladies of Country at the Ritz. The Ritz Theatre presents Ladies of Country with the Erica DiCeglie Band; a high energy, sweet and soulful (and sometimes sassy) revue, featuring the songs of Country Music’s all-time greatest female artists. With powerful, iconic ballads like Martina’s “Independence Day,” and Lee Ann’s “I Hope You Dance,” to classic hits like Loretta’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and Dolly’s “Jolene,” plus Granny Award-Winning songs from Alison, Miranda, Faith and so many more! Together with her talented band, Erica has opened for well-known country acts, Lonestar and Diamond Rio. A recording artist, she recently released her latest EP, “My

Blue,” which features two original country sons, “Losin’ Ground,” and “First Love Feeling.” Located Ritz Theatre, 263 W Central Ave, Downtown Winter Haven. Sat, 8 pm. Tickets $20-$30. www.RitzWinterHaven.com

JUN 14

– CAL Presents Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin 1. Classic Albums Live takes classic rock albums and recreates them live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to experience the greatest albums performed live. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as ‘the world’s best musicians’, Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in performing arts centers across North America. Located in the Youkey Theatre, RP Funding Center, Lakeland. Fri, 8 pm. Cost - $39, $29 plus parking. RPFundingCenter.com

JUN 14

to 16 – Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids. The sleeping Disney princess, her fairy friends and her handsome prince face off against the evil Maleficent in this adaptation of the classic Disney animated film. Based on one of the most treasured Disney animated films of all time, and featuring some of the world’s most memorable songs, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS is pure, delightful fun for the entire family. Located Lakeland Community Theatre, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland. Fri, 6:30 pm. Sat, 10:30 am & 6:30 pm. Sun, 2 pm. Cost - $15 Adults, $12 Child (12 & under). Rated G. www. LakelandCommunityTheatre.com

JUN 15

– Comedy Night with Ken Miller & Mike Lee. Ken is a US Army vet that quickly got the notice of every comedy club owner in the south with his in-your-face style and crazy stories. He was voted Florida’s Funniest Comedian going against over 100 other professionals, and also won the Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival. Ken’s also been seen on Nick Mom. Featuring Mike Lee; Mike is the morning co-host on Max 98.3 and has been performing comedy for the better part of 20 years. He is a true professional that pushes limits and will have you laughing in your seat as much as you squirm in it. Located Ritz Theatre, 263 W Central Ave, Downtown Winter Haven. Sat, 7:30 pm. Tickets $15-$20. www.RitzWinterHaven.com

JUN 18

– Tribute Tuesday Concert Series: Buddy, Roy, Elvis. The most authentic and energetic tribute show in America: Buddy, Roy & Elvis – the original legends! Along with his unbelievable 8-piece band, Johnny Wild and the Delights, Andy Matchett (aka Johnny Wild) brings all three Legends to life in full costume and character with the utmost passion, respect and accuracy, making you feel as if you’ve been transported directly to the Golden Age of Rock ’n Roll and Country Music. Located at Theatre Winter Haven, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven.

Tues, 8 pm. Cost - $30 Adv, $32 Day of. TheatreWinterHaven.com

JUN 21

– Leigh Shannon’s Illusions In Revue. Hosted by comedian Leigh Shannon as the divine Miss M, Bette Midler. Enjoy the #1 Celebrity Female Impersonator Show! Throughout the show Leigh will highlight some of Bette’s more memorable moments of her career and introduce you to some of the world’s most famous celebrities the stage has to offer. You will see Reba, Liza, Lady Gaga, Cher, Patti LaBelle & more. Located Ritz Theatre, 263 W Central Ave, Winter Haven. Fri, 8 pm. Cost - $17-$20. (16 & up suggested) RitzWinterHaven.com

JUN 22

– Smart Mouth Saturdays. Live at the Ritz. Calling out all singers, poets, comedians, dancers, MC’s. Featuring: Comedian Barak Amen, Poet Blu Bailey, DJ Ant and hosted by Jason “J.A.” Alexander. Sat, 8-10 pm. Located Ritz Theatre, 263 W Central Ave, Winter Haven. Sat, 8-10 pm. Cost - $10 to $25. RitzWinterHaven.com

JUN 22

– Black Music Month. Presented by The Sankofa Choral of the Dr. J. Owens Academy of Fine Arts, Inc. Enjoy a soulful evening of Neo Jazz, Throwback R & B and Rap. “Rising, On This Journey, With Love”. Located at the Polk State College Fine Arts Theater, 999 Ave H NE, Winter Haven. Sat, 6 pm Social Hour & Refreshments, 7 pm. Concert. Cost - $20 Adults ($25 at door), $10 Youth. Purchase tickets at www.BoxOffice@Polk.edu

JUN 23

– J3 Vocal Showband. 50s to 70s Jukebox Rewind. A little bit of classic rock, a little bit of your favorite oldies, it’s all a good time! Dennis, Bonnie and Chad Johns are more than a family that sing together, and they are joined by some of the best musicians you will hear. Complete with costume changes, choreography and maybe a little comedy, this seven-piece show band takes you on a trip down memory lane with music from artists: Ben E. King, Tanya Tucker, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Dixie Cups, Beach Boys, Stevie Nicks, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, The Coasters, Roy Hamilton and Bobby Vee. Get your tickets early, this is going to be an exciting, moving and memorable experience! Located Polk Theatre, S FL Ave, Lakeland. Sun, 7 pm. Cost - $29, $25, $20. www. PolkTheatre.org

Charity Events & Golf Tournaments

JUL 6

– Independence Weekend Fashion For A Cause. Teen fashion show fundraiser benefiting grant career and technical educational center. To assist with scholarships, tuition and athletics for GCTE Centers. Located Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center, 801

Ave T NE, Winter Haven. Sat, 6-9 pm; VIP/Sponsors 5 pm. Cost - $50 VIP, $20 Premium, $10 General. Call Mrs. Grant (863) 875-2785 ext 2003 for more info.

JUL 18

– 17th Annual Guest Bartender Bash. Raising money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County. Enjoy cocktails and food tasting from local restaurants and caterers. Must be 21+ to attend. Located at the Venue 650, Winter Haven. Thurs, 5:30-8 pm. Tickets - $75 (Adv), $100 (at Door). BGCPolk.org/Bash

AUG 4

– Humane Society Bowl A Rama. Join the Humane Society of Polk County as they host a Sunday Funday Bowl A Rama fundraiser at Cypress Lanes In Winter Haven located Dundee Rd. Must reserve your 4-person team in advance. Space is limited. Guest tickets to join the event are only $25. Raffles, Games, Food Buffet. Sunday, 2-5 pm. Contact: Lisa.Baker@humanesocietyofpolkcounty.org for more info. Sponsorships available: https://www. humanesocietyofpolkcounty.org/events/ bowlarama/

Sports in Polk

JUN 1

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Ft Myers Miracle. Minor league baseball team. Sat, 6 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 2

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Ft Myers Miracle. Minor league baseball team. Sun, 1 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 7

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs St. Lucie Mets. Minor league baseball team. Fri, 6:30 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 8

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs St. Lucie Mets. Minor league baseball team. Sat, 1 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 9

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs St. Lucie Mets. Minor league baseball team. Sun, 1 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 10

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Daytona Tortugas. Minor league baseball team. Mon, 6:30 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

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Baseball, Family and Fireworks By Elizabeth Morissey This summer it’s all about baseball, family and fireworks at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. The Lakeland Flying Tigers minor league baseball team will be playing games throughout the summer with fun activities and giveaways. “During summer, there needs to be something for people to experience,” says Zach Burek, Flying Tigers general manager. “We provide a state-of-the-art venue with world class entertainment. Kids and family are extremely important to us.” May 31 kicked off law enforcement appreciation weekend with the Tigers and it started with a giveaway of 1,200 Sheriff Grady Judd bobbleheads. “We have unique ideas and we wanted to recognize a figure in the community,” says Burek. The next day was a Battle of the Badges where local police and the sheriff’s office played softball. After the game, the Tigers took the field at 6 p.m. wearing specialty jerseys. They could be purchased for $100 and proceeds went toward the foundations for the Lakeland Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The night ended with a bang as fireworks light up the night sky. June 8 is one of their signature events – the 8th annual Pack the Park benefitting kidsPACK, a non profit dedicated to feeding disadvantaged children. Fans can join the mission of “No more hungry kids” and donate pop tarts, breakfast bars, applesauce cups and Chef Boyardee microwaveable bowls. Watch the Flying Tigers play the St. Lucie Mets, enjoy fireworks and help support a great cause. “We play baseball, but how are we impact28 JUNE 2019

ing people?” says Burek. “Hopefully we are making a difference.” The fun continues through the rest of June with $1 hot dogs, Thirsty Thursdays with half-off drinks, Sunday brunch, Bark in the Park, and June 29 is Bikers in the Outfield. This event partners with Lakeland HarleyDavidson and a portion of the proceeds benefit Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc. The ticket package includes the game, a pre-game bike parade and special parking on the outfield berm. One of the Flying Tigers summer signature events is their July 4th celebration. The game against the Dunedin Blue Jays will start at 5 p.m. and at 9 p.m. one of Polk’s largest fireworks shows will begin. “Our fireworks rival what you would see at Disney,” says Burek. Other summer events include Taco ‘Bout Hunger – a taco tasting and competition benefitting the Catholic Charities Polk County Ministries. It will feature local food and drink specials. The Flying Tigers will also be wearing unique jerseys in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20 and will help raise money for the Explorations V Children’s Museum in Lakeland. There is always free parking at the stadium and tickets range from $6 to $10 with a $1 discount for children 12 and under and senior citizens 55 and older. “Every night we try to provide added value,” Burek says. “We are creating experiences and memories. There is always something going on.” For more details on weekly promotions, www.LakelandFlyingTigers.com. FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND WWW.TODAYANDTONIGHT.COM


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Minor league baseball team. Fri, 6:30 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers. com

JUN 11

JUL 6

JUN 12

JUL 7

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Daytona Tortugas. Minor league baseball team. Tues, 6:30 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com – Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Daytona Tortugas. Minor league baseball team. Wed, 6:30 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 13

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Daytona Tortugas. Minor league baseball team. Thurs, 6:30 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Ft Myers Miracle. Minor league baseball team. Sat, 6 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers. com – Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Ft Myers Miracle. Minor league baseball team. Sun, 1 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers. com

JUN 15

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs FSL North All-Stars. Minor league baseball team. Sat, 7:05 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 25

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Clearwater Threshers. Minor league baseball team. Tues, 10:30 am located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 26

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Clearwater Threshers. Minor league baseball team. Wed, 6:30 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 27

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Clearwater Threshers. Minor league baseball team. Thurs, 6:30 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 28

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Jupiter Hammerheads. Minor league baseball team. Fri, 6:30 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 29

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Jupiter Hammerheads. Minor league baseball team. Sat, 6 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUN 30

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Jupiter Hammerheads. Minor league baseball team. Sun, 1 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers.com

JUL 4

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Dunedin Blue jays. Minor league baseball team. Thurs, 5 pm located Publix Field, Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland. LakelandFlyingTigers. com

JUL 5

– Lakeland Flying Tigers vs Ft Myers Miracle.

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By Tracey Greene

(Safe) Summer Time Fun This month marks the beginning of summer. We love the long daylight filled days perfect to enjoy many outside activities. It's also a time to work on those "project lists" around the house and yard. While at times it's too hot to stay outside, during 11 am to 2 pm, we do get to enjoy beautiful mornings and leisure afternoons that take us into long evenings. When you have daylight until 9 pm, that alone inspires us to be more active. Why just sit on the couch and waste all of your time watching TV? I walk my dogs each morning however when it stays light longer, I also take them fr a walk early evening. Win-win for me and them. At our household, we are in the process of working on the pool area. Cleaning the area, pressure washing and making sure the pool is sparkling complete with a new small fountain to enjoy. Why you ask? We love keeping the blinds open to enjoy the view during the daylight hours; enjoying the looks of our pool area is the first peek into the backyard. It's also a nice place to enjoy an adult beverage or two...just past that area, it's enjoying the lake front with all of its hustling and bustling. Full of life from the creatures that live on it, to the neighbors enjoying their paddle boards and canoes, to those fishing and waterskiing. And maybe a seaplane touch down here and there. Next, it's on to the front yard to tackle an unruly flower bed. Ugh! Time to give it a sprucing up. Mornings and late afternoons are the best times to work in the yard. It's hard to enjoy these projects when you feel like a heat stroke is coming on! Most important rule for working outside safely is sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and the proper gloves. I also keep my insulated cup handy with ice cold water. Since the kids are out of school, make it a family affair when working on these outside projects. It helps them get in touch with reality and nature plus it's always great to do activities together as a family unit. The trade off could be the promise of hosting a pool party (or backyard party with fun games) and bbq for their friends as a kick off to the summer. We work hard, we get rewarded... In addition to June kicking

off the summer, it's also the start of hurricane season which runs through November. Being prepared, especially in our area is most important as the past couple seasons have proved. This also goes with having a safe and fun summer. If we work on being prepared and safe, then it's easier to enjoy our summer. While we are working on outside projects also look for areas that could cause us problems; dead or low lying tree limbs, outside items that aren't needed that can be stored away in sheds or garages. Let's also make sure we have proper sized wood panels for windows cut and ready to go along the correct nails to secure them. Find an area in your shed or garage to store them until needed. Next it's on to our supplies. As Floridians, we should all know by now what we need to keep us and our family, including all pets, alive and well for 3-5 days if we are hit by a storm. It's time to take inventory of your household goods to see areas that are lacking and start restocking those supplies. So not to feel a crunch in your wallet, this is what I do. Each time I go to the grocery store I check out what's on BOGO (buy one get one free), add it to the shopping cart. Before you know it the pantry will be stocked up with peanut butter, crackers, canned chicken and tuna. If it's something that you like and can eat without power then grab it. I do the same with household cleaners too. Don't forget water! It's always best to keep a couple cases on hand. Don't forget batteries! Make sure that all of your flashlights are in working order. When you see a great sale on these items add it to the shopping cart. Buying items little by little, and when on sale, makes it so much easier on a family. Most families can not afford to run out and spend $300-$500 on supplies all at once in the face of an emergency. Be safe and be smart! Check out Ready.gov for great advice and tips on all types of emergencies. Be ready. Be prepared. And most of all have a ton of (safe) summer time fun! We do, after all, live in the Sunshine State. Fun is our middle name.... ­QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS Info@todayandtonight.com

GINGER

Roxy is a tan and white female Australian Shepherd and Siberian Husky mix. She is approximately 3 years old. She has been spayed. Roxy is a friendly, hyper, goofy, playful, loyal and sweet. She has a lot of energy and loves to go for walks, jogs, and LOVES to play fetch. She enjoys playing with her rope toys and tennis balls.

MILO

Scarlet is a black and black female Domestic Shorthair mix. She is approximately 9 months old. Scarlet is a beautiful cat and she loves to be the center of attention. She is friendly, can be independent and laid back. She loves everyone she meets and is good with kids and dogs.

KELLEY

Hannah is a copper and black female Black Mouth Cur and German Shepherd Dog mix. She is approximately 3 years old. Hannah is a sweetie she knows how to shake hands and love females especially children. She likes to sleep in bed with you. Hannah thinks she is a lap pet. Hannah is good with other dogs that are submissive to her as she likes to be the boss.

TAZ

Taz is a orange and white female Domestic Shorthair mix. She is approximately 3 years old. She has been spayed. Taz came to us from Animal Control, she was surrendered with 7 other cats from her family because they had to move and could no longer keep her. She is very loving and sweet.

  The Humane Society of Polk County 3195 Dundee Road • Winter Haven, FL 33884 www.PolkNoKill.org • (863) 324-5227 Tuesday-Friday 11:30-6pm and Sat 10-4 pm.

Veterinarian of the Month Dr. Rayburn has been a member of the Ridge Veterinary Medical Society (RVMS) since 1994. He is a Past President and the current Treasure of the RVMS. He is a past President of the Board for the Florida Veterinary Medical Association. He is also the 2011 Vet of the year, recognized by Florida Veterinary Medical Association. It is easy to see that Doc is extremely busy with work and is dedicated to the animals not only in Polk County but the welfare of all animals in our state. We truly appreciate his valuable time spent volunteering to help end the pet overpopulation problem in our community. If you are in need of a good veterinarian please consider Dr. Rayburn Dr. Rayburn at Paw Haven located at 3691 Lake Aflred Road, Winter Haven, FL 863-293-1428.

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BRAINEXCERCISE Sudoku Puzzle STRANGE BUT TRUE BY SAMANTHA WEAVER • It was Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky who made the following sage observation: “Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.” • You might be surprised to learn that a male lion can mate up to 50 times in one day. • Before the iconic reclining armchair was dubbed “La-Z-Boy,” the names “SitN-Snooze,” “Slack Back” and “Comfort Carrier” were considered. • A researcher calculated that across the country of Great Britain, the weight of all the insects that are eaten by spiders in a year would be more than the combined weight of all the people who live there. • A 22-year-old man who was trying to board a flight in Cairo, Egypt, bound for Saudi Arabia was stopped by security officers when the X-ray of his hand luggage showed some strange results. It seems that the man was attempting to transport 250 baby crocodiles and -- wait for it -- a live cobra. (Animal lovers will be pleased to learn that the creatures were not harmed; they were turned over to the Cairo zoo.) • Those who study such things say that automatic teller machines are three times more likely to be robbed between 6 and 9 p.m. than at any other time of day.

TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez

1. MOVIES: What was the name of the team in the movie “Major League”? 2. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first president to be born in the 20th century? 3. ANATOMY: In the human body, where are the islets of Langerhans located? 4. HISTORY: Who commanded the first space shuttle into space? 5. GEOGRAPHY: On which Hawaiian island is Pearl Harbor located? 6. TELEVISION: What tagline described this 1960s cop drama as “one white, one black and one blonde”? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the name of the horse that won the Triple Crown in 2018? 8. MUSIC: Where was the house in “The House of the Rising Sun” located? 9. PSYCHOLOGY: What is gamophobia a fear of? 10. ADVERTISING: Which popular brand of cigarettes was named after an animal? ANSWERS

1. Cleveland Indians 2. John F. Kennedy 3. Pancreas

4. John Young 5. Oahu

6. “The Mod Squad” 7. Justify

8. New Orleans

9. Marriage or commitment 10. Camel

• According to horse-racing regulations, no racehorse’s name can have more than 18 characters -- anything longer would be cumbersome on racing sheets.

ANSWERS

• In some parts of Europe, red roses are considered to be omens of evil. Seeing the petals fall from a red rose is a portent of death.

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MUSIC CALENDAR From page 25

ANDY SHREEVE (Fresco’s, LKD) LUBECK (1916 Irish Pub, P CTY)

SATURDAY, JUN 29

DAVID BRIMER DUO (Balmoral Bar & Gr, HC) SISTER LUCK (Tanners Lakeside, WH) SOUL 2 EARTH (Old Man Frank’s, WH) ICONIC OPERA (P & J’s Recreation, FRSTPF) HARRIS/BARONE JAZZ (Fire Restaurant, WH) RUMOR HAZIT (New Grove Lounge, DUN) SWAMPLAND SYMPHONY (Pink Piano, LKD) I-4 NORTH (Fireside Lounge, DVNPT) SKIP & NANCY FRYE (Federal Bar, LKD) WE THREE STRINGS (Grove Roots Brew, WH) STEEL RIDGE (Johnny G’s, LKD) WILEY, PJ & THE MAZZ (Fresco’s, LKD) 2PM (Derry Down, WH) GREG WARREN BAND AND DIAMOND DIXIE (House of Blues, ORL)

SUNDAY, JUN 30 LAKESIDE BAND w/ BRADLEY IRWIN (Sunset Tavern, HC) BEARTOE (Tanners Lakeside, WH)

THE BROKE (Old Man Frank’s, WH) ADAM & TRISHA WILSON (Grove Roots Brew, WH) WONDERLAND (Caribbean Bay, WH) LUBECK (Tempo 1930, WH)

TUESDAY, JUL 2

ED WRIGHT (Ybor Lounge, LKD) LUBECK (New Grove Lounge, DUN)

WEDNESDAY, JUL 3

FIRE JAZZ TRIO (Fire Restaurant, WH) JIM & JUDY’S BIG ASS JAM (Jessie’s Lounge, WH) JACK SPROUSE/WILL QUINLAN/JOSHUA REILLY (Swan Brewing, LKD) B. HAVEN (Rock N Freedom Fest, WH) THE CITY SAINTS (Red, White & Kaboom, LKD) AGGIE ROAD (Federal Bar, LKD)

THURSDAY, JUL 4 BAILY CALLAHAN (Thunder on Ridge, HC) LUBECK w/ MATT GEHLSEN (Swan Brewing, LKD) ELI MOSLEY (BTW July 4th, BTW) STEEL HORSE BAND (DVPT July 4th, DVPT)

FRIDAY, JUL 5

MICKENZIE PEISHER (Old Man Frank’s, WH) THE BROKE (Grove Roots Brew, WH) HUGH JACKMAN (Amalie Arena, TMP)

SATURDAY, JUL 6

T MIKE & DUKE (Balmoral Bar & Gr, HC) RUMOR HAZIT (Old Man Frank’s, WH) RUSTED (Fireside Lounge, DVNPT) JOSH DAMPIER DUO (Grove Roots Brew, WH) HOSS, VILLIANS AND VIRTUES, MIDNIGHT SPECTER, LANCE & RICK (SKARZ) (Johnny G’s, LKD) FORT DEFIANCE (Swan Brewing, LKD) GRUMPY (Ybor Lounge, LKD)

SUNDAY, JUL 7

LAKESIDE BAND w/ BRADLEY IRWIN (Sunset Tavern, HC) LUBECK (Tanner’s Lakeside, WH) THE BROKE (Old Man Frank’s, WH) T MIKE & DUKE (Twisted Prop, WH) DREW WILLIAMS (Grove Roots Brew, WH) JEFF LYNNE’S ELO wsg DHANI HARRISON (Amalie Arena, TMP) TRAIN/GOO GOO DOLLS wsg ALLEN STONE (Mid FL CU Amphi, TMP)

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