Tuesday, Jan. 15

COMMUNITY CHESS CLUB: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center, 801 Ave. T NE, Winter Haven, free, 863-291-5675.

SILK SCARF PRINTING: 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 15, Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, park entry $3 per vehicle or annual Florida park pass, class $5 per person, children 12 and younger are free, 352-793-4781. All materials are provided.

BOOKKEEPING WORKSHOP BY CENTRAL FLORIDA SCORE: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15, My Office & More, 122 E. Main St., Lakeland, $10, includes lunch, Becky Bywater 863-284-5607, info@centralflscore.org.

THIRD TUESDAY LUNCHEON: Noon to 1 p.m. third Tuesdays, Frostproof City Hall, 111 W. First St., Frostproof, $10, RSVP required, frostproof.fl.chamber@gmail.com. With guest speakers and lunch.

LUNCH AND LEARN: 12:15 to 1 p.m. third Tuesdays, Polk County History Center, 100 E. Main St., Bartow, free, 863-534-4386. A fun, Florida-themed lecture covering a wide variety of topics, attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. Smithsonian Crossroads Lecture Series - Life in A Phosphate Town by Richard A. Fifer.

MICROSOFT EXCEL BASICS: 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 15, Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, free, registration required, David Gonzalez 863-834-4277, david.gonzalez@lakelandgov.net, lakelandpl.libcal.com/event/4907227. Must have basic mouse and computer skills. Laptops will be provided.

THE ALPHA MARRIAGE COURSE: 6:45 to 8 p.m. Jan. 15, Fontaine Gills Family YMCA, Classroom Two, $20 nonmembers, free for members, Joy Poteet 863-859-7769, joy.poteet@ymcawcf.org. Seven-session course. Child care will be provided.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 16

INVASIVE PLANT REMOVAL: 8:15 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Circle B Bar Reserve, 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, free, 863-668-4673. Bring gloves and water, and plan to spend a couple of hours or as long as you can last.

FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Lake Eva Park, 555 Ledwith Ave., Haines City, free, 863-421-3700, www.hainescity.com, parksandrec@hainescity.com.

PHOTOGRAPHY TRAM TOUR: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 16, Circle B Bar Reserve, 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, free, registration required, sign up at reception desk or call 863-668-4673, ext. 205. Bring your camera, for adults only.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT BASICS: 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 16, Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, free, registration required, David Gonzalez 863-834-4277, david.gonzalez@lakelandgov.net, lakelandpl.libcal.com/event/4907282. Laptops will be provided.

WEDNESDAY FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Fort Blount Park on West Davidson Street, Bartow, Main Street Bartow 863-519-0508.

GFWC FOUR CORNERS JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING: Lunch 11:30 a.m., meeting noon Jan. 16, Bahama Bay Resort, Tradewinds Restaurant, 400 Gran Bahama Blvd., Davenport, free, reservations required for lunch, gfwcfourcorners@aol.com, www.GFWCFourCorners.org. Meeting theme is Service to the Community with guest Joy Post who will serve as judge for the club's annual art competition.

SOCIETY OF THE TURTLE JOG: 5:15 to 6 p.m. Jan. 16, start at the fountain in Central Park, 377 W. Central Ave., Winter Haven, to Lake Silver and back, 863-293-5000.

LET'S GET STARTED - A GUIDED WORKSHOP FOR ANCESTRY.COM: 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, free, LuAnn Mims 863-834-4269, luann.mims@lakelandgov.net, lakelandpl.libcal.com/event/4920326. Must have taken Beginning Genealogy. Laptops will be provided, however, please bring your own if possible.

BINGO: Doors open 4 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; doors open 10 a.m., games start 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Santa Fe Catholic High School, 3110 U.S. 92 E., Lakeland, 863-686-9086. Fresh food available.

BINGO: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sandpiper Golf & Country Club, Clubhouse, 5959 Sandpipers Drive, Lakeland, play for as little as $10.

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

ECONOMIC FORECAST BREAKFAST 2019: 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 17, RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St., Lakeland, $35 each Lakeland Chamber members, $350 table of 10, $45 each nonmembers, $450 table of 10, $20 each students with ID, Rebeca Fortier 863-688-8551 ext. 229, rfortier@lakelandchamber.com.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 17, Haines City Public Library, 111 N. Sixth St., Haines City, books are $1 per bag, 863-421-3633.

SOCIAL SENIORS CLUB: 1 p.m. Thursdays, a local restaurant, call Bill, 863-291-0449 or Peggie, 863-324-9149 for more information.

EXPLORING HOOPLA: 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 17, Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, free, registration required, Rebecca Whalon 863-834-4212, rebecca.whalon@lakelandgov.net, lakelandpl.libcal.com/event/4880354. Take a look at all the types of content you can get with Hoopla. A library card is required to access Hoopla, iPads will be provided, however, bring a personal device if possible.

DOMINIC ALBANESE - VISITING WRITERS' PROGRAM: 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 17, Polk State College, LAC Cafeteria Meeting Room, 3425 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, polkstatewc@gmail.com. Creative Writing Club meeting, guests welcome, refreshments will be served.

FLORIDA SPEAKER SERIES: 6 p.m. Jan. 17, Lake Wales Museum, 325 S. Scenic Highway, Lake Wales, free, reservations required, 863-676-1759. Includes light refreshments. Cypress Gardens: America's Tropical Wonderland by Lu Vickers.

2019 SLINGSHOT POLK INFORMATION SESSION No. 2: 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 17, Florida Southern College, Becker Business Building, Room 112, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, free, reservations required, 863-688-8551 ext. 230, sbreed@lakelandchamber.com. SlingShot Polk and United Way of Central Florida are collaborating to identify and solve the biggest problems in Polk County.

SHUTTERBUGS - "NEW BEGINNINGS": 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Lakeland Public Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, free, Judy Owens 863-834-4268, judy.owens@lakelandgov.net, lakelandpl.libcal.com/event/3118663. A monthly photography club for photographers. All skill levels are welcome.

NAR-ANON FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Providence Community Building, 8936 U.S. 98 N, Lakeland, and Fridays at First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Room 204, Lakeland, free, 888-947-8885, www.naranonfl.org.

BINGO: Doors open 4 p.m., games start 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Resurrection Catholic Church, Campisi Hall, 333 Terrace Way, Lakeland, 863-686-9086. Fresh food available.

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEYMEN BARBERSHOP CHORUS: 7 p.m. Thursdays, St. Johns Methodist Church, Wesley Chapel, 1800 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, free, Paul Evert at 863-289-7227, www.sentimentaljourneymen.com.