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  1. Oct

    1. Gospel Group to Perform
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will be featured on Sunday, October 14 at 6:00pm at the Victory Church, located at 1401 Griffin Road in Lakeland, FL.
      The ministry of The Nelons was formed after family patriarch Rex Nelon had already enjoyed a spectacular 20-year career as a member of the legendary LeFevres. Throughout this distinguished career hit songs have flowed their way in bunches. The Nelons, who were recently inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, have been singing hit songs, bridging the traditional sounds of Gospel music with contemporary influences, and inspiring listeners of all ages for decades. The group, who has enjoyed much success as a part of the prestigious Gaither Homecoming Tour and Video Series, continues to cross generational gaps, presenting rich harmonies that have been embraced by audiences from all walks of life. Most recently, the popular musical family earned the 2017 Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year for their hit release, “When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace.”
      Joining the Nelons will be talented, female vocalist, Amber Nelon Thompson. Amber, who travels full-time with The Nelons, has established an exciting solo career with multiple releases. She was named the youngest Dove Award nominee in history by the Gospel Music Association.
      This exciting event with The Nelons and special guest, Amber Nelon Thompson, promises to be a night that will be enjoyed by Gospel music lovers of all ages. “It will be a lot of fun,” states Kelly Nelon Clark. “Not only will we be singing the classics that have stood the test of time, we will also share many wonderful and interesting stories behind these timeless songs.”
      Make plans to be a part of this special musical event with The Nelons, at the Victory Church in Lakeland, FL, on Sunday, October 14 at 6:00pm. Complete information is available by calling 863-944-8729 or visiting

      6:00 pm
      Gospel Group to Perform
  2. Oct

    1. Haines City Marketplace
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The City invites you to visit the Haines City Marketplace every Wednesday, year round from 8:00am – 2:00pm at Railroad Park in downtown Haines City.
      The Market is held in our lovely Railroad Park, located across the street from our Public Library and City Hall. There you will find vendors with competitive prices, offering fresh produce, crafts, hot food and products year round.
      With food, crafts and produce, there is something for everyone! If you would like more information you may contact the Leisure Services Department at 863-421-3700.

      8:00 am
      Haines City Marketplace
    2. GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club Meeting
      11:30 am – 2:00 pm

      The October 2018 general meeting of GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Tradewinds Restaurant at Bahama Bay Resort, 400 Gran Bahama Boulevard, just off Florence Villa Grove Road near US 27 in Davenport. Buffet lunch is served at 11:30am (reservations are necessary); the general meeting begins at Noon. Guests are welcome at all general meetings.
      Member Jeanne Vollmar will have a presentation on Cyber Security.
      There will also be a discussion regarding Book Heroes, a program that collects and donates books to children who may not otherwise have them in their homes. Children who have access to books at home and who are read to at home, consistently test better in all academic areas, and children from low income homes are at a distinct disadvantage that only increases with age. The goal of GFWC Florida clubs is to donate 10,000 books to children in Florida each year, for a total of 20,000 books by May 2020.
      The Club continues planning for its 10th Annual Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon, and Expo to be held at Lake Eva Event Center in Haines City on Friday, February 1, 2019. The club is requesting local companies and businesses to become sponsors, prize donors, and exhibitors.
      The Club is having a tasty fundraising event to which the public is invited. Visit Buffalo Buffalo Wild Wings, 3099 Formosa Gardens Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34747, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 for a meal or snack between 11:00am and Midnight. Mention to your server that you would like your check included in the fundraiser. A percentage of your check will be donated to GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club to help fund charitable efforts in the Four Corners community. Buffalo Wild Wings created the Eat Wings, Raise Funds program that allows each of their restaurants to help raise funds for organizations in the local community.
      For additional information concerning the organization, visit the website,, or email the club at

      11:30 am
      GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club Meeting
    3. Rotary Club of Haines City
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Our meetings take place each Wednesday at noon and are held at Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club. We invite all prospective members and visiting Rotarians to join us for lunch. The address is: 2888 Southern Dunes Blvd. Haines City, FL 33844, Haines City Rotary is a non-profit organization.

      12:00 pm
      Rotary Club of Haines City
  3. Oct

    1. Chronicles of Yarnia Fiber Arts Club
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      If you have scraps or balls of yarn that you no longer need, consider donating them to our knitting/crochet club. We are an active group that creates newborn/preemie hats and lap blankets for local hospitals, and our yarn stock is becoming low. We meet every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Cagan Crossings Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont, FL 34714.
      If you have yarn to share, please drop it off at the library during open hours and ask for Claudia Piper. Thanks you for your kind generosity.
      Library hours are 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. M-Th and 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Fri. and Sat. The telephone number is 352-243-1840. You may also email or visit Facebook at

      4:00 pm
      Chronicles of Yarnia Fiber Arts Club
  4. Oct

    1. Florida Wildlife Festival
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      “Promoting the safe coexistence with the Florida black bear and all native wildlife species”
      Join us Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Cadwell Park in Umatilla for the 19th Annual Florida Wildlife Festival. Come and experience the “real” Florida at the original wildlife focused festival!
      Activities include a free 1 1/2 hour tour along the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway – Free trips to the historic Carr Cabin – Wildlife focused educational presentations – Living safely in bear country exhibits – Paddle and horseback riding tours – Live Music! – Children’s activities – Arts, crafts, food vendors and more!
      For more information:
      Call 352.669.3511

      9:00 am
      Florida Wildlife Festival
    2. Garden Walk
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Clermont Garden Club’s 17th Annual Garden Walk will be held Saturday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Guests will visit private residential gardens. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at Kim’s Cabbage Patch (corner of Hwy 50 and 5th Street in Clermont). Tickets can also be purchased from Blanche Gibson, Ticket Sales Chairwoman,, from any Clermont Garden Club member, or on the day of the event. The tour starts at 849 West Avenue at the Clermont Garden Club building. There will also be a plant sale, raffle and silent auction at the Garden Club.
      For more information:

      9:00 am
      Garden Walk
    3. Health Lectures for the Public
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Watson Clinic is pleased to announce the following upcoming lectures and special events occurring in the month of October. These events are free of charge, but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Please reserve your spot in advance by using the RSVP phone number as noted below or by visiting
      Saturday, October 20 from 10 am – 2 pm. Speaker: Joseph J. Columbus, ARNP-C, DNP. Topic: Halloween Boo-Tox Spooktacular! Join Joseph Columbus, ARNP-C, DNP, a certified nurse practitioner who works alongside board-certified facial plastic surgeons Dr. Serge Jean and Dr. Pranay Patel, as he discusses and demonstrates the benefits of BOTOX® facial filler injections. This special event will also feature free consultations, light refreshments and exclusive discounts of 30% off one site of BOTOX® with the purchase of one full-priced site during the event. Location: Medical Spa at Watson Clinic, Bella Vista Building, 1755 N. Florida Ave. in Lakeland. RSVP: 863-680-6241 or online at
      Thursday, October 25 at 6 pm. Speaker: Nicholas J. Newsum, MD. Topic: Why Do My Hands Go Numb? Join board-certified hand surgeon Dr. Nicholas Newsum as he discusses the most common causes and available treatments for numbness and weakness in the hands. Location: Watson Clinic Highlands, 2nd Floor Lobby, 2300 E. County Rd. 540A in Lakeland. RSVP: 863-680-7109 or online at
      Friday, October 26 from 3 to 5 pm. Topic: Tools to Quit. Take the next step to a healthier lifestyle and join us for a special class designed to provide an overview of available options for smokers who want to quit. The class includes information on various types of nicotine replacements, product samples and much more. This class is taught by a certified tobacco education specialist and is sponsored by the Watson Clinic Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community wellness through education, research and service. Location: Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center, Boardroom, 1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. RSVP: 863-904-2656 or online at

      10:00 am
      Health Lectures for the Public
    4. Trot or Treat Fall Festival
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Join us at DreamCatcher Horse Rescue Ranch Saturday, October 20th, from 10am-2pm for the annual Trot or Treat Fall Festival! There will be horse & pony rides, feed the horses & goats, raffles, treat stations, shop at our merchandise and craft store, free kids costume contest, haunted hay rides, and bounce house! Also – face painting, Johnny G. BBQ cook out, sweets and treats, flavored shaved ice & lots of fun!
      Enjoy a circus horseback riding demo by special guest Gino Zoppe of GZ Supreme riding! Admission is free (small charge for activities and food). All proceeds go to the horses at DreamCatcher Horse Ranch Rescue Center.
      DreamCatcher Horse Ranch, 10639 Toad Road, Clermont. For more information call/text Loran at 407.702.8332 or email:

      10:00 am
      Trot or Treat Fall Festival
  5. Oct

    1. Ovarian Cancer Support Group
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Ovarian Cancer Support Group of Polk is our name but we are here for all surrounding counties. The group was formed to support, encourage, empower & provide a place where women and their caregivers can express their fears, concerns and treatments.
      Ovarian cancer does not have the amount of following or support as breast cancer; however the mortality rate is much higher. This leaves ovarian cancer fighters feeling hopeless and alone. Our goal as a group is to get the word out that they are not alone and provide awareness to the community about this “silent killer” while supporting our warrior sisters in the battle for their lives.
      Our meetings are held the last Monday of each month at Watson Clinic Cancer Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with guest speakers, light refreshments and high energy.
      We can be reached at or our Facebook page Ovarian Cancer Support Group of Polk Fl.

      5:30 pm
      Ovarian Cancer Support Group