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Polk Arts Alliance Local Arts Update

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many events have been cancelled or postponed. This is a very dynamic situation with a great deal of uncertainty, and some events have been or may be cancelled without advanced notice. For now, we recommend verifying events with the host/organizer before attending.

Explorations V is Open
Centered Around Safety + Kindness

Explorations V Children’s Museum is ready to welcome back explorers. Here’s what you need to know before making your plans.

  • Only the first floor is open. We are operating our summer camp program under guidelines from the Department of Children and Families that say campers and the general public cannot interact.
  • The first floor is open from 11 am – 2 pm Monday through Saturday. These shorter hours make sure everything can be properly cleaned after summer campers check-in and are safely in their camp rooms.
  • Advance reservations online are highly encouraged and are the only way to guarantee entry. Admission is capped at 20% capacity each day.
  • You can view or download the entire Reopen Play Plan here.
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July 2020

Virtual Meeting: History Book Club

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 22, 2020

Lake Wales History Museum, 325 S Scenic Hwy
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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4th Wednesday of each month, except December, at Noon (12 pm). Dedicated to non-fiction, you’ll discover the truth can be much stranger than fiction.  Join us every month to discuss new book!  Read the book and come ready to discuss the best non-fiction books.  Free to the public.  Books are…

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August 2020

Highway 17 Suffrage March

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Downtown Fort Meade, Broadway Street
Women in white dresses marching to represent the Hwy 17 Suffrage March on Aug 18 at 6pm

Celebrate the 19th Amendment on August 18 with women dressed in white to line up along Highway 17 in Polk County oldest city on the sidewalk with poster about the positive impact of women 6pm. All Polk County women are invited to come celebrate to the celebration.

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September 2020

An evening with Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881 United States
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Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards will discuss the evolution of voting rights with a special focus on women’s suffrage. Additionally, Edwards will highlight changing trends among Polk County’s voters and a few important reminders about our upcoming Presidential Election. *Registration opens August 24 at

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October 2020

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America Opening Reception

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Polk County History Center, 100 E Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830 United States
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Join us in celebrating the grand experiment that is democracy in America this election year with the opening of Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. In collaboration with the Lakeland chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the exhibit opening features refreshments…

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