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Posted on September 10th, 2012 by

Categories: General, Golf, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Uncategorized, Upcoming, Water Sports

U.S. IPSC National Championship
Dates: Thursday, September 13–Sunday, September 16
Venue: Universal Shooting Academy–Frostproof
-The 2012 United States International Practical Shooting Confederation Nationals is a National Championship that offers participants the opportunity to demonstrate their action pistol practical shooting ability.
-The top shooters will then advance to the United States Team to compete in the 2014 IPSC World Shoot.

Florida Suncoast Sports–Triple Play Classic
Dates: Friday, September 14—Sunday, September 16
Auburndale Softball Complex
-Youth baseball teams from across Florida will travel to the Auburndale Softball Complex to compete in this Suncoast Sports baseball classic.

9th Annual Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakes Festival
Saturday, September 15
Venue: Lake Hollingsworth–Lakeland
-This family day will feature exhibitors, children’s activities, food vendors, live music and, of course, a cardboard boat race.
-This year’s theme is “Lakes awareness” because the Cardboard Boat Challenge & Lakes Festival helps raise awareness about water resources and how all must play a role in protecting them.

Fall Classic
Saturday, September 15–Sunday, September 16
Venue: Bartow 555 Softball Complex
-This Florida ISA tournament is a qualifying event that is expected to bring 600 participants to the Bartow Softball Complex.

FYSA Florida State Premier League 2012
Saturday, September 15–Sunday, September 16
Venue: Lake Myrtle Park–Auburndale
-Girls U14 & U17, Boys U18 will compete in this Premier League at Lake Myrtle Sports Park.

Ledger Junior Super Series
Saturday, September 15–Sunday, September 16
Venue: Beerman Family Tennis Complex, Kelly Rec Center, Woodlake Tennis Courts
-This U.S.T.A. Florida sanctioned and sponsored tournament is a Super Series Tournament where State Players as well as International Players compete.

TEE IT UP For Men’s Health
Saturday, September 15
Venue: Cleveland Heights Golf Course–Lakeland
– Lakeland Regional Cancer Center is hosting a free golf event, and men of all ages are invited to enjoy breakfast, screenings and learn from the center’s world-class physicians about a variety of topics.
-Participants will then enjoy 18 holes of golf.
-Participants must attend the free health fair to qualify for the free round of golf.

WABA High School/JUCO Fall Twin Classic
Saturday, September 15–Sunday, September 16
Venue: Lake Myrtle Sports Park
-The World Amateur Baseball Association (WABA) will host their annual High School/JUCO Fall tournament at Lake Myrtle Sports Park over the weekend.
-Travel teams, coaches and scouts from across the state of Florida will participate in this elite showcase event.

Recurring Events:

Saturday Night Rodeo –Every Saturday night (Westgate River Ranch Resort-Lake Wales)

Upcoming Events:

Live at the Gardens: Summer Music Series –September 22 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

Brick-or-Treat – October- Saturdays & Sundays (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)

Central Florida NatureFest – October 4-7 (locations across Polk County)

Cornfusion Corn Maze – October 6- November 11 (Lakeland)

Legends & Legacies- Letters Home: Love, Courage & Survival – October 12-13 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)

Go LEGOLAND – It’s Your Birthday – October 15 (LEGOLAND® Florida-Winter Haven)

Boktoberfest – October 20 (Bok Tower Gardens-Lake Wales)

Paintball Sports Promotions World Cup – October 25-28 (Fantasy of Flight-Polk City)

BOO! Bash – October 26 (Explorations V-Lakeland)

Polk Outpost 27 Fall Festival – October 27 (Polk Outpost 27-Davenport)

In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio –October 27-January 12 (Polk Museum of Art-Lakeland)

Wings ‘n Things – November 2 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)

Water, Wings & Wild Things – November 3 (Circle B-Bar Reserve-Lakeland)

Red, White & Blue Veteran’s Salute – November 9 (Sun ‘n Fun Florida Air Museum-Lakeland)

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