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April 2017

Winter Haven Wolverines Youth Community Dance

April 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$5.00

A youth community dance, this will be a fundraiser for Winter Haven Wolverines youth sports. A school ID will be required for entry, middle school and high school youth only. Refreshments provided.  Chaperones will be on site. For more information contact James Hogan at (863) 585-5919.

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June 2017

Winter Haven Wolverines E & D Summer Bash

June 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$5

A teen fundraising dance for the Winter Haven Wolverines Band- E & D dancers. The E & D dancers will be performing. There will be refreshments and a DJ. For any more information please contact Elizabeth Ledum at libbylednum@gmail.com or (863) 287-3122

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August 2017

Hoop It Up Teen Night Party

August 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$5.00

This event is a fundraiser for two you athletes with a promising future in basketball. The teen party hosted for She'Taija Adams & Izaak will include a DJ and a concession stand. It a $5.00 donation at the door.  Come for a fun night and to support these 2 athletes. For more information contact Sheenah Adams at sheenah.adams@ourchildrens.org

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September 2017

Teen Dance

September 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$5

A teen dance to support the Marching Wolverines Dancers of E & D. There will be a DJ and concession. The cost is $5. Please contact the Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center for more information.

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October 2017

Fall Festival of Fun

October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

FREE EVENT!!! Bring your family out to Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center for a night of games, candy, refreshments, prizes, and more. Ages 6 - 13. For more information please call (863) 291-5656. Event Flyer

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November 2017

Basketball Skills Saturday

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

Free Event! Basketball Skills Saturday, November 18th, 10:00 am – Noon.  Participants will work to improve their balling handling, passing, shooting and defense. Youth Ages 6 - 13 years old. Pre-registration is preferred. For more information call (863) 291-5675.

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Turkey Give Away

November 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Dynasty Foundation will be giving away around 200 hundred turkeys to the residents of Winter Haven on a 1st come 1st served basis. Please contact Jason Polynice at Jasonpolynice@gmail.com for more information.

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3rd Annual Andre Berto Turkey Bowl

November 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

As we have done in previous years, the Andre Berto Turkey Bowl is a free community event aimed to cultivate positivity and galvanize the local community. The Turkey Bowl is a 3 part event. 1st: Turkey Give-a-away - prior to Thanksgiving, we give away 200 turkeys on a first come basis at the NE rec complex. The event is usually held for 2 hours. 2nd: Community event - consist of free games, bounce houses, and face painting for kids. There…

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December 2017

December Teen Bash

December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$10.00

Teen Party is hosted by S&S promotion to bring a safe environment were teens can enjoy themselves this party will have Food, Soda, chips, and a DJ. This party will be charging at the door officers will be present at this party. Contact : Shanell Cody 863-210-4292

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Potege’s Xmas Toy & Food Drive

December 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Potege's Multi Service will be giving away non perishable foods and toys. There will be food and bounce houses all available to the community. For more information email potege@msn.com

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Holiday Extravaganza

December 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Kick off the holidays with this FREE family event.  Join us for a night full of games, prizes, and refreshments.  For more information, please call (863) 291-5675.

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Christmas in Winter Haven

December 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1st annual gift giveaway! Come celebrate by singing Christmas carols. There will be food and a gift giveaway for children 3 to 16 years old. For more information please call Jorge Rodriguez (201) 539-7407

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February 2018

Unity in our Community

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE

Organized games, rides for children and youth, variety of vendors, multicultural foods, diverse talent and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

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Spelling Bee Competition

February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Youth Essay Contest

February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
FREE

In celebration of Black History Month, community youth are invited to share their thoughts on his or her favorite African-American trailblazer.  This contest is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade middle school students living in Winter Haven, FL.  Prizes will be awarded to the overall 1st and 2nd place winners.  Click Here for Essay Contest Guidelines. Ages: 6th, 7th & 8th Graders Essay Deadline: February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. Submit Essays: Chain O' Lakes Complex (210 Cypress Gardens…

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March 2018

Johnnie Jones Kidney Day

March 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Johnnie Jones Kidney Foundation is hosting the 2nd Annual Kidney Awareness Day. The event is to bring awareness and support in our community concerning Kidney Disease, Cancer, and Diabetes. This event will be health informative full of fun and entertainment. We will be starting off with a community walk then ending with a flag football tournament. Each team will be playing for their cause. There will be bounce houses, kiddie trains, local vendors, field events such as three legged race,…

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August 2018

Back to School Bash

August 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE

School is in session and we are making a big splash about it! Join us for a FREE family event for your school age children (6-17) for a day full of games, food, music and bounce houses at the Winter Haven Recreation and Culture Center Pool. For more information contact (863) 291-5675

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October 2018

Fall Festival of Fun

October 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

FREE EVENT!!! Looking for some “spook-tacular” family fun? Join us for a night of games, candy, refreshments, prizes, and more. Wear your favorite costume and be prepared for a night filled with spooky surprises! Location: Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center (801 MLK BLVD NE) Date: October 19th Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Age: 6 - 13

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November 2018

Florence Villa Neighborhood Meeting/Workshop

November 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A meeting/workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center, 801 Avenue T NE, Winter Haven, Florida 33881. One or more Winter Haven City Commissioners may attend.

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December 2018

Christmas Toy & Food Drive

December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Potege's Multi Service is hosting a food & toy drive. There will be free haircuts, and manicures, face painting, bounce houses and food. It is free and open to the public. There will be a free toy & grab bag giveaway.

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February 2019

Basketball Skills Saturday

February 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

For more information contact (863) 291-5675.

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5th Annual Spelling Bee

February 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

The 5th Annual Spelling Bee will be held at the Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center, Friday, February 9, 2019. Spelling words and rules can be picked up at WHRCC. For more information contact (863) 291-5675.

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March 2019

Pamper Me Pretty

March 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pamper Me Pretty is designed to empower young girls to embrace their beauty. The event is a day of pampering and empowering our young girl to embrace and love who they are. We will have guest panelist, guest speakers, Pampering stations(mini facials, manicures, make up, arts and craft, giveaways,and lunch will be provided. All girls in attendance will be apart of a special crowning ceremony. For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/517496541987411/

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Beat of Unity

March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Department of Juvenile Justice will be hosting a celebratory/informational event to educate the community on efforts being made to reduce ethnic disparity.

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April 2019

Clean It Up Winter Haven

April 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Easter Giveaway

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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October 2019

Fall Festival of Fun

October 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

On Friday, October 18, 2019 join Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center (WHRCC) Staff for this FREE Community Event. Including candy, games, refreshments, crafts, costume contest and prizes! From 6:00 - 8:00 PM in WHRCC Gymnasium. For more information please call 863.291.5675.

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November 2019

Basketball Skills Saturday

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center is hosting Basketball Skills Saturday on November 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Re-registration is preferred, participants will work to improve ball handling, passing, shooting and defense.  Call 291.5675 to pre-register or if you have any questions. Ages: 6 - 13 years old

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Andre Berto’s Turkey Giveaway

November 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
FREE
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Andre Berto’s Celebrity Softball Game

November 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

This community event will be hosted by Andre Berto and Amare Staudamire. Enjoy a great game of softball with Tracy McGrady, Sevyn Streeter, and more.

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December 2019

Holiday Extravaganza

December 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

It might not feel like a winter wonderland here in Florida but we promise it will feel like you are walking through one! Kick-off your holidays with an evening full of holiday games, food & fun! This is a kid-friendly and free event for the whole family. If you would like more information please call the Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center at (863) 291-5675.

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January 2020

Bench Press Competition

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am
FREE

FREE competition and open to the community.  Both men and women are encouraged to compete. All participants must be at least 16 years old.  Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. For more information contact (863) 291-5675. Click Here to view the registration form. PLEASE NOTE: This competition may be canceled due to lack of registration.

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Arbor Day Celebration 2020

January 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FREE

The City of Winter Haven Natural Resources Division and Urban Forestry Advisory Board in conjunction with the Polk County/UF/IFAS Extension Office plan to hold this event in celebration of Florida Arbor Day. The event will be a change from previous celebrations, where in lieu of a giveaway, community plantings will take place at Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center on Jan 17, 2020, and a secondary event on Jan 18, 2020, at South Lake Howard Nature Park. Both planting events…

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MLK Community Awareness Day

January 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FREE

This event will include free activities for children, bounce houses, train rides and more! Food will also be provided to the public for FREE. Attendees can also look forward to a program featuring motivational speakers, singing, and dance groups. For more information contact The Concerned Citizens (863) 268-6011

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Prayer Breakfast

January 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The MLK Prayer Breakfast is an annual event to recognize and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King's non-violence, peace, and human equal rights movement. This annual event is to unite people of all ethnicities in the Winter Haven area community by fellowshipping with one another through a program with food. The event will consist of 150 persons in a sit-down dining program. The MLK Prayer Breakfast is an annual celebratory event that consists of prayers, scriptures, readings, and a musical…

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STEAM EXPO

January 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

GCTE Center Inc. is holding its inaugural STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) Expo. Middle/high school students and STEAM vendors are welcome to participate in this event. Each student will represent their school in their choice of STEAM category. This event is open to the community! Contact Cheuhai Grant at tgrant@gctecenterinc.com for more information.

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MLK Blvd. Roadway Construction Community Meeting

January 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MLK Blvd. Roadway Construction Community Meeting Set! Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 4 - 6 pm, citizens are encouraged to come to WHRCC to review the logistics of the roadway reconstruction project for MLK Blvd. Construction is slated to begin in February 2020.

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February 2020

Angles of Destiny’s Hour of Empowerment

February 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

EVENT FLYER Angles of Destiny is partnering with The Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center on February 4th to bring an Hour of Empowerment to young girls ages 8 to 18. This event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include uplifting, informational and motivational discussions. For more information please visit www.AnglesOfDestiny.org or call (863)-286-0588

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Spelling Bee

February 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Join Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center staff for their annual Spelling Bee. Call 863.291.5675 for more information. Spelling Bee Flyer

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October 2020

PCPS Books Bridge Bus Program

October 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Books Bridge Bus Program is an outreach program designed to bring books and book-related knowledge to communities in Polk County. Books Bridge Library Media Specialists and Paraprofessionals take books on busses outfitted as mobile classrooms to young children throughout Polk County. The Book Bridge Bus will be stationed at the Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center for the next few weeks. Stop by before they drive off!

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December 2020

PCPS Books Bridge Bus Program

December 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

The Books Bridge Bus will be stationed at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center every Thursday in December & January from 12:45p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! Kids can stop by to choose books to take home AND KEEP. The Brooks Bridge Bus not be available from December 24th - 31st.

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PCPS Books Bridge Bus Program

December 10, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

The Books Bridge Bus will be stationed at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center every Thursday in December & January from 12:45p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! Kids can stop by to choose books to take home AND KEEP. The Brooks Bridge Bus not be available from December 24th - 31st.

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PCPS Books Bridge Bus Program

December 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

The Books Bridge Bus will be stationed at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center every Thursday in December & January from 12:45p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! Kids can stop by to choose books to take home AND KEEP. The Brooks Bridge Bus not be available from December 24th - 31st.

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PCPS Books Bridge Bus Program

December 24, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

The Books Bridge Bus will be stationed at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center every Thursday in December & January from 12:45p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! Kids can stop by to choose books to take home AND KEEP. The Brooks Bridge Bus not be available from December 24th - 31st.

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PCPS Books Bridge Bus Program

December 31, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

The Books Bridge Bus will be stationed at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center every Thursday in December & January from 12:45p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! Kids can stop by to choose books to take home AND KEEP. The Brooks Bridge Bus not be available from December 24th - 31st.

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January 2021

PCPS Books Bridge Bus Program

Thursday, January 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

The Books Bridge Bus will be stationed at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center every Thursday in December & January from 12:45p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! Kids can stop by to choose books to take home AND KEEP. The Brooks Bridge Bus not be available from December 24th - 31st.

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PCPS Books Bridge Bus Program

Thursday, January 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

The Books Bridge Bus will be stationed at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center every Thursday in December & January from 12:45p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! Kids can stop by to choose books to take home AND KEEP. The Brooks Bridge Bus not be available from December 24th - 31st.

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PCPS Books Bridge Bus Program

Thursday, January 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

The Books Bridge Bus will be stationed at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center every Thursday in December & January from 12:45p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! Kids can stop by to choose books to take home AND KEEP. The Brooks Bridge Bus not be available from December 24th - 31st.

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PCPS Books Bridge Bus Program

Thursday, January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 28, 2021

The Books Bridge Bus will be stationed at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center every Thursday in December & January from 12:45p.m. to 2:30 p.m.! Kids can stop by to choose books to take home AND KEEP. The Brooks Bridge Bus not be available from December 24th - 31st.

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March 2021

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) Meeting – 03.15.21

Monday, March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) will meet Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Winter Haven Recreation and Cultural Center (WHRCC) located at 801 Avenue T, NE. Those wishing to participate through the Zoom platform may register at the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jY1okDY1QGeZS6KCG4bC7A

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June 2021

All 4 Teens: Wellness Night

Friday, June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teen life can be a lot to handle. So THIS FRIDAY at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Cente,r we want to pamper you! From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a night of activities to keep you happier, more creative, and more productive as students during the school year. For more information, please call (863)-291-5675.

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July 2021

All 4 Teens: Movie & Pizza Night

Friday, July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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All 4 Teens: Angels of Destiny Night

Friday, July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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All 4 Teens: Basketball & Open Gym Night

Friday, July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Basketball Skills Saturday

Saturday, July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get your head in the game! Stay ready for basketball season by signing up for Basketball Skills Saturday at the Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center.   Coach Amanda Woodside will guide the athletes, ages 5 - 13, through basic skills, defense strategies, and more. Lunch and prizes will be provided. For more information, please call (863)-291-5675.

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All 4 Teens: Trivia & Games Night

Friday, July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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All 4 Teens: End of Summer Pool Party

Friday, July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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August 2021

2021-08-19 Housing Action Plan Community Meeting

Thursday, August 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Basketball Skills Saturday – CANCELED

Saturday, August 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take your game to the next level! Join us at the Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center for Basketball Skills Saturday, instructed by Coach Amanda! All skill levels are welcome to have fun, work hard and improve their skills.  Pizza will be provided and prizes will be given to game-winners. Registration is required and spaces are limited. For more information, please call (863)-291-5675.

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