Tuesday, Oct. 2
CHIEF CHAT: 7:30 a.m. first Tuesdays, Broadway Diner, 1380 N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, free/cost of food. Monthly chat with Bartow Police Chief Joe Hall, no agenda, just conversation.
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.
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES: 6 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 2 through Nov. 20, Lions Community Park, 820 Ave. L SW, Winter Haven, $50 residents, $63 nonresidents, Parks and Recreation at 863-291-5656, instructor Bob Sokoloskis at 863-676-2798. The Winter Haven Parks and Recreation Division is offering an eight-week dog obedience class with temperament and socialization training. Dogs must be at least 4 months old and have their permanent shots. Training equipment, leashes, collars, chew bones, etc. will be available through the instructor at discount prices.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
INVASIVE PLANT REMOVAL: 8:15 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Circle B Bar Reserve, 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, free, 863-668-4673. Help remove the invasive species Caesar weed. Bring gloves and water, and plan to spend a couple of hours or as long as you can last.
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.
LAKELAND SOUTH WOMEN’S CONNECTION LUNCHEON: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3, The Club at Eaglebrooke, 1300 Eaglebrooke Blvd., Lakeland, $17, reservations and cancellations by Oct. 2, 863-425-1390, [email protected], www.stonecroft.org. Feature is Take Heart and Top Buttons boutiques and motivational speaker Carol Foster on Connecting the Dots of My Life.
INSURANCE 411 – TRAINING EVENT: Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 3, Terrace Hotel, 329 E. Main St., Lakeland, free, registration required, 888-404-5181, www.eventbrite.com/e/insurance-411-training-event-lakeland-fl-tickets-50139598890. Training event for insurance producers and agents. Topics include creating custom marketing plans, getting paid, understanding product commissions and what to expect, sales process, finding and using quality leads and how to avoid scams.
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, Oct. 4
FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKET: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Market Square Park, 110 W. Bay St., Davenport, free, vendor space $5-$10, Katie 863-419-3300 ext. 138, [email protected], www.mydavenport.org.
SOCIAL SENIORS CLUB: 1 p.m. Thursdays (business meetings first Thursdays), a local restaurant, call Bill 863-298-9779 or Melissa 863-221-6177 for more information. Club is for seniors to socialize, establish friendships, enjoy recreational activities and more.
FOSTER CARE INFO NIGHT: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, Heartland for Children, 1239 E. Main St., Bartow, free, reservations call 863-519-8900 ext. 289, www.heartlandforchildren.org. For anyone interested in becoming a foster caregiver or anyone curious about the process, be made aware of immediate needs and ask questions.
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. John’s Methodist Church, Wesley Chapel, 1800 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, free, Paul Evert at 863-289-7227, www.sentimentaljourneymen.com.