Upcoming special events in Lakeland include:
-Arbor Day: The Arbor Day event is at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Windward Slopes Park.
Mayor Scott Carmichael will accept the 5th Tree City USA Award to the City of Lakeland.
-Easter Egg Hunt: The Lakeland Lions Club and Lakeland Parks and Recreation are sponsoring an "Easter Egg Hunt" at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2009 at IH Park on Canada Road.
-Bicycle Event, Saturday morning, May 2, 2009. I only have sketchy information at this time, but is is my understanding that the Small Business Chamber and Junior Achievement are sponsoring a fund-raising bike ride starting in Nashville and ending in Lakeland on Saturday morning, May 2. The tentative ending point is the Kroger parking lot area.
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce is planning on sponsoring the "end" of the 4 day bicycle ride and will be need volunteer help to make the event fun for everyone and, most of all, promote Lakeland and Lakeland businesses!