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It’s time to grab your girlfriends, bring your besties and enjoy a lovely ladies-only evening in Downtown Lakeland. There’s no ticket to buy! Just stop by one of the participating locations to get your free map to the goodies and specials.

Following is a run-down of specials and events happening during the Downtown Lakeland Partnership’s Girls Night Out on Saturday, Sept. 24, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.:

Brooke Pottery

This retail shop filled with the finest American crafts will host Danny Rogerson of It’s In the Details, who will discuss ideas for planning events. Hors d’oeuvres prepared by Danny will be served, as well as wine. Mary Kay Cosmetics Sales Director, Tracie Carley, will give demonstrations and product samples. Each participant will receive a gift bag, and an opportunity to register to win a gift basket containing items from Brooke Pottery.

Mitchell’s Coffee House

The crew at Mitchell’s will be spinning records supplied by Jesse Carl Vinyl, and having a girl’s game night. They have goody bags from Katara Confectionery, which includes macaroons and Mitchell’s coffee, for the first 20 ladies who visit. Come shop the LulaRoe by Manda pop-up boutique, and enter to win a coffee gift basket valued at $75.


The Embroidery Mill & Boutique

Stop in for onsite embroidery demonstrations and take 15 percent off your store purchases during the event. Enter the drawing to win a basket of boutique goodies. They’ll also be playing music, and serving wine and cheese.

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Scout & Tag

Enjoy lite fare and wine with a wine glass to take home. Enter the drawing for a handmade “thankful” wood plaque. Get a free cosmetic bag with any purchase from Rafa Natural, and enter a drawing for a Perfect Pumpkin Organic Hand Wash and Hand Lotion.

Two Hens & a Hound on So Ken

In addition to exploring all of the local artisans’ offerings always on hand, we’re featuring Kimberly’s KRaP Art Studio. Come see Kimberly’s one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry creations. Linksters Tap Room will give away BOGO cards for cocktails. And, The Hens will give 20% off custom framing service coupons – perfect for the holidays. Enter to win a wonderful gift basket, too!

Traditions Unlimited

Enjoy food samplings, and watch artist Cheryl Dossey demonstrate some of the mixed media she uses to create her paintings.

Sifu Och Wing Chun Kung Fu

Watch self-defense, kickboxing, and other fitness routine demonstrations and learn how these disciplines can enhance your life.

My Office & More

My Office & More provides professional office, desk and meeting space in a beautifully restored, historic building.  The heart of My Office & More is collaboration so they have teamed up with other businesses to provide an evening of fun. Urban Appeal is a modern, urban-styled apparel store that will provide a handsome male model for pictures with all ladies who stop by. SoLa Petit Four is an exotic and creatively-flavored boutique bakery specializing in gourmet petit fours and other miniature desserts.  They will have free samples, as well as boxes of goodies to purchase. Gerry’s Paparazzi Jewelry will display their well priced and stylish jewelry and accessories.

Bella Visage Medical Rejuvenation

Come be treated like a queen with free product samples and live demonstrations of  injectables and other procedures. Lakeland Brewing Company will serve samples of their delicious craft beers. Check out clothing from 5th & Hall, the intersection of classic style and street fashion. Several other vendors will be on hand to discuss the proper use of their products.

Just Dance Academy of Dance & Etiquette

Come see how easy it is to learn to dance: from Salsa and Mambo, to swing and ballroom, even belly dancing. Learn about the yoga, fencing and other classes offered. Talk to the expert from Maelle Makeup & Skincare and enter the raffle to win a prize.

Got Candy & More

Free tastings of sinfully delicious chocolates, and equally delicious sangria. Taylor Made Florals will show off their artful floral designs, and each lady will get a flower. Floral crowns will be available for sale.

Copper Tree Beads

Sit in on a basic jewelry making class, watch demonstrations, and allow one of our experts to help you design your own piece.

Just Costumes Sales & Rentals

You are invited to explore your creative side with costumes and accessories.  Who doesn’t like to dress up?