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ACCEPTANCE AND BELONGING - an easy gift to give


A lot of you are probably familiar with Abraham Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs." You've probably seen the triangle that depicts the needs of man, with the base representing basic needs such as food, clothing, sleep, shelter. The rest of the triangle, from the bottom up represents Safety, Employment; then Sense of Belonging, Acceptance; then RESPECT and finally, Self Actualization. If we can get all of these needs met, we are happy people indeed. The middle section of the triangle, the part that represents Belonging and Acceptance, is a gift we each can give to one another. Helping others realize they belong is a gift of acceptance that has no monetary cost to you or your business. One of our modern gurus, Deepak Chopra, said, "Practicing the Law of Giving is actually very simple. If you want joy, give joy to others; if you want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation." In a fast changing and integrated world, it's a good idea to help a new business or Chamber member fit in - "break the ice," and make them feel welcomed to our Chamber community. Have a good week.

art2Don't miss FORTRESS FITNESS at Fort Blount Park, the second Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., (beginning in September!) featuring different kinds of exercise! This is a good way to find out what's right for you.

Movies on the Lawn
Come watch a free movie on the lawn on the fourth Friday of every month, except when it's really hot - no movies in June, July or August. The movie begins shortly after dark on the corner of Main and Wilson at the grassy lot. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray and enjoy a popular movie outdoors with the family – there’s nothing like it! Usually one of the service clubs will have snacks available for purchase, or bring your own. See you at dark-thirty!

Community Yard Sale - Always the third Saturday every month, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., downtown Bartow.

Farmer’s Market - Each Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - except the week of Christmas, come to Fort Blount Park and find fresh vegetables plus other great item at the Main Street Farmer’s Market.

Friday, Friday, Friday - Friday Fest Street fun continues on the third Friday of every Month, except for December! Live entertainment, and great community fun.

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday - Every second Saturday, find collectibles and treasures at the Downtown Antique Fair on East Main Street from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Main Street Bartow’s Uptown Community Yard Sale is on the third Saturday of each month on the corner of Wilson and Main. Look for bargains or sell your treasures from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information on events on or near Main Street, call Executive Director of Mainstreet Bartow, Inc., Linda Holcomb, in her office at (863) 519-0508. Mainstreet Bartow is located at 180 South Central Ave.

Check out Mainstreet Bartow, Inc.'s website here. Looking to locate your business in Bartow? Here's a link to the Mainstreet Bartow Business and Building Locator. If you have a business to sell and want to list it on the locator,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 Interesting in participating in the Unity Day Festival either as a Vendor or as an entertainer? Here's the application links! Vendors booths start at $10. It's free to entertain!