Wonderland Murder Mystery 
Dinner Theatre Fundraiser
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     Saturday October 29th, 2022


   RSVP prior to October15th, 2022.

           Cost: $50.00/person


Absolem's  Treasure

  -Apple, Gouda, & bacon stuffed chicken breast

The Rabbit's Pot

  -Slow roasted baby potatoes & carrots

Tweedle Beans

  -Italian green beans

Wonderland Greens

 - House salad

Hatter's Twisted Treat

 -Pull-away cheesy garlic bread

Red Queen's Delight

 -Moist vanilla & chocolate infused mini cakes



Get ready to experience our best fundraiser yet! Emmerse yourself in the Wonderland atmosphere, dress up as your favorite wonderland character, or come as you are, but be sure to bring along your super sleuthing skills to help you solve the mystery of who is the murderer in Wonderland! Guests will enjoy a whimsical meal served by our cast of characters. Guests will receive a complimentary photograph and be able to take advantage of our designated photo area for personal pictures. One guest will take home a special gift at the end of the evening. 



The Circle of Friends Ministry, Inc. does not own the rights to any photograph, idea, or image to Disney's Alice in Wonderland nor of any of its' characters, or stars portraying said characters.

           NIGHT TO SHINE 2022

                          FEBRUARY 5TH


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Visit First Baptist Church of Lake Wales for our district host church for Night to Shine 2022. More details are available on the host church website at


IMPACT  Church of Lake Wales will be hosting Missions weekend February 5th and 6th, 2022.

Saturday, February 5th at 6:00pm

Sunday, February 6th at 10:00am

Our CEO, Crystal Higbee, will represent the Circle of Friends on Saturday, February 5th at 6:00pm.  Join us in learning about the variety of available mission-based ministries that you can get plugged into and get behind with monetary, volunteer, and/or prayer

support. For more information visit

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            February 10th 6-8pm

The Circle will take part of this community event as one of the mapped locations downtown. Visit your mapped locations in downtown Lake Wales for wine and beer tasting inside local businesses. This is a great way to get familiar with local businesses and members of the community.


You can get your tickets to this event by visiting the following link


                 victory ridge
                  resource fair
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March 15th 5-7pm

The Circle will be taking part in the Resource Fair at Victory Ridge Academy on March 15th,2022 from 5pm-7pm. This is a great event to get familiarized with local organizations that can assist the special need's community. Take advantage of the plethora of information that will be made available at this fair. Stop by our table and say hello to get a 10 or 20% off gift certificate to our boutique. This is our gift to you to say thank you for your support.

For more information visit the Victory Ridge website at 

       easter performance
        tower lakes chapel 
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Sunday March 27th, 2022

            (During morning service)


The Overcomers Performance Arts Troop will be blessing the congregation at Tower Lakes Chapel with their new Easter performance. If you would like to have them perform at your church or civic club, please contact Crystal at (863) 679-2507 for available dates. 

The CEO, Crystal Higbee, has been invited to provide organizational information to the Lake Ashton community during their Monday morning coffee event. If you are a resident of Lake Ashton, make sure to come over to the club house that morning to learn more about our program, get event information, and gather information about our available resources. 

        Rib take-out dinner 
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We are raising funds by serving up a tasty and affordable take-out meal to the community. Each dinner ticket will get our guests two ribs, corn on the cob, potato salad, a drink, and a cookie. Save time and energy by pre-purchasing a dinner ticket on our Events Page today! For more information, please contact Crystal at (863) 679-2507. 

              MOTHER'S DAY 
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Make some precious memories with your loved one(s) this Mother's Day. Wear your favorite hat and period attire or come as you are. For just $20.00 each person will receive a complimentary photograph and gift and enjoy assorted sandwiches, teas, salad, and dessert outside in our private garden. Purchase your ticket now and save the date! For more information, please contact Crystal at (863) 679-2507. 

      Downtown Egg Hunt


                           April 12th 10:30am-Noon


The Circle of Friends' will be hosting an egg hunt that will cover the area surrounding Lake Wales Lake. This activity is open to the public. There will be 6 golden eggs that can be redeemed only through redemption with staff.

If you would like to participate, please contact Crystal at (863) 679-2507

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                                Resouce Vendor 

                                   May 27th-29th

                               The Hyatt Regency Orlando

The Circle is registered to be a resource vendor at the largest resource fair in the state of Florida! We are honored to be able to add our own local resources to the largest compilation of resources avaiable throughout our state. Please make plans to visit this event to get answers to questions you may have regarding your loved one. 

Wine Downtown
Nathaniel's Hope
20TH anniversary Party
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                     June 4th-5th, 2022


               Lake Eola Park, Orlando Florida

The Circle has registered to support and provide our resources at the 20th Anniversary event hosted by Nathaniel's Hope. Make plans to bring your loved one to enjoy the food, games, and fun,and to pick up information on local resources for your loved one with intellectual and/or developmental differences.

             Pre-purchase your ticket by visiting                   


                               Friday, September 9th


The Circle of Friends will once again take part in the city of Lake Wale's Wine Downtown event. Stop by our location during yur walk. For more information contact Crystal at (863) 679-2507. Purchase your tickets and save the date!

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P.O.P Program

                          Friday August 5th, 6:30pm-7:30pm                                

The Circle of Friends is holding an open house for parents and guardians of our P.O.P. program students. This is a great night to enroll, update information, ask questions, give input, and get the event calendar for upcoming academic year. The staff will be available to address concerns and answer questions. Refreshments will be made available. 

-Reminder that ALL scholarship students have to provide proof of income every year or will default to regular tuition fees.

                         SUMMER FUN DAY CAMP

                                    June 7th-24th

                                           T-F   9am-4pm

The P.O.P. students will be enjoying Summer Fun Day Camp during the month of June. Members of the community wishing to attend events are responsible for event costs and may have to provide their own transportation. Please contact Crystal for more details at (863) 679-2507.

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                           October 29th & 30th


The Circle of Friends will be joining the festivities again this year for the Pioneer Days Festival at Lake Wales Lake. Make plans to come out and enjoy the day engaging with the community. Stop by our tent for some hand-crafted natural skin care products. 

          Holiday food drive
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 November 1st-19th 

 Each year the P.O.P. students and staff help collect canned and boxed food items and sort food for the Care Center to help the less fortunate members of our community. Bring in 5 nonperishable food items between November 1st and November 19th and you will receive a 20% coupon for our Boutique.  For more information, please contact Crystal at (863) 679-2507

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     P.O.P. Christmas Party
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                           Friday, November 19th


We are taking Friendsgiving to the street this year! The community is invited to attend this street festival for food, games, and music. We will be handing out 200 Thanksgiving inspired meal boxes. Swag bags will be handed out to the first 25 people to arrive.  Vendors are encouraged to register for the opportunity to get your products in at this event. Registration forms can be downloaded from the homepage by clicking on the Turkey icon marked Vendor Registration. For more information contact

Crystal at (863) 679-2507.

Save the date!

                           Wednesday, December 16th


The P.O.P. students will be having their Christmas party during regular program hours. Friends and family are welcomed to join the festivities. Those wishing to join will have to RSVP by December 1st. If you would like to sponsor a student or the party, please contact Crystal for details.

Midnight Movie 
The Garden

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Ring in the New Year doing something different this year. Bring a cozy blanket and wear your comfy clothes while you are outside in our beautiful garden, snuggled up to your loved one with some popcorn, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, or soda while watching a Christmas classic as it plays on the side of our buidling. There will be a $5.00 charge per person to cover the costs of popcorn and beverages. This fee can be paid at the event. For more information please call Crystal, at (863) 679-2507

                        City of Lake Wales Halloween

                            Downtown Trick-or-Treat


The Circle is proud to being part of offering a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating on Hallowwen. We have decided to participate in the downtown event to provide candy to the children in our community taking part in the celebration that evening.

Stay up-to-date with all events related to The P.O.P. Program, Boutique, and Fundraising Events. Click the '2022 Calendar' icon above to view the 2022 Event and Academic Calendar.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with upcoming events. Please contact the office by telephone (863)679-2507 or by email: to get information about becoming a volunteer.

We hope to see you at our next event!