This is Heartland Happenings. Your guide to local events throughout the community for the week of September 10

This Saturday from 10am – 2pm Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Avon Park is holding a free community picnic. Head to Donaldson Park for food, games, bounce houses and fun for all. To find out more email Linda Dewberry at

If you’re a classic car enthusiast then you better be in downtown Sebring Saturday morning for the Show and Shine car show! From 11am – 4pm enjoy seeing collector cars on display, along with touring local merchant shops and eateries. If you have a classic ride you want to show off, there’s no entry fee. So come show off your ride at the Show and Shine car show this Saturday.

Rising Son Ministries Revival Center in Lake Placid invites you to their benefit BBQ dinner this Saturday, September 15th from 11:00am – 2:00pm. There is a cost of $10.00 per dinner, take out only. Each dinner comes with Pulled Pork, green beans, coleslaw, roll, and dessert. To place your order call Christina at 699-1344

Saturday evening, take in the sounds of the Big Lake Highlands Men’s Chorale performing at First Baptist Church of Avon Park at 7pm. Enjoy the sounds of timeless songs you grew up with and love to sing along to. To find out more about this great event call 453-6681.

Next Wednesday, prepare yourself for side-splitting fun as the Chateau Elan presents A Night of Laughs with BJ Odom and Mike Winfield. Dinner will be served at 6 and the show goes on at 7:45. Tickets for dinner and the show are only $29 per person and it’s just $19 if you want to skip dinner to see the show. There will be a cash bar and all you can eat buffet. To get your tickets call 655-7200

That’s Heartland Happenings. If your group or organization have an event coming up, email