This is Heartland Happenings. Your guide to local events throughout the community for the week of December 31

The Frostproof Jamboree is back for its 3rd season with the Passing Thru Country Music Band and Special Guests! The Jamboree takes place every Tuesday at 7 pm and Thursday at 2 pm in the City Hall Auditorium. Call 330-272-8350 to find out more.

Spring Lake United Methodist Church invites you to their annual garage sale this Friday and Saturday morning. From 8 am – 2 pm take advantage of amazing deals on pre-loved treasures, and the bake sale. Breakfast and lunch will be served too.

Friday night, the Lee Alcorn Trio is performing at American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid! From 5-7pm savor, a delicious dinner, while the live music rocks the night away from 6-9pm. Call 863-465-0975 for more details.

Start your Saturday morning off right with the Social Breakfast Club at Sebring Mobile Estates. For only $5, enjoy a hot and ready breakfast as you meet new friends from 7-9: 30 am. All proceeds benefit local charities.

American Legion Post 69 will hold their annual Avon Park JROTC Golf Tournament this Saturday, at SunNLakes Golf Club. Entry fee is $55 per player for the Scramble and entry fees will be accepted no later than January 1st. Call 863-453-4553 for more details.

Come join St. Agnes Church for a twelfth Night of fun with dancing and live music by the Skylarks this Saturday at 6 pm. Tapas will be served along with a fine selection of wine and other beverages. Tickets are only $20 and are available at the parishioner’s office located at 3840 Lakeview Drive.

This Thursday, the 50+ Senior Softball draft will be held for the upcoming season. Practice is held every Tuesday and Thursday morning at the Highlands County Sports Complex at 8:30, and games begin at noon. It’s only $35 per player to enter. You just need to bring a bat and glove. Call 835-2405 to find out more.

This Friday night, the Lake Placid Journal Plaza is the place to be for family fun! They’ll have live music kick off the fun at 5:30, followed by the movie “Incredibles 2” shown at 7:30. The Good News Café is open with full menu, beer, wine, coffee and smoothies.

And come back to the Lake Placid Journal Plaza Saturday morning for the Farmer’s Market! You’ll find everything from produce, to tropical treats, to jewelry and more! Go to to see the full list.

If you’ve recently lost a spouse, Bible Fellowship Church invites you to find help at their free seminar this Saturday afternoon. From 3:30 to 5:30, you’ll hear advice on coping with your loss, how to deal with the pain, and what to expect in your grief. For more details call 385-1024.

Sunday afternoon, Highlands Community Chorus will present their Winter Concert, “Peace Restored” at Sebring Church of the Brethren, located behind The Palms of Sebring. Tickets are just $7 and available at the door. Doors open at 3:00p.m.

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