Heartland Happenings

This is Heartland Happenings. Your guide to local events throughout the community.

Heartland Happenings is your guide to community events, local festivals, and so much more.

THE SEBRING ARTIST'S MARKET IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE ART STUDENTS FROM SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE WILL HAVE THEIR ARTWORK ON DISPLAY FOR THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST. THE SEBRING ARTIST'S MARKET IS LOCATED AT BAREWOOD MARKET AT 130 N. RIDGEWOOD DR. IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING. ALL ITEMS ARE FOR SALE.

THE SEBRING PRE-K CENTER IS NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR! MAKE SURE TO OBTAIN A VPK CERTIFICATE FROM THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION AND REGISTER ONLINE OR IN PERSON AT THE SEBRING PRE-K CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-314-5281 ANY TIME, M-F FROM 7AM-1:30PM OR VISIT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE.

ENJOY $2 TUESDAYS AT THE CIRCLE THEATRE! THERE WILL BE A SUMMER MOVIE MATINEE EVERY TUESDAY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE AT 2PM. THIS WEEK'S MOVIE IS “THE STING,” FEATURING PAUL NEWMAN AND ROBERT REDFORD. FOR MORE INFO CALL 863-381-6831.

THERE WILL BE LINE DANCING CLASSES EVERY THURSDAY AT THE LAKESHORE MALL FROM 1PM-3PM, IN FRONT OF JCPENNEY'S. THE INSTRUCTION FEE IS $5 AND ITS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DEE GREVAN AT 863-214-6226.

PLAY POKER FOR CHARITY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 28TH AT 6PM! ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT A MOBILE SHOWER UNIT THAT HELPS OUR LOCAL HOMELESS VETS. IT'S A $20 BUY IN WITH PRIZES AND TROPHIES AWARDED. LOCATED AT P&J RECREATION AT 33 S. SCENIC HWY IN FROSTPROOF. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO THE POKER4VETERANS FACEBOOK PAGE.

THERE WILL BE AN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT THE SUN N' LAKE GOLF CLUB ON FRIDAY, JULY 1ST FROM 5PM-10PM. THERE WILL BE A $14.99 FIREWORKS BUFFET SERVED AT THE ISLAND VIEW RESTAURANT FROM 5PM-8PM WITH PRIVATE LAWN ACCESS FOR THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT 9PM. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY BY CALLING 863-382-1191.

THE CITY OF FROSTPROOF PRESENTS “FOURTH OF JULY-LIGHTS ON THE LAKE,” SUNDAY, JULY 3RD FROM 4PM-10PM. IT WILL BE KICKING OFF ON THE SHORES OF LAKE CLINCH AND THERE WILL BE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, A DJ, FOOD TRUCKS AND FIREWORKS.

THE CITY OF AVON PARK WILL BE HOLDING THEIR FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON SUNDAY, JULY 3RD, AT DONALDSON PARK/ LAKE VERONA FROM 9PM-10PM.

THE HIGHLANDS LAKESIDE THEATRE WILL BE HAVING A 4TH OF JULY MUSICAL REVUE, MONDAY, JULY 4TH FROM 11AM-3PM. THERE WILL BE A SHOW EVERY HOUR AND FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE HLT SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

THE CITY OF LAKE PLACID WILL BE HOLDING THEIR FIREWORKS DISPLAY OVER LAKE JUNE ON MONDAY, JULY 4TH FROM 9:00PM-10:00PM. YOU CAN WATCH THE FIREWORKS FROM THE SHORE OR BY BOAT!

THE CITY OF SEBRING WILL BE HOLDING THEIR FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON LAKE JACKSON ON MONDAY, JULY 4TH FROM 9:00PM-10:00PM. FIREWORKS WILL BE OFF THE LAKE JACKSON PIER IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING.

THE 29TH ANNUAL FIRECRACKER 5K RUN/WALK WILL BE MONDAY, JULY 4TH AT HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK STATE PARK. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW AT RUNSIGNUP.COM UNTIL JULY 2ND. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT CHET BROJECK AT CBROJEK@COMCAST.NET OR 863-385-4736. 5931 HAMMOCK ROAD, SEBRING.

THE LAKE PLACID ELKS LODGE #2661 WILL BE HOLDING A “STUFF THE BUS” SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE FROM JULY 5TH UNTIL AUGUST 5TH. ALL SUPPLIES AND PROCEEDS WILL GO TO BENEFIT CHILDREN IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY. SUPPLIES CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT THE LOUNGE OF THE LODGE FROM 1PM-7PM, EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL CATHY KECK AT 863-441-3287.

COME AND LEARN ABOUT TRADITIONAL COMPOSTING AND COMPOSTING WITH EARTHWORMS FROM THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS ON SATURDAY, JULY 9TH. THE CLASS WILL BE FROM 10AM-12PM AT THE BERT J. HARRIS AGRICULTURAL CENTER IN SEBRING. $12 FOR EARLY REGISTRATION AND $15 AT THE DOOR. CALL 402-6540 TO REGISTER.

MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IS HOSTING THEIR 2022 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JULY 17TH THROUGH JULY 21ST FOR CHILDREN AGES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH GRADE. IT WILL BE 5PM-8PM EACH EVENING AND DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED. SPOTS ARE LIMITED SO REGISTER TODAY AT VBSPRO.EVENTS/P/PMUMC22 OR BY CALLING MARIA AT 863-465-2422. 500 KENT AVE BEHIND THE TOWER.

HARVEST HOUSE FELLOWSHIP IN LORIDA WILL BE HAVING ITS FOOD TRUCK PARTY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JULY 25TH THROUGH JULY 29TH FROM 10AM-1PM EACH DAY. REGISTER TODAY BY CALLING 863-655-2113 OR VISIT WWW.HARVETHOUSEFELLOWSHIP.ORG.

ST. CAMILLUS POST ACUTE & REHAB CENTER IS HAVING A COMMUNITY GET TOGETHER TO HELP SUPPORT THEIR RESIDENTS, ON JULY 29TH. THERE WILL BE A YARD SALE, A BLOOD DRIVE AND A COOKOUT AT 3011 KENILWORTH BLVD IN SEBRING. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE RESIDENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 910-603-9724.

THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY BRINGS YOU A STARLITE CRUISE, SATURDAY, JULY 30TH. IT WILL BE A DINING THEMED 2 HOUR CRUISE IN CLEARWATER. GRAB YOUR TICKETS TODAY BY CALLING JIM AT 863-471-2522 OR BY EMAILING INFO@SEBRINGHISTORICALSOCIETY.ORG

THE 31ST ANNUAL CALADIUM FESTIVAL IS BACK JULY 29TH- 31ST! ENJOY A CAR & BIKE SHOW, ARTS & CRAFTS BOOTHS, FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT, CALADIUM FIELD TOURS AND MUCH MORE! FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP TO BE A VENDOR CALL 863-465-4331.

THE LAKE PLACID ELKS LODGE #2661 WILL BE HOSTING A BACK TO SCHOOL BASH AT THE LODGE FOR THE CHILDREN OF LAKE PLACID, ON AUGUST 6TH FROM 10AM-2PM. THEY WILL BE GIVING AWAY SCHOOL SUPPLIES, WILL HAVE CLOWNS, FIRE TRUCKS, POLICE DOGS, MUSIC AND FOOD TO ENTERTAIN THE CHILDREN.

THE LAKE PLACID ELKS LODGE #2661 WILL BE HOLDING A 70'S THEMED FUNDRAISER DINNER AND DANCE PARTY ON AUGUST 27TH STARTING AT 6PM. TICKETS ARE $20 AND INCLUDE A ROASTED CHICKEN DINNER. THE FUNDRAISER BENEFITS THE HARRY ANNA TRUST FUND WHICH HELPS PROVIDE YOUTH PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT FLORIDA. GRAB YOUR TICKETS AT THE ELKS LODGE OR BY CALLING CATHY AT 863-441-3287.

WALKER MEMORIAL ACADEMY IS EXPANDING! THEY WILL BE OFFERING A MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR. GO TO WMAEAGLES.ORG TO APPLY TODAY!

THE LAKE PLACID MOOSE LODGE #2374 WILL NOW BE CLOSED ON MONDAYS, THROUGH THE SUMMER. TUESDAY POKER IS ALSO CANCELLED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RESUME IN THE FALL.

ADOPT YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND TODAY! NOW UNTIL JUNE 30TH, ANYONE WHO ADOPTS A CAT OR DOG FROM HIGHLANDS COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IN SEBRING WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAW FOR A $300 GIFT CARD- DRAWING ON JULY 1ST. 7300 HAYWOOD TAYLOR BLVD. M-F 8AM-4:30PM, AND SAT 9AM-1PM.

FRIDAY NIGHT ON MAIN AVENUE IS BACK IN DOWNTOWN LAKE PLACID EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH. FOOD, FUN, MUSIC – AND THE STORES WILL BE OPEN TO WELCOME YOU ON NORTH MAIN.

HANDS FOR THE HOMELESS HOSTS THE FEEDING TAMPA BAY FOOD BANK IN AVON PARK EVERY FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH IN AVON PARK. FOOD DISTRIBUTION BEGINS AT 10AM AT UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AT 107 JIM ROGERS AVENUE, AND GOES TILL NOON OR THE FOOD RUNS OUT.

YOUR NEIGHBORS AT HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY CHURCH AND OTHER CONGREGATIONS AROUND TOWN DISTRIBUTE FOOD PACKAGES EVERY FRIDAY FROM 11 AM TO 1 PM AT HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY CHURCH ON NEW LIFE WAY. A BAG OF FOOD - FREE OF CHARGE BEGINNING AT 11 AM UNTIL THE FOOD IS GONE.

THURSDAY BINGO HAPPENS EACH WEEK AT THE LAKE PLACID ELKS LODGE! DOORS OPEN AT 4PM, GAMES START AT 6PM. THE SNACK BAR WILL BE OPEN FROM 4:30 TILL SIX, TOO.

PLAY BINGO WITH THE SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE! THE GAMES BEGIN AT 6PM AND THE DOORS OPEN AT 4:30PM FOR CONCESSIONS AND SNACKS. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THE CLUBHOUSE LOCATED AT 200 LARK AVENUE IN SEBRING.

PLAY BINGO FOR CHARITY AT THE SEBRING ELKS LODGE EVERY MONDAY NIGHT! DOORS OPEN AT 4:45PM, EARLY BIRDS START AT 6:00PM. PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY AND A LOW, $6 MINIMUM TO PLAY.

BIKE WITH YOUR FRIENDS! HIGHLANDS PEDALERS HOSTS RIDES FROM THE DON JOSE’S PARKING LOT ON LAKEVIEW DRIVE EACH SATURDAY MORNING. THE RIDES DEPART AT 7:15 A.M. SHARP YEAR-ROUND. THE “A” GROUP RIDES AT OVER 19 MILES AN HOUR, THE “B” GROUP RIDES AT BETWEEN 17 ½ AND 19 MILES AN HOUR … SATURDAY RIDES RANGE FROM 33-45 MILES.

That’s Heartland Happenings. If your group or organization has an event coming up email: heartlandhappenings@sebringradio.com