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.

YOUR SEBRING BOY SCOUT TROOP 846 IS HOLDING OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEW SCOUTS!  THIS TROOP PRODUCES EAGLE SCOUTS AND IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE STATE.  THEY MEET AT First United Methodist church IN SEBRING.  CHECK OUT THE TROOP’S FACEBOOK PAGE – JUST SEARCH FOR Boy Scout Troup 846.  Camping, Canoeing, Hiking, Fishing, Instate & Out of State  Summer camping trips … ALL PART OF BEING A SCOUT.  COME TO A MEETING TO FIND OUT MORE.

The Heritage Association of Highlands County is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Highlands County with a Heritage Festival on April 17 and 18 at the Edna Pearce Lockett Estate.  entertainment, exhibits, and speakers sharing the history of Highlands County.  Covid 19 protocols will be followed.  WANT TO GET INVOLVED?  CONTACT THE ASSOCIATION AT info@heritageassociation.org.

NU HOPE ELDERCARE SERVICES PRESENTS THEIR 23RD ANNUAL NU HOPE GOLF TOURNAMENT APRIL 24TH AT SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING. 8 O’CLOCK SHOTGUN SCRAMBLE, FOUR-PERSON TEAMS AND LUNCH WITH YOUR AWARDS AFTERWARD.  RAFFLES, PIN PRIZES, A PRO SHOT FOR CHARITY AND MORE MAKE THE NU HOPE A BIG ONE EVERY YEAR.  CALL DEBBIE AT 382-2134 TO REGISTER OR SPONSOR THE TOURNAMENT. 

the Avon Park Bluegrass Blueberry Festival is BACK April 24, IN DONALDSON PARK FROM YOUR AVON PARK ROTARY CLUB.  THE LIVE BLUEGRASS MUSIC, THE FOOD AND THE FUN ARE BACK IN ‘21.  AN ALL DAY EVENT RAISING FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY AND GET YOUR BLUEBERRIES ON.  PLAN ON IT!

GO FISHING WITH THE SEBRING ELKS, AND MAYBE WIN A THOUSAND BUCKS!  THE ELKS LODGE IS HOLDING A FISHING TOURNAMENT APRIL 24TH ON LAKE JACKSON FROM SAFE LIGHT TILL 2PM, FROM THE ELKS CLUB RAMP RIGHT OFF THE CORNER OF LAKEVIEW AND KENILWORTH.  THERE are CASH PRIZES DOWN THREE PLACES, AND AN OPTIONAL BIG BASS POT.  ENTRY FEE INCLUDES YOUR LUNCH, AND LUNCH IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FOR NON-ANGLERS.  CALL THE SEBRING ELKS lodge to enter.

THE ANNUAL SEBRING SUNRISE ROTARY GOLF TOURNAMENT IS BACK – BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER, MAY 1 AT SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING.  THE SIGNATURE CHARITY THIS YEAR ONCE AGAIN IS THE GUELFF FAMILY ESOPHAGEAL CANCER FOUNDATION, BUT YOUR INVESTMENT MAKES OUR WHOLE COUNTY A BETTER PLACE.  CALL KIM AT 381-6965 AND GET YOUR FOURSOME IN FOR MAY 1.

ENJOY THE KENTUCKY DERBY WITH SEBRING’S MEALS ON WHEELS!  THEIR ANNUAL KENTUCKY DEBRY PARTY IS MAY 1 IN THE PARISH HALL AT ST. AGNES EPISCOPAL CHURCH.  THE PARTY STARTS AT 5PM.  HOT BROWNS, APPETIZERS AND DERBY BEVERAGES SRVED, ALONG WITH THE RACE ON THE BIG SCREEN.  WEAR YOUR DERBY ATTIRE … BEST HAT AND BEST JOCKEY SILKS GET A PRIZE, AND YOU’LL BE SUPPORTING MEALS ON WHEELS – THE FOLKS WHO BRING HOT NUTRITIOUS MEALS AND FRIENDSHIP TO HOMEBOUND SENIORS ALL OVER SEBRING AND LAKE PLACID.  CALL 402-1818 FOR TICKETS OR SPONSORSHIPS!  

your neighbors at highlands community church and other congregations around town will be distributing food packages this 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 IS BACK AT THE Lake Placid Elks Lodge!  Limited seating and sanitizing will be DONE TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE … doors open at 4pm, games start at 6pm.   the snack bar WILL BE open from 4:30 TILL SIX, TOO.

bingo for charity IS BACK at the sebring elks lodge -  now, every Monday  night!   Doors open at 4:45pm,  Early Birds start at 6:00pm.  please wear a mask, and Bring your own food & non-alcoholic drinks - 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

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