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 FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEED YOUR HELP! THE BUILDING THEY ARE IN IS IN NEED OF MAJOR REPAIRS. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO HELP FIX UP THE OLDER BUILDING AND GET IT BACK UP TO STANDARD. FOR MORE INFO OR TO DONATE, PLEASE CALL 863-314-0054. MONETARY DONATIONS OR BOOK DONATIONS CAN ALWAYS BE DROPPED OFF AT 117 E. CENTER AVE. IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING.

*(NEW DAY AND LOCATION) THERE WILL BE LINE DANCING CLASSES EVERY TUESDAY AT THE SEBRING MOOSE LODGE LOCATED AT 11675 HWY 98 E., FROM 1PM-3PM. THE INSTRUCTION FEE IS $5 AND ITS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DEE GREVAN AT 863-214-6226.

SAMARITAN'S TOUCH AND THE FREEDOM CHURCH ARE BRINGING ANOTHER DRIVE THRU FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH FROM 9:30AM-11:00AM. LOCATED AT 3015 HERRING AVE IN SEBRING. GET A BAG OF FREE FRESH FOOD WITH DRIVE THRU SERVICE- NO QUESTIONS ASKED! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-471-1870.

THE HEARTLAND CULTURAL ALLIANCE IS PRESENTING AN EXHIBIT OF OVER 20 PAINTINGS BY FLORIDA ARTIST, D.S. REIF, THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER! THE EXHIBIT WILL BE AT THE PETER POWELL ROBERTS GALLERY LOCATED AT 310 WEST MAIN STREET IN AVON PARK. ADMISSION IS FREE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-453-4531.

THE RED CANE SUPPORT GROUP WILL BE HAVING THEIR NEXT MONTHLY SUPPORT MEETING, THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, FROM 10AM-12:00PM. THEY HOLD MEETINGS EVERY 4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT THE VIETNAM VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION LOCATED AT 3356 GRAND PRIX DRIVE IN SEBRING. FOR TRANSPORTATION CALL 863-382-0139 AT LEAST 3 WEEKS AHEAD OF TIME.

AVPCI'S ANNUAL FALL PLANT SALE IS THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH, FROM 9:00AM-2:00PM. LOCATED AT THE AVPCI NURSERY, AT 8100 HWY. 64 . IN AVON PARK. A $6 BBQ CHICKEN LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THAT INCLUDES BEANS, CHIPS, AND A DESSERT.

THE NEW SINGLE SENIORS GROUP FOR ACTIVE SENIORS 65+ IS HAVING A PIZZA PARTY, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH AT 1PM AT THE SEBRING HILLS CLUBHOUSE. LOCATED AT 200 LARK AVENUE IN SEBRING BEHIND ASPEN DENTAL. NONMEMBER ADMISSION IS $10. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, PLEASE CALL 863-273-6476 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 25TH.

THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS A TOUR OF THE EDISON AND FORD WINTER ESTATES, THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH. JOIN THEM FOR PRIVATE TOURS OF THE ESTATES AND A DELICIOUS LUNCH AFTER THE TOUR AT FORD'S GARAGE. IT'S $132 PER PERSON WHICH INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION. THE MOTOR COACH WILL BE LEAVING THE WEIGEL HOUSE MUSEUM AT 7:30AM AND WILL BE RETURNING AT 4PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL JIM POLLARD AT 863-471-2522 OR EMAIL INFO@SEBRINGHISTORICALSOCIETY.ORG.

THE SEBRING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WOULD LOVE YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR THIER TAILGATE, TASTINGS & TOP DOGS EVENT, THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH. THERE WILL BE TRIVIA, GAMES, A CASH PRIZE FOR THE BEST TEAM FANATIC, AND MORE! $25 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE, $30 AT THE DOOR. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BY CALLING PAIGE AT 863-385-8448 OR BY EMAILING MEMBERSERVICESANDEVENTS@SEBRING.ORG.

TURN 2 BREWING COMPANY IS BANDING TOGETHER TO HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL KIDS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS! JOIN THEM FOR A DAY OF FUN, GAMES, AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH AT 12PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 803-710-2337.

CALLING ALL VENDORS! THE GFWC LAKE PLACID JUNIOR AND WOMAN'S CLUBS ARE IN NEED OF VENDORS FOR THEIR 3RD ANNUAL VENDOR SPLENDOR EVENT, NOVEMBER 12TH. THIS WILL BE A FUNDRAISER FOR LOCAL CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS. INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENDOR SPACES ARE AVAILABLE. THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JOANNE AT JOANNE.SCHIEFER@GMAIL.COM OR VISIT THEM ONLINE AT WWW.GFWC.ORG.

THE INAUGURAL HEARTLAND MARCHING MUSIC FESTIVAL WILL BE OCTOBER 1ST, FROM 8:00AM-2:00PM AT FIREMAN'S FIELD IN SEBRING. THIS EVENT WILL BE CELEBRATING THE HEARTLAND AREA HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BANDS. ENJOY SNACK TRUCKS, VENDORS, CONCESSIONS, AND MORE!

THE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY IS HAVING A FREE PICNIC & FAMILY FUN DAY, OCTOBER 1ST, FROM 10:00AM-3:00PM AT THE PEARCE HOMESTEAD (HWY. 98 & SR 721 IN FORT BASINGER.) BRING A PICNIC LUNCH, BLANKETS, AND LAWN CHAIRS. FOOD, ICE CREAM & DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. THE KIDS CAN ENJOY MANY ACTIVITIES LIKE RACES AND A BOUNCY HOUSE, AND YOUTHS AND ADULTS CAN TAKE PART IN THE CAKE BAKING CONTEST! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL PAT AT 772-834-6630 OR NANCY AT 813-482-4868.

THE 2022 BARKTOBER FEST BROUGHT YOU BY PAWSITIVE EFFECTS WILL BE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE PLACID, SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST. BRING ALL YOUR TWO-LEGGED AND FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS FOR A DAY OF FUN. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PET PHOTOS, MICROCHIPPING, A PET COSTUME CONTEST, FACE PAINTING FOR THE KIDS, MUSIC, AND FOOD. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-441-0351.

THE NEW SINGLE SENIORS GROUP FOR ACTIVE SENIORS 65+, IS HAVING A PICNIC, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH AT 1:00PM, AT VETERAN'S PARK. PLEASE BRING A FOOD OR DESSERT ITEM. THE CLUB WILL PROVIDE HAMBURGERS, HOTDOGS, AND DRINKS. NONMEMBER ADMISSION IS $10. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED- PLEASE CALL 863-273-6476 BEFORE MONDAY, OCTOBER 3RD.

IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH, ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH OF LAKE PLACID IS STARTING A NEW RCIA PROGRAM- MONDAY, OCTOBER 3RD FROM 6:00PM-7:30PM. COME ASK YOUR QUESTIONS AND LEARN WHAT THEY ARE REALLY ABOUT AS THEY SHARE AND TEACH IN A RELAXED, LOVING, AND CARING WAY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CHURCH AT 863-465-3215.

THE CIRCLE THEATRE IN BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SEBRING WELCOMES 5-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER VICTOR WOOTEN, WITH STEVE BAILEY AND DERICO (DER-REE-CO) WATSON IN BASS EXTREMES- LIVE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH. THERE WILL BE TWO SHOWS- ONE AT 6PM AND ONE AT 8PM. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT THE CHAMPION FOR CHILDREN FOUNDATION. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.VICTORWOOTEN.COM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL HARRY AT 863-381-6831.

THE 12TH ANNUAL GREEN DRAGON 5K IS BACK SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH AT 8:00AM. ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE GREEN DRAGON'S BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS AT LAKE PLACID HIGH SCHOOL. TO REGISTER OR TO SPONSOR THE EVENT, CALL SEAN AT 863-699-5010.

THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF SEBRING WILL BE HAVING THEIR FIRST TRIP OF THE SEASON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH. TAKE A DAY AWAY AT THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM AND LUNCH AT THE COLUMBIA RESTAURANT IN YBOR CITY. $110 PER NON- MEMBER GUESTS, $100 FOR WC MEMBERS. PRICE INCLUDES THE BUS TRIP, BUFFET LUNCH, ADMISSION TO THE AQUARIUM, AND A TIP FOR THE DRIVER. TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, CALL LYNN AT 863-446-0740.

ADVENT HEALTH SEBRING INVITES EVERYONE TO JOIN THE PINK ON PARADE 5K & 1 MILE RUN/WALK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH. THIS EVENT HONORS OUR BRAVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FACING BREAST CANCER, CELEBRATES THE SURVIVORS WHO HAVE WON THEIR FIGHT, AND REMEMBERS LOVED ONES. TO PARTICIPATE IT WILL BE $30 PLUS REGISTRATION FEES. TO SPONSOR THE EVENT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 863-402-5525.

THE RED CANE SUPPORT GROUP INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR WHITE CANE AWARENESS DAY, SATURDAY OCTOBER 22ND FROM 10:00AM-2:00PM ON THE CIRCLE IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING. WHITE CANE AWARENESS DAY IS ALL ABOUT EFFORTS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF SIGHT IMPAIRED & BLIND INDIVIDUALS THAT CARRY A WHITE CANE.

THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERAN'S ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE NEXT SERIES OF BIG SHOW BASS TOURNAMENTS, KICKING OFF ON OCTOBER 22ND! ALL TOURNAMENTS WILL BE HELD AT LAKE ISTOKPOGA WITH LAUNCH AT 7:00 AM AND WEIGH INS OPENING AT 1:30PM. EARLY REGISTRATION IS $130 PER BOAT. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL REG PETOSKEY AT 812-564-2098. (OTHER TOURNAMENTS ARE 11/19, 12/17, 1/21, 2/18, AND 3/18)

THE HEARTLAND HOEDOWN BROUGHT TO YOU BY HEARTLAND HORSES EQUINE ACTIVITIES & LEARNING, IS BACK OCTOBER 22ND. ENJOY LIVE MUSIC FROM FOLEY AND BURNS, RAFFLES, FOOD, AND A SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM THE DRILL TEAM! TO SPONSER THE EVENT OR TO DONATE RAFFLE ITEMS PLEASE CALL 863-452-0006. 4305 INDEPENDENCE STREET, AVON PARK.

THE SEBRING MEALS ON WHEELS 23RD ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF SCRAMBLE WILL BE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH, STARTING AT 7AM AT THE SEBRING MUNICIPAL GOLF CLUB. THERE WILL BE MANY CONTESTS, DOOR PRIZES, A 50/50 RAFFLE, AND A SILENT AUCTION. PLEASE REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 1ST. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-402-1818.

THE ANNUAL BLESSINGS OF THE BUSINESSES WILL BE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, FROM 12PM-1PM, AT FIRST SEBRING CHURCH LOCATED AT 401E CENTER AVENUE IN SEBRING. ENJOY SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER THEO ETZEL AND CELEBRATE YOUR BUSINESS.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO RIDGE AREA ARC'S 2022 SEBRING DERBY, NOVEMBER 18TH, FROM 6:30PM-9:30PM AT THE ISLAND VIEW RESTAURANT. (5223 TEE TIME CIRCLE, SEBRING) ENJOY A LIVELY EVENING WITH 10 PROFESSIONAL HORSE RACES ON VIDEO, FUNNY MONEY FOR BETTING, A SILENT AUCTION, A DERBY HAT CONTEST, HORS D'OEUVRES, BEER, A CASH BAR, AND CHANCES TO WIN! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW AT RIDGEAREAARC.ORG.

RIDGE AREA ARC PRESENTS TIDINGS & TINSEL 2022, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AT THE COFFEE VAULT. JOIN THEM FOR A JOLLY GOOD TIME AND STROLL THROUGH BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREES AND HOLIDAY VILLAGES, LIVE MUSIC, AND HORS D'OEUVRES. ITS $20 PER PERSON AND YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE AT RIDGEAREAARC.ORG OR BY CALLING 863-452-1295 EXT. 103.

ATTENTION BINGO PLAYERS! THE LAKE PLACID ELKS LODGE #2661 IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE NEW BINGO PAYOUT INCREASES SOON TO BE EFFECTIVE. TRY YOUR LUCK EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT FROM 6PM-9PM AT 200 CR 621 IN LAKE PLACID. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GOING TO THE ELKS CHILDREN'S THERAPY SERVICE AND THE ELKS YOUTH CAMP FOR FLORIDA KIDS.

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.

PLAY BINGO WITH THE SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER! 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