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THE ANNUAL DOWNTOWN SEBRING CAROUSEL OF LIGHTS IS BACK AND LIGHTS UP ON NOVEMBER 28 – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – IN CIRCLE PARK. THE LIGHTS WILL BE ON THROUGH CHRISTMAS EVERY NIGHT FROM 6-9 PM.

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AT HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE FOR A TWO PERSON SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT BENEFITTING THE CHAMPION FOR CHILDREN FOUNDATION AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 AT 8:30AM. CASH PAYOUTS FOR FLIGHT WINNERS, CLOSEST TO THE PIN AND SKINS. CALL TERRY STAFFORD AT 414-3221, OR ENTER AT THE HARDER HALL PRO SHOP.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THIS YEAR’S HIGHLANDS ART LEAGUE COOKIEFEST DECEMBER 5! KIDS DECORATE HOLIDAY COOKIES WITH CHEF MAC, WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA, AND HELP CREATE A HOLIDAY ART PROJECT FROM 10AM-1PM. SPONSORED BY THE PALMS OF SEBRING. IT’S FREE, BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED – LOG ON AT HIGHLANDSARTLEAGUE.ORG

BARE WOOD MARKET, AT 130 NORTH RIDGEWOOD IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING, IS HOSTING ITS SECOND ANNUAL PARADE OF TREES TO BENEFIT THE RIDGE AREA ARC. LOCAL BUSINESSES WILL BE DECORATING A 3′ CHRISTMAS TREE, ON DISPLAY FROM NOVEMBER 25 THROUGH DECEMBER 11. VOTE FOR THE WINNERS – AND BUY ONE! ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE RIDGE AREA ARC.

THE LAKE PLACID GARDEN CLUB’S TENTH ANNUAL HOME AND GARDEN TOUR IS DECEMBER 5TH FROM NOON TILL 4PM. BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND GARDENS ON DISPLAY, AND A “GIVING TREE” YOU CAN HELP TRIM FOR A NEEDY FAMILY. CALL JULIE FOR TICKETS NOW AT 702-994-9739.

RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AVON PARK IS HOLDING AN “INDOOR YARD SALE” DECEMBER 5TH BEGINNING AT 8AM. DOORS CLOSE AT 2PM, AND EVERYTHING MUST GO BY THEN! HUNDREDS OF ITEMS PRETTY MUCH EVERYING BUT CLOTHING ON SALE AT 324 EAST MAIN STREET AT THE CORNER OF MAIN AND MEMORIAL IN AVON PARK. CALL 453-6858.

SEBRING’S VFW POST 4300 HAS ITS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AT SEBRING GOLF CLUB ON DECEMBER 12. 8 O’CLOCK SHOTGUN START, FOUR-PERSON SCRAMBLE, LIMITED TO JUST 36 FOURSOMES … GET YOUR GROUP IN THE FUN. REFRESHMENTS ON THE COURSE, MEAL AFTERWARD AND YOUR ENTRY FEE INCLUDES YOUR MULLIGAN! CALL PAUL MORRIS AT 446-2064 OR PICK UP ENTRIES AT THE POST ON LAKEVIEW DRIVE.

10 YEARS OF CHILI! THE 10TH ANNUAL CRAZY PEPPER CHILI COOKOFF IS SET FOR JANUARY 23 ON THE CIRCLE IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING. ENTER YOUR TEAM OR GET MORE INFORMATION ONLINE AT ROTARYCHILI.COM!

EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE – AND BOTH SEBRING AND LAKE PLACID ARE HAVING THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADES THIS YEAR! OUR LOCAL JAYCEES PRESENT THE SEBRING DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER FOURTH; LAKE PLACID’S ANNUAL PARADE IS THE NEXT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH.

GET YOUR KIDS IN ON THE FUN WITH THE LAKE PLACID ELKS CLUB FOR THE ANNUAL HOOPS SHOOT 2020 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2020 AT MAKE PLACID’S GENESIS CENTER. IT’S A FREE THROW SHOOTING CONTEST FOR GIRLS & BOYS AGES 8 THRU 13. EACH CONTESTANT SHOOTS 25 FREE THROWS…BEST SCORE ADVANCES TO THE DISTRICTS…THE REGIONALS…THE STATE…THE NATIONALS. CONTACT COACH SKI FOR MORE INFO.. 464-9552, OR BYG EMAIL AT LAKEPLACIDPROUD@GMAIL.COM.

THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS’ ANNUAL “LET IT GROW” GARDEN FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM NOVEMBER TO MARCH – LOOK FOR IT SATURDAY MARCH 6TH AT THE BERT J HARRIS AGRICULTURAL CENTER ON GEORGE BLVD. TO BE A VENDOR OR LEARN MORE CALL THE AG CENTER AT 402-6540.

THE MUSEUM OF FLORIDA ART AND CULTURE AT SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE IS OPEN! MUSEUM HOURS ARE 12:30 – 4:30, WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

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 DIMITRI’S PARKING LOT DOWNTOWN 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.

THE AVON PARK DEPOT MUSEUM IS OPEN FRIDAYS! SEE YOUR HISTORY AND APPRECIATE YOUR HOMETOWN EVERY FRIDAY FROM 10AM TILL 3PM. 3 NORTH MUSEUM AVENUE IN AVON PARK.

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