Heartland Happenings

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

DEC 1 BEGINS BARE WOOD MARKET’S ANNUAL PARADE OF TREES. THIS IS A CHARITY EVENT WHERE LOCAL BUSINESSES BRING A DECORATED TREE TO BWM FOR DISPLAY. THIS YEAR’S CHARITY RECIPIENT IS BEAUTY FIT FOR A QUEEN. THIS IS A LOCAL CHARITY WHICH TEACHES YOUNG TEENAGE GIRLS THAT THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT. DURING THE PARADE, TREES WILL BE FOR SALE WITH PICKUP ON DEC 18TH. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE TREES GOES TO BEAUTY FIT FOR A QUEEN. PARADE RUNS DEC.1 – DEC 17 -DURING NORMAL STORE HOURS.

IT’S TIME FOR A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS WITH THE GATLIN BROTHERS ON DEC 2ND. LARRY, STEVE AND RUDY, ARE A GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING TRIO WHO HAVE DAZZLED AUDIENCES FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS WITH A LIFETIME OF NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS . FOR MORE INFO OR TICKETS GO TO WWW.SFSCARTS.ORG

YOUR FRIENDS AT SEBRING HILLS INVITE YOU TO BINGO- DECEMBER 2ND, 9TH, 16TH, 23RD, 30TH* 6:00PM- 9:00PM. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 PM. THE KITCHEN WILL BE OPEN SERVING REFRESHMENTS AND SNACKS. AT THE SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION CLUBHOUSE, 200 LARK AVE, SEBRING, FL 33870

KICK OFF SEBRING’S HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE ANNUAL SEBRING CHRISTMAS PARADE ON DEC 3 RD . START TIME: 7:00 PM ON THE CORNER OF NORTH RIDGEWOOD DRIVE AND SEBRING PARKWAY AND THEN TRAVELS SOUTH TO CIRCLE PARK, WHICH WILL BE ILLUMINATED BY THE CAROUSEL OF LIGHTS, AND ENDS AT SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE AT THE CORNER OF MCLANE LANE. ENJOY THE MUSIC, FLOATS AND FESTIVITIES WITH SPECIAL GUEST SANTA CLAUS.

FRIDAY, DEC 3 RD FROM 7:00 AM-2:00 PM , THE SEBRING NOON ROTARY WILL BE CONDUCTING THE ANNUAL CIRCLE OF CANS AROUND THE SEBRING CIRCLE. THE ROTARY WILL BE ACCEPTING CANS AND MONEY DONATIONS FOR THE LOCAL SALVATION ARMY SO THEY CAN HELP NEEDY FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. MORE INFO- CALL MARY AT 381-5128.

DON’T MISS THE LAKE PLACID GARDEN CLUB’S 11TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME & GARDEN TOUR FROM NOON-4:00 PM ON DEC. 4TH. SEVERAL BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED HOMES AND METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED GARDENS ARE FEATURED IN THE TOUR. BRING AN ORNAMENT TO ADD TO OUR “GIVING TREE.” TICKETS ARE $15. CALL (702) 994-9739 OR (561) 201-2130.

THE WORLD FAMOUS WILD GAME DINNER IS BACK, DECEMBER FOURTH, SOUTH OF LAKE PLACID, FROM THE LAKE PLACID NOON ROTARY. THE FOOD, THE FUN AND THE MUSIC ARE ALL BACK –JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS FOR ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHARITY EVENTS OF THE YEAR. $100 FOR GENERAL ADMISSION.

THE WOMEN’S MINISTRY OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LAKE PLACID, IS HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4TH IN THE GENESIS CENTER IN LAKE PLACID. BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE QUILTS WILL BE THE STAR OF THIS BAZAAR, BUT THERE’S A BIG RANGE OF VENDORS, A BAKE SALE, SOUP BAR AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS FOR SALE. THE SALE IS FROM 8:30 AM TO 2:00 PM.

SUNDAY DEC 5 TH , ENJOY A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT AND SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE BY JOINING OUR COMMUNITY IN SUPPORTING PEACE RIVER WOMEN’S SHELTER. 12PM AT TURN 2 BREWERY WITH $15 PLATES WITH ALL THE FIXINS. WATERSLIDE FUN, CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT ($20 ENTRY FEE), LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY RANSOM, ALT ROUTE 27 & HONEY, RAFFLES, PRIZES AND KARAOKE. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT THE SHELTER. TO VOLUNTEER CALL BEAU MCCALLUM (360) 333-8383.

AVON PARK MOOSE LODGE 2494 WILL HOST AN $8 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST FROM 8- 11A.M. SUNDAY DEC.5TH AT 1318 W. BELL ST. BREAKFAST IS EVERY FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAY EVERY MONTH. AND INCLUDES SCRAMBLED EGGS, SAUSAGE, BACON, BISCUIT W/GRAVY, HASH BROWNS, PANCAKES, COFFEE & JUICE. OPEN TO PUBLIC, ALL PROCEEDS FOR MOOSE LEGION FUND

CELEBRATE THIS FESTIVE TIME OF YEAR AT THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON AT THE JACARANDA HOTEL TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION. DEC 9 TH AND TICKETS ARE $50/PERSON; SEATING IS LIMITED SO PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE. CALL (863) 453-3133.

JOIN YOUR SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY DECEMBER 9 TH FOR A TRIP TO FORT MEYERS, AND SEE “A HOLLY, JOLLY CHRISTMAS.” BROADWAY STYLE SHOW MUSIC, DANCING AND FUN, AND YOUR PRICE INCLUDES LUXURY ANNETTE COACH TRANSPORTATION, THE SHOW AND A BUFFET LUNCH. YOU LEAVE AT 9AM, AND BE BACK IN TOWN BY 6PM. THE WHOLE DAY IS $110, AND THERE’S A DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY. CALL 471-2522 TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT!

POWER AND LIGHT PRODUCTIONS IS BACK WITH “BETHLEHEM NIGHTS- A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL” DECEMBER 9, 10, AND 11 AT CATTLEMAN’S ARENA IN WAUCHULA. TAKE A WALK BACK IN TIME THROUGH THE DUSTY STREETS OF BETHLEHEM. LIVE ANIMALS, AUTHENTIC SETS, MERCHANT SHOPS, MUSIC, DANCING, LIGHTING AND A PETTING ZOO WILL WARM YOUR HEART, AND REMIND EVERYONE OF THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS. TICKETS AT POWERANDLIGHTPRODUCTIONS.COM – OR AT THE GATE.

GRAB YOUR SNEAKERS AND SHOW YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT ON DEC 10. JOIN THE JARRETT FAMILY FOR THEIR ANNUAL JINGLE BELL RUN ALONG AVON PARK’S MAIN STREET. ENJOY THE FESTIVE MAIN STREET LIGHTING AND HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ADVENT HEALTH SEBRING WELLNESS CENTER. CHILDREN’S FUN RUN STARTS AT 6:00 PM AND 5K RACE STARTS AT 6:20 PM. REGISTER AT HTTPS://RUNSIGNUP.COM/JINGLEBELL5K2021

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE SUNCOAST ARE HOSTING THE ANNUAL GOLF BIG FORE KIDS GOLF TOURNAMENT DEC 11 TH AT SUN N LAKE GOLF CLUB. REGISTRATION- 7AM, SHOTGUN START- 8AM, AND LUNCH AT THE ISLAND VIEW RESTAURANT- 12PM. ALL TEAMS MUST REGISTER BY DEC 3 RD . CALL SHAWN AT 863-402-9001 FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER.

JOIN LAKE PLACID FOR THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE DEC 11 TH WITH FLOATS, CHEERLEADERS, BANDS, FIRE TRUCKS AND, OF COURSE, SANTA CLAUS. PARADE STARTS AT 7:00 PM. PLEASE VISIT THE LAKE PLACID CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. WWW.VISITLAKEPLACIDFLORIDA.COM

ENJOY CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE WITH THE FLORIDA FLYWHEELERS ANTIQUE ENGINE CLUB FOR THEIR SEASON KICK- OFF EVENT THAT SALUTES OUR VETERANS, DEC 10-11 AND DEC 17 TH – 18TH. THEY PROMOTE INTEREST IN RESTORING, PRESERVING AND EXHIBITING ANTIQUE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES, STEAM ENGINES, ANTIQUE TRACTORS AND AUTOS AND OTHER LABOR-SAVING DEVICES FROM THE BY-GONE YEARS. GET MORE INFO AT:
WWW.FLORIDAFLYWHEELERS.ORG.

NASSGRASS LAWN MOWER RACING IS BACK SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 AT THE AVON PARK MOWERPLEX. THEY RACE EVERY SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH UNTIL MAY. JOIN IN THE FUN WITH 60 MILE-AN-HOUR LAWN MOWER RACING AT THE MOWERPLEX, JUST PAST THE AIRPORT OFF HIGHWAY 64 WEST OF AVON PARK.

ON DEC 13 TH – SEBRING VILLAGE WELCOMES THE GEORGE CASEY SHOW, A ONE MAN COMEDIAN SHOW. GEORGE WILL PERFORM AT 7:30 PM AT SEBRING VILLAGE, LOCATED AT 4343 SCHUMACHER ROAD. TICKETS ARE $12.00. TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL CAROL COLON AT 717-321-5045.

THE SEBRING HILLS FUNDRAISING PANCAKE BREAKFAST WILL BE- SATURDAY DEC 18TH AT THE CLUBHOUSE. 8-10 A.M., $5 MEMBERS, $6 NON-MEMBERS, INCLUDES PANCAKES, BACON OR SAUSAGE, EGGS, AND JUICE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC .

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.

BARKTOBERFEST IN LAKE PLACID HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JANUARY, IN THE INTEREST OF EVERYONE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY. KEEP IN TOUCH! VISIT WWW.PAWSITIVEEFFECTS.ORG FOR MORE.

IF YOU STILL NEED HELP GETTING BACK ON YOUR FEET AFTER COVID, FLORIDA’S FEDERALLY- FUNDED EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE RELIEF PROGRAM TO SUPPORT RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IS STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR RENTAL AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE. LOG ON TO THE WEBSITE – WWW.OURFLORIDA.COM.

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 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