Heartland Happenings

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

ENJOY A NEW PLAY AT HIGHLANDS LAKESIDE THEATRE! “A GENTLEMENS GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER” IS PLAYING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5 – IT’S A STORY OF TRYING TO GET RICH THE OLD FASHIONED WAY – MUSIC, FUN AND LAUGHS. TICKETS AT THE BOX OFFICE OR ONLINE AT HIGHLANDSLAKESIDETHEATRE.ORG.

VET JAM END OF SUMMER FEST IS STILL ON FOR SEPTEMBER 4 AND 5 AT THE MOOSE LODGE SOUTH OF SEBRING ON HIGHWAY 98. THEY’RE STILL LOOKING FOR SPONSORS, ENTERTAINMENT AND VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN IN HONORING THE HARD WORK AND LEGACY OF ANNA MARIE FEENEY. COME ON OUT AND SUPPORT THE VETERANS, AND BRING IT HOME FOR THE HEROES. IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP, EMAIL VETJAMANDBOBSPLACE@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 303-598-1070.

ENJOY FREE ADMISSION AT BOK TOWER GARDENS OUTSIDE LAKE WALES EVERY LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH THROUGH SEPTEMBER, COMPLIMENTS OF WAWA. TO RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION, JUST GO TO THE ENTRANCE GATE. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, NO VOUCHER OR RESERVATION NEEDED.

ENJOY FREE ADMISSION AT BOK TOWER GARDENS OUTSIDE LAKE WALES THIS FRIDAY, COMPLIMENTS OF WAWA. TO RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION, JUST GO TO THE ENTRANCE GATE. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, NO VOUCHER OR RESERVATION NEEDED.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IS GIVING AWAY GIFT CARDS TO PET SUPERMARKET WITH EVERY PET ADOPTION THIS MONTH. $20 FOR EACH CAT, $50 FOR EACH DOG ADOPTED. THIS SHELTER IS FULL TO CAPACITY AND REALLY NEEDS HELP TO SAVE THESE HOMELESS ANIMALS. THEY’RE OPEN TILL 4:30 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, TILL 1 PM SATURDAYS. ANIMAL SERVICES IS AT 7300 HAYWOOD TAYLOR BLVD IN SEBRING.

THE NEW TESTAMENT MISSION’S CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT IS SEPTEMBER 4 TH AT RIVER GREENS GOLF COURSE. TEE OF WITH AN 8:30 AM SHOTGUN START – CALL JASON AT THE PRO SHOP AT 453-5210. THE MISSION IS CELEBRATING THEIR 45 TH ANNIVERSARY AND NEEDS YOUR SPONSORSHIPS, PIN PRIZES AND RAFFLE PRIZES, TOO – CONTACT MICHELLE AT 381-4757.

COME TO HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND! THE FRIENDS OF THE HAMMOCK ARE HOSTING AN END OF SUMMER SPLASH AT THE PARK SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY OVER LABOR DAY. CORN HOLE, FOOD TRUCKS, ENERTAINMENT, FIRE TRUCK DISPLAYS, AND WATERSLIDE FUN. REMEMBER, IT’S ONLY SIX BUCKS A CARLOAD TO GET IN TO OUR STATE’S FIRST STATE PARK – HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK!

BRING YOUR SHOW CAR TO JOURNAL PLAZA IN LAKE PLACID FOR A SHINE AND SHOW SEPTEMBER 4 – IT’S SPONSORED BY LAKE COUNTRY CRUISERS AND HIGHLAND COUNTY CORVETTES. SHOW HOURS 11 TILL 2. THERE’S A 50-50 DRAWING, AND THE WINNER GETS A TROPHY!

THE ANNUAL BLESSING OF BUSINESSES PRAYER LUNCH IS BACK THIS YEAR – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT FIRST SEBRING METHODIST CHURCH. DOORS OPEN AT 11, PROGRAM AT 11:25 AND YOU’LL BE OUT BY 12:55. CALL THE CHURCH TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.

THE FORMAL DEDICATION OF THE 9-11 MEMORIAL AT WEST SEBRING FIRE STATION #10 IS SEPTEMBER 11, THE 20 TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9-11. THE STATION IS AT 3517 HAMMOCK ROAD IN SEBRING … IF YOU’D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE OR SPONSOR THE EVENT, CALL 386-6052.

THE AVON CHAMPIONS CLUB’S ANNUAL CHET BROJEK GOLF TOURNAMENT IS SATURDAY, SPETMEBER 11 TH AT PINECREST GOLF CLUB. EIGHT O’CLOCK SHOTGUN START, FOUR PERSON SCRAMBLE, PIN PRIZES, FLIGHT PRIZES, RAFFLES, LUNCH AFTER YOUR ROUND AND YOU’RE SUPPORTING YOUT ATHLETICS IN AVON PARK. CALL CHET AND TELL HIM YOU’RE READY. 712-3524 OR PICK UP ENTRIES AT THE PINECREST PRO SHOP.

GET A BUZZ OUT OF LIFE – LEARN BEE KEEPING AT AN ALL-DAY BEGINNING BEEKEEPING CLASS SEPTEMBER 11TH. THE CLASS IS $35 – CALL DAVID AUSTIN AT THE EXTENSION OFFICE TO REGISTER AT 402-6540.

BARKTOBERFEST IS BACK! PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 IN STUART PARK, DOWNTOWN LAKE PLACID. BARKTOBERFEST IS THE LARGEST PET ADOPTION EVENT IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY. NON-PROFIT LOCAL RESCUES WITH DOGS AND CATS WAITING FOR A LOVING HOME, VENDORS, TRAINING AND FUN. A GREAT DAY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND YOUR PETS. VISIT WWW.PAWSITIVEEFFECTS.ORG FOR MORE.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S ANNUAL “GOLF FORE HOMES” GOLF TOURNAMENT IS BACK, OCTOBER 9 TH AT SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING. THIS IS ONE OF THE BIG ONES EACH YEAR – GET YOUR FOURSOME IN TODAY. ENTRY BLANKS AT THE SUN N LAKE PRO SHOP, OR CALL 385-7156.

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.

HAVE AN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST AT THE AVON PARK MOOSE LODGE THE FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 8-11 AM AT THE LODGE AT 1318 W. BELL ST. $6 FOR SCRAMBLED EGGS, SAUSAGE, BACON, BISCUIT W/GRAVY, HASH BROWNS, PANCAKES, COFFEE & JUICE. PROCEEDS GO TO THE MOOSE LEGION FUND.

PLAY POOL FOR A CAUSE! THE 2ND ANNUAL EVERGLADES OPEN BREAST CANCER TOURNAMENT IS OCTOBER 10TH AT BC BILLIARDS IN SEBRING. THERE’S A $3000 PURSE – WINNER GETS $1000! MEET SPECIAL GUEST ALLISON FISHER – “THE DUCHESS OF DOOM” – AND BE ONE OF THE FIRST 64 PAID ENTRIES TO PLAY. REGISTER IN PERSON AT BC BILLIARDS ON POMEGRANITE AVENUE IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING.

SPRING LAKE’S 50 TH BIRTHDAY IS THIS YEAR, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE INVITE YOU TO THE PARTY! OCTOBER 23 RD FROM 10 TO 5 AT THE PINE BREEZE PARK COMMUNITY CENTER AT THE CORNER OF HIGHWAY 98 AND SPRING LAKE BOULEVARD. THERE’LL BE MUSIC, GAMES, RAFFLES, KID EVENTS, FOOD, VENDORS AND MORE. IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE A PART OF THE FUN, CALL THE SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION NOW AT 655-2230.

THE 54 TH ANNUAL SEBRING ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL IS BACK NOVEMBER 6 TH IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING. FOOD, FUN AND FANTASTIC ARTS AND CRAFTS WILL LINE THE CIRCLE FROM 9AM TILL 4PM. IF YOU’D LIKE THE BE A VENDOR OR DISPLAY AND SELL YOUR ART, CALL THE ART LEAGUE AT 385-5312 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30 TH .

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