Heartland Happenings

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

THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAS HAD TO CANCEL THEIR JANUARY QUARTERLY LUNCH PLANNED FOR JANUARY 23 DUE TO VIRUS CONCERNS. STAY TUNED FOR MORE CHANCES TO LEARN ABOUT AND APPRECIATE OUR COMMUNITY’S HISTORY – THEY’LL BE BACK!

STAY OUT OF THE HEAT AND RAIN WITH INDOOR SOCCER AT AVON PARK LAKES BAPTIST CHURCH. IT’S A FAST PACED GAME, INDOORS! CONTACT ERIC MCGREGOR AT 863-452-6556. THE SEASON STARTS FEBRUARY 15.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH’S LADIES GUILD HAS A BIG GARAGE SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH AT THE CHURCH AT 25 LAKEVIEW STREET IN LAKE PLACID. HOURS ARE 8AM TILL 1PM.

GET YOUR RUNNING SHOES ON FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL L-C 5K – IN MEMORY OF LANE CROSSON, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6. THIS EVENT IS PART OF THE ADVENT HEALTH HEARTLAND RUN SERIES AND WILL COUNT AS A QUALIFYING EVENT. STARTING TIME 9AM AT UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN AVON PARK. PARTICIPATION WILL BE LIMITED TO KEEP EVERYONE HEALTHY, SO ENTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 4 AT RUNSIGNUP.COM, OR THROUGH THE EVENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK.

VET JAM 2021 – BRINGING IT HOME FOR OUR TROOPS IS BACK MARCH 4TH TO 7TH AT A NEW HOME AT LAKESHORE MALL. A 4 DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO HONOR AND SUPPORT VETERANS, AND TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR LOCAL VETERANS PROJECTS AND CHARITIES. ADMISSION IS FREE … PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR!

THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS’ ANNUAL “LET IT GROW” GARDEN FESTIVAL IS 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 SFSC PRESENTS “THE HIGHWAYMEN – REVISITING OUR ROOTS,” WITH PAINTINGS BY FLORIDA’S FAMOUS HIGHWAYMEN ARTISTS. THE EXHIBIT IS RUNNING UNTIL FEBRUARY 5 AND THE MUSEUM IS OPEN DAILY FROM 12:30 – 4:30 PM.

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.

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