This is Heartland Happenings. Your guide to local events throughout the community for the week of May 8

This Friday, Downtown Sebring has free movie night on the circle! Get there early to save a seat and enjoy a good meal. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to watch the Goonies!


The Lake Placid Pineapples Fast-pitch girls softball team Golf Scramble tournament is this Saturday at Placid Lakes Country Club. Proceeds will help fund the teams birth into the World Series this summer. To register or sponsor contact Matt at 863-243-9486


“Stamp Out Hunger” this Saturday by donating canned food and other non-perishable goods to your local post office, or by leaving them at your mailbox. Help do your part and “Stamp Out Hunger”.


Enjoy some bbq and live music this Saturday in Avon Park. From 11am – 4pm head to Donaldson Park to help raise funds to find a cure for little Payton. It’s only $10 for food and fun. To find out more call 863-382-2272 


Saturday night, it’s the season finale of NASGRASS lawn mower racing. Tickets are only $7 for adults. Kids 10 and under are free. Last race of the year until September 14th, so don’t miss out!


This Sunday, treat mom to a free breakfast at Lake Placid Moose Lodge #2374. From 9:30-11am all moms receive a free breakfast in honor of Mother’s Day. For more details call 863-465-0131


Friday, May 14th the Daryl Patrick Jazz ensemble will make their final performance at Tanglewood Clubhouse at 7pm. Tickets are just $5. Free admission to disabled veterans.


Dr. Paul Horton and Sebring Noon Rotary are partnering to collect snacks, playing cards, and hygiene products to send as care packages to our troops overseas. This collection runs from now through May 23rd. Please drop off donated items to Dr. Horton’s office at 4229 Sebring Parkway. Call 863-471-1727 for more details.


May 25th it’s Ladies Night Out at American Legion Lake Placid. From 6pm till 9pmwatching a fashion show, shopping, and a delicious dinner. Tickets on sale now for just $25. Please contact Bobbi for more details 863-414-0963


May 27th the Veterans Council of Highlands County will hold a ceremony to mark Memorial Day. Head to the Military Sea Services Museum in Sebring, at 2pm, to see special guest, Retired Major General James E. Livingston of the USMC. It’s a free event for the public. Questions? Call the museum for more details 385-0992


The 6th Annual Health Safety and Hurricane Expo takes place Saturday, June 1st at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center. This Free event runs from 10am – 1pm and is open to the public to teach you everything. From disaster readiness to insurance, even financial assistance. Call 863-773-6373 for more info.


That’s Heartland Happenings. If your group or organization have an event coming up, email