Heartland Happenings

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

THERE WILL BE LINE DANCING CLASSES EVERY THURSDAY AT 1570 LAKEVIEW, SUITE #108 (GRAY BLDG. ACROSS FROM DIMITRIS) FROM 1PM-3PM. THE INSTRUCTION FEE IS $5 AND ITS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DEE GREVAN AT 863-214-6226.

THE HEARTLAND CAT RESCUE IS HOLDING A SPECIAL ADOPT-A-THON THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH-21ST. IT WILL BE AT THE SEBRING PETCO STARTING AT 9AM ON SATURDAY AND 10AM ON SUNDAY. WONDERFUL AND ADORABLE CATS AND KITTENS ARE AVAILABLE TO ADOPT.

SAMARITAN’S TOUCH AND THE FREEDOM CHURCH ARE HOSTING THEIR NEXT DRIVE THRU FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH FROM 9:30AM-11:00AM. GET A BAG OF FREE, FRESH FOOD WITH DRIVE THRU SERVICE! IT WILL BE AT THE CARE CENTER LOCATED AT 3015 HERRING AVE. IN SEBRING. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-471-1870.

ST. AGNES EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF SEBRING WILL BE HOLDING THEIR BRATS & BEER FUNDRAISER, FRIDAY AUGUST 26TH FROM 4PM-7PM. THEY ARE REQUESTING A $10 DONATION PER ADULT AND $5 PER CHILD THAT WILL INCLUDE YOUR DINNER AND DRINK. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GOING TO LOCAL OUTREACH PROJECTS TO FEED THE NEEDY. GET YOUR TICKETS BY CALLING THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 863-385-7649.

THE HEARTLAND BRIDAL SHOWCASE & FASHION SHOW IS AUGUST 27TH AT THE LAKESHORE MALL FROM 10AM-3PM. ALL BRIDES ARE INVITED AND ALL PROCEEDS WILL GOING TO BENEFIT THE LOCAL NON-PROFIT, BEAUTY FIT FOR A QUEEN. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE REACH OUT TO TWEENKEE33@HOTMAIL.COM.

THE LAKE PLACID ELKS LODGE #2661, 70’S THEMED FUNDRAISER DINNER AND DANCE IS ON AUGUST 27TH STARTING AT 6PM. TICKETS ARE $20. THE FUNDRAISER BENEFITS THE HARRY ANNA TRUST FUND WHICH HELPS PROVIDE YOUTH PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT FLORIDA. GRAB YOUR TICKETS AT THE ELKS LODGE OR BY CALLING CATHY AT 863-441-3287.

JOIN PARKWAY FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH FOR THEIR COMMUNITY WIDE PICNIC AND FUN DAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, FOR LABOR DAY. IT KICKS OFF AT 12PM WITH LUNCH PROVIDED FOR ALL AT 3413 SEBRING PARKWAY. BRING THE KIDS SO THEY CAN ENJOY A BOUNCE HOUSE, GAMES, AND SCHOOL SUPPLY GIFTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL RICK OR PAM AT 813-714-1669 OR EMAIL RICKNORTHROP13@YAHOO.COM.

CLASSIC CALDIUMS INVITES YOU TO THEIR ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE ON SEPTEMBER 9TH AND 10TH FROM 8AM-3PM. ENJOY A JOURNEY OF THE CALADIUM BULB FROM FARM TO GARDEN CENTER! THIS IS A FREE EVENT WITH A GOLF CART SHUTTLE TO THE GARDENS! LOCATED AT 1315 SR 64W IN AVON PARK NEXT TO THE AIRPORT.

THE SEBRING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WOULD LOVE YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FOOD, FUN AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOR THIER TAILGATE, TASTINGS & TOP DOGS EVENT, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH. THERE WILL BE TRIVIA, GAMES, A CASH PRIZE FOR THE BEST TEAM FANATIC, AND MORE! THIS YEAR’S THEME IS COLLEGE FOOTBALL RIVALS SO COME SPORTING YOUR FAVORITE TEAM. $25 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE, $30 AT THE DOOR. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BY CALLING PAIGE AT 863-385-8448 OR BY EMAILING MEMBERSERVICESANDEVENTS@SEBRING.ORG.

TURN 2 BREWING COMPANY IS BANDING TOGETHER TO HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL KIDS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS! JOIN THEM FOR A DAY OF FUN, GAMES, AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH AT 12PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 803-710-2337.

THE 2022 BARKTOBER FEST BROUGHT YOU BY PAWSITIVE EFFECTS WILL BE IN DOWNTOWN LAKE PLACID, SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST. BRING ALL YOUR TWO-LEGGED AND FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS FOR A DAY OF FUN. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PET PHOTOS, MICROCHIPPING, A PET COSTUME CONTEST, FACE PAINTING FOR THE KIDS, MUSIC, AND FOOD. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-441-0351.

THE 12TH ANNUAL GREEN DRAGON 5K IS BACK SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH AT 8:00AM. ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE GREEN DRAGON’S BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS AT LAKE PLACID HIGH SCHOOL. TO REGISTER OR TO SPONSOR THE EVENT, CALL SEAN AT 863-699-5010.

ADVENT HEALTH SEBRING INVITES EVERYONE TO JOIN THE PINK ON PARADE 5K & 1 MILE RUN/WALK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH. THIS EVENT HONORS OUR BRAVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FACING BREAST CANCER, CELEBRATES THE SURVIVORS WHO HAVE WON THEIR FIGHT, AND REMEMBERS LOVED ONES. TO PARTICIPATE IT WILL BE $30 PLUS REGISTRATION FEES. TO SPONSOR THE EVENT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 863-402-5525.

THE HEARTLAND HOEDOWN BROUGHT TO YOU BY HEARTLAND HORSES EQUINE ACTIVITIES & LEARNING, IS BACK OCTOBER 22ND. ENJOY LIVE MUSIC FROM FOLEY AND BURNS, RAFFLES, FOOD, AND A SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM THE DRILL TEAM! TO SPONSER THE EVENT OR TO DONATE RAFFLE ITEMS PLEASE CALL 863-452-0006. 4305 INDEPENDENCE STREET, AVON PARK.

THE SEBRING ARTIST’S MARKET IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE ART STUDENTS FROM SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE WILL HAVE THEIR ARTWORK ON DISPLAY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST. THE SEBRING ARTIST’S MARKET IS LOCATED AT BAREWOOD MARKET AT 130 N. RIDGEWOOD DR. IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING. ALL ITEMS ARE FOR SALE.

ATTENTION BINGO PLAYERS! THE LAKE PLACID ELKS LODGE #2661 IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE NEW BINGO PAYOUT INCREASES SOON TO BE EFFECTIVE. TRY YOUR LUCK EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT FROM 6PM-9PM AT 200 CR 621 IN LAKE PLACID. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GOING TO THE ELKS CHILDREN’S THERAPY SERVICE AND THE ELKS YOUTH CAMP FOR FLORIDA KIDS.

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.

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.

PLAY BINGO WITH THE SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST! THE GAMES BEGIN AT 6PM AND THE DOORS OPEN AT 4:30PM FOR CONCESSIONS AND SNACKS. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THE CLUBHOUSE LOCATED AT 200 LARK AVENUE IN SEBRING.

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