This is Heartland Happenings. Your guide to local events throughout the community for the week of March 11th

Friday & Saturday the 67th Annual Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring is back!! The WEC 1000 Miles of Sebring race kicks off 3pm Friday, and the official 12 Hours of Sebring begins 10am Saturday! Head to Sebring International Raceway off Highway 98 to experience the fun of the oldest endurance race in America!

Make new friends this Saturday at Sebring Mobile Estates Social breakfast Club. From 7-9:30 enjoy a hot, delicious meal and share a laugh or two. It’s only $5 and proceeds benefit local charities.

Special STARS will practice from 3-5 p.m., Sundays, March 17th, 24th, and 31st, at the Highlands County Sports Complex, in Sebring, in preparation for the 20th annual Special STARS Softball Classic Tournament April 6th.
Players (age 16 and older), coaches and volunteers are needed.
Questions? Call Special STARS Coordinator Cindy Marshall at 863-443-0438.

Next Friday, March 22nd, One Hope United presents the 3rd Annual Dancing with the Highlands County Stars! Dinner and the show start at 7pm at the Circle Theater in Downtown Sebring. Tickets are $65 per person or $120 per couple. For tickets or info call 618-367-9100

Friday night, bring your family to the Lake Placid Journal Plaza for movie night!
Live music kicks off at 5:30 and the movie “Hidden Figure” starts at 7::30. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Good News Cafe’s full menu too! And Saturday, the Farmer’s Market runs from 8am – 2pm.

American Legion Post 25 is having Harley perform Friday night from 6-9.
And Almost Live takes the stage Sunday evening from 5-8.
Dinner available both nights from 5-7pm
For more info call 863-465-0975

This Saturday, come to Crossfit 863 in Sebring to learn “The How’s and Why’s of Muscle Growth” from Paul Carter and Dr. Scott Stevenson – 2 of the most respected minds in the fitness industry. The event runs from 11am to 2pm and is $50 per person. All proceeds will go to the Sebring Strong Survivors Fund. Call Jason to donate or find out more 863-273-8335

Next Saturday, head to Fireman’s Field to honor the Heartland Courageous Kid. Isaac Juliano will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Sebring JV baseball game at 9am. 100% of gate proceeds and cupcake sales will be donated to benefit Juliano.

The Sebring Strong 5k Memorial Walk/Run will take place Sunday, March 24th from 8am – noon. It’s only $10 to register and all proceeds benefit the families of the victims of the Suntrust Bank shooting. You can register morning of or call 402-9001

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