Heartland Happenings

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

WALKER MEMORIAL ACADEMY IS EXPANDING! THEY WILL BE OFFERING A MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR. GO TO WMAEAGLES.ORG TO APPLY TODAY!

THE LAKE PLACID MOOSE LODGE #2374 WILL NOW BE CLOSED ON MONDAYS, THROUGH THE SUMMER. TUESDAY POKER IS ALSO CANCELLED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RESUME IN THE FALL.

THE HIGHLANDS ART LEAGUE IS SPONSORING A 2022 SUMMER ART CAMP FOR CHILDREN AGES 7-12 FROM MAY 31ST-JULY 29TH. IT RUNS IN WEEKLY SESSIONS, MONDAY-FRIDAY AND IT IS $150 PER WEEK WHICH INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES AND A LIGHT SNACK. PLEASE VISIT WWW.HIGHLANDSARTLEAGUE.ORG TO REGISTER OR CALL 863-385-5312.

THE AVON PARK AUXILARY #9853 IS HAVING A RUMMAGE SALE TO BENEFIT OUR LOCAL VETERANS, FRIDAY MAY 20TH FROM 8AM-4PM. IT IS BEING HELD AT THE VFW LOCATED AT 75 N. OLIVIA DRIVE IN AVON PARK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL BETTY AT 863-453-6230.

THE SEBRING TONIGHT VARIETY SHOW IS BACK AT CIRCLE THEATRE, FRIDAY, MAY 20TH AT 7PM! ENJOY A GREAT SHOW WITH LOCAL TALENT FOR FREE!

LEARN ABOUT INCREDIBLE EDIBLE LANDSCAPES SATURDAY, MAY 21ST WITH MASTER GARDNER VOLUNTEER ROB MAULELLA! THE CLASS WILL BE FROM 10AM-12PM AT THE BERT J. HARRIS AGRICULTURAL CENTER IN THE SAM POLSTON AUDITORIUM. CALL 863-402-6540 TO REGISTER. REGISTRATION FEE IS $10.

THE CIRCLE THEATRE WILL BE HOSTING LEE ALLCORN AND HARRY HAVERY, SATURDAY, MAY 21ST AT 7PM. CONCERT ADMISSION IS FREE.

THE VFW POST #9853 IS HOSTING RICK ARNOLD, SINGING THE BEST 60’S AND 70’S DANCE TUNES ON SUNDAY, MAY 22ND FROM 4-7PM. FREE TO THE PUBLIC AND A SPAGHETTI DINNER WILL BE SERVED FOR $10. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL MIKE AT 863-273-5816. 75 N. OLIVIA DRIVE, AVON PARK.

THERE WILL BE A MISSION 22 NATIONWIDE WALK SUNDAY, MAY 22ND TO HELP BRING AWARENESS TO VETERAN SUICIDE. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE OUR VETERANS, SHARE RESOURCES, ENJOY THE FOOD TRUCKS, AND CHECK OUT VETERAN-BASED VENDORS. REGISTRATION WILL BE AT 1PM AND THE WALK WILL BEGIN AT 2:22PM. GATHER AT THE FLAGPOLE ON VETERAN’S WAY IN FROSTPROOF, EAST OF THE AMERICAN LEGION HALL AT 229 E. WALL STREET.

ENJOY CLASSIC ROCK? THE CIRCLE THEATRE HAS YOU COVERED ON SATURDAY MAY 28TH. THEY WILL BE HOSTING THE MAD STRINGERS CLASSIC ROCK BAN AT 7PM. CONCERT ADMISSION IS FREE.

THE 10TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY EVENT AT LAKEVIEW MEMORIAL GARDENS WILL BE ON MONDAY, MAY 30TH AT 9:00AM. THERE WILL BE A COOKOUT AFTER THE PROGRAM. THE FIRST 250 GUESTS WILL RECEIVE A GIFT AND ALL REGISTERED GUESTS HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN $100 GAS CARDS AND A GRAND PRIZE OF $500. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-658-4265.

THE SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION WILL BE HAVING A MEMORIAL DAY EVENT ON MONDAY, MAY 30TH FROM 12PM-3PM. HOTDOGS, HAMBURGERS, BEANS, AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE ASSOCIATION. BYOB AND A SIDE DISH. PLEASE CONTACT THE ASSOCIATION AT 863-458-0867 TO RSVP.

ARE YOU A HISTORY LOVER AND ALSO WANT TO HONOR OUR NATION’S FALLEN? THEN COME TO A CEREMONY COMMEMORATING MEMORIAL DAY TO BE HELD ON MAY 30TH AT 2:00PM AT THE MILITARY SEA SERVICES MUSEUM. LOCATED AT 1402 ROSELAND AVENUE, ONE MILE EAST OF SEBRING HIGH SCHOOL ON KENNILWORTH AVENUE. THE MUSEUM WILL ALSO CONDUCT AN OPEN HOUSE AND OFFER FREE GUIDED TOURS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 385-0992.

GNR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS A DISNEY THEMED FAMILY FUN NIGHT, JUNE 6TH, AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #25 IN LAKE PLACID. JOIN THEM FOR A FUN EVENING FILLED WITH TRIVIA, KARAOKE, SING-A-LONGS, COSTUME CONTESTS AND MUCH MORE. ALL AGES WELCOME. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE A TABLE-CALL BETSY AT 441-5624.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO AN EVENING OF FRIENDSHIP AND PHILANTHROPY TO BENEFIT THE WOMEN OF RIDGE AREA ARC. THE HEELS THAT HEAL EVENT IS ONE YOU DONT WANT TO MISS! IT WILL BE FRIDAY, JULY 15TH FROM 6PM-9PM AT THE ISLAND VIEW RESTAURANT. TICKETS ARE $65 AND NCLUDES A DELICIOUS MEAL, WINE, DOOR PRIZES, AND A FEW MORE SURPRISES. PURCHASE TICKETS BY JULY 11TH AT RIDGEAREAARC.ORG.

ADOPT YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND TODAY! NOW UNTIL JUNE 30TH, ANYONE WHO ADOPTS A CAT OR DOG FROM HIGHLANDS COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IN SEBRING WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAW FOR A $300 GIFT CARD- DRAWING ON JULY 1ST. 7300 HAYWOOD TAYLOR BLVD. M-F 8AM-4:30PM, AND SAT 9AM-1PM.

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.

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 WITH THE SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH! 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