This is Heartland Happenings. Your guide to local events throughout the community for the week of January 20

THE FROSTPROOF JAMBOREE IS IN IT’S 4TH SEASON, WITH THE PASSING THRU COUNTRY MUSIC BAND AND SPECIAL GUESTS, LIVE COUNTRY , BLUEGRASS , GOSPEL AND BLUES ,TUESDAYS AT 7PM  AND THURSDAYS  AT 2PM ,  THRU END OF MARCH @  111 WEST FIRST STREET IN THE CITY HALL AUDITORIUM ,FROSTPROOF ( BEHIND THE POST OFFICE )  33843 .MORE INFO CALL  704-490-6819 OR 330-272-8350

 

LEARN TO COOK LIKE A NATIVE!  THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS SELLING COOKBOOKS FULL OF HOMETOWN RECIPES FROM SEBRING AND HIGHLANDS COUNTY.  THESE BOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS AND CAN TURN ANYONE INTO A TRUE FLORIDA COOKING PRO.  THEY’RE $20, AND AVAILABLE AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFICE BEHIND THE LIBRARY DOWNTOWN, OR AT FRAMES AND IMAGES ON KENILWORTH BOULEVARD IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING.

 

THE JOURNAL PLAZA FARMERS MARKET HAPPENS EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH APRIL, 8AM TO 1:30 PM.  231 NORTH MAIN AVENUE IN LAKE PLACID. MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS AND ENJOY THE FREE MUSIC.

 

SEBRING’S ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR PARADE WILL BE JANUARY 20TH IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING.  LINEUP BEGINS AT 11 IN THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PARKING LOT.  THERE’S A COMMUNITY PICNIC AFTERWARD.  FOR INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A DONATION, CALL ADA MCGOWAN AT 381-5485.

 

SEBRING VILLAGE PRESENTS “PAST TENSE” MONDAY, JANUARY 20TH AT 7:30PM.  ENJOY FOUR DECADES OF FUN MUSIC FROM  A THREE-PERSON VOCAL GROUP, ON STAGE. TICKETS JUST $12.  SEBRING VILLAGE IS ON SCHUMACHER ROAD, BETWEEN WALMART AND THE ENTRANCE TO SUN N LAKE.

 

BIG BAND MUSIC IS BACK AT ST. AGNES EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN SEBRING FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24.  JOIN YOUR FRIENDS FOR LIVE MUSIC BY THE SKYLARKS BEGINNING AT 7PM.  $10 DONATION TO COVER THE BAND – SNACKS AND DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR DONATIONS, OR B-Y-O.  ST. AGNES IS ON LAKEVIEW A BLOCK SOUTH OF BAYVIEW ON LAKE JACKSON IN SEBRING.

 

HIGHLANDS COUNTY’S COMMUNITY-WIDE DRUMMING CIRCLE IS BACK, 7 TO 8PM ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 AT UNITY LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER ON ORANGE BLOSSOM, BETWEEN SEBRING AND LAKE PLACID. YEAH – YOU GET TO PLAY THE DRUMS!  CALL ADAM ABBOTT FOR MORE AT 991-0345.

 

THE 3RD ANNUAL “FEED THE VETERANS” POKER TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 25TH AT 12 NOON.  EVENT TO BE HELD AT FAIRMOUNT’S ALE HOUSE IN SEBRING. THERE IS A $1,000 1ST PLACE GUARANTEE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO SEBRINGPOKER.CLUB

 

TRINITY LUTHERAN OF LAKE PLACID IS HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL LADIES GUILD GARAGE SALE AND BAKE SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 AND 25 FROM 7 AM TO 1 PM.  TRINITY LUTHERAN IS AT 25 LAKEVIEW STREET, LAKE PLACID.

 

TIM ZIMMERMAN AND HIS KING’S BRASS WILL BE RETURNING TO FIRST CHURCH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN SEBRING TO PERFORM THEIR NEW WINTER CONCERT SERIES FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 AT 7 P.M.  IT’S A NINE-MEMBER BRASS BAND PLAYING SACRED, POP, JAZZ, AND PATRIOTIC SONGS.  FIRST UNITED METHODIST IS AT 126 S. PINE STREET IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING.

 

SHOP THE BARGAINS AT ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH’S ANNUAL TRASH AND TREASURE SALE JANUARY 24TH AND 25TH AT THE CHURCH, 3380 PLACID VIEW DRIVE IN LAKE PLACID.  HOURS ARE 8AM TO 2PM FRIDAY, 8AM TO 1PM SATURDAY.

 

SUNNY HILLS ASSISTED LIVING HAS A YARD SALE SATURDAY, JANUARY 25TH  FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM AT SUNNY HILL, 3600 COMMERCE CENTER DR., SEBRING.  CALL DOREEN WADKIN FOR INFORMATION AT (873) 446-1407.

 

YOU TOO CAN BE A MASTER GARDENER!  THE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION IS OFFERING A MASTER GARDENER CLASS JANUARY 25 AT THE EXTENSION OFFICE.  MASTER GARDENERS ARE VOLUNTEERS WHO HELP WITH THE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION RESIDENTIAL HORTICULTURE PROGRAM.  THE CLASSES COST $195, AND INCLUDE FIFTY HOURS OF TRAINING AND SEVERAL FIELD TRIPS AROUND THE COUNTY AS YOU LEARN.

 

MEET DOC ANNA, THE “SWAMP DOCTOR” AT THE JACK STROUP COVIC CENTER IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING.  THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS THE STORY OF THE  SECOND WOMAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN FLORIDA, WHO BRAVED THE SWAMPS, ALLIGATORS, SNAKES, AND OUTLAWS HEALING THE SICK, NURSING THE WOUNDED, AND DELIVERING BABIES IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY.  SHE’LL BE PORTRAYED BY CARRIE SUE AYVAR. ADMISSION IS FREE, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.  6-9PM JANUARY 30TH.

 

ENTER THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY FAIR’S JUNK BUCKET CHALLENGE!  THE CHALLENGE IS OPEN TO KIDS AND ADULTS … 20 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!  PICK MATERIALS UP AT THE FAIR OFFICE – FILL OUT AN ENTRY AND GET YOUR BUCKET AND RULES.  WIN PRIZES AND PREMIUMS, AND THE WINNERS WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE FAIR.

 

DOFF YOUR FEDORA, POLISH YOUR PEARLS AND CELEBRATE A GOLDEN ERA OF OPULENCE, ART & MUSIC AT DOWNTOWN SEBRING’S 37TH ANNUAL ROARING 20S FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 8. OVER 50 ARTS, CRAFTS AND FOOD VENDORS WILL BE ON AND AROUND CIRCLE PARK TO CELEBRATE SEBRING’S 1920’S HERITAGE. COME FOR THE FOOD, CRAFTS, ANTIQUE CARS, AND MORE.

 

ENTER THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY FAIR COOKIE CONTEST!  THIS CHALLENGE IS OPEN TO KIDS AND ADULTS. PRIZES AND RIBBONS FOR THE FIRST THREE PLACINGS PER AGE DIVISION WILL BE AWARDED. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE AT THE FAIR OFFICE – COPIES OF THE RECIPE MUST BE TURNED IN BY FEBRUARY 7TH.  CONTEST WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 14TH.

 

HIGHLANDS LAKESIDE THEATRE PRESENTS THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS CLASSIC “A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE” BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY THROUGH FEBRUARY 2ND AT THE THEATRE, ON LAKE JACKSON IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING.  TICKETS AT THE BOX OFFICE, OR ONLINE AT HIGHLANDSLAKESIDETHEATRE.ORG.

 

That’s Heartland Happenings. If your group or organization has an event coming up email heartlandhappenings@sebringradio.com