This is Heartland Happenings, your guide to local events throughout the community:
Downtown Sebring Merchants will host Throwback Thursday every Thursday with lots of stores open late, music and fun. For more information and events visit www.DowntownSebring.org
The Humane Society of Highlands County presents Terror Trail's "Carnevil" every Friday and Saturday throughout the month of October and Saturday, November 1st. The ticket booth will be open 7:30 to 10 PM. For more information follow Terror Trail on Facebook.
Highlands Hammock State Park presents Haunted Hammock on October 24th and 25th. Come join the kid-friendly no scare area for Little Goblins from 5:30 to 7 PM or the Haunted House and Trams for youth and adults. Haunted Hammock admission is $5.00 per person with children under 5 admitted free. For more information call 386-6094.
The Arc's Halloween 5K/10K Run-Walk will be held on Saturday, October 25th at 8:30 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. All proceeds will benefit the Ridge Area Arc. For more information call 452-1295 ext. 112.
The American Legion Riders Post 74 invites you to Cruisin' to a Cure Poker Run on October 25th with sign up and breakfast at the American Legion Post 69 on West Bell Street from 8 to 10 AM. Last bike in at 4 PM at the Avon Park Mall Festival. For more information call 863-873-3497.
Crossroads Fellowship will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25th from 2 to 5 PM. Come and enjoy games, chili cook-off, costume contest, raffles, silent auction and more. All proceeds will benefit their Christmas Celebration. Crossroads Fellowship is located at 605 Highway 66 in Sebring. For more information call 655-0212.
A Thrill the World zombie event and Fundraiser will be held at SFSC on Saturday, October 25th from 4 to 6 PM at the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Join SFSC Performing Arts Club to break a World Record with this global "Thriller" event. Zombies of all ages are welcome. Zombie registration is $5.00 or FREE for all SFSC Students. Free Thriller dance lessons when you pre-register. For more information or to register online visit www.crowdrise.com/ThrillTheWorld Proceeds benefit the United Way.
A FUN Family Falloween presented by the Sebring Church of the Brethren will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM with fun for children all ages. This FREE event will be held indoors and includes trick or treating, contests, games, cake walk, crafts, hot dog dinners and much more. For more information call 273-4296 or visit www.sebringcob.com
Placid Lakes Baptist Church will hold their 15th Annual 2014 Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25th from 5 to 8 PM. This FREE event includes petting zoo, games, food, sweet treats, bounce house, hay rides and much more. The church is located at 116 Cleveland Avenue Northeast in Lake Placid.
Avon Park Nazarene Church will hold a Weekend Bible School on Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th. The church is located at 707 West Main Street. For more information call 453-4851.
Lee Allcorn invites you to his CD Release Concert and BBQ on Saturday, October 25th at the Damboise Ranch and Cracker Trail Arena. Gates open at 3:30. Tickets are $15.00 and available at the Watering Hole in Sebring, Dock 633 in Lake Placid, Depot Restaurant in Avon Park, or by calling 446-2210.
Trick or Treat will be on Saturday, October 25th from 6 to 8 PM in Avon Park. Sebring and Lake Placid Trick or Treat will be on Friday, October 31st from 6 to 9 PM.
Sunridge Baptist Church will host a Block Party on Saturday, October 25th from 6 to 8 PM. This free event includes food, games, music, balloons, face painting and much more. The church is located at 3704 Valerie Boulevard in Sebring. For more information call 382-3695.
Johnson and Johnson Wood Products presents a Giant Bird Expo on Sunday, October 26th from 9 AM to 4 PM. Admission is $4.00 for ages 12 and up. The expo will be held 6 miles off of Highway 27 on Highway 66. For more information call 385-1966.
The Sebring High Cheerleaders are selling beautiful Winter Rose Poinsettia's for $10.00 each through October 30th. Plants will be delivered on December 3rd. For more information see any Sebring High School Cheerleader or call Sebring High School at 471-5500.
The Lake Placid community and businesses will hold a Lake Placid Halloween Event on Friday, October 31st from 6 to 9 PM on Interlake and Main Avenue. Come and enjoy a family friendly fun night.
The Highlands Art League's 48th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on and around the Circle in Sebring on Saturday, November 1st. For more information visit www.DowntownSebring.org
Sun N Lake Recreation presents the Trick or Trot Festival and "Glow" Run on Saturday, November 1st with the festival from 3:30 to 6:30 PM and the "glow" run from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Festival admission is $2.00. The "glow" run is $20.00 for adults and $12.00 for kids. Come and enjoy the costume parade, inflatables, face painting, crafts, entertainment, the "glow" 5K and much more. The Sun N Lake Recreation Complex is located at 3500 Edgewater Drive. For more information call 382-2196.
The 19th Annual Florida Flywheeler's Florida Fuel Up will be held November 5th through November 8th at 7000 Avon Park Cutoff Road. Admission is $7.00. For more information visit www.floridaflywheelers.org
Hill-Gustat Middle School will host a BBQ Fundraiser with proceeds benefiting their Athletic programs on Friday, November 7th from 4 to 6 PM. Tickets are $7.00 and available at the school. For more information call Wendy at 471-5437.
A Street Party will be on Interlake Boulevard in Lake Placid on Friday, November 7th from 6 to 9 PM. There will be sidewalk sales, demonstrations, great food, dancing, games, clowns, the Annual Chili Cook Off and much more. For more information call Kathy at 863-465-4646.
Lake Placid High School Project Graduation will be selling red, pink and white poinsettias for $8.00 through November 8th. Poinsettias will be available for pickup on Saturday, December 6th. Order forms are available at Radio Shack in Lake Placid or by calling Laura at 441-0729.
The Rotary Club of Highlands County presents their annual Crazy Pepper Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 8th in Downtown Sebring. To register or for more information call John Pepper at 381-2689 or visit www.rotarychili.com
Cracker Trail Elementary will hold a Cowboys and Cowgirls Trailblazer 4K on Saturday, November 8th at 8 AM. Proceeds will benefit developing student leadership programs. The school is located at 8200 Sparta Road in Sebring.
The CCC Celebration Festival will be held at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, November 8th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Come and celebrate history with live bands, model railroad display, Florida Highwaymen Artists, arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, children's activities and much more.
St. Agnes Episcopal Church presents their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, November 13th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the church on Lakeview Drive. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids under 12.
First Baptist Church of Sebring presents Family is Everything, a family focused workshop, on Saturday, November 15th and 22nd from 9 AM to 3 PM. For more information call 385-5154.
Sun N Lake Golf Club presents Pilgrim Palooza on Wednesday, November 26th from 7 PM to 1 AM. Come and enjoy the Famous Dueling Pianos, DJ, appetizer and drink specials and much more. For tickets or more information call 382-1191.
The 22nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk will be held on Thursday, November 27th at 8 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Register through November 20th for $20.00. For more information or entry form visit www.friendsofhighlandshammock.org
The Sebring High School Key Club will host a 5K Healthy Heart Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th at 8 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. For more information email Colleen at email@example.com Proceeds will benefit Champion for Children Garden in memory or Jimmy Polatty.
Crossroads Fellowship will host A Christmas Celebration on Christmas Eve from 7 to 9 PM and Christmas Day from 8 AM to 3 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. Crossroads Fellowship is located at 605 Highway 66 in Sebring. For more information call 655-0212.
The Sebring Saturday Night Cruise will be held the second Saturday of each month on the Circle in Sebring. See classic cars, enjoy entertainment, food and much more. For more information, visit www.SebringCruise.com
Sebring's Downtown Sidewalk Garage Sale will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month starting at 7 AM. For more information or to have a space call Gini Beth at GB's Formal Wear at 402-1902.
That's Heartland Happenings. If your group or organization has an event coming up, please let us know. Fax your information to 863-382-1982, or you can mail your information to Heartland Happenings, c/o Cohan Radio Group, 3750 US 27N, Suite 1, Sebring, FL 33870. Keep it here on your favorite Cohan Radio Group Radio Station.