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This is Heartland Happenings, your guide to local events throughout the community:

Heartland Horses and Handicapped will host a Summer Horse Camp each Thursday in July from 8 AM to 4 PM. The cost is $60.00 per session. For more information or to register call 863-991-1184.

Simple-Acts United presents Summer Camp at the Circle Theatre with weekly camps available through August 8th. For more information call 863-253-7722 or visit www.simple-acts.org

A BBQ Dinner Fundraiser will be held for Tony Thompson on Friday, July 25th from 4 to 7 PM at Yarbrough Tire in Sebring. Dinner are $7.00. For more information call 381-9492.

Grace Bible Church presents Love Like Gravity in concert with special guests Nala Price and Scarlet Fade on Friday, July 25th at 7 PM. Tickets are $5.00 and are available at the YMCA. Proceeds will benefit the Strong Kids Program. For more information call 382-9622.

The Annual Caladium Festival will be held July 25th through July 27th at Stuart Park in Lake Placid. Come and enjoy arts and crafts, food, live entertainment, caladium bus tours and much more. For more information call 465-4331.

The Caladium Festival presents the 18th Annual Car and Bike Show on Saturday, July 26th and the 3rd Annual Airboat and Swamp Buggy Show on Sunday, July 27th at Devane Park in Lake Placid. For more information or to register call 465-4331.

The Dr. Tom McDonald Caladium Festival 5K Race will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 7:30 AM starting at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Placid. The proceeds will benefit Samaritan's Touch Care Center. For more information call 465-2742.

A Back to School Jam Fest will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 2 PM at the Sun N Lake Community Center. There will be giveaways, refreshments, door prizes, youth praise and worship, bands and much more. For more information call The Faith and Family Worship Center at 385-1800.

The Lake Placid Jaycees will hold their Annual Caladium Dance at the Lake Placid Elk's Lodge on Saturday, July 26th. The Shannon Reed Band will take the stage at 9 PM. Tickets are $10.00. The Elk's Lodge is located at 200 CR 621.

A Scramble Golf Tournament will be held to benefit Mike Welborn on Saturday, August 2nd with at Shotgun start at 8 AM at Golf Hammock Country Club. For more information or to register call Jim Higgins 414-3981.

STR8 UP Youth Ministry will host a fundraiser yard sale Thursday, July 31st through Saturday, August 2nd at 113 South Main Avenue in Lake Placid. Donations are being accepted. For drop off or pick up arrangements call 699-1480.

Heartland Horses and Handicapped will host Summer Splash on Saturday, August 2nd from 11 AM to 3 PM with water slides, pony rides and many other fun activities. The cost is $10.00 for the 1st child and $5.00 for each additional child. Heartland Horses and Handicapped is located at 118 West College Drive. For more information call 452-0006.

The Sebring Firemen, Inc. will hold their 15th Annual Memorial Golf Classic on Saturday, August 9th with a Cannon start at 8:30 AM. The tournament will be held at Sun N Lake Golf and Country Club. The entry deadline is August 6th. All proceeds will benefit student athletics. For more information call 382-2255.

The Highlands Sertoma Club presents their 37th Annual Highlands Independent Bank/Sertoma Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th at the Sun N Lake Country Club in Sebring. Registration forms are available at local Golf Pro Shops or by calling Dusty Johnson at 381-8041.

The Edge Cheer Center All-Stars will hold a Sparkle & 'Stache Dash 5k at Sun N Lake Community Center on Saturday, September 13th at 8 AM with registration and packet pick up at 7. Registration is $20 through July 31st and includes t-shirt and goodie bag. Registration is $30.00 August 1st through September 11th and $35.00 on Race Day. For more information call 471-0085.

The American Legion Post 74 invites you to The Pink Poker Run - Ride for the Cure on October 11th with line up at 10 AM. Come and enjoy the poker run, games, bake sale, raffles, and much more. For more information call Mollie 863-214-3932.

Florida Hospitals Pink Army Strut will be held on Saturday, October 11th on the Circle in Sebring. Come and enjoy the fun night out with entertainment by Lotela Gold, contest, car show, mocktails and much more. Proceeds will benefit the Florida Hospital Mammography Fund. For more information visit www.PinkArmy.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.

The Sebring Shrine Club on Rt. 17 North will host live bands every Thursday from 6 to 8 PM. Come enjoy eclectic sounds every week from vintage country, gospel, bluegrass and more. Donations are taken at the door to help support Children's Hospitals and Burn Centers. 

The Sebring Saturday Night Cruise will be held on the Circle in Sebring the 2nd Saturday of each month from 5 to 8 PM with classic cars, live entertainment, delicious food and more. For more information visit www.SebringCruise.com

The Highlands Social Center, at 3400 Sebring Parkway invites you to breakfast, lunch and to enjoy entertainment by Dan Patrick every Wednesday from 9 AM to 3 PM for only $6.00. For more information call 386-0752.

The Highlands Social Center will host "Starburst and Champagne" Bingo every Friday. Doors open at 11 AM with lunch served. Games start at 1 PM. The Highlands Social Center is located at 3400 Sebring Parkway. For more information call 386-0752.

Civil Air Patrol Highlands County Composite Squad meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. The Cadets meet every Tuesday at 6:30 PM. All meetings are held at 128 Authority Lane at the Sebring Airport. For more information call 772-708-1526.

Drive-In or Fly-In Pancake Breakfast is held from 7:30 to 10:30 every 2nd Saturday monthly at Sebring Regional Airport. The cost is $6.00 for once through and $8.00 for all you can eat and proceeds benefit Young Eagles. For more information call 655-6444.

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

The Highlands Shrine Club will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to10 AM for $4.00, flea market and produce sale every Saturday. The Flea Market is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 1 PM. The HSC is located at 2604 State Road 17 South in Avon Park. For more information call 382-2208.

The Avon Park Depot Museum is open 10 AM to 3 PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The museum will also be open the first Saturday of each month. For more information call 453-3525.

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.