This is Heartland Happenings, your guide to local events throughout the community:
The Miss Heartland Ridge Pageant will be held in February for young women between ages 17 and 24. To learn more about how you can compete in the pageant that could lead to Miss Florida America call Ginibeth at 873-1858.
The Humane Society presents Terror Trail "Phobia, Face Your Fear" for the final weekend of 2016 Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th. Don't miss the scariest event in Highlands County and help the Humane Society. For ticket or more information call the Humane Society at 655-1522.
Woodlawn Elementary will host their Annual Fall Fun Festival on Thursday, October 27th from 4 to 6:30 PM. Come and enjoy games, prizes, bake sale, cake walk, food, entertainment and much more.
Sebring Church of the Brethren will hold a fundraiser BBQ Pulled Pork Dinner on Friday, October 28th with carry out available from 4:30 to 6 PM. The church is located at 700 South Pine Street. For tickets or more information call 385-1597.
The Sun 'N Lake Trick or Trot 5K/ Fun Glow Run featuring a Zombie Rush and Foam After Party will be held on Friday, October 28th 5:30 to 9 PM at the Sun 'N Lake Recreation Complex. To register or for more information call 382-2196 or visit www.runsignup.com
The Ridge Area Arc's Haunted Halloween 5K/10K Run-Walk will be held on Saturday, October 29th at 8:30 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. In addition to the run prizes will be given for best costume and most money raised. Proceeds will benefit programs provided by Ridge Area Arc. For more information email email@example.com
The Tommy Todd Memorial/NU-HOPE Clay Shoot will be held on Saturday, October 29th at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee with a shotgun start at 10 AM. The entry fee is $125.00 per shooter and includes lunch. Proceeds will benefit NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. For more information call Laurie at 863-382-2134.
Sebring Church of the Brethren will hold Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 29th from 4 to 6 PM with safe and fun games, prizes, pictures, and treats. The church is located at 700 South Pine Street in Sebring.
Memorial United Methodist Church will host a Pumpkin Party on Saturday, October 29th from 10 AM to Noon. Bring your own pumpkin to decorate and enjoy food, games and much more. The church is located at 500 Kent Avenue in Lake Placid.
Sun 'N Lake of Sebring presents Trick or Trot Glow Fun Fall Festival on Monday, October 31st from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Recreation Complex. Admission is $3.00 per person and includes costume parade, inflatables, games, candy, entertainment crafts and much more. For more information call 382-2196 or visit www.livesunnlake.com
Downtown Lake Placid and Twistee Treat will host a Free Community Trick or Treat on Monday, October 31st from 6 to 9 PM. Wear a costume and bring a goodie bag and a flashlight to enjoy this safe and fun event on the streets of Interlake Boulevard and Main Avenue.
Dr. Horton and staff will host their Second Annual Candy Buyback for Our Troops on Thursday, November 3rd from 3 to 6 PM. They will pay $1.00 per pound (up to 5) for unopened candy that will be sent to our troops. Candy will be collected at 4229 Sebring Parkway.
The Sebring Historical Society will host an Open House and Meet and Greet on Thursday, November 3rd from 5 to 7 PM at the Sebring Historical Society. Come see Archives and meet the Archivist and the Board of Directors. The Sebring Historical Society is located at 321 West Center Avenue.
The Ridge Area Arc's Sebring Derby will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Island View Restaurant. Come and enjoy a night of Horse Races, Derby Hat Contest, auction, beer, hors d' oeuvres and much more. For tickets or more information call 452-1295 ext. 106.
The Lake Placid High School 6th Annual Dragon Tail 5K will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 8 AM at the Lake Placid High School Track Complex. Proceeds will benefit the Green Dragon Cross- Country Teams. For sponsorship information or to find out more call Coach Dolan at 863-699-5010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 17th Annual Sebring Meals on Wheels Charity Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, November 5th with an 8 AM Shotgun Start at Harder Hall Country Club in Sebring. To register or for more information call 402-1818 or email email@example.com
Lakeview Christian School will hold a fundraiser Rummage Sale on Saturday, November 5th from 8 AM to 2:30 PM at 500 Kent Avenue in Lake Placid. The sale will include household items, clothing, toys, Christmas decor and much more.
Positive Medical and New Concepts by Visions invite you to Kick Up Your Spurs with Dinner and Dancing on Saturday, November 5th from 6 to 10 PM at the the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame. Tickets are $35.00 and include entertainment by Lee Allcorn Band, BBQ, beer and wine, raffle, silent auction and much more. Please RSVP by October 28th by calling 402-0048.
The 47th Annual Gene Scheck Rotary Apple and Sweet Cider Sale will be held on Thursday, November 10th from 8 AM to Noon at Lakeshore Mall in Sebring.
The American Legion #69 of will hold a Veteran's Day Parade on Friday, November 11th starting from the parking lot across the street from the Sebring City Fire Department at 9:30 AM. If you are a Veteran or your organization is interested in participating please call 850-781-7773.
Resurrection Lutheran Church will host their Annual Community Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, November 11th from 4 to 7 PM. The church is located at 324 East Main Street in Avon Park. For more information call 453-6858.
The Women's Club of Sebring presents their annual Fall Flea Market on Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th from 8 AM to 1 PM at 4260 Lakeview Drive. Proceeds will benefit local community programs.
The 2016 Highlands Ridge Craft & Art Show will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 9 AM to 1 PM in the Highlands Ridge Founder's Hall, located at 3003 East Fairway Vista Drive in Avon Park. For more information or to reserve a table call 471-1115.
A fundraiser benefit for 10 year old Cooper Hicks, who is fighting a life long battle of health issues will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 10 AM to 4 PM at Mosaic Park in Bartow. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy entertainment by The Chas Kincaid Band, drawings, raffles, auction, slide, train, BBQ and much more. For more information find SUPERCOOPERISMYHERO on Facebook.
The 7th Running of Dirty Dozen Fun Mud Run will be held at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday, November 12th with a HUGE Packet Pick Up Party on Friday, November 11th pool-side at the Chateau Elan. There's also on-site hotel discounts, camping, live entertainment, kid's zone and much more. To register or for more information visit www.ddozen.com
Nasgrass Inc Lawnmower Races will be held on Saturday, November 12th at the Avon Park MowerPlex. The Avon Park MowerPlex is located at far West end of the Avon Park Airport off Herrick Road. For more information find the Avon Park MowerPlex on Facebook.
The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park featuring Rick Arnold on Saturday, November 19th from 7 to 9 PM. For more information call 385-6094 or find The Friends of Highlands Hammock on Facebook.
The Lake Placid Garden Club of Highlands County will be holding their 6th Annual Holiday Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, December 3rd in Lake Placid from 1 to 4 PM. Tour several beautifully decorated homes and gardens. Please bring an ornament for the GIVING TREE to be donated to a family in need. The Holiday Cafe will be open with cookies, drinks and poinsettias at the Placid Lake Town Hall. For tickets or more information call Sandy 863-699-1575.
"Give A Family A Christmas" Christmas Tree Decorating Contest will be held at Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center with contest, dinner, auction and much more. Decorating is open December 7th from 9 AM to 8 PM and December 8th from 9 AM to 3 PM. The dinner and auction will be held on December 8th at 6 PM. Proceeds will benefit "Give A Family A Christmas" For tickets or contest information call 863-699-1884.
Patriot Productions, LLC and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2259 presents The Inaugural Sebring Seafood and Music Festival to be held at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday, February 25th from 11 AM to 10
Pm and Sunday February 26th from 11 AM to 5 PM. The festival will include bands with tons of entertainment, food, beer, vendors, kids zone and much more. For more information visit www.SebringFest.com
Amvets Post 21, at 623 US Highway 27 South, will host Bingo every Tuesday with 12:30 Early Birds and regular games at 1 PM. For more information call 385-0234.
The Toucan Band will be appearing weekly on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 PM at the Highlands Social Center at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Come and dance and enjoy free coffee, raffle drawing and much more. BYOB.
Highlands County's Military Spouse Support Group meets every Thursday at 6 PM at 1st Place Insurance at 3214 US Highway 27 South in Sebring. For information call Annette at 314-6000.
Sebring's Downtown Sidewalk Garage Sale will be held every Saturday starting at 8 AM. For information or to have a space call Linda's Books at 382-2649 or visit www.DowntownSebring.org
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
That's Heartland Happenings. If your group or organization has an event coming up, please let us know. Email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax your information to 863-382-1982, or you can mail your information to Heartland Happenings, c/o Highlands Radio Group, 3750 US Highway 27N, Suite 1, Sebring, FL 33870. Keep it here on your favorite Highlands Radio Station.