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
Highlands Little Theatre presents Always...Patsy Cline through February 6th. The play includes 27 Patsy Cline hits, it's based on a true story and is sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10.00 for youth. For tickets or more information call 382-2525 or visit www.highlandslittletheatre.org
The 2015 Highlands County AG Tour will be held on Wednesday, January 28th from 7:40 AM to 4:30 PM. The cost is $50.00 per person and includes transportation, tour guide, and lunch. For tickets and more information call 402-6540.
Circle Theatre will hold and Own The Stage Talent Show with the Semi-Finals on Thursday, January 29th at 7 PM and The Finals on Thursday, February 5th. For more information visit www.circletheatreofsebring.org
The Pentecostal Holiness Church will have a Gospel Concert with singers from surrounding churches on Friday, January 30th at 7 PM with free food available. The church is located at 312 South Avon Estates Boulevard in Avon Park.
Trinity Lutheran Church at 25 Lakeview Street in Lake Placid will hold their annual Garage Sale on Saturday, January 31st from 7 AM to Noon.
A Trash to Treasure Sale benefiting the American Cancer Society will be held rain or shine in the SIMCO building at 2029 State Road 64 West in Avon Park. The sale will be held on Friday, January 30th from 8:30 AM to 3 PM and Saturday, January 31st starting at 8 AM. For more information or to make a donation call Earlene at 257-4691.
Bogies and Stogies Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 31st with a Shotgun start at 8:30 AM at Sun N Lake Golf. Proceeds will benefit the Highlands Art League. For more information call Barb at 863-202-4268.
Sebring High School Project Graduation 2015 will hold their 1st Diploma Dash 5K on Saturday, January 31st at 8 AM at Firemen's Field in Sebring. For more information call 381-8363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sun Coast presents their 10th Annual Winter Fest on Saturday, January 31st from 10 AM to 4 PM at Sebring International Raceway. Come and play in the SNOW, enjoy inflatables, live entertainment, games, clowns and much more. Sebring International Raceway is located at 113 Midway Drive.
The Breakfast Rotary and the Avon Park CRA presents Music on the Mall featuring Cory Greenway & Roger Brutus-Prime Country on Saturday, January 31st from 5 to 8 PM at The Bandstand on Main Street. Bring your own chair. Food and drink will be available to purchase. For more information find Make Avon Park Your Destination on Facebook.
The Humane Society of Highlands County presents "The Dead of Winter" on Saturday, January 31st night 7 to 10 PM throughout January. Come enjoy this very scary event and help the Humane Society. Tickets are $10.00.
The Nu-Hope 5K Strides for Seniors 5K/1M Run-Walk will be held on Saturday, February 7th at Highlands Hammock State Park. Proceeds will benefit NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. For more information call Laurie at 382-2134.
The Nu-HOPE Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, February 7th from 9 AM to noon at Sebring Christian Church. Family Fun Day is a free event and includes games and activities for children, contests, and information booths. The church is located at 4514 Hammock Road in Sebring. For more information call Laurie at 382-2134.
The American Legion Post 69 invites all Veterans and their family member to their annual Veterans Benefit Fair on Saturday, February 7th from 9 AM to Noon. Post 69 is located at 1301 West Bell Street in Avon Park. For more information call Larry at 850-718-7773.
The Ridge Coin Club will hold their 58th Annual Coin Show on Saturday, February 7th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Elks Lodge of Sebring. Admission is free. The lodge is located at 2618 Kenilworth. For more information call 382-8958.
The Sebring Parkway Church of Christ will host their annual Lady's Day on Saturday, February 7th from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. The theme is "Climb Happiness Hill." The church is located at 3800 Sebring Parkway. For more information call 385-7443.
Wacaster Ministries presents Faith, Family and Friends Opry Tour featuring live music and comedy show at 6 PM on Saturday, February 7th at Sebring Middle School. Tickets are $15.00 and are available at Dee's Place and the YMCA. Proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. A BBQ dinner will be available at 4 PM for $7.50. For more information call 381-7663.
The 32nd Annual Roaring 20s Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, February 14th from 9 AM to 4 PM. Craft, art and food vendors will be on the circle to celebrate Sebring's 1920s heritage. For more information visit www.Roaring20sFest.com
The American Legion Placid Post 25 presents Elvis Wade and Sandy Posey on Saturday, February 14th with a Valentine's Day Dinner from 5 to 6 PM and show from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Tickets are $20.00 each. For more information call 465-0975.
A Valentine's Sweetheart Ball will be held on Saturday, February 14th starting at 5:30 at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge #2661. For more information and tickets call Ruth at 465-4791.
A Par 3 Golf Scramble to benefit the Ridge Area Arc will be held on Sunday, February 15th at the Sebring Golf Links at 1067 Lake Sebring Drive with a 10 AM Shot Gun start. Register by Tuesday, February 10th. For more information call Debbie at 452-1295 ext. 106.
Join Pastor Billy Burke for Healing Crusades on Sunday, February 15th at 6 PM and Monday, February 16th at 7 PM at The Revival Center located at 3700 Schumacher Road in Sebring. For more information call 458-0703.
Heartland Horses and Handicapped presents their 9th Annual Denim and Diamonds Auction and Dinner on Thursday, February 19th at 6 PM at the Island View Restaurant. For more information or tickets call 452-0006 or visit www.heartlandhorses.org
The Third Annual Bo Alvarez YMCA Youth Olympics sponsored by the Monismith Family will be held on Saturday, February 21st from 9 AM to 12 PM. The cost is $15.00 per child and includes t-shirt and water bottle. For more information call the YMCA at 382-9622.
The Sebring High School girl's tennis team will host their 3rd Annual Tennis Camp on Saturday, February 21st from 9 AM to Noon at the Thakkar Tennis Center in the Country Club of Sebring. The cost is $25.00 and includes t-shirt and lunch. Camp is open to ages 4 to 18. Pre-registration by calling 471-5513.
An Inaugural Wheelchair Derby will be held at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, February 21st starting at 9 AM with wheelchair races, tram rides, wheelchair obstacle course, 5K Stride and Stroll, museum tours, live music, and much more. Proceeds will help upgrade park facilities and help purchase Nomad Wheelchairs. For more information call 386-6099.
The Veterans Council of Highlands County presents the 9th Annual Benefit Military Ball on Saturday, February 21st to be held at the Sun N Lake Island View Restaurant. Tickets are $35.00 per person. For more information call Rick at 273-5182.
A Sportman's Flea Market will be held on Sunday, February 22nd from 8 AM to 2 PM at Square One Sporting Clays and Gun Range. The range is located at 7500 State Road 70 West in Lake Placid. Spaces are available for sellers. For more information call Bill at 863-202-5090.
The Humane Society of Highlands County will hold their Annual Fundraiser Rummage Sale on Saturday, February 28th at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center. For more information or to make a donation call 214-6508.
The YMCA presents Run the Lake 15K hosted by Fleet Apparel and Don Jose's Mexican Restaurant on Saturday, February 28th starting at 7:30 AM from Don Jose's. Race the 15K or grab a friend for a two person relay. A Corn Hole Tournament will start at 10:30 AM with proceeds to benefit the Strong Kids Campaign. For more information call the YMCA at 382-9622.
A Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 28th at Pinecrest Golf Club to benefit the American Cancer Society starting at 7:30 AM. For more information or to register call Earlene at 257-4691.
The Heart of Highlands Show Chorus presents Music! Music! Music! on Saturday, February 28th at 2:30 PM at South Florida State College. Tickets are $15.00 and proceeds benefit their Scholarship Fund. For tickets or more information call 414-4914.
The Breakfast Rotary and the Avon Park CRA presents Music on the Mall featuring Latin Music-Manny on Saturday, February 28th from 5 to 8 PM at The Bandstand on Main Street. Bring your own chair. Food and drink will be available to purchase. For more information find Make Avon Park Your Destination on Facebook.
Bill Jarrett Ford Family Foundation presents a Rock-N-Glow 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, February 28th at 6:30 PM. Come early for music, games and food. The fun starts at 3:30 PM at the Lake Placid High School Football Stadium at 438 Dal Hall Boulevard. All proceeds will benefit Lake Placid Middle School AVID and PTO programs.
The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park on Saturday, February 28th from 7 to 9 PM featuring the California Toe Jam Band. Admission is $5.00 per person with children 12 and under free. Park admission is waved after 6PM. Bring blankets or chairs. Proceeds benefit park improvements.
The Highlands Art League will hold it's annual wine tasting fundraiser themed "Race to Taste International Wine, Beer and Culinary Tasting Gala" celebrating the kickoff to the 12 Hours of Sebring. This event will held at the Sebring Civic Center on Saturday, March 14th from 6 to 9PM. Attire is dressy cocktail. Tickets are $50.00 for members and $60 for non members. For more information call 385-6682 or visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.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
Sebring's Downtown Sidewalk Garage Sale will be held on the 2nd 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.