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

The Highlands Radio Crew wants to honor our hard working listeners and their bosses with at $100 gift to enjoy dinner at one of our local restaurants. If you run a business nominate your best employee for our Employee of the Month Contest. You and your best employee would each be winners, if selected. To enter your employee of the month submit entries to contests@sebringradio.com. The Highlands Radio Crew salutes our hard working listeners!

Highlands ESPN Radio 1050 AM is now streaming www.espnhighlands.com. WITS is also streaming at www.wits1340am.com. Catch both Highlands Radio Stations all day and night.

The Heartland Food Bank is in desperate need of a refrigerated panel truck. To participate in this "Feeding the Flock" campaign please call 863-385-7885 or visit www.heartlandfoodbank.com.

Comedy For A Cure will present a benefit for Eddie Cornett at Fred's Bar at Neibert's Fish Camp on Arbuckle Creek on Saturday, May 27th beginning at 4pm.  Their be music, comedy, raffle items, a 50/50 drawing and much more.  Adults 21 and older please.  For reservations call 863-227-1911.

Join OJ 99.1 and Stacy Clark this Saturday from 10am to 1pm for a live broadcast from McPhails Auto Sales in Sebring.  Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend and 10 years of service to the Highlands. Enjoy pizza and sodas; and they'll have door prizes all day long.  Also, There will be 70 cars and trucks with special financing.  McPhails Auto Sales is located on US 27 North in Sebring, across from the North McDonalds.  Call 382-8199 for more information.

This Saturday at noon,  Sports Talk With Ed Lynch And Friends will air it's final broadcast on News Talk Am730.  Ed will have special guests and take your phone calls as the Highlands Radio Group celebrates Ed Lynch's  distinguished 35 year broadcasting career.

In honor of all U.S. Veterans who have died in service to America, the Military Sea Services Museum will be open Monday, May 29th from noon to 4pm.  Located at the corner of Kenilworth and Roseland Avenue in Sebring, the Museum preserves the history of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and exhibits artifacts from the U.S. Army and Air Force as well.  Everyone is invited to visit the Military Sea Services Museum, "Where History Comes Alive!"

The Wacaster Family and Friends presents a night of gospel music every Saturday at 6 PM at Under the Oaks Opry. The concerts will be held at 3414 Beck Avenue in Sebring. Admission is $6.00 and concessions will be available. For more information call 863-273-1890.

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.

Memorial United Methodist Church presents their Vacation Bible School, June 5th through June 9th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm for kids from kindergarten through the 5th grade.  For information, call 863-465-2422.  To register visit www.memorialumc.com or visit the church at 500 Kent Avenue in Lake Placid.

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.

The VFW Post 4300 of Sebring will host breakfast the first Saturday of every month with proceeds to support Veterans. The VFW Post 4300 is located at 1014 Lakeview Drive. For more information call 385-8902.

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 sclark@sebringradio.com, 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.