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

The Circle Theatre is offering Tai Chi Classes every Monday with Ray Drury from 9 to 10 AM. The cost is $10.00 per class with all proceeds to benefit Champion for Children.

Dust off your dancing shoes and head over to Circle Theatre for Couples Dance Lessons on Thursday nights in April and May. The cost is $5.00 per person and classes are taught by instructors from Carmela's Rhythm. For more information call 382-1029.

The Highlands County Sherriff's Office and the Lake Placid High School Student Government will be holding a Bicycle Drive during the month of April to collect bikes to be used during summer camp. For more information call Lake Placid High School SGA at 699-5010.

A free Home Canning Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 26th at 8 AM at the Highlands County Agricultural Center. Call 402-6540 for more information and to register.

Dental Care of Mid Florida presents Clays for Kids to benefit Big Brothers Big Sister on Saturday, April 26th from 8 AM to 1 PM at Square One Sporting Clays. Square One is located at  7500 SR 70 in Lake Placid. For more information call Kiko at 402-9001.

Operation Medicine Cabinet will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Please bring your expired, unwanted or unused prescription medication for safe disposal. Drop off locations include Sebring Police Department, Lake Placid Police Department and both substations. For more information call 402-7211.

The Bluegrass Blueberry Festival will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10 AM to 4 PM at Donaldson Park in Downtown Avon Park. Come and enjoy live bluegrass music, BBQ chicken dinners, fresh blueberries and blueberry products, contests, kids zone and much more. For more information visit www.aprotaryblueberryfestival.com

The Sebring High Cheerleaders are selling Vidalia Onions. 10 pound bags for $10.00 and 25 pound bags for $20.00. Orders will be taken through Wednesday, April 30th. For more information see any SHS Cheerleader or call Wendy McSheffrey at 381-8770.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be held in Sebring on Friday, May 2nd at 7:30 AM as the Flame of Hope makes its way across Florida. The Torch Run will start at Publix South and end at Veteran's Beach. Signups start at 7 AM. Come and support Highlands County Law Enforcement and make a donation to Special Olympics. For more information call Cindy Ritenour at 402-7206.

The March of Dimes March for Babies walk will be held at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, May 3rd with registration at 8 AM. To sign up or join a team visit www.marchforbabies.org

A Mother's Day 5K will be held on Saturday, May 10th at Highlands Hammock State Park starting at 8 AM. Check in by 7:30 AM. For more information email Cherie.Starr@AHSS.org

Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park featuring Quasimojo with 70's and 80's Rock 'n Roll on Saturday, May 17th. Bring chairs or blankets. Concert admission is $5.00 with kids 12 and under admitted free. For more information call 386-6094.

 The Running for Autism 5K will be held at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, July 19th starting at 7:30 AM. For more information visit Autistic Footprints on Facebook.

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.

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.