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

The Highlands County 4-H will host an Open House on Tuesday, September 2nd from 5 to 8 PM at the Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center. Enjoy club displays, information, light refreshments and much more. The Ag Center is located at 4509 George Boulevard in Sebring.

Sebring Macaroni Kid Princess Ball, a special father and daughter dance, will be held on Friday, September 5th from 6 to 8 PM at the Circle Theatre in Downtown Sebring. For tickets or more information call 202-5530.

Highlands Hammock State Park will host Literacy Day Story Hour in the CCC Museum on Saturday, September 6th from 10 to 11:30 AM. Free park entry will be available on September 6th and 7th when you present a library card, library book, or by donating a new or gently used family appropriate book.  For more information call 386-6094.

Jamar Wildlife Studio and Pioneer Taxidermy presents an Outdoor Adventures Expo on Saturday, September 6th from 10 AM to 5 PM with free admission and parking. A 50/50 drawing will be held to benefit Sebring Meals on Wheels. The expo will be held at 12385 US Highway 98 in Sebring. For more information call 863-604-7588.

The Children's Museum of the Highlands invites you the Sebring's Second Round of Beer on Saturday, September 6th starting at 6 PM on the Circle in Sebring. Experience over 30 craft beers from around the Nation and food from area restaurants. For tickets or more information call 385-5437. All proceeds benefit the Children's Museum.

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 $30.00 through September 11th and $35.00 on Race Day. For more information call 471-0085.

The Sebring High School Cheerleaders will host their annual Chicken Barbeque Fundraiser on Friday, September 19th from 3 to 7 PM at Firemen's Field. Dine in or take out will be available at the main entrance of the fair grounds near the baseball field. Tickets are $7.00 and are available from Sebring High School Cheerleaders or by calling 381-8770.

The Second Annual Avon Park Champions Club Golf Tournament will be held at River Greens Golf Club on Saturday, September 20th with an 8 AM tee time. Your $60.00 entry fee includes golf, cart, refreshments, prizes and post golf meal. For more information email Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call 385-4736. The entry deadline is September 15th. Proceeds will benefit Avon Park schools.

The 6th Annual Mason G. Smoak 5K Race and Family Fun Day Festival will be held on Saturday, September 27th at DeVane Park in Lake Placid. To register or for more information visit www.masongsmoakfoundation.org

Highlands Hammock State Park invites volunteers to help in removing sand pines, exotic plants and maintaining trails for National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. For more information or to volunteer call 471-5324.

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 Joey Vincent at 863-873-3497.

NU-HOPE Elder Care Services will hold its 3rd Annual Fun Shoot, presented by Mosiac, on Saturday, October 11th at FishHawk Sporting Clays in Lithia. To register, purchase raffle tickets or more information call Laurie Murphy at 382-2134.

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

The Lake Placid High School Green Dragon Cross-Country Team is having their 4th Annual Green Dragon 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 18th at 8 AM. Please visit the highschools' webpage for an entry form or more information.

Highlands Hammock State Park presents Haunted Hammock on October 24th and 25th. Come join the kid-friendly no scare area for Little Goblins from 5:30 to 7 PM or the Haunted House and Trams for youth and adults. Haunted Hammock admission is $5.00 per person with children under 5 admitted free. For more information call 386-6094.

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 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. 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.