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

The CAMP JOY Highlands County 5K will be held at Sebring International Raceway on Friday, August 28th. A four-person relay will be held at 10 PM and the individual 5K will be held at midnight. For more information call Christi 863-840-0902 or register on line at http://endurancesportstiming.com

A Hope for Charlotte Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 29th at the Frostproof Depot from 11 AM to 4 PM. The benefit will include BBQ dinners, raffles, silent auction, bake sale and much more. Proceeds will go to help 4 year old Charlotte Bass who was recently diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia. For more information or to make a donation please call Laura 863-528-6089.

Highlands Little Theatre presents Moonlight, Martinis and Meatballs on Saturday, August 29th at 7 PM. Enjoy moon gazing, martinis, judge the meatball cook-off contest, cash bar, raffles and much more. Tickets are $35.00. For tickets or more information call 382-2525 or visit www.HighlandsLittleTheatre.org.

The Sebring Sunrise Rotary presents the 3rd Annual Red, White and Blue 5K Run, Walk or Stride on Saturday, September 5th at 8 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. All proceeds will benefit Honor Flights for Local Veterans. For more information call Kim at 381-6965 or register on line at http://endurancesportstiming.com

The Children's Museum of the Highlands presents the 3rd Round on the Circle Craft Beer and Food Event on Saturday, September 5th from 6 to 9 PM. Taste over 45 craft beers and cider and delicious food from area restaurants while enjoying live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Museum. Raffle tickets are available for your chance to win a Yetti cooler full of goodies, Costa De Mar sunglasses or hat. You do not need to be present to win. For tickets and more information call 385-5437 or visit www.ChildrensMuseumHighlands.com

Highlands Little Theatre presents The Sensuous Senator with shows running September 9th through 20th. Sensuous Senator is a hilarious comedy and may not appeal to children under 13. For tickets are more information call 382-2525 or visit www.HighlandsLittleTheatre.org

The Highlands Museum of the Arts presents Captured: Downtown Sebring, Local Photography Exhibit through September 10th. For more information visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.org

The Edge Sparkles and Stache Dash 5K Sparkle Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 12th at Sun N Lake Recreational Complex. For more information call 471-0085 or visit www.edgecheercenter.com

The American Legion Post 69 of Avon Park will host a Veterans Benefit Fair on Saturday, September 12th from 9 AM to 12 PM. The American Legion Post 69 is located at 1301 West Bell Street. For more information call Larry Roberts at 850-718-7773.

Lake Jackson Clean Up Day is Saturday, September 12th from 7:30 AM to 12 PM. Volunteers are needed to walk, boat and dive around the lake for clean up. For more information or to register call Christy Reed at 863-214-4545.

Southside Baptist Church presents the Living Proof Live Simulcast with Beth Moore on Saturday, September 12 from 10:30 AM to 4:15 PM. Tickets are $20.00 and include music and worship led by Beth Moore, lunch, snacks and fellowship with other women from Highlands County. For tickets or to register call 381-9490 or on line at www.mysouthsidebc.com

The Palms of Sebring presents the 19th Annual Apple Festival on Thursday, September 24th from 8 AM to 7 PM, Friday, September 25th from 8 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday, September 25th from 8 AM to 12 PM. Come and enjoy "All That's Fall" including their famous apple dumplings, apple butter and jellies, apple pies and cakes, cookies and much more. All proceeds will benefit resident activities. The Palms of Sebring is located at 725 South Pine Street.

The Florida Hospital Foundation Gala will be held on Thursday, November 5th with a black tie dinner,  silent auction, and concert featuring Rodney Atkins. The Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 7th and the Foundation 5K Run/Walk and 10K will be held on Sunday, November 8th. For more information call 863-402-5369, find Florida Hospital Foundation on Facebook or visit www.FHHeartland.org

Highlands Hammock State Park will host the CCC Festival on Saturday, November 14th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Come and enjoy live entertainment, model railroad display, antique car show, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities and much more. For more information call 386-6094 or find Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park on Facebook.

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 7 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. Fax your information to 863-382-1982, or you can mail your information to Heartland Happenings, c/o Cohan Radio Group, 3750 US Highway 27N, Suite 1, Sebring, FL 33870. Keep it here on your favorite Cohan Radio Group Radio Station.