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

Cowpoke's Watering Hole will host a CD Release Party for Moriah Ruth with special guests Adam Meredith and Craig Beaudry ll on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6 to 8 PM.

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.

Spradlen Promotions presents "Operation Rucksack" featuring Mercy Mountain Boys to help homeless Veterans on Friday, February 24th at 6:30 PM at Rising Son Ministries. A collection of personal toiletries, pens, paper, bibles, blankets, tents, socks and more will be taken to help local Veterans in need. Rising Son Ministries if located at 1069 Highway 27 North in Lake Placid. For more information visit www.spradlenpromotions.com

Fleet Racing Apparel and Don Jose Mexican Restaurant presents the YMCA Run the Lake 15K on Saturday, February 25th at 7:30 AM starting from Don Jose. For more information call the YMCA at 382-9622 or find Highlands Family YMCA on Facebook.

Lake Placid Christian School will hold their 11th Annual Fun Shoot on Saturday, February 25th from 7:30 AM until 2 PM at Square One Sporting Club. Come help the school and enjoy the Fun Shoot, lunch, your favorite tunes by J.A.M and so much more. For more information call 863-465-5491.

Samaritan's Touch Care Center will hold their 5th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, February 25th with a Shotgun Start at 8 AM on the North Course at Highlands Ridge. For more information call Dayna at 863-471-1870 or visit www.samaritanstouch.org

The Sons of Amvets Post 21 will hold their Annual Benefit Run for Landstuhl Hospital Care Project on Saturday, February 25th. Sign up will be held at Amvets Post 21 starting at 9:30 AM with first bike out at 10:30. The Run will include food, door prizes, raffles and 50/50 with all proceeds to benefit L.H.C.P. For more information call George at 385-0234.

Patriot Productions, LLC and Ridge Area Arc presents The Inaugural Sebring Seafood and Music Festival to be held at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday, February 25th from 11 AM to 10 PM and Sunday February 26th from 11 AM to 5 PM. The festival will include bands with tons of entertainment, food, beer, vendors, kids zone and much more. For more information visit www.SebringFest.com

The Sebring Recreation Club will hold a Pinochle Tournament on Saturday, February 25th at 1 PM. The entry fee is $3.00. Registration starts at noon. For more information or to reserve your spot call Jim at 219-689-8423.

The Veterans Council of Highlands County presents the 11th Annual Benefit Military Ball on Saturday, February 25th with live entertainment, dinner, dancing and much more. The American Legion Post #25 will host the Ball. For tickets or more information call Jo Adamson at 863-991-2770.

The Highlands Art League's Race to Taste will be held on Saturday, February 25th at the Civic Center. The Civic Center is located at 355 West Center Avenue in Sebring. For more information visit www.highlandsartleague.org

Grace Bible Church presents The Art of Marriage Event on Friday, February 25th from 6:30 to 9 PM and Saturday, February 26th from 9 AM to 3 PM. The early bird rate is $50 per couple or $25 individual until January 31st. February 1st rates will be $60 per couple or $39 individual. Register on line at www.gbc.life or email marriages@gbc.life for more information.

The Heart of Florida Ambucs will hold a Bowl Bikes Fundraiser on Sunday, February 26th at 2 PM at Heartland Entertainment Complex to help provide amtrykes for children and adults with special needs. Register by February 20th to hold your spot. Registration forms are available at Heartland Entertainment Complex located at 6800 US Highway 27 North in Sebring.

St Agnes Episcopal Church will hold their annual Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, February 28th from 4:30 to 6:30 in the Parish Hall at the church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Adult tickets are $8.00 and children under 12 are $5.00.

St. Catherine's Youth Group will host a Fish Fry every Friday during Lent from 4 to 7 PM in the Parish Hall. The cost is $9.00 per person or $12.00 for all you eat. St. Catherine of Siena is located at 882 Bay Street in Sebring. For more information call Jeff at 609-313-4073.

Calling all women to join together for prayer on World Day of Prayer at First Christian Church on Friday, March 3rd at 9:30 AM. The church is located at 510 Poinsettia Avenue in Sebring.

First Christian Church will host their annual rummage sale on Saturday, March 4th from 7:30 AM to 1 PM. The church is located at 510 Poinsettia Avenue in Sebring. For more information call 385-0352.

The 2nd Annual Million Centimeter and 5K will be held on Saturday, March 4th at 8 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Proceeds will benefit the Avon Park High School Track Teams. For more information email Chet at cbrojek@comcast.net or visit www.endurancesportstiming.com

The 1st Lorida Volunteer Fire Department will hold a  "Firemans Fair"  on Saturday, March 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Spring Lake Community Center. Come and meet your local firemen and see their fire trucks, enjoy bounce houses and much more. Pulled pork sandwich plates will be available for $5.00. The community center is located at 115 Spring Lake Boulevard in Sebring.

October Love Ministries presents I Am Who God Say I Am on Saturday, March 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM to be held at The Ministry Center on Sparta Road in Sebring. For tickets or more information call 863-451-1218 or visit www.octoberlove.org

The Heart of Highlands Show Chorus presents Boots and Bling on Saturday, March 4th at 2 PM. The show will feature Men's International 4th Place Quartet, Signature. Tickets are $15.00 and will benefit their Scholarship Fund. The performance will be held at Union Church in Avon Park. For tickets or more information call 863-414-4914.

The Placid Lakes Volunteer Fire Department will host their 33rd Annual Beef and Pork BBQ on Sunday, March 5th from 11 AM to 3 PM. Drive up and take out only. The BBQ will be held at Fire Station located at 300 Washington Boulevard.

The Garden Club of Sebring will hold a Card Party on Thursday, March 9th from 10 AM to 3 PM. Bring your cards and favorite games to enjoy time with friends. Tickets are $10.00 and includes lunch, door prizes and much more. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for local students. For more information or to RSVP call 471-0657.

The Disciples Men's Group of First Christian Church will host a BBQ Chicken Dinner on Saturday, March 11th from 5 to 7 PM. Tickets are $8.00. The church is located at 210 Poinsettia Avenue in Sebring. For tickets or more information call 385-0352.

On Sunday, March 19th the First Christian Church will celebrate the 91st year of their heritage with special worship service and the music of Russ Nottingham Ministries at 10:30 AM. The fellowship will continue with at Covered Dish Dinner following the service. The church is located at 510 Poinsettia Avenue in Sebring.

The Lake Placid Garden Club presents "Tee Off" for Youth Education Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 25th at Placid Lakes Country Club with an 8:30 AM Shotgun Start. For more information call Margo at 863451-6375.

The Miss Heartland Ridge Pageant will be held on Saturday, March 25th at the Champion for Children Circle Theatre. If you are a young woman between the ages of 17 and 24 and from Highlands, Hardee, Glades, Okeechobee or Desoto Counties and you would like to register call Gini Beth at 863-873-1858.

The VFW Post 4300 Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 25th at the Golf Hammock Country Club with an 8 AM Shotgun Start. For more information or to register call Paul at 446-2064.

The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park featuring Brian Smalley on Saturday, March 25th from 7 to 9 PM. For more information call 386-6094 or find The Friends of Highlands Hammock on Facebook.

The Frostproof Jamboree is Keeping the Legends Alive at the American Legion Post #95 every Tuesday through April with 2 shows from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM. Come and enjoy country, blues, bluegrass, gospel and comedy with the Passing Thru Country Music Band. Admission is $5.00 and concessions will be available. The show will be held in the Memorial Auditorium located at 111 West First Street. For more information call 330-272-8350.

The 1st Heartland Spartans (Green) Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 6th with an 8:30 AM Shotgun Start at Torrey Oaks Golf Course in Bowling Green. Register by May 3rd to secure your spot by calling Richard at 863-449-1541. Proceeds will help the team travel to Baseball Nationals.

The 1st Annual Jade's Journey Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 15th at Camp Mack River Resort in Lake Wales. Proceeds will benefit Jade's fight against brain cancer. For more information or to register call Lane at 863-873-5508 or email lanecrosson5@gmail.com

The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park featuring Les Dudek on Saturday, April 15th from 7 to 9 PM. For more information call 386-6094 or find The Friends of Highlands Hammock on Facebook.

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.

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.

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.