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

Downtown Sebring Merchants will host Throwback Thursday every Thursday with lots of stores open late, music and fun. For more information and events visit www.DowntownSebring.org

Highlands Little Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy."  This comedy/drama runs now through April 5th. For tickets or more information call 382-2525 or visit www.highlandslittletheatre.org

The Humane Society of Highlands County will hold their Grand Opening Weekend at 7321 Haywood Taylor Boulevard in Sebring. Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 10 AM to 3 PM and the Parade of Dogs will be held on Sunday, March 29th. For more information or to make a donation call 655-1522.

The Avon Park Depot Museum will be open during the Mall Festival on March 27th and 28th with a special program on Theodore Roosevelt at 11 AM and 1 PM. A Society Trash and Treasure Sale will be held outside. The dining car will be open with homemade cobblers and ice cream.

The Florida Passion Play, "The Story of Jesus," will be held every Friday and Saturday night from March 27th through April 25th at the Cattleman's Arena in Wauchula. For tickets or more information call 863-375-4031 or visit www.storyofjesus.com

The (rescheduled due to weather) 6th Annual Hammock Half Marathon and 5K will now be held on Saturday, March 28th at Highlands Hammock State Park. For more information contact Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Highlands Hammock.

The Lake Placid Rotary Club presents Touch a Truck on Saturday, March 28th from 11 AM to 4 PM in the Bank of America parking lot next to Publix on Highway 27 in Lake Placid. Bring the  family and explore all types of trucks, tractors, boats and more.

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Avon Park will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 12 PM to 12 AM at the Avon Park High School. Everyone is invited to attend this special day's activities. For more information call Cheryl at 873-4775.

South Florida State Baseball will host "Jade Jackson Day at the Ballpark" on Saturday, March 28th at noon. Come enjoy a doubleheader, BBQ dinner, 50/50, visit with Jade and much more. For more information or BBQ tickets call Coach Hitt at 784-7036.

The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park on Saturday, March 28th from 7 to 9 PM featuring William Florian. Admission is $5.00 per person with children 12 and under free. Park admission is waved after 6PM. Bring blankets or chairs. Proceeds benefit park improvements.

The Highlands County Moose Lodge 2494 invites everyone to their Benefit Party on Sunday, March 29th at 2:30PM. Ham will be available. Bring a dish to share. Entertainment will be provided by Frank-E and The Moose Rockers along with games and raffles. The lodge is located at 1301 West Bell Street in Avon Park. For more information call 452-0579.

Messiah in the Passover will be held on Thursday, April 2nd at 6 PM at Faith Lutheran Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information or to RSVP call 385-7848.

Sun N Lake Recreation Complex presents Dash and Daye 5K Color run and Easter Festival on Saturday, April 4th. The 5K Color Run starts at 8 AM and the Festival will be held from 9 AM to 12 PM. The festival includes several egg hunts, inflatables, games, entertainment, concessions and much more. For more information call 382-2196.

The 3rd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament for Samaritan's Touch will be held on Saturday, April 4th at Sun 'N Lake Golf Club with an 8:30 AM shotgun start. For more information call Ansley at 863-243-5196.

Memorial United Methodist Church will host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Rain or shine. Come enjoy the egg hunt, egg coloring, food, crafts and much more. The church is located at 500 Kent Avenue in Lake Placid. For more information call 465-2422.

The First Assembly of God will host an Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th at 10 AM and Worship Service on Sunday, April 5th at 10:30 AM. The church is located at 4301Kenilworth Boulevard in Sebring.

The Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association Community Sunrise Service will be held on Sunday, April 5th at 6:30 AM on Lakeside of Memorial. Bring a chair and enjoy this community Easter Service. Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 500 Kent Avenue.

The Inaugural Parkview Panda Prance 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 7:30 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Proceeds will benefit Parkview Prep Building Fund. For more information call Autumm at 214-1687.

Sebring Youth Sports will hold a 4-Person Scramble Fundraiser Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 11th at 8 AM at Harder Hall Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit SYS Football and Cheer programs. For more information email questions to sebringyouthsports@yahoo.com

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Sebring will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 11 AM to 10 PM at Firemen's Field. Everyone is invited to attend this special day's activities. For more information call Mary 414-4439.

The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park on Saturday, April 18th from 7 to 9 PM featuring Lotela Gold. Admission is $5.00 per person with children 12 and under free. Park admission is waved after 6PM. Bring blankets or chairs. Proceeds benefit park improvements.

The American Veterans Post 21 will host a Morgan Douberley Benefit Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, April 25th with check in at 10:30 AM. Lunch and dinner will also be available to purchase. The post is located at 623 US 27 South in Sebring. For more information call Bert at 214-7489.

The American Legion Post #25 will host Bingo every Wednesday from 1 to 3 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. Post #25 is located at 1490 US 27 North in Lake Placid. For more information call 465-0975.

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

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 Linda's Books at 382-2649.

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.