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
Trick or Treating on and around the Circle in Sebring will be held on Thursday, October 30th from 5 to 8 PM with stores open late, music, candy games and much more.
The Humane Society of Highlands County presents Terror Trail's "Carnevil" Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st. The ticket booth will be open 7:30 to 10 PM. For more information follow Terror Trail on Facebook.
Sebring and Lake Placid Trick or Treat will be on Friday, October 31st from 6 to 9 PM.
The Sebring High Cheerleaders are selling beautiful Winter Rose Poinsettia's for $10.00 each through October 30th. Plants will be delivered on December 3rd. For more information see any Sebring High School Cheerleader or call Sebring High School at 471-5500.
The Lake Placid community and businesses will hold a Lake Placid Halloween Event on Friday, October 31st from 6 to 9 PM on Interlake and Main Avenue. Come and enjoy a family friendly fun night.
The Highlands Art League's 48th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on and around the Circle in Sebring on Saturday, November 1st from 9 AM to 4 PM. Come and see the finest arts and crafts, enjoy fun festivities and much more. For more information visit www.DowntownSebring.org
Sun N Lake Recreation presents the Trick or Trot Festival and "Glow" Run on Saturday, November 1st with the festival from 3:30 to 6:30 PM and the "glow" run from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Festival admission is $2.00. The "glow" run is $20.00 for adults and $12.00 for kids. Come and enjoy the costume parade, inflatables, face painting, crafts, entertainment, the "glow" 5K and much more. The Sun N Lake Recreation Complex is located at 3500 Edgewater Drive. For more information call 382-2196.
The 19th Annual Florida Flywheeler's Florida Fuel Up will be held November 5th through November 8th at 7000 Avon Park Cutoff Road. Admission is $7.00. For more information visit www.floridaflywheelers.org
Hill-Gustat Middle School will host a BBQ Fundraiser with proceeds benefiting their Athletic programs on Friday, November 7th from 4 to 6 PM. Tickets are $7.00 and available at the school. For more information call Wendy at 471-5437.
A Street Party will be on Interlake Boulevard in Lake Placid on Friday, November 7th from 6 to 9 PM. There will be sidewalk sales, demonstrations, great food, dancing, games, clowns, the Annual Chili Cook Off and much more. For more information call Kathy at 863-465-4646.
Lake Placid High School Project Graduation will be selling red, pink and white poinsettias for $8.00 through November 8th. Poinsettias will be available for pickup on Saturday, December 6th. Order forms are available at Radio Shack in Lake Placid or by calling Laura at 441-0729.
The Rotary Club of Highlands County presents their annual Crazy Pepper Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 8th in Downtown Sebring. To register or for more information call John Pepper at 381-2689 or visit www.rotarychili.com
Cracker Trail Elementary will hold a Cowboys and Cowgirls Trailblazer 4K on Saturday, November 8th at 8 AM. Proceeds will benefit developing student leadership programs. The school is located at 8200 Sparta Road in Sebring.
The CCC Celebration Festival will be held at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, November 8th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Come and celebrate history with live bands, model railroad display, Florida Highwaymen Artists, arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, children's activities and much more.
St. Agnes Episcopal Church presents their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, November 13th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the church on Lakeview Drive. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids under 12.
The American Legion Post #69 of Avon Park will hold their Annual Bazaar on Saturday, November 15th from 8 AM to 2 PM at 1301 West Bell Street. Donations will be accepted November 12th through 15th. There will be baked goods and crafts, raffles and photos with Santa. For more information call 453-4553.
First Baptist Church of Sebring presents Family is Everything, a family focused workshop, on Saturday, November 15th and 22nd from 9 AM to 3 PM. For more information call 385-5154.
Bras for the Cause will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 6 to 9 PM at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Sebring. $25.00 bra entry fee and $5.00 admission fee with all proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society. For more information or an entry form call Michelle Brooks at 381-1929.
Sun N Lake Golf Club presents Pilgrim Palooza on Wednesday, November 26th from 7 PM to 1 AM. Come and enjoy the Famous Dueling Pianos, DJ, appetizer and drink specials and much more. For tickets or more information call 382-1191.
The 22nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk will be held on Thursday, November 27th at 8 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Register through November 20th for $20.00. For more information or entry form visit www.friendsofhighlandshammock.org
The Breakfast Rotary and the Avon Park CRA presents Music on the Mall featuring Lotella Gold on Saturday, November 29th from 5 to 8 PM at The Bandstand on Main Street. Bring your own chair. Food and drink will be available to purchase. For more information find Make Avon Park Your Destination on Facebook.
The Sebring High School Key Club will host a 5K Healthy Heart Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th at 8 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. For more information email Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org Proceeds will benefit Champion for Children Garden in memory or Jimmy Polatty.
The Lake Placid Cheer Booster's 2nd Annual Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 8AM to 2 PM at the Masonic Lodge at 102 North Main Avenue. Vendors are needed to rent spaces. For more information call Sharon at 840-1379.
The Jarrett Family Foundation presents the 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Fun 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run on Friday, December 12th at 6 PM at Union Church in Avon Park. Proceeds will benefit Avon Park area schools. For more information call 453-3117.
Crossroads Fellowship will host A Christmas Celebration on Christmas Eve from 7 to 9 PM and Christmas Day from 8 AM to 3 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. Crossroads Fellowship is located at 605 Highway 66 in Sebring. For more information call 655-0212.
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 Gini Beth at GB's Formal Wear at 402-1902.
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.