This is Heartland Happenings, your guide to local events throughout the community:
The Humane Society of Highlands County presents Terror Trail every Friday and Saturday night in October. Terror Trail is a mile long walk in the woods with horror scenes and over 60 characters. This event is intended for teens and adults only. Terror Trail is held at the Humane Society with parking and bus ride available at the Sebring Airport, Gate 4. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society.
The Downtown Sebring Sip and Shop will be held on Friday, October 9th from 5 to 8 PM with free treats and spooktacular specials. For more information visit www.downtownsebring.org
Central Florida Striders will hold a Million Centimeter 10K and 2 Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, October 10th at 7:30 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Proceeds will benefit the Avon Park Track Team. For more information email Chet Brojek at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 863-385-4736.
Peace River Center Victim Services will hold a fundraiser 2.7 Mile Walk/Run on Saturday, October 10th at 8 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Pets are welcome. For more information or to register call 386-1168.
The American Legion Post 25 of Lake Placid is hosting a benefit fundraiser for PTSD 4 VETS on Saturday, October 10th with a Poker Run, food, auctions, games, live entertainment and much more. For more information call 465-0975.
Nasgrass Inc will hold Lawnmower Races on Saturday, October 10th at the Avon Park Mowerplex at 2155 Herrick Road. For more information and a schedule of events visit www.nasgrassinc.com
The Highlands County YMCA presents Spooktacular Family Tricks and Treats on Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th from 6 to 9 PM. Come and enjoy games, candy, bounce house, big slide and much more. Tickets are $4.00 per person. The YMCA is located at 100 YMCA Lane in Sebring. For more information call 382-9622.
The 7th Annual Mason G. Smoak 5K and Family Fun Festival will be held on Saturday, October 17th at Devane Circle Park in Lake Placid. For more information visit www.masongsmoakfoundation.org
The Lake Placid 4H Clovers 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 9 AM to 1 PM at Stuart Park in Lake Placid.
The Ridge Area Arc presents the Sebring Derby on Saturday, October 17th from 7 to 10 PM at the Chateau Elan. Come and enjoy a night of horse races, auctions, hors d'oeuvres, drinks and much more. For more information call 452-1295 extension 106. Proceeds will benefit the Ridge Are Arc.
The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo will be held October 17th and 18th. General admission tickets are $15.00 and available on line at www.arcadiarodeo.com or by calling 1-800-749-7633.
Woodlawn Elementary will host their annual Fall Fun Festival on Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30 to 7 PM. Bring your family and friends to enjoy games, cakewalk, dunk tank, food, costume contest and much more. Woodlawn Elementary is located at 817 Woodlawn Drive in Sebring. For more information call 471-5444.
Highlands Hammock State Park presents the 3rd Annual Haunted Hammock on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th from 6 to 10 PM. Haunted Hammock will feature a haunted maze, no scare kid zone, terror tram, games, candy, food vendors and much more. For more information call 386-6094.
On Saturday, October 24th a Honey bees and beekeeping class will be held at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center. For more information or to register call 402-6540.
The Ridge Area Arc presents the Arc's Halloween 5K/10K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 24th at 8:30 PM at Highlands Hammock State Park. You can run or walk, raise money and participate in the costume contest. Proceeds will benefit the Ridge Area Arc. For more information call 452-1295 extension 106 or email email@example.com
Memorial United Methodist Church will host a Pumpkin Party on Saturday, October 24th from 10 AM to Noon. Bring your own pumpkin to decorate and enjoy food, games and fun. The church is located at 500 Kent Avenue in Lake Placid.
Downtown Sebring will host a safe old fashioned family Trick or Treat on Friday, October 30th from 5 to 8 PM.
The Lake Placid High School Green Dragons Cross-Country Team will hold their 5th Annual Green Dragon 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 31st. For more information or to register please visit the high school's webpage.
Downtown Lake Placid will host a free community safe alternative Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 31st from 6 to 9 PM on Interlake Boulevard and Main Avenue. Bring a treat bag and flashlight.
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 Friday, November 6th 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
A "Hope for Hunter" Fundraising Bass Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 14th from 6 AM to 2 PM at Windy Point Boat Ramp. Proceeds will benefit Hunter Swain and family with medical costs in treating Hunter's Leukemia. For more information find "Hope for Hunter" on Facebook or call Jennifer Swain at 446-2973.
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.
The Tommy Todd Memorial NU-HOPE Clay Shoot, presented by Mosaic, will be held on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 9 AM at Square One Sporting Clays Club in Lake Placid. Proceeds will benefit NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. For more information call Laurie at 863-382-2134.
The Highlands Museum of the Arts presents the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee Photography Exhibit through March 15th. 2016. For more information call 385-6682 or visit www.highlandsartleague.org
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. 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.