This is Heartland Happenings, your guide to local events throughout the community:
Reality Ranch presents Wild Horse Ministries featuring Paul Daily on Friday, February 5th at 7 PM. Saturday, February 6th Reality Ranch will feature the Bull Riding Series at 7 PM. Sunday, February 7th at 11 AM Reality Ranch will host Cowboy Church. Reality Ranch is located at 1980 State Road 66 in Zolfo Springs. For more information call 781-1578.
The Sebring High School Girl's Tennis Team will host their 4th Annual Tennis Camp on Saturday, February 6th for boys and girls ages 4 to 18. The camp will be held at the Thakkar Tennis Center in the Country Club of Sebring. Preregistration is encouraged. For more information call Coach Hollinger at 471-5513.
St. Agnes Episcopal Church will host their Annual Indoor Flea Market and Bake Sale on Saturday, February 6th from 8 AM to Noon. Proceeds will benefit local outreach programs in Highlands County. The church is located at 3840 Lakeview Drive in Sebring.
The Sebring Parkway Church of Christ will host their annual Ladies Day on Saturday, February 6th from 9 AM to noon. The theme is "Apples of Gold." the guest speaker will be Julie Moore. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 AM with lunch at noon. The church is located at 3800 Sebring Parkway. For more information call 385-7443.
The Highlands County Veterans Advisory Board presents a Veterans Benefit Fair on Saturday, February 6th from 9 AM to Noon at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center. The Ag Center is located at 4509 George Boulevard in Sebring. For more information call Highlands County Veterans Services at 402-6623.
Highlands Little Theatre presents Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash with shows running through February 7th. For more information call 382-2525 or visit www.highlandslittletheatre.org
Walker Memorial Academy of Avon Park will host an Open House on Thursday, February 11th 5:30 to 7 PM. The school is located at 1525 West Avon Boulevard. For more information call 453-3131.
The Highlands County Fair will be held February 12th through February 20th at Highlands County Fairgrounds. Don't miss the rides, games, beauty contest, livestock displays, exhibits, Master Hypnotist, the Cohan Radio Group Cooking Contest, and much more. For entry forms, complete list of events and other information visit www.hcfair.net
The Sebring Downtown Business Alliance presents The Art of Chocolate and Wine on Friday, February 12th from 7 to 9 PM. Tickets are $20.00 each and include samples of wine from NY State Finger Lake Wineries and chocolate dishes at each participating business, artists, musicians, and much more.
Highlands Little Theatre presents the 50's and 60's sounds of Lotela Gold on stage February 12th through February 14th. Tickets start at $20.00 and proceeds benefit the theatre. For tickets and more information call 382-2525 or visit www.highlandslittletheatre.org
MIDFLORIDA presents the 7th Annual Valentines Day Family Fun 5K Walk/Run and Fitness Challenge on Saturday, February 13th at Lakeshore Mall in Sebring. Proceeds will benefit Junior Achievement of Highlands County. For more information visit www.jahighlands.org or search Junior Achievement on Facebook.
Woody's RV Resort Club House located at 4414 US Highway 27 South, will host a Flea Market on Saturday, February 13th from 8 AM to 1 PM.
The Roaring 20's Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, February 13th from 9 AM to 4 PM in Historic Downtown Sebring. Come and enjoy arts, crafts, antique cars, food vendors and much more. For more information find Roaring 20's Festival on Facebook.
The Highlands Woodcarvers Annual Show will be held on Saturday, February 13th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Bert J, Harris Agricultural Center. The Ag Center is located at 4509 George Boulevard in Sebring.
The American Legion will host an open to the public, Elvis Wade Show on Saturday, February 13th with doors opening at 4:30 PM, dinner at 5 and the show from 6:30 to 9:30. Tickets are $20.00 per person. The American Legion is located at 1490 US Highway 27 N in Lake Placid. For more information call 465-0975.
Paynes Creek Historic State Park will host the 10th annual Fort Chokonikla Encampment/Reenactment on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th from 10 AM to 3 PM. Come and enjoy entertainment, food, demonstrations and much more. The park is located at 888 Lake Branch Road in Bowling Green.
The Woman's Club of Sebring presents their Annual Spring Flea Market on Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th from 8 AM to 1 PM. The flea market and bake sale will be held rain or shine at the Clubhouse at 4260 Lakeview Drive. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park concert series with California Toe Jam Band on Saturday, February 20th and Brian Smalley on Saturday, April 16th. Concerts are held from 7 to 9 PM. For more information call Highlands Hammock State Park at 386-6094.
Fleet Racing Apparel and Don Jose Mexican Restaurant presents the Y Run the Lake on Saturday, February 27th at 7:30 AM. Run the 15K or relay options are also available. After the race enjoy music, food and drink specials. For more information call the YMCA at 382-9622, visit www.highlandsymca.org or find Highland County Family YMCA on Facebook.
The Samaritan's Touch Care Center's 4th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 8 AM at Highlands Ridge. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, golf cart and lunch for a great cause. For more information or to register call Dayna Carlton at 381-4562 or visit www.samaritanstouch.org
STR8UP Youth Ministry will hold a Huge Garage Sale on Thursday, March 3rd, Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th from 8 AM to 12 PM at 113 South Main Avenue in Lake Placid. Donations are now being accepted and pick up is available for large items. For more information call 699-1480.
The Highlands County Family YMCA presents Because We Can 2016 Kids Triathlon Series on Saturday, March 5th, Sunday, May 22nd and June 18th (Heartland Triathlon) The first 2 of the series will be held at the YMCA. For more information call the YMCA at 382-9622, visit www.highlandsymca.org or find Highlands Family YMCA on Facebook.
Lake Placid Christian School's 10th Annual Fun Shoot will be held on Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 AM at Square One Sporting Clay Club. For more information call 465-5491.
On Saturday, March 5th you can help Avon Park's Meals on Wheels and enjoy at great meal during 'A Taste of Italy' from 1:30 to 4:30 PM at Little Italy on West Main Street in Avon Park. Tickets are $35.00 and available at Heartland National Bank or by calling Meals on Wheels at 257-1780.
The GFWC Lake Placid Junior Woman's Club will host a Sock Hop on Saturday, March 5th from 6 to 10 PM at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Join the fun with dinner, dancing, costume contests, cash bar and music by Darrell Layfield. Tickets are $20.00. Proceeds will benefit local charities. For more information or tickets call Joy before February 28th at 954-817-0033.
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
Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park concert series with Brian Smalley on Saturday, April 16th. Concerts are held from 7 to 9 PM. For more information call Highlands Hammock State Park at 386-6094.
Sebring High School Air Force Junior Reserve Office Training Corp will host a 50th Anniversary 5K Fun Run on Saturday, April 23rd at 7 AM at the Highlands County Fairgrounds. For more information call Tammy at 449-1942 or search AFJROTC Fun Run Registration online.
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. 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.