This is Heartland Happenings, your guide to local events throughout the community:
Circle Theatre presents "Better Together Tuesday" a special family time while enjoying a movie and treats from the Sweet Shoppe. Adult tickets are $5.00 with kids under 18 admitted free. Show times are 1 and 7 PM. For a complete list of scheduled movies visit www.circletheatreevents.com
Cool off in the pool. Sebring, Lake Placid and Avon Park High School pools are open Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 PM. The cost is $2.50 per swimmer. Swimming lessons are also available at various times. For more information call SHS at 471-5500, LPHS at 699-5010 or APHS at 452-4311.
The 26th Annual Caladium Festival will be held in Lake Placid on Friday, July 29th through Sunday, July 31st with clowns, arts and craft booths, food, entertainment, ornamental trees, caladiums, bus tours and much more. The festival will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM. For more information call 465-4331 or visit www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com
The Dr. Tom McDonald Caladium Festival 5K Race will be held on Saturday, July 30th starting at 7:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 118 North Oak Avenue in Lake Placid. Proceeds will benefit Samaritan's Touch Care Center. For more information call 465-2742 or visit www.fpclp.com
The 20th Annual Caladium Festival Car and Bike Show will be held on Saturday, July 30th at Devane Park in Lake Placid. Come and see antique and stock cars, street rods, motorcycles, trucks and much more. For more information or to register visit www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com
The Avon Park Youth Football and Cheer will host a Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 30th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Martin Luther King Memorial Sports Complex. Come and enjoy bounce house and slide, relay races, games, pee-wee football at 3 PM and much more. Concession stand will be open. Admission is $2.00 per person. Proceeds will benefit the 2016-2017 season.
A "Compassion for Linda BBQ, Bake Sale and Raffle" will be held for Linda Marie Watson, who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, on Saturday, July 30th. The event will start at 11 AM on Main Street in Avon Park and will include chicken dinners, raffles, snow cones, bake sale and much more. For tickets or more information call Earlene at 863-257-4691 or Lisa at 863-201-0256.
The Jaycees of Lake Placid presents the Caladium Festival Dance featuring The Shannon Reed Band on Saturday, July 30th from 9 PM to 1 AM at the Elks Lodge. The lodge is located at 200 County Road 621 East in Lake Placid. Tickets are $10.00 and you must be 21 or older to attend.
A County-Wide School Supply and Food Drive will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd from 3 to 7 PM at the Highlands Today Office at 315 US Highway 27 North in Sebring. Help stuff the bus and tilt the trailer with school supplies and food to be donated to local families in need.
Heartland for Children will hold a Foster Parent Community Information Night on Wednesday, August 3rd from 6:15 to 7:30 PM at the First Baptist Church of Lake Placid. A free dinner and child care will be provided. Please call 863-519-8900 ext. 289 to reserve your spot. For more information visit www.heartlandforchildren.org
The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County will host a Back to School Fast Track Immunization Clinic with free back to school immunizations on Friday, August 5th from 8 AM to 4 PM. A parent or guardian must be present. Bring current shot records. No appointment needed. +The Florida Department of Health is located at 7205 South George Boulevard in Sebring. For more information call 863-382-7272.
Central Florida Striders presents the final race of the Summer Sunrise 5K Series on Saturday, August 6th starting at 7 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Race proceeds will benefit C.F.S and Youth Running Programs. For more information email Chet Brojek at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 385-4736.
The Holy Trap Ministries Outreach presents their 3rd Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive on Saturday, August 6th from 10 AM to 3 PM at 235 North Main Avenue in Lake Placid. For more information or a complete list of needed items visit www.theholytrapministries.org
The 39th Annual Harbor Community Bank/Sertoma Golf Tournament will be held August 27th and 28th at the Sun N Lake Country Club. Registration forms are available at local golf pro shop or by calling Dusty Johnson at 381-8041.
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 email@example.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.