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

Highlands Little Theatre presents Bus Stop on stage through September 21st. For tickets or more information call 382-2525 or visit www.HighlandsLittleTheatre.org

Sebring Thunder will be held on the Circle September 19th, 20th and 21st. Friday at 6:30 PM kicks off with the burn-out contest. Saturday features the Car Show from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Come both days to enjoy live bands, beer, food, vendors and much more. Sunday the cars head to Sebring International Raceway. For more information call 800-423-5939 or visit www.sebringthunder.net

The Sebring High School Cheerleaders will host their annual Chicken Barbeque Fundraiser on Friday, September 19th from 3 to 7 PM at Firemen's Field. Dine in or take out will be available at the main entrance of the fair grounds near the baseball field. Tickets are $7.00 and are available from Sebring High School Cheerleaders or by calling 381-8770.

The VFW Riders Post 4300 will host a Hump-Day Bike Night on Wednesday, September 24th from 5 to 9 PM with 50/50, door prizes, live music with DumpsterMike and much more. The Post will host Hump-Day Bike Night every last Wednesday of the month. For more information call 385-8902.

The 6th Annual Mason G. Smoak 5K Race and Family Fun Day Festival will be held on Saturday, September 27th at DeVane Park in Lake Placid. For more information visit www.masongsmoakfoundation.org

Highlands Hammock State Park invites volunteers to help in removing sand pines, exotic plants and maintaining trails for National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. For more information or to volunteer call 471-5324.

Lake Placid Christian School will host the 33rd Annual Sliced Pork BBQ Dinner with Apple Crisp on Friday, October 3rd from 4:30 to 6 PM. Take out or drive through will be available. Tickets are $10.00.

The 2nd Annual Sebring Sunrise Rotary Red, White and Blue 5K Run, Walk or Stride will be held on Saturday, October 11th at Highlands Hammock State Park at 8 AM. Check-in starts at 6:30 AM. Proceeds will benefit the Honor Flights for Local Veterans. For more information call Ramon at 381-6875.

The American Legion Post 74 invites you to The Pink Poker Run - Ride for the Cure on October 11th with line up at 10 AM. Come and enjoy the poker run, games, bake sale, raffles, and much more. For more information call Joey Vincent at 863-873-3497.

NU-HOPE Elder Care Services will hold its 3rd Annual Fun Shoot, presented by Mosiac, on Saturday, October 11th at FishHawk Sporting Clays in Lithia. To register, purchase raffle tickets or more information call Laurie Murphy at 382-2134.

Florida Hospitals Pink Army Strut will be held on Saturday, October 11th on the Circle in Sebring. Come and enjoy the fun night out with entertainment by Lotela Gold, contest, car show, mocktails and much more. Proceeds will benefit the Florida Hospital Mammography Fund. For more information visit www.PinkArmy.com

The Lake Placid High School Green Dragon Cross-Country Team is having their 4th Annual Green Dragon 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 18th at 8 AM. Please visit the highschools' webpage for an entry form or more information.

The Arc's Halloween 5K/10K Run-Walk will be held on Saturday, October 25th at 8:30 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. All proceeds will benefit the Ridge Area Arc. For more information call 452-1295 ext. 112.

Highlands Hammock State Park presents Haunted Hammock on October 24th and 25th. Come join the kid-friendly no scare area for Little Goblins from 5:30 to 7 PM or the Haunted House and Trams for youth and adults. Haunted Hammock admission is $5.00 per person with children under 5 admitted free. For more information call 386-6094.

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.

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.

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.

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 27N, Suite 1, Sebring, FL 33870. Keep it here on your favorite Cohan Radio Group Radio Station.