This is Heartland Happenings, your guide to local events throughout the community:
The Circle Theatre is offering Tai Chi Classes every Monday with Ray Drury from 9 to 10 AM. The cost is $10.00 per class with all proceeds to benefit Champion for Children.
Dust off your dancing shoes and head over to Circle Theatre for Couples Dance Lessons on Thursday nights in April and May. The cost is $5.00 per person and classes are taught by instructors from Carmela's Rhythm. For more information call 382-1029.
The Highlands County Sherriff's Office and the Lake Placid High School Student Government will be holding a Bicycle Drive during the month of April to collect bikes to be used during summer camp. For more information call Lake Placid High School SGA at 699-5010.
Carmela's Rhythm will hold a fundraiser on Friday, April 18th from 6 to 9 PM at McDonalds in Avon Park. On Saturday, April 19th they will hold a yard sale fundraiser at 2523 US 27 South from 6 AM to 12 PM. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club.
The Downtown Community Sidewalk Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 19th on the Circle from 7 AM to 1 PM. For more information call 382-2649.
Sun N Lake presents an Easter Festival on Saturday, April 19th from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Sun N Lake Recreation Complex. Admission is $2.00 per person. The Dash and Dye is sold out, you can come cheer at 9 AM for the runners and enjoy the festivities. For more information call 382-2196.
Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th. The fun and games begin at 9 AM, egg hunt at 10 AM and the Easter Bunny will arrive between 9 and 10 AM. The festivities will be held at Station #19 located at 6800 West George Boulevard in Sebring. Call 386-6755 for more information.
Grace Bible Church will hold their Annual Famfest Eggstravagnza on Saturday, April 19th at Firemen's Field. Gates open at 9:30 AM with tons of family activities. BBQ or hotdog lunch will be available to purchase.
A family Easter celebration will be held from 10 AM to noon on Saturday, April 19th at St. John United Methodist Church. Come and enjoy egg hunt, crafts, snacks, cake walk and the Easter story. The church is located at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For more information call 382-1736.
Lake Placid Temple Church of God will host a giant egg hunt with 10,000 eggs, bounce houses, games and grilled hamburger and hot dog lunches on Saturday, April 19th from 10 AM to 2 PM. The church is located at 51 Lake June Road. For more information call 465-4931.
Henscratch Farms 6th Annual Easter Festival will be held on Saturday, April 19th from 10 AM to 2 PM with fun for the whole family. Enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt at 11AM, pictures with the Easter Bunny, hayrides, and much more. The winery is located at 980 Henscratch Road. For more information call 699-2060.
Circle Theatre invites children ages 3 to 10 to enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt and Ice Cream with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 19th at 11 AM. The cost is $5.00. Proceeds will benefit the Champion for Children Foundation. For more information call 382-1029.
Heartland Horses and Handicapped will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th from 11 AM to 3 PM with 3 egg hunts, pony rides, bounce houses and food and drink available to purchase. A donation of $5.00 will be collected to benefit Heartland Horses and Handicapped located at 118 West College Drive. For more information call 452-0006.
Tanglewood will host a line dance on Saturday, April 19th from 6 to 9 PM at the clubhouse. Admission is $2.00 for residents and guests. Proceeds will benefit the Sebring Battered Women's Shelter. Donations of paper products and clothing will also be accepted.
Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park featuring Rick Arnold with favorite oldies from the 50's, 60's and 70's on Saturday, April 19th from 7 to 9 PM. Bring chairs or blankets. Concert admission is $5.00 with kids 12 and under admitted free. For more information call 386-6094.
The Hallelujah egg hunt will be held at 11 AM on Sunday, April 20th Sebring Church. The church is located at 4514 Hammock Road.
Celebrate Earth Day 2014 on Tuesday, April 22nd from 8 AM to 12:15 PM at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center. enjoy special informative sessions and learn more about Mother Earth. Admission is free. For reservations or more information call 402-6540.
An Earth Day Celebration will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd starting at 11 AM at the newly renovated Sadie Kahn Park on North Ridgewood Drive. For more information visit www.DowntownSebring.org
Come play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club on Tuesday, April 22nd at 11:30 AM. The cost is $4.00 per person. The Shrine Club is located at 2604 SR 17 South. For more information call 863-991-1298.
The Bluegrass Blueberry Festival will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10 AM to 4 PM at Donaldson Park in Downtown Avon Park. Come and enjoy live bluegrass music, BBQ chicken dinners, fresh blueberries and blueberry products, contests, kids zone and much more. For more information visit www.aprotaryblueberryfestival.com
The Sebring High Cheerleaders are selling Vidalia Onions. 10 pound bags for $10.00 and 25 pound bags for $20.00. Orders will be taken through Wednesday, April 30th. For more information see any SHS Cheerleader or call Wendy McSheffrey at 381-8770.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be held in Sebring on Friday, May 2nd at 7:30 AM as the Flame of Hope makes its way across Florida. The Torch Run will start at Publix South and end at Veteran's Beach. Signups start at 7 AM. Come and support Highlands County Law Enforcement and make a donation to Special Olympics. For more information call Cindy Ritenour at 402-7206.
The Running for Autism 5K will be held at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, July 19th starting at 7:30 AM. For more information visit Autistic Footprints on Facebook.
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 Mollie 863-214-3932.
The Sebring Shrine Club on Rt. 17 North will host live bands every Thursday from 6 to 8 PM. Come enjoy eclectic sounds every week from vintage country, gospel, bluegrass and more. Donations are taken at the door to help support Children's Hospitals and Burn Centers.
The Sebring Saturday Night Cruise will be held on the Circle in Sebring the 2nd Saturday of each month from 5 to 8 PM with classic cars, live entertainment, delicious food and more. For more information visit www.SebringCruise.com
The Highlands Social Center, at 3400 Sebring Parkway invites you to breakfast, lunch and to enjoy entertainment by Dan Patrick every Wednesday from 9 AM to 3 PM for only $6.00. For more information call 386-0752.
The Highlands Social Center will host "Starburst and Champagne" Bingo every Friday. Doors open at 11 AM with lunch served. Games start at 1 PM. The Highlands Social Center is located at 3400 Sebring Parkway. For more information call 386-0752.
Civil Air Patrol Highlands County Composite Squad meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. The Cadets meet every Tuesday at 6:30 PM. All meetings are held at 128 Authority Lane at the Sebring Airport. For more information call 772-708-1526.
Drive-In or Fly-In Pancake Breakfast is held from 7:30 to 10:30 every 2nd Saturday monthly at Sebring Regional Airport. The cost is $6.00 for once through and $8.00 for all you can eat and proceeds benefit Young Eagles. For more information call 655-6444.
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
The Highlands Shrine Club will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to10 AM for $4.00, flea market and produce sale every Saturday. The Flea Market is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 1 PM. The HSC is located at 2604 State Road 17 South in Avon Park. For more information call 382-2208.
The Avon Park Depot Museum is open 10 AM to 3 PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The museum will also be open the first Saturday of each month. For more information call 453-3525.
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.