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

Downtown Sebring Merchants will host Throwback Thursday every Thursday with lots of stores open late, music and fun. For more information and events visit www.DowntownSebring.org

The Highlands Museum of the Arts invites you to see the Ringling College of Art and Design's Special Exhibit of Fine Art. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of November. For more information call 385-6682.

The Tanglewood Residents' Cancer Benefit will kick off its 16th season with a concert featuring Marti Capodiferro. The concert will be held on Thursday, November 20th at 7 PM. Tickets are $10.00 and available at the Tanglewood Clubhouse.

Lotela Gold will be live on stage at the Circle Theatre on Friday, November 21st at 7 PM. Tickets are $15.00 in advance or $18.00 at the door. Circle Theatre is located at 202 Circle Park Drive in Sebring. For more information call 382-1029.

Running Junkie presents Sweat Your Colors Team 5K on Saturday, November 22nd at 8 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Register online by checking out Running Junkie Adventures on Facebook or contact Stacy Smehyl for more details at 863-214-3437.

The Heart of Highlands Show Chorus presents Steppin' Out on Saturday, November 22nd at 12 PM at the Chateau Elan. Come and enjoy a spectacular afternoon of great food, fashions, and entertainment. Tickets are $25.00. For more information call 414-4914.

The Annual Sebring Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday, November 23rd at 6 PM at the Sebring Church of the Brethren. Bring non-perishables items to be donated. For more  information call 446-3695.

Sun N Lake Golf Club presents Pilgrim Palooza on Wednesday, November 26th from 7 PM to 1 AM. Come and enjoy the Famous Dueling Pianos, DJ, appetizer and drink specials and much more. For tickets or more information call 382-1191.

The 22nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk will be held on Thursday, November 27th at 8 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Register through November 20th for $20.00. For more information or entry form visit www.friendsofhighlandshammock.org

Hill-Gustat Middle School will host a Yard Sale on Black Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th starting at 8 AM. Proceeds will benefit the HGMS athletes. The school is located at 4700 Schumacher Road in Sebring.

The Breakfast Rotary and the Avon Park CRA presents Music on the Mall featuring Lotella Gold on Saturday, November 29th from 5 to 8 PM at The Bandstand on Main Street. Bring your own chair. Food and drink will be available to purchase. For more information find Make Avon Park Your Destination on Facebook.

Christmas on the Mall presents Weekend Visits with Santa every Friday from 5 to 8 PM, Saturday from 6 to 8 PM and Sunday from 5 to 8 PM. Visits will be held starting December 5th through Christmas Eve. Santa will be at Santa Claus Square in Avon Park.

The Avon Park Christmas Parade will be held on Monday, December 1st at 7 PM. The Sebring Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 5th at 7 PM. The Lake Placid Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 13th at 7 PM.

The Sebring High School Key Club will host a 5K Healthy Heart Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th at 8 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. For more information email Colleen at polattyc@highlands.k12.fl.us Proceeds will benefit Champion for Children Garden in memory or Jimmy Polatty.

The Lake Placid Cheer Booster's 2nd Annual Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 8 AM to 2 PM at the Masonic Lodge at 102 North Main Avenue. Vendors are needed to rent spaces. For more information call Sharon at 840-1379.

ABATE of Florida, Inc. Interstate Chapter will host their 29th Annual Toy Run on Saturday, December 6th with line up at 11 AM at the Blue Crab Restaurant. The cost is $15.00 per person and includes the run, home style dinner and much more. Please donate a new unwrapped toy. For more information call G-Man at 863-873-6202.

The Lake Placid Garden Club is hosting the 4th Annual Home and Garden Tour on Saturday, December 6th from 1 to 4 PM. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 on the day of the tour. Proceeds will benefit their college scholarship fund and civic projects in Lake Placid. For tickets or more information call Connie at 465-0487.

St. James Catholic Church will host a Bazaar on Saturday, December 6th from 9 AM to 7 PM and on Sunday, December 7th from 9 AM to Noon. Donations of new or nearly new items are being accepted. Proceeds will benefit needy families. The Bazaar will be held at the church community center at 3380 Placid View Drive in Lake Placid. For more information or to make a donation call Robert at 863-243-4875.

The Jarrett Family Foundation presents the 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Fun 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run on Friday, December 12th at 6 PM at Union Church in Avon Park. Proceeds will benefit Avon Park area schools. For more information call 453-3117.

A special Christmas Celebration will be held at the Highlands County YMCA on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th from 6 to 9 PM. Come and enjoy games, candy, inflatables, cake walk, train rides, free pictures with Santa and the Wacasters and Justis Martin performing live. For more information call the YMCA at 382-9622.

Crossroads Fellowship will host A Christmas Celebration on Christmas Eve from 7 to 9 PM and Christmas Day from 8 AM to 3 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. Crossroads Fellowship is located at 605 Highway 66 in Sebring. For more information call 655-0212.

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

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.

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.