This is Heartland Happenings, your guide to local events throughout the community:
Highlands Little Theatre presents "Hair Spray" with shows running August 26th through September 11th. For tickets or more information call 382-2525 or visit www.highlandslittletheatre.org
A Lake Life Home Show will be held on Saturday, August 27th from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Bert J Harris Ag Center. Admission is free. The Show includes over 50 vendors of watercraft, home decor, outdoor living accessories and much more. The Ag Center is located at 4509 George Boulevard in Sebring. For more information call 314-6000. Proceeds will benefit Highlands County Veteran's Organizations.
Seniors and people with disabilities can flaunt their talent on stage for prize money during the second annual Special STARS Got Talent Show in Sunday, August 28th from 1 to 5 PM at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center. Rick Arnold will provide entertainment between acts. Tickets are $5.00. Refreshments will be available. For more information or to be a part of the show call Cindy Marshall at 452-1295 ext. 124.
The Heartlands LakeSharks Parrot Head Club will hold their August "Phlocking" on Sunday, August 28th from 3 to 6 PM at Nash's 19. If you enjoy Jimmy Buffet and the Tropical Lifestyle, this party is for you! Come and enjoy music by Claire Petrie, 50/50 raffle and trivia. Admission is free with a donation of non-perishable food items, toiletries, sheets, blankets or children's clothing to be donated to local charities. For more information email Roy at email@example.com
The American Legion Post 25 presents the Amusing Magic and Amazing Music of DJ Magic Mike on Saturday, September 3rd. This event is open to the public and includes spaghetti dinner 4:30 to 6 PM, magic from 6 to 7 PM and dancing starting at 7 PM. Tickets are $6.00. The American Legion Post 25 is located at 1490 US Highway 27 North in Lake Placid. For more information call 465-0975.
Nasgrass Inc presents the 1st race of the season on Saturday, September 10th at the Avon Park MowerPlex. The Avon Park MowerPlex is located at far West end of the Avon Park Airport off Herrick Road. For more information find the Avon Park MowerPlex on Facebook.
Heartland Horses and Handicapped will hold their Inaugural Trot for Horses 5K and 1 mile Pony Trot on Saturday, September 17th at 8 AM at the HHH Red Barn. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. The HHH Red Barn is located 4309 Baltimore Street in Avon Park.
Southside Baptist Church presents Beth Moore Living Proof Simulcast on Saturday, September 17th from 10:30 AM to 5:15 PM. Tickets are $20.00 and include a full day of music and worship led by Beth Moore, lunch, snack and much more. For more information or to register call 381-9490 or register www.lifeway.com
Sebring Thunder VII will be held on Friday, September 16th through Sunday, September 18th in Downtown Sebring. Friday kicks off with food, beer, burn-out contest and more. On Saturday enjoy the car show, music, vendors and shops. Sunday the fun will head to Sebring International Raceway. For more information or to register visit www.sebringthunder.net
The Highlands Cattlemen's Association Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 24th with at Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM. The tournament will be held at Pinecrest Golf Club at 2250 Little Lake Bonnett Road in Avon Park. For more information or to register call Natasha at 385-8091.
The Heartlands LakeSharks Parrot Head Club will hold their September "Phlocking" on Sunday, September 25th from 3 to 6 PM at Dock 633. If you enjoy Jimmy Buffet and the Tropical Lifestyle, this party is for you! Come and enjoy music, 50/50 raffle and trivia. Admission is free with a donation of non-perishable food items, toiletries, sheets, blankets or children's clothing to be donated to local charities. For more information email Roy at email@example.com
Barktoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 1st at Stuart Park in Lake Placid from 10 AM to 3 PM with free activities and fun for the whole family including your pets. Adoption and proceeds will benefit local rescues and shelter. The family fun includes music, pet costume contest, pet blessings, food, clowns, raffles, prizes and much more. For more information call441-0351 or find Barktoberfest on Facebook.
The 1st Lake Placid Sr. FFA Chili Cook-Off and Ag Equipment Expo will be held on Saturday, October 8th from 4 to 7 PM ant the Lake Placid High School Track Complex. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlands Hammock State Park presents the 4th Annual Haunted Hammock Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th from 5:30 to 10 PM. Admission is $5.00 with kids under 5 free. Terror Tram Rides will be available for an additional $5.00. Come and enjoy full loop of terror, food vendors, gift shop, games, entertainment, costume contest, music and dancing and Friendly Forest, no scare kid's zone and much more. For more information call 386-6094 or email email@example.com
The 4th Round 2016 Craft Beer and Food Festival will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 6 to 9 PM on the Circle in Sebring. Come and sample food and craft beers while you enjoy entertainment by JJ McCoy. Proceeds benefit the Children's Museum of the Highlands.
The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park presents Music in the Park featuring The Back Porch Revival Band on Saturday, October 22nd from 7 to 9 PM. For more information call 385-6094 or find The Friends of Highlands Hammock on Facebook.
The Tommy Todd Memorial/NU-HOPE Clay Shoot will be held on Saturday, October 29th at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee with a shotgun start at 10 AM. The entry fee is $125.00 per shooter and includes lunch. Proceeds will benefit NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. For more information call Laurie at 863-382-2134.
The Lake Placid High School 6th Annual Dragon Tail 5K will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 8 AM at the Lake Placid High School Track Complex. Proceeds will benefit the Green Dragon Cross- Country Teams. For sponsorship information or to find out more call Coach Dolan at 863-699-5010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.