This is Heartland Happenings, your guide to local events throughout the community:
Walker Memorial Academy will hold a fundraiser car wash on Friday, May 17th from 1 to 3 PM. The school is located at 1525 West Avon Boulevard in Avon Park.
The Sebring Blue Streaks Blue/White Game and BBQ will be held at Firemen's Field in Sebring on Friday, May 17th. The BBQ will be from 4 to 6 and the game starts at 6:30 PM. Admission is $2.00 for both JV and Varsity games. BBQ tickets are $8.00.
Downtown Sebring presents the Downtown Community Sidewalk Garage Sale and Farmer's Market from 7 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, May 18th. A sale is also scheduled for June 15th. Vendor spaces are available by calling 382-2649 or visit, www.DestinationDowntownSebring.com
American Legion Riders will host an Inaugural State Rally Friday, May 17th through Sunday, May 19th at the America Legion Post 69 at 1301 West Bell Street in Avon Park. Come enjoy all the fun with live entertainment, bike games, food and much more. Proceeds will benefit the Legacy Fund and Children's Miracle Network. For more information call 453-4553.
Local Boy Scout Troop 827 will hold their annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast and Car Wash on Saturday, May 18th from 8 to 11 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church is located at 3235 Grand Prix Drive. For more information call 382-8015.
Sebring's longest running golf tournament, the 30th Annual Blue Streak Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, May 18th with a shotgun start at 8:30 AM at Highlands Ridge Golf Course. For more information call Coach Scott at 471-5507.
Highlands Youth Football will hold their Inaugural Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 18th with at shotgun start at 8:30 AM at Sebring Municipal Golf Course. To register or for more information call Kay Howell at 381-3536.
The Highlands County YMCA will host a 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney for ages 16 and up on Saturday, May 18th starting at 10 AM. For more information call 382-9622.
The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce will host a 5K-10K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 18th at Devane Park. Proceeds will benefit the kids of the Miracle Baseball League. For more information call 386-1300.
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will be held in Avon Park at the Community Mall on Museum Avenue starting at noon on Saturday, May18th through May 19th. Come support your favorite teams, enjoy entertainment, games and much more all for a great cause.
St. John United Methodist Church will host at Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for the Serrano Family on Saturday, May 18 with serving times of 4, 5 and 6 PM. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. The church is located at 3214 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. For more information or to RSVP call 382-1736.
The Friends of Highlands Hammock presents Music in the Park on Saturday, May 18th from 7 to 9 PM with Billy Glades. Bring chairs or blankets, concerts are outdoors. For more information call 386-6094.
Tanglewood will host an Armed Forces Day Dance to the music of Good Stuff on Saturday, May 18th from 7 to 10 PM. Admission is $4.00 for Tanglewood residents and $6.00 for guests. BYOB and snacks to share, ice will be provided.
The Highlands Shrine Club will host a flea market and produce sale every Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 1 PM with free set up and parking. The HSC is located at 2604 State Road 17 South in Avon Park. For more information call Ron at 452-0388.
Highlands Little Theatre presents "High School Musical 2" from May 23rd through May 26th. For tickets and more information call 382-2525 or visit, www.highlandslittletheatre.org
A Spring football game will be held on Friday, May 24th at 7 PM as the Sebring Blue Streaks take on the Avon Park Red Devils at Firemen's Field in Sebring. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids.
The Sebring High School Blue Streaks Football team will hold a fundraiser car wash and watermelon sale on Saturday, May 25th from 8 AM to 5 PM at Eye Express on Highway 27 the Parkway, the Boys and Girls Club and the BP in South Sebring's Publix parking lot.
The Lake Placid High School Varsity Cheerleaders will hold a fundraiser car wash at Seacoast Bank on Saturday, May 25th from 9 AM to 1 PM.
STR8 UP Youth Ministry will hold a Memorial Day Celebration on Saturday, May 25th from 11 AM to 3 PM at 113 South Main Avenue in Lake Placid. Enjoy waterslides, music, food, flag dedication and much more. For more information call 699-1480.
A Night to Remember, the Highlands County NAACP presents "An Adult Affair" on Saturday, May 25th from 7 PM to 12 AM at the Highlands Inn with entertainment by The Music Makers. Tickets are $25.00. Dress to impress. The Highlands Inn is located at 6525 US Highway 27 North in Sebring. For more information call 381-2692.
A Memorial Day Service to honor our Nation's Veterans will be held on Monday, May 27th starting at 9 AM at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Lakeview Memorial Gardens is located at 854 Memorial Drive in Avon Park. For more information call 385-4942.
Home Run for Habitat 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 1st at Highlands Hammock State Park. For more information call 385-7156.
The Highlands County YMCA will host a fundraiser yard sale on Saturday, June 1st from 8 AM to 2 PM with proceeds benefiting the Healthy Kids Campaign. Donations are being are being accepted with pick-up and receipts available. For more information call 382-9622.
Lawnmower Races will be held at the Avon Park Mowerplex on Saturday, June 1st at 6 PM. Tickets are $5.00, super tickets are $10.00 and children under 12 are admitted free. The mowerplex is located at 2155 Herrick Road. For more information call 863-581-6381.
2013 Heartland Football Camp will be held on Friday, July 5th from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Highlands County Sports Complex. The camp cost is $35.00 and includes all instruction, camp t-shirts, awards and much more. For more information call 863-214-3880.
Edge Cheer Center presents their 1st Edge on Life 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 10th at Highlands Hammock State Park. For more information or to become a sponsor call Gabi at 446-0392.
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. See classic cars, enjoy entertainment, food and much more. For more information, visit www.SebringCruise.com
The Sebring Parkway Church of Christ has re-opened their clothing room with clothing for children, women, and men as well as some household items. The room will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM. You must have picture ID to be admitted. The church is located at 3800 Sebring Parkway.
The Highlands Shrine Club's Flea Market is open every Saturday from 8 AM to Noon. Breakfast will be served for a $4.00 donation from 8 AM to 10 AM. After breakfast, check out the bargain prices on furniture, clothing, books, house hold items and much more. Vendors are welcome. The Highlands Shrine Club is located at 2604 State Road 17 South.
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.