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.
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. 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.
Masonic District 25 will be providing FREE child IDs for ages up to 18 on Saturday, November 29th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Circle Theatre in Sebring. You will receive a CD with your child's pictures, voice, fingerprints, emergency information and D N A. For more information call Ross at 452-0346.
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.
Tanglewood will host a Line Dance on Saturday, November 29th from 6 to 9 PM. Admission is $2.00 for residents and guests. Please bring a new unwrapped toy. Proceeds will benefit the Christmas Toy Drive for the Salvation Army.
The Sebring Noon Rotary Club will hold their annual Circle of Cans around the Circle of Sebring on Friday, December 5th from 7 AM to 3 PM. Rotarians will be present to accept cans of food and monetary donations to help support the Salvation Army. For more information please call Mary at 385-8538.
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 email@example.com Proceeds will benefit Champion for Children Garden in memory of 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.
Spring Lake United Methodist Church will hold their Annual Craft Bazaar Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 6th from 8 AM to 2 PM. Come shop for homemade crafts, holiday decorations, baked goods and much more. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The church is located off of Highway 98 at 8170 Cozumel Lane.
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 Avon Park Champions Club will be cooking and selling slabs of ribs to benefit the Avon Park Middle School Basketball Program on Friday, December 12th from Noon to 4 PM. Tickets are $20.00 and available from APMS basketball players or coaches. For more information call 452-4333.
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.
Bill Jarrett Ford in Avon Park presents Santa Fly In 2014 on Saturday, December 13th starting at 10 AM. See Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive via helicopter from the North Pole, take pictures and visit with them as you enjoy sweet treats, petting zoo, train rides, caricature artist and much more.
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 YMCA Fire 5K presented by Mid-Florida Credit Union will be held at the Highlands County Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 10th starting at 8 AM. Registration forms are available at the YMCA or online at www.highlandsymca.org. For more information call 382-9622.
The Breakfast Rotary and the Avon Park CRA presents Music on the Mall featuring Cory Greenway & Roger Brutus-Prime Country on Saturday, January 31st 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.
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.