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

Circle Theatre presents "Better Together Tuesday" a special family time while enjoying a movie and treats from the Sweet Shoppe. Adult tickets are $5.00 with kids under 18 admitted free. Show times are 1 and 7 PM. For a complete list of scheduled movies visit www.circletheatreevents.com

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! The Lake Placid Library presents their Summer Reading Program. Each week a different and exciting activity will be held to challenge and test your skills. For more information call 699-3705 or visit www.myhlc.org

Avon Park High School is offering swimming lessons at their pool weekly from 9 AM to 12 PM Monday through Friday. The pool is open to the public Monday through Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 PM. The cost is $2.50 per swimmer. For more information call APHS at 452-4311.

The American Legion Post 25 of Lake Placid invites everyone to celebrate 4th of July with several exciting events. Friday, July 1st the Legion will host a fish and shrimp dinner from 5 to 7 PM with live music by Dan Patrick from 6 to 9 PM. On Saturday, July 2nd enjoy burgers from 11:30 to 1:30, Chips Ahoy at 1 PM, Texas Hold'em at 1:30 PM and live music by Tim's Legacy from 4 to 7 PM. Sunday, July 3rd begins at 2 PM with the honoring of Sheriff Susan Benton followed by indoor games, grilled ribs and chicken and live music by Buddy Canova from 4 to 7 PM. Monday, July 4th the Legion will serve picnic lunches from 2 to 4 PM with live music by the Red Neck Joe Band from 4 to 7 PM. The American Legion Post 25 is located at 1490 US Highway 27 North in Lake Placid. For more information call 465-0975.

Lake Placid's Fireworks display will be held on Saturday, July 2nd at 9 PM over Lake June. The Sun N Lake Fireworks display will be held on Sunday, July 3rd at 9:30 PM behind the Island View Restaurant. Sebring's Fireworks display will be held on Monday, July 4th at 9 PM over Lake Jackson. Avon Park's Fireworks display will be held on Monday, July 4th at dark at Donaldson Park and over Lake Verona.

The Lake Placid Independence Day Celebration 2016 Firecracker Pageant presented by Wagon Wheel Design will be held on Saturday, July 2nd in Devane Park. The entry pageant deadline June 27th for girls ages 2 to 18. For more information call 699-1884 or email wagonwheeldesignco@gmail.com

Lake Placid's Independence Day Festival will be held on Saturday, July 2nd from 9 AM to 1 PM. The festival will include the Miss/Mr. Firecracker pageant for ages 2 to 18, cake walk, dunk tank, food, toy walk, cornhole and much more. The Lake Placid Fireworks display will be held at 9 PM at Lake June, also on Saturday, July 2nd.

The Sun N Lake Independence Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, July 3rd from 5 to 9:30 PM. The celebration includes live entertainment, inflatables, games, fireworks and much more! The cost is $3.00 with kids under 2 admitted free. All the fun and festivities will be held at Sun N Lake Golf Club and Island View Restaurant. For more information or to register for the Cornhole Tournament call 385-4830.

Central Florida Striders presents the Firecracker 5K Run/Walk on Monday, July 4th at 7:30 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Proceeds will benefit APHS Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams. For more information email Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net, call 385-4736 or register online at www.endurancesportstiming.com

Central Florida Striders presents their Third Summer Sunrise 5K Series on Saturday, July 16th and August 6th. All races will start at 7 AM at Highlands Hammock State Park. Race proceeds will benefit C.F.S and Youth Running Programs. For more information email Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net, call 385-4736 or register online at www.endurancesportstiming.com

The 39th Annual Harbor Community Bank/Sertoma Golf Tournament will be held August 27th and 28th at the Sun N Lake Country Club. Registration forms are available at local golf pro shop or by calling Dusty Johnson at 381-8041.

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. Fax your information to 863-382-1982, or you can mail your information to Heartland Happenings, c/o Cohan Radio Group, 3750 US Highway 27N, Suite 1, Sebring, FL 33870. Keep it here on your favorite Cohan Radio Group Radio Station.