This is Heartland Happenings. Your guide to local events throughout the community starting February 17

COME TO AN OPEN HOUSE AT WALKER MEMORIAL ACADEMY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 6PM.  MEET THE TEACHERS AND SEE THE SCHIOOL. WALKER MEMORIAL IS AT 1625 W. AVON BOULEVARD IN AVON PARK.  TO REGISTER, YOUR CHILD MUST BE 5 YEARS OLD BY AUGUST 15. CALL 453-3131 FOR MORE INFORMATION. THEIR ANNUAL TALENT SHOW AND BAKE AUCTION IS NEXT SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 22 AT 7 P.M.

 

POSITIVE MUSIC CONCERT.  7PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020.  TICKETS $20.00 EACH. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. CONTACT: UNITY OF SEBRING 863-471-1122

 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PRESENTS HIGHLANDS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER, ANNUAL SPRING PLANT CLEARANCE, 2/22/20 FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM.  WEST SIDE OF THE BERT J. HARRIS JR. AG. CENTER, 4509 GEORGE BLVD., SEBRING. LOTS OF GREAT DEALS.  

 

JOIN KNOTTY GIRL FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL KNOTTY GIRL CLAY SHOOT FEBRUARY 22 AT QUAIL CREEK PLANTATION IN OKEECHOBEE.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN, WITH SPECIAL PRICING FOR YOUTH SHOOTERS!  KNOTTY GIRL IS A BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AND SUPPORT GROUP, AND ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL KRISTY AT 464-1012.

 

SEBRING CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN HOSTS A FLYWHEEL DINNER & MOVIE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 6 PM.  SNACKS AND SPAGHETTI DINNER. DONATIONS APPRECIATED. THE CHURCH IS AT 700 S PINE STREET IN SEBRING.

 

THE HEART OF HIGHLANDS SHOW CHORUS HAS ITS ANNUAL CONCERT SET FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND – 2-22!  AT 2PM. IT’LL BE AT THE SOUTH LAKE WALES CHURCH OF GOD, AT WARNER UNIVERSITY, 210 PRESIDENTS DRIVE IN LAKE WALES.

 

THE AKTION CLUB OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY INVITES YOU TO THEIR TASTY TREATS COOKING SCHOOL FEBRUARY 22 AT THE BERT J. HARRIS AGRI-CIVIC CENTER SOUTH OF SEBRING AT THE CORNER OF HIGHWAY 27 AND GEORGE BOULEVARD.  NATIONALLY KNOWN CHEF AMY FREEZE SERVES UP LESSONS IN “DOWNSIZE DINING” WITH FOOD SAMPLING, RECIPES, PRIZES AND FUN. AND ENTER THE SWEET SENSAIONS SHOWDOWN WITH YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT RECIPE TO WIN AN AIR FRYER OVER.  CALL CINDY MARSHALL AT 443-0438 FOR INFORMATION.

 

THE SEBRING ELKS ARE SPONSORING A FOUR-PERSON GOLF SCRAMBLE.   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 AT HARDER HALL. 8:30 SHOTGUN START, FOUR-PERSON TEAMS, AND PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SEBRING HIGH JUNIOR ROTC.  RAFFLE PRIZES AND LUNCH AFTER THE ROUND AT THE SEBRING ELKS LODGE.  ENTRY FORMS AT THE ELKS LODGE PR THE HARDER HALL PRO SHOP.

 

CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS AT SUGAR SAND DISTILLERY FEB. 23. LAKE PLACID,- CAN’T MAKE IT TO NEW ORLEANS BUT STILL WANT TO CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS LIKE A TRUE NEW ORLEANIAN? SWING BY SUGAR SAND DISTILLERY ON SUNDAY, FEB. 23. FROM 11AM-7PM TO CELEBRATE BEADS AND BOOZE, INCLUDING MARDI GRAS-THEMED COCKTAILS. ENJOY FREE ADMISSION AND COMPLIMENTARY SPIRIT TASTINGS; BEER AND WINE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. LIVE MUSIC AND A FOOD TRUCK WILL ALSO BE ON SITE FOR THE EVENT. 

 

THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WILL HOST THEIR SECOND THINK ABOUT IT: DEMENTIA CARE CONFERENCE, IN LAKE PLACID ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, FROM 10 AM TO 3 PM, AT THE GENESIS CENTER IN LAKE PLACID.  THE CENTER IS BEHIND THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT 218 E. BELLEVIEW STREET, LAKE PLACID.    THE EVENT IS FREE AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, PLEASE CALL 800-272-3900 TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, THE HIGHLANDS INTERAGENCY COUNCIL AND THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY WILL BE HOLDING A PARENT EXPO FOR PARENTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. THIS IS A FREE EVENT.   IT’S AT THE BERT HARRIS AGRICULTURAL CENTER, GEORGE BOULEVARD AND HIGHWAY 27 FROM 4 PM- 7 PM.

 

HIGHLANDS COUNTY COMMUNITY-WIDE DRUMMING CIRCLE.  FROM 7PM TO 8PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2020. CONTACT: ADAM ABBOTT 863-991-0345.  LOCATION: BETWEEN SEBRING AND LAKE PLACID AT UNITY OF SEBRING LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER, 10417 S. ORANGE BLOSSOM BLVD, SEBRING, FL 33875

 

JOIN THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR A RELAXING CRUISE OF THE INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY FEBRUARY 29.  SEE THE FRANKLIN LOCKS THAT CONTROL THE WATERS OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE, PASS THROUGH THE HISTORIC TICE RAILROAD BRIDGE, SEE THE WORKINGS OF THE LOCKS AND MORE.  TROPICAL GROWTH, BEAUTIFUL HOMES, WILDLIFE, MANATEES, AND EAGLES ALONG WITH BUFFET LUNCH, AND MUSIC FOR DANCING AND A CASH BAR. TRANSPORTION VIA ANNETTE MOTOR COACH INCLUDED. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OR AT FRAMES AND IMAGES ON KENILWORTH BOULEVARD.

 

THE RED CANE SUPPORT GROUP WILL BE HAVING A YARD SALE FEBRUARY 28 AND 29 FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM AT SEBRING HILLS CLUBHOUSE, 200 LARK AVENUE IN SEBRING.

 

RUN YOUR BOOTS OFF 5K, SATURDAY, 2/29/2020 @ 8 AM AT WILLIAMSON CATTLE CO., OKECHOBEE COUNTY.   PRE-REGISTER FOR $35, $40 ON RACE DAY (UNDER 12 IS $15). PANCAKE BREAKFAST, GIVEAWAYS, FREE T SHIRT, LOCAL PRODUCTS.  INFO (863) 634-7478 OR 634-1657.  

 

THERE’S A ROYAL-TEA, TEA AND PURSE CHARITY AUCTION, FEBRUARY 29 AT THE LAKE PLACID WOMENS’ CLUB – 10 N MAIN AVENUE IN LAKE PLACID FROM 1 PM-3 PM.  TICKETS ARE $25. CALL THERESA AT 243-3084.  

 

THE SEBRING FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY PRESENT A FREE CONCERT AT THE JACK STROUP CIVIC CENTER ON MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020 DOORS WILL OPEN AT 1:30 P.M. TO BEGIN SEATING GUESTS. THE SHOW WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 2:00 P.M. AND SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE FOR THE CONCERT. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED FOLLOWING THE CONCERT.  FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL THE SEBRING PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 863-402-6716. 

 

That’s Heartland Happenings. If your group or organization has an event coming up email heartlandhappenings@sebringradio.com