This is Heartland Happenings. Your guide to local events throughout the community for the week of November 18

RAISIN’ CANE FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 22-23 AT SUGAR SAND DISTILLERY/  LAKE PLACID. SQUEEZE AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS YOU LIKE. JUST $1/STALK. ONE STALK MAKES 1/5 GALLON. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR OWN JAR OR JUG TO PUT THE JUICE IN. WHILE HERE, ENJOY COMPLIMENTARY TASTINGS OF OUR PRODUCTS.  ON SATURDAY, NOV. 23, THERE WILL ALSO BE A FOOD TRUCK ON SITE STARTING AT 5PM AND LIVE MUSIC. CUT YOUR OWN SUGARCANE STALKS AND MAKE YOUR OWN SUGARCANE JUICE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.SUGARSANDDISTILLERY.COM

THE LAKE PLACID JUNIOR WOMEN’S CLUB INVITES YOU TO THEIR “VENDOR SPLENDOR” EVENT AT 10 N MAIN AVENUE IN LAKE PLACID SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23RD, FROM 9A-2P.  SHOP FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS, LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT SERVICES IN THE AREA, & WIN DOOR PRIZES.  NET PROCEEDS GOT TO OPERATION SMILE.  CALL THERESA NIEMI FOR MORE INFORMATION AT (863) 884-7343.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY COMMUNITY-WIDE DRUMMING CIRCLE
FROM 7PM TO 8PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019  
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  THIS IS A ONE HOUR LONG COMMUNITY EVENT.  ALL AGES ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN DRUMMING.  

THE ANNUAL “TURKEY TROT” IS BACK, THANKSGIVING MORNING AT HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK STATE PARK.  EARLY ENTRIES GET A DISCOUNT, AND ALL ADULT ENTRIES GET A CUSTOM DESIGNED DRI-FIT SHIRT. CONTACT CHET BROJEK, OR LOG ON TO ENDURANCESPORTSTIMING.COM TO REGISTER.

JOIN US SATURDAY DECEMBER 7TH FROM 9AM-1PM AT HIGHLANDS COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES LOCATED AT 7300 HAYWOOD TAYLOR BLVD SEBRING, FL 33876.  SOME ADOPTION FEES WILL BE WAIVED. RAFFLE TABLE WITH BASKETS AND OTHER GIVEAWAYS. FREEBIES!!!

THE UNVEILING OF AVON PARKS’ ARMED FORCES TREES FOR THE 2019 HOLIDAY SEASON IS DECEMBER 7TH – PEARL HARBOR DAY – AT 4:30PM AT VETERANS SQUARE ON THE MILE LONG MALL OF AVON PARK.  NEW ADDITIONS TO THE VETERANS SQUARE WALK OF HONOR COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS WILL ALSO BE DEDICATED ALONG WITH A FULL MUSIC PROGRAM.  JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS AND HONOR THOSE WHO SERVED DECEMBER 7TH IN AVON PARK.  

THE LADIES OF FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DOC)OF SEBRING ARE HOLDING A SANTA COOKIE AND CANDY SALE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 FROM 8:30 A.M.TO12:30 P.M. THE SALE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE CHURCH ON 510 POINSETTIA AVE., SEBRING. OUR VERY EXPERT BAKER ELVES HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO GATHER ALL THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THE MOST DELICIOUS VARIETIES. ALL COOKIES ARE HOME MADE AND WILL BE SOLD @ $6.00 PER POUND. CANDY WILL BE PRICED SEPARATELY.

THE LAKE PLACID GARDEN CLUB’S NINTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME AND GARDEN TOUR IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH FROM NOON TILL 4PM.  SEE BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED HOMES AND GARDENS – AND AT ONE HOME, YOU’LL FIND A “GIVING TREE” DECORATED FOR A NEEDY FAMILY IN TOWN, SO BRING AN ORNAMENT ALONG AND PITCH IN!  BUY TICKETS OR LEAN MORE BY CALLING KAREN AT 835-2419.

THE LAKE PLACID NOON ROTARY CLUB’S ANNUAL WILD GAME DINNER IS DECEMBER 7TH.  LIVE MUSIC, GREAT FOOD, INCREDIBLE  AUCTION, AND A PATRIOTIC THEME FOR PEARL HARBOR DAY.   ALL AT A NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR! TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT FRAMES & IMAGES IN SEBRING, AND LAKE PLACID FEED AND WESTERN WEAR.

SPRING LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH HOLDS THEIR ANNUAL COOKIE WALK, CRAFT BAZAAR AND CAFÉ ON DECEMBER 7TH FROM 8AM TILL 2PM. THE CHURCH IS AT 8170 COZUMEL LANE IN SEBRING. BUY A “TO GO” CONTAINER AND FILL IT WITH DELICIOUS HOMEMADE COOKIES OF YOUR CHOICE. LOCAL CRAFTERS WILL BE ON HAND SELLING GIFT IDEAS, PLUS BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AVAILABLE IN THE SWEET BLESSINGS CAFÉ.  CALL DEBBIE AT (419) 618-3509.

JOIN THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR A CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY TRIP ON A CHARTERED ANNETT BUS TO SEE “THE SINGING CHRISTMAS TREES” AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ORLANDO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14.   THE BUS WILL LEAVE THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY, LOCATED BEHIND THE SEBRING LIBRARY, 321 W. CENTER AVE. AT 10 A.M. UPON ARRIVAL A BUFFET LUNCH WILL BE SERVED BEFORE BEING SEATED FOR THE PRESENTATION. COST FOR THE SHOW AND LUNCH  IS $85.50 PLUS TAX FOR MEMBERS AND $95 PLUS TAX FOR  NON-MEMBERS. FOR FURTHER INFO CONTACT JIM POLLARD AT 863-471-2522.

THE WOMEN OF THE MOOSE NEED TOYS FOR A CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY TO BE HELD DECEMBER 21.  THIS PARTY IS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN UNDER TWELVE. LUNCH, GAMES, PRIZES, MAYBE EVEN A VISIT FROM SANTA.   11675 US HIGHWAY 98. CONTACT VICKY CRISWELL FOR MORE INFO AT 863-446-1386.

YELL “BINGO” FOR CHARITY AT THE SEBRING ELKS LODGE EVERY SUNDAY AND  MONDAY NIGHT, YEAR ROUND! PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY, THERE’S A SNACK BAR, 50/50, 33 INDIVIDUAL GAMES AND A LOW, $6 MINIMUM TO PLAY.  TICKETS GO ON SALE FROM 5 – 5:30, BINGO STARTS AT 6PM. THE ELSE LODGE IS OFF THE CORNER OF LAKEVIEW AND KENILWORTH IN DOWNTOWN SEBRING

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