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

SAMARITAN'S TOUCH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FREEDOM CHURCH WILL BE HOLDING THEIR NEXT FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT, THURSDAY, JANUARY 26TH, FROM 9:30AM-11:00AM. GET A BAG OF FREE FOOD WITH DRIVE-THRU SERVICE. IT'S LOCATED AT 3015 HERRING AVE. IN SEBRING. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-471-1870.

THE RED CANE SUPPORT GROUP WILL BE HOLDING THEIR NEXT MEETING, THURSDAY, JANUARY 26TH FROM 10:00AM-12:00PM. IT WILL BE HELD AT THE VIETNAM VETERAN'S BUILDING AT 3356 GRAND PRIX DRIVE IN SEBRING.

THERE WILL BE A HUGE RUMMAGE SALE AND BAKE SALE AT OUR LADY OF GRACE CATHOLIC CHURCH FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH-28TH. BOTH DAYS, THE SALES WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 8:00AM-2:00PM. LOCATED AT 595 MAIN STREET IN AVON PARK IN THE GROGAN CENTER.

THE LAKE PLACID COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN AT ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL BE HAVING THEIR ANNUAL TRASH AND TREASURE SALE, FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH-28TH. DOORS OPEN AT 8:00AM EACH DAY. LOCATED AT 3380 PLACID VIEW IN LAKE PLACID.

THE SEBRING HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS CRACKER CREEK & AUNT CATFISH, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH. THIS ONE OF A KIND TOUR INCLUDES A TRIP THROUGH GAMBLE PLACE, A ONE HOUR ECO BOAT TOUR OF CRACKER CREEK, AND A DELICIOUS LUNCH AT AUNT CATFISH. COST IS $137 PER PERSON WHICH INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION, THE TOUR, LUNCH, AND THE DRIVER TIP. TO REGISTER, CALL JIM AT 863-471-2522.

THE CRYSTAL LAKE CLUB HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION WILL HOST ITS ANNUAL TRASH & TREASURE SALE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH FROM 8:00AM-12:00PM, RAIN OR SHINE. THE SALE IS BEING HELD INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE AT 850 MEMORIAL DRIVE, NEXT TO LAKEVIEW MEMORIAL GARDEN CEMETERY.

THE LAKE PLACID ELKS LODGE #2661 IS HOLDING A COMEDY SHOW FEATURING BOB CATTEL AND AL ERNST FROM HBO, COMEDY CENTRAL & ESPN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH, AT 7:00PM. TICKETS ARE $20 EACH. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND THE DOORS OPEN AT 6:00PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL, 863-465-2661.

THE JADY PRESCOTT MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH AT THE SUN-N-LAKE GOLF CLUB. IT WILL BE A FOUR PERSON SCRAMBLE WITH TEE TIME AT 8:00AM, THAT BENEFITS THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE HIGHLANDS . REGISTRATION IS $75 PER GOLFER OR $300 FOR A TEAM OF FOUR. THERE ARE ALSO SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL KELLY, AT 863-381-2733.

THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #25 PRESENTS A GOLF SCRAMBLE TO SUPPORT HIGHLANDS COUNTY HOMELESS VETS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH, STARTING AT 7:15 AM. IT'S LOCATED AT GOLF HAMMOCK CC AT 2222 HAMMOCK ROAD IN SEBRING. THE ENTRY FEE IS $60. TO REGISTER CALL THE POST AT 863-465-0975.

THE HEARTLAND CULTURAL ALLIANCE BRINGS YOU THE FUSION FEST, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH FROM 10:00AM-4:00PM. CELEBRATE THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURES WITH FOOD, MUSIC, DANCE AND ART. THERE IS STILL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS, FOOD VENDORS, NON-PROFITS, BUSINESSES, PERFORMERS, AND ARTISTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 941-321-9222.

FREEDOM DRIVERS 4 VETERANS INVITE YOU ON A TRIP TO SEE COMEDIAN, BOB MARLEY, AT OFF THE HOOK COMEDY CLUB IN NAPLES, FL., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO HELP VETERANS. TICKETS ARE $80 PER PERSON AND INCLUDE YOUR SHOW TICKET, BUS TRIP, AND DRIVER TIP. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION, CALL JUDY, AT 260-242-0612.

THE SINGLE SENIOR'S GROUP FOR MEN AND WOMEN 60+ OR OLDER INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR A MIX AND MINGLE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD AT 4:00PM. LOCATED AT 3500 EDGEWATER DRIVE IN SEBRING. THIS IS THE RECREATION COMPLEX AT SUN-N-LAKES. SNACKS AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED OR YOU CAN BRING A BEVERAGE OF CHOICE. ADMISSION IS $10. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 863-273-6476.

YOUR FRIENDS OF HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK STATE PARK PRESENTS THE NEXT MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERT, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH FROM 7:00PM-9:00PM. ENJOY COUNTRY AND HEARTLAND ROCK SOUNDS OF MALACHI JAGGERS. $10 PER PERSON AND CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE FREE. FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE RPOVIDED BY FOOD TRUCKS AND HAMMOCK INN. REMEMBER PETS NOT PERMITTED. LOCATED AT 5931 HAMMOCK ROAD IN SEBRING.

COME LISTEN AND DANCE TO THE SKYLARKS BIG BAND, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH AT 7:00PM. THE SHOW WILL BE AT ST. AGNES EPISCOPAL CHURCH HALL AT 3840 LAKEVIEW DRIVE IN SEBRING. THEY ARE ASKING FOR A $10 DONATION AT THE DOOR.

THE GFWC LAKE PLACID JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB WILL BE HAVING A RUMMAGE SALE, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH, FROM 8:00AM-2:00PM. IT WILL BE AT 10 N. MAIN AVENUE IN LAKE PLACID. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO HELP LOCAL CHARITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS. BROWSE ITEMS FOR THE HOME, KITCHEN, CLOTHING, BOOKS, TOYS, AND SO MUCH MORE. THE GFWC LAKE PLACID JUNIORETTES WILL ALSO BE HAVING A BAKE SALE, SO COME HUNGRY! CASH OR CREDIT ACCEPTED.

THE AVON PARK MOOSE LODGE #2494 WILL BE HOSTING AN $8 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, FROM 8:00AM-11:00AM. LOCATED AT 1318 W. BELL STREET IN AVON PARK. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS THE MOOSE LEGION FUND.

MARK V (5) WILL BE IN CONCERT AT LORIDA BAPTIST CHURCH, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, AT 6:30PM. THEY SING TRADITIONAL STYLE 4 PART HARMONY GOSPEL MUSIC. COME AND ENJOY THIS ENTERTAINING A FUN GROUP AT 1927 BLESSINGS AVENUE IN LORIDA.

THE 2023 LAKE PLACID HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM GOLF TOURNEY WILL BE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, AT THE PLACID LAKES GOLF COURSE. THE TEAM ENTRY FEE IS $400 FOR A FOUR PERSON TEAM. LUNCH WILL BE AT CASA TEQUILA FOLLOWING THE EVENT. PLEASE REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 6TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL COUCH HOUGH AT 954-937-5787.

PAWSITIVE EFFECTS, INC. PRESENTS WOOFSTOCK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, AT STUART PARK IN LAKE PLACID, FROM 10:00AM-3:00PM. ENJOY A FULL DAY OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND YOUR LEASHED PETS. THERE WILL BE NAIL TRIMS, PET PHOTOS, PET BLESSINGS, MICROCHIPPING, DOG AND CAT ADOPTIONS, GREAT FOOD, VENDORS, MUSIC AND MORE. YOU CAN ALSO GET A FREE RAFFLE TICKET WITH A DONATION OF DOG OR CAT FOOD! FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.PAWSITIVEEFFECTS.ORG.

THE WOMANS CLUB OF SEBRING INVITES YOU FOR A DAY AWAY ENJOYING THE ST. JOHNS RIVERBOAT CRUISE AND DINNER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH. IT'S $135 PER PERSON OR $125 FOR WC MEMBERS AND 1 GUEST. THE FEE INCLUDES TRANSPORATATION, DINNER, AND A TIP FOR THE DRIVER. THEY WILL BE DEPARTING AT 7:30AM FROM WINN DIXIE SOUTH IN SEBRING AND RETURNING AT 5:30PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE RESERVATIONS CALL LYNN AT 863-446-0740.

THE VIETNAM VETERANS WILL BE HOSTING A SUPERBOWL CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT FEED HIGHLANDS VETERANS, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH AT 3:00PM. THE ENTRY FEE IS $200 WITH A GUARANTEED $1000 FIRST PLACE PRIZE, HIGH HAND, BOUNTY, CRACKED ACES AND CASH REWARDS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN OUT. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL JERRY AT JERRY@SEBRINGPOKERCLUB.COM.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY MOOSE LODGE #2494 WILL BE HAVING A POKER RUN, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH. REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 10:00AM AND FEES ARE $15 PER BIKE OR $5 PER RIDER. LOCATED AT 1318 W. BELL STREET IN AVON PARK. ENJOY GREAT PRIZES, A 50/50 RAFFLE, MUSIC AND FOOD. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PEGGY HIGGINBOTHAM WHO SUFFERS FROM CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL BUTCH AT JJTB44@GMAIL.COM.

THE SINGLE SENIOR'S GROUP FOR MEN AND WOMEN 60+ OR OLDER INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR A VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE , FEBRUARY 14TH AT 6:00PM. LOCATED AT 3500 EDGEWATER DRIVE IN SEBRING. THIS IS THE RECREATION COMPLEX AT SUN-N-LAKES. SNACKS AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED OR YOU CAN BRING A BEVERAGE OF CHOICE. ADMISSION IS $10. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 863-273-6476.

THE SKY FAMILY FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND WILL BE PERFORMING THEIR ACCLAIMED CELTIC REVIVAL AT SEBRING CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH AT 6:00PM. LOCATED AT 700 S. PINE STREET IN SEBRING.

TRAVIS WETZEL, FIDDLE PLAYER EXTRAORDINAIRE, WILL BE IN CONCERT AT LORIDA BAPTIST CHURCH, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, AT 6:30PM. HE PLAYS GOSPEL AND INSPIRATIONAL SONGS AND IS SEEN OFTEN ON THE GRAND OLE OPRY. COME ENJOY THIS TALENTED MUSICIAN AT 1927 BLESSINGS AVENUE IN LORIDA.

THE ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE PLACID PRESENTS THE 2023 LAKE PLACID MORNING ROTARY GOLF TOURNAMENT, SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH AT PLACID LAKES COUNTRY CLUB. ENTRY FEE IS $130 PER 2 PLAYER TEAM OR $75 FOR SINGLE GOLFERS. FEE INCLUDES, GREENS FEE, CART, PRIZES, AND LUNCHEON. THE DEADLINE FOR PAID ENTRIES IS MARCH 19TH. FOR ENTRY INFORMATION CALL NELL AT 863-446-3031.

THERE WILL BE LINE DANCING CLASSES EVERY TUESDAY AT THE SEBRING MOOSE LODGE LOCATED AT 11675 HWY 98 E., FROM 1PM-3PM. THE INSTRUCTION FEE IS $5 AND ITS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DEE GREVAN AT 863-214-6226.

ATTENTION BINGO PLAYERS! THE LAKE PLACID ELKS LODGE #2661 IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE NEW BINGO PAYOUT INCREASES SOON TO BE EFFECTIVE. TRY YOUR LUCK EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT FROM 6PM-9PM AT 200 CR 621 IN LAKE PLACID. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GOING TO THE ELKS CHILDREN'S THERAPY SERVICE AND THE ELKS YOUTH CAMP FOR FLORIDA KIDS.

FRIDAY NIGHT ON MAIN AVENUE IS BACK IN DOWNTOWN LAKE PLACID EVERY FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH. FOOD, FUN, MUSIC – AND THE STORES WILL BE OPEN TO WELCOME YOU ON NORTH MAIN.

HANDS FOR THE HOMELESS HOSTS THE FEEDING TAMPA BAY FOOD BANK IN AVON PARK EVERY FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH IN AVON PARK. FOOD DISTRIBUTION BEGINS AT 10AM AT UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AT 107 JIM ROGERS AVENUE, AND GOES TILL NOON OR THE FOOD RUNS OUT.

PLAY BINGO WITH THE SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER! THE GAMES BEGIN AT 6PM AND THE DOORS OPEN AT 4:30PM FOR CONCESSIONS AND SNACKS. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THE CLUBHOUSE LOCATED AT 200 LARK AVENUE IN SEBRING.

PLAY BINGO FOR CHARITY AT THE SEBRING ELKS LODGE EVERY MONDAY NIGHT! DOORS OPEN AT 4:45PM, EARLY BIRDS START AT 6:00PM. PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY AND A LOW, $6 MINIMUM TO PLAY.

BIKE WITH YOUR FRIENDS! HIGHLANDS PEDALERS HOSTS RIDES FROM THE DON JOSE’S PARKING LOT ON LAKEVIEW DRIVE EACH SATURDAY MORNING. THE RIDES DEPART AT 7:15 A.M. SHARP YEAR-ROUND. THE “A” GROUP RIDES AT OVER 19 MILES AN HOUR, THE “B” GROUP RIDES AT BETWEEN 17 ½ AND 19 MILES AN HOUR … SATURDAY RIDES RANGE FROM 33-45 MILES.

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