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HIGHLANDS COUNTY FAIR runs through Feb. 18. Admission is $8, and an arm band that allows unlimited amusement rides for one day costs $22. Today, any child in school who brings a can of food gets free admission. The fairgrounds are at 781 Magnolia Ave, Sebring. For more information log onto

SEBRING ELKS DINNER The Sebring Elks Lodge will hold a Dinner/Dance on Friday, Feb. 17. Buffet Served 5-6 p.m. Cost is $12. Dance only $3 Music by Don and Allen 6:30-9:30 p.m.

ICE CREAM SUNDAE DANCE The Buttonwood Square Dance Club will hold an Ice Cream Sundae Dance on Friday, Feb. 17 in the Buttonwood Bay RV Resort Rec. Hall. The park is located on U.S. 27 south of Sebring. The dance will begin at 7 p.m. with Chuck Ryall cueing round dances. From 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nelson Wakeman will call square dances. Square dance attire is optional. For more information call 586-610-8370.

VFW FISH AND SHRIMP DINNER VFW Post 9853 Auxiliary will serve a fish and shrimp dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 75 N. Olivia Dr. Includes sides and dessert for $8. Available until sold out. Carryout available. Public welcome.

SOCIAL CLUB BREAKFAST Sebring Mobile Estates will have its social club breakfast from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 4108 Kenilworth Blvd. Cost is $5 per person.

THE SUGARBEAR BAND, billed as central Florida’s premier ‘oldies’ dance band, will provide the music Saturday, Feb. 18 from 7-10 p.m. at the Buttonwood Bay recreation hall. Advance tickets are $7 and are available by phoning 863-259-8684. Soda and popcorn available.

AMVETS PASTA NIGHT The Sebring AmVets Post 21 Ladies Auxiliary Pasta Night will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Post. Menu includes baked macaroni and cheese, baked pasta with sauce and meat, garlic bread, tossed salad and dessert. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door.

SEBRING MASONS SERVE BBQ LUNCH Sebring Masons Lodge No 249 will serve an all-you-can-eat BBQ chicken lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the lodge on the corner of Home Ave. and Sebring Parkway. Meals are $10 each. The menu is chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. Take out is available. The public is invited.

QUARTLERY MEMBERSHIP MEETING of the Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association will host its quarterly membership meeting Monday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Placid Lakes Town Hall at 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. in Lake Placid. Door prizes will be awarded. Paid membership in the Association is voluntary and not required. For more information contact Bonnie Bailey weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 863-465-4888.

LAKE AUGUST ASSOCIATION will host its annual membership meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Placid Lakes Town Hall at 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid Door prizes will be awarded. Paid membership in the Association is voluntary and is not required. For more information contact Dick Greider weekdays at 863-699-2067.

COUNTRY WESTERN LINE DANCE will be Friday, Feb. 24 in the recreation hall at Buttonwood Bay from 6:30-9 p.m. Admission is $1 for residents $1 and $2 for non-residents. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Pauline Oliphant will play music for all levels. For details phone Sadi Detro at 765-546-1441.

10th ANNUAL ‘FUN SHOOT’ will be Saturday, Feb. 25, hosted by Lake Placid Christian School. The fundraiser will be staged at Square One Sporting Clay Club, seven miles west of U.S. 27 on S.R. 70. Prizes will be awarded to the top shooters. Lunch will feature prime rib, jumbo shrimp, swamp cabbage, strawberry shortcake and more. Drawings will be held for prizes and gifts, too. Shooters and non-shooters are welcome. To register a shooting team or for more information call 863-465-5491 or 863-414-2305.

HEARTLAND LAKE SHARKS PARROT HEAD CLUB will host a “Phlocking” on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Dock 633 in Lake Placid with music by Charlie Imes.

STEUBEN COUNTY PICNIC, open to winter visitors from Steuben County, Indiana, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Homer’s Buffet, 1000 Sebring Square, Sebring. For more information contact chair Ginny Young at 260-316-8138.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Highlands Little Theatre March 31 - April 16 at the Lakeside Playhouse.Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:30 p.m.

MURDER MAYHEM: WIN, LOSE OR DIE May 5-6. Dinner in the Drs. Thakkar Pavilion at Highlands Little Theatre; performance in the Lakeside Playhouse. Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m., performance 7:30 p.m.

GREASE June 9-25 in the Lakeside Playhouse at Highlands Little Theatre. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:30 p.m.


HEARTLAND HARMONIZERS of Sebring, affiliated with the international Barbershop Harmony Society, rehearses every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the chorale room of Sebring High School. All singers –– and those that want to be singers –– are welcome to “Keep The Whole World Singing.” Rehearsal for an April 8 show is now underway. For more information contact Joe Hunt at 574-910-2142 or

JAM SESSIONS every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. at Hammock Manor on Hammock Road in Sebring.

HEARTLAND TALK OF THE TOWN TOASTMASTERS CLUB hosts meetings the first, third and fifth Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the community room at Grace Church, 3699 Thunderbird Rd, Sebring. Members learn to develop communication and leadership skills. Open to the public. For more information call 270-724-2069 or visit

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS Buttonwood Bay RV Resort recreation hall at 41 Kingfish Dr., Sebring. The Buttonwood Squares will offer lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays now through March. A Plus Workshop is held from 3- 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Nelson Wakeman is the instructor. Mainstream lessons are held on Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Immediately following will be a Beginners class from 2:30-4 p.m. with Sam Dunn instructing both. Phone 586-610-8370 for more information.

BINGO every Tuesday hosted by the Amvets Post 21, at 623 US Highway 27 South, with 12:30 Early Birds and regular games at 1 p.m.. For information call 863-385-0234.

CHARITY BINGO at Sebring Elks Lodge every Sunday and Monday. Doors open at 4 p.m; bingo starts at 6 p.m. Three $250 jackpots. For more information phone 863-471-3557. Open to the public.

TOUCAN BAND will be appearing weekly on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. at the Highlands Social Center at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Come and dance and enjoy free coffee, raffle drawing and much more.

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) #0487 meets on Wednesdays at Whispering Pines Church, 303 White Pine Drive, in Sebring. Weigh-in is at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9 a.m. First meeting is always free. For more information phone 863-214-6429.

HIGHLANDS WOODCARVERS Meets 8:30-11 a.m. every Saturday at 333 Pomegranate Ave. in Sebring. The club is for the beginner as well as experienced woodcarvers. Call Eric Maron at 273-6136 or visit

SEBRING LIONS BREAKFAST CLUB meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday from October through May at Oscar’s Restaurant, 267 U.S. 27 N. Northern Lions are welcome and new members are invited to join. For information call 863-382-9782.

LAKE PLACID LIONS CLUB meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 110 Plaza Ave., Lake Placid. Dinner is at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. For information call 863-633-9023.

HEARTLAND LAKESHARKS PARROT HEAD CLUB monthly business meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Mid-Florida Credit Union Community Center, Stuart Avenue, Lake Placid. Monthly “Phlockings’ are held at various locations and times around the county. Visitors are always welcome. Call 863-699-0180 for information.

MILITARY SEA SERVICES MUSEUM, “Where History Comes Alive.” On Roseland Ave and Kenilworth Blvd 1/2 mile east of Sebring High School. Hundreds of artifacts and exhibits on U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard history. Open Wednesdays - Saturdays noon to 4 p.m. For large group tours call 863-385-0992.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY, INC. meets the third Tuesday of each month (September thru April) at the: Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Potluck dinner from 6:30-7 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. Open to the public. For information call Bob Hummel 863-471-1814

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST is hosted every first and third Saturday at Sebring Mobile Estates on Kenilworth Avenue from 7-9:30 a.m. for a $5 donation. Proceeds benefit the hungry and Humane Society of Highlands County.Contact Eddie Horman at 863-214-5299 for information.

SUNDAY CARD PLAY at Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave. Bridge, Pinochle and Euchre, all at 1:30 p.m.

WOMEN OF THE MOOSE, Chapter 873, U.S. 98, Tacos and Full Menu at Frank’s Moose Café from noon to 8 p.m. Mingo Bingo begins at 6 p.m. IAll proceeds from Mingo Bingo go to Moose and local charities. All net proceeds help to support Moose charities and local charities. Members and their families and guests are welcome.

HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE, 356 West Center Ave., Sebring. Call the box office at 863-382-2525 for show times and dates.

LAKE PLACID GARDEN CLUB meets the second Wednesday of each month, September through May at the Lake Placid Woman’s Club building, 10 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid. Social time at 11:30, lunch at noon with garden related program and business meeting following. New members welcome. For information call Margo Sanders at 863-451-6375.

SHUFFLEBOARD Lake Placid shuffleboard courts are in Stuart Park on Interlake Blvd. Individuals have to provide their own equipment. For information call the town office at 863-699-3747.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY meets the first Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, in the Fountain Shopping Center. The public is invited. For more information phone 863-253-0773.

AVON PARK FOUNDERS GARDEN CLUB meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Meetings rotate among the homes of club members. For more information, or to locate this month’s meeting, call 863-452-1927.

FLORIDA FLYWHEELERS VILLAGE, 7000 Avon Park Cutoff Road, Avon Park. Call 863-453-3350 for a schedule.

HIGHLANDS ART LEAGUE, 1989 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 863-385-5312 or visit to see many types of art classes available. Local artists teach adult and children classes.

LAKE PLACID ART LEAGUE meets every third Wednesday at 5 p.m. at 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call 863-465-0611. Woodcarving classes by Bill Snyder are Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open studio woodcarving is Tuesdays from 1 to 4 pm. Painting classes by Bill Snyder are every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Open studio painting is Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m.

ARCHBOLD BIOLOGICAL STATION, 123 Main Drive, Venus. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors must register at the main office. A short video about the biodiversity and conservation of the Lake Wales Ridge is available for viewing and “Walk-Through Time” self-guided tour that emphasizes plant identification and scrub ecology begins at the south end of the main grounds. Call 863-465-2571 or visit

HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK STATE PARK, 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring.Call 863-386-6094 or visit

LAKE PLACID BALLROOM DANCERS. For membership information or event dates, call Susie Lee at 863-699-0886 or email at

HEART OF HIGHLAND SHOW CHORUS, affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, rehearses every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Avon Park Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona, Avon Park. Call 954-240-9999.

EXERCISE AND DANCE classes offered at South Florida State College Lake Placid Center. Call 863-465-3003.

LAKE PLACID HISTORICAL SOCIETY DEPOT MUSEUM at 12 Park St. is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Group tours are still available. For information call the Depot at 863-465-1771.

AMERICAN CLOWN MUSEUM AND SCHOOL is open Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 109 Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Call 863-465-2920. Admission is free.

FIREMEN’S FIELD MARKET every Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Highlands County Fairgrounds. Call 863-382-2255 for details.

LAKE MAPS FOR ANGLERS Go to: then go to Florida Lakes for a total of 46 Highlands County contour lake maps.

CIRCLE THEATER OF SEBRING. For information and events call 863-382-1029 or visit

LAKE COUNTRY CRUISERS CAR SHOW meetings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Papa Gibbs in Lake Placid on the second Friday of each month.

“BUSINESS NETWORKING” on the third Thursday of every month at from 8 to 9 a.m. in Lake Placid. Call the chamber of commerce at 863-441-5712 for details and location.

HIGHLANDS MUSEUM OF ARTS (MOTA), West Center Ave. (behind Sebring Public Library). Includes curated exhibits, art competitions, receptions, art classes for children and adults. For more information and a schedule of events call 863-385-5312 or 863-385-6682 or visit

HIGHLANDS SENIOR SOCIAL CENTER, “The Fun Place” at 3400 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. Open to the public, no membership required. Call 863-386-0752 or visit

SHUFFLEBOARD Shuffleboard courts located in Stuart Park on Interlake Blvd. in uptown Lake Placid. Individuals must provide their own equipment. Call the Town of Lake Placid office at 863-699-3747.

SQUARE DANCING in Lake Placid. Call Colleen at 863-465-1737 for more information.

For further information, or to include your event in the Community Calendar, contact the Chamber of Commerce in Lake Placid at 863-465-4331, in Avon Park at 863-453-3350, or Sebring at 863-385-8448 — or call the Highlands News-Sun at 863-385-6155 or email No “for profit” listings, please.

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