U.S. AVIATION EXPO Through Jan. 27 at Sebring Airport .The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is internationally recognized as “the place to see, try, fly, and buy” sport aircraft. New aircraft types, models, engines, propellers and other associated aviation items have been introduced at Sebring’s Expo every year since its inception. Nearly 150 aircraft are on display and exhibitors travel from as far away as Africa, China, Romania, New Zealand, Australia, Italy and the Czech Republic to attend.
GOSPEL-SING 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at The Genesis Center (First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid). Open to the public. A love offering will be collected for local food banks. The Genesis Center is at 218 E Belleview Street in Lake Placid. Call 863-465-2742.
LIVERPOOL LIVE “The Beatles” 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at American Legion Post 25. $15 show tickets. Open to the public. Dinner available 5 - 7 p.m. $8. American Legion Post 25 is at 1490 U.S. 27 N in Lake Placid. Call 863-465-0975.
WINTERFEST 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sebring International Raceway at 113 Midway Drive. Admission is $5 per person. Children under age 3 get in free. Proceeds support Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring work in Highlands and Hardee counties. Attractions and activities include a snow mountain, a trackless train, bounce houses and other inflatables, a rock wall, laser tag, aqua bubbles and live entertainment including Nala Price, Muriah Ruth and Dance Unlimited. Food trucks will be on hand to purchase refreshment.
BACK PORCH REVIVAL BAND 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at Church of the Brethren in Sebring. Open to the public. The Palms of Sebring will host an Ice Cream Social after the concert. 700 S. Pine Street in Sebring.
THE WISEGUY KITCHEN COOKING SHOW Comedy musical mob style starring Vincent Fiore, The Wiseguy Chef at Highlands Little Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10. Call 863-382-2525 for tickets.
MARDI GRAS COMES TO LAKE PLACID 5:30 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 17. Music by the “Kollections.” Tickets are $20 per person and are on sale in the Lake Placid Elks Lodge lounge now (while they last) at 200 C.R. 621 behind Save-A-Lot. This event is open to all.
11TH ANNUAL ELVIS WADE SHOW 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Sun N’ Lake Community Center, 3500 Edgewater in Sebring. Tickets are $12 per person. Bring your own non-alchoholic drinks and snacks. Door prizes, dancing, raffles and more! For ticket information, call 863-382-8296.
PIONEER DAY 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17 at Veterans Park on S.R. 70 west of Arcadia. Bodacious BBQ and traditional Florida foods, demonstrations of old-time skills and crafts, Civil War re-enactors, musical entertainment and more. $2 admission for adults; free admission for children age 12 under . Call 863-266-5774 or visit historicdesoto.org.
THE FROSTPROOF JAMBOREE with the PasSing Thru Country Music Band and special guests, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., 111 West First Street in the City Hall Auditorium , (behind the Post Office ) in Frostproof. Call 330-272-8350 or visit frostproofjamboree.co.nf.
GREATER LAKE PLACID CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through March 31. Visit the Mural Gallery and see all the original mural renderings, watch a free video and get information on the Visit Sebring Passport Program. Mural books are on sale in the Gallery for $4 tax included. The weekday hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Visit email@example.com or call 863- 465-4331.
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 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: FloridaLakesMaps.com for a total of 46 Highlands County contour lake maps.
CIRCLE THEATRE OF SEBRING For information call 863-382-1029 or visit championforchildren.org.
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.
LAKE PLACID SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Lake Placid Journal Plaza at 231 N Main Ave in Lake Placid. Live music begins at 10 a.m.
“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 HighlandsArtLeague.org.
SQUARE DANCING in Lake Placid. Call Colleen at 863-465-1737 for more information.
PETER POWELL ROBERTS MUSEUM of Art and Cultural Center features a valuable collection of paintings by Florida Master Artist Peter Powell Roberts (1926-2014). His work is renowned for rendering the oft-overlooked Florida minutia in colorful oil on wood compositions. The Museum also offers sculptures and furniture made from rare sunken cypress logs salvaged from Florida rivers by Master Diver, Sawyer, and artist, John Claytor.
The gift shop has three dimensional and wearable art from select regional artists as well books from local authors, Peter Powell Roberts prints, cards and collectibles. Free admission. Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art and Cultural Center, 310 W. Main Street, Avon Park.
Call 863-453-4531, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.peterpowellroberts.org. Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/floridamasterartist/.
LAUGHTER CLUB of Avon Park meets from 4-5 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Ridge Area Arc’s training room, 4352 Independence St., off College Drive, Avon Park. It is open to the public. Rhoda Ross, a licensed laughter yoga instructor, leads the group. No fees involved but Ross will gladly accept any donations to offset her expenses.
HIGHLANDS REPUBLICAN PARTY: Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at Inn on the Lake, 3101 Golfview Dr. in Sebring. Dinner, if you wish to order in the conference room, is between 5-6:15 p.m. Meeting starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Please call 863-402-5456 with any questions or visit the website at highlandscounty.gop.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS, Capt. Francis A Hendry Camp 1284, meet the first Tuesday of each month at Beef O’Brady’s, 2940 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Supper begins at 5:30 p.m. The meeting begin at 6:30 p.m. For additional information call 863-368-0238.
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) of Highlands County has current volunteer opportunities. For more information call 863-784-7189 or email: email@example.com.
MURALS OF LAKE PLACID: Start your tour at the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce in the Mural Art Gallery, 18 N Oak St. See the original paintings of the murals and view a 10-minute video of the mural program. With the help of the mural tour book, take a walking tour at your pace of 47 historic murals. Find the hidden items. Chamber is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mural guide books are sold at local merchants. For more information phone 863-465-4331.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter 0632 meets Mondays at the Lake Placid Women’s Club building at 10 N. Main Ave. in Lake Placid. Weigh-in is between 3 p.m. and 3:40 p.m; the meeting starts at 4 p.m. First meeting is always free. For more information call 863-465-5234
GARDEN CLUB OF SEBRING meets the fourth Monday of each month call 863-471-1421.
HIGHLANDS STAMP CLUB meets on the first Monday of each month (except July) at 1:30 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church of Sebring, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. There will be an auction of U.S. and foreign stamps and guests are welcome. For more information contact Michael VanDerwerken at 361-876-0992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Amanda Bouffard at 863-452-1515..
HIGHLANDS COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Meetings are on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at Stepz Dance Studio, 132 N. Ridgewood Drive. Area Hams also get together three times a week for breakfast and conversation: in Lake Placid at Havana Nights Café, 204 N. Main Ave. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m.; at Dot’s Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square Plaza on Fridays at 9 a.m. For more information call Pete (K1PJ) at 863-699-0985 or Fred (AA4ME) at 863-385-2248.
HEARTLAND HARMONIZERS of Sebring, meeting every Tuesday 7-9:30 p.m at Sebring’s Church of the Brethren, 700 South Pine St. This male a capella chorus shares a love for four part Barbershop singing. Check them out in person or on Facebook at Heartland Harmonizers FL or contact Jim at 863-471-0706, or Stirling at 863-452-1055 or email us at email@example.com.
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 Heartland.ToastmastersClubs.org.
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 4 p.m; bingo starts 6 p.m. Three $250 jackpots. For more information phone 863-471-3557. Open to the public.
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 and experienced woodcarvers. Call Eric Maron at 273-6136 or visit highlandswoodcarvers.com.
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.
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 863-655-2973.
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. Summer hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission for children ages 17 and under, and active duty military, is free. For large group tours call 863-385-0992.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY AUDUBON SOCIETY, INC. meets the third Tuesday of each month (September through 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
SUNDAY CARD PLAY at Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave. Bridge, Pinochle and Euchre, all at 1:30 p.m.
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 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, please 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 HighlandsArtLeague.org 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 on 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 archbold-station.org.
HIGHLANDS HAMMOCK STATE PARK, 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring. Call 863-386-6094 or visit FloridaStateParks.org.
LAKE PLACID BALLROOM DANCERS. For membership information or event dates, call Susie Lee at 863-699-0886 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.