Patriots Chapter NSDAR

SEBRING — Patriots Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will have their next monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Lake Placid American Legion, 1490 US Hwy 27 North in Lake Placid. For information, contact Julie Bartlett at

Potluck supper

SEBRING — Sebring Hills Association will host a Potluck Dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 200 Lark Ave. in Sebring. All Sebring Hills residents and the public are invited. Bring a dish to pass, your place setting and favorite drink. Held the first Monday every month. For information, call 863-382-1554.

Republican Women’s Network to meet

SEBRING — The Highlands Republican Women’s Network will meet at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Chicanes, Inn on the Lake, 3101 Golfview Road in Sebring. Matt Richardson to speak about “Medicare Open Enrollment.” Men welcome. For information or to RSVP, call Penny Rae at 863-633-0375.

Ostomy Support Group to meet

SEBRING — The Highlands County Ostomy Support Group will hold their next meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Homer’s Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. The group meets the first Thursday of each month now through May.

Healthy Heart 5K run/4K Paws run

SEBRING — The annual Healthy Heart 5K Run and 4K Paws Run in memory of Jimmy Polatty, will take place this year on Oct. 6 at Highlands Hammock State Park. The 5K begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 4K with your dog starts at 8:15 a.m. First five dogs across the finish line receive a prize. For information, call Jim or Colleen Polatty at 863-386-4927.

Pancake breakfast

SEBRING — Sebring Hills Association will host a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 200 Lark Ave. in Sebring. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, grits, juice and coffee. $5 for members, $6 non-members. Bring family and friends. Public welcome. For information, call 863-382-1554.

5th annual Barktoberfest

LAKE PLACID — The fifth annual Barktoberfest is happening 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Stuart Park in Lake Placid. Silent auctions, raffles, nail clipping, pet costume contests, and more! On site microchips only $10. For more information call 863-441-0351 or visit

Free essential oils class

AVON PARK — A free essential oils seminar will be given at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Avon Park Public Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. in Avon Park. Admission is free and one door prize awarded per class. Seating is limited. To register or for information, call or text 540-742-2381 or email

Volunteer hospice care training

SEBRING — Cornerstone Hospice will hold volunteer training over two Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 9, 11, 16 and 18, at the downtown office, 209 N. Ridgewood Drive, Suite 3. Breakfast and coffee will be provided. To pre-register, call Dorothy Harris, volunteer specialist at 863-382-4563 or email

Highlands Hunters Metal Detecting

Join the fun; discover treasures. Next meeting Oct. 9. Anyone interested in metal detecting is invited to attend a meeting at the Lake Placid Library, 205 W. Interlake Blvd. Meetings take place in the large meeting room, the second Tuesday of each month, from 1-2:30 p.m. Free mini-hunt for coins and door prizes provided. Bring detector and pin pointer, if you have one, (not required). Monthly hunts. Contact Chris at 410-900-8217.

NU-HOPE clay shoot

OKEECHOBEE — The Tommy Todd Memorial NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Clay Shoot will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Quail Creek Plantation, 12399 NE 224th Street in Okeechobee. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. $125 per shooter, packages available. For information, call NU-HOPE at 863-382-2134 or email Laurie Murphy at

Free essential oils class

LAKE PLACID — A free essential oils seminar will be given at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Lake Placid Memorial Library, 205 Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. Admission is free and one door prize awarded per class. Seating is limited. To register or for information, call or text 540-742-2381 or email

White Cane Walk

SEBRING — The White Cane Awareness Walk will take place 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, on The Circle in downtown Sebring. K9 patrol and guide dogs will be there as well as Mayor Shoop! Family friendly event. For information, contact Pam Elders at 863-634-9280.

Freedom Fund Dinner

SEBRING — The Highlands County NAACP branch will host its annual Freedom Fund Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Sebring Elks Lodge, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd. in Sebring. Theme is “Stand and Be Counted — Vote!” Tickets are $40 each includes dinner, souvenir booklet, entertainment and guest speaker. For information, call Highlands County NAACP Chair Dorothy Hinson at 863-873-1691 or email

SHS joint class reunion

SEBRING — Sebring High School classes 1940 through 1972 will meet Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Highlands News-Sun Center, 781 Magnolia Ave. in Sebring next to Fireman’s Field. Check-in and visit 5-6 p.m., banquet 6 p.m. Reservations required and tickets available through class representatives. $35 per person. Reservation deadline is Oct. 26. For more information, call Gaylin Thomas at 863-414-1578 or

Puttin’ on the Ritz

SEBRING — Sweet Adelines Heart of Highland Show Chorus presents, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” at noon on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Chateau Elan, 150 Midway Drive at the Sebring Raceway. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For tickets, call: Sebring/Lake Placid at 863-414-4914, Avon Park at 954-240-9999 or Polk County at 863-638-1598.

Garden Festival

SEBRING — Master Gardener of Highlands County presents the 2018 Garden Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Bert J. Harris Agriculture Center, 4509 George Blvd. in Sebring. Food, activities, music and more. For information, call 863-402-6540.

Nights at the Museum

SEBRING — The Military Sea Services Museum presents “I Shall Return” the competing war strategies of MacArthur and Nimitz in the Pacific Theater group discussion and analysis from 4-5 p.m. on Nov. 28, 1402 Roseland Ave. in Sebring (one mile east of Sebring High School). Coffee and light refreshments served. Free admission. Moderated by Fred Carino, curator.

Holiday Home & Garden Tour

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Garden Club will hold their eighth annual Holiday Home & Garden Tour from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Features several beautifully decorated homes and one meticulously maintained garden. Add an ornament to the “Giving Tree” located at the Holiday Cafe, Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. $15 donation requested for entry. Tree to go to a needy family. Proceeds benefit local youth scholarships, camperships and sponsorships. For information, call Karen at 317-395-4912 or Paula at 863-835-2419.


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