This is Heartland Happenings. Your guide to local events throughout the community for the week of April 9th

Bob’s Vet’s invite you to join them for breakfast and fellowship at Bob Evans restaurant each Thursday at 9am. Share your love for this country & learn about new veteran services, jobs, care, benefits & more.

This Saturday, take part in the 4th annual AMVETS Post 21 Champion for Children Cornhole Tournament. Proceeds from this event will support the Champion for Children Foundation and provide direct assistance to children and families in need across our community.
To sign up, donate, or sponsor call the AMVETS Post 21 at 385-0234

Sebring Mason Lodge No 249 will serve an all-you-can-eat BBQ chicken lunch on Sunday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $10 each. The Lodge is located on the corner of Home Avenue & Sebring Parkway. Take out is available and the public is invited. Call Sissel at 471-2425 to find out more.

Saturday, April 21st, the Ridge Area Arc & Waypoints Financial invite you to “Escape to Kokomo” at the Island View Restaurant at Sun’N Lake from 6-10pm. There will be Free margaritas & beer plus a cash bar & dinner too. With music by the California Toe Jam Band. To Purchase tickets, make a donation, or help sponsor this event contact Rhonda at 452-1295

That’s Heartland Happenings for the week of April 9th. If your group or organization has an event coming up, email

Heartland Happenings Future Events

The Highlands Career Institute at South Florida State College will hold an Open House, Tuesday, April 24th from 5-7pm in Building L, on the Highlands Campus in Avon Park. Parents will hear about HCI’s structure, meet teachers, and learn about various SFSC career and technical programs students are eligible for. For more information call 784-7209.

Thursday, April 26th, the Highlands County Citrus Growers Association invites you to Pinecrest Country Club to play in the Citrus Day Golf Scramble. The cost is $300 per foursome.
$50 gift certificates awarded to the winners of special events.
12:00 check in/lunch.1:00 shotgun start. For additional info call 385-8091

The 35th annual Blue Streak Classic is Saturday, April 28th at Sun’N Lake Golf Club.
Entry fee is $280 per foursome. Includes one mulligan, lunch, prizes, and range balls.
All proceeds from this fund raiser goes to offset the cost of transportation for all Sebring High School athletic teams. To find out how to register or sponsor this event contact Terry Quarles at 471-5500 Ext. 280

The Heartland Spartans 2nd annual golf Scramble will be held at Torre Oaks Golf Club, Saturday, April 28th. Entry fee is $200 per team with a shotgun start at 8am. All proceeds pay for travel expenses for the boys 12 and under baseball team as they try to qualify for Nationals.
To sign your team up or sponsor the tournament call Richard at 449-1541.

Get your poker face ready! The Avon Park High School Project Grad is holding a Texas Hold’em Tournament at Cowpoke’s Watering Hole at noon on Saturday, April 28th.
Tickets are $50 which include lunch. There are only 96 spots available. Top 3 spots win cash prizes.
To reserve your spot contact Dawn at 443-4890