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Thursday, Jul 30, 2015
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Looking for something fun to do in the county this weekend? Check out what's happening in your neighborhood.


Library hosting Santa, Christmas movie

AVON PARK - Santa Claus and his elf will visit the Avon Park Library at 11 a.m. today. Kids of all ages are invited to bring their lists.

On Saturday, the library will show a popular Christmas film at 11 a.m. Popcorn and juice will be served.

All events are free and open to the public. The library is at 100 N. Museum Ave. For information, call 452-3803.

Archbold sets 'Star of Bethlehem' talk

VENUS - What was the star of Bethlehem? Did the wise men in Matthew's Gospel have a supernatural guide or was it really a star? Can we use astronomy to pinpoint Jesus' true birthday?

Archbold Education Coordinator Dustin Angell has organized an hour-long presentation that explores current ideas about the nature of the Christmas Star from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Learning Center at Archbold Biological Station.

After the talk, participants will go on a night hike with amateur astronomer Kye Ewing. This is a free public event intended for adult.

Archbold is eight miles south of Lake Placid at 123 Main Drive, Venus. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of S.R. 70 on Old S.R. 8. There are multiple locations listed for Archbold when using GPS. Please use the directions above to locate the Learning Center, the news release adds.

For details, see or find them on Facebook. For more information, call 465-2571.

Dance club to host Golden Era band

SEBRING - The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of the Golden Era 14-piece dance band 7-9:30 p.m. tonight at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway.

Dance to the sounds of the '40s, '50s and '60s. Snacks and sandwiches will be available. Admission is $7 for non-members and $5 for members. Dress smart, casual. Everyone is welcome, including singles.

For information, call 386-0855 or go online to

DJ and Santa Claus appearing at Tanglewood

SEBRING- Tanglewood will host the music of DJ Partydog Rick and a visit from Santa Claus 7-10 p.m. tonight.

Bring snacks and beverages to share with your friends; ice is provided. Cost is $4 for residents with badges and $6 for guests.

Music at Under the Oaks Opry

SEBRING - Under the Oaks Opry will have Christmas lights, country, bluegrass and gospel music at 7 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday, hosted by G.W. Saunders.

This is an inside family venue; no alcohol is permitted. Location is 3501 Beck Ave. For information, call Ken at 253-0771.


Christmas movie showing at as part of festival

SEBRING - As part of the Heartland Holiday Festival, Push Event Productions will hold an outdoor showing of a popular 2004 American Christmas movie at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the Highlands Art League lawn, 1985 Lakeview Drive. It is rated PG.

The event is sponsored by the Sebring Public Library and Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency. Everyone is welcome; bring blankets, lawn chairs and a a picnic basket.

The Carousel of Lights on the Circle will be illuminated 6-9 p.m. In addition, Santa will be there, the interactive puppet show will be performing and snacks will be provided.For more information, visit

Sebring Mobile Estates hosting breakfast

SEBRING - Sebring Mobile Estates, 4108 Kenilworth Blvd., will host a country breakfast 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The menu will include pancakes, eggs, home fries, sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee and milk. Cost is $4.

Donations will be made to Feed the Hungry and the Highlands County Humane Society.

Buttonwood Bay hosting Larry Musgrave

SEBRING - Buttonwood Bay will host Larry Musgrave for its Saturday Night Dance at 7 p.m.

Soda and popcorn can will be available for purchase; BYOB. Cost is $4 for residents and $6 for non-residents.


Scribes Night Out meeting

SEBRING - Scribes Night Out will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House, just south of Home Depot on U.S. 27. It will be moderated by hostess Carolyn Henderson. All persons attending will be asked to recall their most memorable Christmas, or the best Christmas present they ever gave or received.

For several years, SNO, an informal gathering of local writers and would-be writers has been reading portions of their published and unpublished poems, plays, fiction, non-fiction and other kinds of literary works. "We're now hoping to attract more members from our area to attend our sessions spotlighting the joy and importance of writing in our lives," said Art Lefkowitz, SNO facilitator. "We are not a critique group. Readers will not be judged, nor is it a 'how-to-write' affair. We offer a platform for local writers to share their work. But there's time for the whole room to chat with one another - and those wanting to just listen are warmly invited.

There are no admission fees, dues, minutes or elections. The groups is open-minded and frowns on religious or political criticism. Each reader has a time limit based on the number of writers willing to take the microphone. People ages 18 and older are welcome to attend.

For information, call Lefkowitz at 385-1554.

Masons to serve breakfast

AVON PARK - Poinciana Lodge #227 F&AM will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11 a.m. Sunday at 939 W. Main St.

There will be pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, hot biscuits and jelly, orange juice and coffee.

Cost is a $7 donation.