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Juke Box Heroes
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
Foreigner is gearing up for its 40th anniversary tour, which is officially scheduled to begin in May, although that hasn’t stopped them from playing a few shows in the meantime. … Find out how to read more online.
‘20th Century Seminole Experience’ opens at SFSC
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) at South Florida State College has mounted an exhibition, “The 20th Century Seminole Experience: Paintings from the Florida Indian … Find out how to read more online.
AMBUCS ‘Bowl For Bikes Fun Raiser’ Feb. 26
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK –– The Heart of Florida AMBUCS will present its ‘Bowl for Bikes Fun Raiser’ on Sunday Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at Heartland Bowl. “Join us at Heartland … Find out how to read more online.
Out & About
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
FEBRUARY 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 … Find out how to read more online.
Places to go and bands to see
Thu  Feb 9 2017 10:40AM
Looking for something to do? Here’s what is happening around the county. Kickin’ Country Band 6-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Double Trouble 2-4 … Find out how to read more online.
2nd Annual Love Give Live 5K Walk/Run
Thu  Feb 9 2017 08:30AM
TAMPA — LifeLink Legacy Fund® will host the 2nd Annual Love Give Live 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, at Water Works Park in downtown Tampa. This family-oriented race promotes the lifesaving … Find out how to read more online.
Out & About Things to do around the county
Thu  Feb 9 2017 08:30AM
FEBRUARY SEBRING FOOD TRUCK INVASION Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5-9 p.m. at 781 Magnolia Ave., Sebring. HIGHLANDS COUNTY FAIR will be held from Friday, Feb. 10 to Feb. 18. Admission is $8, and an … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Feb 9 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts performances.southflorida.edu February 9 Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band 11 Beginnings: The Ultimate Tribute to Chicago 14 What’s New, Pussycat? … Find out how to read more online.
Crafts Country Fair is the place to be this weekend
Thu  Feb 2 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — The 51st annual Lake Placid Arts and Crafts Country Fair will be the place to be Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4-5. More than 100 arts and crafts vendors … Find out how to read more online.
Sponsors sought for ‘Race to Taste Gala’
Thu  Feb 2 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available for the third annual “Race to Taste Gala,” a social evening celebrating the Mobile 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueeled by Fresh … Find out how to read more online.
Beauty & The Beast
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK — More than 60 up and coming ballet dancers aged 5-19 from Highlands and Polk counties will join the South Carolina Ballet on stage at the Alan Jay … Find out how to read more online.
A celebration of music, food, friends and family
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING –– The inaugural Sebring Seafood and Music Festival is coming soon. Event times are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 and from 11 a.m. to 5:30 … Find out how to read more online.
Festival spotlights songbird
Thu  Feb 16 2017 08:30AM
STUART –– Picture a light gray-brown bird with a bright blue head, wings and tail. That’s how you can recognize the Florida scrub-jay, the only bird that lives nowhere else … Find out how to read more online.
Lots to love in Sebring
Thu  Feb 9 2017 08:30AM
Sunny Sebring is full of love and a great place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone. Whether you enjoy art, sports, live entertainment or festivals, Sebring offers a … Find out how to read more online.
Garden Rocks Series hitting Disney
Thu  Feb 9 2017 08:30AM
Walt Disney World is once again presenting its Garden Rocks Concert Series, which runs along with the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. While Disney bills it as “some of … Find out how to read more online.
A safe bet for Valentine’s Day
Thu  Feb 9 2017 08:30AM
If you told me a year ago, that I would be watching a teen romance I would have laughed. That’s not my genre and usually I steer away from them. … Find out how to read more online.
Peter Powell Roberts Museum offers Yoga
Thu  Feb 9 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — As an Iyengar yoga practitioner and certified instructor for more than 20 years, Dr. Dale introduces the postures, body integration, and breathing techniques that contribute to health and … Find out how to read more online.
Fans get their money’s worth
Tue  Feb 7 2017 06:07PM
After years of watching less talented and less accomplished bands enter the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, Yes will take its rightful spot among the greatest musicians of the … Find out how to read more online.
At least it’s over ... right?
Tue  Feb 7 2017 06:07PM
This has been a frustrating year at the movies. For the past month I have reviewed some less-than-stellar films. Nothing from January has received more than a score of 3 … Find out how to read more online.

Tue  Feb 7 2017 06:07PM
FEBRUARY CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF continues through Sunday, Feb. 5 at Highlands Little Theatre’s Lakeside Playhouse. Showtimes are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:30 p.m. SPECIAL … Find out how to read more online.



Thu  Feb 2 2017 08:30AM
AVON PARK Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts performances.southflorida.edu February 7 The Martin and Lewis Tribute Show 8 Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis 9 Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz … Find out how to read more online.
Paradise found
Tue  Feb 7 2017 06:06PM
LAKE WALES –– Celebrating more than 88 years of musical and cultural heritage, Bok Tower Gardens will present the 23rd International Carillon Festival March 4-12. The highly anticipated music festival … Find out how to read more online.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH FLORIDA ARTS TOUR
Thu  Jan 26 2017 08:30AM
DELAND — The popular annual Off the Beaten Path Florida Arts Tour will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26, 2017, inviting curious art enthusiasts to follow a map and … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jan 26 2017 08:30AM
Florida Museum to host first ‘Froggy 5K’
Thu  Jan 26 2017 08:30AM
GAINESVILLE –– The Florida Museum of Natural History will hold its first 5K on Saturday, Feb. 11 to help celebrate the opening of the new featured exhibit “Frogs! A Chorus … Find out how to read more online.
Classic Car Show set for Feb. 18
Thu  Jan 26 2017 08:30AM
FROSTPROOF –– The 15th annual O’hara’s Orange Blossom Festival and Classic Car Show will be Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the afternoon. The event will be … Find out how to read more online.
‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ opens Friday at HLT
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Hot, hot, steaming hot! That’s the only way to describe Highlands Little Theatre’s presentation of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” The tension builds and sizzles between “Maggie … Find out how to read more online.
CELEBRATING Mardi Gras
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
If you don’t want to drive the 10-plus hours to New Orleans or even wait until late February to celebrate Mardi Gras, Universal Studios has you covered with its traditional … Find out how to read more online.

Mon  Jan 23 2017 10:25AM
AVON PARK Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts performances.southflorida.edu January 21 Artrageous 24 Brian Gurl: You’ll Never Walk Alone 26 Bria Skonberg 28 So Good For The Soul … Find out how to read more online.
Labor of love
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
LAKE WALES — Showing through Jan. 30 is an exhibit honoring the lives and work of two Lake Wales artists who spent a decade apiece working with and supporting the … Find out how to read more online.
Tampa Spring Jam coming April 21 to USF Sun Dome
Thu  Feb 2 2017 08:30AM
TAMPA — Tampa Spring Jam returns to the USF Sun Dome on Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m. This year’s show will include performances from Guy featuring Teddy Riley, Dru … Find out how to read more online.
Race fans rejoice!
Thu  Jan 26 2017 08:30AM
For race fans who can’t wait for the 12 Hours of Sebring, a quick trip to Daytona International Speedway will provide a fix until the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship arrives in … Find out how to read more online.
You’ll want to ‘split’ halfway through this movie
Thu  Jan 26 2017 08:30AM
SEBRING — Director M. Night Shyamalan has a reputation for twist endings and not so popular movies. We all remember “The Village” or “The Happening,” two movies that you probably … Find out how to read more online.
2017 FLORIDA STATE FAIR
Thu  Jan 26 2017 08:30AM
TAMPA — The excitement offered by the rides on the Midway of the Florida State Fair are matched only by the thrills served up by the food vendors throughout the … Find out how to read more online.
John’s Pass on Madeira Beach
Thu  Jan 26 2017 08:30AM
MADEIRA BEACH –– If you have friends visiting from the north and you’ve taken them all around Highlands County, consider a trip to John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, located along … Find out how to read more online.
‘Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon’ ride at Universal Orlando
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
ORLANDO –– Universal Orlando Resort has announced its newest ride, “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” will officially open April 6. The attraction promises guests the ultimate “Tonight Show” … Find out how to read more online.
‘Gospel Sing’ to honor Rev. Mike Karl
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
LAKE PLACID — First Presbyterian Church will host its ninth annual Community Gospel Sing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 in the church’s Genesis Center. The event continues a tradition … Find out how to read more online.
Florida festivals and events
Mon  Jan 23 2017 10:27AM
Whatever your passion, Florida has something for you. Here are just some of the major events scheduled this month in the Sunshine State. S outh Florida PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL POLO … Find out how to read more online.
‘Monster Trucks’ — First graders need not apply
Thu  Jan 19 2017 08:30AM
I should have known what I was getting into when not one of my three kids would agree to go with me to see “Monster Trucks.” So off I went, … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Jan 20 2017 10:21AM
JANUARY CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Jan. 20 - Feb. 5 at Highlands Little Theatre’s Lakeside Playhouse. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m., Sunday: 2:30 p.m. ARTRAGEOUS will be … Find out how to read more online.


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