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Thu  Aug 2 2018 08:30AM
Blood drive LAKE PLACID — The One Blood Bus will be at St. James Catholic Church 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Aug. 2, 5380 Placid View Drive in Lake … Find out how to read more online.
Chicken Guy! to open this summer at Disney
Thu  Aug 2 2018 08:30AM
Following one successful collaboration between celebrity chef, Guy Fieri, and restaurateur, Robert Earl, the two dynamic forces have come together to create a new concept that will launch its flagship … Find out how to read more online.
Disney honors American Indian art
Thu  Aug 2 2018 08:30AM
American Indian history and culture come to life in a new art exhibition at Walt Disney World Resort that debuted July 27. “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian … Find out how to read more online.
SFSC Library celebrates National Coloring Book Day on Aug. 2
Thu  Jul 26 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — For the second year in a row, the South Florida State College (SFSC) Library will join the celebration of National Coloring Book Day with a color-in, featuring … Find out how to read more online.
STP races forward with new singer
Thu  Jul 26 2018 08:30AM
Few vocalists have ever had to fill such massive shoes as Stone Temple Pilots new singer Jeff Gutt. The former X Factor competitor not only had to replace Scott Weiland, … Find out how to read more online.
Polk County to host Smithsonian exhibit
Thu  Jul 26 2018 08:30AM
The Florida Humanities Council continues its long standing tradition of support for the Polk County History Center in Bartow. Two recent grant awards have been made to sponsor new exhibits … Find out how to read more online.
Universal’s Cinematic Celebration opens
Thu  Jul 19 2018 08:30AM
Universal Orlando Resort’s all-new nighttime lagoon show — Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration — officially opened at Universal Studios Florida. Guests now have a brand-new way to cap off their day … Find out how to read more online.
HCA to offer beginner drawing classes
Thu  Jul 19 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance (HCA) is offering a Tuesday series of Beginning Drawing classes for ages 13 and up, by international award-winning artist, Beverly Marshall. Classes will take … Find out how to read more online.
Underwater Museum of Art opens at South Walton
Thu  Jul 12 2018 08:30AM
The first Underwater Museum of Art in the USA opened in Gulf waters less than a mile off South Walton’s white-sand beaches in late June. The museum rests on the … Find out how to read more online.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival nears
Thu  Jul 12 2018 08:30AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA — The aromas and flavors of more than 30 global food and beverage marketplaces, plus a full menu of new offerings such as “Sunday Brunch with the … Find out how to read more online.
Busch Gardens extends Adventure Island season
Thu  Aug 2 2018 08:30AM
School supplies may already be in stores, but at Adventure Island, summer is just getting started. Guests can stretch out their summer with new dates added to the 2018 Adventure … Find out how to read more online.
Halloween for the faint of heart
Thu  Aug 2 2018 08:30AM
There are more nights and new reasons to celebrate the spooky season this year during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This special-ticket event runs select nights Aug. 17-Oct. 31 at Magic … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jul 26 2018 08:30AM
Caladium Festival floral arrangement competition LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Garden Club will host a floral arrangement competition at the Caladium Festival to be held July 27-29. Entries must … Find out how to read more online.
Loomis Bros. Circus brings new tour to Highlands
Thu  Jul 26 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Loomis Bros. Circus, one of America’s last traditional circuses, brings their 2018 Circus Is Alive! Tour to Sebring at The Highlands County Fairgrounds on Aug. 10 and 11. … Find out how to read more online.
Art of Kathie Mousseau on display in August
Thu  Jul 26 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The HCA Museum Gallery is please to present the premier showing of the Art of Kathie Mousseau. Artist reception from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jul 19 2018 08:30AM
Summer Youth program AVON PARK — Resurrection Lutheran Church will host its Summer Youth Program for grades 1-5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20, 23, 25 and 27, … Find out how to read more online.
Universal’s ‘Rock the Universe’ going strong
Thu  Jul 19 2018 08:30AM
With Disney World calling it quits on “Night of Joy” Universal’s “Rock the Universe” is now the only game in town, as far as Christian music festivals in the Orlando … Find out how to read more online.
Disney World a popular wedding spot
Thu  Jul 12 2018 08:30AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA – The Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the newest romantic venue available to happy couples looking to “tie the knot” at Walt Disney World … Find out how to read more online.
Disney unveils holiday plans
Thu  Jul 12 2018 08:30AM
From captivating décor and unique character experiences to delicious treats and magical moments, there is something for everyone during the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort, starting Nov. 8. … Find out how to read more online.
‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’ at Universal
Thu  Jul 5 2018 08:30AM
Two horror icons originating in the 1980s — Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space — will come to life as terrifying scare zones at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. … Find out how to read more online.


B-52s still in full party mode
Thu  Jul 5 2018 08:30AM
This summer the quintessential dance party band, the B-52s, will be making a new bombing run across the U.S. Future stops include The House of Blues in Orlando on Sunday, … Find out how to read more online.
Universal presents ‘Cinematic Celebration’
Thu  Jun 28 2018 08:30AM
Starting this summer, Universal Orlando will take its nighttime lagoon show to the next level in “Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration.” The all-new lagoon show will give guests a brand-new, awe-inspiring … Find out how to read more online.
Beauty and the Beast theatrical production at AP Library
Thu  Jun 28 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Avon Park Library welcomes Bright Star Touring Theatre, who will perform “Beauty and the Beast” on Saturday, June 30 at 2 p.m. Actors Lenny and Mabel … Find out how to read more online.
Busch Gardens having weekend fireworks displays
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
With Summer Nights in full swing at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, guests can now celebrate the season with a dazzling fireworks display. In addition to the event’s daily extended hours, … Find out how to read more online.
Roaring Springs splashes into ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
ZooTampa at Lowry Park has kicked-off the summer with a splash as it introduced its brand-new family water adventure, Roaring Springs presented by Pinch A Penny. Following the debut of … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
Hope Springs Forth event SEBRING — The Highlands Republican Women’s Network will host an educational forum on issues related to pregnancy, abortion and post-abortion from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June … Find out how to read more online.
Universal adds 10th house for Halloween Horror Nights
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
The world’s premier Halloween event is about to get even scarier… Universal Orlando Resort is making this year’s Halloween Horror Nights the most intense ever by adding a 10th haunted … Find out how to read more online.
Brit Floyd in Florida on ‘Eclipse Tour’
Thu  Jun 7 2018 08:30AM
Brit Floyd return to Ruth Eckerd Hall, Thursday, June 14 for the Eclipse World Tour 2018. They will be performing a very special ‘45th Anniversary’ retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic … Find out how to read more online.
Winter Haven hosting Rock N’ Freedom Fest
Thu  Jun 7 2018 08:30AM
The City of Winter Haven along with our sponsors, are excited to bring you the 2018 Rock N’ Freedom Fest celebration. It will take place with live music at Martin … Find out how to read more online.
LP Elks awarded pair of scholarships
Fri  Jun 8 2018 08:00AM
LAKE PLACID — May 3rd was an exciting evening at Lake Placid High School. That was when the annual college scholarships were announced. High school seniors and their families were … Find out how to read more online.
Toy Story Land set to open Saturday
Thu  Jun 28 2018 08:30AM
It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create, and it opens Saturday, June 30. The new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort, inspired by Pixar Animation … Find out how to read more online.
4th of July celebrations
Thu  Jun 28 2018 08:30AM
HIGHLANDS COUNTY — This July 4, Highlands County’s service organizations including Elks, Moose, VFW and others will have events celebrating veterans, the flag and independence. We’ve compiled a list of … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
American comfort food dinner AVON PARK — Voiture 899 40&8 Veterans Organization will host an American Comfort Food Dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at VFW 9853, 75 N. … Find out how to read more online.
Rare red wolf pups born at ZooTampa
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
ZooTampa at Lowry Park visitors may now see a litter of new red wolf puppies, which are the most critically endangered wolf species in the world. The successful birth of … Find out how to read more online.
Florida’s diverse animal population on display
Thu  Jun 21 2018 08:30AM
Florida offers animal lovers exclusive experiences to engage with wildlife. Taking many forms, these animal experiences are not limited to a single attraction, or age group, and range from mild … Find out how to read more online.
Disney gears up for July 4
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July and Walt Disney World Resort, and on Independence Day 2018, Disney theme parks will offer guests a bevy of booming delights. Nighttime … Find out how to read more online.
Pink Floyd’s musical masterpiece
Thu  Jun 7 2018 08:30AM
One of the world’s most successful and influential records turned 45 this year. Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon,” is still a stunning, amazing musical accomplishment. Surreal yet grounded … Find out how to read more online.
Dad’s Day at Disney
Thu  Jun 7 2018 08:30AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA — Walt Disney World Resort is the place to give Dad the special treatment this Father’s Day. Day or night, it’s all about celebrating Dads, husbands and … Find out how to read more online.
Paying tribute to fallen veterans
Thu  May 31 2018 08:30AM
Sebring’s Military Sea Services Museum held a dual event honoring Memorial Day and the Museum’s 20th Anniversary on May 28. The museum honors the military sea powers including the Navy, … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  May 31 2018 08:30AM
Summer Reading Program LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Library’s Summer Reading Program is in full swing! Sign up for the reading incentive program and receive a prize for books … Find out how to read more online.


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