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Looking for something fun to do this weekend?
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Model trains running this weekend at mall
SEBRING - Visit Lakeshore Mall today through Sunday, and Sept. 20-11 to watch model trains run on HO- and N-Gauge modular layouts, presented by the Sebring Model Railroad Club.
There will be approximately 40 different trains ranging from the 1930s to present day running over five scale miles of track.
Depending when you come, you may see Florida East Coast, Amtrak, Thomas the Tank, a Publix train and much more. There will also be a Lego train and Lionel trains. The one-of-a-kind "Airtrain," which floats on air instead of running along metal rails, will be in action. It was designed and built by the Archer family.
Club members will be present to answer questions. Limited analysis will be offered on a test track free of charge as time permits.
The club maintains an N-scale train at the Children's Museum of the Highlands and assisted in setting up a layout at Nu-Hope retirement home in Avon Park.
For information, call Curt Petersen at 382-6967 or Gene Archer at 452-0334.
Applications for membership will be available starting at $15 per year.
Cheerleaders plan barbecue fundraiser
SEBRING - The Sebring High School Cheerleaders will hold their annual chicken barbecue fundraiser dinner 3-7 p.m. today at Fireman's Field.
All pickups and dining in will take place at the main entrance to the fairgrounds near the baseball field.
Dinners include a half chicken cooked by Sebring firemen, coleslaw, baked beans, cookie and a roll for $7.
Tickets are available from any cheerleader or by calling Carolyn Shoemaker or Wendy Cloud at 471-5500.
Artist of the Month reception slated
SEBRING - The Highlands Art League will resume its Artist of the Month series 5-8 p.m. Friday with the artwork of the Yellow House artists at the Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop, 1989 Lakeview Drive.
This includes new works as well as artist favorites featuring watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings.
The Art League joins with Destination Downtown on Friday for "Music Mania" on the Circle and a Wine Walk Sip and Stroll through downtown.
The reception will include snacks, light refreshments and live music from Steve Jones.
For information, call 385-5312 or visit www.highlandsartleague.org.
Sip and Stroll slated in downtown Sebring
SEBRING - Destination Downtown Sebring will hold September Sip & Stroll 5-9 p.m. Friday. Participating galleries and stores will feature art, home decor, jewelry and gifts available for purchase, as well as entertainment, exhibit, and special drawings.
Pick up "I Love Downtown Sebring" wine glasses at GB's Ladies and Men's Formal Wear at 207 Circle Park Drive and stroll the Circle while participating merchants provide free wine. A $10 donation for the wine glass and recyclable "I Love Downtown Sebring" tote bag (while supplies last) or a $5 donation for an arm band is required to receive wine.
In addition, there will be live music from by Ransom Band from 5-8 p.m. in Circle Park; Steve Jones performing 5-8 p.m. at the Highlands Art League; and Lotela Gold in concert at 8 p.m. at Circle Theatre.
For information, visit www.DestinationDowntownSebring.com.
Harry Havery and Sons concert downtown
SEBRING - Harry Havery and Sons will hold a free concert 5-8 p.m. Saturday downtown, featuring a mix of oldies and classic country.
For information, go online to www.downtownsebring.org.
'Last Days of Summer' dance at Tanglewood
SEBRING - Tanglewood will host the Last Days of Summer dance 7-10 p.m. Saturday with the music of Dan Patrick.
Bring snacks and beverages to share with your friends. Cost is $4 for residents with badges and $6 for guests.
Volunteer firefighters holding spaghetti fundraiser
LAKE PLACID - The Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual drive-thru spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the fire station located at the triangle where Lake June Road, Miller Road and Lake June Boulevard meet.
Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at Pugh Utilities, 760 Henscratch Road, Lake Placid; Polston Engineering, 2925 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring; from Stacey Clogston by caller after 4 p.m. at 253-9813; or and of the Leisure Lakes volunteer firefighters or auxiliary.
All funds raised will go toward equipment, tools and supplies to better protect the lives and property of the community.
International Sausage Festival
LAKE PLACID - The second International Sausage Festival will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
There will be an assortment of sausages, including Portuguese linguica, Polish sausage, German bratwurst, Italian sausage and American hot dogs. Meals will include one sausage with roll, baked beans, coleslaw, three bean salad, a bag of chips and drink for a $5 donation. Desserts and coffee will also be available.
Takeouts will be available.
To order, call 465-4888 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Sebring Masons slate chicken dinner
SEBRING - Sebring Masons Lodge No. 249 will serve an all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for an $8 donation.
The menu includes coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and beverage. The Rainbow Girls will be selling baked items.
The lodge is located on the corner of Home Avenue and Sebring Parkway. The public is invited; takeout orders are available.