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TodayTwo-day garage church garage sale SEBRING - A garage sale sponsored by New Beginnings Church will be held at 8 a.m. today and Saturday at 4936 Oak Circle. There will be a large variety of household items, books and plants. Eye Specialists holding free screenings
SEBRING - Eye Specialists of Mid Florida are hosting a "Give Back to the Community" event 3-6 p.m. today at 5032 U.S. 27 N. There will be free vision screenings for ages 3 and up, free ice cream, fun and games. Moose Lodge hosting Halloween party SEBRING - Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 will hold its Halloween Party at 5 p.m. tonight. There are a few seats left. Ham dinner is available for $10 per person, or $15 per couple. See the bartenders for food tickets. Cash prizes for best costumes will be given and music will be provided by Larry Musgrave. Members and their guests are welcome. Street party planned in Lake Placid LAKE PLACID - Merchants along Interlake Boulevard will host a street party 6-9 p.m. tonight. DJ Justin Morris and singers, along with more than 30 businesses will participate with sidewalk sales and event specials. Demonstrations will be given by the fire department, police K-9 unit, dragsters, boats, off-road vehicles, classic cars and trucks. Vendors will include those selling fruits and vegetables. There will be games, clowns, face painting and cheerleaders. The annual chili cook-off will also be held during this event. A portion of Interlake Boulevard between Oak and Magnolia avenues will be closed to permit pedestrian traffic. For information, contact Kathy Allaire at 465-4646 or allaires@centurylink.net. Line dance to benefit food bank SEBRING - The Tanglewood Line Dancers will host a dance 6-9 p.m. tonight in the clubhouse. All proceeds will benefit the local food bank. Admission is $2 and a 50/50 drawing will be held. Guests and residents are welcome. For information, call Martha at 471-3686. Dance club hosting Chrissy SEBRING - The Highlands Social Dance Club will host the music of Chrissy from 7-9:30 p.m. tonight at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Chrissy entertains with songs from the '50s and '60s, country, and rhythm and blues. Snacks and sandwiches will be available; BYOB. Dress should be smart-casual. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Everyone is welcome, including singles. For information, call 386-0855. Country band performing LAKE PLACID - The Classic Country Music Band will play 6:30-9 p.m. tonight at 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. There is no charge. For information, call 414-5260. Saturday Fine Arts and Crafts Festival on tap SEBRING - The Highlands Art League will present the 47th Annual Highlands Fine Arts and Crafts Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Circle. The festival will feature unique and talented artists from all over the U.S., food vendors, children's activities and much more. For information, call 385-5312 or visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.org. First Saturday breakfast slated AVON PARK - The Avon Park First Saturday Breakfast will be served 8-10:30 a.m. every first Saturday, November through April 5, at Christ Lutheran Church, 1320 C.R. 64 E. (Main Street). The menu will include fresh pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns and sausage. Homemade breakfast casseroles and sticky buns will be available while supplies last. Cost is $5 for one serving. Sebring Mobile Estates 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. Donations will be made to Feed the Hungry and the Highlands County Humane Society. Fall Mega Sale at SFSC AVON PARK - South Florida State College's Association of Florida Colleges chapter will hold its Sixth Annual Fall Mega Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the SFSC Citrus Center parking lot. The public is welcome to shop for treasures and food. The AFC is the professional association for Florida's 28 community and state colleges, their boards of trustees, employees, retirees and associates. AFC actively promotes, represents, supports and serves the individual members and institutions in their endeavors to provide their students and the citizens of Florida with the best possible comprehensive community and state college educational system. For information, call Lena Phelps at 784-7034. Highlands Ridge plans arts, crafts show AVON PARK - The 2013 Highlands Ridge Fine Arts and Crafts Show will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Founders Hall at Highlands Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive, off Powerline Road. Democrats plan hoe down SEBRING - The Highlands County Democratic Party will hold a hoe down 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Sebring Women's Club, 4260 Lakeview Drive. Tickets are $30 and are available by calling Dave at 382-9961. Barbecue, Toe Jam Band at Our Lady of Grace AVON PARK - Our Lady of Grace will host a barbecue pork dinner with music by the California Toe Jam Band on Saturday at the Grogan Center, 595 E Main St. Food will be served 5-6:30 p.m., with music 5-7 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. Proceeds will go to the church's scholarship fund. Tickets are available by calling 453-4757. Don West, Silver Eagle Band playing SEBRING - The Highlands Social Center will host the classic country music of Don West and the Silver Eagle Band 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway. Admission is $5; BYOB. For details, call 471-1737. Sunday Elks hosting public breakfast buffet SEBRING - Sebring Elks 1529 will host a breakfast buffet open to the public 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cost is $7 which includes eggs your way, sausage gravy and biscuits, ham, bacon, pancakes, fried potatoes, French toast, fruit, orange juice, tomato juice, coffee and tea. For information, call 471-3557. DeMolay to serve spaghetti lunch SEBRING - The Young Men of the DeMolay will host a spaghetti lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave. Cost is a $7 donation which includes salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Takeout is available. The public is invited. Moose Lodge plans jam session SEBRING - Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 will hold a jam session 5-8 p.m. Sunday. Steve Baker and friends will be entertaining and there will be wing baskets available. Happy hour will be available during the NASCAR race and NFL package games. Members and guests are welcome.