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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is what is happening around the county.


Canine & Wine Walk set for Friday

— Bring your four- and two-legged friends to downtown Sebring 5-8 p.m. tonight for some dog-gone summer fun, as Destination Downtown Sebring celebrates the Dog Daze of Summer with its Canine & Wine Walk, complete with music, art, shopping, dining and strolling around.

More than 20 participating galleries and stores will feature one-of-a-kind art, home decor, jewelry and gifts available for purchase, as well as entertainment, exhibits and special drawings.

The event will also feature pet vendors, demonstrations, pet portraits from 4-7 p.m. at Circle Theatre, Wells Fargo Free Friday at the Children’s Museum of the Highlands and music, as well as shopping and savings at over 20 downtown boutiques, galleries, stores and eateries.

For details, visit www.DestinationDowntownSebring.com. This event is cosponsored by the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency.

Gallery to celebrate art instructors

— As part of the Friday Destination Downtown Sebring event, the Highlands Art League’s Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop will hold a reception 5-8 p.m. today celebrating the original artwork of the art league’s art instructors, which will be on display during the month of June.

Mediums include acrylic, watercolor, photography and pottery. Highlands Art Leauge art instructors exhibiting include Darian Dumont, Megan Ekenstedt, Alice Hansen, Kristy Harris, Caroline Maxcy and Tori Roman.

Admission is free and will feature live music by Steve Jones, as well as refreshments and wine. For information, visit www.HighlandsArtLeague.org or call 385-5312.


Fly-in, drive-in pancake breakfast

— A pancake breakfast will be hosted 8-11 a.m. Saturday by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240, where funds will go to youth aviation education.

Breakfast will be held in the EAA 1240 Aviation Development Center located on the south flight line at Sebring Regional Airport. Follow the signs through gate number 24.

Come explore more about community aviation programs for youth and adults. Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available at www.eaa.org and www.youngeagles.org.

Heartland Triathlon kicks off

— Come cheer on athletes Saturday and Sunday as they swim, ride and run the Heartland Triathlon in downtown Sebring.

The kids’ event will kick off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at City Pier Beach.

Adults will compete starting at 7 a.m. Sunday at City Pier Beach.

For details, visit www.heartlandtri.org.

Community Sidewalk Sale

— The Downtown Community Sidewalk Sale will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in downtown Sebring.

For information, call 382-2649 or visit www.destinationdowntownsebring.com.

Theatre showing ‘Grease’

— Circle Theatre will host a special showing of “Grease” at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $5 and available at the door or at www.circletheatreevents.com.

Circle Theatre is at 202 Circle Park Drive.

Saturday Night Cruise

— The Saturday Night Cruise will take place 5-8 p.m. at the Circle.

Come see classic cars, hear live entertainment and enjoy food. Visit www.sebringcruise.com.


Moose plan Father’s Day dinner, entertainment

— The Women of the Moose at Moose Lodge 2259 on U.S. 98 will celebrate fathers June 15 with a classic plated dinner of Mom’s Homemade Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, southern style string beans, side salad and selection of homemade cakes and pastries, like apple cobbler, strawberry shortcake,walnut brownies and more.

Men will eat free and women pay $7. Children 10 and under will eat for $3.50. Dinner will be served 4-6 p.m. Frank E and friends will entertain 5-8 p.m.

Qualified members are welcome to bring their family and friends.