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Line dance to benefit food bank

— Tanglewood will host a line dance 6-9 p.m. tonight at the clubhouse. Donations of canned goods and dry goods are appreciated.

Admission is $2 for residents and guests. Proceeds will benefit the Sebring Food Bank.


Sidewalk sales, farmer’s market

— The monthly Downtown Sidewalk Garage Sale and Farmer’s Market will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Circle.

For information or a space, call Ginni Beth at GB’s Formal Wear at 402-1902.

Fireworks fundraiser barbecue

— The Lake Placid Jaycees’ fireworks fundraising barbecue will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Stuart Park.

Tickets are $10, which includes chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and roll.

Discover world of reptiles at AP library

— The second special event of the Avon Park Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Reptile Discovery,” will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday. Special guest Bruce Shwedick will present the fascinating world of reptiles in the library’s atrium.

Shwedick is a professional reptile handler with over 30 years of experience in the field of herpetology. He is the former curator of reptiles at Cypress Gardens. He has done thousands of reptile programs for libraries and schools all over the United States.

Shwedick will be accompanied by several different species of reptiles, including snakes, turtles, iguanas, alligators and more.

It is free and open to children and adults of all ages.

For information, call the library at 452-3803.

Don West, Silver Eagle Band playing

— Don West and the Silver Eagle Band will play classic country music 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Highlands Social Center, 3400 Sebring Parkway.

Admission is $5; BYOB.


Bowling alley hosting appreciation day

— Heartland Bowl will hold Customer Appreciation Day 1-3 p.m. Sunday with free food, free mystery doubles tournament with $500 in cash prizes, jackpots, raffles and giveaways.

Come meet some of the greatest bowlers in the world, including special guest emcee, PBA Hall of Famer and voice of the PBA, Randy Pedersen.

RSVP by calling Georgeann Singletary at 382-2643.

Tuffley to headline Scribes Night Out

— Noted local writer Christopher Tuffley will hit the authors’ trail during Scribes Night Out at 6 p.m. Sunday at Brewster’s Coffee House.

Tuffley, who retired as a News-Sun staff writer in 2013 and majored in creative writing in college, will be the featured reader. He will read from his novel-in-progress – a story of love, loss and redemption, driven by a murder mystery inspired by a true Sebring crime. Taking place in Highlands County, the story is suspenseful, heartbreaking, funny and ultimately optimistic. Several local individuals have loaned their real names to be used for several of the characters making up the story.

The evening will also include an Open Mike portion.

Scribes Night Out is a get-together for local writers, published or not, to read portions of their work on the second and fourth Sundays each month. Admission is free and those just wanting to listen are encouraged to attend.

For information, call Larry Levey at 385-8618.