Arts

Comedian Bill Engvall and Grammy Award Winner Lee Ann Womack Headline 2019-2020 Performing Arts Series at South Florida State College

South Florida State College (SFSC) announces its 36th season of performances including national Broadway tours, family entertainment, dance, country, pop and classical music, and comedy.  “Patrons tell us that they love the variety of the performances, reasonably priced tickets, free parking, and beautiful theater,” said Cindy Garren, director of cultural programs at SFSC.  Subscription packages…

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Fall Festivals

Highlands County has pumpkin spice and everything nice to celebrate with this season! From Avon Park’s Ballerina Scarecrow dancing at Center Stage on Main Street, to a home-grown pumpkin patch in Lake Placid; and every decoration in between; we celebrate the coming of cooler weather and family! But, fall scented candles won’t be the only…

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The SFSC Museum of Florida Art and Culture Presents The Stories Within

The South Florida State College (SFSC) Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) will present The Stories Within: Alvaro Labanino & Miguel Saludes.This exhibition runs Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Wednesday, Nov. 20 at MOFAC’s gallery located in the east wing of the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on the SFSC Highlands Campus…

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Weekend Roundup

Happy first weekend of October, everyone! We hope it has been a wonderful start to Spooky Season for you all! The only thing that could make it better is a weekend packed with fun things to do all over the place! Returning each weekend in October is Terror Trail at the Humane Society of Highlands…

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Weekend Roundup

Happy Fall, y’all! We hope you all have had a fantastic week and we also want to ensure you have a fun-filled weekend! We’re all pretty eager for a little feel of autumn, so while we’re waiting on the weather, come on down to The Palms of Sebring Apple Fall Festival. Starting on Thursday and…

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Weekend Roundup

It’s time to start planning another exciting weekend! Let us give you some ideas! It has been a very generous time around Highlands County lately with everyone coming together during the heart of hurricane season and getting so close to the holidays. We would like to remind anyone in need that Dr. Willey’s annual Day…

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Cinderella Auditions

South Carolina Ballet Holds Auditions for Local Youth for Cinderella Do you know a talented dancer? The Florida premiere of the ballet Cinderella produced by South Carolina Ballet comes to South Florida State College’s (SFSC) Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 7 for one performance at 7 p.m. Cindy Garren,…

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Hidden Gems: Avon Park

 Avon Park is known for its winding and festive Main Street, multiple fish-filled lakes and iconic downtown eateries and shops!! Some of these views will be experienced best during a short car ride and some will be better enjoyed on foot! Our first hidden gem view can be enjoyed either way! Main Street from the…

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Heartland Film Fest

The inaugural Heartland Film Fest is coming to Sebring September 21, 2019, and will be held at the Circle Theatre. The event will feature 15 different short films from filmmakers from Highlands County and around the world, including Canada, France and Morocco and all proceeds from the Heartland Film Fest will go to the Champion…

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Banned Books Week

What do the Harry Potter books, “Captain Underpants” and “Thirteen Reasons Why” have in common? At some point, each one has been challenged or banned in libraries or schools. Banned Books Week, an annual celebration sponsored by the American Library Association, helps raise awareness of efforts to ban books and highlights our freedom to read.…

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