Church hosting bingo
Sacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host bingo Monday, March 27. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the fun will begin at 7 p.m.
Dinner, dancing offered
The Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, March 28, from 4 until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer smoke-free dining. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit Shrine charities. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.
Community Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in the Okeechobee County School Board board room, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For information, please call Erin Moore at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.
BHR hosting guest speaker
Cindy Fairtrace, Medical Service Representative with VNA of Florida, will be guest speaker at the Thursday, March 30, meeting of the Buckhead Ridge Community Association. She will speak on the many services VNA provides including some new services just approved. The meeting, open to all residents of BHR begins with a pot-luck supper at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow. They meet in the community building just behind the Fire Department on Hwy. 78 by the river. For further information, call Ron Main at 812-571-1919.
Scholarship Fund holding golf tourney
The Dr. Fred Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, April 1, at Meadowood Golf and Tennis Club, 9425 Meadowood Drive, Fort Pierce. Individual player is $75 and a group of four is $300. For information, call Russ Brown at 772-285-9914.
Game and dinner show set
Martha’s House will hold its annual comedy game show and dinner on Saturday, April 1, at 6 p.m. at the KOA. Tickets are $100 per couple and $50 per person. Game show includes “The price is almost right” with game show host Jim Benton as Drew Carey and event MC Jim Sackett. For information, call 863-763-2893.
WWI speaker at court house
Centennial Speaker’s series continues on Thursday, April 6, at 5 p.m. in the County Commissioner’s Chambers of the Historic Court House, 304 S.W. Second St., with Steve Carr and remembering World War I. To reserve a seat, call the Human Resources office at 863-763-9312.
Choir rehearsal to be held
The Okeechobee Community Choir will present its annual Easter Cantata Concert on Palm Sunday weekend, April 7-9, at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. Rehearsals are from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons, starting this Sunday, March 5, and also on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Rehearsals aren’t mandatory, just attend as many as possible. Singers, ESPECIALLY MEN, are encouraged to join and singers must be able to match pitch. Music and part CDs are provided. Solos, both voice and instrumental, as well as choir and congregation selections will be included, concluding with audience participation in Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. If you love to sing, you’ll love singing with us, even if you don’t know how to read music! Call Sandy Perry at 863-634-7714 if you have any questions.
Masons hosting fish fry
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, No. 237, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host a fish fry on Saturday, April 8, for adults $10 and children (under 10) $4. Dine in or take out. The public is welcome. Served from 4 to 7 p.m. All proceeds go to local Mason giving. For tickets call Matt, 863-634-3706 or John at 863-763-2300.
Ride for veterans set
All veterans and veteran supporters are invited to a welcome home ride for Vietnam veterans on Sunday, April 9. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 West. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. when we arrive at VFW Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. There will be a memorial service with a color guard at 1 p.m. Enjoy ribs or chicken dinner with sides for an $8 donation. Local favorites Hired Guns will provide live music. This event is open to the public. For information, contact T.R. at 863-801-6268.
Shrine hosting circus
The Golden Ring Circus will be at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., on Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16. The public is welcome. For information, call Fred at 863-532-3491.
Law Enforcement Torch Run/BBQ
Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Law Enforcement Torch Run and BBQ on Friday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m. The Torch Run starts at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office at 8:30 a.m. and ends at Publix. The BBQ is from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Publix parking lot. BBQ rib dinners for $10, includes 1/2 rack, green beans, potato salad and a roll. Whole rack ribs only $20. For advance tickets or delivery call Michele, Joan or Ronda at 863-763-3117.
Dinner and a show set
Open Hands Health Center is pleased to announce its Dinner Theater showcasing an original play “A Thief in the Clinic,” Saturday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at the ROC, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. Join us to see what God is doing through Open Hands Free Health Clinic as we serve Okeechobee’s uninsured. There will be mystery, intrigue, laughter and maybe even a few tears. Tickets are $30 per person and include a prime rib dinner. Dress is semi-formal. Call 863-357-1257 to purchase tickets. Tables of eight are available.
OCA hosting Fun Shoot
Okeechobee Christian Academy will host a fun shoot on Saturday, April 22, at the OK Corral Gun Club, 9449 N.E. 48th St. Registration opens at 8 a.m. For information, call 863-697-1991.
Hospice planning yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale at 317 S.E. Third Ave., on Wednesdays, March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19 and April 26. Hospice now has its boutique open 8 a.m. until noon each day.
Vietnam Veterans will meet
Vietnam Era Military Service Personnel are invited to Gladys’ Restaurant, 511 S.W. Park St., every Wednesday about 7 a.m. No membership required. For information, contact Chapter President Dan Hunt at 863-447-3662.
Oasis Lounge open to the public every Friday and Saturday
Meet your friends and neighbors to enjoy an evening of fun and relaxation at the Oasis Lounge at the Okeechobee Shrine Club on Friday, and Saturday. The Lounge is open from 5 until 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening and features live music. For activities happening at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, or to inquire about leasing opportunities, contact Kip Gardner at 863-610-6659 or 863-357-0427.
Line dancing resumes at the Senior Center
Okeechobee Senior Services is offering line dancing classes at the Lottie Raulerson Senior Center. Line dancing is a wonderful form of exercise and the classes provide a great opportunity to meet and become friends with other like-minded people. The classes are being taught by Sandy Byrd and Barb Weaver at 11:30 a.m. on Mondays. All levels of dancers or would-be dancers are invited and there is no cost for these classes. The Senior Center is located at 1690 N.W. Ninth Ave., in Okeechobee at the south end of the County Planning and Zoning and Health Department building.
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