Church hosts yard sale on Saturday; lots of other things to do in the community

Businesswomen to meet
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Businesswomen’s Referral Network will meet on Friday, May 17, at Lakeside Grill, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., at 11:30 a.m. Come share information about your business and learn how others can help you grow. Bring a small exchange gift. For more information, call Raye at 863-467-2557.

Shrine club will host event
OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., will serve cheeseburgers and hot dogs with sides for $5 on Friday, May 17. There will be live music. The lounge opens at 6 p.m.

American Legion Post #64
OKEECHOBEE — American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host the following events: On Friday, May, 17, the auxiliary will serve a fish dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Menu includes choice of fish, shrimp or chicken in a basket for $6 or on a salad for $7. Music by Glenn Meyer “Sax Man” from 6 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, May 18, Armed Forces Day will be observed. The Post will be welcoming the American Legion Riders Post #62 from Stuart. The monthly Euchre (tournament style) will be held. Join in for friendly competition and meet up with people with like interests. NASCAR – All Star Race in Concord, N.C. Tailgate Party will be held at 6 p.m. Preakness Stakes, second leg of the Triple Crown will be held at 6 p,m, There will be $9 buckets of domestic beer all day. On Sunday, May 19, bingo will be held at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Kitchen will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Monday, May 20, five card bingo will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. On Tuesday, May 21, a meeting will be held. S.A.L. at 6 p.m. Food available all day. For information, call 863-763-5309.

Moose Lodge to host events
OKEECHOBEE — The Moose Lodge 1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., will host the following events: On Friday, May 17, there will be hamburgers and shrimp at 5 p.m. On Saturday, May 18, there will be the WOTM dinner of shepherd’s pie at 5 p.m. with music by Lisa Riley. On Sunday, May 19, there will be breakfast from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and three-card bingo from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

VFW 4423 hosts events
OKEECHOBEE — VFW 4423, 304 N.W. 34th St., will host the following events: On Friday, May 17, bing will be held at 1 p.m. Grill will open at 5 p.m. Music by Lisa begins at 7 p.m. On Saturday, May 18, bingo starts at 1 p.m. On Sunday, May 19, a baked chicken dinner will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. On Monday, May 27, Memorial Day will be observed with a day of food and fun. Live Music by Ro$om from 2 to 6 p.m. For information, call 863 763-0818.

Fish and bluegrass event set
OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St. On Saturday, May 18, there will be a catfish dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. with The Justin Mason Band playing Bluegrass music. Tickets will be $12 at the door and the doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

VFW 9528 to host events
BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 E., will host the following events: The post will serve dinner on Friday, May 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with music by Medicine Man from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The VFW Riders will serve a full breakfast on Saturday, May 18, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and wings and things at 4 p.m. On Sunday, May 19, a full breakfast will be served from 8 to 10:30 a.m. by The AMVETS. Proceeds benefit veteran services. For more information, call 863-467-2882.

Church hosts yard sale
OKEECHOBEE — Church of our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., is having an indoor yard sale on Saturday, May 18, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be nice men’s and women’s clothes, housewares, linens, books and much more.

Elks to host breakfast
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Elks Lodge, 131 N.W. 36th St., is having its AYCE pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 19, from 8 to 11 a.m. There will be a choice of sausage or bacon with pancakes and juice or coffee. Adults are $6 and children under 5 are free. For an extra $1 you can add two eggs.

New Horizon benefit set
VERO BEACH — Jazz, Art & Fashion Show will take place on Monday, May 20, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Grand Harbor, 4985 Club Terrace, Vero Beach. A New Horizons of the Treasure Coast benefit featuring local designers Mochachino NY LA, Vivre Couture, Starwear USA, and Annalise Bean. For information or tickets, call 772-696-2729 or go to

Author gives presentation
OKEECHOBEE — Sebring author, Mark Barie, will present “Seven Facts about the Civil War that will Astonish You,” at a meeting of the Okeechobee Historical Society, 1850 U.S. 98, on Monday, May 20, at noon. Signed copies of his new book will be available at a discount. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. Please bring a covered dish to share. To join you must submit $10 for a year of membership. For more information, call 863-763-4344 or the author at 518-593-3754, or email

Church to host bingo
OKEECHOBEE — Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. 6th St., will host bingo Monday, May 20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. May 20 will be the last bingo for this year.

Garden Club to meet
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Garden Club will meet on Monday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Learn about which plants will do well in the summer months and different ways to treat the soil for fall planting.

Republicans to meet
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Chapter of the Republican Party of Florida welcomes you to attend its monthly meeting on Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Cowboy’s BBQ, 202 N.E. Seventh Ave. Arrive at 6 p.m. if placing a food order.

Orchid Club to meet
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Feel free to bring your problem orchid or show off your awesome orchid!

Quarters for a Cause date set
OKEECHOBEE — American Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Quarters For a Cause to benefit Kyle Vericella on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. Kyle was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer at the age of 18. Paddles for biding will be $2 each. If you would like to make a donation of an item to be raffled or give a monetary donation, please call Janice Pietro at 561-310-3285.

Caregiver Workshop set
OKEECHOBEE — Hospice of Okeechobee is offering a free six-week Caregiver Workshop on Wednesdays from May 22 through June 26 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Hospice Volunteer House, 317 S.E. Third Ave. Space is limited to 12 participants. For information, call 863-467-2321.

Board of directors to meet
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 22, at noon at the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy pregnancies and healthy birth outcomes for Okeechobee County residents. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Kay Begin 863-462-5877.

Hospice Yard Sales set
OKEECHOBEE — Hospice, 317 S.E. Third Ave., will hold an End of Season Yard Sale Closeout on Wednesday, May 22 and 29, from 8 a.m. to noon. A bag of clothes for $3 and two bags for $5. Everything else is 50% off.

Veterans Appreciation planned
OKEECHOBEE — The ninth annual Veterans Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11655 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be free BBQ and free buggy rides for veterans and their families. There will also be an arena auction and local military displays. The public is welcome. To R.S.V.P., call 863-763-9800.

VFW 9528 hosts events
BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 E., will host the following events: On Wednesday, May 22, at 5 p.m. the VFW Auxiliary will serve a meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggie, and dessert dinner. On Friday, May 24, the post will serve dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The menu will include grilled boneless ribeye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried fish and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, fried onion rings, salad, and dessert with music by Mike and Cheryl from 6 to 10 p.m. The VFW Riders will serve a full breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and wings and things at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. Proceeds benefit veteran services. For information, call 863-467-2882.

CCC to hold meeting May 28
OKEECHOBEE — Community Collaborative Council (CCC), a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at the Okeechobee County School District Office, Board Room 303, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Training session to be held
OKEECHOBEE — Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network presents Introduction to Wraparound on Tuesday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at the School District Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave., in room 303. High fidelity wraparound is an evidence-informed practice used to operationalize system of care values, typically when providing case management to individuals and families.

Diabetes workshop to be held
OKEECHOBEE — Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network is providing a free diabetes self-management workshop for adults and seniors with type-2 diabetes. The series will be held at Our Village Okeechobee, 1703 S.W. Second Ave. This workshop is a series of six 2.5-hour meetings. The first meeting is on Tuesday, June 4, then the following will be on Tuesdays: June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9. All from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. For more information or to sign up, email or call 863-532-3099.

Cheer Camp scheduled
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Storm Summer Cheer Camp will be held at Cedar Plaza, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, from Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch and snack will be provided. They will learn to cheer, dance, stunt and tumble. This is a free event. Space is limited. Call 863-697-3211 to register your child. Sponsored by the Children’s Services Council.

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