Community Events for the Okeechobee area

Funeral education event set
Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace, would like you to attend its free “Ducks in a Row” educational program on Friday, April 12, at noon. Lunch will be served and you will learn how to go about planning your final arrangements. For more information, call 863-357-7283.

Ride for Rights event set
The 19th Judicial Circuit, Victim’s Rights Coalition presents its annual Ride for Rights on Saturday, April 13. Ride to benefit the victims of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast. Riders from surrounding counties can choose to start from Okeechobee County or Martin County. Onsite registration for Okeechobee will be at the Okeechobee Sheriff’s Office, 504 N.W. Fourth St., from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. For those choosing to start in Martin County onsite registration will be at Indiantown Sheriff’s Substation, 16550 S.W. Warfield Blvd., from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and kickstands up when all motorcycles arrive at the sub-station. You may download a registration form from www.19JCVRC.org. For more information, call 863-634-0727 or 863-634-0651. You can also email at JJohnson@okeesheriff.com or bstark@okeesheriff.com.

Princess tea party planned
Our Village Okeechobee is hosting a tea party on Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee High School Cafeteria, 2800 U.S. 441. Wear your favorite princess dress and come have a good time before the play, “Beauty and the Beast.” There will be games, food, and fun. Tickets are $15 per princess and per adult or you can purchase a four-ticket family pack for $50. Tickets admit you to the tea party and the play. For more information, call Leah Suarez at 863-697-8718.

Disney play to be performed
Okeechobee High School Thespian Troupe 7319 presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” It will take place at the high school, 2800 U.S. 441, in the Lecture Hall at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 and 13. Adult tickets are $10 and students get in for $5. For more information, call Miss Raulerson at 863-462-5025 ext. 8011.

VFW hosts bingo
VFW 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will hold its Bingo Extravaganza on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. For information, call 863-763-0818.

D.A.R. meeting to be held
The Okeechobee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have a meeting on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at the Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Light refreshments will begin at 9:30 a.m. Come meet others interested in preserving the history of this great nation.

S.A.R. hosts monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet on Saturday, April 13, at Beef O’Brady’s, 608 S. Parrott Ave., at 11:30 a.m. Earl Taylor, from the Okeechobee Family History Center, will be the guest speaker. The public is welcome and invited to attend. If you have any questions, call Register, Gary Howard at 863-801-9730 or President, Gary Miles at 863-801-9872.

Palm Sunday event set
The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St. invites the public to watch a musical drama, “The Last Supper,” that portrays Jesus keeping Passover with his disciples. This event takes place on Thursday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. This presentation is by His Majesty’s Ministries. For information, call 863-763-8945.

Moose Lodge hosts events
OKEECHOBEE – The Moose Lodge will host the following events: On Saturday, April 13, there will be a dinner of chicken and yellow rice at 5 p.m. for $7. There will be music by Double D from 6 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, April 14, there will be breakfast from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and three-card bingo from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

VFW to host events
VFW Post 4423, 300 N.W. Fourth St., will host the following events: On Friday, April 12, there will be bingo at 2 p.m., the grill will open at 5 p.m. and then enjoy Karaoke Capt. TP from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, April 13, there will be a bingo extravaganza at 1 p.m. An auxiliary meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 14. A meatloaf dinner served with mashed potatoes or rice with peas, from 1 to 3 p.m. A Post 4423 meeting will be held Sunday, April 28, at 11 a.m., for the 2019 Election of Officers. For more information, call 863-763-0818.

Catholic Church hosts bingo
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will hold bingo on Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 863-763-3727.

Historical Society to meet
The Historical Society will meet on Monday, April 15, at noon in the museum, 1850 U.S. 98 N. If interested, bring a covered dish to share.
Garden Club to meet
The Garden Club will hold a meeting on Monday, April 15, at 6 p.m. followed by the Orchid Club meeting at 7 p.m., at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 458 U.S. 98.

C.E. magistrate hearing set
Okeechobee County Code Enforcement will hold a Special Magistrate Hearing on Tuesday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call 863-763-5548.

Democrats to meet April 17
Democrats will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the banquet room at Beef O’Brady’s, 608 S. Parrott Avenue.

Benefit to be held
American Legion post 64 will be hosting Quarters For A Cause, for the Lana Palmer Benefit. This event will take place on Tuesday, April 16, at 501 S.E. Second St., from 6 to 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Lana Palmer is a single visually impaired mom. Wear pastel colors to be entered into the Special Raffle. Paddles for bidding will be $2 each. If you make a purchase from a vendor while attending, you will get a ticket in the 50/50 raffled. If you would like to make a donation, or have any questions, contact Janice Pietro at 561-310-3285.

Businesswomen’s meeting set
Whether a businesswoman, an entrepreneur, a job-seeker or would-be volunteer, you will benefit from attending the Okeechobee Businesswomen’s Referral Network, on Friday, April 19, 11:30 a.m., at Lakeside Grille, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Please bring a small exchange gift, curiosity and enthusiasm. For information, call Raye at 863-467-2557.

Easter egg hunt to be held
First Baptist Church of Okeechobee is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children up to grade five. It will be open to the public on Saturday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Recreation Outreach Center, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave.

Pop warner sign-up begins
Okeechobee Bulls Youth Athletic League is a brand new local Pop Warner league in need of players. Early sign-ups are Saturday, April 20, and Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, at the Sports Complex baseball fields, 580 N.W. 27th Lane. If you sign up on one of those dates the cost is $80 per child and $65 per each additional child. Sign-ups after that will be $100 per child and $85 per additional child. Sign up deadline is July 31. Children must be between the ages of five through fourteen and bring a copy of birth certificate. Teams will compete with surrounding cities and practices will take place locally. Rest assured that safety will be a priority and all staff and coaches will undergo training and background checks.

VFW Post 9528 host events
BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East in Buckhead Ridge will host the following events: A full breakfast will be served on Sunday, April 14, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. by The AMVETS. The VFW Auxiliary will serve a fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and dessert dinner on Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. The post will serve dinner on Friday, April 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Menu includes grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried fish and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, fried onion rings, salad, and dessert. 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 at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Proceeds benefit veteran services. For information, call 863-467-2882.

VFW to host events
VFW post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host the following events: On Monday, April 15, there will be a nine-ball pool league tournament at 7:30 p.m. and the grill will open at 5 p.m. On Tuesday, April 16, there will be bingo and food at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, April 17, there will be an eight-ball pool tournament at 7:30 p.m. and the grill opens at 5 p.m. On Friday, April 19, bingo will start at 1 p.m., the grill will open at 5 p.m., and there will be Karaoke by Doug and Brenda from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, April 20, bingo starts at 1 p.m. On Sunday, April 21, there will be an Easter dinner of ham, green beans, potato salad and rolls from 1 to 3 p.m.

CCC meeting set April 23
Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be held on Tuesday, April 23, at 10 a.m. in the board room 303 of the Okeechobee County School District Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Wrestling team serves BBQ
The Okeechobee Wrestling team will hold the third annual BBQ Fundraiser on Friday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brahman Theatre, 1500 S. Parrott Ave. Menu includes pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, roll and cookie for a $10 donation. Delivery is available for an order of three or more dinners. Tickets available at Serenity Coffee Shop. For information or tickets, call 863-824-2287.

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