Okeechobee Community Events

Moose to host bingo
Okeechobee Moose 1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., will host Monday, Oct. 5, a night pool tournament will begin at 6 p.m. which is open to the public with double elimination, Scotch doubles and blind draw. For information, call 863-763-4954.

Drama Club presents play
“Anatomy of Gray” will be performed by the OHS Drama Club on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. in the OHS auditorium, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Admission is $5. For information, contact Miss Raulerson at 863-468-5025 Ext. 8011.

Free leather craft class set
Big Lake Hobbies is hosting a free Leather Craft Class on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 110 S.W. 14th St. The Leather Craft Class is free and open to the public. This is also a great opportunity to craft your holiday gifts. We also have leather kits available that make perfect gifts. We will teach you how to customize it and assemble it at this class. If you already have tools, please bring them, if not tools will be provided. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis, if you would like to reserve a seat in advance, you may call Big Lake Hobbies at 863-357-3200.

Church to host bingo
Public is invited to play bingo at Sacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., Monday, Oct. 5. Doors open at 5 p.m. Action starts at 7 p.m. We’re the best operation in Okeechobee. Friendly staff, clean, smoke free and food is available for purchase. Come join the fun and games.

Sit & sew set
Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer) “sit & sew” will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to make a difference in the lives of children stricken with cancer or battling other life-changing illnesses. September has been our annual “MOPS” (Miles of Pillowcase Smiles) month so please turn in any pillowcases that you have sewn this month. Pillowcase kits will also be available for you to sew at this meeting. For information or to donate material, call Joan at 863-467-0290.

Healthy Start board to meet
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at their office in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For information, contact Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.

Better Breathers group meets
Raulerson Hospital will host a Better Breathers Support Group meeting Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N, Join us if you would like support with respiratory issues, including COPD.

4-H BBQ Set
4-H annual fundraiser BBQ will be held Friday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus cafeteria, 610 S.W. Second Ave. Eat-in, take out or get delivery with five or more meal orders. The dinner includes sliced pork with all the fixins’ with drink and dessert only $10. To order in advance, call 863-763-6469 or for more information call 863-349-3227, 863-801-1601 or 863-634-3805.

Elks hosts a dinner/dance
On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Elks Lodge of Okeechobee will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner and dance. Meal includes salad, Italian bread and dessert with a donation of $10 (proceeds going to Elks charities). Serving starts at 4:30 p.m. with music by Hard Country from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will be held at the American Legion Hall, 502 S.E. Second St.

Women’s health conference set
Raulerson Hospital is hosting a women’s health lunch and learn on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the IRSC Williamson Conference Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation from noon until 1 p.m. RSVP to 863-763-9228 or at RaulersonHospital.com (classes and events).

Bowl for Kids’ Sake slated
Bowl for Kids’ Sake will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at ’Chobee Play, 1456 U.S. 441 S.E. The entry fee for a team of six is $150, and includes two games of bowling, shoes and free T-shirts. For information, call 863-824-2227; or, visit their website at www.bbbsbigs.org.

Domestic Violence workshop to be held
A workshop on serving survivors of domestic violence with disabilities will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 3101 U.S. 441 S., on Friday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public. For information, call 863-763-2893.

B.R.A.T. Club hosts dance
The Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Halloween Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 7 until 10 p.m. The dance is for students ages 12-16. Come dressed in your best costume and win prizes! The cost is $5 and includes pizza, soda and chips.

NOPE Candle Light Vigil set
On Thursday, Oct. 29, communities across the nation will join director Michael Botticelli, Office of National Drug Control Policy and NOPE Task Force in hosting the Ninth Annual NOPE Candle Light Vigil in memory of those lost to and those suffering from substance abuse. The NOPE Vigil strives to raise awareness and open the doors to recovery by eliminating the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction; a disease that shows no prejudice to any walk of life or background. With the removal of shame comes the hope for survival. The NOPE Vigil is sponsored by the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. If you would like to participate in the Okeechobee NOPE Candlelight Vigil by submitting a photo of a family member or friend submit the photo to the NOPE website, www.nopetaskforce.org; or, contact Connie Curry at 863-763-3117 or ccurry@okeesheriff.com. The deadline for submitting photos wasOct. 1.

Rotary hosts Costume Bash
The Okeechobee Rotary Club will host  an adult Halloween Costume Bash at Sliver Palms RV Resort, 4143 U.S. 441 S., Friday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. There will be a costume contest, open bar, food, music, prizes and more. Tickets are $40 and are available at CenterState Bank. For information, call 863-697-1468.

 

Tammi Kelly was a columnist with the Lake Okeechobee News.

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