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Summer Camp sign-ups set
OKEECHOBEE — The 2019 Sheriff’s Summer Camp sign-ups will be held on Friday, May 3, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the School Board Operations Center, 938 N.W. 34th St. (behind O.A.A.). Dates for camps are: Youth Camp, June 3-7, for ages eight to 11; and Teen Camp, June 10-14 for ages 12-15. Only a parent or legal guardian may sign up a child.

Lunch and Learn date set
OKEECHOBEE — Join Raulerson Hospital for a Stroke Awareness Month Lunch and Learn on Friday, May 3, at the IRSC campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., in the Williamson Conference Center at 11:45 a.m. RSVP is required. Call 863-763-9228 or visit RaulersonHospital.com.

Shrine Club to host dinner
OKEECHOBEE — On Friday, May 3, the Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., will be serving cheeseburgers, french fries, and coleslaw at 6:30 p.m. in the Oasis Lounge. This is a smoke-free atmosphere and it is open to the public

Ribbon cutting to be held
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce would like to announce a ribbon cutting/grand opening celebration for Monita’s Mexican Grill, 219 S.W. Park St., on Friday, May 3, at 11:45 a.m. There will be light refreshments, giveaways, and live music. Come out and support this local business

Moose Lodge hosts events
OKEECHOBEE — Moose Lodge 1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., will host the following events: On Friday, May 3, there will be hamburger and shrimp starting at 6 p.m. On Saturday, May 4, there will be a benefit for Mike Songer from 3 to 6 p.m. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. and karaoke by Lisa Riley from 6 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, May 5, there will be breakfast from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and three-card bingo from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

VFW 9528 to host events
BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 E., will host the following events: On Friday, May 3, the post will serve dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a menu of boneless ribeye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried fish and shrimp and more. There will be music by Crystal from 6 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, May 4, the VFW Riders will serve a full breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and wings and 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit veteran services. For more information, please call 863-467-2882.

VFW Post 4423 hosts events
OKEECHOBEE — VFW post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host the following events: On Friday, May 3, bingo starts at 1 p.m. and karaoke by Doug and Brenda starts at 7 p.m. with the grill opening at 5 p.m. On Saturday, May 4, bingo starts at 1 p.m. On Sunday, May 5, there is a steak dinner from 1 to 3 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo BBQ set
OKEECHOBEE — There will be a Cinco de Mayo BBQ on Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 131 N.W. 36th St.(across from Circle K on North U.S. 441). There will be a choice of hamburgers, fish sandwiches, or 10 shrimp on a skewer, with sides for a $8 donation. All proceeds go to the Elks National Foundation.

Shrine Club to host dinner
OKEECHOBEE — On Tuesday, May 6, the Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be music and karaoke. This is a smoke-free atmosphere and it is open to the public.

Church to host bingo
OKEECHOBEE — Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host bingo on Monday, May 6. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.

County boards to meet
OKEECHOBEE — The county commissioners from Hendry, Glades, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties will meet at 6 p.m. on May 7 in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N., to discuss Lake Okeechobee and other matters of mutual interest. The meeting will be open to the public.

Legion to host events
OKEECHOBEE — American Legion post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host the following events: On Friday, May 3, there will be karaoke and a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. with your choice of fish, shrimp or chicken in a basket for $6 or on a salad for $7. Music by The Medicine Man is from 5 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, May 4, come tailgate for College Game Day with $9 buckets of domestic beer. Tournament style Euchre is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday, May 5, there is a Nascar Dover tailgate party 2 p.m Bingo will be at 6:30 p.m. and the kitchen is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Monday, May 6, there will be five-card bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, is meeting day and food will be available all day. For more information, call 863-763-5309.

Hospice Yard Sales set
OKEECHOBEE — Hospice, 317 S.E. Third Ave., will hold an End of Season Yard Sale Closeout on Wednesday, May 8, 15, 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.

“Frozen” to be performed
OKEECHOBEE — The Osceola Middle School Drama Club will be presenting its rendition of Disney’s “Frozen” beginning Thursday, May 9, with repeat performances on May 10, and 11, at 7 p.m. It will be held in the school gymnasium, 825 S.W. 28th St., and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. All tickets are $7 and there is reserved seating.

GCMA meeting set May 10
MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Ministerial Association (GCMA) will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, May 10, at Cafe 27, 498 U.S. 27, at 6:30 p.m. All Glades county pastors with their spouses are invited. Please RSVP by noon on May 10 by calling 863-990-2112.

CPR/AED class being offered
OKEECHOBEE — American Heart CPR/AED class will take place on Saturday, May 11, at Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, 707 N.W. Sixth St. CPR/AED will be from 9 a.m to noon and First Aid will be from 1 to 3 p.m. One class is $58.50 or $75 for both. For more information, call Sara Yates at 863-532-3436 or email at sara@okeecpr.com or Chuck Akers at 772-260-9026.

Help feed families May 11
OKEECHOBEE — Fill a bag to help feed families on Saturday, May 11. Bag healthy nonperishable food items and place by your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up and deliver to food banks and pantries in your community. Donate items such as pasta, cereal, oatmeal, canola oil, peanut butter and canned goods including beans, fruit, vegetables, soup, tuna in water, meat and sauce. Avoid glass containers.

VFW post 9528 hosts events
BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 E., will host the following events: A full breakfast will be served on Sunday, May 5, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. by The Sons of AMVETS. The Ladies AMVETS will serve a baked ziti, salad, garlic bread, and cake dinner on Wednesday, May 8, at 5 p.m. The Post will serve dinner on Friday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes 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 Travis 6 to10 p.m. On Saturday, May 11, the VFW Riders will serve a full breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and wings and things at 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit veteran services. For information, call 863-467-2882.

Support group meeting set
The Inner Truth Project will hold a support group for survivors of sexual trauma on the second Monday of each month starting May 13 at Our Village Okeechobee, 1703 S.W. Second Ave. Adult meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Teen meetings (13-18) will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free coed support group will meet in a safe, encouraging space. To register, call 772-200-4599 or email: info@innertruthproject.org.

Democrats to meet
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Democrats will be meeting on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s, 608 S. Parrott Ave.

Fish and bluegrass event set
OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., will serve catfish dinners on Saturday, May 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. Bluegrass music will be played from 5 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dinners are $12.

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 nhtcinc.org/events.

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.

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