Some events changed or canceled due to COVID-19 fears

As fears about the COVID-19 (or coronavirus) pandemic spread, some local events have been canceled or postponed. Dollar General Stores have instituted a “Senior Shopping Hour” beginning on Tuesday, March 17 at 8 a.m. Seniors are able to shop when the stores are at their cleanest and are fully stocked. Dollar General is not specifying […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Branch Library located at 725 N.W. Fourth St. in Belle Glade will hold the following events in February: Adults• Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m., “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” — This feature length documentary takes a deep dive into the lives of black girls and the […]

Holiday Happenings in the area

Santa Claus coming to townOKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee Kiwanis Club will host Santa in the bandstand in Flagler Park, Dec. 18, 19, 21, and 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wooden Jungle hosts eventOKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene will present Christmas in the Park on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. […]

KOA Oktoberfest to feature dachshund races

OKEECHOBEE — Attention: dachshund owners. Does your dog love to run? Okeechobee KOA’s annual Oktoberfest, planned for Oct. 18-20, will once again feature the popular dachshund races, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. The races are open to dachshunds and dachshund-mix canines. Each dog must have two handlers. One handler will be at the […]

Children’s Mental Health System of Care hosts Family Night dinner

OKEECHOBEE — Want an evening off from making dinner and doing dishes? Interested in learning about resources available to families across our community? Meet us at the Williamson Education Center at Indian River State College on Tuesday, Aug. 27, as the Okeechobee Children’s Mental Health System of Care kicks off its free Family Nights series […]

Belle Glade Library Happenings

The Belle Glade Library, 725 N.W. Fourth St., Belle Glade, will hold the following events: Adult activities • Thursdays, 1 p.m.: English Exchange — Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (two hours) Preregister. • Tuesdays, 2 p.m.: Book-A-Librarian — Personalized attention in areas of computers, […]

Drug/Tobacco Free meeting to be held Aug. 8 in LaBelle

LABELLE — The Drug Free Hendry County Coalition/Hendry Tobacco Free Partnership will host a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell St., in the Fellowship Hall. Youths, parents, school representatives, law enforcement, media, business owners, volunteer groups, or anyone affected by Big Tobacco is invited to […]

Tractor Supply hosts a backyard poultry event

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston Tractor Supply Company store will host a backyard poultry event on Aug. 10, providing customers with the opportunity to learn how to care for and manage an at-home flock. “The popularity of raising backyard poultry continues to grow year after year,” said Antonio Madrid, manager of the Clewiston Tractor Supply store. […]

Tractor Supply to host Market Day

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee is full of skilled makers, bakers and producers, and the Okeechobee Tractor Supply store is bringing these talented individuals and businesses together for a community-wide, family-friendly event. On Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., the store will host its annual Market Day event featuring local vendors and their homemade […]

1st Haitian Baptist Church hosts family reunion

BELLE GLADE — The First Haitian Baptist Church of Belle Glade is inviting friends, families and alumni of its Children and Youth Development Center to a family reunion. The event will take place Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Church and the Development Center are located at 200 S.W. Ave. B […]