Behavioral Health Fair set
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County School District and Okeechobee Children’s Mental Health System of Care will hold a Behavioral Health Provider Fair on Friday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium, 610 S.W. Second Ave. Learn about behavioral health services available to children in the community. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call 863-332-2053 or 863-697-8718.
Disaster Recovery Fair
OKEECHOBEE — Catholic Charities for disaster recovery will hold an outreach event on Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Okeechobee Community Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North. This resource fair will be aimed to gain clients who are still in need of long-term recovery and home repairs from Hurricane Irma. For information, call 561-215-9498 or email me email@example.com.
Shrine Club hosts dinner
OKEECHOBEE — The Oasis Lounge at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., just off of S.R. 78W, is open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday night. On Aug. 9, the featured menu is a catfish dinner with all the trimmings. Other bar-type foods are also available from the kitchen. Live music will be by Cowboy. For additional information, contact Keith Tomey at 863-763-3855.
BELLE GLADE — Belle Glade, South Bay, Pahokee and Canal Point residents are invited to a celebration to honor the Glades Region schools is planned for Friday, Aug. 9, at the Belle Glade Marina, 5000 West Canal Street in Belle Glade, from 4 to 8 p.m. The party will include great food, great music, bounce houses, face painting and more. The celebration honors the accomplishments of the students, teachers, administrators and parents who worked hard to improve all of the Glades area schools. All of the Glades Region schools earned a ‘C’ or higher on the state rankings, for the first time 10 years.
Have popcorn and a movie
BELLE GLADE — “The Biggest Little Farm” is a documentary that follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to their lives and the land. Come to the Sierra Club, 136 S. Main St. Unit A, on Friday, Aug. 9, for this free event. The film is rated PG and popcorn and light refreshments will be served. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the film will begin at 7 p.m. R.S.V.P. is required due to limited seating. For more information or to R.S.V.P, please call 561-983-8655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheerleading open house
OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee Storm Cheerleading and Dance will hold Open House and Registration on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 128 S.E. Park St. For boys and girls from four to 16 years old. Kids will learn to cheer, tumble, stunts and dance. No experience needed. For information, call 863-697-3211.
Back to school bash to be held
PAHOKEE — The city of Pahokee will be holding a back-to-school bash on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Pahokee High School Gymnasium, 900 Larrimore Rd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out to enjoy fun, prizes, give-aways, music, food and more! Free school supplies will be handed out while supplies last.
ERT Training scheduled
LABELLE — Early Response Team (ERT) Training will he held on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 8:30 to 5 p.m. at the Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell St. For information, call 863-675-0656.
FCT hold auditions
LABELLE — Auditions for “A Nice Family Christmas,” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Firehouse Community Theatre (FCT), 241 North Bridge St. Play dates will be Dec. 6-8 and 12-15. For information, call 863-675-3066 and leave a message.
COGOP hosts Super Saturday
MOORE HAVEN — Church of God of Prophecy, 399 Avenue E, will host Super Saturday, on Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be bible story, games, crafts, horseback riding and so much more. Please bring a change of clothes, towels, and a blanket. To register email MHCOGOP@gmail.com with the age and how many kids will be attending. Breakfast lunch and dinner will be served.
Moose Lodge hosts events
OKEECHOBEE — Moose Lodge 1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., will hold the following events: Hamburger or shrimp dinners will be served on Friday, Aug. 9, at 5 p.m. Pork roast dinners will be served on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. Music by Double D runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Breakfast will be served on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Three-card bingo will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. For information, call 863-532-9257.
Republican Party meets
LABELLE — The Republican Party of Hendry County will hold a meeting at the Nisbet Enterprises office building, 30 S. Main St., on Monday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. All registered Republican-minded Americans are invited to attend. For information, call 863-234-8397. Like their Facebook page, Republican Party of Hendry County to stay informed.
Retired educators meet
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Retired Educators will start their new year, after a wonderful summer break, on Monday, Aug. 12, with a meeting beginning at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s. Any person who is retired from a school system is invited to join us. You may have been a teacher, paraprofessional, bus driver, custodian or administrator or any other position in a school and you don’t even need to be retired from Okeechobee County Schools! All are welcome to join in the effort to support education. Some of the retired educators’ projects include providing underwear, socks, and shoes for children as well as scholarships for graduating high school seniors who plan on becoming teachers. They also support a backpack feeding program in an elementary school as well as this year, hosting the district meeting. So you can do as much or as little as you want. You can just join our local group or you can join the state FREA group to help influence lawmakers and also to take advantage of group benefits.
VFW 4423 to host bingo
Lunch & Learn at Library
BELLE GLADE — Are you a business owner and want to experience more business success? Are you interested in starting a business but might be a bit hesitant because of fear? The Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic on Aug. 22 at 11:30 am at the Belle Glade Civic Center where The Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic (LORE) Alliance of Palm Beach County will host a lunch-n-learn on “Getting Back to Business.“ Pahokee native and owner of the Mosaic Group, Ann Marie Sorrell, will discuss how she started and grew her business, how she overcame barriers that could have been detrimental to her business, and how she manages small and large scale events for her clients. Ann Marie is a graduate of Pahokee High School and while managing a busy and successful firm, she also finds ways to give back to her community and mentor young ladies throughout Palm Beach County. The lunch-n-learn is $10 to attend and you will take away an array of valuable information. You’ll also have an opportunity to enter a raffle for fabulous gifts. Those interested may register via EventBrite.
Fight invasive plants
BIG CYPRESS PRESERVE — The Big Cypress Sportsman’s Alliance will host an event to fight invasive plants in the Big Cypress National Preserve on Saturday, Aug. 31. The National Park Service is giving those who love Big Cypress an opportunity to volunteer and fight melaleuca and pepper trees. This is a one-hour lesson at the welcome center. Volunteers, reserve your spot by Aug. 15. Training date is Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to noon the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail E. in Ochopee. Instruction includes field observation and treatment reporting requirements along with proper and safe herbicide application. Supplies and herbicide will be provided with successful completion of the training and signing on as a volunteer. Volunteers will be authorized to cut and treat melaleuca, Brazilian pepper and Java plum within the Preserve.
Businesswomen to meet
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Businesswomen’s Referral Network will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 16, at the Elk’s Lodge, 131 N.W. 36th St., just down from Rio Bravo. The normal meeting place, Lakeside Grill, is closed for August, and we will return there in September. Please bring a small exchange gift. For information, call Raye at 863-467-2557.
Free physicals for competitors
OKEECHOBEE — If you plan to participate in the upcoming Special Olympics, you are required to have a health history completed prior to participation. For those who wish to participate, you can get a free physical at Med Fest on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Okeechobee High School, 12800 U.S. 441. Registration for physicals must be complete by 1 p.m. Please contact Bernard Marker at 863-801-3393 or email@example.com. for questions or to register. The Olympic practices and games will be announced after the Med Fest.
BBQ lunch fundraiser planned
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Storm Cheer and Dance will sell BBQ pork sandwich lunches on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S. 441 S. Lunches will also include baked beans, coleslaw and dessert for a $10 donation. All proceeds go towards the kids competition and uniform fees. Delivery is available when ordering five or more lunches. To order ahead, call 863-697-3211.
BHR 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, Aug. 9, 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 with music by Crystal 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, Aug. 10. Proceeds from all events benefit veteran services. The AMVETS Post 2001 is hosting a Poker-Boogie Run on Saturday, Aug. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. for breakfast and departure from Buckhead VFW at 10 a.m. For information, call 863-467-2882.