Community events for the Lake Okeechobee area

Posted 1/12/21

Community events in Okeechobee and the communities surrounding Lake Okeechobee including, Clewiston, Moore Haven, LaBelle, Pahokee...

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Community events for the Lake Okeechobee area


Okeechobee County

Hospital not allowing visitors
OKEECHOBEE — For the safety of their patients, visitors, physicians, colleagues and community there will be no visitors allowed at Raulerson Hospital. Exceptions will only be made in the following circumstance: Pediatric ER patients are allowed one asymptomatic, adult guardian at a time.

Meeting to be held at library
OKEECHOBEE — The Friends of the Library of Okeechobee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 4 p.m. in the large room at the Okeecchobee County Library, 216 S.W 16th St. Open to residents and visitors of Okeechobee. Current hours are Tuesday through Satuday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Friends assist and support the library with programs and activities for everyone. If you are interested in joining, please attend a meeting or inquire at the front desk of the library.

Legion Post #64 hosts events
OKEECHOBEE — American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host the following events: On Wednesday, Jan. 13, you can purchase margaritas and tacos from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and the grill is open too. Enjoy music by Wayne Pervis from 3 to 6 p.m. Thirsty Thursday is Jan. 14, when you can sign up to win a $20 bar tab. You can purchase buckets of beer and screwdrivers. Five-card bingo is back from 4 to 6 p.m. Lunch will be served all day. On Friday, Jan. 15, wear a red shirt and get registered for a free dinner for two with the Auxiliary Friday fish-fry. The kitchen is open from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music by D&K Karaoke from 6 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 16, Happy Hour is all day and you can purchase buckets of domestic beer. On Sunday, Jan. 17, watch NFL games. You can also purchase $1 drafts and there are chicken wing specials. On Monday, Jan. 18, five-card bingo is from 1 to 3 p.m. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. Top Shelf Tuesday is Jan. 19, when you can sign up to win your choice of any bottle in stock drawn the first Tuesday of each month. Lunch is served all day. Meetings are at 6 p.m. You can also purchase bloody Marys and buckets of domestic beer all day. If you wish to purchase a take-out order when meals are served, call ahead at 863-763-5303

VFW Post 4423 hosts events
OKEECHOBEE — VFW Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host the following events: On Wednesday, Jan. 13, three-card bingo starts at 1 p.m. On Thursday, Jan. 14, dauber bingo starts at 1 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 15, dauber bingo starts at 1 p.m. Catfish and burgers will be served at 6 p.m. Karaoke with Justin and Felicia is at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 16, dauber bingo is at 1 p.m. On Monday, Jan. 18, three-card bingo is at 1 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, dauber bingo is at 6 p.m.

Magistrate hearing set
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Code Enforcement will hold a Special Magistrate Hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call 863-763-5548.

Valentine’s dance planned
OKEECHOBEE — The Women of the Moose at Moose Lodge 1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., is taking paid reservations for its second annual Sweetheart Dinner-Dance set for Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include prime rib, a baked potato with all the fixin’s, salad, a roll, chocolate fountain for dessert, and a surprise gift! There will be music by Jerry Allen from 6:15 to 9 p.m. See the bartender to make your reservations. Last year sold out so make your reservations today!

Development Lobby closes
OKEECHOBEE — The Community Development Division Lobby (consisting of Planning & Zoning Department, Building/Permitting and Code Enforcement) located at 1700 N.W. 9 Avenue, closed to the public effective Tuesday, Jan. 12. All Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 8 a.m. The departments have placed a drop box outside the front door for all paperwork to be delivered.
will be present to answer telephone calls. Inspections will continue. Review of Plans will continue, but you should expect some delays The county apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this may cause our citizens.

BOCC offices close Jan. 15 & 18

OKEECHOBEE - All county offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. for Employee Appreciation Day. All BOCC offices will be closed on Monday, Jan.18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All offices will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 8 a.m. The County Fire Department is not affected by this closure and will continue to provide services.

Glades County

BHR VFW to host events4
BUCKHEAD RIDGE — The VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 E., will host the following events: On Wednesday, Jan. 13, burgers and fries will be served from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The VFW Auxiliary will serve reubens at 5 p.m. On Thursday, Jan. 14, burgers and fries will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dauber bingo starts at 1 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 15, three-card bingo is from noon to 2 p.m. The post will serve dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The menu will include grilled ribeye, grilled pork tenderloin, fried fish and more. Music by Captain JJ is from 6 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 16, the VFW Riders will serve a full breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and wings and fries at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Jan. 17, the VFW will serve a full breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Five-card bingo starts at 5 p.m. On Monday, Jan. 18, washers is at 1 p.m., Wii Bowling at 4 p.m., five-card cookie bingo is at 6 p.m. followed by righ-left-center, and euchre is at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Sons’ sliders will be served at 5:30 p.m. and cornhole is at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Sons of the Amvets will serve fried chicken and fries at 5 p.m. Proceeds from all events benefit veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882.

Yard sale canceled
LAKEPORT — The Point of Light Fellowship Church, 15399 East State Road 78, yard sale scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 14 and Friday, Jan. 15 has been canceled. It is planned to be rescheduled.

Muse gets new culverts
MUSE — Glades County Public Works will be replacing two culverts on Sunset Trail on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Hendry County

TFP DFHCC to hold meeting
LABELLE — The Hendry Tobacco Free Partnership/Drug Free Hendry County Coalition will hold a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be virtually via GoToMeeting.
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1-408-650-3123
One-touch: tel:+14086503123,,926080973#
Access Code: 926-080-973

Land use study to be held

CLEWISTON — Hendry County invites you to attend the Montura Ranch Estates Community Land Use Study meeting on Saturday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m., at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 W C Owen Ave. For the health and safety of all attendees, masks are strongly suggested and seats will be spaced 6 feet apart inside the auditorium for the meeting. Attending the event is important but if unable it will be live streamed through Hendry County’s Facebook page ( Any questions please contact Margaret Emblidge at 863-612-4752 or email

MLK parade planned
LABELLE — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/ Parade and Community Celebration is Monday, Jan. 18 starting at 10 a.m. at the end of Martin Luther King & Cowboy Way. It ends up at the James Singleton Community Center. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration. Organizers welcome donated covered dishes – bring food to the James Singleton Community Center on Monday, Jan. 18 between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Call or text Bessie at 863-234-1411 for more information or to entertain, help or donate anything.

Republicans to meet
LABELLE — The Republican Party of Hendry County will hold a meeting at Beef O Brady’s, 21 S. Lee St., on Monday, Jan. 18, at 6 pm. All registered Republican-minded Americans are invited to attend. There will be adequate spacing. For information, call 863-234-8397. Like our Facebook page, Republican Party of Hendry County to stay informed.

Kiwanis reschedules Kids’ Day
LABELLE — LaBelle Kiwanis Club’s Annual Kids’ Day event has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, at Barron Park, 1559 De Soto Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Palm Beach County

MLK oratorical contest set
SOUTH BAY — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest, historically sponsored by the City of South Bay, Dr. Esther Berry, and Rosenwald Elementary School to honor Dr. King will be “virtual” this year. To view the pre-recorded presentation at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 visit:
For information, call Sandra Lusunariz (Mrs. Lu), program coordinator, at 561-993-8900.

DHCAC presents musical
BELLE GLADE — Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, presents Music of the Knights on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-993-1160 or visit

Auxiliary Market set Jan. 16
BELLE GLADE — The American Legion Auxiliary Market, 101 S.E. Ave. D, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be arts and crafts and more.

RSVP to join MLK celebration
Palm Beach State College hosts their 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration virtually on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Yvette Miley, Riviera Beach Native, award-winning journalist and senior vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at NBCU. RSVP at For more information, call 561-207-5707 or email

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