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Apr 26

Open Sparring

Open Sparring
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Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Thursday April 26, 2018
Location: Boxfit Okeechobee
Address: 1108C NW PARK STREET, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Category: Sports
We are hosting our monthly sparring night. We invite family, friends, and the community to join us as our athletes practice their skills in open sparring.

Participants please be present at 5:30pm.
Apr 26

Concealed Weapons Classes

Concealed Weapons Classes
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Time: 6:00 pm
Date: Thursday April 26, 2018
Location: Center Mass Gun Range
Address: 1934 Center St, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Category: Educational
We will be offering our concealed weapons class on Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.

The price of the class is $49 which includes the class, use of simulation systems, gun rental, ammunition and range time.

If you wish to use your own firearm for the shooting portion, please leave it in your car. DO NOT bring it into the classroom with you. If you do not want to leave it in your car, we have personal safes you can use in our facility.

You will learn Florida Statutes on where and how to carry a firearm and some case law. You will also learn the various action types and how to use each action type to familiarize yourself with firearms.

The class is approximately 2 hours long, with extra time to fire a few live rounds down range.

We will have the ability to signup online in the near future, but for now you will need to come to the range and process your fee in advance in order to reserve your space. Classes are limited to 15 people so we can give proper attention to everyone and answer all your questions.

Call filled up? No need to worry. We will be having 2-3 classes per week on week nights and weekends. Have a small group and want a private class? Let us know. We can accommodate.

There is NO test, you simply need to bring yourself and pay attention to the instructors. Once the class is completed, you will be issued a certificate of completion which you can take to the local driver's license agency and apply for your concealed weapons permit.You must be 21 years of age or older to take this class and be a Florida resident.

We strongly recommend that you purchase the easy to ready book on concealed carry, written by a Florida Attorney in plain English. This is not a required purchase but is a "must have" and explains the laws in detail along with case law samples.

We also offer private lessons for $30 per hour which also includes range time. This is a good way for new shooters to learn how to properly use their firearm and understand how to get on target.
Apr 29

I4MX Summer Series RD 3

I4MX Summer Series RD 3
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Time: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday April 29, 2018
Location: Florida CyclePark
Address: 7543 NE 48th St, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Category: Auto / Motorsports
•Gate Fee, $10/Per person an each day ( Children under 5 not racing are free)
•Practice Fee $20, No Membership required

Sun
Gate open 7am.
Registration 7:30am
Practice 8:30am
Racing 10:30am

*Free Camping
*Food Vender will be there!

Florida Cyclepark
7543 NE 48th St, Okeechobee FL

310-293-0850
floridacyclepark@gmail.com
May 4

Florida Hospital Heartland Foundation Clay Shoot

Florida Hospital
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Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Date: Friday May 4, 2018
Location: Quail Creek Plantation
Address: 12399 NE 224th St, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Category: Sports
Join us on May 4 for our 6th annual Foundation Clay Shoot at Quail Creek Plantation
May 5

J-5 Ranch Barn Sale

J-5 Ranch Barn Sale
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Time: All Day Event
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Location: J-5 Ranch
Address: 10406 Bluefield Road, Okeechobee, Florida 34973
Category: Sale
Junk, shabby chic, primitives, furniture, chippy, rusty goodness, crafts, jewelry, vintage, woodwork, boutiques, leather goods, clothing and so much more! More details to come!

Questions? j5ranchevents@aol.com

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May 5

Accelerated Pistol Mechanics

Accelerated Pistol Mechanics
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Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018 through Sunday May 6, 2018
Location: Okeechobee Shooting Sports
Address: 7055 NE 48th St, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Category: Sports
This intensive 2-day practical pistol course is designed for the results oriented shooter who is ready to hone their baseline skill set, push their performance, and develop additional ways to solve the problems at hand.

There are no prerequisites, but students should already be safe shooters who can competently & safely apply the fundamentals. This should not be your first pistol class.

Coursework will include the following topics, Techniques, & challenges.

• Perspective & Mindset
• Anatomy of the Threat
• Expected Terminal Performance from a Pistol

• Practical Safety
• Reviewing How to Safely Holster
• Holstering AIWB Safely
• Refining your Grip
• Principles of Stance

• The Importance of Indexes
• Refining your Presentation
• Reading your Sights
• Diagnosing Inaccuracies
• The Concept of Adequate Accuracy
• Improving Recoil Management
• Pushing for Speed on Strings of Fire

• Defeating the Cover Garment
• Improving the Draw
• Firing from Positions of Retention
• Introducing Movement

• Emergency Reloads & Proactive Reloads
• Common Causes of Malfunctions & How to Prevent Them.
• Malfunction Clearance Techniques
• Single Hand Shooting

• Regulating & Estimating your Speed
• Target Transitions (Narrow & Wide)
• Working around Barricades, Cover, & Concealment
• Positional Shooting
• Ingress/Egress into/out of Shooting Positions

• Moving around others while Armed
• Spatial Awareness while Shooting
• Stress Induction
• Drills & Exercises for Continued Improvement

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This class is primarily designed for the Concealed Carrier and it is recommended that you train with your Concealed Carry holster. If you occasionally wear a button down shirt or jacket, you should bring a shirt of that style in addition to a standard T-shirt so that you can learn to draw your weapon while wearing both types of shirts in your wardrobe.

If you’re a Law Enforcement Officer, you are also welcome to bring your duty rig.

Students who successfully complete this class will receive a Certificate summarizing the curriculum, detailing their competency of the subject matter, and listing their scores.

Numerous prizes will be available including a Top Shooter prize.

About the Gear/Ammo Needed:

• Carry or Duty Pistol (9mm or greater)
• 1,000 rounds
• 3 or more magazines minimum
• Mag Carrier(s) [you need to be able to carry 2 spare mags on body]
• Good Belt (we recommend Mean Gene Leather or Ares Gear)
• Quality Holster (Kydex preferred. Universal Nylon, Remora, & Serpa Holsters are NOT allowed in our classes. Serpas are allowed for active LEOs if they are the issued duty holster.)
• Eye pro
• Ear pro (electronic strongly preferred)
• Permanent Marker (Sharpie)
• Weather-Appropriate clothing (jacket/rain jacket)
• Baseball Cap (optional)
• Water/Gatorade
• Bag Lunch or you can buy lunch on site

Your Instructor for this Course is Jeff Quinney. His biography & credentials are listed in the Instructor section of BeYourFirstAssurance.com

Tuition: $350

(Some training facilities may have a range fee. These possible range fees are typically around $20/day depending on the facility & are payable directly to the range. They are separate from your tuition & due on the day of class.)

*Space is limited, so Advance Registration is Required.*
May 5

4KIDS Sporting Clay Challenge

4KIDS Sporting Clay Challenge
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Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Location: OK Corral Gun Club
Address: 9449 NE 48th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972
Category: Sports
4KIDS Sporting Clay Challenge benefits children in crisis in the Treasure Coast with an authentic clay shoot. This fun, safe and professionally instructed event is open to beginners through seasoned enthusiasts hosted at the OK Corral Gun Club, a premier sporting clay destination with a unique, western-style.


Individual Registration | $250
Team of 4 | $900

Includes: 100 Shells | 100 Clays | 1 Shared Golf Cart | Event T-shirt | Lunch | Shooter Swag Bag & Fees-scoring | Complementary Eye and Ear Protection

Guests can bring their own gun provided they indicate required shells, 12 gauge or 20 gauge. Gun Rentals Available at $35 per Team.

A unique VIP experience is also available, with an overnight stay for up to 8 people on Friday, May 4. Newly renovated cabins include double occupancy with rustic-chic décor, steak dinner, after dinner campfire experience, and breakfast the day of the shoot.

Sponsorships for 4KIDS Sporting Clay Challenge provide you or your business community exposure as you support kids in crisis across the Treasure Coast. Please contact Tim Putman at TimP@4KIDSTreasureCoast.org for questions.
May 5

District 11 Family Fun Day

District 11 Family Fun Day
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Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Location: Okeechobee American Legion Post #64
Address: 501 SE 2nd St, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Category: Kids / Family
Family fun day for all ages from 1 to 101. BBQ, Lip Synch Contest, 50/50, raffles, games for all ages. Dunk Tank

Hotel Hampton In Okeechobee $94 a night 86.-824-0003
May 11

Palm Beach Bust-A-Clay

Palm Beach Bust-A-Clay
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Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: Friday May 11, 2018
Location: OK Corral Gun Club
Address: 9449 NE 48th St, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Category: Sports
Join the sporting fun with FRLA Palm Beach & Treasure Coast. Sporting Clays is the new “golf” for charity events. Men and women can enjoy outdoor fun in a social setting.

Join us for a kick-off lunch, a day of clay shooting followed by an awards ceremony. Sponsorships available. #FRLAPalmBeach #JoinFRLA

REGISTER BY APRIL 18.

For more information, contact FRLA Palm Beach Chapter Director, Jodi Cross at 561-410-0035 or jcross@frla.org.

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May 12

Harry Potter Family Festival and Trivia Contest

Harry Potter Family
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Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Saturday May 12, 2018
Location: Okeechobee American Legion Post #64
Address: 501 SE 2nd St, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Category: Festival
The Big Lake Interact Club is hosting it's First Harry Potter Family Festival and Trivia Contest! Proceeds will help the club present the Josh The Otter drowning prevention program to the children of Okeechobee, provide supplies for other service projects, and scholarships for high school seniors dedicated to serving the community.

The Family Festival will feature kid friendly activities followed by a costume contest, table decorating contest, and trivia contest for Harry Potter lovers of all ages! With a Trivia Grand Prize of 4 tickets to Universal and Island of Adventure!!!
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