published: Friday, January 06, 2012
DeMolay serves spaghetti lunch
DeMolay serves spaghetti lunch
SEBRING - The Young Men of the DeMolay will host a spaghetti lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave. Donation is $7 each. The menu will include salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Take out is available.
SFSC Lifetime Learners Institute begins
AVON PARK - Do you want to learn more about local people, places, and ideas? South Florida State College's Lifetime Learners Institute presents opportunities for intellectual and cultural exploration. Educational sessions and field trips provide a relaxed environment for adults to develop new interests and an opportunity for personal growth and social interaction. A variety of topics will be covered including travel, science and technology, and art and culture.
Lifetime Learners Institute sessions are held at 9 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10-March 28. Several field trips are planned for the 2013 term. The registration fee is $99 and covers 12 sessions. Individual weekly sessions are also available for $12.
Participants may register in Building B on the SFSC Highlands Campus or at any SFSC campus or center. For a schedule of classes and events or for general information, call Lauren Redick, SFSC Community Education specialist, at 784-7388 or email CommunityEducation
Highlands Tea Party meets Tuesday
SEBRING - The Highlands Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Homer's Smorgasbord.
No party affiliation is required. The public is invited.
Nominations for new officers will be taken starting at the Jan, 15 meeting. Current offices are: chair, John Nelson; vice chair, John Drozinski; secretary, Robert Gilmore; and treasurer, Dick Fankhaser. All other cabinet positions will be selected by the board from list of volunteers, these cabinets include: communication chair, events chair, advertising chair, fund raising chair, chaplin, Webmaster/gmail chair, and welcome committee chair.
FHP watches for Move Over violators
TALLAHASSEE - Since 1999, more than 170 law enforcement officers in the United States have died and thousands injured in a crash as a result of being on the side of the roadway doing their job. During the month of January, Florida Highway Patrol troopers will pay special attention to drivers violating the state's Move Over law. The Move Over law protects law enforcement officers, emergency workers and tow truck drivers who are stopped along Florida roadways doing their jobs.
Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meets
SEBRING -- Highlands Gem and Mineral Club will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, in the rear fellowship hall.
There are no dues and the public and all who are interested in lapidary are welcome. The purpose of the club is to further the educational and scientific pursuit of the wonders of the earth.
Attendees are encouraged to bring in any type of materials (gems, minerals, fossils), for show and tell or for identification.
Speaker for this meeting will be Pat Gutierrez, a recently retired science teacher who will speak on stone carving through the ages, from very ancient times to present day.
The birthstone for January is the garnet, which is found in shades of red, black and green (the rarest).
For more information, call 453-7054.
Ace Homecare offers outreach events
Ace Homecare Community Outreach will host the following events this week:
- Monday - Health Fair at 8 a.m., Brookside Bluffs, U.S. 27, Zolfo Springs; and 10 a.m., Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Road, Wauchula. A Caregivers Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. at Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.
- Tuesday - Health Fair at 10 a.m., Fair Havens Apartments, Spinks Road, Sebring; and 12:30 p.m., The Groves behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27.
- Wednesday - Health Fair at 8 a.m. at Neibert's, U.S. 98, Lake Placid; and 9 a.m., Palm Estates, U.S. 98, Lorida.
- Thursday - Coping with Transitions, 9 a.m., at Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring.
- Friday - Health Fair at 7 a.m. at Arc Residence, Pleasant Street, Avon Park; and 9 a.m. at Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park.
CFRPC Finance Committee meets
SEBRING -The Central Florida Regional Planning Council Finance Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Chicane's Restaurant at Inn on the Lakes, 3101 Golfview Road. The meeting will be held in the "Brick" room.
Finance Committee members are CFRPC Chairman, Bartow City Commissioner Pat Huff, Lakeland City Commissioner Edie Yates, Okeechobee County Commissioner Ray Domer and Gubernatorial Appointee Chet Huddleston. All other council members and general public are welcome to attend.
West Sebring VFD plans annual barbecue
SEBRING - The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 38th annual barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
Cost per dinner is $8. Dinners include half a chicken, beans, coleslaw, roll and beverage. The barbecue will be held at Station 9, 2300 Longview Court off of Sebring Parkway.
Delivery service is available for orders of 25 or more. For more information call 386-6052 or 471-5344.
MARSP meets Tuesday
AVON PARK -- The Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet for the first time this season at the Avon Park Public Library on Museum Avenue (north off of Main Street) at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The speaker will be Anne Reynolds, an educator, who has on her property near Lake Placid, the "Blueberry Archaeological Site." Many of the significant artifacts found there are from very ancient times and are of Indian and Spanish origins.
Reynolds will provide some very interesting information about Florida and its ancient residents.
Call 655-6825 with questions.
2013 Commodities certification set
SEBRING -- Each client will need to certify for 2013 in order to receive commodities beginning in January.
Annual certification for 2013 will be from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday at The Salvation Army, 3135 Kenilworth Blvd.
Commodities certification and distribution for January 2013 will be from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 18 at The Salvation Army.
Any questions, call The Salvation Army at 385-7548.
Tai Chi class is Wednesday
SEBRING - Join a YMCA instructor at 9 a.m. for a free Tai Chi class in Downtown Sebring's Circle Park. This class is wellness for the mind, soul and body through the use of soothing music and gentle flowing movements improving stress, balance and agility, Sun and Yang style.
Celebration Brass Concert performs
AVON PARK - The Celebration Brass Concert and Ice cream Social is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Grogan Center.
Tickets are $7 per person and are on sale from committee members after masses and at the church office. Proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund.
Our Lady of Grace Grogan Center is at 595 E. Main St.
Events planned at lodges, posts
The Combat Veterans Memorial VFW Post 9853 will have football on the screen at 1 p.m. today. Ladies Auxiliary meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the Men's Auxiliary at 6 p.m. and the Post meeting at 7 p.m. Music by Diane Thompson from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Karaoke by Johnny B. from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 452-9853.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will have a general meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Music by Sharon English on Friday; call for time. Breakfast served from 8-11 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 699-5444.
The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host Shuffleboard Scrambles at 1:15 p.m. Monday. A carry-in dinner and membership meeting are set for 7 p.m. County Shuffleboard tournament is at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Shuffleboard league is at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Mini Shuffleboard Tournament is at 1:15 p.m. Friday.
Ice cream shuffleboard is at 1:15 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 385-2966.
The Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 Women of the Moose will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Music by Gary and Shirley from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. WOTM Board of Officers meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. House Committee, Joint Officers and LOOM Business meet at 6:30 p.m. General meeting is at 8 p.m. Long Shot provides music from 6-10 p.m. Friday. District meets at 1 p.m. Saturday in Arcadia. Music by Big Freddie from 6-10 p.m. For details, call 655-3920.
The Sebring Elks 1529 monthly golf at Golf Hammock at 8 a.m. Monday. Board meets at 7 p.m. Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.; meal is $6.50. For dancing only, Frank E. will provide the music from 4:30-7:30 p.m.; cost $3. Friday buffet is from 5-6:30 p.m., $12. Dance to Chrissy's music from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for $3. Sebring DD Clinic Workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday; coffee, doughnuts and light lunch served. Closed advisory meeting at 9 p.m. For more information, call 471-3557.
The Women of the Moose Sebring Lodge 2259 will be hosting their weekly taco night from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Specials from 5-7 p.m. Mingo Bingo will be played beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call 471-3557.
AMVETS Post 21 will have karaoke from 6-9 p.m. Saturday with Bill-Di. Pizza will be available.
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