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Updated: 03/13/2014 08:00:01AM

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Vintage quilt show scheduled for Tuesday

Focusing on Quilt History, the Highlands County Quilt Guild will hold a vintage quilt show on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Highlands Ridge Founders Hall in Avon Park.

Members will display quilts handed down through generations and treasures found in thrift shops and yard sales representing 1950 and earlier years. A collection of antique sewing tools will also be displayed.

The annual opportunity quilt will be given away with proceeds going to help fund the guild’s community service projects, donating to area groups in need. Tickets for a chance to win will be available. In addition, a variety of quilts made by members will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Deb Martens, 863-257-3139.

Music In The Park to return with GroovUs!

GroovUs!, a jazz and classic rock band, will be featured under the stars for an installment of Music In The Park from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Highlands Hammock State Park near Sebring.

Concert admission is $5 per person with accompanied children 12 and under admitted free. Those attending are advised to bring lawn chairs, blankets and flashlights. Regular park admission of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people per car) is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights.

Proceeds benefit park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock.

Free diabetes classes planned for April

The Florida Department of Health in Highlands County will offer Diabetes Self-Management Education classes in April as part of its Wellness and Diabetes Education Program.

Classes are scheduled in Sebring on April 7, 8, and 9 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and April 21, 22, and 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conference room A at the Department of Health office located at 7205 S. George Blvd., in Sebring.

The program serves Highlands County residents of all ages, especially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. “Education is the key to success for diabetes control and for the prevention of complications,” said spokesman Tom Moran.

The classes are free of charge and provided by Margaret Pierce, RN, and Aleyda Oliveros, Nutritionist.

Enrollment is limited and registration is required. To register or for more information contact the Florida Department of Health in Highlands County Wellness and Diabetes Education Program at 863-382-7294.

Change of Pace offers support for caregivers

Change of Pace offers support groups for caregivers are dealing with loved ones that have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

In Avon Park the group meets weekly on Mondays at First Christian Church on Camphor Street (behind the McDonald’s) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

In Sebring it meets on Thursday at Change of Pace (Sebring Christian Church), 4514 Hammock Road, from 1 to 2 p.m. and every second and fourth Thursday in the evening from 6 to 7.

Weekly meetings are held in Lake Placid at Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, contact the office of Change of Pace at 382-1188.

History of Seminole Tribe

topic of program

Van Samuels, outreach specialist for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, will present a program on the history and culture of the Seminole Tribe of Florida at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 24 the Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring.

Samuels of the AH-TAH-THI-KI Museum in Clewiston, will talk about the Seminole people, how they came to be in Florida and how they survive in the Everglades.

This is the second in a series of programs on “Getting to Know the Real Florida” presented by the Highlands County Genealogical Society and the Capt. John

W. Whidden Chapter UDC.

Tickets for the program are $7 and maybe purchased at the theatre or the downtown office of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce.

Call 471-6499 for more information.

Bingo games open to public at Sebring Elks

Charity bingo games, open to the public, are offered Sunday and Monday evenings at Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 with three $250 jackpots each night. Doors open at 4 p.m., bingo packs are available at 5 p.m., and games begin at 6 p.m. The Elks Lodge is located on Lakeview Avenue, at its intersection with Kenilworth Boulevard in Sebring.

Sebring Doll Club has new meeting location

The Sebring Doll Club now meets at Temple Israel Synagogue at 1305 Temple Israel Drive in Sebring. Meetings are at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month and doll collectors and enthusiasts are welcome.

“Enjoying dolls is our theme: making, collecting or simply showing our dolls is always fun,” said Joan Dunn. “A doll-related program is featured each month, as well as an occasional field trip to doll shows and museums.”

For more information, call Karen Goodwin at 863-655-1335.




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