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Updated: 11/02/2013 08:00:01AM
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Coffee and Conversation

At 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at Care Center Youth Coffee House on 205 E. Park Ave., the American Association of University Women invites women of downtown Lake Wales to join them for wine, coffee, snacks and conversation.

“Let us tell you about our programs and let’s see what we have in common,” said their promotional flyer. Bring your business cards. Call Charlene Bennett at 863-676-9231 or email

Battle of the Guns and Hoses

The Green & Gold Foundation has planned the Battle of the Guns and Hoses, between the Lake Wales Police Department and the Lake Wales Fire Department, Saturday, Nov. 16.

This annual Bar-B-Que is a fundraiser to benefit the B Street Community Service Center, and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meal tickets are $8 for a BBQ ribs dinner, $8 for a pulled pork plate, $2 for hot dogs with chips and a cookie. Delivery is available for orders of over eight meals, within a 10 mile radius. To order, call 863-224-2877 or 863-676-8986. Celebrity chefs are the Police Chief Chris Velasquez and Fire Chief Jerry Brown, or their designees. The event will be held at Candlelight Christian Academy at the corner of State Road 17 (Scenic Highway) and Sessoms Avenue. There will be a ’50s Car Show from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Children’s activities will be provided. The Battle begins at noon, with judging and awards to follow.

iPhone and iPad class at Lake Wales Public Library

The Lake Wales Public Library invites Apple iPad and iPhone users to learn more about their devices.

Library computer instructor, Len Angel will teach basic skills with these devices in three upcoming classes.

The Level 1 Class begins at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the library’s Schoenoff Meeting Room. The two-hour Level 1 class will focus on operating system, how to update to the most current operating system and what functionality will be provided.

The iPad and iPhone Level 2 class will focus on the more experienced user, or students from the Level 1 class.

In Level 2 instructor Len Angel will introduce the keyboard, hidden apostrophe, searching, screen shots, accessing and running apps, audio/video and playback controls.

Level 2 begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The iPad and iPhone Level 3 class begins at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The class is for the most experienced user, or students from the Level 2 class.

In Level 3, participants will learn about: photos, camera, audio/video, Play-Back Controls, Push notifications, accessing search capability, taking an iPad screenshot, question and more.

Participants must have their own iPhone or iPad. The small class is limited in size. There is a $5 class fee for each class attended.

Pre-payment of the class fee is required to reserve a seat. The fee is $5 for each class.

Call the library at 863-678-4004 or email for information.

Imperial Polk Genealogical Society meets

At 1 p.m. Nov. 9. the Imperial Polk Genealogical Society will meet at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, located at 3140 Troy Ave., Lakeland.

This month’s topic is “The Shape of the 21st Century Genealogical Society,” with presenter Peter Summers. The class is free.

Contact 863-686-3886.

Winter Haven 9-12 Project Group meets Thursday

The Winter Haven 9-12 Project, a conservative values group who believe in the nine principles and 12 values they say that made this country great, meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Chain-of-Lakes Complex, poolside room, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven. The group does not meet on Thanksgiving and Christmas week.

“We feature a variety of interesting speakers and have discussion and education on different subjects. The WH912 Project Group is non-partisan, and the promotion of the U.S. Constitution and core American values is our goal. Attendance is free and open to all, regardless of political persuasion. Additionally, we invite all political candidates to come and speak when we have a calendar date open,” Dick Hilliard, one of the group’s coordinators, said in a press release. For information, call 863-676-2853.

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