TIMES L.A. Lake Ashton Community Newsletter June 2023 Storm Season Begins June 1 Be prepared for severe weather DON'T MISS THE Hurricane Preparedness PRESENTATION june 5 at monday coffee Simply the Best! 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 863.324.6032 863.324.5457 Lake Ashton is a 55 & Older Deed Restricted Community www.lakeashtoncdd.com


NEWSLETTER STAFF Christine Wells Editor cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.5457 Valerie LeBlanc Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com SUBMISSION GUIDELINES July Issue Deadline: June 15 • Articles can be submitted on behalf of Lake Ashton clubs/ groups/organizations to promote lifestyle enhancing, opportunities, and must be approved by the group leader prior to publication • Email articles to: valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com • 150 word limit. Articles will be edited for length, clarity, and to ensure compliance with districts’ media policies • Include your club contact and phone number • The writing style is third person — avoid using I, me, my, we, our, or personal pronouns Photo Specifications: • All photos must be high-res digital images in “jpeg” format and submitted via email or CD/flash drive • Space will generally allow only one photo per article • The designer and printer will make the final determination as to the print quality of photographs for publication THE LAKE ASHTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT DOES NOT ENDORSE OR SUPPORT ANY PARTICULAR POLITICAL CANDIDATE, PARTY, MEASURE OR ISSUE, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE. COVER PHOTO BY DENNIS KRUPINSKI Clubhouse Office Manager: Sheila Moreland 863.324.5457 smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Operations Manager: Matt Fisher 863.956.6207 mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com HOA Office (LW) Golf Club - Ron Lavoie, General Manager Matt Auen, Head Golf Professional Eagle’s Nest Vicki Moore, Manager RV & Storage Center JUNE 2023 Lake Ashton employees are at your service. We want your experiences in the Clubhouse, Golf Course and HFC to be as pleasant and memorable as possible! Do not hesitate to contact any of the below with comments, questions or concerns. Lake Ashton Clubhouse 4141 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33859 Phone: 863.324.5457 Fax: 863.324.5829 Lake Ashton Health & Fitness Center (HFC) LACDD Community Director: Christine Wells cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com Clubhouse Activities Assistant: Caroline Lane 863.324.6032 clane@lakeashtoncdd.com 6052 Pebble Beach Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33884 Phone: 863.595.1562 Fax: 863.595.1567 LAIICDD Community Director: James Margeson Phone: 863.595.1562 jmargeson@lakeashton2cdd.com HFC Activities Office Manager: Krystle Funk 863.595.1562 kfunk@lakeashton2cdd.com Gate Houses & Security Officers: Thompson Nursery Rd. (LW): 863.324.7290 County Road 653 (WH): 863.318.0237 863.325.0065 directors@lakeashtonhoa.org 863.326.1032 863.326.1032 rlavoie@lakeashtongc.com mauen@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1085 vmoore@lakeashtongc.com 863.326.1304 dholmes@lakeashtonstorage.com Police Non-Emergency Numbers: Lake Wales: 863.678.4223 Winter Haven: 863.291.5858 Polk County Sheriff: 863.298.6200 In case of emergency, dial 911 3

MONDAY COFFEE Don't miss Monday Coffee with your friends and neighbors at 9 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Coffee & donuts are available for $2. JUNE 5 • Birthdays and Anniversaries • Featured Speaker: Hurricane Preparedness with Polk County Fire Rescue • Featured Vendors: Christine Graves Insurance and ComForCare JUNE 12 • Bite Me Monday - Donations for Humane Society of Polk County • Featured Speaker: City of Winter Haven Updates • Featured Vendors: Tessier Law Firm JUNE 19 — NO MONDAY COFFEE — LACDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING JUNE 26 • Peanut Butter Monday - Non Perishable Food Donations for Lake Wales Care Center Can be Dropped Off to the Ballroom Kitchen • Featured Speaker: Center for Great Apes • Featured Vendor: Edward Jones - Melissa Kincaid and Waters Edge LACDD & LAIICDD WEBSITES lakeashtoncdd.com [below left QR code] lakeashton2cdd.com [below right QR code] Follow the links to find board meeting dates, agendas, minutes, Supervisor contact information and more. You can also sign up to receive blast emails from the Clubhouse and HFC. IN THIS ISSUE NEWS 6 LA LOOKS 14 SAFETY 18 MOVIES 20 EVENTS 22 GOLF 26 CLUBS 28 MIND & BODY 36 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, June 19 9:30 am Clubhouse Ballroom LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, June 23 9 am Health & Fitness Center CIT Y COMMISSION MEETINGS LW: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 6 pm, Commission Chambers, Municipal Administration Bldg., 201 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales WH: 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm, John Fuller Auditorium in City Hall, 451 3rd St. NW, Winter Haven POLK COUNT Y BOCC MEETINGS 1st & 3rd Tues. , 9 am, Board Room, 330 W. Church St., Bartow


HOURS OF OPERATION CLUBHOUSE: 6 am – 10 pm daily CLUBHOUSE OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday Photo ID Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Noon to 3 pm HFC OFFICES & ACTIVITIES DESK: 8 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER: 5:30 am – 10 pm daily Thank you for the expressions of sympathy at the passing of my husband Bodo Langusch. My daughter and I were very touched by the many cards and prayers we received from friends and neighbors. It is truly a blessing to live in Lake Ashton. Thank you - Sigrid and Stephanie Langusch SEASONAL RESIDENTS AND SUMMER TRAVELERS If you will be away for the summer, stop by the Clubhouse Activities Desk to sign up and purchase a summer subscription of the LA Times. The newsletter is also published electronically and sent via email blast. There is also a Summer Checklist on the Clubhouse Information Wall to assist in making sure everything is taken care of before departure. 6 NEXT MONTHLY MARKET: June 14 from 10 am to 2 pm Clubhouse West Parking Lot BAXTER’ S QUAL ITY MEATS Clubhouse West Parking Lot Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm BOOKMOBILE June 14 & 28, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15), Clubhouse West Parking Lot RESIDENT VETERANS HONORED Randy Bergstrom, Don Fuller, Lee Holman, and Jim Huven, along with their guardians, were recent passengers on the Flight to Honor. This special flight is an opportunity to honor and thank the Americans who secured our freedom by bringing them to the nation’s capital to see the memorials that commemorate their service. This flight is free for all Veterans and is supported by donations made by community partners, including the Lake Ashton Veterans Association (LAVA). Some of the residents that were on the flight, along with their guardians, can be seen above at a recent Monday Coffee, leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Thank you for your service and all you sacrificed for our country.

LACDD LACDD NEWS BOA R D O F SUP E RVISO R S CONTA CT INF O Lloyd Howison, Chairman 704-302-6555, lhowison@lakeashtoncdd.com Brenda Van Sickle, Vice Chair 863-324-6191 brenda.vansickle@lakeashtoncdd.com Michael Costello, Assistant Secretary 863-875-9228 or 732-718-7431, mcostello@lakeashtoncdd.com Debby Landgrebe, Assistant Secretary 863-268-8193 dlandgrebe@lakeashtoncdd.com Office Hours: 10 to 11 am June 26 in the Clubhouse Ballroom after Monday Coffee Steve Realmuto, Assistant Secretary 863-949-0304, steve.lacdd@gmail.com Office Hours: 10 to 11 am June 5, 12 & 26 in the Clubhouse Ballroom after Monday Coffee By Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director June 21 is the first day of Summer and the longest day of the year; take advantage of it! Don't let the sun and rain intimidate you — there are plenty of fun things to do inside, and outdoor activities can also be enjoyed safely. There are multiple umbrellas at the Outdoor Pool, Pet Play Park, and Bocce Ball Courts, and the Shuffleboard Courts have benches covered by a roof for shelter from the heat and rain. Remember to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated when enjoying outdoor activities. LA(LW)CDD Supervisors met May 15. A wrap-up report of actions taken was sent out on May 17. Please send an email to cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com if you would like a copy. Supervisors approved an extensive refurbishment of the Outdoor Pool and Spa. This will take place in July, due to contractor scheduling. Stay tuned to electronic media for more information on this project, including closure information. Discussions regarding the LA(LW)CDD Fiscal Year 2024 budget (October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024) are ongoing. The hearing to adopt the budget is set to occur on August 21, 2023 during the regularly scheduled monthly Board of Supervisors (BOS) Meeting. Please visit lakeashtoncdd.com for agenda packets, the proposed FY 2024 budget, approved meeting minutes, seasonal checklists, storm tips, and other district documents. Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and supervisors, staff and the Lake Ashton Public Safety organizations are here to ensure residents are as safe and prepared as possible during this time of year. Residents should rest assured that the CDD Public Safety team, Neighborhood Watch, C.E.R.T, CAP and onsite security staff all work together to ensure resident safety at all times, including during weather emergencies. Now is a great time to ensure you are signed up to receive email blasts from the Clubhouse and HFC. Public safety announcements, scheduled events and important meetings are sent via email blast. Visit lakeashtoncdd.com or lakeashton2cdd.com, use the QR codes on page 4, or stop by either Activities Desk for a form to sign up. 8


LAIICDD NEWS By James Margeson, LA II (WH) CDD Community Director LA II CDD B O ARD O F SU P ERVISORS CONTA CT INF O Jim Mecsics, Chairman Public Safety, Security, Amenities and District Support, Public Works, Infrastructure, Wetland Resident Project Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 am to 12 pm 863.875.4554, mecsicsj@msn.com Bob Zelazny, Vice Chairman Golf Course, Pro Shop, Eagle’s Nest, Facilities and Field Operation, Transportation System (roads, bridges, paths, etc.) Office Hours: Mondays 1 to 3 pm 863.325.8098, bzelazny@lakeashton2cdd.com Mary C. Clark, Assistant Secretary, Budget, Planning 252-503-7087, maryclark725@gmail.com Angela Littlewood, Assistant Secretary Special Projects, Landscaping Area including Pet Play Parks Office Hours: Thursdays 9 to 10:30 am 352.250.9707, alittlewoodlakeashton2cdd@gmail.com Roy Aull, Assistant Secretary Facilities and Field Operation Office Hours: Friday 9 to 10:30 am 973-670-2709, raull@lakeashton2cdd.com Welcome to all our new Activities and Front Desk volunteers! I look forward to working with each of you. Hopefully, with more resident involvement coming up with new Ideas for events, more of our neighbors will participate in HFC activities. We will also be working with Christine and her Staff on Camp Lake Ashton, in August of 2023, along with other events at the HFC and the Clubhouse. Congratulations to Karen VanKirk on her promotion to Maintenance Supervisor, and a warm welcome back to Chuck Yeager as Maintenance Assistant, to the HFC Team. I have worked with both Karen and Chuck and am sure they will do a great job as they are very knowledgeable and capable of keeping the HFC in tip-top shape. Speaking of which, we have replaced some equipment in the HFC Gym, installing one new treadmill, and two new ellipticals. Staff has also re-grouted the HFC showers. We wish all our Snowbirds safe travels, and look forward to their return. Whether traveling or remaining here in Lake Ashton, a safe, healthy and happy summer to all! 10


JOINT AMENITIES POLICY Each month an excerpt from the newly adopted Joint Amenities Policy is featured in the LA Times. Visit lakeashtoncdd.com or lakeashton2cdd.com to view the full document. Contact LACDD Community Director Christine Wells or LAIICDD Community Director James Margeson with any questions. xxii. SWIMMING POOLS 1. The Swimming pool is open for free swim unless restricted due to the scheduling of swim lessons and aquatic/recreational programs approved by the Amenity Manager. 2. There is no lifeguard on duty. Patrons and Guests swim at their own risk and must adhere to swimming pool rules at all times. 3. All Patrons must present proper identification or Guest Passes when requested by Staff. As a rule, a Resident may allow up to four (4) Guests to the swimming pool areas. 4. Use of the swimming pools is permitted only during designated hours. 5. Pool and spa availability may be limited or rotated in order to facilitate maintenance of the facility and to maintain health code regulations. 6. Any person swimming during non-posted swimming hours will be subject to suspension and termination policy. 7. Guests under eighteen (18) years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times 8. Proper swim attire (no cutoffs) must be worn in the pool. 9. Children under three (3) years of age, and those who are not reliably toilet trained, must wear rubber-lined swim diapers, as well as a swimsuit over the swim diaper, to reduce the health risks associated with human waste in the swimming pool/deck area. 10. Adults with bladder control issues or incontinence must wear appropriate waterproof attire. 11. The changing of diapers or clothes is not allowed poolside. 12. Showers are required before entering the pool. 13. No one shall pollute the pool. Anyone who pollutes the pool is liable for any costs incurred in treating and reopening the pool. 12 14. Loud, profane, or abusive language is absolutely prohibited; no physical or verbal abuse will be tolerated. 15. Diving is prohibited; no diving, jumping, pushing, running, throwing any item or other horseplay is allowed in the pool or on the pool deck area. 16. No pets (except service animals), bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, scooters and golf carts are permitted on the pool deck area. 17. Personal audio devices and televisions are not permitted unless they are equipped with headphones and utilized or for scheduled activities. 18. Play equipment, such as floats, rafts, snorkels, flotation devices and other recreational items must meet with Staff approval. Radio controlled water craft are not allowed at any time in the pool area. The facility reserves the right to discontinue usage of such play equipment during times of peak or scheduled activity at the pool, or if the equipment causes a safety concern. 19. Pool entrances must be kept clear at all times. 20. No swinging on ladders, fences, or railings is allowed. 21. Pool furniture is not to be removed from the pool area. 22. No food or drink is allowed within the area of the wet pool deck (which is defined as the area within four (4) feet of the pool). 23. Food and drinks are permitted outside the wet pool deck area. Glass containers are prohibited. Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought to the pool area for personal use. 24. No chewing gum is permitted in the pool or spa or on the surrounding deck areas. 25. The Districts are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 26. Chemicals used in the pool/spa may affect certain hair or fabric colors. The Districts are not responsible for these effects. 27. Individuals with open sores should not use the pool. 28. If the lightning alarm sounds, all Patrons must evacuate the pool immediately. 29. Patrons must comply with posted signage in addition to the rules listed above.

ROOM RESERVATIONS Recurring group reservation renewals for 2024 will not take place until October 2023. To ensure this process runs smoothly when the time comes, please email contact information for the current facilitator including name, activity name, phone number, and email address to smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com. If your club, group, or organization has elected officers, please include the names of all officers. Any questions, please contact Sheila at the Club Office. GOOD NEIGHBOR INITIATIVE Lake Ashton Residents are always commenting on how wonderful it is to live in Lake Ashton because of the people that live here. Staff could not agree more! Recently residents may have noticed a bulletin board in the Clubhouse Foyer a question posted on it: ”What is a Good Neighbor?". We received over 20 answers to this question. In an effort to highlight some of the exceptional residents in Lake Ashton, staff would like to encourage residents to complete the forms located in the Foyer each time they notice a resident doing something neighborly. They may have brought a newsletter to someone that can't get out of their house, cooked a meal for someone having health issues, helped another during the loss of a loved one, helped a neighbor while they were away, or just exemplify what being "Simply the Best" means to you. Each month staff will choose a "Good Neighbor" and they will receive a gift and will be highlighted in the newsletter. Winer Haen 1104A Cypr d SE (Lampligh a) 13 DOGS AT THE AMENITY FACI L ITIES Per the Joint Amenity Facilities Policy, dogs and all other pets (with the exception of service dogs as defined by the ADA) are not permitted at the Amenity Facilities. This includes the Restaurant Patio and other outdoor amenities. If you are planning on coming to the Clubhouse or HFC for any reason please keep this policy in mind. If a service dog is in the Clubhouse or Health and Fitness Center (HFC) without a vest on, Security or Staff will assume it is a pet and will inform you of this policy, so please be patient as they are simply following protocol. The Amenity Policy also states that patrons are responsible for picking up after all pets and disposing of any waste in a designated pet waste receptacle or an outdoor trash bin as a courtesy to residents. Please keep this in mind when walking your dog around the amenities. Doggy bags and a throwaway station are located on the pathway on the West side of the Clubhouse Tennis Courts and all Pet Play Parks. LARGEST SELECTION OF INDOOR & OUTDOOR FANS ANYWHERE! UP TO 40% OFF Cleaning! $ Tuscan LED Light Remote WINTER HAVEN’S #1 QU 24999 $99 DISCONTINUED + DISPLAS! Design Y an Parts & Services Aailable In-Store Warranes wancityom (863) 299-2777

L.A. LOOKS Wildlife Corner Photo & Article By Barbara Ann Comer The Common Nighthawk is a familiar bird in the summer skies of Lake Ashton as it flies about erratically chasing bugs and dragonflies mainly at dawn and dusk. This bird is a member of the Goatsucker or Nightjar family. It has a large mouth and flies with it wide open ingesting insects in flight. It is a mottled brown and the long pointed wings each sport a white wing bar prominent in flight. It calls attention to itself with its repeated nasal utterances "Peent, Peent." During the aerial courtship display the male's wings make a hollow booming sound as the bird plummets quickly to within a few feet of the ground. The sound is created by the air rushing through the primary flight feathers. Nighthawks are easily overlooked during the day as they perch cryptically on tree branches resembling a bump in the bark more than a bird. WAYS TO PROTECT LA PONDS THIS SUMMER Why does my pond smell? Why is our pond green and scummy looking? Almost certainly, that is algae you see. Algae blooms when water nutrients are in excess and the weather is warm and sunny. An algae bloom is the result of an excessive growth of algae. Is algae bad for the pond? A significant number of living things in the pond use algae for nourishment. Even though algae are part of the environment and do assist breaking down the nutrients in the pond, excessive amounts of algae can lead to a variety of difficulties. Sunlight is essential for the development 14 of plants. When algae grows to cover the surface of the pond, it cuts down on the quantity of light that can reach the plants that are submerged in the water or that are growing on the bottom of the pond. The sustainability of the habitat may suffer as a result of this, as it may impede the growth of a great number of native plants. Please contact Matt Fisher at mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com with any questions or concerns regarding CDD ponds. LA II (WH ) HOA The short-term rental amendment was signed and filed with the county on April 23, 2023, and is now the 7th amendment to the CC&Rs. Stambaugh mailed a copy to all homeowners the first week of May so you should have your copy. If you have not completed your age verification paperwork, please do not hesitate. It is very important that we have this information on file to maintain our status as a 55+ community. We appreciate those who have filed and encourage those that haven’t to do so. Your Lake Ashton II Homeowners Association Board members are: • Kristy McKibben, President, presidentla2hoa@outlook.com • Gary Johnson, Secretary, secretaryla2hoa@outlook.com • Ray Rudy, Treasurer, treasurerla2hoa@outlook.com • Dave Bishop, VP & ARC Liaison, vparcla2hoa@outlook.com • Bill Testa, VP & Asst. Treasurer, vptreasurerla2hoa@outlook.com LA ( LW) ARC By Greg Bluemke The ARC committee has had a great response with the ARC Tracker computer program that has been in place since the first of August this past year. During this time, we as a committee have helped numerous homeowners that have needed help getting logged into the program, and many more have commented that it is very easy to navigate through the program. The questions that are being asked have helped the homeowners understand exactly what is being asked of them. (continued on p. 16)

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(continued from p. 14) The ARC Reps who look at the request understand exactly what a homeowner wants, if there is a question the rep can make a call or stop by. Once the rep is satisfied, they then cast their vote. Once the Committee is satisfied with the request the ARC Chair may then cast the approval vote. After the approval vote is cast the homeowner may proceed within 48 hours to start the project. The formal meeting that has been called in the past doesn’t have to be called on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month and only called if a request is being denied. LA ( LW) HOA CORNER By Nancy Baker HOME RECONSTRUCTION Lake Ashton has had two homes destroyed by fire in the last several months. The HOA and ARC are actively working with the owners to reconstruct both homes. Fire is a very destructive element and the process of structural analysis to determine needed work to reconstruct the homes safely is very important and time consuming. Once all of the analysis is completed and all insurance issues are settled, the process of permitting begins. The current owners of both homes have committed to rebuilding these homes and you will be seeing construction activity on both properties in the next few weeks. Both projects are being treated as new construction sites with dumpsters, temporary storage and portable toilets allowed until the homes are weathered in. Please recognize that one of the homes was occupied by renters when the fires occurred. Fire safety is important for all and especially when you are renting your home to folks that may not be familiar with some of our specific hazards. If you rent your home, please review your insurance policy and your renter’s policy for completeness. MANAGEMENT COMPANY The HOA has given our current management company notice of contract termination as of June 30. 2023. We are returning to a self-managed community except for utilizing a professional accounting firm to manage the day to day financials. The new system has three components: data (property & owner) management, member engagement and financial management. We are working towards a smooth transition of data management and financial components by June 30. Native Flowers of Central Florida By Lynn Davis Tampa Verbena is an endangered short-lived perennial that lasts about three years. Though found mostly on the West Coast of Florida, Bok Tower is a great place to view these showy flowers. The flowers are clustered with a deep pink to lavender color. This variety can grow to two feet and spread about three to four feet. Plant in masses for a more dramatic effect. These flowers can be planted anytime between February and December. You’ll get a wonderful show in Spring through Summer. Remember to plant in full sun. As with most native plants, these flowers are maintenance-free once established. They tolerate sandy soil and dry conditions and are almost pest and disease free if not overwatered. You’ll be rewarded with beneficial visitors of butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Make sure to ask the nursery or big box stores about buying a native species. There are many varieties of verbenas non-natives. Once the first portion has been fully implemented, we will begin to roll out the member engagement elements. More to come. COMPLIANCE The compliance committee is in the process of implementing new software to easily record issues that residents may have with non-compliance. The team is here to help our residents resolve any issues. You also may see someone who looks familiar recording potential or current violations as we transition this tasking back to volunteers from the management company. • President Tom Hevel, president@lakeashtonhoa.org • Vice President David Muller, vp@lakeashtonhoa.org • Vice President 2 Debbie Holmes, vp2@lakeashtonhoa.org • Treasurer Nancy Baker, treasurer@lakeashtonhoa.org • Secretary Tim Doyle, secretary@lakeashtonhoa.org • Officer Bob Prowant, manager@lakeashtonhoa.org • Officer Greg Bluemke, arc.lakeashtonhoa.org 16

SAFETY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ANNOUNCEMENT - HELP WANTED! By Fay Wood, NW Chief As you may know Neighborhood Watch has been working with Law Enforcement, Community & City Leaders and State experts in expanding the group, further ensuring total community effectiveness and efficiencies, that will continue to make our NW community the best it can be. We have reorganized neighborhood areas, restructured the NW Organizational chart, and enlisted new Deputies to the team. We are very excited to announce the addition of resident Brenda Jackson to the position of Public Relations Liaison for NW. Brenda’s background and skillset fits nicely into the growing community needs and expanding Team. Please welcome Brenda along the way. Lake Ashton has 11 NW neighborhoods and we have been successful finding Deputies for 10 of the areas. Our dedicated Deputies are (in alphabetical order): Nancy Baker, Carolyn Bishop, Donna Debnar, Joan Enslen, Shari Gleber, David Harrison, Harold Jackson, Diane Mavuaro, Vaughn Platt, John Sebastian Please join us in welcoming and thanking all members for their time and efforts! We need one final Deputy to cover Pebble Beach (West side of the HFC) and Pinehurst Loop. If you live in this area and are interested in hearing more on what a Deputy (and Block Captains do) or how you can become involved, please contact Joan DiBattista, Deputy Chief, at 239-851-7899. Come join your total communities premier program. Caring residents and other stakeholders made Neighborhood Watch a Premier Program throughout Polk County and Florida. Thanks to all for your teamwork and support over the years. Together we will keep NW on top! ART’S GOLF CARS, INC. The Fun Starts Here! Go to artsgolfcars.com click on the ‘BUILD YOUR OWN’ button to BUILD your own ONWARD! y ★★★ WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF PARTS & ACCESSORIES ★★★ Owner Art Hobson CALL ART ANYTIME FOR APPOINTMENT ● 863-439-5431 SALES AND SERVICE ● 863-439-5431 WE SERVICE ALL MAKES 2-Passenger Onward Lithium Club Car FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1987 29630 U.S. Hwy. 27 ● Dundee, FL 33838 ● artsgolfcars@aol.com 18 AUTHORIZED DEALER

DISASTER PREPAREDNES S TAX EXEMPT HOL IDAY A 14-day sales tax holiday runs through June 9 for disaster preparedness supplies. Some examples of tax-free items include: flashlights and lanterns costing $40 or less; reusable ice costing $20 or less; radios costing $50 or less; tarps and ground anchors or tie down kits costing $100 or less; coolers and portable power banks costing $60 or less; batteries and fuel tanks costing $50 or less; smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and carbon monoxide detectors costing $70 or less; and generators costing $3,000 or less. The holiday also includes a number of items related to the safe evacuation of household pets. Common household consumable items that may helpful with disaster cleanup are also included. For example, laundry detergent, toilet paper and paper towels, soap, sunscreen, and various household cleaning products with a sales price of $30 or less. Visit the Department of Revenue website for a full list. C RT CERTainly Safe FIRE EXTINGUISHER SAFETY COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM Home Safety Tips from Your Lake Ashton Community Emergency Response Team Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? What about in your car or on your golf cart? Okay, maybe you don’t have to have one everywhere but it is recommended you have these in your home. The National Fire Safety Protection Association recommends you have a 2.5 pound ABC type extinguisher for small fires of common combustibles, flammable liquids/gases plus energized electrical equipment. They suggest a K type for kitchen cooking oils and fats too. Amazon and home supply stores have both general ABC and kitchen K extinguishers. Keep your extinguisher(s) within easy reach along evacuation routes from areas where fires are most likely. If you ever have to use your extinguisher, follow the PASS procedure: P = Pull the pin. A = Aim at the fire’s base. S = Squeeze the trigger. S = Sweep the extinguisher material back & forth to put out the fire. 19

MOVI ES JUNE 13 — 15 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM AIR ADDITIONAL CLOSED CAPTIONING SCREENINGS HAVE BEEN ADDED! NOW, ALL MOVIE SHOWINGS ON TUESDAY, AND THE 11 AM SHOWINGS ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY ARE CLOSED CAPTIONED. CINEMA CAPACITY: 55 JUNE 1 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM CREED III 2022 | PG-13 | 1H 56MIN Boxing pro Adonis Creed is at the top of his game. But when his childhood friend and former boxing prodigy Damian Anderson resurfaces after years behind bars, Creed must step into the ring again to fight a man bent on claiming the life he was denied. JUNE 6 — 8 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM 80 FOR BRADY 2022 | PG-13 | 1H 38MIN Four lifelong friends (Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, and Rita Moreno) set out on an unforgettable journey to see their hero Tom Brady play in Super Bowl LI and witness one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, discovering that it's never too late to live life to the fullest. 2023 | R | 1H 52MIN From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a thenrookie Michael Jordan and Nike's fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team wi th everything on the l ine, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time. JUNE 20 — 22 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM THE PALE BLUE EYE 2022 | R | 2H 10MIN A world-weary detective (Christian Bale) is hired to investigate the murder of a West Point cadet in 1830. Stymied by the cadets' code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case - a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe (Henry Telling). JUNE 27 — 29 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM SHE SAID 2022 | R | 2H 9MIN Two-time Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped propel the #Metoo movement, shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever. 20

MAY 7 CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CINEMA FRIDAYS. 11 AM SHOWTIME IS CLOSED CAPTIONED. JUNE 2 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM STILL: A MICHAEL J. FOX MOVIE 2023 | R | 1H 25MIN Incorporating documentary, archival and scripted elements, this movie recounts Fox's extraordinary story in his own words — the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose to the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood. The account of Fox's public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, will unspool alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at 29, with Parkinson's disease. Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film will chronicle Fox's personal and professional triumphs and travails, and will explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. With a mix of adventure and romance, comedy and drama, watching the film feels like a Michael J. Fox movie. JUNE 9 — NO MOVIE JUNE 16 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM KODACHROME 2014 | R | 2H 14MIN Matt (Jason Sudeikis), a struggling executive, finds his world turned upside down when his estranged father's nurse shows up unexpectedly in his office. Matt's father (Ed Harris), a famed bad-boy photojournalist, is facing terminal cancer and his dying wish is for Matt to join him on a road trip from New York to Kansas to process his last rolls of Kodachrome film before the sole remaining lab closes and those captured moments are gone forever. JUNE 23 11 AM & 3 PM GEORGE STEVENS: A FILMMAKER'S JOURNEY 1985 | NR | 1H 51MIN In this retrospective about maverick director George Stevens, Stevens' son George Jr. assembles a cast of actors, directors and producers to reminisce about his father's remarkable career as a filmmaker. The film has interviews with, among others, Frank Capra, John Huston, Alan J. Pakula and Fred Astaire, and features previously unreleased footage of Stevens' cinematic efforts during World War II; found only after his death, this footage is the only full-color film ever shot during the war. JUNE 30 - FAMILY MOVIE DAY! 11 AM - PETER PAN & WENDY 2023 | PG | 1 HR 46 MIN A young girl defies her parents’ wishes and travels with her two younger brothers to the magical Neverland where she meets a boy who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy and an evil pirate captain. They find themselves on a thrilling and dangerous adventure far, far away from their family and the comforts of home. 3 PM - MATILDA: THE MUSICAL 2022 | PG | 1H 57MIN An extraordinary girl with a sharp mind and vivid imagination takes a daring stand to change her story -with miraculous results. 7 PM - ANT MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA 2023 | PG-13 | 2H 5MIN Shortly after learning that his daughter, Cassie, is in jail, Scott Lang gets sucked into the Quantum Realm along with Hope Van Dyne and Hope's parents. Soon, they become separated in a minuscule dimension filled with strange creatures.

EVENTS TRIVIA By David Fix Since starting, more than 2,000 have accepted the challenge and played Sunday Night Trivia in the Clubhouse Ballroom. More than $2,000 has been paid out to the winning teams at Sunday Night Trivia! Those who attend have a great time and look forward to the next week so they can join the fun and play again! Why don’t you accept the challenge and join us? You might go home with some cash in your pocket! It’s just $1 to play and we will be there every Sunday Night in June starting promptly at 7 pm. BYOB BYOSnacks. Come early, grab a table and join the fun! SUMMER NIGHTS PARTY A Summer Nights Party will be held at the HFC on June 9 from 6 to 9 pm. DJ Wayne will provide the music. Cost is $10 to reserve a table and $10 for admission. Purchase at the HFC Activities Desk. BYOB. KA R A O K E IN THE CLUBHOUSE WITH DJ WAYNE TICKETS: $5 PURCHASE AT T H E C L U B HOU S E AC T I V I T I E S D E S K BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS & SNACKS! Cap’n Seb Sparrow says ye’ll be walkin’ the plank if you miss the Pirate Party! Ju ne 23 7 pm Club h o use Ballroom JUNE 14 6 - 9 PM 22 Tickets: $20 at the Clubhouse Activities Office with check payable to LACDD, Visa, or MasterCard Wear your best pirate garb, pillage, plunder, & dance the night away to live music from 99 in the Shade.

LA ROCKERS FUNDRAISER JULY 4 AT 4 PM AT THE CLUBHOUSE Support the group that hides rocks, welcomes new neighbors with their own rock, and performs service projects. Did you know … we buy our own supplies, including purchasing rocks, paints, and sealers? Some rocks can take up to 10 hours to complete! Choose from a huge selection of rocks plus silent auction and raffle rocks! Cash Donations Only Please! VOLUNTEER MURDER MYSTERY WRAP UP What a great time at the Murder Mystery event! The evening was filled with smiles and laughter as everyone worked together to deduce whodunnit. Congratulations to the Moonshiners for cracking the case! We want to again thank all the wonderful Lake Ashton Volunteers who are truly the heartbeat of the community. 23

New bus trips for the remainder of the year have been released. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Office with a check. All trips include roundtrip transportation, tax, and driver gratuity. Lake Ashton BusTrips CAMP LAKE ASHTON Camp Counselors are gearing up for our annual Camp Lake Ashton! Be sure to keep an eye out for the summer camp fun that the Clubhouse and HFC will be featuring during the month of August this year. You won't want to miss it! HAUNTING II ON THE LAKE By Terri McDuff LAPAC is very excited to announce this years’ Halloween Fundraiser event, Haunting II On the Lake on October 28. This event will again be one of our best as it is featuring a Haunted House Maze inside of the Lake Ashton Clubhouse Ballroom! Yes, we have had a haunted house previously but nothing like the one we will have this year. Tickets will go on sale in early October: $15 for adults and $10 for children. The event will run from 4 to 9 pm with limited timeslots every half hour, allowing groups of no more than 35 people per time slot to move through the Ballroom safely while experiencing a little fear and adrenaline as well as getting tricked or given treats. We will also have a time slot dedicated specifically for those needing special accommodations. Be prepared to expect the unexpected to happen! Join in the fun by dressing up in your own costume as well! To prepare for the event, we are looking for volunteers to help with set design, tech support, acting, dancing, costumes, etc. Anyone interested, please contact Terri McDuff at 916-201-7745. 2023 CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE By Debby Landgrebe & Lynn Shelton During the upcoming sunny hot summer nights think about sleigh bells and the fabulous annual resident-sponsored Lake Ashton Christmas Dinner Dance coming on Friday, December 1, 2023. It may seem a bit early but this event sells out quickly and will be here before you know it. The Christmas Dinner Dance will be in the beautifully decorated Clubhouse Ballroom. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there. There will be live music, delicious food, time with new friends and old along with lots of fun! Additional information to come so keep an eye on future issues of the LA Times. In the meantime, enjoy a wonderful summer. If you have any questions, contact us. If you are not going to be here when tickets go on sale, please contact Debby. UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE CLUBHOUSE August 18 — Woodstock Party feat. Paisley Craze August 31 — Camp LA Jamboree Block Party September 28 —- Oktoberfest November 29 — Home Improvement Expo 24


GOLF LA NINERS By Marti Schmidt We are back playing golf at 9 am! The new officers were announced at the closing luncheon in April. Here is your current Board: Janet Mutz, President; Denise LaCaprucia, Vice President; MaryLou Jameson, Treasurer; and Marti Schmidt, Secretary. If you did not attend Closing Day, see Janet for your closing gifts. We will once again be collecting for Senior Orphans before play on June 6th and 13th. Watch your email for a list of items we will be collecting. TIP: Mark Your Ball: when your ball is on the green, get in the habit of marking it and picking it up. If you and others are on the green and putting, ask the other players to mark their ball/s. If you are on the green putting, and accidentally hit their ball, YOU will get the 2-stroke penalty. Ouch. Still have questions? Ready to join? Contact Denise at denisepops23@aol.com for more info! LALGA By Jackie Tressler The LALGA is enjoying the start of the summer season. We look forward to our June 16 sponsored event of Martinis, Mulligans, and Munchies! The event features nine holes of golf plus paired martinis and munchies afterwards in the Eagle's Nest. Any Lake Ashton Golf member may sign up. Due to space at the Nest the event is limited to the first 20 foursomes to sign up. Hopefully, no hurricane will be hovering this year! On July 10 and 11 the LALGA will hold a summer tournament with theme of The Tropics … fitting for July weather at Lake Ashton. Stay tuned for more details. And finally, a big thank you to Mary Lou Wheat and Lydia Fichtman for their past service to the LALGA Board in their roles as Tournament Chair and Publicity Chair respectively. Mary Lou is passing her duties to Jan Baun and a member to fill the duties for Publicity Chair is still sought. Please let a board member know if you are interested. Next month we will announce our Red Hoagland winners! Stay cool and hit ‘em straight! 28

LAMGA By David Kubissa The month of May routinely kick starts a summertime exodus of golfers, but the numbers held up well in the first two weeks of LAMGA play with 72 players teeing off in a two-man best ball on May 3 that included a Mexican-style lunch themed around Cinco De Mayo. The following week, 52 players competed in a Beat the Board game. For those sticking around this summer, board President Rolly Geyer told those at the May 3 lunch that more special events were on the agenda through September, with some including a lunch or breakfast. LAMGA members can stay up to date on these upcoming events by accessing a newly remodeled LAMGA web page on LakeAshtonLiving.com that can be found under Community, then Golf, and LAMGA. The site now displays an updated list of directors and their emails along with other useful information, such as how new members can join, a quarterly list of the weekly games, the local rules sheet and a list of LAMGA business and services sponsors. Red Hoagland Hyundai Challenge: The monthly standings still have the same golfers holding down the top two spots with a couple of new names inching on to the leader board: 1st, Darrell Reid, $101.10; 2nd, John Milsom, $87.25; 3rd, Pat O’Neil, $77; tied for 4th, Rick Simonetti and Rolly Geyer $77.50. Sponsor spotlight — dental practices that supported LAMGA this year: Boyett Family Dentistry; Forni Dental; George W. Butz III, DDS; Heartland Dental; Pure Dental Brands – Paul Palo, DDS. Thanks to sponsors like these for generously contributing to LAMGA. Keep these professionals in mind when shopping for services. You can find a full list on the LAMGA web page by clicking on “LAMGA Sponsors.” Pictured right: On May 10, LAMGA directors Tim Wayt, Dan Baun, Rolly Geyer and Jacques Fleischmann took on a field of 12 teams in a game of two best nets.

CLUBS In Memoriam August. The meetings will resume in September. However, there will be a meeting on June 14 at 10 am in the Pavilion. All meetings will be the second Wednesday of the month until next January. The plant sale was such a success. It’s time to discuss plans for the use of funds generated by the sale. Input from members old and new would be greatly appreciated. SENIOR BILLIARDS LEAGUE By Wayne Creek Congratulations to these first The Wednesday night card group is donating three books to the Clubhouse library as well as the HFC library. Hoyles Encyclopedia of Card Games, The Essentials of Hand and Foot, and Bridge for Beginners are being donated in memory of Mary Lois Teyssier. Mary Lois was a mainstay of this card group. She was a truly wonderful woman, with a very dry, subtle sense of humor, who loved to play cards. She will be missed. GARDEN CLUB By Lynn Davis The Lake Ashton Garden Club was fortunate to host Gene, the barefoot gardener, at the recent May meeting. Members and guests were taught what is the best potting material and care for different varieties of orchids. Gene provided opportunities for hands-on learning. The biggest lesson given was to not “baby” orchids. The club is fortunate to have Gene available as a tremendous resource. The “good for the order” news was presented. The Garden Club will not hold meetings in July or 28 place winners! The 2023 year s t a r t ed wi t h Senior League Billiard Players from the area, organized by Paul Guay of Lake Ashton, forming nine teams with five players on each team. Players were from Sebring, Lake Bonette, Lake Ashton, Swiss Village and Winter Haven. The teams were scheduled to play each Tuesday at different locations during January, February, and March, and to keep score of their billiard games. The final score was to see the Lake Ashton Team #2 become the First Place Winners of the 2023 Senior League Billiard Tournament, winning $680 for the team. The winning team consisted of Captain Wayne Creek, John Sebastian, Skip Berry, Myron Suniega and Colin Campbell. Congratulations, Team! Is your group going on hiatus for the summer? Contact Sheila: smoreland@lakeashtoncdd.com, 863-324-5457. The following groups have notified the Clubhouse Activities Office that they are now on summer hiatus: Prowant Bible Study, Ladies Bunco, Bunco, Camera Club, LACAC, Country Line Dancing, Tap Jammers, LA Men's Golf Association, Euchre, American Sign Language, Black Heritage Club, Creative Quilters, Sunday Golf Group, Card Making For All.

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LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Paul Ritz The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their monthly meeting June 1 in-person only at the HFC. Social time with snacks will be from 4 to 4:30 pm. Please bring your own beverage. The in-person General meeting will start at 4:30. A representative from the Rainbow Ridge Democratic LGBTA Caucus will be speaking about the recent state legislation affecting the LGBTQ community. For more information, email lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com. LA REPUBLICAN CLUB By Gary Johnson, President The Lake Ashton Republican Club will meet Wednesday, June 28 at the Clubhouse. Check-in and social time starts at 3:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. The guest speaker is Winter Haven Mayor Bradley T. Dantzler. Members and their guests are welcome. Contact Linda Sandel at 863-368-0699, sandelly7@gmail.com, for more information. LA SWIM CLUB By Sandy White As some of our community swimmers know there has been organized senior age group swimming competition in the USA since at least 1970. There are three main senior swim programs and all have regional meets, state championships, and nationals. They are: Senior Games, US Masters Swimming, & YMCA (which is affiliated with Masters Swimming). The LA Swim Club participates in the Florida Senior Games which is affiliated with the National Senior Games. Florida has 21 regional senior games around the state and Lake Ashton swimmers have participated in meets at Polk Co, Lee Co, Gainesville and Sanford. We have also had swimmers qualify for the state championships (held each December) by placing in the top 5, in an age group event, at a regional meet. This year we also have a swimmer who will be swimming in the Senior Nationals in Pittsburgh in July. 30 Our LA Swim Club offers 3 organized workouts each week for both fitness swimmers and for those who wish to use the Senior Games meets as a way to motivate themselves to keep fit. To get involved just show up at the HFC pool on Mondays at 6 pm, Wednesdays at 1:45 pm, or Saturdays at 10 am, or contact coach Sandy at sandyw1994@aol.com. Participants must be able to swim 2 lengths of the indoor pool. TUESDAY PARTY BRIDGE By George Rogers We are having fun with new players and new winners every week. March 14: Marge Kniat, Dee Mayne, John Sammons, George Rogers, Pat Sammons. March 21: Dick Dole, Dee Mayne, Liz Leigh, John Sammons, Pat Sammons. March 28: Dick Dole, Lois Dole, Jeannine Connors, Char Walter, Ann Wilkinson. April 4: Lois Dole, Pauline Pare, Chip Inman, Jeff Wilkinson, Chris Verges. April 11: Nancy Golding, Jeff Wilkinson, Chris Verges. April 18: Howard Mayne, Lois Dole, Dick Dole, John Sammons. April 25: Lois Dole, George Rogers, Chris Verges, Pat Sammons, Elaine Inman. May 2: Elaine Inman, Marge Kniat, Howard Mayne (tie), George Rogers (tie), Lois Dole. May 9: Colette McKie, Dick Dole, Marge Kniat, Chris Verges, George Rogers. New players are always welcome to join our friendly and talkative group! Contact George Rogers 419-708-3320 or georgerogers4321@gmail.com if you wish to play. MAH JONGG Mah Jongg players with one to two years or more experience are sought to join our group that meets on Wednesday afternoons at the HFC from 2 - 4 pm. This group is not on hiatus during the summer! For further information, please contact Myrna Soberman at myrnaandsteve@gmail.com.

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LA TRAVELERS By Laurie Clayton The Lake Ashton Travelers have had a busy Spring. In March they met in Perry Georgia at the FMCA Rally with others who came from around the country for the annual meeting. They put together three baskets to represent Florida which were auctioned off to raise money for homeless veterans. Along with baskets from other chapters, over $7,500 was raised. In April they traveled down to Marathon Key and stayed at the Jolly Roger RV Resort. Adventures included a visit to the Theater of the Sea where the animals were entertaining and dinner at the Island Fish Company. In May they visited Canopy Oaks for a new adventure! They would love to have any other Lake Ashton residents who enjoy “camping” to join with your rig and become a member of the LA Travelers. Contact Maureen Sim at 863-604-0309 with any questions.. LA PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION By Lisa Savala Pickleball “Open Play” is Monday - Friday 8 to 11 am for ALL players, not just LAPA members. When all courts are being utilized and at least 5 people are waiting to play, please use the “bucket” paddle system, which allows players to mix up players. When players come off of the court the “Winners” put their paddles in the back of the “W” bucket (behind the other paddles) and the “Losers - or 2nd place winners” put their paddles in the back of the “L” bucket (behind the other paddles). The clip should be moved to the other bucket once 4 paddles are removed from the front of the “W or L” bucket so that the next time four players come off of a court, 4 paddles are removed from the front of that bucket. As a courtesy, new players just arriving will put their paddle into the front of the bucket with the clip, so they will be the first to play once a court opens up again. LAPA had a Pickleball Mixer celebrating TAX DAY on April 15, with 32 members that came out to play and many others who came to help and support the players! Men’s first place winners were Earl Schley and Brian Schupp, second place John Savala and Bill Reibl. Women’s first place winners were Deb Louder and Cathy Liska, second place Terresa Caesar and Christy Negrin. Members should check their email for the next Pickleball event coming soon! 32

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LA ROCKERS By Connie Strassberg LA Rockers will be spending the month of June painting rocks for our July 4th Fundraiser to be held in conjunction with the Independence Day Celebration at the Clubhouse. See page 23 for details on the sale. The administrators of LA Rockers want to wish all of our snowbirds a wonderful summer. We look forward to being together again in the fall. SINGLES CLUB By Maureen Ziegler LA Singles is a social group that plans activities for single residents. The group meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. In May, several new members were welcomed, and the group discussed future lunches, dinners, and other activities. Karen Nelson obtained a list of eight homeless seniors for the LA Singles Christmas in July outreach. Donations of money may be given, or gifts can be purchased from the list that Susan will distribute. If you choose to purchase a gift, please let Susan know. Carol Corley arranged for a dinner at The Ranch in Lake Wales in May. Winter Haven Theatre has announced the new season. A group of singles have season tickets for the first Sunday Matinee of each show. Single Mingle will be held on June 15. The location will be discussed at the June meeting. Volunteers will be needed to help set up and clean up. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, attend the meeting on June 4. LAVA AUXILIARY By Chris Graves The LAVA Auxiliary will meet June 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom near the stage. Come meet and greet special guest Dan Demarco from the Soldiers Freedom Outdoors – Equine Therapy. Dan will share how the Soldiers Freedom Outdoors Equine Therapy supports veterans and their families by providing equine camp experiences. The LAVA Auxiliary will present Dan a $3,000 check for this program from the Auxiliary. These funds are part of the proceeds made from last year’s Craft Fair. SAVE THE DATE! The Annual Craft Show will be October 21 in the Clubhouse Ballroom. At this time applications are being accepted for the Craft Show. Applications can be picked up at the Clubhouse Activities Office. Once the event is sold out for crafters, you will be placed on a waiting list. God Bless America! LA BELLES By Bernice Williams Join the Belles on June 28 for lunch at Charm City Lake Ashton. Order from the menu. Sign up by June 21 at the Clubhouse Information Wall. Contact Bernice Williams at 863-875-8180 with questions. 34

MIND&BODY SUMMER SIGN LANGUAGE Relaxed format for beginners reviewing basic signs, numbers, and fingerspelling through various games and activities. This would be a great time for new beginners to join the group and get ready to jump into the classes in the fall. There will be two sessions available weekly from June 6 to August 31: Tuesdays in the Clubhouse Card Room from 12:45 to 1:45 pm and Thursdays in the Clubhouse Craft Room from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. LA SOCIAL TENNIS 8 to 10:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the HFC or Clubhouse courts. Bring your tennis racquet, tennis balls provided. Contact Debbie Grabb at 863-324-0600 with questions. There is a ball machine stored at the Clubhouse courts; to use, please contact Phil Hines at 863-294-8884. Know Thy Health YOGA SHARE Facilitator: Sally Winfrey (863.875.8134 or 316.516.2815) Wednesdays at 8:45 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. GENTLE YOGA WITH GINA Instructor: Gina Krall Thursdays at 11 am in HFC Sports Court. Yoga positions are shown for every level including first time practicers. Chair yoga will be offered if requested. SUMMER LINE DANCING CLASS By Lynda Hadley Good health is not a mystery; you just need to understand a few basic principles of how the body works. Most people know that if you eat large amounts of food you will gain weight. But there is so much more to it, and the good news is that it’s not very hard to understand. Allow me to help you learn how the body works, and what it needs to achieve good health. I will share important information each month so that you can experience your best life! My name is Lynda, and I have spent the last 20 plus years learning about the amazing human body and how what we eat and how we live impacts our health. It is my pleasure to share this useful information with you so that we can all enjoy this paradise we call Lake Ashton! 36 Instructor: Lorrrie Shearin Class will be held every Thursday at the HFC through September 28. 1 pm Beginner Class: Everyone is welcome, no experience needed. Dances will be easy and fun, dances used at River Ranch will be taught. 2 pm Improver Class: Dances will have tags, restarts, turns, and maybe faster. Some experience may help, but everyone can try and learn new dances that may seem more advanced. Sometimes they are easier than they look. Note: Wear shoes you can dance in! No flip flops or Crocs. FAMI LY ELDER LAW 2023 BOOT CAMP Do the unknowns of the future keep you up at night? If the answer is yes, then this 2023 Wills, Trusts, and Lifetime Planning Boot Camp is for you. This monthly boot camp will teach you how to create a Lifetime Comprehensive Plan. Jason Penrod, Board Certified Elder Law Expert and Financial Advisor will lead you on a step-by-step year-long journey towards “peace of mind”. Next Class: June 26 at 10:30 am in the Clubhouse Cinema Topic: “Should I have a Trust? What does ‘Funding Your Trust’ mean?” Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall.


TAP JAMMERS Facilitator: Julie Bombard Tap Jammers will be on hiatus for the summer months and will resume on Friday, October 13, 2023. For more information, contact Julie Bombard at jbombard73@gmail.com. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING Instructor: Kay Lenherr June 10 at 1 pm Clubhouse Craft Room Make Your Own Path $35 (payable at class) Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall by noon on June 9. CERAMIC CHICKS Wednesdays, 8 am to 1 pm, HFC Craft Room Bring your ceramics or purchase in the room. A kiln is available to fire your ceramics. CREATE A CARD Please join the group on June 20 at 10 am in the HFC Sports Court to create your own lovely greeting cards. A guest expert will provide instruction, from beginner to expert, all supplies and equipment, and three beautiful cards to take home. No experience needed. Cost is $10. Sign up for a time slot soon at the HFC as reservations go quickly. Join the group for some creative fun! Call Karen at 262-497-3272 with questions. CRAFTING WITH CARMEN — MOSAIC ART Make mesmerizing mosaic art on glass objects at this month’s Crafting with Carmen on June 13 at 11:30 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom. This craft is intriguingly made with acrylic paint, you’ll have to see it for yourself! All supplies and instruction will be included for $10. This is a class you don’t want to miss, sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Office with a check (LACDD), Visa, or MasterCard today! 38 CRAFTING WITH CARMEN — TIE DYE Get groovy with Carmen on July 20 at 11:30 am in the Clubhouse Ballroom, when you’ll be making tiedye, man! Shirts, dye, and instructions will be included for $15. Accidents happen, so don’t wear your favorite outfit or bring an apron with you. You can wear your new tie-dye masterpiece to the Woodstock Party on August 18, too! Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Office with a check (LACDD), Visa, or MasterCard. SEASONAL FLORAL FRAMES Join resident crafter and floral enthusiast Pam Klawinski on July 11 at 11:30 am to make your very own unique seasonal décor! In this class, you will learn how to arrange seasonal colored florals on an 8x10 picture frame that will be interchangeable for $10. Yes, you read that right, the florals will be interchangeable for every season and holiday! Pam will host a class with each changing season so you can have a seasonal arrangement in your frame for summer, fall, winter and spring. Keep a close watch on the LA Times for each new class date! Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Office with a check (LACDD), Visa, or MasterCard to reserve your spot for this class now! PRE-REHAB SEMINAR There will be a seminar on the benefits of getting therapy before surgery on Tuesday, June 20 at 2 pm at the HFC. Stop by the HFC Activities Desk today to sign up. EDUCATIONAL CBD LUNCHEON Come lunch and learn about CBD and how you can use it in your everyday life at a luncheon on July 6 at 12 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. They will provide insight into the helpfulness and everyday use of CDB while answering any questions you may have. Please sign up on the Clubhouse Information Wall by July 3.

Y’all Are Invited to a Rootin’ Tootin’ July 4th Celebration at the Clubhouse 5 pm Pulled chicken & pulled pork sandwiches provided along with watermelon and iced tea. Bring a side dish to share with your table! Live music by Highway 41 Band Tickets: $19 at the Clubhouse Activities Office on June 5 after Monday Coffee Stop by the Clubhouse starting at 4 pm to check out the LA Rockers fundraiser!

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