TIMES L.A. Lake Ashton Community Newsletter May 2023 Simply the Best! “Let their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” - Daniel Webster 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

Welcome NO CANCELLATION FEES for Listing Contracts ON-SITE OFFICE HOME WARRANTY for your NEW BUYER 5% TOTAL COMMISSION Let's chat soon! CONTACT US 863-318-9542 Lori R, Lori T, Terri & Sarah LAKE ASHTON REALTY 4140 Ashton Club Drive Lake Wales, FL 33589 www.LakeAshtonRealty.com

NEWSLETTER STAFF Christine Wells Editor cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com 863.324.5457 Valerie LeBlanc Advertising Sales, Layout & Design valerie@lakeashtoncdd.com SUBMISSION GUIDELINES June Issue Deadline: May 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: DALE STEENBERG ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 MAY 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. MAY 1 • Birthdays and Anniversaries • Featured Speaker: LAVA Kicks Off Military Appreciation Month • Featured Vendors: Christine Graves Insurance and ComForCare MAY 8 • Bite Me Monday - Donations for Humane Society of Polk County • Featured Speaker: Polk County Roads Update with Bill Skelton • Featured Vendors: Edward Jones - Matt Simpson and Tessier Law Firm MAY 15 — NO MONDAY COFFEE — LACDD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING MAY 22 • Peanut Butter Monday - Non Perishable Food Donations for Lake Wales Care Center Can be Dropped Off to the Ballroom Kitchen • Featured Speaker: Small World Bus Tours • Featured Vendor: Morgan Stanley - Matthew Grubb MAY 29 — NO MONDAY COFFEE — MEMORIAL DAY 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 16 MOVIES 18 EVENTS 20 GOLF 26 CLUBS 30 MIND & BODY 36 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS LAKE ASHTON (LW) CDD Monday, May 15 CDD Meeting at 9:30 am LAKE ASHTON II (WH) CDD Friday, May 19 at 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 MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS The Clubhouse and Health and Fitness Center offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, May 30. Trash and recycling pickup for Winter Haven will be Tuesday, May 30 and Lake Wales will be on Saturday, June 3. Homeless Graduating Seniors Update by Doris Reisinger Thank you, Lake Ashton! WHAT A GENEROUS AND FRUITFUL YEAR FOR THESE SENIORS! Due to your generosity we have collected $10,700 for these deserving students! By the time you read this article they will have had their well deserved graduation party. I hope to present comments from the students in my next article since this year I plan on attending the party. Can't wait to see their surprised faces and reactions from your donations as well as your banner. NEXT MONTHLY MARKET: May 10 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 May 10 and 24, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:15), Clubhouse West Parking Lot 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. RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT Lake Ashton re s i den t , Bob LeMaster (pictured center) won the USA Cycling Florida State Championship in the 20k Time Trial event for the 70-74 age group on April 15 in Olustee, FL. As a result of his win, he qualified for the USA Cycling 2023 National Championships to be held in August at Augusta, Georgia. Bob will also be competing in the National Senior Games in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in July in the 5k and 10k Time Trial events. Congratulations, Bob!


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 Steve Realmuto, Assistant Secretary 863-949-0304, steve.lacdd@gmail.com Office Hours: May 8, 10 am to noon in the Clubhouse Conference Room By Christine Wells, LA (LW) CDD Community Director May is National Military Appreciation Month and this is a great time to honor current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of freedom. Lake Ashton is fortunate to have an impressive Veterans Memorial used for special ceremonies including the Memorial Day program on May 29, hosted by Lake Ashton's Veterans Association (LAVA). See page 22 for more information on special events that will be held during the month of May to honor all of Lake Ashton's Veterans. The preliminary fiscal year 2024 budget (October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024) was reviewed at the April 17 LACDD BOS meeting and Budget Workshop and an updated version with the changes requested by the Board will be presented at the May 15 meeting for consideration. A wrap up report regarding actions taken at the April 17 LACDD Budget Workshop and regular meeting was sent out on April 21. If you did not receive a copy and would like to, email cwells@lakeashtoncdd.com. Visit lakeashtoncdd.com for more information including approved meeting minutes, agendas, and other important CDD documents. Signage has been placed at the new designated smoking/vaping area at the Clubhouse which is located at the southern end of the east parking lot. Smoking/Vaping is not permitted anywhere else at the Clubhouse including outdoor amenities. ENTRANCE GATE REMINDERS Please use caution (slow down) when entering the community. There have been several instances when security officers have had close calls from vehicles coming through the entrance gates entirely too fast. Each car should stop at the stop sign, wait for the gate to open fully and proceed at a safe speed. In addition, while it may appear to be helpful to hit the button on your gate remote to open the gate for a resident that appears to be having difficulty with their remote, this could be someone trying to gain access to the community for ill purposes. If a resident is having difficulty with their remote security will assist. Please be patient and wait until the car ahead of you receives the help they need and proceeds through the gate before you hit the button on your remote to enter the gate.

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. With the community at build out, the following policies have been established to accommodate the largest number of reservations by Clubs, Groups, and Organizations while still having availability for residents to use the amenities on a first come, first served basis. Contact LACDD Community Director Christine Wells or LAIICDD Community Director James Margeson with any questions. See page 3 for their contact information. RESERVING FACILITIES Amenity Facilities are available on a “first come, first served basis”, and subject to applicable fees or rates as set by the appropriate District. Requests to reserve facilities should be submitted through the Staff at the appropriate Amenity Facility. With the exception of designated Open Play (as defined in Section X — Amenity Policies — General Usage), reservations may be available for up to two (2) hour increments for all facilities listed in this policy, with the exception of the Clubhouse Ballroom and HFC Community Center. These can be reserved for periods up to four (4) hours. Longer time increments may be approved by the Amenity Manager. Amenities that have not been reserved are available for use on a “first come, first served” basis. There are no personal standing weekly reservations allowed for the Amenity Facilities listed in the reservation policies. Lake Ashton activities taking place within the Amenity Facilities should be open to all Lake Ashton residents and not be labeled as “private”. If the room is not reserved by a club, group or organization, tables may be individually reserved, with the understanding that the Amenity Manager may move or cancel reservations, if required, up to 48 hours prior to the reservation time. Clubs, Groups, and Organizations may make “standing” reservations. These will be reviewed semi-annually by the Amenity Manager. (Refer to section IX on what constitutes a club.) If a standing reservation made by a registered Club, Group, or Organization is cancelled or unused more than three (3) times in a six (6)-month period then the reservation may be revoked by the Amenity Manager. This does not apply to a Club, Group, or Organization going on a planned hiatus previously arranged with Staff. Reservations for commercial or profit-making purposes will be charged a fee in accordance with LA CDD and LAII CDD Chapter III: Rules for Amenities Rates, (respectively). The Amenity Manager can reschedule any reservation if requested by the District. The Clubhouse or HFC must be notified if a scheduled reservation cannot be kept so the slot may be re-assigned. Reservations will be held for fifteen (15) minutes past the scheduled start time, after which the Amenity Manager may re-assign the reservation. 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


FRIENDLY REMINDER Lake Ashton THE NEWSPAPERS IN THE MEDIA CENTER ARE FOR USE BY ALL RESIDENTS. RIPPING SECTIONS OUT OF ANY NEWSPAPER SHOULD BE AVOIDED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF AN ARTICLE OR CROSSWORD PUZZLE PLEASE BRING IT TO THE CLUB OFFICE TO MAKE A COPY FOR $.05. ADOPT-A-ROAD CLEANUP By Linda Sandel A Lake Ashton quarterly litter clean-up event is scheduled for Thompson Nursery Road from Hwy. 27 to County Road 653 on May 25. Please sign-up at the Clubhouse so adequate supplies are available. Meet in the Clubhouse Ballroom beginning at 8:30 am to pick up trash bags, gloves, safety vests and trash grabbers. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and Bok Tower ticket each calendar year. Let's have fun and get some exercise while keeping our community beautiful! Contact Linda Sandel if you have any questions at 863-368-0699 or Sandelly7@gmail.com. PAVILION REMINDERS To ensure the charcoal grills at the Pavilion are clean and ready for use for each resident, please be sure to dispose of your ashes, once cooled down, in the aluminum trash can located near the grills. Please note, the aluminum trash can is for ashes only. To book the Pavilion please contact Sheila Moreland at smoreland@lakeastoncdd.com or 863-324-5457. STOP BY THE PAVILION TO SEE SOME FLORIDA FRIENDLY PLANTS IN ACTION. THANK YOU TO THE GARDEN CLUB FOR KEEPING THIS AREA BEAUTI FUL AND EDUCATIONAL ! BusTrips Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk for the following trip with a check payable to Small World Tours: JUNE 9: WINTER PARK PLAYHOUSE ENJOY A WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE OF “DESPERATE MEASURES” AT THE WINTER PARK PLAYHOUSE! INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE'S MEASURE FOR MEASURE, THIS HILARIOUS, CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL COMEDY TOOK NEW YORK BY STORM! ACTIVITY LEVEL 1 $120/PERSON INCLUDES TOUR INCLUDES: R/T TRANSPORTATION, LUNCH AT THE OLIVE GARDEN, TAX & GRATUITY, RESERVED SEATING FOR SHOW, AND DRIVER GRATUITY SEE MORE DETAILS AT CLUBHOUSE ACTIVITIES OFFICE.


L.A. LOOKS Wildlife Corner Photo & Article By Barbara Ann Comer The Blue Jay is a familiar bird, common and widespread in the eastern United States. Blue Jays at Lake Ashton tend to be found in the more wooded areas. Often mistakenly called Bluebirds, they are a beautiful blue with striking black and white markings and sport a jaunty crest; male and female look alike. However, they aren't actually blue. The dark pigment in their feathers is melanin and scattering light on the feathers makes them appear blue. Noisy and bold, they utter a variety of vocalizations many of which don't even sound birdlike. This intelligent bird mimics the Red-shouldered Hawk's call well enough to fool even the most astute ornithologist. The common and piercing "jay, jay, jay" alarm alerts other birds that a predator may be nearby. As beautiful and widespread as this brassy songbird is, not one state has chosen it to be their state bird. LA II (WH ) HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS CONTACT INFO LA II (WH) Homeowners Association Board Members Contact Info • 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) HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS CONTACT INFO • Management Company Don Asher • President Tom Hevel president@lakeashtonhoa.org • Vice President David Muller vp@lakeashtonhoa.org • Vice President 2 Debbie Holmes vp2@lakeashtonhoa.org • Treasurer Lynda Hadley treasurer@lakeashtonhoa.org • Secretary Tim Doyle secretary@lakeashtonhoa.org • Officer Bob Prowant manager@lakeashtonhoa.org • Officer Nancy Baker n.baker@lakeashtonhoa.org • Officer Greg Bluemke arc.lakeashtonhoa.org WAYS TO PROTECT LA PONDS THIS SUMMER Summer is on its way, which means scorching days with lots of sunlight. Algae development occurs most frequently during the summer months, when rainfall and pond water temperatures rise. There are numerous ways residents may help keep Lake Ashton's Ponds attractive right now. • Avoid overfertilization and careless application. • Remove pet waste from your yard. • Ensure that landscape providers mow lawns with the chute pointing away from the pond bank. These actions will help to reduce nutrient runoff from summer rainfall. When the nutrients in the water get too high, the chance of an algae bloom increases. If an algae bloom occurs in a Lake Ashton CDD pond, the CDD contracts with an aquatics provider to treat the algae biweekly. If there are any questions or concerns, email Matt Fisher at Mfisher@lakeashtoncdd.com.

REMINDER TO ALL RESIDENTS: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHOULD RESIDENTS CONDUCT WORK OF ANY KIND ON CDD PROPERTY. THIS INCLUDES PONDS, COMMON AREAS, OR CONSERVATION/WETLAND AREAS. IF THERE ARE ANY CONCERNS REGARDING POND EROSION OR OTHER AREAS IN NEED OF MAINTENANCE PLEASE CONTACT LA(LW)CDD COMMUNITY DIRECTOR CHRISTINE WELLS (CWELLS@LAKEASHTONCDD.COM) OR LA(WH)CDD COMMUNITY DIRECTOR JAMES MARGESON (JMARGESON@LAKEASHTON2CDD.COM Native Flowers of Central Florida By Lynn Davis The Beach Sunflower (helianthus debilis) is a great border mounding plant. It is daisy-like in appearance with yellow and brown in the center. The flower itself can grow to 12 to 24 inches in height. It is a spreading perennial and will quickly fill a bare spot. It can spread two to four feet. The sunflower does best in full sun and is drought tolerant. In our area it blooms nearly year round. Why plant beach sunflower in your yard? Besides the beautiful flower, it’s a great plant for pollinators, especially butterflies. You needn’t water it much since it likes hot-dry areas. Gardeners can use it for wind erosion protection. The only care is cutting it back in March or April to help promote more growth. For more information visit UF/IFAS Extension and look up wildflowers. FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATES! FLOORING - BLINDS - SHUTTERS - SHOWER REMODELS 29710 US Hwy 27, Dundee 863-439-7500 www.jimsfloordepot.com

SAFETY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ANNOUNCEMENT By Fay Wood, NW Chief First, we thank all residents that could attend our latest Law Enforcement Forum presentation by Sheriff Grady Judd. You will see more about that coming up along with ongoing public safety and consumer tips you need to know. Special thanks to Waters Edge for supplying the yummy food baskets and refreshments and Christine and team for coordinating all. Since not all could make it I want to tell you my ongoing plans for Lake Ashton’s largest, probably oldest, and highly successful all inclusive community program. All thanks to you all in both cities for the teamwork and support. Effectively immediately, and after talks with leaders in LA and Law Enforcement, here’s some highlights of what’s happening in your NW program. Joan DiBattista has agreed to become our NW Deputy Chief. Joan comes with a very successful management background, and currently serves as President of the very successful LAVA Auxiliary here in LA. Joan will be working closely with two already well known NW Senior Advisors, James Mecsics and Nancy Baker and of course me. They still want me as the Chief but allowing me some much needed time off and travel plans. See the Executive Team picture from the meeting. Looking like youngsters don’t you think? Please stay tuned as a growing group of leaders are continuing to be formed. You will recognize several who have been with NW for a long time and some newbies to make the program even better, including a really skilled communications person to support our program enhancements and development. Come join the fun . More questions or comments feel free to contact Deputy Chief Joan DiBattista at: 239-851-7899. Thanks for your continued teamwork and support! CITIZENS ASSISTED PATROL (CAP) By David Muller Lake Ashton is a great place for many reasons including all the volunteers who participate in so many functions. The Citizens' Assisted Patrol (CAP) is such a group. It is a county effort by the Sheriff's Office and that is why CAP patrols both the Lake Wales and Winter Haven portions. The mission is to be the "eyes and ears" at Lake Ashton for the Sheriff's Office. What does CAP do for Lake Ashton? It gives visibility to the residents showing that someone is looking out for them to determine if emergency services should be requested. But it also gives visibility to "bad actors" or people who should not be here and want to hurt you. The vehicles with the orange flashing lights show those bad actors that someone is looking out for the residents. There is no predictability when the vehicles will show up. There is a lot of access by outsiders to Lake Ashton. That is why screening the vendors or anyone with access to your property is important not only to you but also your neighbors. Please become a CAP member and contact Mike Weissberg at 863-324-3541 for information and application. Only TWO HOURS A WEEK are asked of you to help keep Lake Ashton safe.

ALL IGATOR ALERT Now that the weather has warmed up, cold-blooded reptiles such as alligators can be more active. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds residents to be cautious when having fun in and around water. The FWC recommends keeping pets away from the water. For residents who have concerns with an alligator that poses a threat to humans, pets or property, call the FWC's Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866.FWC.GATOR (392.4286). Alligators and crocodiles are an important part of Florida's heritage and play a valuable role in the ecosystems where they live. Remember, it is illegal to feed or harass alligators. If you see an alligator: • Always give these reptiles a respectful distance — at least 10 feet — and always leave them alone. • Alligators are nocturnal animals, more active during the night. After dark, avoid fresh and brackish bodies of water. Unprovoked bites will often occur at the edge of the water. • Never feed alligators; it encourages them to lose their natural fear of people. • Small animals, like pets, and small children are generally more at risk than large adults. • Female alligators protect their nests by hissing and opening their mouths; this does not mean they are preparing to attack. • Alligators under four feet in length are not considered a threat to humans. NW: CONSUMER AND CRIME PREVENTION AWARENESS By Fay Wood, NW Chief Lake Ashton is a vibrant active adult community where many of our residents use contractors and handy men for repairs and services with their property. Residents should be aware of some prudent actions they should take when contracting with providers for their services: 1. Strive to use only licensed, insured and bonded providers for services. Having providers that do not meet that criteria may expose you to liability with your insurance or city Code Compliance should those services fail or lead to complications with your property. Additionally, a background check should be required of anyone who has access to your property. If the service provider uses non-posted vehicles or privately owner vehicles in disrepair, a resident should take special note to vent that provider with the Better Business Bureau. Doing this will help you ascertain the company’s business stability or if there has been any complaints on their service. Always ask for numerous references and check them. 2. Never allow any contractor free access to your property without supervision, especially inside your residence. It is extremely unwise to give any type of access control (keys, lock combinations, etc.) to contractors at any time. 3. Always have a written agreement outlining scope of work, pricing, schedule of work and remedies should the services not meet the requirements. 4. If at anytime you feel uncomfortable with a provider on your property, please feel free to contact law enforcement for their assistance. While there are some residents who provide these services, remember, when they are working for you, they are not your neighbors but contractors who should meet the same criteria as those from outside the community. The aforementioned actions are especially important for contractors from outside the community. Generally most contractors (including handymen) work within Lake Ashton without incident, but there have been some concerns regarding this subject so Neighborhood Watch leadership wanted to make you aware from the consumer advocacy and crime prevention perspective. Your Neighborhood Watch Team is providing this information so that residents can make informed decisions and keep Lake Ashton the safe and fun place to live.

MOVI ES 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 MAY 2 — 4 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM PLANE 2023 | R | 1H 48MIN Pilot Brodie Torrance (Gerard Butler) saves his passengers from a lightning strike by making a risky landing on a war-torn island - only to find that surviving the landing was just the beginning. When most of the passengers are taken hostage by dangerous rebels, the only person Torrance can count on for help is Louis Gaspare, an accused murderer who was being transported by the FBI. In order to rescue the passengers, Torrance will need Gaspare's help, and will learn there's more to Gaspare than meets the eye. MAY 9 — 11 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM TETRIS 2023 | R | 1H 58MIN "Tetris" tells the unbelievable story of how one of the world's most popular video games found its way to avid players around the globe. Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) discovers TETRIS in 1988, and then risks everything by traveling to the Soviet Union, where he joins forces with inventor Alexey Pazhitnov (Nikita Efremov) to bring the game to the masses. Based on a true story, "Tetris" is a Cold War-era thriller on steroids, with double-crossing villains, unlikely heroes and a nail-biting race to the finish. 18 MAY 16 — 18 1 1 AM, 3 & 7 PM PANAMA 2022 | R | 1H 34MIN When the U.S. is on the brink of invading Panama, a former marine is hired by a CIA operative (Mel Gibson) for a top-secret arms trade mission. Alone and among the most dangerous arms dealers, the ex-marine learns the true nature of political power. MAY 23 — 25 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM MOVING ON 2023 | R | 1H 25MIN Evvie, Claire and Joyce were a jolly trio of friends in the 1970s, but life pulled them apart. Now, Evvie and Claire are attending Joyce's funeral, and both have set their sights on the widower, whom they're determined to punish for past sins. MAY 30 — 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.

MAY 7 CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CINEMA FRIDAYS. 11 AM SHOWTIME IS CLOSED CAPTIONED. MAY 5 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM THE MASK OF ZORRO 2000 | PG-13 | 2H 16MIN After being imprisoned for 20 years, Zorro (Anthony Hopkins) receives word that his old enemy, Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson), has returned. Zorro escapes and returns to his old headquarters, where he trains aimless drunk Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas) to be his successor. Meanwhile, Montero, who has secretly raised Diego's daughter Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) as his own, hatches a plot to rob California of its gold. MAY 12 11 AM, 3 PM & 7 PM JOY LUCK CLUB 1993 | R | 2H 18MIN In San Francisco, a group of aging Chinese women meet regularly to trade familial stories while playing Mahjongg. In a series of vignettes that span generations and continents, this adaptation of Amy Tan's bestselling novel explores cultural conflict and the often-turbulent relationships between four firstgeneration Chinese-American women and their mothers. MAY 19 3 & 7 PM (NO 11 AM SHOWING) FURY 2014 | R | 2H 14MIN In April 1945, the Allies are making their final push in the European theater. A battle-hardened Army sergeant named Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt), leading a Sherman tank and a five-man crew, undertakes a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Hopelessly 19 outnumbered, outgunned and saddled with an inexperienced soldier (Logan Lerman) in their midst, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds as they move to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. MAY 26 11 AM, 3 & 7 PM HAMBURGER HILL 1987 | R | 1H 50MIN Over the course of 10 days in May 1969, an infantry squad led by Lt. Frantz (Dylan McDermott) and composed of both seasoned troops and new recruits, attempts to take a hill during the Vietnam War. In between attacks, the squad members deal with the other psychological stresses of the war, including the effect on morale of the antiwar movement back home and flashes of racial hostility between white and African-American soldiers, all mediated by the cool-headed medic, Doc (Courtney B. Vance).

EVENTS PUB CRAWL WRAP-UP What a fantastic and fun event! Everyone seemed to have such a great time enjoying the food, drinks, and fellowship. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event possible. It wouldn’t have been possible without you! Congratulations to the Bike Show winner, John Kline with his Harley Davidson CVO Limited (pictured)! This event will surely be coming back, so keep an eye out for it! LAKE ASHTON BOCCE TOURNAMENT By Wayne Creek This year’s annual Bocce Ball tournament was held on April 1 with 16 teams of two competing in the single elimination tournament. After mostly close matches throughout the brackets, Tammy and Robbie Shields won first place, Linda and Carl Boast second, and Marianne and Mike Morcone third. Tournament sponsor Jim Weaver of Weaver Loveless Law presented Charm City gift certificates to the winners for $100, $75, and $50. Wayne and Vicki Creek are the Bocce league facilitators and tournament organizers. Linda and Carl Boast oversaw the judges for the tournament, while Chris and Bill Reibl managed the brackets and players. Others volunteered in various ways to make the day a success. Chris and Bill Reibl also hosted an after party at their home with food, games and fellowship. All enjoyed the day visiting with fellow players, eating their packed lunch/snacks, and spending the day by the courts cheering for one another! Bocce is open for play on Mondays and Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm. New players are always welcome. TRASH TO TREASURE A HUGE SUCCESS! By Diane Dillon On behalf of over 100 BOLLA members and volunteers from our community, thank you, thank you, to everyone at Lake Ashton for your overwhelming generosity and your support for Trash to Treasure. With your help, we were able to raise a record breaking $20,800 this year! Not only was Trash to Treasure a financial success, but we received many compliments regarding the sale itself. We hope everyone enjoyed attending our sale and is thrilled with their new treasures. We thank everyone who made thoughtful and generous donations, those who attended the sale and, of course, the many volunteers who helped with the sale. It is also important to extend our heartfelt thanks to the entire Clubhouse staff who worked with us every step of the way. Trash to Treasure is a labor of love for the members of BOLLA. More importantly, based on our success, we are well on our way to making another 1,000 plus blankets both this year and next. Thank YOU!

National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity. May is characterized by six national observances highlighting the contributions of those who have served. MAY 1: LOYALTY DAY MAY 7 — 13: PUBLIC SERVICE RECOGNITION WEEK MAY 8: VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY AKA V-E DAY OR VE DAY MAY 12: MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY MAY 20: ARMED FORCES DAY MAY 29: MEMORIAL DAY WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR MILITARY & VETERANS ★ Display the American Flag at your home ★ Send a care package to a soldier ★ Encourage elected officials at all levels to recognize our military and veterans ★ See someone in uniform or know a veteran? Thank them for their service or surprise them with a coffee, dessert or drink ★ Donate to a veteran or military charity ★ Reach out to a veteran or military family in need MILITARY APPRECIATION DANCE Stop by the HFC to reserve a table for the Military Appreciation Dance that will be held on May 12 from 7 to 10 pm at the HFC. $10 for a table reservation and $10 for admissions. It will be a night filled with music by DJ Wayne. Come show your appreciation for those who served and or continue to serve our country. It's also BYOB and snacks. LAVA GOLF TOURNAMENT The Third Annual Armed Forces Day Commander in Chief Golf Tournament will be held on May 20 at the Lake Ashton Golf Club. LAVA is again sponsoring this event to benefit veteran organizations as well as a local scholarship program. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the bulletin board in the Pro Shop. The tournament is open to all residents, and you can register as an individual or a group. At sign up you will be asked to affiliate with a branch of service. The cost for the event is $35 for residents with a golf membership, $40 for residents without a golf membership, and $50 for nonresidents. The fee includes golf, carts, prizes and lunch. Checks should be made payable to the Lake Ashton Golf Management. Questions on the tournament or sponsorship can be addressed to Bob Zelazny, Nancy Baker, or Jim Mecsics. VETERANS — ENJOY A FREE PATRIOTIC CONCERT! There will be a concert on Saturday, May 27 at 7 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom featuring The Summit Kings playing patriotic music, along with other classic hits. If you would like to have your military photo displayed at the event, please bring it to the Clubhouse Activities Office by 5 pm on May 19. All Lake Ashton military veterans will be given a free ticket to this event thanks to our sponsor Melissa Kincaid of Edward Jones. Tickets will be $5 for anyone else who would like to attend. Pick up or purchase at the Clubhouse Activities Office. CEREMONY AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL Everyone is invited to gather at the Veterans Memorial by the Clubhouse at 9 am on Monday, May 29 for a remembrance ceremony facilitated by the Lake Ashton Veterans Association (LAVA).

SAVE THESE DATES ! • July 4 - Rootin’ Tootin’ July 4 at the Clubhouse • August 18 - Woodstock Party Featuring Paisley Craze at the Clubhouse • August 31 - Camp Lake Ashton Jamboree KARAOKE AT THE CLUBHOUSE Get over that mid-week hump with some karaoke! Join friends and neighbors on Wednesday, May 10 at 6 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom to sing the night away. Tickets are on sale at the Clubhouse Activities Office for $5. Next Date: June 14 ICE CREAM SOCIAL Stop by the HFC on the first Friday of every month for an ice cream social from 1 to 3 pm. Cost is $2 for a cone and $3 for a sundae. TRIVIA By David Fix Lake Ashton Sunday Night Trivia is THE PLACE to be seen! Trivia will be played every Sunday night in May. Cost is just $1/person. All money is returned as Prize Money to the Top 3 Teams, so the more players, the more money to be won! Don’t have a team? Come and join an open table looking for players. Maximum eight players per table. BYOB and Snacks! Don’t miss the fun! Trivia starts promptly at 7 pm and is usually over before 8:30 pm. 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 on summer hiatus starting in June: Prowant Bible Study, Ladies Bunco, Bunco, Camera Club, LACAC, Country Line Dancing (no May classes), Mah Jongg, Tap Jammers Finger Sandwiches, Petite Desserts, Coffee, Iced Tea & Water Provided Shop at vendor tables of female owned businesses and fill your provided reusable shopping bag with goodies at a discount! Raffles and door prizes throughout the event. LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS MAY 12! Calling all ye salty dogs — Cap’n Seb Sparrow invites you to take a gander at the back cover to find out more about a swashbucklin’ affair coming to LA in June! Ye be walkin’ the plank if you miss this party! Bloomin’ Beauties Ladies Luncheon May 19 at 11 am Clubhouse Ballroom


GOLF CANADA VS USA By Roman Zakrajsek 2023 is the second year that a Saturday men’s golf group here in Lake Ashton has put on a Canada vs USA Golf Championship. Last year Team USA won and for 2023, Congratulations to Team Canada for winning. It’s a fun day and a great way to build friendships here in Lake Ashton. Huge Thanks to all the people that came out to watch us come in on the 18th hole. Lot’s of cheering and smiles were everywhere. That’s what it’s all about. It was great! Team Canada 2023 Members are Roman Zakrajsek, Darrell Reid, Ed Miller, Brian Peck, Bob Dupuis, Ron Goldade, Rusty Ruston, & Mike Renaud. 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! BLUE MAN GROUP MURRAY ZACHARIA MEMBER/ MEMBER TOURNAMENT By Linda Zacharia On April 5 and 6, the Blue Man Group played their 3rd Annual Member Member Tournament honoring the memory of Murray Zacharia, founder of the BMG. The two days were enjoyed by all and many fond memories were shared. A wonderful luncheon, provided by the Eagle Nest staff, culminated the event along with the announcement of the winners. 2Low Gross Score: Steve Beck & Gary Fako Low Net Score: Sal Tabone & Tom Anderson The winners names will be engraved on the plaque that is displayed in the Golf Pro Shop. LALGA By Lydia Fichtman April 11 was an amazing, fun and windy day of golf for closing out the 2022-2023 season. Thank you to Jan Baun and her committee for the wonderful event. A Design Y an Parts & Services Aailable In-Store Warranes Winer Haen 1104A Cypr d SE (Lampligh a) wancityom (863) 299-2777 step-aside scramble was played and as always, Vicki Moore and the ladies from the Nest did not disappoint with delicious salads for lunch and cupcakes for dessert. Congratulations to all the winners of not only the event, but of the year. Char Walter did an outstanding job distributing awards to all the years’ winners. This year’s Red Hoagland leaders are: Kathy Ryan $204.55, Beverly Hines $195.05, T Utting $192.55 and Pat Hodges $191.40. The Red Hoagland Challenge continues through the end of May. Keep up the good work ladies! At the year-end meeting it was announced that Lynn Abbott, treasurer and Dory Krogman, vice president will retain their positions for the next two years. They were voted in by the membership. In addition, the members polled increased the yearly dues to $35 beginning November 1. Weekly play remains at $3. No additional funds will be paid each week. Although, the season has ended, the fun has not. The LALGA will sponsor a twoday summer tournament the second week of July. (continued on p. 28)

(continued from p. 26) The theme will be “The Tropics” as by then, the weather predicts to be sizzling and steamy. Look for further information in the June LA Times or on the bulletin board in the Pro Shop. Take out those cute tropical shirts and get ready to celebrate those sultry seasonal days of summer. It’s that time again to say goodbye to the snowbirds and to wish them well: au revoir, until we see each other again! The league looks forward to having everyone back for the 2023-24 season. Have a wonderful and restful summer! LAMGA By David Kubissa Following the highly successful Member-Guest tournament in March, LAMGA weekly games again became the focus of most league activity. Later in the same month, the men’s golf association held a twoday, best ball tournament in conjunction with the LALGA that concluded with a luncheon and awards ceremony in the Eagle’s Nest. As LAMGA play rolled into early April the standings in the Red Hoagland Hyundai challenge began to reflect some shifts in the standings with some familiar names still in the top five joined by some new contenders. Leaders through April for year-end prize credits at the Pro Shop: 1st Darrell Reid, $89.60; 2nd John Milsom, $75.25; 3rd Rolly Geyer, $67.50; 4th Carl Pritchard, $66.85; 5th Doug Hines, $66.50. Looking ahead to May, the LAMGA weekly lineup will include a May 3 Cinco de Mayo game of pick your partner with a post-game lunch in the Eagles Nest. You won’t want to miss this one. Golf, fun and food. Shout out to LAMGA sponsors: Last month, we thanked the major sponsors of the Member-Guest tournament, but there were dozens of other businesses and services that also contributed support to LAMGA. We will list them throughout the year by categories, starting this month with auto dealers and services: Central Buick GMC; Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Winter Haven; Hill Nissan; Huston Cadillac Buick GMC; Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram; Red Hoagland Hyundai; Ridge Quality Motors; Tuffy Tire & Auto Service of Winter Haven; and Weikert Ford. LAKE ASHTON LADY GOLFERS By Margie Dersham The Polk County Women's Association has just finished their 2022-2023 season with their Championship Tournament, a two-day event, April 3 at Willowbrook and April 10 at Huntington Hills. Congratulations to: Liz Leigh, Flight AA, 1st Place Sandra Lancaster, Flight A, 1st Place Vicki Andrew, Flight A, 2nd Place Deb Louder, Flight A, 6th Place Kathy Ryan, Flight B, 2nd Place Brenda Poe, Flight C, 4th Place PCWGA members play numerous courses in the Polk County area on Mondays from October through April. The play is always flighted and gives one an opportunity to play different courses in the area and meet other golfers that also love the game. Membership for next year (2023-24) is available now. For more information, contact Vicki Andrew at vandrew710@gmail.com or Liz Leigh at leigh.elizabeth@gmail.com.

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CLUBS GARDEN CLUB By Lynn Davis The LA Garden Club second annual plant sale was a huge succes s . Thank you LA community for your support! There was a great turn out. Thank you to all who donated plants and gave their time to pull the event together. A special thank you to our guest, Gene, the Barefoot Gardener. Wednesday meetings return for May! The meeting will be on May 10 at 10 am in the Pavilion. Gene will do a presentation on caring f o r o r c h i d s . A l s o pictured: Garden Club project at the Eagle’s Nest. LA DEMOCRATIC CLUB By Paul Ritz The Lake Ashton Democratic Club is holding their monthly meeting May 4 inperson only at the HFC. Social time with snacks will be from 4 to 4:30 pm. Please bring your own beverage. The inperson General meeting will start at 4:30. We will be discussing plans for various activities going forward in the coming months. For more information, please email lakeashtondemocraticclub@gmail.com. LA REPUBLICAN CLUB By Gary Johnson, President The Lake Ashton Republican Club will meet May 24 at the Clubhouse. Checkin and social time starts at 3:30 pm and the meeting begins at 4. The guest speaker is Lake Wales Mayor Jack Hilligoss. Members and their guests are welcome. For more information, contact Linda Sandel at 863-368-0699, sandelly7@gmail.com.

GENEALOGY CLUB MEETING By Jane Imparl The last two months have been exciting and fun for members of the genealogy club. In March, the group visited the Bartow Genealogy Library for an excellent tour of the facility and learned that local genealogical/ historical libraries can be a wealth of information. In April, five new members were welcomed to the group. What a great time everyone had learning about their ancestors and helping them climb their family tree! If interested in joining the fun at the next meeting on May 10 at 2 pm in the HFC Craft Room. Come and see what we're about and have some fun with your fellow Ashtonians. All levels of expertise are welcome. For more information, call 815-545-6655. 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 April, several new members were welcomed, and the group discussed future lunches, dinners, and other activities. Karen Nelson arranged a pontoon boat cruise of the Chain of Lakes with Living Waters Cruises with a lunch at Harborside after. Carol Corley is arranging a lunch at The Barn in Lake Alfred in May. Karen Nelson thanked the singles who participated in the Community Showcase. Some suggestions on things to do included blueberry picking at Whitehead farms, the phosphate museum in Mulberry, the ski show at Lake Silver and Bok Tower Gardens. The Single Mingle will be held on May 18 in the Pavilion at 4 pm. If you would like to take part in activities with other singles, attend the meeting on May 7. LA PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION By Dennis Santino Lake Ashton Pickleball Association (LAPA) began offering monthly 2-session Newbie Clinics in January 2023. So far this year, 75 friends and neighbors have completed the clinic. The clinic is suspended during the heat of summer and will resume in September. Dates for the September sessions will be announced in the August LA Times. All Lake Ashton Residents are encouraged to join LAPA and experience the fun and camaraderie of the sport. Pickleball can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels. It is a great way to get some fresh air, exercise and meet new people. As a member of LAPA, you will stay informed on all upcoming events and happenings. Dues are just $12/year. Please see any LAPA officer for details: Chuck Caesar (President), Dennis Santino (Vice President), Lisa Savala (Treasurer) or Becky Wilson (Secretary). Looking forward to seeing you on the courts! LA BELLES By Barb Staschke Deja vu! Join the Belles at Harborside on May 31 at 11:30 am. Wear your fancy hats for Derby Day Delayed and enjoy a Mint Julep. Sign-up sheet is at the Clubhouse Information Wall. Limited to 36. You can also contact Barb Staschke at 248-670-9037 with any questions. MAGIC YEARS CLUB By Rose Crognale Good Morning Lake Ashton! There will be a meeting on May 15 at 7 pm in the HFC Craft Room for all Disney enthusiasts. All Lake Ashton residents are invited to come. The group will be discussing future events and perhaps coming up with a definitive date for Painting With A Twist in Highpoint Plaza in Winter Haven (at the opposite end from the Hurricane Restaurant). Hope to see you there.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE By Don Fuller A duplicate bridge game is held every Monday in the Clubhouse Ballroom from 12:45 pm until approximately 3:30 pm. Players of all levels are welcome. Advance sign up is encouraged using the duplicate bridge notebook on the Clubhouse Information Wall. A partner is required. For helping finding a partner or for more information contact Don Fuller dfuller627@yahoo.com March 13, 2023 North-South 1st Tom Fleming & Graham Littlehales; 2nd Mary Lois Teyssier & Marian Oshinsky; 3rd John Sammons & Pat Sammons: EastWest 1st Cheryl Tillman & Nancy Golding; 2nd Harvey Cohen & Trish Kellar; Gengler 3rd Sandra Burns & Karla March 20, 2023 North-South 1st Ralph Ritter & Judy Robertson; 2nd Nelda Sedlacek & Pauline Pare; 3rd Keith Stevens & Trish Kellar: East-West 1st Tom Fleming & Graham Littlehales; 2nd Sonny Robinson & Patricia Foster; 3rd Marge Kniat & Judy Marine March 27, 2023 North-South 1st Marian Oshinsky & Mary Lois Teyssier; 2nd Marion Nelson & Roger Nelson; 3rd John Sammons & Pat Sammons: EastWest 1st Tom Fleming & Graham Littlehales; 2nd Judy Robertson & Ralph Ritter; 3rd Judy Marine & Marge Kniat April 3, 2023 North-South 1st Barb Cassidy & Keith Stevens; 2nd Marian Oshinsky & Mary Lois Teyssier; 3rd Trish Kellar & Don Fuller: East-West 1st Patricia Foster & Sonny Robinson; 2nd Jeannine Connors & Marge Kniat; 3rd Ralph Ritter & Judy Robertson April 10, 2023 North-South 1st Ralph Ritter & Karla Gengler; 2nd Pat Sammons & John Sammons; 3rd Don Fuller & Trish Fuller: East-West 1st Dick Dole & Lois Dole; 2nd Marge Kniat & Judy Marine; 3rd Nancy Goldman – Cheryl Tillman HORSESHOES Residents should reach out to John at 530-894-3856 or betsleale@aol.com if they are interested in playing horseshoes.

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LA ROCKERS By Connie Strassberg The LA Rockers learned how to paint Disney characters on rocks on April 5 and will learn how to decorate rocks with diamond dots on May 3. Many of the rocks created during or as a result of these classes will find their way to hiding spots throughout LA or to this year's fundraiser on July 4 in connection with the Fourth of July Celebration and Golf Cart Parade. The funds raised will enable us to continue painting and hiding rocks for LA residents to find, enjoy, and share. LA Rockers will meet on May 3 for a "teaching" meeting geared to those who already have experience painting rocks. The meeting on May 24 will be a “free paint” meeting. Specifics will be announced on our Facebook page. Newcomers will be welcome to the "free paint" meeting where one of our administrators will share an orientation to rock painting with them. After the orientation, the newcomers can sit with one of our more experienced painters and try to paint a rock of their own. Newcomers: Before coming to the meeting, it is necessary to contact either MJ Richards (mjmrichards517@gmail.com) or Connie Strassberg (cbs1949@aol.com), so that we know you are coming and can let you know what supplies you will need to bring. You don't have to be a Picasso or a Renoir to be a Rocker - we will teach you how to put a smile on someone's face while enjoying a lovely afternoon with a great group of people. Please note: if a meeting has to be canceled, notification will be posted on the LA Rockers group page on Facebook so please join that page if you have a Facebook account. LAVA AUXILIARY By Chris Graves Welcome! Welcome! The LAVA Auxiliary will meet May 17 at 6:30 pm at the Clubhouse Ballroom near the stage. So, you might be asking why the welcome … any resident is welcome to stop by the meeting to check us out. We are a group of residents that enjoy hosting activities to benefit the military. There are activities that are yet to be created, and that’s why we are extending a welcome for you to stop by. The meetings provide a platform for you to hear more about what the group does and to offer your ideas and thoughts. Current activities: TAKE CHARGE OF LIFE’S TRANSITIONS <#$3$* @4311"12 6"7"12 A('#$# 5 )"44# 6&12 A*(0 B3(* C*="/3"= @4311"12 D##*$ @(&$*/$"&1 @(&+3$* 63E* D#F$&1 >*#"=*1$ !"#"$ &'( )*+#"$* ,&( -./&0"12 !"($'34 5 6"7* 8*0"13(#9 :*;# 5 <='/3$"&134 >*#&'(/*#? Denise R. Tessier, Esq. 863.220.7927 Office | 863.225.2244 Direct Info@TessierLawFirm.com !!!"#$%%&$'()!*&'+",-+ 1375 Havendale Blvd. NW | Winter Haven, FL 33881 May is Military Memorial Month. The VA Auxiliary is selling Red, White and Blue Bows for $5. Last year we sold out. The bows can be purchased at Monday Coffee. The bows not only look great on mailboxes and golf carts but also show your appreciation for the veterans and active military. SAVE THE DATE! The Annual Craft Show is October 21, 2023 in the Ballroom. At this time applications are being accepted and 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 and God Bless our Veterans and Active Military.

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MIND&BODY SUMMER SIGN LANGUAGE We would like to invite anyone who is interested to join our group of beginner signers during the summer. It will be a relaxed format 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 we can work in small groups to help you catch up. Then you would be able to jump into the classes in the fall! There will be two sessions available weekly. Runs from June 6th to August 31st. Tuesdays in the Clubhouse Card Room 12:45-1:45 pm and *Thursdays in the Clubhouse Craft Room from 6:30 - 7:30 pm! Come when you can. Hope to see you there. LA SOCIAL TENNIS 8 to 10:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the HFC or Clubhouse courts. No need to sign up, just 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. 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. Participants are encouraged to honor their bodies at all times. Practiced regularly, yoga improves posture, balance, flexibility, anxiety, stress, and provides a host of other benefits. Chair yoga will be offered if requested. LA DANCE CLASSES Instructor: Connie Wilkinson (Certified DVIDA instructor — 863.875.6728) Learn the Cha Cha Mondays in May from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the HFC Community Room. FREE! No Partner needed! SUMMER LINE D A N CIN G CLASS Instructor: Lorrrie Shearin Class will be held every Thursday at the HFC starting May 4 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: May 22 at 10 am in the Clubhouse Cinema Topic: “What is the best way to avoid probate?” Upcoming Classes: June 26: “Should I have a Trust? What does ‘Funding Your Trust’ mean?” Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall

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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. TAP JAMMERS Facilitator: Julie Bombard A fun group of tappers who gather weekly on Fridays at 10 am at the Clubhouse Stage to practice steps and combinations. If you tap or have tapped in the past and have knowledge of tap dance, come join the fun! Classes are free. These classes are not intended for the beginning tapper. For more information, contact Julie at jbombard73@gmail.com. FUSED GLASS CLASSES Create Fused Glass Jewelry May 5 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Clubhouse Craft Room. Cost $35 to be paid at the class with cash or check. Create 2 from the following choices: a pendant, a pair of earrings or a pin. Pre-registration required at the Clubhouse. Space is limited. All materials are included. Create a Fused Glass Beach Scene Suncatcher on May 11 from 9 am to 11 am at the HFC Craft Room. Cost $25 to be paid at class with cash or check. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. All materials included. Sign up at the HFC. BOB ROSS OIL PAINTING Instructor: Kay Lenherr May 13 at 1 pm Clubhouse Craft Room Summer Time $35 (payable at class) Sign up at the Clubhouse Information Wall by noon on May 12. CREATE A CARD Please join the group on May 16 at 10 or noon 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. BRUSHES AND BEVERAGES For $35, each painter will be receiving step-by-step instructions to create a 16x20 canvas painting and will be supplied with a 16x20 canvas, acrylic paints, and brushes. This event will take place on May 5 at 3 pm in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Stop by the Activities Desk with a check made out to Sheila Vertoli to reserve your spot by May 1. PARKINSON’ S SEMINAR Learn about improving outcomes for patients with Parkinson's Disease May 17 at the HFC. This presentation will be given by Matt Wright COTA/L. Sign up at the HFC today. CRAFTING WITH CARMEN Learn how to create a colorfully mesmerizing alcohol art on a 5x7 canvas at 11:30 am on May 18. All supplies and instructions will be supplied for $10. Sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Office with a check (LACDD), Visa, or MasterCard by May 16. A minimum of 8 people is needed for this class! Next Crafting with Carmen Class: June 13 at 11:30 am

Party DATE June 23 tim e pm 7 Wear your best pirate garb, pillage, plunder, and dance the night away to live music from 99 in the Shade. Meet the famed Captain Seb Sparrow and enjoy “grog and ale” from the Cash Bar. Purchase tickets for $20 at the Clubhouse Activities Office starting May 8 after Monday Coffee. Clubhouse Ballroom

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