LIVIN G WITH S ANDHILL CRANES Shannon Carnevale from UF/IFAS will present about the local Sandhill Cranes at the HFC on November 2 at 1 pm. She will be answering any questions you may have about them as well as informing you about their habits and more. AMATEUR RADIO EXAM AT THE HFC The Lake Ashton Amateur Radio Association will host examinations for all levels of amateur radio licenses on November 12 at 1 pm in the HFC Craft Room. Tests offered: Technician Class, General Class and Amateur Extra (note: this is a progressive set of tests). This test session is under the direction of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) and there is a $15 test fee. All applicants must register to take the test at least one week before the session by emailing Dave Bishop at DBishop1867@gmail.com. Please provide your name, address, which exams you will take, and your FRN number from the FCC. If you do not have an FRN Number go the the FCC web site and register at apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do CHEF’SSpecial December 8 at 5 pm Pulled brisket tacos with a key lime sorbet that will cool your margarita $15 per person The class is reserved for the first 32 residents to sign up at the Clubhouse Activities Desk LAKE ASHTON CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES ( LACES) "Lace up" and come down to the Clubhouse Ballroom for a series of monthly classes aimed at enriching the mind, body, and spirit. The series starts on December 8 in the Clubhouse Ballroom with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County pushing residents to think "Beyond Quinoa" and explore the rich flavors, textures, and benefits of the other delicious whole grain options such as millet, amaranth, farro, teff, and buckwheat. Enjoy learning about the grains and then experience a food demonstration and tasting of dishes highlighting these delightful and nutritious foods. SAVE THE DATE for the January class with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County celebrating Florida Arbor Day (a little later) with Shannon Carnavale presenting "Community Forestry and Urban Tree Canopy”. ON-S ITE DERMATOLOGI ST The HFC will be having an onsite dermatologist starting in December in a 40' mobile medical vehicle with 3 exam rooms and medical equipment to perform skin exams, biopsies, Botox & Fillers, MOHS surgery and more. This is a convenient options for residents who do not want to leave "campus" to get the dermatology care they need. They will use a telehealth platform for followups and accept many types of insurance including Medicaid. GRIEF SUPPORT After losing a loved one, survivors may find the pain associated with that loss doesn’t lessen with time. Support groups provide a safe place to express feelings, share experiences, learn about grief, and move ahead in the grief process. You do not have to be a loved one of a hospice patient to participate in these groups. They offer all programs to anyone residing in Polk, Highlands, or Hardee County who has experienced the death of a loved one. All support groups are free to participants. To register, please call 863-968-1739 or 1-800-464-3994. COOKING CLASS

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