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Fall Mega Sale on tap

AVON PARK - South Florida State College's Association of Florida Colleges chapter will hold its sixth annual fall mega sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 in the SFSC Citrus Center parking lot.

The public is welcome to shop for treasures and food.

The AFC is the professional association for Florida's 28 community and state colleges, their boards of trustees, employees, retirees and associates. AFC promotes, represents, supports the community and state college educational system.

For information, call Lena Phelps at 784-7034.

Advanced Driver Improvement Course

AVON PARK - South Florida State College's Community Education Department will offer a 12-hour Advanced Driver Improvement Course for drivers who have a suspended license or have too many points on their license.

The course will be held 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14 at the Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $145. Register at any SFSC campus.

For information, contact the Community Education office at 784-7388 or

Alcohol prevention, safe driving programs

AVON PARK - South Florida State College's Community Education Department is offering a series of Alcohol Drug Accident Prevention Training courses for first-time driver's license applicants, as well as Safe Driving Accident Prevention Program courses for drivers who have received a traffic citation, were court ordered to attend, or were involved in a traffic accident and issued a ticket.

The four-hour ADAPT courses will be held 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the DeSoto Campus, 2252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia, and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green. Cost is $42 and preregistration is required.

The four-hour SDAPP courses will be held 5:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the DeSoto Campus, 2252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park; and 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $45.

For information, call 784-7388 or email

TAG offers acrylic painting course

AVON PARK - The Artists' Group at South Florida State College will offer an acrylic painting course 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Nov. 15 through Dec. 6, in the TAG studio at Hotel Jacaranda, 19 E. Main St..

Participants will learn the essential skills of acrylic painting. This class is for beginners. Students will complete two projects of their choice. A supply list can be obtained at the Hotel Jacaranda or in Building B at the SFSC Highlands Campus.

The course number is 11379 and the cost is $85. Participants may register at any SFSC campus or center, or by calling 784-7405.

TAG is a group of local artists who meet regularly at the Hotel Jacaranda to develop their individual talents and to promote an appreciation of art and artistic expression. The member-centered program offers a forum for individual and creative artistic collaboration, as well as a venue for art instruction and display. They offer informal art classes throughout the year and are geared towards artists of every skill level.

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition exhibit

AVON PARK - South Florida State College's Museum of Florida Art and Culture will host the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Exhibition Nov. 6 through Jan. 4. The event is free and open to the public.

Featuring the photography of Carlton Ward Jr., the exhibit will highlight the journey of four explorers who traveled 1,000 miles in 100 days from the Everglades to Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. Their goal is to raise awareness of the possibility to protect and restore connected landscapes throughout Florida and create a viable corridor from the Everglades to Georgia.

MOFAC will hold its Third Thursday program at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 that will include a screening of the recently released documentary, "The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee," by Elam Stoltzfus, and a panel discussion moderated by Florida Wildlife Corridor team member Joe Guthrie.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact MOFAC curator Mollie Doctrow at 784-7240 or


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