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Doctor to teach tai chi for beginners SEBRING - Dr. Paul Lam, a retired family physician from Sydney, Australia, and a world leader in tai chi health improvement, will hold a Tai Chi for Beginners workshop Oct. 19-20 at Kenilworth Lodge. Lam has been studying tai chi for 38 years. He is proficient in several styles of the stress-relieving martial art and has trained many winners of international competitions. Lam and colleagues created the "Six Easy Steps for Tai Chi Beginnings" program 16 years ago. It has been proven to retain regular students.
Lam's "Tai Chi for Health" series is currently being taught at Golf Hammock and the YMCA. For more information, call Susan Beson at 385-9678 or Pat Lawson at (772) 260-3365. SHS Class of '73 plans 40th reunion SEBRING - The 40th reunion of the Sebring High School Class of 1973 will be held Nov. 8-11. Join the Class of '73 at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Fireman's Field to cheer on the Blue Streaks football team who will play the Avon Park Red Devils. At approximately 9 p.m., the group will meet at Cowpoke's Watering Hole for hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and more. Dress is casual. On Nov. 9, the class will meet 6 p.m. to midnight for buffet dinner at the Sebring Elks Lodge. Dinner will consist of prime rib or chicken piccata. There will be a DJ, dancing, cash bar and more. Dress will be casual. To wrap up the reunion, the group will meet for a blessing Nov. 10. The time, church and location will be announced. Cost is $35 per person and the deadline is Oct. 26. Make a check payable to Carol Sparks and mail to: 207 Mini Ranch Road, Sebring, FL 33870; or contact Sparks through Michael Sparks's Facebook page to use PayPal. For more information, call Jacque at 381-0441. Children's author to speak at library LAKE PLACID - Kevin Main, a Sebring resident and author of "I See You There: My Father's Love," will speak at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Lake Placid Memorial Library. His book has been recognized and applauded by Michael Card and Crystal Bowman, award-winning authors. "With poetic language against a backdrop of nature, this story beautifully illustrates a father's love for his children," Bowman said of the book. "I wrote this book because I wanted children to know that they are simply and completely loved," Main said. "And I wanted to draw a parallel between a father's love and our Heavenly Father's love. "As a parent of four children, I know how important it is for children to be cherished." In addition to reading, Main will provide arts and crafts for children 3 to 8 years old. Highlands Hammock hosting haunted event SEBRING - Highlands Hammock State Park will host its first Haunted Hammock event 6-10 p.m. Oct. 25-26. Admission is free for children under 6, $2 for kids ages 6-12 and $5 for ages 13 and up. This "spooktacular" event will feature a huge haunted house, a "Terror Tram," a no-scare kid zone, carnival-style games with candy, live DJ entertainment and prize contests, including a costume contest. There will be vendors selling food and drinks.