TAVARES — The Lake County Extension Office's next educational program in its new "Timely Topics" series is "Florida Autumn Harvest" on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.
"If you want to know the difference between a persimmon and a pummelo, or if you want to make some sense out of your citrus, this program will help you learn what is in season, how to prepare it and its nutritional benefits," said Julie England, a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with the Lake County Extension Office.
Preregistration is appreciated but not required for the free Florida Autumn Harvest program. For more information or to register, call Rene Bass at (352) 343-4101.
Each month, the Timely Topics series provides information on a variety of subjects including clutter control, transferring non-titled property and food safety. The Lake County Extension Office sponsors all programs, which is a partnership between the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. Trained professionals and volunteers offer research-based education in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.
All programs of the Timely Topics series are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Upcoming programs include:
• Dec. 5 — Lighten Up Your Holidays: Healthy holiday eating doesn't have to be boring.
• Jan. 8 — De-clutter Your Life: Start the new year by organizing your home and records.
• Feb. 6 — Mold and Mildew: The Fungus Among Us: Prevent and control mold and mildew.
• March 5 — Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate: Avoid conflict when transferring non-titled property.
• April 8 — Closing Your Florida Home: Tips for closing your seasonal home.
• May 7 — Food Safety and You: Reduce your risk of food-borne illnesses at home and away.