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Ads and Events is provided each Monday from items submitted for publication.
It is distributed by email and listed on the website, http://www.suncitycenteradsandevents.com/.   You may request to be added to the email distribution by sending an email to SCCFreeAds@tampabay.rr.com 

Warmest regards,

 Debbie Caneen
Director of Admissions
Sun Towers Retirement Community
101 Trinity Lakes Drive
Sun City Center, FL 33573
813-892-2990
   
SPECIAL EVENTS 

NOTICE: ADS AND EVENTS IS PRODUCED BY DEBBIE CANEEN, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OF SUN TOWERS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.  

SEND ALL EVENTS TO BE PUBLISHED BY E-MAIL TO SCCFreeAds@tampabay.rr.com 

Please include all basic information, location of event, especially Price (or list it’s Free) and Contact Information (phone, e-mail, or website). Six lines maximum.  Send to: SCCFreeAds@tampabay.rr.com.  As soon as space permits, it will be put in the weekly e-Mail and on the website. It will run until event date passes.  You do not need to submit it again.  Cut off time is Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Events begin following Monday. To be entered in the News of Kings Point, your ad must be received no later than the 10th of the month prior to the month you wish it to run.

WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

MONDAYS:

7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. CLUB INFORMATION AND MORE with Jeanne Wadlin. 5 minute reports of news and information about Sun City Center's many clubs. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:15 a.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:30 a.m. - WIDOWER'S GROUP at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Meeting for WIDOWERS ONLY, women are into groups, men are NOT. We're taught early on that when adversity hits: "suck it up--get on with it!". However history has consistently proven regardless of what we think, YOU can benefit greatly from the experience of others. We invite YOU to attend a meeting, coffee and donuts on us. You'll sit and listen as others share their experiences in dealing with the different stages of the tragic loss of losing your spouse. For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com.


9:00 a.m. - THE MORNING SHOW WITH NOREEN RICKETS - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Top 40 oldies from the 50s to the 90s. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - KINGS POINT QUILTERS in Fiber Arts Rooms 1 & 2 Kings Point Clubhouse. Work on charity quilts for both veterans and hospitalized children. Work on items to be sold the profits of which help defray the cost of the charity quilt supplies. Personal projects also done at this time. Guest speakers and workshops planned throughout the year. New members always welcome. Unwanted sewing related items gladly accepted. Contact Sandy Nunn, President (813)642-8961.


9:30 - 10:00 a.m. TRIMNASTICS CLUB meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at the Dance Studio, SCC Atrium Bldg. All SCC and KP members are welcome to join. Low impact exercise (stretching / bending).


9:30 a.m. - Active Seniors Gym Walk: Choose your pace in a gymnasium (Appropriate footwear) Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


10:00 a.m. - MONDAY "FOR TODAY" MEETING OF OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS at the Sun City Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL. The meeting room (private entrance to meeting is on the left side of the building). The only requirement for attending is a desire to change your eating behaviors and stop compulsively eating. OA is an international 12-step organization/program which addresses the emotional, spiritual (not religious) and physical needs of those desiring to stop compulsive food behaviors and stop compulsively eating. No scales, dues or fees. This meeting is open only to those who have a problem with their weight or eating patterns. Please join us any Monday morning. You can learn more about OA online at http://www.oa.org/newcomers/is-oa-for-you or call Jan at 813/633-3932


10:30 a.m. – 50-plus Basketball Pick-up games: Low-impact basketball in the gymnasium, Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


1:15 p.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


3:30 p.m. - Qi Gong CLUB MEETS - in Dance Studio 2 located at 1203 N Pebble Beach Blvd, next to Samaritans. There is no charge for the Qi Gong class just wear loose, comfortable clothing. This is a handicap friendly class open to all levels of practice.


4:30 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Someone You Should Know. Join host Peg Goodenow as she introduces you to someone who lives or works in the Sun City Center area whom we think you might like to meet. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com

TUESDAYS:

7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. CLUB INFORMATION AND MORE with Jeanne Wadlin. 5 minute reports of news and information about Sun City Center's many clubs. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:15 a.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:30 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! - Tune in each week for encore broadcast of Saturday morning's Sensible Investing for Retirees. It's your money; hosts Dave Phillips and Eric Snyder want to help you keep it that way with sound, easy-to-understand tips and strategies. Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - THE MORNING SHOW WITH JOE KERSKA - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW!. Great music hits from the 70s and 80s. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. THE DIAMONDETTES Winter Season is in full swing! Games are Tuesday and Friday, where you will be offered Hamburgers and Hot Dogs for a donation on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Come show support for your friends and neighbors and enjoy a great barbeque on Fridays while watching the teams play. The Winter Season ends February 14. The Soft Ball field is located on Weatherford Drive, behind the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach. For more information visit our website http://www.suncitycentersoftball.org/ or stop by the ball field. If you are interested in playing, the Spring Season begins February 17 and runs through March.


9:30 - 10:00 a.m. TRIMNASTICS CLUB meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at the Dance Studio, SCC Atrium Bldg. All SCC and KP members are welcome to join. Low impact exercise (stretching / bending).


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


10:00 a.m. HEALTHY LIFESTYLES MeetUp - Kings Point Sun City Center at South Clubhouse. Our Optional Walking Meetups: Your choice: walk 2 or 4 miles. Some walk faster; some walk slower. Everyone is welcome; Joanie, Suzanne and Caroline will walk with you. 


10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. MARY PETRO PROGRAM FOR FOOD AND MEDICINE at the South Shore United Church of Christ, 1501 LaJolla Ave. The Mary Petro Program is funded by the Community Foundation of


Tampa Bay and provides financial assistance to residents for food and medicine. To qualify, residents must be full time residents of Sun City Center or Kings Point, must fill out an application and meet income guidelines, must present income verification documents and either a SCC or KP identification card. For more information, please visit our office or call 813-634-8306. If you are a new or current client of the Mary Petro Program in Sun City Center or Kings Point and have a pet cat and you are in need of cat food for your pet, please visit our Pet Pantry for assistance. The Cat Lovers Club of Sun City Center donates cat food each month to the Mary Petro Program to assist our clients.


10:30 - 11:30 a.m. UKULELE JAM SESSION! in the South Social Room in Kings Point. New players and singers are welcome. For information please call or email Paul pottstownpaul@msn.com phone: 765-277-0606


1:00 - 3:00 p.m. LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


1:00 p.m. - Bingo (No charge) Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Sun City Center Pickleball Club welcomes everyone interested in learning the game. We have a free Beginners Class where you’ll the learn rules, scoring, etiquette, safety, and service. Fridays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Beginners can put their new skills to use under the coaches guidance. Loaner paddles and balls will be provided. Proper court shoes are required and you must display a current Community Association membership card. For a higher level of training, the Advanced Beginners Clinic is held the last Friday of each month at 1pm. You don’t need to be a member to use the courts. But becoming a member in the SCC Pickleball Club provides you with full benefits including many fun-filled social events (courtside breakfasts, happy hours, holiday parties), lively tournament play, and members-only court time. Pickleball Courts are located behind the SCC Community Hall off of South Pebble Beach Blvd.


1:15 p.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


2:30 p.m. - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


3:30 p.m. - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW WITH BILL HODGES No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


4:30 p.m. - CLUB INTERVIEW - HOSTS PAELA VARKONY, BARBARA VAN EYCKEN AND PETER SWARTZ ON 96.3 FM as they introduce you to one of the many club leaders in this community. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com

WEDNESDAYS:


7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. CLUB INFORMATION AND MORE with Jeanne Wadlin. 5 minute reports of news and information about Sun City Center's many clubs. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:15 a.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! - The Morning Show with Tony Ford. Great oldies from the 50s to the 90s. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. – 50-plus Basketball Pick-up games: Low-impact basketball in the gymnasium, Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - LEARN TO WEAVE in the Weaving Studio in the North campus each Monday and Wednesday for 8 weeks starting 10/17 The art of weaving is taught. $75.00 cost includes lessons, yarns for a sampler and one project, membership in the club for a year and equipment fee. This is a great opportunity to try something new and get out of the heat. Sign up in the studio or call 813 642-8239


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


10:00 a.m. - Ruskin Gardening Club (Call for details) Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon MAN to MAN LIFE SUPPORT GROUP meets weekly in the conference room behind the SCC MEN’S CLUB building on Cherry Hills Drive. The purpose of our group is for men to learn new coping skills, find hope in their circumstances, help answer questions about life, and support other men while they are fixing the broken things that concern them and their families. All men of SCC and nearby communities are welcome to come and try our group in complete confidence and free of charge. For more information about the Group, contact Ken Barringer at 633-8490 or Bill Spedding at 938-3126. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


11:30 a.m. – ANDY’S KITCHEN FREE WEEKLY HOT LUNCH OFFERED BY METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES OF TAMPA AND ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, FL 33573. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, is partnering with Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa to help feed the hungry in our area. Are You Hungry? Come for a free hot lunch, served each Wednesday in "Andy's Kitchen". MM will prepare the meals and they will be served to all comers, no questions asked, in the church Fellowship Hall. If you would like to help with this effort, please contact Sally McLeish thru the church office P: (813) 634-1252


11:30 a.m. - SUN CITY CENTER SHRINE CLUB monthly luncheon on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Cost is $14.00 per person and is catered by Banquet Masters. Reservations are required and the first lunch is on us. However, It’s usual and customary that first time visitors come with a member and a member will be available if contact is made thru our website, or with a current member directly. We will have either entertainment or other enlightening program that wwill be of interest to the group. If someone really doesn’t know anyone they can call our club person that handles the reservations, Noble Barry Meyers tel# 813-260-3136 before the Friday before the event date. For more info visit: www.sccshrineclub.com


1:15 p.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - FRONT PORCH PICKERS - LIVE MUSIC! Rollins Theatre, 970 Cherry Hills Drive. Country, bluegrass, traditional and gospel music on acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, ukulele, dobro and bass fiddle. Free program. Call (813) 633-6739.


4:00 – 5:00 p.m. RECORDING STUDIO – OPEN ORIENTATION at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Hive. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio. Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


4:30 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Someone You Should Know. Join host Peg Goodenow as she introduces you to someone who lives or works in the Sun City Center area whom we think you might like to meet. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


6:00 – 8:00 p.m. SOUTHSHORE NEEDLE PEOPLE at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips, and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric arts. Bring a project and ask questions. Beginners welcome! Questions? Call: (813) 273-3652.


6:00 – 8:00 p.m. MAH JONGG CLUB at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Beginners are welcome. Free instruction will be provided. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Questions? Call: (813) 273-3652.

THURSDAYS:

7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. CLUB INFORMATION AND MORE with Jeanne Wadlin. 5 minute reports of news and information about Sun City Center's many clubs. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:15 a.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:30 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Tune in each week for Golf Car Talk and Tips, hosted by Stuart Anderson of West Coast Golf Cars in Sun City Center. Get your golf car questions answered for FREE on the air. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! The Morning Show with Lysa and Vern. Movie reviews, garage sale reports, community happenings and the music that defined a generation. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - "FOR TODAY" MEETING OF OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS at the Sun City Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL. The meeting room (private entrance to meeting is on the left side of the building). The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop compulsively eating. OA is an international 12-step organization/program which addresses the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of those desiring to stop compulsively eating and compulsive food behaviors. No scales, dues or fees. This meeting is open only to those who have a problem with their weight or eating patterns. Please join us any Friday afternoon. Contact Peg S. at 516/578-5285 for meeting details. You can learn more about OA online at http://www.oa.org/newcomers/is-oa-for-you


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - KINGS POINT QUILTERS in Fiber Arts Rooms 1 & 2 Kings Point Clubhouse. Work on charity quilts for both veterans and hospitalized children. Work on items to be sold the profits of which help defray the cost of the charity quilt supplies. Personal projects also done at this time. Guest speakers and workshops planned throughout the year. New members always welcome. Unwanted sewing related items gladly accepted. Contact Sandy Nunn, President (813)642-8961.


9:30 - 10:00 a.m. TRIMNASTICS CLUB meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at the Dance Studio, SCC Atrium Bldg. All SCC and KP members are welcome to join. Low impact exercise (stretching / bending).


9:30 a.m. - LIBRARY CYBERMOBILE: Rolling library with books, videos, computer training, etc. Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. MARY PETRO PROGRAM FOR FOOD AND MEDICINE at the South Shore United Church of Christ, 1501 LaJolla Ave. The Mary Petro Program is funded by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and provides financial assistance to residents for food and medicine. To qualify, residents must be full time residents of Sun City Center or Kings Point, must fill out an application and meet income guidelines, must present income verification documents and either a SCC or KP identification card. For more information, please visit our office or call 813-634-8306. If you are a new or current client of the Mary Petro Program in Sun City Center or Kings Point and have a pet cat and you are in need of cat food for your pet, please visit our Pet Pantry for assistance. The Cat Lovers Club of Sun City Center donates cat food each month to the Mary Petro Program to assist our clients.


10:00 a.m. - The Emmaus Road Study Group meets in the conference room of SouthShore church of Christ. Our subjects are in accord with Progressive Christianity. We will soon begin discussing Honest to God,a book by John t. Robinson. All open minded people are invited to join us.


11:00 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! "About the Town" Dana Schroeder, CEO of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce talks with members of the professional community about topics relevant to the South County area. Every week is a different guest and topic. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


1:00 p.m. - Bingo (No charge) Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107



1:00 p.m. - Singles Group at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd, Sun CIty Center, room 11. All singles are welcome. We develop a calendar of events and review what people like to attend. This also gives singles an opportunity to meet other singles to exchange contact info and make plans to attend these events.  There is no requirement to be a member of the church,  We  have a lot of fun things  planned so interested  people can come  and  meet with us and we will be happy to provide you with this information.  Hope to see you soon. Gary - for info you can call me  813-938-5943  



1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - GALS & GUYS PRODUCTIONS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE at the Rollins Theater is held every Thursday. The Club is open to all residents of Sun City Center, Kings Point and Freedom Plaza. Kindly bring your valid Association I.D. card to the Rollins Theater on any Thursday to sign up or renew as a club member. The membership for 2018 is $10.00 per person, payable by check or cash, which includes two productions. "A Night at the Oscars" April 21 and "Legends in Concert" November 8 with coffee and cake after the performance. For more information, contact Director, Salvina at 813-633-5924 or sccgngprods@aol.com.


1:00 - 4:00 p.m. SINGLE DECK PINOCHLE CLUB meets in the Sandpiper Room North Campus. Come early for a partner. E-Mail vfahy79@gmail.com for more information or questions.


1:15 p.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


3:30 p.m. - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW WITH BILL HODGES No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


4:30 p.m. - CLUB INTERVIEW - HOSTS PAELA VARKONY, BARBARA VAN EYCKEN AND PETER SWARTZ ON 96.3 FM as they introduce you to one of the many club leaders in this community. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


6:45 - 9:45 p.m. THURSDAY NIGHT PARTNERS' BRIDGE CLUB meets weekly to play progressive bridge on Thursday evenings in the Horizon Room at the Atrium. Bring a partner and 50 cents. Open to all bridge players in Sun City Center and King's Point. For further information, contact President Anita Farney ta 813-633-4368.

FRIDAYS

7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. CLUB INFORMATION AND MORE with Jeanne Wadlin. 5 minute reports of news and information about Sun City Center's many clubs. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com



8:15 a.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! The Morning Show with Peter and Bob. Oldies from the 50s and early 60s peppered with their unique sense of humor. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - KINGS POINT QUILTERS in Fiber Arts Rooms 1 & 2 Kings Point Clubhouse. Work on charity quilts for both veterans and hospitalized children. Work on items to be sold the profits of which help defray the cost of the charity quilt supplies. Personal projects also done at this time. Guest speakers and workshops planned throughout the year. New members always welcome. Unwanted sewing related items gladly accepted. Contact Sandy Nunn, President (813)642-8961.


11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. DIAMONDETTES HOST BBQ FRIDAYS! The Diamondettes grill Hamburgers and Hot Dogs every FRIDAY, for a donation. The Soft Ball field is located on Weatherford Drive, behind the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach. For more information visit our website http://www.suncitycentersoftball.org/ The SCC Softball Games are Tuesday and Friday, from 9am to 4:00pm. Come show support for your friends and neighbors and enjoy a great barbeque on Fridays while watching the teams play. The Winter season is underway and ends Feb 9th. The playoff game is Tuesday, Feb 13th and the Diamondettes will host a BBQ. The Spring season starts Feb16 and goes until March 23. The Spring playoff game is March 30.


1:00 p.m. - Chess Club (All levels welcome) Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


1:15 p.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


1:30 - 2:30 p.m. SCC Nia (Non Impact Aerobics) Club - SCC Main Campus, Dance Room 2 , 1203N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Nia ( Non Impact Aerobics) is a mind/body cardiovascular movement practice created in 1983 based on the science of the body. We do not jump or jar joints ! First class is always free. Join us for the "Joy of Movement". Questions? Call Gail, Certified Nia Black Belt Instructor @ (480) 220-1430


4:30 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Someone You Should Know. Join host Peg Goodenow as she introduces you to someone who lives or works in the Sun City Center area whom we think you might like to meet. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


5:00 - 8:00 p.m. COASTAL REMEDY PLAYING AT BUNKERS until Dec 15th. This is a musical duo that performs light rock, country, Motown, oldies and current tunes, and specializes in dance music! Smoking is limited to outside on the patio. (No indoor smoking). Come with your dance shoes, ready to cut a rug!


7:00 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Old Time Radio Classics. Each week we bring you drama, comedy, mystery, or another great program from radio yesteryear. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


SATURDAYS


7:30 - 11:30 a.m. ARE YOU IN NEED OF FOOD? If yes, please feel welcome to come to Our Lady's Pantry for a box of groceries. We serve people in Sun City Center, Wimauma, and Balm. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect without regard to race or religion. You can find us at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Mission, which is immediately south of Sun City Center Blvd., on U.S. Highway 301, in Wimauma. We are in back of the classroom building on the far right-hand side of the campus. Hunger happens even among our neighbors. If you find yourself short of groceries, please remember that Our Lady’s Pantry can provide at least some relief for your hunger. We try to share some cereal, fruits and vegetables (including some beans and tomatoes); soup, pasta, and sauce; rice, meat, and bread — and more whenever we can. “Please don’t hesitate to come,” says Anita Bullaro, co-director of the Pantry with her husband Tom. “We look forward to meeting you one day.”


8:00 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Tune in for the weekly program "Ask an Attorney" with Joe Pippen. Get your legal questions answered for FREE on the air. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Sensible Investing for Retirees. It's your money; hosts Dave Phillips and Eric Snyder want to help you keep it that way with sound, easy-to-understand tips and strategies


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Atrium Dance Studio. Jazzmatazz Dance Club instructor and choreographer, Diane LeFrancois is teaching beginning jazz classes. No previous experience is required. Classes are $5.00 per session.


10:00 a.m. - PAYANT WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP RADIO SHOW on Sun Radio 96.3 FM in Sun City Center. You may also listen by internet at WSCQFM.COM. 


10:00 a.m.- DREAM CIRCLE at 1606 Chevy Chase Dr. Tell your dream or help us with ours. A dream is told and we each own it. We say what it means if we had that dream. It helps solve life's decisions, life's problems, health and others. For more info call Carol Oschmann at 813-909-3233.


4:30 p.m. - CLUB INTERVIEW - HOSTS PAELA VARKONY, BARBARA VAN EYCKEN AND PETER SWARTZ ON 96.3 FM as they introduce you to one of the many club leaders in this community. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


5:00 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Saturday Folk Festival. Two hours of some of the best folk music with artists like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


7:00 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Saturday Night Swing. Two hours of vintage music from the 40s featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and more. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com

SUNDAYS

96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOWS!

7:45 a.m. - Daybreak with Dr. Jerry Crabb. 15 minutes of Bible Study and reflection.

8:00 a.m. - Church Service from the First Apostolic Church

9:00 a.m. - Truth for the World. Fifteen minutes of in-depth bible study

11:00 a.m. - Church Service from the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. SINGLE DECK PINOCHLE CLUB meets in the Sandpiper Room North Campus. Come early for a partner. E-Mail vfahy79@gmail.com for more information or questions.

5:00 p.m. - Ask an Attorney, Encore Edition. A rebroadcast of the previous day's program.

No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com

EVENT CALENDAR


MON. APR 16 – FACEBOOK 101
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This is a beginner’s class.  In this class we will: 1) Personalize your profile & timeline; 2) Find and add friends and set up Security; 3) Explain secure messaging and chatting, find out what family and friends are up to; 4) Add friends and create groups; 5) Add photos and tag the photos, view and share videos, explore news feeds, and update family and friends; 6) Discuss what to post and what not to post.  


MON. APR 16 - CAHT HAS INFORMATION-FILLED GENERAL MEETING PLANNED 
12:30 p.m. for an informal social time wth the meeting starting at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. Speakers, Amanda Corbin and Natalie Kehn, both from the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking.  In addition, Joe Manson, a senior at St. Petersburg College and a human trafficking activist will talk about his efforts to “clean up Kennedy”. Recognizing the dramatic need to fight human trafficking in his community as well as across the United States, speaker Joe Manson founded Clean Up Kennedy. Starting in 2017, Clean Up Kennedy began its grassroots effort to raise awareness about what was going on behind the closed doors and blacked out windows of the numerous ‘Massage Parlors’ along Kennedy Blvd. Amanda Corbin is presently the Director of the Safe Home Program for the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking. Amanda is an accomplished author, speaker, professor, and holds a Bachelor and Master of Social Work Degree from the University of South Florida. She is a certified hypnotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as Qualified Supervisor for Registered Social Work Interns in the State of Florida.  Natalie Kehn joined the staff of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking over a year ago and currently serves in the role of Director of National Outreach Programs. Her desire is to see the church and community unit together to end all Human Trafficking!  Natalie has been working with women and youth in crisis since 1998 in a variety of roles, including Youth Leader in church, Program Coordinator of an Impact Prevention program speaking to thousands of youth in High Schools over a 7-year period, and Director of Client Services and Operations at A Woman's Place Medical Clinic.  For further information visit www.sccblueheart.org or contact CAHT President, Annie Garrison, at 813-938-5660 or anngarrison66@gmail.com.  


MON. APR 16 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. We are fortunate this month to have as our speaker: Presenter:  Daniel G. Lorch, Jr., MD, Board Certified in Sleep, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Internal Medicine, Certified Principal Investigator, Core Faculty Member Brandon Regional Hospital 
Florida Sleep Disorder Center Medical Director, Sun City and Brandon Facility 
Topics:
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness with Parkinson’s Disease.  How to tell?  How to diagnose?  How to treat?
Sleep Apnea versus fatigue from having Parkinson’s Disease.  Signs, Symptoms and what to look for.
PASSAGE Study:  Looking at an investigational medication for patients with Parkinson’s disease who are very sleepy during the day.  The study will look at whether the investigational medication can help patients feel more awake and alert throughout the day.  It will also look at how safe the investigational medication is. 
Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will facilitate. With the influx of many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated! If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share! If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


MON. APR 16 - EASY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: CLOTHES
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2. Learn the basics of American Sign Language with Jackie Haig! Your Deaf Instructor will voice and sign her Language to teach basic vocabulary and everyday words. Register now online!  Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. APR 17 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. APR 17 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. at The United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, Sun City Center, FL 33573.  Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! MaintaIning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


TUE. APR 17 - HLAA - HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA MEETING
10:00 a.m. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City Center, FL 33573. For Educational & Support Meetings Every 3rd Tuesday of Month. Dr. Paula Myers – Chief, VA Audiology Clinic. Overview of the Technologies and Services Available to Veterans - Learn about the latest technologies available to treat your hearing loss - Get an insight to all services and caregiver support available to veterans - Bring your questions for our speaker and other members in social time - Our Open-House Meetings are supported by CART (captions) Our Mission is to open the world of communication for the 260,000 people with hearing loss in Hillsborough County through: Information: Your source for more insight on treatment and resource options. Education: Expert speakers educate us on the latest technologies , programs and approaches to improve our hearing. Advocacy: We promote access in the community by advocating for hearing loop systems, captioning and CART. Support: Members share experiences to mentor and social time to support so no one faces hearing loss alone. Chapter Openings – we are in need of volunteers in several positions, with a treasurer and greeter at the top of the list. For more information or support: contact Richard Herring rhermann1938@gmail.com 813-677-2329


TUE. APR 17 - PROTECT YOUSELF FROM SCAMS - Travel Safety and Security.
11:00 a.m. Freedom Auditorium, Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573.  The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving, protecting, and defending the community and is continuing to do so by offering a monthly open forum on Economic Fraud and its growing trend with the advancement of technology. The presentations will include strategies for preventing fraud and resources available to victims. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sun City Center Community Resource Deputy Jeff Merry at 813-242-5515


TUE. APR 17 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING 
12:00 noon at United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center. The guest speaker will be Annette Burke Lyttle, presenting “The Erie Canal and the Opening of the Midwest”. Learn about the building of this engineering marvel and how it affected the lives of our ancestors. The cost is $18.75 per person for lunch. For Reservations and information, call Dotty Love at 813-634-2749. Mail check to SBGS P.O. Box 5202 Sun City Center, Fl. 33571. Check must be received by April 5, 2018.


TUE. APR 17 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. APR 17 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


TUE. APR 17 - THE BRITISH CONNECTION CLASSIC AFTERNOON TEA 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. in The Florida Room, Atrium Building, Sun City Center We will be serving a variety of tea sandwiches, fresh baked scones, Strawberry jam, cookies, fruit, coffee and tea. MARC FROM “Beatlemaniacs” WILL ENTERAIN US WITH THE SONGS OF THE BEATLES. Please send your checks made out to “The British Connection “to Terry Harris, 2303 Oxford Center Place, Sun City Center, FL 33573 By April 13th - Questions: call Terry at 813-922-6304 


TUE. APR 17 - FIRST MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF SUN CITY CENTER HISTORY SOCIETY
2:00 p.m. in the Caper Room of the Atrium Building.  Learn about the purpose of the Friends group and enjoy a presentation by John Bowker on the natural history of the Sun City Center area.  All Community Association members are invited to join the Friends.  Basic membership is $5.00 per year and will be available at the door. Friends who joined at Fun Fest will receive their membership cards at the meeting. Contact Marilyn Cote Miller at mcotemiller@gmail.com for more information.


TUE. APR 17 - NAMI and the SOUTH SHORE COALIITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING EDUCATIONAL FORUM: Learn from Victim Advocate!
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Trinity Baptist Church, 702 West Del Webb, Sun City Center. Our presenter will be Brittany Bush a victim advocate from the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Come and learn about 211  a 24/7crisis support and resource line, How to engage with someone who has experienced a sexual trauma, About the Corbett Trauma Center Counseling provides counseling for those who have experienced a sexual trauma, About the Sexual Violence Victim Advocacy Program. Unable to attend and want more info? Call the Coalition at 813-419-4902


TUE. APR 17 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. APR 17, 24 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS 
Beginning Waltz- 5:30 PM
Intermediate Tango - 6:45 PM
Intermediate Silver Fox 
Trot - 8:00 PM  Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. APR 18 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. APR 18– METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “DIVINE MESSAGES THROUGH MEDIUMSHIP” Daniela Delcastro, Medium, Channeler will help us learn to listen to the Archangels and Spirit Guides. SCC Open Fund Raiser. Non-members fee $1.00 plus love offering to benefit our society. Bring your community ID.


WED. APR 18, 25 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Cha Cha - 12:45 PM
Intermediate Samba - 2:00 PM
Intermediate Silver Quick Step - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 


WED. APR 18 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Samantha Miller, RCSWI Social Worker for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1940. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


WED. APR 18 - ELDER LAW
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long-term care with emphasis on public benefits. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. APR 19 & FRI. APR 20 – WINDOWS 10 WORKSHOP
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This workshop is designed to familiarize you with Windows 10.  In class we will customize the start screen and play with some of the preinstalled apps.  Among other subjects, we’ll cover antivirus, just type, privacy, Microsoft accounts, Cortana, Edge, Store, keyboard shortcuts, Control Panel vs. Settings, and snap & shake.


THU. APR 19 - FREE HEALTH FAIR!
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb West, Sun City Center. There will be 18+ stations including assisted living facilities, elder law, balance check, blood pressure checks, vision tests, blood sugar testing, medication consultation, foot issues food safety, senior fitness, pneumonia shots, medication issues, memory screening, cholesterol screenings, dental questions, hearing screenings, Stephen Ministry, seniors versus crime, medication disposal and more.  Remember it is FREE. Info call the church at 813-634-1252. 


THU. APR 19 - HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE COLLECTING EXPIRED MEDICATION DURING HEALTH FAIR!
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb West, Sun City Center.


THU. APR 19 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING, FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, Suite #254. Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical Trials? Call the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Mobile Clinical Trail Unit (813) 455-2512


THU. APR 19 - RUG HOOKING CLUB
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join other rug hookers to share techniques, tips, and experiences about rug hooking.  Bring a project and ask questions. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


THU. APR 19 - MOWW MONTHLY MEETING
11:00 a.m. at the Freedom Plaza Club.  Tony Altman, Executive Director at AMIkids Y.E.S, will be the featured speaker at the April 19th Military Officers of the World Wars (MOWW) luncheon.  AMIkids Y.E.S is dedicated to separating a troubled past from a bright future. In that mission, the focus is on the many characteristics that will benefit the kids throughout life. One of the core characteristics emphasized is leadership. The kids are offered many opportunities to practice their leadership skills through the Student Council, campus tours, and community speaking engagements to name a few.  Tony’s background dates back to his days as a youth football coach and non-profit founder of FHAC (sounds like “face”) Mentoring. He’s had a long-standing passion for working with kids and took on a full time position 10 years ago working with Foster Children in Tampa Bay. Three years ago, Tony took a position at AMIkids Y.E.S in Wimauma and hasn’t looked back since. He cherishes the opportunity to work with at-risk kids, and providing the ongoing need of care, discipline, and structure that the AMIkids Y.E.S program offers.   Since 1994, AMIkids Y.E.S. has helped over 1,000 kids transform their lives and despite the kids averaging over 14 arrests prior to enrolling in the program, 63% of the kids do not re-offend within the first year of completion.  The kids at AMIkids Y.E.S. work towards obtaining their high school diploma or GED and begin the transition planning early so that when they turn 18 they have a clear plan for school or work.  AMIkids Y.E.S. offers Florida Ready to Work testing and credentials to give their kids an accurate assessment of their job skills and work habits and gives them the competitive edge when they are ready to enter the workforce.  AMIkids Y.E.S. graduates leave the facility with skills that will lead them to immediate or provide options for future employment.  Reservations can be made by calling Darlene Craig at 633-2722. 


THU. APR 19 - NEW SINGLES GROUP STARTING (EVERY THURSDAY)
1:00 p.m. - at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd, Sun CIty Center, room 11. All singles are welcome. We develope a calender of events and review what people like to attend. This also gives singles an oppourunity to meet other singles to exchange contact info and make plans to attend these events.  There is no requirement to be a member of the church,  We  have a lot of fun things  planned so interested  people can come  and  meet with us and we will be happy to provide you with this information.  Hope to see you soon. Gary - for info you can call me  813-938-5943  


THU. APR 19 - SOUTHSHORE READERS BOOK DISCUSSION
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Join us to discuss Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. “Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love.” Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


THU. APR 19 – WALK-IN TECH HELP 
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab Drop in any time during this one hour open lab for quick training in computer basics, tablets, smartphones, e-books, e-readers, and more. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. APR 19 - JEN'S MARKET AT THE FIREHOUSE!
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin, FL. The outdoor market will be seasonal (Sept - April) on third Thursdays. KidZone: a market within the market for children ages 7-17 to sell their crafts. Children's booth space is free. Hydroponics class at the Firehouse Cultural Center will have a booth with their vegetables and herbs! Free classes for children/parents on market guidelines, ideas for crafting, set up, what to expect and more will be given offered, dates and times to be announced. Schools and groups can also request a class at their facility. Jen's Market operates outdoor markets and events, bringing vendors together from throughout central Florida and beyond to sell their products. Shoppers can find farm fresh produce and citrus, local honey, fresh foods (dine in or take out), handcrafted soaps, essential oils, a wide variety of arts and crafts and Florida style apparel and decor. Jennifer McCafferty, owner of the markets commented " We are excited about our partnership with the Firehouse Cultural Center. Our markets have always been family and community focused. The location is perfect for everyone to stop by after school or work, meet up with friends, shop, eat and relax!" The market is outside on the new property just acquired by the FCC, with a huge oak tree for shade and a front porch just right for sitting and socializing. Jen's Market is focused on providing benefit to our local communities and businesses. Details on all markets, vendor and sponsor information can be found at www.jens-market.com. Contact: Jennifer McCafferty Owner, Jen's Market, Inc. 813-846-1316 jennifer@jens-market.com


FRI. APR 20 - SLOW SPEED BUSINESS NETWORKING AT THE FIREHOUSE!
8:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570 http://firehouseculturalcenter.org/ Like our group on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ssslowspeed/ and build your business! Want a shot at sharing what you do with other business professionals who will send buisiness your way? Bring a stack of business cards and your best elevator pitch and make it happen! Want more info on this FREE event? Call Debbie Caneen at 813-892=2990


FRI. APR 20 - VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT, A PROGRAM OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by registration only at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr SCC. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross in partnership with the Veterans History Project, a program of the Library of Congress, is seeking Veterans to participate in this project.  The program captures through a video interview, firsthand account of Veterans who served in any branch of the US military in any capacity, from World War I through the present, and are no longer serving are eligible to participate.  Civilians who served in support of a US war effort in a professional capacity are also welcome to participate.  We recently conducted our first interview with a Vietnam Veterans, and are very excited to capture his personal account and add it to the Library of Congress Collection for all to see.  As Teresa Fazio, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran stated, “It is important to get every veterans’ story so future generations can learn about military life from first-hand accounts.  Our individual experiences may have been different, but when compiled they form a powerful snapshot of history.” If you are a Veteran or know Veterans that would like to share their stories, please call Sun Towers to schedule your interview time at 813-634-3347. This recording of history will take place on the 3rd Friday of each month.


FRI. APR 20 - WHEN IS IT TIME TO CALL HOSPICE?
10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Boulevard West, Sun City Center, “When is It Time to Call Hospice?” Is a FREE seminar given by LifePath Hospice PR Director, Michelle Sprow on Friday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. This is sponsored by the Health Ministry Team of Sun City United Methodist Church and held the LEC. You will gain knowledge about referral and eligibility for hospice, the different levels of services and care offered, and costs that are covered by insurance. Get the correct information first hand for you and your loved ones. Please call the Church Office (813-634-2539) for a reservation. Light refreshments will be served. 


FRI. APR 20 - MASTER GARDENER: VEGGIES IN THE LANDSCAPE
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2. With Master Gardener Harriet Gord-Noghani. Have fun incorporating vegetables in small unique places in your landscape garden. Learn what types of vegetables grow best in Central Florida, where and when to plant and how to maintain. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


FRI. APR 20 – “MURDER ON THE HIGH C’S,” COMEDY, MUSIC, MYSERY DINNER THEATER
7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) St. John Divine, 1015 E. Dell Webb Blvd, SCC. Thrilling singing voices of Chris Romeo, Jolanda Nel, Lisa Velasco and Clint Shepherd, and an elegant/swellegant dinner will be served in this rollicking spoof of  “whodunnits,” written and directed by Peggy Burgess. Dan Tackett, one of the area’s most popular stage personalities, will help guests keep track of the clues and the suspects. Tickets at $35 for this Murder On The High C’s entertainment and dinner show, presented by SJD in association with The Pelican Players, are available now online at www.stjohndivine.com (click on Box Office) and on Wednesdays and Thursdays in April at the SJD Church Box Office between 10:00 a.m. and Noon.


FRI. APR 20 - THE JONESES COMING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTER
7:00 p.m. at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, where we welcome the acclaimed Gospel group, The Joneses. The Joneses is a family Gospel group based in Wheelersburg, OH comprised of soprano vocalist Joy Jones, a previous winner of the Kentucky Gospel Association’s “Favorite Soprano of the Year” Award, her son, Ryan, tenor,  and violinist and alto vocalist, Abbie Ailes. They have been active participants in the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN for the past four years, and have enjoyed recording success with Homeland Records in Franklin, TN. They have also made numerous television appearances on such shows and networks as TBN, Gary McSpadden’s Gospel Hour and Daystar Television Network. And they have been invited to be a part of multiple Gaither Homecoming concerts and videos.  United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is honored to host The Joneses for this Friday night concert. A donation of just $10 is requested at the door on the night of the concert.   For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, please visit our website at www.sccumc.com 


SAT. APR 21 - WALK - SENIORS SUPPORTING STUDENTS
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the corner of Hwy 674 and Kings Blvd, where there will be a Walk - Seniors Supporting Students Rally ON Gun Reform Bring a sign.


SAT. APR 21 - SPRING FASHION SHOW TO BENEFIT FELINE FOLKS!
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. at Bon Worth, 1517 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center. A Very "Purrfect" Spring Fashion Show Fundraiser! Get some inspiring spring ideas from Bon Worth’s they have rounded up the top must-have fashion trends for spring.  You are invited to shop until you drop Fundraiser for Cat Lovers Club of SCC. Get some inspiring spring ideas from Bon Worth’s they have rounded up the top must-have fashion trends for spring.  There will be sales, a raffle and refreshments.  Additional 10% off your purchase with a donation of dry or wet cat food the day of the fashion show only. Bon Worth fashions will be modeled by our Cat Lovers Club members & local ladies on and off the catwalk. Bon Worth will accept donations of wet or dry cat food beginning Thursday, Apr 12th – Saturday, Apr 21st from 9:30 am & 5:30 pm at Bon Worth, Sun City Center Plaza, 1517 Sun City Center Plaza # A, Sun City Center, FL. Share the information on our Spring Fashion Show with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, clubs and church family. 100% of the proceeds will benefit “Feed the Tuna Chest” to purchase much needed cat food and kitty litter.  Help make this event a “purrfect” success!


SAT. APR 21 - "A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS" Gals and Guys Productions presents their season opener 
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for matinee at Community Hall, 1910 South Pebble Beach, Sun City Center. Our "golf friendly" community needn't worry about driving in the dark!   Advanced tickets on sale Thursday, March 29th  in the Atrium at the kiosk from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  SCC residents bring your CA I.D. tags.  Tickets are $5/person.


SAT. APR 21 - STEAK COOK OUT & CHARITY RIDE AT LITTLE MANATEE RIVER STATE PARK
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Little Manatee River State Park, 215 Lightfoot Road, Wimauma, FL. Come join us for a special evening at our first ever Steak Out event. Join friends for a one hour evening ride on the trails of the Little Manatee River State park. Relax around the campfire after the ride and listen to Florida Cracker stories and cowboy poetry while your steaks sizzle and dinner is prepared for you. Enjoy a meal of grilled Rib-Eye steak, baked potato with all the fixings, a great salad and  corn on the cob with cheesecake and strawberries for dessert. Coffee, water,  iced tea and soft drinks are provided. You may bring  up to 1/2 bottle (375 ml) of personal wine or 24 oz of personal beer per person to enjoy with dinner but no alcohol will be sold or provided by the event. (If you choose to drink, please do so responsibly and have a designated driver.) During and after dinner, enjoy live country music from up and coming localartist, Skyler Clark. It is sure to be an enjoyable evening in the great Florida outdoors. All tickets to this event must be purchased in advance.  Ticket sales will end 3 days prior to the event to allow us to plan for the food. Tickets should be purchased through this website using the PayPal button below. You may use MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Amex or your personal PayPal account to buy the tickets. PayPal will confirm your charge with you and you will receive a confirmation via email from us within 72 hours of your purchase. Ticket purchasers names will be on the will call list at the event.  Tickets are non-refundable just like a concert ticket so please be sure of your purchase. If the event is cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be available. For more info go to FriendsOfTheLittleManatee.org or call 813-634-2228 for reservations setting is limited or 813-677-9291.


SAT. APR 21 - GYPSY STAR BAND AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Event type: Firehouse Pub. Tampa Bay’s Gypsy Star artfully fuses original indie folk rock with rhythms from around the world to create their unique sound. Book your tickets now! Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Become a FCC Member and SAVE! Firehouse Pub seating is communal, which means you may have other guests at your table. As a courtesy to the artists we recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before show time. Cash bar & refreshments available. No outside food or beverages allowed. Online booking is available up to 2 hours before showtime. After that, tickets may be purchased at the Firehouse, 813-645-7651. Reservations are made when tickets are purchased. Ticket Prices: Advanced: $18 members, $23 non-members, Day of show: $23 members, $28 non-members, Tickets are non-refundable. http://firehouseculturalcenter.org/events/gypsy-star-band/


SUN. APR 22 - THE LITTLE TRAITOR PRESENTED BY TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL
3:00 p.m. where Beth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center. 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd., will present the film, The Little Traitor (2007)  This is an independent family drama based on the novel, Panther in the Basement, by Amos Oz. The story takes place in Palestine on the eve of the expiration of the British Mandate and the establishment in 1948 of an Israeli state. The film stars Alfred Molina and Theodore Bikel. Refreshments following the movie will include  hummus, falafel, Israeli salad and dessert. Cost per person is $5.00. Reservations are required. Contact Betty Schare at 248-568-7610 or via email bet33pet@gmail.com by Sunday, April 15. 


SUN. APR 22 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room.  Dance to live music presented by Thor Stevens and his saxophone. Members $4.00;  Guests $6.00.  BYOB and snacks.  Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Dressy/casual attire (please no jeans or shorts).Info: Janet 813-633-3558


MON. APR 23 – Gmail: Attachments and Groups
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members  $10 Non-Members. This mini-class is for students who have an existing Gmail account.  In this class you will learn about Attachments and how use them, as well as how to create, change and delete Groups.


MON. APR 23 – Managing Investments with Excel
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This mini-class will build on your basic Excel knowledge by reinforcing your skills with formulas, functions, and formatting.  We will create a stock portfolio spreadsheet and use it to show how financial calculation can be incorporated into the spreadsheet.  Students are expected to have a basic understanding of Excel including how to navigate rows, columns, save and retrieve workbooks.  Basic Excel Knowledge is required.


MON. APR 23 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. APR 23 – CUTTING COSTS OF EVERYDAY LIVING
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Small budget cuts can add up to big savings! This workshop is designed to help participants analyze all their expenditures and target specific areas where they can free up some money to put toward their goals. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. APR 24 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. APR 24 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. for Kings Point residents in the Coalition office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakkes Drive, Sun City Center, Suite 254.  Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! MaintaIning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


TUE. APR 24 - THE SCC AUDUBON CLUB WITH THE GFWC SCC WOMAN'S CLUB HOST WORKSHOP
10:00 a.m., Florida Room at the Atrium.  Doors open 9:30 a.m. for “What you didn’t know…about Florida Ecology,” An ecosystem consists of communities of plants and animals.  Florida’s unique ecosystems are home to over 100 endangered plants and animal species.  In mountainous states we are familiar with species that live above or below the “tree line”.  In our relatively level state, mere inches of elevation change can determine the type of species that can survive.  Our speaker, Reed Noss, PhD, will talk about the unique ecology of Florida and the challenges we face to preserve our special places. Dr. Noss literally wrote the book on conservation ecology.  He is a retired professor of conservation biology and ecology, as well as the Director of Science and Planning in Conservation Ecology Laboratory at the University of Central Florida.  His work encompasses the ideas of species and ecosystem vulnerability to sea-level rise, disturbance ecology, climate adaptation strategies, and ecosystem conservation and restoration. The workshop is FREE, we have set up Eventbrite ticketing so we have an idea of attendance.  https://eventbrite.com/e/what-you-didnt-know-about-florida-ecology-dr-reed-noss-tickets-43706764108?aff=es2 - Please call Melanie, 813-625-1271 or e-mail melaniephiggins@gmail.com for more information.


TUE. APR 24 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. APR 24 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. APR 24 - THE SCC APPLE USER GROUP MONTHLY MEETING
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Caper Room of the Atrium Bldg. April’s program will include technology news, club business, tips for using Apple products, and a presentation on “Managing Your Life”.  Retirement is a busy time. Keeping track of appointments, activities, and to-do items is challenging. Retirees use many methods including calendars, notebooks, and post-it notes trying to keep up. This month, we’ll look into how you can take advantage of apps running on iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs to improve your ability to manage your time and activities. Apps discussed include Schedule, Reminders including lists, Alarms, and Note keeping. Come to the meeting to learn ways to simplify your busy lives. Come join us for a stimulating session of "all-things-Apple". SCC and Kings Point residents interested in learning more about the Macintosh and Apple products are invited to attend. For further information about the SCC Apple User Group you are invited to visit our web page at http://sccaug.org - Any questions can be directed to Dunham Swift at 633-7262 or by email at dswift1@mac.com


TUE. APR 24 – FRIENDS OF THE SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY MEETING 
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library as they plan events, programs and bookstore activities to be held at the SouthShore Regional Library. The public is welcome to participate in this meeting. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. APR 25 - BUNCO IS ALIVE AND WELL IN SUN CITY CENTER!
9:00 a.m. in the Sandpiper Room in the Atrium. A group of Woman's Club members and guests meet to play a rousing game of Bunco. Reservations are not required. If you can't remember how to play we will show you the game.  We have prizes and a light snack. It's an excellent way to introduce your friends and neighbors to the GFWC Sun City Center Woman's Club. We finish by 11:30a.m.


WED. APR 25 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. APR 25 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “NATIVE AMERICAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE – MESO AMERICA PART II” Bud Hoshaw, owner of Red Hawk Ranch an expert on history and archaeology of the Native American Indigenous Peoples in Florida will share more of his extensive knowledge. SCC Open Fund Raiser. Non-members fee $1.00 plus love offering to benefit our society. Bring your community ID 


WED. APR 25 - SUN CITY CENTER LAPIDARY CLUB
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sandpiper Room:  Sun City Center Lapidary Club hosts a workshop for members and anyone interested in learning more about the club.


WED. APR 25 - RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION 
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio.  Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


WED. APR 25 – ADULT/TEEN ELEMENTS OF COLOR
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Create a masterpiece through step by step instruction using acrylic paint. Limited to 20 participants. For ages 16 and up. Register now online! Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. APR 26 – TUNING YOUR PC WORKSHOP
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Computer Lab $20 Members   $25 Non-Members. Is your PC or laptop running slow, long boot times, do you wait forever for web pages to come up? This workshop will teach you how to remove spyware, viruses, browser add-ons, bad registry entries, junk files, and other problems that slow down your system. You will work on your own computer and be able to see the results immediately.


THU. APR 26 - AGA (ALIENATED GRANDPARENTS ANONYMOUS) MEETING AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1:00 p.m. at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. Thousands of American families choose to isolate themselves from the influence and interaction of their parents by severely restricting, controlling and/or denying contact between their children and the children’s grandparents. The effects of this rift can be severe, especially if a bond between the grandparent and grandchild has already been formed.  Grandparents are an intricate part of raising and loving a child unconditionally, and can serve as outstanding role models.  Studies have shown that multi-generational contact between children and their grandparents provides a special foundation of unconditional love and nurturing which is healthy for children; and, can significantly affect the children’s academic, psychological, and social development. If death takes a grandparent from a child, that is a tragedy; but if family bickering and vindictiveness deny children the love of a grandparent, that’s an emotional and psychological shame and causes harm to all the parties involved. Studies show that the best form of help for those suffering from complicated grief, grief without closure, is to attend a peer led support group. Professionals in the fields of mental health, medicine, religion, law, education, and elder abuse have joined together to offer an anonymous support group for grandparents experiencing the sadness and emotional pain associated Grandparent/Parental Alienation. Please write to Ron and Claire Brown at (hc_aga@hotmail.com).


THU. APR 26 - THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SUN CITY CENTER REPUBLICAN CLUB
1:30 p.m. for social time with meeting at 2:00 p.m. in the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Events Room. The speakers are Steve Overton, a Professional Journalist who was NewsChannel. Eight’s “Eight on Your Side” consumer reporter for many years.  The eventful days of this part of his career are what he likes to share when he speaks to clubs and organizations.  He is currently in the financial services field where he and a partner have their own Company affiliated with Morgan Stanley. Matt Caldwell, candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture, is also schedule.  All Republicans and like-minded voters are invited to attend.  Come and bring a friend.  Dues for 2018 are due on February 1st and can be paid at this meeting. 


THU. APR 26 - HOW DOES MEDICAL MARIJUANA WORK?
6:30 p.m. at Bunkers at Sandpiper Golf and Country Club! Dr. Mark Hashim of The Herbal Clinic, MD will join us and educate community members on how medical marijuana works, its benefits, and even register patients with qualifying conditions right on the spot! RSVP at the link below! http://www.plantsnotpillsusa.com/event/medical-marijuana-education-and-certification-with-dr-mark-hashim


THU. APR 26 - FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
7:00 p.m. at St. John the Divine Church, Dell Webb. Sun City Center. We will be watching Heaven is for Real (2014). Synopsis: Based on the New York Times Best Seller, this is the story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. His son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event. The church turns on him and so does everyone who is closer or further to him—including his wife. 


THU. APR 26 - MOONGLOW BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center. Members FREE; Visitors $5.00 per person at the door.  Live Music by "The Treble Clefs". Dressy Casual. BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups & napkins. Singles Table(s) Available.  We have a great 2018 Schedule of 12 monthly dances to Live Music!  Information: 813-633-1297 OR 813-633-2755. Email gail3357@gmail.com


FRI. APR 27 - SLOW SPEED BUSINESS NETWORKING AT THE FIREHOUSE!
8:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570 http://firehouseculturalcenter.org/ Like our group on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ssslowspeed/ and build your business! Want a shot at sharing what you do with other business professionals who will send buisiness your way? Bring a stack of business cards and your best elevator pitch and make it happen! Want more info on this FREE event? Call Debbie Caneen at 813-892=2990


FRI. APR 27 – SPEECH TO TEXT
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. A Speech recognition program can translate your spoken words into a text document.  This class will demonstrate the free Google speech recognition program and also compare it to other available programs.


FRI. APR 27 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "Different styles of Acupuncture, Questions & Answer, Sports Care"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


FRI. APR 27 – SOUTH SHORE MEMORY CAFÉ
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Memory Café is FREE to attend and is located at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. Look for the purple and white Memory Café signs once at the church. Light refreshments provided. RSVP to Dr. Cate at catemccarty@gmail.com or 813-384-7571. Living with dementia can be a challenge with fading social opportunities. Memory Cafés were started to give folks a safe and judgement-free space to share the journey. Cate McCarty, PhD, also known as Dr. Cate, Dementia Coach, presents a comfortable and engaging environment. If you, a friend, or loved one has memory problems join us for some laughter, reminiscence, and camaraderie with others living with a memory diagnosis. 


SAT. APR 28 - 2018 RUSKIN TOMATO & HERITAGE FESTIVAL!
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at EG Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave NW Ruskin, Fl. Admission is $5 per person. The County Park has a $2 per car gate fee also. There will be live music, hot food, cold beer, crafts fair, tomato eating contest, local fresh produce & tomatoes, Roamin' Oldies Car Show and more!  Details at www.jens-market.com   The festival is a benefit for the Ruskin Community Development Foundation.


SAT. APR 28 – STREET PAINTING WORKSHOP
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Come and learn this centuries old art form from Master Street Painter. Leigh Alfredson. The workshop will start with a PowerPoint that covers the history, shows lots of examples of paintings, and goes over techniques and supplies - followed by a hand-on demonstration and time for you to work with the chalk outside! Each participant must register separately. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


SUN. APR 29 - CAHT WINE TASTING & SILENT AUCTION MENDING BROKEN HEARTS
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. Campaign Against Human Trafficking - SouthShore invites you to Join us for an international wine sampling from PRP, paired with appetizers catered by culinary students of Enterpising Latinas, Inc. Sip on wine as you listen to renowned Jazz saxophonist, producer and recording artist, Dayve Stewart.  Sample the tempting appetizers as you decide which of the unusual Silent Auction items you will bid on.  Check your tickets for the lucky number for one of the many door prizes. Help support CAHT’s efforts to heal the broken hearts of human trafficking survivors and kids-at-risk; help us give them a voice, new opportunities and freedom! Tickets for this fun and tasty, 21 and over, event are only $20, cash or check payable to CAHT.   RSVP by April 23 to Annie Garrison, Campaign Against Human Trafficking, 1505 Cloister Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573.   Tickets will NOT be available at the door.   For more information check our web page:  www.sccblueheart.org or contact anngarrison66@gmail.com, 813-938-5660.


SUN. APR 29 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room.  Thor Stevens and his saxophone will provide live music for you dancing and listening pleasure.  Members $4.00; Guests $6.00.  BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Proper dress requested (no jeans/shorts). Please note that this is an extra dance because we only had one in March).Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


MON. APR 30 - GENERATION TO GENERATION TAMPA BAY COMES TO SUN CITY CENTER! MOVIE WATCH PARTY!
4:30 p.m. in the Florida Room, Sun City Center Community Association, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Gen2Gen Movies & Mentors invite you to join us in watching the all-time great movie “Good Will Hunting” to celebrate the power of mentoring! WHAT IS GENERATION TO GENERATION TAMPA BAY? The Gen2Gen national campaign is mobilizing people over 50 to improve the lives of children in our community. Hosted by Seniors in Service, South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Generation to Generation Tampa Bay. We’ll bring the popcorn and snacks! Questions?  Please visit seniorsinservice.org or call Sarah at (813) 932-5228 x292


MON. APR 30 - EASY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: COUNTING
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2. Learn the basics of American Sign Language with Jackie Haig! Your Deaf Instructor will voice and sign her Language to teach basic vocabulary and everyday words. Register now online!  Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAY 1 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 1 – MICROSOFT WORD INTRO
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to write a letter but have never used a word processor before?  Call CRT and register for the Introduction to Microsoft Word class.  You will learn how to create a document, use templates, check your spelling, and print documents.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. MAY 1 - BETH ISRAEL SISTERHOOD ENDS SEASON
11:00 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel for the annual Closing Brunch and Installation of Officers. Beth Israel Sisterhood will hold the final event of the2017-2018 season. Members of Sisterhood, along with any women interested in joining Sisterhood are welcome to attend.  There is a $7 charge for this event. For additional information contact Rochelle Lafer at rlafer@gmail.com


TUE. MAY 1 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. MAY 1 – WINDOWS 10 INTRO
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Have you received or purchased a new computer and don’t know how to use it beacuase it came with windows 10?  Call CRT and sign up for the Introduction to windows 10 training class.  For $20 a person you will learn about the start menue, privacy settings, connecting to a network, display settings, and a lot more.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. MAY 1 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Fox Trot - 5:30 PM
Beginning/Intermediate Night Club Two Step - 6:45 PM
Intermediate Silver Fox Trot - 8:00 PM,  Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. MAY 2 or WED. MAY 21 – Backup! Backup!
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon in the Computer Lab  $10 Members  $15 Non-Members. This class teaches you how to backup your files using a program called Goodsync ($29 one time).  This program will back up all of your Documents, Pictures, Videos and Music and then let you quickly backup your file changes on a weekly basis.  Bring your computer to class with an external hard drive for backup.


WED. MAY 2 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED, MAY 2 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus, THE WALLS OF JERICHO (VIBRATIONS), Jeremy McDonald will share how the Bible is a code to unlock the full potential within you. It is a guide to help us become one with body mind and soul. He will talk about the alchemical meaning of the story of the Walls of Jericho and the wisdom we may unlock. SCC Open Fund Raiser in the Heritage Room. Love offering to benefit our society and Non-members admission fee of $1.00. Bring your community ID.


WED. MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Rumba - 12:45 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Samba - 2:00 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Quick Step - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 


WED. MAY 2 - THE ART CLUB IN SUN CITY CENTER GALLERY OPENING
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Art Club in Sun City Center, Cherry Hills Dr., SCC  Gallery Opening & Reception will showcase the artwork of Carol Husinka and Vivian David.  What distinguishes both artists’ paintings is their creative experimentation blending techniques from watercolor, acrylics and oils.  Both multi-faceted artists will exhibit paintings representing venues from the contemporary to the abstract.  The event is free and open to members of the community and their guests.  Snacks and beverages will be served.  


WED. MAY 2 - MICROSOFT EXCEL INTRO  
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Have you seen people use Microsoft Excel to keep track and calculate data and wondered how they do it?  Call CRT and register for the Introduction to Microsoft Excel class.  You will learn how to create a simple spreadsheet, change data, do simple arithmetic, change cell size, and copy data.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


WED. MAY 2 - LIVING WITH SPICES: Health Benefits of Ginger
2:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Join Caroline Blesson to learn the amazing health benefits of ginger, cooking demonstration with ginger, free food sampling, free sample of dried ginger powder for 40 participants. Please reserve your seat at hcplc.org or by calling 813-273-3652


WED. MAY 2 - MAH JONGG @ THE LIBRARY EVERY WEDNESDAY 
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2.  Learn and play this popular table game using the American rules. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


WED. MAY 2 - NEEDLE PEOPLE EVERY WEDNESDAY 
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1.  Join other needle people to share techniques, tips, and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric arts. Bring a project and ask questions. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


WED. MAY 2 - THE COMPUTER CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
7:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, in the Atrium.  This month Judy Taylour, from APCUG Speakers Bureau will present “12 Skills everyone can (and should) learn to keep their computer fast, safe and easy to use.”  Come and learn about these useful skills.


THU. MAY 3 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT INTR0
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to create a presentation and have no idea how where to start?  Call CRT and register for the Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint.  You will learn how to create a presentation, creating and organizing slides, adding text to slides, and more.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


THU. MAY 3 - RUG HOOKING CLUB
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join other rug hookers to share techniques, tips, and experiences about rug hooking.  Bring a project and ask questions. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


THU. MAY 3 - THE MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (MOAA) MONTHLY LUNCHEON MEETING
11:00 a.m. in the Florida Room with speaker: Dr. Susan MacManus will be the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) monthly meeting on Ma MacManus received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan (1969) and her undergraduate (1968) and Ph.D. (1975) degrees from Florida State University. Born in Tampa, she is a native of Pasco County. Dr. MacManus is a Distinguished University Professor of Public Administration and Political Science in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. She is nationally renowned for her expert and incisive commentary on public opinion and intergenerational politics and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, PBS, BBC, NHK (Tokyo), Australian Television, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, and in various print media. During the 2000 and 2004 election season, she has also served as the political analyst for WFLA News Channel 8, the Florida News Channel, and WFLA News Radio. Currently, she is the political analyst for ABC Action News in Tampa, Fl. Dr. MacManus is a Fulbright research scholar and has written numerous books. She coauthored, with mentor Thomas R. Dye, Politics in States and Communities, 11th ed. (Prentice-Hall, 2003), which is the nation’s leading textbook on state and local politics. She has just recently released a new book entitled “Florida Minority Trail Blazer,” that took her ten years to complete. Salad Bar & Fresh Fruit with Assorted Dressings Roast Pork with Fuji Apples and Gravy Chicken Piccata Crab Stuffed Filet of Sole Dessert Bar: Chef’s selected desserts. Beverages: Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, and Ice Water. $15.00 MAY LUNCHEON (813) 642-0497


THU. MAY 3 - THE SCC RN CLUB CELEBRATES SPRING AND NURSES DAY
11:30 a.m. in the Florida Room of the Atrium Building.  We'll have broccoli and ham quiche, salad, dessert, coffee or tea, and RN Club  punch.  New officers will be sworn in at this luncheon.  Music provided by Mary of the Organ Club.  Call Anise Tuma at 813 633 0499.  This is our last meeting until October 4, 2018. 


THU. MAY 3, 2018 - DEM CLUB MAY MEETING 
1:00 p.m. for Meet ‘n Mingle with refreshments. General Meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the (golf cart friendly) Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center on the 1st Thursday of the month. On May 3rd, join fellow Democrats, Liberals, Progressives & Independents in a “Blue Wave” Workshop. All Democrats and like-minded individuals are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. Bring your Precinct Number, notebook & learn how you can get involved. Please visit and Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SSDEMCLUB or website: www.SouthShoreDemocrats.org for more information.


THU. MAY 3 - FELINE FOLKS MONTHLY MEETING
3:30 p.m. for the open Board Metting where guests are welcome with Meow Mixer at 4:30 p.m. the Kings Point 2020 building, 2nd floor Culinary Room. Here's is your chance to join a great group of people, socialize, learn about Feline Folks, learn about the cats you might be seeing around our area.  As we say Goodbye to our Snowbirds we are looking for volunteers to replace them if only for the short summer months.  The Meow Mixer is a wonderful way to learn about volunteer opportunities.  No pressure, just information.  The cats are fed everyday with a special mixture of cat food.  This is provided by the group as is training and support.  Feline Folks is a 501©3, totally not for profit operating on donations and through the kindness of volunteers.  Currently there is a need for help in applying for grants.  If you have a skill or interest in this area, please contact, Kathy at anewday99@gmail.com or better yet, stop by the Meow Mixer.  Feline Folks is a not-for-profit all volunteer job that feeds and cares for the community cats.  For information email info@felinefolks.us


FRI. MAY 4 - SLOW SPEED BUSINESS NETWORKING AT THE FIREHOUSE!
8:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570 http://firehouseculturalcenter.org/ Like our group on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ssslowspeed/ and build your business! Want a shot at sharing what you do with other business professionals who will send buisiness your way? Bring a stack of business cards and your best elevator pitch and make it happen! Want more info on this FREE event? Call Debbie Caneen at 813-892=2990


FRI. MAY 4 - NIA: NON-IMPACT AEROBICS
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. This stimulating 60-minute movement practice will engage your body in healthy ways without jumping or jarring the joints.  NIA takes you through a combination of dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts done to inspiring music. Taught by certified NIA instructor Gail Mongiello.  Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. MAY 4 – LEGENDS, LIES, & LINEAGES
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. This program explores the "true facts" of one's oral family history by showing the researcher how to take each fact and systematically prove each piece of information. The "most common" pieces of family lore will be examined closely as well as case studies that show genealogists how to use their best research skills to prove family facts. Led by guest presenter Ann Osisek. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


SAT. MAY 4 - THE SCCCA SPONSORING FREE CONCERT 
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the gazebo for Sun City Center Community Association Summer Bandstand Concert featuring "The Accidentalz".  Held at the SCC Central Campus Gazebo off Cherry Hills Drive. Bring your own refreshments and lawn chair, or listen to the music from  your golf cart.  


SAT. MAY 5 - KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY
6:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W.   813-634-1252  - 5:00 Chicken Dinner, Drinks & Dessert, Kentucky Derby, fancy hat contest.  Watch it live on our big screen - Tickets $10.00 at the church office 


SUN. MAY 6 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Building, Florida Room. Live music for your dancing and listening pleasure provided by Thor Stevens and his saxophone.  Members $4.00; Guests $6.00.  BYOB and snacks.  Ice, water, cups and napkins provided. Proper dress requested (please no shorts/jeans). Info: Janet 813-633-3558.
 
MON. MAY 7 – TUNING YOUR PC WORKSHOP
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $20 Members   $25 Non-Members. Is your PC or laptop running slow, long boot times, do you wait forever for web pages to come up? This workshop will teach you how to remove spyware, viruses, browser add-ons, bad registry entries, junk files, and other problems that slow down your system. You will work on your own computer and be able to see the results immediately.


MON. MAY 7 - QUICKBOOKS PRO INTRO
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Do you have QuickBooks Pro because your accountant suggested it but you don’t know how to use it?  Call CRT and sign up for the QuickBooks Pro Introduction class.  In this class you will learn about the chart of accounts, items and services, invoicing customers, receiving payments, and backing up your data.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


MON. MAY 7 - FLOSS AND FRIENDS EVERY MONDAY 
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join our needlework group to share techniques, tips, and experiences about fiber and fabric arts. Bring a project and ask questions. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAY 8, 15, 22, 29 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $20 Members   $25 Non-Members. This four session beginner’s class will cover hardware, software and operating system basics.  Some basic word processing will be introduced. Internet searching using web browsers and search engines will also be covered. Storage devices, both permanent & temporary will be discussed.


TUE. MAY 8 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 8 – MICROSOFT WORD GRAPHICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you want to spice up your documents but am not sure how?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word Graphics class.  In this class, you will learn about inserting pictures, objects, and shapes, how to manipulated pictures, and more.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. MAY 8 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. MAY 8 - WINDOWS 10 MORE TOPICS   
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about Windows 10 including the new file explorer and using Apps on your computer.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. MAY 8 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 8, 15, 22, 29 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Fox Trot - 5:30 PM
Beginning/Intermediate Night Club Two Step - 6:45 PM
Intermediate Silver Fox Trot - 8:00 PM,  Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


TUE. MAY 8 - PAPERCRAFTING: SPARKLE AND SPRINKLE
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Create a beautiful card or scrapbook page with Sparkle N Sprinkle. All materials will be provided. Limited to 25 participants. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


WED. MAY 9 –  IPAD/IPHONE FOR SENIORS
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. The iPad and the iPhone function the same, in most cases. This course will show how to check your e-mail, carry your books and music around with you, have fun playing games and even adjust the size of the readable text on the screen.


WED. MAY 9 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. MAY 9 - VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOUR "YOUR WINDOW INTO THEIR WORLD"
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Walk a Mile in the Shoes of a Person Living with Dementia. Created by P.K. Beville, a specialist in geriatrics, this experience is designed to instill hope in professional and family caregivers, providing them with a tool to move from sympathy to empathy and to better understand the behaviors and needs of their loved ones and patients. Tours provided by Senior Helpers. FREE event but RSVP is required to 813-634-3347


WED, MAY 9 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus, “PSYCHIC DETECTIVES”, Carol Ann Liaros, Internationally known Psychic for 50 years will share her experiences working with the FBI, Police, Edgar Cayce Institute and others to solve cases through her abilities. SCC Open Fund Raiser in the Heritage Room. Love offering to benefit our society and Non-members admission fee of $1.00. Bring your community ID.


WED. MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Rumba - 12:45 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Samba - 2:00 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Quick Step - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 


WED. MAY 9 - MICROSOFT EXCEL CHARTS  
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to create charts with Microsoft Excel.  See how to create Pie, Graph, and Line charts and how to change the type of chart being displayed.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. MAY 9 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP SPONSORED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Have you been given the diagnosis of Diabetes? Are you unsure of your dietary and physical future? Discover options and learn information that will prepare you for a healthy future with Diabetes! Join Kristin Weir, RN and Case Manager from Bayada Home Health Care as she facilitates this educational and support group. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


WED. MAY 9 – PRICING YOUR PRODUCT
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Knowing what to charge for your product is an important aspect of going into business. We will discuss costs, pricing strategies and market research in order to determine an answer. Registration is required online:  http://bit.lyFloridaFSBDCHC. This program is presented in partnership with Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAY 9 - EMERGENCY SQUAD HOSTS VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PROGRAM
6:00 p.m. at the Training Building at 124 S. Pebble Beach. We invite interested residents to find out more about the Squad and the volunteer opportunities we have available.  The Squad is always looking for people who may be interested in helping on our ambulances and wheelchair vans. The positions include Emergency Medical Responders, Ambulance Drivers and Emergency Medical Technicians. Other volunteer positions the Squad has available include IT specialists, vehicle maintenance volunteers, and cooks.  You do not need to have prior medical experience. . . .  We will train you.  Nor do you need to be a resident of Sun City Center.  Each year the Squad provides Basic Life Support (BLS) services to the community. In 2017, the Squad made almost 5000 ambulance runs and approximately 2000 medical wheelchair van runs. All of the Squad’s services are free, including blood pressures that are offered daily at the office from 8AM to 5PM.  In addition, we also have wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. Please consider visiting with us and learning more about how you can become a part of  “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”  Coffee and cookies will be served.


THU. MAY 10 & FRI, MAY 11 - ANDROID SMARTPHONES & TABLETS
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $20 Members   $25 Non-Members. This course consists of two sessions, 1 – The Device, and 2 – Apps.  This course will demonstrate how these devices can help you: check your email, take and share pictures, transfer your pictures to your computer, read a book, watch a movie, listen to music, and play games.   A basic knowledge of your device is expected.  1 – The Device  This session focuses on the Android Operating System and the device itself.  Many of the devices settings will be demonstrated and discussed.   2 – Apps  This session focuses on the Apps that make these devices do so many wonderful things.  Basic Apps such as the Google Play Store, Settings, Email, Calendar, Photos, Camera, and Maps will be discussed and demonstrated.


THU. MAY 10 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT FORMAT
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you know the basics of creating a PowerPoint presentation but would like to learn how to make it look great?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft PowerPoint format class.  In this class, you will learn about themes, transitions, printing, indenting and spacing.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


THU. MAY 10 - THE COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN HOSTING MONTHLY CARD GAME SOCIAL
12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. with doors open at 11:30 a.m. For $3 enjoy freshly made desserts, coffee or tea, and your favorite games with friends--maybe even learn a new game.  Door and table prizes.  All proceeds are used for their charitable works during the year. 


THU. MAY 10 - CHRONIC PAIN, ARTHRITIS AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Speaker to be announced. Dr. Amy Yepez continues to facilitate this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Dr. Yepez graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2009 and has practiced in both orthopedics and Neuro rehabilitation. Over the past two years, Amy has focused on acquiring her pain specialist certification with the Dolphin MPS device. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc. that may have worked for them in order for all members to benefit with Amy’s guidance. If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share and to learn! Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today! For info, call 813-892-2990


FRI. MAY 11 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS - Facts about Needles & how it helps Fibromyalgia, Depression & Anxiety. "Does the Needle hurt"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


FRI. MAY 11 - THE KP OLD TYME 50's MUSIC CLUB HOSTS 50's PIZZA AND OLDIES MUSIC SHOW AND DANCE
6:00 p.m., at Kings Point's North Club House, Waterside Room. There will be pizza for everyone and also guest performers. This event is open to all KP/SCC residents who enjoy the music of the fifties & sixties. Free for our club members and $5 admission to non members. Pay at door, evening of event. BYOB and own snacks permitted. Call Jim for further info. (813) 773-7377 


SAT. MAY 12 – TAMPABAY LIBCON!
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Tampa Bay LibCon! is a free, family-friendly convention featuring: special guests, gaming, crafts, robotics, trivia, and cosplay contests! For more information, including a schedule of events, visit http://hcplc.org/events/libcon. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


SAT. MAY 12 - ACADEMY OF BALLROOM DANCE
6:30 p.m. in the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center there will be a Waltz dance lesson included with admission. This will be followed by regular dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is free for members, or $6 for guests at the door. Come and dance to a fabulous selection of tunes handpicked by our DJ Bernice DuBro. Enjoy the complimentary coffee and cookies. Try your luck with the 50/50 drawing. Open seating and singles tables are always available. Everyone is welcome; bring your friends and BYOB. The dress  code is casual but neat (no shorts please). Mark your calendars for the following Academy dances - June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th and September 1st.  For more information, call George Hawn at 330-770-0442.


SAT. MAY 12 - VALERIE GILLESPIE JAZZ ENSEMBLE AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Event type: Firehouse Pub. The Valerie Gillespie Jazz Ensemble is dedicated to the preservation of live jazz performances. The group performs a mix of instrumental and vocal jazz music. They do many tours inside and outside the Tampa Bay area as well as record their own music and songs. Valerie Gillespie has performed alongside various icons includes Rosemary Clooney, Joan Rivers, Natalie Cole and Ray Charles to name a few. She also performed with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra throughout the United States and Japan and performs with Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge on a regular basis. Lush Life is Valerie’s most recent jazz CD and features music by Chick Corca and Billy Strayhorn. You can find out more information on her website. Book your tickets now! Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Become a FCC Member and SAVE! Firehouse Pub seating is communal, which means you may have other guests at your table. As a courtesy to the artists we recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before show time. Cash bar & refreshments available. No outside food or beverages allowed. Online booking is available up to 2 hours before showtime. After that, tickets may be purchased at the Firehouse, 813-645-7651. Reservations are made when tickets are purchased. http://firehouseculturalcenter.org/events/valerie-gillespie-jazz-ensemble-2/


SUN. MAY 13 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
6:15 p.m. doors open for members and 6:30 .m. for guests. The band will be playing 7:00- 10:00 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.  The cost is free for members and $6.00 per person for guests. No advance ticket is needed. pay at door.  Residents of Kings Point, Renaissance as well as Sun City Center are welcome.  The Oldies but Goodies Dance Club will be dancing and enjoying the music of Good Stuff.   Put on your dancing shoes and come join us.  BYOB and snacks, the club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins on each table.  Any questions contact Joanne at 813-728-1147 or email  jjlatenite@aol.com  You may also check out our website : sccoldiesbutgoodiesdanceclub.com or join us on Face Book Https://facebook.com/OldiesButGoodiesDanceClub.


MON. MAY 14 - WIDOWER'S GROUP - Now monthly 2nd monday 
9:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Meeting for WIDOWERS ONLY, women are into groups, men are NOT. We're taught early on that when adversity hits: "suck it up--get on with it!". However history has consistently proven regardless of what we think, YOU can benefit greatly from the experience of others. We invite YOU to attend a meeting, coffee and donuts on us. You'll sit and listen as others share their experiences in dealing with the different stages of the tragic loss of losing your spouse. For more information call Tom Harding 813-634-1236


MON. MAY 14 - CALL TO ARTISTS
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Willis Smith Gallery on Ringling College Campus (2363 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota FL 34234) Receiving for juried open aqueous show, the final exhibition of the season for Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.  Artists may submit up to 2 works, members pay $20 per piece; non-members pay $30 each.  Works must be matted and framed per FSWS regulations with plexiglass rather than actual glass. Please refer to www.suncoastwatercolorsociety.com for details.  Prizes will be awarded to winners selected by juror Sue Downes Allen at opening reception on May 18th: $500 for 1st, $400 for 2nd, and $300 for 3rd place. 3 Merit Awards receive $100 each.  Honorable Mentions receive ribbons.  Special Excellence in Transparent Watercolor Award is $250.  Show runs from May 18th through June 21, 2018 


MON. MAY 14 - QUICKBOOKS PRO MORE TOPICS
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to keep track of purchases, see report, reconcile with bank statements, and create general journal entries.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


MON. MAY 14 - MALE CALL FOR PROSTATE HEALTH SPONSORED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER
1:00 p.m. for refreshments, Presentation at 1:30 p.m. in Rm 3 of the Sun City Center Community Hall.  The speaker will be Jan Manarite   Her topic will be "  Dealing with Chemotherapy Side Effects". NO RESERVATION IS REQUIRED:   Any questions call Vicente Lopez at 727-623-1724.


MON. MAY 14 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. MAY 14 - SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY CLUB MEETING
7:30 p.m. in the Caper Room, Atrium Building, 954 North Course Lane. There is no cost for guests; any resident of CA or Kings Point interested in science and technology is invited. Is Cancer a Metabolic Disease?  Although cancer has typically been viewed as genetic-based disease associated with uncontrolled cell growth, recent research suggests that it should also be evaluated primarily as a metabolic-based disease. That is, fast growing tumors can seem to change their environments to meet the biological needs to fuel the huge increases in cell growth. Understanding these changes may allow new avenues for treating cancers.  Our speaker, professor Dominic D’Agostino of USF Morsani College of Medicine, will discuss current research and its potential for future therapies.


TUE. MAY 15 - TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL ANNOUNCES RUMMAGE SALE!
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. All are welcome at 1115 Dell Webb Blvd E. Sun City Center. For information, please contact Barbara Nova - Barbaranova03@gmail.com


TUE. MAY 15 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. at The United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, Sun City Center, FL 33573.  Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! MaintaIning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


TUE. MAY 15 – MICROSOFT WORD MORE TOPICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you want to add headers or footers to a document or use columns and tables to make your document stand out?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word More Topics Class.  In this class, you will learn how to create headers, foots, columns, tables, and collaborate with others on a document.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. MAY 15 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. MAY 15 - WINDOWS 10 ADVANCED TOPICS  
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about Windows 10 including Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Defender, Cortana, and backup/recovery of your computer.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. MAY 15 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


TUE. MAY 15 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 15, 22, 29 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Fox Trot - 5:30 PM
Beginning/Intermediate Night Club Two Step - 6:45 PM
Intermediate Silver Fox Trot - 8:00 PM,  Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


TUE. MAY 15 – ART RECEPTION FOR LIBCON FANDOM ART EXHIBIT
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Multiple artists will be exhibiting their work in the Crawford Gallery during the months of May and June. Join us for light refreshments and meet the artists. Attendees are encouraged to wear family-friendly cosplay/costumes. Open to the public. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.  Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAY 16 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED, MAY 16 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus, “SEEKING YOUR INNER TEACHER –SEEKING WHAT IT IS”, James West, Metaphysician and Qigong expert will open a new world of understanding of seeking within. SCC Open Fund Raiser in the Heritage Room. Love offering to benefit our society and Non-members admission fee of $1.00. Bring your community ID.


WED. MAY 16, 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Rumba - 12:45 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Samba - 2:00 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Quick Step - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 


WED. MAY 16 - MICROSOFT EXCEL BUILT-IN FUNCTIONS
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about functions built into Excel such as the Sum, Average, Date, Time, and Financial Funstions to name a few.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. MAY 16 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Samantha Miller, RCSWI Social Worker for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1940. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


THU. MAY 17 - Buying a Computer 
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This mini-class covers the decision of whether or not you need a new PC, the minimum hardware you should buy, the pros and cons of various hardware choices, and information on PC components.


THU. MAY 17 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING, FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, Suite #254. Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical Trials? Call the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Mobile Clinical Trail Unit (813) 455-2512


THU. MAY 17 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT GRAPHICS
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to add graphics to a presentation to make your data more understandable?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft PowerPoint Graphics class.  In this class, you will learn how to add pictures, screen shots, shapes, animations, and videos to your presentation.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


THU. MAY 17 – ONEBLOOD BLOOD DRIVE
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. OneBlood will be hosting a blood donation drive right here at SouthShore in their Big Red Bus.  Donors will be provided with juice and snacks. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. MAY 17 - RUG HOOKING CLUB
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join other rug hookers to share techniques, tips, and experiences about rug hooking.  Bring a project and ask questions. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


THU. MAY 17 - SOUTHSHORE READERS BOOK DISCUSSION
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Join us to discuss The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. “On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister...” Books are available to check out in the library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


FRI. MAY 18 - OPEN HOUSE FOR THE NEW BUILDING
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. of the new Community Association Administration Building at 1009 North Pebble Beach Blvd has been a wonderful thing to watch.  Months ago they specified an opening date, and it is about to happen. There have been no shortcuts taken to make things look right. All CA members are hereby invited to visit the new ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. There will be light refreshments to enjoy as you tour the new facility.


FRI. MAY 18 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "Invest in a Healthy Future with Acupuncture, CBD, Medical Cannabis & Natural Herbal Formula"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


FRI. MAY 18 - VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT, A PROGRAM OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by registration only at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr SCC. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross in partnership with the Veterans History Project, a program of the Library of Congress, is seeking Veterans to participate in this project.  The program captures through a video interview, firsthand account of Veterans who served in any branch of the US military in any capacity, from World War I through the present, and are no longer serving are eligible to participate.  Civilians who served in support of a US war effort in a professional capacity are also welcome to participate.  We recently conducted our first interview with a Vietnam Veterans, and are very excited to capture his personal account and add it to the Library of Congress Collection for all to see.  As Teresa Fazio, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran stated, “It is important to get every veterans’ story so future generations can learn about military life from first-hand accounts.  Our individual experiences may have been different, but when compiled they form a powerful snapshot of history.” If you are a Veteran or know Veterans that would like to share their stories, please call Sun Towers to schedule your interview time at 813-634-3347. This recording of history will take place on the 3rd Friday of each month.


FRI. MAY 18 - MASTER GARDENER: BONSAI, THE TINY TREE
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2. With Master Gardener Maryhelen Zopfi. Learn the art of growing trees in tiny containers. Experience the joy of creating a realistic depiction of nature in a small place. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


SAT. MAY 19 – INVISIBLE CATHEDRALS: GOTHIC ART MEETS THE AVANT-GARDE
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Part of the Saturday ‘Art History at the Library!’ series.  The early 20th Century saw an enormous upheaval in the art world in the form of Expressionism, Futurism, and Dada. We will look at these artists and explore the influence of Gothic art and architecture on their work. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. MAY 21 - QUICKBOOKS PRO ADVANCED TOPICS 
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to Restore a company from a backup, export data, and use QuickBooks to generate letters.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


MON. MAY 21 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This month our speaker will be: Dr. Cameron Vance PharmD received his doctorate in pharmacy from West Virginia University and is the Chief Information Officer at Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida. As a multifaceted pharmacist, he has diverse experiences in the fields of community, compounding, veteran, psychiatric, hospital pharmacy, functional medicine, and alternative healthcare. As a patient and physician educator, he has been a guest speaker at the Parkinson’s Outreach Association, ALS Association, and Marijuana Awareness Days throughout Florida.  Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will facilitate. With the influx of many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated! If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share! If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 22 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 22 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. for Kings Point residents in the Coalition office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakkes Drive, Sun City Center, Suite 254.  Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! MaintaIning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


TUE. MAY 22 – MICROSOFT WORD ADVANCED
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to create letterhead or perform a mail merge but don’t know where to start?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word Advanced Topics class.  In this class, you will learn how to create a letter head with your own logo, create cover and title pages, and perform a mail merge.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. MAY 22 - NAMI and the SOUTH SHORE COALIITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING EDUCATIONAL FORUM: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION, JOIN US!
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Trinity Baptist Church, 702 West Del Webb, Sun City Center. 
Thank those in our community who volunteer their time by leading support groups
Identify strengths and weaknesses/needs of our community
Discuss ways we as a community might meet those needs or identify who we need at the table to address the needs. 
Discussion about next steps 
To register for only this meeting call 813-419-4902 leave your name and phone number or email office@mentalhealthandaging.org 


TUE. MAY 22 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. MAY 22 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 22 – BAY AREA GREYHOUND RESCUE
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Members of the Bay Area Greyhound Rescue will talk about what it’s like to rescue and foster Greyhound dogs. They will discuss the adoption process and responsibilities of being a dog owner as well as the temperament and needs of Greyhounds.  At the end of the program audience members will be able to meet a few dogs in person. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


TUE. MAY 22, 29 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Fox Trot - 5:30 PM
Beginning/Intermediate Night Club Two Step - 6:45 PM
Intermediate Silver Fox Trot - 8:00 PM,  Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. MAY 23 – INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This is a class for beginners who are interested in spreadsheet development, from design to implementation.  This class covers spreadsheet definitions, layouts, data entry, number formats, mathematical operators and formulas, functions, cell alignments and worksheet management.


WED. MAY 23 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED, MAY 23 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus, “UFOs & USOs – THE GULF OF MEXICO MILITARY & CIVILIAN ENCOUNTERS”, Bill Schroeder, UFO expert and MUFON representative will present updated information about the Gulf of Mexico activities with UFOs and USOs. SCC Open Fund Raiser in the Heritage Room. Love offering to benefit our society and Non-members admission fee of $1.00. Bring your community ID card.


WED. MAY 23 – EXCEL: Formula, Functions, Formatting
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. In this class you will learn to use the common functions of summing and counting and to format using currency, comma and date configurations.  Experience using Excel or the Introduction to Excel class is a required prerequisite.


WED. MAY 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Rumba - 12:45 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Samba - 2:00 PM
Intermediate/Advanced Quick Step - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 


WED. MAY 23 - MICROSOFT EXCEL MORE TOPICS
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach. Learn about using Conditional IF statements in calculates, how to setup a Pivot Table and create data tables. Cost of Class: $20 a person. Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot. Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. MAY 23 - ELDER LAW
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long-term care with emphasis on public benefits. Registration not required. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. MAY 24 – Using Apps on an iPad
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. In this class, we will explore the use of APPs from Apple and other sources.  We will explore iBooks, iMessage, iMail, Notebook, Albums (photos), iTunes, GasBuddy, Flixter, and Chrome.  This is not a class for beginners.


THU. MAY 24 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT ADVANCED
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn how to add tables and charts to a presentation as well as modify themes, and creating action buttons.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


THU. MAY 24 - AGA (ALIENATED GRANDPARENTS ANONYMOUS) MEETING AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1:00 p.m. at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. Thousands of American families choose to isolate themselves from the influence and interaction of their parents by severely restricting, controlling and/or denying contact between their children and the children’s grandparents. The effects of this rift can be severe, especially if a bond between the grandparent and grandchild has already been formed.  Grandparents are an intricate part of raising and loving a child unconditionally, and can serve as outstanding role models.  Studies have shown that multi-generational contact between children and their grandparents provides a special foundation of unconditional love and nurturing which is healthy for children; and, can significantly affect the children’s academic, psychological, and social development. If death takes a grandparent from a child, that is a tragedy; but if family bickering and vindictiveness deny children the love of a grandparent, that’s an emotional and psychological shame and causes harm to all the parties involved. Studies show that the best form of help for those suffering from complicated grief, grief without closure, is to attend a peer led support group. Professionals in the fields of mental health, medicine, religion, law, education, and elder abuse have joined together to offer an anonymous support group for grandparents experiencing the sadness and emotional pain associated Grandparent/Parental Alienation. Please write to Ron and Claire Brown at (hc_aga@hotmail.com).


FRI. MAY 25 - SOUTHSHORE SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st St. S.E., Ruskin, FL.  Join us and build your network of professional resources during our FREE weekly meeting! Rather than making one sales call and then moving on to the next, why not meet with approximately 20 other professionals and share what you do or how your product might benefit others. Reap rewards from sharing your message! If you would like to get the word out about an event or have an employment opportunity you would like to share, please join us! Make connections in South Hillsborough County today! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


FRI. MAY 25 – INTRODUCTION TO FILE EXPLORER
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. Windows File Explorer is the Windows application that displays the contents of hard drives and folders. You use it to navigate all the Folder and Files on your computer. In this class you will learn how to find, save, move, copy, delete and rename Files and Folders on your hard drive or memory device.


FRI. MAY 25 – SOUTH SHORE MEMORY CAFÉ
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Memory Café is FREE to attend and is located at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. Look for the purple and white Memory Café signs once at the church. Light refreshments provided. RSVP to Dr. Cate at catemccarty@gmail.com or 813-384-7571. Living with dementia can be a challenge with fading social opportunities. Memory Cafés were started to give folks a safe and judgement-free space to share the journey. Cate McCarty, PhD, also known as Dr. Cate, Dementia Coach, presents a comfortable and engaging environment. If you, a friend, or loved one has memory problems join us for some laughter, reminiscence, and camaraderie with others living with a memory diagnosis. 


FRI. MAY 25 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "How Acupuncture helps with Insonmia, Menopause, HIV-AIDS & Cancer Care"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


SUN. MAY 27 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Building, Florida Room.  Thor Stevens and his saxophone will provide live music for your dancing and listening pleasure.  Members $4.00; Guests $6.00.  BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Dressy/casual attire (please, no jeans or shorts). Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


TUE. MAY 29 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 29 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. MAY 29 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


WED. MAY 30 – FACEBOOK 101
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This is a beginner’s class.  In this class we will: 1) Personalize your profile & timeline; 2) Find and add friends and set up Security; 3) Explain secure messaging and chatting, find out what family and friends are up to; 4) Add friends and create groups; 5) Add photos and tag the photos, view and share videos, explore news feeds, and update family and friends; 6) Discuss what to post and what not to post.  


WED. MAY 30 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED, MAY 30 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus, “TOOLS FOR HEALING YOUR BODY”, Robert Austin, well known sound practitioner joins us with a presentation on vibration frequency Healing using the sound energy levels of the Tuning Fork, Tibetan Bowls, Crystal Bowls, and properties of Crystals & Gemstones, plus others to stimulate and restore . SCC Open Fund Raiser in the Heritage Room. Love offering to benefit our society and Non-members admission fee of $1.00. Bring your community ID card.


WED. MAY 30 - SUN CITY CENTER LAPIDARY CLUB
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sandpiper Room:  Sun City Center Lapidary Club hosts a workshop for members and anyone interested in learning more about the club.


WED. MAY 30 - MICROSOFT EXCEL ADVANCED TOPICS 
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach. Learn about referencing data in other worksheets, the Lookup function, creating a business invoice, and web integration. Cost of Class: $20 a person. Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot. Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. MAY 30 – ADULT/TEEN CANVAS PAINTING
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Create a masterpiece through step by step instruction using acrylic paint. Limited to 20 participants. For ages 16 and up. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. MAY 31 - MICROSOFT PUBLISHER INTRO
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Do you need to create a flyer and do not know where to start?  Cal CRT and sign up for the Introduction to Microsoft Publisher class.  You will learn the basics of page layout, working with Text, Shapes, and Pictures.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


FRI. JUN 1 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "How Acupuncture helps with Pain syndromes, back pain, neck pain, Arthritis, and Carpal Tunnel Pain"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


FRI. JUN 1 - MICROSOFT EXCEL INTRO  
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Have you seen people use Microsoft Excel to keep track and calculate data and wondered how they do it?  Call CRT and register for the Introduction to Microsoft Excel class.  You will learn how to create a simple spreadsheet, change data, do simple arithmetic, change cell size, and copy data.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


MON. JUN 4 - QUICKBOOKS PRO INTRO
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Do you have QuickBooks Pro because your accountant suggested it but you don’t know how to use it?  Call CRT and sign up for the QuickBooks Pro Introduction class.  In this class you will learn about the chart of accounts, items and services, invoicing customers, receiving payments, and backing up your data.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


TUE. JUN 5 – MICROSOFT OUTLOOK INTRODUCTION
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach. Learn about how to send emails, read and reply to messages, and send files with emails. Cost of Class: $20 a person. Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot. Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. JUN 5 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. JUN 5 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. JUN 5 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


WED. JUN 6 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


THU. JUN 7 - BETTER BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP 
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive.  Provided by Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy. Ginny Marston RN, BSN with Quality Of Life Home Health will share how they offer a solution designed for you. Do you suffer from Congestive heart failure, shortness of breath, COPD, frequent changes in your blood pressure medications or are on oxygen? Are you at high risk for hospitalization? Our Telehealth Monitoring program helps to keep track of your condition on a daily basis from the comfort of your own home. We install a Medtronic Commander Flex which records blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, pulse, and weight every morning. A report of these vitals can then be sent to your physician to help best manage your disease. Our team of specialized nurses are available to all of our Teleheath customers via phone 24 hours a day. This service is completely free of charge while using Quality Of Life home health services. And the best news? Telehealth monitoring and phone support have been shown to decrease a patient’s risk of returning to the hospital! Annettia Simpson RRT, the Director of Sun Towers Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding pulmonary disease management. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


THU. JUN 7 – MICROSOFT WORD INTRO
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to write a letter but have never used a word processor before?  Call CRT and register for the Introduction to Microsoft Word class.  You will learn how to create a document, use templates, check your spelling, and print documents.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. JUN 8  - MICROSOFT EXCEL CHARTS  
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to create charts with Microsoft Excel.  See how to create Pie, Graph, and Line charts and how to change the type of chart being displayed.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. JUN 8 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "Gut, Gas & Bowels. "Foods that make you Fat" 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


MON. JUN 11 - WIDOWER'S GROUP - Now monthly 2nd monday 
9:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Meeting for WIDOWERS ONLY, women are into groups, men are NOT. We're taught early on that when adversity hits: "suck it up--get on with it!". However history has consistently proven regardless of what we think, YOU can benefit greatly from the experience of others. We invite YOU to attend a meeting, coffee and donuts on us. You'll sit and listen as others share their experiences in dealing with the different stages of the tragic loss of losing your spouse. For more information call Tom Harding 813-634-1236


MON. JUN 11 - QUICKBOOKS PRO MORE TOPICS
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to keep track of purchases, see report, reconcile with bank statements, and create general journal entries.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


TUE. JUN 12 – MICROSOFT OUTLOOK MORE TOPICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn how to organize and manage your email, add contacts, and create contact groups.  Call CRT and sign up for the Introduction to windows 10 training class.  For $20 a person you will learn about the start menue, privacy settings, connecting to a network, display settings, and a lot more.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. JUN 13 - VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOUR "YOUR WINDOW INTO THEIR WORLD"
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Walk a Mile in the Shoes of a Person Living with Dementia. Created by P.K. Beville, a specialist in geriatrics, this experience is designed to instill hope in professional and family caregivers, providing them with a tool to move from sympathy to empathy and to better understand the behaviors and needs of their loved ones and patients. Tours provided by Senior Helpers. FREE event but RSVP is required to 813-634-3347


WED. JUN 13 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP SPONSORED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Have you been given the diagnosis of Diabetes? Are you unsure of your dietary and physical future? Discover options and learn information that will prepare you for a healthy future with Diabetes! Join Kristin Weir, RN and Case Manager from Bayada Home Health Care as she facilitates this educational and support group. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


THU. JUN 14 – MICROSOFT WORD GRAPHICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you want to spice up your documents but am not sure how?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word Graphics class.  In this class, you will learn about inserting pictures, objects, and shapes, how to manipulated pictures, and more.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. JUN 15 - MICROSOFT EXCEL BUILT-IN FUNCTIONS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about functions built into Excel such as the Sum, Average, Date, Time, and Financial Funstions to name a few.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. JUN 15 - VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT, A PROGRAM OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by registration only at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr SCC. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross in partnership with the Veterans History Project, a program of the Library of Congress, is seeking Veterans to participate in this project.  The program captures through a video interview, firsthand account of Veterans who served in any branch of the US military in any capacity, from World War I through the present, and are no longer serving are eligible to participate.  Civilians who served in support of a US war effort in a professional capacity are also welcome to participate.  We recently conducted our first interview with a Vietnam Veterans, and are very excited to capture his personal account and add it to the Library of Congress Collection for all to see.  As Teresa Fazio, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran stated, “It is important to get every veterans’ story so future generations can learn about military life from first-hand accounts.  Our individual experiences may have been different, but when compiled they form a powerful snapshot of history.” If you are a Veteran or know Veterans that would like to share their stories, please call Sun Towers to schedule your interview time at 813-634-3347. This recording of history will take place on the 3rd Friday of each month.


FRI. JUN 15 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "Acupuncture for "Quit Smoking Now". Pain Medicine is Temporary (Addiction Crisis)"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


MON. JUN 18 - THU. JUN 21 - TAMPA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND HOSTS FREE INDEPENDENT LIVING CLASSES
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Have you or someone you know recently lost part or all of their vision? Come and learn the skills needed to perform daily living tasks to live safely and independently in your own home and community. Classes are free along with some adaptive aids. Must be blind or visually impaired. For more information contact Samantha Miller, Social Worker for Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind by calling 813-251-2407 by May 15th. Pre-registration and eye report required. 


MON. JUN 18 - QUICKBOOKS PRO ADVANCED TOPICS 
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to Restore a company from a backup, export data, and use QuickBooks to generate letters.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


MON. JUN 18 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Speaker to be announced. Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will facilitate. With the influx of many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated! If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share! If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


TUE. JUN 19 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. at The United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, Sun City Center, FL 33573.  Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! MaintaIning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


TUE. JUN 19 – MICROSOFT OUTLOOK ADVANCED TOPICS 
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to use the Calendar functions within Outlook to schedule meetings and appointments as well as create Data files for email.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


TUE. JUN 19 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. JUN 20 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Samantha Miller, RCSWI Social Worker for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1940. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


THU. JUN 21 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING, FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, Suite #254. Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical Trials? Call the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Mobile Clinical Trail Unit (813) 455-2512


THU. JUN 21 – MICROSOFT WORD MORE TOPICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you want to add headers or footers to a document or use columns and tables to make your document stand out?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word More Topics Class.  In this class, you will learn how to create headers, foots, columns, tables, and collaborate with others on a document.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. JUN 22 - MICROSOFT EXCEL MORE TOPICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach. Learn about using Conditional IF statements in calculates, how to setup a Pivot Table and create data tables. Cost of Class: $20 a person. Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot. Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. JUN 22 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "Acupuncture & Autoimmune illnesses. How it helps Multiple Sclerosis, Hypertension, & Diabetes"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


MON. JUN 25 - MICROSOFT PUBLISHER INTRO
10:00 - 11:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Do you need to create a flyer and do not know where to start?  Cal CRT and sign up for the Introduction to Microsoft Publisher class.  You will learn the basics of page layout, working with Text, Shapes, and Pictures.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


TUE. JUN 26 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. for Kings Point residents in the Coalition office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakkes Drive, Sun City Center, Suite 254.  Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! MaintaIning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


THU. JUN 28 – MICROSOFT WORD ADVANCED
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to create letterhead or perform a mail merge but don’t know where to start?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word Advanced Topics class.  In this class, you will learn how to create a letter head with your own logo, create cover and title pages, and perform a mail merge.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


THU. JUN 28 - AGA (ALIENATED GRANDPARENTS ANONYMOUS) MEETING AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1:00 p.m. at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. Thousands of American families choose to isolate themselves from the influence and interaction of their parents by severely restricting, controlling and/or denying contact between their children and the children’s grandparents. The effects of this rift can be severe, especially if a bond between the grandparent and grandchild has already been formed.  Grandparents are an intricate part of raising and loving a child unconditionally, and can serve as outstanding role models.  Studies have shown that multi-generational contact between children and their grandparents provides a special foundation of unconditional love and nurturing which is healthy for children; and, can significantly affect the children’s academic, psychological, and social development. If death takes a grandparent from a child, that is a tragedy; but if family bickering and vindictiveness deny children the love of a grandparent, that’s an emotional and psychological shame and causes harm to all the parties involved. Studies show that the best form of help for those suffering from complicated grief, grief without closure, is to attend a peer led support group. Professionals in the fields of mental health, medicine, religion, law, education, and elder abuse have joined together to offer an anonymous support group for grandparents experiencing the sadness and emotional pain associated Grandparent/Parental Alienation. Please write to Ron and Claire Brown at (hc_aga@hotmail.com).


FRI. JUN 29 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "How Acupuncture helps with Weight Control combined with Food Therapy- Morphology Types. BioTe Treatments and Sensitivity Protocol"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


FRI. JUN 29 - MICROSOFT EXCEL ADVANCED TOPICS 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach. Learn about referencing data in other worksheets, the Lookup function, creating a business invoice, and web integration. Cost of Class: $20 a person. Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot. Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. JUL 6 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "Better Breathing with Acupuncture, coping with Asthma, COPD & Emphysema"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


FRI. JUL 13 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "Acupuncture for Women's Care: PMS, Supportive Facial Care, Fertility & Pregnancy"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


TUE. JUL 17 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. JUL 18 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Samantha Miller, RCSWI Social Worker for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1940. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


FRI. JUL 20 - VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT, A PROGRAM OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by registration only at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr SCC. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross in partnership with the Veterans History Project, a program of the Library of Congress, is seeking Veterans to participate in this project.  The program captures through a video interview, firsthand account of Veterans who served in any branch of the US military in any capacity, from World War I through the present, and are no longer serving are eligible to participate.  Civilians who served in support of a US war effort in a professional capacity are also welcome to participate.  We recently conducted our first interview with a Vietnam Veterans, and are very excited to capture his personal account and add it to the Library of Congress Collection for all to see.  As Teresa Fazio, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran stated, “It is important to get every veterans’ story so future generations can learn about military life from first-hand accounts.  Our individual experiences may have been different, but when compiled they form a powerful snapshot of history.” If you are a Veteran or know Veterans that would like to share their stories, please call Sun Towers to schedule your interview time at 813-634-3347. This recording of history will take place on the 3rd Friday of each month.


FRI. JUL 20 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "Needle Meridian Therapy for Children & Adults"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


THU. JUL 26 - AGA (ALIENATED GRANDPARENTS ANONYMOUS) MEETING AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1:00 p.m. at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. Thousands of American families choose to isolate themselves from the influence and interaction of their parents by severely restricting, controlling and/or denying contact between their children and the children’s grandparents. The effects of this rift can be severe, especially if a bond between the grandparent and grandchild has already been formed.  Grandparents are an intricate part of raising and loving a child unconditionally, and can serve as outstanding role models.  Studies have shown that multi-generational contact between children and their grandparents provides a special foundation of unconditional love and nurturing which is healthy for children; and, can significantly affect the children’s academic, psychological, and social development. If death takes a grandparent from a child, that is a tragedy; but if family bickering and vindictiveness deny children the love of a grandparent, that’s an emotional and psychological shame and causes harm to all the parties involved. Studies show that the best form of help for those suffering from complicated grief, grief without closure, is to attend a peer led support group. Professionals in the fields of mental health, medicine, religion, law, education, and elder abuse have joined together to offer an anonymous support group for grandparents experiencing the sadness and emotional pain associated Grandparent/Parental Alienation. Please write to Ron and Claire Brown at (hc_aga@hotmail.com).


TUE. OCT 9 - CA MEMBERS DOCUMENT SHREDDING
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon  in the North Pebble Beach parking lot in front of the temporary CA office buildings.   CA Members must bring their CA ID Card to get their documents shredded.  A Maintenance Staff member will unload your documents and stay with them until they are shredded.


SAT. OCT 27 - THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS (MOWW) SPONSORED GOLF TOURNMAMENT
Registration & Continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., with tee-off at 8:30 a.m. Lunch & awards ceremony start about 12:00 noon.at Freedom Fairways, 3932 Upper Creek Rd. and is being held to help support the Veterans Memorial project.  It will be a 4 person scramble and  we are currently seeking teams of 4 that wish to enter the tournament.  The usual breakfast, lunch and prizes --- with a $15,000 hole-in-one prize ---  will be offered.  The cost for this event is only $60. This price includes en-try into all contests (except putting contest), 18 holes of golf, riding cart (if required), breakfast, lunch, raffle ticket, and awards. Mulligans available for purchase; 2 for $5. To help us properly plan for this event, please pre-register by calling (813) 260-3257 or email: charlierconover@gmail.com to register as foursome or in-dividual. There will be a ladies flight (need 4 teams) Golf attire is required; collared shirts, shorts (no cut-offs) or slacks. No steel spikes are allowed on the course. 


TICKETS, CLASSES AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 


ENTERTAINMENT SERIES SEASON TICKET HOLDERS
Residents who are season tickets holders for the SCCCA Entertainment Series for Sunday or Friday are urged to call Renee Bray, Entertainment Director, to validate their information in the new database.  Renee has established a new ticketing system, including a new database which holds all season ticket holder data.  Verification of your information will help ensure there are no mix-ups with seating in the 2018-2019 season.  Renee can be reached at 813 633-7440.   Announcement of the shows for the upcoming season will be released in April.    


COMMUNITY CHURCH COLLEGE SPRING SEMESTER UPDATE
Go to our website http://www.4lifelearning.org and check out our flip catalogs.  Trips and Limited Classes can only be purchased at the college office.


CLASSES - COMPUTER CLUB
12:30 - 5:00 p.m. — Tuition is payable upon registration. Sign up for your choice of class in the Computer Lab, (Atrium Building) Monday through Saturday. For additional information send email to: Mary Boyes, Education Director: mbinscc@gmail.com


MON. JUN 18 - THU. JUN 21 - TAMPA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND HOSTS FREE INDEPENDENT LIVING CLASSES - RSVP IS REQUIRED
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Have you or someone you know recently lost part or all of their vision? Come and learn the skills needed to perform daily living tasks to live safely and independently in your own home and community. Classes are free along with some adaptive aids. Must be blind or visually impaired. For more information contact Samantha Miller, Social Worker for Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind by calling 813-251-2407 by May 15th. Pre-registration and eye report required. 


FRIENDS OF THE COMMUNITY CHURCH COLLEGE - CLASSES
We have begun the planning for the Fall 2018 Trips. The first two trips (Olive Garden Orchard, Brooksville, FL & Mount Dora Craft Fair) are now available for purchase on our website. Flyers can be viewed at www.4lifelearning.org/trips2 - by clicking on "View Trip Flyers". Here are the ways to purchase: 
Purchase online using your credit card 
From the webpage, print the "Trip Order Form" 
Pick up a order form outside the college office
Trips still in planning stages - Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock and Roll, Cruise from Clearwater to Tarpon Springs, Air Boat Ride at Myakka and Edison Ford Holiday Lights. So keep coming back to our website for more information/ Let your friends know about these trips by forwarding this email. 
1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center, FL 33573 - Phone:(813)634-8607 - Fax:(813) 633-9033 - Email: [communitychurchcollege@gmail.com]


FYI 
WEB SITES and EMAILS

Art Club's web site: www.artclubofscc.org
Bill and Phyllis Hodges – what’s happening in our community videos: http://www.hodgesvideos.com/
Camp Bayou Buzzzzz: http://campbayou.org/
ClubLink - Golf , Clubhouse & Recreation Memberships: http://www.clublink.ca or call 813-633-1015 x115
Community Association’s Monthly Newspaper online: http://www.suncitycenter.org/
Compare Hospitals: http://hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/GFWC SCC Woman’s Club: http://www.sccwomansclub.org/
Elks Club 813.645.2089
John Bowker’s web site: http://www.mysuncitycenter.org/
Kings Point Chorus: http://www.kpchorus.org
Kings Point Monthly Newspaper online: http://www.newsofkingspoint.com/ 
Minibus Travel club Events.  For Schedule, Sold Out, or Cancelled: http://www.sccminibus.org/
Project Lifesaver Call 211 
RADIO STATION FM 96.3 - Sun City Center's own radio show live online! http://wscqfm.com and click on Listen Live! Old Time Radio Classics featuring old radio programs from the 30s to the 60s.
Recycling Hillsborough County: www.HillsboroughCounty.org/Recycling 
SCC FREE Ads and Events online: http://www.suncitycenteradsandevents.com/ or Email: sccfreeads@tampabay.rr.com to submit all items for Ads and Events
SCC Campaign against Human Trafficking  www.SCCBlueHeart.Org
Seniors vs. Crime Project of Attorney General in SCC. Report scams, etc. Call 813.634.8666
South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging: http://www.mentalhealthandaging.org/ Resource Guide: https://issuu.com/timescreative/docs/southshore_com_resource?e=10555583/42988429 
SouthShore Library: http://www.southshorefriends.com/ 
Sun City Center Charitable Foundation: www.charitablefoundationscc.org 
Sun City Center’s Facebook page of events: Friends of Sun City Center https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Sun-City-Center-Florida-207242151604/ 
Sun City Center Emergency Squad: http://sccems.com 
Sun City Center Hearing Loss Association Chapter: www.hla-scc.com
Sun City Center's Men's Club: http://www.sccmensclub.org
Sun Towers Retirement Community: www.suntowersretirement.com or call 813-634-3347
The Hope Fund’s website: www.the-hope-fund.org.
The Irish Connection Club: www.sccirishconnection.com
United Community Church College, SCC Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/4LIFELEARNING?ref=hl
United Community Church and Church College to benefit, please click the “Amazon Smile” symbol at the bottom of the Church’s webpage www.uccsuncitycenter.org. or go directly to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-1161580. 
VA HOSPTIAL FREE VAN TRIPS: Call 642-0302
Collecting for Homeless Veterans moving into apartments provided by the Veterans Administration - Usable furniture and household items, hygiene items, linens, etc. Also taking donated cars which we give to Veterans in need of transportation. Dave Weber, Chapter 787 Vietnam Veterans of America. 813-215-2486 we are a 501 Tax deductible charity 
Veterans Legal Service Assistance: For Vets who cannot afford legal services, contact Haley VA Legal Services Clinic at 813-318-7010 
CMSgt (USAF Ret) Milton Bell’s Links for Military\Retirees\Veterans website at www.hostmtb.org
Military retirees may join the TRICARE For Life mailing list at http://www.hostmtb.org/tfl.html
Military retirees\veterans may join the Retiree-Veterans mailing list at http://www.hostmtb.org/retvet.html
Military retiree\veterans events schedule at http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html


EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES


HELP WANTED
St John Divine has openings for 1-3 positions. Part time (or Full time for the right applicant.)
Position #1 Director of Youth and Family Ministries
This position is slated for 20 hours a week.  
We are a growing church in search of someone with high energy and creativity to lead our Youth and Family ministry to the next level.
Duties may include opportunities beyond this list but will include the following:
Research, develop, and pitch programs based upon effectiveness in other congregations
Create engaging curriculum and activities geared toward increasing attendance numbers 
Attend all church events that are family based
Responsible for staffing and training volunteers for the various programs 
In collaboration with the Senior Rector to purchase or develop curriculum for Children’s Worship, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School
Consistently participate in continuing education and professional development
Establish a youth group meeting time as a support for the youth and the youth families
Update medical, information, and media release forms for all youth & children
Attend all SJD staff meetings
Be present on Sunday mornings to great, support and encourage all
This position places a high value of work inside the building (Leadership/ Administration) and outside (Evangelism/ Outreach). Going “outside” of the building is an incarnational approach to meeting people where they are (attending various community events involving the youth like concerts, sporting events, graduations, school lunches, etc.). In general, the Director of Youth & Family Ministries should be visible in the community as a representative of SJD.


Position #2 Media Specialist
This position is slated for 10-15 hours a week 
This person will oversee our Media booth and must have sound board/media experience
Duties may include opportunities beyond this list but will include the following:
Attend Sunday services, Wednesday services (if needed) and other events as needed.
Prepares the media center for worship services, runs the soundboard
Schedule Media Booth Volunteers
Train new volunteers to the booth
Set up slide show for funerals (if desired by family)
Records service/sermons for SJD website
Create slides for 2-3 Sunday services
Create additional slides for special events throughout the year
Serve as Creator/Editor of monthly Newsletter, Revelations
Re-vamp SJD website and updates daily/weekly/monthly as needed
Manage Facebook page and create and manage other social outlets
Record outgoing voicemail messages
Update announcements/events messages on weekly basis 
Handles all event scheduling (for ACS)


Position #3 Administrative Assistant
This position is slated for 16 - 20 hours a week 
Duties may include opportunities beyond this list but will include the following:
Monitor SJD Office email and post mail
Monitor weekly attendance and records on Excel Spreadsheet
Attends weekly staff meetings
Tracks Rector’s calendar and update as needed
Answers phones
Orders office supplies
Assist groups meeting in the building with copies, minutes, flyers, posters, information and other items as needed
Maintain office equipment
Assist with production of all worship services
Bulletins
Prayers
Slides
Back up parish Life Administrator as needed
Please send resume and contact information to: HR@stjohndivine.com


Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center offers open positions for:
Assisted Living Caregivers and Home Health Aides, LPNs- Days/ Nights, Dietary Servers, Full Time Floor Tech and Housekeeper. 
Please apply at the front desk if you enjoy working with seniors and are committed to providing great customer service. 


Seeking a part-time employee for an Apollo Beach small business.  The position will NOT be full time.  Position requires a person who is very detailed oriented, computer literate, who can multi-task and be patient with customers.  Currently, the position is for 16 hrs, 8 hrs Thursdays and Fridays.  Please send email with resume to cms33572@aol.com


NOW HIRING! OUTDOOR EDUCATOR - June 18-August 3
Do you love teaching young people about the great outdoors? Apply now for an outdoor educator position at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center! The position is part-time from January through May 31, 2018. The position becomes seasonal, full-time employment from June 1 through August 3 working Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. Pay rate is $12/hr. 
Position Responsibilities:
Assist the director with day-to-day program activities in marine science, fishing, kayaking, and wildlife discovery
Instruct and monitor students during field trips and summer camp
Setup and clean up each day
To Apply:
Must be at least 18 years old
Must love teaching 3-12 graders
Send cover letter and resume to Kathy.Guindon@MyFWC.com
Required Training Includes:
First Aid/CPR/AED
ACA Kayak Instructor – Level 1
All training costs will be covered
Summer Camp Dates:
Looking for a meaningful way to spend your day? Kelly Educational Staffing needs your expertise! We are looking for outstanding individuals to bring knowledge into the classrooms of Hillsborough County. Being a Substitute Teacher allows for flexible schedules that you create and is a great way to stay active! If you have a minimum of 30 college credits or higher and are looking for some adventure, please call us at 813-519-5999, option 4. 10-2017


RESIDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About People)


SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB NEW MEMBERS
Looking for a fun club that loves to support projects in our community and surrounding areas? The Sun City Woman's Club, Inc. meets on the third Thursday from Sept. thru May at the SCC Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd.  We have a social hour, meeting, catered lunch and program. Some of our activities are Arts and Crafts, Conservation, Education, International Outreach, Public Issues, Meals on Wheels, Book Club, Bonco, and Birthday Lunches. For more information, email Linda Raymond Membership Chair at sumrluv21@aol.com or call 813-331-3108  


MEDICARE SCAM
Starting April 1st, Medicare will start a year-long project to replace all current Medicare cards.  Your new card will come to you in the mail; you do not have to do anything, it will just show up.  It will have a new style of alphanumeric ID Number; it will NOT have your Social Security Number on it. However, you may get a call telling you that you will need a temporary card until your new one arrives in the mail.  They will ask for a bank account or credit card number so they can process the temporary card.  Don’t fall for this!  Medicare NEVER calls you by telephone unless you have asked them to. There is no charge for the new Medicare cards.


THE SOUTH SHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING CREATING SUPPORT NETWORK FOR GROUP LEADERS in the South Shore Area. If you run a support group and would like to be listed at no cost under the support group section in our annual community resource guide, please send your information to our mental health volunteer Karla Shuman founder of Guidance On All Levels-GOALS at goalevels@gmail.com. In your email, please include the information you would like listed in the resource guide (example: Name of Organization, meeting day and time, email, phone number, location and brief description of the support group).


COMMUNITY CHURCH COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENT
There will be no open Registration Day for the Fall 2018 Semester.  The college will have a new registration process this fall for Classes and Trips. Trips and Limited classes (Classes indicated by an *after class name) will be sold on a first come basis by date ordered.  We cannot guarantee additional buses for Trips or class sizes based on the Instructor’s requirements.  Depending on waiting list numbers, we will attempt to make every effort not to disappoint anyone.  If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified and your money will be refunded if your order cannot be processed.  Registration process will begin when trips/classes are announced via the college email blasts, catalog or local media: 
Mail Order Forms will be available on the website. http://www.4lifelearning.org/mail-order-forms.html - Forms are available at the college office and in a clear plastic container outside the college office. Catalogs will be available approximately 9-1-2018. There will be a mail order form in the back of catalog. If possible, please make a copy of your receipt prior to mailing or returning your form. Website: You can order classes and trips using a credit card. For credit card orders, you will receive a receipt from PayPal. Due to limited staff at the college, we request using the above process.  College Staff are always available to answer your questions and assist you with forms. Questions can be answered and email can be provided on http://www.4lifelearning.org/contact.html or calling 813-634-8607 


PHOTOS FROM GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S VISIT HONORING OUR VETERANS
To view photos, just copy this link and paste into your browser: https://flgov.smugmug.com/GovernorRickScott/January-2018/1-23-2018-Sun-City-Veterans-Medal-Ceremony 


Ray’s baseball tickets for veterans.
Free Rays Baseball at the Tropicana in St. Petersburg. As a vet you are eligible for two free Tampa Bay Rays tickets for Seven selected Monday night home games  plus three more bonus games as part of their Salute to Service. It's fun and they are good seats --usually on the Third Base Line not too far back. Here's the website to sign up  https://www.mlb.com/rays/tickets/specials/military. Check it out!


Poll: Would you use the services of a Senior Day Care Facility located nearby?
Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Proposed Adult Day Care Center Seeks Information from the Public (“Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion”—WebMD) SUN CITY CENTER, Jan. 29—Two Sun City Center residents have been trying to get a senior adult day care center started in the area. They need to know how many people would use this non-profit Center. Marcia Doscher, a retired teacher and geriatric social worker and currently a vol-unteer Ombudsman for the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs and her part-ner, long-time Sun City Center resident and newspaperman, Bob Black have been re-searching the project and the need for close to two years. “This program is for the caregiver as much as it is for the loved one,” Doscher explains. “If the caregiver does not get some relief on a regular basis from caring for an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient, that caregiver is at risk for major physical and men-tal decline before the patient.” Doscher says, “We know, according to state regulations, we would have to hire professionals and we know we need 45 square feet of space for every client. And, this would not be a free service. Chances are the costs would be $10 to $12 an hour with veterans getting major assistance from the Veteran’s Administration.” “We have talked with Hillsborough County which used to have a specialized sen-ior day care center in Ruskin which has been closed. The County has four other senior care centers, one in Brandon, one in Plant City and two in Tampa and it is not planning to open any others,” Doscher said. Last year, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, South Shore Council, fol-lowing a survey done by the University of South Florida, issued a report saying, “A clear need was expressed to establish an adult day care facility to support caregivers. Such a facility would include respite services along with programs and activities suitable to those residents who might become ‘shut-in’ or isolated from the community…” “Everyone we have talked to,” says Doscher, “Hillsborough County, Sun City Center Community Association, Kings Point and various churches—tell us we need an estimate of how many people would use this Center.” “If you are a caregiver please let us know if you would use the Center,” Doscher said. To provide us with a quick tally, please complete the simple poll below. For more details, call Doscher at 813-469-5768 or email her at marciadoscher36@gmail.com or Bob Black, 813-633-1101 or email him at rgblack@verizon.net.


Important Request:
Are you a senior resident of South County and want your voice to be heard? Hillsborough County’s Department of Aging Services is mobilizing committed and involved persons to discuss older adult specific concerns. Have a say in issues which impact older adults in South County by joining this active, grassroots group which would meet quarterly at various locations in South County. Attend meetings with guest speakers from the County or other agencies; attend and or present at quarterly Aging Council meetings; and be a liaison to the Aging Council who are appointed by the County Commissioners. Use this platform to influence change and create awareness of the challenges faced by older adults in South County. Interested?  Contact, Kimberley Trusty-Doughty, General Manager, Aging Services at 813-744-5867 or doughtyk@hillsboroughcounty.org


IT'S TAX TIME!
We are blessed to have a very active AARP Tax-Aide income tax preparation group here.  Their free service is not limited by income or age; anyone is welcome, and in February they will be opening two free sites here, one in Sun City Center, one in Kings Point. Their program can help with most all Federal tax situations, but they do have to stay in the scope of the program.  That means they cannot do Farms, Rentals or businesses that have depreciation, employees, or inventory. When they open next month they will accept walk-ins but, if you are ready to make an appointment for a specific time in early February, you can call Marilyn Wilson at 813-634-3502 


St. Andrew Presbyterian Church invites you to our church services scheduled as follows: Joy and Praise Service 9:00 a.m. - Traditional Service 10:20 a.m. 


The Community Church College is preparing for another exciting semester.  Our catalog is available at the SouthShore United Church of Christ at 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center and other locations around the community.  Make sure you check the catalog for our Free Lecture Series on pages 19, 20 and 48 or online at www.4lifelearning.org/college-events.html. No registration is required for the Lectures.  We welcome everyone to come and partake in our Lectures, classes and trips - Register early for limited classes and trips. Spring Semester will start on February 12 and end March 22. Early registration will be via our website www.4lifelearning.org or mail order form in rear of catalog until January 23 - Registration Day (January 24, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM) will be in the Hospitality Hall at SouthShore United Church of Christ, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, Fl. Late Registration will be from January 25 thru February 8 in the college office (9AM til Noon) If you wish to receive regular college updates, send the college your email address at communitychurchcollege@gmail.com


SUPPORT THE EMERGENCY SQUAD!
SUN CITY CENTER EMERGENCY SQUAD MEMBERS RECIPE BOOK! Sun City Center Emergency Squad 300 Recipe Cookbook. Recipes submitted by Squad Members ON SALE NOW!!! Come by the Squad at 720 Ray Watson Drive. Get Free Blood Pressure Readings or even borrow a wheelchair at no cost - BUY one or more Cookbooks!!!! $10 each or 6 books for $50 Suggested Donation.  Great Wedding Shower Gift or Christmas Present! 


FASTER VA CLAIMS DECISIONS!
Since you last filed a VA disability claim, VA has improved the claim process by launching the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program.
When you file a DRC, you can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO). Your VSO will help you gather and submit all relevant and required evidence so your claim is ready for VA to make a decision when you submit it.
You can now file a DRC for the following claim types:
•        Direct Service Connection Claims
•        Presumptive Service Connection Claims
•        Secondary Service Connection Claims
•        Increased Disability Claims
•        Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Claims
•        Pre-Discharge Claims
Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to get a faster claim decision. Learn more about the DRC Program, including eligibility requirements, what medical evidence you need to submit, and how to find an accredited VSO at https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/drc.asp. 


It’s time to ensure you are prepared to file for all Florida homestead exemptions for which you qualify.
The exemption listed below is very often not known or is misunderstood. Other than the exemption granted Florida veterans with a permanent and total disability, this is the most valuable exemption. If you qualify start now to obtain the requisite letter from the VA. Florida Statutes 196.082 – Discounts for disabled veterans Current as of: 2016 - Check for updates - Other versions (1) Each veteran who is age 65 or older and is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property that the veteran owns and resides in if:
(a) The disability was combat-related; and
(b) The veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. 
(2) The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. (3) To qualify for the discount granted under this section, an applicant
must submit to the county property appraiser by March 1:
(a) An official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs which states the percentage of the veteran’s service-connected disability and evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat-related;
(b) A copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge; and
(c) Proof of age as of January 1 of the year to which the discount will apply.
Go to: http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=371864#{"issue_id":371864,"page":0} pages 9-10 for a discussion on Florida’s Veteran Tax Exemptions.


NEW WHEELCHAIR VAN FOR THE SQUAD! Interfaith Council Provides Grant for Purchase of New Wheelchair Van for the Emergency Squad. Since 1971, The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center has assisted the people of Sun City Center.  In order to achieve their plan to raise funds, they established the Nearly New Shop.  As the community grew, they relocated the Shop from Wimauma to Sun City Center.  All houses of worship are eligible to join the Interfaith Council which has grown to nine churches through 2015. The Emergency Squad is most appreciative of the Interfaith Council in their assistance with a $10,000 grant toward the purchase of a 2017 Ford Transit Van equipped as a wheelchair van that enables the squad to transport wheel-chair bound residents of Sun City Center to their medical appointments at no cost to the resident.  A resident only needs to telephone the squad to arrange an appointment for this service. 


Did you know that Medicare health and drug plans can change every year? It is important to review your coverage for changes in things like cost, coverage, drug formularies, and provider and pharmacy networks. The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is the time to make any necessary adjustments to your plan to ensure that you have the best coverage to meet your health needs for 2018. Medicare can be a daunting subject, and AEP only runs from October 15 - December 7! Take this opportunity to utilize a local, valuable resource: the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program. SHINE provides free, unbiased, and confidential Medicare counseling for beneficiaries, caregivers, and their families. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337), or visit www.floridashine.org.


If you are a military veteran, dependent, or survivor and want to know more about the wide range of benefits and programs that are available to you, Hillsborough County Consumer & Veterans Services can help and there is never a fee. For information, go to HCFLGov.net/Veterans, or call (813) 635-8316. Disabled Veterans can reach our local DAV at 633-0346.


THE SALVATION ARMY DONATION BOX 
Drug and alcohol abuse affects everyone in our community. The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs) form the largest network of rehabilitation programs in the nation, helping men and women overcome these serious life problems. The Salvation Army ARC in Tampa operates a 163-bed, six to twelve month program at no cost to participants. We generate all operating funds through the resale of donated items in our five Salvation Army Tampa Family Stores, including the Brandon Family Store on Adamo Drive. Critical to the ARC's success are neighborhood Donation Boxes. We need locations with good public visibility and convenient access. These serve as spots for people to bring donations of gently-used clothing and small household goods. In addition, they help increase local traffic for area businesses and promote their community support to recycle. The Donation Box is approximately 6’5” tall and 4’8” wide which would require one outside parking space. If you can establish one of the Donation Boxes at your place of business, be assured there is a no risk guarantee. Please try us out, and, if you experience any problems, you can ask us to remove promptly the Donation Box. To order a Donation Box to help repair broken lives, call Richard Hodder at 813-972-0471 x59079.


Golf carts are to never to drive on SR 674 or 301 except to cross over to the other side.  Designated Crossing allowed at Kings Blvd/Valley Forge, Winn Dixie/Plaza, N/S Pebble Beach Blvd., El Rancho Dr./Stonham Dr., and crossover 301 to Walmart off E. Del Webb. Golf carts should use the same roadway and lanes used by other motorized vehicles.  Sensors in the roadway will be activated by the weight of the cart and driver and cause the traffic signal to change.


Caring for those who care – VA Caregiver Support Program values your commitment 
Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of Veterans, and caring for a wounded, ill, or injured Veteran is not easy work. Without family caregivers, many of these Veterans could not remain close to family and in their communities.
VA knows that family caregivers who care for Veterans in their own homes have been putting Veterans first since the founding of our nation. That’s why VA’s Caregiver Support Program provides training and education to enhance the caregiver’s role. The program focus is to improve the care-giver’s understanding of the impact their work has on the health and well-being of the Veteran they care for and their families as well as how their work affects them, too.
Caregivers who participate in VA’s Caregiver Support Program tell us that the program has helped them feel more confident in their role, that it has made them even more proficient in supporting the Veteran they care for in treatment and rehabilitation.
To learn more about the VA Caregiver Support Program, visit the Caregiver Website or call the Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274. You can also contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator located at every VA medi-cal center across the United States.


Please pass on this important information about hepatitis C with Veterans you interface with on a daily basis. We have the latest treatment options available for Veterans that essentially cure the disease. Your help with sharing this information would be greatly appreciated. For additional information, please contact me. 
To read a Bay Pines Veteran's success story with hepatitis treatment, visit: https://www.baypines.va.gov/BAYPINES/features/20161012.asp 
JASON W. DANGEL
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (00PA), U.S. ARMY VETERAN
BAY PINES VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (516)
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The Sun City Center Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 South Pebble Beach Boulevard.  Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.  For more information please contact President Gloria Rodzielowicz - 419-4187 or the McGovern's - 633-4202.
The Lions get questions as to where someone may drop off used eyeglasses.  Here is an up-to-date list of where used eyeglasses may be dropped off in the Sun City Center area.  Eyeglasses are sorted, cleaned, refurbished, and distributed to those in need, after a proper eye exam.
Angel's Attic -- 1424 East College Avenue, Ruskin, FL
Aston Gardens at Sun City Center -- 2421 Emerald Lakes Drive, Sun City Center
Aston Gardens at Courtyards -- 1311 Aston Gardens Court, Sun City Center
Boggs Jewelers -- 4852 Sun City Center Boulevard (King's Crossing Shopping Center), Sun City Center
Coastal Eye Institute -- 1515 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center
Elks Lodge -- 1630 South US Highway 41, Ruskin
Eye Associates of SCC -- 3884 Sun City Center Boulevard (next to Burger King, Sun City Center
Freedom Plaza -- 813 Freedom Plaza Circle, Sun City Center
Kauffman Eye Institute - Just Specs -- 4002 Sun City Center Boulevard, Suite 103, Sun City Center
Optimart -- 3830 Sun City Center Boulevard, #E1, Sun City Center
Plaza Barber Shop -- 908 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
Publix, 4854 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Drive, Sun City Center
Sam's Club, 10385 Big Bend Road, Riverview, FL
SCC Cataract & Eye Center, 1701 Rickenbacker Drive, #102, Sun City Center 
SCC Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center
SCC Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center
SCC Library, 916 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
SCC Security Patrol, 1225 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
Sunhill Optical, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Suite 103, Sun City Center
Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center
Walmart, 4928 Route 674, Wimauma, FL
Winn-Dixie, 4445 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center


SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed decisions.  We help older adults and individuals with disabilities, including their caregivers and loved ones, with Medicare through education, counseling, and assistance.  The SHINE Program is operated locally through the Senior Connection Center, the local Aging and Disability Resource Center in our community. Call 1-800-96-ELDER or visit www.floridashine.org for more information.


The Caregiver Symposium for Brain Health, sponsored by Sun Towers Retirement Community has now been uploaded to the Caregiver Collaberation Channel for you to view. Use this link to youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSVQ1vPPk_mTW5gZCXYnv0A 


EMERGING CRIME INFORMATION: DECEPTION BUGLARIES
Deception burglaries and home improvement scams occur year-round, but are known to increase when the weather gets warmer. These criminals are on the move and typically travel together in pairs.  They will pose as utility workers, contractors, landscapers, or any other profession that commonly deals with homes.   One suspect will distract the homeowner, while the other suspect secretly enters the home to search for valuables and cash.  You can stay ahead of the scam by following these simple tips:
Be aware of strangers coming to your door to offer home repairs or lawn maintenance
Avoid letting strangers inside your home to conduct security or utility inspections
Ask to see employment verification and credentials for anyone claiming to be with a local utility company
Be leery of maintenance visits that you did not previously schedule  


The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center Updates Times of Services:
8:00 AM Contemporary Service, Life Enrichment Center
9:00 AM Traditional Service, Sanctuary
10:00 AM Contemporary Service, Life Enrichment Center
11:00 AM Traditional Service, Sanctuary
12:30 PM Traditional Service 
 4:00 PM Hispanic Service, Life Enrichment Center
*FREE Nursery Available for all services…


SCC Lamplighters: There is a new group in town and I couldn’t be happier to wish them success in a project that epitomizes the spirit of the Sun City Center lifestyle. They call themselves the SCC Lamplighters and their goal is to make Sun City Center a safer and brighter place to live. If your street lamp at the foot of your driveway is burned out, they will come and replace it!  There is no charge for their labor; if the homeowner can pay for a replacement bulb, they will ask you to do so, but if you cannot pay for it, they will supply it at no cost. How wonderful it would be to look down a street in Sun City Center and see those quiet lights at every driveway.  Sound good?  Call 813-505-5927 and they will make an appointment to come to your home to replace the bulb.  


From John Bowker and worthy of sharing: There is a club in town I have never helped publicize.  Back some 5 years ago a group of people who love to fish found each other and organized a monthly schedule of meetings.  They often have guest speakers, fish fries twice a year (yes, their own fish!), along with trips out into the salt water and to the Skyway Fishing Pier and more. More information at:  castawayanglersFL@gmail.com   Their webpage is www.castawayanglersclubfl.org   or you can call Bob Preston at 813-404-5507. 


NEED A LICENSED CONTRACTOR?
Permit Reports: https://webapps.hillsboroughcounty.org/pgm/resources/onlineservices/permits/
Contractor Licensing - Hillsborough County: https://webapps.hillsboroughcounty.org/pgm/resources/onlineservices/contractors/
Contractor Licensing: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp
Proof of Coverage: https://apps8.fldfs.com/proofofcoverage/Search.aspx


The Disabled American Veterans, DAV Chapter 110 of Sun City Center has two main services or programs.  
One is to provide no cost transportation to ambulatory veterans who have medical appointments at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa.  Transportation is provided up to five days a week depending upon the veterans’ needs.  The other service is to provide veterans or their spouses/families with information on services and benefits that they may be eligible for.  That service includes the filing or assistance with filing the various VA claim forms, as well as helping them navigate the VA system.  The Chapter Service Officers are available from 10AM to 2PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  To make an appointment, call 813-331-3871.  Walk-ins are welcome.  We are located at 1002 Cherry Hills Drive.  If you need a ride to the James A. Haley VA Hospital, please call 813-642-0302 a week before you need a ride to ensure a seat on the van.  The van starts its pick-up service about 6:45AM and usually returns to Sun City Center between 11:30-12:30.  When scheduling your appointments at the hospital let your scheduler know that you are riding the DAV van and they will try to schedule your appointment so that you may avail yourself of the van service. DAV van (drivers and dispatchers) and Chapter Service Officers staff are all volunteers with no charges to the veterans.  Monetary donations and volunteer help are always welcome and greatly appreciated.  Everything received goes 100% to support the two DAV programs mentioned above in Sun City Center.  


Hillsborough County residents can receive free one-on-one financial guidance on basic personal finance topics from Florida Master Money Mentors. Mentors can meet with you here in town at a convenient time for you to provide guidance on how to develop a spending and savings plan, manage debt, build a good credit history, and achieve financial goals. The mentor will provide continued guidance for as long as you need to learn the basics of financial management.  Any Hillsborough County resident interested in meeting with a Florida Master Money Mentor can call Lisa Leslie at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54143. 


SENIORS vs CRIME
The Community Association is providing space for the SENIORS vs CRIME Organization as they are losing their present location. They will be relocating to 940-D Cherry Hills Drive. (Pelican Room - former Photo Club Room) in the Old Town Hall Building. SENIORS vs CRIME is an advocate organization supported by the Florida Attorney General to protect seniors. They work closely work with our Resource Deputy and the HCSO. They provide a tremendous service to our community.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For Those in Need of Financial Assistance
Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in our community who have fallen on difficult times? Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, please call (813) 385-6110. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Boulevard in Sun City Center. For more information on our parish community, please visit: www.popcc.org


PICKLEBALL - easy to play, quick to learn, and lots of fun for all ages. Sun City Center Pickleball Club welcomes everyone interested in playing. Courts are located behind the Community Hall in the Sun City Center Sports Complex off of South Pebble Beach Blvd. Those interested in learning can check the court bulletin boards for who to contact about lessons. You must be a current member of the Community Association to play on the courts. However, becoming a member in the SCC Pickleball Club provides you with full benefits including many fun-filled social events, lively tournament play, and members-only court time. Learn more about SCC Pickleball Club through our website SCC Pickleball Club Home Page


Have you been paying premiums for long term care coverage and are not sure if you qualify for benefits based on the verbiage in your policy? Would you like it translated?  If you have a copy of your policy and would like to have a skilled Attorney review it on your behalf, don’t wait… Contact:  Steven M. Dunn, P.A. 1135 Kane Concourse, 5th Floor. Miami, Florida 33154. (O) 305-868-1400 - (F) 305-868-1409 - (Toll Free) 1-888-576-9076


Need resources in South Shore? Visit The South Shore Coalition For Mental Health and Aging's Community Resource Guide at: https://issuu.com/timescreative/docs/2016_southshore


AMAZON Funding for the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging! Just visit http://smile.amazon.com/ Once there, chose: South Shore Coalition For Mental Health & Aging Inc, Location: Sun City Ctr, FL and this organization will receive a .05% of the sale from your purchase! Thank you for your help! 


Have You Heard? SouthShore has its own radio station! WPHX 101.9 "The Phoenix" The Firehouse Cultural Center is excited to announce a brand new project that promises to bring an innovative sound to SouthShore-WPHX 101.9 FM radio! We’ve completed installation of our antennae that broadcasts a signal throughout the community, and can even be heard as far as the Skyway Bridge. WPHX is in the formative stages of becoming one of the only local, listener-supported radio stations in the country that is connected to a cultural center. The Phoenix will provide a variety of arts, music, education and information programming to connect our community. We need your input and ideas! You can also follow our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wphx1019 or sign up to receive station updates at www.wphx1019.org. Tune in to 101.9 FM and hear the sounds of SouthShore! Firehouse Cultural Center | 813-645-7651 info@firehouseculturalcenter.org | www.firehouseculturalcenter.org 


Community Church College Email Notifications - The Community Church College (www.4lifelearning.org), 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, Florida, has begun a new service for our community.  In our efforts to make everyone aware of the college activities, class schedules and trips, we have started a college email lists. The email list is only used for college purposes. All emails will have the recipients email in the blind copy address, so no one sees anyone else’s email address.  To be added, send your email to communitychurchcollege@gmail.com. Any time you wish to unsubscribe to our mailings there will be an unsubscribe link in the emails.


HAVE YOU BEEN SCAMMED? HAVE FAULTY HOME REPAIRS? BEEN TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF?
If so, contact Seniors VS Crimes at 813-634-8666. Seniors VS Crimes is a special project of the Florida Attorney General’s Office. There is NO COST to use this service. Staffed by volunteers. Call for more information or to make an appointment.


FURRY COMPANION COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About Pets)



Ensure a Continued Safe and Loving Environment for Your Pet When You Are Gone!  Pets play an important role in our daily lives, keeping us company and giving us unconditional love. But, as we age, many of us believe that there always is a tomorrow - that we will be able to care for ourselves and our beloved pets. We assume that neighbors, family or friends will step up to the plate to care for our pets should we be unable to do so. However, in the confusion that accompanies a person’s unexpected illness, accident or death, pets may be overlooked.  The best way to assure that your wishes regarding the future care of your pets are fulfilled is to draw up a formal written arrangement, such as a will, trust or bequest, that specifically states the individual care needed for each animal. Seek out the advice and help of a professional who can assist in the preparation of legal documents.  Cat Depot has made a commitment to assist responsible pet owners with a plan that will honor their cats for life. Bequests have been made to Cat Depot, and relinquished cats have been adopted into alternate loving environments. Pet owners can feel confident knowing that the felines they love will be taken care of well after they are gone.  For more information about the Lifetime Care Program, please email Shelley Thayer, Executive Director, or call (941) 366-2404. 


CAT CARE when owners are away/traveling. Basic visit: $10 Kings Point, $15 Sun City Center. Bonded & insured. Call 813-633-6183 or go to www.catcomfortscc.com 9/25/17


Cat Lovers Club of SCC needs help to Fill the Tuna Chest. Please help fill the hearts of struggling seniors, disabled and low-income pet owners with a donation of wet & dry cat food, kitty treats and kitty litter. Cat Lovers Club donations are accepted at the following locations: Boggs Jewelers, and Sun City Center Security Patrol. If you prefer, you can make a cash donation directly to “Feed the Tuna Chest”. Please send your donation to Cat Lovers Club, PO Box 5772, Sun City Center, FL 33571-5772 and mark your donation “Feed the Tuna Chest” fund or go to our website www.CatLoversClub.org for more information. As always thank you for your donation and for thinking of the cats.  1/25/18


Feline Folks is a group of caring volunteers having taken on the charge of the community cats of Kings Point, the Towers and other locations around Sun City Center. Daily, the group feeds the cats, assures they are spayed/neutered, and receive proper medical treatments. These efforts requires volunteers to: Feeders, training, food and support are provided free of charge. Transporters to drive the cats to Tampa for medical care. To learn more about this, contact info@felinefolks.us, visit our web site www.felinefolks.us.  1/25/18


FUR-EVER HOMES NEEDED – if you are thinking of adding a fur member to your family, please consider adopting one of the precious dogs/cats from CARE. The shelter is open Tues – Sat from 10am – 3pm. Thank you for your support. The shelter is located minutes from our community at 1528 27th St. S.E.., Ruskin, FL 33570. (813) 645-2273 - 3/30/17


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT C.A.R.E.S. ~ C.A.R.E. our local animal rescue in Ruskin is looking for volunteers and donations. C.A.R.E. is a no-kill, volunteer run, animal shelter for neglected, abused and unwanted cats and dogs in Ruskin. Volunteers are always needed at the shelter - the hours are (mornings) 7:00 am - 11:30 am or (afternoons) 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and any combination of hours in-between. Our "animal volunteers" perform a multitude of tasks throughout their day to help with finding all of our animals a forever home. Volunteers are needed seven days per week rain or shine all year long. If you have any availability, please visit the CARE website at http://www.careshelter.org/Volunteers to learn more about how to submit your volunteer application - 3/30/17


REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT OR WANT TO RENT


INSTRUCTIONS for Submitting For Sale Ads: Ads MUST contain a price. Maximum 6 lines. Please include entire content of ad when requesting removal. Place ads or remove by email to: sccfreeads@tampabay.rr.com 



Large Banquet room available for your next event in Sun City Center! Having a family reunion? 50th Wedding Anniversary? This 3800 sq ft, air conditioned space with a full-size catering kitchen and bath is located in the heart of Sun City Center at the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce. Schedule your event today! Contact the Chamber at 813-634-5111 for available dates and pricing. 3/23/17



FOR SALE ADS
MORE ITEMS TO BUY & SELL:



Hanging kitchen towels featuring NHL, NFL, MLB and college football teams for sale. Tampa Bay Lightning towels now available!  Quality towels with team  toppers for only $8.00. Perfect for hanging on grill or bar too! Contact "The Towel Lady" via email at joanj1306@yahoo.com or call 813-417-1053 - 4/9/18


Trinity Baptist Church has 20 - 60 inch round tables to give away to any organization that can use them.  If interested, call the church office at 813-634-4228.  3/31/18


Like new furniture,   must see: King bed, mattress,  w/frame & headboard, $200 - Dresser w/mirror & matching  TV cabinet, $300 - Sleeper sofa, $275 and matching love seat, $250 - 2 end tables & coffee table, $150 - 2 comfortable chairs,  $200 - Oval dinning table w/2 leafs & 6 padded chairs, $325 - China cabinet, $225 - 2 heavy duty padded bar chairs, $50 - 42" round wood table, $50 - Call:  813-213-9228


Offering SCC Clubs and Associations event flyers
To all Club and Association heads, I am offering SCC clubs and Associations who need event flyers designed, created and printed, for posting on bulletin boards. I work from home, have many years experience and offer reasonable prices.  Contact:  Salvina,  Event Grafic Designer,   syloettecreation@aol.com, 813-633-5924. SYLOETTE CREATIONS


Turkish rug, red, blues, cream.  Wool, beautiful condition. 7’ x 10 1/2.’  Must see.  Bargain at $150. Call 813-642-0931.  3/11/18


MAD RIVER CANOE “EXPLORER 16” KEVLAR - This is top of the line, classic design by Jim Henry, made at original factory in Waitsfield, VT. With wood trim/cane seats, Ivory gel-coat, it’s not only beautiful, but in excellent condition. Included are 2 bent shaft laminated wood paddles, plus a straight shaft spare. Suggested retail is $3000. Asking $2500 - Accessories available: folding wood/cane seat with backrest (fits on a seat, or is a 3rd seat; 2 folding backrest seats, 2-wheel canoe dolly, Danuu cover, rack. Barbara @ 633-5915 or bimwerle@aol.com for more info & photos.


FREE! Pool table, Brunswick, c. 1963. Wish to donate to local civic group or to a private homeowner. U-haul. It is currently dismantled and in the garage of a private SCC residence.  Serious inquiries only, text to Susan at 914-819-8155.  Best for pickup between 3/16/18 - 3/21/18.


Leader's 5 piece patio set $75 obo. Leggett and Pratt adjustable queen size bed base $508 obo. Mattress extra. Curio, lighted $25 Moving, must sell ASAP -  813.634.1087  3/1/18


Leggett and Pratt adjustable electric  queen size bed base. Excellent working condition. Moving and must sell ASAP $508. Mattress $300?  (813?) 634-1087  - 3/1/18


Does your back hurt?  Inversion is the back pain solution.  The Teeter Inversion Table will rejuvenate discs, replace nerve pressure, realign the spine and relax muscles.  Like new condition.  Try it you will like it and it will help you. Better than half price.  $150.00  633-5064 - 2/5/18


WANT TO BUY: MODEL TRAINS. Prefer smaller ones as have to ship to CA to grandson.  However, will consider any over 20 years old.  (813-505-7080) 2/4/18


Elegant, festive jacket by Bob Mackie. Bright Green w. bold gold embroidery Size 1X. Never worn. Cost new $70.00 now $50.00. Call  813-642-0647.  12/11/17


ON SALE NOW! SUN CITY CENTER EMERGENCY SQUAD MEMBERS RECIPE BOOK!
Sun City Center Emergency Squad 300 Recipe Cookbook. Recipes submitted by Squad Members ON SALE NOW!!! Come by the Squad at 720 Ray Watson Drive. Get Free Blood Pressure Readings or even borrow a wheelchair at no cost - BUY one or more Cookbooks!!!! $10 each or 6 books for $50 Suggested Donation.  Great Wedding Shower Gift or Christmas Present! 


WANTED - LOST - FOUND


Volunteers are needed to assist us with the operation of our van that transports local Veterans to and from the James Haley VA Medical Center.  We need volunteers with basic telephone and computer skills to receive and process requests for rides from Veterans in the Sun City Center/Ruskin area.  The work would be carried out in your home using our telephone but your computer.  Dispatchers complete basic Excel forms and place them in the van for use by our drivers.    For more detailed information, please contact Stu Swayze, Transportation Coordinator, DAV, Chapter 110, Sun City Center. Tel: 813-642-0302. 


Vietnam Veterans of America are collecting hygiene items for our veterans and household furniture to be used in setting up apartments for homeless veterans. I will pick up the items if you wish. Need used cars in reasonable good condition to give to needy qualified veterans. Our chapter 787 Vietnam Veterans of America checks the cars for safety and insures the recipient is a qualified veteran. Tax deductible and a help to men and women who need a car to get to work. Also need old cell phones for veterans. Dave Weber, 1714 Flamingo Lane, SCC. - 813.215.2486 - 1/16/18


AARP SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - RESPONSIBILITIES:  • Actively organize, promote and conduct AARP Smart Driver classrooms  • Conduct at least 3 classroom courses annually  .  Experience teaching, facilitating and public speaking. Training provided for more info go to www.aarp.org/volunteernow


WANT TO BUY: MODEL TRAINS. Prefer smaller ones as have to ship to CA to grandson.  However, will consider any over 20 years old.  (813-505-7080) 


Volunteer tutors are needed to assist kindergarten and 1st grade students with reading at Ruskin and Wimauma Elementary Schools! PCAT Literacy Ministries, is a non-profit after-school literacy program. Our students are recommended into our programs by their teachers, as they are at risk of school failure. Without additional assistance, they might not be promoted to the next grade. Children who are not reading properly by third grade, experience poor grades and tend to drop out of High School, a situation that is magnified by poverty.  Please consider joining our after-school literacy programs at either Ruskin or Wimauma Elementary Schools.  Schedule:  Mondays-Thursdays, either from 3;00 - 4:00 or 4:00 - 5:00.  All we ask is one hour a week of your time! Contact:  Christene Worley, christene.pcat@gmail.com or 813 598-2103 - 2/4/18


SEEKING VOLUNTEER ACTORS The teaching staff of Gannon University in Sun City Center (next to Bob Evans) is seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical roleplaying simulation lab project with occupational therapy doctoral students as patients, with a variety of diagnoses.  No acting or health care experience is necessary, just a desire to help develop future therapists who will be able to better serve the community.  For detailed information call Ellen Kleinschmidt at 813-666-9196 or email ellasings2@gmail.com


NEEDED: Want to help prevent Human Trafficking of children?  ARTREACH is a program for Middle School students (those at highest risk of being trafficked) to learn about all forms of human trafficking; then collaborate to create artistic messages to teach others.  Volunteers are needed to work together with students for five 2-hour sessions, discussing what they learned and how to express it in art, writings, or skits for students to share with their peers.  Art will be displayed at school and in public places.  Call June Wallace 813-419-4053.


The Nearly New Shop on the back side of the Sun City Center Plaza is looking for volunteers. This thrift shop is run by the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center which is composed of nine local houses of worship. All profits are use for scholarships to local high school seniors and grants to local non-profits. The shop accepts all kinds of donations and the volunteers sort, stock, and sell the merchandise which varies from clothing, housewares, linens, furniture, electrical, jewelry, boutique items, and much more. To volunteer or donate, contact Nearly New at 813-642-9099 - 6/2017


Elmira’s Wildlife Sanctuary is looking for tour guides! Stroll through the countryside with lemurs, tigers, bears and more.  Get to know some incredible animals and share your knowledge.  Must be able to walk for approximately 1 hour at a time and be available most Saturday’s from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Visit our website at www.elmiraswildlife.org or email info@elmiraswildlife.org for more information.  No phone calls please - 3/30/17


Community heroes needed!!! Many Floridians find the Medicare system to be daunting and there are millions of individuals who need guidance to understand their options. By volunteering for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program, you'll gain the ability to change lives for the better by empowering older adults and individuals with disabilities to be confident and in control of their health care choices. In addition to serving members in your community, the invaluable knowledge and experience you gain with SHINE can be beneficial for you, your friends and loved ones. To find out more, please visit www.floridashine.org or call 813-740-3888 and ask to speak with Kyrie-Leigh Chambliss, the SHINE Liaison. 3/30/17


Reaching Out to Long-Term Care Residents - Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has advocate positions available in the Hillsborough and Manatee areas. Volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult-family care homes to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. Training and certification are provided and volunteers participate in council meetings, administrative assessments and complaint resolution in facilities. If you would like to become an ombudsman and make a difference in your community, visit ombudsman.myflorida.com, search for us on Facebook or call 1-888-831-0404. 3/20/17


Have time & talent to spare? Volunteers needed at Firehouse Cultural Center! Donate your time & talent for Events or Office Support. Call the Firehouse Cultural Center and ask for Frances 813-645-7651 - 3/28/17


Opportunity! Receive the reward of helping your neighbor with as little as 5 hours per week. Need something rewarding to occupy your time? Visit the Sun City Center Emergency Squad today. Learn about the different ways you can contribute! Medical background is not a requirement. Like to cook? Enjoy puttering around the house with projects? Knowledgeable about vehicle maintenance? Want to wash an Emergency Vehicle or greet new faces as a Receptionist? Have computer knowledge that you would like to share? These are all opportunities for you to contribute to “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.  For more info, call 813-633-1411 today and ask for Marilyn Navaro or email MarilynN@SCC-EMS.us 9/28/17


AARP is in need of Volunteer classroom Instructors for "Smart Driver Class" offered monthly.  If  you have an interest in teaching Driver Safety, please contact Rudy West at 813-812-9489 - 3/30/17


VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR HELP WITH SPECIAL EVENTS AT MARY & MARTHA HOUSE. Calling all year-round and seasonal residents. Looking for a place to volunteer your skills and talents?  Come help us out right here in Ruskin at Mary and Martha House. We are especially looking for volunteers with Event Planning experience to help the agency with its fund-raising efforts.   If you have experience with non-profit organizations as a Team Leader, Fund-raiser or Event Planner please consider joining our volunteers.  Mary & Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing and support services to homeless women, victims of domestic violence and their dependent children and serves all of  Hillsborough County. We encourage and help them to realize that their life is not over, it has just begun. The need is great and we cannot do this without the help of the community.  Please consider donating your time to help support our mission. For more information on volunteering call 645-7874 or visit our website at www.marymarthahouse.org. 3/30/17


Volunteer Opportunity: Recording Secretary for the Charitable Foundation - Want to be a SCC volunteer with minimal time commitment?  Here is a “ground floor” opportunity to have a positive impact for the residents of  SCC — for the following prestigious, not-for-profit SCC organization; meets locally, once a month, third Monday at Sun Towers Retirement Community from  2-3:30; responsible for taking minutes of monthly Board meeting;  Call Paul Wheat at 813-634-7777 to learn more and to apply. 3/30/17


Looking to volunteer? Aging Services Nutrition sites located throughout Hillsborough County are seeking Food Service Assistant Volunteers to assist in serving hot, nutritious midday meals to citizens 60 years and older. Volunteer benefits include: flexible schedule, engagement with seniors in a fun, social environment, and the opportunity to impact the community in a positive way. For more information call at 813-635-8066 or apply online at: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1583617405 3/30/17


We are looking for volunteers who have a penchant for mental health/brain issues and are interested in: participating in the South Shore or Tampa NAMI advisory board which meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in the Royal room of the atrium in Sun City Center. Legislative advocacy on mental health/brain issues. Being trained to answer our Resource and Referral line, being trained to be a member of our Speakers Bureau to talk about NAMI and mental health issues to houses of worship and other community groups, helping to develop our County Walk/Strut for this coming October, office help. Our training for the Speakers bureau and the Resource and Referral line will be monthly. If you have any interest please call 914-469-2323 or 813-634-6747 Karen. 3/30/17


Love the outdoors? Love interacting with kids? Love spreading knowledge and skills to others? Then you might just love volunteering at Camp Bayou! Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is currently seeking additional instructors for our K-12 Nature Programs. Training provided. Volunteers are mainly needed Thursday and Friday, from 10 to noon, throughout the year. Call 813-641-8545 or email campbayou@gmail.com for more information. A volunteer form can be downloaded from www.campbayou.org. 2/4/18


Volunteers needed to assist the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. If you possess clerical skills and want to contribute to a great organization, please contact Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990.  3/30/17


Our Lady’s Pantry - Can you help feed our neighbors? By sharing your time? “It requires a considerable effort to run Our Lady's Pantry," says Anita Bullaro, co-director of Our Lady’s Pantry, along with her husband Tom. "We could never do this work without our many helpers. Volunteers come when they can, and leave whenever they wish. No formal commitment is required. If you would like some more information about helping out, just stop in some Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday morning.” You can find us immediately south of Sun City Center Blvd., on U.S. Highway 301, in Wimauma. We are in back of the classroom building on the far right-hand corner of the Mission Center. We welcome donations of unexpired, non-perishable, nutritious food. Kindly bring your donations to the Pantry whenever it is open. "Every little bit helps," says Anita. We purchase most of our food for $.18 a pound at Feeding America, a regional food bank in Tampa Bay. Feeding America, however, supports more than 100 other food pantries in Central Florida. Sometimes there's not enough food to go around. On those occasions, we must purchase food at current market prices, considerably draining our resources. If you can help, kindly send a check to Our Lady’s Pantry — Food, c/o Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Migrant Mission, 16650 U.S. Highway South; Wimauma, Fl. 33598. Thank you for your help. 3/30/17


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