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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


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


9:30 - 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 - 2:30 p.m. The SCC Pickleball Club would love to introduce you to the fun and exciting game of pickleball. The lessons are free to all SCC Community Assoc members.  Classes are held Tuesday and Friday 1:00-2:30 PM at the pickleball courts located behind Community Hall on South Pebble Beach and run for 5-weeks. Our trainers are SCC Pickleball Club volunteers who love the game. Our goal is to teach the basics of pickleball, have lots of fun and get some great exercise. Paddles and balls are supplied.  Please wear tennis (court) shoes, weather-appropriate clothing (shorts, hat, sunscreen) and bring something to drink. In addition, once you’ve learned the basics of the game and join the club, the club offers a great way to improve your skills by offering intermediate – level lessons weekly on Thursdays 4-5:30 PM. Our lessons will run each week through mid-June 2019. 


1:00 - 3:30 p.m. SOUTH BAY HOSPITAL PRESENTS "LIVING HEALTHY PROGRAM" at 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573.  Discover new skills for living better with chronic diseases like: Arthritis, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Bronchitis, Emphysema, Asthma, Epilepsy. You’ll also learn to: Work with your healthcare team, Manage symptoms, Use your medication effectively, Exercise safely and easily, Communicate better about your health with family and friends. Participants receive a FREE book and other goodies! Class Size is Limited. Registration Required! Call Chela Sipes at (813) 634-0447. 


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


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


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. - "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


9:00 a.m. - TOPS FL 0845 - "Take Off Pounds Sensibly” in Kings Point at the South Clubhouse. The meeting room is in the right corridor of the building. The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop compulsively eating. TOPS is an international organization which has helped millions lose weight since 1948.  It’s weight-loss support that’s affordable and works. No fad diets or foods to buy. Eat what you love and lose weight with portion control and healthy weight loss tips. You weigh in, so you can track your progress. This meeting is open to all who have a problem with their weight control.  Please join us any Thursday morning. First meeting is free.  Contact Barb F. at 813-938-1046 for meeting details. You can learn more about TOPS online at www.tops.org


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 Thursday morning. 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 - 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Two classes) - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Introducing “Rock Steady Boxing” where the mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. "Of all the pills I’ve taken, Rock Steady Boxing is the finest and most effective." states Pete Stewart, RSB participant. Recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression. Eric Allen, M.A. and certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach is our weekly instructor. Eric is a personal trainer and geriatric exercise expert certified by the IFPA, with over 17 years of experience. His company, EA FITNESS, LLC promotes  the company’s motto “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to register for this weekly session by contacting Eric Allen at 813-321-8755 or Eric@eafitness.org  COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT TOWERS ENTRANCE. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


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 - 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


6:30 - 9:00 p.m. 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. SCC Hand and Foot Club meets every Thursday of every month in the Caper Room, SCC Atrium Bldg. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun!  Beginners are welcome, come alone or bring your friends and have fun!  Hand and Foot is a variant of Canasta and is very easy to learn.  Open to all CA and KP members. For more information email scarb2rita@hotmail.com or call (207)749-1124 


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.


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


1:00 - 2:30 p.m. The SCC Pickleball Club would love to introduce you to the fun and exciting game of pickleball. The lessons are free to all SCC Community Assoc members.  Classes are held Tuesday and Friday 1:00-2:30 PM at the pickleball courts located behind Community Hall on South Pebble Beach and run for 5-weeks. Our trainers are SCC Pickleball Club volunteers who love the game. Our goal is to teach the basics of pickleball, have lots of fun and get some great exercise. Paddles and balls are supplied.  Please wear tennis (court) shoes, weather-appropriate clothing (shorts, hat, sunscreen) and bring something to drink. In addition, once you’ve learned the basics of the game and join the club, the club offers a great way to improve your skills by offering intermediate – level lessons weekly on Thursdays 4-5:30 PM. Our lessons will run each week through mid-June 2019. 


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.


2:00 - 4:00 p.m. "THE SANDHILL CROONERS" (a band consisting of Bonnie Mullens, Jim Hunton and Harmonica Harold Davis) will be performing a free concert at the Tiller and Toilers Garden Pavilion evey Saturday (weather permitting).  The Sandhill Crooners is a unique trio singing folk, rock and country hits to a violin, 2 guitars and a harmonica.   Call 330.770.7493 for future dates at your next event.  


4:30 p.m. - CLUB INTERVIEW - HOSTS PAMELA 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


SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY!
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Our Food and Nutrition Services team at the South Bay Hospital Café at the Bay will now be offering a new special Sunday Brunch service EVERY SUNDAY starting Valentine’s Week which will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this new service. Stay tuned for occasional themed offerings such as this Valentine’s Week kick-off! 


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. MAR 18 - CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING (CAHT)
12:30 with a social time, followed by a program at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center located on W. Del Webb Blvd.  Campaign Against Human Trafficking (CAHT) general meeting’s guest speaker will be Cynthia Frato, Residential Operations Manager of Children’s Home Network, Tampa, FL.  Ms. Frato will share one the key programs CAHT supports, AIM – Adolescents in Maternity. The program focuses on teaching young mothers about life skills, pre and post-natal care, education in parenting, and providing them with educational opportunities for job preparation.  Children’s Home Network fosters children and teens from newborns to 17 years of age.  For more information about CAHT, contact President Annie Garrison at 813-938- 5660 or anngarrison66@gmail.com.  CAHT is a 501. (c)(3) nonprofit involved in education prevention programs at local schools, churches, and other organizations as well as providing tangible goods and funding to programs involved in rehabilitating human trafficking survivors and children and families at risk in our area. 


MON. MAR 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. This month our speaker will be Glenna Tanner who will discuss the best methods for traveling so you might enjoy your vacation despite a diagnosis! Glenna has traveled extensively with a friend with disability challenges, gaining much insight into different vacation experiences available.  She is now utilizing the skills she has learned over her lifetime and has been involved with Dream Trips.  She has been a member of the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 2 ½ years and was just recently elected to be on the board of Directors for the Chamber.    
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. MAR 18 - POPS BAND CONCERT 
7:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd in Sun City Center.  The band will play a “POPS CONCERT” which will feature songs of the eighties. Featured artists include Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, the Temptations, and Carole King.  Music tempos vary greatly from the rock and roll beat of Chicago to the more sedate music of the Beauty and the Beast. There will be 150 free tickets available for pick up in the church office weekdays between the hours of 9 am - 1 pm.   At 6:45 PM on the day of the concert we will open our doors to anyone waiting if there are seats available.   You can preview the sound of the 52 member band ensemble at www.southshoreconcertband.org.  There will be a free will offering collected at intermission. 


TUE. MAR 19 – 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. MAR 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
9:30 a.m. in Creason Hall at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd West, Sun City Center.  Did you know 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. MAR 19 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE EVERY TUESDAY!
9:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our 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! 


TUE. MAR 19 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING 
10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center for a special pre-meeting Round Table Discussion.  This will be followed by a sit-down luncheon at noon, and then the main presentation by our guest speaker at 1:00 pm.  This month’s speaker will be Peg Kapustiak.  She will be speaking on “Pandemics, Epidemics, and Diseases Throughout the Years.”  This informative lecture will provide you with ideas, websites and sources.  You will discover how your family has been impacted: for example, a series of deaths in a very short time frame.  The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 is the most well known example, but our speaker will offer more!  The cost is $15.00 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. Your check must be received by March 7, 2019.   


TUE. MAR 19 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center.  your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Your facilitator will be Cheryl Lewis, an effective psychotherapist. No appointment is necessary. 


TUE. MAR 19 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 pm at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center for this  Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group. 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.


TUE. MAR 19 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m.  WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER. Bill Adkins Commander Disabled American Veterans Post #110. Veterans & Spouse Information Fair at the Sun City Center (SCC) Community Association Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd. Our SCC DAV Post 110 is the sponsoring organization, April 2, 1-4 p.m. Listen in to hear more. Spouses, family members and care givers are invited.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”


TUE. MAR. 19, 26  - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS 
Beginning -Cha Cha - 5:30 PM
Intermediate - Waltz - 6:45 PM
Intermediate /Advanced - West Coast Swing - 8:00 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point and Freedom Plaza Residents. Membership Numbers required. Couples and singles welcome. $7.50/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. 


WED. MAR 20 – 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


WED. MAR 20 - REDEEMER WOMEN OF THE ELCA MEETING
9:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC.  The women's organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church  will meet  beginning with refreshments at 9:30 AM.  The program, starting at 10 AM, will be a presentation by everly Hill Gaussiran titled "Abandoned" in which she will take us on a journey to better understand those who are struggling in the Mideast and North Africa.  Learn how education and the gospel gives hope and changes lives.  Beverly is familiar with this part of the world having spent 14 years working in Saudi Arabia. Everyone is invited to attend.  For more information, call the church office at 813-634-1292. 


WED. MAR 20 - THERAPUTIC TAI CHI FOR HEALTH!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. 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!


WED. MAR 20 - INFORMATIONAL HEALTH FAIR - Sponsored by the Gannon University @ Ruskin Doctor of Physical Therapy Students
10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in the theater at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Attendees will have an opportunity to win $15 Gift Card to Walmart. Drawing at 11:30 a.m. for those who visit each station. 
Informational Topics include: 
Who? Me? A Concussion?
What’s Your Balance Score?
Check-up: Walkers, Canes, Walking Assist Devise 
What Can Physical Therapy Do for You?
How to talk to your Physical Therapist
Keeping You on Your Feet and Moving
EVERYONE IS WELCOME


WED. MAR 20 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Assisted Living in Sun City Center” with Debbie Caneen, Director of Admissions at Sun Tower Retirement Community. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


WED. MAR 20 - PROGRAM ON SATELLITE MINISTRY
10:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC.  Beverly Hill Gaussiran will present a program titled "Abandoned".  She will take us on a journey to better understand those who are struggling in the Mideast and North Africa and help us learn how education and the gospel give hope and change lives.  Beverly is familiar with this part of the world, having spent 14 years working in Saudi Arabia. She has been recognized for her achievements in both Who's Who International and American Women.  Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call the church office at 813-634-1292.  


WED. MAR 20 – EXCEL: Formula, Function, 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


WED. MAR 20 -THE COLONEL GEORGE MERCER BROOKE CHAPTER DAR MEETING
12:30 p.m. in the Florida Room at the Atrium. The Colonel George Mercer Brooke Chapter DAR will have Kathryn Rohlwing as guest speaker. Her program will be “Afternoon Tea Victorian Etiquette Traditions.” Tea will be served and typical tea refreshments. Come join us for tea and goodies. Meeting is open to all DAR and prospective members and interested residents of Sun City Center and Kings Point. 


WED. MAR 20, 27 -SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning - Rumba - 12:45 PM 
Beg/Interm. Night club Two Step - 2:00 PM 
Interm/Adv. Silver Waltz - 3:15 PM 
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point & Freedom Plaza Residents. Membership Numbers required. Couples and Singles welcome. $7.50/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. 


WED. MAR 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. MAR 21 – WHY TYPE IT WHEN YOU CAN SAY IT
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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


THU. MAR 21 - 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. in the Coalition office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, Suite 254.  Did you know 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. MAR 21 - CREATIVE ADAPTIVE METHODS & DEVICES FOR YOU AND YOUR HOME
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace's Conesa Center, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, SCC, FL. Prince of Peace Catholic Church's Health Ministry has invited Gannon University Occupational Therapy students to offer a fun interactive experience! The students will have various types of adaptive equipment to give you ideas on how to make your life simpler. They will also have some homemade, creative ideas that you can take home that day, too! The Health Ministry and Gannon U Students are looking forward to spending some time with you to help you learn about occupational therapy and how it is their job to make your life simpler while engaging in your daily life activities.  Registration:  www.popcc.org/amd or by calling 813-634-2328 To ensure we have adequate materials, please register by March 18th


THU. MAR 21 - MOWW MONTHLY MEETING
11:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza Club. Thomas B. Fletcher, Vice Chair, Veterans Memorial Park and Museum, Inc., Military Learning Center of Tampa Bay will be the featured speaker at the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) luncheon. Thomas (Tom) was born February 28, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  His family moved to Texas in the late 1940’s where Tom attended grammar and high school.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1963 from Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos, Texas.   He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force where he spent over 26 years in a variety of Logistics, Command and Staff assignments and retired from military service February 28, 1990.   Tom then began a second career as a Veteran Service Officer with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs until being selected in 2000 as the Manager of the Hillsborough County Veterans Affairs Office in Tampa, Florida.  He retired from full-time employment with Hillsborough County government on February 28, 2008 but he is now putting his energy into improving and expanding Veterans Memorial Park and Museum. Although he finds time to play golf frequently, he remains committed to honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.  Reservations can be made by calling Darlene Craig at 633-2722. 


THU. MAR 21 - ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PRESENTS FIVE WISHES
1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Five Wishes is a free one hour educational session on advanced directives. The five wishes pertain to an aging person’s life options covering who makes decisions, kind of medical treatment, comfort, how I want people to treat me, and what I want my loved ones to know. Legal forms will be provided for attendees’ convenience. Please call the church office at (813)634-1252 for reservations. Limited seating 


THU. MAR 21 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m.  WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER.  Katherine Curci-Degaro, Chief Social Work, Geriatrics, James A Haley Veterans Hospital. Part 1 - Learn from Ms. Curci-Degaro how through your primary care doctor how you might qualify for VA in-home care which can include even light housekeeping. This is part one of two. We found her so interesting and so full of information for our disabled or older veterans that we asked her to share more information, so watch for part two as it will talk about nursing home and other VA care.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”


THU. MAR 21, 28 - SCC HAND AND FOOT 
6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening in the Caper Room at the Atrium. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun! Beginners are welcome, bring your friends, or come alone, and join us! For more information email suncity2rita@gmail.com  Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents.    (Due to FunFest, there will be no Hand & Foot March 14.)


FRI. MAR 22 - SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Street NE. Ruskin. This FREE networking event is looking for you! Plan to build new business with this established group of Professionals who understand the value of referrals! Bring plenty of business cards to share and meet great folks from the south county business area! Call 813-892-2990 with questions. 


FRI. MAR 22 - THE SINGLES MINGLES DANCE OF KINGS POINT
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Kings Point Veterans Theater of the north clubhouse. The admission is $5.00. The dance is BYOB. Come listen to the music of DJ Bobalu's DJ Sounds. If you live outside Kings Point, please call Dottie Beyer at 813-812-6972 (home) to have your name added to the gate list.


FRI. MAR 22 - THE SOUTHSHORE UCC FUN BRIGADE PRESENTS The Hillsborough Community College Jazz Band Concert and Picnic
7:00 p.m.  Hospitality Hall, SouthShore United Church of Christ, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center. Join us for a fun-filled evening of memorable music from the past!  Bring your own "picnic" goodies and libation (soda, wine, beer) and prepare to tap your toes.  Or, if you are so inclined, grab your partner and swing away to their upbeat tunes, including such famous hits as Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York," Chubby Checker's "Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer,"  the Temptations' "My Girl," some great Motown classics, and many more!  Under the direction of Robert Winslow, the HCC Jazz Band is sure to provide a delightful trip down memory lane!  Seasoned performers, Velmont Miller and Nicole Hoffer will also take part, delighting you with their fabulous voices!  This is a free concert, but a "free-will" offering will be taken to help defray the students' travel expenses.  Questions?  Call Jo-Anne Winslow (813) 634-3510.


FRI. MAR 22 - NEWLY CROWNED 2019 BLUEGRASS GOSPEL BAND OF THE YEAR COMING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN SUN CITY CENTER!!!
7:00 p.m. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes newly crowned 2019 Bluegrass Gospel Band of the Year, The Farm Hands. The Farm Hands were just awarded this major honor on February 3, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee at the 43rd Annual Bluegrass Music Awards ceremony. The Farm Hands features 2015 Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductee Tim Graves, who also happens to be the reigning Dobro Player of the year, a distinction he has held 14 times, including the last 11 years in a row. In addition, the band also boasts Don Hill, a state banjo champion in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee, among several other states. Not to be out-done, band member Keith Tew has been nominated 4 times for Guitar Player of the year. He also performed on the Grand Ole’ Opry as a member of Rhonda Vincent’s band. He is an actual two time Song of the Year winner….one for the Lonesome River Band Classic Am I a Fool” and one for The Farm Hand’s Dig in the Dirt. The last member of the group is Daryl Mosley, a two time Songwriter of the Year award winner, who has written several songs that reached #1 on the charts. One is a southern gospel classic, (Ask The Blind Man) He Saw it All. Mosley has written songs featured on “American Idol” and “The View”, as well as other TV shows around the world. Gospel Music legend Bill Gaither once said of Mosley, “He is a poet- and we don’t have many poets left”. When asked about this extraordinary band coming to Sun City Center, United Methodist Church’s concert coordinator Kevin Goodenow commented, “It is rare for such an amazingly talented and popular group to roll into Sun City Center at the peak of their fame and celebrity. This is a wonderful opportunity for people in this area to not only experience a great concert, but to do so for such a small amount. Groups like this usually command several times the price for entrance to their concerts. We were really blessed with wonderful timing on this one”.  A donation of only  $10  is requested at the door on the night of the concert.


FRI. MAR 22 - COMEDY AT THE FIREHHOUSE! RAHN HORTMAN & DEVIN SIEBOLD!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570 for Firehouse Pub. These two great comedians are bringing a full headlining set to the Firehouse! 
Rahn Hortman has a unique blend of profanity-free banter! He makes pointed observations about everyday people that leaves no one safe. At 5’5 1/2? (don’t forget the half) he’s still waiting on the NBA to call. Until then, he’s become a crowd favorite bringing home the title in the TV Channel 32 Comedy Challenge (2009), Nationally Syndicated Cowhead Competition (2010), and he was a Finalist in Florida’s Funniest Comedian (2011). Other credits include: Mav TV (2012), LaughFest Comedy Festival (2013), South Beach Comedy Festival (2013), Comedy Time.TV (2013), and Nick Mom Night Out (2013).
Devin Siebold is regularly featured by BoredTeachers.com. He is seen on Hulu, Fusion, Travel Channel, and Fox, with specials on iTunes and Amazon. He was the Winner of Monsters Comedian of the Year 2015, host of Real Laughs on 104.1, Winner of the Boston World Series of Comedy, and Mike Calta’s Last Comic Stranded.
Devin was a writer for 9 years for the once wildly popular (yet now defunct) Imcoolyourenot.com and is now a stand up comedian from the Orlando area. He has performed with Nick DiPaolo, Tommy Davidson, Adam Ferrara, Dan Cummins, Brad Williams, Brian Posehn, Dominique and Loni Love.
Devin Seibold Awards:
• Comedy Central Up Next Participant
• Side Splitters Opportunity Knox Finalist
• Orlando Improv Battle Winner
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.


SAT. MAR 23 - CAMP BAYOU'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT!
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Camp Bayou, located 3 miles south of SR 674 at the south end of 24th St SE in Ruskin.  The event is Free. A brief ceremony at noon will acknowledge all who have helped Camp Bayou along the way, with lunch provided. Registered families will visit several nature stations where they will learn something about frogs, fossils, forests or other natural topics. We hope your organization will join us! We provide a table and chair; you provide a fun educational activity. A fundraiser raffle will be ongoing throughout the morning with winners announced during lunch.  If you have an item for the raffle, we would greatly appreciate your donation. If you are interested and available to participate, please email back with the following info:
Name of Organization:
Person staffing on March 23:
Contact (phone or email) for this person if possible:
Will you need more than 1 table?:
Will you be able to provide a raffle item?
If yes, what is it? 
Please feel free to extend this invitation to other area environmental groups that might be interested. If you respond by March 1, you will be included in press releases, social media posts and flyer.  That's it! If participating, the gates will be open by 7:30 am and we would like your table to be ready by 8:30 am.


SAT. MAR 23 - 2019 SALSA FEST! 
12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. Redeemer Church, 12404 Boyette Rd, Riverview, FL 33569. We would love to have you join us! There will be a kids corner, a Salsa Alley (try all of the salsas in the alley for only $5), and over 30 local vendors! 


SAT. MAR 23 - POT LUCK DINNER AND STORYTELLER 
5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at St. John Divine, 1015 Del Webb East SCC 33573. For those who love to cook please bring a hot covered dish, for those who love potatoes and vegetables please bring one of those as a dish, for those who love to bake (or buy) please bring a desert.  Maureen Belote, professional Story Teller, will entertain with great stories.  This event is free.  There will be a love offering taken to benefit Episcopal Relief & Development. 


SAT. MAR 23 - THE SUN CITY CENTER DANCE CLUB GALA BUFFET AND DANCE
5:15 - 9:00pm in the South Community Hall, 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC, 33573. They invite Sun City Center and Kings Point residents to March into Spring with a turn on the dance floor and enjoy a delicious meal. Catered by Fun With Food, the meal will feature; Carved Beef Tenderloin, served with creamy horseradish and Bearnaise sauces, Char-grilled Salmon with lemon-caper butter, and Pesto Crusted Chicken with sun-dried tomato sauce. For dessert, enjoy a Chocolate Godiva Cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.  Dance to an exclusive playlist spun by Gerardo.  There will be a complimentary dessert table and decaf coffee. Semi-formal attire is requested (jacket and tie for men). BYOB.  Bring your friends, or come and make new friends. Open seating. Singles tables available!  The cost for the buffet and dance is $25pp for members, $30pp for guests.  Checks payable to SCC Dance Club must be received by Ann Carl, 1802 Bunker Hill Dr, SCC, 33573 by March 19th.  If you wish only to dance from 7PM to 9PM, members are free, visitors/guests $6pp at the door. For additional information call: 813-634-9074. Our last dance of the spring season will be on Saturday, April 13th. Mark you calendar!


SUN. MAR 24 - SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY!
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Brunch will run from 10am to 2pm and will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this service.  This themed weekend offering for St. Patrick’s Day includes free Jell-O parfaits first come, first serve as long as supplies last. 


SUN. MAR 24 - THE WOMEN'S CHORUS CONCERT "THAT'S AMORE"
3:00 p.m. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 West Del Webb Blvd.  Remember those songs that warmed your heart and turned your thoughts to someone special in your life, or someone you hoped would be special to you?  Love songs, of course!  What better way to welcome spring than to hear them recreated during a wonderful afternoon of music and song with The Women's Chorus . After performing  their December concert, "Hotta Chocolatta" to an appreciative standing room only audience, the Chorus began rehearsals for their spring concert, "That's Amore", featuring well-known love songs ranging from the fun, novelty song, "That's Amore" to the hauntingly beautiful, "My Heart Will Go On"  from the movie Titanic.  There are also show stoppers from West Side Story and Rent, the playful "Love Will Keep Us Together" as well as a rousing interpretation of "Joyful, Joyful" from Sister Act II.  Under the direction of Jeff Jordan and accompanist Keith Rasmussen, the concert features this talented and dedicated group of 56 singers along with soloists, an instrumental ensemble, visual effects and the audience will be asked to participate.   Come early in order to get a seat as all of the Women's Chorus concerts in the past several years  have been 'standing room only'.   The Women's Chorus is available to sing for clubs and organizations.    Call Janet Warren at (813) 634-6692 for more information about the concert or to inquire about having the Chorus sing for your special event.                                          


SUN. MAR 24 - ROCKIN' THRU THE YEARS DANCE CLUB "Join Us for a Rockin Good Time!" 
6:00 p.m. Doors open with event from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Veterans Theater, Kings Point North Clubhouse.  Admission is  $6. per person for non-members payable at the Veterans Theater door starting at 6:00 p.m.  You may BYOB and snacks.  The Club provides cups, napkins, water and ice on each table.  Music will be provided by soulRcoaster, a fun, dynamic and popular Southwest Florida cover band.  SoulRcoaster covers a diverse array of genres appealing to even the most discriminating taste! soulRcoaster can turn any party into a memorable event!  Their repertoire includes Etta to Lady Gaga, classic rock to Motown, jazz, ballads, disco and even a little country.  SoulRcoaster will engage you, entertain you and take you on a ride.  Listen to a sample of their music online at www.soulrcoaster.com. Please send an email to include your full name and your interest in attending the dance to rockinthrutheyears@gmail.com before Saturday, March 23rd so your name can be included on the list that I must send to the Security Guards at the Kings Point Front Security Gate to make it easier for you to get through the KP Front Security Gate.


MON. MAR 25 - WED. APR 17 - LARGE-SCALE PRINTMAKING AT THE FIREHOUSE!
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Firehouse Cultural Center, Event type: Workshops & Classes. In partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art. A relief printmaking class for beginning to advanced students focusing on the creation of large-scale prints.  Instructor: Susan Fredricks.  Artist Bio: Susan Fredricks is a multimedia artist who pushes the boundaries of process both personally and professionally in order to facilitate discovery. A Tampa native, Susan received her BFA in printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. She has interned at Graphicstudio in Tampa, Florida and has taught on both coasts of the U.S. for over a decade. Tuition: Members $120 / Non-members $140 


MON. MAR 25 & TUE. MAR 26 – WINDOWS 10 WORKSHOP
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 noon 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


MON. MARCH 25 - DEMENTIA PRESENTATION
11:30 AM - 1 PM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC.  AJ Cipperly from Inspired Living will be providing another dementia presentation. This one will be on developing positive care partner skills. Supportive communication, your approach, and making a connection with the person are all crucial in a positive approach to care. Join us for this interactive workshop as we will learn and practice hands on skills in supporting the person with dementia.  Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, call the church office at 813-634-1292 by March 22nd.


MON. MAR 25 - 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.  This month, we have a speaker presenting the first of a 2 part series. Bill Smith - Masters degree in mental health from the University of Pittsburgh. Was a clinical supervisor, workshop presenter, and adjunct professor in the graduate program at Cleveland State University. Licensed clinical therapist in Florida and Ohio. Has trained at the Milton Erickson Foundation in Phoenix and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Bill believes that change need not take years to occur, that pain and discomfort can be lessened,  and that people have within themselves the strengths and skills to positively impact  their problems. Focus of these 2 sessions will be on the use of solution focused hypnosis and its use in pain management. Morgan Clemens, COTA/L, Sun Terrace/Towers Rehabilitation Therapy Program Manager facilitates this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Morgan graduated from Neosho County Community College as President of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She has received numerous specialty training and certifications that focus on pain, neuropathy and arthritis such as Dolphin MPS, aquatics, and many other pain management modalities. Morgan has been practicing in the geriatric setting for 4 years with experience with orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc that may have worked for them for all members to benefit. If you have had success with any treatment, please come to share and learn. Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today. FREE valet parking at Towers entrance. Session located in the theater Questions? Call 813-892-2990 


TUE. MAR 26 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE EVERY TUESDAY!
9:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our 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! 


TUE. MAR 26 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center.  your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Your facilitator will be Cheryl Lewis, an effective psychotherapist. No appointment is necessary. 


TUE. MAR 26 - COLONEL GEORGE MERCER BROOKE CHAPTER DAR Fund Raiser 
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Community Hall,  Janet Carr will present an “Accessories and More” Trunk Show in Sun City Center. Sponsored by the Colonel George Mercer Brooke Chapter DAR to raise funds to “Keep the Flags Flying” on SR 674. Tickets are $10. Refreshments will be served. Invite your friends for a fun afternoon of shopping. Tickets will be sold at the ticket kiosk at the Sun City Center Atrium starting March 4th. For information, please contact Chapter Regent Jan Bassett at 813-642-0691 or Vice Regent Carol Acosta at 813-404-7727.


TUE. MAR 26 - YOUR WISHES MATTER - LET'S START THE CONVERSATION
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace's Conesa Center, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, SCC. Come explore End of Life decisions and documentation from a Catholic perspective. Prince of Peace Catholic Church's Health Ministry will host David Karchut, MDiv, MA Mission Education Specialist at St. Joseph’s Hospitals - BayCare Health System. Registration: www.popcc.org/ad or by calling 813-634-2328


TUE. MAR 26 - BIKE SAFETY WORKKSHOP! 
2:00 p.m. at the SCC Security Patrol Building (1225 N Pebble Beach Blvd). Speakers will be Deputy Sheriff Jeff Merry and Bike Walk Tampa interactive presentation, hosted by the Bicycle Club of SCC. All cyclists and motorists are invited to learn how to safely share the road. For more information,  please contact Phyllis at suncityphilly@gmail.com


TUE. MAR 26 - SENATOR MARCO RUBIO HOLDS OFFICE HOURS IN SUN CITY CENTER
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Old Town Hall – Sun City Center, Ann Marie LeBlanc Room, 1002 Cherry Hills Drive, Sun City Center, Florida 33573. Meet your local staff and learn about the services Senator Rubio’s Office can offer his
constituents, including in areas such as:
Immigration
Military/VA
Medicare
Social Security
IRS/Banking
Legislative Issues 
For more information, call the Gulf Coast Regional Office at (813) 853-1099 or email Taylor_Sanchez@rubio.senate.gov


TUE. MAR 26 - SCC APPLE USER GROUP MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Caper Room of the Atrium Bldg; 954 North Course Lane, Sun City Center, FL. Members of the Sun City Center Apple User Group and members of the Sun City Center Community Association are welcome to attend the club’s monthly meetings. Guests may attend on a space-available basis. Due to limited seating, priority seating is given to paid members.  The featured Presentation is tagged  “The Mac is Not a Typewriter”.  Free software can be used to create impressive written documents including letters, reports, books, and posters to name just a few. Come to the March meeting to learn about different styles of documents and how to use Apple’s Pages app to create them. 
In addition special tips and Club business will be discussed.  Come join us for a stimulating session of "all-things-Apple”…… For further information about the SCC Apple User Group you are invited to visit our web page at http://sccaug.org


TUE. MAR 26 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m.  WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER. Joe Battle, Director of the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. Director Battle will give us an update on the progress being made on the new clinic in Riverview. Learn when it will open and how you can be served at this clinic.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”


WED. MAR 27 - FREE BALANCE SCREENINGS - KINGS POINT RESIDENTS ONLY
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon in the Ripple Room, Main Clubhouse. One in three adults age 65 and older falls each year. Are you at risk? Our therapists at Sun Towers Retirement Community are on a quest to reduce the risk of falls BEFORE they happen. Have your fall risk screened at no cost to you! Screenings are available by appointment and takes less than 10 minutes. See the results before your eyes through biofeedback.  Interested in knowing more now? Call Debbie at 813-892-2990 today! 


WED. MAR 27 - THERAPUTIC TAI CHI FOR HEALTH!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. 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!


WED. MAR 27 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Scalar Energy” presented by Tom Paladino, A scalar energy researcher and process developer for over 25 years. Scalar energy operators at the quantum level and is capable of disassembling pathogens. New and exciting technique. The Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card. 


WED. MAR 27 - SCANDINAVIAN ATHLETES. 
2:00 p.m. in the SCC Florida Room.   The SCANDINAVIAN CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER March meeting speaker will be club member Thomas Norstand who will share his knowledge of Scandinavian athletes.  Club members are free---guests are welcome at $3 each.  Club membership is open to all Sun City Center Association and Kings Point residents in good standing with a Scandinavian heritage or interest in Scandinavia.  Refreshments will be served.


THU. MAR 28 & FRI. MAR 29 - 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


THU. MAR 28 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m.  WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER. Katherine Curci-Degaro, Chief Social Work, Geriatrics, James A Haley Veterans Hospital. Part 2 - Learn from Ms. Curci-Degaro how through your primary care doctor how you might qualify for VA nursing home or long-term care. This is part two of two. We found her so interesting and so full of information for our disabled or older veterans that we asked her to share more information. Here she will talk about nursing home, respite and other VA care.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”


THU. MAR 28 - PIZZA ALL YOU CAN EAT & A MOVIE
We will begin serving pizza at 5:00 p.m. followed by the movie at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center, Fl. 33573. The movie, Mary Poppins Returns, is a super movie.  Michael’s old babysitter, Mary Poppins, returns when Michael’s family is having financial problems. He is close to having his home repossessed when his favorite nanny swoops in to save the day.  You don’t want to miss this one. Tickets can be purchased for $7.00 at the church office Mon. through Fri. 9:30 am to 4:00pm closed 12:00 to 1:00pm.  No tickets will be sold at the door. 


THU. SAT. MAR 28, 29, 30 - SEMI-ANNUAL TIMELY TREASURES SALE AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Thursday, March 28th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 29th from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 30th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W., will be having our spring Timely Treasures Sale.  Come find that “new to you” treasure. Whether you are looking for furniture, appliances, clothing, jewelry, antiques, household items, holiday décor, artwork, tools, electronics or sports, there will surely be something “special” that you’ll love. Back for the third year, the Premium Pre-sale will be Thursday, March 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. where for just $10 you can beat the Friday morning crowds and get first chance at the bargains! Timely Treasures will also be serving lunch on Friday and the Friendship Circle will be selling their amazing baked goods with all their proceeds going to Missions.  Come to the United Methodist Church, do some shopping, enjoy some baked goods and greet your neighbors. For more information, call 813-634-2539.


THU. MAR 28 - SCC HAND AND FOOT 
6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening in the Caper Room at the Atrium. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun! Beginners are welcome, bring your friends, or come alone, and join us! For more information email suncity2rita@gmail.com  Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents.    (Due to FunFest, there will be no Hand & Foot March 14.)


THU. MAR 28 - MOONGLOW  BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. SCC. Members FREE; Visitors $5.00 per person at the door. Live Music by "Island Swing" from Longboat Key. Smart Casual attire; no shorts, please. BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups & napkins. Singles Table(s) Available. For information on our exciting 2019 Schedule of 12 monthly dances to Live Music call 813-633-1297 OR 813-2755, OR email <gail3357@gmail.com>


FRI. MAR 29 - SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Street NE. Ruskin. This FREE networking event is looking for you! Plan to build new business with this established group of Professionals who understand the value of referrals! Bring plenty of business cards to share and meet great folks from the south county business area! Call 813-892-2990 with questions. 


FRI. and SAT. MAR 29 and 30th - 17TH ANNUAL TIMELY TREASURES SALE AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Come find that “new to you” treasure. Whether you are looking for furniture, jewelry, appliances, clothing, antiques, household items, holiday décor, artwork, tools, electronics or sports, there will surely be something “special” that you’ll love. Back by popular demand, Premium pre-sale on Thursday, March 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! For just $10 you can beat the Friday morning crowds and get first chance at the bargains! Timely Treasures will also be serving lunch on Friday and the Friendship Circle will be selling their amazing baked goods with all their proceeds going to Missions.  Come to the United Methodist Church, do some shopping and enjoy meeting your community neighbors. For more information, call 813-634-2539.


FRI. MAR 29 - GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS PROJECT! What could your neighborhood do with a little extra money? $$$
1:00 p.m. pm in the Caper Room. Join the Great Neighborhoods Project – Making SCC an Even Better Place to Live
Sun City Center Charitable Foundation Inc. is launching the Great Neighborhoods Project to make our community an even better place to live. Our active retirement community is one of the most successful and we want to continue to build on its wonderful neighborhood qualities. The goal is to have Sun City Center looking its best to celebrate its 60-year anniversary in 2021 and for decades to come. For Phase 1, the Foundation is interested in helping SCC Home Owner Associations (HOAs) and residents without HOAs to apply for Hillsborough grants and other forms of grants or assistance available to refresh or enhance our neighborhoods’ common areas. Each year Hillsborough County's Office of Neighborhood Relations offers mini-grants of up to $5,000 for projects aimed at bringing neighbors together and boosting community pride. The deadline for the mini-grant application is in August. Mini-grants can be used for a wide variety of projects, including community gardens, butterfly gardens, benches, signs and landscaping and much more.
County Tree grants are available up to $2,500 for trees and drought-tolerant shrubbery. Tree grant applications are due September 30. In addition, the Adopt-A-Pond program can help improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and improve the appearance of your neighborhood pond. The County provides expert guidance, free native pond plants and cleanup assistance, if needed. This program is a pollution prevention program and adopting the program’s techniques may be a cost savings since your HOA may be able to decrease use of herbicides, fertilizers and other chemicals in and around your pond.
The Foundation is holding 1-hour workshops on Friday, March 29th, Thursday, April 18th and Friday, April 19th at 1:00 pm in the CA Caper Room to provide an overview of this project and provide more information about County grants’ uses and eligibility requirements. We will provide detailed information and applications. In addition, we are offering one-on-one meetings with HOAs or neighbors without HOAs to brainstorm about the possibilities and determine whether the ideas will meet the eligibility requirements. We will assist with application preparation for your group, and with grant management if your neighborhood is selected for a grant.
Phase 2 will have Curb Appeal workshops and ideas for residents’ landscaping. Topics will include new ideas for existing landscapes and creating durable and visually appealing landscapes. Workshops will include easy ideas to refresh your plantings and yard for great curb appeal.
The Foundation recently completed the Veterans Memorial project to honor veterans that is located in front of the Community Hall.
For more information, check out the Foundation’s website: https://charitablefoundationscc.org/ or email us at greatneighbors@icloud.com. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization designed to shape the future of our community by creating public awareness, developing charitable resources, and supporting initiatives that specifically address the needs of Sun City Center.


FRI. MAR 29 - POPULAR DUO “EASY REFLECTIONS” RETURNING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTER
7:00 p.m. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes back “Easy Reflections”  Easy Reflections is one of the area’s most popular duos, consisting of Don Larson and Maureen Fitzgerald. Both Larson and Fitzgerald are guitarists and vocalists, and Fitzgerald plays keyboards, as well. They perform multiple genres of music, including oldies, country, folk, soft rock, blues and gospel. Prior concerts at UMCSCC have been very well attended, and they have a great knack for connecting with their audience. They have been known to cover such artists as Patsy Cline, John Denver, Loretta Lynn, Emmy Lou Harris, Arlo Guthrie, Ricky Nelson and Elvis.  A donation of only  $5 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. 


SAT. MAR 30 - SONNY AND PERLEY AT THE FIREHOUSE - Golden Age of Popular Song 1920’s -1950’s and the Post Golden Age of Songs from the 1960’s – 1980’s coupled with International Cabaret music and Brazil Bossa Nova.
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Event type: Firehouse Pub. A mixed program that includes material from the Great American Songbook, Golden Age of Popular Song 1920’s -1950’s and the Post Golden Age of Songs from the 1960’s – 1980’s coupled with International Cabaret music and Brazil Bossa Nova. Sonny and Perley interpret and perform material in their own inimitable artistic style which incorporates elements of Education, History, Art, Culture, Audience Engagement, Intimacy, and Artistic Creativity. 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.


SAT. MAR 30 - 17th ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE AT THE VILLAGES AT CYRESS CREEK!
8:00 a.m. - 12 noon


SUN. MAR 31 - SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY!
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Brunch will run from 10am to 2pm and will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this service.  This themed weekend offering for St. Patrick’s Day includes free Jell-O parfaits first come, first serve as long as supplies last. 


SUN. MAR 31 - RING SARASOTA, PREMIER HANDBELL ENSEMBLE COMING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTER
3:00 p.m. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes Ring Sarasota, one of Southwest Florida’s premier handbell ensembles. Ring Sarasota was founded in 2010 by Rick Holdsworth, a well known handbell music arranger and former Navy bandleader. It is comprised of advanced handbell ringers from Tarpon Springs, Largo, St Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota and Englewood. They perform a wide variety of music, from classical to American Armed Forces tributes, to original music composed specifically for handbells. Ring Sarasota showcases over 200 bells rung by 30 hands to create a unique blend of sound with special effects mimicking the piccolo, percussion, chimes, trombone and even the Tibetan singing bowl. Their music has been described as an inspirational mix of melody and muscle.  A donation of only $10  is requested at the door on the day 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


SUN. MAR 31 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room.  Dance to live music provided by Thor Stevens and his saxophone. Members $4; Guests $6. BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided. Dressy/casual attire (please, no jeans/shorts). Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


MON. APR 1 - WIDOWER'S GROUP - Now monthly!
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. APR 1 – 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. APR 2 – BUYING AND USING A CHROMEBOOK
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab   $5 Members $10 Non-Members. A Chromebook is a laptop that uses Google’s Chrome operating system instead of Windows 10.  Chromebooks can do anything on the web that you can do on a PC browser. You can get your email, visit websites, create documents, print, play games, do your banking, keep your calendar, watch movies and do all this in on a secure computer with a simpler and more straightforward interface than Windows 10. Chromebooks are generally less expensive than PCs.  For many seniors, a Chromebook might be all that is needed.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. APR 2 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE EVERY TUESDAY!
9:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our 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! 


TUE. APR 2 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center.  your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Your facilitator will be Cheryl Lewis, an effective psychotherapist. No appointment is necessary. 


TUE. APR 2 - VETERANS AND SPOUSE INFORMATION FAIR - Open to all veterans, their spouse, family and caregivers. 
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center FL 33573. Over 15 departments of the James A Haley Veteran's Hospital will be on hand along with other agencies to answer questions on such things as: but not limited to:
Eligibility and Enrollment - determines Veteran eligibility to utilize VA services and enrolls the Veteran into the Medical Center . Changing your primary hospital if you wish.
Patient Travel - Beneficiary Travel reimbursement for VA, Choice & Fee based (Community Care) ap¬pointments for eligible Veterans, Patient Funds, Special Mode Transportation for eligible Veterans (Patient Experience - Constantly evaluating and improving a patients experience when they visit the Medical Center
Patient Advocate - Advocates for patients' rights and helps solve any problems/conflicts
Outreach- Mobile awareness service whose emphasis is on enrolling Veterans into the VA system
Whole Health - A mind, body and spirit approach to health care Women's Health - serves the women Veteran population
My HealtheVet - VA's online platform to make appointments, refill pre¬scriptions, instant message your provider and view health records
Voluntary - oversees and supervises volunteers at the medical facility and accepts donations to benefit hospitalized Veterans. We need volunteers for the new Riverview Clinic, learn how you can help.
Geriatrics and Extended Care - provides services to the geriatric Veteran population including in-m-home, respite and long-term care.
Flu Shot Station And so much more. Keep watching... SPONSORED BY DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS


WED. APR 3 - THERAPUTIC TAI CHI FOR HEALTH!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. 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!


WED. APR 3 –METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Creating Miracles and the Power of Forgiveness”.  Molly Friedenfeld will illuminate and inspire when she shares stories about creating miracles and the power of forgiveness from within.  Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


WED. APR 3 - MOAA MONTHLY MEETING
11:00 AM, in the Florida Room at the North Side Atrium Building. Tina Patch will be the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) luncheon/meeting. Tina has a background in  Accounting, HR, IT, Energy and Business Management. She has a BAS degree in Management & Organizational Leadership. Tina is currently in an MBA program at ENMU. She is also a registered tax preparer and Quick Books trainer.  Originally from New York, Tina resides in the Tampa Bay area - which she loves!  During her time at her corporate job, it became clear that a beloved family member was abusing Opioid pills- which subsequently led to Heroin use. Having struggled through the anger, disappointment and then fear - Tina went on a mission to find the help that this family member needed. After it became apparent that there were few resources for optimal treatment, Tina wanted to tackle that issue head on! The CATE Foundation was then created. Tina is dedicated to the mission of - better treatment can mean a better outcome!  She is also a champion to those who truly want to overcome this horrible epidemic. She is known as a problem solver in her career and she anticipates the challenge that lies ahead.  Tina Patch recently created a company called MJ Natural Resources which educates and sells THC free medicinal hemp derived CBD products.  “Our mission is to keep our price to consumers low but our quality high! We reduce costs by using recycled materials, having minimum overhead, doing much of the packaging in-house and using proven social media marketing methods. We believe in EDUCATING our consumers NOT just selling a product.”  Additional information can be obtained by calling 813-642-0801 or e-mailing dkepley@tampabay.rr.com. 


WED. APR 3 - ART CLUB OF SCC FINE ARTS GALLERY EXHIBIT AND OPENING RECEPTION
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The exhibiting artists will greet the community at the opening reception for the Art Club in Sun City Center’s Fine Arts Gallery on the Central Campus  at 954 Cherry Hills Dr. The exhibit, Spring Brings Art into Bloom, will feature Linda Scola’s art and a wide variety of creative art ranging from beginning to advanced work by the artists who are members of Linda Scola’a oil painting class. Receptions are free and open to members of the community and their guests. Complimentary refreshments will be served. This exhibit will remain in the gallery throughout the month of April.


WED. APR 3 - THE COMPUTER CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
7:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, in the Atrium.  Kathy Vitale, a club member and instructor, will present “Googling Better”.  This presentation will give some suggestions on how to search more effectively to get the best results the first time.  It will also focus on searching shortcuts, tricks, and techniques


THU APR 4 - CCW GENERAL MEETING
Brunch follows the 8:00 mass in the Conesa Center. The Council of Catholic Women will be celebrating the conclusion of another successful year.  Ham and drinks will be provided.  Members are asked to bring something to share--salads, deviled eggs, breakfast casseroles, fruit, etc.  We will be wishing our snowbirds God speed as they return to their summer homes.  Guests welcome!  


THU. APR 4 - DEMS CLUB APRIL 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 April 4th, join fellow Democrats, Liberals, Progressives & Independents to welcome Ione Townsend, Chair of the Hillsborough Co Democratic Party. Ione will be sharing current & upcoming plans for the party. All Democrats and like-minded individuals are invited and encouraged to attend this free event.  Please visit and Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SSDEMCLUB or website: www.SouthShoreDemocrats.org for more information.


FRI. APR 5 - SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Street NE. Ruskin. This FREE networking event is looking for you! Plan to build new business with this established group of Professionals who understand the value of referrals! Bring plenty of business cards to share and meet great folks from the south county business area! Call 813-892-2990 with questions. 


FRI. APR 5 - OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET - BRING YOUR EXPIRED OR UNUSED MEDICATIONS!
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at South Bay Hospital, 4016 Sun City Center Blvd, Sun City Center. Bring Your EXPIRED or UNUSED MEDICATIONS and HELP SAVE HILLSBOROUGH WATERWAYSExpired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications from households should never be disposed of by flushing them down the toilet or a drain. Although this method of disposal prevents accidental ingestion, it can cause contamination of Florida’s aquatic environment because wastewater treatment systems are not designed to remove many of these medications.  Florida Dept of Environmental Safety. For more information, please contact Kristi Campbell at Home Instead Senior Care 813-684-1972 


FRI. APR 5 –  Cut the Cord?
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This mini-course will review cable TV and phone service alternatives.  Possible alternatives like broadcast TV and Streaming devices like Roku and Amazon Fire will be described, so you can make your own “cut the cord” decision.  Available to CA and KP members only.


FRI. APR 5 - ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: WHAT CAREGIVERS NEED TO KNOW
1:00 - 4 :00 p.m. at the Atrium Building in the Florida Room, located at 945-D North Course Lane, off of North Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. The Samaritans Alzheimer's Auxiliary and the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute are pleased to announce a free seminar presented by Eileen Poiley, “Alzheimer’s Disease: What Caregivers Need to Know”. This seminar will provide practical information and tips to help individuals who are caring for a family member or have a friend with Alzheimer's or other memory problems. Topics will include:  Communicating with a person with Alzheimer's; Understanding short term memory loss; Warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia; Preventing and responding to challenging behaviors, Safety concerns for a person with Alzheimer's and memory loss and more! There is no cost to attend the seminar but registration is required. Please call the Samaritans Alzheimer's Auxiliary office in Sun City Center (813) 634-9283 or Dolores Berens (813) 634-1418 for more information or to register. 


FRI. APR 5 - SCC MEN’S CHORUS AND PAR FOR THE CHORUS JOINING FORCES FOR SPRING CONCERT AT UMCSCC
7:00 p.m. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes Par For The Chorus, together with the Sun City Center Men’s Chorus. One year ago, these two premier Sun City Center men’s singing groups united for a spring concert for the first time. The response was so successful, they are doing it again.  This year’s program is titled, Car Tunes Journey. If you have fond memories of listening to your favorite songs on the radio, you won’t want to miss this concert. It features old favorites like John Denver’s mega hits, Country Roads and Sunshine On My Shoulder, Elton John’s, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Paul Simon’s, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and the Beatles’ When I’m Sixty-Four. Other favorites you’ll hear include, YMCA, Over the Rainbow, Hello Mary Lou and the smash hit, Hooked On a Feeling, originally recorded by B.J. Thomas, then covered by Blue Swede, among others.  The SCC Men’s chorus is directed by Lynn Hirschfeld and accompanied on the piano by Valerie Southwell.  Tickets are $10, and can be purchased from any member of the Sun City Center Men’s Chorus or Par For The Chorus singing  groups, or at the United Methodist Church office, 8:30 – 4:00 Monday through Thursday or 8:30 – 12:00 Fridays, and at the door, if still available 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.  


SAT. APR 6 - 4th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - ST. ANNE CATHOLIC CHURCH SPONSORS
Registration 7:00 a.m. - Tee Off 8:00 a.m. with Lunch and Awards 1:00 p.m. at Sandpiper Golf Club, 1702 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center, FL  33573
$75.00 per player ($300 per team)
Register Jan. 15 to Feb. 28, 2019:  $70.00 per player ($280 per team), Includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, awards. All-Ladies Division (if we have at least 3 foursomes of Ladies) Best Ball Tournament
Prizes:  1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, Putting Contest $50
Longest Drive $50, Most Accurate Drive $50
Closest to Pin (on all Par 3s) $50
Hole-in-One Prize of $10,000!
For more information contact John Barr 813-294-7291, David Murphy 813-633-0842, Ken Prather 813-918-5224, or Kevin Hagan 813-230-8070 
Proceeds benefit St. Anne Outreach Programs in South Shore Community: Education Scholarships, St. Anne Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Catholic Charities Mobile Medical Services - 813-634-3377


SAT. APR 6 - MULTI - CULTURAL HERITAGE CLUB SPONSORING A DAY DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP PRIVATE CHARTER DEEP -SEA FISHING CRUISE
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. COST: $70  ( 60 PEOPLE MAX) (Includes ROD,REELS,TACKLE & UNLIMITED CUT SQUID) LAUNCH OUT INTO THE GULF  * WE'RE TARGET GREY SNAPPER, BLACK SEA BASS, PORGIES (With Live Shrimp or Pin-fish you have s shot at Hogfish) All attending the fishing trip must arrive at 7:15 a.m.  at Hubbard's Marina at 170 John's Pass Boardwalk
Madeira Beach, Florida 33708. (BOAT DEPART PROMPTLY AT 8:00 AM) TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD ON MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS AT NORTH COMMUNITY CENTER IN THE ATRIUM BOOTH FROM 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. REPRESENTATIVE CONTACT: VICENTE LOPEZ, @ 727 623 1724 


SAT. APR 6 - THE PLANT CITY COMMUNITY CHORALE PRESENTS ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT: SET MY SPIRIT FREE
7:30 p.m. at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church at 601 N. Valrico Road, Valrico, FL.  The Chorale, under the direction of Claudia Bolaño Becerra, will perform several gospel & spiritual favorites such as Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Take Me to the Water, as well as River in Judea and Wayfaring Stranger. One comedic song – a favorite of the singers – is designed to demonstrate the dynamics used in all modern music. The Women’s Ensemble will perform two songs, which along with the other selections are bound to have you tapping your toes and feeling inspired by the spirit of the Chorale.  Tickets are available at www.pccchorale.org; from any Chorale member or by calling 813-965-7213. Advanced tickets are $10.00. Tickets at the door are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children under 12 and any student with a student ID.   Contact info = Lark Underwood  Email: pccchoralesecretary@gmail.com  Ph#: 813-965-7213


SUN. APR 7 - SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY!
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Brunch will run from 10am to 2pm and will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this service.  This themed weekend offering for St. Patrick’s Day includes free Jell-O parfaits first come, first serve as long as supplies last. 


SUN. APR 7 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:39 p.m. - in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room. Live music for your dancing and listening pleasure provided by Thor Stevens. Members $4.00; Guests $6.00. BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Proper dress requested. Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


MON. APR 8 - HEART DISEASES: KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Community Hall, Room 5, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center. Presenter: Renea Noriega, BSN. Nursing Director of Cardiovascular Service Line, South Bay Hospital. Renea Noriega is the Cardiovascular Service Line Leader for South Bay Hospital, a 138-bed acute care facility of HCA West Florida. Located in Southern Hillsborough County, South Bay Hospital serves the South shore community by providing Emergency Services, Orthopedics, General Surgery, and Cardiovascular services. As Cardiovascular Service line leader, Renea is responsible for managing day to day operations for EKG, EEG, ECHO, and Cath Lab, RT, and Care Assure service. She has a dotted line for Interventional Radiology Nursing for education and competencies. In addition. Ms. Noriega joined South Bay Hospital in April 2016. Prior to South Bay, Ms. Noriega served as a Leader for Novant Health in many leadership roles in NC for twenty years, most recently a leader in a 733 bed Level II Trauma Center in Charlotte NC. As Manager for NH, Ms. Noriega led process improvement and special projects, construction, cost reduction, standardization, Held an active role in Nurse Executive committee for standardization of policy procedures and order set for the foot print of three states. She led the first STEMI program execution without CT back up to achieve PCI cycle IV In support of the Chief Nursing Officer for all Cardiovascular and Surgical Services. For more information, please call Vicente Lopez: 727-623-1724


TUE. APR 9 – Painfree Backup for Your Computer
8:30 a.m.  – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This 3-hour Windows 10 workshop will show you how to backup your documents and pictures using a free program called FreeFileSync.  It will also show you how to take an image of your system for easy recovery in case  you lose your system software and data, using a free program called TodoBackup.  Bring your computer and an external drive.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. APR 9 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE EVERY TUESDAY!
9:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our 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! 


TUE. APR 9 - HEART & MIND HEALTH AS WE AGE - SUN CITY CENTER HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Presentation at Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573
Heart Health presented by:
Bibhu D. Mohanty, MD, Director, Neuro-Cardiology Program, Associate Director of Structural Intervention, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Firas Suleiman Almahasneh, MD, Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA
Mind Health presented by:
Amanda Smith, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Director of Clinical Research, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute
Jeffrey Lester, MD, CWDP, Tampa General Medical Group
HEART HEALTH
Heart health becomes increasingly important as we age. During this presentation cardiologists will discuss the functions of the heart, and common diseases and concerns that arise with age. Signs, symptoms and treatments for peripheral artery disease, heart arrhythmias, heart failure and heart valve disease will be discussed.
MIND HEALTH
During this presentation mental health experts will discuss the difference between normal and abnormal memory changes with aging, and signs and symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additional topics include:
• Similarities and differences between dementia and depression
• Current treatment and diagnosis advancements for Alzheimer’s disease
• Current areas of clinical research
• Lifestyle behaviors to reduce the risk of dementia
The importance of preventive care and referrals to specialists from primary care physicians will also be discussed. For questions or to register, visit: www.tgh.org/healthed or call (813) 660-6101. Complimentary light lunch provided by Tampa General Hospital. Registration is required. A minimum number of registrants is required, or event may be scheduled for a later date. For questions or to register, visit: www.tgh.org/healthed or call (813) 660-6101.


TUE. APR 9 - SOUTH BAY HOSPITAL'S STROKE SUPPORT GROUP NOW AT SUN TOWERS!
1:30 p.m at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Amy Yepez, doctor of physical therapy (DPT) for Sun Terrace Health Care Center will facilitate this monthly group meeting. If you are at risk of a stroke or have had a stroke, this group is for you! FREE Valet service available at Sun Terrace entrance. Info: 813-892-2990


WED. APR 10 - THERAPUTIC TAI CHI FOR HEALTH!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. 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!


WED. APR 10 - 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. APR 10 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Symbolic meaning of Egypt, the Nile and The Temples” presented by Ortrun Franklin. The Atlanteans brought the Mystery School teachings to Egypt. Why did they choose Egypt? What are the Egyptian Mystery School teaching all about? How does Egypt, the Nile River, the Pyramids and the Temples relate to each one of us? Join us in awakening your Egypt connection.  Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


WED. APR 10 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP  
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC. 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!  Our facilitator: Shirley Sullivan, Nutritionist and Founder of Southshore Wellness, LLC. integrates her love of education and health through personalized nutritional workshops and programs.  


THU. APR 11 – SWAT Networking- Successful Women Aligning Together
11:30 a.m. at The Life Enrichment Center, United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, SCC. Join the women of SWAT for a lovely lunch. Share your business, product or service. The Sun City Center chapter meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. All women in business welcome. Bring business cards. $14 members of SWAT, $19 guests. All the info can be found by going to www.swatnetworking.com SWAT Networking is a sisterhood of ladies that connect both personally and professionally. Contact CEO, Robyn Spirtas 941-962-0884 or director@swatnetworking.com for more info.


THU. APR 11 - SCC NEW ENGLAND CLUB ANNUAL YANKEE POT ROAST DINNER
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. at the SCC Community Hall. Entertainment by Big Rich Music.  Existing club members will receive a reservation form by email.   Advance reservations are due April 4. Members $16; guests attending with a club member $18.  Further details and reservation form are available at www.sccnec.org or call Greg McKeown, telephone 813-633-9922, or Linda Anderson, telephone 813-633-9643.  Members must belong to SCC CA.  


FRI. APR 12 - SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Street NE. Ruskin. This FREE networking event is looking for you! Plan to build new business with this established group of Professionals who understand the value of referrals! Bring plenty of business cards to share and meet great folks from the south county business area! Call 813-892-2990 with questions. 


FRI. APR 12 – Move your Pictures from your Android Device to your Computer
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members  $10 Non-Members. This mini-class will demonstrate two ways to move the pictures on your Android Smartphone or Tablet to your computer.  First, by using the “Wi-Fi File Transfer” App.  And second by using a cloud storage service.  First we will get the Apps from the Play Store and then we will use them to move the pictures.  Student should be familiar with the process of getting Apps from the Play Store and installing them on their device.  Available to CA and KP members only.


FRI. APR 12 - INTERNATIONAL FORUM
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Florida Rm. of the Atrium Bldg. on the main campus of the Community Association off of North Pebble Beach Blvd., 945-D North Course Lane.   Attorney Ahmad Jakzan of the American Dream Law Offices in St. Petersburg will speak on Immigration Law and the Dream Act. He is an extremely good example of a dream coming true. He arrived in this country at age 18 from Beirut, Lebanon in 1998 and subsequently earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 2003, an MBA in 2005, and a Law degree in 2008, all from Stetson University in St. Petersburg, FL. After clerking in an immigration law office, he passed the Florida Bar Exam and opened his own practice in 2011 in St. Petersburg. His primary goal is to help his clients to also achieve the American Dream in a fair and lawful way.  His law practice has taken him all around the United States, including his work with the Department of Homeland Security.  All residents of SCC, Kings Point, Freedom Plaza and their guests are welcome to attend 


SAT. APR 13 - 2ND ANNUAL COWBOY STEAK OUT DINNER AT LITTLE MANATEE RIVER STATE PARK! 
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Little Manatee River State Park. This event is provided by the Friends of Little Manatee (501c3) group that help support the park. All profit stays in park for future events and projects.   The 1st. Cowboy Cookout was so well received we planned another with some new additions we hope to make the event even more memorable. We are pleased to have Les McDowell as our poet and storyteller. Les is an actor who is known for the Dry Creek series on Blue Highway and has been on numerous TV shows and Ads. He is also an author and at one time an traffic reporter who flew over the Tampa Bay area for years for a local radio station. Les will add a hoot to the event.  Music will again be provided by Skyler Clark who got his start at Little Manatee and has become a well know musician and song writer who will keep your toe tapping. Another special guess is Skeeter the Donkey who takes charge of the Cowboy Bingo and will make one of the guest happy with a $50. prize. A trail ride will start the evening and if you don't own a horse , you can rent one from" Born To Ride" 941-812-1980. If not riding you can enjoy the music as you sip wine or enjoy a beer around the camp fire, another new addition this year.  The wine & beer is included with your delicious steak dinner, price of $59. for the entire evening of country enjoyment you will remember for years to come. By your tickets at FriendsOfTheLittleManatee.Org any questions call 813-841-4218 or 813-677-9291. For any special needs call Kate at park office 813-6715005. Hope to see ya on the trail or around the campfire.


SAT. APR 13 - THE SUN CITY CENTER DANCE CLUB HOLDS DANCE
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the South Community Hall, 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC, 33573. They invite Sun City Center and Kings Point residents to "put a Spring in their step" with a turn on the dance floor.  Dance to an exclusive playlist spun by Gerardo.  There will be a complimentary dessert table and decaf coffee.  Dressy casual attire. NO shorts!  BYOB.  Bring your friends, or come and make new friends. Open seating. Singles tables available!  Members free, visitors/guests $6pp at the door. For additional information call: 813-634-9074. This will be the last dance of the spring season; mark you calendar for October 19th as we welcome back the Snowbirds.


SUN. APR 14 - SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY!
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Brunch will run from 10am to 2pm and will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this service.  This themed weekend offering for St. Patrick’s Day includes free Jell-O parfaits first come, first serve as long as supplies last. 


SUN. APR 14 - SCC POLISH HERITAGE CLUB DINNER
6:00 - 9:00 p.m., in the Florida Room, Atrium Building, the SCC Polish Heritage Club’s Annual Swieconka Dinner, in the Florida Room, Atrium Building, to honor one of the most enduring and beloved Polish Easter traditions. Symbolic Menu includes: Hard boiled eggs (life and Christ's resurrection); Babka Bread (Jesus); Salt (purification); Horseradish (the bitter sacrifice of Christ); and Ham (great joy and abundance); dessert, coffee/tea included; and BYO Beverage of choice and table snacks.  All SCCCA, Kingspoint, and Freedom Plaza Poles, or those who wish they were Polish, are welcome to attend. Admission is $10 for non-members and Club members not bringing a dish.  Club members are admitted free when bringing a vegetable, salad or dessert for 8. Business casual to semi-formal attire suggested.  All CA residents are welcome to join our popular, sociable fun Club. Annual Dues are $5.00 per person. For info or tickets, please call: Lorraine at 813 677-0026 or Wanda at 813 633-0016.


SUN. APR 14 - 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 needed pay at door.  Residents of Kings Point 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. APR 15 - FELINE FOLKS FUNDRAISER! 
12:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the Kings Point North Club House Banquet Room Entrance donation $5.00 or donate a piece of pre-loved jewelry at the door.  Then shop hundreds of pieces of previously donated items. Jewelry Prices start at $3.00  Jewelry includes earrings- pierced and clip-on, bracelets, necklaces.. all sizes, colors and shapes.  If you would like to help with this event, visit the group at their next Meow Mixer on April 4 at 4:30PM in the Kings Point 2020 Building Culinary Room, or send an email to info@felinefolks.us  - Feline Folks is a 501©3, totally not for profit operating on donations and through the kindness of volunteers.  All the proceeds go to the care, feeding spay/neutering of the community cats. You can also visit our Facebook site - "Feline Folks of Sun City Center" 


MON. APR 15 - 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 Tiffany A. Bryant, Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky, December 2012, Master of Physical Therapy from West Virginia University, 2003 Bachelor of Arts – Human Performance and Health from West Virginia University, 2002 Saint Albans High School Graduate 1998. have a special interest and training in the treatment of orthopedic surgeries, vestibular dysfunction, low back pain, pain management and manual therapy techniques, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and neurological disorders. 
 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. APR 16 – 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. APR 16 - 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
9:30 a.m. in Creason Hall at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd West, Sun City Center.  Did you know 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 16 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING 
10:30 am with a Round Table Discussion at the United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center.  That will be followed by a sit-down luncheon at noon, and then the main presentation by our guest speaker at 1:00 pm.  This month’s speaker will be Drew Smith.  He will be presenting the third part of his DNA lecture, “An Introduction to using GEDmatch.”  GEDmatch is a website where you can upload your raw DNA data from places you have tested.  You can then compare your DNA to results for people who tested with a different company.  The cost is $15.00 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. Your check must be received by April 4, 2019.  


TUE. APR 16 - FINDING MEANING & PURPOSE IN LIFE WHILE DEALING WITH LONELINESS OR COPING WITH A TRAMATIC EVENT
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce where our featured speaker will be: Dr. Zachary Isoma, a licensed psychologist working in the Tampa Bay and SouthShore areas. He obtained his Bachelors degree in psychology from Florida State University and went on to obtain his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Pacific University of Oregon. While in graduate school, Dr. Isoma focused his studies on forensic and correctional psychology, including conducting assessments for court decisions.  However, while on an APA-accredited internship at Arkansas State Hospital, he discovered a passion for working with men who struggled severely with a history of trauma. As a result, he developed and led a variety of therapy groups for patients within a large inpatient facility. He then completed a post-doctoral residency at a non-profit crisis stabilization unit in Melbourne, Florida, where he continued to focus on providing short-term treatment for patients with a history of trauma, and those with immediate and pressing mental health concerns. For more info visit: www.harborpsychology.com. For Coalition, please call:  813-419-4902 or visit  https://mentalhealthandaging.org 


WED. APR 17 – 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


WED. APR 17 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Color as a Key to Reveal Your Soul Ray and Life Purpose. Robert Brown, medium from Essex in the United Kingdom shares how color reflects the needs that lie hidden within us and opens levels between the self and the soul. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


WED. APR 17 – EXCEL: Formula, Function, 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


WED. APR 17 - 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 17 - KP LINE DANCE
7:00 p.m. at Veterans Theater.   Open to KP and SCC residents.  Visitors/guests must purchase a pass from Security Office $2.50.   Casual attire; appropriate dance shoes please.   Sports is the theme this month, so wear your favorite team's logo.   BYOB    Donation for DJ appreciated.   Call Jan 634-6226 for more info.RS FREE SOCIAL DANCE 


THU. APR 18 - 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. in the Coalition office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakkes Drive, Sun City Center, Suite 254.  Did you know 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. APR 18 and FRI. APR 19 - GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS PROJECT! What could your neighborhood do with a little extra money? $$$
1:00 p.m. pm in the Caper Room. Join the Great Neighborhoods Project – Making SCC an Even Better Place to Live
Sun City Center Charitable Foundation Inc. is launching the Great Neighborhoods Project to make our community an even better place to live. Our active retirement community is one of the most successful and we want to continue to build on its wonderful neighborhood qualities. The goal is to have Sun City Center looking its best to celebrate its 60-year anniversary in 2021 and for decades to come. For Phase 1, the Foundation is interested in helping SCC Home Owner Associations (HOAs) and residents without HOAs to apply for Hillsborough grants and other forms of grants or assistance available to refresh or enhance our neighborhoods’ common areas. Each year Hillsborough County's Office of Neighborhood Relations offers mini-grants of up to $5,000 for projects aimed at bringing neighbors together and boosting community pride. The deadline for the mini-grant application is in August. Mini-grants can be used for a wide variety of projects, including community gardens, butterfly gardens, benches, signs and landscaping and much more.
County Tree grants are available up to $2,500 for trees and drought-tolerant shrubbery. Tree grant applications are due September 30. In addition, the Adopt-A-Pond program can help improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and improve the appearance of your neighborhood pond. The County provides expert guidance, free native pond plants and cleanup assistance, if needed. This program is a pollution prevention program and adopting the program’s techniques may be a cost savings since your HOA may be able to decrease use of herbicides, fertilizers and other chemicals in and around your pond.
The Foundation is holding 1-hour workshops on Friday, March 29th, Thursday, April 18th and Friday, April 19th at 1:00 pm in the CA Caper Room to provide an overview of this project and provide more information about County grants’ uses and eligibility requirements. We will provide detailed information and applications. In addition, we are offering one-on-one meetings with HOAs or neighbors without HOAs to brainstorm about the possibilities and determine whether the ideas will meet the eligibility requirements. We will assist with application preparation for your group, and with grant management if your neighborhood is selected for a grant.
Phase 2 will have Curb Appeal workshops and ideas for residents’ landscaping. Topics will include new ideas for existing landscapes and creating durable and visually appealing landscapes. Workshops will include easy ideas to refresh your plantings and yard for great curb appeal.
The Foundation recently completed the Veterans Memorial project to honor veterans that is located in front of the Community Hall.
For more information, check out the Foundation’s website: https://charitablefoundationscc.org/ or email us at greatneighbors@icloud.com. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization designed to shape the future of our community by creating public awareness, developing charitable resources, and supporting initiatives that specifically address the needs of Sun City Center.


FRI. APR 19 – 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


SAT. APR 20 - MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon for Junior Engineer Certificates, and its all free!  See a special demonstration of our modular portable N scale railroad that can be assembled and operational in less than an hour.  Its called T- The SCC Model R. R. Club's Easter Open House is Saturday morning, April 20, from 9 to 12.  Don't miss our last show of the season!  It's aimed for visiting grandkids, but is oen to children of all ages who appreciate the sights and sounds of multiple trains running on over 15 scale miles of track.  Kids run trains, get conductor hats and earn Trak and an easy way to get 


MON. APR 22 - 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.  This month, we have a speaker presenting the 2nd of a 2 part series. Bill Smith - Masters degree in mental health from the University of Pittsburgh. Was a clinical supervisor, workshop presenter, and adjunct professor in the graduate program at Cleveland State University. Licensed clinical therapist in Florida and Ohio. Has trained at the Milton Erickson Foundation in Phoenix and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Bill believes that change need not take years to occur, that pain and discomfort can be lessened,  and that people have within themselves the strengths and skills to positively impact  their problems. Focus of these 2 sessions will be on the use of solution focused hypnosis and its use in pain management. Morgan Clemens, COTA/L, Sun Terrace/Towers Rehabilitation Therapy Program Manager facilitates this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Morgan graduated from Neosho County Community College as President of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She has received numerous specialty training and certifications that focus on pain, neuropathy and arthritis such as Dolphin MPS, aquatics, and many other pain management modalities. Morgan has been practicing in the geriatric setting for 4 years with experience with orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc that may have worked for them for all members to benefit. If you have had success with any treatment, please come to share and learn. Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today. FREE valet parking at Towers entrance. Session located in the theater Questions? Call 813-892-2990 


WED. APR 24 - FREE BALANCE SCREENINGS - KINGS POINT RESIDENTS ONLY
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon in the Ripple Room, Main Clubhouse. One in three adults age 65 and older falls each year. Are you at risk? Our therapists at Sun Towers Retirement Community are on a quest to reduce the risk of falls BEFORE they happen. Have your fall risk screened at no cost to you! Screenings are availablee by appointment and takes less than 10 minutes. See the results before your eyes through biofeedback.  Interested in knowing more now? Call Debbie at 813-892-2990 today! 


WED. APR 24 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Re-remembering Ancient Lemuria” presented by Lea Chapin. Lea is a channel and author and brings to us today a way to prepare for the Great Reunion.  Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card. 


THU. APR 25 - HEART & MIND HEALTH AS WE AGE - SUN CITY CENTER HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Kings Point Veterans Theater, 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573
Heart Health presented by:
Fadi A. Matar, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular
Sciences, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Cath Laboratory, Tampa General Hospital
Mind Health presented by:
Amanda Smith, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Director of Clinical Research, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute
Jeffrey Lester, MD, CWDP, Tampa General Medical Group
For questions or to register, visit: www.tgh.org/healthed or call (813) 660-6101. 
HEART HEALTH
Heart health becomes increasingly important as we age. During this presentation cardiologists will discuss the functions of the heart, and common diseases and concerns that arise with age. Signs, symptoms and treatments for peripheral artery disease, heart arrhythmias, heart failure and heart valve disease will be discussed.
MIND HEALTH
During this presentation mental health experts will discuss the difference between normal and abnormal memory changes with aging, and signs and symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additional topics include:
• Similarities and differences between dementia and depression
• Current treatment and diagnosis advancements for Alzheimer’s disease
• Current areas of clinical research
• Lifestyle behaviors to reduce the risk of dementia
The importance of preventive care and referrals to specialists from primary care physicians will also be discussed. For questions or to register, visit: www.tgh.org/healthed or call (813) 660-6101. Complimentary light lunch provided by Tampa General Hospital. Registration is required. A minimum number of registrants is required, or event may be scheduled for a later date.


THU. APR 25 - 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 Mellotones" from Sarasota. Smart Casual Attire; no shorts, please. BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups & napkins. Singles Table(s) Available.  We have a great 2019 Schedule of 12 monthly dances to Live Music!  Information: 813-633-1297 OR 813-633-2755. Email gail3357@gmail.com


FRI. APR 26 – WHY TYPE IT WHEN YOU CAN SAY IT
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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


FRI. APR 26 - WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT) AND HOW CAN IT IMPROVE YOUR LIFE?
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in Conesa Center, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, SCC. Prince of Peace’s Catholic Church’s Health Ministry is hosting a FREE educational event with Gannon University Occupational Therapy Students. The students will be staffing multiple “stations”, demonstrating various ways OT can improve your life. The station topics include:  Sleep Hygiene (how to get the best possible night’s sleep), Medication Management (discussion on organizing, opening/closing containers, removing pills with ease), Low Vision Challenges (education on common eye diseases, ways to prevent, and ways to modify your environment), Healthy Living (healthy living tips and tricks for arthritis, healthy snack options, and joint protection strategies), Fall Prevention,(ways to maintain safety in your home and community) and  Ergonomics/Equipment Management (proper posture, body mechanics and safe caregiver handling to prevent injuries). Registration:  www.popcc.org/ot or by calling 813-634-2328, ext. 206. Please register by April 22nd.


SAT. APR 27 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. - in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room. Yes, it's on a Saturday. Live music proved by Thor Stevens and his saxophone. Members $4.00; Guests $6.00. BYOB and  snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided. Dressy/casual attire. The next dance is May 5. Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


SUN. APR 8 - MATINEE OPERA PLAYERS PRESENTS: THE LIGHTS OF BROADWAY
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave N, Pinellas Park. We will be singing some of your favorite tunes from Broadway and Arias from famous operas. Admission is by donation (suggested $10). We are Family-Friendly and we encourage you to bring children. We have raffles, door prizes, an air conditioned, very accessible theater and plenty of free parking. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. A great way to spend Sunday afternoon. Let us entertain you. www.MatineeOperaPlayers.org - 727-204-4163


WED. MAY 8 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP  
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC. 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!  Our facilitator: Shirley Sullivan, Nutritionist and Founder of Southshore Wellness, LLC. integrates her love of education and health through personalized nutritional workshops and programs.  


THU. MAY 9 – SWAT Networking- Successful Women Aligning Together
11:30 a.m. at The Life Enrichment Center, United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, SCC. Join the women of SWAT for a lovely lunch. Share your business, product or service. The Sun City Center chapter meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. All women in business welcome. Bring business cards. $14 members of SWAT, $19 guests. All the info can be found by going to www.swatnetworking.com SWAT Networking is a sisterhood of ladies that connect both personally and professionally. Contact CEO, Robyn Spirtas 941-962-0884 or director@swatnetworking.com for more info.


MON. MAY 20 - 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 Shari Leiterman Owner of Rawsome Living, LLC,  Your Wellness Strategist bringing you the resources to live a more vivacious life! Shari holds a B.S. in Exercise Science, and a B.A. in Organizational Communications. She is a vegan of 30+ years, has taught over 500 health and wellness seminars, whole foods classes and worked with clients in the United States and abroad.  In her 30+ years of health consulting, she understands that many people struggle when it comes to having a healthy, balanced, energetic and abundant lifestyle. She offers an integrative approach, bridging the gap from where you are to where you want to be. 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 


WED. MAY 29 - VETERANS OVERVIEW OF FEDERAL BENEFITS
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., Sun City Center for this presentation by our local DAV Service Officer Bill Adkins. William "Bill" Adkins, Sr, is a USMC Veteran who earned his Combat Aircrew Wings while serving in Vietnam as a helicopter gunner, maintainer, and aircrewman. Following nine years of active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bill set his course to become a career medical imaging and radiation physics professional, and now has over 40 years in the profession. He took an early retirement from Philips Medical Systems as a Regional Operations Manager, and fulfilled his dream of moving to Florida and operating his own international medical imaging business.  He has done this for the past twenty-five years and is now retired. Bill is a Leader Member of The Academy of Model Aeronautics, and has served as the President of Redeemer Lutheran Church Congregation, President of the SCC German American Club, and is currently the Commander, and a Veteran Service Officer with The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 110 here in Sun City Center. 
Learn:
What The DAV Chapter Service Officers do for veterans in Sun City Center
An overview of Federal Benefits for veterans
Getting your own personal veteran paperwork in order before hand
Handouts explaining programs that are available
Our Van Transportation Program to Haley Hospital
For info call 813-892-2990


THU. JUN 13 – SWAT Networking- Successful Women Aligning Together
11:30 a.m. at The Life Enrichment Center, United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, SCC. Join the women of SWAT for a lovely lunch. Share your business, product or service. The Sun City Center chapter meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. All women in business welcome. Bring business cards. $14 members of SWAT, $19 guests. All the info can be found by going to www.swatnetworking.com SWAT Networking is a sisterhood of ladies that connect both personally and professionally. Contact CEO, Robyn Spirtas 941-962-0884 or director@swatnetworking.com for more info.


MON. JUN 17 - 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 Robin Harrell, Senior Long Term Care Specialist with Acadia Pharmaceuticals who will be speaking about Nuplazid.  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 


TICKETS, CLASSES AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 


2 Tickets (Orchestra Row 3, seat 3 and 4) CLINT BLACK - STILL... KILLIN' TIME 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR - Friday 3/22 at 8:00 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete. 
Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars. Black has transcended genres and become one of the most successful artists with more than one-third of his songs (eligible for major single release) achieving hit song status on country radio. More than 20 million albums have been sold worldwide. For Clint Black, Killin’ Time was only the beginning.  In 1990 Put Yourself in My Shoes quickly went triple platinum. In the last 30 years, Black has had almost two dozen #1 hit singles, Top 5 and Top 10 hits – all original compositions. While  it’s  well known  that the Texas born and raised artist  is  an  accomplished  singer  and  guitarist,  Black is also  proficient  on  drums  and  harmonica. Paid $99.50 per ticket, but now can't go. Taking highest offer. Please call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990 


FOR SALE: 2 Tickets to Kentucky Derby Party May 4, 4:30-9 pm Table 14.  $16 each ($32 total) Michigan Club, Veteran's Theater. (813) 760-5612


MON, WED, FRI - MAR thru APR - GALS & GUYS PRODUCTIONS “FAVORITE MUSICALS” SHOW TICKETS.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, at the Atrium Ticket Kiosk Desk for Clubs. The Gals & Guys Productions have Show tickets on Sale for our first 2019 show, “Favorite Musicals” on April 27, 2019 in Community Hall 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd at 6:30 PM and are $5 each per person for pick up on any Mon, Wed and Fri from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Cash or check payable to Gals & Guys Productions.   It is free to sign up to join the club at the Atrium Ticket Kiosk.  Please bring your Association ID card to sign up... Remember it’s FREE and the club is open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point and Freedom Plaza residents.  Please stop by the Rollins Theater to see a variety show starting 10:00 AM at the Fun Fest on March 16.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with computer work, production crew members, photographer, videographer, spotlight, publicity writer, volunteer coordinator, music coordinator, etc...  Contact information: Salvina Tannenholz, President & Director, sccgngprods@aol.com or 813-633-5924.  


VENDOR OPPORTUNTIY
SAT. MAR 23 - SALSA FEST!
12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. at Redeemer Church, 12404 Boyette Rd, Riverview, FL 33569. We would love to have you join us! We will be taking only 1 rep per direct sale company and that will be on a first come first serve basis. Attached you will find the vendor application form as well as the event flyer.  Once your application has been approved, we will invoice you via square for your fee. Please let me know if you have any questions. You can reach me at 813-634-7136 or via email: jenna.gsmission@gmail.com.


FREE LECTURE SERIES - Music Discoveries Series with Dr. Lauren Murray at the Firehouse Cultural Center!
1ST Ave. NE at Shell Point Road, Ruskin, FL. The Firehouse Cultural Center is proud to be celebrating five (5) years as a Straz Center, Arts Education Partner. We welcome you, and trust that your participation in this outstanding program will enhance your love for music and life-long learning.  Our FREE Music Discovery Series is designed for all levels of music lovers to explore the inner workings of the musical world. 
TUE. MAR 12 – Brahms, Berlioz, Wagner & Webern: Music & the planet explode
TUE. APR 9 – Out of the 20th Century & into the 21st: Creating a new canon
TUE. MAY 14 – Music of the World & its influence on the West
Register NOW: www.firehouseculturalcenter.org or Call 813.645.7651 


Firehouse Cultural Center Up Coming Classes
Spring 2019:
• Reduction Printmaking in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
• Large-Scale Printmaking in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
• Painting Studio Session 1
• Painting Studio Session 2
• Painting with Watercolors Session 1
• Painting with Watercolors Session 2
• Spray Painting and Mural Planning in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
• Special Needs Expressive Arts Workshop in partnership with Arts4All Florida.
• Non-Fiction Writing Class – ‘The Power of Truth in Storytelling’
• Poetry Workshop
Information/Reservation visit: http://firehouseculturalcenter.org/workshops-classes/


CLASSES - CRT Offers customized individual training for the following software:  Windows 10, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher, and QuickBooks.  Classes are $20 for an hour of instruction.  Call CRT at 645-4278 to setup a time to meet with our trainer or email the trainer at suzane_qualls@crtservicesinc.com.


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


Registration Continues at Community Church College
Our registration is still open and there is still time to get in on the fun.  http://www.4lifelearning.org/classes.html 
Come by our office at 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, FL (9 to noon, Monday to Thursday) and get a catalog or call 813-634-8607 for information. There are seats available on most trips. Check our trips on our website http://www.4lifelearning.org/trips2.html or learn more about venues on the below Website or Facebook pages 
2-4-2019=111 Years of Broadway-https://www.rutheckerdhall.com/event/111-years-broadway
2-21-2019-Vienna Boys Choir-No updated website see our catalog http://www.4lifelearning.org/trips2.html


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


SUN CITY CENTER CONNECTS



For email updates with new opportunities to connect near you, visit: https://www.volunteermatch.org/ and select your areas of interest. It's easy! Have an opening for participants? Post your opening! 


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


MON, WED, FRI - MAR thru APR - GALS & GUYS PRODUCTIONS “FAVORITE MUSICALS” SHOW TICKETS.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, at the Atrium Ticket Kiosk Desk for Clubs. The Gals & Guys Productions have Show tickets on Sale for our first 2019 show, “Favorite Musicals” on April 27, 2019 in Community Hall 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd at 6:30 PM and are $5 each per person for pick up on any Mon, Wed and Fri from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Cash or check payable to Gals & Guys Productions.   It is free to sign up to join the club at the Atrium Ticket Kiosk.  Please bring your Association ID card to sign up... Remember it’s FREE and the club is open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point and Freedom Plaza residents.  Please stop by the Rollins Theater to see a variety show starting 10:00 AM at the Fun Fest on March 16.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with computer work, production crew members, photographer, videographer, spotlight, publicity writer, volunteer coordinator, music coordinator, etc...  Contact information: Salvina Tannenholz, President & Director, sccgngprods@aol.com or 813-633-5924.  


JOIN THE WOMAN'S CLUB
The Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. Arts and Crafts Committee lead by Karen Wilkinson is making no sew blankets for the Hospice House in Sun City Center. They continue making heart pillows for several medical facilities in our area and seat belt covers for the cancer center. They also made Valentines to be given to Sun City Center Meals on Wheels recipients for February.  If you live in Sun City Center or Kings Point, please join the Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. to have fun and help us do good things for our community and surrounding areas.  Contact Membership Chair Linda Raymond at sumrluv21@aol.com or call 813-331-3108 for more information.


Do you have hearing aids that no longer work? DON'T THROW THEM OUT! Lyle Watson, along with the Sun City Center Men's Club is helping under privileged children and adults receive recycled hearing aids. If you have good batteries and old hearing aids that are working or not, please drrop them off into a Sertoma Florida Speech and Hearing Foundation canister stationed at several locations around Sun City Center. Canisters are blue and white with the picture of a little girl. 
Recepticals are at several locations near you:
Sun Towers Retirement Community (mail room)
SCC Chamber of Commerce
Southshore United Church of Christ
Boggs Jewelry
SCC Funerral Home
Reedmer Lutheran Church
Aston Gardens
Aston Gardens North
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Freedom Plaza
Karen's Style/Roy's Barber
Sun City Center Library
Eye Associates 
If you have questions or would like to host a receptical at your place of business, please call Lyle at 813-633-9096. 


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.
Candidates need to:
Enjoy working with seniors and those with disabilities
Plan to volunteer 20 hours a month
Pass a background check (paid for by the Program)
Complete certification training
Communicate well
Attend a monthly meeting
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.


VOLUNTEER TUTORS URGENTLY NEEDED AT RUSKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Ruskin Elementary School needs volunteers who are willing to spend an hour or more each week helping young children develop reading and/or math skills.  Prior teaching experience is not necessary.   If you are interested in volunteering and want more information, contact either: Maureen Long 813-767-5416 - melongieee@gmail.com. Barbara Silver 301-509-8032 - codie0408@msn.com 


Bi-lingual English-Creole volunteer needed for Wimauma Senior Center. We are looking for volunteer that will come 2x a week to help translate for one of our new clients. For more information and eligibility requirements please email brewingtona@HCFLGOV.net  or apply online at: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1583617405 


Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College, specializes in the design, facilitation and documentation of highly interactive and dynamic strategic planning sessions that can be completed in only six hours! Serving private companies, non-profits, associations, governmental and regional entities, the engaging process enables maximum participation to identify areas of consensus on a shared strategic vision and priorities. Our unique approach incorporates interactive technology, strength-based techniques, and real-time documentation to develop an actionable plan that produces tangible results. We carefully analyze each client’s needs and goals, then synthesize our findings into a custom solution that ensures consensus, team building and accountability.   Call Laurie Hill at 727-424-3429 to schedule a VIP Tour and receive a free ½ day rental of our Beach Lab!  


ECHO in need of volunteers
The Emergency Care Help Organization in Brandon is opening a new facility in Riverview in September to improve their service to South County families in need of assistance. They are in need of volunteers to assist in providing food, clothing, and other supplies to families that have experienced a sudden life-altering event. If you have 3 or 5 hours, or an entire day or two that you might enjoy helping, please call (813)685-0935


Volunteers Needed at South Bay Hospital - Sun City Center, Florida - - (August 17, 2018)—South Bay Hospital is seeking volunteers for several highly visible patient experience positions throughout the hospital. If you have the desire to help others, the ability to provide exceptional service and can offer courteous communication skills, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Volunteers are needed on weekdays and hours are flexible. Customer experience is a plus. Patient experience training, background screening and orientation will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering at South Bay Hospital, please call 813-634-0187. For more information about South Bay Hospital, please call 813-634-0496 or visit SouthBayHospital.com. 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM’S STINGRAY TOUCH POOL AT MANATEE VIEWING CENTER ONGOING RECRUITMENT, SEPTEMBER THROUGH JANUARY


The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. The Florida Aquarium is recruiting volunteers to assist guests at the Cownose Cove touch pool at the Manatee Viewing Center. These volunteers will receive excellent training about customer service, as well as the natural history of the animals who live in the habitat. We are hosting several information sessions about our Cownose Cove Volunteer Program at the main Aquarium in downtown Tampa, now through the month of September (Sept 4 at 6:00 p.m.; Sept 8 at 4:00 p.m.; Sept 18 at 6:00 p.m.). For more information, please contact Rebecca Hughes, rhughes@flaquarium.org, 813-367-4075.
HOW ABOUT A PAID VOLUNTEER...?
Are you 55+? You can be a part-time paid volunteer. South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging needs your help in the Sun City Center and Ruskin areas. Call Darlene at 813-419-4902 to get details of this AARP program available to you. 


The Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. meets the 3rd Thursday from September thru May at Sun City Center Community Hall, 1009 South Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center.  The social hour starts at 11:00 a.m. with a meeting, catered lunch and program to follow. The Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. Arts and Crafts Committee led by Sally-Anne Barclay made 537 heart pillows for the patients at South Bay Hospital, Sun Towers, Lifepath Hospice House, and a local Cardiology center. Last year they created over 1,500 pillows bringing comfort and a smile to those who received them.For further information about the Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc., contact Membership Chair Linda Raymond at sumrluv21@aol.com or call 813-331-3108.


Looking for ways to support young people that don’t pose transportation or scheduling hassles? We’ve got you covered. Here are 10 ways to volunteer virtually while using your experience and wisdom to help kids thrive. 
1.Help aspiring college students through the entire college admissions and financial aid application process. To become a Strive for College volunteer, you simply need to create a profile on Strive’s site, complete a background check ($40) and do a one-hour training before being connected with students interested in your support. Over 90 percent of students with Strive mentors go to a four-year institution, many being the first in their family to attend college, usually with little or no debt. Read Karen’s story. 
2.Become an online volunteer for the United Nations and use your skills for global good. They have a great online portal that allows you to search for opportunities by area (research, teaching, writing, outreach and advocacy, etc.) and join the more than 12,000 online volunteers that support them each year. Search current opportunities and see if anything sparks your interest — many of the posts listed touch on issues impacting children and youth. 
3.Provide support via text to young people in crisis by becoming a volunteer with Crisis Text Line. Volunteers commit to 200 total hours, serving a recommended 4 hours/week, and undergo a six-week, 34-hour training program to ensure they feel fully prepared to deal with issues such as self-harm, suicide, depression, bullying, and gender/sexual identity. If you’ve personally overcome mental health challenges in your own life, this virtual volunteer opportunity could be the perfect way to pass it on. Read Rainy’s story. 
4.E-mentor a high-school student from a low-income community and help close the opportunity gap with iCouldBe. Students select their mentors based on the mentor’s professional experience and what the student is interested in learning more about. The mentors go through a training and then begin supporting their student through iCouldBe’s online platform for one hour per week. The focus can be on academic success strategies, career exploration, and post-secondary educational exploration and planning. 
5.Volunteer with the American Red Cross remotely in a variety of ways. You can become a digital advocate, following Red Cross on social media, engaging in conversations and helping to spread their messages to your friends, followers and community. You can start an online fundraising campaign or use your communications skills to assist the fundraising team as they research, write and execute grants. You can also work with individuals, groups and companies to recruit blood donors and promote blood drives. Learn more here. 
6.Fight childhood hunger with Feed the Children by becoming a policy advocate, using your voice to ensure policy makers hear what’s needed to defeat hunger. Stay informed on key legislative issues and get the tools you need to effectively contact your legislators here. And if you have a unique way you’d like to use your experience to be of help, email volunteer@feedthechildren.org and explain your idea. 
7.Ease an international student’s transition to America and help them improve their conversational English through weekly mentoring via video chat with Table Wisdom. This St. Louis-based social enterprise has already matched more than 90 mature adults with young people born abroad (recent immigrants and international students) and they’re currently getting ready to make many more matches beginning in the fall of 2018. It’s a great opportunity to learn about a different culture and make a new friend. Read Rey’s story. 
8.Answer phones for a suicide prevention hotline by contacting your local crisis center (scroll down to search by zip code) or learn more about how you can help someone in your life who might be in crisis by using these #BeThe1To5 action steps. You can also spread awareness of mental health issues every September, which is National Suicide Prevention Month, and encourage those in your community to donate to mental health causes. 
9.Generate additional income as an online tutor with Tutor.com. If you have a background as a teacher, professor, adjunct, PhD student, or industry professional and want to use your areas of expertise to help students learn, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Every tutor is vetted through a rigorous screening process with subject exams, mock tutoring sessions, mentor review and third-party background check. Students range from kindergarten through college to adult learners. 
10.Provide positive encouragement to children and support their natural curiosity by joining the Granny Cloud, an online learning environment that helps children living below the poverty line in India to learn basic English and make the most of their access to the internet. While based on the ‘grandmother approach’ to emphasizes the warm, encouraging nature of the interaction, men are also welcome to join and “The Grannies” include volunteers from all walks of life. Many have retired and are passionate about working with children.


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 feeding the community cats.  Contact us at Info@FelineFolks.us or better yet, stop by the Meow Mixer.


The Mary Petro Fund provides financial assistance and referral information to many of our low income senior residents in Sun City Center who need assistance with purchasing food and medicine or have other related quality of life needs.  We are located at 1501 LaJolla Ave in the SouthShore United Church of Christ building on the corner of LaJolla and North Pebble Beach.  If you can spare four hours per month we would love to have your help.  We are open every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm and our team of two volunteers meet, greet and assist your neighbors in need.  You can set your own schedule.  Why not visit us and see how we help others?  Please call 813-634-8306 for more information.


Volunteers are needed at the Nearly New Shop in the Sun City Center Plaza. This time of year with Sno-Birds leaving and vacations more frequent the Nearly New Shop becomes understaffed. Needed are willing workers who can put in 3 hours or more a week helping with the necessary chores and duties that make the Nearly New a successful endeavor. Interested parties can call 813-642-9099 or go to the shop which is in the rear of the Sun City Center Plaza behind the Bon Worth store. The Nearly New Shop is a project of the Sun City Center Interfaith Social Action Council and raises funds through the sale of donated goods. The shop is open for sales from 8AM - Noon on Saturdays during the summer months. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8AM - 3PM for donations.   


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. 


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


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.


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. 


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 


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 


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.


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. 


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. 


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.


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


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. 


EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES


Are you PASSIONATE about community and volunteerism?  Sun City Center Connects is looking for “promoter” personality who creates excitement, inclusion and positivity.  This is a 10 hour per week, PAID job, working out of your home, talking to people and getting them excited to volunteer around Sun City Center.  You’ll act as an ambassador, creating inclusion by gathering ideas and support from all stakeholders in the initiative.  You’ll maintain a cooperative and supportive working relationship with volunteer site managers, community partners and initiative supporters.  If this sounds like you, please contact Bob Miller at rwmillerjr@yahoo.com.


Florida Nursing MOA - 850-488-0595 - Fl nursing.gov. Volunteer Health Services Exemption, Volunteer needs to work with those below national poverty level (Beth El farm workers earn $3.00 per hour) Renewal fee waived. May have to take CEU’s in HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, Medical Errors, Provide documentation 


FirstLight Home Care is a non-medical, private duty home health care agency that is licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration and is accredited by The Joint Commission. 
We are growing and have immediate shifts with our amazing clients throughout our service areas for CNA's & HHA’s.
Exceptional caregiving for extraordinary caregivers.
AtFirstLight® HomeCare, we believe in taking really good care of the people who take care of our clients. Our caregivers are the heart and soul of our company and we do what it takes to make sure they know it. Discover what it’s like to be part of our caring and supportive team: 
The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others! 
Flexible schedules 
Double time for certain holidays 
Referral bonuses 
Quarterly employee appreciation team builders
Employee recognition for outstanding service 
Apply now at www.sohillsborough.firstlighthomecare.com
Call with any questions 813-677-2047


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.


Part Time help wanted: RN for Case Management for Developmentally Delayed Female with Cerebral Palsy in my Riverview (Summerfield) home.  Flexible hours/days can work a minimum of 2 to 10 hours per week. Supervising CNAs, Creating Plan of Care, doctors orders, teaching, oversee medical treatment monitor equipment, etc.  Must have active Florida License and be able to pass Background Check through APD and AHCA.  Perfect for retiree who wants to keep her hand in medical field or as a second job.  Call Tina at 813 965 1146


Part Time teacher/Activities person wanted to work with Developmentally Delayed Female with Cerebral Palsy in my Riverview (Summerfield) home.  Flexible days 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM 2 to 3 days per week.  Would like Arts/Crafts, Reading, ADLs, even light baking projects.  Perfect for Retiree or part time workers.  Must be able to pass Background check through APD and AHCA.  Call Tina 813-965-1146


Red Bus Pickup, we are looking for a driver, safe  and reliable to drive a 14 passenger van in the Riverview area only. 30 hrs or less a week. $10 per hr. for more info please call 813 650 6988 


DOG WALKERS NEEDED
Well established company.  Morning and afternoon/evening hours. Must be animal lover and live in the South Shore area.  Mature adults.  Must have automobile and be able to drive. Apply via email to: allpawsjustj@yahoo.com 


RESIDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About People)



PREPARING YOUR 2018 TAXES
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday for this free service, at the South Shore United Church of Christ (corner of LaJolla and North Pebble Beach).  Their outside entrance is on the LaJolla side of the building between the main Portico and the side Portico.  Look for the large orange AARP Banner outside their door.


2019 HIKING SPREE
Get up, get out, and discover Hillsborough County's wild side during the Hiking Spree! Take a solo trip or hike with friends. Each trail is a unique, fun way to explore outdoor Florida. How it works:
Complete a minimum of eight designated trails between Nov. 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Participants may hike on their own, with a group, or through one of our guided park staff hikes. Some sites have entrance and parking fees. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hillsborough-county-2019-hiking-spree-tickets-51473669130


CATE FOUNDATION - Conquering Addiction Through Education. A NEW DAY BRINGS NEW STRENGTHS AND NEW THOUGHTS
We are CATE. We know that recovery is complicated. We share our strength to encourage confidence and elevate expectations of a rewarding life. Community connections build trust. Our judgment-free space provides a safe place to socialize and/or explore our services. We educate by providing paths to educational opportunities, classes, and information to those in recovery and the community. You are not alone. We offer self-care meetings for those in recovery and their loved ones, as well as referrals for special services and job-placement assistance. CONTACT US (813) 773-7175, 5942 Frond Way, Apollo Beach FL 33572 - www.2CATE.org - Twitter: @2CATEorg - Facebook: CATE Foundation 


Harold and Bonnie live in Sun City Center and are regulars with the Pickers group.   They will be the featured entertainment at the Ruskin Unity Church Fair on December 15.  To reach them for your organization call Harold at 330.770.7493


STAYING HYDRATED CAN HELP YOU AVOID A FALL!
It’s almost summertime when the heat and humidity really zap the energy out of us. It’s very important to stay hydrated for many reasons when it gets hot, but one important reason is that it can reduce your risk of falling. It becomes even more important as we age because our sense of thirst diminishes as we get older. We no longer sense how thirsty we are until we are at a critical point.  It’s an unfortunate part of aging that some of our senses diminish or decrease as we age. We probably notice our vision getting worse, especially if we get our eyes checked regularly. It generally becomes obvious, at least to those who love us, that our hearing isn’t what it used to be.  But there isn’t much that tells us that our “thirst meter” isn’t functioning as well as it should. Let me explain why this is important. Water makes up a large percentage of our body. It’s necessary to keep our “engine” running smoothly. If you think of your body as you would your car – the food you eat is the fuel – the gasoline. But the water you drink is like the oil that’s necessary to make all the parts of the engine work smoothly without friction. All of the organs in your body need water to fully function as they should.  But also remember this – your blood volume is primarily determined by the amount of fluid you drink. And when you don’t drink enough water, you blood volume can become too low and your blood pressure may also drop, which leads to dizziness – which frequently leads to a fall.  I think many people understand that water retention can increase blood pressure, especially those who have heart failure. Their doctors may put them on a prescription diuretic or restricted fluid intake diet. If this is the case for you, then make sure you get all the fluids you are allowed, but stay within those restrictions. And tell your doctor of any dizziness you feel, especially upon standing. This is often a sign that you may be dehydrated.  Robin Watt, EMT, Sun City Emergency Squad, Sun City Center Fall Prevention Coalition.


WANT A $$$DISCOUNT WHEN MOVING TO INDEPENDENT OR ASSISTED LIVING?
You may be causing yourself to lose out on a potential incentive! Did you know website services such as "A Place for Mom", "Caring.com", "Senior Advisor" or services such as "Care Patrol" charge the facility what is equal to the first month’s rent? Searching online for reviews locks your information in as their lead once you enter your contact information. How likely do you think the facility will be to offer you a potential discount if they must pay for the website referral too? Not likely I'm afraid. The solution is simple! Just email or call each community you are considering and ask for a brochure to be mailed to you. NOW go online and search for reviews. You will still receive the valuable information you seek and possibly save on a future incentive toward your new retirement home. Questions? Call 813-892-2990


Host a DONATION BOX for THE SALVATION ARMY
If you want to join the fight against the national opioid crisis and help people who have been damaged by substance problems, take action by hosting an outside donation box at your business or church location. With the unwanted clothing and small items that are donated, The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center is able to fund and operates its long-term, residential, faith-based, 12-step, rehabilitation program for people who want to become healthy and productive members of society. While receiving the support and education needed, these beneficiaries do not have any out-of-pocket costs. The donation Box is approximately 6’5” tall and 4’8” wide. For details, please call Richard Hodder at 813-972-0471 x59079 or email Richard.Hodder@uss.salvationarmy.org. Let’s work together to help repair broken lives who have lost all hope because of drugs and alcohol.


HONOR FLIGHT: First Hand Account by Sun City Center Resident, Bob Black: http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/veterans/Sun-City-Center-veteran-finds-honor-in-remembrance_168539486 


LOCAL SUN CITY CENTER DRIVERS TO AIRPORT AND NEARBY COMMUNITY - Below list is not an endorsement of any driver - your due diligence in confirming insurance coverage is required
Driver Bernard Katz, 410-693-0683. Town car, able to handle chairs, light personal scooters that fold; at no additional charge. Resident of Kings Point available almost any time except Friday nights. Grocery pickup, local transport etc. Also to medical facilities including waiting for outpatient surgery
Vinny's Transportation (813) 500-7007
Execucar Reservations: (800) 410-4444
Kings Point limo serves the greater area. Bill Swift card says” Serving all of Florida” 813-634-1357 - cell is 813-817-7696. Veteran owned and AAA Recommended
Rhonda Menendez, anytime or holidays, Cell 813-624-2513 - Rhonda33569@verizob.net
Larry Tennant - 813-938-5369 - email  larrytennant@live.com
Red Bus Phone: (727) 743-9020   Facebook: @Redbuspickup  Website: redbuspickup.com


PEACE OF MIND HOME WATCH  Shan Henderson (813) 724-4949  Have peace of mind knowing your home will be regularly inspected, inside & out, while you are away.  Many extra services available for absentee home owners.  INSURED, REGISTERED & BBB ACCREDITED


SHINE Medicare Counseling- Free, unbiased help IS available!
Turning 65 and getting ready for Medicare? Be prepared! Being uninformed of your Medicare benefits and options can result in delays in your coverage, financial penalties, and higher health care costs. To learn more, speak with a local Medicare counselor provided to you by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ SHINE Program. The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program provides free, unbiased, and personalized Medicare counseling assistance. For more information, contact the Florida Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337, or visit www.floridashine.org.


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  


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 Office@MentalHealthAndAging.org. 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 


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


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.


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)
(O) (727) 398-6661, EXT. 15031 | (M) (727) 798-1531 | (F) (727) 398-9442
WWW.BAYPINES.VA.GOV | WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/VABAYPINES | WWW.TWITTER.COM/VABAYPINES


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 


The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center Updates Times of Services:
9:00 AM Traditional Service, Sanctuary
10:00 AM Contemporary Service, Life Enrichment Center
11:00 AM Traditional Service, Sanctuary
4:00 PM Hispanic Service, Life Enrichment Center
4:00 PM Saturday Traditional Service
*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 call (941) 366-2404. 8/13/18


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 


SELLING YOUR SCC OR KINGS POINT HOME? $1500 flat fee MLS listing with FULL REALTOR SERVICE! (including Realtor.com) Save $$$I don't get paid unless your home sells. BUYING A SCC HOME? Call me, and 50% of my commission will be paid to you directly at closing! 17 years of Experience - Sun City Center Specialist - Denise Anderson - Realtor & SCC resident - call/text 941.284.4612 - hrhdenise@hotmail.com - www.iloveSCC.com - Charles Rutenberg Realty


PRIME OFFICE SPACE ON THE GOLF CART TRAIL 
2,000 sq ft with 6 working exam rooms, each with running water and wash basin - dark room, lab, employee break room, private office, reception and lobby, 2 storage/file - 2 restrooms - 813-260-3647 - $5,616.00 includes lawn care - ready April 1st - triple net lease


Not listed in MLS yet!  First come, first served!  Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home in great 55+ Sun City Center Community!  Single story Ranch Home, approx. 1,550 sq. ft., built in 1990.  In awesome condition, with brand new plumbing.  Large grassy yard, beautiful covered patio, and screened in Pool and Spa!  Low HOA fees, of just $35/YEAR!  An amazing property, for just $215,000.00!  Call or text for pictures (805) 485-8350.  Craig Allen, Authority Realty. 


212 N. Brockfield Drive has 2 Master suites, HUGE eat in Kitchen with large pantry, built in desk, and a large Dining Room!  Living Room has a dramatic vaulted ceiling, plus a large Family Room.  There is a screened in patio, and back yard has room for a pool.  This is a very friendly, quiet community, with no thru traffic - there is just one way in, and one way out.  It is very safe, and it even includes a 24 hour security patrol.  St. Andrews Estates enjoys one of the lowest HOA fees in the area, at just $35.00 per year!  And, our HOA is very friendly!  We love dogs here, too … yes, even the BIG ones!  All of this can be yours, for just $214,900.00!  WOW!  To see, call Craig Allen at (805) 485-8350 or (813) 812-6074.  Authority Realty Inc. 


For Rent studio apt. fully furnished with frig., microwave and WIFI.  700/mo.  No smoking or pets.  Call 810 658 4811


Buying a Newly Constructed Home?  Get a REBATE of $500.00, up to $25,000.00! For complete details, go to www.NewHomeRebatesFlorida.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:



PVC WHITE LANAI CHAIRS (4)  With cushions,  $5.00 each - Call Rose 613-1540

2 Tickets (Orchestra Row 3, seat 3 and 4) CLINT BLACK - STILL... KILLIN' TIME 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR - Friday 3/22 at 8:00 p.m.at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete. 
Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars. Black has transcended genres and become one of the most successful artists with more than one-third of his songs (eligible for major single release) achieving hit song status on country radio. More than 20 million albums have been sold worldwide. For Clint Black, Killin’ Time was only the beginning.  In 1990 Put Yourself in My Shoes quickly went triple platinum. In the last 30 years, Black has had almost two dozen #1 hit singles, Top 5 and Top 10 hits – all original compositions. While  it’s  well known  that the Texas born and raised artist  is  an  accomplished  singer  and  guitarist,  Black is also  proficient  on  drums  and  harmonica. Paid $99.50 per ticket, but now can't go. Taking highest offer. Please call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990 


FOR SALE: 2 Tickets to Kentucky Derby Party May 4, 4:30-9 pm Table 14.  $16 each ($32 total) Michigan Club, Veteran's Theater. (813) 760-5612


New Victorinox Black Fabric Wheeled Garment Bag.  (21” W X 20” H X 9” D) Retails for $575.00 asking $150.00 cash.  Call Jan 248-930-9071


Pair of POLK tower speakers.  Four 6 ohm speakers in each 28" high tower.  Monster speaker cables. All for $70.  813-634-9702


Foster DRILL BITS, magnetic bit holders, AND small hand tools-- 3 for one dollar to first persons to call and pick up in SCC at 227 Courtyard Blvd near Trinity Lakes Blvd-   Must pick up BEFORE END OF January . CALL FOR TIME ARRANGEMENTS and directions. (813) 938 3053  (10 am til 10 pm only)  jean .


FOR SALE: Storm Tropical Bowling Ball 10 lbs and Storm rolling 1 ball carrying bag. Both for $30 Call 813-419-4424


Oil filters for Dodge/Chrysler 2.7L, 3.2L, 3.5L V6 engines among other engines - 5 Advance AutoParts Totalgrip Oil Filters  AA16 - SAME AS BELOW OIL FILTERS - Oil Purolator L14670, PH13, FRAM PH16, K&N HP-2004, PS-2004, CarQuest #85085 - ACDelco PF13, Motorcraft FL-300 among others - 5 oil filters for $12.00 total


FOR SALE - NEW 4 DRAWER WORKBENCH/COUNTER TOP BLOND REAL WOOD WITH REMOVABLE VICE AND LOWER SHELF-  ORIGINAL COST WAS $169. MUST SELL NOW FOR $75.OO. ( no room ) .to see in SCC CALL  Jean at 813-938-3053 (12 noon to 10 pm leave message, please, if no answer after 5th ring),


Club Car Golf Cart, excellent condition fitted for street legal but needs astm4 window for road use present plastic. Window is fine but doesn’t meet code. have weight certificate, horn, seatbelts correct lightsand signals, lighted tag bracket. New batteries last year runs perfect and has full side and back screens and golfbag straps fast and runs beautifully sharp ss wheels  $2,600.00  call 813-938-4713


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! 


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


WANTED - LOST - FOUND



WANTED: Recliner/lift chair in good condition ($200 or under) for gentleman physically unable to lift himself.  Phone 813-671-9118


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


SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE
The Community Church College has provided enlightened educational topics to the South Shore region for over 41 years.  Our service as an adult education outreach program provides individuals the intellectual stimulation they desire.   Our community looks forward to our classes and we are always looking for additional interesting courses to offer.  Our student base is looking to learn New Languages, Culinary Skills, Crafts, Music, the Arts, Technology, etc.  Consider joining our instructor team and pay it forward by sharing your experiences, interests and knowledge. Please contact the college and speak with our Dean, Anne Ginevan at 813-634-8607.


DON’T TRASH THAT PHONE
Recycle your old Cells or Smartphones and keep the landfills green.  SouthShore United Church of Christ continues to collect old phones. The church works directly with a firm that takes the phones and finds homes for them and/or disposes of them to produce useful recycling materials. Drop Off Any Type of Wireless Phone.  We are also accepting old Android and/or iPads to recycle. Equipment may be dropped off at the Church office or College at 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, FL.


I will buy your car today.  I'll come to you with cash.  Fair market price paid.  Quick, safe, worry free.  Trusted over 20 years.  "Before You Sell, Give Me a Yell" Call Today 813-477-1513.


Familiar with Foundation Construction Software? Can I hire you to teach me? If so, please call Charlotte at 813-633-0866


Wanted-- Small World musical wall clock. Call Jim (813) 634-6387


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


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