Sun City Center Ads And Events
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Sun City Center & Kings Point Ads and Events is provided each Monday from items submitted for publication.  It is distributed by email and listed on then added to this website.   You may request to be added to the email distribution by sending an email to SCCFreeAds@tampabay.rr.com

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

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

WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


THURSDAYS:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


SUNDAYS:
96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOWS!
7:45 a.m. - Daybreak with Dr. Jerry Crabb. 15 minutes of Bible Study and reflection.
8:00 a.m. - Church Service from the First Apostolic Church
9:00 a.m. - Truth for the World. Fifteen minutes of in-depth bible study
11:00 a.m. - Church Service from the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center 
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


8:00 - 10:30 a.m. St. Matthew's Anglican Church Sunday Mass, 10701 Bloomingdale Avenue, Riverview, FL 33578. https://www.stmatthewsanglican.org


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.

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UNTIL WED. FEB 21 - You Make Happy Happen! CAT FOOD DONATION DRIVE
Cat Lovers Club of Sun City Center is sponsoring a Cat Food Donation Drive to help hungry pets in our community. PUBLIX - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE 9 LIVES DRY CAT FOOD. The following locations will accept your donations Boggs Jewelers, 4842 Sun City Center Blvd, Sun City Ctrr, FL 33573 - Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon - Sun City Center Security Patrol, 1225 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Ctr, FL  33573 - Every Day 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 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. As always thank you for your generous support and for thinking of the pets in our community. 


SAVE THE DATE! RSVP IS REQUIRED DUE TO LIMITED SPACE!
THU. MAR 29 - "POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS" (SIX-SESSION PROGRAM) Offered by Tampa General Hospital
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL (located in the theater). If you are an adult caring for a loved one, this program will provide techniques to develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, deal with difficult feelings, develop positive communication skills, and make tough caregiving decisions. This is a six-session program. Registration for this program is now open. Those interested can call 813-660-6101 or visit the link below to register. Registration for this program is required due to a limited number of spaces. We will not be able to accommodate walk ins or anyone who is not on the roster so please rsvp as soon as possible to secure your space. To register online, please use this link: https://www.tgh.org/tgh-resources/health-education - Meeting dates: March 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3. 


MON. FEB 19 - WIDOWER'S GROUP
8:30 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 contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com. 


MON. FEB 19 - PRESIDENTS DAY TOUR OF PATRIOTS PLAZA AND SARASOTA NATIONAL CEMETARY
9:00 a.m. bus departs Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL with RSVP confirmed. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay invites veterans for a Presidents Day tour of Patriot Plaza and Sarasota National Cemetery. Complimentary transportation and lunch at Der Dutchman Restaurant provided. Space is limited RSVP at 813.609.4865


MON. FEB 19 – MICROSOFT WORD MORE TOPICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you want to add headers or footers to a document or use columns and tables to make your document stand out?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word More Topics Class.  In this class, you will learn how to create headers, foots, columns, tables, and collaborate with others on a document.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


MON. FEB 19- CISSY SEVELIN, CANDIDATE FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, IS FEBRUARY SPEAKER FOR CAHT
1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. and are open to the public. This general meeting of the Campaign Against Human Trafficking-SouthShore will feature Cissy Boza Sevelin.  Mrs. Sevelin has devoted most of her legal career to assisting families and victims of domestic violence. She serves as a volunteer teen court judge through the Juvenile Diversion Program, attorney ad litem for Crossroads for Florida Kids, Inc. and guardian ad litem for the Guardian Ad Litem Program.  She also assists with Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection). Mrs. Sevelin has received numerous awards for her tireless efforts in helping children and teens, including Are You Safe, Inc., Alberto Romero Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in September 2016 and the Rosemary Award – Proven Producer in March 2017.   She will be presenting a power point talk about domestic violence and human trafficking and how they often go hand in hand. For more information on CAHT, please visit www.sccblueheart.org or contact Annie Garrison, President, at 813-938-5660 or anngarrison66@gmail.com.


MON. FEB 19 - 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 we are fortunate to have as our speaker Dr Stuart Isaacson, movement disorder specialist from Boca Raton who is a key opinion leader in the Parkinson’s space. He has participated in countless clinical trials for current and future PD products, including Apokyn. Dr. Isaacson will discuss OFF episodes and what they look like and why they happen as well as provide education about Apokyn as a potential treatment option. After Dr. Isaacson speaks to the group an Apokyn patient ambassador will talk about their experience with PD and how they use Apokyn. Both will be open to Q&A.  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. FEB 20 – 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.


TUE. FEB 20 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


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


TUE. FEB 20 - DREAM CIRCLE
10:00 a.m. at 1606 Chevy Chase Dr,  Come see if there is meaning behind your dreams, help us find meaning behind ours. Visitors welcome, free. Contact Carol Oschmann for possible changes at 813-909-3233


TUE. FEB 20 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center for a special double program. The guest speaker will be Joanne Daerr Ryder. At 10:30 she will discuss “City Directories” and at 1:00 she will discuss “The German Genealogy Portal”. The cost is $18.75 per person, which includes lunch as well as coffee and donuts before the meeting. Doors open at 9:00 am. For Reservations and information, call Dotty Love at 813-634-2749. Mail check to SBGS P.O. Box 5202 Sun City Center, Fl. 33571. Check must be received by Thursday, Feb. 8.


TUE. FEB 20 - HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE MONLTHY OPEN FORUM ON COMMINITY ISSUES ON SAFETY AND SECURITY - Protect Yourself From Identity Theft


11:00 a.m. Freedom Auditorium, Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573. (Reoccurs the third Tuesday of each Month) This month, Guest Speaker: Chris Kirkland, Harvard Risk Management. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving, protecting, and defending the community and is continuing to do so by offering a monthly open forum on Community Issues on safety and security. The presentations will include strategies for preventing fraud and resources available to victims. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sun City Center Community Resource Deputy Jeff Merry at 813-242-5515


TUE. FEB 20 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. FEB 20 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


TUE. FEB 20 - REPRESENTATIVE FROM NEW VA FACILITY AT BIG BEND ROAD TO PRESENT!
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church. The meeting is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the South County Coalition on Mental Health and Aging. The new 50,000 sq. ft. (65,000 with parking) South Hillsborough VA Clinic will be about six miles from Sun City Center, on Big Bend Road in Riverview. Dr. Nicole Shiber, Supervisory Psychologist, Recovery Services & Outreach Pro-grams, leads the team from the VA. Working with her will be Dr. Glenn Smith, Section Chief of Community Programs. Dr. David Austin, Veteran Claims Examiner, Supervisor, will cover mental health services, outline spouse benefits and existing federal and state Veteran benefits. The VA estimates there are, or soon will be, 10,000 veterans in the south Hills-borough County area, thus the need for the new facility is urgent. It will offer primary care services, women’s primary care, home-based primary care, mental health, audiol-ogy, radiology (MRI, CT, ultrasound, x-ray), specialty care, physical therapy and a phar-macy lab. In addition, there will be two Patient Aligned Care Teams (like the current Bravo and Foxtrot teams at Haley). Providers and nursing staff will share work space to en-hance and streamline the patient experience. “Having a patient go back and forth to the waiting room to see the nurse, then the doctor and the nurse again is not patient-friendly,” the VA says. There will be a shuttle bus from Sun City Center to the new clinic. According to Karen Fredericks, chair of the Hillsborough Advisory Committee of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, who will be chairing the February 20th meeting, there will be information on In-Home and nursing care for veterans and spouses as well as on supports and entitlements for both the veteran and spouse. “If you’re a veteran, bring your questions,” Fredericks says. 


TUE. FEB 20 – THE HISTORY OF GASPARILLA 
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 and 2. Discover the real story of Jose Gaspar and Gasparilla parade, celebrated in Tampa for more than 100 years! Join a docent from the Tampa Bay History Center and learn tales of buried treasure and pirate ships that intertwine facts, fallacies and fantasy. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. FEB 20  - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. FEB 20 - FREDERICK DOUGLASS:  A PORTRAYAL
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Join the library for a one man portrayal by Donald Dowridge of the life of one of America's greatest icons, Frederick Douglass.  Douglass played a vital part in the freedom of slaves as well as becoming an accomplished lecturer, author, and publisher and Mr. Dowridge brings him to life in this educational program.  Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


TUE. FEB 20 – PHOTOSHOP BASICS FOR BUSINESS
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Need help editing your photos for your business website or LinkedIn account? Join us and learn basic photo editing skills using Adobe Photoshop. Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


TUE. FEB 20, 27 SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Tango - 5:30 PM
Intermediate Cha Cha - 6:45 PM
Beginning West Coast Swing  - 8:00 PM
(Recommended to have had Triple Time Swing before taking this class),  Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. FEB 21 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. FEB 21 - WOMEN OF THE ELCA MEETING AT REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC. Presentation by Rev. Bill Cruz from Good Samaritan Mission, a local Christian ministry serving the poor. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call the church office at 813-634-1292.


WED, Feb 21 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Where are we in the Ascension Process”, Carl Franklin, Spiritual Metaphysical Researcher and Coptic Minister and his wife Ortrun will cover how the Ascension Process began, what progression has occurred, and what is happening on Earth with the Human Race . SCC Open Fund Raiser. Admission $1 with Love offering requested to benefit our society. Bring your community ID. 


WED. FEB 21 - RIVERVIEW WOMAN'S CLUB MONTHLY LUNCHEON
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. St. Joseph's Hospital South, 6901 Simmons Loop, Riverview. Join us for a delicious lunch, networking, a terrific speaker, a game and raffles. Our speaker for February is Michael Hance with St. Joseph's Hospital South, discussing the "SJHS Hospital Expansion Project." Bring your dollar singles to share your business in our Buck to Share. We always have a free raffle for an item and a 50/50 raffle for half the pot. We start and end our meetings promptly on time. Please RSVP and pay no later than the Friday before the meeting (February 16th). We look forward to seeing you there! We meet at St. Joseph's Hospital South in Riverview. There is complimentary valet parking for your convenience. RSVP and pay on our website at www.riverviewwomansclub.org/paypal. Our meeting is $15.00 with RSVP.  $17.00 without RSVP. 


WED. FEB 21, 28 SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Slow Dance - 12:45 PM
Intermediate Rumba - 2:00 PM
Intermediate Bolero - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. FEB 21 - QUICKBOOKS PRO MORE TOPICS
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to keep track of purchases, see report, reconcile with bank statements, and create general journal entries.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


WED. FEB 21 - 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. FEB 21 - ELDER LAW
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long-term care with emphasis on public benefits. Registration not required. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. FEB 21 - RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION 
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio.  Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


WED. FEB 21 – ADULT/TEEN CANVAS PAINTING
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Create a masterpiece through step by step instruction using acrylic paint. Limited to 20 participants. For ages 16 and up. Register now online! Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. FEB 22 & FRI. FEB 23 - SCC STAINED GLASS CLUB SHOW
9:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, Atrium Building, 945D North Course Lane, Sun City Center. 8th Annual Juried Show of member's pieces in a variety of categories. Pieces will range from panels, lamps, suncatchers, fused work,  jewelry, mosaics to sandblasting. Questions? Please call Debbie Zieg at 634-6795.


THU. FEB 22  – MICROSOFT OUTLOOK ADVANCED TOPICS 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to use the Calendar functions within Outlook to schedule meetings and appointments as well as create Data files for email.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


THU. FEB 22 - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER 
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 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


THU. FEB 22, MAR. 1, MAR. 8 - TROUBLESHOOTING DIABETES!
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church’s Conesa Center, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center, FL. Troubleshooting Diabetes!
Free 3 week series to help answer your questions about diabetes care, diet and monitoring. The Faith Community Nurses at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will be jointly hosting a 3-week series titled, “Troubleshooting Diabetes!”. The program is in partnership with BayCare Health System and the educational staff from St. Joseph’s Diabetes Center.  Each week will focus on a different aspect, and will allow you to ask questions regarding “your diabetes” management:
Week 1: Troubleshooting Your Numbers
Week 2: Troubleshooting Your Diet
Week 3: Troubleshooting Your Care
Diabetics and/or their caregivers are invited. The program is designed for diabetics, yet individuals with a diagnosis of ‘pre-diabetes’ are also invited.  Registration required.  Register with any one of the church offices:  Prince of Peace (813)634-2328 - Redeemer Lutheran (813)634-1292 - St. Andrews Presbyterian (813)634-1252 - Last day to register:  February 15, 2018


THU. FEB 22 - UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN SUN CITY CENTER IS STARTING A SINGLES SHARING GROUP
1:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W., Sun City Center 33573. It isn’t always easy being single. In fact, more often than not, it’s difficult. You hesitate to walk into a restaurant and eat alone. Even a “Singles” dance gives you pause. You may even feel a bit uncomfortable as the only single among all your married friends. You can find many nice-sounding phrases about being single: “It’s really OK to be single.” “Now is the time to focus on YOU.” “This is your season of adventure!” But have those people actually experienced being single? The United Methodist Church in Sun City Center recognizes the need for singles to have a safe haven to meet and share their stories. Are you single? Would you like to meet other singles to share stories and learn how to be more confident and comfortable being a single? The United Methodist Church is excited to offer this opportunity to all singles, female or male, divorced, separated or widowed. The group is open to the public. No matter where you are being single, you are welcome to join this group. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A DATING SERVICE. THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP IS SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP FOR SINGLES. The first Call Gary for further information and to sign up for the group: 813-938-5943.


THU. FEB 22 – SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Discover the basics of using social media for your business! Receive tips and tricks for getting started and how to promote your business and engage with customers. Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


THU. FEB 22 – ASTRONOMY & TELESCOPE VIEWING
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2. This program with astronomy enthusiast, Craig MacDougal will feature a short astronomy presentation inside the library, detailing what will be observed, followed by an outside viewing of the moon and planets through a telescope. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. FEB 22 - MOONGLOW BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.  Members FREE; Visitors $5.00 per person at the door.  Live Music by "Daniel Fugazzotto".  As a Special Treat, Daniel and his National Championship Amateur Ballroom Dance Partner, Janis Merluzzo, will perform a Dance Exhibition at Intermission. Dressy Casual. BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups & napkins. Singles Table(s) Available. 2018 Membership details and Scheduled Entertainers for 12 monthly dances to Live Music on request.   813-633-1297 OR 813-633-2755. Email gail3357@gmail.com.


THU. FEB 23 – INTRODUCTION TO FILE EXPLORER
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members - Windows File Explorer is the Windows application that displays the contents of hard drives and folders. You use it to navigate all the Folder and Files on your computer. In this class you will learn how to find, save, move, copy, delete and rename Files and Folders on your hard drive or memory device.


FRI. FEB 23 - WINDOWS 10 ADVANCED TOPICS  
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about Windows 10 including Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Defender, Cortana, and backup/recovery of your computer.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. FEB 23 - NASHVILLE HALL OF FAME PERFORMERS DOWN HOME FAMILY TO PERFORM AT SUN CITY CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 
2:00 and 7:00 p.m. concert at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West where we welcome the dynamic , Southern band, Down Home Country  Down Home Country has been engaging audiences and tying generations together from coast to coast. This band’s “muddy boots” Southern style mixed with their Nashville country sound allow them to flow easily between different musical styles including country, gospel and contemporary. Young and old alike seem to be drawn to this band’s powerhouse country sound and timeless message that Family, Faith and Freedom are what matters most. Concert goers are sure to enjoy a night filled with Down Home Family’s approach to life and music! A donation of just $10 is requested at the door on the night of the concert.  For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  


FRI. FEB 23 - REBIRTH OF THE BLUES IX AND BIG BAND ERA JAZZ
7:00 p.m. at St. John the Divine, 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center.  The Jack Edison band presents, “Rebirth of the Blues IX and Big Band Era Jazz,” with soloists Lisa Velasco and Troy Coman. The band’s tune list includes,” “Satin Doll,” “Here’s That Rain Day,” “Night Life,” “Dream,” “Kansas City,” and other jazz and blues favorites.  $10 tickets are available online at www.stjohndivine.com (just click on Box Office icon), also at the SJD box office Wednesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 21, 22, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and at the door prior to the performance, if available. 


FRI. FEB 23 - COMEDY AT THE FIREHOUSE! JAMES YON & DEVIN SIEBOLD
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at The Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. James Yon: This Florida native is one of America’s hottest up and coming comedians. He can be seen every Sunday at 11pm hosting his own show, “Viral Breakdown”. 2011 and 2012 winner of the Orlando Improv’s “Clash of the Comics.” Devin Siebold: His jokes center around his extensive past as a playboy, educator, and his ability to balance the two without going to jail in the process. Come to a show ready for smart, mostly clean humor, and leave ready to homeschool your child - TICKETS:  advanced: $18- $15. Day of the Show: $25-20  Call Now! 813-645-7651 or go to www.firehouseculturalcenter.org


SAT. FEB 24 - SAT. MAR 3 - THE SUN CITY CENTER LIONS CLUB HOSTING CRUISE ABOARD ALLURE OF THE SEAS
The Sun City Center LIONS CLUB will be hosting a group cruise aboard the ALLURE OF THE SEAS from February 24th – March 3rd, 2019 and invite anyone interested to join them!   This 7-day trip will begin in Miami and will visit St Maarten , San Juan & Labadee, Haiti.  Costs range from $899.46 to $1159.46 per person, depending on cabin type, and including the port taxes. Transportation to Miami will be additional cost. This is a fundraising cruise for the Sun City Center LIONS Club. Please contact Travelworld in Sun City Center for more details at 813-634-3318.  


SAT. FEB 24 - DREAM CIRCLE
10:00 a.m. 1606 Chevy Chase Dr, SCC, A place to find out if your dreams have meaning. A small privite group helps you, and you help them, analyze all dreams presented. You may be missing out on knowing your super-power. Come give us a try. For more info contact Carol at 813-909-3233 or email oschmann@verizon.net.


SAT. FEB 24 - THE CATE FOUNDATION MONTHLY VENDOR FAIR AND QUARTER/SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sun City Chamber of Commerce. Food & Beverages are always available to purchase. We are in a different location each month - www.2cate.org for info or Call 813-773-7175 - Conquering Addiction Through Education


SAT. FEB 24 - AL HIXON JAZZ AT THE FIREHOUSE
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center Firehouse Pub. Legendary John Lamb on bass, Billy Marcus from Miami on keys, Jim Wellen on tenor sax, and Al Hixon on drums. An amazing group of stellar Jazz musicians brought together for this special performance at the Firehouse. Book your tickets now! Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Become a FCC Member and SAVE! Firehouse Pub seating is communal, which means you may have other guests at your table. As a courtesy to the artists we recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before show time. Cash bar & refreshments available. No outside food or beverages allowed. Online booking is available up to 2 hours before showtime. After that, tickets may be purchased at the Firehouse, 813-645-7651. Reservations are made when tickets are purchased. Ticket Prices: Advanced: $18 members $23 non-members Day of show: $23 members $28 non-members Tickets are non-refundable. To order tickets: http://firehouseculturalcenter.org/events/al-hixon-jazz/


SUN. FEB 25 - CANADIAN GOLF CLUB DAY
9:00 a.m. shotgun start at the Sandpiper Golf Course. Cocktails are at 5:00 and dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Veterans Theater.  Cost: Club Link members no charge for golf.  $32.00 for non Club members.  $10.00 per person for dinner.  All participants are asked to bring a dessert for four people.  Call Ed Ristan at 813 634 4044 or Brian Adams at 634 1643 for tickets or more information.  


SUN. FEB 25 - ANNUAL HANDBELL CONCERT AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West,  All of the four handbell ensembles will be performing that afternoon including the Joy Belles (a 12-bell group), Bellissima, Jubellation and Glory Ringers (5-octave groups).  Dee Macchio will also perform a piece on the handbell tree.  The music to be performed at this concert includes various styles from upbeat arrangements of gospel tunes to lyrical original compositions as well as an exciting arrangement of a Brazilian folk tune.  A donation of just $5 will be requested at the door on the afternoon of the approximately one-hour 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. FEB 25 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Building, Florida Room.  For your dancing and listening pleasure, live music will be presented by Thor Stevens and his saxophone. Members $4.00: Guests $6.00.  BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Dressy/casual attire. Last change to become a member for 2018.  The cost is $15.00.  New members must fill out a form and present a CA or KP badge.  Returning members do not have to fill out a form unless there has been a change.  Info: Janet 633-3558.


MON. FEB 26 - WIDOWER'S GROUP
8:30 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 contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com. 


MON. FEB 26 – MICROSOFT WORD ADVANCED TOPICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to create letterhead or perform a mail merge but don’t know where to start?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word Advanced Topics class.  In this class, you will learn how to create a letter head with your own logo, create cover and title pages, and perform a mail merge.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


MON. FEB 26 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. FEB 27 - 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.


TUE. FEB 27 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. FEB 27 - DREAM CIRCLE
10:00 a.m. at 1606 Chevy Chase Dr,  Come see if there is meaning behind your dreams, help us find meaning behind ours. Visitors welcome, free. Contact Carol Oschmann for possible changes at 813-909-3233


TUE. FEB 27 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT ADVANCED
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn how to add tables and charts to a presentation as well as modify themes, and creating action buttons.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. FEB 27 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING, FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Kings Point in the 2020 building. Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical Trials? Call the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Mobile Clinical Trail Unit (813) 455-2512


TUE. FEB 27 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. FEB 27 - HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT VETERANS BENEFITS? VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER KAREN POWERS TO SPEAK!
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center, FL.  If you are a Veteran or Widow of a Veteran, this information is a must! Our speaker will be Veteran Service Officer Karen Powers from the county's Department of Consumer & Veterans Services. Hillsborough now leads our state in Veteran population - #1 of all 67 counties. Karen primarily serves clients from the Ruskin office, conveniently located in the South Shore Regional Service Center. Karen is a mom, sports fan, animal lover, baker, and military Veteran. Hillsborough County’s Veterans Services assists all Veterans, their dependents, and survivors in accessing federal, state, and local benefits. Staff also supports and manages Veterans activities in the County, including events at Veterans Memorial Park and Museum. The department acts as a single point of contact for military members and their families seeking assistance with outside agencies, and there is never a fee to receive services or visit with any of our qualified Veterans Service Officers. Staff also provides outreach and support to Veterans in assisted-living facilities, nursing homes, private residences, and private businesses. FREE VALET PARKING AT ENTRANCE. For more info, call 813-892-2990 


TUE. FEB 27  - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. FEB 27 - THE SCC APPLE USER GROUP MONTHLY MEETING
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Caper Room of the Atrium Bldg.  This month’s presentation looks at how computer usage has been changing over the last several years, how cloud-based services work, and how iCloud is used by Apple’s devices. iCloud, Apple’s cloud-based service, is critical to having Apple devices work together. It is important but confusing to most users. Recommendations for organizing and controlling iCloud accounts are presented. Whether you own an iMac, MacBook, iPhone, iPad, or a combination of devices, come to the meeting to clear away the fog surrounding iCloud. As usual there will be opportunity for questions and answers as well as a discussion of the latest news regarding products and articles of interest. Come join us for a stimulating session of "all-things-Apple". SCC and Kings Point residents interested in learning more about the Macintosh and Apple products are invited to attend. For further information about the SCC Apple User Group you are invited to visit our web page at http://sccaug.org. Any questions can be directed to Dunham Swift at 633-7262 or by email at dswift1@mac.com


TUE. FEB 27 - THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE: SUDDENLY SINGLE SEMINAR
3:00 or 7:00 p.m. (you choose your preferred time) at St John Divine, 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd SCC. Join us, this Seminar offers valuable tools and Information on many of the DO’S and DON’T’S Prior to or after the death of a spouse. Presentation by: Michael Joeckel, Thrivent Financial


TUE. FEB 27 – FRIENDS OF THE SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY MEETING 
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library as they plan events, programs and bookstore activities to be held at the SouthShore Regional Library. The public is welcome to participate in this meeting. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. FEB 27 – CROWDFUNDING YOUR BUSINESS
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Learn more about crowdfunding, a new way for businesses to fund products and projects using the power of the Internet and social media. This introduction to online financing will provide planning strategies and action steps for executing a crowdfunding launch to your target audience. Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


TUE. FEB 27 - SCC POLISH HERITAGE CLUB MEETING
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Florida Room, Atrium Building. The SCC Polish Heritage Club is holding their monthly membership meeting, in the Florida Room, Atrium Building. They are making plans for next month’s Funfest. Refreshments are provided and admission is free. The Club warmly welcomes all SCCCA, KingsPoint, and Freedom Plaza residents who are interested in learning about the traditional Polish Cultural events that the Club offers. Join in the fun and fellowship! Annual Dues are $5.00 per person. For info, please call:  Wanda at 813 633-0016


WED. FEB 28 – MANAGING INVESTMENTS WITH EXCEL
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members  $10 Non-Members. This mini-class will build on your basic Excel knowledge by reinforcing your skills with formulas, functions, and formatting.  We will create a stock portfolio spreadsheet and use it to show how financial calculation can be incorporated into the spreadsheet.  Students are expected to have a basic understanding of Excel including how to navigate rows, columns, save and retrieve workbooks.


WED. FEB 28 - BUNCO IS ALIVE AND WELL IN SUN CITY CENTER!
9:00 a.m. in the Sandpiper Room in the Atrium. A group of Woman's Club members and guests meet to play a rousing game of Bunco. Reservations are not required. If you can't remember how to play we will show you the game.  We have prizes and a light snack. It's an excellent way to introduce your friends and neighbors to the GFWC Sun City Center Woman's Club. We finish by 11:30a.m.


WED. FEB 28 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. FEB 28 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus - “How to Receive Spiritual Guidance”, Ed Foote, master student of A Course in Miracles and the Edgar Cayce Readings will present an inspiring talk about many sources of spiritual guidance including prayer, meditation, dreams and angels. SCC Open Fund Raiser. Admission $1 with Love offering requested to benefit our Society. Bring your community ID 


WED. FEB 28 - QUICKBOOKS PRO ADVANCED TOPICS 
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to Restore a company from a backup, export data, and use QuickBooks to generate letters.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


WED. FEB 28 - SUN CITY CENTER LAPIDARY CLUB
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sandpiper Room:  Sun City Center Lapidary Club hosts a workshop for members and anyone interested in learning more about the club.


WED. FEB 28 - COME ONE, COME ALL  -  SCANDINAVIAN CLUB  SHOW AND TELL!!!
2:00 p.m. in the SCC Florida Room.  Members will be sharing their many mementos and antiques along with interesting stories about their heritage and history.  Members will be offering some of their treasures on the silent auction for all to bid.  Club members are free, guests are welcome for $3.  The Club is open to membership by anyone from Kings Point or Sun City Center in good standing with a Scandinavian heritage or just an interest in Scandinavia. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Hannesson duo…refreshments will be served.


WED. FEB 28 - FREE LECTURE "HOW WILL THE NEW TAX LAW AFFECT YOU"
2:00 p.m. in the Hospitality Hall at the Southshore United Church of Christ, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, Fl,  No Registration Required. Are you wondering how you will fare with the recent tax changes?  As the biggest tax reform in over 30 years – there are important changes to standard deductions, allowable itemized deductions, tax rates, etc.  Hosted by the Community Church College with speakers Paul Sponseller, Certified Financial Planner and Harold Cowen, Certified Public Accountant, you’ll get the information you need with time for questions and answers included. 


WED. FEB 28 – DISCOVER COLORED PENCIL 
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Learn some of the many ways to draw and paint with watercolor pencils. You will begin by experimenting with techniques and then use the pencils to complete an easy project. For ages 16 and up. Limited to 22 participants. Register now online! Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. MAR 1 - IT'S A BABY SHOWER!
9:00 a.m. in the Conesa Center following 8:00 a.m. mass.  A continental breakfast will be served. The Council of Catholic Women will be holding its annual baby shower to benefit Catholic Charity's Foundation for Life.  Diapers, onesies, clothes, baby shampoo, powder, etc.--all things baby are needed.  In addition, there will be a presentation on Women of the Old Testament.


THU. MAR 1 - THE SCC RN CLUB MEETS
9:30 a.m. in the Caper Room of the Atrium Building.  We'll have coffee, tea and fellowship until a business meeting at 9:45 a.m. followed at 10:00 a.m. by our speaker is Dr. Marcus Campbell from the Tampa General Medical Group, SCC office.  He is also on faculty at Lake Eire College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Campbell will discuss problems with over the counter supplements and adverse interactions with prescription medications.  Questions may be addressed to Lynne Murphy, MSN, RN, President at 813 634 6707.


THU. MAR 1 - BETTER BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP 
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive.  Provided by Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy. Our speaker this month will be Shawn North who graduated in December 2003 from the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams School of Social Work with her Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Shawn has over 15 years of experience working in primary care settings and home-based therapy settings in the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Canada. Shawn has counseled many families and individuals through stressful transitions. Shawn has received specialized training in the following areas, including grief, life transitions, care giver stress, posttraumatic stress, anxiety, depression, family systems, concurrent disorders, and chronic pain.  Shawn is trained in several therapeutic modalities including:   Cognitive Processing Therapy, Short Solution Based Counseling, Emotionally Focused Individual and Couple’s Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Suicide Prevention. Annettia Simpson RRT, the Director of Sun Towers Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding pulmonary disease management. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


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


THU. MAR 1 - RUG HOOKING CLUB
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join other rug hookers to share techniques, tips, and experiences about rug hooking. Bring a project and ask questions. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. MAR 1 - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER 
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 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


THU. MAR 1 - DEM CLUB MARCH 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 March 1st, Tampa Bay Times Bureau Chief, Ernest Hooper will be the featured speaker discussing fake news, media & politics. All Democrats and like-minded individuals are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. Learn how to get involved. Please visit and Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SSDEMCLUB or website: www.SouthShoreDemocrats.org for more information. 


THU. MAR 1 - FELINE FOLKS MEOW MIXER!
4:30 p.m. in the Culinary Room of Kings Point 2020 Building.  Have you wondered about the cats that you see near Kings point, the Towers, and the Pawn Shop?  Who is feeding and caring for them?  How did they get there?  Spend a few minutes with the members of Feline Folks and all your questions will be answered while having light refreshments.  It is open to anyone interested in learning about the cats and the efforts made to keep them safe and well fed.  At 3:30PM in the same room, preceding the Meow Social, is the board meeting which is also open to everyone.  If you can’t make this meeting, join the group on Thursday, April 5, email them at info@felinefolks.us, visit their web site www.felinefolks.us  or check them out on Facebook  felinefolksofsuncitycenter but the best is a visit to the monthly Meow Mixer. 


THU. MAR 1 – MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR ETSY STORE
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Marketing is a critical component of running a successful business as an artist, crafter, or designer on Etsy. This program will provide tips on how to establish your brand identity and target your ideal customer. Learn strategies to find and keep customers through cross-promotion, contests, and outreach. Whether you are a new seller on Etsy or have a thriving online store, this workshop will help you hone your marketing skills and expand your business. Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. MAR 2 - THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF SUN CITY CENTER PROGRAM
9:30 a.m. in the Florida Room in the Atrium Bldg. of Sun City Center’s main campus on North Pebble Beach where the International Forum of Sun City Center will present a program on travel in Latin America to be presented by Professor Rachel May of USF.   Latin America offers many affordable and interesting travel destinations for the North American tourist.  While violence and criminal activity make some places in the region undesirable for tourism, there are many Latin American destinations which are among the safest places in the world for visitors.  Rachel May will present information about several tourist destinations in the region, including some places that are slightly off “the beaten path.”  In addition she will discuss basic security precautions for travel in the region, and answer questions about Latin American travel. All residents of SCC, Kings Point, Freedom Plaza and their guests are welcome.


FRI. MAR 2 – MICROSOFT WORD INTRO
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to write a letter but have never used a word processor before?  Call CRT and register for the Introduction to Microsoft Word class.  You will learn how to create a document, use templates, check your spelling, and print documents.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


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


FRI. MAR 2 – ONLINE GENEALOGY RESOURCES
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Learn to use the library’s online genealogy databases, including Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3 and Heritage Quest, as well as library digital resources and key websites. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


SAT. MAR 3, 10, 24, 31 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $20 Members   $25 Non-Members
This four session beginner’s class will cover hardware, software and operating system basics.  Some basic word processing will be introduced. Internet searching using web browsers and search engines will also be covered. Storage devices, both permanent & temporary will be discussed.


SAT. MAR 3 - CAMP BAYOU MONTHLY PROGRAM "Discover the fascinating world of ants with Dr. George"
9:30 a.m. is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, supporters and grants, the managing non-profit- B.O.L.D. - offers pre-registered programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families. Monthly canoe tours are now available by reservation only. Check the online calendar for trip dates. The Center is open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks.  General admission is still FREE.Check out the Camp Bayou Facebook page and for more information visit the webpage at http://www.campbayou.org/ or call 813-641-8545.


SAT. MAR 3 - SCC AUDUBON CLUB MEETING - THE PATHS OF MIGRATION
Social time 9:30 a.m. in the Florida Room of the Atrium. Brief business meeting and program begin at 10:00 a.m.  Mary Keith has been birding most of her life. She grew up in rural Pennsylvania where most weekends were spent in the state parks and woods. She has lived and birded in Florida since 1992. Her degrees have nothing to do with birds (Chemistry and Food Science), but they have supported a life of work around the world where she managed to watch birds as well. She is retired from the University of Florida Extension Service and now has more time to lead bird walks for the Tampa Audubon Society, watch birds, monitor eagle nests and wading bird colonies, and participate in Christmas Bird Counts. Mary's presentation will cover some of the marvels of bird migration. What we know, what we don’t know and how we’re learning more about it, and why Hillsborough County is in the crosshairs as a migration hot spot for so many types of birds. Some hints and suggestions for what you can do to help birds on their journeys will be included.Bring your own mug.  SCC Audubon Club meetings are open to all members of Sun City Center and Kings Point communities. The field trip for the month will be to Florida Aquarium, Tampa on Tuesday March 13, 2018. For more information www.sccaudubonclub.com  


SAT. MAR 3 - DREAM CIRCLE
10:00 a.m. 1606 Chevy Chase Dr, SCC, A place to find out if your dreams have meaning. A small privite group helps you, and you help them, analyze all dreams presented. You may be missing out on knowing your super-power. Come give us a try. For more info contact Carol at 813-909-3233 or email oschmann@verizon.net.


SAT. MAR 3 - LIVING WITH SPICES: Health Benefits of Chia Seeds
11:00 a.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Join Caroline Blesson for a cooking demonstration and tasting highlighting the many health benefits of Indian spices, especially cardamom. Learn how to infuse these aromatic spices into daily cooking. Limited to 40 participants. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


SAT. MAR 3 - RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio. Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


SAT. MAR 3 - 2018 VETERANS' ANNUAL DINNER/DANCE
5:00 p.m. for social hour with dinner at 5:45 in the Florida Room. Three Entrée Buffet by Banquet Masters - (Chicken Marsala, Italian Sausage & Peppers, Onion Crusted Salmon) A Fun Program with a Mix of Patriotism. Music/Dancing by JUST THE TWO OF US “A Special Tribute to Veterans” by Lily Meyers Casual Dress (theme is “Viva Italiano”) – no shorts or flip flops - BYOB and setups (ice and glasses furnished) Sponsored by the Veterans’ Organizations of Sun City Center - Cost is $30 per ticket - checks payable to American Legion Post 246ww. All Veterans, Friends and Guests are Welcome.  Tickets available through: American Legion: 634-7777 DAV: 634-1761 - Leathernecks: 634-6707 MOAA: 260-3257 - Silver Osprey Squadron: 260-3221 MOWW: 633-1063 - General Sales: 260-3221 or 634-7777 


SAT. MAR 3 - FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER GALA!
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for Sunset Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres with 8:00 p.m. Dinner, Cocktail Attire * Garden Seating at 19th Avenue NW, Ruskin. Come Away for a Magical Evening Under the Stars on Dickman Island. Hosts: Danita & Glenn Dickman. Live Entertainment, Silent & Live Auctions Open Bar, Dancing, Valet Parking. RSVP by February 20, 2018. For more information call 813-645-7651 - $175 Individual, $300 Couple, $1200 Reserved table for 8. Proceeds benefit Firehouse Cultural Center - Link to rsvp: http://firehouseculturalcenter.org/events/firehouse-gala-2018/ 


SAT. MAR 3 - ACADEMY OF BALLROOM DANCE
6:30 p.m. in the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center where there will be a Mambo/Salsa dance lesson included with admission. This will be followed by regular dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. At intermission, the Academy Formation Team will be performing a Rumba routine for your entertainment. Admission is free for members, or $6 for guests at the door. Come and dance to a fabulous selection of tunes handpicked by our DJ Bernice DuBro. Enjoy the complimentary coffee and cookies. Try your luck with the 50/50 drawing. Open seating and singles tables are always available. Everyone is welcome; bring your friends and BYOB. The dress  code is casual but neat (no shorts please). Mark your calendars for the following Academy dances - April 7th, May 12th, June 2nd and July 7th.  For more information, call George Hawn at 330-770-0442.


SUN. MAR 4 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB    
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Building, Florida Room.  For your dancing and listening pleasure live music provided by Thor Stevens and his saxophone.  Members $4.00; Guests $6.00.  BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Proper attire requested (please, no jeans, shorts).  Please note this the only dance in March but there are three dances scheduled in April on the 1st, 15th and 29th.  Info: Janet 633-3558.


MON. MAR 5 - WIDOWER'S GROUP
8:30 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 contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com. 


MON. MAR 5 or WED. MAR 14 – Backup! Backup!
8:45 a.m. – Noon in the Computer Lab  $10 Members  $15 Non-Members
This class combines a free program called EaseUS Todo Backup and a program called Goodsync ($25). These programs will let you backup your entire computer and then quickly add your file changes to the backup files. The result is a secure backup that protects your personal files as well as the computer system files.


MON. MAR 5 – WINDOWS 10 INTRO
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Have you received or purchased a new computer and don’t know how to use it beacuase it came with windows 10?  Call CRT and sign up for the Introduction to windows 10 training class.  For $20 a person you will learn about the start menue, privacy settings, connecting to a network, display settings, and a lot more.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


MON. MAR 5 – ONEBLOOD BLOOD DRIVE
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. OneBlood will be hosting a blood donation drive right here at SouthShore in their Big Red Bus. Donors will be provided with juice and cookies. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. MAR 5 - FLOSS AND FRIENDS EVERY MONDAY
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join our needlework group to share techniques, tips, and experiences about fiber and fabric arts. Bring a project and ask questions. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


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


TUE. MAR 6 - CONSERVATION - WANT TO HELP OUR EARTH?
9:30 a.m. in the Palm Room on the first Tuesday of ech month. Our goal is to educate members and the community in all aspects of managing, preserving, and enhancing the environment for healthier living. This group is lead by Patsie Ginley.  For more information, email her at patsieginley@aol.com.  Some of their discussion topics are, Sierra Club, Spring Community Present, having a March Speaker, SpringFling at Little Manatee, Citizens Climate Lobby, and Ted Talk.


TUE. MAR 6 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAR 6 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach. Learn about how to send emails, read and reply to messages, and send files with emails. Cost of Class: $20 a person. Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot. Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. MAR 6 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. MAR 6  - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAR 6, 13, 20, 27 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Single Time Swing - 5:30 PM
Intermediate Triple Time Swing - 6:45 PM
Intermediate West Coast Swing  - 8:00 PM 
(Must have had Beg. West Coast Swing before taking this class),  Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


TUE. MAR 6 – ADULT/TEEN ZENTANGLE BLENDS
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Join Certified Zentangle instructor patsy monk to learn about Zentangle Blends. In Zentangle drawing, BLENDS refers to methods of creating progressive transitions in the tangles. The first and last steps are recognizable tangles. The steps in between create all the fun! For ages 16 and up. Limited to 22 participants. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED, MAR 7 & FRI, MAR 9 - ANDROID SMARTPHONES & TABLETS
9:00 – 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.


WED. MAR 7 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. MAR 7 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus, “MUSIC, WELLNESS, AND MEMORY”, Janalea Hoffman, Author, Publicist and Music Teacher will present how musical sounds and various music tones assist in the healing process of lowering blood pressure, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, plus many other illnesses.  SCC Open FundRaiser in the Heritage Room.  Non-members fee $1.00 plus love offering to benefit our society.  Bring your community ID card. 


WED. MAR 7 – MOAA MONTHLY MEETING
11:00 a.m. in the Florida Room at the North Side Atrium Building where CAPT Tom Chaby, USN (Ret), former commander of Seal Team 5, will be the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) luncheon. Captain Chaby served as an active duty US Navy SEAL for 26 years.  Throughout his career, Tom spent over 12 years deployed to over 70 countries around the world leading special operations at every level.  Shortly after 9/11, Captain Chaby deployed to Afghanistan leading a Task Unit of 50 SEALs and support personnel conducting special operations in support of the initial stages of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  During the latter part of the critical fight in Fallujah, Tom led a Task Force of over 400 personnel conducting full spectrum special operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.  Earlier in his career, Tom lived in South America leading Counter Drug Operations throughout Colombia and the region.  During his five-year tenure as Deputy Commanding Officer of the SEAL Training Command and as a SEAL Instructor, Tom was integral in developing the current generation of SEAL operators.  Tom worked closely with Congress to shape programs, authorities and resources to help the entire Special Operations community build and sustain full spectrum resilience: physical, psychological, social and spiritual.  At USSOCOM, Tom created a multi-year suicide prevention-working group comprised of surviving spouses and teammates to incubate de-institutionalized solutions to suicide prevention.  Tom serves his teammates today as the Co-Executive Director for Warrior-2-Warrior (W2W) where he has developed a national level program that synchronizes full spectrum resilience to reduce veteran suicide. Twenty suicides due to PTSD occur each day.  Captain Chaby has established himself as a leading expert in veteran resilience and suicide prevention. Tom has spoken to and worked with Bill Gates, Dennis Washington, CBRE leadership, Intuit leadership, American Medical Association (AMA) Conference, “The Ortho Biologic Institute,” Coach Saban and the University of Alabama Football Team, Coach Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Mets, and the New York Yankees coaching staff along with dozens of other high performance organizations. The luncheon cost is $15.00 and reservations must be made prior to Sunday, March 4th at 6:00 pm.  For additional information contact Frank Kepley at 642-0801.  For reservations, which are required,  call Doris Glass 642-0497.


WED. MAR 7, 14, 21, 28 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Fox Trot - 12:45 PM
Beginning/Intermediate Samba - 2:00 PM
Silver Quick Step (Beginning) - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. MAR 7 - THE ART CLUB IN SUN CITY CENTER'S FINE ARTS GALLERY OPENING & RECEPTION "MEET THE ARTISTS"
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. exhibit in The Art Club, located on Cherry Hills Drive in Sun City Center.is a forum for bringing together talented artists with fellow residents of Sun City Center.  The exhibit will feature paintings and drawings from more than thirty Art Club members.  Many artists will be attending the Gallery Opening & Reception.  This exhibit coincides with SCC’s annual Fun Fest celebration and will be open to the community throughout the month of March. The event is free and open to members of the community and their guests.  Snacks and beverages will be served.  


WED. MAR 7 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT INTR0
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to create a presentation and have no idea how where to start?  Call CRT and register for the Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint.  You will learn how to create a presentation, creating and organizing slides, adding text to slides, and more.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. MAR 7 - RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio. Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAR 7 - MAH JONGG @ THE LIBRARY EVERY WEDNESDAY
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2. Learn and play this popular table game using the American rules. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAR 7 - NEEDLE PEOPLE EVERY WEDNESDAY
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips, and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric arts. Bring a project and ask questions. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAR 7 - THE COMPUTER CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
7:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, in the Atrium.  Come and hear Hewie Poplock, from APCUG, explain how to get “Better Results with Google Searching”.  He will review how search engines work so you can construct better queries.  His hints and tricks should help make your searches more effective and useful.


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


THU. MAR 8 - BETH ISRAEL SISTERHOOD PROGRAM COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
11:00 a.m. the Beth Israel Sisterhood will host a coffee and conversation with author Maggie Anton.  A distinctive feature of Talmud is that our Sages debated all sorts of subjects in great detail.  So it should come as no surprise that they also discussed every aspect of intimate relations - how, when, where, with whom - often in startlingly explicit fashion. Surprised and impressed at how Jewish tradition is progressive in many respects more than one might think, she decided to share the best of what she'd learned in her newest book, Fifty Shades of Talmud:  What the First Rabbis Had to Say about You-Know-What.  Members of Beth Israel Sisterhood are invited to attend. Please contact Rochelle Lafer for more information. Rlafer@gmail.com


THU. MAR 8 - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER 
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 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


THU. MAR 8 - QUICKBOOKS PRO INTRO
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Do you have QuickBooks Pro because your accountant suggested it but you don’t know how to use it?  Call CRT and sign up for the QuickBooks Pro Introduction class.  In this class you will learn about the chart of accounts, items and services, invoicing customers, receiving payments, and backing up your data.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


THU. MAR 8 - 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. We are happy to announce that Dr. Amy Yepez will be leading a peer forum with open discussion encouraged by all. Dr. Yepez graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2009 and has practiced in both orthopedics and Neuro rehabilitation. Over the past two years, Amy has focused on acquiring her pain specialist certification with the Dolphin MPS device. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc. that may have worked for them in order for all members to benefit with Amy’s guidance. With 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 and to learn! Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today! For info, call 813-892-2990


THU. MAR 8 - EBOOKS WITH OVERDRIVE
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Learn how to download e-books from the library onto your tablet or smartphone and discover the library's large selection of e-books available on OverDrive. Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. MAR 9 - 15TH ANNUAL TIMELY TREASURES SALE AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. 12:00 noon. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W., SCC. Come find that “new to you” treasure. Whether you are looking for furniture, appliances, clothing, antiques, household items, holiday décor, artwork, tools, electronics or sports, there will surely be something “special” that you’ll love. New this year, Premium pre-sale on Thursday, March 8th 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 9 – MICROSOFT WORD GRAPHICS
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you want to spice up your documents but am not sure how?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word Graphics class.  In this class, you will learn about inserting pictures, objects, and shapes, how to manipulated pictures, and more.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. MAR 9 - THE SINGLES MINGLES OF KINGS POINT DANCE
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Banquet Room of the north clubhouse. The admission is $5.00 and BYOB. Come listen to the music of DJ Ken Miller. If you live outside Kings Point, please call Dottie Beyer at 813-812-6972 to add your name to the gate list.


SAT. MAR 10 - NEW AGE FAIR
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. SCC Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. Free admission.   A special treat for your Spiritual, Mental, and Physical interests. Sponsored by the Metaphysical Society


MON. MAR 12 & TUE. MAR 13 – WINDOWS 10 WORKSHOP
9:00 – 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.


MON. MAR 12 - WINDOWS 10 MORE TOPICS   
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about Windows 10 including the new file explorer and using Apps on your computer.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


MON. MAR 12 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAR 13 – MICROSOFT OUTLOOK MORE TOPICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn how to organize and manage your email, add contacts, and create contact groups.  Call CRT and sign up for the Introduction to windows 10 training class.  For $20 a person you will learn about the start menue, privacy settings, connecting to a network, display settings, and a lot more.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. MAR 13 – IRISH MUSIC WITH MATTHEW GURNSEY
2:00  – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Join Matthew Gurnsey as he sings of the green shamrock shores! This live musical concert embodies Irish culture with its humor, rousing history, and heart-wrenching ballads. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAR 13  - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAR 13, 20, 27 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Single Time Swing - 5:30 PM
Intermediate Triple Time Swing - 6:45 PM
Intermediate West Coast Swing  - 8:00 PM 
(Must have had Beg. West Coast Swing before taking this class),  Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


TUE. MAR 13 - PAPERCRAFTING: SPARKLE AND SPRINKLE
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Create a beautiful card or scrapbook page with Sparkle N Sprinkle. All materials will be provided. Limited to 25 participants. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAR 14 - 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. MAR 14 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus. “HEALING THROUGH PAST LIFE REGRESSION”, Patricia McGivern, nationally known hypnotist and speaker will provide insights as to how experiencing past life regression helps overcome illness.  SCC Open Fund Raiser in the Heritage Room.  Non-members fee $1.00 plus love offering to benefit our society.  Bring your community ID card.


WED. MAR 14 - SUN CITY CENTER SHRINE CLUB monthly luncheon on the 2nd Wednesday of each month 
11:30 a.m. 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


WED. MAR 14, 21, 28 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Fox Trot - 12:45 PM
Beginning/Intermediate Samba - 2:00 PM
Silver Quick Step (Beginning) - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. MAR 14 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT FORMAT
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you know the basics of creating a PowerPoint presentation but would like to learn how to make it look great?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft PowerPoint format class.  In this class, you will learn about themes, transitions, printing, indenting and spacing.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. MAR 14 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP SPONSORED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Have you been given the diagnosis of Diabetes? Are you unsure of your dietary and physical future? Discover options and learn information that will prepare you for a healthy future with Diabetes! Join Kristin Weir, RN and Case Manager from Bayada Home Health Care as she facilitates this educational and support group. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


WED. MAR 14 – ADULT/TEEN CANVAS PAINTING
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Create a masterpiece through step by step instruction using acrylic paint. Limited to 20 participants. For ages 16 and up. Register now online! Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. MAR 15 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, Suite #254. Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical Trials? Call the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Mobile Clinical Trail Unit (813) 455-2512


THU. MAR 15 - INTEGRATED HEALING: MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT
10:00 a.m. in the LEC at the United Methodist Church, SCC. “Integrated Healing: Mind, Body, and Spirit” program is being offered by the Health Ministry Team of Sun City United Methodist Church. The presenter is Reyna Bragg, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, who comes with a wealth of information about holistic medicine. She can answer questions you may have about keeping a balanced digestive system, acupressure and acupuncture, CBD oil, and pain management. Please call the church office for a reservation. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call Diane Cantwell at 440-655-6470


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


THU. MAR 15 - RUG HOOKING CLUB
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join other rug hookers to share techniques, tips, and experiences about rug hooking. Bring a project and ask questions. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. MAR 15 - QUICKBOOKS PRO MORE TOPICS
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to keep track of purchases, see report, reconcile with bank statements, and create general journal entries.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


THU. MAR 15 - SOUTHSHORE READERS BOOK DISCUSSION
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Join us to discuss The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott. "On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove?to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife?that the hours of his life belong to himself alone.” Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. MAR 15 - JEN'S MARKET AT THE FIREHOUSE!
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin, FL. The outdoor market will be seasonal (Sept - April) on third Thursdays. KidZone: a market within the market for children ages 7-17 to sell their crafts. Children's booth space is free.  Hydroponics class at the Firehouse Cultural Center will have a booth with their vegetables and herbs! Free classes for children/parents on market guidelines, ideas for crafting, set up, what to expect and more will be given offered, dates and times to be announced.  Schools and groups can also request a class at their facility. Jen's Market operates outdoor markets and events, bringing vendors together from throughout central Florida and beyond to sell their products. Shoppers can find farm fresh produce and citrus, local honey, fresh foods (dine in or take out), handcrafted soaps, essential oils, a wide variety of arts and crafts and Florida style apparel and decor. Jennifer McCafferty, owner of the markets commented " We are excited about our partnership with the Firehouse Cultural Center.  Our markets have always been family and community focused. The location is perfect for everyone to stop by after school or work, meet up with friends, shop, eat and relax!"   The market is outside on the new property just acquired by the FCC, with a huge oak tree for shade and a front porch just right for sitting and socializing. Jen's Market is focused on providing benefit to our local communities and businesses.  Details on all markets, vendor and sponsor information can be found at www.jens-market.com. Contact: Jennifer McCafferty   Owner, Jen's Market, Inc.  813-846-1316  jennifer@jens-market.com 


THU. MAR 15 – PILLOW PAINTING
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Learn how to create a stencil using the Silhouette electronic cutter and paint your design on a pillow! All materials will be provided. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Library. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. MAR 16 - VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT, A PROGRAM OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by registration only at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr SCC. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross in partnership with the Veterans History Project, a program of the Library of Congress, is seeking Veterans to participate in this project.  The program captures through a video interview, firsthand account of Veterans who served in any branch of the US military in any capacity, from World War I through the present, and are no longer serving are eligible to participate.  Civilians who served in support of a US war effort in a professional capacity are also welcome to participate.  We recently conducted our first interview with a Vietnam Veterans, and are very excited to capture his personal account and add it to the Library of Congress Collection for all to see.  As Teresa Fazio, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran stated, “It is important to get every veterans’ story so future generations can learn about military life from first-hand accounts.  Our individual experiences may have been different, but when compiled they form a powerful snapshot of history.” If you are a Veteran or know Veterans that would like to share their stories, please call Sun Towers to schedule your interview time at 813-634-3347. This recording of history will take place on the 3rd Friday of each month.


FRI. MAR 16 – MICROSOFT WORD MORE TOPICS
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you want to add headers or footers to a document or use columns and tables to make your document stand out?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word More Topics Class.  In this class, you will learn how to create headers, foots, columns, tables, and collaborate with others on a document.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. MAR 16 - MASTER GARDENER: BEGONIAS
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2. With Master Gardener Eileen Hart. Learn about the many different varieties of begonias and how to use them in your yard. Discover the history of these wonderful plants and propagating strategies so you will be able to have many more in your yard. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. MAR 16 - THE KP'S MUSIC CLUB SPRING DANCE & SHOW PARTY
6:00 p.m. at the KPCH, Veterans Theater. There will be DJ Music for dancing, with a great Doowop Show by the Harmony Express vocal group. BYOB & Snacks permitted. Set ups will be provided. Tickets are $15.This should be a sold out event so get your tickets early. Contact Jim, (813) 773-7377


SAT. MAR 17 - THE MULTICULTURAL HERITTAGE CLUB AT FUN FEST
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Community Association Atrium Campus, N. Pebble Beach Blvd. ?The Multicultural Heritage Club, will be participating in this year's Fun Fest. It is a newly formed Club, having been in existence since ?May of 2017. The Multi-Cultural Heritage Club is dedicated to the effort of inspiring our members to extend fellowship and support to each other through social and cultural activities.  We, therefore, take tremendous pride in preserving and promoting the richness of the multi-cultural heritage of Sun City Center’s residents. Visitors will be able to speak with members of the Club, take part in a raffle for various items, and be able to sign up and join the club. Memebership dues are payable in cash or by check. So please stop by, say "hello" to find out what the Club is all about. For more information you can write an e-mail to: multiculturalheritageclub@gmail.com. 


SAT. MAR 17 - GALS & GUYS PRODUCTIONS AT FUN FEST
10:00 a.m. in the Rollins Theater where we will be presenting a Variety of songs  Gals & Guys Productions invites all Sun City Center to stop by our Clubs promotion table at the Fun Fest. Please don't miss it. You won't be disappointed. See you there


SUN. MAR 18 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
6:15 p.m. doors open for members and 6:30 .m. for guests. The band will be playing 7:00- 10:00 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.  The cost is free for members and $6.00 per person for guests. No advance ticket is needed. pay at door.  Residents of Kings Point, Renaissance as well as Sun City Center are welcome.  The Oldies but Goodies Dance Club will be dancing and enjoying the music of RB & the Gang.   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. MAR 19 – FACEBOOK 101
9:00 – 12:00 in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This is a beginner’s class.  In this class we will: 1) Personalize your profile & timeline; 2) Find and add friends and set up Security; 3) Explain secure messaging and chatting, find out what family and friends are up to; 4) Add friends and create groups; 5) Add photos and tag the photos, view and share videos, explore news feeds, and update family and friends; 6) Discuss what to post and what not to post.  


MON. MAR 19 - WINDOWS 10 ADVANCED TOPICS  
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about Windows 10 including Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Defender, Cortana, and backup/recovery of your computer.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


MON. MAR 19 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Speaker to be announced. Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will facilitate. With the influx of many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated!  If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share! If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


MON. MAR 19 - EASY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: HISTORY WEEK
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2. Learn the basics of American Sign Language with Jackie Haig! Your Deaf Instructor will voice and sign her Language to teach basic vocabulary and everyday words. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAR 20 – PHOTO GALLERY
9:00 – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members  $15 Non-Members. Photo Gallery provides photographers an easy way to edit, organize, and share photos. The class is aimed at the beginning photographer who wants to edit and improve their pictures but doesn’t require the full functionality of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  The program is free and runs on PCs with Windows 7 or 8 or Vista (not Macs.)  The class will be hands-on and will cover many of the features of Photo Gallery.


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


TUE. MAR 20 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING
12:00 noon at United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center. The guest speaker will be Ann Osisek, presenting “Fast Forward in Reverse” focusing on better organizational methods, the use of timelines and the importance of accurate documentation as well as the art of "toggling" when doing on-line genealogical research. The cost is $18.75 per person for lunch. For Reservations and information, call Dotty Love at 813-634-2749. Mail check to SBGS P.O. Box 5202 Sun City Center, Fl. 33571. Check must be received by Mar. 8, 2018.


TUE. MAR 20 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


TUE. MAR 20  - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAR 20, 27 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Single Time Swing - 5:30 PM
Intermediate Triple Time Swing - 6:45 PM
Intermediate West Coast Swing  - 8:00 PM 
(Must have had Beg. West Coast Swing before taking this class),  Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


TUE. MAR 20 – ADULT/TEEN ELEMENTS OF COLOR
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Join art instructor Michael Parker for this art class on color theory. Students will learn how to mix colors and explore the many possibilities of understanding color. Limited to 22 participants. For ages 16 and up. Register now online! Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAR 21 - PRESENTATION BY C.A.R.E. 
9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10:00 a.m. presentation at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC. C.A.R.E. (Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort) is a volunteer run, no kill, animal shelter in Ruskin.  Come hear what makes them different than other animal welfare organizations.  Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call the church office at 813-634-1292.


WED.  MAR 21– METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “CUSTOM HERBAL FORMULAS TAILORED FOR YOU”  AND “FACIAL REJUVENATION UTILIZING THE MEI ZEN METHOD”, Practitioners from Sun City Center Health and Wellness, Dr. Panyada Sachs and Dr. Jan Kummer will share information about two of the  many acupuncture specialties offered at the Clinic. SCC Open Fund Raiser in the Heritage Room.  Non-members fee $1.00 plus love offering to benefit our society.  Bring your community ID card.


WED. MAR 21, 28 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Fox Trot - 12:45 PM
Beginning/Intermediate Samba - 2:00 PM
Silver Quick Step (Beginning) - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. 


WED. MAR 21 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT GRAPHICS
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to add graphics to a presentation to make your data more understandable?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft PowerPoint Graphics class.  In this class, you will learn how to add pictures, screen shots, shapes, animations, and videos to your presentation.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. MAR 21 - 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. MAR 21 - ELDER LAW
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long-term care with emphasis on public benefits. Registration not required. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAR 21 – PODCASTING 101
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Join Chris Krimitsos, the founder of the Florida Podcasters Association, for the viewing of his film, The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary and a brief presentation about the current podcasting market, finding a niche audience, using a podcast to promote a business, and accessing free library resources to get a podcast up and running. Recommended for teens and adults. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAR 21 - RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio. Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAR 22 – TUNING YOUR PC WORKSHOP
8:30 – 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.


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


THU. MAR 22 - RALLY YOUR TROOPS TO FIGHT CANCER - MINI RELAY FOR LIFE (AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY)
10:00 am  - 1:00 p.m. Freedom Plaza (Golfview Terrace) Info: 813-927-1147 


THU. MAR 22 - QUICKBOOKS PRO ADVANCED TOPICS 
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to Restore a company from a backup, export data, and use QuickBooks to generate letters.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


THU. MAR 22 - RECORDING STUDIO BASICS WITH GARAGEBAND
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Join us in our recording studio to learn the basics on how to record your music, podcast, or audio project using GarageBand! Limited to 6 participants. Register now online! Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


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


FRI. MAR 23 – MICROSOFT WORD ADVANCED
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach. Do you need to create letterhead or perform a mail merge but don’t know where to start?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word Advanced Topics class.  In this class, you will learn how to create a letter head with your own logo, create cover and title pages, and perform a mail merge.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


SAT. MAR 24 - THE CATE FOUNDATION MONTHLY VENDOR FAIR AND QUARTER/SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Ruskin Elk Club - Food & Beverages are always available to purchase. We are in a different location each month - www.2cate.org for info or Call 813-773-7175 - Conquering Addiction Through Education


SAT. MAR 24 - SCC DANCE CLUB GALA BUFFET AND DANCE
5:15 - 9:00 p.m. in the South Community Hall, 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC, 33573.  Don't miss out!  This fabulous dance is presented by the Sun City Center Dance Club, Catered by Banquet Masters.  Dance to our Widely Acclaimed and Exclusive Playlist spun by Gerardo. The banquet buffet entrees include baked ham, roast turkey and bourbon glazed salmon.  Buffet and Dance: Members $20.00 pp, Guest $25pp.  Dance only 7:00 to 9:00pm; Members Free. Guests are $6.00pp at the door.  Semi-formal attire (jacket and tie for men). BYOB. Open seating.  Singles tables available.Checks payable to SCC Dance Club must be received by Ann Carl, 1802 Bunker Hill Dr., SCC 33573 no later the March 19th.  For information, call 813-634-9074.


SUN. MAR 25 - SCC POLISH HERITAGE CLUB DINNER
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, Atrium Building. The SCC Polish Heritage Club is holding their Swieconka Dinner, in the Florida Room, Atrium Building, to honor one of the most enduring and beloved Polish Easter traditions.  Symbolic buffet 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); coffee/tea included, and BYO Beverage of choice. Admission is $5 per SCC, KingsPoint or Freedom Plaza residents (Members admitted free when bringing a vegetable, salad or dessert for 8.) Attire: business casual to semi-formal preferred. Join in for a festive time and a great dinner! For info or tickets, please call: Wanda (SCC) at 813 633-0016 or Dolores (KP) at 813 633-6481. For membership info:  Lorraine at 813 677-0026


MON. MAR 26 - 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.


MON. MAR 26 - MICROSOFT PUBLISHER INTRO
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Do you need to create a flyer and do not know where to start?  Cal CRT and sign up for the Introduction to Microsoft Publisher class.  You will learn the basics of page layout, working with Text, Shapes, and Pictures.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


MON. MAR 26 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. MAR 26 – WOMEN IN SCIENCE
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. In celebration of Woman's History Month, join us as we explore the incredible contributions women have made to science and history. Let's recognize amazing women who broke barriers, pushed science forward and often received no credit for their work or achievements. Tanja Diederich, a local astronomer, will lead the discussion. There will be fun hands on science included. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAR 27 - 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 1:00 p.m. at Kings Point in the 2020 building. Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical Trials? Call the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Mobile Clinical Trail Unit (813) 455-2512


TUE. MAR 27 – WALK-IN TECH HELP
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Drop in any time during this one hour open lab for quick training in computer basics, tablets, smartphones, e-books, e-readers, and more. No registration required. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAR 27 – FRIENDS OF THE SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY MEETING
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library as they plan events, programs and bookstore activities to be held at the SouthShore Regional Library. The public is welcome to participate in this meeting. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAR 27 – BEADING 101
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Learn the basics of beading and jewelry making with Jennifer Probst of BEad Different Jewelry. Create a long-strand necklace with eclectic bead mix. Limited to 15 participants. Register now online! Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAR 27 – SCC POLISH HERITAGE CLUB MEETING
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., the Club is holding their membership meeting, in the Florida Room, Atrium Building, to bid their “snowbirds” farewell. The Club welcomes SCC, Kingspoint, and Freedom Plaza residents interested in learning about the traditional Polish Cultural events that the Club offers. Refreshments are provided and admission is free. Join in the fun and fellowship! Annual Dues are $5. For info, call: Lorraine at 813 677-0026 or Wanda at 813 633-0016 


WED. MAR 28 - BUNCO IS ALIVE AND WELL IN SUN CITY CENTER!
9:00 a.m. in the Sandpiper Room in the Atrium. A group of Woman's Club members and guests meet to play a rousing game of Bunco. Reservations are not required. If you can't remember how to play we will show you the game.  We have prizes and a light snack. It's an excellent way to introduce your friends and neighbors to the GFWC Sun City Center Woman's Club. We finish by 11:30a.m.


WED. MAR 28 –  IPAD/IPHONE FOR SENIORS
9:00 – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members
The iPad and the iPhone function the same, in most cases. This course will show how to check your e-mail, carry your books and music around with you, have fun playing games and even adjust the size of the readable text on the screen.


WED. MAR 28 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “OUR ROLE IN CREATING THE NEW EARTH” Carl Franklin, Coptic Minister, nationally known Spiritual Metaphysical researcher and radio co-host share with us how the Ascension is in full process now bringing the 5th dimensional reality on earth.  SCC Open Fund Raiser in the Heritage Room.  Non-members fee $1.00 plus love offering to benefit our society.  Bring your community ID card.


WED. MAR 28 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT ADVANCED
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn how to add tables and charts to a presentation as well as modify themes, and creating action buttons.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. MAR 28 - SUN CITY CENTER LAPIDARY CLUB
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sandpiper Room:  Sun City Center Lapidary Club hosts a workshop for members and anyone interested in learning more about the club.


WED. MAR 28 - HOW TO APPLY FOR AN SBA LOAN
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Learn how to apply for a business loan, what lenders look for, and how they rate your loan application. Receive a review of U.S. Small Business Administration loan programming and what SBA looks for in a loan application. Register online at http://bit.lyFloridaFSBDCHC. This program is presented in partnership with Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. MAR 29 - "POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS" (SIX-SESSION PROGRAM) Offered by Tampa General Hospital
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL (located in the theater). If you are an adult caring for a loved one, this program will provide techniques to develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, deal with difficult feelings, develop positive communication skills, and make tough caregiving decisions. This is a six-session program. Registration for this program is now open. Those interested can call 813-660-6101 or visit the link below to register. Registration for this program is required due to a limited number of spaces. We will not be able to accommodate walk ins or anyone who is not on the roster so please rsvp as soon as possible to secure your space. To register online, please use this link: https://www.tgh.org/tgh-resources/health-education - Meeting dates: March 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3. 


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


FRI. MAR 30 – Managing Investments with Excel
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This mini-class will build on your basic Excel knowledge by reinforcing your skills with formulas, functions, and formatting.  We will create a stock portfolio spreadsheet and use it to show how financial calculation can be incorporated into the spreadsheet.  Students are expected to have a basic understanding of Excel including how to navigate rows, columns, save and retrieve workbooks.  Basic Excel Knowledge is required.


WED. APR 4 - LIVING WITH SPICES: Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds
11:00 a.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Join Caroline Blesson for a cooking demonstration and tasting highlighting the many health benefits of Indian spices, especially cardamom. Learn how to infuse these aromatic spices into daily cooking. Limited to 40 participants. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


SAT. APR 7 - CAMP BAYOU MONTHLY PROGRAM "Learn about Butterflies and their habitat with Donna"
9:30 a.m. is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the County's ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, supporters and grants, the managing non-profit- B.O.L.D. - offers pre-registered programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families. Monthly canoe tours are now available by reservation only. Check the online calendar for trip dates. The Center is open from Thursday- Saturday from 9am-2pm for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks.  General admission is still FREE.Check out the Camp Bayou Facebook page and for more information visit the webpage at http://www.campbayou.org/ or call 813-641-8545.


TUE. APR 10 - CONSERVATION - WANT TO HELP OUR EARTH?
9:30 a.m. in the Palm Room on the first Tuesday of ech month. Our goal is to educate members and the community in all aspects of managing, preserving, and enhancing the environment for healthier living. This group is lead by Patsie Ginley.  For more information, email her at patsieginley@aol.com.  Some of their discussion topics are, Sierra Club, Spring Community Present, having a March Speaker, SpringFling at Little Manatee, Citizens Climate Lobby, and Ted Talk.


WED. APR 11 - 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 18 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Samantha Miller, RCSWI Social Worker for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1940. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


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


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


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


WED. MAY 2 - LIVING WITH SPICES: Health Benefits of Ginger
2:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Join Caroline Blesson for a cooking demonstration and tasting highlighting the many health benefits of Indian spices, especially cardamom. Learn how to infuse these aromatic spices into daily cooking. Limited to 40 participants. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


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


TICKETS, CLASSES AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 



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


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


RSVP IS REQUIRED - THU. MAR 29 - "POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS" (SIX-SESSION PROGRAM) Offered by Tampa General Hospital
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL (located in the theater). If you are an adult caring for a loved one, this program will provide techniques to develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, deal with difficult feelings, develop positive communication skills, and make tough caregiving decisions. This is a six-session program. Registration for this program is now open. Those interested can call 813-660-6101 or visit the link below to register. Registration for this program is required due to a limited number of spaces. We will not be able to accommodate walk ins or anyone who is not on the roster so please rsvp as soon as possible to secure your space. To register online, please use this link: https://www.tgh.org/tgh-resources/health-education - Meeting dates: March 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3. 


TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE SUN CITY CENTER LIONS CLUB HOSTING CRUISE ABOARD ALLURE OF THE SEAS - SAT. FEB 24 - SAT. MAR 3  
The Sun City Center LIONS CLUB will be hosting a group cruise aboard the ALLURE OF THE SEAS from February 24th – March 3rd, 2019 and invite anyone interested to join them!   This 7-day trip will begin in Miami and will visit St Maarten , San Juan & Labadee, Haiti.  Costs range from $899.46 to $1159.46 per person, depending on cabin type, and including the port taxes. Transportation to Miami will be additional cost. This is a fundraising cruise for the Sun City Center LIONS Club. Please contact Travelworld in Sun City Center for more details at 813-634-3318.  


The Sun City Center Community Association welcomes the a cappela group reVoiced, at 2:30 PM on Sunday March 4, 2018.  
Encompassing five talented, charismatic men, reVoiced is the vocal quintet that will keep your “ears on their toes” and will have audiences enthralled while experiencing their band without sounds of a band using only their five voices. Tickets for ReVoiced are just $17.00 and are available at the KIOSK in the Atrium Building on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 10 AM to NOON, and will be sold at the door the day of the show, Sunday March 4, 2018.  Light refreshments will be available following the show.


FYI 
WEB SITES and EMAILS

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


EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
 

Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center offers open positions for:
We are seeking a RN that has lead in the Assisted Living environment and would like to join our dynamic team of care professionals. At least 2 years of proven Leadership experience, one that can act as liaison between our community, families and our Residents. Can lead and direct our team in providing the BEST care.  Independent /Assisted Living and Memory Care. Current RN in State of Florida, Experience in Assisted Living Facility. If you think all retirement communities are alike, think again. Sun Towers offers seniors exciting lifestyle options and great service. Please send resume for immediate consideration and come by 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center FL 33573 for application Job Type: Full-time. Required experience: Leadership in Assisted Living: 2 years.  Nursing: 2 years. Required license or certification: Registered Nurse (RN) 
Also open positions: 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. 


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

RESIDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About People)



USF STUDENT SURVEY REQUESTS YOUR INPUT
My name is Jonathan Wey and I am a graduate student in the Fire and Emergency Services/Disaster Management Program at the University of Florida.  I am required to conduct a research study in subject matter related to my program. I have chosen to study what prevents people in retirement communities from evacuating  before a hurricane. I would be grateful if you could click onto the link located at the bottom of the page and complete a short survey within the next 2 weeks. The start of the survey contains a consent form that answers the most common questions regarding my research study and its survy.  After you finish answering the questions, please make sure to click the arrow at the bottom of the page to submit your survey. If you don't click the arrow at the bottom of the screen, then your survey will never be returned to me. Should you have any questions, please contact  me at below number or address.
Thank you in advance for your time and  effort. Sincerely, Jonathan Wey, 16327 Ashington Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33647 - (813)352-2918 - Follow this link to the Survey: Take the Survey Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eYdgFSixOt3Zwep?Q_CHL=email


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


Conservation - Want to help save our earth? The Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. has a Conservation group that meets the first Tuesday of each month, at 9:30 a.m. in the Palm Room. Their goal is to educate members and the community in all aspects of managing, preserving, and enhancing the environment for healthier living. This group is lead by Patsie Ginley.  For more information, email her at patsieginley@aol.com.  Some of their discussion topics are, Sierra Club, Spring Community Present, having a March Speaker, SpringFling at Little Manatee, Citizens Climate Lobby, and Ted Talk.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Please pass on this important information about hepatitis C with Veterans you interface with on a daily basis. We have the latest treatment options available for Veterans that essentially cure the disease. Your help with sharing this information would be greatly appreciated. For additional information, please contact me. 
To read a Bay Pines Veteran's success story with hepatitis treatment, visit: https://www.baypines.va.gov/BAYPINES/features/20161012.asp 
JASON W. DANGEL
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (00PA), U.S. ARMY VETERAN
BAY PINES VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (516)
(O) (727) 398-6661, EXT. 15031 | (M) (727) 798-1531 | (F) (727) 398-9442
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The Sun City Center Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 South Pebble Beach Boulevard.  Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.  For more information please contact President Gloria Rodzielowicz - 419-4187 or the McGovern's - 633-4202.
The Lions get questions as to where someone may drop off used eyeglasses.  Here is an up-to-date list of where used eyeglasses may be dropped off in the Sun City Center area.  Eyeglasses are sorted, cleaned, refurbished, and distributed to those in need, after a proper eye exam.
Angel's Attic -- 1424 East College Avenue, Ruskin, FL
Aston Gardens at Sun City Center -- 2421 Emerald Lakes Drive, Sun City Center
Aston Gardens at Courtyards -- 1311 Aston Gardens Court, Sun City Center
Boggs Jewelers -- 4852 Sun City Center Boulevard (King's Crossing Shopping Center), Sun City Center
Coastal Eye Institute -- 1515 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center
Elks Lodge -- 1630 South US Highway 41, Ruskin
Eye Associates of SCC -- 3884 Sun City Center Boulevard (next to Burger King, Sun City Center
Freedom Plaza -- 813 Freedom Plaza Circle, Sun City Center
Kauffman Eye Institute - Just Specs -- 4002 Sun City Center Boulevard, Suite 103, Sun City Center
Optimart -- 3830 Sun City Center Boulevard, #E1, Sun City Center
Plaza Barber Shop -- 908 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
Publix, 4854 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Drive, Sun City Center
Sam's Club, 10385 Big Bend Road, Riverview, FL
SCC Cataract & Eye Center, 1701 Rickenbacker Drive, #102, Sun City Center 
SCC Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center
SCC Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center
SCC Library, 916 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
SCC Security Patrol, 1225 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
Sunhill Optical, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Suite 103, Sun City Center
Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center
Walmart, 4928 Route 674, Wimauma, FL
Winn-Dixie, 4445 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center


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


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


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


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


New e-publication “The SCC Curmudgeon Report”, providing insight into the goings on in Sun City Center and SouthShore. Produced by Bob Black. With a rich history in correspondence, Bob began writing in Korea when he got out of a combat infantry company in 1952 and took on the 2nd Infantry Division newspaper and then on to Stars & Stripes in Tokyo.  Totaling 65 years of covering the news, sometimes interrupted by 40 years of owning a public relations firm and retiring to Sun City Center in 2002 where he began as a columnist, writer and editor of The NEWS of Sun City Center.  After spending four years on the Community Association Board of directors, Bob went on to became a golf and sports writer for the SCC Sun when it was a weekly newspaper owned by the Tampa Tribune and then the SCC Observer as a columnist.  He is now a “correspondent” for the Tampa Bay (born as the St. Petersburg) Times. The “SCC Curmudgeon Report” will make space available for critical discussion from the general public with a few ground rules:  1.  Keep it to 200 words; 2. No name-calling, no libelous statements; 3.  Positive or negative, keep it on one subject; 4.  The will choose what gets printed and edit for length; 5. Sign your name and put your phone number with it so we can confirm it’s you writing the letter.  We won’t run the phone number, we will run your name. To receive the report or contribute, email Bob at (rgblack.scc@gmail.com)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

FURRY COMPANION COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About Pets)



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


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


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


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


FUR-EVER HOMES NEEDED – if you are thinking of adding a fur member to your family, please consider adopting one of the precious dogs/cats from CARE. The shelter is open Tues – Sat from 10am – 3pm. Thank you for your support. The shelter is located minutes from our community at 1528 27th St. S.E.., Ruskin, FL 33570. (813) 645-2273 - 3/30/17
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT C.A.R.E.S. ~ C.A.R.E. our local animal rescue in Ruskin is looking for volunteers and donations. C.A.R.E. is a no-kill, volunteer run, animal shelter for neglected, abused and unwanted cats and dogs in Ruskin. Volunteers are always needed at the shelter - the hours are (mornings) 7:00 am - 11:30 am or (afternoons) 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and any combination of hours in-between. Our "animal volunteers" perform a multitude of tasks throughout their day to help with finding all of our animals a forever home. Volunteers are needed seven days per week rain or shine all year long. If you have any availability, please visit the CARE website at http://www.careshelter.org/Volunteers to learn more about how to submit your volunteer application - 3/30/17

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT OR WANT TO RENT



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


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


FOR SALE ADS
MORE ITEMS TO BUY & SELL:


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


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


3 Pyrex Pie Plates and Keepers. Plastic Carrier Domed Hinged Lid Potluck W/ 9" Plate Dish. Made of Sturdy Plastic. Excellent Condition.  $5.00 each cash - Call 813-634-3490  - 1/19/18


New: George Foreman GV5 Roaster and Contact Cooker.  Excellent Condition.  In original box. $25.00 Cash 
Upper and lower heating elements provide even, thorough cooking
Automatic, temperature control monitors and controls grill's temperature
Non-stick aluminum coating for easy cleaning
Automatic, 8-minute preheat countdown; 2-1/2-hour timer
Includes slide-out grease tray and a custom-fit, oval, baking pan - Call 813-634-3490 - 1/19/18


Rug, authentic Turkish, beautiful cranberry with blues, cream accent colors, 7’ x 10.5.’ Excellent condition. $200.  Call 813-642-0931 - 1/8/18


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


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


WANTED - LOST - FOUND


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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