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WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS


MONDAYS:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


TUESDAYS:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


WEDNESDAYS:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


THURSDAYS:



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


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


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


9:00 a.m. - "FOR TODAY" MEETING OF OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS at the Sun City Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL. The meeting room (private entrance to meeting is on the left side of the building). The only requirement for attending is a desire to change your eating behaviors and stop compulsively eating. OA is an international 12-step organization/program which addresses the emotional, spiritual (not religious) and physical needs of those desiring to stop compulsive food behaviors and stop compulsively eating. No scales, dues or fees. This meeting is open only to those who have a problem with their weight or eating patterns. Please join us any Monday morning. You can learn more about OA online at http://www.oa.org/newcomers/is-oa-for-you or call Jan at 813/633-3932


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1:00 - 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Two classes) - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Introducing “Rock Steady Boxing” where the mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. "Of all the pills I’ve taken, Rock Steady Boxing is the finest and most effective." states Pete Stewart, RSB participant. Recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression. Eric Allen, M.A. and certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach is our weekly instructor. Eric is a personal trainer and geriatric exercise expert certified by the IFPA, with over 17 years of experience. His company, EA FITNESS, LLC promotes  the company’s motto “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to register for this weekly session by contacting Eric Allen at 813-321-8755 or Eric@eafitness.org  COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT TOWERS ENTRANCE. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


FRIDAYS:



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


SATURDAYS:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


SUNDAYS:



96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOWS!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


EVENT CALENDAR:



MON. FEB 11 - VOLUNTEER DAY AT SUNCOAST YOUTH CONSERVATION CENTER!
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Suncoast Youth Conservation Center, 6650 Dickman Road, Apollo Beach, FL 33572. Come volunteer at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center to help with our saltwater pond maintenance. Our saltwater pond and marsh need a little attention! Please help us tackle some mangroves and potentially harvest some grasses.  Water and gloves will be provided. 


MON. FEB 11 - FRIENDS OF HISTORY MEETING
9:30 - 11:30 a,m, in the Waterside Room. "LOW LEVEL VIEW OF U S ARMY OCCUPATION OF DEFEATED JAPAN-"-" The King's Point Friends of History Group Presents: "LOW LEVEL VIEW OF U S ARMY OCCUPATION OF DEFEATED JAPAN-"-" - WHEN: FEBRUARY 11TH FROM 10:00 TO 11:30 AM (From 9:30 til10:00 am there will be a social Meet & Greet) WHERE: KP NORTH CLUB, THE WATERSIDE ROOM WELCOME ALL RESIDENTS OF KINGS POINT AND SUN CITY CENTER** PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION BY LLOYD GRABLE Bio-Californian, WW II vet, Navy bureaucrat, Hospital administrator, been to all states [except Alaska] and 26 foreign countries, retired Mark your calendar and plan to attend and please take time to RSVP We are always looking for new speakers to present their own special history topics. If you have an interest to join our group or want to present your personal history or a topic. Please contact us, at friendsofhistorygroup27@gmail.com ** Anyone who want to attend that lives outside Kings Point in Sun City Center, just come thru the visitor entrance and tell them you want to attend the History Group Meeting to gain entrance.


MON. FEB 11 - IRISH CONNECTION MOVIE NIGHT
6:30 p.m. at Rollins Theater. Feature:  LOCAL HERO  Starring:  Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert and Fulton Mackay.  Filmed in Scotland, an eccentric oil baron from Texas sends a young 'up and coming' protegee to Scotland to purchase an entire coastal town they wish to turn into a refinery. The hotshot executive gets more than he bargained for and ends up changing his outlook on life.  SCC/KP members welcome. No subtitle


MON. FEB 11 - SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY CLUB MEETING
7:00 p.m. in the Caper Room, Atrium Building, 954 North Course Lane. There is no cost for guests; any resident of CA or Kings Point interested in science and technology is invited. A Brief Journey Around the Solar System Back by popular demand for her 6th presentation to the SET group, Fulvia Fiorani will again show beautiful informative images accompanied by her exciting and understandable commentary.  She will give an overview of our solar system including how and when it was formed.  The presentation will describe the sun and its energy, planets and their motions, solar and lunar eclipses, and the eventual end of our solar system.  


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


TUE. FEB 12 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE EVERY TUESDAY!
9:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! 


TUE. FEB 12 - MUSICAL DISCOVERY LECTURE SERIES
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,  Firehouse Cultural Center, Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Event type: Lectures. Music lovers of all levels, explore the fascinating inner workings of the musical world. Music from cultures around the world to popular 20th Century music genres will be presented. Instructor: Dr. Lauren Murray - Tuition: FREE - Register in advance. Space is limited! 8 lectures, monthly on Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., from October through May.  In partnership with Arts Education @ Straz Center. 


TUE. FEB 12 - SIX WEEK LECTURE SERIES WITH PSYCHIC, CAROL ANN LIAROS
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Community Church College 1501 La Jolla Ave. - Sun City Center, FL 33573 - Six Week Lecture Series with Psychic, Carol Ann Liaros – Feb. 12th - March 19, 2019. 
Week #1 Predicting the Future Week #2. Journeys-Out-of-the Body Week #3. Connecting the Auras Week #4. Imagination or Psychic Experience? Week #5. Why Doesn’t Healing Work All the Time? 
Week #6. (Psychometry (psychic “Tuning in”) with demonstration. $35 for all 6 classes or $7 each (813) 634-8607 Register on-line: www.4lifelearning.org 


TUE. FEB 12 - TELEPHONE SCAMS - HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESENTATION
1:00 p.m.Ripple Room, Kings Point Community, 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. (Reoccurs the second Tuesday of each Month)The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving, protecting, and defending the community and is continuing to do so by offering a monthly open forum on Economic Fraud and its growing trend with the advancement of technology. The presentations will include strategies for preventing fraud and resources available to victims. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sun City Center Community Resource Deputy Jeff Merry at 813-242-5515.


TUE. FEB 12 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center.  your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Your facilitator will be Cheryl Lewis, an effective psychotherapist. No appointment is necessary. 


TUE. FEB 12 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m on WSCQ FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”.  Mike O’Dell, President of Veterans Helping Veterans.  If you have been in Veterans Affairs very long you will know the name Mike O’Dell. He has dedicated most of his life to making sure the Veterans are given the help that the red tape agencies cannot give. You will find his efforts heartwarming and will want to help.


TUE. FEB 12, 19, 26 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Waltz - 5:30 PM
Intermediate - Tango - 6:45 PM
Intermediate West Coast Swing - 8:00 PM. 
(Must have had Beginning West Coast Swing) 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 13 - THERAPUTIC TAI CHI FOR HEALTH!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance!


WED. FEB 13 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Comic Event on Earth” presented by Mary Lou Houllis, evolutionary speaker on the Bible and all other Ancient Spiritual paths and beliefs.  She will share new evidence that a celestial event will alter life on earth.  Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


WED. FEB 13 - PLANT BASED EATING PRESENTATION
10:30 a.m. in the LEC where The Health Ministry of United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is sponsoring a presentation on Plant Based Eating. Just for the Health of it- Stephen Hiller MD will present the benefits of a Whole Foods plant-based lifestyle. He will demonstrate evidence for the prevention & reversal of most of our chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. References & resources will be shared.


WED. FEB 13 - SIX BARRIERS TO INVESTMENT SUCCESS: UNCOVERING YOUR BEHAVIORAL BIASES
12:00 Noon at Old Castle German Restaurant, 3830 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center Fl 33573, Ste 107. Presented by: Brian Bower of Edward Jones. Are hidden biases undermining your investment success? We like to think we invest rationally, but the field of behavioral finance has shown that there are social, emotional, and even cognitive factors that can affect our financial decisions and stand in the way of investment success. By identifying these unconscious tendencies, we may have a better chance of meeting our long-term goals. Join our presentation to learn more about: 
Common Behavioral Biases
How Biases Affect Our Decision Making Ability
The Impact of Biases on Investment Portfolios
To RSVP Please Contact: Brian Bower at Brian.Bower@edwardjones.com or 813-633-0044. Additional Details: Lunch will be served, Seating is limited. Please RSVP ahead of time. 
All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Investors should carefully consider a fund’s investment goals, risks, charges and expenses before investing. To obtain a summary prospectus and/or prospectus, which contains this and other information, please call Franklin Templeton Sales and Marketing Services at (800) DIAL BEN/342-5236 or visit franklintempleton.com. They should carefully read a prospectus before they invest or send money.


WED. FEB 13, 20, 27 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Slow Dance - 12:45 PM
Intermediate - Fox Trot - 2:00 PM, Intermediate - Silver Waltz (Must have had the Beginning Silver Waltz) 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 13 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP  
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC. Have you been given the diagnosis of Diabetes? Are you unsure of your dietary and physical future? Discover options and learn information that will prepare you for a healthy future with Diabetes!  Our facilitator: Shirley Sullivan, Nutritionist and Founder of Southshore Wellness, LLC. integrates her love of education and health through personalized nutritional workshops and programs.  


THU. FEB 14 - MONTHLY CARD/GAMES/DESSERT SOCIAL
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. in the Conesa Center at Prince of Peace Catholic Church (across from KingsPoint entrance) with games beginning at 12:00 noon and concluding at 3:00 p.m.  Serving homemade desserts, drinks, and door and table prizes.  Bring friends and play your favorite table game for $3.


THU. FEB 14 - A REWARDING LIFE FOR SENIORS - "Finding Happiness and Fulfillment"
1:00 p.m. sponsored by the Community Church College located in the United Church of Christ at the corner of La Jolla and North Pebble in the Gingery Room.  The college office  down the hall is open mornings Monday through Thursday: Pay $7 before the class. For further information, stop by and pick up a catalog describing this and 48 other classes this winter.  Their website is www.4lifelearning,org.  What activities are the most fulfilling in the retirement years? What are the pros and cons for you?  Chances are you will not be aware of all of your options. --  Discussion led by Philip Coates, a retired school teacher, writer, and publisher.  


THU. FEB 14 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m on WSCQ FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”.  Joel Laborde MD, Section Chief, Community Care James A Haley Veterans Hospital. If you are a vet who depends on VA medical care, what happens if you find yourself in a civilian hospital? Dr. Laborde has the answer to this and listening to this broadcast could save you a lot of trouble and money. By the way, would it not be smart to have your spouse listen too so they will know what to do if you are the one hospitalized?


THU. FEB 14, 21, 28 - SCC HAND AND FOOT
6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening in the Caper Room at the Atrium. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun! Beginners are welcome, bring your friends, or come alone, and join us! For more information email scarb2rita@hotmail.com  - Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents


FRI. FEB 15 - SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Street NE. Ruskin. This FREE networking event is looking for you! Plan to build new business with this established group of Pirofessionals who understand the value af referrials! Bring plenty of business cards to share and meet great folks from the south county llusiness area! Call 813-892-2990 with questions. 


FRI. FEB 15 - NATIONALLY RENOWNED HAMMERED DULCIMER ARTIST TO PERFORM AT UMC SUN CITY CENTER
7:00 p.m. at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, where we welcome nationally known hammered dulcimer artist Rick Thum to campus. Rick Thum is an immensely talented musician who not only is a renowned dulcimer artist, but who also builds hammered dulcimers as well. He is ranked as the most influential dulcimer of the last decade by readers of “Dulcimer Player News”. He is best known for his festival performances around the country, which have regularly earned him the title as “Most Popular Performer” at the largest national dulcimer festival. Thum played guitar and drums at age twelve, and also played trumpet in his high school band. He has played in rock bands, and at one time played regularly on the upper deck of The Admiral in St Louis. He has directed a church choir and played dulcimer in folk bands as well. In 1994 he sold his interest in a large,  midwestern acoustic instrument shop to devote more time to being a travelling musician. He holds the distinction of being voted the Best Performer and Favorite Teacher for several years running at the prestigious Evart Dulcimer Funfest, the oldest and largest dulcimer festival in the nation. Thum has also produced the best selling instructional CD series for the hammered dulcimer, the Original Song of the Month Club”.  A donation of only $10 is requested at the door on the night of the concert.  For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please visit our website at www.sccumc.com 


FRI. FEB 15 - COMEDY - 25 TO LIFE AT THE FIREHOUSE
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at The Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570.  Firehouse Pub - 25 to Life– Two comedians each with 25+ years in stand-up! Headliner Lou Angelwolf with Jeff Gerbino will entertain the crowd and bring the laughs. Basking in a comedy career that has seen many a waxing moon, Lou Angelwolf loves his job, his life, his beautiful theaters and concert halls to dirt lot one nighters and howling off of the back of a flatbed truck place on earth, and it shows. His voice on the radio has been heard by millions. His live stand up performances span a dozen time zones and a widely scattered demographic, from … Meet comedian Jeff Gerbino, one of the founders of the Minnesota comedy culture, with comedy credits including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, A&E and Good Morning America. While becoming a nationally known comedy club headliner he worked with many famous comics as both writer and performer—Jimmy Walker, Michael Keaton, Kevin Nealon, Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold, Paula Poundstone, Robin Williams and many others. TICKETS:  advanced: $23- $18. Day of the Show: $28-23 - Call Now! 813-645-7651 or go to www.firehouseculturalcenter.org


SAT. FEB 16 - KIWANIS VALENTINE TEA
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at The Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza.  Tickets are $25.00 and available from Helen Halm (813) 633-9065.  Annual fundraiser to support Kiwanis Leadership Programs in 13 local area schools.  This year the Tea will feature Bonnie Wild, with "Accessories Gone Wild".  She offers affordable jewelry, scarves. handbags etc., and will be sharing tips for accessorizing.  Invite a friend and come and enjoy an afternoon with great food and fun company!   


SUN. FEB 17 - SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY! (EVERY SUNDAY!)
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Our Food and Nutrition Services team at the South Bay Hospital Café at the Bay will now be offering a new special Sunday Brunch service EVERY SUNDAY starting Valentine’s Week which will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this new service. Stay tuned for occasional themed offerings such as this Valentine’s Week kick-off! 


SUN. FEB 17 - MIRA BAY MARKET
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at 101 Manns Harbor Drive, Apollo Beach, FL 33572. Turn west onto Mira Bay Blvd at the traffic light on US Hwy 41, we're on the grass, can't miss it!  More new vendors here too! Do you have dull knives, scissors, garden tools? Mark Bertche with MM Sharpening will be here to sharpen those up! You can find his pricing at mmsharpening.com. He also sells Rhineland Cutlery.  The Dragon Boat team, the Leviathans, will tell you about all the fun we'll have at the Dragon Boat Festival at Mira Bay March 2nd! I booked PONY RIDES for even more FUN there. I'm moving the Food Court tent to the center grass so it will be easier to reach when you pick up your hot, fresh crepes from La Petite France. And we have Brooklyn Knish, Ray's yummy Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches and The Best Thai Food! 


SUN. FEB 17 - RABBI DANIEL SWARTZ AT BETH ISRAEL TEMPLE
2:00 p.m. at Beth Israel, 1115 Del Webb Blvd East, SCC. SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE : The Beth Israel Temple is proud to host guest speaker Rabbi Swartz, spiritual leader of Temple Hesed of Scranton, PA and the Executive Director of the Coalition of the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL). The program is open to the public.  This program “Laudato Si and the Sages: Caring for our Common Home” explores parallels between Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si, and a wide variety of Jewish texts. It will highlight social justice dimensions of climate change.  Cost is $5 per person payable at the door.  RSVP by Sunday, February 10 to Betty Schare 248-568-7610 or programevents@jcscc.org 


SUN. FEB 17 - CAHT CHARITY BINGO! 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, Sun City Center Association’s north Community Hall, off of North Course Lane and North Pebble Beach Blvd. Campaign against Human Trafficking-SouthShore (CAHT) will be hosting a charity bingo afternoon,  HAPPINESS IS YELLING…BINGO! Admission is free and an 8-pack of Bingo cards is $10.  There will be special fun games, fantastic prizes and a spin the wheel raffle.  Doors open on a first come basis as there will be no prior ticket sales to attend.  Game starts at 2:30 pm.  Tanya Thompson, known for packaging an exciting bingo game, is the bingo caller for this fun afternoon. All proceeds will go towards funding CAHT’s anti- human trafficking and domestic violence projects as well as their education prevention programs in our local schools, food pantries and churches.  CAHT is a 501 (c) (3) all-volunteer nonprofit located in Sun City Center, FL.  For more information contact events chair, Kathy Lippincott at 813-938-1399.


SUN. FEB 17 - JAPANESE GUITARIST HIROYA
3:00 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin. A unique mixture of eclectic acoustic guitar songs, vocal songs (Japanese folk music and originals) and poetry with audience participation. Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after.  In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston “INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (“The Other Side of the World“, “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines“). Hiroya released two solo albums (“Heartland” and “Places“) from Japanese record label 333 discs.  TICKETS:  advanced: $23- $18. Day of the Show: $28-23 - Call Now! 813-645-7651 or go to www.firehouseculturalcenter.org


MON. FEB 18 - VETERANS INVITED FOR A PRESIDENTS DAY TOUR OF PATRIOT PLAZA AND SARASOTA NATIONAL CEMETERY
9:00 a.m. Bus departs from Freedom Plaza. 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 813.609.4868


MON. FEB 18 - CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING - SOUTHSHORE (CAHT)
Social time at 12:30 p.m. and meeting begins 1:00 p.m. and is held at the United Methodist Church, room 30, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center, FL. Campaign Against Human Trafficking-SouthShore (CAHT) will be presenting Liz Gutierrez, president and founder of Enterprising Latinas, located in Wimauma, FL., as their February meeting guest speaker.  Ms. Gutierrez’s nonprofit, Enterprising Latinas, is a hallmark in Wimauma for its vision in creating pathways of opportunities for women in the south shore area who are struggling with poverty, low employment and even domestic violence issues.  ELI offers multiple resources and training programs through their Wimauma Opportunity Center, particularly for the Latinas.   Ms. Gutierrez has a wealth of experience in organizing communities, and she has a Master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She also is a consultant to government agencies and nonprofits that are focused on offering solutions to low-income women as they navigate the workforce.  “We have a strong partnership with ELI and I am delighted she is our key speaker in February,” states CAHT president Annie Garrison. CAHT’s monthly meetings are free, offering a menu of different topics related to human trafficking and domestic violence issues.  CAHT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Sun City Center, FL. , whose mission is to provide funding and tangible items to safe homes, rehabilitation centers, and other human trafficking organizations that are on the front line in the battle against human trafficking and domestic violence in the south shore area.  CAHT also provides education and prevention programs to schools, churches, clubs, and healthcare organizations on human trafficking in the south shore area.  For more information, contact Annie Garrison, 813-938-5660 or anngarrison66@gmail.com.


MON. FEB 18 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This month our speaker will be Crista Ellis, Community Program Manager, Parkinson’s Foundation, serving the state of Florida.  Her primary responsibility is to bring education programs to various locations throughout our beautiful state. She has extensive experience within the Parkinson’s community, including planning Parkinson’s programs, organizing large events, and coordinating clinical research trials. We also have a surprise visitor: James Lubanovich, Community Engagement Officer with THE MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON’S RESEARCH. 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. FEB 18 - U.S. SENATOR MARCO RUBIO GULF COAST REGIONAL OFFICE HOLDING OFFICE HOURS IN SUN CITY CENTER
2:00 — 5:00 p.m. at Old Town Hall – Sun City Center, Ann Marie LeBlanc Room, 1002 Cherry Hills Drive, Sun City Center, Florida 33573. Meet your local staff and learn about the services Senator Rubio’s Office can offer his constituents, including in areas such as: Medicare, Social Security, IRS/Banking, Legislative Issues. For more information, call the Gulf Coast Regional Office at (813) 853-1099 or email Taylor_Sanchez@rubio.senate.gov


MON. FEB 18 - SHOW AND MOVIE FAVORITES BAND CONCERT 
7:00 p.m.  at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, in Sun City Center.   The band will play a concert entitled “SHOW AND MOVIE FAVORITES” which will include a total of 53 songs from Broadway and Hollywood.  Featured song writers include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Disney Pictures, John Williams, and Henry Mancini.  Some numbers included in the concert are selections from Fantasia, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Jaws, Star Trek, Star Wars, E.T., Forest Gump, Pink Panther and Pirates of the Caribbean. You can preview the sound of our 52 member ensemble at www.southshoreconcertband.org.  The concert is open to the public and a $5 ticket will be available at the door.  


TUE. FEB 19 – TUNING YOUR PC WORKSHOP
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $20 Members   $25 Non-Members. Is your PC or laptop running slow, long boot times, do you wait forever for web pages to come up? This workshop will teach you how to remove spyware, viruses, browser add-ons, bad registry entries, junk files, and other problems that slow down your system. You will work on your own computer and be able to see the results immediately.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. FEB 19 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE EVERY TUESDAY!
9:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! 


TUE. FEB 19 - HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA SUN CITY CENTER CHAPTER (HLAA)
10:00 a.m. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 West Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center, Florida 33573. The topic will be Using a Cell Phone for Clearer Voices/Sounds. Our guest speaker will be Jerry Rothstein,  KITS Computers & Web, Keeping I.T. Simple. For more info: Website: www.hlaascc.com - Free meeting supported by CART (Captions) and a Hearing Loss System.


TUE. FEB 19 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING 
10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center.  with a lecture, followed by a sit-down luncheon at noon, and then a second presentation by our guest speaker at 1:00 pm.  This month’s speaker will be Joanne Ryder.  She will be speaking on “Beyond Vital Records” and then “Problem Solving in German Research.”  Both presentations will be provided at the luncheon for the same low price.  Vendors will also be there, selling their genealogy related items.  The cost is $15.00 per person for lunch.  For reservations and information, call Dotty Love at 813-634-2749. Mail check to SBGS P.O. Box 5202, Sun City Center, Fl. 33571. Your check must be received by February 7, 2019.   


TUE. FEB 19 - TELEPHONE SCAMS - HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESENTATION
11:00 a.m. Freedom Auditorium, Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573. (Reoccurs the third Tuesday of each Month)The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving, protecting, and defending the community and is continuing to do so by offering a monthly open forum on Economic Fraud and its growing trend with the advancement of technology. The presentations will include strategies for preventing fraud and resources available to victims. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sun City Center Community Resource Deputy Jeff Merry at 813-242-5515.


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


TUE. FEB 19 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 pm at Sun Towers Retirement Communityi, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center for this  Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group. Bring your loved one for a well-deserved break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400.


TUE. FEB 19 - ARE MY MEDICATIONS RIGHT FOR ME? SPONSORED BY THE SOUTH SHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING - PRESENTED BY PHARMA-GENOMICS 
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. Topics discussed:
Are my Medications right for me?
Taking Multiple Medications?
Cancer in remission/Family members with cancer?
Know your risks?
On site testing will be provided and. (Genetic Testing is covered by Medicare: Must present Driver's License of Photo ID, Medicare Card and Insurance Card.) 
For information about the Coalition, please call 813-419-4902 or visit: www.mentalhealthandaging.org 


TUE. FEB 19 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m on WSCQ FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”.  Andrea Hutchins, Manager, Communications and Marketing, Hiring Our Heroes. Need a job or know a vet or a vet’s spouse looking for a job? Well, we might just have an idea on how to find one. Hiring Our Heroes is an outreach from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Listen in to hear about their Job Fair on February 22 at the Amalie Arena and how by attending, you can receive Lightning tickets.
WED. FEB 20 - THERAPUTIC TAI CHI FOR HEALTH!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance!


WED. FEB 20 - TELEPHONE SCAMS - HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. The Caper Room, Sun City Center Community Association Atrium, 945 N. Course Lane, Sun City Center, FL 33573. (Reoccurs the third Wednesday of each Month)The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving, protecting, and defending the community and is continuing to do so by offering a monthly open forum on Economic Fraud and its growing trend with the advancement of technology. The presentations will include strategies for preventing fraud and resources available to victims. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sun City Center Community Resource Deputy Jeff Merry at 813-242-5515.


WED. FEB 20 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Past Life’s through Astrology and Tarot” with Ayla Murray, owner of Bumblebee Astrology in Sarasota returns to wow us sharing her vast knowledge of Astrology and Tarot Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


WED. FEB 20, 27 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Slow Dance - 12:45 PM
Intermediate - Fox Trot - 2:00 PM, Intermediate - Silver Waltz (Must have had the Beginning Silver Waltz) 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 20 - "WORLD HISTORY MADE SIMPLE"
1:00 p.m. at the United Church of Christ at the corner of La Jolla and North Pebble in the Gingery Room. Pay $7 before each class in the college office down the hall or register for the entire course. For further information, stop by and pick up the "Community Church College" catalog describing  all its classes, bus trips, and events this winter and spring."Those who don't know the past are condemned to repeat it." -- This course is a broad overview of the key forces such as religion, economics, military power, and living in a democracy or a dictatorship that have made and still shaped our societies. Based on understanding them, we will consider where America and the world may be heading. The instructor, Philip Coates, is a former history and civics teacher.


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


WED. FEB 20 - SCANDINAVIAN CLUB of Sun City Center
2:00 p.m. in the SCC Sandpiper Room.   This will be a fun meeting … Larry Lundeen will play Scandinavian tunes on his accordion as we start the meeting.  One of our members will share thoughts on leaving their homeland.  Then an exciting quiz on Scandinavia will test our knowledge and add to our expertise on this wonderful part of the world.  Club members are free---guests are welcome at $3 each.  Club membership is open to all Sun City Center Association and Kings Point residents in good standing with a Scandinavian heritage or interest in Scandinavia. Refreshments will be served.


THU. FEB 21 – Cut the Cord?
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This mini-course will review cable TV and phone service alternatives.  Possible alternatives like broadcast TV and Streaming devices like Roku and Amazon Fire will be described, so you can make your own “cut the cord” decision.  Available to CA and KP members only.


THU. FEB 21 - MOWW CENNTENNIAL RECOGNITION
9:30 a.m. at the new SCC Veterans Memorial where the Sun City Center (SCC) Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will recognize the National organization Centennial . The MOWW Commander-in-Chief (CINC)/National Commander retired Army LTC John Hollywood will be visiting the Chapter and attending this event, and the public is welcome as well.  The MOWW is a patriotic Veterans Service Organization (VSO) founded in 1919 by officers who had served under General of the Armies John J. “Black Jack” Pershing during World War I. The purpose of the Order, then and now, is to promote patriotism, civic responsibility and leadership. The Order was originally named the American Officers of the Great War, later changed to the Military Order of the World War, and still later to the Military Order of the World Wars. It was incorporated by an act of Congress on 27 January 1919. As a patriotic, non-partisan organization of federally commissioned or warrant officers who are retired, former or still on active duty in the armed forces of the United States of America, the United States Coast Guard, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) or the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). The Order is a unique organization, which seeks no benefit or advantage for itself or its members. It was established to promote the welfare of our Nation as a whole. As such the members, as Companions, unite in a strong program for patriotic education, national security and good citizenship. Its members are motivated by the MOWW Motto, "It is nobler to serve than to be served.”  The SCC Chapter meets monthly (except July & August) on the third Thursday at the Plaza Club, Freedom Fairways Golf Course, 3932 Upper Creek Drive, SCC, FL 33573. Contact Jim Haney, jhhaney1@gmail.com / 813.220.8758 cell, for more information. 


THU. FEB 21 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Coalition office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakkes Drive, Sun City Center, Suite 254.  Did you know a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaining good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


THU. FEB 21 AND 28 - OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM - "Freedom and the Rule of Law"
1:00 p.m. each day at the United Church of Christ at the corner of La Jolla and North Pebble in the Gingery Room. Pay $7 before each class in the college office down the hall or register for the entire course. For further information, stop by and pick up the "Community Church College" catalog describing this and its 48 other classes this winter. Are freedom and the rule of law in danger? In the  West, pressure groups push to encroach on the rights of others in return for a degree of greater comfort, security, or financial gain. It's even worse in other parts of the world: The powerful or corrupt subjugate women, ethnic minorities, and the weak. The course will look at the many ways this occurs. We will include ideas  for reversing these trends.  The instructor, Philip Coates, is a former history and civics teacher


THU. FEB 21 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m on WSCQ FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”.  Jan Basssett, SCC DAR Chapter, Regent.  Our Colonel George Mercer Brooke Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a vital part of our military community. Listen and learn what they do. You or your spouse may be want to become a member of this great organization.


THU. FEB 21, 28 - SCC HAND AND FOOT
6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening in the Caper Room at the Atrium. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun! Beginners are welcome, bring your friends, or come alone, and join us! For more information email scarb2rita@hotmail.com  - Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents


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


FRI. FEB 22 - THE DIVERSITY COMMITTEE HOSTS 3rd ANNUAL ACTIVE SHOOTER DEFENSE COURSE
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 to Noon  (Course starts at 9:00 a.m. but breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m.)
Location:  Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave. NE, Ruskin, FL  33570. If you have never attended one of these you should think about it.  There is some great information given out in the course.  Everyone should be prepared- just in case. We welcome chamber members and non-chamber members. The Active Shooter course is led by retired HCSO Majors, Ron Hartley  and Andy Ross.  They prepare you for what to do and what NOT TO DO in the event of an “active shooter” in a public place.  In addition to this information, they cover personal safety, workplace violence and much more.  In light of recent events in our country, this information is extremely important and it gives you the tools you need to know to avoid further danger. Melanie Davis, Executive Director, SouthShore Chamber of Commerce - www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org - 813.645.1366 - $25 per chamber member.  This will cover the cost of the seminar and food/beverage.  We will have light breakfast from 830-9am so be sure and come a little early.  We will also provide lunch immediately following the training at noon. $35 non chamber members. Seating is limited so be sure and call or email back, asap, if you plan on attending.  This course does fill up quickly.


FRI. FEB 22 and SAT. FEB 23 - THE ART CLUB IN SUN CITY CENTER HOSTS 52ND ANNUAL ART SHOW "SmART & CLASSY" 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday in the Florida Room of the Atrium Building, 945 North Course Lane, Sun City Center.  .”   Admission is free.  The exhibition will present the most recent artwork of Art Club members.  All Sun City Center and Kings Point residents and their guests are invited to view the show, meet the artists and cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award.


FRI. FEB 22 - THU. APR 12 - MATTER OF BALANCE! IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT FALLING, THIS FREE PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!
9:30 -11:30 a.m. Sun Towers Retirement, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL - Every Thursday. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.
YOU WILL LEARN TO:
View falls as controllable
Set goals for increasing activity
Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
Exercise to increase strength and balance
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone concerned about falls
Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
Anyone who has fallen in the past
Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
RSVP a MUST - Call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls - This program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance. Copyright ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University. A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model - Recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006, American Society on Aging. A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780). 


FRI. FEB 22 - VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT, A PROGRAM OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by appointment only at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. 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.  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. 


FRI. FEB 22 - 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 new 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.  


FRI. FEB 22 - REBIRTH OF THE BLUES X & BIG BAND ERA JAZZ
7:00 p.m. St. John Divine 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. The Jack Edison Band’s tune list includes, “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Satin Doll,” handled in high-scat style by vocalist Lisa Velasco, “Here’s That Rainy Day,” “String Of Pearls,” and other jazz and blues favorites, along with an R&B classic, “Kansas City,” featuring vocalist, Troy Coman.   $10 tickets are available online at www.stjohndivine.com/box-office, also at the SJD box office Wednesdays and Sundays, in February from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,  and at the door prior to the performance, if available.  Harry Stanton, who heads The South Shore Brass, is the concert’s narrator. The Edison band members are Ken Easton, trumpet, Neil Theriault, tenor sax, Dave Evans, baritone sax, Dave Wolf, drums, Dave Brown, bass, Gary Tatlock, piano and Jack Edison, trombone.  One big band musician, hearing the Edison band for the first time, exclaimed, “Amazing, how seven guys sound like seventeen.” 


FRI. FEB 22 - NASHVILLE HALL OF FAME LEGENDS RETURNING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN SUN CITY CENTER
7:00 p.m. at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, where we welcome Nashville Music Hall of Famer and legend, Charlie McCoy, International Gospel Hall of Fame legend Rich Kiser, along with Jason Coleman, concert pianist and grandson of legendary pianist Floyd Cramer. All three will return to the stage in the Church’s sanctuary. Charlie McCoy is well known in music circles as Nashville’s most prolific studio session musician. He’s a Grammy-Award winning artist who has literally played most every musical instrument on thousands of sessions and recordings with the biggest names in the world of country and rock music. He is perhaps best known by the public as the musical director for the smash hit television show, Hee Haw for many years. He is an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame, The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame, the International Musicians Hall of Fame and in 2016 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Musical Arts degree by West Virginia University. Rich Kiser has won over 70 major awards during his music career, including Country Gospel Music Association’s “Artist of the Year” Award (3 times), the International Country Gospel Music Association’s “Instrumentalist of the Decade” Award and was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame in Branson, Missouri in 2009. Jason Coleman is a concert pianist in his own right and has given a rebirth to the slip note piano style of his legendary grandfather, Floyd Cramer. 


SAT. FEB 23 - 'ROCKING THE FLOCK WITH STORIES' WORKSHOP
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St John Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd E, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Geraldine Buckley, an award winning storyteller, is bringing her talents to St. John Divine for a workshop designed for preachers, business people, grandparents, counselors, Sunday School teachers, prison chapel volunteers, and anyone who wants to change people’s lives through story! It explores the power of personal stories in communicating with an audience, using humor to transform lives, using stories as an outreach tool and shaping a personal story. Known primarily for personal stories that make people laugh and think, Geraldine teaches and performs in conferences, colleges, schools, corporations, and house-concerts. She has appeared as a featured teller in festivals throughout the US, including the National Storytelling Festival, in Jonesborough, TN. Geraldine is frequently heard on NPR, and Sirius radio, and is the recipient of three gold awards from Storytelling World. Part lecture and part group discussion with an interactive element, you will be telling stories before the time is through!


SAT. FEB 23 - BEST SELLING AUTHOR OFFERS FREE LECTURE AT SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. SouthShore Regional Library, Community Rooms, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL. 33573. A Free lecture - presentation by Dr. Will Tuttle. Author of the #1 best-seller "The World Peace Diet", Dr. Will Tuttle delivers an inspiring talk about the hidden dimensions of our culture's food system. You will discover new connections and learn how to make positive changes that nurture wellness and a healthy diet, awaken insight and awareness, and bring healing to our world.  Free refreshments and free raffle prizes 


SUN. FEB. 24 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room. Live music presented by Thor Stevens and his saxophone. Members $4.00; Guests $6.00.  BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided. Proper attire, please. Last chance for Sun City Center residents to become a member for $15.00. Must present CA or KP badge unless you are a returning member. Info: Jan.et 813-633-3558.


MON. FEB 25 - CHRONIC PAIN, ARTHRITIS AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. This month we are fortunate to have speaker, Tina Patch, owner of MJ Natural Resources which is a mission company dedicated to the goal of providing natural remedies from hemp instead of toxic pharmaceuticals. Tina is also the co-founder of the CATE Foundation. She will be discussing CBD derived from hemp and how it may improve the quality of life for those in pain. CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol which is one of the major cannabinoids found in the cannabis/hemp plant. Samples will also be provided. Morgan Clemens, COTA/L, Sun Terrace/Towers Rehabilitation Therapy Program Manager facilitates this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Morgan graduated from Neosho County Community College as President of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She has received numerous specialty training and certifications that focus on pain, neuropathy and arthritis such as Dolphin MPS, aquatics, and many other pain management modalities. Morgan has been practicing in the geriatric setting for 4 years with experience with orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc that may have worked for them for all members to benefit. If you have had success with any treatment, please come to share and learn. Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today. FREE valet parking at Towers entrance. Session located in the theater Questions? Call 813-892-2990 


MON. FEB 25 - THE SINGLES MINGLES OF KINGS POINT DANCE
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Kings Point Veterans Theater of the north clubhouse. The admission is $5.00. The dance is BYOB. Come listen to the music of DJ Bobalu's DJ Sounds. If you live outside Kings Point, please call Dottie Beyer at 813-812-6972 (home) to have your name added to the gate list.


MON. FEB 25 -   SHOW AND MOVIE FAVORITES BAND CONCERT 
7:00 p.m. at South Shore United Church of Christ at 1501 La Jolla Ave in Sun City Center.  The band will play a concert entitled “SHOW AND MOVIE FAVORITES” which will include a total of 53 songs from Broadway and Hollywood. Featured song writers include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Disney Pictures, John Williams, and Henry Mancini. Some numbers included in the concert are selections from Fantasia, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Jaws, Star Trek, Star Wars, E.T., Forest Gump, Pink Panther and Pirates of the Caribbean. You can preview the sound of our 52 member ensemble at www.southshoreconcertband.org.  The concert is open to the public and a free will offering will be taken. 


TUE. FEB 26 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE EVERY TUESDAY!
9:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! 


TUE. FEB 26 - FREE SENIOR HOME SAFETY COURSE IN COOPERATION WITH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE
10:00 a.m. in our Conesa Center, located at 702 Valley Forge Bvd, SCC. Prince of Peace Catholic Church's Health Ministry in cooperation with Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue is offering this FREE Senior Home Safety Course.  Come learn how to make your home a safer place to live, including ways to prevent falling! Registration is required. You may register on the parish web site at www.popcc.org/shs or by calling the parish office at 813-634-2328. Last day to register is Friday, 2/22.


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


TUE. FEB 26 - SCC APPLE USER GROUP MEETING 
3:00 p.m. and ending at 5:00 PM in the Caper Room of the Atrium Bldg; 954 North Course Lane, Sun City Center, FL. Members of the Sun City Center Apple User Group and members of the Sun City Center Community Association are welcome to attend the club’s monthly meetings. Guests may attend on a space-available basis. Due to limited seating, priority seating is given to paid members. Last month’s meeting provided an overview of the buttons and controls for Apple’s iOS devices. This month we will look at how to use you iOS and macOS devices. Subjects addressed include: the user interface, multi-tasking, drag and drop, cut and paste, 3D Touch, finger gestures, and syncing between multiple devices. Attend the meeting to learn ways to take advantage of the capabilities built into macOS and iOS devices. Come join us for a stimulating session of "all-things-Apple”  For further information about the SCC Apple User Group you are invited to visit our web page at http://sccaug.org - Any questions can be directed to Dunham- 633-7262 or by email at dswift1@mac.com


TUE. FEB 26 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m on WSCQ FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”. John M. Rosentrater, Director, Sarasota National Cemetery. When we first recorded a show with John, we were so amazed at all our National Cemeteries offer that we had to record this part two. Learn about your benefits now rather than having your spouse worrying about them in a time of sorrow.


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


WED. FEB 27 - THERAPUTIC TAI CHI FOR HEALTH!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance!


WED. FEB 27 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “How to be Really Happy” presented by Ed Foote, inspirational speaker from Pennsylvania.  Based on A Course in Miracles, we will examine how to achieve true happiness and remove roadblocks. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


THU. FEB 28 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m on WSCQ FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”. Maj Robert Ura Commander Dist 4 Hillsborough Sheriff. Major Ura discusses recent changes in qualifications for deputies as they apply to ex-military personnel applying for a position with Florida’s Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department.


THU. FEB 28 - PIZZA - ALL YOU CAN EAT & A MOVIE
5:00 p.m. for pizza followed by the movie at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church where we invite you to all the pizza you can eat, homemade cake, and an assortment of soft drinks plus a great movie all for $7.00 at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center, Fl. 33573. The movie, “First Man” stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, Corey Stoll as Buzz Aldrin, and Claire Foy as his wife.  The movie takes us back on a journey with the space program of the 1960’s and the exciting first walk on the moon when they sacrificed personal safety and pushed human exploration.  Many of us can remember just when that took place so you don’t want to miss this one. Tickets can be purchased for $7.00 at the church office Mon. through Fri. 9:30am to 4:00pm closed 12:00 to 1:00pm.  


THU. FEB 28 - SCC HAND AND FOOT
6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening in the Caper Room at the Atrium. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun! Beginners are welcome, bring your friends, or come alone, and join us! For more information email scarb2rita@hotmail.com  - Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents


THU. FEB 28 - 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. 2019 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,


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


FRI. MAR 1, 8, 15, 22 – 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


SAT. MAR 2 - STATE OF MAINE DAY 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Fort Desoto Park, Tierra Verde, Florida, shelter #5. Come and see who else from Maine has found this area a great place to live.  Bring your own lunch and chairs.  No reservations are required. If any questions, call John Bernard 207-229-5387 or Sue Bemis 813-695-8886


SAT. MAR 2 – SCC Polish Heritage Club Paczki Ball
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, Room 945-D, Atrium Building. The SCC Polish Heritage Club is holding their annual Paczki Ball, in the Florida Room, 945-D in the Atrium Building. Admission is $10 per person and includes Coffee/Tea and one Paczki (a Polish jelly donut). BYO beverage of choice and table snacks. All SCCCA, Kingspoint, and Freedom Plaza residents are welcome to join in the revelry before the Lenten fast. Wear your dancing shoes, as the popular live band The Northern Sounds will be featuring your favorite tunes. Business casual to semi-formal attire suggested. All CA residents Polish or “wantabe” Polish, are invited to join our popular, sociable fun Club!  Annual Dues are $5.00 per person.  For info or tickets, please call:  Lorraine at 813 677-0026 or Wanda (SCC) at 813 633-0016 or Dolores (Kingspoint) at 813 633-6481.


SAT. MAR 2 - THE ACADEMY OF BALLROOM DANCE CLUB HOSTS MONTHLY DANCE
6:30 p.m. in the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center. There will be a Country 2-step dance lesson included with the price of admission. This will be followed by regular dancing from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Admission is free for members, or $6 for guests at the door. Come and dance to a great selection of tunes selected by our DJ Bernice DuBro. Open seating and singles tables are always available. Everyone is welcome; bring your friends and BYOB. The dress  code is “casual and neat”. Mark your calendars for our free MEMBERS ONLY Dance on March 21st. You can still join the club ($25pp for 12 dances, 10 with pre-dance lessons, and discount admission to the annual dinner) until March 10th to take advantage of this EXTRA dance. For more information, please contact Donna Armstrong at 615-934-7293 or George Hawn at 330-770-0442.  


SAT. MAR 2 - BOURBON ON THE BAYOU AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin. SPECIAL EVENT - SAVE THE DATE - BOURBON ON THE BAYOU
featuring T-BONE HAMILTON’S THE BIG EASY REVUE
Full Open Bar - Bourbon Tastings - Dancing - Food Stations (Feed the Senses New Orleans Style) Silent & Live Auctions - Free Valet Parking
Tickets: $85 pp  $150 Couple / Patron: $300 Couple
Patron: $300 Per Couple Includes Private Patron’s Cocktail Party 6-7 pm,
Bourbon on the Bayou, Reserved Table
$1,200 Reserved Patron Table for 8
Cocktail Attire - Book Your Tickets Online Below, or call 813-645-7651


MON. MAR 4 - WIDOWER'S GROUP - Now monthly!
9:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Meeting for WIDOWERS ONLY, women are into groups, men are NOT. We're taught early on that when adversity hits: "suck it up--get on with it!". However history has consistently proven regardless of what we think, YOU can benefit greatly from the experience of others. We invite YOU to attend a meeting, coffee and donuts on us. You'll sit and listen as others share their experiences in dealing with the different stages of the tragic loss of losing your spouse. For more information call Tom Harding 813-634-1236


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


TUE. MAR 5 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE EVERY TUESDAY!
9:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! 


TUE. MAR 5 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center.  your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Your facilitator will be Cheryl Lewis, an effective psychotherapist. No appointment is necessary. 


TUE. MAR 5 - SINGLES UNITED! 
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Bunkers, 1702 S Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Joe Vladka, Total Home Care, is donating a $50 door prize to one lucky single. Ribs are a great menu item available at Bunkers Tuesday nights. If you want an order, please call to pre-order, 610-533-1365 or suncityphilly@gmail.com. Bring your friends. The more the merrier. This is not a SCC club, or limited to SCC. All are welcome.


WED. MAR 6 – Using Apps on an iPad
9:00 – 12:00 in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. In this class, we will explore the use of APPs from Apple and other sources.  We will explore iBooks, iMessage, iMail, Notebook, Albums (photos), iTunes, GasBuddy, Flixter, and Chrome.  This is not a class for beginners.  Available to CA and KP members only.


WED. MAR 6 - THERAPUTIC TAI CHI FOR HEALTH!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance!


WED. MAR 6 - THE COMPUTER CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
7:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, in the Atrium.  Judy Taylour, a member of the APCUG’s Speaker Bureau, will present “Digital Asset Estate Planning”.  Come and find out why your Identity isn’t safe even after you’ve died.  See if you need a Digital Executor to take care of the digital footprint you will leave.


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


FRI. MAR 8 - THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF SUN CITY CENTER: "The Emerging Lives of Women"
9:30 - 11-30 a.m.  All residents of SCC, Kings Point, Freedom Plaza and their guests are welcome.  In the Florida Room in the Atrium Bldg. of Sun City Center’s main campus on North Pebble Beach Blvd. The SCC International Forum welcomes four Fulbright Ph.D. scholars from the University of South Florida who be discussing the Emerging Lives of Women in their respective countries. They will cover the areas of education, jobs and advancement, health care, political opportunities and present day involvement as well as social rights.  
Salam Ahmed is a Ph.D. student in Mathematics Education. She is currently a University Supervisor and Mathematics Methods Instructor at USF. She is Palestinian American, born and raised in the United States.
Deelsja Thonta Aradhya is a first year Ph.D. student in Early Childhood Education at USF. She is from India and has worked in various capacities to build an early childhood learning community there. 
Umi Halimatus Saidah is a faculty member in English Education in the College of Education, STKIP PGRI Jombang, Indonesia. She is currently in her second semester taking a Ph.D. program in Technology in Education and Second Language Acquisition at USF.
Zoulal Mansouri is a teacher at Hasan II University of Casablanca. For the 2018-2019 year she is a Ph.D. Fulbright Visiting Scholar at USF. She is from Morocco and her dissertation reports research on student success.


SUN. MAR 10 - MATINEE OPERA PLAYERS PRESENTS: THE SPRING SPECTACULAR
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave N, Pinellas Park. We have engaged the Quintessence Chamber Winds to perform with us and a very special guest.  We will sing Show Tunes and Arias from famous operas. Admission is by donation (suggested $10). We are Family-Friendly and we encourage you to bring children. We have raffles, door prizes, an air conditioned, very accessible theater and plenty of free parking. Doors open at 2:30pm. A great way to spend Sunday afternoon. Let us entertain you. www.MatineeOperaPlayers.org - 727-204-4163


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


TUE. MAR 12 - SOUTH BAY HOSPITAL'S STROKE SUPPORT GROUP NOW AT SUN TOWERS!
1:30 p.m at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Amy Yepez, doctor of physical therapy (DPT) for Sun Terrace Health Care Center will facilitate this monthly group meeting. If you are at risk of a stroke or have had a stroke, this group is for you! FREE Valet service available at Sun Terrace entrance. Info: 813-892-2990


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


WED. MAR 13 - WrapAround PLANNING FOR SENIORS WITH MULTIPLE NEEDS
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at SCC United Methodist Church. This aging process at some point has us all needing help.  As the needs or issues increase we (as the family, friends, neighbors or the individual) may feel overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward.  WrapAround is an evidenced based process that was created back in the 80’s for children with multiple health issues.  The WrapAround process looks at the broad needs  as identified by the family/individual and helps them create a comprehensive plan to address concerns they and others have.  The process is fluid and changed as needs increase or decrease.  The plan is ultimately the individual/family plan with supports that may be formal or informal. This WrapAround Process is now being used to address the growing needs of seniors in Canada, England and a few states in the US. I am suggesting that we in the South Shore of Florida begin to look at this process to help our Seniors, their families (near and far) and our community as a whole to address these growing issues in a holistic and respectful way. If you are in need of help or a family member or a provider on any level please consider attending.  We need your input. Karen Fredricks, MSW, Retired and moved to Sun City Center in 2011 and has been involved with the SouthShore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging as well as NAMI Hillsborough. Former director of Family Ties of Westchester, New York where she with staff (often hired and trained from the community) opened Family Ties Family Resource Centers that were seen as an extension of the community or the communities living room where WrapAround meetings (called Network meetings) were held as well as many other community related Programing. 


WED. MAR 13 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP  
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC. Have you been given the diagnosis of Diabetes? Are you unsure of your dietary and physical future? Discover options and learn information that will prepare you for a healthy future with Diabetes!  Our facilitator: Shirley Sullivan, Nutritionist and Founder of Southshore Wellness, LLC. integrates her love of education and health through personalized nutritional workshops and programs.  


THU. MAR 14 – DISCOVERING THE AMAZON ALEXA
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This class will show you some of the basic Amazon skills.  It will show you how to install the hardware and demonstrate some simple commands to let you listen to music, get the news, and set alarms.  It will also demonstrate the Alexa App for your mobile device.  Available to CA and KP members only.


FRI. MAR 15 - SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Street NE. Ruskin. This FREE networking event is looking for you! Plan to build new business with this established group of Pirofessionals who understand the value af referrials! Bring plenty of business cards to share and meet great folks from the south county llusiness area! Call 813-892-2990 with questions. 


MON. MAR 18 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This month our speaker will be Glenna Tanner who will discuss the best methods for traveling so you might enjoy your vacation despite a diagnosis! Glenna has traveled extensively with a friend with disability challenges, gaining much insight into different vacation experiences available.  She is now utilizing the skills she has learned over her lifetime and has been involved with Dream Trips.  She has been a member of the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 2 ½ years and was just recently elected to be on the board of Directors for the Chamber.    Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will facilitate. With the influx of many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated! If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share! If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990 


TUE. MAR 19 – TUNING YOUR PC WORKSHOP
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $20 Members   $25 Non-Members. Is your PC or laptop running slow, long boot times, do you wait forever for web pages to come up? This workshop will teach you how to remove spyware, viruses, browser add-ons, bad registry entries, junk files, and other problems that slow down your system. You will work on your own computer and be able to see the results immediately.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. MAR 19 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING 
10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center for a special pre-meeting Round Table Discussion.  This will be followed by a sit-down luncheon at noon, and then the main presentation by our guest speaker at 1:00 pm.  This month’s speaker will be Peg Kapustiak.  She will be speaking on “Pandemics, Epidemics, and Diseases Throughout the Years.”  This informative lecture will provide you with ideas, websites and sources.  You will discover how your family has been impacted: for example, a series of deaths in a very short time frame.  The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 is the most well known example, but our speaker will offer more!  The cost is $15.00 per person for lunch.  For reservations and information, call Dotty Love at 813-634-2749. Mail check to SBGS P.O. Box 5202, Sun City Center, Fl. 33571. Your check must be received by March 7, 2019.   


TUE. MAR 19 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 pm at Sun Towers Retirement Communityi, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center for this  Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group. Bring your loved one for a well-deserved break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400.


WED. MAR 20 – INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This is a class for beginners who are interested in spreadsheet development, from design to implementation.  This class covers spreadsheet definitions, layouts, data entry, number formats, mathematical operators and formulas, functions, cell alignments and worksheet management.  Available to CA and KP members only.


WED. MAR 20 – EXCEL: Formula, Function, Formatting
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. In this class you will learn to use the common functions of summing and counting and to format using currency, comma and date configurations.  Experience using Excel or the Introduction to Excel class is a required prerequisite.  Available to CA and KP members only.


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


THU. MAR 21 – WHY TYPE IT WHEN YOU CAN SAY IT
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. A Speech recognition program can translate your spoken words into a text document.  This class will demonstrate the free Google speech recognition program and also compare it to other available programs.  Available to CA and KP members only.


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


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


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


MON. MAR 25 & TUE. MAR 26 – WINDOWS 10 WORKSHOP
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This workshop is designed to familiarize you with Windows 10.  In class we will customize the start screen and play with some of the preinstalled apps.  Among other subjects, we’ll cover antivirus, just type, privacy, Microsoft accounts, Cortana, Edge, Store, keyboard shortcuts, Control Panel vs. Settings, and snap & shake.  Available to CA and KP members only.


MON. MAR 25 - CHRONIC PAIN, ARTHRITIS AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC.  Morgan Clemens, COTA/L, Sun Terrace/Towers Rehabilitation Therapy Program Manager facilitates this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Morgan graduated from Neosho County Community College as President of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She has received numerous specialty training and certifications that focus on pain, neuropathy and arthritis such as Dolphin MPS, aquatics, and many other pain management modalities. Morgan has been practicing in the geriatric setting for 4 years with experience with orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc that may have worked for them for all members to benefit. If you have had success with any treatment, please come to share and learn. Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today. FREE valet parking at Towers entrance. Session located in the theater Questions? Call 813-892-2990 


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


THU. MAR 28 & FRI. MAR 29 - ANDROID SMARTPHONES & TABLETS
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $20 Members   $25 Non-Members. This course consists of two sessions, 1 – The Device, and 2 – Apps.  This course will demonstrate how these devices can help you: check your email, take and share pictures, transfer your pictures to your computer, read a book, watch a movie, listen to music, and play games.   A basic knowledge of your device is expected.  1 – The Device  This session focuses on the Android Operating System and the device itself.  Many of the devices settings will be demonstrated and discussed.   2 – Apps  This session focuses on the Apps that make these devices do so many wonderful things.  Basic Apps such as the Google Play Store, Settings, Email, Calendar, Photos, Camera, and Maps will be discussed and demonstrated.  Available to CA and KP members only.


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


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


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


TICKETS, CLASSES AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 


REGISTRATION REQUIRED - LIMITED NUMBER OF ATTENDEES 
FRI. FEB 22 - THU. APR 12 - MATTER OF BALANCE! IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT FALLING, THIS FREE PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!
9:30 -11:30 a.m. Sun Towers Retirement, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL - Every Thursday. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.
YOU WILL LEARN TO:
View falls as controllable
Set goals for increasing activity
Make changes to reduce fall risks at home
Exercise to increase strength and balance
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone concerned about falls
Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
Anyone who has fallen in the past
Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns
RSVP a MUST - Call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls - This program is based on Fear of Falling: A Matter of Balance. Copyright ©1995 Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Used and adapted by permission of Boston University. A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model - Recognized for Innovation and Quality in Healthcare and Aging, 2006, American Society on Aging. A Matter of Balance Lay Leader Model was developed by a grant from the Administration on Aging (#90AM2780). 


SUN. FEB. 24  Ken Block at SCCCA Rollins Theatre
The Sun City Center Community Association presents "Ken Block - Comic Impressionist" on Sunday Feb 24th at 2:30 PM at the Rollins Theatre, 970 Cherry Hills Drive. Tickets are $8, and available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk M-W-F 10 AM - Noon, off N. Course Drive.  Doors open at 2 PM. 


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


MON, WED & FRI 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - GALS & GUYS PRODUCTIONS CLUB OFFERING FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019  In 2019 the Gals & Guys Productions have decided that membership to join the club will be ABSOLUTELY FREE, That’s right FREE!  You may sign up for FREE at the Atrium Ticket Kiosk Desk for Clubs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM starting in January.  Please bring your Association ID card to sign up... Remember it’s FREE and the club is open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point and Freedom Plaza residents.  Tickets will go on Sale for our first 2019 show, “Four Musical Acts” on April 27, 2019 in Community Hall at 6:30 PM, starting in January, for $5 each per person on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the same time and same location.  Cash or check payable to Gals & Guys Productions.   We are also looking for volunteers to help with computer work, production crew members, publicity writer, volunteer coordinator, music coordinator, etc...  Contact information; Salvina Tannenholz, President & Director, sccgngprods@aol.com or 813-633-5924. 


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


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


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


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


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


THE SUN CITY CENTER LIONS CLUB MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAILING THE BEAUTIFUL ALLURE OF THE SEAS - FEB. 24 - MAR. 3, 2019
We will be sailing away from Miami to St. Maarten, San Juan, and Labadee; the Allure of the Seas is our destination, and the ports of call are an added plus. Prices for the cruise start at $899.46 inside cabin; $1,099.46 ocean view stateroom; $1,059.46 Central Park balcony; and $1,159.46 ocean view balcony.  Transportation to the port of Miami will be provided at an additional cost. We are excited about this cruise and hope you and your friends will choose to join the Lions, who are a fun group of people.  It's not too late to get on board! For more information, please contact Hilda Simmons, SCC Travelworld at 634-3318 or Lion Ellen McGovern at 633-4202. Please join us.  We are looking forward to seeing you on board. 


FYI 
WEB SITES and EMAILS

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


SUN CITY CENTER CONNECTS



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MON, WED, FRI - FEB  – GALS & GUYS FREE MEMBERSHIP & SHOW TICKETS
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at the Ticket Kiosk Desk for Clubs in the Atrium Building. The Gals & Guys Productions is now offering FREE MEMBERSHIP to join our club.  That's right,  ABSOLUTELY FREE.   We are keeping in mind the fact that not everyone knows, so far in advance, if they are available for our shows and while offering free membership you will have the option to purchase tickets anytime you are able to attend.  You may sign up for FREE at the Atrium Ticket Kiosk.  Please bring your Association ID card to sign up... Remember it’s FREE and the club is open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point and Freedom Plaza residents.  Tickets are on Sale for our first 2019 show, “Favorite Musicals” on April 27, 2019 in Community Hall at 6:30 PM and are $5 each per person for pick up on any Mon, Wed and Fri from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Cash or check payable to Gals & Guys Productions.   We are also looking for volunteers to help with computer work, production crew members, photographer, videographer, spotlight, publicity writer, volunteer coordinator, music coordinator, etc...  Contact information: Salvina Tannenholz, President & Director, sccgngprods@aol.com or 813-633-5924. 


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


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


Reaching Out to Long-Term Care Residents
Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has advocate positions available in the Hillsborough and Manatee areas. Volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult-family care homes to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. Training and certification are provided and volunteers participate in council meetings, administrative assessments and complaint resolution in facilities.
Candidates need to:
Enjoy working with seniors and those with disabilities
Plan to volunteer 20 hours a month
Pass a background check (paid for by the Program)
Complete certification training
Communicate well
Attend a monthly meeting
If you would like to become an ombudsman and make a difference in your community, visit ombudsman.myflorida.com, search for us on Facebook or call 1-888-831-0404.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Feline Folks is a 501©3, totally not for profit operating on donations and through the kindness of volunteers.  Currently there is a need for help feeding the community cats.  Contact us at Info@FelineFolks.us or better yet, stop by the Meow Mixer.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Parents and Children Advance Together (PCAT) Literacy Ministries Contracted Volunteer Coordinator
PCAT is a non-profit, and grant-funded organization started in 2003. Our literacy programs assist low-performing kindergarten and 1st grade students that are at risk of school failure with reading and reading comprehension at Wimauma and Ruskin Elementary Schools.  
Position Overview: We are looking for an energetic and personable person to recruit and manage volunteers to ensure that each of our students always has their own personal volunteer tutor/mentor. Chosen contractor will work independently and coordinate activities with the Academic Coordinators and Executive Director. If you consider literacy as a value and enjoy interacting with people, please send your resume to: christene.pcat@gmail.com.
Qualifications:   
At least two (2) years of college and/or business school
Working knowledge of databases, Microsoft Office (including Excel) and the internet 
Record keeping skills
Organization and planning skills
Knowledge of the Hillsborough South County Region
Essential Functions:
Attend social, civic and local organizations to promote agency recognition
Identify and attend outreach opportunities such as local fairs and festivals
Assists Academic Coordinators with volunteer orientation and training
Regular communication with Academic Coordinators to identify needed volunteers
Plan and implement volunteer recognition activities
Maintains updated records on all volunteers
Maintains confidentiality of student information.
Follows all required rules, policies and procedures as required by the school and the agency.
Performs related functions as requested by the Executive Director
Time Commitment: 
Chosen candidate will determine work location and hours will vary from week to week. Candidate will invoice the Executive Director for hours worked.
Contract Term: 
Reimbursement will be based on $15.00 per hour for seven (7) months up to a maximum of $12,000 to be paid through December 2019. Note: this position does not require recruiting and managing volunteers during the months of May, June and July when the program is winding down for the school year and no programs during the summer. 


Parents and Children Advance Together (PCAT) Literacy Ministries Job Description 
PCAT is a non-profit, and grant-funded organization since 2003.  Our literacy program assists low-performing kindergarten and 1st grade students that are at risk of school failure with reading and reading comprehension. If you consider literacy as a value and believe students have the ability to achieve, please send your resume to: christene.pcat@gmail.com.
Position:  After-School Program Assistant 
Qualifications:  High School diploma 
Enjoys working with kindergarten and 1st grade children
Description:    Facilitate various activities to help students develop and strengthen academic and social skills by providing assistance and tutoring to students at Ruskin Elementary School 
Responsibility:   Work under the supervision of the Academic Coordinator
Essential Functions:
Follows all rules, policies and procedures.
Interacts with students attending the program and promotes safety and respect. 
Assists with daily preparation of curriculum and student lesson plans.
Assists with classroom set-up and tear-down.
Maintains confidentiality of student information.
Assists with parent activities/events
Ability to work in a team setting. 
Attends all meetings and required training.
Performs related duties as requested by the Academic Coordinator 
Ability to perform the physical requirements of this position including frequent walking, bending and standing.   Physical demands may also include, occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling or crouching.
Working Environment 
16 hours a week at $15 per hour on-sight in a classroom setting within the elementary school.  Hours are from 1:30 - 5:30 Mondays through Thursdays.  Employment ends in May 2019 and resumes in September 2019.  We follow the school calendar. Background checks are required and paid by Agency


Seeking an individual with the following to fill a position within an independent insurance agency sales office located in Sun City Center
Great sense of humor, Hardworking, Honest, Energetic, Resourceful, Great work ethic, Sales experience a plus.
We have an 8 step hiring process. Please forward resume or call to the below contact information. Lucy Rodriguez, Senior Agent,  West Bay Insurance Agency. Office: 813-434-4933 Ext. 401 www.westbayinsurance.com


FirstLight Home Care is a non-medical, private duty home health care agency that is licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration and is accredited by The Joint Commission. 
We are growing and have immediate shifts with our amazing clients throughout our service areas for CNA's & HHA’s.
Exceptional caregiving for extraordinary caregivers.
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Apply now at www.sohillsborough.firstlighthomecare.com
Call with any questions 813-677-2047


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


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


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


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


BECOME A CNA TODAY! There’s a shortage of Certified Nursing Assistants!
Certified Nursing Assistant/Certified Nurse’s Aide Training September 18, 2018 – November 13, 2018 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Course Location: Sun Towers 101 Trinity Lakes Dr, Sun City Center, FL 33573
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), also known as Certified Nurse’s Aides, work in a variety of healthcare settings providing basic healthcare services to patients at nursing homes/rehab facilities. CNAs can also be employed by hospitals. This Florida Board of Nursing approved training program is conducted online, in the classroom and 40 hours in the clinical setting. Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to take the CNA state licensing exam or immediately work as a Home Health Aide. Registration Fee: $1095.00 - Includes everything but the state CNA licensing exam ($155.00) Need help with transportation or access to a computer? HCC may be able to help! Email Lthomas55@hccfl.edu for more information!
 
DOG WALKERS NEEDED
Well established company.  Morning and afternoon/evening hours. Must be animal lover and live in the South Shore area.  Mature adults.  Must have automobile and be able to drive. Apply via email to: allpawsjustj@yahoo.com 


RESIDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About People)



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


THE SOUTH SHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING CREATING SUPPORT NETWORK FOR GROUP LEADERS in the South Shore Area. If you run a support group and would like to be listed at no cost under the support group section in our annual community resource guide, please send your information to Office@MentalHealthAndAging.org. In your email, please include the information you would like listed in the resource guide (example: Name of Organization, meeting day and time, email, phone number, location and brief description of the support group).


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Please pass on this important information about hepatitis C with Veterans you interface with on a daily basis. We have the latest treatment options available for Veterans that essentially cure the disease. Your help with sharing this information would be greatly appreciated. For additional information, please contact me. 
To read a Bay Pines Veteran's success story with hepatitis treatment, visit: https://www.baypines.va.gov/BAYPINES/features/20161012.asp 
JASON W. DANGEL
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (00PA), U.S. ARMY VETERAN
BAY PINES VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (516)
(O) (727) 398-6661, EXT. 15031 | (M) (727) 798-1531 | (F) (727) 398-9442
WWW.BAYPINES.VA.GOV | WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/VABAYPINES | WWW.TWITTER.COM/VABAYPINES


The Sun City Center Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 South Pebble Beach Boulevard.  Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.  For more information please contact President Gloria Rodzielowicz - 419-4187 or the McGovern's - 633-4202.
The Lions get questions as to where someone may drop off used eyeglasses.  Here is an up-to-date list of where used eyeglasses may be dropped off in the Sun City Center area.  Eyeglasses are sorted, cleaned, refurbished, and distributed to those in need, after a proper eye exam.
Angel's Attic -- 1424 East College Avenue, Ruskin, FL
Aston Gardens at Sun City Center -- 2421 Emerald Lakes Drive, Sun City Center
Aston Gardens at Courtyards -- 1311 Aston Gardens Court, Sun City Center
Boggs Jewelers -- 4852 Sun City Center Boulevard (King's Crossing Shopping Center), Sun City Center
Coastal Eye Institute -- 1515 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center
Elks Lodge -- 1630 South US Highway 41, Ruskin
Eye Associates of SCC -- 3884 Sun City Center Boulevard (next to Burger King, Sun City Center
Freedom Plaza -- 813 Freedom Plaza Circle, Sun City Center
Kauffman Eye Institute - Just Specs -- 4002 Sun City Center Boulevard, Suite 103, Sun City Center
Optimart -- 3830 Sun City Center Boulevard, #E1, Sun City Center
Plaza Barber Shop -- 908 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
Publix, 4854 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Drive, Sun City Center
Sam's Club, 10385 Big Bend Road, Riverview, FL
SCC Cataract & Eye Center, 1701 Rickenbacker Drive, #102, Sun City Center 
SCC Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center
SCC Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center
SCC Library, 916 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
SCC Security Patrol, 1225 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
Sunhill Optical, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Suite 103, Sun City Center
Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center
Walmart, 4928 Route 674, Wimauma, FL
Winn-Dixie, 4445 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


FURRY COMPANION COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About Pets)



Ensure a Continued Safe and Loving Environment for Your Pet When You Are Gone!  Pets play an important role in our daily lives, keeping us company and giving us unconditional love. But, as we age, many of us believe that there always is a tomorrow - that we will be able to care for ourselves and our beloved pets. We assume that neighbors, family or friends will step up to the plate to care for our pets should we be unable to do so. However, in the confusion that accompanies a person’s unexpected illness, accident or death, pets may be overlooked.  The best way to assure that your wishes regarding the future care of your pets are fulfilled is to draw up a formal written arrangement, such as a will, trust or bequest, that specifically states the individual care needed for each animal. Seek out the advice and help of a professional who can assist in the preparation of legal documents.  Cat Depot has made a commitment to assist responsible pet owners with a plan that will honor their cats for life. Bequests have been made to Cat Depot, and relinquished cats have been adopted into alternate loving environments. Pet owners can feel confident knowing that the felines they love will be taken care of well after they are gone.  For more information about the Lifetime Care Program, please call (941) 366-2404. 8/13/18


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


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


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


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


REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT OR WANT TO RENT


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


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


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


Want to rent: House or condo for the month of February 2019 in either Kings Point or Del Webb. Husband and Wife - Non smokers have rented in Del Webb SSC for many years. References can be provided. 630 584 1263 or patandbudk@aol.com


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


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


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


FOR SALE ADS
MORE ITEMS TO BUY & SELL:



If you have an old golf cart for sale under $500 (even if it needs new batteries) please call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990. This golf cart is to help a senior gentleman around his property. His wheel barrow is too difficult to now manage.


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


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


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


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


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


Villeroy & Boch Premium Quality stainless tableware service for 8. Never used; in original box. Just in time to set beautiful holiday table. Would make a splendid wedding gift. Orig. $150 now $75. 813-642-0647


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


$50.00 EACH OR $90.00 BOTH-Two foldaway extra guest cots single size mattresses with carrier/storage. Only used once. Call: 847-275-0886       


GE Range, white with black radiant glass top. 4 burners, large oven, controls in back. Works like new. No cosmetic flaws. $150  -  GE over the range space saver XL microwave, white. Works like new. $65.  Amana white refrigerator with bottom freezer. 36wx33xdeepx69high.  Works great. $100  Anne 813 399 1036


VCR tapes (sets) 1)Wings of Glory (7) Air Force Story 1914-1945 2) War Birds of WWII (l)  3) D-Day (3)  4) Air Power (4) Unforgotten Stories - WWII  5) Victory at Sea (4) Make offer  813-634-7961


Men's suit coats (5)  Size 42/44   red, green, navy, black, mauve. Good condition $20 each   813-634-7981


Black tuxedo - coat 42/44, pants 42-45 - 2 shirts, white and aqua, vest, cummerbund, white suspenders, 2 black bow ties, cuff links, tie-tacs - good condition  $50   813-634-7981


Whirlpool Refrigerator, double door, good condition, approx. 4 years old. $100. Call Joy Flint at 813-760-3899.  


Black leather sofa with left side chaise, 107” $300. Perfect for living room or family room. Dining table with 6 black fabric chairs, glass top 72” x 42”, table base in marble/grey shades $200., matching server in black with top in marble/grey shades $100. Elegant in a dining area or dining room. Excellent condition.  Contact 813-419-4754 for info and/or viewing.   


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


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


WANTED - LOST - FOUND


I am in need of a golf cart to help a senior gentleman around his property. His wheel barrow is too difficult to now manage. If you have an old golf cart for under $500 (even if it needs new batteries) please call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


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


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


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


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


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


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


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