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

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

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

WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


9:30 a.m. - 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).


10:00 - 11:00 a.m. LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


3:30 p.m. - INSIDE SUN CITY CENTER - Join host Uta Kuhn as she brings you information about the many services that make it great to live inside Sun City Center. 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


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


10:00 - 11:00 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. - 12:00 noon MAN to MAN LIFE SUPPORT GROUP meets weekly in the conference room behind the SCC MEN’S CLUB building on Cherry Hills Drive. The purpose of our group is for men to learn new coping skills, find hope in their circumstances, help answer questions about life, and support other men while they are fixing the broken things that concern them and their families.  All men of SCC and nearby communities are welcome to come and try our group in complete confidence and free of charge. For more information about the Group, contact Ken Barringer at 633-8490 or Bill Spedding at 938-3126.  Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


3:30 p.m. - INSIDE SUN CITY CENTER - Join host Uta Kuhn as she brings you information about the many services that make it great to live inside Sun City Center. 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


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


1:15 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.- DREAM CIRCLE at 1606 Chevy Chase Dr. Tell your dream or help us with ours. A dream is told and we each own it. We say what it means if we had that dream. It helps solve life's decisions, life's problems, health and others. For more info call Carol Oschmann at 813-909-3233.


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


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


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


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


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.


EVENT CALENDAR

 

UNTIL WED. DEC 13 - CAT LOVERS CLUB OF SCC CAT FOOD DRIVE - PUBLIX - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE MEOW MIX DRY & WET CAT FOOD
Cat Lovers Club of Sun City Center Help us share food with some furry friends this holiday season.  You can help hungry pets in our community by donating pet food or money.  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. The following locations accept your donations: Boggs Jewelers, Men’s Club of SCC, Sun City Ctr Security Patrol. The Mary Petro Fund has requested dog food donations for their low-income seniors in Sun City Center.   Small bites dog food is most needed. You can bring your dog food donations to Mary Petro Fund Office in the South Shore United Community Church of Christ, 1501 LaJolla Ave, Sun City Center on Tues or Thurs between 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. As always thank you for your donation and for thinking of the cats and dogs. We wish you a Meowy Christmas and as always thank you for your donation and for thinking of the cats.


MON. DEC 11 - WIDOWER'S GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Meeting for WIDOWERS ONLY, women are into groups, men are NOT.  We're taught early on that when adversity hits: "suck it up--get on with it!".  However history has consistently proven  regardless of what we think, YOU can benefit greatly from the experience of others.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting, coffee and donuts on us. You'll sit and listen as others share their experiences in dealing with the different stages of the tragic loss of losing your spouse. For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com. 


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


MON. DEC 11 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. DEC 11 - "MALE CALL FOR PROSTATE HEALTH"
2:00 p.m. at Room 5 of Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center 33573. We will have Dr. Jack Steel, M.D., F.A.C.R.O. Board Certified in Radiation Oncology as our speaker. Dr. Steel will speak on the topic of “Ranking Success in Prostate Treatment from Best to Worst”. We will be able to have an open Q&A session with Dr. Steel. Dr. Steel is affiliated with Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology. As Prostate Cancer is frequently a couple’s disease, it is suggested that spouses and /or partners attend as well as physicians. Refreshments will be served. For Questions contact Bob Sullivan (813) 215-7050


MON. DEC 11 - IRISH CONNECTION MOVIE NIGHT
6:30 p.m. at the Rollins Theater. Frature: BROOKLYN - Starring:   Saoirse Ronan, Emery Cohen, Domhnail Gleeson. A young Irish girl immigrates to Brooklyn in the 1950's and quickly finds romance with a local. A family death forces a return to her native land and her life becomes conflicted as she must choose between the two countries and the lives within. Nominated for three Academy Awards. Bring your friends along. Sub titles are available.


MON. DEC 11 - "WHEN CHRISTMAS HURTS" SERVICE AT ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
7:00 p.m. at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., in Sun City Center. Sometimes, Christmas hurts. The death of a loved-one, a divorce, loss of work, illness, or other circumstance, can cause a sense of pain and grief that can be especially difficult to bear during the Joy of the Christmas season.  The service will provide a setting of support where people will gather for words of comfort, prayers of hope, and fellowship. For more information, call: 813-633-3970, email sjd-office@stjohndivine.com.          


MON. DEC 11 - THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS  
7:00 p.m. music at South Shore United Church of Christ, 1501 La Jolla Ave., in Sun City Center as we gather for a beautiful evening of Christmas music. Rejoice in the spirit of Christmas melodies with friends, family and colleagues. The South Shore Concert Band creates an endearing and impressive performance entitled “Yuletide Tapestry” fit for the excitement of your friends and family. The concert will feature traditional Yule time favorites and exciting new releases. Music will include both spiritual and whimsical pieces. Enjoy the works of nine different composers.  You can preview the sound of our 53 member ensemble at www.southshoreconcertband.org. The concert is open to the public and a free will offering will be taken. 


MON. DEC 11 - SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY CLUB MEETING
7:30 p.m. in the Caper Room, Atrium Building, 954 North Course Lane. There is no cost for guests; any resident of CA or Kings Point interested in science and technology is invited.


TUE. DEC 12 – Backup! Backup!
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon in the Computer Lab  $10 Members  $15 Non-Members. This class combines a free program called EaseUS Todo Backup and a program called Goodsync ($25). These programs will let you backup your entire computer and then quickly add your file changes to the backup files. The result is a secure backup that protects your personal files as well as the computer system files.


TUE. DEC 12 - GOLF CART OPERATION, SAFETY AND SECURITY HOSTED BY HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 
10:00 a.m. in Sun City Center Community Association, Caper Room The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving, protecting, and defending the community and is continuing to do so by offering a monthly open forum on Community Issues regarding safety and security. In response to recent events, which include golf cart accidents, golf cart injuries, and other golf cart related incidents, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Golf Cart operation, safety, and security meeting. The program will educate golf cart drivers, golf cart owners, and motor vehicle drivers within Sun City Center on golf cart operational safety, golf cart security at home and on the go, and the laws current and future that affect golf cart owners and operators. All golf cart owners and operators are encouraged to attend. The information session meeting three (3) times in December at various community locations within Sun City Center.


TUE. DEC 12 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. DEC 12  – MICROSOFT WORD GRAPHICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you want to spice up your documents but am not sure how?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word Graphics class.  In this class, you will learn about inserting pictures, objects, and shapes, how to manipulated pictures, and more.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. DEC 12 - MUSICAL DISCOVERY LECTURE SERIES AT THE FIREHOUSE!
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 101 1st Avenue NE, Ruskin, Florida 33570. This Months Lecture, Musical Styles & Genre of the West.  This series for adults will explore music written for  the symphony orchestra ; music from cultures around the world; and popular music genres developed in the U.S. from the early 20th century. Free & Open to the Public - Limited Space ! Sign Up Now !  813-645-7651 


TUE. DEC 12 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. DEC 12 - GOLF CART OPERATION, SAFETY AND SECURITY HOSTED BY HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 
1:00 p.m. in the Ripple Room, Kings Point, 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving, protecting, and defending the community and is continuing to do so by offering a monthly open forum on Community Issues regarding safety and security. In response to recent events, which include golf cart accidents, golf cart injuries, and other golf cart related incidents, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Golf Cart operation, safety, and security meeting. The program will educate golf cart drivers, golf cart owners, and motor vehicle drivers within Sun City Center on golf cart operational safety, golf cart security at home and on the go, and the laws current and future that affect golf cart owners and operators. All golf cart owners and operators are encouraged to attend. The information session meeting three (3) times in December at various community locations within Sun City Center.


TUE. DEC 12 - COOKING FOR TWO AT HOME: FAST, FRUGAL, AND FUN
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Enjoy a presentation with Chef Warren Caterson, the author of Table for Two in which he shares time-saving kitchen tips, cooking hints and humorous anecdotes about the challenges and joys of cooking for two. The presentation culminates with a 10-minute cooking demonstration that any home cook can replicate. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


TUE. DEC 12 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. DEC 12 - PAPERCRAFTING: SPARKLE AND SPRINKLE
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Create a beautiful card or scrapbook page with Sparkle N Sprinkle. All materials will be provided. Limited to 25 participants. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


WED. DEC 13 – MOVING YOUR PICTURES FROM YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members  $10 Non-Members. This 1 ½ hour class will provide you with an easy way to get your pictures from your device to your computer.  Bring your fully charged iPhone or iPad loaded with your pictures, along with a USB flash drive, to the classroom and learn how to move your pictures to a computer. Please be sure you know your Apple ID and Password. 


WED. DEC 13 - WOMEN OF THE ELCA MEETING AT REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC. Presentation by Mary Martha House, a local shelter providing hope and healing for abused women. Everyone is invited to attend.  For more information, call the church office at 813-634-1292.


WED. DEC 13 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. DEC 13 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “ Election and Holiday Celebration", Members will come together to share this festive time, to thank the outgoing Board and welcome the New Leaders at they take office. Fun times, good food and mini readings. SCC Open Fund Raiser. Admission $1 with Love offering requested to benefit our society. Bring your community ID to show. Info call Vicky at 813 398-7033


WED. DEC 13 – MICROSOFT OUTLOOK MORE TOPICS
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn how to organize and manage your email, add contacts, and create contact groups.  Call CRT and sign up for the Introduction to windows 10 training class.  For $20 a person you will learn about the start menue, privacy settings, connecting to a network, display settings, and a lot more.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


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


WED. DEC 13 - ELDER LAW
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long-term care with emphasis on public benefits.  Registration not required. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. DEC 14 – INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 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.


THU. DEC 14 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT FORMAT
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you know the basics of creating a PowerPoint presentation but would like to learn how to make it look great?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft PowerPoint format class.  In this class, you will learn about themes, transitions, printing, indenting and spacing.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


THU. DEC 14 - CARDS AND GAMES SOCIAL AT PRINCE OF PEACE
11:30 a.m. doors open in the Conessa Center at Prince of Peace sponsored by the Conference of Catholic Women.  Whether you play bridge, pinochle, bunko, euchre, mah jongg, or board games, all are welcome!  Wonderful homemade desserts and drinks provided, along with door prizes and a table prize.  If questions, call Jo at 574-274-8621


THU. DEC 14 & THU. DEC 21 - GALS AND GUYS PRODUCTIONS WILL HOLD AUDITIONS FOR UPCOMING "A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS" APR. 21, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  in the Rollins Theater. We are looking for single, couple and group dancers, quartets, soloists and chorus singers.  You must be a resident of Sun City Center, Kings Point or Freedom Plaza. Please bring your Association ID card with you. For further information contact Salvina 813-633-5924 or sccgngprods@aol.com


THU. DEC 14 - 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 Paul Nanda, MD and Medical Director of Fast Track Urgent Care Center who will discuss the role of a PCP, urgent care, ER and the appropriate time to use an urgent care.  Often times, people don't realize when they should go where.  This informal talk will provide participants with informational fliers, pens, magnets, ice/hot packs. Dr. Amy Yepez with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Dept will facilitate. Dr. Yepez graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2009 and has practiced in both orthopedics and Neuro rehabilitation.  Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today! FREE Valet service provided at Terrace Entrance (blue awning). For more info 813-892-2990 


THU. DEC 14 - eBooks with OverDrive
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the computer lab. Learn how to download e-books from the library onto your tablet or smartphone and discover the library's large selection of e-books available on OverDrive. Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. DEC 14 - THE SCANDINAVIAN CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER
5:30 p.m. at the at the Renaissance Club. Cost is $28 for members and $33 for non-members. Please contact Eleanor Folley at 813 634 2522 by Monday, December 11, 2017 at the latest if you would like to come. Entertainment will be provided by the Front Porch Pickers. Mark your calendars:  Our wonderful Scandinavian sandwich making program will be repeated on Tuesday, January 23,2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, with accordion music again provided by Larry Lundeen.  You won’t want to miss this wonderful event. 


THU. DEC 14 - THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT
6:30 p.m. Belvedere Commons Assisted Living, 758 Cortaro Drive, SCC - 813-642-8400


THU. DEC 14 - "HOW VIDEOGRAPHY CHANGED JOURNALISM" WITH VIVIEN MORGAN AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:00 p.m.  101 1st Avenue NE, Ruskin, Florida 33570. Join BBC TV News videojournalist Vivien Morgan on the history of broadcast media. The lecture will start with the development of television program and beginnings of broadcast journalism to then how it has changed following historical times in world history to modern inventions changing the shape of news. FREE EVENT - Limited Space! Sign Up Now! 813-645-7651


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


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


FRI. DEC 15 & SAT. DEC 16 - CAT LOVERS CLUB FUNDRAISER - GIFT WRAPPING FOR DONATIONS AT BARNES & NOBLES BOOK STORE 
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Barnes & Nobles, 122 Brandon Town Center, Dr, Brandon, FL. Fluffy says “I’ll bet they got me my favorite book at Barnes and Nobles this Christmas.” Come visit Cat Lover’s Club of SCC at Barnes & Nobles, Brandon Towne Center and purchase some great books for gifts for the holidays and Cat Lovers’s Club will wrap your gift for you.


FRI. DEC 15 - THE KP 50'S MUSIC CLUB HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY DINNER PARTY
6:00 p.m. at the KPCH, Waterside Room. The club is open to all! KP/SCC residents who enjoy the music of the 50's & 60's. We ask every one to bring a cooked food dish to share. We will provide the set ups, drinks and snacks. However, guests are permitted to bring their own. There will be some great  oldies music for dancing and guest performers. $10. by advance tickets purchase only. Contact Jim, jaroo160@aol.com or (813) 773-7377 Please confirm receiving this E-Mail.


SAT. DEC 16 - VALERIE GILLESPIE PERFORMING AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at The Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. The Valerie Gillespie Jazz Ensemble will be performing a holiday jazz concert in celebration of the holiday season. Valerie Gillespie has performed alongside icons such as Joan Rivers and Diana Ross as well as with her own group in the Tampa Bay area. Audiences love this show! Join us to celebrate the Holidays! TICKETS:  advanced: $23- $18. Day of the Show: $28-$23  Call Now! 813-645-7651 or go to www.firehouseculturalcenter.org 


SUN. DEC 17 - BETH ISRAEL SISTERHOOD AND MEN'S CLUB ANNOUNCE CHANUKAH PARTY
2:00 p.m. in the Beth Israel social hall for members of Sisterhood and Men's Club. Sign up deadline is December 12. Sign up early as this event sells out quickly. Cost is $7.00 pp. Send checks to Marlene Hollander, 1004 ElRancho dr. Sun City Center, Fl 33573 


SUN. DEC 17 SCC POLISH HERITAGE CLUB
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Atrium's Florida Room, 945-D North Course Lane, Sun City Center, the SCC Polish Heritage Club is holding their annual Wigilia Celebration Dinner - the beloved and most ancient of all Polish Christmas traditions which includes the tradition of sharing oplatek.  Admission:  Members $10 (and bring a dessert) and Guests $15 per person (includes a catered traditional dinner of white fish, pierogi, rye bread, mushroom soup and vegetable, dessert, and coffee/tea).  BYO wine, set-ups, etc.  Festive holiday attire suggested.  You are warmly invited to attend!  Call now for info or tickets:  Carmela at 813 938-1723 or Wanda at 813 633-0016


SUN. DEC 17 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
6:15 p.m. doors open for members and 6:30 .m. for guests. The band will be playing 7:00- 10:00 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.  The cost is free for members and $6.00 per person for guests. No advance ticket needed pay at door.  Residents of Kings Point, Renaissance as well as Sun City Center are welcome.  The Oldies but Goodies Dance Club will be dancing and enjoying the music of Flashback.   Put on your dancing shoes and come join us.  BYOB and snacks, the club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins on each table.  Any questions contact Joanne at 813-728-1147 or email  jjlatenite@aol.com  You may also check out our website : sccoldiesbutgoodiesdanceclub.com or join us on Face Book Https://facebook.com/OldiesButGoodiesDanceClub.


MON. DEC 18 - WIDOWER'S GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Meeting for WIDOWERS ONLY, women are into groups, men are NOT.  We're taught early on that when adversity hits: "suck it up--get on with it!".  However history has consistently proven  regardless of what we think, YOU can benefit greatly from the experience of others.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting, coffee and donuts on us. You'll sit and listen as others share their experiences in dealing with the different stages of the tragic loss of losing your spouse. For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com. 


MON. DEC 18 – TUNING YOUR PC WORKSHOP
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $20 Members   $25 Non-Members. Is your PC or laptop running slow, long boot times, do you wait forever for web pages to come up? This workshop will teach you how to remove spyware, viruses, browser add-ons, bad registry entries, junk files, and other problems that slow down your system. You will work on your own computer and be able to see the results immediately.


MON. DEC 18 - THU. DEC 21 - HOLIDAY BLESSING BAGS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will be distributing “Holiday Blessing Bags” for Christmas week.  Each bag will contain      non-perishable food to provide Christmas Dinner for any size family.   If you live in Sun City Center or King’s Point and need assistance with your Christmas dinner come by the church to pick up your bag of “edible” goodies. There will be a limited number of bags available so please come early. If you have questions on eligibility please call Pat Hill in the church office. All calls are confidential.


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


MON. DEC 18 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC - MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This month, we will host a peer forum. Please bring your suggestions and strategies to share with everyone about how you manage a typical day. 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. DEC 18 - EASY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: FAMILY MEMBERS
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2 Learn the basics of American Sign Language with Jackie Haig! Your Deaf Instructor will voice and sign her Language to teach basic vocabulary and everyday words. Register now online!  Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


TUE. DEC 19 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS AND HEARING SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, Sun City Center, FL.  Hearing loss is associated with poor cognitive performance and incident dementia and may contribute to cognitive decline. A study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may ameliorate cognitive decline. The purpose of the study carried out by Piers Dawes et al was to test whether the use of hearing aids was associated with better cognitive performance and if this relationship was mediated via social isolation and/or depression. The study found that hearing aid use was associated with better cognition, independent of social isolation and depression. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical Trials? Call the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Mobile Clinical Trial Unit (813) 455-2512


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


TUE. DEC 19 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. DEC 19 - HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA SUN CITY CENTER CHAPTER
10:00 a.m. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Web Blvd, Sun City Center. Hearing Assistive Listening Technology (HAT) When Hearing Aids Are Not Enough. Learn why Johns Hopkins considers HATs so essential for most hearing aid wearers. How T-coils, Loops and Hearing Systems can make a difference for you at so many community event. How other Hearing Assistive Technologies can improve your hearing and understanding of speech. • No RSVP is required. Any Questions? contact Bill D. at 813.951.7193  Speaker: David Croxton, Active in our HLAA Chapter/Steering Committee.  David Croxton became a hearing loss advocate in 1977 after being exposed to gunfire with unprotected ears. As a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), he took their HAT training course. His motivation for doing so was to educate, inform and motivate others to take charge of their hearing health.  David’s “HEARING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (HAT) THAT GO BEYOND HEARING AIDS ALONE” presentation today at St. Andrew will include: 
Statistics gained from John Hopkins Research
Overview of T-Coils, Hearing Loops, Listening systems, and more
Introduction to some Hearing Assistive Technologies
Our chapter (HLAA-SCC) is supported by the Men’s Club of SCC and through an Interfaith Social Action Council of SCC grant.  All chapter meetings are captioned and looping is available.  Richard Herring, President, HLAA Sun City Center Chapter, www.hlaascc.com


TUE. DEC 19 - GOLF CART OPERATION, SAFETY AND SECURITY HOSTED BY HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 
11:00 a.m. in the Freedom Auditorium, Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573 The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving, protecting, and defending the community and is continuing to do so by offering a monthly open forum on Community Issues regarding safety and security. In response to recent events, which include golf cart accidents, golf cart injuries, and other golf cart related incidents, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Golf Cart operation, safety, and security meeting. The program will educate golf cart drivers, golf cart owners, and motor vehicle drivers within Sun City Center on golf cart operational safety, golf cart security at home and on the go, and the laws current and future that affect golf cart owners and operators. All golf cart owners and operators are encouraged to attend. The information session meeting three (3) times in December at various community locations within Sun City Center.


TUE. DEC 19 - RIVERVIEW WOMAN'S CLUB HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. Riverview Woman's Club Holiday Luncheon is on a special day and time this month only.  Join us for a special meal, live entertainment from the Riverview High School chorus, and networking.  We are doing a stuffed animal drive for the hospital's patients and a Cookie Exchange.  Bring your "new with tags" stuffed animals to donate and if you want to participate in the cookie exchange, bring 2-3 dozen and a container to take your selections back.  This is a MUST pay and RSVP in advance, by no later than December 14th, to www.riverviewwomansclub.org/paypal.  We will NOT be accepting walk-ins at this luncheon.  We meet at St. Joseph's Hospital South in the Franciscan 2 Conference Room.  Complimentary valet parking is available.  RiverviewWomansClub@gmail.com


TUE. DEC 19 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING 
12:00 noon at United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center. The guest speaker will be Debra Fleming, presenting “Free Genealogy”. The cost is $18.75 per person for lunch, which includes tax and tip. For Reservations and information, call Dotty Love at 813-634-2749. Mail check by Dec. 7 to SBGS P.O. Box 5202 Sun City Center, Fl. 33571


TUE. DEC 19 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. DEC 19 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP - POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS 
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. 


TUE. DEC 19 - WALK-IN TECH HELP
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the computer lab. Drop in any time during this two hour open lab for quick training in computer basics, tablets, smartphones, e-books, e-readers, and more. No registration required. Questions?                      Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. DEC 19  - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. DEC 19 - THE SCC APPLE USER GROUP MONTHLY MEETING
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Caper Room of the Atrium Bldg. The Main presentation is on Apple’s Pages app. How to use Apple provided templates to create a family oriented news letter will be covered.  At the beginning of the meeting the club will have Christmas snacks to start the holiday period off right. On the agenda for the meeting is the election of officers for 2018.  As usual there will be opportunity for questions and answers as well as a discussion of the latest news regarding products and articles of interest. Come join us for a stimulating session of "all-things-Apple". SCC and Kings Point residents interested in learning more about the Macintosh and Apple products are invited to attend. For further information about the SCC Apple User Group you are invited to visit our web page at http://sccaug.org - Any questions can be directed to Dunham Swift at 633-7262 or by email at dswift1@mac.com 


WED. DEC 20 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED, DEC 20 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “ Update your Subconscious to Become Your Best", Dr. Jean Batronie of the Brandon Hypnosis Center, will share benefits of Hypnosis and how tapping into the subconscious mind will help us become the person we really want to be. SCC Open Fund Raiser. Admission $1 with Love offering requested to benefit our society. Bring your community ID to show. Info call Vicky 813 398-7033


WED. DEC 20  – MICROSOFT OUTLOOK ADVANCED TOPICS 
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to use the Calendar functions within Outlook to schedule meetings and appointments as well as create Data files for email.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


WED. DEC 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. Rebecca Radford, Case Manager for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind is celebrating 75 years of serving people who are blind or visually impaired. Additionally supported by Bayada Home Care. 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 at Terrace Entrance by Blue Awning. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


WED. DEC 20 - CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION
3:30 p.m. Kings Point main clubhouse, RIPPLE ROOM (across hall from South Social Room.) Free.  All lovers of classical music are invited. Information:  Arthur C. Joy, 813-633-9783,   acjjr@tampabay.rr.com 


THU. DEC 21 – Gmail: ATTACHMENTS AND GROUPS
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members  $10 Non-Members. This mini-class is for students who have an existing Gmail account.  In this class you will learn about Attachments and how use them, as well as how to create, change and delete Groups.


THU. DEC 21 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS AND HEARING SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, Suite #254. Hearing loss is associated with poor cognitive performance and incident dementia and may contribute to cognitive decline. A study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may ameliorate cognitive decline. The purpose of the study carried out by Piers Dawes et al was to test whether the use of hearing aids was associated with better cognitive performance and if this relationship was mediated via social isolation and/or depression. The study found that hearing aid use was associated with better cognition, independent of social isolation and depression. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical Trials? Call the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Mobile Clinical Trail Unit (813) 455-2512


THU. DEC 21 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT GRAPHICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to add graphics to a presentation to make your data more understandable?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft PowerPoint Graphics class.  In this class, you will learn how to add pictures, screen shots, shapes, animations, and videos to your presentation.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


THU. DEC 21 - MOWW MONTHLY MEETING
11:00 a.m. at the Freedom Plaza Club. Larry Rivera will be the featured speaker at the Dec. 21st Military Officers of the World Wars (MOWW) luncheon. Larry Rivera is born in New York City into a family with a life time history of military service, social change activism and volunteer lifestyles. He developed a volunteer resume that includes activism in support of the civil rights and social services for the disabled, youth, seniors, women, the LGBT community and education reform. Larry is a US Army veteran having served as an enlisted military policeman, a logistics and personnel Non-Commissioned Officer and as a US Army Captain, branched Infantry and Armor with service as an Infantry Company Commander, a recruiting company commander and battalion adjutant. He has served in the Active Army, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.  Over his life time he has founded or has been active in many community based initiatives in support of law enforcement, the disabled, child protection, teachers, the aging, education and suicide prevention. Since 2007 he has served as a DoD Soldier/Family Advocate. Currently assigned as a DoD Contractor serving as a Recovery Care Coordinator with the Care Coalition of the US Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base. In September 1989, in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm he organized the first Multi-Service and Component Military Family Support Group in Long Island, NY which served as the catalyst to many military and veteran support initiatives. In recognition of his service to the Special Forces community, he was presented with the American Flag that was raised on the day when the 10 the Special Forces Group recovered the US Embassy in Iraq.  From 1999 to 2009 Larry continued to advocate for veterans, military and law enforcement families while actively involved in Scouting, youth sports and recognized as the 2007 Disaster Relief and Readiness Volunteer of the Year with the Greater New York American Red Cross. In 2009 Larry relocated to the Tampa Bay area.  He has been credited with successful interventions of a number of potential soldier/veteran suicides and continues to work in suicide prevention. In recognition of his 50 plus years of volunteer service he has been nominated for recognition by veterans and military families from Florida, across the U.S. and its territories. The presentation will be related to veterans benefits and services applicable to veterans, families and especially care givers. Reservations can be made by calling Darlene Craig at 633-2722 


THU. DEC 21 - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Introducing “Rock Steady Boxing” where the mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. "Of all the pills I’ve taken, Rock Steady Boxing is the finest and most effective." states Pete Stewart, RSB participant. Recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression. Eric Allen, M.A. and certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach is our weekly instructor. Eric is a personal trainer and geriatric exercise expert certified by the IFPA, with over 17 years of experience. His company, EA FITNESS, LLC promotes  the company’s motto “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to register for this weekly session by contacting Eric Allen at 813-321-8755 or Eric@eafitness.org  COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT TOWERS ENTRANCE. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


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


FRI. DEC 22 - SUN CITY CENTER MODEL RAILROAD CLUB CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at 915 N. Course Lane, near Sawdust Engineers. We have new trains, scenic features, sound & lighting effects.  We can create night & day and even control the weather!  See and hear multiple trains running under computer control while you hunt for features on our scavenger list. Visiting youngsters can run trains, learn train safety and earn Junior Engineer Certificates.  There will be hats & handbooks for all visiting kids and its all free!  Raffle tickets on sale for your own 2X4 ft. N scale railroad.  Winner to be drawn at Funfest on March 17. 


SAT. DEC 23  ROCKIN' THRU THE YEARS DANCE CLUB "Join Us For A Rockin' Good Time!"
6:00 p.m. Veterans Theater door, Kings Point Clubhouse, opens.  Dance 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Music will be provided by David Morris "Motown Dave". You may have seen "Motown Dave" performing at Latitudes in Apollo Beach.  He is a fantastic entertainer that plays all genres of music.  He enjoys interacting with the audience and playing your requests.  Our favorite line dance music will be played during his breaks. Ticket are $5 per person and may be purchased at the Veterans Theater door starting at 6:00 pm the evening of the dance.  You may bring snacks and BYOB.  The Club provides cups, napkins, ice and water on each table. Please contact Sandi at rockinthrutheyears@gmail.com before Friday, December 22nd if you plan to attend the dance so she can include your name on the list that she gives to the Security Guards at the Kings Point Front Security Gate to make it easier for you to get through the gate.  


MON. DEC 25 - WIDOWER'S GROUP - NO MEETING TODAY - MERRY CHRISTMAS! 
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Meeting for WIDOWERS ONLY, women are into groups, men are NOT.  We're taught early on that when adversity hits: "suck it up--get on with it!".  However history has consistently proven  regardless of what we think, YOU can benefit greatly from the experience of others.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting, coffee and donuts on us. You'll sit and listen as others share their experiences in dealing with the different stages of the tragic loss of losing your spouse. For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com. 


TUE. DEC 26 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


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


TUE. DEC 26 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


TUE. DEC 26 - SUN CITY CENTER MODEL RAILROAD CLUB CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at 915 N. Course Lane, near Sawdust Engineers. We have new trains, scenic features, sound & lighting effects.  We can create night & day and even control the weather!  See and hear multiple trains running under computer control while you hunt for features on our scavenger list. Visiting youngsters can run trains, learn train safety and earn Junior Engineer Certificates.  There will be hats & handbooks for all visiting kids and its all free!  Raffle tickets on sale for your own 2X4 ft. N scale railroad.  Winner to be drawn at Funfest on March 17. 


TUE. DEC 26  - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


WED. DEC 27 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. DEC 27 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “ Using Mysterious Tarot in Your Life", Beverly Frable, Professional Tarot Consultant brings us the history of Tarot, how the decks choose us and not the other way around. Your life can bring about great awareness with just a flip of a card. SCC Open Fund Raiser. Admission $1. Bring your community ID to show. Info call Vicky 813 398-7033


WED. DEC 27 - MICROSOFT PUBLISHER INTRO
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Do you need to create a flyer and do not know where to start?  Cal CRT and sign up for the Introduction to Microsoft Publisher class.  You will learn the basics of page layout, working with Text, Shapes, and Pictures.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


THU. DEC 28  – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT ADVANCED
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn how to add tables and charts to a presentation as well as modify themes, and creating action buttons.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


THU. DEC 28 - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Introducing “Rock Steady Boxing” where the mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. "Of all the pills I’ve taken, Rock Steady Boxing is the finest and most effective." states Pete Stewart, RSB participant. Recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression. Eric Allen, M.A. and certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach is our weekly instructor. Eric is a personal trainer and geriatric exercise expert certified by the IFPA, with over 17 years of experience. His company, EA FITNESS, LLC promotes  the company’s motto “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to register for this weekly session by contacting Eric Allen at 813-321-8755 or Eric@eafitness.org  COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT TOWERS ENTRANCE. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


THU. DEC 28 - MOONGLOW  BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. SCC Members FREE; Visitors $5.00 per person at the door.  Very Special Live Music by "The Good Times Ballroom Fantasy Band" from the Orlando area. Dancers and/or listeners will love this 6 piece band of professional musicians. Dressy Casual. BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups & napkins. Singles Table(s) Available. For information on our exciting 2018 Schedule of monthly dances to Live Music call 813-633-1297 OR 813-633-2755, OR email gail3357@gmail.com


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


FRI. DEC 29 - SUN CITY CENTER MODEL RAILROAD CLUB CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at 915 N. Course Lane, near Sawdust Engineers. We have new trains, scenic features, sound & lighting effects.  We can create night & day and even control the weather!  See and hear multiple trains running under computer control while you hunt for features on our scavenger list. Visiting youngsters can run trains, learn train safety and earn Junior Engineer Certificates.  There will be hats & handbooks for all visiting kids and its all free!  Raffle tickets on sale for your own 2X4 ft. N scale railroad.  Winner to be drawn at Funfest on March 17. 


SUN. DEC 31 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
7:30 p.m. doors open for members and guests. The band will be playing 8:00- 12:30 a.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.  The event is sold out.  The Oldies but Goodies Dance Club will be dancing and enjoying to the music of Flashback.   Put on your dancing shoes and come join us.  BYOB and snacks, the club will provide novelties, ice, water, cups and napkins on each table. Please note, no streamers or confetti allowed.  Any questions contact Joanne at 813-728-1147 or email  jjlatenite@aol.com  You may also check out our website : sccoldiesbutgoodiesdanceclub.com or join us on Face Book Https://facebook.com/OldiesButGoodiesDanceClub.


MON. JAN 1 - WIDOWER'S GROUP - NO MEETING TODAY! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Meeting for WIDOWERS ONLY, women are into groups, men are NOT.  We're taught early on that when adversity hits: "suck it up--get on with it!".  However history has consistently proven  regardless of what we think, YOU can benefit greatly from the experience of others.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting, coffee and donuts on us. You'll sit and listen as others share their experiences in dealing with the different stages of the tragic loss of losing your spouse. For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com. 


WED. JAN 3 -  BACKUP! BACKUP! 
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 Noon in the Computer Lab  $10 Members  $15 Non-Members. This class combines a free program called EaseUS Todo Backup and a program called Goodsync ($25). These programs will let you backup your entire computer and then quickly add your file changes to the backup files. The result is a secure backup that protects your personal files as well as the computer system files.


WED. JAN 3 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI FOR BALANCE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. JAN 3 - THE ART CLUB IN SUN CITY CENTER
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in The Art Club on Cherry Hills Drive in Sun City Center. PM   The Art Club in Sun City Center’s Fine Arts Gallery Opening & Reception will showcase the impressionistic paintings of Blanca Alfonso and the watercolor paintings of Meredith King.  The event is free and open to members of the community and their guests.  Snacks and beverages will be served.  


WED. JAN 3 - SAMARITAN'S ALZHEIMER'S AUXILIARY MEETING
2:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church 701 Valley Forge Blvd. The speaker will be David Fidler, RNPC, ARNP, MSN in partnershuip with Right at Home.


WED. JAN 3 - THE COMPUTER CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
7:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, in the Atrium.  “Ask the Experts”.  Come and hear many computer questions answered by our resident experts.


THU. JAN 4 - MANAGING INVESTMENTS WITH EXCEL
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This mini-class will build on your basic Excel knowledge by reinforcing your skills with formulas, functions, and formatting.  We will create a stock portfolio spreadsheet and use it to show how financial calculation can be incorporated into the spreadsheet.  Students are expected to have a basic understanding of Excel including how to navigate rows, columns, save and retrieve workbooks.


THU. JAN 4 - EMMAUS BOOK GROUP BEGINS THE HARVEY COX READER
10:00 a.m. in the conference room of SouthShore United Church


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


THU. JAN 4 - LEARN ABOUT CARING FOR COMMUNITY CATS AT FELINE FOLKS MEOW MIXER!
4:30 p.m. in the Kings Point 2020 building Culinary Room. Feline Folks is a group of caring volunteers who have taken on the charge of caring for 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. 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 or even better, visit the group at their monthly Meow Mixer. 


FRI. JAN 5, 12, 19, 26 – 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.


FRI. JAN 5 - THE KRAMERS RETURNING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTER BY POPULAR DEMAND
7:00 p.m. for a concert at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West,  The Kramers are a national and international Gospel music family who present and minister through approximately 200 concerts per year. They are recording artists with Electric Station Records label group and have shared the concert stage with many Gaither Homecoming artists, including Larry Gatlin, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Russ Taff, Tanya Goodman, Oak Ridge Boys founder, Willie Wynn and many others. And Rachel West Kramer has sung solos and duets in the modern oratorio, “Saviour” with Larnelle Harris and Steve Green, as well as having sung at the National Prayer breakfast with President George W Bush and First Lady, Laura Bush in attendance. In addition, Rachel West Kramer has released five solo CD projects, including the critically acclaimed release, “Majestic Glory” (January 2015), which features 10 new arrangements by world-renowned arranger, David T. Clydesdale and music performed by The Nashville String Machine. In addition, The Kramers have hosted the popular River Life Gospel Music Cruises aboard the Spirit of Peoria Riverboat along Peoria Illinois’ beautiful riverfront for over 21 years. And Scott Kramer also produces and co-hosts the Good News Radio Program and Concert Series with Gaither Homecoming artist, Woody Wright, which currently airs in 32 states and 11 countries. A donation of just $10 is requested at the door on the night of the concert for this popular group.   For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, please visit our website at www.sccumc.com


SAT. JAN 6 - ACADEMY OF BALLROOM DANCE
6:30 p.m. in the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center.  There will be a Tango dance lesson included with admission. This will be followed by regular dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is free for members, or $6 for guests at the door. Come and dance to a fabulous selection of tunes handpicked by our DJ Bernice DuBro. Enjoy the complimentary coffee and cookies. Try your luck with the 50/50 drawing. Open seating and singles tables are always available. Everyone is welcome; bring your friends and BYOB. The dress  code is casual but neat (no shorts please). Be sure to sign up for the always delicious and fun annual dinner dance on Feb. 3rd - call George Hawn at 330-770-0442 for more info. Mark your calendars for the following Academy dances - March 3rd, April 7th, May 12th and June 2nd.  For more information, call George Hawn at 330-770-0442.


MON. JAN 8 - COME CLOGGING WITH US!
9:00 a.m. in Kingspoint, South Club, Jubilee 1, Pre-register now for New Beginner Class. Call Linda Hobbs 813-215-9104


MON. JAN 8 – FACEBOOK 101
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This is a beginner’s class.  In this class we will: 1) Personalize your profile & timeline; 2) Find and add friends and set up Security; 3) Explain secure messaging and chatting, find out what family and friends are up to; 4) Add friends and create groups; 5) Add photos and tag the photos, view and share videos, explore news feeds, and update family and friends; 6) Discuss what to post and what not to post.  


TUE. JAN 9 - A KID'S PLACE!
Time not given. Beth Israel Sisterhood Announces Program. Beth Israel Sisterhood Announces Program. Mary Berg, Community Specialist for A Kid’s Place in Brandon will explain this  unique non-profit in Tampa which provides foster care and a loving home for abused, neglected, or abandoned children.   There is no charge but we ask for a donation  of one of the following:  body wash, laundry detergent pods, new baby dolls or action figures.   Desserts will be provided.  Sisterhood members may bring a guest.  R.S.V.P. for guests only to Barbara Grossman, barbcgrossman@gmail.com or 813-938-3531. 


TUE. JAN 9 – YouTube
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This mini-class will show you how to search for all kinds of information and entertainment, and how to download and share videos.


THU. JAN 11 - THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE CONCERTS BY THE FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to catch the bus from Kings Point and Sun City Center. Thursday morning Coffee Concerts by the Florida Symphony  Orchestra are offered in a series of nine concerts at the Mahaffy Theater  in St. Pete. Upon arrival at the theater, free Krispy Crème Donuts and coffee are offered.  A Preview before each concert features an interview by the conductor with a musician or a soloist followed by questions from the lively audience. During the concert, each piece of music and each composer is discussed by the conductor. Enjoy  classical music mixed with show and other familiar music. Carolyn Deming is in charge of bus reservations.  She can also help with information for purchasing concert tickets. Non-series concert ticket holders may reserve a seat on the bus depending on availability.  Contact Carolyn Deming at 633-2241 or e-mail at cedeming@tampabay.rr.com. 


THU. JAN 11 - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Introducing “Rock Steady Boxing” where the mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. "Of all the pills I’ve taken, Rock Steady Boxing is the finest and most effective." states Pete Stewart, RSB participant. Recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression. Eric Allen, M.A. and certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach is our weekly instructor. Eric is a personal trainer and geriatric exercise expert certified by the IFPA, with over 17 years of experience. His company, EA FITNESS, LLC promotes  the company’s motto “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to register for this weekly session by contacting Eric Allen at 813-321-8755 or Eric@eafitness.org  COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT TOWERS ENTRANCE. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


THU. JAN 11 - CHRONIC PAIN, ARTHRITIS AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. We are happy to announce that Dr. Amy Yepez will be leading a peer forum with open discussion encouraged by all. Dr. Yepez graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2009 and has practiced in both orthopedics and Neuro rehabilitation. Over the past two years, Amy has focused on acquiring her pain specialist certification with the Dolphin MPS device. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc. that may have worked for them in order for all members to benefit with Amy’s guidance. With many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated!  If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share and to learn! Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today! For info, call 813-892-2990


FRI. JAN 12 - THE K.E.G.G. SHOW, FEATURING KELLY EMERSON AND GARY GARBELMAN
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 2018 in Community Hall 


SAT. JAN 13 - LIVING WITH SPICES: COCONUT OIL
11:00 a.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573. Join Caroline Blesson for a cooking demonstration and tasting highlighting the many health benefits of Indian spices, especially coconut oil. Learn how to infuse these aromatic spices into daily cooking. Limited to 40 participants. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. (813) 273-3652 


SAT. JAN 13 - CHARLIE MORRIS BAND AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at The Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. The Charlie Morris Band delivers energetic and laid back original tunes which are a blend of Blues, Country, and Florida Swamp Music. Audiences love this show! TICKETS:  advanced: $23- $18. Day of the Show: $28-$23  Call Now! 813-645-7651 or go to www.firehouseculturalcenter.org 


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


MON. JAN 15 - “STOLEN FROM THE SUBURBS” CAHT ANNUAL MOVIE
1:00 p.m. in the Florida Room of the Sun City Center Atrium building.  Each year the Campaign Against Human Trafficking invites the public to see a movie that focuses on the worldwide problem of human trafficking.  The movie is shown in January which is national Human Trafficking Awareness month in the U.S.  This year’s Movie is “Stolen From the Suburbs”. “Stolen From the Suburbs” depicts the horrors of young teenagers trapped in the barbarity of human trafficking. In the movie a distraught mother teams up with a human trafficking survivor to search for and rescue her kidnapped daughter before traffickers sell the girl on the international market.  The movie helps us to recognize the efforts made by the traffickers to find their next victims and that many of those victims are our neighbors.  In conjunction with the movie, Deputy Jeffrey E. Merry, Hillsborough County Sherriff's Office, will provide us with an update on human trafficking from a law enforcement perspective.  He will also tell us about preventative measures that we can all take. One of the main goals of CAHT is to raise funds for area nonprofits that work with trafficking victims and children-at-risk in the ongoing fight to stop human trafficking in the SouthShore area.  To that end there will be a raffle held at the movie. All of this, the movie, Deputy Merry’s presentation, the raffle opportunity – AND popcorn - is FREE.  The public is invited and there is no need to RSVP.  For more information, contact 813-603-3100, visit www.SCCBlueHeart.org, or Annie Garrison at anngarrison66@gmail.com.  CAHT general meetings are held monthly on the third Monday and open to all without charge.  Due to the busy holiday season, there will not be a meeting in December.  The January general meeting is our annual movie.  Details regarding the February meeting will be published at a later date.  


TUE. JAN 16 - HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA SUN CITY CENTER CHAPTER
10:00 a.m. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Web Blvd, Sun City Center. A Rap Session to Address Your Hearing Issues and Concerns. This open meeting is the best opportunity to raise your personal hearing loss questions and needs. Get solutions based on the experience of the moderator, chapter leaders and other chapter members. Share what you have learned to help others facing the same issue you did. Moderator: Tess Crowder, Professional Development Trainer, Dynamic Communication Strategies 


TUE. JAN 16 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


THU. JAN 18 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS AND HEARING SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, Suite #254. Hearing loss is associated with poor cognitive performance and incident dementia and may contribute to cognitive decline. A study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may ameliorate cognitive decline. The purpose of the study carried out by Piers Dawes et al was to test whether the use of hearing aids was associated with better cognitive performance and if this relationship was mediated via social isolation and/or depression. The study found that hearing aid use was associated with better cognition, independent of social isolation and depression. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical Trials? Call the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute Mobile Clinical Trail Unit (813) 455-2512


THU. JAN 18 - SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB JANUARY MEETING AND LUNCHEON
11:00 check in with social hour at 11:30 at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. The program will be given by Anne Ginevan, Dean of the SouthShore Unity United Church of Christ College. She will discuss their spring programs. January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. Wear blue to show your support for anti-human trafficking efforts.  Advanced reservations required. Call Ann Bohachek 813-633-6359 or email suncitywomansclub@gmail.com by January 12th at 2:00 p.m. For further information about the Woman's Club contact Membership Chair Linda Raymond 813-331-3108 or emailsumrluv21@aol.com 


FRI. JAN 19 - GRAMMY NOMINATED SAXOPHONIST COMING 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, Sun City Center where we are proud to welcome soprano saxophone and grammy-nominated artist Eirinn Abu. Eirinn Abu is a richly gifted soprano saxophone artist in the mold of Kenny G. Yet, make no mistake, Eirinn Abu has his own style, and endeavors to touch people’s souls with his inspirational music. In fact, many have said that listening to his music is a spiritual experience in itself. Eirinn Abu is a producer and recording star in his own right, and has shared the recording studio and stage with such music icons as The Miami Sound Machine and Dolly Parton. One doesn’t have to go far to hear Abu’s accompaniment to Parton’s classic recording of I’ll Always Love You. And Abu’s offering, A Time for Us, was a 2015 Grammy nominee for best contemporary instrumental album. Artists of Abu’s caliber, reputation and standing don’t perform often in Sun City Center, and especially for this special price. A donation of just $10 is requested at the door on the night of the concert.  


SUN. JAN 21 - SOUTHSHORE NEEDLE PEOPLE PRESENT DISTAFF DAY AT THE SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY
12:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Beth Sheilds Way, Ruksin, FL. A free event celebrating the fiber arts. Distaff Day is a traditional celebration day when spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, and all other fiber art lovers come together for a day of fun and fellowship. Whatever your favorite fiber art, this event is for you!  Bring your project bag and spend the day with like-minded people. You will have plenty of time to socialize, learn, discuss various needlecraft techniques, and most importantly, have fun! The Four Purls Yarn Truck will be on site for all your needling supplies. 


THU. JAN 25 -  BACKUP! BACKUP! 
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 Noon in the Computer Lab  $10 Members  $15 Non-Members. This class combines a free program called EaseUS Todo Backup and a program called Goodsync ($25). These programs will let you backup your entire computer and then quickly add your file changes to the backup files. The result is a secure backup that protects your personal files as well as the computer system files.


THU. JAN 25 - AUTHOR THOMAS MOORE PRESENTS "AGELESS SOUL: THE LIFELONG JOURNEY TOWARD MEANING AND JOY" AT THE COMMUNITY CHURCH COLLEGE
1:00 p.m. at the SouthShore United Church of Christ, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center Florida. Registration is not required. The college welcomes Thomas Moore, a great author to speak about his new book “Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy”. Thomas Moore is an American psychotherapist, former monk, and writer of popular spiritual books, including the New York Times bestseller Care of the Soul. You may also check our website www.4lifelearning.org and our spring catalog (to be publish by 1-1-2018) for additional details. A free will offering will be accepted. 


FRI. JAN 26 - PUT YOUR DANCING SHOES ON FOR THE SAMARITAN SERVICES FUNDRAISER DANCE!
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd. $10 per ticket. Put your dancing shoes on, or just come and enjoy the good music and company! Back by popular demand Taylor n Taylor will be the entertainers for the Samaritan Services Fundraiser DanceBYO snacks and drinks. Tickets on sale starting December 4th at Samaritan Services office, 1207 North Pebble Beach Blvd. Tables of 8, reserve yours now!


WED. JAN 31 - JESSIE MENDOZA PRESENTS THE EASE OF USING THE UBER SYSTEM AT THE COMMUNITY CHURCH COLLEGE
1:00 p.m. at the SouthShore United Church of Christ, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center Florida. Registration is not required. Jessie Mendoza an experienced UBER driver. Presents the ease of using the UBER system on your smartphones. You may also check our website www.4lifelearning.org and our spring catalog (to be publish by 1-1-2018) for additional details. A free will offering will be accepted. 


WED. JAN 31 - DEBBIE CLARK, MASTER TRAINER/STRETCH THERAPIST AT THE COMMUNITY CHURCH COLLEGE
2:00 p.m. at the SouthShore United Church of Christ, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center Florida. Registration is not required. Debbie Clark, Master Trainer/Stretch Therapist. We welcome back the exuberant personality of Debbie to help with the understanding of how to deal with Arthritis without medications. You may also check our website www.4lifelearning.org and our spring catalog (to be publish by 1-1-2018) for additional details. A free will offering will be accepted.


THU. FEB 1 - THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE CONCERTS BY THE FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to catch the bus from Kings Point and Sun City Center. Thursday morning Coffee Concerts by the Florida Symphony  Orchestra are offered in a series of nine concerts at the Mahaffy Theater  in St. Pete. Upon arrival at the theater, free Krispy Crème Donuts and coffee are offered.  A Preview before each concert features an interview by the conductor with a musician or a soloist followed by questions from the lively audience. During the concert, each piece of music and each composer is discussed by the conductor. Enjoy  classical music mixed with show and other familiar music. Carolyn Deming is in charge of bus reservations.  She can also help with information for purchasing concert tickets. Non-series concert ticket holders may reserve a seat on the bus depending on availability.  Contact Carolyn Deming at 633-2241 or e-mail at cedeming@tampabay.rr.com. 


THU. FEB 8 - DR. SAMUEL SMITH PRESENTS: "INTIMACY SHOULD BE FUN. WHAT'S AGE GOT TO DO WITH IT?" AT THE COMMUNITY CHURCH COLLEGE
1:00 p.m. at the SouthShore United Church of Christ, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center Florida. Registration is not required. Topic: “Intimacy Should be fun.  What’s age got to do with it?”  This talk will encompass an historical perspective of sex in society, our developing sexuality: what we learned, and maybe what we should have learned, normal aging changes in men and women, safe sex, and overcoming barriers to intimacy from our communications and other interpersonal activities. You may also check our website www.4lifelearning.org and our spring catalog (to be publish by 1-1-2018) for additional details. A free will offering will be accepted.

TICKETS, CLASSES AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 



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


TICKET KIOSK HOURS in the Atrium Bldg Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon  
Event Tickets at the kiosk in the Atrium Building walkway (outside the Caper Room) is open for the season.  Please refer to the performance brochure at the kiosk for information on dates to buy tickets or see the bulletin board nearby in the Atrium. Ticket sales for the KEGG Concert on January 12th, are on sale on a space available basis.  Previously purchased tickets will be honored. Refunds will be issued if requested.


2016/17 SERIES TICKETS available for CA members at the Atrium Kiosk from 10 a.m. to Noon.  Sale of individual show tickets for CA members.  You will need your CA membership card.  
SALE OF TICKETS for non-members will begin on October 16, 2017 for series tickets and October 30, 2017 for individual shows.
 
THE FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE SERIES is $75.00 per person.  The Sunday afternoon series is also $75.00 per person.  Individual shows are priced as shown on the brochure.


TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE IRISH CONNECTION DINNER/CONCERT FEB. 14 - VALENTINES DAY!
The Irish Connection is having a fabulous dinner/concert on February 14 2018  on Valentines day at  the Lakeland concert hall (RP center)  The concert will be with Daniel O;Donnell - a world renowned Irish singer who will entertain the audience with all of the old favorites in a fantastic tenor voice. It will be an evening to remember   Bring your significant other or a friend or come yourself   You do not have to be a member of the Irish-Connection. Price includes a sumptuous dinner and a bus trip from the Atrium building  Sun City Center    Check in 3:30 at the Atrium building 945 Course Lane SCC. Price is $82 each -  includes all including tip and bus trip  DEADLINE is Dec 17 to sign up and get a check made out to the Irish Connection Send to Tony OReilly  742 Tremont Greens  Kings Point  Sun City Center  33573  813 419 4471 - DO NOT DELAY   I am told this concert will be sold out  MUST have check by Dec 17 - J A Tony OReilly 


FYI 
WEB SITES and EMAILS

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

EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
 
Looking for a meaningful way to spend your day? Kelly Educational Staffing needs your expertise! We are looking for outstanding individuals to bring knowledge into the classrooms of Hillsborough County. Being a Substitute Teacher allows for flexible schedules that you create and is a great way to stay active! If you have a minimum of 30 college credits or higher and are looking for some adventure, please call us at 813-519-5999, option 4. 10-2017


RESIDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About People)


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


In this Holiday Season, a time of giving and a time of sharing, we ask you to support the Cultural Center's expansion, it's growth and its continued success with a tax  deductible donation. In 2017, we hosted over 1,200 students from eight schools for Field trips, 2,300 + families & children participated in our Manatee Arts Festival art activities and our 4th Annual Holiday concert; nearly 100 students participated in Summer Arts Camps; 4,200 + took part in workshops, classes, live performances, panel discussions - - - All With Your Support! We are currently expanding our footprint & increasing our programs to meet the needs of our growing communities. With Your tremendous generosity we will significantly increase the number of  children & families we serve! From the Firehouse to your House, Happy and Healthy Holidays. Donate Now!  www.firehouseculturalcenter.org 813-645-7651 


CHRISTMAS HELP FOR HOME BOUND SENIORS IN SOUTH SHORE!
Simply choose a gift tag from the Giving Tree and drop off your donation at participating sites by Friday, Dec.15. Gifts will be hand-delivered to caregivers and seniors in need by Hillsborough County staff and volunteers. Pick a theme, package items valued approximately $15-$20 in a gift bag or basket:
Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Suggested items: Blankets, slippers, socks, mugs, hot chocolate mix, etc. 
Stay Well Suggested items: Age-appropriate exercise DVDs, elastic exercise bands, small hand weights, etc. 
Eat Well Suggested items: Sealed, non-perishable foods, such as granola bars, dried fruit, peanut butter, etc.
Stocking Stuffers Suggested items: Namebrand laundry detergent, fabric softener, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, hair brush, etc. and drop them off at one of the following Hillsborough County Giving Tree locations: 
Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St. in Wimauma (813) 671-7672
Ruskin Senior Center, 905 6th St. SE in Ruskin (813) 672-1107 - HCFLGov.net/Aging


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


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


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


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


Manatee Viewing Center is excited to announce that registration is open for Cownose Cove Volunteers at Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center (MVC) in Apollo Beach! Cownose Cove is staffed by The Florida Aquarium’s team members seven days a week throughout the entire season that the MVC is open: November 1 through April 15.
The daily tasks of this position will include interacting with guests and other team members at the MVC, providing accurate information about the animals that call Cownose Cove home and those in the surrounding environment, as well as monitoring the health of the resident stingrays and the life support systems of the habitat.
Each day will be divided into two four-hour shifts: 9:30AM - 1:30PM, and 1:00 - 5:00PM. Volunteers may register for both shifts on the same day. Volunteers will be outside for the duration of the four-hour shift.
Minimum Requirements
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Able to commit at least one four-hour shift per week for the entire duration of the MVC’s season. Shifts are from 9:30AM – 1:30PM and 1:00 – 5:00PM, seven days a week; you may sign up for both shifts on the same day.
Able to commit to several training sessions during September and October, at the Aquarium in downtown Tampa and at the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach.
Have reliable transportation to and from the Manatee Viewing Center.
Able to be outside in a west central Florida climate.
Able to be on your feet for up to 4 hours at a time.
Able to communicate about the health of the animals and the status of the life support systems with a remote Husbandry contact (via phone or text). Feel free to forward this information to any person or organization you feel might be interested in learning more about this position. We will be advertising in neighborhoods surrounding the MVC and any help we can get through word-of-mouth is greatly appreciated!
If you have any questions about the position, or if you would like to apply for a shift assignment, please reach out to Rebecca Hughes at rhughes@flaquarium.org or (813) 367-4075.  8/10/17


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 


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


SCAM ALERT:  If a nice young man comes to your door and asks you to come outside so he can show you something on your property that he can help you fix, be wary. We have an incident in town where our resident stepped out with the fellow around back but then, on coming in, found a female companion inside the house. She dropped a piece of jewelry as she was leaving; our resident quickly went into the bedroom and found all sorts of things missing in there. (Thanks John)


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


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


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


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


NEED A LICENSED CONTRACTOR?
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


SUN RADIO LOOKING FOR "GO FUND ME" DONTATIONS. Interested to learn more? Visit: https://www.gofundme.com/2aaq589w 


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


NEW EARLY BIRD SPECIAL AT LATITUDES!
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Early Bird Dinner Menu at LATITUDES APOLLO, 131 HARBOR VILLAGE LANE (813)-645-9700
All Entrees are served with your choice of a soup or side Salad!!! All Entrees $9.99


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)



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


Cat Lovers Club of SCC needs help to Fill the Tuna Chest. Please help fill the hearts of struggling seniors, disabled and low-income pet owners with a donation of wet & dry cat food, kitty treats and kitty litter.  Cat Lovers Club donations are accepted at the following locations: Boggs Jewelers, Men's Club of SCC 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. 3/17


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


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

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT OR WANT TO RENT



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


FOR RENT: Kings Point Condo, B-39 Andover Way, 1 bedroom, 1 ½ bath. Available January 1, 2018!  ANNUAL RENTAL ONLY!  $850/month, 12 Month lease required.  Attractively furnished, washer/dryer, dishwasher.  Completely equipped. Tile floors, bedroom carpeted.  Carport, Cable TV and water included.   Non-smokers only!  One Certified Companion Pet OK.  Lake view from enclosed  lanai. Call: 813-634-9074


Looking to rent a furnished 2-bedroom condo or house in Sun City for the last week of December and the months of January through March. Professional,  retired, non-smoking couple. Please contact Pam at preichard1@woh.rr.com. 


FOR RENT: Kings Point Condo, I-196 Cambridge Trail, 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Immediate Availability! ANNUAL RENTAL ONLY!  $980/month, 12 Month lease required.  Attractively furnished, washer/dryer, dishwasher.  Completely equipped.  Tile floors, bedrooms carpeted. Carport, Cable TV and water included.  Non-smokers only!  One Certified Companion Pet OK. Golf course view from screened lanai. Walk to N. Clubhouse, Fitness Center and Indoor and outdoor pools. Call: 813-546-7220


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


DELTA 10" TABLE SAW   3/4 HP motor, table extensions, on wheeled stand, ripping fence, cross-cut guide, 3  10" blades, 7 sets of router blades - $150 - 813.634.9702   12/4/17


New: Commercial Rubbermaid Condiment Dispenser with/6 one-pint inserts.  Asking Price: $25.00 Cash   Call Jan 813-634-3490  11-26-17
 
Farberware Stainless Steel Coffee Urn. Fully Automatic 12-55 Cups Model: 155-A. Excellent Condition.   Asking Price: $35.00 Cash  Call Jan 813-634-3490  11-26-17


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


CLAXTON FRUIT CAKES! The wait is over for all you fruit cake lovers!  The Sun City Center Lions Club will once again be selling those delicious CLAXTON FRUIT CAKES.  The cakes should arrive in Sun City Center the end of October. Price is still $5.00 each for a one pound cake.  Those who would like to purchase Claxton Fruit Cakes, can pick them up at Boggs Jewelry Store in the Publix shopping center, or from your favorite Lion.  You can't pick up your fruit cakes??  You will be pleased to know that a dedicated Lion will be more than glad to deliver to your door. For more information, please contact Ellen and Terry McGovern -- 633-4202; Pete and Sylvia Colon -- 634-3926 or Carol and Ben Green -- 385-5590.  If no answer, please leave a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible.


THE SUN CITY CENTER LIONS CLUB HOLIDAY WREATH SALE - HO! Ho! Ho! It is that time of the year again --Sun City Center Lions Club members are now taking orders for fresh evergreen holiday wreaths – 22" in diameter, with bow and decorations. Cost is still $25.00 each, payable at time of order. Other sizes are available...please check with your Lion. Wreaths will be delivered between November 27 - December 1, so you will have in plenty of time for your decorating needs. Orders must be in no later than Friday, November 3. Remember the good old days with the smell of fresh evergreens, and cookies and pies baking in the oven. Well. . . we can help with the fresh evergreens, but you’ll need to bake the cookies and pies! Please contact any Sun City Center Lion or call Lion Pat Soja, 813-633-4245; George Banes, 813-634-9499; Pres. Steve Garigulo or Ellen & Terry McGovern, 813-633-4202 (10-7-17)


For sale: Yakima R&R78 Kayak Trailer, 1 7/8” ball, holds up to 350lbs. folds for storage, PRISTINE CONDITION, wiring intact & working, plus extras $2100.00   813-633-9472 or 813-634-1835   9/19/17


NEED TO PURCHASE: I work at Sun Towers and need reliable transportation from Apollo Beach to work each day. If you have a used, inexpensive vehicle for sale with reasonable monthly payments, please contact me. Anthony (352) 650-6810     8/28/17


WANTED - LOST - FOUND


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: Someone to car pool with to and from Sun Towers in Sun City Center to Apollo Beach in Covington Gardens. Anthony Cherubino (352) 650-6810   8/28/17


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Love the outdoors? Love interacting with kids? Love spreading knowledge and skills to others? Then you might just love volunteering at Camp Bayou! Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is currently seeking additional instructors for our K-12 Nature Programs. Training provided. Volunteers are mainly needed Thursday and Friday, from 10 to noon, throughout the year. Call 813-641-8545 or email campbayou@gmail.com for more information. A volunteer form can be downloaded from www.campbayou.org. 3/30/17


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


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


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 3/30/17


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