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

Warmest regards,

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

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

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

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

WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

MONDAYS:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

TUESDAYS:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1:00 - 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


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


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

WEDNESDAYS:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

THURSDAYS:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - GALS & GUYS PRODUCTIONS IS BACK - The Gals & Guys Productions is resuming open membership enrollment for our club every Thursday starting September 6th, at the North Campus Atrium lobby Ticket kiosk, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.   Our remaining showcase, "Tribute to Legends" is on November 8, 2018, at 6:30 PM with doors opening at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your association ID card and membership fee of $5 per person, when signing up to join the club.  The Club is open to all SCC, Kings Point and Freedom Plaza residents.  If you are already a 2018 member, please make note that the November 8th show HAS BEEN CHANGED from a 2:00 PM Matinee to an evening show.   We are looking for production helpers/volunteers for this upcoming showcase.  Be it helping with tickets or handing out programs at the door, night of the show... or perhaps helping to run a computer presentation during the show.  If you can spare some time to help, please contact Director, Salvina at 813-633-5924 or write sccgngprods@aol.com for more information or questions.


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


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


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


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


6:30 - 9:00 p.m. SCC Hand and Foot Club meets every Thursday of every month in the Caper Room, SCC Atrium Bldg. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun!  Beginners are welcome, bring your friends and have fun!  Hand and Foot is a variant of Canasta, we also invite anyone who wishes to play Canasta to come on Thursday evenings.  You are welcome to come and play in the Caper Room until your club gets started. Bring your friends and Cards and join in the fun.  For more information email scarb2rita@hotmail.com or call (207)749-1124 


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

FRIDAYS:

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


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


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


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


12:30 p.m. - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Introducing “Rock Steady Boxing” where the mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. "Of all the pills I’ve taken, Rock Steady Boxing is the finest and most effective." states Pete Stewart, RSB participant. Recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression. Eric Allen, M.A. and certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach is our weekly instructor. Eric is a personal trainer and geriatric exercise expert certified by the IFPA, with over 17 years of experience. His company, EA FITNESS, LLC promotes  the company’s motto “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to register for this weekly session by contacting Eric Allen at 813-321-8755 or Eric@eafitness.org  COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT TOWERS ENTRANCE. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


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


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


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


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


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


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

SATURDAYS:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

SUNDAYS:

96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOWS!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


EVENT CALENDAR:


NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS NEEDED FOR VOLUNTEEER EXPO AT KINGS POINT!
THU. SEP 27 - VOLUNTEER EXPO FOR ACTIVE AGING WEEK CELEBRATION
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Kings Point Banquet Room. Kings Point will be hosting a Volunteer Expo for our Active Aging Week Celebration, and we would love to have you join us to share the wonderful volunteer opportunities your organization has! Our Active Aging Week is a week full of fun and education, and we are always looking for ways to bring more valuable information to our residents. Many have reached out and said they are interested in more volunteer opportunities, but don’t know where to look. So we decided to host a fun expo to show off some of the wonderful non-profits and volunteer organizations in our surrounding area. This expo is free of cost. You will receive one 8-foot long table and two chairs. You will be responsible for table cloths and any table decorations. If you are interested in joining us please let me know, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.  Chelsea Renfroe, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator - 813.359.0354



MON. SEP 17 – MICROSOFT OUTLOOK MORE TOPICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn how to organize and manage your email, add contacts, and create contact groups.  Call CRT and sign up for the Introduction to windows 10 training class.  For $20 a person you will learn about the start menue, privacy settings, connecting to a network, display settings, and a lot more.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


MON. SEP 17 - CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING - SOUTHSHORE (CAHT)
1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center, FL.  There is a social time at 12:30 pm, followed by the presentation at 1:00 pm.  Campaign Against Human Trafficking-SouthShore, Inc., known as CAHT, kicks off the fall season with Natasha Nascimento, founder and director of Redefining Refuge, a therapeutic safe home for young girl and teen survivors of sexual exploitation who were involved in the region’s human trafficking business.  Ms. Nascimento, known nationally for being a catalyst for implementing successful rehabilitation procedures for human trafficking survivors, opened the first safe home in 2010.  Since then she has consulted all over the world on best practices for working with survivors.  Ms. Nascimento presentation will address the following topics:  
What is Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Pathways and Precursors
Victim Identification and Engagement
And Understanding the Impact.
Ms. Nascimento’s experience and knowledge of the Tampa Bay Human Trafficking scene, a form of modern-day slavery, promises to bring a new level of awareness and education to all attending this important meeting.
General meetings are open to the public and are free.  For more information, contact President Annie Garrison at 812-938-5660 or anngarrison66@gmail.com.  


MON. SEP 17 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This month, our topic will be "Have the last word! Advanced Directives: Creating a Living Will" Presented by: Rev. Wayne Maberry, D.Min., Director of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Education, Tampa General Hospital. Join Tampa General Hospital for a lecture on advance directives. By planning ahead, you can create written instructions about your future medical care in the event you are unable to express your medical wishes. Attendees will come away with: Brief history of advance directives, Benefits of having an advance directive, Opportunity to complete an advance directive.  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. SEP 17 – HANDS-ONLY CPR
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Join Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, in partnership with the American Heart Association, to learn the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR. Participants will receive hands on training that will empower them to act when help is needed. Register now online! Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. SEP 18 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. SEP 18 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church,  1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Sun City Center FL 33573 Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! MaintaIning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


TUE. SEP 18 - HLAA - HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA MEETING
Every 3rd Tuesday of Month 10:00 a.m. September to May Summer-Caption Movie Socials, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 1239 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. How to enhance your hearing aids with wireless accessories. Hearing Aids alone are not the final solution and can be complemented by devices that:
Send the sounds and voices on your television directly into your hearing aid
Neck loops make voices on a mobile phone much easier to hear in difficult situations
Wireless microphones allow you to hear people at noisy restaurants & gatherings Find out how easy these devices are to use and which one might be right for you.
Speaker: Dr. Scott Sims AU.D., CCC-A. Physician's Choice Hearing & Dizziness Center, Offices in Sun City Center and Tampa. Fellow, American Academy of Audiology, Fellow, Florida Speech-Language Hearing Association. Board Member, HLAA Tampa Bay Advisory Board. Attendees are encouraged to bring any hearing concerns or issues they have on the topic or their hearing in general for the speaker’s Question & Answer segment or for discussing privately after his remarks. Our Open-House Meetings are supported by CART (captions). Our meetings are always an open-house. All our services are free. Join us to discover how much more you can hear and understand. Or come to learn how to support your loved one with hearing loss. Save the date: February 2, 2019 3rd Annual. For more information, contact: hlaahelp@gmail.com or 941-706-4312


TUE. SEP 18 – 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. SEP 18 - THE SOUTH BAY GENEOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETS AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The day begins at 10:30 a.m. with a round table discussion, followed by lunch at 12:00 p.m. and a speaker at 1:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center. The guest speaker will be Shelby Bender, presenting “Using Online Media”.  She will be explaining how to use websites, message boards, and other social media tools to help with your genealogical research.  The cost is $15.00 per person for lunch. For reservations and information, call Dotty Love at 813-634-2749. Mail check to SBGS P.O. Box 5202 Sun City Center, Fl. 33571. Check must be received by September 6, 2018.


TUE. SEP 18 - HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF FRAUD SEMINAR - SKIMMING AND SCAMMERS
11:00 a.m. Freedom Auditorium, Freedom Plaza 1010 American Eagle Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving, protecting, and defending the community and is continuing to do so by offering an open forum on ATM and Gas Station Skimmers. This presentation will include a discussion on the protection of your credit and debit cards and what to do if you are a victim of fraud. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sun City Center Community Resource Deputy Jeff Merry at 813-242-5515


TUE. SEP 18 - STROKE & DIABETES - ARE YOU AT RISK? LUNCH AND LEARN with RSVP
12:30 – 3:00 p.m., Registration and Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. The Emergency Squad recognizes that two ailments are becoming more visible in Sun City Center that lead to the most common cause of ambulance calls here.  In partnership with Tampa General Hospital and others, the Squad is hosting an in-depth presentation by experts on how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and of diabetes.  Time is of the essence, so it is important to know what to look for.  You will begin to see more mention of this program during the next month but, for now, just circle that afternoon from 12:30 to 3:00, it’s all free and even includes lunch!  If you are reading this in Kings Point, the date for the presentation and lunch there will be the following week, Tuesday, September 25 in the Veterans’ Theater. 


TUE. SEP 18 - QUICKBOOKS PRO ADVANCED TOPICS 
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to Restore a company from a backup, export data, and use QuickBooks to generate letters.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


TUE. SEP 18 - 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. SEP 18 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


TUE. SEP 18 – WALK-IN TECH HELP 
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Bring your technology questions to this open class. If you are having issues with your device or just want to know some general tips and tricks, this is the class for you. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652. 


TUE. SEP 18 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – Bill Hodges
3:30 p.m. after the sports - WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO - Jim Fletcher is the Senior DAV Claims preparer for our Sun City Center Disabled American Veterans chapter. Jim shares some insights into the VA claims process reminding us that it is never too late to file a claim. Many service-related injuries like hearing do not show up for years. Listen in and see if they can help you with your claim or even just recover lost records.


TUE. SEP 18, 25 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Fox Trot 5:30 PM 
Intermediate Cha Cha 6:45 PM 
Adv. Swing 8:00 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. SEP 19 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. SEP 19 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus.“Healing and Consciousness Enhancement Qi Gong”, James West, President of the SCC Qi Gong Club and licensed Massage Therapist offers Qi Healing techniques to improve strength and balance along with history of the various branches of Qi Gong. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser . Entry fee $1.00 with love offering to benefit our society. Bring your community ID.


WED. SEP 19 - HOPE BEYOND TODAY - NAVIGATING LIFE AFTER LOSS
Please join us on the first and third Wednesday of each from 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the library beginning September 19 until December 5, 2018. A spiritual and loving support group for those who are   grieving the death of a loved one will begin on Wednesday, September 19 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.  We will be incorporating a video from a hospice pioneer, Barbara Karnes RN, as we explore the grieving process.  We will also be viewing a video title Hope Beyond Today.  Space still available so please sign up in the church foyer or call the event phone line at 813-634-1252 and leave a message for Carol or Anne


WED. SEP 19 - COLONEL GEORGE MERCER BROOKE CHAPTER DAR MEETING
Light refreshments and hospitality are from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Meeting starts promptly at 1:00 p.m.  in the Florida Room of the Atrium. To commemorate Constitution week, September 17 – 23, Honorable Edward C. LaRose, Appellate Judge of Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals, will speak at the September 19 meeting of the Colonel George Mercer Brooke Chapter DAR. Judge LaRose’s program “Living with 2 Constitutions – Federal and State” is open to chapter members and interested residents. 


WED. SEP 19, 26 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Waltz - 12:45 PM
Beginning/Intermediate Polka - 2:00 PM
Beginning Silver Bolero - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 


WED. SEP 19 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT GRAPHICS
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to add graphics to a presentation to make your data more understandable?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft PowerPoint Graphics class.  In this class, you will learn how to add pictures, screen shots, shapes, animations, and videos to your presentation.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. SEP 19 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Samantha Miller, RCSWI Social Worker for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1940. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


WED. SEP 19 - ELDER LAW
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long-term care with emphasis on public benefits.  Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. SEP 19 - PAINTING STUDIO AT THE FIREHOUSE!
6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 24, Location: Firehouse Cultural Center, Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Event type: Workshops & Classes. This is a multi-level class for anyone who would like to explore acrylic painting. Work with representational painting, abstraction and collage while improving skills with color, composition and techniques. A fun, flexible class for all students. Instructor: Dee Hood. Artist bio: Dee Hood’s background is in painting, sculpture and time based media. Her work has been exhibited in numerous local, national and international shows. Formerly she taught classes in painting, drawing, design, and time based media at the Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota. Tuition: Members $150 / Non-members $175 - 813-645-7651


THU. SEP 20 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE FIREHOUSE!
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 20 – Oct. 25. Location: Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Event type: Workshops & Classes. This is a multi-level class for anyone, whether you want to be a photographer or just enjoy shooting photographs. Learn how to shoot photos that create interest, create a photo book, and more. Get instruction on photo editing, compositional tips and begin to develop your own imaginative style. Instructor: Patricia Yontz. Tuition: Members $150 / Non-members $175. 813-645-7651


THU. SEP 20 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Coalition office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakkes Drive, Sun City Center, Suite 254.  Did you know a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaining good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


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


THU. SEP 20 - RUG HOOKING CLUB
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join other rug hookers to share techniques, tips, and experiences about rug hooking.  Bring a project and ask questions. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


THU. SEP 20 - GFWC SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB
11:00 a.m. check in with meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Sun City Center Community Hall at 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd. followed by a catered lunch at noon, with a program to follow. Our September meeting theme is ”Know Your Club.“  We will learn about all the different committees and what each does. How you can help thru volunteering your time to help us achieve our various community outreach programs. Come one, come all to our Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, October 6th! This is our first major fundraiser for the year. Hope to see you there to take advantage of an opportunity for interesting and unusual holiday gift ideas created by local artists. For more information about the the Sun City Center Woman's Club,Inc., contact our Membership Chair Linda Raymond at sumrluv21@aol.com or by calling 813-331-3108. Like us on Facebook and check us out on the web at sccwomansclub.ORG. 


THU. SEP 20 - MOWW MONTHLY MEETING
11:00 a.m. for the luncheon held at the Freedom Plaza Club where Erich LaRoche will be the featured speaker at the Military Officers of the World Wars (MOWW) luncheon.   Mr. LaRoche served honorably in the United States Air Force from 1990 until 1994.  He became a U.S. Customs Inspector in 1997 at the Trout River, New York (N.Y.) Port of Entry (POE) and worked in Passenger Operations. In 1999 he was assigned to Champlain, NY POE and worked in all three disciplines of Field Operations to include Passenger, Trade, and Tactical Operations. While working in Trade Operations he became well versed in Bonded Warehouse and Foreign Trade Zone operations, which assured the success of trade operations in the Champlain POE.   Mr. LaRoche was requested to instruct International Border Interdiction Training in Kosovo, Uzbekistan and Oman.  From 2011 through 2012, Mr. LaRoche served as a member of the Border Support Team 18 in Iraq where he was deployed as an Advisor to Senior Iraqi Officials representing CBP’s Office of International Affairs. Mr. LaRoche had a particular set of skills involving Large Scale Non-Intrusive Inspection equipment such as Gamma source Vehicle and Cargo Inspection Systems. These skills proved critical in conducting Port assessments and troubleshooting missions throughout the country of Iraq.  In 2013 Mr. LaRoche was assigned to the Highgate Springs POE as the Assistant Port Director for Passenger Operations.  In 2016 Mr. LaRoche was selected as a Watch Commander for the Orlando International Airport.  In 2017 he was selected as the Assistant Area Port Director for Trade Operations for the Area Port of Orlando.  As the APD for Trade Operations, Mr. LaRoche oversees commercial operations at nine Foreign Trade Zones and 36 Bonded Warehouses.  FY17 Imports for the Area Port totaled over $3 Billion.  Reservations can be made by calling Darlene Craig at 633-2722. 


THU. SEP 20 - SOUTHSHORE READERS BOOK DISCUSSION
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Join us to discuss Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. “When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back.” Books are available to check out in the library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


THU. SEP 20 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – Bill Hodges
3:30 p.m. after the sports - WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO - Paul Wheat is one of the great resources we have in our veterans community and he will be with me to share the plans we have for a great Veterans Day.


THU. SEP 20 – EASY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: DEAF HISTORY
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. 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. Each participant must register separately. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. SEP 20 - SCC HAND AND FOOT CLUB
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. SCC Hand and Foot Club meets every Thursday of every month in the Caper Room, SCC Atrium Bldg. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun! Hand and Foot is a variant of Canasta. Beginners are welcome, come alone or bring your friends and join in the fun.   For more information email scarb2rita@hotmail.com or call (207)749-1124


FRI. SEP 21 - SOUTHSHORE SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st St. S.E., Ruskin, FL.  Join us and build your network of professional resources during our FREE weekly meeting! Rather than making one sales call and then moving on to the next, why not meet with approximately 20 other professionals and share what you do or how your product might benefit others. Reap rewards from sharing your message! If you would like to get the word out about an event or have an employment opportunity you would like to share, please join us! Make connections in South Hillsborough County today! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


FRI. SEP 21 – INTRODUCTION TO FILE EXPLORER
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. Windows File Explorer is the Windows application that displays the contents of hard drives and folders. You use it to navigate all the Folder and Files on your computer. In this class you will learn how to find, save, move, copy, delete and rename Files and Folders on your hard drive or memory device.


FRI. SEP 21 – MASTER GARDENER: ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Presented by Master Gardener Bob Dickey. Learn the basics of growing your own vegetables. This talk covers types of vegetable gardening (including in-ground, raised beds and containers), planting seasons, pest and disease control, and varieties that thrive in Central Florida.             Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. SEP 21 - "HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD" 
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center. The SCCCA will roll out the Red Carpet!  This event will feature tributes to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Frankie Valle and Ann Margret.  Cost of the BYOB Show/Dance is just $12.  Armando Diaz (Frank Sinatra) and Leesah Stiles (Ann Margret) performed in May at the Renaissance Club to a sold-out crowd.  This event will feature 2 additional performers.  Tickets will be available at the KIOSK in the Atrium (N. Course Lane) as of Sept. 5th for CA Members and tickets sales open to the public on Sept 12.  Seating will be reserved seating, tables of 10 and tickets will also be sold at the door, if still available.  The KIOSK Atrium is open M-W-F from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon.  Lights, Camera, Action !  Don’t miss the fun.


FRI. SEP 21 - CLEAN COMEDY AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Firehouse Cultural Center - Firehouse Pub. Juanita LolitaJuanita Lolita’s comedy career began when a coworker signed her up for an open mic night. Within one year she was performing for over 7000 women at a church conference in Atlanta and since then has performed throughout the country. Juanita was voted “Best of the Bay” with Creative Loafing Magazine, a finalist for “Florida’s Funniest Person” Rooftop comedy and recently, a finalist in “The World Series of Comedy” Las Vegas. She has been featured on NBC, ABC and the CTN. Her Latin flair and hillbilly background have quickly become a crowd favorite. Juanita takes pride in the fact that she can make you laugh hysterically without profanity. Her comedy focuses on observations from everyday life that we can all relate to and she closes out each show with her much anticipated ‘list of things she doesn’t understand’.  Bill "Bull" OhseBill “Bull” Ohse is a national touring comedian with a unique brand of comedy that always leaves the audience wanting more. Bull is an active member of H2O Comedy, dedicated to reaching people in need, and using comedy to share a positive message. BC MurphySpecial Guest BC Murphy will be performing his first set at the Firehouse! Book your tickets now! Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Become a FCC Member and SAVE! Firehouse Pub seating is communal, which means you may have other guests at your table. As a courtesy to the artists we recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before show time. Cash bar & refreshments available. No outside food or beverages allowed. Online booking is available up to 2 hours before showtime. After that, tickets may be purchased at the Firehouse, 813-645-7651. Reservations are made when tickets are purchased. 


SAT. SEP 22 - O SOM DO JAZZ AUTHENTIC BOSSA NOVA, SAMBA AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Firehouse Cultural Center - Firehouse Pub. O Som Do Jazz recaptures the spirit of 1960-70s Brazilian Bossa Nova, samba and MPB. O Som Do Jazz has recorded two CDs and is delighted to present authentic bossa nova, samba, MPB & Brazilian regional music to audiences that appreciate this beautiful music. O Som Do Jazz is active performing in festivals, concerts and special events and their music has been placed in the HBO series “Looking”, “Grandfathered” on Fox and “The Replacement” on BBC One. Book your tickets now! Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Become a FCC Member and SAVE! Firehouse Pub seating is communal, which means you may have other guests at your table. As a courtesy to the artists we recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before show time. Cash bar & refreshments available. No outside food or beverages allowed. Online booking is available up to 2 hours before showtime. After that, tickets may be purchased at the Firehouse, 813-645-7651. Reservations are made when tickets are purchased.


SUN. SEP 23 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room, to dance to the wonderful live music of Thor Stevens and his saxophone.  Member $4.00; Guests $6.00. BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Proper dress requested (please, no jeans/shorts).  Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


MON. SEP 24 – FACEBOOK 101
9:00 – 12:00 in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This is a beginner’s class.  In this class we will: 1) Personalize your profile & timeline; 2) Find and add friends and set up Security; 3) Explain secure messaging and chatting, find out what family and friends are up to; 4) Add friends and create groups; 5) Add photos and tag the photos, view and share videos, explore news feeds, and update family and friends; 6) Discuss what to post and what not to post.  


MON. SEP 24  – MICROSOFT OUTLOOK ADVANCED TOPICS 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to use the Calendar functions within Outlook to schedule meetings and appointments as well as create Data files for email.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


MON. SEP 24 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. SEP 24 - NOW THE 4th MONDAY OF EACH MONTH! - CHRONIC PAIN, ARTHRITIS AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Morgan Clemens, COTA/L, Sun Terrace/Towers Rehabilitation Therapy Program Manager facilitates this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Morgan graduated from Neosho County Community College as President of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She has received numerous specialty training and certifications that focus on pain, neuropathy and arthritis such as Dolphin MPS, aquatics, and many other pain management modalities. Morgan has been practicing in the geriatric setting for 4 years with experience with orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc that may have worked for them for all members to benefit. If you have had success with any treatment, please come to share and learn. Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today. FREE valet parking at Towers entrance. Session located in the theater. Questions? Call 813-892-2990 


MON. SEP 24 - - EXCITING, MIND BLOWING, FANTASTIC, TRAVEL PRESENTATION
2:30 p.m. at the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza.  Snacks served and a Big Raffle Prize. PLEASE RSVP: Glenna (glennaonthego) 404-388-5713


MON. SEP 24 – SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Led by special effects make-up artist, Destiny Sanders, participants will learn methods to craft cuts, bruises, and more techniques that can be recreated at home. There will be some hands on demonstrations and optional audience participation. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. SEP 24 - FREE ZENTANGLE DRAWING CLASS AT SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY
6:30-8:30p.m. at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin 33573. Come experience the drawing technique known as Zentangle with patsy monk, Certified Zentangle Teacher. The creative meditation helps develop focus and, in effect, helps reduce stress. Open to adults. No experience needed.  All materials provided. 813-204-2650 - Call to register


TUE. SEP 25 – BUYING A COMPUTER 
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This mini-class covers the decision of whether or not you need a new PC, the minimum hardware you should buy, the pros and cons of various hardware choices, and information on PC components.


TUE. SEP 25 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. SEP 25 – 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. SEP 25 - STROKE & DIABETES - ARE YOU AT RISK? Join us for a LUNCH & LEARN PRESENTATION:
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. registration and lunch with presentation from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Kings Point Veterans Theater, 1900 Clubhouse Drive. Sun City Center, FL. During this presentation, experts will answer all your questions, explain the symptoms and risk factors for stroke and diabetes, and teach you how to manage your health.
1:00 p.m. Stroke is a leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 800,000 cases each year, and causing more serious long-term disabilities than any other condition. Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over age 65, with the risk of stroke more than doubling each decade after age 55. Join us to learn the signs and symptoms of stroke, and how to act in time to save someone’s life. Presented by: Noella C. West, ARNP-C, MSN, CNL, SCRN, Stroke Program Nurse Practitioner, Tampa General Hospital Chair, Advanced Practice Council, Vascular Neurology, Comprehensive Stroke Center.
2:00 p.m. The number of U.S. adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled over the last 20 years. An estimated 30.3 million U.S. adults have diabetes, but 1 in 4 of them are unaware of their condition. Join us to learn the risk factors for diabetes and healthy eating habits for diabetes prevention. Presented by: MORE HEALTH, Inc.
Sponsored by: Tampa General Hospital, The Men's Club of Sun City Center, Sun City Center Emergency Squad and Sun Towers Retirement Community. For questions or to register, visit www.tgh.org/healthed or call (813) 660-6101.


TUE. SEP 25 - 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. SEP 25 - 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.


TUE. SEP 25 - SCC APPLE USER GROUP MEETING 
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Caper Room of the Atrium Bldg. Attendance is limited to club members and members of the Sun City Center Community Association. Presentations during the meeting will cover Apple’s new product announcements, quick tips for the new iOS 12 and macOS Mojave software releases, and club business. Main presentation will take a look at Artificial Intelligence (AI). The term AI has been appearing frequently in the media with major manufactures (Apple, Microsoft, and Google) showing off and talking about AI in their future products. Attendees will gain an understanding of what AI is, how its implemented, and why it is important. The agenda for the meeting includes news items, a discussion of what is happening to wi-fi, club business, helpful tips for users of Apple devices, as well as the feature presentation. Come join us for a stimulating session of "all-things-Apple".  For further information about the SCC Apple User Group you are invited to visit our web page at http://sccaug.org - Any questions can be directed to Dunham Swift at 633-7262 or by email at dswift1@mac.com


TUE. SEP 25 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – Bill Hodges
3:30 p.m. after the sports - WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO - Jacqueline Bee is the Nurse Manager of Virtual Care for the James A Haley Veterans Hospital. Are you aware you can set up using your smart phone of tablet an appointment with your primary care doctor or even on of the doctors in the specialty clinics? Listen in to hear how to do it.


WED. SEP 26 –  IPAD/IPHONE FOR SENIORS
9:00 – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. The iPad and the iPhone function the same, in most cases. This course will show how to check your e-mail, carry your books and music around with you, have fun playing games and even adjust the size of the readable text on the screen.


WED. SEP 26 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. SEP 26 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus.“Vedic Metaphysics and the Meaning of Life”, Professional Astro Palmist and Master Metaphysician, Zahid Hossain returns and will share the origins of metaphysics in ancient India, The evolution of principles of living, the interpretation of the structure of deities, and the fundamental purpose and meaning of life. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser. Entry fee $1.00 with love offering to benefit our society. Bring your community ID.


WED. SEP 26 - THE GULF COAST REGIONAL OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR MARCO RUBIO HOLDING OFFICE HOURS IN SUN CITY CENTER
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Sun City Center Anne Marie LeBlanc Room, 1002 Cherry Hills Drive, Sun City Center, Florida 33573. Meet your local staff and learn about the services Senator Rubio’s Office can offer his constituents, including in areas such as: Immigration, Medicare, IRS/Banking, Military/VA, Social Security, Legislative Issues. This is an opportunity for constituents in the immediate area to meet local staff and to receive help with federal agency issues. For more information, call the Gulf Coast Regional Office at (813) 853-1099 or email jonathan_torres@rubio.senate.gov


WED. SEP 26 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT ADVANCED
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn how to add tables and charts to a presentation as well as modify themes, and creating action buttons.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. SEP 26 – 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.


WED. SEP 26 - RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION 
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio.  Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


WED. SEP 26 – CREATIVE COSPLAY: GLOWING SPELL BOOK
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Every good mage knows you need an even better magic book. Make your very own spell book prop with a few simple supplies and learn how to add an amazing glow effect with a simple LED circuit. Now you'll be prepared to combat any nefarious evildoers à la Lewis from the book-turned-movie, "The House with a Clock in its Walls.” All materials will be provided. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. SEP 27 - VOLUNTEER EXPO FOR ACTIVE AGING WEEK CELEBRATION
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Kings Point Banquet Room. Kings Point will be hosting a Volunteer Expo for our Active Aging Week Celebration, and we would love to have you join us to share the wonderful volunteer opportunities your organization has! Our Active Aging Week is a week full of fun and education, and we are always looking for ways to bring more valuable information to our residents. Many have reached out and said they are interested in more volunteer opportunities, but don’t know where to look. So we decided to host a fun expo to show off some of the wonderful non-profits and volunteer organizations in our surrounding area. This expo is free of cost. You will receive one 8-foot long table and two chairs. You will be responsible for table cloths and any table decorations. If you are interested in joining us please let me know, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.  Chelsea Renfroe, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator - 813.359.0354


THU. SEP 27 - PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER!
1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 27 – Dec. 6 - Location: Firehouse Cultural Center, Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Event type: Workshops & Classes. For students at all levels. Explore: color; brush strokes from flat washes to dancing with your brushes; techniques from wet to scrubbing. Instructor: Barry Goodman. Artist bio: British artist Barry Goodman’s background is in printmaking, painting and watercolors. He studied at the Reigate School of Art and Design and at the London College of Printing. He has exhibited across the UK. His work is in public and private collections including The Library of Congress, Washington D.C. Tuition: Members $250 / Non-members $275 - 813-645-7651 


THU. SEP 27 - AGA (ALIENATED GRANDPARENTS ANONYMOUS) MEETING AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1:00 p.m. at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. Thousands of American families choose to isolate themselves from the influence and interaction of their parents by severely restricting, controlling and/or denying contact between their children and the children’s grandparents. The effects of this rift can be severe, especially if a bond between the grandparent and grandchild has already been formed.  Grandparents are an intricate part of raising and loving a child unconditionally, and can serve as outstanding role models.  Studies have shown that multi-generational contact between children and their grandparents provides a special foundation of unconditional love and nurturing which is healthy for children; and, can significantly affect the children’s academic, psychological, and social development. If death takes a grandparent from a child, that is a tragedy; but if family bickering and vindictiveness deny children the love of a grandparent, that’s an emotional and psychological shame and causes harm to all the parties involved. Studies show that the best form of help for those suffering from complicated grief, grief without closure, is to attend a peer led support group. Professionals in the fields of mental health, medicine, religion, law, education, and elder abuse have joined together to offer an anonymous support group for grandparents experiencing the sadness and emotional pain associated Grandparent/Parental Alienation. Please write to Ron and Claire Brown at (hc_aga@hotmail.com).


THU. SEP 27 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – Bill Hodges
3:30 p.m. after the sports - WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO - Kathy Bernheim is an Assistant Loan Guaranty Officer VA Regional Loan Center. Have you ever had a VA loan? Whether you have or have not,` you might be eligible for one right now. Listen in and see how.


THU. SEP 27 - PIZZA - ALL YOU CAN EAT & A MOVIE AT ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
5:00 p.m. for pizza buffet frollowed by the movie at located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W Sun City Center, Fl. 33573. The movie, Overboard, stars Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris.  Leonardo hires Kate, a single mother, to clean his yacht but soon fires her.  He falls off his boat and wakes up with amnesia.  At that point Kate decides to get payback by pretending to be his wife.  The story unfolds---Tickets can be purchased for $7.00 at the church office Mon. through Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. closed 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


THU. SEP 27 – SEWING WORKSHOP: ZIPPER POUCHES
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Learn how to sew zipper pouches! This class is recommended for beginners. All materials will be provided. Limited to 6 participants. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. SEP 27 - SCC HAND AND FOOT CLUB
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. SCC Hand and Foot Club meets every Thursday of every month in the Caper Room, SCC Atrium Bldg. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun! Hand and Foot is a variant of Canasta. Beginners are welcome, come alone or bring your friends and join in the fun.   For more information email scarb2rita@hotmail.com or call (207)749-1124


THU. SEP 27 - MOONGLOW BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center. Live Music by "Mario DeLeon". Members FREE; Visitors $5.00 per person at the door. Dressy Casual. (No shorts or tank tops, please.) BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups & napkins. Singles Table(s) Available.  We have a great 2018 Schedule of 12 monthly dances to Live Music!  Information: 813-633-1297 OR 813-634-8308. Email: gail3357@gmail.com


FRI. SEP 28 - SOUTHSHORE SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st St. S.E., Ruskin, FL.  Join us and build your network of professional resources during our FREE weekly meeting! Rather than making one sales call and then moving on to the next, why not meet with approximately 20 other professionals and share what you do or how your product might benefit others. Reap rewards from sharing your message! If you would like to get the word out about an event or have an employment opportunity you would like to share, please join us! Make connections in South Hillsborough County today! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


FRI. SEP 28 – BUYING AND USING A CHROMEBOOK
9:00 – 11:30 in the Computer Lab  No Charge  Members & Non-Members. A Chromebook is a laptop that uses Google’s Chrome operating system instead of Windows 10.  Chromebooks can do anything on the web that you can do on a PC browser. You can get your email, visit websites, create documents, print, play games, do your banking, keep your calendar, watch movies and do all this in on a secure computer with a simpler and more straightforward interface than Windows 10. Chromebooks are generally less expensive than PCs.  For many seniors, a Chromebook might be all that is needed.


FRI. SEP 28 – BEFORE YOU TEST: DNA BASICS YOU NEED TO KNOW
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Avoid wasting time and money by learning how DNA is inherited, which type of DNA test to take, and exactly what you can expect to get as a result. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. SEP 28 - VOCALIST RENEE BRAY TO PERFORM AT BUNKERS PUB!
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Bunkers Pub, 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, SCC.  Come out for some great food, drink specials and rock the night away to oldies, pop, rock and current tunes. 


FRI. SEP 28 - SUN CITY CENTER BLUEGRASS PERFORMS AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!
7:00 p.m. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. Sun City Center Bluegrass plays a variety of music, with Bluegrass, Country and Gospel all a part of their regular repertoire. Some of the favorites that concert goers may hear include Dear Old Dixie, which features the five string  banjo,  Blue Moon of Kentucky, by Bill Monroe, the “father of Bluegrass” (and recorded by his group, The Blue Grass Boys, as well as by Elvis Presley, Ricky Skaggs and others),  Swing Low Sweet Chariot, a Gospel selection, and what may well be the favorite Bluegrass number of all time, the ever popular Orange Blossom Special, a fiddle piece written by Irving T. Rouse.  A donation of only $5 is requested at the door on the night of the concert.  For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, please visit our website at www.sccumc.com


FRI. SEP 28 - GIRLS NIGHT OUT COMEDY AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER! 
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Firehouse Cultural Center: Event type: Firehouse Pub. Girls Night Out is a fun evening of female comedians. We’ll be announcing the lineup soon. Our last Girls Night Out sold out, so make your plans now. Book your tickets now! Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Become a FCC Member and SAVE! Firehouse Pub seating is communal, which means you may have other guests at your table. As a courtesy to the artists we recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before show time. Cash bar & refreshments available. No outside food or beverages allowed. Online booking is available up to 2 hours before showtime. After that, tickets may be purchased at the Firehouse, 813-645-7651. Reservations are made when tickets are purchased. 


SAT. SEP 29 - ELKS LODGE 2672 CRAFT SHOW! 
8:00 a.m. set up time for Vendors, Event from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 1630 US Hwy 41S.  Ruskin, Fl  33570. Cost per Vendor:  $35.00 Each vendor will get an 8 foot table and two chairs.  If interested contact Harv Berman @813-938-4110 for details or leave a message


SUN. SEP 30 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room. Live music for your dancing and listening pleasure provided by Thor Stevens and his saxophone. Members $4.00; Guests $6.00. BYOB and snacks. Water, ice, cups and napkins provided. Proper attire requested (please, no shorts/jeans). Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


MON. OCT 1 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to create a presentation and have no idea how where to start?  Call CRT and register for the Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint.  You will learn how to create a presentation, creating and organizing slides, adding text to slides, and more.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


MON. OCT 1 - FLOSS AND FRIENDS EVERY MONDAY 
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join our needlework group to share techniques, tips, and experiences about fiber and fabric arts. Bring a project and ask questions. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. OCT 2 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. OCT 2 - MICROSOFT EXCEL INTRO  
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Have you seen people use Microsoft Excel to keep track and calculate data and wondered how they do it?  Call CRT and register for the Introduction to Microsoft Excel class.  You will learn how to create a simple spreadsheet, change data, do simple arithmetic, change cell size, and copy data.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


TUE. OCT 2 – ENGLISH PRACTICE @ CONVERSATION CORNER EVERY TUESDAY
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Practice speaking English in the comfort of a small group, with an English speaker to help you try new words. Meet for conversation with other adult language learners; no registration is required. Presented in partnership with the Hillsborough Literacy Council. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


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


TUE. OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Rumba - 5:30 PM
Intermediate - Fox Trot - 6:45 PM
Intermediate/Advanced - Samba - 8:00 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. OCT 3 - WED, OCT 3 –  IPAD/IPHONE FOR SENIORS
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. The iPad and the iPhone function the same, in most cases. This course will show how to check your e-mail, carry your books and music around with you, have fun playing games and even adjust the size of the readable text on the screen.


WED. OCT 3 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. OCT 3 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Recognizing Your Psychic Abilities”, Carol Ann Liaros, Professional Psychic, Trainer, and Author will help us find and expand on those abilities we sometimes ignore. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser. Entry fee $1.00 with love offering to benefit our society. Bring your community.


WED. OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Swing - 12:45 PM
Intermediate - Swing - 2:00 PM
Intermediate/Silver - Bolero - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. OCT 3 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to write a letter but have never used a word processor before?  Call CRT and register for the Introduction to Microsoft Word class.  You will learn how to create a document, use templates, check your spelling, and print documents.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


WED. OCT 3 – SCC SINGLES ACTIVITIES CLUB
4:00 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. On the 1st Wednesday of each month. Cost to join is only $5 per year. We are not a dating club. We are an opportunity for single men and women to do schedules activities together. We have had pot lucks, go to dances as a group, go to movies as a group, also we have been out to alpha house to see Kevin brooks and Elvis. We have gone to taco Tuesday at the rivers edge. We had a 4th of July party. Active group. Open to SCCCA and KP residents, Gary Keach, president. Questions? Call 813-205-7719


WED. OCT 3 - NEEDLE PEOPLE EVERY WEDNESDAY 
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio.  Join other needle people to share techniques, tips, and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric arts. Bring a project and ask questions. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


WED. OCT 3 - THE COMPUTER CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
7:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, in the Atrium.  Phil Sorrentino will present Picture Collecting and Organizing.  Pictures provide a view into our fondest memories.  With the help of cameras and smartphones, we are producing a large number of these very valuable memory joggers.  Come and hear about some of the tools you need to help you get control over collecting and organizing them.


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


THU. OCT 4 - RUG HOOKING CLUB
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join other rug hookers to share techniques, tips, and experiences about rug hooking.  Bring a project and ask questions. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


THU. OCT 4 - JEN'S MARKET AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER  
12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. at 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin, FL 33570. Fresh Produce with Cypress Creek Produce Co-Op.  Join the co-op for $5 and pick up at the market - vegetables, breads, cheeses, Amish foods, grass fed beef. Go to their website to learn more on how to order  www.cypresscreekproducecoop.com  If you use Facebook you can keep up with specials and order from there @cypresscreekproducecoop  
The market will be every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from October - April.  Market Manager: jennifer@jens-market.com


THU. OCT 4 - DEM CLUB OCTOBER MEETING 
1:00 p.m. for Meet ‘n Mingle with refreshments. General Meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the (golf cart friendly) Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center on the 1st Thursday of the month. On October 4th, join fellow Democrats, Liberals, Progressives & Independents as we welcome FL House District 70 Representative Wengay “Newt” Newton. Discussion about what’s happening in Tallahassee and the upcoming 2019 session.  All Democrats and like-minded individuals are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. Please visit and Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SSDEMCLUB


THU. OCT 4 - FELINE FOLKS MEOW MIXER!
4:30 p.m. in the Kings Point 2020 building’s Culinary Room.  This is  a fun way to learn about the group’s important mission of feeding and spay/neutering the community cats in Kings Point and the surrounding areas.  Light snacks and great conversation are available at this monthly event.  If you miss this event, join them on October 4. The Meow Mixer is a wonderful way to learn about volunteer opportunities.  No pressure, just information.  The cats are fed everyday with a special mixture of cat food.  This is provided by the group as is training and support.  Learn about some of their upcoming events and activities, such as making cat toys.  People who sew are always encouraged to help. Mark your calendar for the annual Spay-getti – NoBalls dinner on Tuesday, November 13 in Kings Point Veterans Theatre from 4:30 to 6:30PM.  Everyone is invited.  A delicious meal of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and desert will be available for $10.  BYOB.  Tickets are available from any Feline Folks member, at the SCC Chamber of Commerce or the first and third Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm at the group’s information table in the Kings Point atrium. Be sure to save the date for this fun event.  It is the how Feline Folks gets its major financial resources to feed the cats for the entire year.  We need your help – have a great meal and a enjoyable evening.  This is a new location for the event. There will be plenty of room to sit and enjoy great conversation with your table mates.  As always, there will be tickets available for the gift raffle.  Take out will be available. Feline Folks is a 501©3, totally not for profit operating on donations and through the kindness of volunteers.  Currently there is a need for help feeding the community cats.  Contact us at Info@FelineFolks.us or better yet, stop by the Meow Mixer. Feline Folks is a not-for-profit all volunteer job that feeds and cares for the community cats.  For information email info@felinefolks.us 


FRI. OCT 5 - SOUTHSHORE SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st St. S.E., Ruskin, FL.  Join us and build your network of professional resources during our FREE weekly meeting! Rather than making one sales call and then moving on to the next, why not meet with approximately 20 other professionals and share what you do or how your product might benefit others. Reap rewards from sharing your message! If you would like to get the word out about an event or have an employment opportunity you would like to share, please join us! Make connections in South Hillsborough County today! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


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


FRI. OCT 5, 6, 7 - OKTOBERFEST AT THE OLD CASTLE RESTAURANT 
Friday Hours 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Sunday Noon -6:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bealls/Home Depot Plaza.  Over 40 vendors with Jen's Market, live music, beer and brats! $5 one time entry fee good for all 3 days to main event tent.  


SAT. OCT 6 - THE SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB, INC. HOSTING CRAFT SHOW
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the South Shore United Community Church at 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. This will be a good opportunity to get great handmade gifts for the upcoming holiday season. There will be donuts and coffee for the early birds as well as lite lunch items for sale. We will have a large number of great gift baskets to be raffled off and the finest Crafters and Artists selling their beautiful works. All proceeds go to local charities in and around our Sun City Center Community. Please join us and come early to take advantage of this awesome opportunity to purchase some fabulous finds. You'll all get that good feeling knowing YOU support our local charitable organizations! Pictured are Gloria Morrow with her jewelery display and Aine Paik in the kitchen from the SCC Woman's Club. To learn more about the Sun City Woman's Club Inc. contact Linda Raymond, Membership Chair at  sumrlv21@aol.com or call 813-331-3108. We meet on the third Thursday of each month from September thru May. 


SAT. OCT 6 - SPRAY PAINTING AND MURAL PLANNING AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER!
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 6 – Nov. 17 - Location: Firehouse Cultural Center, Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Event type: Workshops & Classes, Tampa Museum of Art Logo. In partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art. Gain practice working with spray paint. Learn different spray painting techniques, and how to plan and execute a large-scale mural. For Adults, ages 16 and up. Instructor: Jujmo. Tuition: Members $150 / Non-members $175 - 813-645-7651 


SAT. OCT. 6 - CAR/GOLF CART WASH
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., in Sun City Center. Is your car or golf cart not as clean as you would like?   Donations will be accepted and used to benefit AMI kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping troubled youth develop into responsible and productive citizens.   Rain date - Saturday, October 13th.  For more information, call the church office at 813-634-1292.


THU. OCT 6 – EASY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: MONEY
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. 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. Each participant must register separately. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


SAT. OCT 6 - THE ACADEMY OF BALLROOM DANCE CLUB HOSTS MONTHLY DANCE
6:30 p.m. Night Club 2 step dance lesson included with admission in the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center. This will be followed by regular dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. During the mid-point break, Leo Scire and Bernice DuBro will be performing a choreographed Tango. Admission is free for members, or $6 for guests at the door. Come and dance to a fabulous selection of tunes handpicked by our DJ Bernice DuBro. Enjoy the complimentary coffee and cookies. Try your luck with the 50/50 drawing. Open seating and singles tables are always available. Everyone is welcome; bring your friends and BYOB. The dress code is casual but neat (no shorts please). Mark your calendars for the following Academy dances - November 3rd, and December 1st. For more information, call George Hawn at 330-770-0442.


SAT. OCT 6 - LA LUCHA WITH JAMES SUGGS AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Firehouse Cultural Center, Firehouse Pub, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. La Lucha with special guest James Suggs on trumpet. La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based trio of three best friends from three different parts of the world: Colombia, Mexico, and the United States. Its members are Alejandro Arenas, bass; John O’Leary, piano; and Mark Feinman, drums. Their repertoire is a diverse mixture of Latin-inspired rhythms with jazz standards, twisted arrangements of pop songs, and original compositions. James Suggs was the featured soloist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also played with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. He has spent 8 years living in Argentina touring in Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, England, Portugal, and Spain. Book your tickets now! Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Become a FCC Member and SAVE! 813-645-7651 


SUN. OCT 7 - BETH ISRAEL CONGREGATION OF SUN CITY CENTER PRESENTS: "BEATLEMANIAX"
2:00 p.m. at the South Campus Community Center for this fantastic concert.  Tickets are $15 and will be available at the North Campus Community Center Kiosk from 9am to noon on 9/5, 9/7, 9/12, 9/14, 9/17, 9/21, 9/26, 9/28, 10/3,  and 10/5.  If you have questions about tickets please call Ilene Unruch at 973-876-3531 or Marlene Hollander at 813-331-3888.


SUN. OCT 7 - KEN LOOMER BIG BAND AT THE FIREHOUSE! 
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, Firehouse Pub, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. “I think the greatest thing about my Big Band is that here is a collection of players who ‘get it’. Not only do they get all the basics of, and have passion for jazz, but they also get the concept that they are individual voices that work with all the other individual voices to create a single, cohesive sound of the fabulous KEN LOOMER BIG BAND.” — Ken Loomer.  The Ken Loomer Big Band is BIG with 15 musicians! Their goal is to keep the art of jazz music alive. Their song performances come from some of their own original works and from the Great American Songbook with music created by jazz icons such as Count Basie and Buddy Rich. Ken Loomer has been playing the drums for over 40 years. His first job as a drummer was playing the drums for the trumpet musician Clark Terry. Loomer is originally from Hartford, Connecticut. Loomer performed in many theater shows in New Haven, Connecticut before going to Broadway in New York. Ken Loomer now resides in Florida 


SUN. OCT 7 - INAUGURAL ORGAN CONCERT AT METHODIST CHURCH
3:00 p.m.  at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, wherre we are happy to announce a new state-of-the-art four-manual organ has been installed at the church and is ready to be played for the public at an inaugural concert  The new Rodgers 484 Infinity will be played by the church’s fine organist, Keith Rasmussen and accompanied by a brass quintet.  The concert will include works by Gabrieli, Mouret, Purcell, J. S. Bach, Richard Strauss, and Dubois for brass and organ as well as solo organ works by Vierne (Carillon de Westminster) and J. S. Bach (Come Sweet Death and Toccata and Fugue in D Minor). The concert is free and open to the public, and a free will offering will be accepted during the program.  For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United 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.  


MON. OCT 8 & TUE. OCT 9 – WINDOWS 10 WORKSHOP
9:00 – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This workshop is designed to familiarize you with Windows 10.  In class we will customize the start screen and play with some of the preinstalled apps.  Among other subjects, we’ll cover antivirus, just type, privacy, Microsoft accounts, Cortana, Edge, Store, keyboard shortcuts, Control Panel vs. Settings, and snap & shake.


MON. OCT 8 – 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.


MON. OCT 8 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. OCT 8 - SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY CLUB MEETING
7:00 p.m. (half an hour earlier than last year) 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.  The SET club begins the season in the same room with exciting new topics and a new starting time for the meeting: 7:00pm, half an hour earlier than last season.  Since it is the start of our fiscal year, please bring a check whose total includes $10 for each member of your household who is joining. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology concerns objects of less than 100 nanometers (100 billionths of a meter) in size.  That is about as long as 600 carbon atoms in a row.  The technology encompasses materials science, engineering, electronics, and chemistry.  The applications range from smart objects to medicine. Until now, we have created the tools and products we use by crudely manipulating clumps of millions of atoms by thermal, mechanical, or chemical means (e.g., melting, forging, etching).  Now nanotechnology can assemble structures made of individual atoms each precisely placed to create molecular motors, wires, switches, and other structures.  Scientists envision building devices that could navigate arteries and deliver medicines (or attack cancers) exactly where needed, tiny machines that could construct chemical compounds, and computer storage units that are extremely compact.  Our speaker, Dr. Shyam Mohapatra from USF Health and named to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014, will discuss the exciting promise of this technology and when it may begin to affect our lives.  He was recognized for his contributions to biomedical nanotechnology. His ~50 US patents includes nanodiagnostics and nanomedicines  including a nanoparticle based device that can detect HIV in 20 seconds.


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


TUE. OCT 9 - HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF FRAUD SEMINARS - SKIMMING AND SCAMMERS
10:00 a.m. The Caper Room, Sun City Center Community Association Atrium 945 N. Course Lane, Sun City Center, FL 33573. 
1:00 p.m. Ripple Room, Kings Point Community 1900 Clubhouse Drive, 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 an open forum on ATM and Gas Station Skimmers. This presentation will include a discussion on the protection of your credit and debit cards and what to do if you are a victim of fraud. If you have any questions or comments please contact Sun City Center Community Resource Deputy Jeff Merry at 813-242-551


TUE. OCT 9 - MICROSOFT EXCEL CHARTS  
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Learn how to create charts with Microsoft Excel.  See how to create Pie, Graph, and Line charts and how to change the type of chart being displayed.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. OCT 9 - CANCER SUPPORT
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd. Lunch will be provided. Hands of Faith is a training program for providing support to cancer patients.  Join us in learning the needs of cancer patients and in knowing how to better understand and help those who are on this journey. There is no charge.  To register, call 813-634-1292


TUE. OCT 9 - BETH ISRAEL SISTERHOOD OPENS THE 2018-2019 SEASON
1:00 p.m. in the social hall of the Temple located at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East in Sun City Center where the Sisterhood of Beth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, will hold our opening meeting. The program will feature a Fabulous Fall Fashion Show with clothing provided by the Nearly New Shop of Sun City Center.  A variety of home baked sweets will complete the afternoon. Jewish women in the community who have an interest in learning more about the Beth Israel Sisterhood are welcome to attend.  Please contact Rochelle Lafer at Sisterhood@jcscc.org for additional information. 


TUE. OCT 9   - WINDOWS 10 MORE TOPICS   
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about Windows 10 including the new file explorer and using Apps on your computer.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. OCT 9 – WALK-IN TECH HELP 
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Bring your technology questions to this open class. If you are having issues with your device or just want to know some general tips and tricks, this is the class for you. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652. 


TUE. OCT 9, 16, 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Rumba - 5:30 PM
Intermediate - Fox Trot - 6:45 PM
Intermediate/Advanced - Samba - 8:00 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


TUE. OCT 9 - PAPERCRAFTING: SPARKLE AND SPRINKLE
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Create a beautiful card or scrapbook page with Sparkle N Sprinkle. All materials will be provided. Limited to 25 participants. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


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


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


WED. OCT 10 METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Walking through Past Lives With Astrology and Tarot”, Gianna Christensen, Owner of ‘Bumblebee Astrology’ joins us today as we examine the Karma our birth chart shows we brought into this life, and how to evolve through it. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser. Entry fee $1.00 with love offering to benefit our society. Bring your community ID.


WED. OCT 10, 17, 24, 31 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Swing - 12:45 PM
Intermediate - Swing - 2:00 PM
Intermediate/Silver - Bolero - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. OCT 10 – MICROSOFT WORD GRAPHICS
1:00 - 2:00 p.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.


WED. OCT 10 - 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! Our facilitator: Shirley Sullivan, Nutritionist and Founder of Southshore Wellness, LLC... integrates her love of education and health through personalized nutritional workshops and programs.  For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


WED. OCT 10 - RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION 
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio.  Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 




WED. OCT 10 - HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - Sponsored by The South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sun City Center - The Florida Room, 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.  Sun City, FL 33573. Join us for our Annual Fundraising Banquet. Enjoy a sit down dinner while hearing from local experts regarding proper medications for your health concerns. Funds from this annual banquet support the many activities of the Coalition each year. If you are unable to attend, your donation would be welcome. Ticket Prices: $30 Each • $50 for Two
Keynote Speaker:  Kameroon Boykins, BS in Psychology "Addressing the Opioid Crisis”
Expert Panel Members:
Michael Fitzgerald, RN Compassionate Senior Care
Tina Patch, President C.A.T.E Foundation Cannabinoids and Mental Health
Dr. Cameron Vance, PharmD  Safe Alternatives for Chronic Conditions
Gary White, MPH Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance
Aime Lopez Aguilar, PhD, Medical Science Are Your Meds right for you?              
To R.S.V.P., please call the Coalition office at 813-419-4902 


WED. OCT 10 - EMERGENCY SQUAD HOSTS VOLUNTEER INFORMATION PROGRAM
6:00 p.m. at the Training Building at 124 S. Pebble Beach. We invite interested residents to find out more about the Squad and the volunteer opportunities we have available.  The Squad is always looking for people who may be interested in helping on our ambulances and wheelchair vans. The positions include Emergency Medical Responders, Ambulance Drivers and Emergency Medical Technicians. Other volunteer positions the Squad has available include IT specialists, vehicle maintenance volunteers, and cooks.  You do not need to have prior medical experience. . . .  We will train you.  Nor do you need to be a resident of Sun City Center.  Each year the Squad provides Basic Life Support (BLS) services to the community. In 2017, the Squad made almost 5000 ambulance runs and approximately 2000 medical wheelchair van runs. All of the Squad’s services are free, including blood pressures that are offered daily at the office from 8AM to 5PM.  In addition, we also have wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. Please consider visiting with us and learning more about how you can become a part of  “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”  Coffee and cookies will be served.


WED. OCT 10 - THE SINGLES MINGLES OF KINGS POINT DANCE
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Kings Point Veterans Theater of the north clubhouse. The admission is $5.00. The dance is BYOB. Come listen to the music of DJ Ken Miller. If you live outside Kings Point, please call Dottie Beyer at 813-812-6972 (home) to add your name to the gate list.


THU. OCT 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.


THU. OCT 11 – EASY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: WEATHER
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. 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. Each participant must register separately. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. OCT 11 – CARTOONING 101
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Join artist Tim Gibbons for an instructional class on how to unleash your inner cartoonist! All materials provided. For ages 15 and up. Register now online! Funded by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. OCT 12 - SOUTHSHORE SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st St. S.E., Ruskin, FL.  Join us and build your network of professional resources during our FREE weekly meeting! Rather than making one sales call and then moving on to the next, why not meet with approximately 20 other professionals and share what you do or how your product might benefit others. Reap rewards from sharing your message! If you would like to get the word out about an event or have an employment opportunity you would like to share, please join us! Make connections in South Hillsborough County today! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


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


FRI. OCT 12 – DRAWING 101
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Join artist Tim Gibbons for this fundamental course about the basics of drawing. All materials provided. For ages 15 and up. Register now online! Funded by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


SAT. OCT 13 - PET COSTUME CONTEST TO SUPPORT C.A.R.E. ANIMAL SHELTER 
Market opens at 12:00 Noon, pet costume contest registration is at 1:00 p.m. Judging at 1:30 p.m.  $10 Entry fee, goes to CARE.  Contest held at The Market at Little Harbor Resort, 536 Bahia Beach Blvd, Ruskin, 33570. Trophies and prizes in 3 categories: Best Costume, Best Presentation and Best Pet & Pal Costume (human or pet pal).  Over 40 vendors to shop, tasty food and produce too!  You can also register for the costume contest at www.jens-market.com  Little Harbor Market Page has a form, then pay at the event. 


SAT. OCT 13 - 5TH ANNUAL BBQ & BLUES AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER!
4:30 – 8:30 p.m. Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Live Music & Smokin’ BBQ. Our 5th annual fundraiser to benefit the Firehouse arts & educational program scholarships! There will be great food, great music and great people enjoying the afternoon at the Firehouse alongside beautiful Marsh Creek. Music : performed by Rick Hatfield  - T-Bone Hamilton - Double E. Laid-back & energetic tunes that are a blend of Country and Blues. Smokin’ BBQ by Buttman BBQ. Chicken & Rib Combo Platter - Choice of 2 Sides - Tea - Dessert. Beer & Wine Available. Take Out Available. Raffles - Gift Card Tree - Lotto Frames. Buy tickets NOW! $20 per person until September 13.  $25 per person September 14 – October 13. $10 Kids meal (12 and under). 


SAT. OCT 13 - RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION 
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio.  Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


SAT. OCT 13 - THE PLANT CITY COMMUNITY CHORALE PRESENTS "MUSIC ON OUR MINDS: A 10-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE"
7:30 p.m. at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Valrico.  The group began in 2008 with fewer than ten members; today the chorale averages 25 to 35 members for each of its four yearly concerts.  Now in its 5th year under the direction of Claudia Bolano Becerra, the Chorale has grown, not only in members, but also in its performance level.  Come hear “In the Bleak Mid-Winter” from our first performance in 2008 to our 2017-2018 season performance of the spiritual “The Storm is Passing Over”.  In between these years are the French “Dirait-On” and the Spanish “Te Quiero” and familiar works like “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, “He Never Failed Me Yet”, and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”. Tickets, $10.00 in advance-$15.00 at door, are available at www.pccchorale.org., from any chorale member, or by calling 813-757-0212.


SUN. OCT 14 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
6:15 p.m. doors open for members and 6:30 p.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 The Dukes.  . Members are reminded to bring their checks to make their reservation for the member only party on 28th October.  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. OCT 15 or MON OCT 29 – Backup! Backup!
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon in the Computer Lab  $10 Members  $15 Non-Members. This class teaches you how to backup your files using a program called Goodsync ($29 one time).  This program will back up all of your Documents, Pictures, Videos and Music and then let you quickly backup your file changes on a weekly basis.  Bring your computer to class with an external hard drive for backup.


MON. OCT 15 - SCREEN PRINTING: WORD & IMAGE AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER!
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Mondays & Wednesdays, Oct. 15 – Nov. 7 - Location: Firehouse Cultural Center, Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Event type: Workshops & Classes, Tampa Museum of Art Logo. In partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art. Learn the process of screen printing. The theme of this class is lettering and combining words and images. Instructor: Susan Fredricks. Artist Bio: Susan Fredricks is a multimedia artist who pushes the boundaries of process both personally and professionally in order to facilitate discovery. A Tampa native, Susan received her BFA in printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. She has interned at Graphicstudio in Tampa, Florida and has taught on both coasts of the U.S. for over a decade. Tuition: Members $150 / Non-members $175 - 813-645-7651


MON. OCT 15 – 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.


MON. OCT 15 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This month, Dr. Deborah Boland, DO, MSPT, Neurologist/Movement Disorder Neurologist, Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology will present: "The importance of mobility and movement in Parkinson's Disease". Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will facilitate. If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990 


TUE. OCT 16 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church,  1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Sun City Center FL 33573 Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! MaintaIning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


TUE. OCT 16 - 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


TUE. OCT 16 - HLAA - HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERRICA
10:00 a.m. September to May Summer-Caption Movie Socials at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 1239 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Communication Strategies That Work In Noisy Situations. Noisy situations like restaurants, large gatherings or holiday parties can be difficult for any level of hearing loss, but there are techniques that can increase your understanding of others’ voices and their message. This session will teach you how to: 
Advocate for your hearing needs in tough situations
Teach others how to meet your hearing needs
Get the most out of your hearing aid programs
Use wireless accessories to complement your hearing aids
Speaker: Dr. Kelly Murphy AU.D., CCC-A, F-AAA. Florida E.N.T & Allergy Board Certified in Audiology. Attendees are encouraged to bring any hearing concerns or issues they have on the topic or their hearing in general for the speaker’s Question & Answer segment or for discussing privately after his remarks. Our Open-House Meetings are supported by CART (captions) Our meetings are always an open-house. All our services are free. Join us to discover how much more you can hear and understand. Or come to learn how to support your loved one with hearing loss. For more information or support, contact: hlaahelp@gmail.com or 941-706-4312


TUE. OCT 16 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGY SOCIETY MEETING 
10:30 a.m. with a round table discussion, followed by a sit-down luncheon at 12:00 noon, and then a presentation by our guest speaker at 1:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center.   This month’s speaker will be George G. Morgan, presenting “Laying Out Clues in Funeral Home Records”.  He will be explaining how funeral homes and mortuary records can provide clues to many other sources.  Mr. Morgan will use examples to illustrate what information may be included, what it infers, and places to locate the records.  The cost is $15.00 per person for lunch. For reservations and information, call Dotty Love at 813-634-2749. Mail check to SBGS P.O. Box 5202 Sun City Center, Fl. 33571. Your check must be received by October 6, 2018.


TUE. OCT 16 - WINDOWS 10 ADVANCED TOPICS  
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about Windows 10 including Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Defender, Cortana, and backup/recovery of your computer.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. OCT 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


TUE. OCT 16 – 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.


TUE. OCT 16 - VSA FLORIDA AND FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER PRESENT SPECIAL NEEDS EXPRESSIVE ARTS PROGRAM
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Firehouse Cultural Center 101 1st Ave. NE, Ruskin 33570. $84 - 6 week session Ages 16 - adult. Join us for song and dance, rhythm and movement that will surely bring joy and comraderie to your week! Teaching Artist Shalia Moore-Hayes has used expressive arts in and out of the classroom for the last 13 years. She has worked with a variety of children and adults and has discovered that music, movement, and creative self-expression can greatly enrich the lives of everyone in more ways than one. Classes begin on October 16, 2018 Register Now! Call Firehouse Cultural Center 813-645-7651or visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org  - VSA Florida is the statewide organization on arts and disability that provides, supports and champions art education and cultural opportunities for and by people with disabilities.  Headquartered in the College of Education at the University of South Florida, VSAFL seeks to make the arts accessible to everyone.  For more information contact: Wendy Finklea  813-974-0715


TUE. OCT 16, 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Rumba - 5:30 PM
Intermediate - Fox Trot - 6:45 PM
Intermediate/Advanced - Samba - 8:00 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. OCT 17 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Reincarnation: Who were we? Where did we come from? "How do we know?” Pat Kitterman , an Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) associate and Master Metaphysician, shares valuable information about life’s journey. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser. Entry fee $1.00 with love offering to benefit our society. Bring your community ID 


WED. OCT 17, 24, 31 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Swing - 12:45 PM
Intermediate - Swing - 2:00 PM
Intermediate/Silver - Bolero - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. OCT 17 – MICROSOFT WORD MORE TOPICS
1:00 - 2:00 p.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.


WED. OCT 17 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Samantha Miller, RCSWI Social Worker for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1940. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


WED. OCT 17 - ELDER LAW
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long-term care with emphasis on public benefits.  Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. OCT 18 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Coalition office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakkes Drive, Sun City Center, Suite 254.  Did you know a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaining good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


THU. OCT 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.


THU. OCT 18 - RUG HOOKING CLUB
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join other rug hookers to share techniques, tips, and experiences about rug hooking.  Bring a project and ask questions. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


THU. OCT 18 - GFWC SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB
11:00 a.m. check in with meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Sun City Center Community Hall at 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd. followed by a catered lunch at noon, with a program to follow. Our September meeting theme is ”Know Your Club.“  We will learn about all the different committees and what each does. How you can help thru volunteering your time to help us achieve our various community outreach programs. Come one, come all to our Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, October 6th! This is our first major fundraiser for the year. Hope to see you there to take advantage of an opportunity for interesting and unusual holiday gift ideas created by local artists. For more information about the the Sun City Center Woman's Club,Inc., contact our Membership Chair Linda Raymond at sumrluv21@aol.com or by calling 813-331-3108. Like us on Facebook and check us out on the web at sccwomansclub.ORG. 


THU. OCT 18 - SOUTHSHORE READERS BOOK DISCUSSION
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Join us to discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. “Celestial, a thirty-something African American woman from an upper-middle-class Atlanta family has been married to driven young executive Roy for a year and a half. The embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South, they are suddenly ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined.” Books are available to check out in the library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


FRI. OCT 19 - SOUTHSHORE SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st St. S.E., Ruskin, FL.  Join us and build your network of professional resources during our FREE weekly meeting! Rather than making one sales call and then moving on to the next, why not meet with approximately 20 other professionals and share what you do or how your product might benefit others. Reap rewards from sharing your message! If you would like to get the word out about an event or have an employment opportunity you would like to share, please join us! Make connections in South Hillsborough County today! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


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


FRI. OCT 19 – MASTER GARDENER: EDIBLE FLOWERS
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Presented by Master Gardener Scott Moore. Try something different: plant an edible flower garden. Learn what kinds of flowers are edible and take home some basic recipes that you can use to start cooking with flowers. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. OCT 19 - THE SAMARITANS ALZHEIMER'S AUXILIARY RESPITE GROUP FUND RAISER DANCE!
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. at SCC Community Hall 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd. The Samaritans Alzheimer’s Auxiliary Respite Group will have a fund raiser dance featuring the music of Kevin Brooks.  The cost is $10.00 per person. Tables of 10 can be reserved. Respite is temporary relief when caregiving can be overwhelming. When the caregiver is given some time release they can renew and build other relationships. Everyone wins – the caregivers, the family and the volunteers. Respite is REnewal, SPIritual and TEmporal. Respite provides a break, a relief that volunteers give to a caregiver who is providing constant 24-hour-a-day care for someone. Tickets for the fund raiser can be picked up at the Samaritan Services office - 1207 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL. Call 813-634-9283 for more information. 


SAT. OCT 20 - THE WOMEN OF ST JOHN DIVINE EPISCOPAL CHURCH HOSTS "FALL FESTIVAL"
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 1015 E Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. The Women of St John Divine Episcopal Church is hosting its annual “Fall Festival”, formerly The Bazaar. Come in for our delicious homemade baked goods to take home to the family. Take a chance on a door prize, Silent Auction, Chinese Auction while wandering among the various vendors and crafters. Do some food shopping at our produce vendor and enjoy a refreshing Italian water ice.  We welcome the community to join us for this fundraising event to benefit the Lord’s Lighthouse and Miracles Outreach.  


SAT. OCT 20 – ART HISTORY AT THE LIBRARY!
2:00  - 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Part of the Saturday ‘Art History at the Library!’ series.  Join us for an open art history lecture. Funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


SUN. OCT 21 - THE MIRA BAY MARKET 
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Located in Mira Bay Community just off US Hwy 41  107 Manns Harbor Dr, Apollo Beach, FL 33572   Stroll along the paved pathways and shop over 50 vendors.  Lots of fresh foods, local honey, handmade crafts at this market!  More Info at www.jens-market.com


SUN. OCT. 21- ROCKIN' THRU THE YEARS DANCE CLUB "Join Us For a Rockin' Good Time!"  
6:00 p.m. Doors open with event from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in Veterans Theater in the Kings Point North Clubhouse.  Admission is $6. per person for non-members.   You may BYOB and snacks.  The Club provides cups, napkins, ice and water on each table.  Music will be provided by Johnny Charro and His Band.  Johnny Charro is known as the "Dean of Tampa Bay Entertainment".  For more than 40 years, Charro has been entertaining audiences throughout the south, giving them the kind of musical selections conducive to dancing and high energy entertainment. Charro’s musical roots are based in rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and he is excellent in delivering ballads that touch the heart.  Johnny Charro and his Band do amazing work with a wide variety of music including Rock & Roll, Oldies, Latin Music, Country, Soul, Contemporary, Easy Listening, and Current Popular Hits!  During intermissions they will play our favorite line dance music. Please email your full name to Sandi at rockinthrutheyears@gmail.com by  Saturday morning October 20th and let her know that you will be attending the dance.  Sandi will include your name on the list that she must send to the Kings Point Front Gate Security Guards to make it easier for you to get through the KP Front Security Gate to attend the October 21st Rockin' Thru the Years dance.


MON. OCT 22 – 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. OCT 22 – 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.


MON. OCT 22 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions?  Call (813) 273-365


MON. OCT 22 - CHRONIC PAIN, ARTHRITIS AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Speaker to be announced.  Morgan Clemens, COTA/L, Sun Terrace/Towers Rehabilitation Therapy Program Manager facilitates this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Morgan graduated from Neosho County Community College as President of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She has received numerous specialty training and certifications that focus on pain, neuropathy and arthritis such as Dolphin MPS, aquatics, and many other pain management modalities. Morgan has been practicing in the geriatric setting for 4 years with experience with orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc that may have worked for them for all members to benefit. If you have had success with any treatment, please come to share and learn. Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today. FREE valet parking at Towers entrance. Session located in the theater. Questions? Call 813-892-2990 


MON. OCT 22 – PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR YOUR ONLINE STORE
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Product photography can make or break your online experience. Learn how to maximize your online store’s perceived value with some quick and easy photographic fixes, such as key lighting, creative layouts, scaling, and simple editing tricks, as well as how to make and use a light box. Bring your business cards and stay after to network with other local entrepreneurs. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. OCT 23 – BUYING A COMPUTER 
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This mini-class covers the decision of whether or not you need a new PC, the minimum hardware you should buy, the pros and cons of various hardware choices, and information on PC components.


TUE. OCT 23 - 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.


TUE. OCT 23 – SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING NEEDS YOUR INPUT!
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Banquet Room, where you are invited to join us as we develop our three year Strategic Plan for addressing mental health and aging needs in the South Shore community. Please come share your thoughts, observations and experiences as we look to the future together. Your contribution will be recorded by Collaborative Labs, an organization in the business of condensing needs to allow the cream to rise to the top! We are excited to complete this event to see what the future holds for us! We welcome your input! Questions? Call 813-892-2990


TUE. OCT 23 – INTRODUCTION TO iPAD & iPHONE
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. An introduction to the Apple iPad's basic hardware and software including basic settings, Safari internet browser, camera features, shortcuts and more! Class is limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. OCT 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Rumba - 5:30 PM
Intermediate - Fox Trot - 6:45 PM
Intermediate/Advanced - Samba - 8:00 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


TUE. OCT 23 – DRAWING WITH COLORED PENCIL 
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Join artist Tim Gibbons for a class in how to use color pencils. Get the most out of this accessible medium and learn how to create beautiful drawings. For ages 15 and up. Register now online! Funded by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. OCT 24 –  Tips & Tricks for Creating Documents Workshop
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. Useful ideas that will enable you to easily create, edit, and save Word documents, emails and more. using your keyboard or voice typing.  Create mailing lists for greeting cards and other correspondence.


WED. OCT 24 –METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Mediumship –Participating in Communicating with the Other side”, Kit Mitchell, Professional Medium from Arthur Findlay College of England and popular speaker in Florida, will help us get the most out of messages from our loved ones who have passed. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser. Entry fee $1.00 with love offering to benefit our society. Bring your community ID.


WED. OCT 24, 31 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES
Beginning - Swing - 12:45 PM
Intermediate - Swing - 2:00 PM
Intermediate/Silver - Bolero - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.


WED. OCT 24 – MICROSOFT WORD ADVANCED
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Do you need to create letterhead or perform a mail merge but don’t know where to start?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word Advanced Topics class.  In this class, you will learn how to create a letter head with your own logo, create cover and title pages, and perform a mail merge.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


THU. OCT 24 - SCANDINAVIAN CLUB  - Genealogy
2:00 p.m. in the SCC SANDPIPER ROOM.  The October meeting of the Scandinavian Club will be an informative and educational presentation by Becky Greer of the South Shore Regional Library on Genealogy… how to go about researching and what help is offered at the South Shore Library.  Club members are free—guests are welcome at $3 each.  Club membership is open to all Sun City Center Association and Kings Point residents in good standing with a Scandinavian heritage or an interest in Scandinavia.  Music will be provided by member Larry Lundeen.  Refreshments will be served.


WED. OCT 24 - RECORDING STUDIO ORIENTATION 
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio.  Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


WED. OCT 24 – CREATIVE COSPLAY: SCOUT REGIMENT CLOAK
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Get ready for your next shift exploring the Titan-infested lands by sewing your own cloak inspired from the popular Attack on Titan series. No previous sewing experience is required. All supplies will be provided. For teens and adults. Limited to 8 participants. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. OCT 24 - DRAGONS, SKELETONS AND SPIDERS, OH MY!
7:00 p.m. in Veterans Theater for Dragons, skeletons and spiders Oh My!   Come to a free Halloween social dance with the KP Line Dancers.   Theme is Red Dragons, but any costume is OK, or come as you are.   Open to KP and SCC residents.   Visitors must purchase a $2.50 pass to attend.    BYOB    Appropriate dance shoes please, no flip-flops or backless sandals.  Call Jan 634-6226 for more info.


THU. OCT 25 - AGA (ALIENATED GRANDPARENTS ANONYMOUS) MEETING AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1:00 p.m. at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. Thousands of American families choose to isolate themselves from the influence and interaction of their parents by severely restricting, controlling and/or denying contact between their children and the children’s grandparents. The effects of this rift can be severe, especially if a bond between the grandparent and grandchild has already been formed.  Grandparents are an intricate part of raising and loving a child unconditionally, and can serve as outstanding role models.  Studies have shown that multi-generational contact between children and their grandparents provides a special foundation of unconditional love and nurturing which is healthy for children; and, can significantly affect the children’s academic, psychological, and social development. If death takes a grandparent from a child, that is a tragedy; but if family bickering and vindictiveness deny children the love of a grandparent, that’s an emotional and psychological shame and causes harm to all the parties involved. Studies show that the best form of help for those suffering from complicated grief, grief without closure, is to attend a peer led support group. Professionals in the fields of mental health, medicine, religion, law, education, and elder abuse have joined together to offer an anonymous support group for grandparents experiencing the sadness and emotional pain associated Grandparent/Parental Alienation. Please write to Ron and Claire Brown at (hc_aga@hotmail.com).


THU. OCT 25 - FREE DIABETES MEAL PLANNING WORKSHOPS!
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Dell Webb Blvd West, Sun City Center.  As a diabetic, are you interested in learning how to create balanced meals that include your favorite foods, easy to make recipes, all the while staying in budget? Then join us for either the Beginner or the Intermediate Meal Planning workshop to be held: Cost:  It’s free!
Space is limited and registration required. Call 813-870-4995 to register for either of the following: Workshop Options:
Beginners Meal Planning workshop (addresses portion sizes, balancing carbohydrates)
Intermediate Meal Planning  (Pre requisite completion of the Troubleshooting Diabetes Course)
The Health Ministries of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Redeemer Lutheran Church and Prince of Peace Catholic Church, in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Diabetes Center and Faith Community Nursing  is proud to offer these free meal planning workshops. Please join us.


THU. OCT 25 – INTRODUCTION TO ANDROID SMARTPHONES & TABLETS
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. An introduction to the Android operating system and common features frequently used on smartphones and tablets. Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. OCT 25 – EASY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: HOUSEHOLD
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. 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. Each participant must register separately. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. OCT 26 - SOUTHSHORE SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st St. S.E., Ruskin, FL.  Join us and build your network of professional resources during our FREE weekly meeting! Rather than making one sales call and then moving on to the next, why not meet with approximately 20 other professionals and share what you do or how your product might benefit others. Reap rewards from sharing your message! If you would like to get the word out about an event or have an employment opportunity you would like to share, please join us! Make connections in South Hillsborough County today! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


SAT. OCT 27 - SENIOR WOMEN'S HEALTH FAIR
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by:  Unity SouthShore Spiritual Life Center at Ruskin Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave. N.E., Ruskin, FL. 
Health Fair for Senior Women
Many women over 50 feel that they are ignored or misunderstood in the traditional health care system.  This focused event will provide an array of information specifically designed to help senior women expand their knowledge about physical health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, and financial/legal issues that may arise in times of illness, loss of spouse, or making end-of-life decisions. The event will feature five speakers: Ivory Jones-Jennings, Doctor of Physical Therapy & Owner of Journey to Harmony Physical Therapy in Ruskin; Maria Rivera, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse Midwife (ARNP/CNM); Paul Sponseller, Certified Financial Planner with WealthSource Partners in Sun City Center; Barbara Cowherd, Attorney/Principal at Cowherd Law Firm, Apollo Beach; and Gail DiNoia, volunteer for American Heart Association.  Topics include:
Maintaining Balance & Preventing Falls
Financial Health Options, Money Management, and Medicaid information
Protecting your property: Wills, Trusts and Advance Directives
Sex and the senior woman plus gynecological and breast issues 
Facts about Heart Disease among women
Over twenty local health and wellness providers will be available to discuss their resources including: The C.A.T.E. Foundation (Conquering Addiction Through Education), a non-profit organization, Apollo Beach; M J Naturals -  CBD Oil Products, Apollo Beach; Sun City Center Health & Wellness, Sun City Center (Alternative & Traditional Medicine, Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine including Acupuncture); Cowherd Law Firm -  Barbara Cowherd, Attorney at Law, Apollo Beach; WealthSource Partners - Paul Sponseller, CFP,  Sun City Center; Sun City Center Emergency Squad, Safety & Emergency Situation & Preparation; Irene Simpson, BiLingual Financial Planner, Merrill Lynch  Financial Security;   Marcia Parker, Mary Kay Cosmetics - Make Up & Skin Care for Senior Women; Medical Marijuana Treatment Center of Florida, Sun City Center; Shirley Sullivan, Nutritionist & Owner of South Shore Wellness; Eye Associates, Sun City Center; Suncoast Community Health Center, Ruskin (FREE screenings for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Glucose); Vanessa Benton, Doctor of Chiropractic, Brandon; and Maryann Volk, personal experience for end of life preparation. The event is free and open to everyone in the SouthShore area, although women over 50 may find the most benefit. For more information and a schedule of the presentations, go to unitysouthshore.org or call 813-481-9060. Contact Information: email:  unitysouthshore@gmail.com  (Reverend Betty Martin-Lewis) Website:  unitysouthshore.org - Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5846, Sun City Center, FL 33571


SAT. OCT 27 – ONEBLOOD BLOOD DRIVE 
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. OneBlood will be hosting a blood donation drive right here at SouthShore in their Big Red Bus.  Donors will be provided a limited-edition Halloween t-shirt, as well as juice and snacks. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


SAT. OCT 27- COME AND DANCE WITH US!
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.  in the South Community Hall, 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC, 33573. Celebrate the start of fall and the return of dance friends with a turn on the dance floor!  This fabulous dance is presented by the Sun City Center Dance Club. Dance to our widely acclaimed and exclusive playlist spun by Gerardo.   There will be a complimentary dessert table and decaf coffee.  Dressy casual attire. NO shorts!  BYOB.  Bring your friends, or come and make new friends. Open seating. Singles tables available!  Members free, visitors/guests $6pp at the door. Sun City Center and Kings Point members only are invited to attend. For additional information call: 810-923-8446. Our next dance parties are Nov. 17th and Dec. 8th.


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


SUN. OCT 28 - SOUTH SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS
1:00 p.m. at SouthShore United Church of Christ, Pebble Beach and La Jolla.  For a limited time you can buy all five for a big discount of $50.00 with JoAnn Winslow, 634-3510.  Other dates are Dec.2 : Joyful Favorites, Jan 27 Classical Showcase, Feb 24 Be My Valentine, March 24 American Portrait.


SUN. OCT 28 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
5:00 p.m. doors open for members only party and 6:30 p.m. for dance guests. The band will be playing 7:00- 10:00 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.  The cost is free for members and $6.00 per person for guests. No advance ticket is needed. pay at door.  Residents of Kings Point, Renaissance as well as Sun City Center are welcome.  The Oldies but Goodies Dance Club will be dancing and enjoying the music of Good Stuff.   Put on your dancing shoes and come join us.  BYOB and snacks, the club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins on each table.  Any questions contact Joanne at 813-728-1147 or email  jjlatenite@aol.com  You may also check out our website : sccoldiesbutgoodiesdanceclub.com or join us on Face Book Https://facebook.com/OldiesButGoodiesDanceClub.


MON. OCT 29 - MICROSOFT PUBLISHER INTRO
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Do you need to create a flyer and do not know where to start?  Cal CRT and sign up for the Introduction to Microsoft Publisher class.  You will learn the basics of page layout, working with Text, Shapes, and Pictures.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


MON. OCT 29 – GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ONLINE
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Knowing your customer and effectively promoting your products and services is instrumental for growing your small business. Learn social media tools to improve your online visibility while creating a professional-looking marketing campaign. This program will highlight free resources that evaluate market segments and household buying patterns so you can effectively target your ideal client. Register now online! Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE, OCT 30 – BUYING AND USING A CHROMEBOOK
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab  No Charge  Members & Non-Members. A Chromebook is a laptop that uses Google’s Chrome operating system instead of Windows 10.  Chromebooks can do anything on the web that you can do on a PC browser. You can get your email, visit websites, create documents, print, play games, do your banking, keep your calendar, watch movies and do all this in on a secure computer with a simpler and more straightforward interface than Windows 10. Chromebooks are generally less expensive than PCs.  For many seniors, a Chromebook might be all that is needed.




TUE. OCT 30 - 2018 COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR!
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL. Joe DeFelice, president of The Men’s Club of Sun City Center, has announced that the Men’s Club is joining with several community partners in sponsoring the event: Tampa General Hospital, SunTowers Retirement Community, South Bay Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and the Sun City Center Emergency Squad. 
Moffit Cancer Center has arranged for several speakers to present 15 to 20-minute seminars during the Health Fair. 
Speakers and their topics include: 
Dr. Shannon Christy, Colorectal cancer;
Dr. Christine Vinci, Mindfulness and Health; 
Dr. Brian Gonzalez, Sleep disturbance in cancer patients and survivors; 
Julia Neely, Health Basics
Jomar Lopez, Cancer Prevention and Early Screening Guidelines.
More than a dozen health services providers have already committed to the event and more are expected to be on hand as well. In addition to the sponsoring organizations, early commitments have been read from Encompass Health, Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, Seniors in Service, Senior Connection Center, Stedman Clinical Trials, The Cate Foundation, Benzer Pharmacy, the Men’s Club Lifeline personal emergency response system and MJ Natural Resources. Each of the providers will also have displays and be on hand to answer your health questions. The Big Red Bus will be on hand accepting blood donations from the community. In addition to a plethora of health information that will be available, providers will be offering free health screenings. There also will giveaways and much more. Additional information will also be found on the Health Fair’s website: www.sccmensclub.org/healthfair/.
The event is open to all residents of the Greater Sun City Center area. There is no admission
charge nor are tickets or advance reservations required.
TUE. OCT 30 - 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.


WED. OCT 31 – INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This is a class for beginners who are interested in spreadsheet development, from design to implementation.  This class covers spreadsheet definitions, layouts, data entry, number formats, mathematical operators and formulas, functions, cell alignments and worksheet management.


WED. OCT 31 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Archetypes: Which one are you? Madeline Diemer, well known ‘Mastery Over Mansions’ owner, shares the eight archetypes and which one you recognize within. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser. Entry fee $1.00 with love offering to benefit our society. Bring your community ID .


WED. OCT 31 – EXCEL: Formula, Function, Formatting
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. In this class you will learn to use the common functions of summing and counting and to format using currency, comma and date configurations.  Experience using Excel or the Introduction to Excel class is a required prerequisite.


FRI. NOV 2 - SOUTHSHORE SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st St. S.E., Ruskin, FL.  Join us and build your network of professional resources during our FREE weekly meeting! Rather than making one sales call and then moving on to the next, why not meet with approximately 20 other professionals and share what you do or how your product might benefit others. Reap rewards from sharing your message! If you would like to get the word out about an event or have an employment opportunity you would like to share, please join us! Make connections in South Hillsborough County today! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


WED. NOV 8 - VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOUR "YOUR WINDOW INTO THEIR WORLD"
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Walk a Mile in the Shoes of a Person Living with Dementia. Created by P.K. Beville, a specialist in geriatrics, this experience is designed to instill hope in professional and family caregivers, providing them with a tool to move from sympathy to empathy and to better understand the behaviors and needs of their loved ones and patients. Tours provided by Senior Helpers. FREE event but RSVP is required to 813-634-3347


TUE. NOV 13 - ANNUAL FELINE FOLKS SPAY-GETTI - NO BALLS DINNER 
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Kings Point Veterans Theatre.  Everyone is invited.  A delicious meal of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and desert will be available for $10.  BYOB.  Tickets are available from any Feline Folks member, at the SCC Chamber of Commerce or the first and third Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm at the group’s information table in the Kings Point atrium.  Be sure to save the date for this fun event.  It is the how Feline Folks gets its major financial resources to feed the cats for the entire year.  We need your help – have a great meal and a enjoyable evening.  This is a new location for the event. There will be plenty of room to sit and enjoy great conversation with your table mates.  As always, there will be tickets available for the gift raffle.  Take out will be available.


WED. NOV 14 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP SPONSORED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Have you been given the diagnosis of Diabetes? Are you unsure of your dietary and physical future? Discover options and learn information that will prepare you for a healthy future with Diabetes! Our facilitator: Shirley Sullivan, Nutritionist and Founder of Southshore Wellness, LLC... integrates her love of education and health through personalized nutritional workshops and programs.  For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


THU. NOV 15 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Coalition office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakkes Drive, Sun City Center, Suite 254.  Did you know a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaining good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


THU. NOV 15 - GFWC SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB
11:00 a.m. check in with meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Sun City Center Community Hall at 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd. followed by a catered lunch at noon, with a program to follow. Our September meeting theme is ”Know Your Club.“  We will learn about all the different committees and what each does. How you can help thru volunteering your time to help us achieve our various community outreach programs. Come one, come all to our Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, October 6th! This is our first major fundraiser for the year. Hope to see you there to take advantage of an opportunity for interesting and unusual holiday gift ideas created by local artists. For more information about the the Sun City Center Woman's Club,Inc., contact our Membership Chair Linda Raymond at sumrluv21@aol.com or by calling 813-331-3108. Like us on Facebook and check us out on the web at sccwomansclub.ORG. 


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


TUE. NOV 20 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church,  1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Sun City Center FL 33573 Did you know that a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! MaintaIning good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


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


WED. NOV 21 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Samantha Miller, RCSWI Social Worker for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, serving people who are blind or visually impaired since 1940. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


MON. NOV 26 - CHRONIC PAIN, ARTHRITIS AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Speaker to be announced.  Morgan Clemens, COTA/L, Sun Terrace/Towers Rehabilitation Therapy Program Manager facilitates this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Morgan graduated from Neosho County Community College as President of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She has received numerous specialty training and certifications that focus on pain, neuropathy and arthritis such as Dolphin MPS, aquatics, and many other pain management modalities. Morgan has been practicing in the geriatric setting for 4 years with experience with orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc that may have worked for them for all members to benefit. If you have had success with any treatment, please come to share and learn. Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today. FREE valet parking at Towers entrance. Session located in the theater. Questions? Call 813-892-2990 


SAT. DEC 8 - ANNUAL ART & CRAFT FAIR AT ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Join our crafters and artists for this annual Art & Craft Fair. Over 35 artists and crafters will be there with birdhouses, wind chimes, blown glass objects, wreaths, knitted and sewn items, wood, pottery, Christmas items, pet things, wood, pottery, paintings done with oil, acrylic, and watercolor, handmade purses and more. Outside Jason from Fletcher Music Store will provide Christmas music on the organ as the children visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus.  There will be a candy buffet with the elves assisting the children as they select their favorite candies to fill their bags.  There will be pictures taken with Santa.  All this while the snow from the snow making machine is falling. 


MON. DEC 10 - A MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURE FOR BPH: PROSTATE ARTERY EMBOLIZATION DURIN MEN'S CALL FOR PROSTATE HEALTH
2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Registration and lunch at 1:30 p.m. at Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) affects more than half of men over the age of 50. Join us to learn about a new FDA approved procedure, Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE), which offers a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment option. Best candidates are generally those whose prostates are larger than 80 grams, and havenot had prostate or bladder cancer. Presented by: Cliff Davis, ML, Assistant professor, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, associate Program Director, IR Residency and Fellowship


THU. DEC 20 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Coalition office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakkes Drive, Sun City Center, Suite 254.  Did you know a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaining good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 

TICKETS, CLASSES AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 

VENDORS WANTED!
SAT. OCT 6 - THE SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB, INC. HOSTING CRAFT SHOW
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the South Shore United Community Church at 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. We are looking for vendors to participate. It will be held at the South Shore United Community Church at 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. The cost is $30.00 for your table and chairs. If interested in joining this event contact Sally Anne Barclay at 813-634-2912 or email at saligator22@ymail.com.


GOLF CART TICKET RAFFLE! 
The Sun City Center Security Patrol is once again giving away a new Ion i40 golf cart. The suggested donation for tickets is $5 for 1, $20 for 5, and $100 for 30. The golf cart will be given away at the CA Golf Cart Parade in December. Come by the Patrol Building weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for your tickets.


TICKETS FOR


FRI. SEP 21 - "HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD" 
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center. The SCCCA will roll out the Red Carpet!  This event will feature tributes to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Frankie Valle and Ann Margret.  Cost of the BYOB Show/Dance is just $12.  Armando Diaz (Frank Sinatra) and Leesah Stiles (Ann Margret) performed in May at the Renaissance Club to a sold-out crowd.  This event will feature 2 additional performers.  Tickets will be available at the KIOSK in the Atrium (N. Course Lane) for CA Members and tickets sales open to the public.  Seating will be reserved seating, tables of 10 and tickets will also be sold at the door, if still available.  The KIOSK Atrium is open M-W-F from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon.  Lights, Camera, Action !  Don’t miss the fun.


SUN. OCT 7 - BETH ISRAEL CONGREGATION OF SUN CITY CENTER PRESENTS: "BEATLEMANIAX"
2:00 p.m. at the South Campus Community Center for this fantastic concert.  Tickets are $15 and will be available at the North Campus Community Center Kiosk from 9am to noon on 9/5, 9/7, 9/12, 9/14, 9/17, 9/21, 9/26, 9/28, 10/3,  and 10/5.  If you have questions about tickets please call Ilene Unruch at 973-876-3531 or Marlene Hollander at 813-331-3888.


SUN. OCT 28 - SOUTH SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS
No time given at SouthShore United Church of Christ, Pebble Beach and La Jolla.  For a limited time you can buy all five for a big discount of $50.00 with JoAnn Winslow, 634-3510.  Other dates are Dec.2 : Joyful Favorites, Jan 27 Classical Showcase, Feb 24 Be My Valentine, March 24 American Portrait.


TUE. NOV 13 - ANNUAL FELINE FOLKS SPAY-GETTI - NO BALLS DINNER 
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Kings Point Veterans Theatre.  Everyone is invited.  A delicious meal of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and desert will be available for $10.  BYOB.  Tickets are available from any Feline Folks member, at the SCC Chamber of Commerce or the first and third Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm at the group’s information table in the Kings Point atrium.  Be sure to save the date for this fun event.  It is the how Feline Folks gets its major financial resources to feed the cats for the entire year.  We need your help – have a great meal and a enjoyable evening.  This is a new location for the event. There will be plenty of room to sit and enjoy great conversation with your table mates.  As always, there will be tickets available for the gift raffle.  Take out will be available.


Fall 2018 Semester
The Community Church College is in the planning stages for the Fall 2018 Semester.  Catalogs will be available around end of August, but we have a few trips already scheduled. (Olive Grove in Brooksville, 111 Years of Broadway, Vienna Boys Choir). Classes are scheduled to start on October 8th.  Visit our Website at www.4lifelearning.org or stop by our office where you can pick up an order form. The college has changed policy and you can now purchase trips and classes immediately when announced.  There will not be an open registration day this fall.  The best way to be in the know is for us to have your email address. Go to http://www.4lifelearning.org/contact.html to provide your email address.  We send an email blast every time trips and classes are posted. Your email address is not shared with anyone. 


CLASSES - ART AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
Art Studio for ages 16 to Adult at The Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Fall 2018:
• Screen Printing: Printing on Fabric in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
• Painting Studio
• Digital Photography
• Painting with Watercolors
• Spray Painting and Mural Planning in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
• Screen Printing: Word & Image in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.
• Special Expressive Art Classes in partnership with Arts4All Florida (VSA Florida).
• Screen Printing Intensive in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art
http://firehouseculturalcenter.org/workshops-classes/
Call Now! 813-645-7651 or go to www.firehouseculturalcenter.org


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


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


FYI 
WEB SITES and EMAILS

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


SUN CITY CENTER CONNECTS



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


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


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


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


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


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


You are invited to join Cat Lovers Club of SCC to become a temporary Foster Parent for kittens.  We need help with 5 kittens to go into a temporary safe and loving homes until they can go to a rescue organization for adoption. Foster Parents help to prepare the cats/kittens for acceptance into adoption centers that will find a loving forever home for the cat or kitten with a person or family who will enjoy them for many years to come.  Fostering is eligible for teen community service hours. A great family project!  Cats & kittens are placed in foster programs because they are not ready for adoption to socialize them or to provide temporary medical attention to make sure they are healthy.  Normally, fostering can last from 4-8 weeks, depending on the case.  All kittens will be vetted, receive their shots and flea treatment prior to being placed in foster care.  Our rescue organizations are all currently overwhelmed with a very active kitten season and are receiving calls every day for help.  We would like to be that temporary help. Please open your hearts and your home on a temporary basis to save some of these kittens.  If you are interested, please contact me as soon as possible if you can help provide a loving home temporarily for these precious future pets. Purrs, Rita M Bundas President Cat Lovers Club of SCC - www.CatLoversClub.org


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


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


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


South County Volunteers Needed!! Aging Services Nutrition sites are seeking Food Service and Active Volunteers. Volunteer and receive a nutritious free lunch if you qualify. Wimauma, Ruskin and Gardenville Centers are looking for the following volunteers to assist in serving hot, nutritious midday meals to citizens 60 years and older: Food Service  (Prepare and clean serving areas including trays, serving utensils and dining area) Activities  (ex. arts, crafts, walking, jewelry making, gardening) Musical Volunteer  (Lead clients in musical activities such as piano dance) Strength & Fitness Leader  (ex. Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba) For more information  and eligibility requirements please email brewingtona@HCFLGOV.net or apply online at: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1583617405


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


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


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


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


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


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. 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES


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


BECOME A CNA TODAY! There’s a shortage of Certified Nursing Assistants!
Certified Nursing Assistant/Certified Nurse’s Aide Training September 18, 2018 – November 13, 2018 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Course Location: Sun Towers 101 Trinity Lakes Dr, Sun City Center, FL 33573
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), also known as Certified Nurse’s Aides, work in a variety of healthcare settings providing basic healthcare services to patients at nursing homes/rehab facilities. CNAs can also be employed by hospitals. This Florida Board of Nursing approved training program is conducted online, in the classroom and 40 hours in the clinical setting. Upon completion of the course, students are eligible to take the CNA state licensing exam or immediately work as a Home Health Aide. Registration Fee: $1095.00 - Includes everything but the state CNA licensing exam ($155.00) Need help with transportation or access to a computer? HCC may be able to help! Email Lthomas55@hccfl.edu for more information!
 
Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center offers open positions for:
Assisted Living Caregivers and Home Health Aides, LPNs- Days/ Nights, Dietary Servers, Full Time Floor Tech and Housekeeper. 
Please apply at the front desk if you enjoy working with seniors and are committed to providing great customer service. 


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


RESIDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About People)



SEPTEMBER 2018 ARTIST OF THE MONTH
The Art Club in Sun City Center has chosen Marion Giblin as artist of the month for September.  Originally from Connecticut, Giblin has always had an interest in the arts - drawing, painting, crafts, and sewing.  While residing in rural areas of the northeast, Giblin raised three children and pursued degrees in education at Mansfield University and the State University of New York.  Her career in education as teacher, then later school administrator, did not allow time to follow her passion for art.  However, she did spend time on creative projects with her children, one of whom is now an artist in Connecticut.  After moving to Sun City Center in 2002, she continued her education career with Hillsborough County Schools. In 2010, Giblin retired, soon joined the SCC Art Club and enrolled in painting classes and workshops.  Later, she joined the Kings Point Art League and the Southshore Arts Council.  Each year, Giblin has entered area art shows and received awards for her paintings.  She especially enjoys painting landscapes in oil, but also enjoys the rewards of painting different topics, including portraits of her grandchildren.  Currently, she is studying oil painting with Joe Kanoza with the Art Club in SCC.  She has also studied oils with Virginia Laudano and Linda Scola, and watercolors with Diane Simon. Since joining the Art Club, Giblin has been an active volunteer, serving on Club committees including the annual art show, Fun Fest, Hi Neighbor and the Distribution Committees. Currently, Giblin is Vice President of the Club.  Her enthusiasm for volunteering also includes service to Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Nearly New Shop. You can view Giblin’s paintings at Cadence Bank, Fiore’s Restaurant, La Beautique Style Salon, SCC Information Center, SCC Library, SCC Samaritan Services, and the SCC Art Club display window. For more information about the Art Club in Sun City Center, visit our website at: www.artclubofscc.org. 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


FURRY COMPANION COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About Pets)



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


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


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


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


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


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


REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT OR WANT TO RENT



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


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


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


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


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


FOR SALE ADS
MORE ITEMS TO BUY & SELL:


BRAND NEW BLACK Datrek IZZO Dually ULTRA-LITE 5.3 LB. Dual Strap Carry System by IZZO/Stand Golf Bag. A Large 4-way top creates space for every club in your set, including over sized slots for your putter and driver.  317-409-6543  $60 retails for $189 if not there, please leave your message/Tel. # 


Yes, it is that time again!  Beginning immediately, you are able to order a 22" live noble fir wreath from any Sun City Center Lions Club member.  Cost of the wreath is still $25.00. Can't you just smell those greens, reminding you of the "good old days?"  The wreaths come with a bow and pine cones for you to trim your wreath, or not. You may order a wreath to send to a loved one or friend, another size wreath, table centerpieces, etc. -- prices vary and your local Lion will be able to help you. All orders and money for the wreaths must be in no later than Friday, November 2.  The wreaths are shipped from Washington state in a refrigerated truck and will arrive the week after Thanksgiving, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy.  We know you would love to have one of these beautiful wreaths for your home.  Please help the Lions by purchasing a wreath for your holiday.  If you don't know a Lion, please feel free to call Lions Patrick Soja, 633-4245; George Banes at Aston Gardens, 634-9499; Gloria Rodzielowicz - 419-4187; or Ellen and Terry McGovern, 633-4202.  If there is no answer, please leave a message. The Lions meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 South Pebble Beach Boulevard.  Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.  Please join us. 


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


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


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


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


Butcher-block top (removable) blond hard wood one drawer and one door CABINET .(Standalone or attach to counter) Custom- made all wood with quality hardware and slide. Includes 3 nice knives. $75.00 firm, if you move, carefully. Call Rose 938 1829 only from 10 am -10 pm and ring six times. 8/13/18


WANTED - LOST - FOUND



VENDORS WANTED FOR CRAFT SHOW - The Sun City Center Woman's Club Inc. will be hosting a craft show on October 6, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. till 3 p.m. We are looking for vendors to participate. It will be held at the South Shore United Community Church at 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. The cost is $30.00 for your table and chairs. If interested in joining this event contact Sally Anne Barclay at 813-634-2912 or email at saligator22@ymail.com.


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


In need of free perennial ground cover plants to cover a 15'x15' area. Anything that you have would be appreciated.  I will dig them up, assist you or however you'd like. Dean Menier 1605 N Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center.    ph/txt 239-910-7486


IN SEARCH OF DONATED ENTERTAINMENT for Brandon Senior Center on Tues., August 21, 2018; National Senior Citizen Day. Any type of entertainment for 45-50 VERY active men and women. (30-45 minutes/11:30am-12:30pm) Music, singing, juggling, magic, comedy, etc. Thank you in advance! Brandon Senior Center, 612 N. Parsons Avenue Brandon, Sandi Cassel 813-385-6891 - Sancasl@juno.com


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


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


Vendors needed to participate on SAT. SEP 29 - ELKS LODGE 2672 CRAFT SHOW! 8:00 a.m. set up time for Vendors, Event from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 1630 US Hwy 41S.  Ruskin, Fl  33570. Cost per Vendor:  $35.00 Each vendor will get an 8 foot table and two chairs.  If interested contact Harv Berman @813-938-4110 for details or leave a message


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


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


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