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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 TAKING THE SUMMER OFF.  The  MEMBERSHIP DRIVE at the ATRIUM TICKET KIOSK  will be held every Thursday, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM but resuming in September. The Club is open to all residents of Sun City Center, Kings Point and Freedom Plaza. Kindly bring your valid Association I.D. card to the Ticket Kiosk to sign up or renew as a club member. The annual membership for 2018 is usually $10.00 per person, payable by check or cash, which includes two productions for the year.   Since the first show, "A Night at the Oscars" is past, the last showcase of the season is $5 for the single show, "Tribute to Legends" on November 8th.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF showtime will be starting at 6:30 PM, doors will open at 6:00 PM.  For more information about our upcoming auditions for vocalists, dancers, comedians, actors and musicians, contact Director, Salvina at 813-633-5924 or sccgngprods@aol.com.  We could use production volunteers as well.   Thank you for your continued support and encouragement of our club


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


5:30 - 9:00 p.m. SCC Hand and Foot Club meets on the First and Third Thursday of every month in the Caper Room, SCC Atrium Bldg. Attention all Card Players: Hand and Foot is a fun, easy to learn card game. Beginners are welcome. Come join in the fun and meet new friends! For more information contact Rita Tibbetts (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:


UNTIL JULY 18th - BONUS BOGO! PUBLIX – BONUS BOGO! PUBLIX – Surprise BOGO BUY 1 GET 1 FREE Rachel Ray Nutrish DRY CAT FOOD
If you’re shopping at Publix this week pick up some Rachel Ray Nutrish Dry Cat Food to help our pet owners and their pets in need. The following locations will accept your donations Boggs Jewelers 4842 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Sun City Center Security Patrol 1225 N Pebble Beach Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 Every Day 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. If you prefer, you can make a cash donation directly to “Feed the Tuna Chest”. Please send your donation to Cat Lovers Club, PO Box 5772, Sun City Center, FL 33571-5772 and mark your donation “Feed the Tuna Chest” fund. As always thank you for your donation and for thinking of the cats. Don’t forget Mary Petro Fund needs small bags of dog food this might the perfect time to pick up a few bags to donate to help their clients feed their pups.  Mary Petro Fund is open Tues & Thur from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to drop off your donations.


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. JUL 16 – MICROSOFT WORD GRAPHICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you want to spice up your documents but am not sure how?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word Graphics class.  In this class, you will learn about inserting pictures, objects, and shapes, how to manipulated pictures, and more.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


MON. JUL 16 - 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, Emily Wilson, FAAST Program Specialist at Tampa General Hospital will present: INTRO TO ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY – TOOLS FOR DAILY LIVING
FAAST is an assistive technology demonstration center for seniors and individuals with disabilities to try out these devices. Come learn about the FAAST Program and simple solutions for everyday tasks. There will be hands on demonstrations of devices to improve quality of life such as aids for medication management, hearing/vision, eating/drinking, dressing/self-care, mobility, recreation….and more! FAAST is the State of Florida’s Tech Act Program. All services are free and designed to provide information needed for seniors and those with a disability to live with greater independence. We are fortunate to have Rajh Cromie, Certified RYT Yoga Instructor specializing in Yoga for Arthritis and Meditation. Plagued by digestive, arthritis and anxiety issues brought on by years of caregiving she turned to meditation and movement for relief.  Her desire is to share her first-hand experiences with the community with the hope that some may find a sense of joy and inner peace within. Come and participate in this simple chair exercise as she leads the group to a sense of relief that may be carried on long after group members depart. 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. JUL 17 - GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY FOR SUN CITY CENTER VETERANS MEMORIAL
10:00 a.m. in front of Community Hall, 1910 Pebbe Beach Blvd. Everyone is invited and all attending veterans are asked to wear a military shirt and/or military head cover. The actual ceremony will be held out in front of the building at 1910 South Pebble Beach Boulevard.  The entrance driveway to the building may be blocked off as a safety action, so if you are driving, please plan to use the Weatherford Drive access to the large parking lot next to the building.


TUE. JUL 17 - WINDOWS 10 MORE TOPICS   
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about Windows 10 including the new file explorer and using Apps on your computer.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. JUL 17 - HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S MONTHLY OPEN FORUM 
11:00 a.m. Freedom Auditorium, Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573.  (Reoccurs the second Tuesday of each Month) The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is committed to serving, protecting, and defending the community and is continuing to do so by offering a monthly open forum on Hurricane Preparedness. This presentation will include a discussion on hurricane and natural disaster preparation and planning.  If you have any questions or comments please contact Sun City Center Community Resource Deputy Jeff Merry at 813-242-5515 


TUE. JUL 17 –YOGA ROCKS!
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Prepare to have your spirits lifted when yoga and rock music converge! Join an instructor from Lucky Cat Yoga for a class filled with dynamic sequences inspired by the playlist to strengthen the mind and body connection. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. JUL 17 - 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. JUL 17 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY FUNDRAISER FOR ST JOSEPH'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT THE ALLEY!
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at 10221 Big Bend Road, Riverview, FL. Enjoy food, libations and bowling provided by Michael & Betsy Isaak (partering with Pete & Lisa Wheeler with the Tampa Jeep Krewe) Cost = Minimum 2 NEW, unwrapped toys (one for each gender). Join in the 50/50 raffle and other raffles for great prizes! Raffle for MiniJeep to be given away at Tampa Jeep Krewe Social. Questions? Contact Lisa Wheeler at Lisa@Lisa-Wheeler.net or call 813-967-3694


TUE. JUL 17, 24, 31 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning West Coast Swing - 5:30 PM
Intermediate West Coast Swing - 6:45 PM
Advanced Waltz - 8:00 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building SCC. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call George Hawn at 330-770-0442


WED. JUL 18 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION  
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Self Care with OILS”, Robin Trotter, well respected Massage Therapist and Do Terra Essential Oils distributor shares healing yourself through the use of oils.  Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser. Entry fee $1.00 with love offering to benefit our society.  Bring your community ID card.


WED. JUL 18, 25 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning Tango - 12:45 PM
Intermediate Tango - 2:00 PM
Beginning Viennese Waltz - 3:15 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building SCC. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome.$5/per class. For information call George Hawn at 330-770-0442. 


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


WED. JUL 18 - 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.


THU. JUL 19 - 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. JUL 19 - SUMMER CINEMA AT SOUTHSHORE UCC
1:00 p.m. 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. GOING IS STYLE - PG 13.   Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.  Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time when their pension funds become a corporate casualty.  Desperate to pay bills and come through for their loved ones, the three decide to knock off the bank that absconded with their money..  The movies are free but a basket will be available for donations.  Soda, popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase.  All are invited and all are welcome.


THU. JUL 19 - SOUTHSHORE READERS BOOK DISCUSSION
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Join us to discuss The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. “College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.” Books are available to check out in the library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


THU. JUL 19 – OPEN LAB: 3D PRINTER & SEWING MACHINES 
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Need to use our 3D printer or sewing machine? Join us anytime during this two hour open lab to work on your projects. Limited supplies will be provided. All equipment will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please format your designs for the 3D printer as an .STL file. Please bring in your own fabrics for the sewing machines. Register now online! Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. JUL 19 - SCC HAND AND FOOT CLUB
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Caper Room, SCC Atrium Bldg. where we meet on the First and Third Thursday of every month. Attention all Card Players: Hand and Foot is a fun, easy to learn card game. Beginners are welcome. Come join in the fun and meet new friends! For more information contact Rita Tibbetts (207)749-1124. 


THU. JUL 19, 20, 21 - THE PELICAN PLAYERS PRESENT PHIL OLSON'S "MOM'S GIFT"
7:00 p.m. in the Kings Point Veterans Theatre and Saturday matinee at 1:30 p.m. The Pelican Players will be presenting Phil Olson's "Mom's Gift" under the direction of Donn Keith and co-directors Mary Anne Moseley and Mary McClafferty  In this comedy with a heart, Mom has been dead 11 months and shows up at her husband's birthday party as a ghost with a mission.  Like Clarence in "It's a Wonderful Life", she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings.  Only what the task actually is, is a mystery. There are so many things to fix!  Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased at the Kings Point box office, 1900 Clubhouse Drive, SCC from 9 - 4:00 Monday - Friday.  All are welcome to attend. 


FRI. JUL 20 - VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT, A PROGRAM OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by registration only at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr SCC. The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross in partnership with the Veterans History Project, a program of the Library of Congress, is seeking Veterans to participate in this project.  The program captures through a video interview, firsthand account of Veterans who served in any branch of the US military in any capacity, from World War I through the present, and are no longer serving are eligible to participate.  Civilians who served in support of a US war effort in a professional capacity are also welcome to participate.  We recently conducted our first interview with a Vietnam Veterans, and are very excited to capture his personal account and add it to the Library of Congress Collection for all to see.  As Teresa Fazio, an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran stated, “It is important to get every veterans’ story so future generations can learn about military life from first-hand accounts.  Our individual experiences may have been different, but when compiled they form a powerful snapshot of history.” If you are a Veteran or know Veterans that would like to share their stories, please call Sun Towers to schedule your interview time at 813-634-3347. This recording of history will take place on the 3rd Friday of each month.


FRI. JUL 20 – 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.


FRI. JUL 20 - FINDING HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH ACUPUNTURE, CBD & MEDICAL CANNABIS "Needle Meridian Therapy for Children & Adults"
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Living Well Acupuncture & Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, 1647 Suncity Center Plaza Suite 202B, Second Floor,  Sun City Center, FL 33573 with Dr. Reyna Bragg DOM AP TTS.   Established Patient of LWA & MMTC - $6.00 per class. Not Established Patient of LWA & MMTC- $30.00 per class. (Receive a discount on New Patient Consult & Treatment if booked at the class) PLEASE RSVP 813-853-6147 


FRI. JUL 20 – SHE STEPS TO THE MIC
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Rooms 1 & 2. Join Dr. Naima Johnston Busch as she examines the role of women in Hip Hop and rap music from the 1970s through today. Explore the images of women as presented in a male dominated musical genre and learn about the women who were able to break through the hip hop glass ceiling to find success. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


FRI. JUL 20 - GRAMMY WINNING GOSPEL SINGER RETURNING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN SUN CITY CENTER
7:00 p.m. at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, where we welcome back Grammy winning Gospel legend Larry Ford for a concert. Larry Ford’s singing career has led him to 49 of the 50 states in the U.S., as well as to over 30 foreign countries. He has carried his message in song from the far reaches of Seoul, Korea to the southern hemisphere’s Spanish speaking countries.  It’s appropriate that as a former pastor, Ford has been described as Gospel music’s “ambassador to the world”. In 2003, Mr. Ford was awarded a Grammy for Best Southern Gospel Recording.  He has been a featured soloist on the Gaither Music Homecoming DVD series, which consistently ranks in the top of Billboard Magazine’s music charts. In an April 2014 survey by the Gaither Music organization, Ford was one of the top three most requested soloists on the Gaither Homecoming DVD series. Interestingly, Ford’s albums have not just covered Gospel music, but have had patriotic and Irish folk tune themes as well.  Accompanying Ford will be Alan Curtis Tripp, an amazingly talented, young concert pianist who can play any style, is a composer and arranger as well, and has a flare for comedy. Tripp is ironically from the Clearwater area originally.  A donation of just $10 is requested at the door on the night of the concert.  For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  


SAT. JUL 21 – DIVERSE AND ECLECTIC: THE ART OF TODAY
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Part of the Saturday ‘Art History at the Library!’ series.  Contemporary art is free of "isms" and full of contradictions, People have very strong opinions about this subject, and we'll have a lively chat about why, as well as looking at some of the stars of today's international art world. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


SAT. JUL 21 - CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH A TURN ON THE DANCE FLOOR!
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the South Community Hall, 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC, 33573. Don't miss out on the first of our summer dance series. This fabulous dance is presented by the Sun City Center Dance Club. Eat, Drink and be Merry. Dance to a new playlist developed by Alan and Sue Hicks.  Dressy casual attire. NO shorts!  BYOB.  Bring your friends, or come and make new friends. Open seating.  Members Free, Guests $6pp at the door.  For additional information: email Sue or Alan at suesgeorge2@gmail.com.


SUN. JUL 22 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
6:15 p.m. doors open for members and 6:30 p.m. for guests. The bands 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 the Classics.   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. JUL 23 – 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.


MON. JUL 23 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. JUL 24 - 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.


WED. JUL 25 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION  
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus , “Course in Miracles-Spirits Purpose  for us on Earth”, Dosi Loverro, formerly from SCC and currently Chaplain and Event Coordinator of Unity of Sedona, AZ presents how" A Course in Miracles" can change our life.  Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee $1.00 with love offering to benefit our society.  Bring your community ID card


WED. JUL 25 - 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. 


THU. JUL 26 - SENATOR MARCO RUBIO MOBIE OFFICE HOURS IN SUN CITY CENTER!
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Old Town Hall Palm Room - 960B Cherry Hills Drive. Meet your local staff and learn about the services Senator Rubio's Office can offer his constituents including in area such as: Immigration, Military/VA, Medicare, Social Security, IRS/Banking and Legislative Issues. For more information, call the Gulf Coast Regional Office at (813) 853-1099 or email jonathan_torres@rubio.senate.gov


THU. JUL 26 - 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 email Ron and Claire Brown at (hc_aga@hotmail.com).


THU. JUL 26 - SUMMER CINEMA AT SOUTHSHORE UCC
1:00 p.m. 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. VICTORIA AND ABDUL. PG13  - Judi Dench and Ali Fazal.  An extraordinary true story of a queen; Queen Victoria and her best friend.  A young clerk travels  from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee and finds favor with the queen.   The movies are free but a basket will be available for donations.  Soda, popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase.  All are invited and all are welcome.


THU. JUL 26 - "PIZZA & A MOVIE NIGHT"
5:00 p.m. at at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd W in Sun City Center.  Tickets include all the pizza you can eat, dessert, and soda or coffee. The events are held the fourth Thursday of each month. The movie is Leap Year a funny movie with Amy Adams & Mathew Goode.  Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy to propose to him.  After she lands on the wrong side of Ireland from Dublin she gets help from a handsome man named Declan and the story unfolds.  Tickets must be purchased in advance at the church office any week day from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. closed 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.


THU. JUL 26 - MOONGLOW BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center. Members FREE; Visitors $5.00 per person at the door.  Live Music by "Bryan Ashley". 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. JUL 27 – 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.


FRI. JUL 27 - POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER LUNCH AND LEARN
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida. 1647 Sun City Center Plz #202B, Sun City Center FL 33573. 
GET CONNECTED - Meet local patients and medical professionals including MMTC Community Director Bridget Robison and Living Well Acupuncture's Dr. Bragg
GET INFORMED Learn about how alternative treatments, such as medical marijuana and acupuncture, can affect PTSD
BEGIN Hear how to navigate the medical and legal processes to access treatment
Open to the public - FREE AdmissionSeating is limited- RSVP at (813) 382-0732


SAT. JUL 28 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER!
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 101 1st Avenue NE,  Ruskin, Florida 33570. Santa, Elfs, Crafts, Kids Zone. Grab your family, friends, pets too! Doors open at 9 AM (we have TWO air conditioned buildings to shop in) and plenty of outdoor vendors! Tasty food - Italian sausage with grilled onions/peppers sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers, Thai rice bowls with veggies or chicken, spring rolls, shaved ice and rolled ice cream. YUM! Sit on the front porch, eat, shop, people watch, shop some more, enjoy the day! Start your holiday shopping by buying local - over 50 vendors! Your morning can began with a Mimosa Brunch Bar from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., sponsored by A Journey to Harmony Physical Therapy. At 11:00 a.m. Jen starts serving her famous 'nog (aka Christmas Colada's) - they're FREE till all gone! We didn't forget the kids! Thanks to Wee Boutique and Macaroni Kids, we'll have a kids crafting area - plus some kid entrepreneurs selling their wares! SANTA arrives at 11:00 a.m.! Bring your cameras for great pictures! (Pets welcome!)
See ya there! Get your Holiday Shopping done early! Phone : 813-645-7651 - www.firehouseculturalcenter.org


SAT. JUL 28 - COME & JOIN US FOR A LUAU MURDER MYSTERY EVENT "MURDER IN MAUI"
7:00 p.m. at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, SCC. Tickets 1 for $25, 2 for $40 - Small bites will be served. Event hosted by The Good Samaritan Mission. Luau attire is suggested but not mandatory.


SUN. JUL 29 - 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.


SUN. JUL 29 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Florida Room, Atrium Building.  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 on each table. Dressy/casual attire (please, no shorts or jeans).  Info: Janet 633-3558,


MON. JUL 30 – 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. JUL 31 - 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.


WED. AUG 1 - 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. AUG 1 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION 
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Emerald Tablets”, Mary Lou Houllis, prophetic in the foundation of Christianity, ancient mystery religions, and mythology enlightens us with knowledge of the Emerald Tablets. 


WED. AUG 1 - MAH JONGG @ THE LIBRARY EVERY WEDNESDAY 
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in front of the Computer Lab.  Learn and play this popular table game using the American rules. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


WED. AUG 1 - NEEDLE PEOPLE EVERY WEDNESDAY 
6:00 p.m. – 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. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


THU. AUG 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.


THU. AUG 2 - 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. AUG 2 - SUMMER CINEMA AT SOUTHSHORE UCC
1:00 p.m. 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - PG.  Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.  Inspired by the true story of P.T. Barnum and celebrating the birth of show business.  We see a visionary who rose from nothing.  The movies are free but a basket will be available for donations.  Soda, popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase.  All are invited and all are welcome.


THU. AUG 2 – OPEN LAB: 3D PRINTER & SEWING MACHINES 
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Need to use our 3D printer or sewing machine? Join us anytime during this two hour open lab to work on your projects. Limited supplies will be provided. All equipment will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please format your designs for the 3D printer as an .STL file. Please bring in your own fabrics for the sewing machines. Register now online! Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. AUG 2 - FELINE FOLKS "MEOW MIXER"
4:30 p.m. the Kings Point 2020 building, 2nd floor Culinary Room. You are also welcome to attend the Board Meeting which is at the same location at 3:30 p.m. Mark your calendar for the annual Spay-getti – NoBalls dinner in late October in Kings Point Veterans Theater.  Everyone is invited.  Details will be revealed soon.  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 you to 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 not-for-profit all volunteer job that feeds and cares for the community cats.  For information email info@felinefolks.us 


THU. AUG 2 - DEM CLUB - CANDIDATE FORUM
6:00 p.m. at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center. On the 1st Thursday of the month, join fellow Democrats, Liberals, Progressives & Independents at a Candidate Forum at this special time. Candidates throughout our region & state have been invited to participate just in time for your Primary Election decision. All Democrats and like-minded individuals are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. 


FRI. AUG 3 – ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION FOR BEGINNERS
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Get started learning the many facets of this popular genealogy database.  Ancestry Library Edition is free to users at any of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library locations. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


SAT. AUG 4 - CAMP BAYOU SUMMER SATURDAY "BACK TO SCHOOL - BACK TO NATURE"
8:45 a.m. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. Saturday canoe day tours continue this year. Check the online calendar for days and times. Paddlers should arrive at Camp Bayou by 8:45 a.m. Canoes or kayaks are available for rental for just $25 each or bring your own canoe or kayak for a small donation of $5 each. Register for all paddle trips by calling the office at 813-641-8545. For those who are interested in helping with registered groups, Camp Bayou is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who love the outdoors and want to pass along that passion to others through hands-on activities, walks and canoe tours. Contact Barbara at 813-641-8545 or email campbayou@gmail.com. We are mainly looking for folks to help teach school groups K-6 but there are other opportunities as well. Webpage at http://www.campbayou.org/ or call 813-641-8545.


SAT. AUG 4 - 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. AUG 4 - THE ACADEMY OF BALLROOM DANCE CLUB HOSTS MONTHLY DANCE
6:30 p.m. swing 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. 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 - September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, and December 1st. For more information, call George Hawn at 330-770-0442.


SUN. AUG 5 - LEARN ABOUT CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Beth Israel Jewish Congregation at 1115 Del Webb Blvd East, in Sun City Center, FL  Please join us for a prospective member brunch. The Rabbi and Board of Directors will be there to talk to you about the many activities we offer, including Shabbat services, Jewish learning, many social programs, and a warm and welcoming congregation. Please join us in August.  For more information and to make reservations email Marlene Spiegal, mspiegal@hotmail.com 


SUN. AUG 5 - 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. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Proper attire requested (please no shorts or jeans). Info: Janet 813-633-3558


MON. AUG 6 – 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.


MON. AUG 6 - FLOSS AND FRIENDS EVERY MONDAY 
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Study Room 2. Join our needlework group to share techniques, tips, and experiences about fiber and fabric arts. Bring a project and ask questions. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. AUG 6 – WALK-IN TECH HELP 
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Having some problems with your devices? Walk-In Tech Help is ready for you! Bring your device if you are having a particular problem or ask if you need a walk-through of an application or website. We are ready to help! Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


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


WED. AUG 8 - 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. AUG 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


WED. AUG 8 - 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. AUG 8 - 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. AUG 8 - 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.


THU. AUG 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.


THU. AUG 9 - SUMMER CINEMA AT SOUTHSHORE UCC
1:00 p.m. 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. WONDER - PG. Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.  The youngest child in the Pullman family is born with facial differences. When he enters elementary school his journey unites his family, his school and his community and proves that you can't blend in when you are born to stand out.   The movies are free but a basket will be available for donations.  Soda, popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase.  All are invited and all are welcome.


THU. AUG 9 - 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. Our speaker this month will be Attorney, Kyle Belz who is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  A fourth-generation central Floridian and top-ten ranked United States Master’s swimmer, he lives in the suburbs of Hillsborough County with his wife and children. While he strives to help individuals and families develop plans to ensure that their wishes are carried out in the event of their death or incapacity, he has experience advocating forcefully for clients in contested probate and guardianship proceedings. He began his career as an attorney after working more than 8 years for the American Red Cross in several management roles. He received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, magna cum laude, with a Certificate of Concentration in Elder Law.  While in law school, he served on the Stetson Law Review, received the Matthew L. Bender Elder Law Book Award for academic achievement in Elder Law and Estate Planning courses, was inducted into the National Order of Scribes for excellence in legal writing, and received the Victor O. Wehle Award for excellence in trial advocacy.  Additionally, he was recognized with the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.  Dr. Amy Yepez continues to facilitate this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Dr. Yepez graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2009 and has practiced in both orthopedics and Neuro rehabilitation. Over the past two years, Amy has focused on acquiring her pain specialist certification with the Dolphin MPS device. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc. that may have worked for them in order for all members to benefit with Amy’s guidance. If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share and to learn! Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today! For info, call 813-892-2990


THU. AUG 9 - RECORDING STUDIO BASICS WITH GARAGEBAND 
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Recording Studio. Join us in our recording studio to learn the basics on how to record your music, podcast, or audio project using GarageBand!  Limited to 6 participants. Register now online! Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


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


SAT. AUG 11 – KINDNESS ROCKS
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Paint a kindness rock! We will be decorating a rock with a sweet message or picture. Kindness rocks can either be taken home to your garden or left in a park to be found by a stranger to spread a little joy. Stop by, paint your rock, let it dry and be on your way! Limited to 20 participants per hour. Register now online! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


SAT. AUG 11 - SCCCA "STAY COOL IN THE POOL" PARTY
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the SCC Community Pool.  All SCC Community Association Members are invited to attend. What a good way to beat the summer heat!  Join your SCCCA friends and neighbors for the 2nd pool party of the season.  Entertainment will be provided by Dave “Motown” Morris.   The SCC Café will have hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream available for purchase in addition to other great food.   There will be games including water volleyball and cornhole. Seating is limited - outside seating is not allowed, due to code.  Guest passes will be required for those wishing to bring non-CA members.  Children will be allowed at the pool 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.


SUN. AUG 12 - CAHT FUNDRAISER AT HAMBURGER MARY’S
Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s is located at 2016 Town Center Blvd. Hamburger Mary’s regularly offers local non-profits a chance to raise money through their Sunday Funday Bingo.  CAHT has been selected. Join CAHT for a laughter-filled night and some good eating!  Hamburger Mary’s offers a selection of hamburgers from the Original to the Big Kahuna, as well as a variety of other sandwiches and appetizers.  Hamburger Mary’s is not your usual burger joint.  So bring your appetite, buy your bingo cards and get ready to have some fun!    CAHT recommends arriving early to give yourself time to enjoy dinner before the games start. All proceeds from the games will be donated to CAHT.  CAHT will put the funds to good use in their continued support of various anti-human trafficking activities in the tri-county area, including funding for safe homes and rehabilitation centers. For more information about CAHT visit www.sccblueheart.org or contact Annie Garrison, President, 813-938-5660 or anngarrison66@gmail.com.


SUN. AUG 12 - 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 is needed. pay at door.  Residents of Kings Point, Renaissance as well as Sun City Center are welcome.  The Oldies but Goodies Dance Club will be dancing and enjoying the music of RB & the Gang.   Put on your dancing shoes and come join us.  BYOB and snacks, the club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins on each table.  Any questions contact Joanne at 813-728-1147 or email  jjlatenite@aol.com  You may also check out our website : sccoldiesbutgoodiesdanceclub.com or join us on Face Book Https://facebook.com/OldiesButGoodiesDanceClub.


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


MON. AUG 13 - 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. AUG 13 – CREATE GRAPHICS IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC 
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Discover how easy it is to build your artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC with simple vector shapes that you can reshape, combine, and color to make eye-catching illustrations. Limited to 12 participants. For teens and adults. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


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


TUE. AUG 14 - 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. AUG 15 - 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


THU. AUG 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.


THU. AUG 16 - 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. AUG 16 - SUMMER CINEMA AT SOUTHSHORE UCC
1:00 p.m. 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. WONDER WHEEL - PG 13.  Jim Belushi, Juno, Temple, Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet.  This is the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island Amusement Park in the 1950s.   The movies are free but a basket will be available for donations.  Soda, popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase.   All are invited and all are welcome.


THU. AUG 16 - 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 The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. “Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone - but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. But in this beautiful, violent place, things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about her will transform all of them.” Books are available to check out in the library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


THU. AUG 16 – HOW TO QUICK SKETCH / ONE LINE PORTRAIT
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Learn to sketch your ideas down quickly. We will practice with a few quick sketch exercises then finish with a one line portrait. Register now online! Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. AUG 17  - WINDOWS 10 MORE TOPICS   
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about Windows 10 including the new file explorer and using Apps on your computer.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


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


MON. AUG 20 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Robin Devling, owner of Robins Nest Bodyworks will be our speaker this month. With Robin’s expanded knowledge of movement as a Reiki master, EMT, Fitness instructor, licensed massage therapist and even certified animal massage therapist, her topic of “To exercise or not to exercise?  Benefits of both” will be informing for all. 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. AUG 21 – MICROSOFT POWERPOINT GRAPHICS
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Do you need to add graphics to a presentation to make your data more understandable?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft PowerPoint Graphics class.  In this class, you will learn how to add pictures, screen shots, shapes, animations, and videos to your presentation.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. AUG 21 – 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.


WED. AUG 22 - 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. AUG 22 - 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.


WED. AUG 22 - 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. 


THU. AUG 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.


THU. AUG 23 - SUMMER CINEMA AT SOUTHSHORE UCC
1:00 p.m. 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. DARKEST HOUR - PG13.  Gary Olsman and Ben Mendelsohn.   As Hitler's forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill is elected as the Prime Minister.  With his party questioning his every move and King George VI skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead the nation and to protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen.  The movies are free but a basket will be available for donations.  Soda, popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase.  All are invited and all are welcome.


THU. AUG 23 - THE GALS & GUYS PRODUCTIONS HOLDING AUDITIONS 
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Rollins Theater, Cherry Hills Drive. Our production “Tribute to Legends” showcase is on November 8, 2018 and will be inspired by the many great Legends of Musical History.We are looking for vocalists, actors, musicians, dancers and anyone who can add a bright new component to our shows.For more information contact Director, Salvina 813-633-5924 or sccgngprods@aol.com.


THU. AUG 23 –HEALTH LITERACY 101
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. What does it mean to be health literate? This free one-hour class will help increase awareness of and educate the group about health literacy – what it is, how to improve interactions with medical providers, and how to better understand information about your health. Participating in your own health care means you need to understand the information your provider gives you. You will learn how to take health information and make appropriate decisions. Register now online! Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. AUG 23 – WHAT IS GOOGLE? INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE AND GOOGLE SUITE 
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. Learn about how to get the most out of Google and the Google Suite. This class will show you how to efficiently keyword search. We will also learn about the Google Suite such as Gmail, Drive, Docs, Photos and Calendar. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. AUG 24 - WINDOWS 10 ADVANCED TOPICS  
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.  Learn more about Windows 10 including Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Defender, Cortana, and backup/recovery of your computer.  Cost of Class:  $20 a person.  Space is limited, call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


FRI. AUG 24 – ONEBLOOD BLOOD DRIVE 
12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. OneBlood will be hosting a blood donation drive right here at SouthShore in their Big Red Bus.  Donors will be provided with juice and snacks. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


SUN. AUG 26 - 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. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Proper attire requested (please, no shorts or jeans). Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


MON. AUG 27 - CREATIVE WRITERS GROUP
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Connect with fellow writers to inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


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


WED. AUG 29 - 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. AUG 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.


WED. AUG 29 – CREATIVE COSPLAY: SOLDERING AN ARC REACTOR 
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab. intrigued by electronics projects, but scared of soldering? You won't be after this fun, hands-on intro. Learn the basics of safely using a soldering iron so you can lose the fear and start making. In this class, you will make your own Iron Man-inspired arc reactor. All materials will be provided. For ages 12 and up. A waiver must be signed before the class by parent or guardian for those under 18. Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. AUG 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.


THU. AUG 30 - SUMMER CINEMA AT SOUTHSHORE UCC
1:00 p.m. 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. JUST GETTING STARTED - PG 13. Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones and Rene Russo.  The freewheeling manager of a luxury resort makes life at the resort a non-stop party.  With a mysterious past, things get interesting when an ex-military charmer checks into the resort.   The movies are free but a basket will be available for donations.  Soda, popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase.  All are invited and all are welcome. 


FRI. AUG 30 – 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! Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. SEP 5 - 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 12 - 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. SEP 12 - 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.


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. 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 


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


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


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.


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 - 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.


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. 


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 Featuring Health Resources, Free Health Screenings, Giveaways and More! Sponsored by the Men's Club of Sun City Center, Tampa General Hosptial, South Bay Hospital, Sun Towers Retirement Community. General inquiries & Vendor interest contact: DCaneen@SunTowersRetirement.com 813-892-2990


WED. NOV 14 - VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOUR "YOUR WINDOW INTO THEIR WORLD"
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Walk a Mile in the Shoes of a Person Living with Dementia. Created by P.K. Beville, a specialist in geriatrics, this experience is designed to instill hope in professional and family caregivers, providing them with a tool to move from sympathy to empathy and to better understand the behaviors and needs of their loved ones and patients. Tours provided by Senior Helpers. FREE event but RSVP is required to 813-634-3347


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. 


TICKETS, CLASSES AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 



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 - 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


EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES


Hillsborough Community College – SouthShore Campus – Staff Assistant II
The position requires at least an Associate degree or two-year College equivalent (at least 60 undergraduate semester hours) and at least two years of prior-related work experience. The position requires at least a High School diploma or GED equivalent, if substituting experience for education.
The position provides advanced secretarial, administrative and clerical support to assigned office to ensure effective and efficient daily office operations. Extensive knowledge with the operation of computerized applications (to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).  
Bilingual Spanish/English fluency will be strongly considered but not required. Click on link to apply July 23rd: http://jobs.hccfl.edu/postings8916. If the link is not working ….
Go to website-HCCFL.EDU and search on Job and Search Jobs. 


Kelly Educational Staffing is looking for talented individuals to fill substitute teacher and paraprofessional positions in Hillsborough County!
Flexible work hours/Work in the school of your choice!
Weekly pay checks!
Make a difference in the lives of children!
Required: High School diploma, ability to provide 2 letters of reference transcripts and pass background/fingerprint screenings. Please email 20JM@kellyservices.com or call 813-518-5999, option 4 for more information!


CUSTODIAN/MAINTENANCE POSITION:  Immediate Opening (July 1, 2018) for a full-time custodial or custodial/maintenance person for the SouthShore United Church of Christ located in Sun City Center at 1501 La Jolla Avenue.  The candidate should  have previous experience managing a facility including all aspects of custodial expectations and grounds keeping, and must pass a clean routine criminal and background check, have a clean driver’s license, and provide references.  Computer literacy is also a requirement.  The perfect candidate would also have EPA certification, knowledge of commercial air conditioning, plumbing, electrical wiring, and have some carpentry skills.  Please email your resume and cover letter to Terry Hood, Trustees President at thooducc@gmail.com


After-school Academic Coordinator, PT- Ruskin & Wimauma Elementary-2018-19 
PCAT Literacy Ministries is a non-profit, and grant-funded organization since 2003.  Our literacy program assists low-performing kindergarten and 1st grade students that are at risk of school failure with reading and reading comprehension. If you consider literacy as a value and believe students have the ability to achieve, please send your resume to: christene.pcat@gmail.com   Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree or Classroom para-professional, Minimum three (3) years elementary school teaching experience; Bilingual in English-Spanish preferred, not mandatory. Description:  Coordinates literacy programming with the Executive Director and Education Consultant using established program curriculum and protocols for kindergarten students; Assists Program Manager to satisfy grant requirements.


Assistant After-school Academic Coordinator, PT- Wimauma Elementary-2018-19
PCAT Literacy Ministries is a non-profit, and grant-funded organization since 2003.  Our literacy program assists low-performing kindergarten and 1st grade students that are at risk of school failure with reading and reading comprehension. If you consider literacy as a value and believe students have the ability to achieve, please send your resume to: christene.pcat@gmail.com.  Qualifications: Minimum 2 years elementary school classroom experience; Bilingual in English-Spanish, Mandatory.  Description:  Coordinates literacy programming with Academic Coordinator.  Assists Program Manager to satisfy grant requirements.


HELP WANTED - Looking for experienced legal assistant/paralegal with background in Florida probate. Hours are flexible and hourly rate commensurate with skill set. Office is in Sun City Center. Please email resume to Trisinc@aol.com


Apollo Beach law firm seeks full or part time legal secretary/paralegal. Must have very good keyboarding/word processing skills, knowledge of legal practices, legal terminology, docketing, calendaring, scheduling hearings, e-filing and formats for legal documents. Focus is on probate, estate planning and real property with some litigation. Minimum 2 years experience required. Send resume to damon@glisson1.net with “resume” in the tag line. 


Are you a retired CPA with construction experience that would be interested in a part-time job assisting our small business? If so, please call Charlotte at 813-633-0866, to discuss. If you need to leave a message, your call will be returned promptly.


Sales Coordinator at Little Harbor Resort Needed 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Handles all administrative duties required by the Sales managers in order to provide superior services to our guests. Has a passion for hospitality sales and service and looking to grow career within Sales and Marketing department. 
Contact Information: Little Harbor Resort, 536 Bahia Beach Blvd, Ruskin, FL 33570. (813) 922-6167 jrosales@littleharborflorida.com, http://staylittleharbor.com 


Custodian : ****NEW EMAIL ADDRESS*** Immediate Opening for Part Time custodian for Janitorial / Maintenance duties in Sun City Center. The ideal candidate will bring to the organization, dedication, self-management, organizational skills and will be able to both accept direction and take initiative to work independently. Must be a team player and be able to effectively communicate in writing, verbally and via email in a professional and courteous manner. Job responsibilities include open & close the premises, vacuuming, mopping, high and low dusting, restroom cleaning and trash/debris removal, minor maintenance and other duties as assigned. Must be a very detail-oriented person. Previous experience in janitorial work a plus. Must be willing to work some weekends. Must be able to pass a routine criminal/background check including drug test. References will be contacted. All workers must have a neat appearance, and most importantly, be honest, dependable and punctual. Non-smoker preferred. Please email resume with cover letter stating why you would be the ideal candidate to: jgdiehl48@gmail.com


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)


AUGUST 2018 ARTIST OF THE MONTH
The Art Club in Sun City Center has selected Mel Solochek as Artist of the Month for August 2018.
Mel is currently President of the Art Club.  One of his greatest pleasures in life is to sit down in his patio, at his easel and paint.  Mel mainly paints in acrylics but is also now doing watercolor. He likes to change his topics in painting to a series of different things.  Mel likes to have people in his paintings. Mel moved to Sun City Center with his wife in 2011, when he started art classes with Anne Walker. Mel is very active in the Art Club and has held many positions and has chaired many committees.  He is also a member of the Phoenix Art Group.  He was a member of the Kings Point Art League and the Pottery Club.  Mel will also be displaying his art work in the Art Club gallery this October with several of his Art Club friends. His work will be on display at the SCC library, the SCC Information Center, La Beautique Style Salon, SCC Samaritan Services, Fiore’s Sunshine Café, Momentum Bank and the Art Club window. 


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.  
Here are a few other tips to help you determine if you need to drink more water:
• Your urine is a dark yellow – it should be a pale yellow color, not concentrated. Vitamins and other medications may change the color, also.
• Your skin becomes less resilient: if you pinch the back of your hand and hold the fold of skin between your fingers for several seconds, it should relax in place quickly when you release. If it takes several seconds to “go flat,” you are may be dehydrated.
• Mental or physical fatigue: even slight dehydration can cause a healthy person fatigue. But it can make a healthy senior appear very confused, and sometimes cause a misdiagnosis of dementia if they are taken to the hospital.
Here are a few other tips to “keep your engine running smoothly!” Milk, juice and water all count fully in your daily water intake. You should aim for 5 to 7 eight ounce glasses  per day (unless told otherwise by your doctor.) Caffeinated drinks – coffee, tea and sodas – also count. Recent revisions in nutrition guides now allow and count caffeinated drinks towards your fluid intake goal. Decaffeinated drinks count the same as water or milk. Remember it’s summertime and the heat’s been brutal thus far! Make sure you drink enough fluids to stay healthy-- heat exhaustion and heat stroke hit everyone hard during the summer time, but particularly affect seniors. Have a nice glass of ice water and make a toast to good health!  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


LOCAL SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO REOPEN
Deputy Jeff Merry is delighted to report Michelle Mortimer has joined the staff at our local Community Station at 948 Cherry Hills Drive. She will be the new Community Service Aide working with Deputy Merry. She will be handling phone calls at 813-242-5515 and walk-ins needing to consult with the Sheriff's Office. Hours are from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.


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 


WANT YOUR HOA TO RECEIVE $5,000 GRANT TO IMPROVE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? 
Hillsborough county is offering grants:
Things to Consider
We urge neighborhood leaders to think creatively when brainstorming about projects and types of community involvement. The review committee favors applications with matching funds or that involve other forms of leveraged community support.  
The following types of projects will be favorably considered:
Children's programs (e.g., neighborhood-operated programs that benefit children within the association)
Neighborhood identity (e.g., brochures, signs, festivals, and education of neighborhood history)
Neighborhood leadership training and development
Start-up funds for specific neighborhood projects (e.g., newsletters, Internet sites)
Crime Watch (e.g., communication systems with law enforcement)
Publicity of special events (e.g., community cleanups)
Beautification (we will only consider Florida-Friendly planting)
Social events that bring neighbors together (block party, youth event, art, holiday party)
For more info: http://hcflgov.net/en/residents/property-owners-and-renters/homeowners-and-neighborhoods/action-folder/apply-for-neighborhood-mini-grant 


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!


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


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. 


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


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


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 


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


The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center Updates Times of Services:
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.


SUN CITY CENTER CONNECTS



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. 


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 - 2/4/18


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. 3/30/17


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


FURRY COMPANION COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About Pets)



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


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


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


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


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


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


REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT OR WANT TO RENT



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



I would like to buy a single house in Sun City Center within $70.000- $100.00. Contact: Manuel Garcia - my email is   ernesto3151@hotmail.com  call : 816 694- 6349 (Mrs. Yolanda Zapata) 5-31-18


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:



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! 


ANTIQUE OAK DRESSER/VANITY, VESSEL SINK & OAK MIRROR  Re-purposed oak dresser, beautiful condition.  Dresser/   Vanity has 3 drawers and double doors below, lots of storage.  $220.00    813-419-4811


Like new furniture, must see: King bed, mattress, w/frame & headboard, $200 - Dresser w/mirror & matching TV cabinet, $300 - Sleeper sofa, $275 and matching love seat, $250 - 2 end tables & coffee table, $150 - 2 comfortable chairs, $200 - Oval dinning table w/2 leafs & 6 padded chairs, $325 - China cabinet, $225 - 2 heavy duty padded bar chairs, $50 - 42" round wood table, $50 - Call: 813-213-9228 - 6/25/18


Double Bed with head board and foot board, Serta Perfect Sleeper cushion firm  euro top, plus  6" added topping mattress, metal adjustable frame,2 pillows,all in good condition  $95.00 total if you move it carefully.  in SCC .call ROSE at 938 1829 from 10 am to 10 pm only. 5/20/18


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. 5/20/18


Garmin Street Pilot 2720 , plus Ram holder for a  motorcycle. 813-215-2486 $50.00  5/20/18


Oster Countertop Oven - Like New -$35 - Bake, Warm, Toast, Broil, Convection Oven - Model TSSTTVCG02.  User's manual included. Call 813-633-7157 - 5/3/2018


Trinity Baptist Church has 20 - 60 inch round tables to give away to any organization that can use them.  If interested, call the church office at 813-634-4228.  3/31/18


Like new furniture,   must see: King bed, mattress,  w/frame & headboard, $200 - Dresser w/mirror & matching  TV cabinet, $300 - Sleeper sofa, $275 and matching love seat, $250 - 2 end tables & coffee table, $150 - 2 comfortable chairs,  $200 - Oval dinning table w/2 leafs & 6 padded chairs, $325 - China cabinet, $225 - 2 heavy duty padded bar chairs, $50 - 42" round wood table, $50 - Call:  813-213-9228


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

WANTED - LOST - FOUND



I 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.


WANT TO BUY QUILTS.  Prefer older hand-made/quilted but will consider all.  Okay if faded or damaged.  (813) 760-5612.


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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