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

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

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 NEWS & MORE ON SUN RADIO 96.3 fm  hosted by Barbara Van Eycken.  Short reports on what is happening within the many clubs in SCC and community public service announcements.  This segment airs Monday through Friday.  No radio?  check them out on their website by visiting: wsqfm.com 


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


8:30 a.m. - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


9:00 a.m. - THE MORNING SHOW WITH RAY DAL LAGO - 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 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. - BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE CLOGGING CLASSES at Kings Point South Clubhouse in Jubilee 1. Call Linda Hobbs at 813-215-9104 for more information. No prior dance experience needed - good aerobic exercise - lots of fun


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 NEWS & MORE ON SUN RADIO 96.3 fm  hosted by Barbara Van Eycken.  Short reports on what is happening within the many clubs in SCC and community public service announcements.  This segment airs Monday through Friday.  No radio?  check them out on their website by visiting: wsqfm.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. - 4:00 p.m. - SCC SOFTBALL AND BBQ FRIDAYS! 9:00 a.m. games start and food is served on Fridays only, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The field is located on Weatherfield Drive off S. Pebble Beach, behind the Community Hall.  Come show support for your friends and neighbors! Games are Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Diamondettes grill hamburgers & hot dogs on Fridays only, for a donation, to raise funds to support the Softball Teams. The Spring Season begins February 17 and runs through the end of March.   For information about the club visit our website - www.suncitycentersoftball.org. 


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


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


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


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


10:30 - 11:30 a.m. UKULELE JAM SESSION!  at Music Avenue, 3822 Sun City Center Blvd, SCC.  Ukulele players are invited to jam weekly with other ukulele players.  To reserve your seat at the studio phone Steve or Ruth, 633-9688.  Space is limited. 


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


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


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


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


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


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 NEWS & MORE ON SUN RADIO 96.3 fm  hosted by Barbara Van Eycken.  Short reports on what is happening within the many clubs in SCC and community public service announcements.  This segment airs Monday through Friday.  No radio?  check them out on their website by visiting: wsqfm.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. – 50-plus Basketball Pick-up games: Low-impact basketball in the gymnasium, Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


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


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


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


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


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


12:30 - 2:30 p.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.


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 NEWS & MORE ON SUN RADIO 96.3 fm  hosted by Barbara Van Eycken.  Short reports on what is happening within the many clubs in SCC and community public service announcements.  This segment airs Monday through Friday.  No radio?  check them out on their website by visiting: wsqfm.com 


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


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


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


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


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


9:30 a.m. - 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. 


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - GALS & GUYS PRODUCTIONS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE at the Rollins Theater is held every Thursday.  Kindly bring your I.D. badges to sign up.  The Membership is $6.00 per person (check only) for the final show which is a Military Tribute show in the USO style, including refreshments afterwards.  The performance will be held November 9, 2017 at the Community Hall (South Campus) at 6:30 PM, doors open at 6:00 PM check in at the door..  The Club is open to all residents of Sun City Center, Kings Point, Freedom Plaza and Renaissance.  We are residents entertaining residents.  More information contact Director, Salvina at 813-633-5924 or for a copy of the membership form contact sccgngprods@aol.com. 


1:00 - 3:30 p.m. - GALS & GUYS PRODUCTIONS AUDITIONS every Thursday in April at the Rollins Theater, Pebble Beach Bv, North Campus. Looking for male and female vocalists, actors, dancers (tap, jazz and ballroom), comedians, and musicians.  Volunteers to work behind the scenes are also needed. The club is not just for performers, we also need audience members. More information contact Director, Salvina at 813-633-5924 or for a copy of the membership form contact sccgngprods@aol.com. 


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


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


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


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


FRIDAYS
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7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. - CLUB NEWS & MORE ON SUN RADIO 96.3 fm  hosted by Barbara Van Eycken.  Short reports on what is happening within the many clubs in SCC and community public service announcements.  This segment airs Monday through Friday.  No radio?  check them out on their website by visiting: wsqfm.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. - SCC SOFTBALL AND BBQ FRIDAYS! 9:00 a.m. games start and food is served on Fridays only, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The field is located on Weatherfield Drive off S. Pebble Beach, behind the Community Hall.  Come show support for your friends and neighbors! Games are Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Diamondettes grill hamburgers & hot dogs on Fridays only, for a donation, to raise funds to support the Softball Teams. The Spring Season begins February 17 and runs through the end of March.   For information about the club visit our website - www.suncitycentersoftball.org. 


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.


9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SCC Softball and BBQ. The field is located on Weatherfield Drive off S. Pebble Beach, behind the Community Hall. Come show support for your friends and neighbors and enjoy a great barbeque on Fridays while watching the teams play.  Uhrich’s NY Giants, Morahan’s Hawks, Drugan Rays, Zimmerman’s Indians, Hise’s Cardinals, Mackar’s Tribe, LeGrand’sTriple Play, Blackstones’s Ball Busters, Burgess’s Nothing Fancy and Astone’s Bad S. Every Friday, the Diamondettes host a barbeque (hamburgers & hot dogs) for a donation to raise funds to support the Softball Teams.  The Fall Season begins on Tuesday Oct 18th with an Opening Day BBQ.  


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


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! 


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. - Sensible Investing for Retirees. It's your money; hosts Russ Jalbert and Eric Snyder want to help you keep it that way with sound, easy-to-understand tips and strategies.
 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Atrium Dance Studio. Jazzmatazz Dance Club instructor and choreographer, Diane LeFrancois is teaching beginning jazz classes. No previous experience is required. Classes are $5.00 per session. 


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


5:00 p.m. - 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. - Saturday Night Swing. Two hours of vintage music from the 40s featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and more. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


SUNDAYS:

96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOWS!
7:45 a.m. - Daybreak with Dr. Jerry Crabb. 15 minutes of Bible Study and reflection.
8:00 a.m. - Church Service from the First Apostolic Church
9:00 a.m. - Truth for the World. Fifteen minutes of in-depth bible study
11:00 a.m. - Church Service from the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center 
5:00 p.m. - Ask an Attorney, Encore Edition. A rebroadcast of the previous day's program. 
No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


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

EVENT CALENDAR:

 
MON. APR 24 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


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


MON. APR 24 - 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.


MON. APR 24 - (& NINE FOLLOWING MONDAYS) - EXPERIENCE THE HOLY LAND WITHOUT LEAVING TOWN
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center.  A slide presentation will explore pictures, maps, objects, archaeology, history, and culture of many sites where Jesus was born, lived, taught, died, and rose from the dead.  The speaker, Rev. Dr. David d’Albany, and audience will follow Jesus’ steps, which will help all to have a more complete understanding of the Gospels.  No charge and no reservation required.  Coffee will be available.  


MON. APR 24 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY BOOK GROUP
1:00 p.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus, Group reads aloud and discusses as they go.  Open to those wearing/displaying SCC Community ID.  Admission is free.  Facilitator:  Alice at 813 634-9065 for book title and information


MON. APR 24 - ADULT WRITING 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. APR 24 - SCC SWIM DANCERS
7:00 p.m. in the Sandpiper Room the Synchronized Swim Dancers will hold a  "get to know us"  and  "what we do" event. From 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. we will have light refreshments and information.  Then, the fun really begins, on to the lap pool for a few quick demonstrations of techniques and formations.  After that, for those that have their bathing suits, which we hope are all of you, we would love it if you would hop in and try a few things with us to see if you would enjoy continuing. You know you want to..... So go ahead, do it! Get your feet wet-------and everything else. Have fun in the pool with both MEN and women.  Yes, MEN.  Our men perform one comedic routine in our annual March show. Come on, admit that there has been a little voice in your head telling you to try it.  Do it!!


TUE. APR 25 - WANT TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF A FALL? FREE BALANCE SCREENING FOR KINGS POINT RESIDENTS!
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon by appointment in the Outpatient Therapy Dept at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Want to reduce your risk of falling? Our therapists at Sun Towers Retirement Community are on a quest to reduce the risk of falls BEFORE they happen. Have your fall risk screened at no cost to you! This simple test takes less than two minutes. See the results before your eyes through biofeedback.  Screening with the BioSway emphasizes specific movement patterns, encourages proprioception and motor control and is ideal for vestibular training. Patients are challenged to shift and control their center of gravity through an interactive balance game and other rehabilitative training strategies. Interested in knowing more or wish to schedule? call 813-892-2990


TUE. APR 25 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! 
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. APR 25 – MICROSOFT WORD MORE TOPICS
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach. Do you want to add headers or footers to a document or use columns and tables to make your document stand out?  Call CRT and sign up for the Microsoft Word More Topics Class.  In this class, you will learn how to create headers, foots, columns, tables, and collaborate with others on a document.  Cost of the class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.  Feel free to bring your computer with you.


TUE. APR 25 - - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” 
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. APR 25 - THE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE SUN CITY CENTER APPLE USER GROUP
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Caper Room of the Atrium Bldg at 954 North Course Lane. Presentation for the meeting is a quick look at Quantum Computing. Included is an introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computers. How they work and target applications are presented. Come to the meeting and learn what the future of computing holds.  As usual there will be opportunity for questions and answers as well as a discussion of the latest news regarding products and articles of interest. This will include a discussion of recent Apple announcements. Come join us for a stimulating session of "all-things-Apple". All SCC and Kings Point residents interested in learning more about the Macintosh and Apple products are invited to attend. For further information about the SCC Apple User Group you are invited to visit our web page at http://sccaug.org. Any questions can be directed to Dunham Swift at 633-7262 or by email at dswift1@mac.com 


WED. APR 26 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. APR 26 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Finding the Pathway to Peace and Allowing Your Soul to Shine”, Molly Friedenfeld will share the art of raising our vibration and will share simple techniques on how to detach mentally from things that steal our joy.  She will give us mindfulness and meditation tools to help soothe and heal the heart and eliminate mind chatter. SCC Open Fund Raiser.  Admission $1 with Love offering requested to benefit our society.  Info calls Vicky 813 398-7033


WED. APR 26 - MICROSOFT PUBLISHER INTRO
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at CRT Services, 1311 South Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach.   Do you need to create a flyer and do not know where to start?  Cal CRT and sign up for the Introduction to Microsoft Publisher class.  You will learn the basics of page layout, working with Text, Shapes, and Pictures.  Cost of class is $20 a person.  Space is limited; call 645-4278 to reserve your spot.


WED. APR 26 - GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
1:30 p.m. in the chapel of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center.  The group will continue meeting on the following Wednesdays: May 3, May 17, May 31, ending June 7.  This spiritual and loving support group is for those grieving the death of a loved one. The sessions and materials are free.  This class journey will help participants navigate the emotions, experiences, and questions associated with grief.  Registration is required; call 813-634-1252 and leave a message for Carol Liedberg.  St. Andrew is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West.  


WED. APR 26 - SCANDINAVIAN CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER MEETING
2:00 p.m. in the Florida Room. Video: The Only Way (86 minutes) A film about how Danish Jews escaped the Holocaust. It is a Danish production from 1970 with prominent Danish actors, where also Jane Seymour has a role. Residents of Kings Point and CA of SCC in good standing are welcome; admission is free.   


WED. APR 26 - KAGURA: MASK DANCE AND DRAMA FROM JAPANESE SHINTO SHRINES 
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Community rooms. Learn about the ancient art of Kagura that has been performed at Shinto shrines in Japan for centuries.  Highly artistic and entertaining, Kagura is believed to bring mortal and immortal together in a celebration of life.  Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.  


WED. APR 26 - INTERNATIONAL COFFEE CLUB APRIL MEETING
4:15 PM in the Caper Room located in the Atrium on North Pebble Beach Rd. The International Coffee Club will have a guest speaker via Skype, with Mr. Frank Garofalo owner of Golden Hills Coffee Roasters. All residents in good standing of the CA, Kings Point, and Freedom Plaza are welcome. Golden Hills Coffee Roasters is a family run business located in Groveland Fl, NW of Orlando that specializes in hand crafted coffee. They supply restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, and hotels in the Orlando area and also including at Bulk Food Store here in Sun City Center. Mr. Garofalo will be speaking about the different single source origin coffees and along with the art of blending coffees to achieve a specific profiles. Lastly,Mr. Garofalo has owned several past businesses and he is married with a 17 year old son. Since we are not collecting dues at this time, there will be a $3 fee per person.  We will sample coffee and dessert will be served. Look forward to seeing you there...  Bring your friends and neighbors !! Questions ??  Contact Herb Berman @ herbandwife@gmail.com " The Coffeepot is always on "


WED. APR 26 - HEALTHY MeetUp 
6:30 p.m. in the Waterside Room in the North Clubhouse - WOW.  The enthusiasm has been overwhelming.  We've got so much underway - and its just our first month! As you know, our general plan is to create a group that includes the elements that scientists in so many studies have found to be common among those around the world who live the longest, healthiest, most disease-free and active lifestyles.   That means working toward including and trying to increase our movement and exercise, healthy plant-based eating, positive attitudes, social involvement, community activities and making new friends.   That's a whole lot of goals but, together, we'll take small steps in those directions. So, the general plan is for two events a month.  One will be an educational/Informational meeting and the other some kind of more social event. In addition, we're establishing SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, mark your calendar.   We'll get together with all those interested in trying a small discussion/support group.  We are going to organize discussion groups to meet in people's homes, probably monthly.   Some may be potluck/discussion groups and other just for discussion. This month, topics from  Dr. Maria Belluccio and store coupons.


WED. APR 26 - INTERFAITH COMMUNITY HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL SERVICE
7:00 p.m. at South Shore Church of Christ,  1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, FL 33573.  The interfaith service honoring those who died during the holocaust will include readings, prayer, and memorial candle lighting. An interfaith community choir led by Jeff Jordon will sing melodies that reflect the times of the Holocaust.  As a community we will come together to remember what happened to the victims of Hitler, and to honor the heroes who did not live to tell their stories.  The community is encouraged to attend.


THU. APR 27 - 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 "The Mellotones". Dressy Casual. BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups & napkins. Singles Table(s) Available.  We have a great 2017 Schedule of 12 monthly dances to Live Music!  Information: 813-633-1297 OR 813-633-2755. Email gail3357@gmail.com


THU. APR 27 - DIABETES: AM I AT RISK?
10:00 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center, Dr. Patel, endocrinologist with the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, will help us  understand individual and new treatments available as well as the cost effective management of diabetes.  Warning signs and an understanding of A1c  levels will be discussed.  Glucometers will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided by the Center.  Call the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center church office (813) 634-2539 to attend this free event sponsored by the Health Ministry team.


THU. APR 27 - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Introducing “Rock Steady Boxing” where the mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. "Of all the pills I’ve taken, Rock Steady Boxing is the finest and most effective." states Pete Stewart, RSB participant. Recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression. Eric Allen, M.A. and certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach will be our weekly instructor. Eric is a personal trainer and geriatric exercise expert certified by the IFPA, with over 17 years of experience. Eric founded EA FITNESS, LLC. The company’s motto is “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” EA FITNESS’ functional training programs are exclusively tailored to suit individuals’ specific needs, circumventing any limitations.  If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to register for this weekly session by contacting Eric Allen at 813-321-8755 or Eric@eafitness.org COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT TOWERS ENTRANCE. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


THU. APR 27 – 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.


THU. APR 27 - THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SUN CITY CENTER REPUBLICAN CLUB
1:30 p.m. in the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Banquet Room. Social time at 1:30 p.m. with the meeting at 2:00 p.m. Our speaker is Steve Emerson, representing "Operation Helping Hands." All Republicans and like-minded voters are invited to attend. Memberships are available, 2017 dues are due and payable at this meeting. Come and bring a friend. 


THU. APR 27 - MOSIAC – What’s Up?
2:00 p.m. in Florida Room.  Learn the conservation measures our international neighbor Mosaic is taking to preserve water and the environment, what the company is currently doing to remediate the land, and how the company is being prudent with our environment.  Mr. Richard Ghent of Mosaic will be giving a PowerPoint presentation on these issues.  Mosaic helps the world grow the food it needs with crop nutrition products. Light refreshments will be served, plus drawings will be held. Don’t be late.  Last conservation program “Trash Talk” was SRO with others turned away.  Questions: Sally Bodmer, 813-493-9201.


THU. APR 27 - RECYCLED BOOK ART 
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab.  Celebrate Money Saves Week by recycling your old books and turn them into beautiful works of art. Learn how to create various types of paper flowers and the art of book folding. All materials will be provided. Limited to 12 participants. Register now online! Questions? Call (813) 273-3652. 


THU. APR 27 - ADULT COLORING GROUP
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Join us for some relaxation and socialization in our Adult Coloring Group. All supplies provided. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


THU. APR 27 - 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 "The Mellotones". Dressy Casual. BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups & napkins. Singles Table(s) Available.  We have a great 2017 Schedule of 12 monthly dances to Live Music!  Information: 813-633-1297 OR 813-633-2755. Email gail3357@gmail.com


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


FRI. APR 28 - THE STORY OF SUN CITY CENTER
2:00 p.m. in Florida Room of Atrium Building, 945 North Course Lane, SCC.  An illustrated talk by the president of the SCC History Society, John Bowker, telling the remarkable story of our first 50 years of development into a premier retirement community.  Over 60 slides will be shown of our very beginnings and our people who have made all this possible.  There is drama and comedy -- a fun story to tell and to hear. Light refreshments will be offered.  Information from jbowker103@gmail.com


FRI. APR 28 - GET STARTED WITH MEAL PLANNING 
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Community rooms. Learn how to save time and money by planning your family’s meals in advance! Discover where to get quality ingredients for less, where to find practical recipes, and examples of meal plans. Each participant will receive a recipe for a delicious meal. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.  Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.  


FRI. APR 28 - IMPRESSIONIST MARK RALSTON RETURNS TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTER
7:00 p.m. at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, where we welcome Mark Ralston back to our campus for a benefit show. Mark Ralston is a singer, impressionist, emcee, actor and voice-over artist. He’s been called “the man of a thousand voices”.  He is back in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of South Shore to entertain you with his dozens of impressions. You are likely to hear his impressions of famous celebrities and artists such as Elvis, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Louis Armstrong, Kermit the Frog, and even Archie & Edith Bunker, to name a few. He’s sure to keep the audience both spellbound and in stitches with his many, zany impressions. You’ll want to be sure to catch this entertaining show, while helping Kiwanis raise money for scholarships for deserving, local high school seniors heading to college in the fall. Tickets for this show are only $10, and are available in the church office at 1210 Del Webb Blvd West in Sun City Center. 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. APR 29 - MAKER SATURDAY: SCRAPBOOKING WITH SILHOUETTE ELECTRONIC CUTTER 
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab.  Learn how to create your own digital designs and use the Silhouette electronic cutter to make unique paper crafts for scrapbooking. All materials will be provided. Limited to 12 participants. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.  


SAT. APR 29 - WHITNEY JAMES QUARTET MAKES HER DEBUT AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. At The Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Engaging jazz vocalist Whitney James is making her debut performance at the Firehouse, backed by well-known jazz guitarist and composer LaRue Nickelson, with Alejandro Arenas on bass, and Dave Rudolph on drums. TICKETS:  advanced: $23 - $18. Day of the Show: $28 -  $23 - Call Now! 813-645-7651 or go to www.firehouseculturalcenter.org 


SUN. APR 30 - A DAY OF CABARET SPONSORED BY THE FAITH COMMUNITY OF SCC AND THE SCC CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONTO RAISE MONEY AND  AWARENESS ABOUT THE LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES
2:00 p.m. at the South Community Hall.  Doors open at 1:00.  Tickets available at local congregations (Beth Israel, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Prince of Peace,  Redeemer Lutheran,  St. Andrews Presbyterian, St. John the Divine, South Shore United Church of Christ,  SCC United Methodist,  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)  and at the kiosk on M/W/F for the month of April for $10.00; $12.00 at the door.  Bring a nonperishable food item to the concert for the local pantries.  Enjoy the entertainment of  Gary Garbleman, Bill Lindsey (Elvis), Troy Coman, Micki and Glen Groper, Hilde Klein,  The Front Porch Pickers, John Cortese and George and Gracie Burns.  Over 25 door prizes have been donated by clubs in Sun City Center and Kings Point.  Come and enjoy our talented community members and support the pantries who help those in need.


SUN. APR 30  - SINGLES MINGLES OF KINGSPOINT
6:30 - 9:30  in the Kings Point Main Clubhouse Theater.  Admission $6.00.  Thor Stevens and his saxophone will provide live music for you dancing and listening pleasure.  BYOB and snacks.  Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Proper attire requested. Please no jeans, shorts, etc. If you do not live in Kings Point, please call to have your name added to the list for the gate.  Info: Janet 813-633-3558 or 813-334-1439.


MON. MAY 1 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


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


MON. MAY 1 - FLOSS AND FRIENDS EVERY MONDAY 
12:30 noon – 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. MAY 1 - GENEALOGY: FINDING YOUR IMMIGRANT ANCESTOR 
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1.  Learn how to find your immigrant ancestor using U.S. records. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. MAY 1 - HANDS-ONLY CPR 
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2.  Join Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, in partnership with the American Heart Association, to learn the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR. Participants will receive hands on training that will empower them to act when help is needed. Participants must be 13 years or older. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAY 2 - LIVE HERE, GIVE HERE! COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF TAMPA BAY AT THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER!
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Firehhouse, 101 1st Avenue NE, Ruskin, Florida 33570. Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour online giving challenge, returns for a 4th year. Give Day is your opportunity to learn more about the hundreds of nonprofits in our community & to support causes you care about. More than $2 million was raised for nearly 600 Tampa Bay nonprofits  2016 Give Day. 20 + South Shore nonprofits will be at the Firehouse on May 2. Visit your favorite Charity, GIVE & Connect with  our Communities. Support FCC's Scholarship Fund + Receive a Thank You Gift. 
Contribute $50 - FCC Baseball Hat* Contribute $100 - 2 tickets to BBQ & Blues, Oct 7th with music by Rick Hatfield & Kenny Carlyle. + FCC Hat
Contribute $500 -  Reserved table for 4 + 4 drink coupons to a Pub Event of your choosing, Music or Comedy
Contribute $1000 - Reserved table for 8 + 8 drinks coupons to a Pub of your choosing, Music or Comedy
Donating supports FREE programs:
Art Shows,School  Fieldtrips,
HealthyGardens & Live Performances for all ages & diversities. 
Coffee, Tea and Pastries  10:00 - 12:00
Wine and Cheese  5:00 - 7:00 - 813-645-7651 Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. * while supplies Last. Phone : 813-645-7651 Fax: 813-645-7657 www.firehouseculturalcenter.org 


TUESDAYS MAY 2 - JUN 6 - MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WELLNESS PAVILION PRESENTS LVING HEALTHY PROGRAM
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 2829 W. DeLeon St., Tampa, FL 33609. Participants receive a FREE book, relaxation CD and other goodies! Discover new skills for living better with chronic diseases like: • Arthritis • Heart Disease • Diabetes • Cancer • Bronchitis • Emphysema • Asthma • EpilepsyClass size is limted. Registration Required! Call (813) 342-1313  


TUE. MAY 2 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! 
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 2 - MOVIE MATINEE 
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Community Rooms.  Join us for Loving. 123 min. Rated PG-13.  Interracial couple fight Virginia's miscegenation laws, and their case reaches the Supreme Court. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


TUE. MAY 2 - WALK IN TECH HELP 
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Computer Lab.  Drop in any time during this two hour open lab for quick training in computer basics, tablets, smartphones, e-books, e-readers, and more. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


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


TUE. MAY 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning - Waltz - 5:30 PM
Intermediate - Tango - 6:45 PM
Intermediate - Disco/Hustle - 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 Bernice DuBro at 813-634-3205.
or e-mail DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL.COM


TUE. MAY 2 - THE SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING HOSTS ANNUAL BENEFIT FUNDRAISING DINNER
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Sun City Center Community Association, Florida Room with Featured Guest Speaker: Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Times Columnist and East Hillsborough Bureau Chief. Sit down dinner catered by SunCoast Catering. *You are welcome to BYOB* Chinese Auction - Door Prize Tickets can be purchased at: Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, American Momentum Bank or contacting the Coalition office @ 813-419-4902 $25 per person $45 per couple 


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


WED. MAY 3 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus  “The Ancient Lemurian Teachings”, SCC resident and past president of the Metaphysical Society, Jennifer Lutz will share knowledge of these truths regarding the workings of the universe.  SCC Open Fund Raiser. Admission $1 with Love offering requested to benefit our society. Bring your community ID to show.  For info call Vicky at 813 398-7033


WED. MAY 3 - MOAA MONTHLY LUNCHEON
11:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Florida room where Dr. Susan MacManus will be the featured speaker at the Military Officers of America Association (MOAA) monthly meeting.  MacManus received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan (1969) and her undergraduate (1968) and Ph.D. (1975) degrees from Florida State University. Born in Tampa, she is a native of Pasco County. Dr. MacManus is a Distinguished University Professor of Public Administration and Political Science in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. She is nationally renowned for her expert and incisive commentary on public opinion and intergenerational politics and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, PBS, BBC, NHK (Tokyo), Australian Television, C-SPAN, National Public Radio, and in various print media. During the 2000 and 2004 election season, she has also served as the political analyst for WFLA News Channel 8, the Florida News Channel, and WFLA News Radio. Currently, she is the political analyst for ABC Action News in Tampa, Fl.. Dr. MacManus is a Fulbright research scholar and has written numerous books. She co-authored, with mentor Thomas R. Dye, Politics in States and Communities, 11th ed. (Prentice-Hall, 2003), which is the nation’s leading textbook on state and local politics. The luncheon cost is  $14.00 and  reservations must be made prior to Sunday, April 30th at 6:00 pm.  For additional information contact Frank Kepley at 642-0801.


WED. MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS 
Beginning - Tango - 12:45 PM
Beginning/Intermediate - Slow Dance - 2:00 PM
Intermediate - Quick Step - 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 Bernice DuBro at 813-634-3205.
or e-mail DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL.COM


WED. MAY 3 - THE ART CLUB IN SUN CITY CENTER'S MAY GALLERY OPENING & RECEPTION
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Art Gallery is located on Cherry Hills Drive in Sun City Center where we will feature the art work of resident artists: Nancy Derby and Richard Depew.  Nancy will showcase waterclolor paintings while Dick's primary medium is pen, ink and pencil sketching.  The free event is open to the community and guests. Snacks and beverages will be served.  


WED. MAY 3 - THE SAMARITAN'S SERVICES ALZHEIMER'S MONTHLY MEETING
1:30 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church. The speaker will be Julie Wickensham from SHINE (Serving Heath Insurance Needs of Elders). She will be speaking on “Insurance Issues”. For more information please call Dolores at the office at 634-9283


WED. MAY 3 - SAMARITAN SERVICES ALZHEIMER'S MONTHLY MEETING
2:00 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church. The speaker will be Julie Wickensham from SHINE regarding insurance issues. For more information please call Dolores at the office at 634-9283.


WED. MAY 3 - MACULAR DEGENERATION? DIABETIC RETINOPATHY? GLAUCOMA?
2:00 p.m. Belvedere Commons of Sun City Center, 758 Cortaro Drive. FREE! Learn about ways to enjoy a better quality of life living with Low Vision. Hear about advancements in Low Vision therapy that can restore your ability to read, write and recognize loved ones. Learn about the newest products and services available.  Discover ways to enhance the vision you still have. 813-642-8400


WED. MAY 3 - RECORDING STUDIO OPEN ORIENTATION EVERY WEDNESDAY 
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Media Lab.  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. All ages are welcome. Parent or guardian must be present for children under 17. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAY 3 - MAH JONGG CLUB EVERY WEDNESDAY 
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 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. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card.  Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAY 3 - SOUTHSHORE NEEDLE PEOPLE EVERY WEDNESDAY 
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 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.


WED. MAY 3 – THE COMPUTER CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, in the Atrium. Phil Sorrentino will present “Google Apps – At Home & On the Go”, a look at many of the Google Apps and services.


THU. MAY 4 - BETTER BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP - Open to the Community
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive in the new theater.  Provided by Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy. Annettia Simpson RRT, will discuss controlling the anxiety of cycle of breathlessness and the relationship between COPD and heart disease. Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, Jennipher Lenoir will close the meeting with Therapeutic Tia Chi focused on breathing techniques.  For more information call the Out Patient Therapy Department at 813-634-3347 Ext.148


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


THU. MAY 4 - THE SCC REGISTERED NURSES CLUB PLANS SPRING/NURSES DAY LUNCHEON
11:30 a.m. for fellowship and conversation followed by Lunch at 12:00 noon in the Florida Room of the Atrium Building.  The menu includes broccoli ham and cheese quiche served with mixed green salad and carrot cake for dessert.  Entertainment will be provided by Mary from the Organ Club.  Special guests include Sr Sara Proctor and CiCi Lopez from the Wimauma Clinic.  We're planning a special presentation of nurse specific items for your review (caps, pins and other items will be available for viewing - bring yours!).  Coat is $17 for a sit down luncheon catered by Doug from Fun With Food.  Contact Anise Tuma for information at 813 633 0499


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


THU. MAY 4 - DEM CLUB MAY MEETING 
1:00 p.m. for Meet ‘n Mingle with refreshments. General Meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the (golf cart friendly) Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center on the 1st Thursday of the month. On, May 4th the scheduled speaker is Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp. All Democrats and like-minded individuals are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. Learn how to get involved. Please visit and Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SSDEMCLUB or website: www.SouthShoreDemocrats.org for more information. 


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


FRI. MAY 5 – INTRODUCTION TO FILE EXPLORER 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab. $10 Members  $15 Non-Members.  Windows File Explorer is the Windows application that displays the contents of hard drives and folders. You use it to navigate all the Folder and Files on your computer. In this class you will learn how to find, save, move, copy, delete and rename Files and Folders on your hard drive or memory device.


FRI. MAY 5 - NIA: NON-IMPACT AEROBICS 
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Community rooms.  This stimulating 60- minute movement practice will engage your body in healthy ways without jumping or jarring the joints.  NIA takes you through a combination of dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts done to inspiring music.  Taught by certified NIA instructor Gail Mongiello.  Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


FRI. MAY 5 - BUBBAQUE'S BBQ HOSTING FIRST EVER CINCO DE MAYO BASH!
11:00 a.m. until closing at 3858 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center. There will be awesome specials all day long like $1 draft beers, $5 Margaritas, $5 Nachos and $2 redneck tacos. Come on by and visit the best BBQ in town as they celebrate cinco de mayo the bbq way. For any questions call 813-634-3100.


SAT. MAY 6 - PHIL PROVENZANO & THE JAZZ XPERIENCE AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at The Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. The Jazz Xperience is a smooth, straight forward jazz group consisting of Phil Provenzano on flugel horn, Patrick Jettison on keys and harmonica, John Shea on standup bass, and Joe Bencomo on drums. TICKETS:  advanced: $18- $23. Day of the Show: $23-28 - Call Now! 813-645-7651 or go to www.firehouseculturalcenter.org


SAT. MAY 6 - FIRST SATURDAY - NATURE TOPICS AT CAMP BAYOU!
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Camp Bayou, 4202 24th St SE, Ruskin, FL 33570. Join Jeri in a wonderful exploration of one of the most overlooked critters in our natural world- the Ant Lion. Discover what those circles in the sand really hold. All programs are free but donations are always appreciated!Each month a different topic- TBD. Watch for details in our e-newsletter, Facebook and Nature Notes blog.


SUN. MAY 7 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room.  Thor Stevens and his saxophone will provide live music for  your dancing and listening pleasure.  Members $3.00; Guests $6.00.  BYOB and snacks.  Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Proper dress requested. Info:  Janet 633-3558.


MON. MAY 8 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


MON. MAY 8 - ADULT WRITING 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. MAY 8 - MALE CALL FOR PROSTATE HEALTH, sponsored by the Men's Club of Sun City Center 
2:00 p.m. at Sun City Center Community Hall Room 3, 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd.  Our speaker will be Dr. James Alver.  Dr. James Alver will speak on , “ED: Know your options”. Dr. James Alver will be presenting on the latest treatment options for Erectile Dysfunction.  Dr. Alver graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and is board certified in urology and a very active member of urologic research. He has presented at several national and local meetings for the American Urological Association. Dr. Alver has been practicing and treating the local community of Brandon and Sun City Center for over 20 years. As Prostate Cancer is frequently a couple's disease, it is suggested that spouses and/or partners attend as well as physicians.  Refreshments will be served. For questions contact Robert Sullivan (813-215-7050)


MON. MAY 8 - THE IRISH CONNECTION MOVIE NIGHT
6:30 p.m. at the Rollins Theater.  Feature:  ONDINE - Starring:  Colin Farrell, Alicia Bachleda & Allison Barry. A beautifully done romantic / drama by Irelands's acclaimed movie master, Neil Jordan.    An irish fisherman finds a mysterious woman in his nets. This leads to speculation that she might be a Selkie creature of the Sea as his young daughter believes.  But the plot thickens and  all are caught up in the magic between Irish folklore and real life.  All in SCC welcome.  Sub Titles are available


MON. MAY 8 - SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY CLUB MEETING
7:30 p.m. in the Caper Room, Atrium Building, 954 North Course Lane. There is no cost for guests; any resident of CA or Kings Point interested in science and technology is invited. Ancient Metallurgy, From 4600 BC to 1648 Bronze, discovered about 3500 BC, is an alloy of tin and copper whose superior qualities changed how tools were made and wars were fought and won.  It ushered in the aptly named Bronze Age in history.  Over time, metallurgy has developed into finding, extracting, and purifying metals to be able to melt and mix them creating new useful products.  Metallurgy developments occurred all over the world, especially by the Chinese, Inca, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.  Dr. Thomas Altshuler will describe discoveries by archeologists showing the technologies used and the beautiful products that have been produced over the millennia.


TUE. MAY 9 - WANT TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A FALL? FREE BALANCE SCREENING!
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. by appointment in the Outpatient Therapy Dept, Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Want to reduce the risk of falling? We are on quest to reduce the risk of falls BEFORE they happen. Have your fall risk screened at no cost to you! This simple test takes less than two minutes.  See the results before your eyes through biofeedback.  Interested in knowing more or wish to schedule? Call 813-892-2990 


TUE. MAY 9 - SAVINGS LIVES IS IMPORTANT TO EVERYONE - FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR TRAINING FOR FREE! OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY  
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive in the new Multi Purpose Theater Provided by Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy.  YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE - LEARN CPR. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is teaming up with local health care providers to challenge the citizens of Hillsborough County to become trained in Hands-OnlyTM CPR, arming you with the skills to save a life. Certified American Heart Association CPR Instructor, Annettia Simpson RRT, will present AHA, Friends and Family CPR. To RSVP of for additional information call the Outpatient Therapy Department at 813-634-3347 Ext.148


TUE. MAY 9 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! 
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 9 - ACCESSING 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 the e-books from the library onto your mobile device (tablet or smartphone) and discover the library's large selection of e-books available on OverDrive. Register now online. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


TUE. MAY 9 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” 
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning - Waltz - 5:30 PM
Intermediate - Tango - 6:45 PM
Intermediate - Disco/Hustle - 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 Bernice DuBro at 813-634-3205.
or e-mail DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL.COM


WED. MAY 10 – BASIC IPAD/IPHONE FOR SENIORS
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. The Apple iPad is almost a computer, but not quite. This course will show how to check your e-mail, carry your books and music around with you, have fun playing games and even adjust the size of the readable text on the screen.


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


WED. MAY 10 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Health, Wellness and Holistic Medicine”  Internationally acclaimed Lama Nicholas will have us look at different perspectives of reality, health and wellness in Western and Eastern philosophy and holistic medicine.  Lama Nicholas has spent 35 years in various studies and practices with Grand Masters in the Himalayan Mountains and the mountains of China. SCC Open Fund Raiser. Admission $1 with Love offering requested to benefit our society. Bring your community ID to show. For info call Vicky at 813 398-7033


WED. MAY 10, 17, 24, 31 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS 
Beginning - Tango - 12:45 PM
Beginning/Intermediate - Slow Dance - 2:00 PM
Intermediate - Quick Step - 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 Bernice DuBro at 813-634-3205.
or e-mail DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL.COM


WED. MAY 10 - SMART START YOUR BUSINESS 
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1.  This workshop provides general information on mandatory licenses, legal entities, zoning issues, marketing, grant availability and financing options. Registration is required online or by phone: www.hillsboroughcounty.org/fsbdc, (813) 204-9267.  


WED. MAY 10 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP SPONSORED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Have you been given the diagnosis of Diabetes? Are you unsure of your dietary future? Discover options that will assist you! Join Jessica Chase, RN from Bayada Home Health Care as she facilitates this support group. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


THU. MAY 11, 18, 25 & JUN 1 – INTRO TO COMPUTERS
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This four session beginner’s class will cover hardware, software and operating system basics.  Some basic word processing will be introduced. Internet searching using web browsers and search engines will also be covered. Storage devices, both permanent & temporary will be discussed.


THU. MAY 11 - CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CONNECTION LUNCHEON
Seating begins at 11:00 a.m. with lunch and Program from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Club Renaissance, 2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. FL  Speaker -   Carol Kent  -  Best-selling  author and  speaker “A New Kind of Normal”. The May menu will be Pan Seared Mahi Mahi with Fruit Salsa. The alternate meal is Chicken Caesar Salad, with cheese & dressing on the side.  If you request the optional meal, please get your salad marker when paying. You must order the optional meal when you make your reservation. Please make your reservations or cancellations by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8th, 2017. The cost is $18.00 inclusive.  We accept cash or check only, made out to C.W.C. and payable at the door.   Christian Women’s Connection is charged for all meals not honored, so please call or email if you cannot attend after reserving.  All ladies welcome, no membership required.  Sponsored by Christian Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. To make a reservation, please email Pat Butler aunt.butler@gmail.com  or call 813-938-4320. Your email reservation will be confirmed. 


THU. MAY 11 - CARD AND GAME SOCIAL AT PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. in Conesa Center 702 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center. The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites all who enjoy playing cards and games to attend our monthly social.  Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.  A selection of homemade cakes and refreshments will be served.  Cards, pencils and tallies are furnished. A donation of $3.00 per person is accepted. For additional information, call Catherine at 813-633-2460


THU. MAY 11 - CHRONIC PAIN AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. This month our speaker will be Vanessa Sardi, MS CHE. With a Master’s degree in Cardiopulmonary Physiology, a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine, a Plant-based Nutrition Certification from Cornell and clinical work in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and cardiovascular genomics (gene expression testing).  After working as a top Sales Executive in the pharmaceutical industry, Vanessa realized that “more pills” was NOT the solution to “better health”.  In fact, it was just the opposite!  She walked away from the industry to start her own company, Nutriception® LLC where she promotes FARM over PHARMA.  Today, Vanessa is passionate about helping people reverse their disease and off their medications, some of which she used to promote herself!  She does this via whole food plant-based nutrition.  Facilitator: "Tari” Williams, MPT (Masters of Physical Therapy) with Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. FREE Valet service provided at Terrace Entrance (blue awning). Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today! For more information, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990 


THU. MAY 11 - ADULT COLORING GROUP
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Join us for some relaxation and socialization in our Adult Coloring Group. All supplies provided. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


FRI. MAY 12 - ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Facilitator: Ellen Cirello, MPT has been a treating therapist for 12 years. Ellen studied and graduated from Ohio State University and University of South Florida physical therapy program with her masters in physical therapy. Ellen has a history of exercise instruction and is able to create a plan to meet anyone's special needs. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today! For more info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


SAT. MAY 13 - TAMPA BAY LIBCON 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Community Rooms.  Come join us for a day of fun at our Tampa Bay LibCon celebrating comics, anime, manga, sci-fi, fantasy and the world of fandom! Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


SAT. MAY 13 - PAMPER YOUR MUM AT THE MARKET!
3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at  Little Harbor Resort. We will have a complimentary fresh fruit bar and wine slushies for the ladies/mums at Jen's Tent, plus some pampering from some vendors.  Check our website as we add all the fun for this market! LIKE us on Facebook @JensMarket


SAT. MAY 13 - THE ACADEMY OF BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
6:30 p.m. in the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center.  Bernice DuBro and George Hawn will be teaching a Mambo lesson included with admission. This is followed by regular dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. In addition, Bernice and George will be entertaining us at the half time break with a choreographed Waltz routine. As you may know, Bernice and George are the professional dance instructors for the Academy of Ballroom Dance Club, so you can be sure the routine will be very entertaining. Admission is free for members, or $6 for guests at the door. Come and dance to a fabulous selection of tunes handpicked by Bernice DuBro (our DJ for the evening). Enjoy the complimentary coffee and cookies. Perhaps you’ll win one of the door prizes or if you are the lucky type, take a chance at winning the 50/50 drawing. Open seating and singles tables are always available. Everyone is welcome; bring your friends. BYOB. Dress is casual but neat (no shorts please). Mark your calendars for upcoming dances on 6/3, 7/1, and 9/2. For more information, call George Hawn at 330-770-0442.


MON. MAY 15 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


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


MON. MAY 15 - SCC NIA CLUB MAY SPECIAL EVENT
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in SCC Campus/ Dance Room 2 at 1203 N. Pebble Beach Blvd..  The cost is $10. for non-members and $7. for Club members.  Suitable for all fitness levels.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat and bring your friends and neighbors.  We will explore " The 9 Movement Forms of Nia". In 1983, when Nia was created, a new movement category was formed and it is called Fusion Fitness.  Nia a fitness that combines  the best elements of dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. Our work/playshop will explore what makes Nia movement unique.  We do not jump or jar the joints !  We move in safe and healthy ways !  Nia is joyful movement based on the science of the body !  The forms add movement and energy variety into your workout.  We will explore the energies each has to offer! Good for novices and seasoned students.  Invest a small amount of time to reap the rewards of learning new ways to move your body in a fun and non-judgemental atmosphere. Gail Mongiello is a Certified Nia Black Belt Instructor and lives full time in SCC.  She specializes in Senior Health Fitness. For more information contact Debbie, our Club President at dcarlson72@gmail.com or call her @ 813-848-7338 " Through Movement We Find Health". This event is open to SCC, KP and FP residents members in good standing. 


MON. MAY 15 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC - MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Our speaker this month will be Joanne Nemeth, MSN, RN, CCRP, Duopa Nurse with AbbVie. With a BSN degree from Holy Family College in Philadelphia and an MSN from Benedictine University, she has specialized in neurology. Joanne will present: DUOPA: A DIFFERENT WAY To treat motor symptoms in advanced Parkinson’s. Duopa is not a pill – it’s a suspension form of carbidopa and levodopa that’s delivered continuously into the intestine over 16 hours through a tube. Duopa is delivered by a small portable pump, which you carry or wear as you go about your day. If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


MON. MAY 15 - FREE PRE-VOCATIONAL TRAINING 
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1.  Are you interested in vocational training or help finding a job?  Join us for this presentation offered by Career Source Tampa Bay to learn about what resources they can offer. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652. 


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


TUE. MAY 16 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” 
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 16, 23, 30 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning - Waltz - 5:30 PM
Intermediate - Tango - 6:45 PM
Intermediate - Disco/Hustle - 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 Bernice DuBro at 813-634-3205.
or e-mail DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL.COM


WED. MAY 17 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. MAY 17 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Knowing your Destiny through the 52” Todd Curran, Master Numerologist and author will use the Destiny Card system to show which card represents us, who our compatible friends are in this lifetime, who we may know from past lives and what the year ahead may bring for us. SCC Open Fund Raiser.  Admission $1 with Love offering requested to benefit our society. Bring your community ID to show.   For info call Vicky 813 398-7033


WED. MAY 17 - THE COLONEL GEORGE MERCER BROOKE CHAPTER DAR MEETING
12:30 p.m. - Light refreshments will be served in the Florida Room at the Atrium with meeting to begin at 1:00 p.m.  The program is the annual Memorial Service for daughters who have passed away during the year and Chapter Officer and Committee Chair reports.  Our members, members of other DAR Chapters and anyone interested in joining the DAR are invited to join us in the Florida room at the Atrium Building, 945 N. Course Lane, SCC 33573.  There is no charge.  For more information, please email or call Vice Regent Marilyn Campbell at marcama1940@gmail.com (813) 938-5141. 


WED. MAY 17, 24, 31 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS 
Beginning - Tango - 12:45 PM
Beginning/Intermediate - Slow Dance - 2:00 PM
Intermediate - Quick Step - 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 Bernice DuBro at 813-634-3205.
or e-mail DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL.COM


WED. MAY 17 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Special speaker this month comes from En-Vision America which is an innovative technology company, specializing in improving the quality of life of the visually impaired. We’re passionate about transforming people’s lives through assistive technology. Amanda Tolson has been with En-Vision America for 6 years.  She became immersed in the visually impaired community after her grandmother lost her site in 2006. It seemed only natural to begin her career with En-Vision America because of her desire to help those with visual impairments and drive to make a difference in people’s lives. Amanda started in Production, quickly climbed the ranks, and is now the Director of Sales. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Rebecca Radford, Case Manager for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind is celebrating 75 years of serving people who are blind or visually impaired. Additionally supported by Bayada Home Care. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts at Terrace Entrance by Blue Awning. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


WED. MAY 17 - ELDER LAW 
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long-term care with emphasis on public benefits. Questions?  Call: (813) 273-3652.


WED. MAY 17 - CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION
3:30 p.m. Kings Point main clubhouse, RIPPLE ROOM (across hall from South Social Room.)  Free.  All lovers of classical music are invited.  Information:  Arthur C. Joy, 813-633-9783,   acjjr@tampabay.rr.com


THU. MAY 18 - WIDOW'S WELLNESS GROUP
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Have you lost your husband and have no one to share your feelings of loss with? Are you adjusting with a new plan for your future? Are you managing your grief or overwhelmed with sadness? Attend this monthly meeting with Krista Owen, RN, BSN and Jennifer Morgan, owner of Always Best Care and receive the support you need. This group will concentrate on coping skills and healthy living by sharing among members with the guidance of women in the field of caring for others. For more information, please call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990. 


THU. MAY 18 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING 
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Coalition office at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902


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


THU. MAY 18 - SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB LUNCHEON MEETING
11:00 a.m. for Sign-in and Social with Table Game, 11:30 a.m. Opening/Business Meeting, 12:00 noon Luncheon with Program at 12:45 p.m. in Community Hall. Program - Your Skin: Cancer/Care/Cosmetics. Installation of New Officers wil take place at 1:15 p.m. To make reservations (whether you  plan to eat or not) please send an email to suncitywomansclub@gmail.com  or  call (813) 938-1682. A reservation is needed to ensure enough table space is set whether you plan to buy lunch  or not.  Cost of lunch is $15.00. 


FRI. MAY 19 - 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. MAY 19 - MASTER GARDENER: BUTTERFLY GARDENING  
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Community rooms. With Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Nicole Pinson.  Become skilled at identifying the many types of butterflies in our area.  Learn the two types of plants butterflies require.  When you plant both types you will be guaranteed a visit and possibly permanent residence by these beautiful creatures. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652. 


FRI. MAY 19 - THE OLD TYME 50'S MUSIC CLUB
2:00 p.m. at KPCH, Waterside Room. There will be a BQ Cook Out, 50's Show & dancing. The club is open to all SCC/KP residents. This event is by advance reservation only. $10, members & $15, non-members. Contact Jim for tickets, at jaroo160@aol.com or (813) 773-7377 


FRI. MAY 19 - RAHN HORTMAN - CLEAN COMEDY AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at The Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Clean Comedy is very funny, without cursing or overly-suggestive material. It’s not Disney material, but for those who don’t like the “dirty” jokes found at most comedy clubs, this is a show to enjoy. Rahn Hortman has become a crowd-favorite at comedy hotspots such as The Improv and Sidesplitters. He is the champion of the W-MOR TV Channel 32 Comedy Challenge. His reputation for clean material has allowed him to perform for church functions, private engagements, and even corporate events. His comedy is a unique blend of profanity-free banter, with pointed observations about everyday people that leave no one safe. Bill “Bull” Ohse is a national touring comedian with a unique brand of comedy that always leaves the audience wanting more. Bull is an active member of H2O Comedy, dedicated to reaching people in need, and using comedy to share a positive message. TICKETS:  advanced: $18 - $15. Day of the Show: $25 -  $20.  Call Now! 813-645-7651 or go to www.firehouseculturalcenter.org


SAT. MAY 20 - SATURDAY CANOE DAY TOURS CONTINUE THIS SPRING AT CAMP BAYOU!
8:45 a.m.  Paddlers should arrive at Camp Bayou.  Our special evening paddles will be held on May 12 at 7pm and June 2 at 8pm. Canoes 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. 


SAT. MAY 20 - T-BONE HAMILTON & THE BLUES ALL STARS AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. At The Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE,  Ruskin FL 33570. This project has been a labor of love for TBone and this line up of All Stars will not disappoint. On Harmonica Mr. TC Carr will be joining the band.  Blues singer TC Carr is also an expressive harmonica player who has nurtured his style for decades in the sun of Gulf coast Florida. Carr is one of Florida’s top musical artists and writes intriguing songs that reflect his life experiences, often with humorous overtones. He sings with heartfelt intensity that is matched by his unique approach to playing the harp.  Carr’s imaginative style has long earned him a reputation as one of the premier harmonica players in the United States and Europe. His passionate vocal style is soaked in deep southern Blues and Gospel influences. The Florida native continues to build his fan base with each spirited performance. TICKETS:  advanced: $18- $23. Day of the Show: $23-28  Call Now! 813-645-7651 or go to www.firehouseculturalcenter.org 


SUN. MAY 21 - TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL PRESENTS AN AFTERNOON WITH THE BEATLEMANIAX
2:00 p.m. Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, Fl. 33573. Doors open at 1:30 - open seating. Tickets are $15.00 and will be on sale M/W/F at the Atrium kiosk beginning April 24th. Call Ilene Unruch at 973-876-3513 or Paul Spiegal at 813-283-8010 for more information. Come and enjoy an afternoon with the Beatlemaniax. Join us as we groove to the music of the Beatles...Yeah Yeah Yeah


SUN. MAY 21 - ROCKIN' THRU THE YEARS DANCE CLUB "Join Us For a Rockin' Good Time"
6:00 p.m. Doors open with event from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in Veterans Theater in the Kings Point North Clubhouse.  Music will be provided by Glenda and Dee...Taylor & Taylor. Through the years Taylor and Taylor has entertained audiences that include half the states in the union, most provinces of Canada and international crowds during a four month stint in the Far East.  Taylor and Taylor has developed variety in selection of music and a multitude of instrumentation.  Listeners will hear top 40 (new & old), rock, originals and a bit of country thrown in with a blazing fiddle covering irish stomp to cajun.  Strong vocals.... guitars, piano, fiddle and blues harp...... the desire to please the crowd... these are Taylor and Taylor trademarks! During the band's break our favorite line dance music will be played for your dancing pleasure. You may purchase your tickets, which are $5.00 per person, on Tuesday, May 16th  12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the ticket table in the Kings Point North Clubhouse Lobby.  A seat will be reserved for you when you purchase your ticket. You may bring your own snacks and BYOB.   The Club provides Cups, Napkins, Water and Ice on each table. Please email Sandi at rockinthrutheyears@gmail.com for more information or questions. 


SUN. MAY 21 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room.   Music provided by Thor Stevens and his saxophone for you dancing and listening pleasure.  Members $3.00; Guests $6.00.  BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided. Proper dress, please.  Info: Janet 633-3558.


MON. MAY 22 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


MON. MAY 22 - ADULT WRITING 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. MAY 23 – WINDOWS 10 WORKSHOP
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This workshop is designed to familiarize you with Windows 10.  In class we will customize the start screen and play with some of the preinstalled apps.  Among other subjects, we’ll cover antivirus, just type, privacy, Microsoft accounts, Cortana, Edge, Store, keyboard shortcuts, Control Panel vs. Settings, and snap & shake.


TUE. MAY 23 - WANT TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF A FALL? FREE BALANCE SCREENING FOR KINGS POINT RESIDENTS!
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon by appointment in the Outpatient Therapy Dept at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Want to reduce your risk of falling? Our therapists at Sun Towers Retirement Community are on a quest to reduce the risk of falls BEFORE they happen. Have your fall risk screened at no cost to you! This simple test takes less than two minutes. See the results before your eyes through biofeedback.  Screening with the BioSway emphasizes specific movement patterns, encourages proprioception and motor control and is ideal for vestibular training. Patients are challenged to shift and control their center of gravity through an interactive balance game and other rehabilitative training strategies. Interested in knowing more or wish to schedule? call 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 23 –THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY CPR CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY SUN TOWERS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY OUTPATIENT THERAPY 
10:00 - 12:00 noon at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive in the new Multi-Purpose Theater. Accept the challenge today to join the American Heart Association in being trained to save your neighbor. This event is being added to the “Community CPR Tracker”. Last year 310,290 individuals were trained in CPR and this year we hope to train even more! The AHA initiative is to train 20 million people in CPR by 2020.  Certified American Heart Association CPR Instructor, Annettia Simpson RRT, will present AHA, Friends and Family CPR. To rsvp for this FREE event, please call our Outpatient Therapy Department at 813-634-3347 Ext.148  For additional info or to schedule a training at your location, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 23 - WANT TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A FALL? FREE BALANCE SCREENING!
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. by appointment in the Outpatient Therapy Dept, Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Want to reduce the risk of falling? We are on quest to reduce the risk of falls BEFORE they happen. Have your fall risk screened at no cost to you! This simple test takes less than two minutes.  See the results before your eyes through biofeedback.  Interested in knowing more or wish to schedule? Call 813-892-2990 


TUE. MAY 23 - "PARTY IN A CHAIR” 
2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. bring the joy of movement, imagination and playfulness back into your life! Christie Dyer, Certified Ageless Grace Educator facilitates. This party will exercise your brain and you will receive the benefit of joint flexibility, memory recall, creativity, imagination, laughter, breathing, balance & more! Every session is different and done seated. All are welcome to join in! For more info call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


WED. MAY 24 – IPAD/IPHONE II The Next Level
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-MembersFor those who know basic iPad/iPhone, take it to the next level. Get and organize music and books on your device. Take photos and copy them to your computer. Bring your charging cable and a music CD to class. Use your camera on your iPad or iPhone before class so that you can learn how to find your photos and copy them. 


WED. MAY 24 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. MAY 24 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus  “Medical Astrology – what your chart can say about you!”. Zahid Hossain, Astro-Palmist from the Educational Holistic Institute in Sarasota joins us today to share what The natal placement of your planets, signs and houses can tell you all about what medical issues you may be prone to, and how to prepare for certain transits that may affect you.   SCC Open Fund Raiser.  Admission $1 with Love offering requested to benefit our society. Bring your community ID to show.  For info call Vicky 813 398-7033


WED. MAY 24 - COOKING WITH INCREDIBLE SPICES: HEALTH BENEFITS OF MORINGA
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the community rooms. This cooking program with Caroline Blesson will highlight the many health benefits of using Indian spices in preparing food and concludes with cooking demonstration, free food sampling,  . The class is free of cost.  Limited to 25 participants. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling (813)273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. 


WED. MAY 24 - JOIN THE KP LINE DANCERS FOR FREE SOCIAL DANCE
7:00 p.m. in the Veterans Theater.   Open to KP and SCC residents and their guests.  Casual dress, or black & white theme costume.   Appropriate dance shoes, no flip-flops.   BYOB   Call Jan 634-6226 if more info needed.


THU. MAY 25 - ADULT COLORING GROUP
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the John Crawford Art Education Studio. Join us for some relaxation and socialization in our Adult Coloring Group. All supplies provided. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.


MON. MAY 29 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


MON. MAY 30 – TUNING YOUR PC WORKSHOP
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. Is your PC or laptop running slow, long boot times, do you wait forever for web pages to come up? This workshop will teach you how to remove spyware, viruses, browser add-ons, bad registry entries, junk files, and other problems that slow down your system. You will work on your own computer and be able to see the results immediately.


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


TUE. MAY 30 - CRABGRASS COWBOYS 
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Community rooms.  Enjoy this high energy, wholesome fun musical performance.  Since 1988, Hapi McKenzie and Patty Pfister have been performing country, rockabilly, bluegrass, folk and swing songs from 1930's to 1950's to keep this music alive for those who love it and introduce it to those who have never heard it.  They perform both covers and award-winning original songs, several about Florida, in the style of singing cowboys of yesteryear. Questions?  Call (813) 273-3652.  


WED. MAY 31 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. MAY 31 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus  “Acupuncture History, How it works and who should use it.”  Dr Ken Kuchar-Hass from the Acupuncture and Wellness Clinic of Ruskin joins us today to share what medical issues receive the most benefit from acupuncture.  SCC Open Fund Raiser.  Admission $1 with Love offering requested to benefit our society. Bring your community ID to show.  For info call Vicky 813 398-7033


THU. JUN 1 - BETTER BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP - Postponed until August! 
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive.  Provided by Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy. Speaker to be announced. Annettia Simpson RRT, the Director of Sun Towers Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding pulmonary disease management. Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, Jennipher Lenoir will close the meeting with therapeutic Tai Chi. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


SAT. JUN 3 - FIRST SATURDAY - NATURE TOPICS AT CAMP BAYOU!
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Camp Bayou, 4202 24th St SE, Ruskin, FL 33570. Becki will take visitors on a photography themed walk to help celebrate National Trails Day. All programs are free but donations are always appreciated! Each month a different topic- TBD. Watch for details in our e-newsletter, Facebook and Nature Notes blog.


SUN. JUN 4 - PINELLAS PARK'S RESIDENT OPERA COMPANY, MATINEE OPERA PLAYERS, PRESENTS: ANOTHER TASTE OF OPERA
3:00 p.m. Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave N, Pinellas Park. We will perform a show tune or two, a well known American pop song or two and of course, arias from mostly well known operas. We feature composers such as Wagner, Mozart, Verdi and Puccini. Our accompanist, Rena Massey, does a wonderful description of each selected aria. As always, it is Pay-What-You-Can and we provide free snacks at intermission. Raffles, door prizes, an air conditioned, very accessible theater and plenty of free parking. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Rena Massey, Accompanist. 727-204-4163 www.MatineeOperaPlayers.org


MON. JUN 5 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


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


WED. JUN 7 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


THU. JUN 8 - CHRONIC PAIN AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Speaker to be announced. Facilitator: "Tari” Williams, MPT (Masters of Physical Therapy) with Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. FREE Valet service provided at Terrace Entrance (blue awning). Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today! For more information, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990 


FRI. JUN 9 - ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Facilitator: Ellen Cirello, MPT has been a treating therapist for 12 years. Ellen studied and graduated from Ohio State University and University of South Florida physical therapy program with her masters in physical therapy. Ellen has a history of exercise instruction and is able to create a plan to meet anyone's special needs. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today! For more info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


MON. JUN 12 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


TUE. JUN 13 - SAVINGS LIVES IS IMPORTANT TO EVERYONE - FRIENDS AND FAMILY CPR TRAINING FOR FREE! OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY  
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive in the new Multi Purpose Theater Provided by Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy.  YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE - LEARN CPR. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is teaming up with local health care providers to challenge the citizens of Hillsborough County to become trained in Hands-OnlyTM CPR, arming you with the skills to save a life. Certified American Heart Association CPR Instructor, Annettia Simpson RRT, will present AHA, Friends and Family CPR. To RSVP of for additional information call the Outpatient Therapy Department at 813-634-3347 Ext.148


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


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


THU. JUN 15 - WIDOW'S WELLNESS GROUP
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Have you lost your husband and have no one to share your feelings of loss with? Are you adjusting with a new plan for your future? Are you managing your grief or overwhelmed with sadness? Attend this monthly meeting with Krista Owen, RN, BSN and Jennifer Morgan, owner of Always Best Care and receive the support you need. This group will concentrate on coping skills and healthy living by sharing among members with the guidance of women in the field of caring for others. For more information, please call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990. 


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


MON. JUN 19 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


MON. JUN 19 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC - MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This month we present the benefits of NIA, (Non Impact Aerobics) and welcome our speaker: Gail Mongiello who is a Certified Nia ( Non Impact Aerobics) Black Belt Instructor.  Since 2005,  Gail has been involved with Nia and in 2016 received the Nia Black Belt level of Mastery. As stated in an article from Neurology Now: "More and more research is finding that exercise may be particularly helpful for people who have neurologic conditions—with benefits seen in movement, balance, and even cognition. For example, in people with Parkinson's disease (PD), studies have found that mind-body practices such as tai chi create positive changes in mobility and stress levels. Mindfulness is central to the exercise practice known as Nia, which has become increasingly popular among people with PD. Debbie Rosas, co-creator of Nia, tells Neurology Now, “Walk into a Nia class for PD and you'll see people of many ages—some standing, some sitting, some with their caregivers—guided to move in their own way and in their own time." Our speaker this month specializes in Senior Health Fitness and loves to share The Joy of Movement! "Through Movement We Find Health" 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 TERRACE ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


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


WED. JUN 21 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Special speaker this month comes from En-Vision America which is an innovative technology company, specializing in improving the quality of life of the visually impaired. We’re passionate about transforming people’s lives through assistive technology. Amanda Tolson has been with En-Vision America for 6 years.  She became immersed in the visually impaired community after her grandmother lost her site in 2006. It seemed only natural to begin her career with En-Vision America because of her desire to help those with visual impairments and drive to make a difference in people’s lives. Amanda started in Production, quickly climbed the ranks, and is now the Director of Sales. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Rebecca Radford, Case Manager for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind is celebrating 75 years of serving people who are blind or visually impaired. Additionally supported by Bayada Home Care. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts at Terrace Entrance by Blue Awning. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


WED. JUN 21 - CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION
3:30 p.m. at Kings Point main clubhouse, RIPPLE ROOM (across hall from South Social Room.) Free.  All lovers of classical music are invited.  Information:  Arthur C. Joy, 813-633-9783,   acjjr@tampabay.rr.com 


MON. JUN 26 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


MON. JUL 3 - WIDOWER'S WELLNESS GROUP
8:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Widower's Wellness Group: "A group of men who have lost their spouse committed to listening and unsolicited sharing".  Our experience has shown that grief is an ongoing journey and it varies; for some it's constant, others it's intermittent and some are ambushed by unexpected bursts of anger, grief or fear.  We invite YOU to attend a meeting and witness the camaraderie and healing that comes from "listening and unsolicited sharing" of the experiences of men like yourself who've lost their spouse.   For more information contact Jim Clarke 813-625-5665 or jfclarke32@gmail.com


THU. JUL 6 - BETTER BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP - Postponed until August! 
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive.  Provided by Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy. Speaker to be announced. Annettia Simpson RRT, the Director of Sun Towers Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding pulmonary disease management. Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant, Jennipher Lenoir will close the meeting with therapeutic Tai Chi. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


WED. JUL 12 - 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 future? Discover options that will assist you! Join Jessica Chase, RN from Bayada Home Health Care as she facilitates this support group. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


FRI. JUL 14 - ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Facilitator: Ellen Cirello, MPT has been a treating therapist for 12 years. Ellen studied and graduated from Ohio State University and University of South Florida physical therapy program with her masters in physical therapy. Ellen has a history of exercise instruction and is able to create a plan to meet anyone's special needs. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today! For more info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


MON. JUL 17 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC - MADE POSSIBLE BY A GRANT FROM NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Speaker to be anounced. Speaker to be announced. 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 18 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-677-1400. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


WED. JUL 19 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP - SPONSORED BY THE SUN CITY CENTER MEN'S CLUB 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Special speaker this month comes from En-Vision America which is an innovative technology company, specializing in improving the quality of life of the visually impaired. We’re passionate about transforming people’s lives through assistive technology. Amanda Tolson has been with En-Vision America for 6 years.  She became immersed in the visually impaired community after her grandmother lost her site in 2006. It seemed only natural to begin her career with En-Vision America because of her desire to help those with visual impairments and drive to make a difference in people’s lives. Amanda started in Production, quickly climbed the ranks, and is now the Director of Sales. Do you wonder how others with Low Vision advance through their day? Do they receive care from outside sources? What adaptive vision devices successfully assist them? Each need is different but if we gather to share our resources, we all benefit! Attend this support group where challenges are met with resources and where members inspire others with their successes. Rebecca Radford, Case Manager for the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind will also be on hand. The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind is celebrating 75 years of serving people who are blind or visually impaired. Additionally supported by Bayada Home Care. Learn what assistance there may be for you if you have low vision in order to maintain your independence. FREE VALET PARKING for Cars and Golf Carts at Terrace Entrance by Blue Awning. If you have low vision, then this meeting is for you!  For more info call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


THU. JUL 20 - WIDOW'S WELLNESS GROUP
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Have you lost your husband and have no one to share your feelings of loss with? Are you adjusting with a new plan for your future? Are you managing your grief or overwhelmed with sadness? Attend this monthly meeting with Krista Owen, RN, BSN and Jennifer Morgan, owner of Always Best Care and receive the support you need. This group will concentrate on coping skills and healthy living by sharing among members with the guidance of women in the field of caring for others. For more information, please call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990. 


SAT. NOV 11 - MOWW MILITARY BALL
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. The Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW), will once again be hosting the Annual Formal Military Ball. The Ball will start with a Social Hour at 5:00 pm, at the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Free photographs will be taken starting at 4:30 pm. This has been a very popular event for the past 6 years and it is anticipated that this 7th year will be no different. This is an advance notice so that tickets can be reserved for another outstanding event. Awards will be presented and there will be a cake cutting ceremony marking the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corps. The Ball will feature a Patriotic Program, hors-de-oeuvres before a served dinner, entertainment, and dancing. It will be limited to 40 tables of eight, so reserve your tickets now by emailing John Glynn at moww.militaryball@yahoo.com or call 813-260-3910. Formal dress is encouraged (military, black tie, dark business suit)—wearing  military decorations is encouraged. This is a BYOB event. Cost is $60.00 per person. Check should be made payable to MOWW. Attendance is open to all—prior military service is not a requirement. Individual tickets, for singles or couples are available. A self-appointed table captain can reserve a table of eight (8) for $120.00 deposit. Again, see or email John Glynn at moww.militaryball@yahoo.com or call 813-260-3910 for additional information and reservations.

TICKETS, CLASSES AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 

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


TICKETS AVAILABLE for SAT. NOV 11 - MOWW MILITARY BALL
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. The Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW), will once again be hosting the Annual Formal Military Ball. The Ball will start with a Social Hour at 5:00 pm, at the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Free photographs will be taken starting at 4:30 pm. This has been a very popular event for the past 6 years and it is anticipated that this 7th year will be no different. This is an advance notice so that tickets can be reserved for another outstanding event. Awards will be presented and there will be a cake cutting ceremony marking the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corps. The Ball will feature a Patriotic Program, hors-de-oeuvres before a served dinner, entertainment, and dancing. It will be limited to 40 tables of eight, so reserve your tickets now by emailing John Glynn at moww.militaryball@yahoo.com or call 813-260-3910. Formal dress is encouraged (military, black tie, dark business suit)—wearing  military decorations is encouraged. This is a BYOB event. Cost is $60.00 per person. Check should be made payable to MOWW. Attendance is open to all—prior military service is not a requirement. Individual tickets, for singles or couples are available. A self-appointed table captain can reserve a table of eight (8) for $120.00 deposit. Again, see or email John Glynn at moww.militaryball@yahoo.com or call 813-260-3910 for additional information and reservations.

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
Veterans Donations of household items to help homeless veterans moving into apartments: call Dave Weber at 813.215.2486 
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


RESIDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About People)


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.


LOCAL RESIDENT RECEIVES STATE RECOGNITION
BRADENTON, FL- West Central volunteers make a big difference in the lives of long-term care residents, and one such volunteer recently received much-deserved recognition from the State’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP).
The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program relies upon state-certified professional volunteers, known as ombudsmen, who advocate for the health, safety, welfare, and rights of individuals residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult family care homes. Ombudsmen work with residents, family members, administrators, and others to resolve complaints brought by, or on behalf of, long-term care residents in Florida. 
Jim Lynch, of Bradenton Beach, is the winner of the West Central Council Ombudsman of the Year Award for his advocacy of long-term care residents in surrounding counties. Jim is an outstanding example of what it means to be an ombudsman. He became a state-certified volunteer in June 2014 and has since become an essential part of success stories in the Bradenton area. 
In one example, Jim negotiated for one resident to stay at her ALF as she wished. In another case, a resident was initially being charged for 30 days in which he was not present at facility and Jim resolved the issue with the Director resulting in a 2-day refund instead of a 30-day extra charge.   Jim’s intervention in another example resulted in a resident receiving new dentures to replace a broken set and another resident a wheelchair.
Fellow ombudsmen describe Jim as a dedicated, consistent and knowledgeable. He is not afraid to go the extra mile for the residents and will persevere until he gets what is best for the resident. The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program congratulates him on this much-deserved recognition for his honorable contributions. 
For more information and volunteer opportunities call 1-888-831-0404. Visit us online at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com . 


Dear Colleague: April is National Social Security Month. It’s finally here, and we’re excited about everything we have going on! During this special month, follow our Social Security Matters blog, Facebook, and Twitter (@SocialSecurity & @SSAOutreach) channels for news, updates and tips on financial planning that you can easily share with friends, family, and colleagues to help them understand their Social Security protections at every step of life’s journey — and to take control of their financial future. Join our Thunderclap campaign, and sign up here today to add your social media followers to the list of people who will receive this message at the same time on April 17: Celebrate National #SocialSecurity Month! Take ‘5 Steps Toward YOUR Financial Security’ www.socialsecurity.gov/agency/5-steps-toward-your-financial-security. Follow Social Security and USA.Gov on Facebook to participate in a live chat on April 20 highlighting Social Security’s 5 Steps Toward Your Financial Security. The livestream will start at 7:00 p.m. ET and will include questions from the public. We look forward to hearing from your members and followers. Finally, if you haven’t already, please explore our ready-to-post educational materials and consider sharing them during National Social Security Month and beyond. Thank you for taking advantage of these opportunities to promote financial planning during National Social Security Month! With your organization at our side, Social Security is here to help secure today and tomorrow.


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.


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.


For our Veterans: Congressman Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Compensate Veterans Fairly - WASHINGTON, D.C.
U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) has introduced the Retired Pay Restoration Act (H.R. 303), legislation allowing Veterans to receive both military retired pay and VA disability compensation. This is the first bill introduced by Bilirakis in the 115th Congress. “The men and women who dedicated their lives to serving our nation should be compensated fairly for their sacrifices,” said Bilirakis. “I introduced the Retired Pay Restoration Act to ensure that all Veterans who receive retirement payments following their military service can also receive disability payments from the VA. With this bill, we’re making sure Veterans are getting the benefits they have earned and deserve.” Under current law, many Veterans with service-connected injuries have their disability pay deducted from their retirement pay—even though they are completely different benefits. The Retired Pay Restoration Act would make sure these two benefits do not count against each other. The legislation will now head to the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the House Armed Services Committee for consideration.


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  


Need Tax preparation assistance? Once again the AARP volunteers will be on hand at the South Shore United Church of Christ, Community Church College, 1501 LaJolla Ave. Sun City Center to provide the help you may need. Call 813-634-3502 to schedule your appointment. 


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


The cold and flu season is upon us and the Department of Veterans Affairs has once again teamed up with Walgreens Pharmacies nationwide to allow all veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be able walk into any of the over 8000 Walgreens nationally (and the Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York metropolitan area) to receive a vaccination at no cost.  Vaccinations will be available through March 31, 2017.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Medicaid (Managed Care) Patients looking for Psychiatrist, look no further!
Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC has openings for Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care Plan  psychiatric patients.    Usually, psychiatrist has no openings for Medicaid patients, even Medicare with Medicaid as secondary insurance.  But as part of Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC's outreach program, we will be opening spots for Medicaid patients from July to September.    Holistic Medical Care Clinic is located at 400 Frandorson Circle # 103, Apollo Beach, FL 33572.  Please call 813-398-0470 to schedule your next appointment.  


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


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


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


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


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


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


Sun City Center LIONS Club collects used eye glasses, reprocesses and gives to those in need.  The Lions have many drop boxes in the Sun City Center and Ruskin areas:  Sunhill Optical, Eye Associates of Sun City Center, Burger King, Winn Dixie, Sun City Center Emergency Center, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sun City Cataract & Eye Center, United Community Church, Opti-Mart, Elks Club, WalMart, Security Patrol Office, Sun City Chamber of Commerce, Kauffman Eye Institute, Aston Gardens at the Courtyards, Plaza Barber Shop, Sun City Center Library, Ruskin Eye Center, Aston Gardens, Freedom Plaza, Publix, Boggs Jewelers and Sun Towers Retirement Community. The Lions meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 South Pebble Beach Boulevard in Sun City Center.  For more information, contact Pres. Gloria Rodzielowicz - 419-4187; the McGoverns - 633-4202.


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


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


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


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


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


FURRY COMPANION COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About Pets)



Please do NOT feed the Cats around the North Club House. When you feed them, you put them in jeopardy of being euthanized. The cats are well fed every morning by FELINE FOLKS. Our food has ingredients to treat for fleas & worms. We would love to tell you more about this and about an opportunity to help us care for the cats. Feline folks: info@felinefolks.us 


FELINE FOLKS CAN USE YOUR HELP
Community Cats Need Your Help - Feline Folks has said “Goodbye” to many of our loyal community cat feeders. If you are an animal lover and can help even one day a month, Feline Folks would love to talk to you. We feed the cats daily.  Food, training and support are provided. Our most urgent need is in Aston Gardens and Kings Point. If you would like to take a test ride to learn more about the process, contact us at: www.felinefolks.us - info@felinefolks.us


Love cats?  Join the Cat Lovers Club of Sun City Center!  Our meetings include guest speakers, educational presentations and field trips.  One of the club’s primary goals is to provide cat food to low income families in our area helping to keep cats in their homes rather than going to shelters or being abandoned.  Join our group, learn more about the cats you love and help kitties in our community!  Check our Calendar of Events for meeting dates at www.CatLoversClub.org or email us at info@CatLoversClub.org.  Cat Lovers Club is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Open to all CA members.


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


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.html to learn more about how to submit your volunteer application.

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 


Studio Apartment for rent in Sun City Center $700 per month Call 810-658-4811 - 3/23/17


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


$900.00 Motorized Tricycle w/Lithium battery. Less than 5 miles on bike. 20 mph. Works great! Has new second motor $250.00 (included in price)original motor still on bike. The owner died and never rode it. This bike has sat for a while so the large wire basket has some rust. Website for new bike: http://cozytrikes.com/  Contact: Billy Chamberlain 727-278-9918 carribbilly@yahoo.com 4/2/17


Premium mattress protector, king size 76 x 80, 18 inches deep, waterproof, terry cotton surface, never opened.  $60.00 633-5913 - 3-24-17
 
King size sheet set  1 fitted 78 x 80 deep pockets for oversize mattress, 1 flat 102 x 105, 2 king  pillowcases 20 x 40 color is sage never opened $60.00 633-5913 - 3-24-17


Carved wood face from oberammergau, austria  early 1970’s  $25.00 633-5913 - 3-24-17


Wicker coffee table with glass top and lower shelf. From Leaders. Excellent condition.  Coffee table- $75. Call 813-642-0931. - 3/23/17


Turkish rug, 6' x 9', authentic hand-loomed in Turkey. $300 Excellent condition. Call 813-642-0931 - 3/23/17


PERGO LAMINATE FLOORING  Peruvian Mahogany 50 sq. ft. (4 boxes) Original cost  $143.  Can still purchase @ Home Depot. For Sale $45.  Call 813-419-4424 - 3/23/17


MAHJONG SET in case.  $50 - Call  813-419-4424 - 3/23/17


WANTED - LOST - FOUND 


Lost in the vicinity of the swimming pool at the Atrium. Man's gold neck chain with small medal attached.  Great sentimental value. Reward given for return. Contact Paddy @ 813-633-1443 4/18/17


Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is in desperate need of a new(used) multi-seat golf cart. Their old cart has been a wonderful asset to the program, but has seen it's better days. The cart has allowed our wonderful volunteers to give tours to individuals and families who are unable to walk the up land trails or view the wet land landscapes otherwise. Camp Bayou is a 168 acre ELAPP property located on the banks of the Little Manatee River, just out the back door of Sun City Center. We would appreciate any help you can offer in acquiring a replacement cart. The organization is a 501.(c) (3) not for profit, so donations are tax deductible within the IRS tax codes. For further information please contact Executive Director, Dolly Cummings: campbayou@gmail.com 3-28-17


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


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


Community Cats Need Your Help - Feline Folks has said “Goodbye” to many of our loyal community cat feeders. If you are an animal lover and can help even one day a month, Feline Folks would love to talk to you. We feed the cats daily.  Food, training and support are provided. Our most urgent need is in Aston Gardens and Kings Point. We have a special need for afternoon feeders at Winn Dixie/Sun Towers and morning feeders in Kings Point. If you would like to take a test ride to learn more about the process, contact us at the email info@felinefolks.us 3/30/17


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


The SCC Hearing Loss Chapter is looking for a volunteer to be their web master.  The position consists of maintaining the mailing list and web site.  Please contact:  Richard Herring, President - rhermann1938@gmail.com 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! 3/30/17


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Vietnam Veterans of America are collecting hygiene items for the veterans and household furniture to be used in setting up apartments for the homeless veterans. I will pick up the items if you wish. Need used cars in reasonable good condition to give to needy qualified veterans. Our chapter 787 Vietnam Veterans of America checks the cars for safety and insures the recipient is a qualified veteran. Tax deductible and a help to men and women who need a car to get to work. Also need old cell phones for veterans. Dave Weber, 1714 Flamingo Lane, SCC. - 813.215.2486 3/30/17


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