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MON. MAR 18 - CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING (CAHT)
12:30 with a social time, followed by a program at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center located on W. Del Webb Blvd.  Campaign Against Human Trafficking (CAHT) general meeting’s guest speaker will be Cynthia Frato, Residential Operations Manager of Children’s Home Network, Tampa, FL.  Ms. Frato will share one the key programs CAHT supports, AIM – Adolescents in Maternity. The program focuses on teaching young mothers about life skills, pre and post-natal care, education in parenting, and providing them with educational opportunities for job preparation.  Children’s Home Network fosters children and teens from newborns to 17 years of age.  For more information about CAHT, contact President Annie Garrison at 813-938- 5660 or anngarrison66@gmail.com.  CAHT is a 501. (c)(3) nonprofit involved in education prevention programs at local schools, churches, and other organizations as well as providing tangible goods and funding to programs involved in rehabilitating human trafficking survivors and children and families at risk in our area. 


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


MON. MAR 18 - POPS BAND CONCERT 
7:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd in Sun City Center.  The band will play a “POPS CONCERT” which will feature songs of the eighties. Featured artists include Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, the Temptations, and Carole King.  Music tempos vary greatly from the rock and roll beat of Chicago to the more sedate music of the Beauty and the Beast. There will be 150 free tickets available for pick up in the church office weekdays between the hours of 9 am - 1 pm.   At 6:45 PM on the day of the concert we will open our doors to anyone waiting if there are seats available.   You can preview the sound of the 52 member band ensemble at www.southshoreconcertband.org.  There will be a free will offering collected at intermission. 


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


TUE. MAR 19 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
9:30 a.m. in Creason Hall at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd West, Sun City Center.  Did you know a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaining good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


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


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


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


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


TUE. MAR 19 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m.  WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER. Bill Adkins Commander Disabled American Veterans Post #110. Veterans & Spouse Information Fair at the Sun City Center (SCC) Community Association Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd. Our SCC DAV Post 110 is the sponsoring organization, April 2, 1-4 p.m. Listen in to hear more. Spouses, family members and care givers are invited.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”


TUE. MAR. 19, 26  - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS 
Beginning -Cha Cha - 5:30 PM
Intermediate - Waltz - 6:45 PM
Intermediate /Advanced - West Coast Swing - 8:00 PM
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point and Freedom Plaza Residents. Membership Numbers required. Couples and singles welcome. $7.50/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. 


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


WED. MAR 20 - REDEEMER WOMEN OF THE ELCA MEETING
9:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC.  The women's organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church  will meet  beginning with refreshments at 9:30 AM.  The program, starting at 10 AM, will be a presentation by everly Hill Gaussiran titled "Abandoned" in which she will take us on a journey to better understand those who are struggling in the Mideast and North Africa.  Learn how education and the gospel gives hope and changes lives.  Beverly is familiar with this part of the world having spent 14 years working in Saudi Arabia. Everyone is invited to attend.  For more information, call the church office at 813-634-1292. 


WED. MAR 20 - THERAPUTIC TAI CHI FOR HEALTH!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance!


WED. MAR 20 - INFORMATIONAL HEALTH FAIR - Sponsored by the Gannon University @ Ruskin Doctor of Physical Therapy Students
10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in the theater at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Attendees will have an opportunity to win $15 Gift Card to Walmart. Drawing at 11:30 a.m. for those who visit each station. 
Informational Topics include: 
Who? Me? A Concussion?
What’s Your Balance Score?
Check-up: Walkers, Canes, Walking Assist Devise 
What Can Physical Therapy Do for You?
How to talk to your Physical Therapist
Keeping You on Your Feet and Moving
EVERYONE IS WELCOME


WED. MAR 20 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Assisted Living in Sun City Center” with Debbie Caneen, Director of Admissions at Sun Tower Retirement Community. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


WED. MAR 20 - PROGRAM ON SATELLITE MINISTRY
10:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC.  Beverly Hill Gaussiran will present a program titled "Abandoned".  She will take us on a journey to better understand those who are struggling in the Mideast and North Africa and help us learn how education and the gospel give hope and change lives.  Beverly is familiar with this part of the world, having spent 14 years working in Saudi Arabia. She has been recognized for her achievements in both Who's Who International and American Women.  Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call the church office at 813-634-1292.  


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


WED. MAR 20 -THE COLONEL GEORGE MERCER BROOKE CHAPTER DAR MEETING
12:30 p.m. in the Florida Room at the Atrium. The Colonel George Mercer Brooke Chapter DAR will have Kathryn Rohlwing as guest speaker. Her program will be “Afternoon Tea Victorian Etiquette Traditions.” Tea will be served and typical tea refreshments. Come join us for tea and goodies. Meeting is open to all DAR and prospective members and interested residents of Sun City Center and Kings Point. 


WED. MAR 20, 27 -SOCIAL DANCE CLASS
Beginning - Rumba - 12:45 PM 
Beg/Interm. Night club Two Step - 2:00 PM 
Interm/Adv. Silver Waltz - 3:15 PM 
Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point & Freedom Plaza Residents. Membership Numbers required. Couples and Singles welcome. $7.50/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. 


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


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


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


THU. MAR 21 - CREATIVE ADAPTIVE METHODS & DEVICES FOR YOU AND YOUR HOME
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace's Conesa Center, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, SCC, FL. Prince of Peace Catholic Church's Health Ministry has invited Gannon University Occupational Therapy students to offer a fun interactive experience! The students will have various types of adaptive equipment to give you ideas on how to make your life simpler. They will also have some homemade, creative ideas that you can take home that day, too! The Health Ministry and Gannon U Students are looking forward to spending some time with you to help you learn about occupational therapy and how it is their job to make your life simpler while engaging in your daily life activities.  Registration:  www.popcc.org/amd or by calling 813-634-2328 To ensure we have adequate materials, please register by March 18th


THU. MAR 21 - MOWW MONTHLY MEETING
11:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza Club. Thomas B. Fletcher, Vice Chair, Veterans Memorial Park and Museum, Inc., Military Learning Center of Tampa Bay will be the featured speaker at the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) luncheon. Thomas (Tom) was born February 28, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  His family moved to Texas in the late 1940’s where Tom attended grammar and high school.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1963 from Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos, Texas.   He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force where he spent over 26 years in a variety of Logistics, Command and Staff assignments and retired from military service February 28, 1990.   Tom then began a second career as a Veteran Service Officer with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs until being selected in 2000 as the Manager of the Hillsborough County Veterans Affairs Office in Tampa, Florida.  He retired from full-time employment with Hillsborough County government on February 28, 2008 but he is now putting his energy into improving and expanding Veterans Memorial Park and Museum. Although he finds time to play golf frequently, he remains committed to honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.  Reservations can be made by calling Darlene Craig at 633-2722. 


THU. MAR 21 - ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PRESENTS FIVE WISHES
1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Five Wishes is a free one hour educational session on advanced directives. The five wishes pertain to an aging person’s life options covering who makes decisions, kind of medical treatment, comfort, how I want people to treat me, and what I want my loved ones to know. Legal forms will be provided for attendees’ convenience. Please call the church office at (813)634-1252 for reservations. Limited seating 


THU. MAR 21 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m.  WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER.  Katherine Curci-Degaro, Chief Social Work, Geriatrics, James A Haley Veterans Hospital. Part 1 - Learn from Ms. Curci-Degaro how through your primary care doctor how you might qualify for VA in-home care which can include even light housekeeping. This is part one of two. We found her so interesting and so full of information for our disabled or older veterans that we asked her to share more information, so watch for part two as it will talk about nursing home and other VA care.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”


THU. MAR 21, 28 - SCC HAND AND FOOT 
6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening in the Caper Room at the Atrium. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun! Beginners are welcome, bring your friends, or come alone, and join us! For more information email suncity2rita@gmail.com  Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents.    (Due to FunFest, there will be no Hand & Foot March 14.)


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


FRI. MAR 22 - THE SINGLES MINGLES DANCE OF KINGS POINT
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Kings Point Veterans Theater of the north clubhouse. The admission is $5.00. The dance is BYOB. Come listen to the music of DJ Bobalu's DJ Sounds. If you live outside Kings Point, please call Dottie Beyer at 813-812-6972 (home) to have your name added to the gate list.


FRI. MAR 22 - THE SOUTHSHORE UCC FUN BRIGADE PRESENTS The Hillsborough Community College Jazz Band Concert and Picnic
7:00 p.m.  Hospitality Hall, SouthShore United Church of Christ, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center. Join us for a fun-filled evening of memorable music from the past!  Bring your own "picnic" goodies and libation (soda, wine, beer) and prepare to tap your toes.  Or, if you are so inclined, grab your partner and swing away to their upbeat tunes, including such famous hits as Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York," Chubby Checker's "Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer,"  the Temptations' "My Girl," some great Motown classics, and many more!  Under the direction of Robert Winslow, the HCC Jazz Band is sure to provide a delightful trip down memory lane!  Seasoned performers, Velmont Miller and Nicole Hoffer will also take part, delighting you with their fabulous voices!  This is a free concert, but a "free-will" offering will be taken to help defray the students' travel expenses.  Questions?  Call Jo-Anne Winslow (813) 634-3510.


FRI. MAR 22 - NEWLY CROWNED 2019 BLUEGRASS GOSPEL BAND OF THE YEAR COMING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN SUN CITY CENTER!!!
7:00 p.m. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes newly crowned 2019 Bluegrass Gospel Band of the Year, The Farm Hands. The Farm Hands were just awarded this major honor on February 3, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee at the 43rd Annual Bluegrass Music Awards ceremony. The Farm Hands features 2015 Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductee Tim Graves, who also happens to be the reigning Dobro Player of the year, a distinction he has held 14 times, including the last 11 years in a row. In addition, the band also boasts Don Hill, a state banjo champion in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee, among several other states. Not to be out-done, band member Keith Tew has been nominated 4 times for Guitar Player of the year. He also performed on the Grand Ole’ Opry as a member of Rhonda Vincent’s band. He is an actual two time Song of the Year winner….one for the Lonesome River Band Classic Am I a Fool” and one for The Farm Hand’s Dig in the Dirt. The last member of the group is Daryl Mosley, a two time Songwriter of the Year award winner, who has written several songs that reached #1 on the charts. One is a southern gospel classic, (Ask The Blind Man) He Saw it All. Mosley has written songs featured on “American Idol” and “The View”, as well as other TV shows around the world. Gospel Music legend Bill Gaither once said of Mosley, “He is a poet- and we don’t have many poets left”. When asked about this extraordinary band coming to Sun City Center, United Methodist Church’s concert coordinator Kevin Goodenow commented, “It is rare for such an amazingly talented and popular group to roll into Sun City Center at the peak of their fame and celebrity. This is a wonderful opportunity for people in this area to not only experience a great concert, but to do so for such a small amount. Groups like this usually command several times the price for entrance to their concerts. We were really blessed with wonderful timing on this one”.  A donation of only  $10  is requested at the door on the night of the concert.


FRI. MAR 22 - COMEDY AT THE FIREHHOUSE! RAHN HORTMAN & DEVIN SIEBOLD!
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570 for Firehouse Pub. These two great comedians are bringing a full headlining set to the Firehouse! 
Rahn Hortman has a unique blend of profanity-free banter! He makes pointed observations about everyday people that leaves no one safe. At 5’5 1/2? (don’t forget the half) he’s still waiting on the NBA to call. Until then, he’s become a crowd favorite bringing home the title in the TV Channel 32 Comedy Challenge (2009), Nationally Syndicated Cowhead Competition (2010), and he was a Finalist in Florida’s Funniest Comedian (2011). Other credits include: Mav TV (2012), LaughFest Comedy Festival (2013), South Beach Comedy Festival (2013), Comedy Time.TV (2013), and Nick Mom Night Out (2013).
Devin Siebold is regularly featured by BoredTeachers.com. He is seen on Hulu, Fusion, Travel Channel, and Fox, with specials on iTunes and Amazon. He was the Winner of Monsters Comedian of the Year 2015, host of Real Laughs on 104.1, Winner of the Boston World Series of Comedy, and Mike Calta’s Last Comic Stranded.
Devin was a writer for 9 years for the once wildly popular (yet now defunct) Imcoolyourenot.com and is now a stand up comedian from the Orlando area. He has performed with Nick DiPaolo, Tommy Davidson, Adam Ferrara, Dan Cummins, Brad Williams, Brian Posehn, Dominique and Loni Love.
Devin Seibold Awards:
• Comedy Central Up Next Participant
• Side Splitters Opportunity Knox Finalist
• Orlando Improv Battle Winner
Book your tickets now! Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Become a FCC Member and SAVE! Firehouse Pub seating is communal, which means you may have other guests at your table. As a courtesy to the artists we recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before show time. Cash bar & refreshments available. No outside food or beverages allowed. Online booking is available up to 2 hours before showtime. After that, tickets may be purchased at the Firehouse, 813-645-7651. Reservations are made when tickets are purchased.


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


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


SAT. MAR 23 - POT LUCK DINNER AND STORYTELLER 
5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at St. John Divine, 1015 Del Webb East SCC 33573. For those who love to cook please bring a hot covered dish, for those who love potatoes and vegetables please bring one of those as a dish, for those who love to bake (or buy) please bring a desert.  Maureen Belote, professional Story Teller, will entertain with great stories.  This event is free.  There will be a love offering taken to benefit Episcopal Relief & Development. 


SAT. MAR 23 - THE SUN CITY CENTER DANCE CLUB GALA BUFFET AND DANCE
5:15 - 9:00pm in the South Community Hall, 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC, 33573. They invite Sun City Center and Kings Point residents to March into Spring with a turn on the dance floor and enjoy a delicious meal. Catered by Fun With Food, the meal will feature; Carved Beef Tenderloin, served with creamy horseradish and Bearnaise sauces, Char-grilled Salmon with lemon-caper butter, and Pesto Crusted Chicken with sun-dried tomato sauce. For dessert, enjoy a Chocolate Godiva Cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.  Dance to an exclusive playlist spun by Gerardo.  There will be a complimentary dessert table and decaf coffee. Semi-formal attire is requested (jacket and tie for men). BYOB.  Bring your friends, or come and make new friends. Open seating. Singles tables available!  The cost for the buffet and dance is $25pp for members, $30pp for guests.  Checks payable to SCC Dance Club must be received by Ann Carl, 1802 Bunker Hill Dr, SCC, 33573 by March 19th.  If you wish only to dance from 7PM to 9PM, members are free, visitors/guests $6pp at the door. For additional information call: 813-634-9074. Our last dance of the spring season will be on Saturday, April 13th. Mark you calendar!


SUN. MAR 24 - SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY!
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Brunch will run from 10am to 2pm and will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this service.  This themed weekend offering for St. Patrick’s Day includes free Jell-O parfaits first come, first serve as long as supplies last. 


SUN. MAR 24 - THE WOMEN'S CHORUS CONCERT "THAT'S AMORE"
3:00 p.m. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 West Del Webb Blvd.  Remember those songs that warmed your heart and turned your thoughts to someone special in your life, or someone you hoped would be special to you?  Love songs, of course!  What better way to welcome spring than to hear them recreated during a wonderful afternoon of music and song with The Women's Chorus . After performing  their December concert, "Hotta Chocolatta" to an appreciative standing room only audience, the Chorus began rehearsals for their spring concert, "That's Amore", featuring well-known love songs ranging from the fun, novelty song, "That's Amore" to the hauntingly beautiful, "My Heart Will Go On"  from the movie Titanic.  There are also show stoppers from West Side Story and Rent, the playful "Love Will Keep Us Together" as well as a rousing interpretation of "Joyful, Joyful" from Sister Act II.  Under the direction of Jeff Jordan and accompanist Keith Rasmussen, the concert features this talented and dedicated group of 56 singers along with soloists, an instrumental ensemble, visual effects and the audience will be asked to participate.   Come early in order to get a seat as all of the Women's Chorus concerts in the past several years  have been 'standing room only'.   The Women's Chorus is available to sing for clubs and organizations.    Call Janet Warren at (813) 634-6692 for more information about the concert or to inquire about having the Chorus sing for your special event.                                          


SUN. MAR 24 - ROCKIN' THRU THE YEARS DANCE CLUB "Join Us for a Rockin Good Time!" 
6:00 p.m. Doors open with event from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Veterans Theater, Kings Point North Clubhouse.  Admission is  $6. per person for non-members payable at the Veterans Theater door starting at 6:00 p.m.  You may BYOB and snacks.  The Club provides cups, napkins, water and ice on each table.  Music will be provided by soulRcoaster, a fun, dynamic and popular Southwest Florida cover band.  SoulRcoaster covers a diverse array of genres appealing to even the most discriminating taste! soulRcoaster can turn any party into a memorable event!  Their repertoire includes Etta to Lady Gaga, classic rock to Motown, jazz, ballads, disco and even a little country.  SoulRcoaster will engage you, entertain you and take you on a ride.  Listen to a sample of their music online at www.soulrcoaster.com. Please send an email to include your full name and your interest in attending the dance to rockinthrutheyears@gmail.com before Saturday, March 23rd so your name can be included on the list that I must send to the Security Guards at the Kings Point Front Security Gate to make it easier for you to get through the KP Front Security Gate.


MON. MAR 25 - WED. APR 17 - LARGE-SCALE PRINTMAKING AT THE FIREHOUSE!
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Firehouse Cultural Center, Event type: Workshops & Classes. In partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art. A relief printmaking class for beginning to advanced students focusing on the creation of large-scale prints.  Instructor: Susan Fredricks.  Artist Bio: Susan Fredricks is a multimedia artist who pushes the boundaries of process both personally and professionally in order to facilitate discovery. A Tampa native, Susan received her BFA in printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. She has interned at Graphicstudio in Tampa, Florida and has taught on both coasts of the U.S. for over a decade. Tuition: Members $120 / Non-members $140 


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


MON. MARCH 25 - DEMENTIA PRESENTATION
11:30 AM - 1 PM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC.  AJ Cipperly from Inspired Living will be providing another dementia presentation. This one will be on developing positive care partner skills. Supportive communication, your approach, and making a connection with the person are all crucial in a positive approach to care. Join us for this interactive workshop as we will learn and practice hands on skills in supporting the person with dementia.  Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, call the church office at 813-634-1292 by March 22nd.


MON. MAR 25 - CHRONIC PAIN, ARTHRITIS AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC.  This month, we have a speaker presenting the first of a 2 part series. Bill Smith - Masters degree in mental health from the University of Pittsburgh. Was a clinical supervisor, workshop presenter, and adjunct professor in the graduate program at Cleveland State University. Licensed clinical therapist in Florida and Ohio. Has trained at the Milton Erickson Foundation in Phoenix and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Bill believes that change need not take years to occur, that pain and discomfort can be lessened,  and that people have within themselves the strengths and skills to positively impact  their problems. Focus of these 2 sessions will be on the use of solution focused hypnosis and its use in pain management. Morgan Clemens, COTA/L, Sun Terrace/Towers Rehabilitation Therapy Program Manager facilitates this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Morgan graduated from Neosho County Community College as President of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She has received numerous specialty training and certifications that focus on pain, neuropathy and arthritis such as Dolphin MPS, aquatics, and many other pain management modalities. Morgan has been practicing in the geriatric setting for 4 years with experience with orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc that may have worked for them for all members to benefit. If you have had success with any treatment, please come to share and learn. Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today. FREE valet parking at Towers entrance. Session located in the theater Questions? Call 813-892-2990 


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


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


TUE. MAR 26 - COLONEL GEORGE MERCER BROOKE CHAPTER DAR Fund Raiser 
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Community Hall,  Janet Carr will present an “Accessories and More” Trunk Show in Sun City Center. Sponsored by the Colonel George Mercer Brooke Chapter DAR to raise funds to “Keep the Flags Flying” on SR 674. Tickets are $10. Refreshments will be served. Invite your friends for a fun afternoon of shopping. Tickets will be sold at the ticket kiosk at the Sun City Center Atrium starting March 4th. For information, please contact Chapter Regent Jan Bassett at 813-642-0691 or Vice Regent Carol Acosta at 813-404-7727.


TUE. MAR 26 - YOUR WISHES MATTER - LET'S START THE CONVERSATION
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace's Conesa Center, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, SCC. Come explore End of Life decisions and documentation from a Catholic perspective. Prince of Peace Catholic Church's Health Ministry will host David Karchut, MDiv, MA Mission Education Specialist at St. Joseph’s Hospitals - BayCare Health System. Registration: www.popcc.org/ad or by calling 813-634-2328


TUE. MAR 26 - BIKE SAFETY WORKKSHOP! 
2:00 p.m. at the SCC Security Patrol Building (1225 N Pebble Beach Blvd). Speakers will be Deputy Sheriff Jeff Merry and Bike Walk Tampa interactive presentation, hosted by the Bicycle Club of SCC. All cyclists and motorists are invited to learn how to safely share the road. For more information,  please contact Phyllis at suncityphilly@gmail.com


TUE. MAR 26 - SENATOR MARCO RUBIO HOLDS OFFICE HOURS IN SUN CITY CENTER
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Old Town Hall – Sun City Center, Ann Marie LeBlanc Room, 1002 Cherry Hills Drive, Sun City Center, Florida 33573. Meet your local staff and learn about the services Senator Rubio’s Office can offer his
constituents, including in areas such as:
Immigration
Military/VA
Medicare
Social Security
IRS/Banking
Legislative Issues 
For more information, call the Gulf Coast Regional Office at (813) 853-1099 or email Taylor_Sanchez@rubio.senate.gov


TUE. MAR 26 - SCC APPLE USER GROUP MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Caper Room of the Atrium Bldg; 954 North Course Lane, Sun City Center, FL. Members of the Sun City Center Apple User Group and members of the Sun City Center Community Association are welcome to attend the club’s monthly meetings. Guests may attend on a space-available basis. Due to limited seating, priority seating is given to paid members.  The featured Presentation is tagged  “The Mac is Not a Typewriter”.  Free software can be used to create impressive written documents including letters, reports, books, and posters to name just a few. Come to the March meeting to learn about different styles of documents and how to use Apple’s Pages app to create them. 
In addition special tips and Club business will be discussed.  Come join us for a stimulating session of "all-things-Apple”…… For further information about the SCC Apple User Group you are invited to visit our web page at http://sccaug.org


TUE. MAR 26 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m.  WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER. Joe Battle, Director of the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. Director Battle will give us an update on the progress being made on the new clinic in Riverview. Learn when it will open and how you can be served at this clinic.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”


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


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


WED. MAR 27 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Scalar Energy” presented by Tom Paladino, A scalar energy researcher and process developer for over 25 years. Scalar energy operators at the quantum level and is capable of disassembling pathogens. New and exciting technique. The Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card. 


WED. MAR 27 - SCANDINAVIAN ATHLETES. 
2:00 p.m. in the SCC Florida Room.   The SCANDINAVIAN CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER March meeting speaker will be club member Thomas Norstand who will share his knowledge of Scandinavian athletes.  Club members are free---guests are welcome at $3 each.  Club membership is open to all Sun City Center Association and Kings Point residents in good standing with a Scandinavian heritage or interest in Scandinavia.  Refreshments will be served.


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


THU. MAR 28 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW, Host – BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m.  WSCQ FM 96.3   SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER. Katherine Curci-Degaro, Chief Social Work, Geriatrics, James A Haley Veterans Hospital. Part 2 - Learn from Ms. Curci-Degaro how through your primary care doctor how you might qualify for VA nursing home or long-term care. This is part two of two. We found her so interesting and so full of information for our disabled or older veterans that we asked her to share more information. Here she will talk about nursing home, respite and other VA care.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station’s web site (www. WSCQFM.com) and click on “LISTEN LIVE”


THU. MAR 28 - PIZZA ALL YOU CAN EAT & A MOVIE
We will begin serving pizza at 5:00 p.m. followed by the movie at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center, Fl. 33573. The movie, Mary Poppins Returns, is a super movie.  Michael’s old babysitter, Mary Poppins, returns when Michael’s family is having financial problems. He is close to having his home repossessed when his favorite nanny swoops in to save the day.  You don’t want to miss this one. Tickets can be purchased for $7.00 at the church office Mon. through Fri. 9:30 am to 4:00pm closed 12:00 to 1:00pm.  No tickets will be sold at the door. 


THU. SAT. MAR 28, 29, 30 - SEMI-ANNUAL TIMELY TREASURES SALE AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Thursday, March 28th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 29th from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 30th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W., will be having our spring Timely Treasures Sale.  Come find that “new to you” treasure. Whether you are looking for furniture, appliances, clothing, jewelry, antiques, household items, holiday décor, artwork, tools, electronics or sports, there will surely be something “special” that you’ll love. Back for the third year, the Premium Pre-sale will be Thursday, March 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. where for just $10 you can beat the Friday morning crowds and get first chance at the bargains! Timely Treasures will also be serving lunch on Friday and the Friendship Circle will be selling their amazing baked goods with all their proceeds going to Missions.  Come to the United Methodist Church, do some shopping, enjoy some baked goods and greet your neighbors. For more information, call 813-634-2539.


THU. MAR 28 - SCC HAND AND FOOT 
6:30 p.m. every Thursday evening in the Caper Room at the Atrium. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun! Beginners are welcome, bring your friends, or come alone, and join us! For more information email suncity2rita@gmail.com  Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents.    (Due to FunFest, there will be no Hand & Foot March 14.)


THU. MAR 28 - MOONGLOW  BALLROOM DANCE CLUB
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. SCC. Members FREE; Visitors $5.00 per person at the door. Live Music by "Island Swing" from Longboat Key. Smart Casual attire; no shorts, please. BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups & napkins. Singles Table(s) Available. For information on our exciting 2019 Schedule of 12 monthly dances to Live Music call 813-633-1297 OR 813-2755, OR email <gail3357@gmail.com>


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


FRI. and SAT. MAR 29 and 30th - 17TH ANNUAL TIMELY TREASURES SALE AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Come find that “new to you” treasure. Whether you are looking for furniture, jewelry, appliances, clothing, antiques, household items, holiday décor, artwork, tools, electronics or sports, there will surely be something “special” that you’ll love. Back by popular demand, Premium pre-sale on Thursday, March 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! For just $10 you can beat the Friday morning crowds and get first chance at the bargains! Timely Treasures will also be serving lunch on Friday and the Friendship Circle will be selling their amazing baked goods with all their proceeds going to Missions.  Come to the United Methodist Church, do some shopping and enjoy meeting your community neighbors. For more information, call 813-634-2539.


FRI. MAR 29 - GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS PROJECT! What could your neighborhood do with a little extra money? $$$
1:00 p.m. pm in the Caper Room. Join the Great Neighborhoods Project – Making SCC an Even Better Place to Live
Sun City Center Charitable Foundation Inc. is launching the Great Neighborhoods Project to make our community an even better place to live. Our active retirement community is one of the most successful and we want to continue to build on its wonderful neighborhood qualities. The goal is to have Sun City Center looking its best to celebrate its 60-year anniversary in 2021 and for decades to come. For Phase 1, the Foundation is interested in helping SCC Home Owner Associations (HOAs) and residents without HOAs to apply for Hillsborough grants and other forms of grants or assistance available to refresh or enhance our neighborhoods’ common areas. Each year Hillsborough County's Office of Neighborhood Relations offers mini-grants of up to $5,000 for projects aimed at bringing neighbors together and boosting community pride. The deadline for the mini-grant application is in August. Mini-grants can be used for a wide variety of projects, including community gardens, butterfly gardens, benches, signs and landscaping and much more.
County Tree grants are available up to $2,500 for trees and drought-tolerant shrubbery. Tree grant applications are due September 30. In addition, the Adopt-A-Pond program can help improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and improve the appearance of your neighborhood pond. The County provides expert guidance, free native pond plants and cleanup assistance, if needed. This program is a pollution prevention program and adopting the program’s techniques may be a cost savings since your HOA may be able to decrease use of herbicides, fertilizers and other chemicals in and around your pond.
The Foundation is holding 1-hour workshops on Friday, March 29th, Thursday, April 18th and Friday, April 19th at 1:00 pm in the CA Caper Room to provide an overview of this project and provide more information about County grants’ uses and eligibility requirements. We will provide detailed information and applications. In addition, we are offering one-on-one meetings with HOAs or neighbors without HOAs to brainstorm about the possibilities and determine whether the ideas will meet the eligibility requirements. We will assist with application preparation for your group, and with grant management if your neighborhood is selected for a grant.
Phase 2 will have Curb Appeal workshops and ideas for residents’ landscaping. Topics will include new ideas for existing landscapes and creating durable and visually appealing landscapes. Workshops will include easy ideas to refresh your plantings and yard for great curb appeal.
The Foundation recently completed the Veterans Memorial project to honor veterans that is located in front of the Community Hall.
For more information, check out the Foundation’s website: https://charitablefoundationscc.org/ or email us at greatneighbors@icloud.com. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization designed to shape the future of our community by creating public awareness, developing charitable resources, and supporting initiatives that specifically address the needs of Sun City Center.


FRI. MAR 29 - POPULAR DUO “EASY REFLECTIONS” RETURNING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTER
7:00 p.m. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes back “Easy Reflections”  Easy Reflections is one of the area’s most popular duos, consisting of Don Larson and Maureen Fitzgerald. Both Larson and Fitzgerald are guitarists and vocalists, and Fitzgerald plays keyboards, as well. They perform multiple genres of music, including oldies, country, folk, soft rock, blues and gospel. Prior concerts at UMCSCC have been very well attended, and they have a great knack for connecting with their audience. They have been known to cover such artists as Patsy Cline, John Denver, Loretta Lynn, Emmy Lou Harris, Arlo Guthrie, Ricky Nelson and Elvis.  A donation of only  $5 is requested at the door on the night of the concert.  For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956. 


SAT. MAR 30 - SONNY AND PERLEY AT THE FIREHOUSE - Golden Age of Popular Song 1920’s -1950’s and the Post Golden Age of Songs from the 1960’s – 1980’s coupled with International Cabaret music and Brazil Bossa Nova.
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Event type: Firehouse Pub. A mixed program that includes material from the Great American Songbook, Golden Age of Popular Song 1920’s -1950’s and the Post Golden Age of Songs from the 1960’s – 1980’s coupled with International Cabaret music and Brazil Bossa Nova. Sonny and Perley interpret and perform material in their own inimitable artistic style which incorporates elements of Education, History, Art, Culture, Audience Engagement, Intimacy, and Artistic Creativity. Book your tickets now! Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Become a FCC Member and SAVE! Firehouse Pub seating is communal, which means you may have other guests at your table. As a courtesy to the artists we recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes before show time. Cash bar & refreshments available. No outside food or beverages allowed. Online booking is available up to 2 hours before showtime. After that, tickets may be purchased at the Firehouse, 813-645-7651. Reservations are made when tickets are purchased.


SAT. MAR 30 - 17th ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE AT THE VILLAGES AT CYRESS CREEK!
8:00 a.m. - 12 noon


SUN. MAR 31 - SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY!
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Brunch will run from 10am to 2pm and will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this service.  This themed weekend offering for St. Patrick’s Day includes free Jell-O parfaits first come, first serve as long as supplies last. 


SUN. MAR 31 - RING SARASOTA, PREMIER HANDBELL ENSEMBLE COMING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTER
3:00 p.m. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes Ring Sarasota, one of Southwest Florida’s premier handbell ensembles. Ring Sarasota was founded in 2010 by Rick Holdsworth, a well known handbell music arranger and former Navy bandleader. It is comprised of advanced handbell ringers from Tarpon Springs, Largo, St Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota and Englewood. They perform a wide variety of music, from classical to American Armed Forces tributes, to original music composed specifically for handbells. Ring Sarasota showcases over 200 bells rung by 30 hands to create a unique blend of sound with special effects mimicking the piccolo, percussion, chimes, trombone and even the Tibetan singing bowl. Their music has been described as an inspirational mix of melody and muscle.  A donation of only $10  is requested at the door on the day of the concert.  For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please visit our website at www.sccumc.com


SUN. MAR 31 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room.  Dance to live music provided by Thor Stevens and his saxophone. Members $4; Guests $6. BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided. Dressy/casual attire (please, no jeans/shorts). Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


MON. APR 1 - WIDOWER'S GROUP - Now monthly!
9:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC. Meeting for WIDOWERS ONLY, women are into groups, men are NOT. We're taught early on that when adversity hits: "suck it up--get on with it!". However history has consistently proven regardless of what we think, YOU can benefit greatly from the experience of others. We invite YOU to attend a meeting, coffee and donuts on us. You'll sit and listen as others share their experiences in dealing with the different stages of the tragic loss of losing your spouse. For more information call Tom Harding 813-634-1236


MON. APR 1 – BUYING A COMPUTER 
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This mini-class covers the decision of whether or not you need a new PC, the minimum hardware you should buy, the pros and cons of various hardware choices, and information on PC components.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. APR 2 – BUYING AND USING A CHROMEBOOK
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab   $5 Members $10 Non-Members. A Chromebook is a laptop that uses Google’s Chrome operating system instead of Windows 10.  Chromebooks can do anything on the web that you can do on a PC browser. You can get your email, visit websites, create documents, print, play games, do your banking, keep your calendar, watch movies and do all this in on a secure computer with a simpler and more straightforward interface than Windows 10. Chromebooks are generally less expensive than PCs.  For many seniors, a Chromebook might be all that is needed.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. APR 2 - LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE EVERY TUESDAY!
9:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! 


TUE. APR 2 - LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Sun City Center.  your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Your facilitator will be Cheryl Lewis, an effective psychotherapist. No appointment is necessary. 


TUE. APR 2 - VETERANS AND SPOUSE INFORMATION FAIR - Open to all veterans, their spouse, family and caregivers. 
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center FL 33573. Over 15 departments of the James A Haley Veteran's Hospital will be on hand along with other agencies to answer questions on such things as: but not limited to:
Eligibility and Enrollment - determines Veteran eligibility to utilize VA services and enrolls the Veteran into the Medical Center . Changing your primary hospital if you wish.
Patient Travel - Beneficiary Travel reimbursement for VA, Choice & Fee based (Community Care) ap¬pointments for eligible Veterans, Patient Funds, Special Mode Transportation for eligible Veterans (Patient Experience - Constantly evaluating and improving a patients experience when they visit the Medical Center
Patient Advocate - Advocates for patients' rights and helps solve any problems/conflicts
Outreach- Mobile awareness service whose emphasis is on enrolling Veterans into the VA system
Whole Health - A mind, body and spirit approach to health care Women's Health - serves the women Veteran population
My HealtheVet - VA's online platform to make appointments, refill pre¬scriptions, instant message your provider and view health records
Voluntary - oversees and supervises volunteers at the medical facility and accepts donations to benefit hospitalized Veterans. We need volunteers for the new Riverview Clinic, learn how you can help.
Geriatrics and Extended Care - provides services to the geriatric Veteran population including in-m-home, respite and long-term care.
Flu Shot Station And so much more. Keep watching... SPONSORED BY DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS


WED. APR 3 - THERAPUTIC TAI CHI FOR HEALTH!
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance!


WED. APR 3 –METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Creating Miracles and the Power of Forgiveness”.  Molly Friedenfeld will illuminate and inspire when she shares stories about creating miracles and the power of forgiveness from within.  Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


WED. APR 3 - MOAA MONTHLY MEETING
11:00 AM, in the Florida Room at the North Side Atrium Building. Tina Patch will be the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) luncheon/meeting. Tina has a background in  Accounting, HR, IT, Energy and Business Management. She has a BAS degree in Management & Organizational Leadership. Tina is currently in an MBA program at ENMU. She is also a registered tax preparer and Quick Books trainer.  Originally from New York, Tina resides in the Tampa Bay area - which she loves!  During her time at her corporate job, it became clear that a beloved family member was abusing Opioid pills- which subsequently led to Heroin use. Having struggled through the anger, disappointment and then fear - Tina went on a mission to find the help that this family member needed. After it became apparent that there were few resources for optimal treatment, Tina wanted to tackle that issue head on! The CATE Foundation was then created. Tina is dedicated to the mission of - better treatment can mean a better outcome!  She is also a champion to those who truly want to overcome this horrible epidemic. She is known as a problem solver in her career and she anticipates the challenge that lies ahead.  Tina Patch recently created a company called MJ Natural Resources which educates and sells THC free medicinal hemp derived CBD products.  “Our mission is to keep our price to consumers low but our quality high! We reduce costs by using recycled materials, having minimum overhead, doing much of the packaging in-house and using proven social media marketing methods. We believe in EDUCATING our consumers NOT just selling a product.”  Additional information can be obtained by calling 813-642-0801 or e-mailing dkepley@tampabay.rr.com. 


WED. APR 3 - ART CLUB OF SCC FINE ARTS GALLERY EXHIBIT AND OPENING RECEPTION
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The exhibiting artists will greet the community at the opening reception for the Art Club in Sun City Center’s Fine Arts Gallery on the Central Campus  at 954 Cherry Hills Dr. The exhibit, Spring Brings Art into Bloom, will feature Linda Scola’s art and a wide variety of creative art ranging from beginning to advanced work by the artists who are members of Linda Scola’a oil painting class. Receptions are free and open to members of the community and their guests. Complimentary refreshments will be served. This exhibit will remain in the gallery throughout the month of April.


WED. APR 3 - THE COMPUTER CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
7:00 p.m. in the Florida Room, in the Atrium.  Kathy Vitale, a club member and instructor, will present “Googling Better”.  This presentation will give some suggestions on how to search more effectively to get the best results the first time.  It will also focus on searching shortcuts, tricks, and techniques


THU APR 4 - CCW GENERAL MEETING
Brunch follows the 8:00 mass in the Conesa Center. The Council of Catholic Women will be celebrating the conclusion of another successful year.  Ham and drinks will be provided.  Members are asked to bring something to share--salads, deviled eggs, breakfast casseroles, fruit, etc.  We will be wishing our snowbirds God speed as they return to their summer homes.  Guests welcome!  


THU. APR 4 - DEMS CLUB APRIL 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 April 4th, join fellow Democrats, Liberals, Progressives & Independents to welcome Ione Townsend, Chair of the Hillsborough Co Democratic Party. Ione will be sharing current & upcoming plans for the party. All Democrats and like-minded individuals are invited and encouraged to attend this free event.  Please visit and Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SSDEMCLUB or website: www.SouthShoreDemocrats.org for more information.


FRI. APR 5 - SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Street NE. Ruskin. This FREE networking event is looking for you! Plan to build new business with this established group of Professionals who understand the value of referrals! Bring plenty of business cards to share and meet great folks from the south county business area! Call 813-892-2990 with questions. 


FRI. APR 5 - OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET - BRING YOUR EXPIRED OR UNUSED MEDICATIONS!
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at South Bay Hospital, 4016 Sun City Center Blvd, Sun City Center. Bring Your EXPIRED or UNUSED MEDICATIONS and HELP SAVE HILLSBOROUGH WATERWAYSExpired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications from households should never be disposed of by flushing them down the toilet or a drain. Although this method of disposal prevents accidental ingestion, it can cause contamination of Florida’s aquatic environment because wastewater treatment systems are not designed to remove many of these medications.  Florida Dept of Environmental Safety. For more information, please contact Kristi Campbell at Home Instead Senior Care 813-684-1972 


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


FRI. APR 5 - ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: WHAT CAREGIVERS NEED TO KNOW
1:00 - 4 :00 p.m. at the Atrium Building in the Florida Room, located at 945-D North Course Lane, off of North Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. The Samaritans Alzheimer's Auxiliary and the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute are pleased to announce a free seminar presented by Eileen Poiley, “Alzheimer’s Disease: What Caregivers Need to Know”. This seminar will provide practical information and tips to help individuals who are caring for a family member or have a friend with Alzheimer's or other memory problems. Topics will include:  Communicating with a person with Alzheimer's; Understanding short term memory loss; Warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia; Preventing and responding to challenging behaviors, Safety concerns for a person with Alzheimer's and memory loss and more! There is no cost to attend the seminar but registration is required. Please call the Samaritans Alzheimer's Auxiliary office in Sun City Center (813) 634-9283 or Dolores Berens (813) 634-1418 for more information or to register. 


FRI. APR 5 - SCC MEN’S CHORUS AND PAR FOR THE CHORUS JOINING FORCES FOR SPRING CONCERT AT UMCSCC
7:00 p.m. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes Par For The Chorus, together with the Sun City Center Men’s Chorus. One year ago, these two premier Sun City Center men’s singing groups united for a spring concert for the first time. The response was so successful, they are doing it again.  This year’s program is titled, Car Tunes Journey. If you have fond memories of listening to your favorite songs on the radio, you won’t want to miss this concert. It features old favorites like John Denver’s mega hits, Country Roads and Sunshine On My Shoulder, Elton John’s, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Paul Simon’s, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and the Beatles’ When I’m Sixty-Four. Other favorites you’ll hear include, YMCA, Over the Rainbow, Hello Mary Lou and the smash hit, Hooked On a Feeling, originally recorded by B.J. Thomas, then covered by Blue Swede, among others.  The SCC Men’s chorus is directed by Lynn Hirschfeld and accompanied on the piano by Valerie Southwell.  Tickets are $10, and can be purchased from any member of the Sun City Center Men’s Chorus or Par For The Chorus singing  groups, or at the United Methodist Church office, 8:30 – 4:00 Monday through Thursday or 8:30 – 12:00 Fridays, and at the door, if still available on the night of the concert. For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  


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


SAT. APR 6 - MULTI - CULTURAL HERITAGE CLUB SPONSORING A DAY DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP PRIVATE CHARTER DEEP -SEA FISHING CRUISE
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. COST: $70  ( 60 PEOPLE MAX) (Includes ROD,REELS,TACKLE & UNLIMITED CUT SQUID) LAUNCH OUT INTO THE GULF  * WE'RE TARGET GREY SNAPPER, BLACK SEA BASS, PORGIES (With Live Shrimp or Pin-fish you have s shot at Hogfish) All attending the fishing trip must arrive at 7:15 a.m.  at Hubbard's Marina at 170 John's Pass Boardwalk
Madeira Beach, Florida 33708. (BOAT DEPART PROMPTLY AT 8:00 AM) TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD ON MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS AT NORTH COMMUNITY CENTER IN THE ATRIUM BOOTH FROM 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. REPRESENTATIVE CONTACT: VICENTE LOPEZ, @ 727 623 1724 


SAT. APR 6 - THE PLANT CITY COMMUNITY CHORALE PRESENTS ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT: SET MY SPIRIT FREE
7:30 p.m. at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church at 601 N. Valrico Road, Valrico, FL.  The Chorale, under the direction of Claudia Bolaño Becerra, will perform several gospel & spiritual favorites such as Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Take Me to the Water, as well as River in Judea and Wayfaring Stranger. One comedic song – a favorite of the singers – is designed to demonstrate the dynamics used in all modern music. The Women’s Ensemble will perform two songs, which along with the other selections are bound to have you tapping your toes and feeling inspired by the spirit of the Chorale.  Tickets are available at www.pccchorale.org; from any Chorale member or by calling 813-965-7213. Advanced tickets are $10.00. Tickets at the door are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children under 12 and any student with a student ID.   Contact info = Lark Underwood  Email: pccchoralesecretary@gmail.com  Ph#: 813-965-7213


SUN. APR 7 - SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY!
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Brunch will run from 10am to 2pm and will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this service.  This themed weekend offering for St. Patrick’s Day includes free Jell-O parfaits first come, first serve as long as supplies last. 


SUN. APR 7 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:39 p.m. - in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room. Live music for your dancing and listening pleasure provided by Thor Stevens. Members $4.00; Guests $6.00. BYOB and snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided.  Proper dress requested. Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


MON. APR 8 - HEART DISEASES: KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Community Hall, Room 5, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center. Presenter: Renea Noriega, BSN. Nursing Director of Cardiovascular Service Line, South Bay Hospital. Renea Noriega is the Cardiovascular Service Line Leader for South Bay Hospital, a 138-bed acute care facility of HCA West Florida. Located in Southern Hillsborough County, South Bay Hospital serves the South shore community by providing Emergency Services, Orthopedics, General Surgery, and Cardiovascular services. As Cardiovascular Service line leader, Renea is responsible for managing day to day operations for EKG, EEG, ECHO, and Cath Lab, RT, and Care Assure service. She has a dotted line for Interventional Radiology Nursing for education and competencies. In addition. Ms. Noriega joined South Bay Hospital in April 2016. Prior to South Bay, Ms. Noriega served as a Leader for Novant Health in many leadership roles in NC for twenty years, most recently a leader in a 733 bed Level II Trauma Center in Charlotte NC. As Manager for NH, Ms. Noriega led process improvement and special projects, construction, cost reduction, standardization, Held an active role in Nurse Executive committee for standardization of policy procedures and order set for the foot print of three states. She led the first STEMI program execution without CT back up to achieve PCI cycle IV In support of the Chief Nursing Officer for all Cardiovascular and Surgical Services. For more information, please call Vicente Lopez: 727-623-1724


TUE. APR 9 – Painfree Backup for Your Computer
8:30 a.m.  – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. This 3-hour Windows 10 workshop will show you how to backup your documents and pictures using a free program called FreeFileSync.  It will also show you how to take an image of your system for easy recovery in case  you lose your system software and data, using a free program called TodoBackup.  Bring your computer and an external drive.  Available to CA and KP members only.


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


TUE. APR 9 - HEART & MIND HEALTH AS WE AGE - SUN CITY CENTER HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Presentation at Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573
Heart Health presented by:
Bibhu D. Mohanty, MD, Director, Neuro-Cardiology Program, Associate Director of Structural Intervention, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Firas Suleiman Almahasneh, MD, Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA
Mind Health presented by:
Amanda Smith, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Director of Clinical Research, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute
Jeffrey Lester, MD, CWDP, Tampa General Medical Group
HEART HEALTH
Heart health becomes increasingly important as we age. During this presentation cardiologists will discuss the functions of the heart, and common diseases and concerns that arise with age. Signs, symptoms and treatments for peripheral artery disease, heart arrhythmias, heart failure and heart valve disease will be discussed.
MIND HEALTH
During this presentation mental health experts will discuss the difference between normal and abnormal memory changes with aging, and signs and symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additional topics include:
• Similarities and differences between dementia and depression
• Current treatment and diagnosis advancements for Alzheimer’s disease
• Current areas of clinical research
• Lifestyle behaviors to reduce the risk of dementia
The importance of preventive care and referrals to specialists from primary care physicians will also be discussed. For questions or to register, visit: www.tgh.org/healthed or call (813) 660-6101. Complimentary light lunch provided by Tampa General Hospital. Registration is required. A minimum number of registrants is required, or event may be scheduled for a later date. For questions or to register, visit: www.tgh.org/healthed or call (813) 660-6101.


TUE. APR 9 - SOUTH BAY HOSPITAL'S STROKE SUPPORT GROUP NOW AT SUN TOWERS!
1:30 p.m at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Amy Yepez, doctor of physical therapy (DPT) for Sun Terrace Health Care Center will facilitate this monthly group meeting. If you are at risk of a stroke or have had a stroke, this group is for you! FREE Valet service available at Sun Terrace entrance. Info: 813-892-2990


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


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


WED. APR 10 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Symbolic meaning of Egypt, the Nile and The Temples” presented by Ortrun Franklin. The Atlanteans brought the Mystery School teachings to Egypt. Why did they choose Egypt? What are the Egyptian Mystery School teaching all about? How does Egypt, the Nile River, the Pyramids and the Temples relate to each one of us? Join us in awakening your Egypt connection.  Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


WED. APR 10 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP  
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC. Have you been given the diagnosis of Diabetes? Are you unsure of your dietary and physical future? Discover options and learn information that will prepare you for a healthy future with Diabetes!  Our facilitator: Shirley Sullivan, Nutritionist and Founder of Southshore Wellness, LLC. integrates her love of education and health through personalized nutritional workshops and programs.  


THU. APR 11 – SWAT Networking- Successful Women Aligning Together
11:30 a.m. at The Life Enrichment Center, United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, SCC. Join the women of SWAT for a lovely lunch. Share your business, product or service. The Sun City Center chapter meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. All women in business welcome. Bring business cards. $14 members of SWAT, $19 guests. All the info can be found by going to www.swatnetworking.com SWAT Networking is a sisterhood of ladies that connect both personally and professionally. Contact CEO, Robyn Spirtas 941-962-0884 or director@swatnetworking.com for more info.


THU. APR 11 - SCC NEW ENGLAND CLUB ANNUAL YANKEE POT ROAST DINNER
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. at the SCC Community Hall. Entertainment by Big Rich Music.  Existing club members will receive a reservation form by email.   Advance reservations are due April 4. Members $16; guests attending with a club member $18.  Further details and reservation form are available at www.sccnec.org or call Greg McKeown, telephone 813-633-9922, or Linda Anderson, telephone 813-633-9643.  Members must belong to SCC CA.  


FRI. APR 12 - SLOW SPEED NETWORKING!
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Street NE. Ruskin. This FREE networking event is looking for you! Plan to build new business with this established group of Professionals who understand the value of referrals! Bring plenty of business cards to share and meet great folks from the south county business area! Call 813-892-2990 with questions. 


FRI. APR 12 – Move your Pictures from your Android Device to your Computer
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members  $10 Non-Members. This mini-class will demonstrate two ways to move the pictures on your Android Smartphone or Tablet to your computer.  First, by using the “Wi-Fi File Transfer” App.  And second by using a cloud storage service.  First we will get the Apps from the Play Store and then we will use them to move the pictures.  Student should be familiar with the process of getting Apps from the Play Store and installing them on their device.  Available to CA and KP members only.


FRI. APR 12 - INTERNATIONAL FORUM
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Florida Rm. of the Atrium Bldg. on the main campus of the Community Association off of North Pebble Beach Blvd., 945-D North Course Lane.   Attorney Ahmad Jakzan of the American Dream Law Offices in St. Petersburg will speak on Immigration Law and the Dream Act. He is an extremely good example of a dream coming true. He arrived in this country at age 18 from Beirut, Lebanon in 1998 and subsequently earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 2003, an MBA in 2005, and a Law degree in 2008, all from Stetson University in St. Petersburg, FL. After clerking in an immigration law office, he passed the Florida Bar Exam and opened his own practice in 2011 in St. Petersburg. His primary goal is to help his clients to also achieve the American Dream in a fair and lawful way.  His law practice has taken him all around the United States, including his work with the Department of Homeland Security.  All residents of SCC, Kings Point, Freedom Plaza and their guests are welcome to attend 


SAT. APR 13 - 2ND ANNUAL COWBOY STEAK OUT DINNER AT LITTLE MANATEE RIVER STATE PARK! 
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Little Manatee River State Park. This event is provided by the Friends of Little Manatee (501c3) group that help support the park. All profit stays in park for future events and projects.   The 1st. Cowboy Cookout was so well received we planned another with some new additions we hope to make the event even more memorable. We are pleased to have Les McDowell as our poet and storyteller. Les is an actor who is known for the Dry Creek series on Blue Highway and has been on numerous TV shows and Ads. He is also an author and at one time an traffic reporter who flew over the Tampa Bay area for years for a local radio station. Les will add a hoot to the event.  Music will again be provided by Skyler Clark who got his start at Little Manatee and has become a well know musician and song writer who will keep your toe tapping. Another special guess is Skeeter the Donkey who takes charge of the Cowboy Bingo and will make one of the guest happy with a $50. prize. A trail ride will start the evening and if you don't own a horse , you can rent one from" Born To Ride" 941-812-1980. If not riding you can enjoy the music as you sip wine or enjoy a beer around the camp fire, another new addition this year.  The wine & beer is included with your delicious steak dinner, price of $59. for the entire evening of country enjoyment you will remember for years to come. By your tickets at FriendsOfTheLittleManatee.Org any questions call 813-841-4218 or 813-677-9291. For any special needs call Kate at park office 813-6715005. Hope to see ya on the trail or around the campfire.


SAT. APR 13 - THE SUN CITY CENTER DANCE CLUB HOLDS DANCE
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the South Community Hall, 1910 So. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC, 33573. They invite Sun City Center and Kings Point residents to "put a Spring in their step" with a turn on the dance floor.  Dance to an exclusive playlist spun by Gerardo.  There will be a complimentary dessert table and decaf coffee.  Dressy casual attire. NO shorts!  BYOB.  Bring your friends, or come and make new friends. Open seating. Singles tables available!  Members free, visitors/guests $6pp at the door. For additional information call: 813-634-9074. This will be the last dance of the spring season; mark you calendar for October 19th as we welcome back the Snowbirds.


SUN. APR 14 - SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY!
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Brunch will run from 10am to 2pm and will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this service.  This themed weekend offering for St. Patrick’s Day includes free Jell-O parfaits first come, first serve as long as supplies last. 


SUN. APR 14 - SCC POLISH HERITAGE CLUB DINNER
6:00 - 9:00 p.m., in the Florida Room, Atrium Building, the SCC Polish Heritage Club’s Annual Swieconka Dinner, in the Florida Room, Atrium Building, to honor one of the most enduring and beloved Polish Easter traditions. Symbolic Menu includes: Hard boiled eggs (life and Christ's resurrection); Babka Bread (Jesus); Salt (purification); Horseradish (the bitter sacrifice of Christ); and Ham (great joy and abundance); dessert, coffee/tea included; and BYO Beverage of choice and table snacks.  All SCCCA, Kingspoint, and Freedom Plaza Poles, or those who wish they were Polish, are welcome to attend. Admission is $10 for non-members and Club members not bringing a dish.  Club members are admitted free when bringing a vegetable, salad or dessert for 8. Business casual to semi-formal attire suggested.  All CA residents are welcome to join our popular, sociable fun Club. Annual Dues are $5.00 per person. For info or tickets, please call: Lorraine at 813 677-0026 or Wanda at 813 633-0016.


SUN. APR 14 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
6:15 p.m. doors open for members and 6:30 .m. for guests. The band will be playing 7:00- 10:00 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.  The cost is free for members and $6.00 per person for guests. No advance ticket needed pay at door.  Residents of Kings Point as well as Sun City Center are welcome.  The Oldies but Goodies Dance Club will be dancing and enjoying the music of Good Stuff.   Put on your dancing shoes and come join us.  BYOB and snacks, the club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins on each table.  Any questions contact Joanne at 813-728-1147 or email  jjlatenite@aol.com  You may also check out our website : sccoldiesbutgoodiesdanceclub.com or join us on Face Book Https://facebook.com/OldiesButGoodiesDanceClub.


MON. APR 15 - FELINE FOLKS FUNDRAISER! 
12:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the Kings Point North Club House Banquet Room Entrance donation $5.00 or donate a piece of pre-loved jewelry at the door.  Then shop hundreds of pieces of previously donated items. Jewelry Prices start at $3.00  Jewelry includes earrings- pierced and clip-on, bracelets, necklaces.. all sizes, colors and shapes.  If you would like to help with this event, visit the group at their next Meow Mixer on April 4 at 4:30PM in the Kings Point 2020 Building Culinary Room, or send an email to info@felinefolks.us  - Feline Folks is a 501©3, totally not for profit operating on donations and through the kindness of volunteers.  All the proceeds go to the care, feeding spay/neutering of the community cats. You can also visit our Facebook site - "Feline Folks of Sun City Center" 


MON. APR 15 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This month our speaker will be Tiffany A. Bryant, Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky, December 2012, Master of Physical Therapy from West Virginia University, 2003 Bachelor of Arts – Human Performance and Health from West Virginia University, 2002 Saint Albans High School Graduate 1998. have a special interest and training in the treatment of orthopedic surgeries, vestibular dysfunction, low back pain, pain management and manual therapy techniques, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and neurological disorders. 
 Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will facilitate. With the influx of many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated! If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share! If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990 


TUE. APR 16 – TUNING YOUR PC WORKSHOP
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab $20 Members   $25 Non-Members. Is your PC or laptop running slow, long boot times, do you wait forever for web pages to come up? This workshop will teach you how to remove spyware, viruses, browser add-ons, bad registry entries, junk files, and other problems that slow down your system. You will work on your own computer and be able to see the results immediately.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. APR 16 - FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS PROVIDED BY SOUTHSHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING AND FUNDED BY THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL IN PARNTERSHIP WITH USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE AND A+ HEARING
9:30 a.m. in Creason Hall at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd West, Sun City Center.  Did you know a vitamin deficiency can exhibit the same symptom as dementia? With annual memory screenings, you will be able to identify a decline in memory in order to address it and hopefully reverse it altogether which is the goal of the Coalition! Maintaining good brain health begins with a simple screening to establish a baseline score. This score is then utilized annually to determine if a loss is present to trigger a medical visit before valuable memory is lost forever. In addition, a recent study found that treating hearing loss with hearing aids may reduce the incidence of cognitive decline. Make your appointment today to have your memory screened along with your hearing. By appointment only. To schedule, call the Coalition at 813-419-4902 Interested in learning more about Clinical? Receive information during the screening to learn more. 


TUE. APR 16 - SOUTH BAY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING 
10:30 am with a Round Table Discussion at the United Methodist Church in the Life Enrichment Center (LEC), 1210 W Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center.  That will be followed by a sit-down luncheon at noon, and then the main presentation by our guest speaker at 1:00 pm.  This month’s speaker will be Drew Smith.  He will be presenting the third part of his DNA lecture, “An Introduction to using GEDmatch.”  GEDmatch is a website where you can upload your raw DNA data from places you have tested.  You can then compare your DNA to results for people who tested with a different company.  The cost is $15.00 per person for lunch.  For reservations and information, call Dotty Love at 813-634-2749. Mail check to SBGS P.O. Box 5202, Sun City Center, Fl. 33571. Your check must be received by April 4, 2019.  


TUE. APR 16 - FINDING MEANING & PURPOSE IN LIFE WHILE DEALING WITH LONELINESS OR COPING WITH A TRAMATIC EVENT
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce where our featured speaker will be: Dr. Zachary Isoma, a licensed psychologist working in the Tampa Bay and SouthShore areas. He obtained his Bachelors degree in psychology from Florida State University and went on to obtain his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Pacific University of Oregon. While in graduate school, Dr. Isoma focused his studies on forensic and correctional psychology, including conducting assessments for court decisions.  However, while on an APA-accredited internship at Arkansas State Hospital, he discovered a passion for working with men who struggled severely with a history of trauma. As a result, he developed and led a variety of therapy groups for patients within a large inpatient facility. He then completed a post-doctoral residency at a non-profit crisis stabilization unit in Melbourne, Florida, where he continued to focus on providing short-term treatment for patients with a history of trauma, and those with immediate and pressing mental health concerns. For more info visit: www.harborpsychology.com. For Coalition, please call:  813-419-4902 or visit  https://mentalhealthandaging.org 


WED. APR 17 – INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This is a class for beginners who are interested in spreadsheet development, from design to implementation.  This class covers spreadsheet definitions, layouts, data entry, number formats, mathematical operators and formulas, functions, cell alignments and worksheet management.  Available to CA and KP members only.


WED. APR 17 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Color as a Key to Reveal Your Soul Ray and Life Purpose. Robert Brown, medium from Essex in the United Kingdom shares how color reflects the needs that lie hidden within us and opens levels between the self and the soul. Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card.


WED. APR 17 – EXCEL: Formula, Function, Formatting
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. In this class you will learn to use the common functions of summing and counting and to format using currency, comma and date configurations.  Experience using Excel or the Introduction to Excel class is a required prerequisite.  Available to CA and KP members only.


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


WED. APR 17 - KP LINE DANCE
7:00 p.m. at Veterans Theater.   Open to KP and SCC residents.  Visitors/guests must purchase a pass from Security Office $2.50.   Casual attire; appropriate dance shoes please.   Sports is the theme this month, so wear your favorite team's logo.   BYOB    Donation for DJ appreciated.   Call Jan 634-6226 for more info.RS FREE SOCIAL DANCE 


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


THU. APR 18 and FRI. APR 19 - GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS PROJECT! What could your neighborhood do with a little extra money? $$$
1:00 p.m. pm in the Caper Room. Join the Great Neighborhoods Project – Making SCC an Even Better Place to Live
Sun City Center Charitable Foundation Inc. is launching the Great Neighborhoods Project to make our community an even better place to live. Our active retirement community is one of the most successful and we want to continue to build on its wonderful neighborhood qualities. The goal is to have Sun City Center looking its best to celebrate its 60-year anniversary in 2021 and for decades to come. For Phase 1, the Foundation is interested in helping SCC Home Owner Associations (HOAs) and residents without HOAs to apply for Hillsborough grants and other forms of grants or assistance available to refresh or enhance our neighborhoods’ common areas. Each year Hillsborough County's Office of Neighborhood Relations offers mini-grants of up to $5,000 for projects aimed at bringing neighbors together and boosting community pride. The deadline for the mini-grant application is in August. Mini-grants can be used for a wide variety of projects, including community gardens, butterfly gardens, benches, signs and landscaping and much more.
County Tree grants are available up to $2,500 for trees and drought-tolerant shrubbery. Tree grant applications are due September 30. In addition, the Adopt-A-Pond program can help improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and improve the appearance of your neighborhood pond. The County provides expert guidance, free native pond plants and cleanup assistance, if needed. This program is a pollution prevention program and adopting the program’s techniques may be a cost savings since your HOA may be able to decrease use of herbicides, fertilizers and other chemicals in and around your pond.
The Foundation is holding 1-hour workshops on Friday, March 29th, Thursday, April 18th and Friday, April 19th at 1:00 pm in the CA Caper Room to provide an overview of this project and provide more information about County grants’ uses and eligibility requirements. We will provide detailed information and applications. In addition, we are offering one-on-one meetings with HOAs or neighbors without HOAs to brainstorm about the possibilities and determine whether the ideas will meet the eligibility requirements. We will assist with application preparation for your group, and with grant management if your neighborhood is selected for a grant.
Phase 2 will have Curb Appeal workshops and ideas for residents’ landscaping. Topics will include new ideas for existing landscapes and creating durable and visually appealing landscapes. Workshops will include easy ideas to refresh your plantings and yard for great curb appeal.
The Foundation recently completed the Veterans Memorial project to honor veterans that is located in front of the Community Hall.
For more information, check out the Foundation’s website: https://charitablefoundationscc.org/ or email us at greatneighbors@icloud.com. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization designed to shape the future of our community by creating public awareness, developing charitable resources, and supporting initiatives that specifically address the needs of Sun City Center.


FRI. APR 19 – 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.  Available to CA and KP members only.


SAT. APR 20 - MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon for Junior Engineer Certificates, and its all free!  See a special demonstration of our modular portable N scale railroad that can be assembled and operational in less than an hour.  Its called T- The SCC Model R. R. Club's Easter Open House is Saturday morning, April 20, from 9 to 12.  Don't miss our last show of the season!  It's aimed for visiting grandkids, but is oen to children of all ages who appreciate the sights and sounds of multiple trains running on over 15 scale miles of track.  Kids run trains, get conductor hats and earn Trak and an easy way to get 


MON. APR 22 - CHRONIC PAIN, ARTHRITIS AND NEUROPATHY GROUP Sponsored by the Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC.  This month, we have a speaker presenting the 2nd of a 2 part series. Bill Smith - Masters degree in mental health from the University of Pittsburgh. Was a clinical supervisor, workshop presenter, and adjunct professor in the graduate program at Cleveland State University. Licensed clinical therapist in Florida and Ohio. Has trained at the Milton Erickson Foundation in Phoenix and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Bill believes that change need not take years to occur, that pain and discomfort can be lessened,  and that people have within themselves the strengths and skills to positively impact  their problems. Focus of these 2 sessions will be on the use of solution focused hypnosis and its use in pain management. Morgan Clemens, COTA/L, Sun Terrace/Towers Rehabilitation Therapy Program Manager facilitates this group with open discussion encouraged by all. Morgan graduated from Neosho County Community College as President of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. She has received numerous specialty training and certifications that focus on pain, neuropathy and arthritis such as Dolphin MPS, aquatics, and many other pain management modalities. Morgan has been practicing in the geriatric setting for 4 years with experience with orthopedics and neuro rehabilitation. Members are asked to share treatments, exercises, nutrition, etc that may have worked for them for all members to benefit. If you have had success with any treatment, please come to share and learn. Supported by Sun Towers Retirement Community Outpatient Therapy. Learn what you can do to reduce your pain today. FREE valet parking at Towers entrance. Session located in the theater Questions? Call 813-892-2990 


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


WED. APR 24 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATION
10:00 a.m. in the Atrium’s Heritage Room, Central Campus “Re-remembering Ancient Lemuria” presented by Lea Chapin. Lea is a channel and author and brings to us today a way to prepare for the Great Reunion.  Metaphysical Society Fund Raiser.  Entry fee is $1.00 with additional love offering to benefit our society bringing you our programming.  Bring your Community ID card. 


THU. APR 25 - HEART & MIND HEALTH AS WE AGE - SUN CITY CENTER HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Kings Point Veterans Theater, 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573
Heart Health presented by:
Fadi A. Matar, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular
Sciences, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Cath Laboratory, Tampa General Hospital
Mind Health presented by:
Amanda Smith, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Director of Clinical Research, USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute
Jeffrey Lester, MD, CWDP, Tampa General Medical Group
For questions or to register, visit: www.tgh.org/healthed or call (813) 660-6101. 
HEART HEALTH
Heart health becomes increasingly important as we age. During this presentation cardiologists will discuss the functions of the heart, and common diseases and concerns that arise with age. Signs, symptoms and treatments for peripheral artery disease, heart arrhythmias, heart failure and heart valve disease will be discussed.
MIND HEALTH
During this presentation mental health experts will discuss the difference between normal and abnormal memory changes with aging, and signs and symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additional topics include:
• Similarities and differences between dementia and depression
• Current treatment and diagnosis advancements for Alzheimer’s disease
• Current areas of clinical research
• Lifestyle behaviors to reduce the risk of dementia
The importance of preventive care and referrals to specialists from primary care physicians will also be discussed. For questions or to register, visit: www.tgh.org/healthed or call (813) 660-6101. Complimentary light lunch provided by Tampa General Hospital. Registration is required. A minimum number of registrants is required, or event may be scheduled for a later date.


THU. APR 25 - 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" from Sarasota. Smart Casual Attire; no shorts, please. BYOB & snacks, and we provide the Ice, water, cups & napkins. Singles Table(s) Available.  We have a great 2019 Schedule of 12 monthly dances to Live Music!  Information: 813-633-1297 OR 813-633-2755. Email gail3357@gmail.com


FRI. APR 26 – WHY TYPE IT WHEN YOU CAN SAY IT
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. A Speech recognition program can translate your spoken words into a text document.  This class will demonstrate the free Google speech recognition program and also compare it to other available programs.  Available to CA and KP members only.


FRI. APR 26 - WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT) AND HOW CAN IT IMPROVE YOUR LIFE?
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in Conesa Center, 702 Valley Forge Blvd, SCC. Prince of Peace’s Catholic Church’s Health Ministry is hosting a FREE educational event with Gannon University Occupational Therapy Students. The students will be staffing multiple “stations”, demonstrating various ways OT can improve your life. The station topics include:  Sleep Hygiene (how to get the best possible night’s sleep), Medication Management (discussion on organizing, opening/closing containers, removing pills with ease), Low Vision Challenges (education on common eye diseases, ways to prevent, and ways to modify your environment), Healthy Living (healthy living tips and tricks for arthritis, healthy snack options, and joint protection strategies), Fall Prevention,(ways to maintain safety in your home and community) and  Ergonomics/Equipment Management (proper posture, body mechanics and safe caregiver handling to prevent injuries). Registration:  www.popcc.org/ot or by calling 813-634-2328, ext. 206. Please register by April 22nd.


SAT. APR 27 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. - in the Atrium Bldg., Florida Room. Yes, it's on a Saturday. Live music proved by Thor Stevens and his saxophone. Members $4.00; Guests $6.00. BYOB and  snacks. Ice, water, cups and napkins provided. Dressy/casual attire. The next dance is May 5. Info: Janet 813-633-3558.


SUN. APR 8 - MATINEE OPERA PLAYERS PRESENTS: THE LIGHTS OF BROADWAY
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave N, Pinellas Park. We will be singing some of your favorite tunes from Broadway and Arias from famous operas. Admission is by donation (suggested $10). We are Family-Friendly and we encourage you to bring children. We have raffles, door prizes, an air conditioned, very accessible theater and plenty of free parking. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. A great way to spend Sunday afternoon. Let us entertain you. www.MatineeOperaPlayers.org - 727-204-4163


WED. MAY 8 - DIABETES EDUCATION SUPPORT GROUP  
10:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC. Have you been given the diagnosis of Diabetes? Are you unsure of your dietary and physical future? Discover options and learn information that will prepare you for a healthy future with Diabetes!  Our facilitator: Shirley Sullivan, Nutritionist and Founder of Southshore Wellness, LLC. integrates her love of education and health through personalized nutritional workshops and programs.  


THU. MAY 9 – SWAT Networking- Successful Women Aligning Together
11:30 a.m. at The Life Enrichment Center, United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, SCC. Join the women of SWAT for a lovely lunch. Share your business, product or service. The Sun City Center chapter meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. All women in business welcome. Bring business cards. $14 members of SWAT, $19 guests. All the info can be found by going to www.swatnetworking.com SWAT Networking is a sisterhood of ladies that connect both personally and professionally. Contact CEO, Robyn Spirtas 941-962-0884 or director@swatnetworking.com for more info.


MON. MAY 20 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This month our speaker will be Shari Leiterman Owner of Rawsome Living, LLC,  Your Wellness Strategist bringing you the resources to live a more vivacious life! Shari holds a B.S. in Exercise Science, and a B.A. in Organizational Communications. She is a vegan of 30+ years, has taught over 500 health and wellness seminars, whole foods classes and worked with clients in the United States and abroad.  In her 30+ years of health consulting, she understands that many people struggle when it comes to having a healthy, balanced, energetic and abundant lifestyle. She offers an integrative approach, bridging the gap from where you are to where you want to be. Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will facilitate. With the influx of many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated! If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share! If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990 


WED. MAY 29 - VETERANS OVERVIEW OF FEDERAL BENEFITS
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., Sun City Center for this presentation by our local DAV Service Officer Bill Adkins. William "Bill" Adkins, Sr, is a USMC Veteran who earned his Combat Aircrew Wings while serving in Vietnam as a helicopter gunner, maintainer, and aircrewman. Following nine years of active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bill set his course to become a career medical imaging and radiation physics professional, and now has over 40 years in the profession. He took an early retirement from Philips Medical Systems as a Regional Operations Manager, and fulfilled his dream of moving to Florida and operating his own international medical imaging business.  He has done this for the past twenty-five years and is now retired. Bill is a Leader Member of The Academy of Model Aeronautics, and has served as the President of Redeemer Lutheran Church Congregation, President of the SCC German American Club, and is currently the Commander, and a Veteran Service Officer with The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 110 here in Sun City Center. 
Learn:
What The DAV Chapter Service Officers do for veterans in Sun City Center
An overview of Federal Benefits for veterans
Getting your own personal veteran paperwork in order before hand
Handouts explaining programs that are available
Our Van Transportation Program to Haley Hospital
For info call 813-892-2990


THU. JUN 13 – SWAT Networking- Successful Women Aligning Together
11:30 a.m. at The Life Enrichment Center, United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, SCC. Join the women of SWAT for a lovely lunch. Share your business, product or service. The Sun City Center chapter meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. All women in business welcome. Bring business cards. $14 members of SWAT, $19 guests. All the info can be found by going to www.swatnetworking.com SWAT Networking is a sisterhood of ladies that connect both personally and professionally. Contact CEO, Robyn Spirtas 941-962-0884 or director@swatnetworking.com for more info.


MON. JUN 17 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This month our speaker will be Robin Harrell, Senior Long Term Care Specialist with Acadia Pharmaceuticals who will be speaking about Nuplazid.  Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will facilitate. With the influx of many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated! If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share! If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990