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FREE MODERNA COVID VACCINES FOR RESIDENTS OF SUN CITY CENTER AND KINGS POINT

Hosted by Sun Towers Retirement Community and Bayside Pharmacy
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Tuesday April 20
Two doses (28 Days Apart) 
Tuesday May 18
101 Trinity Lakes Dr, Sun City Center, FL Drive up Vaccines will be offered in the rear parking lot (by covered parking) Things to Know After Vaccination 
Once you have received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, there are a few common side effects. These are the body's normal immune system reactions to building protection against COVID-19. Many go away in a few days, but they may prevent you from normal activity levels for a few days.
To Register: 813-395-6125 or online: https://baysidephs.com/covidvaccine/


MESSAGE FROM DEPUTY JEFF MERRY TO RESIDENTS OF KINGS POINT BUT APPLIES TO SUN CITY CENTER RESIDENTS TOO. PLEASE SHARE! 
Youtube video link: https://youtu.be/M2OpmGaqrRI 


COVID WEBSITE DASHBOARD PROVIDED BY HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY:
https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/residents/public-safety/emergency-management/stay-safe/covid-19-dashboard


ALL COVID VACCINE INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/residents/public-safety/covid-19-vaccine 


ISAC (Interfaith Social Action Council) Continues to Support Our Local Charities and High School Graduates
Even during this pandemic time, the Interfaith Social Action Council (ISAC) of Sun City Center continues to raise funds to distribute as college scholarships to local high school graduates, and local charity grant requests. 100% of profits from sales at ISAC’s Nearly New Shop are utilized to meet these needs. The most recent recipient of an ISAC grants includes the Mary & Martha House, who received a grant for $7,500.  Receiving the check from Nearly New Shop volunteer, Jackie Potts is Leticia Feregrino, Admin/Grants at Mary & Martha House


MON., WED., FRI. - SAMARITANS ALZHEIMER’S AUXILIARY SUPPORT GROUPS
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  - The free sessions are being held at the Samaritan Services office located at 1207 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.  Each session is limited to 4 participants because of social distancing.  Masks are required at all times.  These support group sessions are available to Sun City Center residents only.  Info and to register:  Jim Butner at 813-634-9283.  


MON. - FRI. WEEKLY - SAMARITANS ALZHEIMER’S AUXILIARY CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The Coordinator of Samaritans Alzheimer’s Auxiliary, Jim Butner, has set up a support line that an individual can call & discuss their concerns.  Please call the Samaritan Services office at 813-634-9283 If Jim is out of the office, please leave your phone number and first name only with the receptionist on duty.  Jim will return your phone call the same day.  Remember, you don’t have to travel this difficult journey alone.  


MON., WED., FRI. - SAMARITANS ALZHEIMER’S AUXILIARY SUPPORT GROUPS
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  - The free sessions are being held at the Samaritan Services office located at 1207 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.  Each session is limited to 4 participants because of social distancing.  Masks are required at all times.  These support group sessions are available to Sun City Center residents only.  Info and to register:  Jim Butner at 813-634-9283.  


MON. - FRI. WEEKLY - SAMARITANS ALZHEIMER’S AUXILIARY CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The Coordinator of Samaritans Alzheimer’s Auxiliary, Jim Butner, has set up a support line that an individual can call & discuss their concerns.  Please call the Samaritan Services office at 813-634-9283 If Jim is out of the office, please leave your phone number and first name only with the receptionist on duty.  Jim will return your phone call the same day.  Remember, you don’t have to travel this difficult journey alone.  


MON. APR 19 - CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - SOUTHSHORE
1:00 p.m. by zoom invitation Zoom invites will go out Thursday, April 15th.  How are our area migrant families doing? Two guest speakers will share information about our migrant families concerns and issues in the south shore community. Ines Colon from Hillsborough County Public Schools Migrant Education Program and Teresita Matos-Post, executive director at Beth El Farmworkers Ministries in Wimauma, will educate us about our migrant students and their families’ struggles living in the south shore area. Both presenters will discuss the various programs and support offered to marginalized families and how we, as a community, can help out.  CAHT is actively involved in supporting both agencies by providing mentoring, scholarships, housing assistance and other basic needs as well as referrals to other agencies. Farmworkers are seasonal workers. Many migrate to other areas or states following the crops in season. Farmworkers work hard, yet the pay they receive is not enough to pay rent, food, and other essentials. For 44 years Beth-El Farmworker Ministry offers relief and support by feeding the mind, body, and spirit of farmworkers and our neighbors in need through hunger relief efforts, access to educational opportunities, wellness, and spiritual formation. Many students are forced to leave school to help support their families or lack the resources to continue their education or training to meet their career aspirations.  Unfortunately, many families live in sub-standard housing in our area and are exposed to domestic abuse issues, lack of medical care, and other forms of exploitation.  Send Annie Garrison an email at anngarrison66@gmail.com if you would like to sign up for a zoom invitation.  For further information about Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence – Southshore, go to their web page:  www.sccblueheart.org or contact President Robbie Chaplin at chaplinroberta@yahoo.com. CAHT’s mission is to support the fight against Human Trafficking and related domestic violence issues by providing educational awareness and prevention activities to schools and the community- at- large. The ten-year old, all-volunteer nonprofit works with multi-cultural groups in providing short-term housing and other basic needs to families as well as mentoring, scholarships, and referral services.  They also donate needed funding and/or tangible items to at-risk youth, law enforcement, regional anti-human trafficking nonprofits, and rehabilitation homes and centers. 


MON. APR 19, 26 - BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS
4:00 PM  -  Intermediate 2 - Cha Cha
5:00 PM  -  Beginning/Intermediate - Country Two Step
6:00 PM  -  Intermediate 1 - East Coast Swing
7:00 PM  -  Beginning/Intermediate - Slow Dance
Location:  St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1015 East Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Contact: Bernice DuBro (dancewithbernice@gmail.com) Home: 813-634-3205  -  Cell: 813-482-6784  - Cost:  $30 per person for 4 weeks or $8 per lesson - All are invited to attend (no extra fees for residents of Kings Point or outside of SCC Community). Checks payable to "Bernice DuBro". You can respond to Bernice at dancewithbernice@gmail.com by replying to this message. 


TUE. APR 20 - Virtual – Excel for Beginners
9:00 – 12:00   $5 Members   $10 Non-Members. This class starts with a definition of spreadsheets, workbooks, formulas and functions.  In-class activities include data entry, operators and operations, cell groupings, cell formats, and cell data manipulations. This is an interactive class and questions are encouraged. Your instructor is Sam Montana.  Available to CA and KP members only. The Computer Club Lab is open with limited activities.  Some classes will be held in the lab and some classes will be held as Virtual classes using GoToMeeting teleconferencing software.  Registered students will receive an email with instructions, the day before the class.  Sign up for classes can be done on-line.  Student must be a member in good standing at Sun City Center or Kings Point.  Tuition is payable upon registration.  For additional information email: Pauline Baker, Education Director at paulinebaker864@gmail.com


TUE. APR 20 - MODERNA COVID VACCINES FOR RESIDENTS OF SUN CITY CENTER AND KINGS POINT Hosted by Sun Towers Retirement Community
101 Trinity Lakes Dr, Sun City Center, FL Drive up Vaccines will be offered in the rear parking lot (by covered parking) 
Things to Know After Vaccination: Once you have received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, there are a few common side effects. These are the body's normal immune system reactions to building protection against COVID-19. Many go away in a few days, but they may prevent you from normal activity levels for a few days. 
Two doses (28 Days Apart) 2nd dose - Tuesday May 18 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
To Register: 813-395-6125 
https://baysidephs.com/covidvaccine/


TUE. APR 20 - MAXIMIZING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE THRU AMPLIFICATION TECHNOLOGY: THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD CLINICIAN - HLAA SCC Chapter is sponsoring our Educational & Support Zoom Meeting
12:15 Login, 12:30 p.m. Presentation via Zoom platform by free Invitation for those who are registered. Description of event: Finding the correct clinician for your hearing needs is key in the client-centered care for your communication needs. Identifying types of hearing tests, who does them and what they tell you will help define what types of devices you need to hear well.  Including what you can do for your family who have hearing loss is included in this discussion. Speaker: Professor Larry Medwetsky from Gallaudet University. HLAA’s Mission is to open the world of communication to a more active and rewarding lifestyle for the 260,000 people with hearing loss in the Hillsborough Co through Information, Education, Advocacy and Support. Website – https://www.hlaascc.com/  https://www.hla-fl.org/ - Email – Debbe.Hagner@gmail.com to register for this Zoom Meeting - Telephone number –  Text to register (727) 271-0770 


TUE. APR 20 - TUE. MAY 25 - SENIOR CONNECTION CENTER PRESENTS LIVING HEALTHY PROGRAM
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. CLASS WILL BE VIRTUAL Via ZOOM. Participants receive a FREE book. Registration Required! Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlc--przIoH92iTEhusdx0ZASBay_T2ode - Carina Shrestha 813-676-5431


TUE. APR 20 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP SPONSORED BY SUN TOWERS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Now in a zoom format hosted by Aging Care Advocates. Please gather on the phone to talk about your experiences, challenges, and victories. For more information and to register: 800-272-3900
Katie Colwell Williams, MA, CMC, Director of Advocacy Services, Aging Care Advocates, Inc. Office (813) 246-4120


TUE. APR 20 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCQ FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: DJ Reyes Mentor #1 Judicial District 13, Veterans Treatment Court, Tampa, FL.  Colonel DJ Reyes, US Army retired is an interesting man and one who works tirelessly for his fellow veterans. He was mentor number one in our Veterans Treatment Court and was very instrumental in helping to pass the Federal level bills that now establish this court all over the country. Tune in to hear Colonel Reyes talk about the early days of the court and how it is constantly adapting to meet current needs.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCQFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE."


EVERY WED & SAT.  - VISIT THE NEARLY NEW SHOP!
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at 1601 Sun City Center Blvd (back side of Sun City Center Shopping Plaza), is currently open every Wednesday and Saturday. Our shop is “bulging” with all of the donations we have received. Please come and check out the goods. Masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizer are enforced. Thank you for your past support, and please continue to support us efforts to fund future grants and scholarships! Great example of good: ISAC Continues to Support Our Local Charities and High School Graduates. Even during this pandemic time, the Interfaith Social Action Council (ISAC) of Sun City Center continues to raise funds to distribute as college scholarships to local high school graduates, and local charity grant requests. 100% of profits from sales at ISAC’s Nearly New Shop are utilized to meet these needs. The most recent recipients of an ISAC grants includes the Mary & Martha House, who received a grant for $7,500; The Southeastern Guide Dogs who received a grant of $4067; Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA who received $4167; and the Sun City Center Security Patrol who received $11,333.  


WED. APR 21 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, in the Heritage Room of the Atrium Building, the Metaphysical Society presents “Choosing to Live a Joyful Life," with Presenter Vicky Edgerly, a Reiki Master and Spiritual Teacher, who will share her wisdom, gained through study and personal experience, about how metaphysics can help us overcome life’s challenges and live a life of joy. Meeting is open to Society members and SCCCA residents joining the Club. SCCCA ID required. Masks are requested on campus. Free admission, with a love offering requested. Those wishing to view the presentation via Zoom.com, for a $5 fee, are to request a link via an email to metaphysicalsociety@gmail.com, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening prior to the event, for further instructions.


EVERY WED. - NEW THRIFT SHOP IN TOWN:  St John Divine Thrift Shop 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd. Stop by and check out our inventory of clothes (there’s even a designer rack), houseswares, jewelry, china, small furniture and lots more. Interested in donating items?  Right now we’re looking for jewelry and Christmas items. Call Barbara Gentry 633 3363


EVERY WED. APR 21 - JUL 14 - SENIOR CONNECTION CENTER PRESENTS LIVING HEALTHY PROGRAM - Active Living Every Day
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpd-qhrjgvH9AZ06gqqHFq0vFxcFljbMTy


EVERY WED. - THE FRONT PORCH PICKERS PERFORM!
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday at the SouthShore United Church of Christ, corner of La Jolla and North Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center to play country, bluegrass, traditional and gospel music.  Audience members are invited to listen and enjoy the music every Wednesday afternoon.  For additional information contact president, David Lickfeldt, 813-633-6739.


THU. APR 22 - USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE CAREGIVER WORKSHOPS - Helping New Family Caregivers Navigate The Alzheimer’s Journey
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. for zoom meeting. The Byrd Alzheimer's Institute is offering the following workshops on Zoom to provide information to help you in your role as a caregiver. The workshops are free, but registration is required.  To see the topics covered in these workshops and to see future workshops, go to the Byrd Institute website at https://health.usf.edu/medicine/byrd/caregivers.  To register, please email epoiley@usf.edu and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.  For more information, please call (813)396-0635. USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, 4001 East Fletcher Avenue | Tampa, FL 33613. Main number (813) 396-0606. http://health.usf.edu/medicine/byrd


THU. APR 22 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCQ FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: Lauren Davis, Training Manager, Service Dog Program for the Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto FL   Southeastern Guide Dogs is one of the most respected supplier of guide dogs for the blind in the world. They have a lesser-known program that provides service dogs to military veterans and they do it at no charge to the veteran. Listen in to hear the list of capabilities these canine buddies bring to the relationship with their veteran and how one qualifies for the service and so much more. If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCQFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE."


FRI. APR 23 - SKIN CARE & SKIN CANCER PREVENTION PRESENTED BY RONALD PATRICK, MD 
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Life Enrichment Center at the United Methodist Church. This is a free event. Dr. Ronald Patrick, of the Watson Clinic located at 924A Cypress Village Blvd., has accepted our Health Ministry’s invitation to educate us on skin cancer prevention and skin care. The Watson Clinic provides a broad range of specialized services related to the skin, hair and nails, including all forms of skin cancer and other maladies. The Watson Clinic has recently expanded and now includes Spa services and state of the art aesthetic options. Please call the Church office at 813-634-2539 to register. The Church will follow CDC guidelines including limited Seating and temperature screening. Please remember to wear your mask. Dr. Patrick received his degree from Georgetown University and has interned at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patrick completed his residency in Dermatology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please visit our website at www.sccumc.com. 


SAT. APR 24 - A NIGHT IN THE BIG EASY AT THE FIREHOUSE!
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, Event type: SPECIAL EVENT - SAVE THE DATE - A NIGHT IN THE BIG EASY* featuring T-BONE HAMILTON’S THE BIG EASY REVUE! New Orleans Cuisine, Nawlins Jazz, Libations, Tickets: $250 Per Table, up to 4 per Table. Benefiting the Firehouse Cultural Center Scholarships and No Fee Programming. *Formerly known as Bourbon on the Bayou. Book Your Tickets Online Below, or call 813-645-7651 


MON., WED., FRI. - SAMARITANS ALZHEIMER’S AUXILIARY SUPPORT GROUPS
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  - The free sessions are being held at the Samaritan Services office located at 1207 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.  Each session is limited to 4 participants because of social distancing.  Masks are required at all times.  These support group sessions are available to Sun City Center residents only.  Info and to register:  Jim Butner at 813-634-9283.  


MON. - FRI. WEEKLY - SAMARITANS ALZHEIMER’S AUXILIARY CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The Coordinator of Samaritans Alzheimer’s Auxiliary, Jim Butner, has set up a support line that an individual can call & discuss their concerns.  Please call the Samaritan Services office at 813-634-9283 If Jim is out of the office, please leave your phone number and first name only with the receptionist on duty.  Jim will return your phone call the same day.  Remember, you don’t have to travel this difficult journey alone.  


MON. APR 26 - BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS
4:00 PM  -  Intermediate 2 - Cha Cha
5:00 PM  -  Beginning/Intermediate - Country Two Step
6:00 PM  -  Intermediate 1 - East Coast Swing
7:00 PM  -  Beginning/Intermediate - Slow Dance
Location:  St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1015 East Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Contact: Bernice DuBro (dancewithbernice@gmail.com) Home: 813-634-3205  -  Cell: 813-482-6784  - Cost:  $30 per person for 4 weeks or $8 per lesson - All are invited to attend (no extra fees for residents of Kings Point or outside of SCC Community). Checks payable to "Bernice DuBro". You can respond to Bernice at dancewithbernice@gmail.com by replying to this message. 


TUE. APR 27 -  VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCQ FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest:  Scott Hope. Deputy National Service Director for Benefits  Disabled American Veterans -National Office.  The U.S. Army has agreed to reconsider the cases of thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars era with mental health conditions who received other-than-honorable discharges.  The decision is part of a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit brought by two Connecticut veterans.  Scott Hope, Deputy Director of Legislative Services for the Disabled American Veterans organization will discuss the ramifications of this court decision and how the DAV is and will be prepared to assist the personnel receiving revised discharges file claims where appropriate.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCQFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE."


WED. APR 28 - COLOR THEORY WORKSHOP AT THE FIREHOUSE!
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL. Event type: Workshops & Classes. Color Theory Workshop. Instructor: Helen Solomon. Color theory is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual effects of a specific color combination. There are also definitions (or categories) of colors based on the color wheel: primary color, secondary color, and tertiary color. One 2.5-hour Class: Workshop Tuition: $25/per person. All materials are included. Limited Class Size CALL 813-645-7651 to register, or book online below. Classes are held in FCC Theater Room, Small classes in a big space. Workshop Tuition $25.00


THU. APR 29 - USF HEALTH BYRD ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE CAREGIVER WORKSHOPS - Managing Caregiver Stress
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. for zoom meeting. The Byrd Alzheimer's Institute is offering the following workshops on Zoom to provide information to help you in your role as a caregiver. The workshops are free, but registration is required.  To see the topics covered in these workshops and to see future workshops, go to the Byrd Institute website at https://health.usf.edu/medicine/byrd/caregivers.  To register, please email epoiley@usf.edu and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.  For more information, please call (813)396-0635. USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, 4001 East Fletcher Avenue | Tampa, FL 33613. Main number (813) 396-0606. http://health.usf.edu/medicine/byrd


THU. APR 29 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCQ FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: Mitra Gobin Chief, Center for Development and Civic Engagement James A Haley VA.  While the Volunteer Services Department in the VA has a brand-new name, it still provides the same great service to our veterans and other stake holders. VA hospitals, like other medical facilities, have a great need for volunteers to a variety of jobs. The Center for Development and Civic Engagement is responsible for finding and training prospective volunteers along with working with civic organizations and others who wish to donate to the VA. Listen in to see how you might be just the person they are looking for to help to provide care for our veterans. Many of the volunteers are also patients of the hospital.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCQFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE"


FRI. APR 30 - MULTI-CULTURALHERRITAGE CLUB PARTNERS WITH SECURITY PATROL OF SUN CITY CENTER AND FEEDING AMERICA TAMPA BAY
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in the Parking lot of the Sun City Center Security Patrol office at 1225 N Pebble Beach Blvd right here in Sun City Center.
HUNGER
It’s a noun that affects all cultures.
Definition…
1. the need or desire for food
2. A lack of food leading to sickness or death
This is why the Multicultural Heritage Club in Sun City Center has partnered with the Security Patrol of Sun City Center and Feeding America Tampa Bay for three, count them, three Mobile Food Pantry community events.
Because no person should go hungery
All volunteers…
1. Must complete a liability waiver 
2. Must wear a face mask (provided)
3. Must wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes
4. Distribute boxes directly to vehicle trunks
Bottled water will be provided.
Contact the MHC president, Vicente Lopez @ 813-461-4576 to volunteer or send an email to multiculturalheritageclub@gmail.com 


FRI. APR 30 - EAST BAY HIGH’S “SOUNDS OF TIME” & “CURRENT ACAPELLA” IN CONCERT AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTER
7:00 p.m. where The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes East Bay High School’s “Sounds of Time” and “Current Acapella” vocal ensembles to its campus. “Sounds of Time” is Florida’s First Show Choir, founded by Mr. Jerry Skora, and is in its 54th year of singing for the community. It has been under the direction of Mr. Brian NeSmith for several years. They perform a wide variety of popular music, show tunes and traditional concert literature. “Current Acapella” is in its eighth year, and specializes in popular music and music performed with no musical instruments, just voices. Some of the songs concertgoers will enjoy include The Way You Look Tonight, Free Ride, Moon River, Come Sail Away, O Vos Omes, Can We Sing the Darkness to Light, Take Me Home, House of Gold, I Lived, This is Me and many more. UMCSCC is still practicing CDC safety protocols such as taking temperatures at the door, social distancing within the venue, and mask wearing, so please bring your mask. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the night of the concert. Come support these talented young musicians!  For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, please visit our website at www.umcscc.org.  


MON., WED., FRI. - SAMARITANS ALZHEIMER’S AUXILIARY SUPPORT GROUPS
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  - The free sessions are being held at the Samaritan Services office located at 1207 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.  Each session is limited to 4 participants because of social distancing.  Masks are required at all times.  These support group sessions are available to Sun City Center residents only.  Info and to register:  Jim Butner at 813-634-9283.  


MON. - FRI. WEEKLY - SAMARITANS ALZHEIMER’S AUXILIARY CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The Coordinator of Samaritans Alzheimer’s Auxiliary, Jim Butner, has set up a support line that an individual can call & discuss their concerns.  Please call the Samaritan Services office at 813-634-9283 If Jim is out of the office, please leave your phone number and first name only with the receptionist on duty.  Jim will return your phone call the same day.  Remember, you don’t have to travel this difficult journey alone.  


MON. MAY 3, 10, 17, 24 - BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE LESSONS
4:00 PM - Silver -  Bolero
5:00 PM - Intermediate  - West Coast Swing
6:00 PM - Intermediate  1 - Rumba
7:00 PM - Beginning  - Foxtrot
Location:  St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1015 East Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Contact:  Bernice DuBro (dancewithbernice@gmail.com) - Home: 813-634-3205  Cell: 813-482-6784 - Cost:  $30/person for a 4-week month or $8/per lesson - All are invited to attend.


MON. MAY 3 - SUN CITY CENTER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BINGO RESUMES (FOR CA MEMBERS ONLY)
Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. for card purchase. Play will begin at 7:15 p.m. (instead of 7:30 p.m. in the past) at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. We will continue to use the “hard cards” 
Only Sun City Center residents with a current CA card are allowed at Bingo. At this time no guests or Kings Point residents are allowed. 
Due to the Corona Virus CDC Guidelines and the Sun City Center Community Association Guidelines, we must follow some strict protocols as we reopen in order to protect you and the volunteers who make Sun City Center Bingo possible.
These Protocols are:
·         Masks MUST be worn at all times except when you are seated at your table 
·        Seats will be spaced at least 3 feet apart 
·        There will be no entry from the back doors into the play area 
·        When forming a line for ticket purchase, the line will be through room #4 and you should maintain social distancing of at least 3 feet 
Other things to remember:
·        We cannot accept coins 
·        We cannot accept bills larger than $10 (NO $20’s) We look forward to seeing you all 


TUE. MAY 4 - "THE PRACTICE OF REIKI" PRESENTED BY BETH ISRAEL SISTERHOOD
1:00 p.m. via live Zoom. Reiki has gained popularity in the United States as a natural method to induce relaxation, reduce stress, relieve acute and chronic pain, boost the immune system, improve sleep and appetite, and accelerate the healing process. Reiki Master/Teacher, Jeanne Shanin, will describe this therapeutic technique and how it can be used as a personal practice that anyone can learn for self-healing, spiritual awareness and as a tool for living a happier life. Participants will be given a brief Reiki experience during the presentation. For more information, please contact BarbaraGrossman@sisterhood@jcssc.org


WED. MAY 5 - iPad/iPhone for Seniors
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon -  $10 Members   $15 Non-Members. The iPad and the iPhone function the same, in most cases. This course will show how to check your e-mail, carry your books and music around with you, have fun playing games and even adjust the size of the readable text on the screen.  Available to CA and KP members only. The Computer Club Lab is open with limited activities.  Some classes will be held in the lab and some classes will be held as Virtual classes using GoToMeeting teleconferencing software.  Registered students will receive an email with instructions, the day before the class.  Sign up for classes can be done on-line.  Student must be a member in good standing at Sun City Center or Kings Point.  Tuition is payable upon registration.  For additional information email: Pauline Baker, Education Director at paulinebaker864@gmail.com


WED. MAY 5 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon in the Heritage Room of the Atrium Building, the Metaphysical Society presents “Beyond the Physical You,” with Presenter Judy Taylor.  Judy began her training in mediumship in the late 1970's.  Judy will share why she believes we are beings of energy with unlimited abilities to change our lives, even humanity.  If time permits, she will share a few techniques to work with our energy and intent.  Judy is available for afternoon readings for persons as well as pets (bring a picture).  Meeting is open to Society members and SCCCA residents joining the Club.  SCCCA ID required.  Masks are requested on campus.  Free admission, with a love offering requested.  Those wishing to view the presentation via Zoom.com, for a $5 fee, are to request a link via an email to metaphysicalsociety@gmail.com, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening prior to the event, for further instructions.


THU. MAY 6 - Introduction to Excel
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon - $10 Members   $15 Non-Members 
This class starts with a definition of spreadsheets, workbooks, formulas and functions.  In-class activities include data entry, operators and operations, cell groupings, cell formats, and cell data manipulations. This is an interactive class and questions are encouraged.  Available to CA and KP members only. The Computer Club Lab is open with limited activities.  Some classes will be held in the lab and some classes will be held as Virtual classes using GoToMeeting teleconferencing software.  Registered students will receive an email with instructions, the day before the class.  Sign up for classes can be done on-line.  Student must be a member in good standing at Sun City Center or Kings Point.  Tuition is payable upon registration.  For additional information email: Pauline Baker, Education Director at paulinebaker864@gmail.com


MON, MAY 10 – Buying a Computer
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. - $5 Members   $10 Non-Members 
There are many choices.  This class discusses how much RAM you will need, which kind of drive suits your needs, whether to buy on-line or in person, if a warranty is worth the expense and many more decision points.  Available to CA and KP members only. The Computer Club Lab is open with limited activities.  Some classes will be held in the lab and some classes will be held as Virtual classes using GoToMeeting teleconferencing software.  Registered students will receive an email with instructions, the day before the class.  Sign up for classes can be done on-line.  Student must be a member in good standing at Sun City Center or Kings Point.  Tuition is payable upon registration.  For additional information email: Pauline Baker, Education Director at paulinebaker864@gmail.com


MON. MAY 10, 17, 24 - BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE LESSONS
4:00 PM - Silver -  Bolero
5:00 PM - Intermediate  - West Coast Swing
6:00 PM - Intermediate  1 - Rumba
7:00 PM - Beginning  - Foxtrot
Location:  St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1015 East Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Contact:  Bernice DuBro (dancewithbernice@gmail.com) - Home: 813-634-3205  Cell: 813-482-6784 - Cost:  $30/person for a 4-week month or $8/per lesson - All are invited to attend.


WED. MAY 12 - THE COMPUTER CLUB MONTHLY MEETING
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at this meeting Rob Truman will give us a top-down look at Google and some of products. Rob will go over the Google eco-system, including using Search, Gmail, Google Drive and cloud storage for creating and sharing documents, along with Google Maps and YouTube. He will also discuss Google tracking; how much Google knows about us, and some tips and tricks you can use while working in the Google universe. The Computer Club Lab is open with limited activities.  Some classes will be held in the lab and some classes will be held as Virtual classes using GoToMeeting teleconferencing software.  Registered students will receive an email with instructions, the day before the class.  Sign up for classes can be done on-line.  Student must be a member in good standing at Sun City Center or Kings Point.  Tuition is payable upon registration.  For additional information email: Pauline Baker, Education Director at paulinebaker864@gmail.com


MON. MAY 17, 24 - BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE LESSONS
4:00 PM - Silver -  Bolero
5:00 PM - Intermediate  - West Coast Swing
6:00 PM - Intermediate  1 - Rumba
7:00 PM - Beginning  - Foxtrot
Location:  St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1015 East Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Contact:  Bernice DuBro (dancewithbernice@gmail.com) - Home: 813-634-3205  Cell: 813-482-6784 - Cost:  $30/person for a 4-week month or $8/per lesson - All are invited to attend.


TUE. MAY 18 - HEARINNG MAINTENANCE OF YOUR HEARING AIDS - HLAA SCC Chapter is sponsoring this Zoom meeting in your home
12:30 p.m. Presentation starts; Login at 12:15 on the Zoom platform. Key points for First time hearing aid users to long term wearers of hearing aids will be outlined along with importance of yearly hearing evaluations. Caroline Fortune, Hearing Aid Specialist of the Hearing Center of SW Florida in SCC is our speaker.  This is a FREE and captioning meeting for our community. HLAA’s Mission is to open the world of communication to a more active and rewarding lifestyle for the 260,000 people with hearing loss in Hillsborough Co. through Information, Education, Advocacy, and Support.  Website – https://www.hlaascc.com/  https://www.hla-fl.org/ - Email –  Debbe.Hagner@gmail.com to Register for this Meeting - Telephone number –  Text to register  (727) 271-0770


TUES. MAY 18 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP SPONSORED BY SUN TOWERS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Now in a zoom format hosted by Aging Care Advocates. Please gather on the phone to talk about your experiences, challenges, and victories. For more information and to register: 800-272-3900 - Katie Colwell Williams, MA, CMC, Director of Advocacy Services, Aging Care Advocates, Inc. Office (813) 246-4120


WED. MAY 19 – METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, in the Heritage Room of the Atrium Building, the Metaphysical Society presents “Ogham and the Magic of Trees,” with Presenter Beverly Frable.  Beverly works with all forms of divination, often combining a variety of tools to gain deeper insights during her consultations.  Today she will share her intuitive insight regarding Ogham Staves - an ancient Celtic tradition.  Meeting is open to Society members and SCCCA residents joining the Club.  SCCCA ID required.  Masks are requested on campus.  Free admission, with a love offering requested.  Those wishing to view the presentation via Zoom.com, for a $5 fee, are to request a link via an email to metaphysicalsociety@gmail.com, before 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening prior to the event, for further instructions.


THU. MAY 20 - GFWC SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB FOOD DRIVE FOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE FOOD PANTRY
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. There will be an easy contact-free in and out dropoff at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church parking lot, 1239 W. Del Webb, SCC, follow the signs.  the SCC Woman's Club will be having a Food Drive in lieu of the General Meeting.    It will benefit Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry which helps many Sun City Center and Hillsborough County residents.  We are asking all club and community members to participate if possible.There will be an easy contact-free in and out dropoff. Club members will greet you and get your donations from your car or golf cart. If you prefer to send a monetary donation, please make check to SCC Woman's Club and mail to SCC Woman's Club, P. O. Box 5434, SCC 33573. We have been making plans for the next club year starting in September and are looking forward to seeing each other at Community Hall.  Information will be announced during the summer about how meetings will be held and the terrific programs being planned.  


THU. MAY 20, 27, JUN 3, 10 – Introduction to Computers
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon - $20 Members   $25 Non-Members 
This class is four sessions and is for those who want to learn computer basics.  It will be “hands on” learning with individual participation, demos, and activities.  Hardware and software topics will be covered.  Available to CA and KP members only. The Computer Club Lab is open with limited activities.  Some classes will be held in the lab and some classes will be held as Virtual classes using GoToMeeting teleconferencing software.  Registered students will receive an email with instructions, the day before the class.  Sign up for classes can be done on-line.  Student must be a member in good standing at Sun City Center or Kings Point.  Tuition is payable upon registration.  For additional information email: Pauline Baker, Education Director at paulinebaker864@gmail.com


FRI. MAY 21 – Introduction to File Explorer
9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 noon - $10 Members   $15 Non-Members 
File Explorer is the windows built-in application that displays the contents of hard drives and folders.  It helps you organize your pictures, music and documents.  In this class you will learn to copy, move, delete and rename files and folders.  Available to CA and KP members only. The Computer Club Lab is open with limited activities.  Some classes will be held in the lab and some classes will be held as Virtual classes using GoToMeeting teleconferencing software.  Registered students will receive an email with instructions, the day before the class.  Sign up for classes can be done on-line.  Student must be a member in good standing at Sun City Center or Kings Point.  Tuition is payable upon registration.  For additional information email: Pauline Baker, Education Director at paulinebaker864@gmail.com


MON. MAY 24 - BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE LESSONS
4:00 PM - Silver -  Bolero
5:00 PM - Intermediate  - West Coast Swing
6:00 PM - Intermediate  1 - Rumba
7:00 PM - Beginning  - Foxtrot
Location:  St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1015 East Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. Contact:  Bernice DuBro (dancewithbernice@gmail.com) - Home: 813-634-3205  Cell: 813-482-6784 - Cost:  $30/person for a 4-week month or $8/per lesson - All are invited to attend.


FRI. MAY 28 - MULTI-CULTURALHERRITAGE CLUB PARTNERS WITH SECURITY PATROL OF SUN CITY CENTER AND FEEDING AMERICA TAMPA BAY
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in the Parking lot of the Sun City Center Security Patrol office at 1225 N Pebble Beach Blvd right here in Sun City Center.
HUNGER
It’s a noun that affects all cultures.
Definition…
1. the need or desire for food
2. A lack of food leading to sickness or death
This is why the Multicultural Heritage Club in Sun City Center has partnered with the Security Patrol of Sun City Center and Feeding America Tampa Bay for three, count them, three Mobile Food Pantry community events.
Because no person should go hungery
All volunteers…
1. Must complete a liability waiver 
2. Must wear a face mask (provided)
3. Must wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes
4. Distribute boxes directly to vehicle trunks
Bottled water will be provided.
Contact the MHC president, Vicente Lopez @ 813-461-4576 to volunteer or send an email to multiculturalheritageclub@gmail.com 


TUE. JUN 1 DEADLINE TO HELP! - EMEMENTARY SCHOOL NEEDS YOU!
Reddick Elementary School
Many of the teachers at Reddick Elementary School (RES) need supplies for their classrooms, which school districts do not provide.  Since some students cannot afford to purchase such supplies, teachers pay for the supplies they need, out of their own pockets. As teachers are often poorly paid, many, must choose between buying products for their classrooms—or for their own households, especially during these challenging Covid times. Teachers and their classrooms need supplies on an ongoing basis, regardless of school projects or the generosity of relatives and friends. Individuals, organizations, and/or  companies can directly supply a classroom with items that teachers and students need daily: • paper. • crayons • markers. • hand- sanitizer. • Wipes • Snack • folders • Erasers • Composition notebooks • reading books for the school library.   Or, items which are part of special projects or experiences teachers want to provide for their students. You can make a difference and help our RES teachers from your office or home. Here are the simple steps to buy these items online and have them shipped directly to the teachers at Reddick Elementary School.
1.           Click on the following link which wil take you directly to the RES teachers - https://www.classroomgiving.org/florida/wimauma
2.           Select a teacher to view their list of requested items.
3.           Select and purchase the items which will then be sent directly to the
              Teacher at RES.
              You need to enter the address to the school as follows:
              325 W. Lake Drive
              Wimauma, FL 33598 - Phone #:  813  634-0809 - www.classroomgiving.org


EVERY WED. - NEW THRIFT SHOP IN TOWN:  St John Divine Thrift Shop 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd. Stop by and check out our inventory of clothes (there’s even a designer rack), houseswares, jewelry, china, small furniture and lots more. Interested in donating items?  Right now we’re looking for jewelry and Christmas items. Call Barbara Gentry 633 3363


EVERY WED. - THE FRONT PORCH PICKERS PERFORM!
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday at the SouthShore United Church of Christ, corner of La Jolla and North Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center to play country, bluegrass, traditional and gospel music.  Audience members are invited to listen and enjoy the music every Wednesday afternoon.  For additional information contact president, David Lickfeldt, 813-633-6739.


FRI. JUN 25 - MULTI-CULTURALHERRITAGE CLUB PARTNERS WITH SECURITY PATROL OF SUN CITY CENTER AND FEEDING AMERICA TAMPA BAY
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in the Parking lot of the Sun City Center Security Patrol office at 1225 N Pebble Beach Blvd right here in Sun City Center.
HUNGER
It’s a noun that affects all cultures.
Definition…
1. the need or desire for food
2. A lack of food leading to sickness or death
This is why the Multicultural Heritage Club in Sun City Center has partnered with the Security Patrol of Sun City Center and Feeding America Tampa Bay for three, count them, three Mobile Food Pantry community events.
Because no person should go hungery
All volunteers…
1. Must complete a liability waiver 
2. Must wear a face mask (provided)
3. Must wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes
4. Distribute boxes directly to vehicle trunks
Bottled water will be provided.
Contact the MHC president, Vicente Lopez @ 813-461-4576 to volunteer or send an email to multiculturalheritageclub@gmail.com 




WED. SEP 1 - AARP SAFE DRIVER CLASSES!
AARP hopes to be able to restart in-person driver services again in September of 2021 in Sun City Center and Kings Point. 
Visit:: www.AARP.ORG/DRIVE - AARP classes are available to AARP members and non-members and include a variety of Safe Driver programs. Our Smart Driver  course may even result in auto insurance discounts once courses are successfully completed.  In-person classes may not be available now, but the online course is always available for you to take at home. 
If you are anticipating the purchase of a new car, or have purchased an automobile in the past several years, you may benefit from a brief orientation to vehicle safety features in the Smart DriverTEK and CarFit virtual classes available at the above link or aarp.org/quicklearnings and review the 2-4 minute videos that cover new technology found in today’s automobiles. At the same website you will find AARP virtual courses covering a variety of driver safety related topics, each designed to make you a better informed consumer, and a safer driver.  Many of our online offerings are provided at no charge.  We hope to begin classroom-based Driver Safety Courses in the fall, so check this newsletter for further details.  In the meantime, drive safely AND happy motoring!