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The News of Sun City Center Trails Being Planned for the 37 Acres PHOTO BY PHYLLIS HODGES a winner, so drop off your idea at By Phyllis Hodges   After agreeing to chair the the SCC Community Association 2013 Golf Cart Parade, Dave office on N. Pebble Beach Blvd. or Birkett gathered an enthusiastic group in May to start planning to make this year’s parade as much fun as it was in 2012. (Last year’s p ara d e , w hi ch D av e c h a i r e d , attracted 160 carts competing for $5,000 prize money provided Thousands lined the golf cart parade route last year. by Minto in the suggestion boxes at the Kings Communities.) Point north and south clubhouses.   First decision—the date: Suggestions must be received by June December 7, 10 a.m. Add that to 28 to be considered. your calendar right now.   Questions? Contact Dave  Next decision—the theme--??? Birkett at After kicking the subject around, the or Chris Robinson at crobin1940@ group decided to tap this community’s creative minds. They are asking We’ll keep you posted on the residents for ideas that expand committee’s planning progress possibilities beyond the holiday. throughout the year, i.e., prizes, Seasonal decorations are a given and always welcome, considering the categories, route, sponsors, grand parade is in December; but they want marshal, etc. The group now includes entrants to have the opportunity to Chairman Dave Birkett, Ed Barnes, think “outside the box” as well. (Last Bill Barron, Nancy Birkett, Kelly year’s theme was ‘Tis the Sea-Sun, Emerson, Erma Faron, Bill Hodges, which encouraged decorations that Phyllis Hodges, Don Nathan, Eileen depicted the holiday as well as fun in Peco, Bob Powers, Lyn Reitz, Hud Richard, Chris Robinson, Vicki the sun.) Robinson and Lyle Watson.   A $100 gift card will go to the theme selected. You could be SPOTLIGHT ON ENTERTAINMENT The next couple of months will be quiet but once September arrives... WATCH OUT! Enjoy your summer! The 2013-14 schedule of shows has been announced: Sunday Shows: Tribute to Elton JohnNovember 10; Streisand/Mathis Holiday Show-December 8; Top 10 Rock-n-Roll Revue (REPLACES 3 Redneck Tenors)-January 12; Showcase-Wednesday, January 29; Jay White as Neil DiamondFebruary 9; and Finis-March 30. Friday Shows: Sounds of Soul-November 15; Flashback-January 24; Phil Dirt & the Dozers-February 14; and Fabulons-March 21 (DATE CHANGED). (Includes Showcase as shown in Sunday series above.) The brochures will be out by Labor Day so stay tuned. Prices for each series will be $70/person/series. And then .... Other Performances to look forward to (more details later): ...September 28 (Saturday) and 29 (Sunday) - A Night at the Popera presented by Klassika. Saturday (7:00-9:00) will be a nightclub setting, tables of 8, BYOB; Sunday (2:30-4:30) will be reserved theater seating. ...November 17 (Sunday) Opera “Idol” - St. Petersburg Opera Co. ...December 19 (Thursday) - A Christmas Concert - South Shore Concert Band. ...January 26 (Sunday) - Highlights of Norma - St. Petersburg Opera Co. ... February 27 (Thursday) - A Pop Concert - South Shore Concert Band. ...March 23 (Sunday) - Seven Most Unwise Moments in Opera - St. Petersburg Opera Co. ...March 28 (Friday) - Patrick & Matilda - A fabulous ventriloquist act performed in a nightclub setting; BYOB. Reserved tables of 8. ...April 6 (Sunday) - Big Band Jamboree - the Sarasota Jazz Project. Info: 813-642-2001 On May 24, a blistery hot Friday, two experienced trail hikers, Richard Angerosa (left), chairman of the Community Association’s Nature Trail Taskforce appointed by President Ed Barnes along with Michael Raff (right), president of the Hiking Club of Sun City Center, also, a member of the Taskforce and I ventured into the CA’s 37 wilderness acres to investigate the feasibility of nature trails on the property. Hopefully in the future, CA members will be able to enjoy nature hikes in rugged terrain where one can truly see Florida wilderness. You may see Florida gar fish lazing around in a creek, birds, even osprey nesting or just resting in the tree tops. There is an abundance of interesting plant life. Angerosa and Raff know their stuff that comes from years of hiking nature trails throughout the United States. With their experience, CA members can look forward to their own nature trails to enjoy. —Howie Griffin, CA Director PHOTO BY JOHN BOWKER You Can Decide Theme for 2013 Golf Cart Parade 5 PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JHOWIE GRIFFIN June 2013 This bandstand may be the first to be painted with an Antique Bronze colored roof. The paint is a new special Polymer mix with an epoxy formulation that should last for many years while expanding and contracting to match the sun’s heating rays. What’s New at the Library? We are happy to see so many residents using our new online catalog. For those of you who missed the announcement, you can go to suncity to look up items, request items or renew items. We have seen an increase in requests since the catalog went live so we know some of you have found it! Our thanks to the GFWC Sun City Center Woman’s Club for contributing $250 toward the continued purchase of the Wall Street Journal subscription. The WSJ is the only newspaper subscription the library receives and it is very popular with our library users. We are also very grateful to The Stained Glass Club of Sun City Center for their generous donation of $500 which will be used to supplement the library’s book budget. Our books are always in high demand, even in the summer when our winter residents are gone. New DVDs added in May are: The Guilt Trip, Broken City, Silver Linings Playbook, Pitch Perfect, The Impossible, Django Unchained and Promised Land. The Impossible is based on the true story of the Belon family vacation that turned into a nightmare of epic proportions. Separated by the tsunami that struck Thailand in 2004, the movie shows their harrowing experiences as the family members attempt to find each other in the ensuing chaos. Thanks to our grant from the Interfaith Council and the Nearly New shop, we added some great new titles in large print. Unsinkable is the memoir of Debbie Reynolds. In Killer Librarian, by Mary Lou Kirwin, librarian Karen Nash’s vacation starts off on the wrong foot when her lover goes off on their planned vacation to England with another woman. Things get even more complicated when Karen decides to go alone. Other new large print titles include: Taking Eve by Iris Johansen, Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins, Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods, The Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels and Six Years by Harlan Coben. With the Affordable Care Act scheduled to begin in 2014, you may want to take a look at the ObamaCare Survival Guide to see what the act contains and what effect it will have on the future of American health care. For some lighter reading, take a walk through the foggy streets of London where a mass murderer is on the loose in David Morrell’s Murder as a Fine Art or try Stephen Coonts’ latest thriller Pirate Alley. Happy Reading! —Elaine Birkinshaw

News of Sun City Center June 13

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