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America’s Fastest Growing Sport NOKP Staff It’s the fastest growing sport in the United States, a recent “question” on Jeopardy and the favorite hobby of thousands. You may have never heard of it, but many of your neighbors are doing all they can to change that. We’re talking, of course, about Pickleball. This undeniably fun and happily addictive sport is played on a badminton court with a net lowered to 34 inches at the center. The “ball” in question is a perforated baseball – similar to a

whiffle ball. Wood or composite paddles are used to smack that ball. While the game is easy to learn and can be played at a leisurely pace by beginners, more experienced players can quickly create a competitive, fast-paced match. HISTORY Pickleball was invented in 1965 by Washington State Congressman, Joel Pritchard, and his friend, Bill Bell. After a morning playing golf, they returned to Pritchard’s home to find the their families sitting Continued on Page 3

Advanced / High Intermediate players.

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National Pickleball Champion Visits Kings Point   On Wednesday, August 24, Steve Wong an original founding member of the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) was in the Sun City Center area for a clinic at Valencia Lakes.  Steve is a former Pickleball national singles and doubles champion and current top national contender and was visiting the local area distributor for his L to R:  Kneeling:  Tony Bucci, Ralph Hamp, pickleball equipment Steve Wong, Felix Vazquez.  2nd Row:  Byron business. While here, Fresco, Don Edwards, Ed Markowitz.  Top:  Jim he accepted the Butner, Rick Stroscher.  challenge of the local Kings Point Pickleball Club to play eight of the top local players.  It was a great honor to host him for an entire afternoon while playing both with and against him.  All members in attendance were thoroughly impressed with his exceptionally relaxed personality and his ability to provide key pointers.  It was a great opportunity to learn from a national top tier player.  Steve enjoyed himself so much he is scheduling a return visit sometime this December.  The whole afternoon was a great example of the social and playing camaraderie that exemplifies what great pickleball is all about! 

Relay For Life Committee Gearing Up For 2012 Submitted by Evelyn Lunsford The steering committee for the 2012 Relay For Life of Sun City Center, a signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society, met on September 2 to begin preparation for the Relay to be held on April 10-11 at Trinity Baptist Church. Event Chair Vivian Hodgkin outlined an ambitious program designed to surpass the $35,000 raised during the 2011 Relay. Community support is needed to meet this goal and “more” was the buzzword at the meeting. The committee wants to see more teams participate in the Relay, surpassing the 18 teams who walked in April 2011. Teams garner support through friends and family who contribute to their individualized fundraising goals and through other fundraising opportunities. The Team Development Chair is Sharon Alvarez, who can be contacted at 813.260.3827. Enrollment of more cancer survivors, those living the American Cancer Society’s

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Photo by Cathy Vallianatos. Shown are members of the steering committee of the 2012 Sun City Center Relay for Life.  Shown kneeling from left are Evelyn Lunsford, Char Treadway and Vivian Hodgkin.  Standing from left are Walter Cawein, Cheryl Kaplan, Terry McGovern, Joanne Sudman, Ellen McGovern and Hud Richard.  

slogan of “Celebrating More Birthdays”, is front and center for this year’s event. The survivors’

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been touched by cancer in some fashion. A query at the September 2nd meeting revealed that each member had been impacted personally or through a family member or friend. More entertainment as a fundraising tool took center stage at the meeting as Joanne Sudman, Fundraising Chair, described an original cabaretstyle performance by Armand and Angelina to be held at Community Hall in March 2012. Armand contributes rock-androll to the act, while Angelina performs classical music. Those who have seen the duo perform describe their act as an exciting blend of the two styles. Relay For Life is a celebration of life in honor of those touched by cancer. Relay For Life also raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s programs of research, education, advocacy and service – programs that can reduce cancer deaths and cancer incidence, and improve Continued on Page 2

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the quality of life for those touched by cancer. Relay For Life began in 1985. Dr. Gordon Klatt, an oncologist in Tacoma, Washington, wanted to make a difference in the lives of his cancer patients. Dr. Klatt’s idea was to run laps around a track for 24 hours and raise funds. He raised $27,000 and donated the money to the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay For Life has grown to become the American Cancer Society’s national signature event. Relay For Life is a true community event where people of all ages and from all walks of

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life come together for a common cause. Community support is essential for the success of the 2012 Relay For Life of Sun City Center. Make sure you mark your calendar for April 10-11, 2012 and attend. There will be fun, food, and companionship. Better yet, grab your best buddy and your neighbors, form a team and be an active part of helping people to celebrate more birthdays. For more information, please contact Cathy Vallianatos, Community Representative with the American Cancer Society, at 813.685.0670, ext. 5457 or cathy. vallianatos@cancer.org. Relay For Life Survivors Walk

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around the back yard doing a whole lot of nothing. There was an old badminton court on the grounds, so the guys went looking for equipment. They found a perforated plastic ball and fashioned a handful of wooden paddles. Over the next few days, they tried the net at various different heights, eventually settling on 36 inches. The next weekend, the Pritchard family introduced another family friend, Barney McCallum, to the game. During their matches, the Pritchard family dog, Pickles, made a game out of chasing and intercepting the bouncing ball. After hollering “Pickles! Ball!” for the umpteenth time, the guys decided to name their new sport in the enthusiastic dog’s honor. Two years later, the first permanent pickleball court was constructed in Joel Pritchard’s backyard. From that yard in Seattle, the sport began to spread nationwide.

IN KINGS POINT Pickleball officially arrived in Kings Point about 5 years ago. Membership in the Pickleball Club has doubled in the past 2 years to near 140. If you are interested in learning the sport, beginner classes are held each Tuesday evening, November through March. And don’t worry about being the lone stranger. Last season there were over 20 “beginners” actively involved in learning Pickleball. Beginner matches are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. High Intermediate and Advanced players compete each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The club also hosts several events each year. There will be a “welcome back” ice cream social in November, an annual meeting in January and a potluck dinner each March. Current Kings Point Pickleball Officers include: Lewis Lange, President; Karen Russell, Vice President; Joni Stanton, Secretary;

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Shirley Bucci, Social Director and Karen Tomle, Communications. For rules or more information about Pickleball in general, visit www.usapa.org. To learn about

it first hand, contact your Kings Point neighbors, Lewis Lange at 919.924.9455 and lange1993@ aol.com or Shirley Bucci at sabucci@yahoo.com.

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Al & Pat Hurlbrink took their NOKP to Sibelius Monument in Helsinki, Finland

Beginning in June 2011, the News of Kings Point will debut a new feature called: “Where in the World is the News of Kings Point.” We know many of you folks love to travel almost as much as our resident wanderer, Eddie Dixon. So, when you go on the road or on that cruise in the coming months, be sure to take along your NOKP. Snap a photo of you or a loved one holding up the paper with the News of Kings Point header visible and send a digital image to news@thenewsofkingspoint.com so we can put your smiling face in the paper. Did we mention…THERE’S A PRIZE!!!! The esteemed travel experts at Legendary Journeys have generously agreed to sponsor this new feature by donating a. ONE-WEEK CARIBBEAN CRUISE. That’s right! Each year we will be drawing a name from our submitted photos and some lucky traveler will cruise the Caribbean courtesy of Legendary Journeys and NOKP. Contest runs from May 1, 2011 to April 31, 2012, so get those photos in! Details are available, by request, from new@thenewsofkingspoint.com.

Ken Wolfert took his News of Kings Point along with him on a trip to New Orleans.

The Breast Care Center at manatee memorial hospital Breast cancer is most treatable in its early stages, and the best form of early detection is mammography. The American Cancer Society recommends that all women have a yearly mammogram starting at age 40. A clinical breast exam (CBE) is recommended about every three years for women in their 20s and 30s, and each year for those age 40 and over. The Breast Care Center at Manatee Memorial offers a full spectrum of services from screening to diagnosis to treatment. The equipment used at the Breast Care Center produces images with high contrast and high definition to visualize details throughout the breast.

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Bitten by the Pickleball Bug

By Brenda Wiseman Just start talking pickleball and feel the energy level hit an all time high! Louann Dubendorf and Nadine Powers have definitely been bitten by the pickle ball bug. As we sat down to talk they were coming down from playing in a tournament at Wauchula winning a blue ribbon and making more happy memories. These two friends and pickleball partners met on the pickleball courts at the South Clubhouse here in Kings Point. They met through a shared curiosity, for both Louann and Nadine wanted to see what was going on and how this crazy game was played. Nadine, who lives in Radison, watched the pickleball courts being built, where as Louann was drawn to the courts after moving into the Maplewood area of Kings Point from Orlando six years ago. These two have gone from being curious about the sport to playing in approximately seven tournaments per year. They have won enough ribbons to cover the walls of their condos. The most recent one played in Wauchula was a fundraiser for the local animal shelter and raised $500. That’s a lot of pickleball! Louann has become quite the pickleball promoter. She has designed t-shirt graphics which have evolved into an online store for pickleball merchandise-including the Lucky Pickle. She has instigated many tournaments here at Kings Point, and has conjured themes to add fun and laughs to the play. Before becoming a pickleball enthusiast, Louann was in computer management and was an ultrasound technician.

Adopt a Friend That C.A.R.E.s

Sarah is a unique looking Lab/ Dachshund mix. She was found in a community with no owner in sight. Sarah has the most loving personality. She wants nothing more than to be in your arms. Sarah is a nice size for someone who wants that goofy Lab personality but doesn’t have the room for a large dog. She also seems fine with other dogs. Sarah is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots.   Come and meet Sarah today! DOB: January 2, 2010.         C.A.R.E. is open 10 AM to 3 PM on Tues. - Sat. . For directions visit www. CareShelter.org. or call 813-645-2273

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Faith is a female Calico cat of extraordinary beauty.  Unfortunately she has had a rough time in her recent life.  She was a stray for quite a while and had developed some medical ailments for which she has been treated.  Faith is at 100 % back to good health and is now looking for a forever home with a loving owner. As part of her adoption  she has been brought up to date on her shots, spayed and  micro chipped.  Won’t you visit C.A.R.E. with the idea of making Faith part of your family?        DOB: February, 2, 2010.

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She currently has some great roofmates--her 90-year-old mother and her brother. Louann is also a dog enthusiast and now has two mini schnauzers, Dusty and Dixie. Nadine grew up in Florida, but also spent time in Kentucky and Georgia where she still has family. Her eyes light up when she talks about how she and her daughter Melanie fostered children. They watched over 4 to 8 year olds, although she fondly recalled when they cared for a 24 month old and how heart broken she was when the little one was adopted. That’s when Nadine decided no more babies--it was just too difficult to say goodbye. One Christmas she had 8 children. She just couldn’t say no to a kid in need. Nadine enjoys traveling with her husband, Mike, who was also a pickleball player until he had to ease off the play. Both Nadine and Louann spoke of the camaraderie through pickleball and how this community of players has become close, both on and off the courts--helping each other through tough times and celebrating the good times. They laughed as they told stories of sons, daughters and grandchildren reluctantly coming to the courts to play, thinking they can beat these “old guys”, then staggering off the court sweaty, with a new appreciation of these “old guys” and hooked on the sport.

Thursday Oct. 27th. Doors Open – 4:00 PM. Silent Auction - 5:00 to 5:25 PM. LIVE Auction Starts – 5:30 PM.

Feline Folks Volunteer

Kings Point Clubhouse Banquet Room. Advanced Tickets Available. $5 / Person or Tickets at the Door. Door Prizes & Lite Refreshments. Free-Roaming Cat Volunteers will be in Attendance. Cash or Check Only. Auction Items include: • FUNtastic Travel All-Inclusive Cancun Trip • Electric Scooter – Little Harbor Condo Stay • Disney & Sea World Day Passes • Museum, Theater, Orchestra, Dinner Cruise & Lots More

Feline Folks will conduct its Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic (OFF)

Operation Feline Fix for free roaming cats on Saturday October 8th at C.A.R.E (1528 27th St. Ruskin.) Charge is $15 per Cat or Kitten (Must weigh 4 pounds or be 4 months old.) No soft-sided carriers allowed. Only one cat per trap or hard-sided carrier. Reservation Required Call (813) 633-7302. Drop-Off time at C.A.R.E. is 7:30 AM. Pick-up Time is 2:30 PM.


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Question: My herbs aren’t looking so good right now. Can I revive them? Anneswer… Maybe, it depends on which herbs you have and whether they are annuals or perennials. Perennial herbs can be re-

vived by trimming and fertilizing. Cut them back by about1/3 of the total plant height and apply a slow-release fertilizer. We recommend “Dynamite 13.13.13 with minor elements”. Make sure they are getting strong light but not direct sun. Too much shade will make herbs stringy and weak while too much sun will burn them. PERENNIAL HERBS: Rosemary: Must have very good drainage. Cooks everywhere use the leaves. Performs equally well in a fast draining container or in a garden site. Trim to shape. You can put leaves in a plastic bag in the freezer. If they start to get pale green or yellowish just add a little more fertilizer to green them up. Best to fertilize lightly and more often. Lemon Grass: A root-hardy

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perennial that forms a large clump if given sun, water and fertilizer. The tender lower stalks are used in stir-fry, the leaves make tea that’s very tasty and has medicinal properties. Thyme: Technically a perennial. If it makes it through the summer cut it back by about a third and give it some fertilizer. Like light and good drainage. Sage: A perennial that shouldn’t be started in the summer. Transplant the little plants in early spring or fall. Use the leaves on chicken, Etc. Marjoram: Two types: Sweet and Pot. Space them about a foot apart. Sweet is upright, pot is flatter. Use the leaves fresh or dried. Makes a pretty border plant. ANNUAL HERBS: Each year in the fall and spring

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personality, Jay B. Starkey will perform. Joining him is Jim Burge, Ted Hope and Craig McDougal presenting a program of classical and popular music. SAT. OCT 2 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Florida Room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. Members $3; Guests $5. Info: Janet 633.3558. Come dance to the music of Thor Stevens. BYOB. Ice, water and snacks provided. Dressy/casual attire. Still collecting small items for our troops along with a new request for hard candy. Will pick up any donations. TUE. OCT 4 - PREVENTION OF DENTAL DISEASE and DENTAL HEALTH for SENIORS 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 33573 is provided by Jim and Nell Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, Taze from items submitted to them dcaneen@suntowersretirement. for publication. To submit events com, www.SunTowersRetirement. for future publications, send com. Joseph F. Diaz, D.D.S will them by the 15th of the previous educate us about prevention month. Jim and Nell Taze also of dental disease and dental publish Ads and Events, a weekly health for seniors. Don’t miss this e-mail containing information opportunity to receive much about what’s happening in needed information. 33573. Your event will also TUE. OCT 4 - CONGESTIVE HEART appear in the weekly Ads and FAILURE “CHF” SUPPORT GROUP Events e-mail and on the website MEETS 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Sun Towers www.SCCAdsAndEvents.com. Retirement Community, 101 Send all events by e-mail to Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, sccfreeads@tampabay.rr.com. dcaneen@suntowersretirement. You only need to submit your com, www.SunTowersRetirement. Event one time each month for com. Join our facilitator Shayne Kull, it to appear in both The News MSR, from hometown homecare as of Kings Point and SCC Ads and she introduces you to cutting edge Events. resources. This group is exclusively SPECIAL EVENTS for those living with heart failure Please include all basic and their families and caregivers. information, especially Price TUE. OCT 4, 11, 18 and 25 (or list it’s Free) and Contact ADVENTURES IN WRITING 1:00 - 3:00 Information (phone, e-Mail, or P.M. Study Room #4, SouthShore website). Six lines maximum. Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Send to: sccfreeads@tampabay. Way. Admission is Free. Info: rr.com As soon as space permits, 813.273.3652. Connect with local we will put it in the weekly e-Mail writers to discuss all aspects of the and it will run until event date writing process. Inspire, encourage passes. You do not need to and exchange ideas. If you’ve submit it again. ever wanted to be a writer, this PLEASE NOTE: This area is for is the group for you! All levels of SPECIAL EVENTS only. WEEKLY, writers are welcome. MONTHLY, or ONGOING EVENTS TUE. OCT 4 - HAWAIIAN LUAU are listed on our website under BUFFET DINNER AND DANCE 5:00 WEEKLY & MONTHLY MEETINGS p.m. Borini Room at Kings Point. at www.SCCAdsAndEvents. Members $7.50 pp. Guests $12.50 com which is updated every pp. Sep 26 is the cutoff date. weekend. Tickets or Info: Frank Gatto 633.8942 or 631.235.4656. New York Empire State Club. Music by Gari. Food by SAT. OCT 1 - ANIMAL BLESSING by Richard Schuler. Menu: Pork Loin, ST. FRANCIS of ASSISI - NEW PLACE Sweet Sour Chicken, Chinese Fried 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. New Three Rice, Broccoli, Pineapple Upside Legged Poodle Store at the SW Down Cake, Coffee, Iced Tea. corner of Rte 674 and 301 around BYOB. All are Welcome. corner from Bogg’s Jewelry. TUE. OCT 4, 11, 18, 25 - TUESDAY Questions or to Volunteer, call EVENING SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES Bette Erikson 813.846.3313 or Linda 5:30 p.m. Beginning Rumba; 6:45 Cardamone 813.642.8646. Fifth p.m. Intermediate Slow Dance/ Annual Blessing of Animals, co- 8:00 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced sponsored by Unity Community Bolero. Social Dance Classes of Joy and Three legged Poodle. sponsored by the Academy Dance Music and hosting by Gari, and Club. Classes are held in the good food donated by area Dance Studio in the Atrium Bldg. restaurants and stores. All animals Central CA Campus. Open to all to be either leashed or caged. SCC and KP residents. Couples Bring a chair and a camera. Free and singles welcome. $5/per class. pet snacks, samples, raffle. Info: Bernice May 634.3205. SUN. OCT 2 - PELICAN PLAYERS WED. OCT 5 - HEARING LOSS PRESENTS “BROADWAY ASSOCIATION MEETS 9:30 a.m. St. EXTRAVAGANZA” 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 SCC Community Hall, 1910 S. Del Webb Blvd. W. Info: Richard Pebble Beach Blvd. Tickets $12 in Herring at rhmann@tampabay. advance, $15 at the door. Info: rr.com or Barbara Riley at 634.1706. 634.4675. Ticket sales: SCC Atrium LeAnn Boone, Au.D. will give an - Kiosk M-W-F, KP North Club House update on Implantable Hearing T-Th and Freedom Plaza MFST Technology. Dr. Boone is associated office M-F. Open seating. Open with MED-ED Corp. Test the new to Public. Annual fundraiser for the CaptionCall Telephone before 9 Military Family Support Trust (MFST). a.m. or after 10:30 meeting. Free SUN. OCT 2 - OPENING CONCERT, ASL signing class at 10:45 a.m. 14th ANNUAL ST. ANDREW FINE ARTS CART provided by Tess Crowder CONCERTS 3:00 p.m. St. Andrew Communication Access, Inc. Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del WED. OCT 5 - EVENTS IN THE MAYAN Webb Blvd. Season tickets $35. CALENDAR ARE UNFOLDING for the total of 7 concerts Oct. thru 10:00 a.m. Metaphysical Society. Apr. Individual concert tickets $9. Heritage Room, Atrium Bldg. Central Tickets available at Church office CA Complex. Info: 813.633.9400 or at the door day of concert. or www.thechakracenter.net. Info: Church office 813.634.1252, or Speaker: Mary Anna Elias will speak Judy Voorhees 813.642.8125. The on the current conditions that Tampa Bay Saxophone Quartet parallel the cycles of time that founded by the well-known Tampa

were endured and recorded 26000 years ago. We will chart arrival and current locations of the comet Elina, Honda and Levy in the macrocosm and discuss our own life’s turns and personal experiences in our microcosms associated with the shift. WED. OCT 5 - LT. COL. H. SPENCER FAIRCLOTH, USAF (RET) SPEAKS AT MOAA 11:00 a.m. Florida Room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. Reservations can be made by calling 877.332.3016 ($14) no later than the Sun. before the Wed. meeting. Lt. Col. Faircloth will be the featured speaker at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) monthly luncheon. Col. Faircloth will discuss his selection by the Secretary of Defense to serve on the White House Staff as the Executive Director of the Presidents Committee, Jobs for Veterans at the end of the Vietnam War. WED. OCT 5, 12, 19, 26 - WEDNESDAY DAY SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES 12:45p.m. Beginning Tango; 2:00 p.m. Intermediate Fox Trot; 3:15 p.m. Beg/Intermediate Salsa/Mambo. Social Dance Classes sponsored by the Academy Dance Club. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. Open to all SCC and KP residents. Couples and singles welcome. $5/per class. Info: Bernice May 634.3205. WED. OCT 5 - SAMARITAN SERVICES ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS 2:00 p.m. Redeemer Lutheran Church. Info: Office 634.9283 or Doris 634.3489. The speaker will be Eileen Poiley, Director of Education at USF. The topic will be help for the caregivers. WED. OCT 5 - ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE: SIZE AND SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Community Room and the Harkins Plaza, SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way. Admission is Free. Info: 813.273.3652. This is a family-oriented presentation using hands-on activities and assorted visuals with incredible video footage. Learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders. Following the presentation, a powerful telescope will be set up outside for viewing the moon, the rings of Saturn, and other beautiful objects, weather permitting. WED. OCT 5 - COMPUTER CLUB: MICROSOFT OFFICE PICTURE MANAGER 7:30 p.m. Florida Room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. Membership and meeting info: Bob Wehrle 633.4516. The Computer Club’s meeting kicks off the Club’s fall meeting schedule. Matt Batt will demonstrate Microsoft Office Picture manager. If you are interested in photo editing, this highly regarded free program is for you. Come and learn all the tricks. All SCC and KP residents are invited. THU. OCT 6 - SCC REGISTERED NURSES CLUB MEETS 9:15 a.m. Social; 9:45 a.m. Business Meeting. Caper Room, Atrium Bldg. Central

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CA Campus. Dues are $5 payable thru the Dec meeting. Membership info: Dorothy Turner 813.633.2364. Speaker: Elsie Aubourg from Palm Gardens. New members are welcome. Guests welcome. Remember to bring items for Sister Sara’s List and coupons for the Shriners Education Program. FRI. OCT 7 - GFWC SCC WOMAN’S CLUB ICE-CREAM SOCIAL 1:00 3:00 p.m. Florida Room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. Club members will be distributing a sundae in return for a donation of hard cover novels or large print books (no paper backed novels). Only one sundae per person for a donation; however, extra sundaes can be purchased for 50 cents for those who do not have a donation. GFWC SCC Woman’s Club celebrates a legacy of founding and service to the SCC Library. Info: Janet Cardulla 634.6692, ajcardulla@aol.com. FRI. OCT 7 - AVOID VICTIMIZATION 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Community Room, SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way. Admission is Free. Info: 813.273.3652. Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft through this informative program presented by Gina Vittone from the Elder Justice Center. FRI. OCT 7 - ED KILBOURNE “THE GRATEFUL ED” ENTERTAINS 6:30 p.m. The United Methodist church of SCC, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. $5 donation at the door. Info: Jeff Jordan 813.634.2539 ext 207 or www.sccumc.com. This popular artist is known for his collections of moving music, quirky humor and insightful monologues. Ed has also earned a reputation as one of America’s cutting edge religious communicators, a folk-theologian if you will, offering his teaching in story and song as a guest in churches across the US. FRI. OCT 7 - SOUTH SHORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - FIRST SEASON PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m. St. Anne Catholic Church, 106, 11th Ave NE just off State Road 41 north of Rt 674/College Ave. in Ruskin. $20 for a Single concert ticket and $21 for tickets at the door. All 5 concerts $90. Info: 813.667.7776. Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson will present the first concert of the Winter Season “A Fall Fantasy of the Sea.” The SSSO also needs the support from its growing musical family and several levels of donations are available. Please watch for remaining 4 concert information. FRI. OCT 7 and SAT. OCT 8 - BETH ISRAEL JEWISH CONGREGATION HIGH HOLY DAYS 7:45 p.m. 7th Kol Nidre Service for Yom Kippur begins. 10:00 a.m. 8th. Yom Kippur day will begin. Afternoon service will start at 3:00 p.m. Yiskor service will start at approx. 5:00 p.m. and will be followed by concluding services, the blowing of the shofar and Havdalah service. Info Temple 634.2590.

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33573 From Page 8 SAT. OCT 8 - WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S FUNDRAISER 8:00 a.m. Pre-walk activities - Walk Step off 9:00 p.m. United Methodist Church of SCC. Sign up at alz.org/walk or call 800.272.3900 for info. It begins at SCC United Methodist Church, proceeds north on Del Webb Blvd. then turns onto Freedom Plaza Retirement Community nature trail. The walkers continue down to GVT, make a loop and take the same route back. More details on the route, call Connie Lesko at 634.1824. JOIN the movement, LEAD the way, make a DIFFERENCE. SAT. OCT 8 - KEEP YOUR BOAT AFLOAT @ YOUR LIBRARY 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Computer Lab, SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way. Admission is Free. Info: 813.273.3652. The 7th Division of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will host an informational workshop that will cover vessel safety and float plans. SUN. OCT 9 - THE SINGING TREE 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Rollins Theater. Tickets $10/person will go on sale Tue. Sep 6 9:00 - noon Community Association Office. Info: 642.2001. Open to public. If you enjoy hearing music played on a hammered dulcimer and a double bass, this is for you. SUN. OCT 9 - OLDIES BUT GOODIES ANNUAL MEETING AND DANCE 6:00 p.m. Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. .Members free. $5 per person for guest. Info: 633.5649. We will have our annual members meeting with pizza. Raphael and Co. will perform that night. BYOB, Casual Dress. Singles Welcome. We will be having an extra dance on Oct 30th. Members who plan to attend the 6:00 p.m. PIZZA ANNUAL Meeting must RSVP. At the meeting we will introduce the board and review activities and talk of plans for 2012. MON. OCT 10 - TAMPA BAY AFFILIATE OF VOICE OF THE FAITHFUL MEETS 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 16550 S. Hwy 301, Wimauma (Across Hwy 301 from Copper Penny Restaurant). FREE. Info: 634.9904 or larry_vaughan@comcast.com. Meetings resume, ending summer vacation, (9 years). Featured will be report and analysis on American Catholic Council Conference in Detroit (attended by 2,000 people). All interested people are welcome, bring a friend. TUE. OCT 11 - SCC MODEL RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Directions to the Club Room are on the Club’s web site: www. sccmrrc.org. Open House for visitors during the Sun City Center’s 50th Anniversary Car Show. TUE. OCT 11 - COPD SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@suntowersretirement. com, www.SunTowersRetirement. com. Joy Barlaan, ARNP and Jan Whitaker, LPN from Ace homecare have over 50 combined years of experience and will be your facilitators. Your available resources are endless! TUE. OCT 11 - SOUTH SHORE DEMOCRATIC SPECIAL EVENING MEETING 6:00 p.m. This is not our normal Thursday meeting date, so make a note, further announcements will be forthcoming. TUE. OCT 11 - SCC PHOTO CLUB MEETS 6:30 p.m. Tutorial program; 7:00 p.m. Program will begin after a short business meeting. Info: see our website at http://www. photoclubscc.com or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Dr. Dues for 2011 year remain $20 per person or $30 per household couple. Community members and guests are welcome to attend. Meeting will feature

portrait photographer Tom Thomas who will give us specific ways to make those family photographs look special. Dr. Thomas has been a photographer for 4 years. WED. OCT 12 - AMICI, ITALIAN CULTURAL CLUB MEETING 7:00 p.m. East Social Room, Kings Point Clubhouse. This new season’s annual dues are $8, donations at the door $3. Info: 634.0955. Members receive priority for special events. John Frizzola will continue his presentations in his field of expertise, Meteorology. He will follow last season’s informative talk on Columbus’ voyages with October’s presentation on Torricelli’s Barometer. This invention led to theories about atmospheric pressure. SCC residents are invited to attend. THU. OCT 13 - COMPUTER CLUB’S “EASY SPREADSHEET FOR ANYONE” 9:00 a.m. Computer Club Classroom in Atrium Bldg, Central CA Campus. Tuition is $10 payable upon registration. Info: Bob Wehrle 633.4516 or Sam Montana 633.3969. Three-hour workshop. All CA and KP residents are invited to enroll in the Club’s Classroom any day except Sun. from 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. THU. OCT 13 - LUNCH and TOUR FREEDOM PLAZA 10:30 a.m. Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza, 3932 Upper Creek Dr. open to the public. RSVP: 813.634.1824. Please join us for a scrumptious lunch and apartment tour. Let us show you Southern Hospitality at its finest as we tell you about the freedoms you’ll enjoy. Freedom from worry about rising cost and future long-term care expenses. Freedom from home maintenance and expenses, to enjoy the clubs and activities, social and intellectual opportunities. Deduct a significant percentage a healthy tax deduction. THU. OCT 13 - OKTOBERFEST!!! 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. RSVP a must by Oct 10. To make reservations: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@suntowersretirement. com, www.SunTowersRetirement. com. Complimentary to the public with a tour. Traditional German cuisine and beer along with entertainment by the Treble Clef Band. Don’t miss this fun event. THU. OCT 13 - MENTAL HEALTH and AGING SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@ suntowersretirement.com, www. SunTowersRetirement.com. Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI, mental health professional facilitates this support group for those suffering from depression, loss or grief or are a caregiver of someone facing these issues.

Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging and The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. THU. OCT 13 - KIWANIS CLUB SOUTHSHORE BRINGS “JAZZ” CONCERT 7:00 p.m. Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Tickets priced at $15 per person from Atrium Ticket Counter, Central CA Campus weekday 9 a.m. - 12 noon, or from SCC Chamber of Commerce during regular business hours, or at the door evening of concert. Info: Joe Nargolwala 813.633.8574. Three groups, veteran jazz players. First half: 6 piece Dixieland group and 4 piece Sax Jazz. Second Half: 12 piece Jazz Big Band. FRI. OCT 14 - FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES “WHAT IF?” (Rescheduled from Aug.) 6:00 p.m. Doors open with aroma of coffee, popcorn and homemade cookies. Other beverages also served. Free. United Methodist Church of SCC, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. 6:30 p.m. movie starts. Movie is about a young man who left his college sweetheart and his calling to be a preacher, to see a business career. After fifteen years, and working himself up to become a high-paying executive, having a trophy fiancé and a new Mercedes, he has an opportunity of seeing what life would have been like. FRI. OCT 14 - SCC CHAMBER PLAYERS: STRINGS PLUS ONE 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Tickets $5. at the door, credit/debit card tickets available at http://www. suncitychamberplayers.com. Third ever concert entitled “Strings Plus One.” A new milestone for the professional chamber music croup. “We are very excited that this concert will feature so many new players - the addition of other instrumentalists beyond string players has allowed us to program some wonderful music for this concert, which is sure to be an audience pleaser!” SUN. OCT 16 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Florida Room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. Members $3; Guests $5. Info: Janet 633.3558. Come dance to the music of Thor Stevens. BYOB. Ice, water and snacks provided. Dressy/casual attire. Please no jeans or shorts. As noted in the past, we are still collecting small items for our troops, small stuffed animals, one-use eye drops, etc. along with a new item: hard candy. Costumes Optional. SUN. OCT 16 AND MON. OCT 17 OVERNIGHT TRIP TO SEE BLUE MAN GROUP (Leaving time not stated), Universal Loews Portofio Hotel, Orlando. A fantastic pampered

plan is available for $320 pp. dbl. Info: call 633.5999. Non members are welcome. Tickets are available. Gadabouts are off for an overnight trip to see “Blue Man Group” For a once-in-a-life-time experience to see this famous Las Vegas entertainment group in a totally outrageous performance. MON. OCT 17 - UNDER THE OLD OAK TREE BOOK SALE (No time stated). Next to the Sun City Center Library, 1011 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. HARDCOVER BOOKS 25 and 50 cents ea. PAPERBACKS 10 and 20 cents ea. MON. OCT 17 - SCC LOW VISION CLUB MEETS 1:00 p.m. Florida Room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. Yearly Dues $10. Info: 813.385.5590. If you or someone you know is living with the problems associated with low vision then please attend our meeting. Each month we have knowledgeable guest speakers who council us on aspects of daily living. In Oct. Dr. Ed Huggett, a low vision rehabilitation specialist, will answer questions from the audience. Ms. Sneha Shah, a RBC official, will speak about security. TUE. OCT 18 - SUN CITY CENTER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@suntowersretirement. com, www.SunTowersRetirement. com. Attorneys Robert H. Mohr and Damon C. Glisson will speak about the Sun City Center Community Foundation, its programs and the benefits of charitable giving to a foundation that benefits local residents, causes and institutions. Learn more about this benevolent organization! TUE. OCT 18 - ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@suntowersretirement. com, www.SunTowersRetirement. com. Join Katie Colwell Williams, MA, CMC from Aging Care Advocates for our Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group. the needed resources are endless! WED. OCT 19 - METAPHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: OPEN MEETING 10:00 a.m. Heritage Room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. Info: 813.633.9400 or www. thechakracenter.net. Everyone will have the opportunity to share their personal experiences, book reports, spiritual insights, an interesting article, newsletter or e-mail. With such a broad variety of talent in our Metaphysical Society, Open Meetings are always very exciting. 33573 Continued on Page 10


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33573 From Page 9 THU. OCT 19 - LUNCH and TOUR FREEDOM PLAZA 10:30 a.m. Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza, 3932 Upper Creek Dr. open to the public. RSVP: 813.634.1824. Please join us for a scrumptious lunch and apartment tour. Let us show you Southern Hospitality at its finest as we tell you about the freedoms you’ll enjoy. Freedom from worry about rising cost and future long-term care expenses. Freedom from home maintenance and expenses, to enjoy the clubs and activities, social and intellectual opportunities. Deduct a significant percentage a healthy tax deduction. WED OCT 19 - PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP 2;30 - 4:00 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@suntowersretirement. com, www.SunTowersRetirement. com. Marcia A. McCall, M.T.S., retired Coordinator of Research Department of neurology College of medicine USF and co-author of “100 Questions and Answers about Parkinson’s” will be here for our Parkinson’s Support Group. WED. OCT 19 - CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION 3:30 pm. Kings Point main clubhouse, East-West Social Room. Free. Info: Arthur C. Joy 813.633.9783. acjjr@tampabay. rr.com. All lovers of classical music are invited. WED. OCT 19 - KP LINE DANCERS CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST 7:00 10:00 p.m. Borini Theatre in Kings Point. Tickets are $5.51, available at the box office. Info: Jan 634.6226. Come celebrate Oktoberfest with the KP Line Dancers. Open to KP and SCC residents and their guests. BYOB your beer and pretzels. Theme colors and blue and white. THU. OCT 20 - VETERANS BENEFITS for WARTIME VETERANS and THEIR SPOUSES 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@suntowersretirement. com, www.SunTowersRetirement. com. The Aid and Attendance Pension is offered from the VA to wartime Veterans and their surviving spouses if they need home care, assisted living, or skilled nursing. Benefits range from $1056 - $1949 per month and even those with higher net worth may qualify. You served your country in its time of need, Let your country serve you in yours. THU. OCT 20 - LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP MEETS 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@suntowersretirement. com, www.SunTowersRetirement. com. Diane Lawrence, RN from Vital Care home Health Care will facilitate this group. If you are facing the challenges of low vision or caring for a loved one facing this issue, this support group is a must! A FREE quick vision health questionnaire assessment will be provided. THU. OCT 20 - FREEDOM PLAZA DANCE CLUB 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Freedom Plaza Retirement Community, 1010 American Eagle Blvd. Open to the public. RSVP: 813.634.1824. Dance the night away to the sounds of Troy Coman. Follow the event parking signs. Good fun and entertainment will be had by all! A great way to jump start the weekend and introduce you to our relaxes, active lifestyle at Freedom Plaza. FRI. OCT 21 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY SPECIAL SEMINAR 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. Florida Room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. Info: www.thechakracenter.net or 813.633.9400. The Way of Truth Annual World Wide Seminar. Activities: Professional musicians and speakers will talk about The Way of Truth Mystery School. FRI. OCT 21 - FUN BRIGADE’S FANTASTIC FRIDAY DINNER THEATER

(No time stated) United Community Church, N. Pebble Beach Blvd. and La Jolla Ave. Info: Paula Lickfeldt 633.6739 or Karl Buffington 634.7062. Please note that everyone is invited and will be welcomed to all the events. FRI. OCT 21 - OKTOBERFEST, A GERMAN FESTIVAL 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Tickets $5 at the door. SAT. OCT 22 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL WORLD WIDE SEMINAR9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Florida room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. www.thechakracenter. Info: net or 813.633.9400. The Way of Truth Annual World Wide Seminar. Speaker: Sri Michael Owens will speak to members and special guests (time not yet determined). SUN. OCT 23 - KINGS POINT SINGLES MINGLE DANCE 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. In the completely renovated Studio Room at Kings Point. Admission $5.00. Info: Jeannette 634.5560. Music by Thor Stevens. BYOB. Ice and water provided. Non KP residents should check in at the tape. Troop donations collected at all SCC singles dances. For pickup call Janet 633.3558. Costumes Optional. TUE. OCT 25 - KNOW HOW TO BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE? 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Florida Room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus, 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. FREE. Empower yourself to Communicate with Extended Family, Deal with Long Distance Resources, Handle Family Conflict, Address Long Term Needs, and Connect with Effective Relationships. Discussion will allow for ample audience participation. Speakers: Attorney Brenda Baietto, Cary Sanchez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Anna Lively, M.S. Registered Mental Health Counselor. TUE. OCT 25 - MICHIGAN CLUB WELCOMES BACK SNOWBIRDS 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Banquet Room, KPN Clubhouse. Memberships will be available $5 per person each year. Info: check michiganclub. com or contact Ad at 813.753.8052 or alaforet89@gmail.com. The Michigan Club is opening its 20112012 social season with a ‘Wine and Cheese” Celebration. The 2011-2012 “Schedule of Events” will be distributed and tickets for future events will be available. WED. OCT 26 - METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY: LEADING A BALANCED LIFE 10:00 a.m. Heritage Room, Atrium Bldg. Central CA Campus. Info: www.thechakracenter.net or 813.633.9400. Speaker: Jeremy McDonald is an accomplished spiritual healer and teacher. He has been a public speaker for over 14 years and has designed and delivered many workshops to assist individuals helping them find peace and joy in their lives. Your heart will never guide you in the wrong direction. Your heart, your Soul, will guide you to the kingdom of heaven, within us. WED. OCT 26 - DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 0- 4:00 Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@suntowersretirement. com, www.SunTowersRetirement. com. Please join Shelley Tanner, R.N. from Angels Care Home Health as she facilitates our support group “Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care.” THU. OCT 27 - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH LECTURE 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@suntowersretirement. com, www.SunTowersRetirement. com. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Terri Jefferson, Chief Nursing Office, BNS from South Bay Hospital will present their lecture about Breast Cancer. THU. OCT 27 - MENTAL HEALTH and

AGING SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 4:00 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@ suntowersretirement.com, www. SunTowersRetirement.com. Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI, mental health professional facilitates this support group for those suffering from depression, loss or grief or are a caregiver of someone facing these issues. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging and The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. THU. OCT 27 - MOONGLOW DANCE CLUB 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, South CA Campus. No charge for members. Guests welcome, $5 at the door. Info: Al 633.8170. Dressy casual. Singles welcome. Music by DJ Darlene. FRI. OCT 28 - C.O.A.P (CHILDREN of AGING PARENTS) SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Info: 813.634.3347, dcaneen@suntowersretirement. com, www.SunTowersRetirement. com. C.O.A.P. is an ongoing support group for individuals who are assisting and/or caring for older, adult parents. Facilitated by Laura Burch from Hanson Services In Home Care. For more information about the group, please visit www. caps4caregivers.org. SAT. OCT 29 - WRITER DONNA AUTHERS TO SPEAK 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Info: Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, 813.634.2539 or www.sccumc.com. The church is proud to present a talk by Donna Authers, author of the recent best-selling book, A Sacred Walk. Continental Breakfast will be served at 9;00 a.m. followed by Ms. Authers’ presentation which

will focus on the do’s and don’ts of compassionate caregiving. SAT. OCT 29 - HALLOWEED PARTY and DANCE 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Community Hall, South CA Campus. Cost $10 plus one food item per person. Tables of 10 or single tickets may be purchased by calling Paula 633.6739. The SCC Committee to Benefit Local Food Banks is planning another Halloween Party and Dance. SUN. OCT 30 - TRIBUTE TO THE CARPENTERS 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Community Hall, W. Pebble Beach Blvd. $12/ticket. Info: 642.2001. The legendary music of Karen and Richard Carpenter is honored in this show. Theater-style seating. Open to public. SUN. OCT 30 - OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE 6:30 p.m. Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. .Members free. $5 per person for guest. Info: 633.5649. Ocean Road will perform. BYOB, Casual Dress. Singles Welcome. MON. OCT 31 - FREE FALL FUN FEST at UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. FREE, Info: Jeff or Amanda Jordan 813.634.2539. Fall Fun Fest featuring a Trunk or Treat for children. There will be free food, bounce houses, games, prizes, clowns, popcorn, balloons and live entertainment for the entire family. “Trunk or Treat” for the children begins at 5:00 p.m. with lots of candy and prizes. Children, please come in costume if you can! Invite everyone you know to come celebrate with us. PLEASE NOTE: The Above Section Contains ONLY information about SPECIAL EVENTS. For WEEKLY, MONTHLY and ONGOING MEETINGS, go to www.SCCAdsAndEvents.com and click on the Weekly & Monthly Meetings link.

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Crime Awareness Seminar with Sheriff David Gee Submitted by Deputy Chris Girard In the past 3 months there have been some break-ins in our community. Individuals have been prying open rear sliding glass doors and back doors. They have been stealing valuables such as jewelry and silver. While this is not a big epidemic, there have been reported cases in both Kings Point and Sun City Center. One of the best ways to prevent this type of crime is to purchase and install, or have installed, interior locks. This way, even if they are able to bypass the door handle lock, they will not be able to open the door. A further prevention step you can take is to make sure your home has an alarm system with a siren alarm that makes a noise audible outside. This way, both the burglar and your neighbors

can hear the alarm. This will draw attention to both your home and the would-be perpetrator. However, even if you have taken these steps, it is best to keep rare and/or expensive items out of sight. Do not leave these valuables in a box on your dresser. And do not trust to any “sneaky” hiding places. Criminals will usually find all the “hidey holes” in your home. Purchase a large safe that can be bolted into the concrete floor of your home. Most safe companies will bolt them to the floor at your request.

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Do not trust your valuables to a small safe. Criminals can simply carry these away and open them at their leisure. And the final thing you can do: Be a good neighbor. Watch out for each other, especially if your neighbors are on vacation. If you see any suspicious activity, report it. And do not just ignore individuals who appear to be working for a contracting company. Just because someone is wearing a company shirt, doesn’t mean they can be trusted. If they look like they’re doing work, fine. But if they are acting suspicious, report them. To report a suspicious person, call the HCSO non-emergency number 813.247.8200. Be safe out there. SPECIAL EVENT!!! Crime Prevention Update with Sheriff David Gee

Come listen to your county sheriff, David Gee, as hepresents a Crime Awareness Seminar. Sheriff Gee will discuss intelligenceledpolicing, give information on current scams and discuss the crime situation inKings Point and Sun City Center. After Sheriff Gee’s speech there will be a PowerPoint presentation update on intelligence-led policing: what it is and how it’s grown. You will also learn about the Hillsborough County Public Website and other resources in your area. This presentation is for Sun City Center and Kings Point residents ONLY. Please see the dates and times below for the presentation in your community. Kings Point Main Clubhouse Nov 16th at 9 AM Sun City Center Community Hall Oct 27th at 9 AM

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October, 2011

Golf Scores Hogans Golf Club

Clip & Save Compliments of Hogan Play Schedule

(of Sun City Center and Kings Point)

November 2011- May 2012 (“SnoBird” Season)

Week 1 & 3 (and week #5) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun $29.00/$34.00 $28.00/$35.00 $26.75 $25.00/$30.00 Week 2 & 4 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun $31.00/$25.00 $35.68/$43.14/$26.10 $31/$34.198/$47.92/$22.36 $24/$20 $38.00/$48.00/$25.00

Date 11/1 11/2 11/4 11/6 11/7 11/8 11/9 11/10 11/12 11/14 11/15 11/16 11/18 11/21 11/22 11/23 11/24 11/26 11/28 11/29 11/30 12/2 12/5 12/6 12/7 12/8 12/10 12/12 12/13 12/14 12/16 12/19 12/20 12/21 12/22 12/24 12/26 12/27 12/28 12/30 1/2 1/3 1/4 1/6 1/9 1/10 1/11 1/12 1/14 1/16 1/17 1/18 1/20 1/23 1/24 1/25 1/26 1/28 1/30 1/31 2/1 2/3 2/6 2/7 2/8 2/9 2/11 2/13 2/14

Day Tue Wed Fri Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue

Course Greens Fee T-time # of T-times Imp Lakewoods $28.00 11:00 2 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 2 Riverside $25.00 10:25 2 EST starts Summerfield $29.00 11:37 2 Bloomingdale $31.00 11:37 2 River Run $35.68 11:00 2 $31.00 11:00 2 Buffalo Creek Freedom Fairways $24.00 11:00 2 River Club $38.00 11:00 2 Imp Lakewoods $28.00 11:00 2 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 2 Riverside $25.00 10:25 2 Summerfield $29.00 11:37 2 Bloomingdale $31.00 11:37 2 River Run $35.68 11:00 2 $31.00 11:00 2 Buffalo Creek Freedom Fairways $24.00 11:00 2 River Club $38.00 11:00 2 Imp Lakewoods $28.00 11:00 2 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 2 Riverside $30.00 10:25 2 Summerfield $29.00 11:37 2 Imp Lakewoods $28.00 11:00 2 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 2 $34.19 11:00 2 Buffalo Creek Freedom Fairways $24.00 11:00 2 River Club $38.00 11:00 2 Bloomingdale $31.00 11:37 2 River Run $43.14 11:00 2 Riverside $30.00 10:25 2 2 Summerfield $29.00 11:37 Imp Lakewoods $28.00 11:00 2 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 2 $34.19 11:00 2 Buffalo Creek Freedom Fairways $24.00 11:00 2 River Club $38.00 11:00 2 Bloomingdale $31.00 11:37 2 River Run $43.14 11:00 2 Riverside $30.00 10:25 2 Summerfield $34.00 11:37 6 Imp Lakewoods $35.00 11:00 4 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 6 Riverside $30.00 10:25 6 River Club $48.00 11:00 4 Bloomingdale $31.00 11:37 6 River Run $43.14 11:00 4 $47.92 11:00 6 Buffalo Creek Freedom Fairways $24.00 11:00 6 Summerfield $34.00 11:37 6 Imp Lakewoods $35.00 11:00 4 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 6 Riverside $30.00 10:25 6 River Club $48.00 11:00 4 Bloomingdale $31.00 11:37 6 River Run $43.14 11:00 4 $47.92 11:00 6 Buffalo Creek Freedom Fairways $24.00 11:00 6 Summerfield $34.00 11:37 6 Imp Lakewoods $35.00 11:00 4 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 6 Riverside $30.00 10:25 6 6 Summerfield $34.00 11:37 Imp Lakewoods $35.00 11:00 4 River Run $43.14 11:00 4 $47.92 11:00 6 Buffalo Creek Freedom Fairways $24.00 11:00 6 River Club $48.00 11:00 4 Bloomingdale $31.00 11:37 6

Date 2/15 2/17 2/20 2/21 2/22 2/23 2/25 2/27 2/28 2/29 3/2 3/5 3/6 3/7 3/8 3/10 3/11 3/12 3/13 3/14 3/16 3/19 3/20 3/21 3/22 3/24 3/26 3/27 3/28 3/30 4/2 4/3 4/4 4/6 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/12 4/14 4/16 4/17 4/18 4/20 4/23 4/24 4/25 4/26 4/28 4/30 5/1 5/2 5/4 5/7 5/8 5/9 5/10 5/12 5/14 5/15 5/16 5/18 5/21 5/22 5/23 5/24 5/26 5/28 5/29 5/30

Day Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed Fri Mon Tue Wed Thur Sat Mon Tue Wed

T-Time 11:37 11:00 11:00 10:25 T-Time 11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00

Course Greens Fee T-time # of T-times Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 6 Riverside $30.00 10:25 6 Summerfield $34.00 11:37 6 Imp Lakewoods $35.00 11:00 4 River Run $43.14 11:00 4 $47.92 11:00 6 Buffalo Creek Freedom Fairways $24.00 11:00 6 River Club $48.00 11:00 4 Bloomingdale $31.00 11:37 6 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 6 Riverside $30.00 10:25 6 Summerfield $34.00 11:37 6 Imp Lakewoods $35.00 11:00 4 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 6 $47.92 11:00 6 Buffalo Creek Freedom Fairways $24.00 11:00 6 DST starts River Club $48.00 11:00 4 Bloomingdale $31.00 11:37 6 River Run $43.14 11:00 4 Riverside $30.00 10:25 6 Summerfield $34.00 11:37 6 Imp Lakewoods $35.00 11:00 4 Diamond Hill $26.75 11:00 6 $47.92 11:00 6 Buffalo Creek Freedom Fairways $24.00 11:00 6 River Club $48.00 11:00 4 Bloomingdale $31.00 11:37 6 River Run $43.14 11:00 4 Riverside $30.00 10:25 6 Summerfield $34.00 9:00 2 Imp Lakewoods $28.00 9:00 2 Diamond Hill $26.75 9:00 2 Riverside $25.00 10:25 2 River Club $38.00 9:00 2 Bloomingdale $25.00 9:00 2 River Run $43.14 9:00 2 $22.36 9:00 Buffalo Creek 2 Freedom Fairways $24.00 9:00 2 Summerfield $29.00 9:00 2 Imp Lakewoods $28.00 9:00 2 Diamond Hill $26.75 9:00 2 Riverside $25.00 10:25 2 River Club $38.00 9:00 2 Bloomingdale $25.00 9:00 2 River Run $43.14 9:00 2 $22.36 9:00 Buffalo Creek 2 Freedom Fairways $24.00 9:00 2 2 Summerfield $29.00 9:00 2 Imp Lakewoods $28.00 9:00 Diamond Hill $26.75 9:00 2 Riverside $25.00 10:25 2 Summerfield $29.00 9:00 2 Bloomingdale $25.00 9:00 2 River Run $26.10 9:00 2 $22.36 9:00 Buffalo Creek 2 Freedom Fairways $20.00 9:00 2 River Club $25.00 9:00 2 Imp Lakewoods $28.00 9:00 2 Diamond Hill $26.75 9:00 2 Riverside $25.00 10:25 2 Summerfield $29.00 9:00 2 Bloomingdale $25.00 9:00 2 River Run $26.10 9:00 2 $22.36 9:00 Buffalo Creek 2 Freedom Fairways $20.00 9:00 2 River Club $25.00 9:00 2 Imp Lakewoods $28.00 9:00 2 Diamond Hill $26.75 9:00 2

Saturday, 9/3/2011 Course: Apollo Beach Play: Match 1st: Rich Lucidi, 73 (net) 2nd: Paul Maki, 74 the round was played in. 2-3/4 hours Monday, 9/5/2011 Course: Bloomingdale Play: Individual Match 1st: Syl Amos, 75 (net) 2nd: Terry Upson, 80 3rd: Rube Jones, 81 Low-gross: Syl Amos, 97 Wednesday, 9/7/2011 Course: Summerfield The round was canceled by unanimous vote of members present because of “Cart Path Only” and because the course is soaked to the core by all the “florida dew” we’ve had lately. Thursday, 9/15/2011 Course: Cypress Crrek Play: h-Skins 1st: Rich Lucidi, 4 skins 2nd: Rube Jones, 3 skins 3rd: Burt Easter, 2 skins Low-net: Rube Jones 74 Low-gross: Rube Jones 93 also playing: Anna Kuhnley & new member Bob Mayhew Saturday, 9/17/2011 Course: Freedom Fairways Play: h-Skims 1st: Dave Deihl, Sharlene Peter & Van Dacosta – 2 skins each 2nd: Don Koester – 1 skin Low-net: Sharlene Peter, 50 (par = 63) Dave Deihl, 59 Low-gross: Sharlene Peter, 65 (2 over par) Also playing this executive course were: Rich Lucidi, and new members Bob Mayhew, Charlie Brown and Rcih Huff Wednesday, 9/16/11, Riverside New members Rich Huff and Ray Dahlquist played the front nine 55 and 53 respectively. Monday, 9/19/11 Bloomingdale Art Swallow and Ray Dahlquist played 18 holes at . 8 over par net . (112 and 107 gross respectively) Friday, 9/23/2011 Course: Buffalo Creek Play: a-Skins 1st: tied @ 6 skins each – Rich Lucidi & Roy Clark 2nd: tied @ 3 skins each – Jay Sparkman, Art Swallow, Denny Wintersteen & John Apostolou Low-net: Rich Lucidi - 74 Low-gross: tied @ 91’s – Jay Sparkman, Burt Easter & . Joe Mignogna Awards for natural birdies: . (1 skin each) – Jay Sparkman, Rich Lucidi & Roy Clark. Also playing: John Lackey, Anna Kuhnley and new members Rich Huff & Bob Mayhew. Reservations are required to play with the Hogans. Contact ArtSwallow@aol.com or visit http://hogans-golf.com/ The Club is open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point residents and their guests. Submitted by: Art Swallow . (Hogans President) eMail: ArtSwallow@aol.com, Phone: 813-633-8669


2011, October The News of Kings Point

Kings Point Ladies Nifty Niners

Submitted by Lorraine Rings

Game: Best Ball Scramble Played: September 1, 2011 Two Teams tied with 31 Team #1 Lorraine Rings Carol Kowalski Karen Bergmoser Judy Trombley Team #2 Tee Bomba Lee Leverett Peggy Flippen Joan Abrams Kings Point Ladies Nifty Niners Submitted by Lorraine Rings

Game Played on

Annual Board Meeting

Falcon Watch Sands September 15, 2011 Game: Scramble WINNING TEAM WITH 43 Lorraine Rings Carol Kowalski Emma Gadd Barb Kuxhousen Kings Point Ladies Nifty Niners

Submitted by Lorraine Rings

Game: Low Putts Played on September 22, 2011 Flight A Winner Tee Boma 17 Flight B Winner Lois Guerin 20 Flight C Winner Judy Marr 22

Hogans lining up at #1 at Buffalo Creek, 9/23/2011

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L-R: Board members - Rich Lucidi (Vice President), Andy Betz (Treasurer), Art Swallow (President) and Committee Leaders - Terry Upson (Scheduling) and Charlie Ward (League)

The Hogans Golf Club (of Sun City Center and Kings Point) conducted their bi-annual Board meeting 9/1/2011 at Bob Evans Restaurant to discuss various opportunities suggested by the membership and to ratify the upcoming SnoBird schedule of courses and play dates (10/1/2011 - 5/31/2012)

Jay Sparkman, Rich Lucidi and John Lackey on # 11 green, Buffalo Creek

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“Kings Point Hosts Sun City Center Fresh Market on First Wednesdays This Winter”

Don't Miss the Fresh Market

Farmers, gardeners, artists and artisans will bring the fruits of their labors to Sun City Center on the first Wednesday of each month this fall and winter for the enjoyment and wellbeing of Kings Point and Sun City Center Community Association residents. The “Sun City Center Fresh Market” will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on “first Wednesdays” on the front lawn of the Kings Point Main Clubhouse, starting in October. The first market, held earlier this year, (see attached photo), drew so much interest that Vesta chose to partner with Tampa Bay Markets, a nonprofit corporation, to bring it back regularly during the cooler months. On market days, fresh fruits and vegetables, ready-to-eat and gourmet take-home foods; plants and flowers; organic and earth-friendly products; homemade and handcrafted items; local art and more will be featured and on sale. “We’re delighted that we were able to organize a regular Fresh Market for Sun City Center,” said Ginger Anzalone, General Manager of Vesta Property Services at Kings Point and a board member of the International Council on Active Aging. “Not only with the market be a fun outing in the sunshine, it will bring healthful fruits, vegetables and fresh foods to our residents’ doorstep. That’s the kind of healthy living we encourage every day.”

The dates for the upcoming markets are Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 7 and April 4. A market will be cancelled if the weather forecast calls for a 50 percent (or greater) chance of rain for that day. “The Market will have between 50-70 vendors over the season,” said Greg Barnhill of Tampa Bay Markets. “We will start out with approximately 50 vendors and grow as new vendors apply and we determine the proper mix for a successful event. We anticipate this event to be a successful ongoing yearly event.” Tampa Bay Markets, according to its Facebook information page, is “a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is: To support a locally-based food system that improves public health and well-being by increasing dietary intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, To improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables by all residents of the Tampa Bay area, specifically limited resource families, to enhance the capacity for sustainable food production, processing, and distribution by addressing the educational needs of producers, and finally strengthen the social fabric of the local community by increasing awareness and support of local agriculture and the arts. For more information, contact Michael Crook, Communications Director, at 813.387.3468 or michael.crook@vestaforyou. com.

October, 2011

Grateful Ed Concert

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to present Ed Kilbourne, The Grateful Ed on Friday October 7th at 6:30PM in the church sanctuary. This popular artist is known for his collections of moving music, quirky humor, and insightful monologues. In addition to his concert appearances, Ed has earned a reputation as one of America’s cutting edge religious communicators, a folk-theologian if you will, offering his teaching in story and song as a guest in churches across the United States. He combines acoustic guitar, singing and commentary with a storytelling style often compared to that of Garrison Keillor, the radio humorist from ‘Lake Wobegon’. Ed began his career in the early 60’s, singing in folk groups while in high school and college. During a professional career of 8000plus solo appearances over the last 40 years, he has worked in every region of the United States and toured in Europe. He has recorded 23 albums, among them a 4-CD collection of inconcert performances of his stories and songs, “The Grateful Ed Live” released in 2008. His latest CD’s are “A World of Good” and his second greatest hits collection, “The Best Of Ed/Volume 2”. Ed’s wife, Kathleen, is a United Methodist minister. She is the director the Master Of Arts in Practical Theology degree program on the Charlotte campus of Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. She also serves as the coordinator of the Center for Deacon Education, a partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Ed and Kathleen make their home in the country, near Rock Hill, South Carolina and on Manasota Key in Englewood, Florida. Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door.

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SouthShore Library News

Celebrate the 224th Birthday of the Constitution The Community Room SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573 Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. 10:00am-12:00pm. Join the Sun City Center Chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution to celebrate the 224th Birthday of the United States. The DAR will visit the library to distribute information about the US Constitution and invite people to sign a replica of this historic document. Cost: Admission is Free! Other: Call 813-273-3652 for more information Mah Jongg Club The Community Room SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573 Wednesday, September 7 & 21. 7:00-8:45 PM. Join us for an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg, featuring enjoyable play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. We will be using the American Rules. Spectators are welcome! Admission is Free! Please bring your own Mah Jongg sets or card if you have one. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information desk or call 813-273-3652. Master Gardener: Gardening 101 The Community Room SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573 Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. 6:30-8:00pm. Learn how to expand your garden using propagation, a time honored craft. A variety of techniques such as spores, leaf cuttings, soft wood cutting, hard wood cuttings, and air layering will be discussed. Admission is Free! Call 813-273-3652 for more information. Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution Computer Lab at the SouthShore Regional Library SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573 Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. 1-3pm. The Florida Telecommunications Rely Inc. will be providing free specialized equipment and training to qualifying residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables you to place and receive phone calls. Admission is Free! Call 813-273-3652 for more information.

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SCC Loses 3,500 & Counting

It was one year ago, August 1, 2010, that Dr. Warren Langer and his wife Karen decided to do something about their weight. They never expected the real impact would be Optimal Health. By October 30th Dr. Langer had lost 65 pounds and Karen had lost 45. Dr Langer’s waist shrunk from 48” to 35”. And both of them were able to reduce their dependency on their weight related prescriptions. As Senior Pastor of Sun City Center United Methodist Church, people in his congregation were amazed by the transformation and asked how they could achieve the same results. As many clients often do, Dr. Langer became a coach for Take Shape for Life to pay what he learned forward. Nine months later he has helped over 70 members lose over 3500 pounds. More importantly because of their weight loss his clients were able to reduce their dependency on 98 weight related prescriptions. When asked, Dr. Langer said the most rewarding part of helping clients create health in their lives was the personal perspective they had about themselves during the journey. His clients had a whole new self-confidence and pride. One of his clients had refused to leave her home because she was embarrassed how heavy she had become. Now it is hard to find her at home. The ultimate reward for a health coach is knowing the work you are doing is helping someone feel good about themselves for the very first time in their lives. According to Dr. Langer

Take Shape for Life is not a diet program but a program that empowers others to understand and take control of their health. While most “diets” focus on weight loss, our focus is creating long term sustainable health. In addition, “diets” are designed to fix bodies. Take Shape For Life has the nutritional program to achieve significant weight loss, clients lose up to 2 to 5 lbs per week results may vary, but it also has a structured program to fix the most important part of long term success; the mind. When you spend many years living with an unhealthy mind, you must learn to think as a healthy person. The best part is you have a FREE Health Coach who has been through the process and will support and guide you through the entire journey to Optimal Health. Through his example, twelve of his clients have been so moved they have stepped up to help fight the epidemic of obesity our country faces. He said he never imagined a year ago that his ministry would have such a positive effect on so many people. Not only has he helped improve the quality of life for so many people in the Sun City Center area, but through referrals he has helped his client’s friends and family members get healthy in four different states. For addition information you can go to www.tsfl.com. Or, if you would like to have Dr Langer, or one of his local health coaches, support you, he can be contacted at 813-846-5844. His personal Take Shape For Life website is www.Icansucceed. TSFL.com.

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October, 2011

Sun City Chamber Players To Perform Strings Plus One

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to present the Sun City Chamber Players performing their third ever concert entitled “Strings Plus One”.  This concert marks a new milestone for the professional chamber music group, as it expands from mostly string instrument chamber music to include Gayle Heskett (Flute), Johanna Fincher (Soprano), Sun City Center’s own Jeff Jordan (Piano), and Tasha Scott (Harp).   The Sun City Chamber Players strive to bring great professional chamber music concerts to the Sun City Center area, performing the most beloved classical music from the chamber music repertoire. “We are very excited this concert to feature so many new players - the addition of other instrumentalists beyond string players has allowed us to program some wonderful music for this concert, which is sure to be an audience pleaser!”    “The widely acclaimed Soprano Johanna Fincher will be joining us to sing some of the most beautiful arias and art songs, accompanied by a small chamber group of strings.  Mrs. Fincher has been a featured soloist throughout Florida, as well as widely touring Europe.  We are very lucky to have Tasha Scott joining us to perform Debussy’s strongly emotional “Sacred and Profane  Dances for Harp and Strings” - a piece that really shows off Tasha’s virtuosic harp playing. 

Along with these will be Gayle Heskett joining the strings to perform Mozart’s  Flute Quartet in D major, and the United M e t h o d i s t Johanna Church of Sun City Center’s  Director of Music and the Arts Jeff Jordan performing one movement of Mozart’s Piano Quartet in  g minor.” Aside from this upcoming concert in October, the Sun City Chamber Players have a very exciting season planned for 2011-2012.  The group has been fortunate to be in contact with Violin Soloist Michael Jorgensen from Cincinnati, Ohio - who has received degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Guildhall (London), and a doctorate from Florida State University.  Mr. Jorgensen will be travelling to Sun City in February of 2012 to perform as the featured guest Violin Soloist with the Chamber Players, presenting a special program of the entire Vivaldi “Four Seasons” concertos. You may view a video of the ensemble on YouTube by entering Sun City Chamber Players, or by visiting their website at http://www. suncitychamberplayers.com A donation of just $5 is requested at the door.

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South Bay is “Top Performer”

Sun City Center, Florida - (September 14, 2011) South Bay Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. South Bay Hospital was the only Hillsborough County hospital recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidencebased clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Out of 3,099 hospitals submitting accountability data to The Joint Commission, South Bay Hospital is one of only 405 hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported during the previous calendar year. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet 95 percent or more on performance thresholds on accountability measure data. South Bay Hospital was recognized for achieving these performance thresholds

for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. “Today, the public expects transparency in the reporting of performance at the hospitals where they receive care, and The Joint Commission is shining a light on the top performing hospitals such as South Bay Hospital that have achieved excellence on a number of vital measures of quality of care,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H, President, The Joint Commission. “We understand what matters most to patients at South Bay Hospital: safe, effective care. That’s why South Bay Hospital has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. South Bay Hospital is proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures,” says Sharon Roush, CEO South Bay Hospital. In addition to being included in the release of The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, South Bay Hospital will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck. org). For more information on South Bay Hospital, contact Natalia Diaz 813.634.0496.

Remembering 9-11

Submitted by Linda Halperin Today was a day of remembrance, mourning, and reflection  about  events which changed our nation and millions of lives.  We have spent a decade at war.  At one time, that would have been unimaginable....   What I remember so vividly in the days and even months following September 11, was the feeling of deep connection that I experienced in New York City, the city in which I lived.  Walking down the street, taking the bus, braving the subway, people made eye contact and  talked to one another without fear or second thoughts.  We were united in a way that I have never experienced before or since. What saddens me about our world ten years later is that the idea that we truly are one nation, with our differences in color, religion, politics, wealth and status, seems to have disappeared. Instead, we  are bombarded by  words of hate and distrust on the

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radio, over the Internet and on television; there is a deep division and seemingly unbridgeable gap in our politics;   the middle class has almost disappeared; the economy has left people without homes, jobs, an education, and most importantly, faith and hope.  We are no longer a nation of “we” but a nation of “me, me, me.” Instead of being a nation of “YES” we are a nation of “NO” (no taxes, no government, no health care, no rules or regulations, no  foreigners, and on and on). We look to lay blame for all our woes at someone else’s feet.    Does it take another atrocity to make people remember we are better together than on our own? That perhaps we are all responsible for the decisions we make and the priorities we set?  That the many acts of kindness we witnessed following 9/11 were the best and truest demonstrations of America’s strength and  resolve.  I  only wish that we could once again become a  more cohesive  and caring society.  

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October, 2011

B U L L E T I N German-American Club Looking for Singers    Get in the Swim  The German-American Club of Sun City Center sponsors a choral group of men and women interested in performing songs from the wealth of music from Europe.  Currently there are 30 singers in this group who meet every Tuesday evening at 6 PM in Redeemer Lutheran Church’s  Music Room.  Approximately half of this group is knowledgeable in the German language, and they, along with Director Mr. Lynn Hirschberg work together to learn a varied program of songs, which will be presented in December and again in spring.  The very talented Mrs. Thelma Roggenkemper accompanies the chorus.   This is the time to become a member of this fun-loving talented group.  As in most SCC organizations, many of the members are Swimmers form herringbone pattern Swimmers form umbrella “snowbirds” so the group is just beginning to get back to their full It’s unusual to have a synchronized swim team in an adult strength.  It’s a good time to start.  Visitors are welcome to stop in to a rehearsal to determine if it is your cup of tea.  For questions, call community!  We are fortunate to have a facility that enables Sun City Center to offer this unique opportunity right here on campus.  Judy Quitsch at 813.642.0157. The local team is called “The SCC Swim Dancers“.  These women teach the skills necessary to perform to music, using skills adapted Women’s Chorus Unveils New Logo to the mature ability. The Women’s Chorus of Sun City Center was recently introduced Of course, practice is necessary to be able to be successful to their long-awaited logo. For a number of years chorus member with any team.  This swim group begins in the fall to practice and Jerri Garretson has been learn  musical numbers to be able to perform these numbers in designing chorus publicity March.  Swim practice is Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 posters. When approached and Friday morning at 7:30 in the lap pool.  Prior experience is not about designing the chorus necessary.  One needs to be comfortable in the water.  Anyone is logo, she graciously welcome to jump in and see if you like it.  accepted the challenge.   Questions may be addressed to Ginny Williams at 813.634.1710. Creating the logo was hardly a five-minute job. Italian Cultural Club October Meeting Between emails and AMICI, the Italian Cultural Club, will hold its October meeting on tweaking the design, she Wednesday, October 12 in the East Social Room at the Kings Point spent countless hours in front Clubhouse. John Frizzola will continue his presentations in his field of her computer. Jerri loves of expertise, Meteorology. An engaging speaker, Mr. Frizzola has vibrant colors so she chose 57 years of experience in meteorology, mostly the field of weather hibiscus which provided science. her with a plethora of colors He will follow last season’s informative talk on Columbus’ voyages from which to choose and with October’s presentation on Torricelli’s Barometer. This invention is highly representative of led to theories about atmospheric pressure. Florida. Sun City Center residents are invited to attend. The new season’s Being a chorus logo, annual dues are $8, donations at the door $3. Members receive music symbols were a priority for special events.  For information call 813.634.0955. must. Match that up with lush green foliage and the perfect design was born. If Jerri Garretson sporting items with the Brate Aluminum Donates to Elks Lodge you see the logo when you new Women’s Chorus logo, which she are out and about your eyes designed. won’t be deceiving you. Jerri also set up a Women’s Chorus shop on CafePress, an Internet shop, where many items imprinted with the new design are offered for sale. Rediscover Your Constitutional Roots

Videos featuring Bill Moyers – In Search of the Constitution. These videos constitute a course through which we will learn our rights under the US Constitution. After the videos there will be commentary and discussion on the many occasions when, over the past 100 years, US Governments have passed laws ignoring those rights. Mark your calendar for the first and third Saturday of each month at 1:00 PM at the Sun City Center, FL Kings Point Clubhouse, 1900 Clubhouse Drive in the Atrium Room. You don’t want to miss this series.

Getting Ready to Rock and Roll at the . GFWC SCC Woman’s Club Fundraiser

  Marsha Lucidi (left) and Linda Smith had “sticker shock” when they checked the price of these cool wheels.  They’re getting ready for the GFWC Sun City Center Woman’s Club upcoming Nifty Fifties Night fundraiser on November 19 at 5 p.m.  The party is a 1950’s style “at the hop” dance at Community Hall.  The evening includes 50’s food and lots of 50’s fun.  You’ll enjoy listening and dancing to your favorite 50’s music.  Maybe you’ll even win a prize for bubblegum blowing,  your costume, or doing the jitterbug or twist.   This party is open to Photo and article by Roz Cruthis all SouthShore residents and there’ll be a special table for singles.  Proceeds support the GFWC SCC club’s many Sun City Center charities.  Tickets are $15 per person. For ticket information, contact Angela Wallace 642-0212.  The car, shown at the Roamin’ Oldies Club, is a 1957 Chevy Nomad owned by Daniel Zajac.  Sticker price new was $3,578 in 1957. 

Front Row – Left to Right: Lou Smith, Grace Bibisi, David Brate, Exaulted Ruler Charles Steibr. Back Row – Ed Beckman, Bill Gaither, Russel Sens, Herbert Cuccuini, Dustin Clark

David Brate of Brate Aluminum and Construction presented a check to Charles Stieb, Exaulted Ruler, and the Members of the Board of Directors of Elks Lodge #2672. The money will go to the Lodge’s Harry-Anna Trust named for Harry and Anna Miller. Funds from this trust are used to provide home based physical and occupational therapy to children in the local area. This fund is an example of how Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, by undertaking projects that address unmet need, and by honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans. Elks Lodge #2672 is located at1630 US Highway 41 South in Ruskin. The Brate family has been meeting the construction needs of the communities of SouthShore for over 25 years. This contribution to Elks Lodge 2672 is symbolic of the value they place on their relationships with the community.

Military Family Support Trust Fundraiser

The Pelican Players will present “Broadway Extravaganza” as this year’s fundraiser for the Military Family Support Trust (MFST), a new club in SCC. All proceeds go towards various military causes (i.e., scholarships, homeless women veterans, etc.) The show is scheduled Sunday, October 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at the SCC Community Hall. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door the day of the show.  Open seating. Open to public. Info 813.634.4675.


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B U L L E T I N Pelican Players Mystery Cast

The Pelican Players present the Murder Mystery Dinner show, “Pasta, Passion, & Pistols” on Wednesday, October 19th at the Kings Point South Clubhouse, at 5pm. For ticket information, call Nanette at the South club at: 634-5829. Pictured are from L to R: Bill Turcotte, Carol MacAlister; Lawrence MacAlister; Shirley Walker; Jack Parry; Mary Anne Moseley (director). Seated are Mary McClafferty and Linda Halperin.

GFWC Ice Cream Social Submitted by Roz Cruthis

Cyrille Cobe (left) and Carla Miles invite SCC residents to join them for Ice Cream Sundaes on Friday, October 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Florida Room for a triple celebration.  Carla is chairman of the event. The Ice Cream Social commemorates the founding of the Sun City Center Library, the 50th Anniversary of the GFWC SCC Woman’s Club and the 50th Anniversary of Sun City Center.  The price of an Ice Cream Sundae is 50 cents, or the donation of a gently-used hard cover book.  Our library especially needs large-print books.  On August 12, 1962, shortly after the first residents moved in to our community, a Woman’s Club was formed for the purpose of socializing and helping new residents get acquainted.  In the first six months, the club grew from 22 members to 102 and became a service club.  The Sun City Center Woman’s Club became a member of the Florida Federation of Woman’s Clubs and the national, General Federation of Woman’s Club in 1963. From the beginning, members were community-oriented, caring and giving.  In December 1962, Erma Krauch, a charter member, donated nearly 500 of her own books to start the Sun City Center Library.  The first library was a small meeting room with saw-horse tables and donated books.  The library became a station of the Hillsborough County Library System in 1963.  At this function, three pictures depicting the Woman’s Club’s involvement in founding the library will be presented to Irene Glow, Head Librarian by President, Janet Cardulla. A plaque commemorating its founding and the long-established support of the SCC Woman’s Club was presented to the library in 2006.    

Rediscover Your Constitutional Roots

 Videos featuring Bill Moyers – In Search of the Constitution. These videos constitute a course through which we will learn our rights under the US Constitution. After the videos there will be commentary and discussion on the many occasions when, over the past 100 years, US Governments have passed laws ignoring those rights. Mark your calendar for the first and third Saturday of each month at 1:00 PM at the Sun City Center, FL Kings Point Clubhouse, 1900 Clubhouse Drive in the Atrium Room. You don’t want to miss this series. For information call Ed Leary 813-383-7584.

Kings Point Dance Club News

The Board of Directors of the Kings Point Dance Club cordially invite all members of the Dance Club and any Kings Point residents, to join them for the first dance of the 2011/2012 season on Tuesday Oct. 11th at 7:00 P.M. in the Borini Theater.  The music will be provided by Thor Stevens.  For any additional information, contact Mary Reter at 813.642.9439.

Mystery School Seminar

Metaphysical Society of SCC to Sponsor Mystery School World Wide Seminar?The Way of Truth, a modern day mystery school, will hold its annual Universal Retreat starting October 21st and ending October 23rd.  The theme for the retreat is “The Simplicity of Love.”  As a mystery school, the Way of Truth offers spiritual insights and techniques to help members of all spiritual paths forge a stronger relationship with God.  If you would like to deepen your relationship with God and the Holy Spirit, please join us for part or all of the retreat.  Highlights include a concert Friday night by sound shaman Norma Gentile who will be singing the chants of 12th century abbess and healer, Hildegard von Bingen.   A special introductory workshop on the teachings of the Way of Truth will be held Saturday afternoon starting at 1:30 p.m., ending with a talk by the founder of the the Way of Truth, Sri Michael Owens, at 4 p.m.  His topic Saturday will be “True Love is Without Ego.”  Sri Michael will speak again on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. on the topic of “Love Has No Boundaries.”   Other inspirational talks throughout the weekend will touch on such topics as prayer, service and faith.  Friday’s program will start at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Florida Room, which is located in the Atrium Building, Sun City Center, Fla. at 945 North Course Lane.  Saturday’s program will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Sandpiper Room located at the same address.  Sunday’s program will return to the Florida Room.  Admission to all parts of the retreat is free and open to the public.  Although pre-registration is not required, if you plan to attend, it would be appreciated if you would contact Ron Brown at  813-746-4948 or Ed Leary at 813- 383-7594 by phone, or Ron Brown at rpbrown61@hotmail.com.  For more information about the Way of Truth, see www.thewayoftruth.org.

Salute To The Great Pumpkin Square Dance

 As you all know - October brings not only cooler weather (Thank God!) - but also Halloween, and of course Pumpkin Time.  To help celebrate this great, first event of the Fall Season, the SCC Swingers Square Dance Club will hold a “Salute to the Great Pumpkin” Mainstream/Plus Square Dance on October 21, 2011. To help satisfy  each Dancers Sweet Tooth, Club Members will provide delicious Pumpkin Deserts. The Club will supply Apple Cider to wash all the wonderful Desert down. Dancers put on your Halloween Square Dance Clothes and come join us for a great night of fun and dancing.  These Special Dances, along with the Clubs regular Friday Night Mainstream/Plus Dances are held in the SCC Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.  Pre-Rounds 7 - 7:30 PM.  Mainstream/Plus Dance 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Bob Ellis Calls on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of the month; Art Springer Calls on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Pat Hagen Cues. For the Special Dance on Sept.16 George Varney will be Calling instead of Bob Ellis.   The Tuesday Night, Square Dance  Beginners Class and Plus work shop  Class, held in the SCC Community Hall, will be temporarily  discontinued for the summer.  The Classes will  begin again in the fall.  Keep tuned in.   Our Snow Bird Members are stating to trickle back - slowly. It’s wonderful seeing them again. Square Dancers come join us for this Special Dance and every Friday Night for great Dancing, Fellowship and Refreshments. For further information call Geri at 813.633.9742 or Leah 813.633.3986. 

What A Hoot!!!

Pictured here are Nora and Lisa who are two of the cooks on our Sun City Center Emergency Squad. We dropped by last week to talk to them about their role on the Squad and also to sample some of the wonderful lunch they had prepared. They cook for the Squad several times a month and usually prepare lunch for about 35 people. The menu is entirely up to them. Within reason, of course, says Nora—lobster tails simply aren’t in the budget allowance. Lisa told us she had wanted to volunteer on the Squad and to be part of a closely-knit team. She was so happy to find out that she could serve in this capacity. “What a Hoot” said Nora. Often the ambulance crews work a 10 to 12 hour shift and on a really busy day, they are not only tired but also hungry. A whole lot of thank yous and grateful appreciation from their team members makes their day enjoyable. If you are interested in helping out and like to cook, the Emergency Squad could use your talents. Please call Linda East, Assistant Chief for Personnel at 813-633-1411 or stop by the Squad located in the Sun City Center Plaza at 720 Ray Watson Drive opposite the Sun Trust Building.


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October, 2011

B U L L E T I N Sun. Oct 2 - Pelican Players Presents . “Broadway Extravaganza” A Fundraiser For The Military Family Support Trust

2:00-4:00 p.m., Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Admission: $12 in advance. $15 at door day of show. This production is the annual fundraiser for the Military Family Support Trust (MFST) office. Funds will be used for a number of military programs supported by the MFST: scholarships, Junior ROTC, Homeless Women Vets, Southeast Guide Dogs, Helping Hand, Warm Heart, Financial Assistance to help vets in need, and more. Tickets on sale in SCC Atrium-Kiosk M-W-F, KP North Club House (T-Th) and Freedom Plaza MFST office (M thru F). Open seating. Open to public. Info: 813.634.4675.

SCC Dance Club News

SCC Dance Club welcomes you to our Dance on Wednesday, October 19th Community Hall, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Music by “dj” Darlene with a variety of music. Attire: Dressy Casual. Members Free. Guests $6 per person at the door. Singles always welcome. BYOB and Snacks. For more information call 813.633.7173.

SCC Men’s Club Meeting on October 19, 2011

Don’t Miss This Meeting With Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee. Sheriff David Gee is the guest speaker for the October 19, 2011 SCC Men’s Club meeting.  The 11:30 AM meeting is in The Community Hall located at 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd.  Sheriff Gee has served the Hillsborough County community for over 33 years.  Elected Sheriff in 2004 he manages the tenth largest suburban law enforcement agency in the United States.   Banquet Master will serve a buffet lunch at a cost of $12. Call the automated reservation number after October 1, 2011 to reserve your seat.  Members are encouraged to bring qualified men guests to the meeting.  Questions concerning SCC Men’s Club membership should be directed to 813.634.6434.

Retired Air Force Fighter Pilot Addresses MOWW Submitted by Capt B. Frank Kepley, USN (Ret)

Lt. Col. Eugene Morris, USAF (Ret) was the featured speaker at the Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars luncheon held on September 7th at the Freedom Plaza Club, in Sun City Center. Col. Morris attended the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama finishing as a “Distinguished Graduate,” From left, LT. COL. Frank Zahrobsky, in 1975. He is a graduate of USAF (Ret), president MOWW;  LT. Florida State University and COL. Eugene Morris USAF (Ret) Photo by Auburn University, where he Frank Kepley received his Master’s degree.   Col. Morris flew 302 combat missions and was awarded numerous air medals, including two silver stars, two distinguished flying crosses and a bronze star. The presentation included a discussion relative to Col. Morris’ Southeast Asia tours, which included missions over North and South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. He discussed the many challenges encountered in rapidly creating an air base in Ubon, Thailand as well as the technology and flying techniques used in the Viet Nam conflict.        

SCC Patriots Club

The Sun City Center Patriots Club would like to thank everyone who attended the 9/11 Observation at Community Hall and for the many generous donations that were made to support the Wounded Warriors Project. The SCC Patriots Club will be collecting donations for the Wounded Warriors Project until October 31st. If you wish to help by donating, please send your check to the SCC Patriots Club at 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Make the checks payable to: SCC Patriots Club and make a notation for the Wounded Warriors. For any questions you may have, please call Uta Kuhn at 813.642.9555.

 GFWC SCC Ice Cream Social The GFWC SCC Woman’s Club celebrates a legacy of founding and service to the SCC Library with an Ice-Cream Social on October 7, 2011 from 1:00-3:00 in the Florida Room.  Club members will be distributing a sundae in return for a donation of hard cover novels or large print books (no paper backed novels.)  Only one sundae per person for a donation, however extra sundaes can be purchased for 50 cents for those who do not have a donation.  This is an opportunity to furnish our library with much needed books that are in great demand.

More GFWC SCC News By Roz Cruthis

GFWC SCC Woman’s Club general meeting, Thursday, October 20, Community Hall.  Social  12:30, Program 1:00 p.m.  “Volunteers Standing By to Help” is the theme of the October meeting and  features the Guardianship Program and Sue McBride as speaker.  There will be  a humorous but thought-provoking skit written by Rosie Clifton and presented by Rosie Clifton and Jeanne Naish. Membership is open to all SCC and Kings Point residents.  For more information, call Nell Elliott at 813.830.8176.

SCC Bridge Association Kicks Off . New Season Of Classes

The teachers of Sun City Center’s Bridge Association are pleased to announce a comprehensive program of fall courses. They are offering lessons at all levels of play and invite area residents to experience the fun and enjoyment of “a game of endless fascination”, a game that can be enjoyed at any level. A beginning bridge class (nine weeks) is being offered by John Foster (813.634.3240) on October 11th, every Tuesday morning in the Royal Room from 9 until 11:30. The class is intended for beginners or near-beginners and represents a thorough introduction to bidding and play. Students will play hands that illustrate basic concepts. There will be additional opportunities for practice play with classmates outside the classroom. A class on declarer play is being taught by Pat Rippel (813.642.9216) beginning on October 10, every Monday morning from 9 – 11 in the Horizon Room. This 9-week class teaches how to develop tricks by promotion and length, finessing, trump management, discarding, transfers, slam bidding, pre-empting, responses and bidding over pre-empts. An eight-week class is devoted to an area, which involves any player twice as often as declarer play: defense. This course will be offered on Wednesdays by Leslie Cox lesliecox@yahoo.com beginning on October 19. His topics are: how to make a defensive plan, how to interfere with declarer’s play, signaling to your partner, how to develop defensive tricks, and opening leads. An eight-week class on improving one’s bidding judgment will be taught by Virgil Eveleigh (813.642.9005) on Thursday mornings in the Royal Room beginning on Oct. 13. This class will include hand evaluation, doubles, successful slam bidding, balancing doubles and meeting the challenges of pre-emptive bids. A course on the Two-Over-One Game Force Bidding System will be offered by Marian Howarth (813.642.0719). This eight-week course, intended for the serious player, will be held Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 11 in the Horizon Room. All classes are $50 with books and materials included. Interested students are urged to register early by calling the individual teachers or the Director of Bridge Education, Ronda O’Farrell, 813.634.7393, with questions.

Couples Country And Western Dance Classes

 On Oct.7 2011,instructors Butch and Emma Gadd will resume classes for couples. Country Pattern dances will be taught for beginners and those that need to review last years dances. Classes will begin at 6:00 PM in the Studio in Kings Point’s North clubhouse. Classes for more advanced dancer will be at 7:00 PM.

Ceramic Club News

The Sun City Center Ceramic Club is gearing up for the Fall/Winter Season with a field trip to a vendor new to us--”Off The Wall” located in Tampa.  We will carpool and leave the Ceramic Studio at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27th.   A breakfast stop is planned before going to the vendor.  This is a good way to welcome back returning members as well as those who stayed through the summer.  Sign up at the Ceramic Studio Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Unregistered Golfer seen on course in Kings Point


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B U L L E T I N Scandinavian Club News

Wednesday October 19 is the date for the Scandinavian Club noon luncheon at IKEA on Adamo Dr. and 22nd St. in Tampa with a presentation by IKEA. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Reservations with check for $12 per person should be sent to the club’s Program Director by the deadline date - October 12. Reservations are limited to 50. For information on the Scandinavian Club call Carl Johnson 813-634-1927.

Help C.A.R.E. Celebrate October as “Adopt-A-Dog Month”

Ruskin Beautification Day

The Ruskin Woman’s Club is Sponsoring another Beautification Day at the Ruskin Memorial Park on October 22, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Bring your rakes, shovels, trimmers, gloves, and any other items you like to work with and come join your community neighbors in helping keep our Community owned Memorial Park beautiful!   ?? If you’d like more information, feel free to contact Debbie Bonebrake at (813) 6456491 or Deb Adams at (813) 649-0400. ?

Experience Sun City Center Ceramics

 In celebration of Sun City Center’s 50th Anniversary, the Sun City Center Ceramic Club is setting up workshops to introduce first time ceramic artists to the world of greenware and bisque, underglazes, glazes, acrylics and stains.  The SCC Ceramic Club is offering three FREE two-hour workshops to take the mystery away from “how we do it”.  Classes will be offered on three consecutive Monday afternoons in October. October 17,  October 24 and  October 31. from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Your only requirement is that you must be a current CA or Kings Point Federation member, Your ID card is required to participate.  No experience necessary.  A small ceramic piece, tools and paints will be provided at no cost and it will become your “personal work of art”  Work space is limited so please sign up in the Ceramic Studio any Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by October 10th. 

Fun Brigade Fun . Talent Show

The merriment continues at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. arranged by the Fun Brigade Committee. Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 1 PM, beckons your gifts of talent be it singing, dancing, magic, poetry, strumming, skits, --surprise us.   Everyone in the community and surrounding areas are invited to participate in The Talent Show or just come and enjoy every minute of this afternoon. Call Paula Lickfeldt at 813.633.6739 or Karl Buffington at 813.634.7062 to share your talent, be part of the fun and to participate in the show. Photo by Hazel Martin Three Legged Hillbilly Dancers Paula Lickfeldt and Linda Shaw and David Lickfeldt with his mandolin

In celebration of American Humane Association’s national AdoptA-Dog Month this October, the C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter in Ruskin is asking prospective pet owners the question: What can an adopted dog bring to your life? The answers are many. Whether you want an exercise buddy, a best friend for your child, a partner in agility competitions, a constant companion for yourself or simply a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day, an adopted dog can be all of these – and more. Adopt-A-Dog Month is the perfect time for people to adopt a shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers. A few things are necessary for you to consider in making your decision: first, opening your home to a dog can be highly rewarding, as long as you understand and accept the daily responsibilities and routines that come with owning a pet. Secondly, the qualities and personality you want in a dog are more important than size and appearance. The volunteers at C.A.R.E. are trained to help you make the perfect match, and you are invited to visit the pets currently residing there awaiting adoption. You may spend as much time with your potential adoptee while playing with them in one of the exercise yards and witnessing their personalities first hand. If you don’t meet your perfect “room-mate” on your first visit, you’re always welcome to come back later for another visit. Come visit the C.A.R.E. pets during October and help us celebrate Adopt-A-Dog month. If you are unable to adopt, you are still welcome to visit and/or help us support the shelter pets during their temporary stays in our facility until they get new homes. For questions, comments or directions, please call us at 813-645-2273.

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Beth Israel Celebrates High Holidays

Beth Israel Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center announces its High Holiday schedule. Rabbi Philip Aronson and Cantorial Soloist Dr. Sam Isaak will be leading services. • Erev Rosh Hashanah will start at 7:45 PM on Wednesday, September 28th. • Day 1 of Rosh Hashanah will start at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 29th. • Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah will start at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 30th. • Kol Nidre Service for Yom Kippur begins at 7:45 PM on Friday, October 7th. • Yom Kippur day will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 8th. • Afternoon service will start at 3:00PM. • Yiskor service will start at approximately 5:00PM and will be followed by concluding services, the blowing of the shofar and Havdalah service. Members will receive tickets in the mail. There is no charge for members’ spouses, parents, children and their spouses and grandchildren and their spouses. Extended family of members will pay $50 per holiday. Ticket charge for anyone else in the community is $100.00 for each holiday. Those in the military and college students will not need tickets. The community is welcome and invited to the 2nd day of Rosh Hashannah at no charge. Tickets may be obtained by calling the Temple, 813.634.2590.

October, 2011

Fall Festival of Crafts At Prince of Peace Catholic Church

The Prince of Peace Fall Festival of Crafts will provide you with the opportunity to start your holiday shopping early. You can purchase from a variety of handcrafted items including quilts, original artwork, ceramics, pottery, floral design, jewelry, quilted items, wood creations, personalized items, toys and holiday decor. Over 30 Crafters and Artisans will be on display; with breakfast, lunch and beverage items available for purchase on both days. The Craft Festival will be held from 9 AM until 3 PM on Friday, October 21st and from 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, October 22nd. FREE admission. Don’t miss it! Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located in Sun City Center at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., and the Festival takes place in the church’s Conesa Center on the first floor. For more information call Lynn at 941.723.8431.

Kiwanis Clergy Breakfast

Samaritan Services Accepts Donation

Dolores Berens, President of Samaritan Alzheimer’s Auxiliary, is shown receiving checks totaling $1616, on behalf of Samaritan Services from Tony Bucci, (L) & grandson Brice, (R), volunteers with NCWS, (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services).  The donations were from the love offerings for August.  NCWS is currently providing 11 weekly worship services.  The all-volunteer itinerate outreach ministry selects a local non-profit organization in which to contribute its monthly love offerings.  So far this year, NCWS has contributed over $13,000 to local charities.  NCWS also sponsors a Role Model Program at Reddick Elementary School, an Adopt-A-Highway Program & an Adopt-A-Family Program.  For more information regarding NCWS, please call Jim Butner at 813.634.3114. 

Time To Register For the Fall

The Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center is busy preparing for the fall session of classes. It is an exciting season, as there are eight new courses this year, for a total of 43 classes and four trips/tours. It is impressive that over 2600 individuals enriched their lives last year attending these great classes. Several new courses this year are “First Aid and Emergency Response” and “Book Collecting For Beginners” and “Writing Your Family Photo by Hazel Martin Cookbook”. Seated College Dean Sally Returning favorites are Erath. Standing Administrative “Clear the Clutter”, “Dog Training” and “QiGong”. Dean Maureen Martinsky and The Fall session consists of Administrative Assistant Laura Martin. six 90-minute classes. The cost is $25 for a six week session. Open Registration is Tuesday, September 13th from 9:00 -Noon & 1:00-3:00 PM. The classes will be in session from October 10th through November 17th. Late registration is available in the College office from 8:30 AM to noon, Monday thru Thursday, September 14th thru October 20th. The catalogs are available in the College and throughout the community. Information, class descriptions and registration are available on the website: www.4lifelearning.org. The College office phone is (813) 634-8607.

Right To Left - Troy Coman (2011 Bright House Idol), Connie Lesko (Kiwanian & Business Development Coord. @ Freedom Plaza), and Bob East (President of the SCC/ SouthShore Kiwanis)

On September 7th, Freedom Plaza hosted the Sun City Center/ SouthShore Kiwanis Club and local pastors for a Clergy Appreciation Breakfast. It is an annual program sponsored by Kiwanis to express appreciation to the pastors for their daily, dedicated service to our community.  They were served a delicious breakfast, encouraged to fellowship and entertained by the 2011 Bright House Idol, Troy Coman. 

Beth Israel Congregation News

Sisterhood of Beth Israel Congregation of Sun City Center first meeting will be held on Tuesday Oct. 4, 2011, in the Henry Gibson Social Hall, 1 PM. Mr. Rodney K.P. Saunders, Foundation Curator of History  will be our speaker.  He will talk about the history and development of Tampa and Hillsborough County, and also show many interesting images from the History Center’s collection.  We Floridians should really enjoy his program, so don’t forget to jot down the date and time.  The Temple is located at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E., Sun City Center. Refreshments thanks to our hospitality committee.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Fall Prevention Seminar

On Thursday, October 6 at 1:30 PM. Robin Watt and Margaret Kenny from the Sun City Falls Prevention Coalition will present some valuable information on how you can reduce your chance of falling with some simple changes to your daily routine and habits. Robin is an EMT on the Sun City Center Emergency Squad and Margaret Kenny is a registered nurse who is certified in geriatric care. She serves as the Fall Prevention Coordinator for South Bay Hospital. The public is invited. For more information call Carol at 813.634.1252.

Never Too Late To Educate

Take your brain for an exciting experience; Come LEARN and be entertained! Many opportunities remain for anyone to enroll in the United Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center Fall Sessions. There are 42 diversified classes and four one-day outings. Classes begin October 10th and each 90-minute class meets one day a week and the cost is $25 for the six-week session. Catalogs listing the classes, schedule and instructors are available in the community and at the College. You can register at the College office 8:30-noon (Mon-Thurs) thru the start of classes or online at www.4lifelearning.org. The entire community and the surrounding areas are invited to come, learn and enjoy. For further information, please contact the College office at 813.634.8607.


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Vintage Style Show Fun

Jean Kostka wearing a wedding dress from 1966

Hazel Martin in her Plaid colorful Mother of the Groom pants worn by dress -- worn at son’s David O’Dell wedding in 1987

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Writer Donna Authers To Speak At UMC

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to present a talk by Donna Authers, author of the recent best-selling book A Sacred Walk, on Saturday, October 29th from 9AM to 11AM in Creason Hall on the church campus. A continental breakfast will be served at 9AM followed by Ms. Authers’ presentation which will focus on the do’s and don’ts of compassionate caregiving. For additional information about this and other events at the United Church of Sun City Center, please, please contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, please visit our website at www.sccumc.com.

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The Vintage models

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Photo by Hazel Martin and friends

It was a joyous afternoon when the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center celebrated their “Vintage Style Show” followed by appetizers, sandwiches and desserts. Many church members and friends modeled Vintage clothing----- it was suggested clothing that was worn before 2000-laughter follows, as actually, most of our closets had old apparel. Interesting stories and tales were shared and the audience was really entertained when “Charlie Chaplin” made an appearance. The next event will be the start of the Fantastic Friday Dinner Theater. Mark your calendars for October 21st, 2011. Please note that everyone is invited and will be welcomed to all the events. For further information, contact Paula Lickfeldt at 813.633.6739 or Karl Buffington at 813.634.7062.

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October Poem Submissions

Joy By Valerie Kelly It took a lot, when I was young To fill my heart with Joy – Not just a super mark in Chem, Not just a smiling boy. My hair, you see, just had to be Turned under like Bacall’s And that wasn’t very easy To do, as I recall. A run in my best pair of hose Would cause me much distress,

As would a little bit of slip Peeking below my dress.

My hair, what there is left of it, Is permed, for which I pay – My priorities changed with age, Forget ‘bout slips and hose Other things changed as well because Not one change was an I hear that they’re passe! improvement When I wake up each morning – As far as I could tell. Albeit ginergly The kind of marks I care ‘bout If no new part is hurting now – Well – that spells Joy to me! Cholesterol, B.P., If good, make Dr. Behnke smile And fill my heart with glee.


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DeLand That Time Forgot Is DeLand You WILL Remember

By Eddie Dixon Have you even started to drive through a place but were just compelled to stop and smell their particular brand of roses? The little north-central Florida town of DeLand (www.deland.org) is one of those places. A, dare I say, quaint little hamlet northeast of Mouse Town, just off I-4 on the way to Daytona, DeLand will charm you with its vintage shops, easy downtown promenade and unexpected treasures. There is a decent amount of parking along the town’s main drag, Woodland Blvd. Most of the tourist-draw shops are within a fairly easy walk from any downtown parking space. If you want to make the most of your visit, you should definitely arrive in the morning. We hit town just after 3 PM, and many of the shops offering tasty dessert treats had shut down for the day. Three cafe-bakeries we saw closed at 2 PM on weekdays. Bummer. Was looking forward to some sugary goodness to energize my walkin’ feet. But there is still plenty to see: thrift stores, antique shops, antiquarian booksellers, knick knacks, doo dads and various different interesting things. My favorite stops were the two vintage record stores. Call me a dinosaur, but I still think stuff sounds better when its been pressed on vinyl instead of digitized on computers. When we walked in the door, and I heard Coltrane’s sonorous serenade coming from the surround sound speakers, I knew we were in the right place. The only thing close to the raw brilliance of live jazz is listening to it on a turntable. We found rereleases newly pressed, gently used first editions and records I hadn’t seen since I was a kid. A few blocks down we found a used bookstore. Inside we met a cranky caretaker and her delightful, bespeckled grandson who, for some reason, was generating an undue amount of his grandmama’s ire. The poor kid had the audacity to actually (gasp) pull a book or two off the shelves to show us his favorites. This simple service, for some reason, sent granny into fits. Not sure what was going on there, but aside from the overwrought lady, the store was a treasure trove of titles I hadn’t seen in years. We picked up a couple to add to our ever-growing

DeLand Country Inn

collection of books nearly as old as we are and headed off down the street. We grabbed an early dinner at the Brickhouse. Their special was an 8-ounce NY Strip that I polished off with gusto. The missus indulged in a chicken dish that she declared delicious. Of course, that’s not the only good eats downtown. Pubs, Greek joints and nightclubs offered plenty of culinary selections. As we continued our walk we enjoyed gazing at the detailed murals brightening up the old downtown buildings. Some towns boast murals that seem to have been painted by art classes at the local middle school. These are not those. The DeLand murals are varied and well-executed. We found the typical “old town of yesteryear” scenes as well as an unexpected WW2 air battle blazing across a wall. A little over a block off the main drag we found the DeLand Country Inn Bed & Breakfast (www.delandcountryinn.com). What a supremely delightful little place! Owned and operated by expatriate Brits, Mark and Vicki Sutton, the DeLand Country Inn specializes in simple, personal care. The rooms are just ornate enough to appeal to B&B traditionalists, but still quite homey, and the breakfast – you can get just about whatever you can think of – is entirely scrumptious. The House itself is a treasure. Originally built in 1883 and lovingly restored to peak condition by its present owners, you will love the modern convenience of cable and WiFi while enjoying the timeless hospitality in a 19thcentury setting. This little 5-room inn is the perfect home base for your exploration of DeLand and the nearby attractions of DeLeon Springs State Park and the Central Florida Zoo. So, when you’re on the road and in the mood for something relaxing and different, cruise on over to DeLand…a place you will surely not forget. Happy travels, folks.

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Puzzles &More!

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Contract Bridge by Steve Becker INSPIRED PLAY

Super Crossword Titled Titles

In bridge, many general principles are utilized because they are usually successful. But all general rules have their exceptions, and if adhering to a general principle in a particular deal seems disadvantageous, you should abandon the principle on that occasion. East had to make an unorthodox play in today’s hand to defeat three notrump. The game was duly reached, although South’s notrump bid without a spade stopper was somewhat unusual. The bid was correct, however,

since North’s double implied some spade strength, and South had the high-card values for a voluntary bid. West led a spade, dummy following low, and the outcome now hinged on East’s play to this trick. Had East mechanically played the queen, in keeping with the general rule of “third hand high,” South would have made the contract. But after considering the matter fully, East played the ten, forcing South to win with the jack. Declarer had only seven sure winners and had to lead diamonds to try to make the contract. When he did, West took the ace and played the A-6 of spades, allowing East to run his spades for a one-trick set. East’s play of the ten of spades at trick one was eminently correct. If South had A-J-x, the play of the ten or queen would make no difference. If South had the ace but not the jack, the ten play would be just as effective as the queen. But if South had the jack and not the ace, only the ten play would be successful. Of course, playing the queen would have permitted East to win the first trick instead of losing it. But this was really a negligible factor. Defeating the contract was the primary consideration. © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Strange But True By Samantha Weaver

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October, 2011

Puzzles &More!

• It was noted American wit Groucho Marx who made the following sage observation: “There’s one way to find out if a man is honest -- ask him. If he says ‘Yes,’ you know he is a crook.” • When the city of Los Angeles was founded, it was given the name “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de Porciuncula,” which translates to “The Town of Our Lady of the Angels of Porciuncula.” Back then, in 1781, there were just 52 settlers to start what is now the second most populous city in the country. • When speaking of dead languages, Latin is the one that probably comes to mind most often. It’s not quite dead, though; it’s the official language of Vatican City. • Those who keep track of such things say that a professional ballet dancer goes through about 130 pairs of toe shoes in a single year. • The yo-yo became popular in the United States after it was marketed by Donald F. Duncan Sr., a businessman from Chicago, but he didn’t invent the toy. In 1928, Duncan was on a business trip to San Francisco when he saw Philippine immigrant Pedro Flores, who had gotten financing to manufacture the yo-yos and had trademarked the name, demonstrating how to use the toy. Duncan realized that the toy had the potential to be a huge success, so he paid Flores $5,000 for all the rights. Incidentally, the name “yo-yo” means “comecome” in the native language of the Philippines. • If you’re like the average American, showers account for nearly one-third of your home water use. Thought for the Day: “Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.” -- Kurt Vonnegut Jr. © 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Salome’s Stars

Week of October 3 , 2011 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cosmic changes create a potential for disruptions in your travel plans. In the meantime, you might want to consider shifting your focus to another area of your life that needs attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s a good time for beauty-loving Bovines to enjoy something special for the senses. It will restore your spirit and return you to the workaday world ready for the next challenge. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) With your planetary ruler, Mercury, going retrograde, you might want to slow down the pace in pursuing some of your projects. Rushing things could be counterproductive. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Tensions begin to ease in those once-testy relationships. This helps create a more positive aspect all around. Expect to hear news that could lead you to rethink a recent decision. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The pace of activity that had slowed last week now begins to pick up. This is good news for Leos and Leonas who have careerbuilding plans that need to be put into operation. VIRGO (August 23 to Sept. 22) Venus offers encouragement to romance-seeking Virgos who are ready to get up, get out and meet more people, one of whom could be that long-sought soul mate. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to October 22) An ongoing problem with a coworker might need to be sent to arbitration. Get all your facts together so that you have a solid base from which to make your argument. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You are usually decisive about most matters. But you might want to defer your decision-making this week until you get more facts. Someone is holding out on you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) That quiet period is ending, and a new burst of activity creates some problems at the workplace. But things are soon resolved, and everything goes back to normal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan.19) Relationships could be either helpful or hurtful as you pursue your career goals. You might have to make some difficult choices depending on what your priorities are. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might still have some doubts about a career move that could involve a lot of travel. If so, continue to check things out until you feel secure about making a decision. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Love rules, as Venus continues to exercise her cosmic influence on both single and attached Pisces. New developments might cause you to change your travel plans. BORN THIS WEEK: You often think of others before you consider your own needs. You enjoy helping people and would make a fine teacher or caregiver. © 2011 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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