Thanksgiving November 22
As Election Approaches, Lines Are Drawn Across SCC
By NOKP Staff The line of cars stretched for over a mile, enthusiastic Democrats and curious undecideds waiting to turn into the parking lot of the Sun City Center Community Hall. They came to hear Senator, Bill Nelson, and Vice President, Joe Biden. But first they had to pass through a gauntlet of folks supporting “the other guy.” These lines stretched along either side of N. Pebble Beach, GOP supporters waving bright signs proclaiming their allegiance to Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. These lines of cars and sign wavers clearly delineated the lines that have been drawn in our community and our country. Polls consistently show the race for President to be a dead heat, well within the margin for error. But here in Sun City Center, opinions have not historically been so balanced. According to the Hillsborough County Elections office, of the registered voters in the 8 districts that make up Sun City Center, 8,032 are registered
Democratic speakers, including Vice President, Joe Biden, visited SCC in October. Their central message: “We are preserving and strengthening Medicare.”
Crowd waiting for the Vice President, Joe Biden.
Republicans, 4,979 are registered Democrats, a not quite 2-to-1 margin. In the national election, voters registered with “no party
affiliation” are expected to play a decisive role in the overall outcome. The 4,292 minor party or no party affiliated voters in SCC will likely tip the scales as well. In
Dotty Katz wore her support with pride, including a button that pronounced Big Bird’s candidate of choice.
the 2008 election, John McCain received 11,420 votes here and Barack Obama received 7,687. While the state eventually went Continued on Page 9
SCC Photo Club Announces Competition Winners
Winners have been announced in the September competition of the Sun City Center Photo Club. Five perfect scores were awarded. Kathy Griffith received a 15 for Hawaiian Protea, Elinor Lennox received her perfect score for Dawn in Venice, Robert Price received the perfect score for After the Fire, George Seeley received his perfect score for Lipizzan Stallion and Patt Sulzberger received the perfect score for Lunch on the Veldt. The contest was judged by professional photographer Chuck Stevenson. In the Beginner category, Shirley Bengston won a gold award for Atlantic Morning Sunrise. Erica Collins received silver for Vibrant Chihuly Design. Andre Ledoux won a gold for Reaching Higher and silver awards for But, Ma!, Stormy Skies and He’s Mine! Elinor Lenonox received a gold award and perfect score for Dawn in Venice and a silver for Millau Bridge. Sue McBride received gold awards for Beach Boys, Gimme Shelter and Home Alone. Robert Price received a gold award with a perfect score
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for After the Fire. He also received a gold for Jetting Over Japan and silver for Rainman. Rod Rodriguez won a bronze for Roger Williams Park Merry-go-round and a silver award for Under the Chicago Bean. In the Intermediate category, Kathy Griffith won golds for Hawaiian Protea (perfect score), Old Church Steeple and Alaskan Twilight. Pat Jones received silver for Rock Bed Butterfly and bronze awards for Old Country Barn and Mystic Berries. Roger Kele received silver awards for Break Time and Grass Island and a bronze for Shelter at Lake Powell. Beverly Shackelford won a gold for Santa Maria de Tallo, silver awards for Monserrat Mountains and Alcazar and a bronze for Lettuce Lake Bog. Ron Shackelford won golds for Balancing Act and Mother’s Wall of Life Shrine, and silver awards for Watching Over Parliament and Night Heron. Kathy Vitale received silver awards for Jordanian Bedouin Family and Florida Jurassic Park and gold for Mmm! Good! Continued on Page 3
Lipizzan Stallion by George Seeley.
After the Fire by Robert Price.
Lunch on the Veldt by Patt Sulzberger.
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The Editor’s Corner
Life, Death & Merry-Go-Rounds
Last week was an interesting. I interviewed Death on a street corner. I experienced how polarized and how united our community could be. I watched my son discover what fun felt like when I was his age, and I had a good news/ bad news conversation with a friend. Death on a street corner
appreciated it. The folks in cars heading to see the Vice President vociferously less so. Death did not respond directly as people leaned out car windows to express how misguided they believed his views to be. Most were polite. Others less so. Death continued to stand, quiet and certain as…well…you know. Let’s spin again
November Poem Submissions Snowbirds Sans License Plates They return to their familiar watery thoroughfare With a quiet increase in activity. Young and old together paint overlapping concentric circles Silently with their movement on its surface. Now ya’ see ‘em; now ya’ don’t… Clothed in seasonal wear, They dart among the lake grasses. Early morning chatter signals The end of their southward trek And awakens me to true autumnal wonder. Suzanne S. Austin-Hill ©2012
As I approached the SCC Community Hall for VP Joe Biden’s grassroots campaign stop last week, I passed scores of Romney supporters along the sidewalk. They were holding signs, waving as passing cars and generally letting their voices be heard. Folks in the cars, stuck in a line at least a mile long, waiting to be allowed into the Community Hall parking lot, responded in kind. While registered voters in 33573 are split nearly 2-to-1 in favor the GOP, the numbers on this day, in this scene, were much more balanced. I wondered about the issues that divided these good people. Folks with friends and families and hopes for this country that extend beyond their own generation. Soon, I would have the opportunity to ask them. But first, I chatted with Death. He stood near the corner of 674 and Pebble Beach, hooded and black, holding a tall plastic scythe. Death told me his name was Dave Brown. He lived in Sun City Center, and this was not the first time he had donned these duds to get his message out. Dave said he had worn the black at least 3 previous times, when issues facing his town were not to his liking. It always got a reaction, but no more so than today. Attached to Dave Brown’s sign, was a message just as stark and visceral as his costume. The other sign wavers visibly
Some years back, “Let’s Twist Again” was a big radio hit. The tune conjured up memories of dances and romances, of hot fun in the summertime. Recently, I covered the Rattlesnake Festival up in San Antonio, FL. The festival was held at the City Park. At the park’s center, we found some of that good, old-fashioned playground equipment that seems to be fast disappearing from our recreational landscapes. My son had never seen a merry-go-round before, much less ridden on one. Most of the other kids at the park were in the same boat. I watched with other amused fathers as those intrepid boys and girls discovered the physics behind this machine and, most importantly, how to make it go FASTER!!! Out of the Spotlight Many of you will miss Brenda Wiseman’s “Spotlight” column in this month’s News of Kings Point. Our fantastic community columnist is taking the month off while undergoing treatment for a medical condition. She is in good spirits and in the best hands, and those docs say prognosis is good. So, we look forward to having Brenda back with us soon. In the meantime, if you have a moment, shoot us an email to wish her luck, get well soon and let her know she is in your prayers. Send those emails to editor@newsofkingspoint. com and we will pass them along to Brenda. Happy November and have a great Thanksgiving!
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Dawn in Venice by Elinor Lennox. Continued from Page 1
In the Advanced category, Wayne Bengston received gold for Coming Home and bronze awards for And Down We Go and Jenny Lake Reflections at Tetons. Gayle Fischer received silver for Manatee in the Shadows. Bill Leasy won a silver award for Skydiver at Moonlight and a gold award for Upper Creek-Sun City Center. Stan Lipski received a gold for Harbor Beacon and silvers for Monaco Port, Waiting for the Train and Swimming By the Wall. Allan Maser won silvers for Street Caricaturists, Las Roblis, Barcelona and Pigeon Man and a bronze for Edgartown Harbor, Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Club president George Seeley received gold for
Hawaiian Protea by Kathy Griffith.
Lippizzan Stallion (perfect score) and a silver for Ah, Breakfast. Rose Stack received a bronze for Hand Made Sweaters. Marianne Strehar won silver for Azores Fireboat at Sunset and a bronze for Valencia City of Arts and Sciences. Patt Sulzberger received golds for The Eyes Have It and Lunch on the Veldt (perfect score) and a bronze for Samburu Children. Rolf Sulzberger won a gold award for Red Beard and bronze awards for The Children’s Table and War’s Aftermath. For more information on the club and its activities, please see our website at http://www. photoclubscc.com or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive.
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The inaugural 2011-2012 "Where in theWorld is the News of Kings Point" contest was an unmitigated success. Scores of our enthusiastic readers submitted photos of themselves holding theNews of Kings Point all over the world. Building on that success, we areannouncing the Second Annual "Wherein the World is the News of Kings Point" contest. We know that many ofyou folks love to travel 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 takealong your NOKP. Snap a photo of you or a loved one holding up the paper withthe News of Kings Point masthead clearly visible. Send your digital image firstname.lastname@example.org so we can put your smiling face in the paper. Did we mention…THERE'S A PRIZE!!! The esteemed travel experts at LegendaryJourneys have generously agreed to continue sponsoring this annualcontest event by donating a ONE WEEKCARIBBEAN CRUISE. That's right! Each year we will be drawing a name fromour submitted photos and some lucky traveler will cruise the Caribbean courtesyof Legendary Journeys and News of Kings Point. The 2012-2013 contest will run from June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013. So get those photos in ASAP! Details are available, by request, from email@example.com.
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This copy of The News of Kings Point traveled 8,441 miles. Bob Smolenski took his NOKP with him to Cuba.
George and Mary Smith recently took a Clipper Ship voyage on the Adriatic Sea which included stops in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, and Malta.
Kings Point Art League’s “Artist of the Month” for the month of November is Beverley Shackleford.
Beverley lived in Missouri before moving to Sun City Center in 1992. She is married to Ron Shackelford, and has three sons and one grandson. While living in Jefferson City, Missouri, Beverley admired the china painting done by a friend, who convinced her that even though she couldn’t draw a stick figure, she could learn to paint. Beverley began taking lessons from Barbara Rippeto, and continued these lessons for several years, until her retirement in 1992. When looking for a place to retire, the very active china painting and art clubs in Sun City Center were important considerations in choosing Sun City Center as their new home. After moving to Florida, Beverley continued to study china painting under Joanne Stephens, of Tampa, and took several week-long seminars with the renowned porcelain painter, San Do. Beverley is a volunteer on the Emergency Squad, and for several years was on the same team with Diane Simon. Diane, a KPAL Watercolor Instructor, brought her watercolor paints to the squad, and painted anytime she wasn’t on an ambulance run. Beverley became interested in this new media, and when Diane had an opening in her watercolor classes, she decided to give watercolor painting a try. She quickly discovered that this new media was both challenging and fun, and was a big change from painting on porcelain. Watercolor has now become her favorite media. Beverley has been taking lessons from Diane Simon for several years, is still learning new techniques, and looks forward to each class. In addition to painting, Beverley’s hobbies include genealogy, traveling and photography. She has painted several of the scenes that she and Ron have photographed on their trips. Beverley’s wonderful artwork will be on display in the Kings Point Art Studio window in the North Clubhouse from November 3, 2012 until December 1, 2012. Everyone should stop by to admire her display.
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Adopt a Friend That C.A.R.E.s
Jessie is a super cute Hound mix puppy who was found abandoned near our shelter. He gives big hugs and wiggles when his caregivers socialize with him. He has recently discovered that the doggy pool is great for splashing around in on these hot humid days. Jessie is a lot of fun and has a terrific personality. Come and meet him today! As part of his adoption Jessie will be neutered, micro chipped and brought up to date on his shots. DOB: April 2, 2012.
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Replace Old Drafty Windows & Cut Energy Bills With Special “No Cost Now Program" Sun City Center, FL – Michael Hollander, owner of WeatherTite Windows, announced a great savings plan for Sun City Center residents. His deferred payments, along with reduced pricing, are great for homeowners who are in need of affordable, replacement windows and doors. All homeowners who respond within two weeks from the date of this notice and purchase energy efficient money saving WeatherTite windows or doors are eligible to make this purchase with no money down and have a payment plan with no interest until 2016. Mr. Hollander emphasized the program is effective immediately – and he will be able to arrange monthly payments to suit the budgetary needs of every homeowner. This very special program features the finest tilt-in w i n d o w s m a n u f a c t u r e d t o d a y. WeatherTite Windows come with 6 great warranties, meet stringent codes
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Holiday Walk Needs Volunteers
By Phyllis Hodges We’re only four weeks away from the Holiday Walk/ Breakfast on the CA Central Campus on December 1. Is it on your calendar? A $5 breakfast will be served 7 a.m. to noon in the Florida Room. Club rooms open at 9 a.m. and close at noon. The Campus will be rocking with music as the Organ and Keyboard Club members entertain diners in the Florida Room, and a DJ, Joseph La Piana, at the Bandstand sets a lively mood for strolling visitors. Sam and Joanne Sudman who are organizing the event say participating clubs should contact them immediately if they haven’t already to let them know which clubs will be open during the walk. Based on the tremendous turnout for the July 4 breakfast, they are preparing to serve 700 or more breakfasts. That’s a lot of eggs, pancakes, sausage, toast, coffee and orange juice, and they still need breakfast volunteers to make things run smoothly! Serving hundreds of breakfasts takes about 100 volunteers. At press time, only about half that number had stepped forward. If they do not have the requisite number of volunteers by November 9, they will be forced to cancel the breakfast because the food must be ordered weeks in advance. So just what is expected from these 100 volunteers? At the entrance, there are the ticket sellers and greeters. Ticket takers at the food line collect the tickets. In the kitchen, workers crack, mix and scramble eggs, prepare pancake batter and sausage. On the primary food line, pancakes are cooked and served, along with the eggs and sausage. At a secondary food line, servers are toasting bread and serving orange juice. Coffee makers are busily filling carafes for the servers who carry them to the tables. Then there are those who are constantly clearing and resetting tables, replenishing table supplies and emptying trashcans. Runners “go to the store” if supplies run low. When the breakfast is over, a crew swoops in to clean the kitchen and serving lines. Two shifts over the six-hour period means volunteers must work only three hours—6 to 9 a.m.; and 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup crew begins sometime after 11:00 a.m. “People have been so good about stepping forward that we’re surprised at the slow response,” said Joanne Sudman. “Our committee will breathe a lot easier if people don’t wait until the last minute, to say they will help.” Contact the Sudmans at jsudman@ tampabay.rr.com.
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Leblanc Named Parade Grand Marshal
By Phyllis Hodges Dave Birkett, Chairman of the Golf Cart Parade Committee, recently announced that Ann Marie Leblanc will be Grand Marshal for the December 8 parade. “The committee members were unanimous in their desire to honor Ann Marie this way,” he said. “We wanted to recognize the valuable contributions she has made to this community by initiating or chairing major projects. To try to name them all would be futile, but a few in recent years are the 50th Anniversary Celebration, Holiday Walk, FunFest, Fourth of July Breakfast/Fireworks and fundraising for new chairs and tables at Community Hall.” About the committee’s action, Leblanc said, “I am astonished. I thought I was doing things in Sun City Center just for the pleasure it was giving me. This is over the top.” Birkett said that this parade is truly going to be a communitywide effort and President Ed Barnes, SCC Community
The parade starts at 10 a.m. from the Community Association parking lot on N. Pebble Beach Blvd. It will proceed left on La Jolla, right on El Rancho, right on Ojai, and left on Cherry Hills back to the Campus Bandstand.
Association, and President Eileen Peco, Federation of Kings Point, will share a cart in a prominent parade position to signify that unified effort. We are attempting to set a new record for decorated golf carts so every cart counts! The parade’s theme (‘Tis the SeaSun) allows entries to represent a wide range of ideas, some of whom will be vying for part of the $5,000 prize money Minto Communities is donating.
Ann Marie Leblanc will be the Grand Marshal in the December 8 Golf Cart Parade. She is shown here at a Holiday Walk Breakfast, which she initiated four years ago.
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30 Years of Caring Join South Bay Hospital for a Community Health Fair and Open House. Please help us celebrate our 30 years as your community hospital of choice! Free health screenings, tours of newly renovated areas and birthday cake! Friday, November 30th 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL
Health Screenings Include:
• Cholesterol Screening (fasting) • Bone Density Screening • Vision Screening • Spirometry Screening • Body Mass Index Reservations required for health screenings. Please call our Consult-A-Nurse Health Information and Referral Line at 1-888-685-1595 to make your reservation.
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to Obama, Republican-leaning retirement communities such as Sun City Center definitely closed the gap. Both sides look to do so again. In an effort to narrow that margin even further, Democrats brought the big guns to SCC. Senator Bill Nelson, a popular legislator with over 3 decades in government, opened for Mr. Biden and stayed with him on stage, a smiling, friendly face just over his shoulder. But Nelson’s support was not merely his presence. The Senator described the Vice President as an “expert on foreign policy” and “an extraordinarily valuable asset in a world that has so much tumult and change.” Nelson went on to say that government required a “common sense approach.” He accused the GOP of assaulting Medicare, stating, “something had to be done to keep it solvent. Otherwise we would have run out of money in 3 years.” On Social Security, the senator was even more direct. “The Ryan plan wants to privatize Social Security. We do not want to do that. We do not want to take the security out of Social Security.” Then, in a moment pregnant with unintentional irony, Nelson stated that he “regretted that politics had become so partisan” and that “We should respect each other. That’s a characteristic American value.” When Biden took the stage, he
Marilyn Dalby was sympathetic to the Vice President. “I believe he (VP Biden) gave an excellent speech. And it’s difficult to come here and speak.” But, said, Dalby, Biden was on point. “My number one issue is healthcare, and my second issue is women’s rights. The Vice President said the way I believe.” thanked Nelson, calling him “my good friend.” Biden then smiled and said, “And I mean it.” The Vice President described his opponents as “honorable men with fundamentally different values. This is not your father’s GOP. This is not even Mitt’s father’s GOP.” While he opened his remarks by discussing women’s rights and equal pay, the bulk of Biden’s speech was concerned with Medicare and Social Security. He blasted Governor Romney’s plans for Medicare and Paul Ryan’s budget, which Biden said would “cut all entitlements” and “cost seniors thousands.”
Nancy McGinnis was excited about what she heard. “He stuck to the script, and I love that script. I want Roe v. Wade to stand, and I definitely do not want anyone playing any games with Medicare.” In his closing statements the Vice President accused Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, of “not giving the American people the credit they deserve.” He added, “America is neither dependent nor in decline. I don’t recognize the country they’re talking about.”
While inside the hall heads nodded and voices were raised in agreement, outside on the sidewalk, sign wavers were not buying it. “We have to do something now to balance the budget,” said one woman who asked not to be named, “Otherwise there won’t be any money for anything.” A friend with her agreed. “They act like we have all this money to pay for anything we want. We don’t. We’re just borrowing it!” As the election on November 6th draws closer, it seems those lines dividing our community are just growing wider. But here’s hoping that, as more than one person at the event put it, “We must remember that, when we wake up on November 7th, we’re still neighbors.” In response, it seems fitting to borrow a line from Biden’s close: “It’s never a good day to bet against the American people.” At least on that, Mr. Vice President, all of us can agree.
Vice President Biden shares a laugh with daughter, Ashley
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9/17 1 Best Ball 1st Place Flight 1 Jim Kinnear, Manny DeBono, Dick Holgate 1st Place Flight 2 Will Kuxhousen, Bob Bryan, Jerry Sandusky, Mike Sekol
10/2 Birthday Game 1st Place Annetta Pucci
Low Net (9 Hole Ladies) 1st Place Sue Buck
10/9 One Best Ball Net 1st Place Nancy Saunders, Sue Wyckoff, Mary Ann Cosgrove
9/25 3-2-1 Best Ball (18 Hole Ladies) 1st Place Debbie Lester/Betty Ellis/Carol Salowitz/Linda Suh
Renaissance Prize Fund Results
September 18, 2012 A-B-C-D Scramble 1st Place Gross Kyle Creasy, Dan Widener 62 Ken McLoone, Carol Moss 1st Place Net John Durm, Jeanie Shively 54.4 Priscilla Haney, John Zegras
9/24 Low Gross/Low Net Flight 1 Low Gross- George Fenwick Low Net- Joe Spaziano Flight 2 Low Gross- Buddy Farrell Low Net- Bruce Conley 10/1 Team Quota Points 1st Place Flight 1 Bill Fitzhugh, Joe Spaziano, Dick Holgate 1st Place Flight 2 Buddy Farrell, Chuck Thelen, Jerry Sandusky 10/8 1 Best Ball Odd Holes, 2 Best Balls Even Holes 1st Place Flight 1 Gary Kerckaert, Joe Spaziano, Harry Porter 1st Place Flight 2 Buddy Farrell, Bob Gray, Jay Wildasin
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9/14 Best 9 ½ Hdcp. 1st Place- Ruth Gaughf 9/28 Odd Holes ½ Hdcp. 1st Place- Ernie Vanicola 10/12 Throw Out Worst Hole Each 9 1st Place- Ruth Gaughf
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9/14 Throw Out Worst Hole minus Handicap 1st Place Flight 1 Jane Boccieri, Janine Johnson 1st Place Flight 2 Meg Towner 1st Place Flight 3 Rosa Ricciardi 9/21 Scramble 1st Place- Emma Gadd, Marian Crowe, Tee Bomba, Mary Arpaia 9/28 3-2-1 1st Place Rosalie Killian, Mary McClafferty, Terry Wynne, Marilyn McCormick 10/12 Tee to Green 1st Place Flight 1 Jane Boccieri 1st Place Flight 2 Terry Wynne 1st Place Flight 3 Connie Kehl
9/20 Individual Low Net 1st Place Flight 1 Ted Bickel 1st Place Flight 2 Tom Williamson 1st Place Flight 3 Ron Pelow 1st Place Flight 4 Roger Wyckoff 1st Place Flight 5 Dick Timm 9/27 Combined Team Net 1st Place Bert Poulin, Zack Taylor, Les Easton, Chuck Roth 10/4 4 Person Chicago 1st Place Bert Poulin, Charles Schindler, Les Easton, Chuck Roth 10/11 Three Man Scramble 1st Place Ron Pelow, Mike Prach, Jerry Huebner
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9/18 Low Net 1st Place Sue Wyckoff 9/28 Low Net 1st Place Annetta Pucci
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Men’s League Results October 1, 2012 2 Best Balls of 4 (One gross plus one net) 1st Place Dave Liehr, Bert Poulin, Don Faron, Bob Noelte
October 8, 2012 Individual Red-White-Blue 1st Dave Liehr
Ladies League Results
September 26, 2012 Pick Your Partner – Modified Chapman Flight 1 1st Place Beverly Heil, Rosie Kintz Flight 2 1st Place Kathy Leesman, Bette Mannon October 9, 2012 Individual Eclectic Flight 1 1st Bette Mannon 54 Flight 2 1st Karen Goldwater 61 Flight 3 1st Patti Ducharme 60 Individual Low Net 1st Diane Doto 65
9/24 Tampa Palms Trip 1st Place Flight 1 Jim Shipley/Ray Parsons/Roy Lanza/Bill Barker 1st Place Flight 2 Paul Stammen/ Shirley Stammen/Doug Tanzer 1st Place Flight 3 Mike Krodel/ Dick Zak/Jack Lawhead/Jim Haney 1st Place Flight 4 Rich Ricca/Bill Laurent/Tom Jauch/Art Smith 1st Place Flight 5 Judy Fenwick/ Judie Schafers/Carolyn Avrett/ Linda Belanger
Low Net (9 Hole Ladies) 1st Place Alice DeSchryver 10/2 Low Net (18 Hole Ladies) 1st Place Flight 1 Lata Raby 1st Place Flight 2 Celeste DeBono Low Net (9 Hole Ladies) 1st Place Judy Huss 10/9 Best 9 (18 Hole Ladies) 1st Place Flight 1 Judie Schafers 1st Place Flight 2 Carolyn Clark 1st Place Flight 3 Pat Eytcheson 1st Place Flight 4 Linda Bessignano 1st Place Flight 5 Alice DeSchryver Low Net (9 Hole Ladies) 1st Place Flight 1 Hiroko Vetsch 1st Place Flight 2 Colleen Savas
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110 Yards 8 Iron Course: Falcon Watch on . #5 Cypress Witnessed By: Cliff Buck, Ralph Fuente & Charles Russo Accomplished by: vvv Roy Scales vvv
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135 Yards Driver Course: Falcon Watch on . #8 Cypress Witnessed By: Dan Goodwin & Leon Korkowski
9/17 1-2-3 Best Ball 1st Place Don Freed/John Lyons/ Greg Franczyk/Harry Devoti
10/1 Team Quota Points 1st Place Bill Bell/John Lyons/ Nippy Nolan/Dennis Kintzel 10/8 3-2-1 Best Ball 1st Place Bill Horobec/Bob Vellante/Mike Crabtree/Bob Murman
9/18 2 Best Balls of 4 (18 Hole Ladies) 1st Place Flight 1 Judy Fenwick/ Carolyn Avrett/Jane Magalski/ Judie Schafers 1st Place Flight 2 Jean Jackson/ Chris Sparks/Linda Bessignano/ Helen Adams
Pam Coda a member of Scepter Golf Club at Kings Point had a hole in one on October 16th on 17th hole at Caloosa Greens golf course. Witnessed by Celeste DeBono & Carol Mir.
Kings Point 9 Hole Fall Tournament Winners Weeks of October 12,19,& 22 Over all winners Flight A 1st Emma Gadd 92 2nd Tee Bomba 99 Flight B 1st Judi Trombley 92 2nd Susie Potratz 104 Flight C 1st Joan Abrams 110 2nd Peggy Flippen 118
Kings Point 9 Hole Low Net Results 9/27/12 Flight A Emma Gadd 34 Flight B Judy Marr 28 Flight C Peggy Flippen 35
Low Net Results 10/19/12 Flight A Emma Gadd 28 Flight B Susie Potratz 26 Flight C Joan Abrams 30 10/22/12 Flight A Emma Gadd 29 Flight B Judy Trombley 28 Flight C Tied Joan Abrams 38 Peggy Flippen 38
Falcon Watch 9 Hole
Results 9/28/12 3-2-1 1st Place Rosalie Killian, 99 Mary G McClafferty Terry Wynne Marilyn McCormick Tied -2nd Jane Boccieri, Meg Towner, Rita Fedock, 101 Sue Freed Tied-2nd Emma Gadd, 101 Kathy Payne ,Tee Bomba, Alice Chura
Falcon Watch 9 Hole 3 Clubs and a Putter
10/19/12 1st Flight 1st Jane Boccieri 38.5 2nd Emma Gadd 42 3rd Rosalie Killian 44 2nd Flight 1st Sue Skolnick 45.5 2nd Lorraine Fretzel 48.5 3rd Alice Chura 49.5 3rd Flight 1st Kathy Boccieri 48 2nd Marilyn Mc Cormick Tied for 3rd Nancy Baron 50.5 Pat Ernst 50.5
2012, November The News of Kings Point
Golf Scores - Hogans Golf Club Of Sun City Center and Kings Point
Saturday, September 29, 2012 Course: Freedom Fairways Play: H-Skins 1st: Tom Rosata and Charlie Brown - Tied at 2 Skins 2nd: Ron Leombruno - 1 Skin Low-net: Mike McClintic - 56 Low-gross: Karen Jones - 73 Birds: Don Koester - #6 Par 4, Charlie Brown - #3 Par 4, . Karen Jones - #8 Par 3, Mike McClintic - #9 Par 4, and Tom Rosata - #9 Par 4 Monday, October 1, 2012 Course: Imperial Lakewoods Play: No Game Low-net: Rich Lucidi - 72 Low-gross: Burt Easter 97
Friday, October 5, 2012 Course: Summerfield Crossing Play: H-Skins 1st: Rich Lucidi, John Apostolou, and Ron Doncouse Tied at 2 Skins 2nd: Ruben Jones - 1 Skin Low-net: Rich Lucidi - 71 Low-gross: John Apostolou - 95 Saturday, October 6, 2012 Course: Freedom Fairways Play: H-Skins 1st: Charlie Brown - 3 Skins 2nd: Bill Giblin and Andy Betz - Tied at 2 Skins 3rd: Tom Rosata and Mike McClintic - Tied at 1 Skin
Low-net: Charlie Brown - 53 Low-gross: Charlie Brown - 75 Birds: Charlie Brown - #3 Par 4 and #12 Par 4 and Bill Giblin - #16 Par 3.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Course: Sandpiper Palms-Oaks Play: H-Skins 1st: Jim Curtis - 4 Skins 2nd: Rich Lucidi - 2 Skins 3rd: Tom Rosata, Paul Maki, and Charlie Brown - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Jim Curtis - 62 Low-gross: John Apostolou - 86 Birds: Jim Curtis - #9 Par 4 Friday, October 12, 2012 Course: Riverside Play: H-Skins 1st: Denny Wintersteen, John Apostolou, and Ruben Jones - Tied at 2 Skins. 2nd: Susan Fitts and Tom Rosata - Tied at 1 Skin. Low-net: Tom Rosata - 69 Low-gross: Buzz Wetzel - 84 Birds: #9 Par 4
L to R: Front Row: Ruben Jones, Tom Rosata, Sue Fitts, John Apostolou, Denny Wintersteen. Back Row: Buzz Wetzel.
Monday, October 15, 2012 Course: Imperial Lakewoods Play: H-Skins 1st: Rich Lucidi - 4 Skins 2nd: Butch Gadd - 3 Skins 3rd: Tom Rosata - 2 Skins 4th: John Kirkland, Ruben Jones, and Art Swallow - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Butch Gadd and John Apostolou - Tied at 66 Low-gross: John Apostolou - 86 Birds: Butch Gadd - #3 Par 3, #4, Par 4, and #8 Par 3; Ruben Jones - #12 Par 4; John Kirkland - #16 Par 3.
L to R Front Row: Tom Rosata, Rich Lucidi, and John Apostolou. L to R Back Row: Art Swallow, Ruben Jones, and Butch Gadd.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Course: Sandpiper, Palms - Oaks Play: A-Skins 1st: Denny Wintersteen - 2 Skins 2nd: John Apostolou, Charlie Brown, Rich Lucidi, and Ron Doncouse - Tied at 1 Skin Low-net: Rich Lucidi, Denny Wintersteen, and Burt Easter - Tied at 67 Low-gross: Burt Easter and Denny Wintersteen - Tied at 89
Birds: Denny Wintersteen - #3 Par 3 and John Apostolou - #11 Par 4
L to R: Ron Doncouse, Charlie Brown, Burt Easter, Rich Lucidi, John Apostolou, and Denny Wintersteen.
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Course: Freedom Fairways Play: H-Skins 1st: Mike McClintic - 5 Skins 2nd: Bill Smythe - 3 Skins 3rd: Bill Giblin - 2 Skins 4th: Karl Wessinger - 1 Skin Low-net: Mike McClintic - 55 Low-gross: Mike McClintic - 70 Birds: Mike McClintic - #1 Par 4, #4 Par 3, #6 Par 4; Bill Smythe #12 Par 4; Bill Giblin - #9 Par 4. Membership is required to play with the Hogans. Please contact us if you are interested in membership in the Hogans at: http://hogans-golf.com/ The Club is open to all Sun City Center, Kings Point and Associated residents and their guests. Submitted by: Pam Jones Email: email@example.com Phone: 813-419-4376.
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German-American Club is a Favorite
Submitted by Marty Gifford Kings Point has been home to me for more than ten years. The weather lends itself to many outdoor activities and there is no end to the clubs and indoor activities where one can be an active participant. Some of the groups that I have enjoyed are Ladies 18 Hole Golf Association at the Kings Point Executive Course and the Ladies 9 Hole Golf Association at Falcon Watch. When possible, the water classes are great and creating with the “Bunka Broads” on Monday morning or Thursday afternoon can be very stimulating. Being the Assistant Chief of Personnel at the Emergency Squad and Secretary on the Board of Directors for several years before becoming a dispatcher has kept me very busy. However, one of my favorite clubs is the German-American Club of Sun City Center. This club is open to all residents of Sun City Center and Kings Point with the dues only $10 per person. You do not need to be of German Heritage to join this fun loving group. All of their meetings are social events: Fasching (German Mardi Gras), Oktoberfest, German Musical Programs and a Christmas Dinner Dance. These social events usually include a dinner and a live band for dancing. If you are a member, you are entitled to reduced admission to the club’s functions.
In addition to the special activities listed, the club supports special interest groups including a mixed choral group, a card playing night, a group organized for interested golfers, as well as a quilting group sewing items for disabled veterans. The German folk dancing group has given my partner, Reinhold Baal, and me many hours of enjoyment and introduced us to many residents whom we consider our good friends. This group had to “call it quits” because of declining health among some of the dancers. We would love to have some new couples decide to help us reinstate this fun activity. Faye Young, 1011 Nicene Ct., has been an active participant in the TOPS organization and through her neighbors was introduced to the German-American Club of SCC. “After attending a few of the club’s dance parties, my husband, Tom, and I decided to become members of the club’s folk dance group. We have enjoyed performing at events with members from both sides and have made many friends through our membership.” Charlotte Kappel has a great love for the German-American and when I asked her about the German-America club, she enthusiastically said, “Do you like to have a fun time with good German food, a great live band and German Gemuetlichkeit?
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33573 is provided by Debbie Caneen, Director of Admissions, Sun Towers from items submitted for publication. To submit events for future publications, send them by the 15th of the prior month. Debbie also publishes Ads and Events, a weekly e-mail containing information about what’s happening in 33573. Your event will also appear in the weekly Ads and Events e-mail and on the website www.SCCAdsAndEvents.com . Send all events by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You only need to submit your Event one time each month for it to appear in both The News of Kings Point and SCC Ads and Events. SPECIAL EVENTS Please include all basic information, especially Price (or list it’s Free) and Contact Information (phone, e-Mail, or website). Six lines maximum. Send to: sccfreeads@tampabay. rr.com. As soon as space permits, we will put it in the weekly e-Mail and it will run until event date passes. You do not need to submit it again. PLEASE NOTE: This area is for SPECIAL EVENTS only. WEEKLY, MONTHLY, or ONGOING EVENTS are listed on our website under WEEKLY & MONTHLY MEETINGS at. www.SCCAdsAndEvents.com. is updated every which weekend. THU. NOV 1 - WORLD RENOWNED ORGANIST DYANNE AWE TO PERFORM Lesson 10:00 a.m. - Lunch 11:45 a.m. - Concert 1:00 p.m. in the Florida Room Tickets 10.00 available Mon-Wed-Fri at the Atrium-Kiosk. DyAnne Awe has played concerts in Las Vegas, Disney World, Radio City Music Hall and for the Long Island Ducks Baseball Team. She has thrilled audiences worldwide with her talent and music on the latest Lowrey Console Organs. For more information call 813-633-4628 THU. NOV 1 - ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Ct., (just off Upper Creek Dr.) Meets the first and third Thursday of every month. We’ll provide you with the education, information and resources you need in a caring, confidential environment. Anna Lively, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor will facilitate the group. Light Refreshments. For information call Bev Hurley @ 813-633-4340 or email@example.com THU. NOV 1 - AGING GRACEFULY SUPPORT GROUP 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. This is a support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347.
THU. NOV 1 - “OPEN HOUSE MEET THE DOC” 4:00 p.m. Apollo Beach Family Medical Center, 6150 North US Highway 41, Apollo Beach FL 33572. “Open House on Thursday’s at 4 pm through December 2012: Come meet the Doc and the Staff and take a tour of the office! Insurance specialist on site to answer your questions!” For additional information call: 813641-0007 THU. NOV 1 - OPENING RECEPTION FOR ARTISTS ANNE WALKER & CORY WRIGHT 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Crawford Gallery at SouthShore Regional Library located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Anne Walker is a painter from Sun City Center working primarily in acrylics. Cory Wright is a painter from Apollo Beach who works in acrylics, oils and pastels. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Free to the public. Questions/ Please call (813) 273-3652. THU. NOV 1 - HI NEIGHBOR 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Community Hall, South Campus, 1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd. This event is open to all Community Association residence. Over 100 clubs will be on display. What a great chance to check out a new club, revisit existing clubs and decide on which ones you’ll join. For further information you call Sandi Cassel, Event Coordinator at 642-2013. FRI. NOV 2 & SAT. NOV 3 - LAUREATE ZETA KAPPA/BETA SIGMA PHI ANNUAL GARAGE SALE 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday at 1601 Flamingo Dr.in SCC. Items for sale include tools, men’s/ladies clothes, holiday decorations, kitchen items and more. Proceeds donated to area charities. Phone 634-9774. FRI. NOV 2 & SAT. NOV 3 - HUGE SALE 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in SCC. Items for sales outside church: large items like furniture, golf carts, organs, etc. Inside: jewelry, housewares, holiday decorations, china, collectibles, tools, appliances, lots of misc., bake sale, etc. Church tel. no. (813) 634-1252. SAT. NOV 3 - KINGS POINT KRAFTER’S CLUB ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Banquet room at the main clubhouse. The club meets every Wednesday morning in the Craft room. They make various handmade craft items to be sold with all proceeds going to the local charities. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information you may call June Crittenden at 813-6343519 or Linda Cohen 813-6336071.
SAT. NOV 3 - FOXY FASHIONS RETURNS 11:00 a.m. doors open at Community Hall. GFWC SCC Woman’s Club will welcome you with champagne punch at their luncheon and fashion show. Janet Carr’s Accessories and More of Sarasota will bring a whole new line of fall and holiday clothing. Doors open at 11 a.m. so you may preview the fashions, lunch will be served at noon and the fashion show will follow. Tickets are 22.00 Guests are welcome. For tickets and information, call Helen Zeiders, 634-9328 SUN. NOV 4 - MONDAY - MONDAY 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Community Hall. A tribute to the Mamas & the Papas and the legendary folk, rock and pop songs of the Woodstock era. Part of Sunday Entertainment Series. Individual tickets (14.00) go on sale Monday, October 29, at AtriumKiosk M-W-F). Reserved seats. Open to public. Info 642-2001. SUN. NOV 4 - THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA BRASS QUINTET 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb West Blvd, Sun City Center, FL. This is the second of seven Fine Arts Concerts to be presented this 2012-2013 Season. Tickets are available at the door day of the concert; single performance is $10.00 and season tickets are $40.00. Call the church office, 813-634-1252 for more information or Judy Voorhees 813642-8125. SUN. NOV 4 - WE’RE HAVING A CELEBRATION PARTY: Chai Chapter of Hadassah 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Sandpiper Grille, Sun City Center, COST: 22.00 per person. Dinner & entertainment. By popular demand, we are extending our invitation to prospective Chai members and their guests. Spouses are invited to attend. We welcome you to be a part of the joy and excitement that we will experience when all Chai members will sign our charter and be a part of Hadassah history evermore. Please contact: Carol @ monkeyandwife@yahoo. com with questions or to request an invitation. SUN. NOV 4 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Florida Room from. Music by Thor Stevens. Members $3; Guests $5. BYOB. Ice, water & snacks provided. Proper dress. Membership drive from Nov. to March - CA or KP badge required - $10 for 2013. Info: Janet 633-3558. MON. NOV 5 - FRI. NOV 9 SCC CHAMBER CAT FOOD DRIVE Mon, Tues, Thurs. and Fri from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Weds 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is running a Kazzy’s Kloset cat food drive by Cat
Fanciers Club and South Shore Felines. Unopened bagged and canned cat food donations benefit low-income residents and community cat colony caretakers. For more information contact CatFanciersClub@aol.com or call 813-393-0844. MON. NOV 5 - WOMEN’S INTERDENOMINATIONAL BIBLE STUDY 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in Creason Hall, Methodist Church, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center. We have a wonderful fellowship with ladies from all walks of life and Bible knowledge, an in-depth Bible study, small group discussions and prayer times. MON. NOV 5 - LIFE CONCERNS SUPPORT GROUP 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court, just off Upper Creek Dr. Bring your depression, anxiety, fears and frustrations either personal or with family, friends or others to receive and give support, in full confidence and free of charge. Join the group in the library on the second floor across from the elevator. Experience both healing and enrichment. Frank Koebrich (813) 642-0773, and Harriet Suskind (813) 633-9899 are both experienced psychotherapists. Sponsored by the Southshore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. MON. NOV 5- CALOOSA CASUAL PARTY CLUB #1 5:30 p.m. Fiesta Tex Mex, at Caloosa Golf and Country Club, 2115 Caloosa Blvd. Sun City Center. Dinner is provided by Mary Stewart, and Dancing Entertainment is by Fatu Lancaster. Members 14.00, Guests 16.50. Signup at the Pro-Shop by 4:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29th. For more information, call hosts Betty Burke, 633-2798, or Phyllis Morgan, 6347428. For membership information, call Gary Adcock, 813-944-2020. MON. NOV 5, 12, 26 (No class Nov. 19) - SINGLES DANCE CLASSES 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. THIS IS A SPECIAL DANCE SESSION FOR SINGLES ONLY. We will be teaching a few Steps in the Rumba. Cost is $15/per for all three weeks. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 or e-mail DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL.COM TUE. NOV 6 - ELECTION DAY “DAY OF BEAUTY” 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Suite 101. Sun City. (Located behind CVS) Featuring medical grade chemical peels, 20% off of SkinMedica, REssentials and Intellishade Anti aging line of products. Food & Beverages provided, plus Raffles. Bring in your “I Voted” sticker and receive an Continued on Page 14
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33573 From Page 13 additional 5% off. Call 813-341-3454, (then Dial “0”at prompt) or stop by to schedule your Day of Beauty Now! TUE. NOV 6 - VETERAN’S CONNECT! 10:00 - 11:00 am at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Today, one in four dying Americans is a veteran. These men and women can have experiences related to their military service that present unique challenges at the end of life. Please join Chaplain Rich Behers as he talks about “We Honor Veterans” project at LifePath Hospice and how they are prepared to better identify and meet the unique needs of veterans at the end of life. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347. TUE. NOV 6, 13, 27 (no class Nov.20) - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS Beginning - Fox Trot - 5:30 PM Intermediate Cha Cha - 6:45 PM Beginning Silver - Waltz - 8:00 PM Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. WED. NOV 7 - HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF SUN CITY CENTER (HLA-SCC) 9:30 a.m. At St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. Briar ReppenhagenHull, Au.D, will share New Research on Relationship between Hearing Loss and Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Dr. Reppenhagen-Hull practices at The Hearing Care Center in Sun Point Shopping Center, Ruskin. CART provided by Tess Crowder, Communication Access, Inc. & meeting room is equipped with induction loop. Contact Richard Herring at rhmann@tampabay. rr.com or Barbara Riley at 634-1706.
WED. NOV 7 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10:00 11:00 am at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347 WED. NOV 7, 14, 28 (no class Nov. 21) - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS Beginning - Rumba - 12:45 PM Intermed. Bronze - Tango - 2:00 PM Intermed./Adv.- Rumba - 3:15 PM Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. THU. NOV 8, 15, 29 and DEC. 6 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS 10:00 a.m. - noon in the Computer Club Classroom in the SCC Atrium. A four-session class, Tuition $20.00 payable upon registration. Register daily, except Sunday, at the Classroom, 12:30 – 5:00 THU. NOV 8 - THREE HOUR DOLPHIN CRUISE OFF MADEIRA BEACH 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $30.00 includes free box lunch 55 ft yacht. Captain Steve Tours Sponsored by Unity Community of Joy - just for fun limited to 30 people call Carol for tickets 813-909-3233. THU. NOV 8 - FUN BRIGADE, STYLE SHOW AND LUNCHEON 1:00 p.m. at The United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center. We invite everyone to come and enjoy, The Fun Brigade are having a Style Show and
Luncheon on Thursday, November 8 at 1:00 PM. Cost is $10.00 per person for the lunch. Come and see the ladies of our church model clothes from Bon Worth and Rose Boutique. For further information, contact Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062. THU. NOV 8 - MENTAL WELLNESS SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Mental Wellness Support Group facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813634-3347. THU. NOV 8 - “OPEN HOUSE - MEET THE DOC” 4:00 p.m. Apollo Beach Family Medical Center, 6150 North US Highway 41, Apollo Beach FL 33572. “Open House on Thursday’s at 4 pm through December 2012: Come meet the Doc and the Staff and take a tour of the office! Insurance specialist on site to answer your questions!” For additional information call: 813-641-0007 FRI. NOV 9 - THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM HOSTS FIRST PROGRAM OF 2012 - 2013 PROGRAM-YEAR 9:30 a.m. in the Florida Room of the Atrium building off North Pebble Beach Blvd. Open to all residents and friends of Sun City Center and Kings Point. Dr. Scott Ickes of the University of South Florida will be the featured speaker and will focus on the “Emergence of Brazil from Dictatorship to the Present.” Forum members Sandy Miller and Mary Prouty will also briefly share some of their recent experiences visiting five different parts of Brazil over a threeweek period with the Sarasota
chapter of the International Friendship Force. FRI. NOV 9 - FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES 6:00 p.m. doors open. The movie is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in Creason Hall at the United Methodist Church located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. to see another great movie and to spend time catching up on the latest happenings around your neighborhood and Sun City Center, let us sit back and enjoy the movie of the month “HIDDEN PLACES”. As always, coffee, popcorn, cookies and other beverages will be awaiting you as you walk through the doors of Creason Hall. A small donation of will be greatly appreciated to help pay for the home made snacks and beverages. FRI. NOV 9 - PELICAN PLAYERS PRESENT “BURNS AND ALLEN TOGETHER AGAIN” 7:00 p.m. at the Borini Theater in King’s Point. Burns and Allen Together Again is a walk down memory lane when comedy was king. The show is about George & Gracie Allen and the funny situations that they got themselves in. There is comedy and music from old favorites that you all will remember. Tickets are $12 and may be bought at the KP Box Office. Don’t miss this wonderful show. It will be worth the money. SAT. NOV 10 - PET VACCINATIONS THAT YOU CAN AFFORD 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. Folks in Sun City Center and our surrounding communities love their pets, and pets do make a difference in the quality of life! The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is focused on hearing and meeting community needs. As the Continued on Page 15
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33573 From Page 14 cost of caring for pets can become challenging, the Outreach Team of the church is sponsoring affordable pet vaccinations for healthy adult dogs, cat and puppies at a significant savings. About Pets Mobile Clinic will be available at the church campus parking lot. Please call the church office at 813634-2539 for additional information. SAT. NOV 10 - ST. JOHN THE DIVINE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Coffee/pastries sold until 11:00 a.m., lunch sold from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - raffle, crafts, attic treasures, Chinese auction gift baskets, baked goods and specialty foods. SAT. NOV 10 - SCC VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 10:00 a.m. Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. FREE. Info: 634-7777. Sponsored by the combined Military Veterans Organizations of SCC. The public is invited. The guest speaker will be Dr. Nicholas J. Steneck, Assistant Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida. There will be a special tribute to all veterans by Mrs. Jo Anne Podgurski. A musical interlude will be presented by the Trinity Singers. The East Bay HS JROTC Color Guard will post the colors. A musical prelude will be presented by Fletcher Organ Studios. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and cookies will be provided. SAT. NOV 10 - FRIENDS OF THE SOUTHSHORE LIBRARY BAG o’ BOOKS SALE 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the SouthShore Regional Library, located at 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573. Come explore the Giant Book Sale! Enjoy the extensive collection of items offered. Fill a bag with books for $1. All proceeds go to support
adult and youth programs at the SouthShore Regional Library. SAT. NOV 10 - VETERAN’S DAY PARADE 11:00 a.m. through downtown Ruskin on Hwy 41. Free to the public and all participants. Participants, sponsors and attendees are welcome at the Ruskin Memorial VFW Post 6287 at 5120 US Hwy 41 North, Ruskin, FL following the parade for on-going family fun, music, food and the awards ceremony. To participate in the parade, contact the VFW at 813-645-2935 SAT. NOV 10 - PELICAN PLAYERS PRESENT “BURNS AND ALLEN TOGETHER AGAIN” 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. at the Borini Theater in King’s Point. Burns and Allen Together Again is a walk down memory lane when comedy was king. The show is about George & Gracie Allen and the funny situations that they got themselves in. There is comedy and music from old favorites that you all will remember. Tickets are $12 and may be bought at the KP Box Office. Don’t miss this wonderful show. It will be worth the money. SUN. NOV 11 - CHRISTIAN DRAMATIST 10:30 a.m. Trinity Baptist Church, located at 702 Del Webb Blvd, West. Clyde Annandale, a 35year performance veteran, will present his interpretation of the salty, scarred, very funny, and inspiring fisherman-disciple James, the Son of Thunder. All are welcome, admission is free, and a love offering will be taken at each performance. Call (813) 634-4228 for more information. SUN. NOV 11 - CHRISTIAN DRAMATIST 6:00 p.m. Trinity Baptist Church, located at 702 Del Webb Blvd, West. Clyde Annandale, a 35-year performance veteran, will portray Israel’s most famous King, David. All are welcome, admission is free,
and a love offering will be taken at each performance. Call (813) 6344228 for more information. SUN. NOV 11 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Community Hall. The entertainment is: “Flashback”. The cost is $5.00 per person for guest and OBG members are free. BOYB. For more information call Barbara @ 633-5649 MON. NOV. 12- USING A DIGITAL CAMERA WITH YOUR COMPUTER WORKSHOP 9:00 a.m. in the Computer Club Classroom in the SCC Atrium. A three-hour mini course. Tuition 10.00 Register daily, except Sunday, at the Classroom, 12:30 – 5:00 MON. NOV 12 - LIFE CONCERNS SUPPORT GROUP 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court, just off Upper Creek Dr. Bring your depression, anxiety, fears and frustrations either personal or with family, friends or others to receive and give support, in full confidence and free of charge. Join the group in the library on the second floor across from the elevator. Experience both healing and enrichment. Frank Koebrich (813) 642-0773, and Harriet Suskind (813) 633-9899 are both experienced psychotherapists. Sponsored by the Southshore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. MON. NOV 12, 26 (No class Nov. 19) - SINGLES DANCE CLASSES 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. THIS IS A SPECIAL DANCE SESSION FOR SINGLES ONLY. We will be teaching a few Steps in the Rumba. Cost is $15/per for all three weeks. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 or e-mail DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL.COM TUE. NOV 13 - CARE FOR THE
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33573 From Page 15 & Lead Geriatric Care Manager at Aging Care Advocates, Inc. 3:00 p.m. - Biggest mistakes when hiring an in-home caregiver Gregg Mazza M.B.A., Certified Senior Advisor, PCMA Instructorfrom Brightstar Lifecare 3:30 p.m. - Structuring & maintaining follow up to members - (both church and organizations) to keep them involved when they can no longer physically attend. Doug Moore, United Methodist Church, Congregational Care Co-Coach. TUE. NOV 13 - CELTIC MUSIC WITH MATTHEW GURNSEY 2:00 - 3:00 pm in the Community Room at the SouthShore Regional Library, located at 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, Gurnsey charms audiences with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, and bones and mandolin. Gurnsey’s stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for hauntingly beautiful melodies. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. For more information call 813-273-3652. TUE. NOV 13, 27 (no class Nov.20) SOCIAL DANCE CLASS Beginning - Fox Trot - 5:30 PM Intermediate Cha Cha - 6:45 PM Beginning Silver - Waltz - 8:00 PM Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. TUE. NOV 13 - SUN CITY CENTER PHOTO CLUB TO MEET 6:30 p.m. in the Caper Room. Close-up photography, called “macro photography”, can be done with
any type of camera. Even many cell phones have this capability. You can take photos of flowers, bugs, food, animals…just about anything can be a subject of a macro shot. At the November meeting, Bob Salyers will show us how to compose a shot, how to set up for the best light and how to increase or decrease the depth of field. He will also show us some amazing photos that he has taken. Club meetings are open to all in the area. For more information on the club and its activities, please see our website at http://www. photoclubscc.com or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive. WED. NOV 14 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10:00 11:00 am at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347 WED. NOV 14, 28 (no class Nov. 21) - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS Beginning - Rumba - 12:45 PM Interm. Bronze - Tango - 2:00 PM Intermediate/Advanced- Rumba 3:15 PM Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. WED. NOV 14 - DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Please join Cindy Nussbaum from Comprehensive
Home Health Care as she facilitates our support group “Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care”. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347. WED. NOV 14 - SOUTH BAY HOSPITAL SPONSORS “DINE WITH THE DOCTOR” 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Apollo Beach Family Medical Center 6510 N. US Hwy 41, Apollo Beach. Join Dr. Sasha Noe as she discusses key principles of Osteopathic Medicine. Learn about the importance of preventative health care, and what you can do to achieve a healthier body, mind and spirit. Light dinner will be served and Free Bone Density Screenings will be offered. RSVP by calling our Consult-A-Nurse Health Information and Referral Line at 1-888-685-1595 WED. NOV 14 - THE AMERICANS OF ITALIAN HERITAGE CLUB 5:30 p.m. at the Kings Point Borini Theater The Americans of Italian Heritage Club will hold a “Share with your Table Party”. The Club will provide 1/4 chicken per person and pumpkin pie for dessert plus coffee, tea and soda. BYOB. The entertainer will be Bryan Ashley. Please bring a dish to share with the other members at your table. The cost is 5.00. Reservations only please. Everyone will be assigned a table. Tables of 8, please send checks together. Mail or bring checks made payable to: Annette Macdonald (633-9697), 2450 Kensington Greens Drive, SCC 33573. Cut-off date: Nov. 10th. THU. NOV 15 - OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS: WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT? 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Join Dr. Sasha Noe, DO, PhD, Board Certified Family Physician, as she discusses key principles of Osteopathic Medicine. Learn about the
importance of Preventative Health Care, and what you can do to achieve a healthier body, mind and spirit.” For more information, please contact Debbie Caneen 813-634-3347. THU. NOV 15 - ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Ct., (just off Upper Creek Dr.) Meets the first and third Thursday of every month. We’ll provide you with the education, information and resources you need in a caring, confidential environment. Anna Lively, MS, Registered Mental Health Counselor will facilitate the group. Light Refreshments. For information call Bev Hurley @ 813-633-4340 or firstname.lastname@example.org THU. NOV 15 - GRWC SCC WOMAN’S CLUB 11:00 a.m. doors open at Community Hall with lunch served at noon. Artists, educators and friends are welcome to join GFWC SCC Woman’s Club members at a special meeting featuring Internationally acclaimed artist P. Buckley Moss. Pat, a dyslexic, who has achieved great success, reaches out through her art to help others with learning differences. The luncheon, a traditional Thanksgiving meal, is $14. Advance reservations are required and the deadline is Nov. 9. Contact Connie Williams at 633-6395 or sccconnie@ yahoo.com for information. THU. NOV 15 - “OPEN HOUSE MEET THE DOC” 4:00 p.m. Apollo Beach Family Medical Center, 6150 North US Highway 41, Apollo Beach FL 33572. “Open House on Thursday’s at 4 pm through December 2012: Come meet the Doc and the Staff and take a tour of the office! Insurance specialist Continued on Page 17
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33573 From Page 16 on site to answer your questions!” For additional information call: 813641-0007 FRI. NOV 16 - HOUSE OF CHRISTMAS 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Do your Christmas shopping early! Browse our selection of Arts and crafts while enjoying the sound of the “Just Us Duo”. Refreshments will be available. Enjoy the sounds of the holiday and get in the spirit! For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347. FRI. NOV 16 FLORIDA WILDLIFE SERIES: VENOMOUS FL SNAKES 4:30 - 5:30 pm at the SouthShore Regional Library, located at 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573. Meet a Park Ranger from Lettuce Lake Park and learn more about Florida’s wildlife. This month’s topic: Venomous FL Snakes. Learn what might be slithering through your backyard. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. For more information call 813-2733652. FRI. NOV 16 - GUITARIST-COMPOSER JONATHAN GODFREY TO PERFORM AT METHODIST CHURCH 6:30 p.m. at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. In addition to works by and arranged by Godfrey, the concert will feature works by Isaac Albeniz, Fernando Sor, Roland Dyens, Jason Vieaux, Pat Metheny and the well-known “Adagio” from Concierto de Aranjeuz by Joaquin Rodrigo with Jeff Jordan at the piano. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the night of the concert. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Church of Sun City Center, 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. FRI. NOV 16 – “REMEMBERING THE COPA” 7:00 p.m. at the Borini Theater. The New England Club of Kings Point proudly presents “REMEMBERING THE COPA” starring Barbara VanEycken and Troy Coman. Great songs from all your favorite artists. Tickets go on sale Nov 7th in KP Clubhouse Lobby from 9 to Noon. $8.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. Cabaret Seating, BYOB. All are welcome! FRI. NOV 16 - ROCKY & THE ROLLERS 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Community Hall. Come dance to the music of Rocky & the Rollers. BYOB & snacks. Part of Friday Entertainment Series. Individual tickets ($19) go on sale Monday, October 29, at AtriumKiosk (M-W-F). Reserved tables. Open to public. Info 642-2001 SAT. NOV 17 - “TRINKETS, BAUBELS AND BLING - HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA” 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Ruskin Woman’s Club, 503 South HWY 41. Over 25 Vendors with Jewelry, Candles, Soaps, Cosmetics, Fragrances, Scrapbooking and more. Robin Roberts, 813-507-0509 SAT. NOV 17 THE TRAIL OF TEARS 3:00-4:00 pm at the SouthShore Regional Library, located at 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573. In honor of November as Native American Heritage Month, learn more about the Trail of Tears and the plight of Eastern Native Americans during the period from 1800 to 1840 with special focus on the Cherokees. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. For more information call 813-273-3652.
SUN. NOV 18 - THE SUNSHINE KIDS FOUNDATION 7th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER (Sponsored by Prudential Florida Realty) 5:00 p.m. - Borini Theatre in Kings Point. Dinner catered by: CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL OF BRANDON. Variety Show: Produced by THE PELICAN PLAYERS. RAFFLE of many NEW items donated by local merchants! TICKETS EXPECTED TO BE ON SALE OCTOBER 1: $18.00/ person donation. For Information & Reservations call: Prudential Florida Realty 642-1500. SUN. NOV 18 - SINGLES SOCIAL DANCE CLUB 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the Florida Room with music by Thor Stevens. Members $3; Guests $5. BYOB. Ice, water and snacks provided. Membership drive thru March - CA or KP badge required - $10 for 2013 - Proper dress. Info: Janet 633-3558. MON. NOV. 19 - VIRUS REMOVAL WORKSHOP 9:00 a.m. in the Computer Club Classroom in the SCC Atrium. A three-hour mini course. Tuition 10.00 Register daily, except Sunday, at the Classroom, 12:30 – 5:00 MON. NOV 19 - PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - SPONSORED BY THE MEN’S CLUB OF SCC 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. This group is facilitated by Eden Feldman, MSW who is the Director of Outreach at the USF Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center. If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group where needed assistance is readily available! Valet Parking available at Entrance. MON. NOV 19 - LIFE CONCERNS SUPPORT GROUP 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at
Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court, just off Upper Creek Dr. Bring your depression, anxiety, fears and frustrations either personal or with family, friends or others to receive and give support, in full confidence and free of charge. Join the group in the library on the second floor across from the elevator. Experience both healing and enrichment. Frank Koebrich (813) 642-0773, and Harriet Suskind (813) 633-9899 are both experienced psychotherapists. Sponsored by the Southshore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. TUE. NOV 20 - ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-246-4120. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347 WED. NOV 21 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10:00 11:00 am at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347 WED. NOV 21, 2012 - SCC MEN’S CLUB MEETING & LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. Community Hall, 1901 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Members and invited guests cost 12.00. It includes Continued on Page 18
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33573 From Page 17 buffet lunch, salad and dessert bar plus beverages. Guest speaker John Bowker (Club Historian) talking about Sun City, Florida, the movie capital. To hear more about becoming a member contact, John Armstrong at 634-6434. WED. NOV 21 ELDER LAW SEMINAR 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the SouthShore Regional Library, located at 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long term care with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, and V. A. programs will be discussed. For more information call 813-273-3652. WED. NOV 21 - CLASSICAL MUSIC APPRECIATION 3:30 PM, Kings Point main clubhouse, West Social Room. Free. All lovers of classical music are invited. Information: Arthur C. Joy, 813-633-9783 acjjr@ tampabay.rr.com THU. NOV 22 - “OPEN HOUSE MEET THE DOC” 4:00 p.m. Apollo Beach Family Medical Center, 6150 North US Highway 41, Apollo Beach FL 33572. “Open House on Thursday’s at 4 pm through December 2012: Come meet the Doc and the Staff and take a tour of the office! Insurance specialist on site to answer your questions!” For additional information call: 813-641-0007 FRI. NOV 23 - FUN BRIGADE WELCOMES BACK HOMER NOODLEMAN 7:00 p.m. at The United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center. Plan to come and keep the celebrating going. Homer Noodleman will return to our church for a fun filled evening. Homer will wow the audience with his comedy, magic, impressions, and instrumental talents, Gotta see him to believe. Everyone in the community and surrounding areas are invited to this Holiday Show and tickets are $5.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For further information, contact Paula Lickfeldt at 6336739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062. SAT. NOV 24 - PET VACCINATIONS THAT YOU CAN AFFORD 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. Folks in Sun City Center and our surrounding communities love their pets, and pets do make a difference in the quality of life! The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is focused on hearing and meeting community needs. As the cost of caring for pets can become challenging, the Outreach Team of the church is sponsoring affordable pet vaccinations for healthy adult dogs, cat and puppies at a significant savings. About Pets Mobile Clinic will be available at the church campus parking lot. Please call the church office at 813-634-2539 for additional information. SUN. NOV 25 - THE WOMEN’S CHORUS OF SUN CITY CENTER 49th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Web West. Dashing through the snow, hearing sleigh bells ringing and watching chestnuts roasting on an open fire may seem a bit unrealistic for those for of us living in Florida. What could be better than attending a Christmas concert to help you rekindle those wonderful memories? ‘A Christmas Concert’ is presented as a free gift to all and no tickets are necessary. SUN. NOV 25 - 7 DAY BENEFIT CRUISE TO EASTERN CARIBBEAN Place deposit now. The Men’s Club of SCC has a 7-day benefit cruise to the eastern Caribbean planned for Sunday, November
25th, 2012 on the beautiful RCC Allure of the Seas. Prices start at 1097.31 per person for an ocean view stateroom. Exclusive bus transportation to and from Ft Lauderdale and insurance is extra. Make your 250.00 per person deposit at Sun City Center Travelworld (634-3318), or call Jim Rottman for details (634-8122). MON. NOV 26 - LIFE CONCERNS SUPPORT GROUP 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court, just off Upper Creek Dr. Bring your depression, anxiety, fears and frustrations either personal or with family, friends or others to receive and give support, in full confidence and free of charge. Join the group in the library on the second floor across from the elevator. Experience both healing and enrichment. Frank Koebrich (813) 642-0773, and Harriet Suskind (813) 633-9899 are both experienced psychotherapists. Sponsored by the Southshore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. MON. NOV 26 - SINGLES DANCE CLASSES 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. In the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. THIS IS A SPECIAL DANCE SESSION FOR SINGLES ONLY. We will be teaching a few Steps in the Rumba. Cost is $15/per for all three weeks. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 or e-mail DANCEWITHBERNICE@GMAIL. COM TUE. NOV 27 - AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Facilitated by Ty Wilson, Patient Care Advocate with Orthotic & Prosthetic Centers. Continued on Page 19
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33573 From Page 18 The group is open to amputees, their family member, friends and involved medical personnel. It is our goal to enrich the lives of amputees and help them reach their full potential. The tools we use are peer support, education and activism. For additional information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347 TUE. NOV 27 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS Beginning - Fox Trot - 5:30 PM Intermediate Cha Cha - 6:45 PM Beginning Silver - Waltz - 8:00 PM Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. TUE. NOV 27 STAR PARTY 6:30-8:30 pm at the SouthShore Regional Library, located at 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573. Enjoy an evening of astronomy and stargazing. Astronomy enthusiast and former director of the planetarium at MOSI, Craig MacDougal will lead a brief discussion on stars, planets, and moons. Immediately following will be an outside viewing of the night sky through telescopes as we search for these celestial wonders. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. For more information call 813-273-3652. WED. NOV 28 - COFFEE KLATCH SUPPORT GROUP 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the 2nd floor conference room at 137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. (office building behind Sunrise Pharmacy). Topic: Happiness. Come share your happy experiences and how to be happier in our everyday lives. Bring your mug half full...snacks provided. Offered by Wendy Burkhard, LCSW, 401 7452 and Heather Comfort, LCSW, 230 9494.
WED. NOV 28 - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 10:00 - 11:00 am at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347 WED. NOV 28 - SOCIAL DANCE CLASS Beginning - Rumba - 12:45 PM Interm. Bronze - Tango - 2:00 PM Intermediate/Advanced- Rumba 3:15 PM Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205. THU. NOV 28 - “OPEN HOUSE MEET THE DOC” 4:00 p.m. Apollo Beach Family Medical Center, 6150 North US Highway 41, Apollo Beach FL 33572. “Open House on Thursday’s at 4 pm through December 2012: Come meet the Doc and the Staff and take a tour of the office! Insurance specialist on site to answer your questions!” For additional information call: 813641-0007 THU. NOV 28 - EATING WITH DEMENTIA SPONSORED BY SOUTH BAY HOSPITAL 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. South Bay Hospital presents: Eating with Dementia. Shirley Allen, MS RDLD is a registered, licensed dietician with a master’s degree and will share
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In Search of the Great Pumpkin
By Eddie Dixon I love hunting pumpkins for Halloween almost as much as I love looking for that perfect Christmas tree, which is why a trip up to Ergle Christmas Tree Farm is nearly always on my holiday to-do list. The farm, about 8 miles north of Dade City in that area of Florida that looks suspiciously like Georgia, is a fun holiday tradition and a sweet and juicy spot to visit several other times throughout the year. This year was the first we headed up there in search of the Great Pumpkin. Sure, we could grab one from a roadside stand, but I’ve been a sucker for doing a little bit more work than that ever since the first time I saw “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
While not quite as famous as its Christmas cousin, this Schulzpenned Peanuts adventure still makes me smile. There will always be a part of me who sees myself as Linus in the beginning of that show, heading out to pick that perfect pumpkin, a chill in the air and a smile on my face. But where would we find our pumpkin this year? When my wife suggested Ergle, I knew she was in the mood for a road trip. So, we hopped in the car and pointed it north on I-75. When we arrived at the farm, a little over an hour later, families were milling around, picking out pumpkins and taking turns riding on the farm “train,” a unique little trackless conveyance that offers visitors a tour of the farm. We decided “why not” and actually enjoyed the ride. After the train ride we picked our pumpkin – a nice, sincere-looking one – and got ready to head out. Before going, a friendly guy named Tony Harris, who turned out to be the owner of Ergle Farm, offered to take our picture. We hopped up on the hay and smiled pretty. Depending on how the photo comes out, this may just be the birth of a new holiday tradition. At Christmas time Ergle offers cut your own, precut and potted trees. The Florida trees
you will find here include cedar, sand pine and Carolina sapphire. If you hail from the points north, some of these may not look quite like what you are used to, but they are distinctive and can grow on you. ErglealsobringsinNorthern trees from Michigan and North Carolina and sells them right along with their “cut your own” trees. So, if your idea of a Christmas tree looks more like a Noble Fir or a Blue Spruce, you will not be disappointed. More than just the obvious But “great” pumpkins and terrific trees are not the only reasons to visit Ergle Christmas Tree Farm. During the Christmas season they also offer fresh wreaths and Christmas cactus, those interesting little plants that are rumored to bloom only bloom once a year. And, throughout the year, Ergle is a working farm. They offer strawberries, blackberries and blueberries in season. Those strawberries are grown hydroponically, so you never have to worry about bending over to pick the best. Though, by the time you read this, it will be too late to grab a pumpkin, Christmas season will be just about ready to kick off.
Checking out the train before a ride.
Rows of potted trees.
So, if you are in the mood for a road trip, Ergle Christmas Tree Farm is located at 3325 Treiman Blvd (US 301) in Dade City, FL. For more information, including the best time for you-pick berries, call 352.583.3647. Happy travels, and happy holidays, folks!
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B U L L E T I N “Love On A Bench” Set for Rollins Theater
A tuneful, bittersweet story of young love and old traditions opens October 25 at Sun City Center’s Rollins Theater. Written and directed by Lew Resseguie, the Performing Arts Company musical tells of how the beliefs of two sets of parents are challenged by their sweetheart children for whom the past matters little against their dreams of a future together. $10 tickets are on sale at the Sun City Center Atrium Kiosk, Mon. thru Fri. 9:00 a.m. to Noon, and by phone: 642-0606. Performances are Oct. 25, 26, 27, Nov. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 4:00 p.m. Featured in the cast are Chuck Collett, Peter Farina, Shauntelle Holbrook, Ellen Kleinschmidt, Michael Peacock and Eileen Valentino. The producer is Barbara Brtva.
Local Dentists Now Accepting “Holiday Mail for Heroes”
The dental office of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman, Varga and Halcomb is now collecting holiday cards as part of the “Holiday Mail for Heroes Program” through The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes. The program provides holiday cards to our American service members, their families and veterans around the world. Cards may be mailed or dropped off at their office located at 703 Del Webb Blvd. West, Suite B, Sun City Center, 33573. The deadline for receiving cards is Dec. 7th. All cards must be signed. Please use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Do not include personal information like e-mail or home addresses. Please do not send letters. Do not include inserts of any kind including photos, glitter, confetti, gift cards or calling cards. Cards do not need to be in envelopes and do not need postage. All cards will be mailed to Pitney Bowes for collection and screening and reviewed by Red Cross volunteers who then deliver the greetings to service men and women. This will mark the third year that Drs. Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman, Varga, Halcomb and staff have participated in this wonderful program to lift the spirits of those who have served and are serving our country in the Armed Forces. They wish to thank members of the community who have delivered nearly 2,000 cards to their office over the past two years.
News from The Women’s Chorus
Dashing through the snow, hearing sleigh bells ringing and watching chestnuts roasting on an open fire may seem somewhat unrealistic for those for of us living in Florida. What could be better than attending a Christmas concert to help you rekindle those wonderful memories? The Women’s Chorus of Sun City Center will be putting out the welcome mat out and warmly invites you and yours to attend their 49th Annual Christmas Concert at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb West on Sunday, November 25, 2012, 3:00 PM. As always, the chorus presents ‘A Christmas Concert’ as a free gift to all and no tickets are necessary. Throughout the years, the Women’s Chorus has delighted audiences by performing a combination of traditional and eclectic holiday music sprinkled with a few surprises. Adding to the festivities, you will be invited to sing several pieces along with the chorus. Plan to take an hour or so from the hustle and bustle and allow the chorus to transport you to the magical wonder of the holiday season. You’re bound to leave with a smile on your face, a song or on your lips and a heart full of holiday spirit.
The Sunshine Kids Foundation 7th Annual Fundraiser
Sunday, NOVEMBER 18 5:00 p.m. - Borini Theatre in Kings Point Dinner catered by: CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL OF BRANDON Variety Show: Produced by THE PELICAN PLAYERS RAFFLE of many NEW items donated by local merchants! Tickets on sale now: $18/person donation. For Information & Reservations call: Prudential Florida Realty 642-1500.
SCC Emergency Squad Receives Special Award
The Squad was presented with a beautiful plaque from All Children’s Hospital in appreciation for their hospitality during the recent threat of Hurricane Isaac. . The special mobile unit from All Children’s needed a safe place to stay and the ability to mobilize quickly for any emergency. Pictured from left to right Sherri Killan, Respiratory Therapist from All Children’s and Noreen Schramm, Chief, SCC Emergency Squad.
Kings Point Line Dancing
Every Wednesday at The Studio, 9:15 – 10:45 AM. KP Clubhouse. Free. KP Residents and House Guests with Valid ID only. More information: Linda Hawken 813.633.6396. Having learned the basic steps and being able to follow cued instructions, you’re ready for the next step. Try this more challenging class with a wide variety of musical styles.
The International Forum will host the first program of 2012-2013 program-year in the Florida Room of the Atrium building off North Pebble Beach Blvd. on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. and is open to all residents and friends of Sun City Center and Kings Point. Dr. Scott Ickes of the University of South Florida will be the featured speaker and will focus on the “Emergence of Brazil from Dictatorship to the Present.” Forum members Sandy Miller and Mary Prouty will also briefly share some of their recent experiences visiting five different parts of Brazil over a three-week period with the Sarasota chapter of the International Friendship Force.
Social Dance Class Schedule
Tue. November 6,13,27 (No Class Nov.20) Beginning - Fox Trot - 5:30 PM Intermediate Cha Cha - 6:45 PM Beginning Silver - Waltz - 8:00 PM Wed. November 7,14,28 (No Class Nov. 21) Beginning - Rumba - 12:45 PM Intermediate Bronze - Tango - 2:00 PM Intermediate/Advanced- Rumba - 3:15 PM Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. Couples and Singles welcome. $5/per class. For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205.
Singles Dance Classes
This is a special dance session for singles only. We will be teaching a few Steps in the rumba on Monday November 5,12,26 (No class Nov.19) from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM. Cost is $15/per for all three weeks. Classes are held in the Dance Studio in the Atrium building. Open to all Sun City Center and Kings Point Residents. . For information call Bernice DuBro at 634-3205 or e-mail dancewithbernice@gmail. com.
Italian Cultural Club Meeting
CHRISTMAS VISITORS What a surprise! Smack dab in the middle of rehearsing for their Christmas Concert, The Women’s Chorus was joined by Santa, his helpers and reindeer who took a break from their busy schedules to stop by for a visit.
AMICI, the Italian Cultural Club, will hold its next meeting on Thursday, November 8, at 7pm in the Banquet Room of the Kings Point Clubhouse. The varied program will feature popular Italian songs, some from movies, as well as songs from American eras. Pat Raimondo, accompanied by Chuck Wirick, will provide the music. They have previously entertained AMICI members and guests and are returning by popular demand. This is a free evening for members. Guests and non-members will pay $3. Wine and cheese will be served after the program. Membership in AMICI is $10 a year. Members receive special consideration for popular programs. For further information call: 634-0955.
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B U L L E T I N Hula Dancers
Weds KPCH Studio - 11 AM to 12:45 PM. A taste of the Islands, right here in Sun City Center! Join us to learn a variety of dances from the Hawaiian Islands. We are a friendly group who meet weekly throughout the year. For more information, contact Instructor Darlene on 813.633.6839.
2013 Relay For Life SCC Kick-Off
2013 Relay For Life SCC Kick-Off will be held Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4:00-5:00 PM in the West Social Room of the Kings Point Club House. This is the place to learn all about the plans for the Relay and how you can be involved. 2013 will be the fourth year we have held a Relay in SCC and we need more involvement from the locals. Relay is not a “walk.” There is a track for people who wish to/are able to walk, however you can sit, talk, knit, read, ride your golf cart or wheelchair around the track. Teams will have booths with food and other items for sale. There will be music, games, and activities for the attendees. At dusk we have a luminaria service in memory of those who have lost the battle with cancer and in honor of those surviving cancer. For more information contact Vivian Hodgkin, 813-634-3992. Please join us in the effort to fight back against cancer and create more birthdays!
Irish Connection Movie Night
Mon. Nov. 12th @ 6:30PM in Rollins Theater. Featuring: The Quiet Man with John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara. An enduring classic with great story line, great scenery, acting and memorable music. Winner of two Oscars. All welcome, bring a friend.
Sun City Center Photo Club to Meet
Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. If you have ever wanted to know how photographers get those interesting close up photos, you will want to attend the November 13th meeting of the SCC Photo Club at 6:30 p.m. in the Caper Room. Close-up photography, called “macro photography”, can be done with any type of camera. Even many cell phones have this capability. You can take photos of flowers, bugs, food, animals…just about anything can be a subject of a macro shot. At the November meeting, Bob Salyers will show us how to compose a shot, how to set up for the best light and how to increase or decrease the depth of field. He will also show us some amazing photos that he has taken. Mr. Salyers is a professional photographer who specializes in nature photography. His work has been displayed in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and he offers photographic workshops on a variety of topics. His work can be seen on his website http:// www.bobsalyersphotography.com. Community members and guests are welcome to attend. The meeting begins at 6:30 PM. in the Caper Room with a tutorial. After a short business meeting at 7 PM, the program will begin. Club meetings are open to all in the area. For more information on the club and its activities, please see our website at http://www.photoclubscc.com or visit the learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive. Dues for the 2012-13 year remain at $20 per person or $30 per household couple and provide access to club activities, competitions and classes as well as the photo lab with computers, scanners and large format printers.
Brandon Regional Hospital to Offer “Emergencies 101” Workshop
Brandon Regional Hospital announces that it will offer a special informative health education seminar at the Osprey Club at FishHawk Ranch, 15921 Courtside Drive, Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, November 14 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. Joey Ancheta, MD, Medical Director of Brandon Regional Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department, will present practical and life-saving tips to help parents and guardians in the event of a childhood emergency. The seminar will address the following pediatric emergencies: • Burns • Fractures • Insect/animal bites • Choking In addition, Hillsborough County Fire & Rescue will be on hand to offer tours of a rescue vehicle, and provide CPR demonstrations and important information on drowning prevention and fire safety. Seating is limited and light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. Register by emailing email@example.com.
Scandinavian Club November Meeting
At its 14 November meeting the Scandinavian Club of Sun City Center will show a movie about Finland’s heroic struggle in the Winter War of 1939/40. The meeting will start at 2:30 PM in the Sandpiper Room in the CA Atrium Building on North Pebble Beach Boulevard. Refreshments will be served and there will be a small charge. If you are interested in a membership and your heritage trails back to any one of the five Nordic countries, please contact us on scandiscc@ gmail.com or call Fritz Brinck at 813.260.3422. Information about the club is provided on our website https://sites.google.com/site/ scandiscc/.
Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Book Sale
A Buck-a-Bag Used Book Sale will be held in the Library Community Room on Saturday, November 17th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Fill a plastic grocery bag with fiction, non-fiction and paperback books for only $1. All hardcover books and paperbacks in the Book Sale Room will be half-priced! A table of special gift books will be available. You won’t want to miss this sale! SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin 273.3652.
KP Line Dancers Event
The Kings Point Line Dancers are having a Thanksgiving Dance on Wed Nov 21, 7 - 10 PM, in the Borini Theatre at Kings Point. Tickets are $5.50, available at the KP box office, open to KP and SCC residents and guests. BYOB and setups. Dress is casual, autumn colors appropriate, or come as you are. Beginner, experienced, and couples always welcome. Come dance, have fun, and give thanks for living in this blessed country, the U.S.A. Call Jan 813-6346226 for info.
Kings Point H.O. Train Club
Come join our H.O. Train Club! We meet every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. We are train enthusiasts, who would love to share their love of trains with you. You don’t need experience or even trains to join. Everyone is welcome to stop by and see our train layout and talk to our members about the hobby we enjoy. For more information, you can call our Acting President, Jim Langdoc at 813-753-9598 or e-mail jlangdoc2@tampabar. rr.com. We look forward to seeing you!
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B U L L E T I N British Connection To Host Traditional Christmas Tea
Kings Point Michigan Snowbirds
Come enjoy authentic homemade tea sandwiches, mince pies, sausage rolls, trifle, Christmas cake, tea and eggnog. Also bring your hearty voices to sing popular Christmas carols. All residents of Sun City Center, Kings Point and Freedom Plaza are invited to join the British Connection at its annual Traditional British Christmas Tea to be served at the Lawn Bowling Club, Eberhardt Room on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 from 2 – 4:00 p.m. Cost: Members - $15.00. RSVP before November 23rd. Guests: $20.00 (not accompanied by a member). RSVP after November 24th. Due to limited seating, payment must be received prior to the event. Contact: Katherine Howell – Tel: 567-3658. Checks payable to: British Connection, 316 Green Manor Drive. SCC.
Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club
The Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club will feature the live music of “Buddy Canova” at their monthly dance on Thursday, November 29th. Please join us at Community Hall, S. Pebble Beach. Blvd., for listening and dancing from 7:30-9:30 PM. Dressy Casual. BYOB with cups, ice, water & napkins provided. Singles are always welcome. Club members are free and visitors pay $5.00 per person at the door. If you think that you can’t Ballroom Dance, remember we are not “Dancing with the Stars.” We each enjoy doing whatever our bodies allow us to do in time to the varied music we have from a different live band every month. No one will be judging your performance, so just come and have fun dancing your own style to live music. For more information please call 813-633-1297 or 813-642-8845.
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AIHC Christmas Party
The Americans of Italian Heritage Club will have a member’s only Christmas party held on Dec. 6th at the Kings Point Borini Theater. The doors will open at 5:30 PM. It will be a sit down dinner catered by Banquet Masters featuring a garden salad with a choice of Chicken Piccata with Crab stuffed Filet of Sole OR Filet Mignon with Shrimp. This will be a subsidized dinner costing the members only $20 per person. There will be a wine table with choices of wines. Dessert, coffee and soda will also be provided. Thor Stevens will be the entertainer for the evening. It is a BYOB. Please, gentlemen, this is a formal jacket and tie affair. Everyone will have a seat. Tables of 8, kindly mail your checks in together. Mail your check Volunteers that participated are 1st row far left Nancy Williams & 2nd row made payable to A.I.H. indicating your choice of meal to: Annette far left to right Pat Iracurci, Rolande Poulin & Sharon Lucas. Macdonald (633-9697), 2450 Kensington Greens Drive, SCC 33573. Tennis players who play with the Sun City Center Competitive Cut-off date is Dec. 1st. Tennis Club traveled recently to Ocala to have a Tennis Fun Day. The Ocala players were not from another tennis club but female inmates Kings Point Duplicate Bridge Club News at Lowell Reception Center, the newest correctional institution in the The Kings Point Duplicate Bridge Club held a special game on State. Many of these inmates in the faith/character section of the October 12th. The game was played on an individual basis. You prison had previously been at Hillsborough Correctional Facility, didn’t need a partner to enter the game. You played with many where tennis was one of several sports that the community brought other partners. This is a fun way to play duplicate bridge because to the compound. The inmates and volunteer tennis players enjoyed you are able to see different approaches to the bidding and the an afternoon of tennis action for all abilities and certificates were playing of the hands. presented at the conclusion of the event. Assistant Warden Djuna 32 players enjoyed the game and the refreshments contributed Poole coordinated this activity and was assisted by officers and by club members. 14 of the 32 players received master points in inmates of the Wellness Department. their goal to become higher ranked as duplicate bridge players. There were 3 levels of skill categories so there were 3 individual Duplicate Bridge Club Annual Fall Picnic game champions. Lesley Green was the Flight A champion, Carol The Duplicate Bridge Club of Sun City Center had its Annual Fall Gunter was the Flight B champion and Barbara Cunningham was Picnic on Saturday October 6, 2012 in The Florida Room of the the Flight C champ. Atrium Building on the north campus. Approximately 65 people The next individual game at Kings Point will be on Friday, November joined in the festivities. Celebrating the occasion from left to right is 30. Advanced sign up is requested due to the game’s popularity. Bob Spitzner and John Foster. For further information call 633-3374.
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B U L L E T I N Get in the Swim
It’s unusual to have a synchronized swim team in an adult community! We are fortunate to have a facility that enables Sun City Center to offer this unique opportunity right here on campus. The local team is called “The SCC Swim Dancers“. These women teach the skills necessary to perform to music, using skills adapted to the mature ability. Of course, practice is necessary to be able to be successful with any team. This swim group begins in the fall to practice and learn musical numbers to be able to perform these numbers in March. Swim practice is Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 and Friday morning at 7:30 in the lap pool. Prior experience is not necessary. One needs to be comfortable in the water. Anyone is welcome to jump in and see if you like it. Questions may be addressed to Ginny Williams at 634-1710.
Computer Club Education
• Virus Removal Workshop Monday, Nov. 19th, 9 AM - Noon Tuition $10 payable upon registration • Using a Digital Camera with your Computer Workshop Monday, Nov. 12th, 9 AM - Noon Tuition $10 payable upon registration • Introduction to Computers A four-session course Thursdays - Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec.6 10 AM to Noon Tuition $20 payable upon registration Register in the Computer Club Classroom - Monday through Saturday, 12:30 – 5PM Classes and Workshops are held in the Atrium Computer Lab. All Sun City Center and Kings Point residents are invited to enroll.
KP Duplicate Bridge Gold Point Game
The Kings Point Duplicate Bridge Association (KPDBA) hosted a duplicate gold point game in the Kings Point Clubhouse card room the evening of October 4. Thirty-two enthusiastic bridge players from the Sun City Center area participated. Coffee and delicious home baked goodies were available to the players. Bridge players were divided into two sections: B and C – East and West. The top 4 pairs received gold Master Points. 1st place Section B E-W: Ronda O’Farrell and John Foster. 1st place Section B N-S: Gloria Van Ert and Marian Howarth. 1st place Section C E-W: Joan and John Macholl. 1st place Section C N-S: Lesley Green and Hollie Fox. The KPDBA hosts games Monday through Friday in the Kings Point Clubhouse Card Room. The club welcomes area duplicate players. For information call: 642-8491
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Kings Point Chorus
Kings Point Chorus is presenting “Holiday Joyful Sounds” on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 6 PM in Borini Theatre in Kings Point. Charles Wirick will direct this. Tickets are 6 dollars and may be purchased from The Kings Point Box Office which is open from 8:30 to 4:00 Monday through Friday. This concert will be in the popular round table Cabaret seating. It is a BYOB affair with water, ice and cookies furnished on each table. Doors will open at 5:30 PM. There will be tram service after the show for Kings Point residents if at least 10 people sign up by November 10th. We hope that you have saved this date and will be able to join us. “Holiday Joyful Sounds” will have surprises that you will enjoy.
Sun City Center German-American Club upcoming Events
A Dinner Dance will be held on December 13, 2012 at 5:45 at the Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach. This year’s party is open to members, family and friends. With a buffet menu catered by Fun with Food, the dinner will include Prime Rib with creamy horseradish sauce, Salmon en Croute with wild mushroom filling wrapped in filo dough, mashed potatoes, mixed salad, fresh vegetables, bread and Boursin and Espresso chocolate soufflé with raspberry and anglaise sauces. Dance music will follow dinner to the trio called The Europa Band. This talented group is well known in the Orlando area and often plays at Epcot.in Disney World. Tickets for this evening are $25 for members and $29 for non-members and will be available in November from Mike Albanese at 1808 Granville Lane, SCC, FL 33573. The club’s annual Holiday Concert presented by The German American Club Singers together with the South Shore Concert Band will be presented Saturday, December 15, also in the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach. This popular combined program of choral and band music will begin at 3 p.m., and tickets (cost $7.00) will be available from all performing members as well as on weekday mornings in the Atrium Building on North Course Dr - starting December 3rd.
•All ticket sales will take place at the Atrium-Kiosk on MondaysWednesday-Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-noon. Brochures/flyers are available at Atrium-Kiosk, Community Association Office, Community Hall, and the Kings Point North and South Clubhouses. Info: 813-642-2001. •2012-13 Entertainment Shows -- Individual show tickets are on sale now for the Sunday shows. •Monday-Monday, The Ditchfield Family Christmas Show, Adbacadabra, Earl Turner and Band, and a Tribute to Roy Orbison and More. Note: The Sunday show price includes a wine-andcheese reception sponsored by Brandon Honda. •The Friday dance/shows. Rocky and the Rollers, the Hub Caps, Top 10 Rock ‘n Roll, and Yesterdayze. This year’s Showcase is on a Wednesday (and is free if you purchase a series ticket). You may want to consider still purchasing the series tickets if you plan to go to all Friday or all Sunday shows for $70/series/person. •St. Petersburg Opera Co. will present Highlights of Tosca, January 20, 2013, and Highlights of Ariadne auf Naxos, May 19, 2013, in the Rollins Theater. Tickets are $12/person. Plan Ahead (more details to follow): •Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 3:00-4:00 p.m. - Bach to Rock. South Shore Concert Band •Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 2:30-4:30 p.m. - Salute to the Big Bands. Sarasota Jazz Project
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Saint Anne Honors Bill Richards, Sr.
Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin recently paid tribute to Bill Richards, Sr. for his more than 20 years of service to the St. Anne Food Pantry. Back in the late 1980s, the pastor at the time, Father Ed Lamp, saw the need for such a facility, and Bill answered the invitation. He took on the responsibility of organizing, coordinating, and supervising the activities necessary to make it a reality. He oversaw its development, food acquisition, funding, stocking, staffing, and distribution of both non-perishable and perishable foods and household staples. Over the years, many members of Saint Anne Parish have volunteered in the Food Pantry, some working 5 days a week. Bill is being recognized for “Outstanding Dedication and Service to the Ruskin Community” through the Saint Anne Food Pantry. He retired from these responsibilities on July 1, 2012. To ensure a smooth transition of leadership, the current pastor, Fr. McEvoy, with his Parish Pastoral Council, appointed a committee comprised of Paul Wiskotoni, Bill Wooley and Dick McCaffery. Bill was also recognized for his help in creating a legacy of faith for the future in helping to renovate the former Parish Center into a facility to instruct the growing parish’s children and adults. May the Lord Jesus recognize you: “I was hungry and you fed me.”
Clyde Annandale Performance at Trinity Baptist Christian dramatist, Clyde Annandale, will present his interpretation of the salty, scarred, very funny, and inspiring fisherman-disciple James, the Son of Thunder during the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Trinity Baptist Church is located at the corner of Del Webb Blvd., West and Sun City Center Blvd. in Sun City Center (702 Del Webb Blvd., West). During the 6 p.m. evening service, Mr. Annadale will portray Israel’s most famous King, David. For 35 years Clyde Annandale has been on a mission of faith to bring to life the words, stories, and people of the Bible through his one-man dramatic portrayals. Clyde travels full time sharing his portrayals in churches, schools, theaters, conventions and banquets. Clyde lived in Jerusalem for 3 years. He wrote many of his scripts by the shores of the Sea of Galilee and in the cafés in Jerusalem. One of the highlights of those years was Clyde’s portrayal of King David before the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the statehood of Israel. Clyde sincerely hopes you are entertained, enlightened, and inspired by the dramatic portrayals. Clyde’s complete support is made up of the donations of those who are touched by his mission. There is no mandatory ticket or charge to attend. An appreciation offering will be received during both presentations. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call the church office at 813-634-4228.
Judaica Shop News
It’s nice to welcome the season of fall, which in turn, means fall and winter holidays will soon be here. Beth Israel Sisterhood of Sun City Center has their Judaica Shop filled with lovely and unusual gifts for the Chanukah holiday, Sunday, December 9th. Time flies by so quickly, so this is the time to start shopping for those special gifts. The shop has a variety of menorahs, plates, key chains, and a unique array of metal sculptures and ceramic pieces by the renowned artist, Gary Rosenthal. Elayne Grossman buys for and manages the shop. She is only too glad to assist you in making your selections. The shop is located in the Temple, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center. It is open the third Monday morning of every month, 10 a.m. till noon. If those hours are not convenient, call Elayne at 813-634-9993, to make an appointment.
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Members and friends of United Community Church are invited to share in the holiday at our Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 12:00 noon in Great Hall. Cost of the dinner is $14.00 per person. Tickets are sold in the Church Office Monday through Friday. Last day for reservations is Tuesday, November 20, 2012. This delicious catered home-style buffet dinner will be prepared for us by Sun Coast Catering (Laura Schuler) and is open to the public. The menu is: Thanksgiving Salad, Hand -Carved Whole Roasted Turkey and Dressing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Baked Ham with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans & Jellied Cranberry Sauce, Rolls and Butter, Coffee and Cold Drink and Dessert. Come and enjoy and don’t forget to bring your friends and neighbors.
Prince of Peace Catholic Church Kicks off Concert Series
On Sunday, October 14th, Prince of Peace Catholic Church kicked off its 2012-2013 Concert Series with an organ and vocal recital featuring Keith and Patrice Rasmussen. The concert included organ works composed by Vierne, Bach, Albinoni, and Alain, as well as vocal pieces arranged by Manz. Keith obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Andrews University and has spent several years studying under David Craighead. He currently serves as Coordinator of Music at Prince of Peace. Patrice recently graduated from the University of South Florida where she obtained a master’s degree in vocal performance. She also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and is currently working towards a doctoral degree in statistics. The next concert in the Concert Series will be held on Sunday, November 11th at 4:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. There is no cost for admission, but a free-will offering is suggested to help cover the expenses of the series.
Redeemer women to meet
The women’s organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church (Women of the ELCA) will hold its first meeting of the new season on Wednesday, November 14th beginning with a breakfast served by the Board at 9:30 AM. A media presentation will feature the organization over the past years and will be followed by a program on women veterans. Redeemer women/guests are invited to attend.
Fun Brigade, Style Show and Luncheon
The United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center will be sponsoring a great afternoon, and we invite everyone to come and enjoy. The Fun Brigade is having a Style Show and Luncheon on Thursday, November 8 at 1:00 PM. Cost is $10.00 per person for the lunch. Come and see the ladies of our church model clothes from Bon Worth and Rose Boutique. For further information, contact Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.
NCWS Supports Reddick ES
Mr. J Roth (L) principal of Reddick Elementary School & Mrs. Shelley Herda, school guidance counselor, are pictured receiving checks totaling $2,139 from Jim Butner, Worship Leader, for NCWS. The love offerings were for the month of September. Mrs. Herda commented, “Mr. Butner has spear-headed a Role Model program here at Reddick that teaches our 5th grade students the importance of giving back to their community & overcoming obstacles. Through these donations from NCWS, we are able to do so much more for our students & families. We are very appreciative of their support, kindness & generosity, & our students are able to be better citizens because of their involvement.” For more information regarding Nondenominational Christian Worship Services, please contact Jim at 634-3114.
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New Minister Arrival The United Community Church of Sun City Center is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr. Jean Simpson as their interim minister as of November 1st. Dr. Simpson comes to this new leadership role from her position as Gulf Coast Regional Conference Minister of the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ. In this former position, Dr. Simpson was responsible for supporting the ministry of forty different churches from Pensacola to Marco Island. Dr. Simpson has had extensive Reverend Dr. Jean Simpson experience in leading congregations of various sizes and spiritual needs in New England and Virginia. Her training in mediation skills, interim ministry, planned giving and stewardship development will aid the United Community Church during their search for a new permanent senior minister. Before entering the ministry, Dr. Simpson was an instrumental music teacher and an accomplished player of the French horn. Having lived and traveled in the Middle East as well as Singapore and Brussels, she has actively studied many faiths and languages. She and her husband have recently returned from a two-month trip to Africa. The United Community Church congregation feels fortunate to have a minister with Dr. Simpson’s extensive background of experiences as their new interim minister.
and those who aren’t members of the parish say they volunteer just because it’s fun. The Very Reverend John McEvoy, Pastor of St. Anne Church, thanked the crowd for supporting the parish for the last two years. Father John commented: “give them cake and they will come”, which brought laughter to the crowd. It’s more than that – the freebies and the giveaways and bigger payouts for the night helped, but the cake was pretty good! Everyone is welcome to play Bingo every Thursday evening. Doors open at 5:30 PM; early bird games Ruskin Honorary Mayor Mary Ann begin at 6:30 PM; regular games Wilhelm calls bingo as co-chair start at 7:00 PM; refreshments are Sandy Ottino looks on. available. Saint Anne Catholic Church is located at 106 11th Ave. NE, Ruskin.
Saint Anne Bingo Celebrates Two Years
Saint Anne Catholic Church recently celebrated its Second Anniversary of weekly Thursday Bingo. As part of the evening’s activities, Mary Ann Wilhelm, owner of locally-owned Wilhelm Heating & Air Conditioning, and the current Honorary Mayor of Ruskin, acted as “Mystery Guest Caller” for the early bird games. Mary Ann said she had no idea it was so much fun and that so many players attended. Sandy Ottino, co-chair, credits the success of St. Anne Bingo to the members of the community who come back week after week and to the volunteers, most of whom are members of St. Anne Church,
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Sun City Center Veterans Day Ceremony
On Saturday, November 10th, Sun City Center will observe Veterans Day at the Community Association’s Community Hall located at 1910 South Pebble Beach Boulevard. The ceremony is sponsored by the Sun City Center combined military veterans organizations in recognition of our many community veterans. The program will start at 10:00 a.m.; however it is suggested that all guests be seated by 9:45 a.m. Doors will be opened at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and cookies will be provided. The public is invited. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Nicholas J. Steneck, Assistant Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida. Dr. Steneck received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in history from Ohio State University, where he specialized in modern European and military history. While at Ohio State, Dr. Steneck held a joint appointment as a Senior Lecturer in the University’s Undergraduate International Studies Program where he taught courses on intelligence policy, terror and terrorism in the modern world, and civil-military relations. He also holds an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. A musical prelude of music will be presented by Fletcher Organ Studios. Our program includes a musical interlude presented by the Trinity Singers directed by Rev. James Feist. Mrs. Jo Anne Podgurski will present a musical tribute to all attending veterans. The Color Guard will be composed of JROTC Cadets from East Bay High School. This ceremony is complemented by the efforts of the Sun City Center Patriots Club which has, through its fund raising efforts, insured that the flags will continue to fly along SR 674 during this special period of recognition to our veterans and active military forces. For additional information call 634-7777.
Community Foundation 101 presented at MOAA Meeting
Local entertainers Lew Resseguie and Barbara Van Eycken presented information regarding the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center at the MOAA meeting/luncheon on Wednesday, October 3rd, at the Sun City Center Atrium. Lew and Barbara sit on the Community Foundation Council and explained the basics about the donor process and the grant process. The Foundation has approved grants for numerous clubs and organizations in South County and many of our SCC Clubs have been the recipients of these grants. They had some amazing statistics to share and expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to spread the word to those WHO CAN HELP and those WHO NEED HELP.
MOWW sponsors YLC awards ceremony
Laser Cataract Surgery Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) students from 6 local area high schools, Durant, Lennard, Riverview, Bloomingdale, Newsome, and East Bay gathered at the Sun City Center Renaissance Club for lunch and participation in The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) recognition and Special Awards program. COL. Roy Conklin, USA (Ret), photo left, and Lt. Col. James Warchol, USAF (Ret), second from left, both MOWW companions, coordinated the affair along with Nancy Alguire, far right, who represented the Military Family Support Trust, also participating in the ceremony.
Officer Installation Ceremony For The American Legion Post #246 Of SCC & Kings Point
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Contract Bridge Super Crossword
By Steve Becker WHERE THERE’S LIFE, THERE’S HOPE
Assume you’re in four spades and West leads the K-Q and another diamond, which you ruff. There seems to be nothing to the play, but when you cash the ace of spades and East discards a heart, the outlook changes completely. Now you are apparently doomed to fail in a contract that a moment before seemed cold for 10 or 11 tricks. But faint heart ne’er won fair
lady, and it certainly wouldn’t be right to give up just yet. You still have a chance, since it might be possible to arrange a trump endplay against West if he started with exactly the right distribution (4-3-3-3). So you cash the ace of hearts at trick five, cross to dummy with a club, ruff a heart, lead another club to dummy and ruff a second heart. Then, with fingers crossed, you play the ace of clubs, hoping West will follow suit. When he does, you’ve got him. Ten tricks have been played thus far, and your last three cards are the K-10-7 of trumps, while West has the Q-J-8. All you have to do now is to lead a low trump toward dummy’s nine, and West will find he can score only one trump trick rather than the two that seemed so certain at the outset. It is true that West could have held many distributions other than the one he actually had, in which case he would have been able to ruff one of your club leads or overruff one of the heart leads from dummy to avert the endplay. But, even so, you would have been no worse off for having tried to make the contract and failed. © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Strange But True By Samantha Weaver
•In this season of bitter partisan rivalries, it would be well to remember the following sage observation: “Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would cheer just as much if you and I were going to be hanged.” The man who first made that observation was Lord Protector of England Oliver Cromwell, considered by some to be a hero of liberty, by others to be a regicidal dictator. He died in 1658, probably from septicemia. He was so reviled that, three years later, he body was exhumed so that he could be posthumously executed, his body thrown into a pit and his head displayed on a pole outside Westminster Hall. •Those who study such things say that if all the gold in the world were combined in one lump, it would result in a cube that measures 20 yards on each side. •If you’re planning a trip to Lima, Peru, you might want to add Puente de Piedra to your sightseeing list. Though the Spanish name means “Bridge of Stone,” the span is popularly known as the Bridge of Eggs. Legend has it that in 1608, the builders the used the whites of 10,000 seabird eggs in the mortar that holds the stones together. •Pumpkins are native to the Americas, not Europe. This is why the original jack-o’-lantern was a turnip. •What do the words “obscene,” “tranquil,” “mediate,” “catastrophe,” “dire,” “critical,” “vast” and “apostrophe” have in common? All of them appeared in print for the first time in the works of William Shakespeare. •If you’re contemplating a move to Corpus Christi, Texas, be sure to keep in mind that in that town, it’s illegal to raise alligators in your home. ••••••••••••••••••• Thought for the Day: “One fool can ask more questions in a minute than 12 wise men can answer in an hour.” -- Vladimir Lenin © 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.
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WEEK OF NOV. 5, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. But be careful you don’t lose patience with those who are still not ready to act. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Pushing others too hard to do things your way could cause resentment and raise more doubts. Instead, take more time to explain why your methods will work. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be more considerate of those close to you before making a decision that could have a serious effect on their lives. Explain your intentions and ask for their advice. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might have to defend a workplace decision you plan to make. Colleagues might back you up on this, but it’s the facts that will ultimately win the day for you. Good luck. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat’s co-workers might not be doing enough to help get that project finished. Your roars might stir things up, but gentle purrrsuasion will prove to be more effective. VIRGO (August 23 to Sept. 22) Someone you care for needs help with a problem. Give it lovingly and without judging the situation. Whatever you feel you should know will be revealed later. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) While you’re to be admired for how you handled recent workplace problems, be careful not to react the same way to a new situation until all the facts are in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Rely on your keen instincts as well as the facts at hand when dealing with a troubling situation. Be patient. Take things one step at a time as you work through it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your curiosity leads you to ask questions. However, the answers might not be what you hoped to hear. Don’t reject them without checking them out. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Be careful not to tackle a problem without sufficient facts. Even sure-footed Goats need to know where they’ll land before leaping off a mountain path. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Appearances can be deceiving. You need to do more investigating before investing your time, let alone your money, in something that might have some hidden flaws. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your recent stand on an issue could make you the focus of more attention than you would like. But you’ll regain your privacy, as well as more time with loved ones by week’s end. BORN THIS WEEK: You’re a good friend and a trusted confidante. You would be a wonderful teacher or a respected member of the clergy. © 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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