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Come join the show

The Pelican Players will host open auditions Jan. 14 and from 5 to 8 p.m. for the play, “Sylvia” by A. R. Gurney. It’s a comic tale of rescue, discovery, conflict, personal growth, crisis, change and distrust – for the dog lover in all of us.

The group needs four highly skilled actors to play six roles:

• Sylvia, a rescued dog, to be played by a young, perky, very physical actress with plenty of attitude and charm.

• Greg, a husband in transition who falls hard for Sylvia the minute she leaps into his lap in the park.

• Kate, Greg’s wife who is not thrilled with Sylvia or her husband’s obsession with his new pet.

• Tom, Phyllis and Leslie, all to be played by one male actor, aged 35 to 65.

Contact the director, Judy Michael, at: [email protected] to schedule an interview/audition.

For details about the audition process, call Donn Keith at (813) 999-5178.

Council accepting grant requests

The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center will be accepting grant applications through Jan. 31 for its fall grants cycle. The two-page, grant application forms and additional information about the council can be found at www.interfaithcouncilofsuncitycenter.com.

Applications postmarked no later than Jan. 31 with appropriate federal ID numbers and budget information may be mailed to The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center, P.O. Box 5342, FL 33573. You may also call (813) 633-7217 for additional information.

The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center is entirely funded by profits from The Nearly New Shop, a thrift store located in back of the Sun City Center Plaza. Last year, the council gave $150,000 to local organizations that support health, human services and education in the South Shore area. In addition, it awarded 83 scholarships to students at East Bay and Lennard high schools and the South County Career Center.

Feline Folks gets grant

Feline Folks has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to trap and spay or neuter feral cats in Southwest Hillsborough County.

The Feline Folks program utilizes the Trap/Neuter/Return program and humane management of free-roaming cats in the community through the care and maintenance of colonies established in specific geographic areas. The organization’s major area of focus is Kings Point and Sun City Center, although it additionally provides services to the entire South Shore area.

Volunteers are needed to help. If interested in learning more, call (813) 545-7611 or visit www.felinefolks.us.

Don’t get scammed

A scammer demanding a prepaid debit card continues to call Tampa Electric customers demanding payment and threatening disconnection. In the past three months, nearly 150 customers have heard from this caller.

Tampa Electric advises everyone to be wary of anyone demanding payment over the phone.

The company never calls to ask for credit card or debit card numbers. If you are uncertain about an individual’s association with Tampa Electric, please contact the company for verification at (813) 223-0800.

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