Business After Hours set
The Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours tomorrow from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin. The networking event is being sponsored by FirstLight Home Care, the cultural center, Sun City Center Funeral Home and Morgan Exteriors. Come network and enjoy the food. For information, call Dana Dittmar at (813) 634-5111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open again on Wednesdays
The Nearly New Shop will resume opening on Wednesdays – in addition to Saturdays – from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 3. The shop’s sale of donated goods enables the Sun City Center Interfaith Council to provide grants to nonprofit groups and scholarships for graduating high school seniors in South Shore. Items for donation may be taken to the shop Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For further details, call (813) 642-9099.
Nonprofit group needs help
Feline Folks needs additional volunteers to help collect donated cat food from local retailers. The team works every Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Contact Flo Vachon at (813) 500-0529.
Club seeks new members
The Scandinavian Club of Sun City Center has around 70 members related in some way to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. They come together at monthly meetings October through May to explore and celebrate the culture and history, food and artistry that make that part of the world unique.
Past programs have included travelogues from these five Nordic countries, visits to IKEA for lunch, show and tells of mementos and traditional folk costumes and a Scandinavian Christmas dinner at Club Renaissance. The first club meeting of the 2014-2015 season will be Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Florida Room at the Atrium. For information, call Fritz Brinck at (813) 260-3422.
Seniors volunteers sought
Volunteers are needed to help in the Ruskin Elementary School Media Center weekdays any time between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to make copies of worksheets, laminate display items and inspect, check in, check out or re-shelve books. If you have an hour or more to donate, please send an email to Maureen Long at email@example.com and include the day(s) and hour(s) you are available. Training will be provided.
New fall instructors announced
The Community Church College has three new instructors in its line-up for the fall semester.
Pat Crow will discuss medications and the interaction between prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs, which can sometimes be lethal, and the pros and cons of legalizing medical marijuana. Voters will make that choice at the ballot box in November.
Peggy Burgess, coordinator of entertainment activities for Freedom Plaza, will teach “What’s So Grand About Opera?” Her experience as a performer and opera lover will show students how opera “has it all.”
Phil Sorrentino’s class will be “What Is An Android?” The former teacher and professional computer user will teach everything you want to know about androids. There will be plenty of time for questions at the end of each of his classes.
There are no exams and previous educational experience is not required for any of the classes, which will begin Oct. 13. There is a choice of 51 mostly secular courses and seven trips available.
Sign up now online www.4lifelearning.org or at general registration on Sept. 24 in the Great Hall at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave.
Columbarium dedicated in church’s memorial garden
The Rev. Samuel Rorer, the Rev. Charles Rentz and the Rev. Julian Graham recently gathered with members and friends of the congregation of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center to dedicate a columbarium housed within its Memorial Garden on the church campus. The free-standing polished granite structure will house 48 cremains, including niches for two people with an engraved marker plate.
Niches are available to members of the congregation and community. For information on space availability and costs, call Tiffani Martinez at (813) 634-2539, ext. 201.
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