Things To Do
Today Reservations due: Today is your last chance to hear the Rev. Kent Siladi speak on Saturday about church vitality, Getting Ready for our Future, at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost of the lunch is $8. Call (813) 634-1304 to reserve your place.Hula Dancers: The Kings Point Hula Dancers meet every Wednesday at 11 a.m. in The Studio at the Kings Point North Club House. The group brings together women who love the songs of the Hawaiian Islands and who enjoy learning to dance the hula. Various types of the hula are taught by the group's leader, Darlene Walters. The group has performed at The Queen's Luncheon and will do so again in March. Call Darlene for details at (813) 633-6839. Thursday Organ/Keyboard Club: Why not learn to use that keyboard or organ collecting dust in your home? The Organ/Keyboard Club, which meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday in the Florida Room at the Atrium Building, can help you learn how to play. Group lessons are $3, including music that's yours to keep and practice at home. For additional information, call Barb Carlini at (813) 633-2022. Friday Christian concert: First Baptist Church, 820 College Ave. W., Ruskin, will host Trevor Thomas Drama Ministries, Larry Ford and Woody Wright in concert Friday at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and a love offering will be received. Doors open at 6. For more information, call the church at (813) 645-6439. Saturday Audubon meeting: The Sun City Center Audubon Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Florida Room at the Atrium. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will view the entries of the recent photo contest, vote for their favorites and learn who won during the meeting. Botanist Shirley Denton will discuss how to attract birds and wildlife to your backyard after the brief business meeting at 10. Members will have an opportunity to sign up for a Feb. 6 field trip to see some area homes with naturalized landscaping and to visit Sweet Bay Nursery in Parrish. Guests are welcome at all meetings. For information, call Lynn at (813) 938-1065. Big book sale: The Sun City Center Library will host its annual book sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Caper Room of the Atrium. Choose from hardcover books, paperbacks, VHS tapes, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles and audio cassettes. Prices range from 20 cents to $3. Come early to get the best selections. Items remaining on Sunday will be discounted further. The sale is open to the public. Monday Single dance classes: If you'd like to learn to dance the rumba or meringue, here's your chance. A special dance session for singles only will be offered by Bernice Dubro and Tom Giannina from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Mondays beginning in February, through Feb. 25 at the dance studio in the Atrium. The cost is $20 per person for all four classes. To register, call (813) 634-3205 or email email@example.com. Plan ahead Metaphysical Society: The group's next meeting will be Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. in the Sandpiper Room at 945-C N. Course Lane, Sun City Center. The topic is "How to Be Really Happy." Speaker Ed Foote has been a student of the book "A Course in Miracles" and has been a member of Edgar Cayce's Association for Research & Enlightenment for more than 25 years. Come learn the true meaning of happiness and how to remove the roadblocks that block people's paths. Association of Naval Aviation: Reservations are due Feb. 6 to hear retired Army Col. Luke Lloyd speak at The Silver Osprey Chapter luncheon meeting on Feb. 8. Lloyd served for 30 years in airborne infantry and armored combat units, as well as intelligence. His military schooling included learning Arabic. He earned a master's degree in Arab studies from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon. As an intelligence officer, he specialized in the Middle East and authored "Out of Darkness." Lloyd's topic, "The Islam You Do Not Understand," will give the audience a general view of the political and religious goals of Islam. He will discuss Muslim activities nationally and in the state of Florida. You do not have to be a veteran to attend. For reservations, call Tom Harding at (813) 634-1236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $17. Bridge tournament: The Sun City Center Sectional Duplicate Bridge Tourney will be held Feb. 8-10 at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. For information on game scheduling and fees, call Sue Batt at (813) 600-5549 or Dorothy Eveleigh at (813) 642-9005. South Shore Symphony: The South Shore Symphony Orchestra will perform two Valentine's performances Feb. 9, including romantic classics by Bach, von Weber, Elgar, Dvorak and Mendelssohn, at 3 and 7 p.m. at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E., Sun City Center. Susan Bailey Robinson will conduct. Tickets are $12. They are available at the church office, the Sun City Center and South Shore chambers of commerce, and online at www.thessso.org. Elder abuse prevention: The South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging will present Patricia Henderson, community services coordinator for the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Sun City Center Chamber banquet room. The topic will be Preventing Elder Abuse. Coffee and Village Inn pie will be served. For additional information, call (813) 419-4902. AAUW Women of Distinction Brunch: The Sun City Center/South Shore Branch of the American Association of University Women will host a Champagne Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Tickets are $20 per person and are available in the Atrium from Monday to Feb. 8 and Feb. 11-13 from 9 a.m. to noon or by calling Roxanne at (813) 746-1350. All proceeds benefit the Mature Women's Scholarship Fund. AAUW will be honoring this year's Women of Distinction: Ellen Kleinschmidt, Ann Marie LaBlanc and Sandra W. Freedman. For more information call Bunny at (813) 634-6387. Rummage for bargains: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, will have its sixth annual rummage sale Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Feb. 9 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Lots of household items, crafts, clothing and baked goods will be available. For more information, call (813) 634-1292.
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