Things To Do
Today Metaphysical Society: The group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Sandpiper Room, 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 today to hear retired Army Col. Luke Lloyd speak at The Silver Osprey Chapter luncheon meeting Friday. The cost is $17. Lloyd's topic will be "The Islam You Do Not Understand." You do not have to be a veteran to attend. Call Tom Harding at (813) 634-1236 or email email@example.com. Friday Rummage for bargains: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, will have its sixth annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Lots of household items, crafts, clothing and baked goods will be available. Call (813) 634-1292. Saturday Wine tasting: Feline Folks will host a wine-tasting fundraiser from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Plaza. This community event supports the efforts of the nonprofit group to manage and humanely reduce the free-roaming cat population in South Shore. Admission to the event, which will include gifts and snacks from local businesses, is free. There will be a $5 donation to Feline Folks for the wine tasting. South Shore Symphony: The South Shore Symphony Orchestra's two Valentine's performances will include 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, at the Sun City Center and South Shore chambers of commerce and online at www.thessso.org. Monday Book club: The Metaphysical Society hosts its Monday Book Group at 1 p.m. every Monday in the Armstrong Room, 951 N. Course Lane. The current book under review and discussion is "Birth 2012 & Beyond," by Barbara Marx Hubbard. There is no homework. All are welcome and admission is free. For information, call Alice Williams at (813) 634-9065. Movie night: The Irish Connection's movie feature is "The Brylcreem Boys," with Gabriel Byrne, Jean Butler, Billy Campbell and Angus Macfadyen, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rollins Theater. The film is based on actual events, a bit of romance, a bit of comedy and a bit of history about Ireland during WWII. It's a tale of honor, courage and passionate rivalries. Tuesday 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. at the Sun City Center Chamber banquet room. The topic will be Preventing Elder Abuse. Coffee and Village Inn pie will be served. For information, call (813) 419-4902. Drumming circle: Every Tuesday the Metaphysical Society hosts a drumming circle, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Eberhardt Room, 909 N. Course Lane. Bring your drums, rattles, flutes, rain sticks, pots and/or pans. All are welcome and admission is free. For information, call Holli Cantrell at (813) 419-4704. Photo Club: Michael Arbor will demonstrate the camera gadgets we would all love to have at Tuesday's meeting of the SCC Photo Club at 6:30 p.m. in the Caper Room. Arbor is a professional photographer who is vice president and general manager of Johnson PhotoImaging, Bradenton. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.photoclubscc.com or stop by the learning lab at 960-D Cherry Hills Drive. Plan Ahead Singing Valentines: Say "I love you" with a singing Valentine by a Par for the Chorus quartet and leave your sweetheart speechless this year on Feb. 14. Delivery will be made Feb. 13 and 14. For $30, a barbershop quartet will serenade your sweetheart at home, work or anywhere in the Sun City area. The package includes a Valentine serenade and a single rose. Ladies, don't forget that men like Valentines, too. For more information, call Pat at (813) 922-6233. "Great Broadway Songbook": Come celebrate the Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center's 10 years of musical theater entertainment as it opens "The Great Broadway Songbook" Feb. 14-16 and 20-23 at 7:30 p.m. There also will be a 2:30 matinee on Feb. 16. Tickets are $10. They are available at the Atrium kiosk from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. For credit card ticket orders or more information, please call (813) 220-7913. Genealogy seminar: Reservations are due Feb. 13 for the South Bay Genealogical Society's all-day seminar on Feb. 19 in the Royal Palm Room of the Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin. Genealogy by the Bay — 2013 will feature four lectures by noted genealogist John Philip Colletta. His topics will include "Breaking through Brick Walls: Use Your Head," "The County Courthouse: Your Trunk in the Attic," "Turning Biographical Facts into Real Life Events and How to Build Historical Context," and "Discovering the Real Stories of Your Immigrant Ancestors." The cost is $40 per seat for members and $45 for nonmembers and includes a box lunch. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.; the seminar begins at 9:30. Reservations made by calling Terri Cardoza at (813) 633-5172. Support group: The Good Samaritan Alzheimer's Support Group's next monthly meeting will be at 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd. Please note the change of date for this month. The speaker will be Robin Watt, who will discuss improving balance to prevent falls. For more information, call Doris at (813) 637-3489 or the office at (813) 634-9283. 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 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Atrium today through Friday and Monday through Feb. 13 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. SCC Men's Club: Steve Jerve, chief meteorologist for WFLA Channel 8 will speak at the club's Feb. 20 meeting and luncheon. Jerve was grand marshal of the Sun City Center 50th Anniversary Celebration and Parade last year. The cost is $12 per member and includes a buffet lunch. The doors open at 11 a.m. at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Boulevard. For more information on the Men's Club, contact John Armstrong, VP of membership, at (813) 634-6434. Open house: LifePath Hospice will host a community open house at its Sun City Center Hospice House, 3723 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, on Feb. 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. The public can tour the facility and take part in discussions about the care provided there. The event is free; light refreshments will be served. Dr. Richard Wacksman, medical director, and members of the Bereavement and Spiritual Care teams will be on hand to share how LifePath Hospice can support patients and loved ones when they are coping with the challenges of serious or advanced illnesses. For more information, contact Becky Gill at (813) 357-5421 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are requested but not required. Stained Glass Show: The third annual Stained Glass Club Juried Show will be take place in the Florida Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 22 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 23. The public is invited. Call (813) 633-3053.
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