Divine purpose lecture: Jack Alexander will address the Metaphysical Society from 10 a.m. to noon in the Heritage Room at 951 N. Course Lane. His topic will be the World Peace Initiative. There is no charge to attend, but a free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, email email@example.com or call (813) 419-4704.
Genealogy seminar: Reservations are due today for the South Bay Genealogical Society's all-day seminar on Tuesday 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 can be made by calling Terri Cardoza at (813) 633-5172.
Support group: The Good Samaritan Alzheimers Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd. The speaker will be Robin Watt, who will discuss improving balance to prevent falls. Call Doris at (813) 637-3489 or the church office at (813) 634-9283.
Italian horse races: AMICI, the Italian Cultural Club, invites everyone to the Borini Theatre in the Kings Point Clubhouse at 7 p.m. to learn about the Palio that takes place in the city of Siena. Different city neighborhoods sponsor a horse in the race, which takes place in the town square. The AMICI Club will try to duplicate the fun and excitement by having horses representing some of the different neighborhoods in Kings Point. Come out to learn about the Siena Palio, cheer for the different neighborhood horses and enjoy refreshments. For more information, call (813) 634-0955.
Support group: The Neuropathy Resource Group will meet at 1 p.m. in the Caper Room, 945-A N. Course Lane. Physical therapist Linda Eargle will discuss the treatments found to be most helpful and those that are least effective. For more information, call Ron Pelton at (813) 633-0190.
Irish Connection: There's still time to join the Irish Connection's Valentine's Day party at 6 p.m. in the Florida Room at the Atrium Building. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; BYOB. Enjoy a fantastic sit-down, catered meal and live music. Tickets are $25 for members and $25 for guests. Contact Phyllis Colleran at (813) 634-3308.
Valentine's Day fun: KEEG, Kelly Emerson and Gary Garbleman, will entertain for Valentine's Day beginning at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door the night of the performance. All are welcome. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at (813) 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at (813) 634-7062
Broadway Songbook: "The Great Broadway Songbook" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 2:30 matinee Saturday, by the Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center at the Rollins Theater, 970 Cherry Hills Drive, Sun City Center. Local performers will share their personal show business stories and their favorite show tunes. The show will repeat next week, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20 through 23. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Sun City Center Atrium kiosk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. For credit card ticket orders or more information, call (813) 220-7913.
Nature film: The Eagle Audubon Society of Kings Point will present its second adventure film of the season, "The Real World of Fiji" at 7:30 p.m. in the Borini Theater, KP Clubhouse. Narrated by producer Rick Howard, the film takes viewers to high mountain villages underwater coral gardens, and the interior jungles and scenic waterfalls of the Cannibal Isles. The public is welcome. Tickets are $7.50 and available at the Kings Point box office weekdays and immediately before the performance.
Family concert: The McDonald Family Singers will perform at 2 p.m. at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. Working together in family harmony, Victor and Laurie McDonald and their seven children will showcase various styles of music, including bluegrass, gospel, sacred and classical. A free-will offering will be collected. Doors open at 1 p.m. To hear a sample of their music, go to www.macdonaldfamilysingers.com. For more information, call (813) 633-6739 or (813) 634-7062.
Concert and reception: Earl Turner and his band will appear in concert from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. A Las Vegas favorite for more than 20 years, Turner is frequently jumping off the stage to share high-fives and hugs during his performance. Tickets are $12 and include a wine-and-cheese reception after the show. For more information, call (813) 642-2001.
Bible study: The Women's Interdenominational Bible Study will begin a new in-depth study of Ephesians from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the new United Methodist Church building, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. New students are welcome.
Drum circle: The Metaphysical Society's Tuesday Drumming Circle will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Eberhardt Room, 909 N. Course Lane. Bring drums, rattles, flutes, rain sticks, pots and pans to join in joyous revelry. Admission is free.
For more information, call (813) 419-4704.
Lenten study: The United Community Church, 1501 LaJolla Ave., will offer a Lenten Study beginning with soup for lunch at noon each Wednesday during Lent from Feb. 20 through March 20. "Falling Upward — A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life" will be studied. Books may be obtained in the church office for $10. All are welcome. To register, call (813) 634-1304.
SCC Men's Club: Steve Jerve, chief meteorologist for WFLA, News 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 Blvd. For more information on the Men's Club, contact John Armstrong at (813) 634-6434.
Open house: LifePath Hospice will host a community open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at its Sun City Center Hospice House, 3723 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are requested but not required.
Health seminar: Sun City Center United Methodist Church will sponsor Simple Steps for Maintaining Independence at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Learn the basics about fall prevention and leave with a personal plan to avoid becoming an injury statistic. Balance, coordination and medication management will be among the topics covered in this program. For more information and to register, call (813) 634-2539 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weekdays.
Plant show: The Tampa African Violet Society's 37th Annual AVSA judged show and sale, "Jewels of Mother Nature," will take place Feb. 22 — sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., show from noon to 5 p.m. — and Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Farm Bureau, 100 S. Mulrennan Road, Valrico. Admission and parking are free. Plants and supplies will be available.
For more information, call (813) 681-1910.
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.
Relay for Life yard sale: The second annual yard sale will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Payant Financial Plaza parking lot, 1653 Sun City Center Plaza.
The event is a major fundraiser for the 2013 Relay for Life, which will take place April 6 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church.