Things to do in Sun City area
Health talk: Learn about acupuncture and nutrition at 10 a.m. when local acupuncture physician Kenneth Kuchar-Haas speaks on the use of the Meridian Response Technique to test food for optimum health. His presentation will take place during the Metaphysical Society’s meeting in the Heritage Room, 950 North Course Lane. A love offering will be accepted. For information, call (813) 419-4704.
Nordic meeting: The Scandinavian Club of SCC will meet at 2:30 p.m. in the Florida Room, 945-D North Course Lane. The program What Binds and What Separates the Five Nordic Countries-Past and Present? will be presented. Refreshments will be served; guests are welcome.
Dance party: The Kings Point Line Dancers will host its Social Line Dance Party from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Borini Theatre, 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Kings Point. The theme will be Pay Uncle Sam - Your Taxes are Due. Dress as the rich person you are or as a bum and come enjoy the dancing and music. BYOB and setups. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Jan at (813) 634-6226.
Thursday Positive support: The Coffee Klatch will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. in the conference room of the SunTrust building, 1525 Rickenbacker Drive. Share life's challenges with others and try to put a positive spin on things. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Dance night: The Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club will dance to the sounds of The Treble Clefs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Admission is free for members, $5 for visitors. The attire is dressy casual. Ice, water, cups and napkins will be provided; attendees should provide their own snacks and other beverages. Singles and couples are welcome. For more information, call (813) 633-1297 or (813) 642-8845.
Friday Nurses’ banquet: Reservations are needed today for the May 2 Sun City Center Registered Nurses Club banquet in the Florida Room of the Atrium building. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.; luncheon begins at noon. The cost is $16. For reservations, call Lindy Langlois at (813) 634-3250.
Theatrical production: The Pelican Players will present “The Benchmark” at 7 p.m. in the Life Enrichment Center of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. The production is a series of five short plays, each with its own director and cast. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased in advance in the church office. For additional information, call Jeff Jordan at (813) 634-2539.
Sunday Handbell concert: The South Shore Community Handbell Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. A variety of arrangements and original compositions, including hymns, spirituals, folk and gospel selections, will be performed. A donation of $5 will be requested at the door. For more information, call Jeff Jordan at (813) 634-2539.
Dance club: The Social Dance Club will kick their heels to the music of Thor Stevens from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Florida Room, 945-D North Course Lane. Admission is $3 for members, $5 for guests. Ice and water will be provided; attendees should bring their own snacks and beverages. Please, no jeans or shorts. For more information, call (813) 633-3558.
Monday Support group: The Life Concerns Support Group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court. For more information, call Harriet Susskind at (813) 633-9899 or Audrey Ercegovich at (813) 634-6195.
Tuesday Cat show: Today is the deadline to enter to enter your pet in The Cat Fanciers Club International Cat Association Cat Show May 18-19 at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. The show is open to the public and will include judging, drawings, food, vendors, cat photography and rescues. The cost is $6 per person or $5 if you bring along a can of cat food. For more information and an application, email CatFanciersClub@aol.com.
Plan Ahead Photography and nature: James Corwin Johnson of Photo Experience in Sarasota will be the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. May 1 Metaphysical Society meeting in the Sandpiper Room at 945-E North Course Lane. He will show how photography has influenced his relationship with the natural environment and helped him learn more about the art of seeing. A love offering will be accepted. For information, call Holli at (813) 419-4704.
Support group: The stroke support group will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. May 1 at the Kings Point North Clubhouse, 1900 Clubhouse Drive. Sponsored by South Bay Hospital, survivors and caregivers are welcome. For more information, call Margaret Kenny at (813)-857-5552.
Gallery opening: A new art gallery exhibit will open with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. May 1 in the Art Room, 954 Cherry Hills Drive. This exhibit will feature the works of a wide number of artists from the SCC community. All are invited to attend, meet the artists, view their works and enjoy refreshments. Admission is free.
National Day of Prayer: Trinity Baptist Church, 702 Del Webb Blvd. W., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2 for folks who would like to spend time praying during the National Day of Prayer. For more information, call (813) 634.4228.
Over-50 walk: The monthly Let’s Move Fun Walk for folks ages 50 and older will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. May 14 at the Ruskin Senior Center and Park, 905 Sixth St. S.E. The theme for this month’s one-mile walk is Young at Heart – intergenerational Walk. The event includes complimentary snacks, warm-up sessions, music and health discussions. A one-time registration fee of $5 includes all monthly walks at areas throughout the county. Registration forms are available in advance at the center or on the day of the event.
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