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Published:   |   Updated: October 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Learn to play

The Organ/KeyBoard Club is looking for new students – folks who want to learn what the buttons on their keyboards do and why they are there.

Classes are held every Friday in the Armstrong Room from 1 to 4 p.m., with members teaching.

There is no charge to participate but you need a reservation. Call Kathy Katz at (813) 634-1663.

Have fun, improve your memory

Do you frequently wonder you put your car keys or failed to recall a familiar phone number? Walked into the grocery store and forgot what you went there to buy?

Playing bridge can sharpen your mind and help keep memory loss at bay. It's been shown to increase memory and concentration skills and improve judgment and logic. It's also low in cost and gives you the opportunity to make friends. It's painless memory therapy. What a concept!

The Sun City Center Bridge Association is offering four free Easybridge lessons to introduce you to this popular pastime. The lessons are for beginners and people returning to bridge after some years or social players who want to learn modern bridge. They will take place in the Horizon Room at the Atrium beginning Friday, Oct. 25 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and every Friday after that for 15 weeks. After the initial four free weeks, a modest charge is required per lesson. Take as many or as few as you want.

You'll be playing bridge your very first day and meeting other new players in the community. These lessons are open to folks of all ages, so bring along your friends and family and learn together. If you need a partner, someone will be there to play with you. Free refreshments will be provided. To register or for more information, call (813) 480- 3368.

Join the Security Patrol at a Lightning game

After its recent sold-out trip to a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game, the Sun City Center Security Patrol is hitting the ice when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the New York Rangers at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Forum.

If you'd like to go along, tickets are $45 and the bus trip is $15. Anyone interested should pay for tickets at the patrol office no later than Nov. 16. Once a final count is submitted to Lightning officials, the tickets will be sent to the patrol and can be picked up at the office or on the bus. You do not have to be patrol member to join the fun.

For information, call (813) 642-2020.

Annual house tour is coming

The Sun City Center Art Club will host its annual House Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 16. Six homes in the community will be open for visitation, offering the opportunity to enjoy the varied tastes and talents of the residents. Each home will exhibit examples of the owner's art collections, craftsmanship, home decor and landscaping preferences. At some, items will be for sale and refreshments will be available.

All visitors will have the opportunity to win a lovely floral arrangement by club member Marne Zieg.

Tickets for the tour are $10 per person and are available for purchase at the Atrium kiosk Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. A map

showing the locations homes on the tour will be supplied at the time of ticket purchase.

This event is open to all residents of Sun City Center. For additional information, call Marsha Lucidi at (813) 938-5100.

Lions Club selling live wreaths

Now's the time to order a 22-inch, live Noble Fir evergreen wreath from any Sun City Center Lions Club member. The $21 wreath will come with a red velvet, waterproof bow and painted white pine cones. You may also order a wreath to send to a loved one or a friend. Prices vary on these so ask your local Lion for information.

All orders and payments must be received no later than Nov. 7. The wreaths will be shipped from Washington state in a refrigerated truck and will arrive the week after Thanksgiving.

Help the Lions by purchasing a lovely wreath for the holidays. If you don't know a Lion, call Gloria Deiss at (813) 634-1978, Rich Cohen at (813) 597-5368 or Dave Reagor at (813) 634-3465.

The SCC Lions meet for lunch at 11 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 Pebble Beach Blvd. S. The meeting begins promptly at noon.

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