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KW Hosts Open Putt Putt Golf Tournament for CharityOn Thursday, November 12, (shotgun start 6 p.m.) local Keller Williams Realty will host a Putt Putt Golf Tournament. Cost is $10 per person. Put together a foursome and come out for some fun. Families welcome as are agents from other companies. Sponsors welcome for $50 per hole. For more info on sponsorship, call Donna Walker at 541-1460 or e-mail donna@donnawalker.net. To participate in Putt Putt tournament, R.S.V. P. to JoyceBarrett2@aol.com by November 10.  Summerfield Ladies Club AnnouncementsThe Summerfield Ladies Club will hold its last 2009 meeting on Thursday, November 19, at 11 a.m. at the Community Center, located at 13011 Summerfield Blvd. It will be hosting a Christmas luncheon on Thursday, December 3, at the Freedom Plaza Dining Room in Sun City. Reservations must be made by Thursday, November 19. Thursday, December 17, the club will host a shopping spree and lunch at the Ellenton Outlet Shops. Please gather at the Community Center at 10:30 a.m. for carpooling.  If you have no last minute shopping to do, come along and just relax and enjoy the company.  For reservations for the luncheon and more information, call Martha at 677-4610.  Classed Held to Train Your KittenWant to teach your cat to fetch? Having litter box or scratching problems? On Tuesday, November 10, Feline Folks is giving a “Training Your Kitty” educational program at 2 p.m. in the Community Room at the SouthShore Regional Library, located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The first 30 people get a free clicker. For more information, e-mail Info@FelineFolks.org or call 944-7651. Civic Association MeetsThe Apollo Beach Civic Association will meet on Thursday, November 19, at 7 p.m. at the Apollo Beach Recreation Park, located at 664 Golf and Sea Blvd. Please e-mail apollobchcivicassoc@tampabay.rr.com for more information.Community Market ReopensThe Ruskin Community Market has reopened for the season. Located across from the Ruskin Post Office, in the 600 block of First Street, NE, new vendors are being welcomed. Proceeds from vendor space rentals will go to fund various Ruskin community projects.Please call 645-6028 to reserve a spot. For more information, visit www.RuskinFoundation.org.Artists Sought for T-Shirt Contest The Apollo Beach Chamber is calling for artists to enter into a competition for its 18th Annual Manatee Festival of the Arts T-Shirt. Artists are asked to submit their minimum sized 12-inch by 14-inch original designs to the chamber no later than Monday, November 16.  The winner will receive an honorarium of $100 and will be notified by the chamber around Monday, November 30.Applications can be obtained from the chamber at 137 Harbor Village Ln. in Apollo Beach. For more information, call 645-1366 or e-mail abeachchamber@tampabay.rr.com.Seminars for SeniorsSun City Senior Living, located at 3855 Upper Creek Dr. in Sun City, is hosting the following seminars: Tuesday, November 10, from 10–11 a.m. – Genesis Rehab Services is presenting, The Profound Effects of Therapeutic Massage and Manual Therapies for Seniors; Thursday, November 12, from 9:30–11 a.m. – Pre-Crisis Planning for Caregivers; Tuesday, November 17, from 10–11 a.m. – Diabetic Management; Thursday, November 19, from 10–11 a.m. – Chasing away depression during the holiday season. To RSVP for any of these seminars, call 633-3333.Help a Hero Call HomeSport Clips, located at 10469 Gibsonton Dr. in Riverview, has partnered with VFW Operation Uplink to provide troops free call days on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, and Memorial Day, May 31, 2010. Through Saturday, November 14, the business will collect donations through check-out and canister, accepting check or credit cards. It will have a national Cut-A-Thon on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11. $1 from every haircut service will be donated to Operation Uplink. For more information, call 671-8775. Residents Make Optimism a Lunch DateStacy Self and Jennifer Baker have decided to sponsor a lunch on Mondays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at S&S Tacos, located at 10664 U.S. Hwy. 301 in Riverview. The lunch time is a chance for everyone to stop by and spend some time with people that have decided that being positive and being around positive people is a healthy thing to do. So, come one, come all, and bring someone you appreciate so you can spend a bit of quality time with them.For more information, call 677-8226. Toy Run Announced The 16th Down Home Make You Feel Good All Over Cookson Hills Toy Run, benefiting the “forgotten” children of east Hillsborough County and special need individuals, will take place on Sunday, December 6, starting with an auction from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Veteran’s Memorial Park, located 3602 U.S. Hwy. 301 N. in Tampa. The Country Ride leaves the park at 1 p.m. and arrives at Evans Park, located at 1104 Kingsway Rd. in Seffner, at 1:45 p.m. Bring a gift for children at the Gift Unwrapping Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. There will be ribs, burgers, hot dogs, sides and more. Santa will be on-site with entertainment and more. For more information, call 643-5758, e-mail Cooksontoyrun@aol.com or visit www.cooksontoyrun.com.Native American Meet ‘N’ GreetNative American Ancestors Roster’s introductory pot luck meet ‘n’ greet will be held on Wednesday, November 18, from 7-9 p.m. at 3318 Acapulco Dr. in Riverview. Meet, network, encourage and gain encouragement from like-minded people who are also researching their Native American ancestors. Please bring some kind of light refreshment and beverage to share with everyone, along with donations of paper plates, napkins, cups and utensils. Bring along a folding chair as seating is limited. RSVP by Tuesday, November 10.E-mail NAAHKITTY@aol.com for more information. Devine Designs’ “One Devine Evening”Divine Designs celebrates 10 years of excellence with “One Divine Evening” on Saturday, November 14, from 5-9 p.m. Join staff for an evening filled with fun, food, and friends. The cost is $25 per person (bring a friend for $20). For reservations, call 661-3737.TADA Presents The NutcrackerThis Christmas, you have the perfect opportunity to start a new family tradition or continue an old one by seeing the holiday classic The Nutcracker, a young girl’s dream of the wonders and magic of Christmas brought to life in music and dance.  Theatre Arts & Dance Alliance (TADA) will be presenting a full-length performance of this beloved story at Riverview High School auditorium, located at 11311 Boyette Rd. in Riverview, on Saturday, December 19, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are available at TADA after November 1, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Friday 3-7 p.m. TADA is located at 16711 FishHawk Blvd. For more information, call 571-0901.South Shore Arts & Crafts HooplaThe Resort and Club at Little Harbor will sponsor an Arts and Crafts sale event on Sunday, December 6 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  For vendors, all items must be handcrafted, no commercial merchandise or kits. A $50 registration fee is due at the time of application to reserve a 10-ft. by 10-ft. space. No food vendors. Deadline for entry is Friday, November 13. Please submit a photo of your craftwork with registration application. Space is limited. A portion of the profits will be donated to the Mary and Martha House in Ruskin. For more information, call Lisa Cremeans at 386-846-0876 or Maureen O’Donnell at 386-451-8057.
Revival Held at Simmons LoopSimmons Loop Baptist, located at 6610 Simmons Loop in Riverview, will hold a revival which calls our country back to the Biblical mandate of truth as presented in the Word of God from Sunday-Wednesday, November 15-18. Bob Humphreys, of Brandon, will be the guest speaker during the regularly scheduled worship services on Sunday (11 a.m. and 6 p.m.) and Monday through Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.  For further information, call 677-9310 or 654-9740. Back to the Future – A Study of Revelation First Baptist Church of Riverview will hold a four night conference on the book of Revelation. Reverend Paul Scott will teach at the 6:30 p.m. nightly sessions which run from Sunday, November 8 – Wednesday, November 11. Scott is a native of Riverview and is currently the pastor of Big Springs Baptist Church in Ellenboro, North Carolina (http://bigspringsbaptist.org). First Baptist Riverview is located at the corner of Balm Riverview Rd. and U.S. Hwy. 301. For more information, call the church office at 677-6377 or visit http://fbcriverview.org. There is no charge. Everyone is welcome. Residents Invited to Share Their GriefSt. Anne Catholic Church, located at 106 N.E. 11th Ave. in Ruskin, will be hosting a GriefShare support group, an ongoing series of weekly meetings consisting of viewing a Christian-based, professionally produced DVD, discussing its contents and sharing current situations, on Thursdays, from 3–4:30 p.m.Please call 645-1714 for further information and to register so that adequate materials can be obtained. Offerings at Resurrection CatholicResurrection Catholic Church, located at 6819 Krycul Ave. in Riverview, will soon begin a set of sessions to share with others the truth of the Catholic faith and the fellowship of the church family, learning what Catholics believe in an open and welcoming environment. Sessions are always held on Monday at 7 p.m.  For information, call 677-2175 or e-mail Alarson1@tampabay.rr.com.South Shore Announces Divorce CareSouth Shore United Methodist Church announces Divorce Care, a divorce recovery and support group designed for those who are separated or divorced. The group meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Sessions are held at the church office located at 435 Apollo Beach Blvd. Child care will be provided based upon reservation. Divorce Care features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery.Call South Shore United Methodist Church at 649-9462.