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Published on: April 5, 2017


Operation Medicine Cabinet April 7

On Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at Sun City Center Community Association Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center, drop off your expired  or unused medications, and help save the water system.

Operation Medicine Cabinet collects expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications for proper disposal. Improper disposal such as flushing drugs down the toilet or drain leads to the contamination of Florida’s aquatic environment. Wastewater treatment systems are not designed to remove these medications from our water. — help keep our water system safe.

For more information, call Deputy Jeff E. Merry, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Community Resource Deputy, Sun City Center, at 813-242-5515.


Ron Feingold, Comedy A Cappella

Firehouse Cultural Center, Firehouse Pub, 7:30 p.m. A blend of traditional stand-up comedy and A Cappella music.  Tickets: Advanced $23 non-members, $18 members; Day of show $28 non-members, $23 members.  Adult Beverages and Refreshments Cabaret Seating. Reservations Recommended

1st Ave NE at Shell Point Road, Ruskin FL 33570. For more information, registration or tickets, call: 813-645-7651, visit


Community Yard Sale to benefit Eisenhower Middle School Band

On Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to noon there will be a community yard sale at Eisenhower Middle School at 7620 Old Big Bend Road in Gibsonton, just off I-75 exit 246.

All proceeds go to benefit Eisenhower Middle School Band.

Hands-on Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, April 8, 10 am. to noon at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center. This is a free event and includes a free photo of your pet. There will be live music, goodie bags and hot dogs. Please keep animals on a leash or crated. Call 813-634-2539 for more information.

Ruskin Woman’s Club Bar-B-Que Fundraiser April 8

Saturday, April 8, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. the GFWC Ruskin Woman’s Club is hosting a Scholarship Fundraiser Bar-B-Que at the Ruskin Woman’s Club, 503 U.S. 41 S., in Ruskin.

Twenty dollar tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. Your ticket will cover your Bar-B-Que and sides, with homemade desserts baked by club members.

The GFWC Ruskin Woman’s Club’s mission is to maximize the potential of the community by ensuring the continued development of educational, cultural and social opportunities through the service and resources of their members. They are a 501(c)3 organization. For more information, visit


‘Dance and Drama from India’ at SouthShore Regional Library

Go and enjoy magical tales presented through Bharatanatyam, the lively Indian storytelling dance that has existed for approximately 2,000 years. The presentation is for teens on Tuesday, April 11, at 5 p.m., at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin.

Try symbolic hand gestures called mudra, dance steps and poses. Take a role in an Indian dance drama based on a beloved Hindu epic. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.


Firehouse Figure Drawing Group exhibition

The public is invited to a reception and exhibit of works from the Firehouse Figure Drawing Group on Thursday,  April 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave. NE, Ruskin. There will be light refreshments.

The figure drawing group is not a class and has no instructor. They are independent artists who have an interest in figure drawing. They meet each Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the center. There is a $10 fee, which helps pay the live model. They have been meeting for more than three years and anyone may join at any time.

For more information, find them on Facebook by searching for “Firehouse Figure Drawing,” visit, or call Bruce Marsh at 813-641-8635.


Annual shred day April 20

Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. bring anything you would like to have shredded (tax papers, personal information, etc.) to the truck “Legal Shred” that will be parked in the parking lot of the Payant Financial Plaza Building at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza in Sun City Center.

You are invited to go in and enjoy an “Around The World” wine tasting and appetizers.

Robyn and Tom Payant are proud to be able to provide this complimentary service to the community.


Crawfish Festival returns to Riverview

The Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview Crawfish Festival is the club’s signature fundraiser, and again this year it takes place at Winthrop Town Centre April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For those who want to enjoy a plateful of mudbugs, as they are affectionately known in the Bayou State, order tickets in advance by going to


Schedule of Events

1st Ave NE at Shell Point Road, Ruskin FL 33570. For more information, registration or tickets, call: 813-645-7651

Summer Camps

Choose 1 week or all 9. 10% Discount if registered by April 30

Ages 8 – 10 and 11 – 14 years. Drop off 8:30 – 9 a.m. Pick up 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Week 1: June 5-9, Musical Theater l

Week 2: June 12-16, Musical Theater Il

Week 3: June 19-23, Musical Theater IIl

Week 4: June 26-30, Musical Theater lV

Week 5: July 3-7, Drawing/Painting/Watercolors

Week 6: July 10-14, Cartooning & Animation l

Week 7: July 17-21, Cartooning & Animation ll

Week 8: July 24-28, Robotics l

Week 9: July 31-Aug. 4, Robotics ll