Veterans Art Program, Nashville Duo, Bingo Returns and more

Dave & Daphne will appear at Sun City Center.

Compiled by Jenny Bennett

The hosts of Chill Cawfee “Are you bored on Sunday?” »Games day

Board games have been found to strengthen relationships, increase brain function, reduce stress, and create happiness, creativity, and confidence. Chill Cawfee is pleased to host “Bored on Sundays? A day to come and play some of the games it has on its shelves like scrabble, chess, Othello, boggle and many more, or bring your own game to play.

Are you bored on Sunday? is every Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chill Cawfee, located at 3407 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico.

Veterans Art Program

The Veterans Art Program is open to Veterans of Foreign Wars. There are no fees, no artistic skills required, no surveys or record keeping and no reason not to register. It takes place every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Center Place, located at 619 Vonderburg Dr., Ste. B to Brandon. To register for the course, dial 685-8888.

Black Cat 5K was a huge success

The inaugural Black Cat 5K race organized by the local charity A Kitten Place was a huge success and raised over $ 15,000. A Kitten Place would like to thank all the sponsors and donors who helped make this event such a success and in particular the Twin Lakes community for allowing them to host the event.

A Kitten Place is a local cat charity that focuses its efforts on the most vulnerable in shelters across the county. For more information, please visit their website at

Art program for families with Down’s syndrome, children and adolescents

Center Place’s community partner, the Down Syndrome Association of Tampa Bay (DSATB), will offer its free 3-2-1 art program to families with children and teens with Down Syndrome. The program will take place at Center Place twice a month on the first Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the third Sunday of each month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Students will use art as a means of expression and communication. The class will also help its students develop social skills and learn how to interact with other students and teachers in a classroom setting.

If you would like to pre-register your child for this program, please contact Center Place at 685-8888. Children and families must be pre-screened for this program before they can register.

Nashville Duo Playing in Downtown Sun

Sun City Center United Methodist Church (SCCUMC) welcomes Nashville duo Dave & Daphne to its campus on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 at 7 p.m. Dave & Daphne’s concerts have all the energy of a Las Vegas-style show with strong country music roots; they’ve appeared in venues as important as Nashville Now, the CMA Awards, and the Grand Ole Opry.

SCCUMC is located at 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. in downtown Sun. A donation of $ 10 is requested at the door for this concert. For more information on this concert and other concerts and recitals, please contact Kevin Goodenow at 362-0956 or visit the SCCUMC website at

Bingo returns to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church

St. Stephen Catholic Church, located at 10118 St. Stephen Cir. in Riverview is pleased to announce the return of bingo to its family center. The event, which takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month, the next date being Tuesday, December 28, will start at 6:30 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a concession stand is available for refreshments. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, and the proceeds from the evening will support families in the community in need and religious groups like St. Vincent de Paul.

Snow days at the Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium is snowed in from Sunday, December 26 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. Take part in all the frigid festivities with membership or general admission, from a Winter Wonderland dance party to an epic battle where you’ll throw snowballs on pollution monsters and other interactive experiences.

No December meeting for the Republican club of Alafia

The Republican club of Alafia will not hold a meeting in December. The January meeting will be held on Monday January 17, 2022 at O’Brien’s Irish Pub, located at 701 W. Lumsden Rd. In Brandon. Social time begins at 6 p.m. followed by a guest speaker at 7 p.m.

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