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A royal court

hillsbriefs020516: Russell Brown, who performs as a bass in the singing ensemble, and serves as an understudy to the actor who plays "Mufasa" in the current North American tour of The Lion King, recently took time to meet with the "Royal Jewels," a group of Sheehy Elementary fifth graders mentored by the Tampa chapter of the Links. The Links are an organization of professional women of color and it will host the "Jewels" at a performance of the Lion King on Wednesday(Feb. 10). Courtesy of the Links

hillsbriefs020516: Russell Brown, who performs as a bass in the singing ensemble, and serves as an understudy to the actor who plays "Mufasa" in the current North American tour of The Lion King, recently took time to meet with the "Royal Jewels," a group of Sheehy Elementary fifth graders mentored by the Tampa chapter of the Links. The Links are an organization of professional women of color and it will host the "Jewels" at a performance of the Lion King on Wednesday(Feb. 10). Courtesy of the Links

Brandon

BSAC hosts annual casino fundraiser

The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center hosts the 2016 BSAC Casnio Night starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road. The "Elvis Lives" themed night features complimentary food from Outback Steakhouse, Lee Roy Selmon's, Golden Corral, PDQ, Le'Annes Cheesecakes and more. General admission tickets are $50 for individuals and $80 for couples or upgrade to the VIP section at $75 for individuals and $125 per couple. VIP tickets provide a seating area, private bar and special gift pack. For more information, contact Eric Soncrant at esoncrant@mybsac.org.

NEW TAMPA

Childhood council stages screening

The Early Childhood Council, in partnership with more than 30 local agencies and 50 volunteers, will hold its next screening event at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 at St. Mark's Catholic Church. The council will use the event to highlight its services and bring awareness to the screening program that serves children from birth to age 5.

RIVERVIEW

Chamber introduces community guide

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce is distributing its new community resource guide: Riverview … My Town. The 92-page book, published by the Tampa Bay Times, contains information including details about the chamber, schools, parks and hidden gems in the area. To pick up your free copy or to arrange a case for your place of business, call the chamber at (813) 234-5944 or the Times at (813) 661-2434.

SEFFNER

Community seeks 'Hometown Pride'

The Greater Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce will host "Hometown Pride: A Conversation in Seffner" from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Beef 'O'Brady's Stadium Room, 812 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The open forum gives everyone with an interest in Seffner and the surrounding area a chance to express their thoughts. The goal is to identify assets to promote the area and seek solutions to concerns. For more information, contact Lori Libhart by email at info@seffnerchamber.com, or call (813) 627-8686.

SUN CITY CENTER

Freedom Players prep for song showcase

The Freedom Plaza Players will present Music, Music, Music, a tribute to Broadway at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 22-23 at the Freedom Plaza Auditorium, 1010 American Eagle Blvd. The stories are told through dialogue and songs, including The Rain in Spain, Get Me to the Church on Time and Ya Got Trouble. Tickets ($10) are available at Resident Programs or at the door. For more information, call (813) 633-1215.

TAMPA

Computer Mentors hold teen competition

The nonprofit Computer Mentors will host its third annual Teen Business Competition Feb. 19-21. The event gives up to 20 teens the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship in a weekend filled with fun, learning, exploring and hard work. High schoolers 14 to 18 years old and living in Hillsborough County are qualified to apply. The teens will be split into groups to compete in different challenges. For more information or to sign up as a participant or volunteer, visit the Computer Mentors website at computermentors.org/tcb2016.

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The Links

Russell Brown, a cast member in the current Broadway tour of The Lion King, recently met with the Jewels, students from Sheehy Elementary and Van Buren Middle School who are mentored by the Tampa chapter of the Links. Brown, who performs as a bass in the singing ensemble, and serves as an understudy to the actor who plays Mufasa in the show, makes it a point to reach out to youth in each city where tour travels. The Links is an organization of professional women of color that includes "services to youth" among its strategic program facets. It will host the Jewels at a performance of The Lion King on Wednesday.

A royal court 02/02/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:54am]
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