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AARP offers free tax help at libraries in Valrico, Seffner


Free tax help available from AARP at libraries

AARP tax volunteers are offering free help to low- and moderate-income taxpayers and seniors at the Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, and at the Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N Kings Ave., Seffner, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays.

You must bring last year's tax return and property tax records, W-2 and 1099 forms, pension information, photo I.D. and original proof of Social Security.

Active and retired military families can get help with taxes at the MacDill Family Resource Center, 710 Oakfield Drive, Suite 153, Brandon. For an appointment, call (813) 655-9281.


Lifeguards needed at park's swimming area

Lithia Springs Park is hiring lifeguards for daily shifts from the end of May through early September, with weekend duty before and after that time depending on the weather. The park's swimming area is a spring that feeds into the Alafia River.

Starting pay is $9 an hour. Applicants must be at least 16 and certified by the American Red Cross. Call 987-6278.


Watch wrestling team on the big screen

Brandon High School's wrestling winning streak of 459 matches was immortalized in an ESPN documentary. Now you can catch the big-screen version at the Gasparilla International Film Festival on March 6.

The Streak, a 93-minute film about the team's 2007-08 season, will air at Channelside Cinemas at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $10; order at www.gasparillafilm or at the box office.


Register for free homebuying advice

Wells Fargo is offering free advice to homebuyers March 12 through broadcasts at movie theaters around the country, including Regency 20 in Brandon. Meeting the Market Challenge in 2009 will provide tips from real estate and financial experts.

Registration is required by March 10. To register, go to


Gold medalist to sign autographs Saturday

Olympic gold medalist Brooke Bennett will sign autographs Saturday at the grand opening of Play N Trade Video Games, 2030 Badlands Drive, Brandon. Bennett will be raising money for the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, where she used to swim, and the Greater Brandon Community Foundation. Actor and gamer Steve Wiebe will also sign autographs. The grand opening is 9 to 10 a.m.; Bennett will sign autographs 10 a.m. to noon.


Improvements to boat ramp set to continue

The third phase of improvements to the Williams Park Boat Ramp, which includes repaving driveways and parking areas, begins Monday. Williams Park, U.S. 41 at the Alafia River, will be open during construction, which is expected to take four weeks.

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