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Playgroup offers fun way to learn Spanish

Children from 2 to 4 years old can learn Spanish and have fun at Family Support and Resource Center's Little Amigos playgroup. The fun starts Thursday and continues for the next five weeks, meeting at 10 a.m. at 1277 Kingsway Road. The group is free, but registration is required. To register, call (813) 740-4634.

Postal Food Drive needs your donations

Support the nation's hungry by donating to the Postal Food Drive Saturday. Residents can help local food pantries by putting nonperishable food in their mailboxes Saturday. Postal workers will deliver the donations to local food banks. Volunteers are needed at ECHO, 507 N Parsons Ave., from noon to 6 p.m. to help sort donations. For information, call (813) 685-0935.

Hillsborough county

Battle of the Bands sign-up has started

Attention young musicians: Recruitment has begun for this year's Teenage Battle of the Bands, which takes place at the county fair in November. Participants must be between 13 and 20. Judging is based on vocals, drums, guitars, preparation, showmanship and originality. To sign up, call Joe Soletti with the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 376-5778.


Class of '75 meets for reunion Saturday

Join the Brandon Senior High Class of 1975 for its 35th class reunion. The event, which will feature live entertainment, games and a barbecue dinner, will take place Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn Theatre. Tickets cost $40 in advance and $50 at the door. For information, call (813) 961-8388.

Meeting to discuss nature preserve

Learn more about the Balm Boyette Nature Preserve at a community meeting hosted by Hillsborough County officials on Tuesday. The county staff will discuss the current management plan and let residents know about ecological burns, environmental restoration, grants and funding, site security and access as well as recreational opportunities. Questions from residents will also be answered. The group will meet at Summerfield Elementary School, 11990 Big Bend Road at 6:30 p.m. For information, call (813) 272-5275.


Democratic Club to meet at library

The SouthShore Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at the SouthShore Public Library. This month's meeting will feature Democratic candidates for the Hillsborough County Commission, the Soil and Water Conservation Board and more. Questions from the audience are encouraged. Coffee social starts at 1 p.m. and the meeting a half hour later at 15816 Beth Shields Way. For information, call (813) 634-6013 or visit

Hispanic Heritage exhibit invites artists

The SouthShore Regional Library is looking for artists for its Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibition in September and October. Applications are available at the information desk of the library located at 15816 Beth Shields Way. All artists are welcome to apply. The deadline is June 16. For information, call Laurie Burhop, the coordinator of the John Crawford Art Studio, at (813) 672-1155.


START meeting to examine 3-D flicks

The Sun City Center Science & Technology Roundtable (START) will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Caper Room at the Sun City Center Atrium. Participants will discuss the technology behind 3-D movies and television. For more information, call (813) 634-6048.


Wear your crazy hat for Mother's Day tea

Celebrate Mother's Day by getting a little mad, Mad Hatter-style. Don your brightest and craziest hat for a Mother's Day tea party Saturday at the Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. The free event starts at 2:30 p.m. and includes a parade to show off your style. For information, call (813) 273-3652 or visit

Class teaches yoga for moms and babies

Enjoy a day of relaxation with your baby by your side at Bloomingdale Regional Library's Mom and Baby Yoga class Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Mom will learn new techniques while baby plays along. Bring your yoga mat, a blanket for your baby to lie on and your child's favorite toy. The class is free and is located at 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. For information, call (813) 273-3652 or visit

Brandon and South Shore community news 05/06/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 4:23pm]
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