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Brandon and SouthShore neighborhood briefs

TAMPA

Community groups plan 9/11 commemoration

A coalition of interfaith groups and community organizations is sponsoring two events on the 10th anniversary weekend of the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks.

The first event is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Islamic Community of Tampa, 5901 E 130th Ave. It offers food and activities for all ages, followed by a message of hope.

A second event, ending with a candlelight ceremony, is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Jaeb Theatre, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place. Speakers will take the stage at 6 p.m. The event will feature poetry readings, dramatic presentations and music. Participants should bring a candle for the closing ceremony and a 3-foot piece of ribbon to help weave a Tapestry for Peace. For more information, call Doreen Shambrook at (813) 988-4321.

African violets, other exotic plants for sale at USF

Buy African violets, flame violets and other exotic plants from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive. The event is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Gesneriad Society. For help with repotting gesneriads, bring plants and pots, and society members will assist. For more information, call (813) 963-7424 or e-mail 4jam@tampabay.rr.com.

Brandon

Democratic club hosts monthly meeting Sept. 13

The East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Barnacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Road.

Ellis Robinson of Ruth's List and Melissa Meehan Baldwin of the Florida Conservation Alliance will speak. For more information, visit easthillsboroughdems.org.

Santa's Crop for the Kids registration is now open

The Brandon Junior Woman's Club, District 8, presents Santa's Crop for the Kids, a scrapbooking event formerly known as Santa in September, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2923 John Moore Road. The cost is $35 and includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, raffle, silent auction and a goodie bag. Registrations received by Sept. 17 earn five extra raffle tickets. For more information and to register, visit santascropforthekids.weebly.com.

Shave your head for pledges to fight childhood cancer

Be a hero for kids with cancer by shaving your head in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family at Conquer Kids' Cancer! The event will take place Sept. 17 at O'Toole's Irish Pub, 1215 W Brandon Blvd. For more information, contact marcus@otoolesirishbar.com or (813) 679-5226.

Lithia

Get spreadsheet know-how during Excel workshops

Professional Business Intelligence presents Microsoft Excel Training for Effective Professionals from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Palmetto Club at FishHawk Ranch, 17004 Dorman Road. The cost is $79 per class. For more information or to register, visit pbi-now.com/training.

PALM RIVER

Talk with law officers at community meeting

Palm River residents are invited to a community discussion with Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office District 2 Major Clyde Eisenberg and former Palm River community resource officer Deputy Benjamin Kenney, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Winston Park Recreation Center, 7605 Destin Drive. For more information, call (813)626-4831.

RIVERVIEW

Marines invited to league meeting at Legion post

The Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Post 148, 7240 U.S. 301. All Marines and FMF corpsmen may attend. For more information, call Dennis Antle at (813) 835-0551 or visit mclriverview.org.

Network with young professionals at event

A networking event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Joia Fabulous Pizza, 10475 Gibsonton Drive. The event is free for South Shore Young Professionals members and $5 for guests. For more information, visit ssypa.com.

Faith-based prison seeks mentors for women

An orientation class for women interested in serving as mentors at Hillsborough Correctional Institution, a faith-based prison, is from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 17. For more information, call Sharon Whiddon at (813) 385-5492.

RUSKIN

Class helps you learn to write your life story

Hillsborough Community College Lifelong Learning presents a class on learning to write personal histories beginning Sept. 16 at the HCC Ruskin campus. The class will meet at 10 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 4. The cost is $75. For more information or to register, call Brian England, HCC Lifelong Learning Coordinator, at (813) 259-6528.

Brandon and SouthShore neighborhood briefs 09/01/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 2, 2011 11:54am]
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