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High tea: The Apollo Beach Woman's Club will hold an English high tea at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Symphony Isles Clubhouse on Symphony Isles Boulevard in the Apollo Beach gated community. Tickets are $20 in advance. The event will include scones, jam, clotted cream, sandwiches and sweets, as well as a presentation on the history of an authentic English high tea. To purchase tickets, call (813) 645-1676 or (813) 641-8349.


Yard sale: The Brandon Senior Center, 612 N Parsons Ave., holds a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the first picnic shelter in Davis Park. Proceeds will benefit the programs for the seniors who attend the center.

Assisting administrative assistants: Hillsborough Community College Brandon hosts a conference for administrative assistants from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The conference features productive workshops, motivating speakers, innovative ideas and practical solutions and strategies. Go to for information.

Ballet show debuts: Brandon Ballet presents Coppelia at 7 tonight and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Spoto High School auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Drive. The Saturday show will benefit the Giving Hope Through Faith Foundation. Tickets for each performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Tickets may be purchased at

Charity raffle: The Rotary Club of Brandon will hold a raffle for a 2013 Buick Verano on May 14. Tickets are $20 each or $50 for three. Proceeds will benefit Tampa Bay area charities. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the Brandon Rotary. For information, contact JJ Massaro at (813) 376-3875.


Piano concert: There will be an "Evening of Piano" at the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center at 6:30 p.m. Sunday Plant City's own Dr. Teo Kulyk will perform. Tickets are $25, including appetizers. For information call Marsha Passmore at (813) 245-2244 or Dodie White at (813) 927-0595.

World Book Night: Book lovers can receive a copy of Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief on Tuesday during World Book Night at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St. Bruton will give out 20 copies of the book starting at 6 p.m. Entry slips for the drawing are available at the library's information desk. After winners are chosen, extra copies will be given out throughout the night. Visit for more details or call Bruton Memorial Library at (813) 757-9215.

Trip to the Dalí: The Plant City Arts Council sponsors an April 27 trip to St. Petersburg's Dalí Museum with the Plant City Arts Council. Meet in the City Hall parking lot at 9:30 a.m. The cost will be $18 to $21, with lunch about $10. For information please call Dodie White at (813) 927-0595 or Marsha Passmore at (813) 245-2244.


Parenting tips: SouthShore United Methodist Church, 11525 Big Bend Road, offers a parenting seminar with licensed counselor Kevin Hull from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Learn how to build more secure relationships with your children, become an effective communicator with your child, and anticipate your child's needs instead of being reactive. For more information, go to

International Festival: Kids Community College, 10030 Mathog Road, will host an International Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature songs, dance, games, food and music and a chance to see the unique makeup of Riverview. Admission is $3 adults, $1 kids 8-15, free for 7 and under.

Family Movie Night: Winthrop Town Centre presents a family movie night at 8 Saturday featuring A League of Their Own. The film will be projected outdoors on the east face of Publix at the town center. Admission is free.

Self-protection seminar: A mother-daughter self-protection seminar will be held from 5-9 p.m. Monday at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road. The seminar will focus on education, development of mind-set, and self-defense techniques with and without weapons. Admission is $50 per person. For information, contact Richard Liebespach at (813) 597-8652 or


Sun City Chamber Players: The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W, hosts the final concert of the season by the Sun City Chamber Players at 7 p.m. today. The presentation of "Chamber Concertos" features works by Bach, Mozart and Hindemith. A donation of $10 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. For information, call (813) 634-2539.

Oratorio Singers: The Tampa Bay Oratorio Singers will perform Gabriel Favre's Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. This is the final show in the 2012-13 St. Andrew concert series. Admission is $10. Schedules and tickets for the 2013-14 series will be available at the concert. For information, call (813) 642-8125.

Cat show: The Cat Fanciers Club of Sun City Center will hold an International Cat Association Cat Show on May 18 and 19 at Community Hall, 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd. The show is open to the public. The deadline to enter your pet cats in the Household Pet category is April 30. For information and an application, email


Resource fair: The South County Career Center, Hillsborough County Family host a Community Health & Resource Fair and Open House at the Career Center, 2810 John Sherman Way, from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Guests will learn about health care services and educational opportunities available in the area.

Middle school counselors and parents are also invited to attend and learn about courses available for advancing middle school and high school students. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the campus, learn about courses, and visit booths featuring health, housing, employment and legal services. Culinary art students will showcase sample cuisine at each curriculum station. Students and parents who register and visit all displays also will be eligible for a free iPad.

For information contact Melissa Sawyer at (813) 233-3335, ext. 226, or or Dee Fridella at (813) 671-7647, ext. 55409, or

Spring literary series: Author and University of North Florida professor Marcus Pactor will complete the Spring Literary Series at the Ruskin Firehouse Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Thursday. Pactor's short-story collection, Vs. Death Noises, won the 2011 Subito Press Prize for Fiction. His work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net award.

Brandon area events 04/18/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:09pm]
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