Pedal for a Cure: Revolution Cycle & Fitness will host its first annual Pedal for a Cure to raise funds for the ALS Association Florida Chapter from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 524 Oakfield Drive. Cost to pedal for one hour is $20, or $40 for two hours. Proceeds will go to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). To get more information or to register, call (813) 447-1410.
Benefit run: A 5K run to benefit the family of Brandon High School teacher Heather Hall, who passed away from cancer, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brandon High, 1101 Victoria St. Registration is $15. For more information, visit marketplace. hcsocharities.com and click on the Heroes for Heather memorial 5K Run link.
Brandon Half Marathon/5K: Register early for the Brandon Half Marathon/5K to begin at 7 a.m. Sunday at Sports Authority at Lumsden and Providence roads on Causeway Boulevard. Early registration costs $45 for the marathon and $35 for the 5K. For more information, visit brandon running.com.
Holiday Tea: Center Place Fine Arts, 619 Vonderburg Drive, hosts a Holiday Tea on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Ladies are invited to enjoy sugar plum fairy scones and holiday teas from the Tea Cup Room, chicken croissants from Chick-fil-A and specialty desserts from Jute's Box. Admission costs $35 per person or $250 for a table sponsor. For information, call (813) 685-8888.
Leadership Award nominations: The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for Brandon's 2012 Key Citizen Award and the 2012 Greater Brandon Community Leadership Award. The recipient of the Key Citizen Award will be chosen on the basis of contributions to the progress of the Brandon community. The Leadership Award will go to an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills, gives selflessly to the Greater Brandon community and whose efforts have effects beyond the area. Applications for Brandon's Key Citizen are available at brandonchamber.com under the "Awards" tab and should be submitted with a resume. Nominations for the Greater Brandon Community Leadership Award should be submitted as a resume or in essay format. The deadline for both nominations is 5 p.m. Monday. Nominations can be mailed or delivered to the chamber, 330 Pauls Drive, Suite 100, or emailed to [email protected]
Nutrition class: Brandon Regional Hospital will offer a community education class, Heart Healthy Nutrition, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Palm Room of Brandon Regional Hospital's cafeteria, 119 Oakfield Drive. Seating is limited and reservations are advised. To get more information or to register, visit brandonregionalhospital.com or call (813) 653-1065.
Al Anon meetings: An Al Anon group meets from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Hull House, 201 N Thomas St. For more information, visit tampabayalanon.org.
Alafia Lighted Boat Parade: The FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club presents the 29th annual Alafia Lighted Boat Parade and Chili Cook-Off from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the International Showmen's Club, 6915 Riverview Drive. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the charitable work of the FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club. There will be door prizes, a silent auction, entertainment, games and music. Visit riverviewchamber.com and search under events to learn more.
Winterfest at Winthrop: This annual three-day event, which benefits the Community Foundation of Brandon, runs from today to Dec. 2 at the Winthrop Town Centre in Riverview. It begins today with a tree lighting, campfire with a movie and s'mores and featured entertainment. It continues Saturday and Sunday with bounce houses and hayrides, face painting, entertainment, craft vendors and Santa's Workshop.
Summerfield Holiday Craft Market: The Summerfield Social Committee's fourth annual Holiday Craft Market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the community center gymnasium, 13011 Summerfield Blvd. There will be 40 crafters and vendors. The Summerfield Ladies' Club will conduct a charity bake sale and toy drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a chance to win a gift basket. The bake sale proceeds and toys will be donated to the Deputy Darling Foundation. Call (813) 671-2005 or email [email protected] for more information.
Seniors lunch and learn: The Bridges Retirement Community, Brandon Regional Hospital and the Campo Family YMCA will host a lunch-and-learn event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bridges, 11202 Dewhurst Drive. Dr. Michael Miranda, an orthopedic surgeon from Brandon Regional, will provide information about the causes of and treatment for knee pain. There is no fee to attend. Lunch will be provided. To reserve a seat, call (813) 653-1065.
CARE'S Tree of Lights: Residents can honor past or present pets of donors by having a bulb or personalized ornament placed on the Tree of Lights at the Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort Shelter at 1528 27th St. SE. For information, call (813) 645-2273 or go to careshelter.org.
HARC gala: Actor Holly Robinson Peete headlines tonight's gala for the Hillsborough Achievement and Resource Centers at the TPepin Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., in Tampa.
The Philanthropic Women of HARC, a leadership network of community-minded women making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities, will host the "Hollywood Glam" gala at 7 p.m.
WTVT-Ch. 13 personalities Charley Belcher and Laura Moody will also appear. For information and tickets, visit hillsarc.com or call (813) 931-9100.
Advisory board openings: Hillsborough County commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several county citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in the volunteer positions must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. The deadline to apply is Thursday. Applications are available on the second floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., or by calling the boards and councils coordinator at (813) 272-5826.