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Brandon briefs: events, classes, more

BRANDON

Sign up for Independence Day parade

There are only 57 days until the Fourth of July, and now is the time to sign up for Brandon's annual Independence Day parade.

Groups that want to participate can pick up entry forms at the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, 330 Pauls Drive. The $50 entry fee must be received by June 6.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. on July 4. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the parade, which includes marching bands, church groups, political candidates and pirates.

Call Laura Purse at 661-4350 or e-mail brandon.parade@yahoo.com for more information.

Family center plans

several May offerings

The Brandon Family Support and Resource Center presents several programs aimed at educating and promoting families.

The Brandon center, at 1277 Kingsway Road, is one of several centers throughout Hillsborough County that helps families become happier, healthier and stronger.

Others are in Ruskin, North Tampa and Town 'N Country.

This month's special events in Brandon include a Mother's Day celebration from 3-5 p.m. Saturday with prizes and refreshments, infant massage from 11 a.m. to noon Fridays, and a sign language class from 2-4 p.m. May 17.

Registration is required. Click on familysupporthc.org or call 740-4634.

Nominees sought

for service award

The Presidents' Roundtable seeks nominations for its annual Alice B. Tompkins Community Service Award, to be presented on May 21.

Nominees should be residents known for contributing their time, talent or financial assistance to the community.

The annual award is named for Alice Tompkins, a local journalist known for community activism.

Nomination forms are available at the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce or by calling Billie Smith at 661-2438.

The Presidents' Roundtable, made up of executives from local businesses, is responsible for the production of the annual Fourth of July Parade, a father-of-the-year contest and Brandon's honorary mayor's race.

County to present road change plans

Hillsborough County will present a plan for extensive changes to Lithia Pinecrest, Lumsden, Bell Shoals and Durant roads at a 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday at Brandon Recreation Center, 510 E Sadie St.

Projects would improve congestion where the streets meet and connect the areas where they don't. Plans include a new street to connect Lithia Pinecrest and Bell Shoals roads.

Call 307-1920 for more information.

RIVERVIEW

YMCA camp will let families sample fun

Horseback riding, archery and a climbing wall are just a few of the activities on tap for family adventure day on May 18 at YMCA's Camp Cristina.

The event, which runs from

1 to 5 p.m., is designed to let families sample all the activities Camp Cristina offers during its youth summer programs.

Parents will have a chance to meet summer camp counselors and tour the Camp Cristina grounds, as well as register their children for summer programs.

Camp Cristina offers full-day programs for kids ages 6 to 15 as well as a teen leadership program. It's at 9840 Balm Riverview Road.

Call 677-8400 for more information.

SUN CITY CENTER

DAR chapter will meet Wednesday

The Col. George Mercen Brooke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution holds its first meeting of 2008 on Wednesday, a memorial service for all members who have died during the past year. Executive board members will also give their annual reports.

The date and location of the meeting have changed. After 1 p.m. refreshments, the meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Buhr Hall of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., at the intersection with State Road 674.

Members of other DAR chapters or anyone interested in joining the DAR are welcome to attend. For more information, call 634-6017.

Man-to-Man support group meets Monday

Man-to-Man, a prostate cancer education and support group, meets at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 W Del Webb Blvd.

Registered nurse Colette MacPhail of TAP Pharmaceuticals will speak about Lupron and prostate cancer. Spouses are welcome. For more information, call 634-1252.

LITHIA

Sports complex grand opening is Saturday

The Fish Hawk Sports Complex celebrates its grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday.

County commissioners will attend as a football is kicked and a baseball pitched in the opening ceremony. The public is welcome.

The complex is at 1612 Fish Hawk Blvd., Lithia.

Brandon briefs: events, classes, more 05/08/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:39pm]
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