Senior Fun Fest: Seniors are invited to the 16th annual Free Fun Fest and Crazy Legs Walk at 8 a.m. Friday at 502 E Sadie St. Participate in a fun walk, games and free health screenings. For a $4 donation, participants will receive a T-shirt and continental breakfast. For more information, call (813) 653-1988.
Dad's day out: Dads are invited to a day of card games from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 24 at the Family Resource Center of Brandon, 1277 Kingsway Road. For more information, call (813) 740-4634.
Meet the candidates: Meet more than a dozen candidates seeking public office at a Meet the Candidate event at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, 706 Bryan Road. For more information, call Janice Perelman, chairwoman of Adult Education, at (813) 748-8042.
Food festival: The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club will host its third annual International Food Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at its historic clubhouse, 129 N Moon Ave. Sample foods from England, India, the Caribbean, Spain and the Hawaiian islands. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. To buy tickets, contact Leslie Garcia, international affairs chairwoman, at [email protected] verizon.net. Learn more at thebjwc.com.
Beach Blanket Bunco: Center Place presents Beach Blanket Bunco for the Arts, a fundraiser, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 619 Vonderburg Drive. The night will include bunco games, dinner and drinks. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, call (813) 685-8888.
Child fashion models needed: Models are needed for Emergency Care Help Organization's 10th annual Kids Helping Kids Fashion Show, which will be Oct. 6 at the Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College. Children 5 to 18 are invited to participate. Each model must raise a minimum of $100. Fashions are provided by Kohl's. Go to echofl.org and click on "events" to get more information and to register.
Volunteers needed: ECHO of Brandon (Emergency Care Help Organization) is looking for permanent volunteers to commit to a schedule of 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. one day a week. Opportunities are available in the donation area and pantry. Apply at 507 N Parsons Ave. For more information, visit echofl.org.
Library programs: Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W McLendon St., will host free programs for kids and adults through September. Story time for children 3 to 5 is Tuesdays at 10:05 a.m., Babytime is Thursdays at 10:05 a.m., and Toddlertime is Thursdays at 11 a.m. Crafternoons will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays. For more information, call (813) 757-9215.
Health Fair: Family Medical Care of Riverview will host a health fair from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 29. A doctor will be on site at 6037 Winthrop Commerce Ave., Suite 201, in the Winthrop Town Centre to render services to any new patients. Medical staff will perform free blood pressure or blood sugar checks. For more information, call (813) 979-9080.
Craft Fair vendors wanted: The Bridges Retirement Community, 11350 Bloomingdale Ave., is seeking vendors for a Craft Fair to be held Nov. 10. For more information, contact Janet at (813) 413-8900 or visit bridgesretirement.com.
CARE seeks volunteers: The Critter Adoption Rescue Effort, or CARE, a nonprofit, all-volunteer no-kill dog and cat rescue and rehabilitation and adoption center at 1528 27th St. SE, needs volunteers. Workers are needed to answer phones and do light office work Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers also are needed to help open the kennels and cat facility each weekday between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. For information, visit the shelter, email [email protected] or call (813) 645-2273.
Sun City Center
South Shore Orchestra: The South Shore Symphony Orchestra begins its fall-winter season this month with a tribute to 19th century composer Felix Mendelssohn. A performance is at 2 p.m. today at the Regent, 6437 Watson Drive. Tickets are $25 at the door.
Grief support: LifePath Hospice offers an eight-week session of the support group New Beginnings from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court. The free group is open to the public. For more information, call Diane Schnelly at (813) 357-5609.
Mahjong Tournament: Congregation Beth Israel will sponsor a mahjong tournament Oct. 30 at the Caper Room of the Atrium, 2013 N Pebble Beach Blvd. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Registration fee of $36 includes continental breakfast, lunch and snack. Cash prizes will be awarded to tournament winners. Proceeds will benefit Beth Israel of Sun City Center. For more information, contact Carol Balent at [email protected] or (813) 829-7227. The deadline to register is Oct. 15.
Gardening workshop: Master gardener Heather Diaz will present a program on ornamental and culinary herbs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.