Make holiday cards for troops overseas
All are invited to Holiday Cards for the Troops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive. Come color, stamp, cut, glue and glitter to help make more than 2,500 cards to send overseas. Refreshments provided. For more information, call (813) 685-8888.
Free screenings for diabetes offered
There are no appointments necessary for free diabetes screenings from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Kmart, 1602 W Brandon Blvd. For more information, call 1-800-713-3301.
Junior Woman's Club to host food festival
The Brandon Junior Woman's Club will host its second annual International Food Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at its clubhouse, 129 N Moon Ave. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Contact Debbie Endel at email@example.com or visit thebjwc.com.
Senior Idol to perform at wine, cheese party
The Brandon Lions Club presents its second annual wine and cheese party at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Winthrop Barn Theatre, at Bloomingdale Avenue and Watson Road. Bright House Senior Idol Troy Allen Coman and Jeannie Rossi, Ms. Senior Florida 2006, will perform. The cost is $12.50. For more information, visit brandonlions.org/wine.
Learn how to plant a winter herb garden
The Riverview Garden Club is hosting a D & D Growers talk, "Planning Your Winter Herb Garden," at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive. For more information, call Harriet Gord (813) 727-6567.
South Shore festival looking for sponsors
Sponsors are needed for the second annual South Shore Music Festival, scheduled for Nov. 12 at the Independent Showmen's Association, 6915 Riverview Drive. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 419-7763.
Barbecue fundraiser set for Camp Bayou
All are invited to the second annual Beef n' Bones at the Bayou from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center, 4140 24th St. SE. The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family of four. Enjoy food and entertainment to benefit Camp Bayou. For more information, call (813) 846-1316.
Volunteer to help clean up park
The Ruskin Woman's Club is sponsoring a Beautification Day from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at Ruskin Memorial Park. Bring rakes, shovels, trimmers, gloves, and any other items needed to work. For more information, call Debbie Bonebrake at (813) 645-6491 or Deb Adams at (813) 649-0400.
Sun City Center
Mental health coalition opens office
The South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging recently received its 501(3) nonprofit status and opened an office at Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, suite 254. Volunteers are needed. For more information, call (813) 419-4902.
Sun City Chamber Players in concert
The Sun City Chamber Players presents a concert, Strings Plus One, at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. Tickets are $5 at the door. Visit suncitychamberplayers.com.
Hospital presents free educational seminar
Brandon Regional Hospital in partnership with Bloomingdale Library presents a free educational program, "Emergencies: When Nature Attacks," at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. For more information or to register, call (813) 653-1065 or visit www.BrandonRegionalHospital.com.
Employment fair for veterans is Oct. 19
Congressman Dennis Ross presents a Veteran's Employment and Information Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US 301. For more information, call (813) 644-8215. or visit dennisross.house.gov.