Meetings to determine water flow, levels
The Southwest Florida Water Management District is seeking public input to help determine minimum flows and levels for lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers in the district.
A meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday at the District's Tampa service office, 7601 U.S. 301 N. For more information, call Barbara Matrone toll-free at 1-800-423-1476, ext. 4233, or Marty Kelly at ext. 4235.
Make holiday cards for the troops
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit thebjwc.com.
Register now for teen battle of the bands
Applications are being taken for the 14th annual Teenage Battle of the Bands set for Oct. 15 at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 4810 E State Road 60. The entry fee is $50. Band members must be ages 13 to 20; only one member can be 20. Call Joe Soletti of the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 376-5778.
Marine Corps League meets this week
The Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Post No. 148, 7240 U.S. 301. All area Marines and FMF Corpsmen can attend this meeting. For more information, call Dennis Antle at (813) 835-0551 or visit mclriverview.org.
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. Brighthouse 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.
Celebrate the Big Draw with range of events
The Arts Council of Hillsborough County presents the Big Draw, with events including art classes through Oct. 22 at South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way. For a list of events, visit firehouseculturalcenter.org. Call (813) 273-3652 to register for classes.
College night presented in Spanish on Thursday
Hillsborough County Public Schools Guidance Services presents Pasos al Futuro, a college information night in Spanish, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lennard High School, 2342 E Shell Point Road.
Beef n' Bones benefit 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.
Celebrate 50 years at ice cream social
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sun City Center, the Sun City Center Woman's Club will host an ice cream social from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday in the Florida Room of the Atrium Building. The cost is 50 cents per sundae, or the donation of a gently used hardcover book.
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.