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Honor given to fallen military personnel

A Field of Honor Ceremony honoring military men and women who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan is at 10 a.m. July 9 at Rear Admiral Leroy Collins Jr. Veterans Museum, 3602 U.S. 301 in Tampa. For more information, call Walt Raysick at (813) 653-4924.

Girls camp seeks participants 11 and up

Girls rule at Motivated Steps performance girls camp for ages 11 and up. The camp offers an actors' workshop, modeling and makeup instruction, group performances, art, swimming and skating. The camp includes a hot lunch daily and runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11-22. The camp will take place at the Best Western Conference Center at 9331 E Adamo Drive. Enrollment costs $200 and is capped at 25 girls. For more information, visit or call (813) 325-6779.

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Beginner boater safety classes scheduled

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer boating classes for beginners from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16 and Aug. 20 at 6542 N U.S. 41. The cost is $40. For more information, call (813) 228-2189.


Free legal seminar on estate planning

A free legal seminar discussing issues pertaining to estate planning begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Ave. Visit

Networking events for young professionals

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals will host a networking social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Barnacles, 926 Providence Road. A Straight Up Networking Luncheon is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at California Pizza Kitchen, 827 Brandon Town Center Mall. For more information or to RSVP, call Crystal Colegrove at (813) 689-1221 ext. 8824, or contact her via e-mail at

Makeover workshop, charm classes set

A free Makeover Madness One-Day Workshop begins at 12.30 p.m. July 8 at 900 Lithia Pinecrest Road. Class includes wardrobe tips, make-up techniques and lunch. Also, register by Wednesday for an eight-week Charm and Etiquette Training Camp. Classes begin July 9. The cost is $159. To register for either event, call (813) 777-4049 or contact

Leadership Brandon nominees sought

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Leadership Brandon Class of 2012, a community leadership development program that includes a series of seminars, tours and interactive presentations. The application is made through a nomination process. For additional information and a nomination form, visit or contact Crystal Colegrove at (813) 689-1221, ext. 8824.


Stuffed animals get slumber party, stories

Children are invited to bring their stuffed animals to the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, at 5:30 p.m. July 8 and leave them overnight then return at 10:30 a.m. July 9 to pick them up and have story time. The event is free. For more information on library programs, call (813) 273-3652.


Golf tourney to aid library attack victim

The annual golf tournament to benefit the Bloomingdale Library attack victim is July 10 at Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club, 2721 S Miller Road. The cost to golf is $75 for individuals or $300 for a foursome. If you are not a golfer, join the Golf Gallery for $15, food included. Tournament sponsorships are available from $15 to $100. To register or for more information, visit or call (813) 230-4719.

Brandon community news 06/30/11 [Last modified: Thursday, June 30, 2011 4:31am]
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