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Brandon neighborhood events calendar, May 25 and beyond


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Bowling fundraiser: The Rotary Club of Brandon '86 and Brandon Crossroads Bowl will present a Spring Fundraiser, Bowl in One, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. June 2 at 609 Crater Lane in Tampa. Contestants will bowl in 18 different lanes and will receive a scoring handicap. Top teams will receive awards. The entry fee is $40 per person and includes food, soft drinks and bowling equipment. For information, call Mary Boor at (813) 484-6886. To reserve a spot, call Jake Mathers at (813) 313-6366.

Brandon Regional Hospital classes: A Prepared Childbirth class series will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 4, 11, 18 and 25 and a Fit for Baby prenatal class will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 5 and 19 at Oakfield Medical Plaza, 119 Oakfield Drive. Seating is limited. To register, call (813) 653-1065.

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce: The group holds its annual Legislative Wrap-Up on May 30 at noon in the Embassy Suites Brandon. State Rep. Richard Glorioso, R-Plant City, state Rep. Rachel Burgin, R-Riverview, and state Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico will provide insights about how newly-passed laws will impact the community. Topics to be discussed include redistricting, transportation, the Port of Tampa, property insurance, personal injury protection and unemployment compensation. Registration is $18 for chamber members and $23 for prospective chamber members. For more information, go to or call (813) 689-1221.


Fundraiser for Boy Scouts: Boy Scout Troop 665 is raising money to purchase camping equipment. Stop by Barnacles, 926 Providence Road, for dinner between 5 and 10 p.m. June 11 and a portion of your bill will go to the Scouts. Just mention the troop when paying your bill. For information about the restaurant, call (813) 653-0959.

Business education seminar: The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will host its third 2012 Biz Ed 101 Seminar, Winning Teams: Optimizing Individual & Team Performance, at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chamber, 330 Pauls Drive. Lunch will be provided by Julio's Ultimate Latin Grill. Registration costs $18 for chamber members, $12 for elite members and $30 for prospective members. For more information or to register, visit, or contact Laura Cook at (813) 689-1221, ext. 8846.


Legally Blonde continues: The Florida Academy of Performing Arts continues its staging of the musical Legally Blonde at the Winthrop Pole Barn tonight at 8. On Saturday there will be shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on Sunday, there will be performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $12 in advance and can be purchased online at They will cost $18 at the door.

Earn high school service hours: TechPlayzone is recruiting high school students interested in mentoring to earn service hours working with children this summer. A volunteer orientation is at 5 p.m. June 9 at TechPlayzone, 13208 Boyette Road. Visit for more information.

Beauty and the Beast on stage: Foundation Christian Academy and the Florida Academy of Performing Arts will present the Showcase Players performing the musical Beauty and the Beast this June at the Winthrop Barn, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. Show dates and times are 7 p.m. June 8, 9, 15 and 16; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 10, 14 and 17. Tickets can be purchased at, Advance ticket pricing is $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under, seniors and military.


Financial mentor certification training: The Hillsborough County Extension will offer training for its Florida Faster Money Mentor program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4, 5 and 6. Certified mentors will provide basic personal finance coaching to individuals in the community. No previous financial education or background in financial services or counseling is needed. The application process, including a background check and a short interview, must be completed by today. There is a $15 registration fee. For information, call Lisa Leslie at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54143.


Kings Point bridge games: The Kings Point Duplicate Bridge Association will offer special bridge games during June. North American Pairs will compete for red and black points June 4-8. Silver Tournament at Club games will be held June 18-22. Area bridge players are invited to play in the card room at Kings Point North Club. Games will take place Mondays at 9 a.m., Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. For information, call (813) 634-4583.


Fun fundraiser: The Bumbles and the Honey Bees will be telling stories, singing and offering face painting beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Embassy Suites, 10220 Palm River Road. The Bumbles, Wally and Bobby, will autograph items in the lobby when doors open. Proceeds will go to the Brandon Florida Help Portrait, a group of photographers who provide free portraits for single parents, the disabled and elderly, vets, the underprivileged and homeless. For ticket information, call Martha at (813) 662-7555.


Diabetes education classes: Beginning in June, the Hillsborough County Health Department will offer Manage Your Diabetes, a free diabetes self-management education program open to adult residents with a diagnosis of diabetes, at various locations throughout Hillsborough County. The schedule includes: June 11, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ruskin Branch Library, 26 SE Dickman St.; June 13, 4-4:30 p.m. at the Sun City Center Community Association; June 15, 1-2:30 p.m., Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. For information or to register, contact the Hillsborough County Health Department at (813) 307-8071, ext. 7107.

Brandon neighborhood events calendar, May 25 and beyond 10/27/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:26pm]
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