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Brandon, Plant City news briefs

APOLLO BEACH

Woman's Club bake sale: On Nov. 20 the Apollo Beach Woman's Club will hold its annual bake sale from 8 a.m. until items are sold out at two locations, outside the Apollo Meat Market and outside the Very Best Barber Shop. Pies are $12 and $14. Order before Nov. 14 by calling Nancy at (813) 645-4295. Proceeds benefit the club's scholarship fund for Apollo Beach high school students.

Brandon

Community Foundation: The Greater Community Foundation of Brandon presents "An Evening of Hope," a charity check presentation, on Saturday at the Florida Center and Botanical Gardens at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The VIP reception begins at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7.

Vendors needed for Christmas festival: Vendors can now sign up for the Music Showcase Christmas Festival, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at 402 Oakfield Drive. Vendors are needed to sell homemade crafts, jewelry, makeup, clothing and food. Businesses can also participate by offering an activity for kids. For more information, visit musicshowcaseonline.com. For questions, contact Deborah Evans at (813) 685-5998 or email debbie@musicshowcaseonline.com.

LITHIA

Health workshop: Brandon Regional Hospital will offer a special informative health education seminar at the Osprey Club at FishHawk Ranch, 15921 Courtside Drive, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Joey Ancheta, medical director of Brandon Regional Hospital's Pediatric Emergency Department, will present practical and life-saving tips to help parents and guardians in the event of a childhood emergency. In addition, Hillsborough County Fire & Rescue will offer tours of a rescue vehicle and provide CPR demonstrations and important information on drowning prevention and fire safety. Seating limited. Reservations required. To register, email sparvin@fhrhoa.com.

Plant City

Plant City Golf Classic: Register now for the 18th annual Plant City Optimist Club and Plant City Recreation & Parks Department Golf Classic that is Saturday at the Walden Lake Golf & Country Club. The cost of the basic tournament package is $60. Sponsorship packages are also available. For information and a registration packet, call Walt Arnold at (813) 752-1602.

Gardening program: A master gardening program, Florida Wildflowers, is 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St. Gardener Virginia Overstreet will speak. For more information, call (813) 757-9215.

Dancing With the Locals: The Plant City Noon Rotary Club presents its fifth annual Dancing With the Locals event Nov. 9 at the Trinkle Center, on the HCC Plant City campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dancing begins at 8. Tickets include open bar and hors d'oeuvres. For tickets and sponsorship information, call Marcus Caswell at (863) 412-2880.

Library happenings: Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St., invites people to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Participants agree to write 50,000 words or a novel during the month, and can sign up at www.nanowrimo.org and may receive online support as well as track their writing progress. The library will hold a "Write-In" from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 where participants may write, research or talk with other writers. Participants are encouraged to sign up at the National Novel Writing Website and to bring writing ideas as well as a laptop or tablet on which to write. Refreshments will be provided. The library also will host its annual Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17. For additional information, call Anne Haywood at (813) 757-9215.

RIVERVIEW

Sugar Plum Tea: The Brandon Ballet holds a Sugar Plum Tea Party from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road. The event will celebrate the Nutcracker story with desserts, story time and appearances by characters from the ballet, including the Sugar Plum Fairy.

SUN CITY CENTER

New musical continues: Love on a Bench, a new musical comedy presented by the Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center, will be performed today and Saturday and Nov. 7-10. Sun City's Rollins Theater is at 970 Cherry Hills Drive. All performances are at 7:30 p.m., except for the Nov. 10 show, which is a 4 p.m. twilight show. Tickets to the show are $10 and are on sale at the SCC Atrium Ticket Kiosk from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. For credit card orders, call (813) 642-0606.

Brass concert: The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet continues the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Fine Arts Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sunday in the church at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. Tickets for the series are $40, and single-concert tickets are $10. They can be purchased at the church office.

Hearing loss support: The Sun City Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. Captioning is provided and the meeting room is equipped with an induction loop to benefit those with a telecoil in their hearing instrument. For additional information, call Barbara Riley at (813) 634-1706.

Brandon, Plant City news briefs 11/01/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 1, 2012 5:30am]

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