Brandon Rotary to go whole hog tonight
Partake of venison, wild hog and an open bar at the Brandon Rotary Club's 33rd annual Wild Game Night at 6 tonight. The fundraiser dinner is at the Boggy Bottom Ranch on Keysville Road, just off County Road 39.
There will be drawings, door prizes and an auction with guns, hunting knives and fishing gear. Last year, the event raised $50,000 for charities. Buy tickets for $70 from any Rotary Club member or call (813) 478-0662.
Walkathon to help guide-dog training
People and dogs are invited to Southeastern Guide Dogs' fundraiser walkathon Saturday. The nonprofit organization's 3-mile walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Manatee County Fairgrounds. There will be a silent auction and raffles, which will include cruise and airline tickets.
Dogs must be on nonretractable leashes. The cost is $25 for adults, $10 for kids and $5 for dogs. Register at guidedogs.org or on site.
Water plant wins award from state
Hillsborough County's Lithia Water Plant is the winner of the 2008 Plant Operations Excellence Award, given out by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The plant, which is the main source of drinking water for 300,000 residents, sends 25 million gallons a day to Brandon, Riverview, Ruskin, Apollo Beach and Sun City Center.
Memorial softball tourney seeks teams
Organizers for the seventh annual Bob Reinhold Memorial Softball Tournament are looking for teams and sponsors. The 16-team tournament, which raises money in honor of the late community activist, begins at 8 a.m. March 7 at J.C. Handly Field, on Kings Avenue just north of Bloomingdale Avenue.
Proceeds will go to athletic booster clubs at Armwood, Brandon and Bloomingdale high schools, the Brandon Cowboys youth football league and North Brandon Little League. Contact Ken Reinhold at (813) 685-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tampa animal shelter needs your help
Animal Services is seeking volunteers who are at least 16 years old. Volunteer orientation sessions will be at 5:30 p.m. March 11 and at 10 a.m. March 21 at the Animal Services shelter, 440 N Falkenburg Road, Tampa.
Job duties include walking and grooming animals, customer service, digital photography, assisting veterinarians and shelter staff, community outreach and providing temporary homes for animals. For information and April orientation dates, call (813) 744-5660 or go to hillsboroughcounty.org/ animalservices.
Building Services satellite to close
The Plant City satellite office of Hillsborough County's Building Services Division is closing March 16. A reduction in staff and revenue and a decline in construction are the reasons. Customers are asked to use the Ruskin office, 410 30th St. SE, or the main office, 5701 E Hillsborough Ave., Suite 1140, Tampa. For information, call (813) 672-7845.
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Lenten lunch series begins Wednesday
United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is holding a five-part Lenten lunch series beginning Wednesday. "Jesus and the Land of the Middle East" runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. For information, call (813) 634-2539.
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SunTrust is turning big 100; have you?
SunTrust Bank is looking for Sun City Center area residents who are at least 100 years old or who will turn 100 this year.
The bank is celebrating its 100th birthday and wants to invite those who have been around for a century. For information or to RSVP, call (813) 224-2301.