Woman's Club bake sale: The Apollo Beach Woman's Club will hold its annual bake sale from 8 a.m. until items are sold out Nov. 20 at two locations, outside the Apollo Meat Market and outside the Very Best Barber Shop. Pies are $12 and $14. Order ahead before Nov. 14 by calling Nancy at (813) 645-4295. Proceeds benefit the club's scholarship fund for Apollo Beach high school students.
Celebrity Chefs at Rolling Pin: Top Chef Season 9 runnerup Sarah Grueneberg conducts the second of two classes at the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium tonight at 6:15. Grueneberg is executive chef of Spiaggia in Chicago. Her appearance continues a string of celebrity appearances. On Nov. 7-8, chef Helen Chen conducts two classes. Chef Tre Wilcox appears Nov. 11, and Riverview native and Top Chef Season 9 contestant Richie Farina returns on Nov. 15. For times and prices, go to rollingpinonline.com.
Peg-Leg Krewe Masquerade Party: The Brandon- and Ruskin-based Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg-Leg Pirate will host the annual Halloween costume party Saturday at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill in the Westfield Brandon mall. Proceeds will benefit area amputees and their families. Founded in 2004 as a charitable organization, the Peg-Leg Pirate Krewe champions the needs of local amputees, especially children and veterans, raising donations through a host of events. The masquerade party will offer a full buffet, pirate auction, 50/50 drawing, costume contest and more. Tickets are $10, adults only, and are available at the Brandon Smokey Bones and at peglegpirate.org. For information, call Denise Reiter at (813) 388-3016.
Vendors needed for Christmas festival: Vendors can now sign up for the Music Showcase Christmas Festival, which will be from 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 protected]
Health workshop: Brandon Regional Hospital will offer a health seminar at the Osprey Club at FishHawk Ranch, 15921 Courtside Drive, 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 is limited. Reservations are required. Register by emailing [email protected]
Plant City Golf Classic: Register now for the 18th annual Plant City Optimist Club and Plant City Recreation & Parks Department Golf Classic, to be held Nov. 3 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, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St. Gardener Virginia Overstreet will speak. For more information, call (813) 757-9215.
Halloween Spooktacular: The Plant City Recreation & Parks Department presents its annual Halloween Spooktacular from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Planteen Recreation Center, 301 Dort St. The event is open to children ages 2 and up. The fun includes a Spook Trail, food, games and a cakewalk. Cost is $6 for youths in costume and $7 for those without costume. For information, visit plantcitygov.com.
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.
Hayrides at Wolfe's Produce: Wolfe's Produce, at 6005 U.S. 301 S, will offer hayrides from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for $4, or $7 for two. For information, call (813) 927-2203.
Sugar Plum Tea: The Brandon Ballet will hold a Sugar Plum Tea Party from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 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.
South Shore Symphony Orchestra: The orchestra performs a special "Images of Fright" concert twice this weekend. On Saturday, it performs at 3 p.m. at St. John the Divine, 1015 E Del Webb Blvd. On Sunday, it performs at 2 p.m. at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road. The program will include a Charles Gounod song best known as the theme of the Alfred Hitchcock television show.
SUN CITY CENTER
New musical continues: Love on a Bench, a new musical comedy presented by the Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center, continues through Nov. 10 at the Rollins Theater. Shows will be performed today, Saturday, Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 7-10. The Rollins 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 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.
Pall Bearers' Ball: The Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, plays host to the annual Pall Bearers' Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. today. The event includes food, drinks, dancing and costume contests. Entry is $10 and one canned food item. Proceeds go to the Lord's Lighthouse Ministry in Ruskin.