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Briefs: Events, activities in Brandon area

Sun city center

Fundraiser to help victim in rape case

The Knights of Columbus will hold a benefit breakfast for the Bloomingdale Library rape victim from 8 a.m. to noon April 19. For $6 a person, the Knights will serve pancakes and sausage at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd. Tickets are available from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the church and at the Community Association ticket kiosk, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. For more information, call (813) 633-1736 or (813) 633-2081.


25-mile bike ride will help teen ministries

Spring Jubilee at St. Stephen Catholic Church includes a 25-mile bicycle ride to raise money for teen ministries. The ride starts at 8 a.m. April 19 at the church's school, 10428 St. Stephen Circle, Riverview, and goes through southeastern Hillsborough County. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 on-site. Participants must wear a helmet and be 16 or older. For more information on the ride or the festival, which runs Thursday through April 19, call (813) 671-4434 or go to


Hog roast to benefit Shriners Hospital

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce's ninth annual hog roast and silent auction is from 5 to 10 p.m. April 18 at International Showman's Association, 6915 Riverview Drive. Tickets are $20, and kids 12 and younger eat free with a paid adult. The proceeds go to Shriners Hospital of Tampa and to the chamber. For more information, call (813) 234-5944.


Digital photography topic of workshop

The Greater Brandon Arts Council will hold a digital photography workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. April 19 at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association, 619 Vonderburg Drive. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. For tickets, call (813) 681-4476 or (813) 685-8888.


Bike ride will raise funds for YMCA

Cyclists can enjoy a pool-side bike ride while helping the YMCA raise money for its Building Strong Kids Campaign. The twilight ride is from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 17 at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road, Valrico. The cost is $20 for 30 minutes, $30 for one hour and $100 for all four hours. Stop by the YMCA to reserve a bike. For more information, call (813) 684-1371.

Plant city

Play spoofs movie 'High School Musical'

Durant High School's theater program presents High School (non) Musical, a spoof on the popular Disney movie. The play starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 and April 18 at the school, 4748 Cougar Path, Plant City. Tickets are $6. For more information, call (813) 757-9075, ext. 280.


Football, cheerleading sign-ups announced

Registration is under way for the Brandon Valrico Rams' youth football and cheerleading program. Sign-ups for kids who are between the ages of 5 to 16 as of July 31, are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18, May 16 and June 21 at 510 E Sadie St., Brandon. For information, call (813) 571-5767 or go to

Briefs: Events, activities in Brandon area 04/09/09 [Last modified: Thursday, April 9, 2009 4:31am]
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