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Briefs: Plant City commission hopefuls can register next week

PLANT CITY

Filing period for commission opens MONDAY

Candidates for City Commission can file to run next week. The seats held by incumbent Rick Lott and Billy Keel, who was appointed to the commission to replace outgoing commissioner Dan Raulerson, are up for re-election. Both men will run. The filing period starts noon Monday and runs until noon Friday.

The commission election is April 2.

Black Heritage Festival begins

The 10th annual Plant City Black Heritage Festival kicks off today with the first of a three-day carnival at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center and a banquet at the HCC Trinkle Center at 6 tonight. WTSP-Ch. 10 anchor Ginger Gadsden will emcee and Wells Fargo vice president of community development Machelle Maner will give the keynote speech. For more information, call (813) 453-7134 or go to celebration2.homestead.com.

Library celebrates black history

The Bruton Memorial Library commemorates Black History Month with several events. The Morning Book Club discusses J. California Cooper's book, Life is Short But Wide at 11 a.m. Tuesday. On Feb. 18, the Suncoast Blues Society presents the Gary Brown Band at the library at 7 p.m. On Feb. 26, the Book into Movies Group discusses Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Call (813) 757-9215 for details.

Opry hosts musical acts Saturday

The Florida Opry. 605 N Collins St., hosts Gainesville's Scott and Amanda Anderson and other musical acts Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children. Go to thefloridaopry.com for more information.

Dads, daughters to dance Feb. 16

With a Mad Hatter Tea Party theme, the Plant City Recreational Department holds the fourth annual daddy-daughter dance at the HCC Trinkle Center Feb. 16 from 2-5 p.m. For more information contact Jason Hargrove at jhargrove@plantcitygov.

Briefs: Plant City commission hopefuls can register next week 02/07/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 5:22pm]
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