Check out the Lego robotics tournament
TechPlayzone presents a First Lego League Robotics tournament from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hillsborough County Community College Brandon campus. The event is open to the public and 22 teams will compete. For information, call (813) 684-7329.
Making connections at Christmas celebration
Christian Women's Connection, a nondenominational group, plays host to a Christmas Celebration luncheon Dec. 16 at the Bell Shoals Baptist Special Events Center, 2102 Bell Shoals Road. Cost is $12. Military wives $8. Make reservations by Thursday. For information, call (813) 740-0098 or (813) 657-8632. Bring a toy to donate to Mary & Martha House in Ruskin.
Get groovy with jolly old Santa
Get your tickets for Santa's Holiday Revue, a musical showing one night only at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive. Admission is $7. For information, call (813) 685-8888.
East Bay presents Christmas pageant
The East Bay High School Theatre Department will perform The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at the school. Complimentary cookies, hot chocolate, and goodies for children available after the show. Admission is $6, $4 for students. For information or reservations, call (813) 671-5134, ext. 271.
Learn how to prevent going into foreclosure
The Neighborhood Community Foundation offers a Foreclosure Prevention Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Days Inn and Conference Center, 301 S Frontage Road.
David Hicks, a Florida defense lawyer specializing in foreclosures, will speak. RSVP to (877) 306-5299.
Singers delight in magic of light
Enjoy a Christmas lights display choreographed to holiday music beginning after dark Dec. 17 at 3451 Silver Meadow Way. The Plant City Community Choir will perform throughout the night. Free.
Experience the magic of 'The Nutcracker'
The Brandon Ballet presents The Nutcracker at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the Spoto High School Auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Drive. Admission is $25, $15 for children and students and $20 for seniors. To order, call (813) 684-4282. For a $5 discount, sign up to take an educational tour of the ballet.
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Concert celebrates the holiday season
The Kings Point Chorus and the Men's Chorus present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Borini Theater, 1900 Clubhouse Drive. Tickets are $5. Call Eva Hooley at (813) 634-1322.
Christmas concert benefits scholarships
United Community Church Scholarship Committee sponsors a Christmas Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. Baritone Bill Barker, tenors Troy Coman and Al Spatola and alto Jo Winslow will perform. Tickets are $8. For information, call Bill Barker at (813) 634-6001 or scholarship chairperson Jo Prater at (813) 633-7168.
Donate to Toys for Tots at Times bureau
Bring your Toys for Tots to the St. Petersburg Times Riverview bureau at 11268 Winthrop Main St., Suite 101.
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