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Community news: adopt a pet, camp for grieving kids, help the homeless and more


Consider adopting for Help Our Pets day

Take home a new furry friend at Help Our Pets, a fun-filled day of games, prizes and pet adoptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N Falkenburg Road. For more information, call (813) 744-5600.

Camp for grieving kids set for April 29-May 1

Camp Circle of Love, a camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one, is accepting applications. Hillsborough County children ages 6 to 16 can apply for the camp, which will be held April 29 to May 1 at the Lakewood Retreat Center in Brooksville. The cost depends upon household income. To register or for information on Camp Circle of Love, visit or call (813) 357-5609.

Donations needed for homeless services day

The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County and its partners need donations for the 2011 Homeless Stand Down, a day of giving, on May 6 at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W Platt St. Drop off one-day bus passes, backpacks and hygiene items by May 4. Volunteers are also needed to help with the event. Visit


Yard sale helps send kids to summer camp

The Brandon Recreation Center will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 510 E Sadie St. Proceeds benefit the Adopt-A-Camper program to help send children to after school and summer camp programs. While there, sign your child up for Max-Out Summer Camp starting June 13 at the rec center. For more information, call (813) 635-8179.


Join in the music at gospel concert

A gospel concert featuring Greg McDougal, Greg & Kids, Danny Ray Harris, and Sergei Timokin is at 6:30 p.m. April 29 at the Farm, 7818 Lithia Pinecrest Road. Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle or other acoustic instruments and join the fun singing about God and country. Donations appreciated. For more information, call (813) 967-3046 or visit


Savor the sweetness at benefit wine tasting

The Trey Curry Foundation presents Vine to Wine, an evening of tasting provided by Premier Beverage from 7 to 10 p.m. May 13 at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road. Enjoy food and bid on auction items while supporting A Kid's Place, a residential care facility for abused and neglected children. Cost is $50. For more information, call (813) 843-1833.


Volunteer to help women in crisis

Mary & Martha House Inc., a shelter for women and children in crisis, needs volunteers to help in the thrift shop and with administrative work. For more information about volunteering or to make a donation call (813) 645-7874.


Learn how to plant herb garden at class

Companion Planting with Herbs, a class with Willow Lamonte, is from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 6 at Willow Herbal Delight Gardens off Ray Road. A $10 to $15 donation is appreciated. Call (813) 643-7285.

Community news: adopt a pet, camp for grieving kids, help the homeless and more 04/21/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:30am]
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