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Community News Briefs in Brandon and South Shore

Apollo beach

Concert series lets you party to reggae beat

MiraBay will begin its Reggae Sundays concert series this Sunday with a free show from 3 to 5:30 p.m. by Nuveau Saka. The community is at 205 Manns Harbor Drive, Apollo Beach. To reserve seats, e-mail For more information, call (813) 645-1000.


Benefit for girl hurt in crash that killed mom

BubbaQue's restaurant will hold a benefit for 5-year-old Summer Moll from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 957 E Brandon Blvd. There will be a raffle for a flat panel television, as well as other prizes and food. Summer suffered a fractured skull last year in a car crash that police say a drunken driver caused. Her mother, Jennifer O'Boyle, died in the wreck. For more information on the fundraiser, call (813) 685-1800.


Halloween event is suited for young kids

Kids ages 10 and under can participate in the 12th annual Halloween Horribles Parade from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon. Accompanied by an adult, kids will move through the trick-or-treat stations, which will be hosted by costumed people from local civic groups and businesses. Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available at the library.


Rotary Club had part in Bolivian bookmobile

The Rotary Club of Brandon recently helped finance a $14,000 international grant for a bookmobile. The money went toward a mini bus that was fitted with shelves so it can carry books from a library in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to children in outlying areas. Rotary Clubs from Mountain City, Tenn., and Cochabamba Norte, Bolivia, as well as the Rotary Foundation, contributed to the grant. The Brandon club was the primary sponsor.

Plant city

See 'Shrek' for free in Medard Park Saturday

The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department and the Tampa Theatre invite the public to Sunset Cinema, a free movie showing, this weekend at Medard Park. Shrek will start at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at the park, 5737 Turkey Creek Road, Plant City. Gates open at 5:15 p.m. For more information, go to


It's never too early for candy and costumes

Halloween is still a week away, but kids can started trick or treating Saturday at Riverview High School. Trick or Treat Street is from 4 to 8 p.m at 11311 Boyette Road, Riverview. In addition to candy collecting, there will be costume contests, inflatable rides and games. For more information, call the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce at (813) 234-5944.


Draw on the pavement at Community Market

The seasonal Ruskin Community Market opens Saturday across from the post office in the 600 block of First Street NE. The market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., features local produce, foods, plants, arts, crafts and music. This weekend, in conjunction with the Ruskin Big Draw, local artist Cory Wright will teach a class on Italian street painting — where the medium is chalk and the canvas is the pavement.


Arts, crafts, food and fun at annual bazaar

The Strawberry Ridge Crafters will hold their annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Strawberry Ridge community, 3419 State Road 60 E, Valrico. There will be homemade items for sale, a luncheon, a bake sale and a raffle with proceeds going to LifePath Hospice.

Community News Briefs in Brandon and South Shore 10/22/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 22, 2009 4:30am]
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