Evening at Dallas Bull benefits Relay for Life
A local softball club will host an event Sunday at the Dallas Bull to benefit the Bloomingdale Relay for Life.
The nightclub at 3322 U.S. 301 N will open from 7 to 11 p.m. for an evening of fun that includes pool, dance and mechanical bull-riding contests, as well as prizes.
To buy tickets ($8 in advance, $10 at the door) or for more information, call Pam Farinas at (813) 695-4055. The fundraiser is being sponsored by the Dallas Bull and hosted by Florida Fire Fastpitch Softball, a Bloomingdale-based group of traveling softball teams for girls under age 18.
This year's Relay for Life, which brings together teams of people for an overnight walking and running event to raise money for cancer research, will be held March 20 at the Bloomingdale High School track. For details, visit www.relayforlife.org/bloomingdalefl.
Scrapbooking aids high school orchestra
The Bloomingdale High School orchestra is holding a scrapbooking day to raise money. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 in the high school cafeteria. A pre-registration fee is due today. The event includes lunch from Chick-fil-A, drinks and snacks, scrapbooking space, live demonstrations, "make and take" page stations, and professional teachers to help with the layout and design, as well as a chance to win baskets full of supplies. All proceeds will go to the orchestra to help fund music, instruments and transportation.
Registration forms are available at bloomingdaleorchestra.org. For information, contact Lisa Curcio at email@example.com.
Women's Club holds 50th birthday party
The Apollo Beach Women's Club is holding its annual fashion show and a 50th birthday luncheon March 11. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Shore Falls ballroom, 5831 Cascade Falls Lane. Tickets are $30 and proceeds go toward scholarships for high school seniors in the Apollo Beach area. For tickets, call Karen Benedict at (813) 645-9229.
Discounted and free screenings at hospital
South Florida Baptist Hospital is offering free and discounted health screenings from 8 a.m. to noon March 12-14. The free screenings include skin cancer (March 13) for anyone at least 20 years old and bone density (March 12) for women age 40 and older. The hospital will also perform discounted prostate cancer screenings, mammograms, carotid doppler ultrasounds, vascular leg screens and blood profiles.
To register or find out prices and exact dates of all screenings, call (813) 754-4444.
African violet club hosts show and sale
Looking for some colorful flowers as spring approaches? The Tampa African Violet Society is holding a show and sale this weekend at the Farm Bureau, 100 S Mulrennan Road, Valrico. "Love At First Sight" is the theme of the event, which takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. African violets, gesneriads and supplies will be for sale.
Construction of new fire station begins
Hillsborough County officials broke ground Thursday on the new Seffner-Mango Fire Station. A 7,300-square-foot building will replace the 1,300-square-foot, former residential home the volunteer station has been using at 105 E Cactus Road, Seffner.
The $1.6 million project is expected to be done by November and will hold a pumper, brush truck and support vehicles, as well as provide office and living space for the crew.