Dating stories authors, madrigal dinner, fundraisers and more

BRANDON Dating stories authors to meet, greet fans Julia Silva, left, and Kirsten Becker will sign copies of their book Our Stimulus Package at 2 p.m. Saturday at Borders bookstore, 2020 Town Center Blvd. The book is a collection of humorous dating stories. For more information, call (813) 661-5734.

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BRANDON Dating stories authors to meet, greet fans Julia Silva, left, and Kirsten Becker will sign copies of their book Our Stimulus Package at 2 p.m. Saturday at Borders bookstore, 2020 Town Center Blvd. The book is a collection of humorous dating stories. For more information, call (813) 661-5734.

Brandon

Madrigal dinner is for Newsome High chorus

Newsome High School plays host to a madrigal dinner Dec. 2 and 3 at First United Methodist Church, 121 N Knights Ave. Cost is $22 for dinner. Proceeds go to benefit the Newsome High chorus. Tickets on sale through Nov. 19. For more information, call Denise Godfrey at (813) 334-6023.

Harley owners group sets benefit poker run

The Old Town Chapter of the Harley Owners Group will host a Paws for Patriots Poker Run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20 at Harley Davidson, 9841 Adamo Drive. Bring your motorcycle and bring the family for food, entertainment and vendors. Donations appreciated. For more information, call Sam Closkey at (813) 651-5155.

Cadillac dealer hosting food drive for needy

Ed Morse Cadillac will host a food drive to benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay from Saturday through Nov. 21. Bring nonperishable food items including canned and boxed goods to the dealership, 11020 Causeway Blvd. For more information, visit edmorse.com.

Riverview

Poker run to help fund Vietnam memorial

Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 11 plays host to a poker run Sunday to raise money to build a Vietnam Memorial at Veterans Park on U.S. 301. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per rider and $10 per passenger. For more information, visit rollingthunderfl11.com.

Quilters' patriotic works on display at fundraiser

The Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Brandon presents Patriotism and Patchwork, a showcase of more than 100 quilts, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at 6915 Riverview Drive. Admission is $5. Proceeds will benefit Athena House. Shop for handmade treasures and snack on treats from local food vendors. For more information, call (813) 675-3590 or visit brandonquiltguild.com.

Restore pantry seeks food and donations

Restore Food Pantry in Riverview is accepting donations toward its Grocery Gift Certificate Christmas Dinner. For more information, call (813) 741-2222 or (813) 677-2647, or drop by the pantry, 8002 U.S. 301. Food items accepted. New or nearly new toys are also needed.

Seffner

Teens invited to night of viewing the stars

Clear Sky Adventures astronomers will stop by the Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N Kingsway Road, at 6:30 p.m. Monday for a teens-only event. Participants will stargaze using state-of-the-art telescopes. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.

Sun City Center

You, too, can become a Pelican Player

The Pelican Players will host a membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the banquet room at the Kings Point North Clubhouse, 1900 Clubhouse Drive. Anyone interested in becoming a member may attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Valrico

Event showcases local artisans' creative flair

Bay area artists will showcase their works at an Artisan's Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Cork & Olive, 3468 Lithia-Pinecrest Road. The event is free. For more information, call Karen Lameier at (813) 309-5299.

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