Speed reading classes for adults and children
University of South Florida Continuing Education is offering summer reading skills and speed reading classes for children and adults. Classes begin June 11 on the campus and at Apostles Lutheran Church, 200 Kingsway Road in Brandon. A speed reading class for adults, college students and rising high school seniors is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays June 15 through July 13 at Apostles Lutheran. To register, call toll-free, 1-800-979-9151.
Center Place offers art classes for kids
A four-week painting class for children ages 7 to 13 is from 5 to 6 p.m. and a drawing class is from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive. The cost is $40 for members or $50 for nonmembers. Painting supplies included. Bring a sketch pad and No. 2 pencil for drawing. For more information, call (813) 685-8888.
Camp for tween girls is taking registration
The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club is now registering girls grades six through eight for its Teen Forum summer camp July 25 to 29 at Nativity Catholic Church. The half-day camp includes cooking classes, craft times, snacks and group activities. The cost is $70. Sign up at thebjwc.com. For more information, call (813) 244-4758.
Legal seminar on how to handle evictions
The Brandon Bar Association presents a free legal seminar on residential evictions, how to proceed and how to defend, at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Ave. Visit brandonbar.org.
Unlimited bowling with Brandon Ballet
Join the Brandon Ballet for unlimited bowling from 1:30 to 4 p.m. June 26 at the Alley at Southshore, 10221 Big Bend Road. The cost is $15, or $10 for students. Compete for special prizes and giveaways. Reservations required. For more information, (813) 684-4282.
Flag ceremony, then music at the Farm
A special flag ceremony will kick off a night of music at 7 p.m. today at the Farm, 7818 Lithia Pinecrest Road. Hamburgers and hot dogs hit the grill at 6:30 p.m. Bring your banjo or guitar to join in the fun. Call (813) 967-3046.
Open house is set at extension office
The Hillsborough County Extension is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11 at 5339 County Road 579. View presentations on topics including canning, harvesting and Florida-friendly landscaping. Call (813) 744-5519.
Sun City Center
'The Odd Couple' plays at Methodist church
Come see an encore performance of the Pelican Players production of The Odd Couple at 6:30 p.m. June at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. Tickets are $10. Call (813) 634-2539 or (813) 387-3458 to reserve tickets.
Remembering D-Day, World War II veterans
As part of Sun City Center's 50th anniversary celebration, a ceremony honoring World War II veterans and remembering D-Day will take place at 10 a.m. June 6 at Community Hall. Call Phyllis at (813) 641-0816.
Seminar will offer tips for hurricane season
"Riding the Storm," a hurricane preparedness seminar, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. Call (813) 634-5111.
Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safety checks
Every Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 75, provides free, no-obligation vessel safety inspections for recreational boaters. Inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Simmons Park in Ruskin the first and third Saturdays of the month, and at Williams Park in Gibsonton the second and fourth Saturdays.