Lester Freeman performing at fitness club Oktoberfest
Lester Freeman and "D" Band will perform tonight as part of Oktoberfest from 6 to 9 p.m. at Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness, 6520 Richies Way. There is no cover charge. Enjoy beer and food specials all night. For more information, call (813) 641-1922.
Family friendly Halloween at mall on Saturday, Sunday
Westfield Brandon presents a family friendly Halloween event featuring a costume contest, cookie decorating and trick-or-treating throughout the mall. Events are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information and to register for the costume contest, call (813) 661-5100.
Novemburger Cook-Off deadline extended
The deadline for the inaugural Ernest Hooper Novemburger Cook-Off is now Monday. Submit recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org. A panel will select the top six recipes. Contestants will compete Nov. 11 at the Nativity Catholic Church Novemberfest. A celebrity panel will judge. The winner will receive an array of grilling supplies.
Chamber lunch topic is saving money going green
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce invites the community to a Sustainability Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 10220 Palm River Road. The topic is how to save money by going green. Tickets are $18 for members and $23 for nonmembers. To register, call Sarah Weiss at (813) 689-1221, ext. 8846.
Shoes needed now to benefit Soles4Souls
Pendy Consignment, 640 Oakfield Drive, is collecting gently worn or new footwear for the shoe charity Soles4Souls beginning Monday through Dec. 1. For more information, visit giveshoes.org.
Tickets now on sale for Holiday Home Tour
The GFWC Brandon Service League annual Holiday Home Tour will be Dec. 4. Tickets are available now for $15 at Divine Designs Salon & Spa, 1606 Oakfield Drive and Greg's Hallmark, 863 Bloomingdale Ave. For more information or telephone ticket sales, contact Melinda White at (813) 967-1925.
Golf tourney benefits Brandon High baseball
The Brandon High baseball team presents its annual golf tournament Nov. 13 at Diamond Hill Golf Course in Dover. Cost is $80 per golfer or $320 per four-person team. Register by Nov. 5. Contact Mark Bruner at (813) 625-1472. To be a hole sponsor, contact Mike Fultz at (813) 205-5885.
Rides, food and more at Riverview Elementary
Riverview Elementary presents a fall festival from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the school, 10809 Hannaway Drive. There will be rides, games and food. Admission is free. For more information, call (813) 610-0470.
Stay and play after dark at Simmons Park tonight
Hop on a haunted hayride at Simmons Park After Dark, a Halloween event from 7 to 10 p.m. today at 2401 19th Ave. NW. Visit a haunted asylum, a fright-filled nursery and clown town. There is a $2 park entry fee per car. For more information, call (813) 671-7655.
SUN CITY CENTER
There's more than just books at library book sale
The Sun City Center Library Book Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Caper Room of the Atrium Building off N Pebble Beach Boulevard. Purchase hardcover and paperback books, video tapes, puzzles and more. Items go half price on Saturday. For information, call (813) 634-1315.
Hear Broadway music at United Methodist Church
The Eastern Hillsborough Community Band presents a Night on Broadway Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. $5. For information, call (813) 864-0287.
Bloomingdale PTSA annual 5K walk, run is Saturday
Bloomingdale High School PTSA hosts its 3rd annual 5K Run and Walk Saturday at the football stadium, 1700 E Bloomingdale Ave. Cost to participate is $10. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, e-mail email@example.com. Registration forms are available at bloomingdale.mysdhc.org/PTSA.