Cafe raises money for Walk for the Cure
Copper Bell Cafe will be "Going Pink" for the month of October to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure. The cafe, at 401 S Parsons Ave., across from Brandon Regional Hospital, is offering several menu items from which 50 percent of the proceeds will go toward the cafe's "For Our Girls" team in the Komen walk. Each person who donates will receive a "Pink Gift," including bracelets, calendars and pink carnations. Call (813) 681-3354 or visit copperbellcafe.com.
Junior Woman's Club auction benefits arts
The Brandon Junior Woman's Club will host its monthly meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the organization's clubhouse, 129 N Moon Ave. At the meeting, the club will hold an auction to raise money for area arts programs. For information, contact Maureen Knightly at (813) 689-0096.
Castor to speak at awards dinner
The American Business Woman's Association will host its annual award dinner for Pioneering Woman of the Year from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Elks Lodge, 800 Centennial Lodge Drive. Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor will speak at the event. Former state Rep. Sandra Murman will serve as the emcee. Tickets are $30 for members or $35 for nonmembers. For information, call Pat Magruder at (813) 654-3100.
Sheriff's clay shoot will benefit veterans
Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee will sponsor a clay shoot to benefit military veterans at 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at FishHawk Sporting Clays, 13505 Hobson Simmons Road. Registration for individual shooters is $125 and includes a shirt, catered lunch and gift bag. Proceeds will go toward Operation Helping Hand, the Haley House and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. For more information, visit www.hcso.tampa.fl.us and click on "Featured Info."
Kids' fashion show a fundraiser for needy
The Emergency Care Help Organization or ECHO will hold its annual children's fashion show and luncheon Saturday at the River Hills Country Club. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Models must raise $125 to participate in the show. Proceeds from the event will help buy food and clothing for needy Brandon residents. For information or to register, visit echofl.org or call (813) 685-0935.
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Chorus rehearsing for its holiday programs
The Kings Point Chorus is holding rehearsals for its 33rd annual holiday program, which will celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. Rehearsals, held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday, will take place at the Kings Point North Clubhouse, 1900 Clubhouse Drive. Dues are $5. For information, contact Dora Murray at (813) 634-7959.
Women's group holds networking breakfast
The Brandon chapter of WOAMTEC, a women's networking organization, will host a networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at Aston Gardens, 1311 Aston Gardens Court (off Del Webb Boulevard). Breakfast costs $5. Call (813) 454-4658.
Hearing Loss group to see new devices
The Hearing Loss Association of Sun City Center will examine a number of listening devices at a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. Flo Innes, president of Advocates for Better Hearing will demonstrate the devices, which can be used with or without a hearing aid. Call Barbara Riley at (813) 634-1706.
Kids mountain biking group plans event
Trips for Kids Tampa, a children's mountain biking and environmental group, will host "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Morris Bridge Park, 13330 Morris Bridge Road. The group will offer a 20-minute basic training class, guided rides, on-site bike vendors, food and prizes. Children ages 6 to 17 are welcome. For information, visit mtbyouthride.org.