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Events happening in Brandon area


Brandon Regional Hospital classes: A Prepared Childbirth class series will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday and June 11, 18 and 25, and a Fit for Baby prenatal class will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and June 19 at Oakfield Medical Plaza, 119 Oakfield Drive. Seating is limited. To register, call (813) 653-1065.

Grief support group: LifePath Hospice will offer a free adult grief support group to help people cope with the death of a loved one. An eight-week session of the group, New Beginnings, will start on Wednesday. The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 121 Carver Ave. A trained bereavement professional will facilitate. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, call Diane Schnelly at (813) 357-5609.

Healthy cooking class: The American Cancer Society will present a Healthy Eating Cooking Class June 12 at the Delaney Creek Lodge, 320 S Lakewood Drive. The night begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers and drinks, then learn to cook healthy and delicious meals. Cost to attend is $25. For more information or to register, call (813) 655-8858.

Iorio comes to Barnacles: Pam Iorio, former two-term mayor of Tampa and author of Straightforward: Ways to Live and Lead, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the East Hillsborough County Democratic Club on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Barnacles, 926 Providence Road. She will discuss the importance of compromise and how the middle ground is being lost in today's political discourse.

Boy Scout fundraiser: Boy Scout Troop 665 is raising money to buy camping equipment. Stop by Barnacles, 926 Providence Road, for dinner between 5 and 10 p.m. June 11 and a portion of your bill will go to the Boy Scouts. Just mention the troop when paying. For information about the restaurant, call (813) 653-0959.


Charrettes for homelessness: The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County with support from the Corporation for Supportive Housing sponsors a series of charrettes Tuesday and Wednesday to assist in the development of a 10-year plan to prevent and end homelessness. The southeast Hillsborough County meeting will be June 5 at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. There also will be meetings in northwest and central Hillsborough. For more information, visit and click the "Get Educated" tab or call (813) 223-6115.

Bowling fundraiser: Supportive Therapy Empowering People holds a bowling fundraiser Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Alley in Riverview.

All proceeds go directly to a Tallahassee three-day college road trip for teens in the program.

The organization provides individual, family and group therapy as well as one-on-one mentoring services for children and adolescents who may need more individualized attention. It also has an anger management group.

For more information, call 813-892-6203 or email

Earn high school service hours: TechPlayzone is recruiting high school students interested in mentoring to earn service hours working with children this summer. A volunteer orientation is at 5 p.m. June 9 at TechPlayzone, 13208 Boyette Road. Visit for more information.

Beauty and the Beast on stage: Foundation Christian Academy and the Florida Academy of Performing Arts will present the Showcase Players performing the musical Beauty and the Beast at Winthrop Barn, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. Show dates and times are 7 p.m. June 8, 9, 15 and 16, and 2 and 7 p.m. June 10, 14 and 17. Tickets can be purchased at Advance ticket pricing is $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under, seniors and military.


Master gardener plant clinic: Master gardener Virginia Overstreet will present a free educational program, Water Wise, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.


Diabetes education classes: The Hillsborough County Health Department will offer Manage Your Diabetes, a free education program open to adults, at various locations throughout the county. The schedule includes: June 11, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ruskin Branch Library, 26 SE Dickman St.; June 13, 4 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sun City Center Community Association; and June 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. To get information or to register, call the Hillsborough County Health Department at (813) 307-8071, ext. 7107.

Events happening in Brandon area 06/02/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 2, 2012 4:30am]
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