Free workshop helps set life story portfolio
Looking to write your own life story? A free workshop to help organize a life story portfolio begins Saturday and continues every Saturday until March 28 at the Bloomingdale library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. Classes are 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration can be done at the library, by calling 361-5186 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Free acting workshop prepares kids for stage
Music Showcase is holding a free acting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The workshop is an introduction to a new series of acting classes offered at the store at 402 Oakfield Drive in Brandon. The classes are for kids ages 8 to 13 and will cover stage presence, character development, building self-awareness, performance and preparation. Classes begin Feb. 3 and cost $170 for 10 weeks. For more information, call 685-5998.
Seminar in Spanish for Hispanic entrepreneurs
The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund is hosting a free Spanish-language workshop Thursday for Hispanic entrepreneurs. "Finance Options for Your Business" is 10 a.m. to noon at the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, 330 Pauls Drive.
HBIF is a nonprofit economic development organization that provides bilingual technical assistance to Hispanic business owners. For more information or to register, call 980-2765 or go to www.hbiftampa.org.
FishHawk lacrosse player off to Virginia
FishHawk Lacrosse Club midfielder Chris Carter has committed to Roanoke College in Salem, Va. Carter, a student at Newsome High School, also was recruited by Rollins College, Florida Southern College and Salisbury University before choosing Division III Roanoke.
Roanoke has won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship 15 times and won a national championship in 1978.
Extension Office offers floriculture seminar
The Hillsborough County Extension Office's annual Nursery, Landscape and Floriculture Career Development Event is 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at 5339 County Road 579, Seffner.
The event is open to students in agriculture classes and 4-H Club members. Others can observe. Lunch and beverages will be provided. Students should bring a clipboard and pencil.
Classes will feature three celebrity chefs
Three celebrity chefs are teaching cooking classes next week at the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium before heading to Taste of the NFL as part of Super Bowl weekend. Debbie Gold, an award-winning chef from Kansas City, is teaching a class at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Chefs Blake Hartwick and Anthony Zallo are teaching a class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Rolling Pin is at 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon. Tickets cost $50 to $65. For more information, call 653-2418.