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Fundraisers, finances and fairs


Evening of Hope to aid Angel Program

The Greater Brandon Community Foundation will hold its annual Evening of Hope from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2102 Bell Shoals Road, Brandon. The event will raise money for the foundation's Angel Program, which helps people affected by life-threatening diseases or catastrophes. Tickets cost $50 and include an Outback Steakhouse dinner, live entertainment and auctions. Tickets (813) 689-6889.


Learn assisted living money planning

Savannah Court of Brandon, an assisted living facility, will hold a free assisted living financial planning seminar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 824 N Parsons Ave., Brandon. The following topics will be discussed: asset preservation, income/asset limits, Medicaid application assistance and Florida waiver program assistance. For information or to reserve a seat, call (813) 643-6767.


Find out how to plan, pay for college

College-bound students and their parents are invited to a free workshop hosted by the Sallie Mae Fund nonprofit college-access organization. "Saving, Planning and Paying for College" will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Strawberry Crest High School, 4691 Gallagher Road, Dover. Admissions and financial aid experts will be available, and there will be a drawing for a $500 scholarship. Registration at


Play paintball, help women's center

Warriors for Christ ministry will hold a fundraising paintball game, Taking Back Tampa Bay, at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 14 at FishHawk Fellowship Church, 15326 FishHawk Blvd., Lithia. Proceeds will benefit the Women's Resource Center of Tampa Bay. The cost is $25 until Thursday, $30 thereafter. Guns can be rented for $5. Go to to register. Information, (813) 373-4178.

Plant City

Visit mayor, have lunch in his home

The South Florida Baptist Hospital Foundation's annual Fall Fancy will be from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the home of Plant City Mayor Rick Lott. Attendees can tour the mayor's Walden Lake home, 3200 Polo Place, Plant City. There will be a buffet lunch and tabletop shopping. Tickets are $30. Reservations, (813) 757-8478.


Color guard, colonel to visit school

Boyette Springs Elementary will celebrate Veterans Day from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 10141 Sedgebrook Drive, Riverview. The Riverview High School Color Guard will lead the flag presentation, and retired Air Force Col. John M. Lyle will be a guest speaker. The event will take place in front of the school.


County fair continues through Sunday

The Hillsborough County Fair is under way and will last through the weekend at E State Road 60 and Sydney-Washer Road in Sydney, just east of Valrico. The fair is open from 5 to 11 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Along with midway rides there will be a rodeo, chili cook­off, livestock competitions, arts and crafts and a battle of the bands. For a schedule of events, go to


Kids fashion show to help ECHO charity

Emergency Care Help Organization will hold its annual Kids Helping Kids fashion show and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at Riverhills Country Club, 3943 New River Hills Parkway, Valrico. To participate, kids need to raise $125, which will go to ECHO, a charity based in Brandon. Kohl's will provide the clothes for kids to model. For information or to register, call (813) 685-0935 or go to e

Fundraisers, finances and fairs 11/05/09 [Last modified: Thursday, November 5, 2009 3:30am]
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