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Hillsborough briefs: Ballet will perform 'Cinderella' at Spring Gala


Brandon Ballet will ease on glass slipper

Cinderella is the featured performance at this year's annual Spring Gala for Brandon Ballet.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. May 10 at Blake High School, 1701 N Boulevard in Tampa, and 5:30 p.m. May 11 at Polk Theatre, 127 S Florida Ave., in Lakeland.

Sunday's show is a benefit performance for the Lakeland Regional Cancer Center.

Richard Munro, Brandon Ballet's choreographer, was treated at the center and wants to thank the staff and doctors.

"I just keep feeling that I owe this medical center everything," Munro said.

Brandon Ballet is a nonprofit organization that develops and promotes opportunities for aspiring young dancers. The company includes 38 dancers ages 9 to 17.

The cost for the Saturday performance is $20 reserved seating and $15 for the balcony. Sunday's benefit is $30 for adults and $15 for children 17 and under.

Call 684-4282 or e-mail for tickets or more information.

Champion swimmer, coach will hold clinic

World champion swimmer Kate Ziegler conducts a training clinic today and tomorrow at the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center for coaches and swimmers.

Ziegler holds the world record for the 1,500-meter freestyle and won two gold medals at the 2007 World Championships.

Ziegler and her coach, Ray Benecki, will give demonstrations and tips to coaches and swimmers.

Spectators are welcome.

Call Peter Banks at 689-0908 for more information.

Taste of Brandon, expo kick off May 15

The 2008 Brandon Business Expo and Taste of Brandon kick off at 3:30 p.m. May 15 in the Special Events Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

The event runs until 8 p.m. and includes more than 200 exhibitors and 20 restaurants.

Admission to the expo is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Chamber member booth fees are $200, and prospective member space is available for $300. Contact Jamie Reid at 689-1221, ext. 43, or Registration is also available online at


Church center to help folks 50 and older

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center has established a new community outreach program called the Life Resource Center.

The facility works with professionals throughout the area who specialize in helping people 50 years old or older or their families. The idea is to provide a one-stop center for help with health, legal and spiritual issues.

Life Resource Center professionals can help develop a master plan to ensure independent living as long as possible. The center is open to anyone. Appointments are held in a private room in the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center unless the other facilities, such as medical equipment, are needed. The initial fee is $30.

Call Sue Montgomery at 634-2539, ext. 25, for more information.


Board will consider building plan change

The Hillsborough County School Board will consider an amendment to the district's five-year construction plan to include off-site infrastructure requirements for a new high school.

The school, scheduled to open in 2009, is to be built northeast of Gallagher and Newsome roads and will take up about 47 acres of the 102-acre property.

The site lies outside the county's urban service area for water and sewer hookups. The meeting is at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the district's Administrative Center auditorium, 901 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa.

Hillsborough briefs: Ballet will perform 'Cinderella' at Spring Gala 05/01/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:28pm]
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