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Hillsborough briefs: Brandon Junior Woman's Club seeking members


Come join Junior Woman's Club

The Brandon Junior Woman's Club hosts its annual membership drive on Thursday. Come out for a fun evening of meeting other women and learning about how to get involved with hands-on volunteer projects.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 129 Moon Ave., Brandon. RSVP to or by calling Maureen Knightly, 689-0096.

Help pack up goodies to send to troops

The Brandon Family Support and Resource Center is packing up boxes of goodies to send troops deployed overseas.

Military Support Day is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and is open to anyone who would like to pack boxes. Children can also write letters to troops or do an arts and crafts project at the event. The Brandon support center is at 1277 Kings­way Road. The center offers car seat safety inspections, computer classes, play groups and several other programs aimed at both children and adults.

Other events this month include Celebrate Your Community's Work from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The event features games, food and fun. There's also a Kid Care Ice Cream Social from noon to 2 p.m. April 19. There will be crafts and ice cream for children while parents learn about obtaining low- or no-cost health insurance.

Registration is required for some events. Call 740-4634 or log on to

Find jobs, learn about new careers at fair

Need a job or looking to change careers? Come out to the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce annual Spring Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillsborough Community College's Brandon Campus, 10414 E Columbus Drive.

The free event is open to anyone interested in entering the workforce, especially those changing or beginning a new career. Participating businesses include real estate agencies, banks, the Sheriff's Office, restaurant services and the Army.


Proposed wastewater station meeting topic

A proposed wastewater pumping station on Poinsettia Street north of Symmes Road and west U.S. 301 will be the topic of a county public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gardenville Recreation Center, 6215 Symmes Road.


Find a new friend

at Spring Pet Expo

Hundreds of cats, dogs, puppies and kittens will be up for adoption Saturday during the 2008 Spring Pet Expo at the state fairgrounds in Tampa.

The 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event, sponsored by county Animal Services, will feature a two-for-one special on adoption fees for shelter cats. Free rabies tags also will be offered to pet owners who bring a proof of address and current rabies certificate from a veterinarian.

For information, call 744-5660 or visit www.hillsborough


Dine, be entertained at business council fest

The FishHawk/Lithia Area Business Council of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce hosts the FishHawk Evening Fest from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Park Square on Churchview Drive.

The event features food, entertainment, a raffle and children's activities as well as local businesses showcasing their products and services.

For information, call 689-1221, ext. 36.

FishHawk Ranch traffic to be discussed

Traffic problems along Dorman Road in FishHawk Ranch from Osprey Glen to Gannetdale drives will be discussed during a public meeting held by the county at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Newsome High School, 16550 FishHawk Blvd.


Help clean up a road with Republican club

The South Shore Republican Club will do its quarterly Adopt A Highway cleanup at 7:30 a.m. April 19.

Meet at the Beef O'Brady's parking lot on Big Bend Road. For information, call 677-2606.

Community Bank opens new branch

Community Bank has opened its fifth Riverview branch and named Patricia Carnell its manager and vice president. The new bank, which specializes in small business and family banking, is at 10109 U.S. 301 S in Riverview Towne Center.


Clean preserve, learn about plants and more

Camp Bayou, an outdoor learning center sponsored by the Ruskin Community Development Foundation and Hillsborough County's parks department, will hold an open house from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19.

Featured activities include a cleanup of the preserve, information about native plants for home landscaping, a nature writing workshop, a barbecue lunch ($10) and more.

For information, go to or call 641-8545. To register for the cleanup, call 960-5121. For writing workshop details, contact Diane Alvarez at .

Camp Bayou is 3 miles south of State Road 674 at the end of SE 24th Street.


Support, education with prostate group

Man-to-Man, a prostate cancer education and support group, meets at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd.

The event will be led by psychologist Kenneth Barringer, and spouses are welcome. For details, call 634-1252.

Hillsborough briefs: Brandon Junior Woman's Club seeking members 04/10/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:25am]
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