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Hillsborough County farmers can apply for natural disaster assistance funds


Farmers can apply for federal disaster funds

Hillsborough County farmers impacted by the freeze are eligible for natural disaster assistance funds. Farmers can declare losses that occurred between Nov. 5 and Dec. 17, 2010. Loans are available until September. For more information, visit or call (813) 752-1474, ext. 2. Information is also available at the Hillsborough County Farm Service Agency, 201 S Collins St.


Game night goes wild at Boggy Bottom

The Brandon Rotary will host its annual Wild Game Night at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Lupton's Boggy Bottom Ranch, 8407 Lupton Place in Plant City. Individual tickets are $70. Corporate tables also available. Ticket cost includes dinner, games and open bar. For more information, call David West at (813) 927-7174.

Brandon chamber to host annual health fair

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5 at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road. Admission to the event and health screenings are free. For more information, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities call (813) 689-1221, ext. 8824.

Brandon Ballet holds scholarship auditions

Brandon Ballet will audition dancers to determine the winner of the Richard Munro Memorial Scholarship Fund March 12. Serious dancers ages 13 to 18 may audition. Auditions for the school's summer intensive program also will be that day for programs accepting dancers ages 9 to 18. Cost to audition is $25. For more information call (813) 684-4282 or visit


Scouts to collect food donations Saturday

Cub Scout Pack 632 will go house-to-house through Fishhawk Ranch beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday to gather any nonperishable food items left on doorsteps. Residents are asked to leave items such as canned meats, tuna, macaroni and cheese, cereal, canned vegetables and fruits. Personal care items also are needed. The food will be distributed through Manna on Wheels to help feed the homeless.


Art show to benefit cultural center

Southern Grace, a decor and gift shop at 301 U.S. 41, is hosting an arts show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to help raise money for the Firehouse Cultural Center soon to open in downtown Ruskin. Applications for booth space are still available. Call (813) 695-1831.

Photographers can apply to show work

Applications are now available for photographers interested in showing their work at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way. Visit the circulation desk to pick up an application. Call art coordinator Laurie Burhop at (813) 672-1155 for information. The application deadline is March 19.

Benefit golf, fishing tourney set for March

Mary & Martha House will host its first benefit tourney, the Hook and Sink Fishing and Golf Tournament, in March. Fishing will take place March 5 at Little Harbor. Golf will be March 6 at Club Renaissance in Sun City Center. Sponsorship opportunities are available at all levels or sign up to fish or play golf. For more information, go to or call Laurie Herring at the Mary & Martha House at (813) 645-7874.

Sun City Center

Get grooving with musical 'Girls Nite Out'

Rollins Theater presents the musical Girls Nite Out at 7:30 tonight, Saturday and Thursday, with additional performances Feb. 25, 26, March 3, 4 and 5. Tickets are $10. Purchase them at the Sun City Center Atrium or by phone at (813) 642-0606.

Dance yourself into shape, Latin style

The Sun City Center Latin dance fitness club meets at 1 p.m. Fridays at the Atrium Building dance studio. Annual membership is $5 plus an additional $1 per class, or $ 2 per class for nonmembers. All Sun City Center residents welcome. For more information, call Judi Larson at (813) 634-3047.


Learn to write your life story in free class

A Life Story Writing Workshop meets from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays at Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. Meetings through April 8. Call (813) 361-5186.

Add drought-resistant plants to your garden

Master gardener Marina D'Abreau will present a free program on drought resistant plants from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 2 at the Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave.

For more information, call (813) 661-8452.

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Hillsborough County farmers can apply for natural disaster assistance funds 02/17/11 [Last modified: Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:30am]
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