Online seminar will help deal with stress
With the economic crisis looming, the Hillsborough County Extension Office presents a free online stress seminar. "Stress Management — Building Your Resiliency" is in seven parts and takes about an hour to complete. The seminar includes ways to identify symptoms and causes of stress, as well as ways to take control of things that cause stress.
For more information and a link to participate, go to www.hillsboroughcounty.org and click on "View all news."
Area Meals on Wheels helpers to be honored
Volunteers who have helped the Meals on Wheels program in the Brandon area will be recognized March 27 at a luncheon at Bell Shoals Baptist Church. Fourteen local churches participate in the charity, which provides meals to people who are unable to cook for themselves. For information on Meals on Wheels, call (813) 928-6439.
Hospital golf tourney will benefit children
Golfers and sponsors are sought for the 2009 Children's Golf Classic. The tournament, hosted by South Florida Baptist Hospital, is at 12:30 p.m. April 17 at Walden Lake Golf and Country Club in Plant City. The cost for each four-person team is $500. Participants will have access to the practice range and will receive dinner from Outback Steakhouse.
Proceeds benefit several children's services, including the hospital's pediatric programs, Wellness on Wheels and multiple scholarship funds. For more information or to register, call (813) 757-1286.
Sun City Center
Breakfast, blessing for bikers is Saturday
The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will bless motorcycles and remember deceased bikers Saturday at its Biker Breakfast & Blessing. Breakfast is $5 and is 9 to 11 a.m. The bike blessing begins at 10 a.m. There will be a memorial table set up for deceased bikers, and organizers encourage people to bring photos of bikers they want honored at the church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center.
Those planning to attend should RSVP at (813) 298-7209.
Dancers can compete for scholarship money
Brandon Ballet holds auditions Saturday for dancers seeking money from the newly created Richard Munro Memorial Scholarship Fund. Up to two dancers age 13 to 18 will receive a maximum of $500 to go toward a summer dance program. Audition times are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 13-year-olds and 1:30 to 3 p.m. for dancers 14 to 18. It costs $20 to audition. For more information, call (813) 684-4282.
Expert on African violets to speak today
Therese Lynam of the Tampa African Violet Society will discuss African violet growing basics at 10 a.m. today at the Sadie Park Recreation Center, 510 E Sadie St., Brandon. For more information, call (813) 689-8700 or (813) 681-1910. The public also is welcome to the society's meeting at 7 p.m. April 2 at the Ragan Community Center, 1200 East Lake Ave., Tampa.
Church Easter egg hunt set for March 28
Riverview United Methodist Church holds its annual Easter egg hunt March 28. Kids in fifth grade and younger are welcome, along with their parents. The Easter egg hunt is 1 to 3 p.m. at 8002 U.S. 301 S. The event features crafts, coloring contests and refreshments. Participants also can have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.