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Job skills workshop, family fun at the mall, veterans seminar among events

Apollo Beach

Beginner boater classes are scheduled

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer boating classes for beginners from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 20 at 6542 N U.S. 41. The cost is $40. For more information, call (813) 228-2189.


Chamber to host networking event

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Leadership Brandon Alumni will host a networking social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Grill Smith, 459 Brandon Town Center Drive. For more information or to RSVP, call Crystal Colegrove at (813) 689-1221, ext. 8824, or e-mail

Free family fun at Westfield Brandon

Westfield Brandon, 459 Brandon Town Center Drive, presents a free family program, In Living Color, at 4 p.m. Thursday at the mall play space near Sears. Kids will create and frame their own art. For more information, call (813) 661-5100.

Etiquette training camp starts July 26

Lifestyle Transformation Training Institute will hold etiquette classes with an old-fashioned twist on topics including dining and table skills and making introductions and apologies. Eight classes cost $159. The camp starts July 26 and runs through Aug. 19. Participants must register by July 25. To register, visit For more information, call (813) 777-4049 or e-mail


Meeting to form arts task force scheduled

The Brandon Community Advantage Center invites Hillsborough County residents to discuss the organization of an arts task force from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road.

For more information, call Antonio Amadeo at (813) 294-7373.

Seminar for veterans seeking benefits

The Bridges Retirement Community will host a free seminar to educate veterans on how to apply for benefits through the Federal Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance that can help offset the cost of living in a retirement community for a wartime veteran and a surviving spouse.

The seminar begins at 6:30 p.m. July 26. To reserve a space, call (813) 413-8900.


Low-cost spay and neuter clinic offered

Feline Folks will conduct a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, Operation Feline Fix, for free-roaming cats Saturday at CARE, 1528 27th St. SE. The cost is $10 per cat. Kittens must weigh 4 pounds and be at least 4 months old. The drop-off time is at 7:30 a.m. Pickup is at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call (813) 633-7302.

Job skills workshop at family support center

A free interactive job skills workshop is from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday at the South County Family Support and Resource Center, 3030 E College Ave. Registration is required. For information, call (813) 641-5600.


African Violet Society hosts open meeting

The Tampa African Violet Society will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N Kingsway Road. The meeting includes a plant raffle. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (813) 681-1910.

Sun City Center

Chamber's first parking lot sale set

The Sun City Center Chamber is hosting its first parking lot sale at 8 a.m. July 22. Donate items until the day before the sale. For more information, call Dana Dittmar at (813) 634-5111.


Four-session workshop on meditation is set

A four-session meditation workshop begins with a class from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Mystikal Scents, 9545 E Fowler Ave. The remaining classes are July 30, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. The cost is $15 per session and a one-time $10 supply fee. For more information, call (813) 986-3212.


Moms Club of Valrico seeks new members

The Moms Club of Valrico currently seeks new members. The club offers play groups and other organized activities for moms and children of all ages. For more information, e-mail or visit


Meeting to discuss road improvements

Hillsborough County will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements at the intersection of State Road 60 and Dover Road, including adding and widening turn lanes on Dover Road at the intersection. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Valrico Recreation Center, 707 S Miller Road. For more information, call the Public Works Department at (813) 272-5275.

Job skills workshop, family fun at the mall, veterans seminar among events 07/14/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2011 4:30am]
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