Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

LifePath Hospice still needs volunteers to visit patients

LifePath Hospice still needs volunteers

LifePath Hospice is recruiting volunteers to visit patients in Lithia, Valrico, Riverview and Apollo Beach. The organization offers volunteer training at its Sun City Center Resource Center, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 3, 6, 13 and 17. Volunteers must preregister and attend all training meetings. Contact Judie Bortness at (813) 984-2299 or to register or for information.


Woman's club hosts annual holiday lunch

The Apollo Beach Woman's Club will hold its Christmas luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8. The program will feature the East Bay High Choral, The Sounds of Time, performing holiday music. The cost of the luncheon is $16 and all are welcome. Make reservations by Dec. 3. For information, call Regina Lesnau at (813) 642-3305 or e-mail


Black Friday hits early at Westfield Brandon

Westfield Brandon mall is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. today with special giveaways throughout the day. The Disney Store, G By Guess and Metropark open at midnight. Tilly's Court, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew and Fossil open at 4 a.m. The first 500 shoppers at Tilly's Court receive a $10 Westfield gift card. Kids can look forward to breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. Dec. 4, also at the mall. Visit

Swap holiday cookies with your neighbors

Catering Brandon is sponsoring Brandon's Largest Cookie Swap from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at Beef 'O' Brady's at the Best Western, 9331 Adamo Drive. Bring a dozen of your favorite holiday treats to share. All are welcome to participate. RSVP to


Library offers class for safe online shopping

Bloomingdale Regional Library will offer a class, How to Stay Safe While Banking and Shopping Online, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. The free class will focus on ways to reduce risks of identity theft. For information, call (813) 273-3652.


Tree lighting sparkles at Winthrop on Dec. 3

The Greater Brandon Community Foundation presents the Coolest Weekend of the Year at Winthrop Town Centre, 6030 Winthrop Town Centre Ave. The fun begins with a tree lighting at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Join in the Santa Fun Run at 8 a.m. Dec. 4, followed by breakfast at 9 a.m. and a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Have lunch with Santa at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 or 5. For information, call (813) 689-6889.

Summerfield presents its holiday market

Come shop for gifts at a holiday market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Summerfield Community Center, 13011 Summerfield Blvd. Enjoy live entertainment and take photos with Santa starting at 1 p.m. For information, call (813) 671-2005.

Experience the magic of 'The Nutcracker'

Tickets are on sale for the Brandon Ballet production of The Nutcracker. Shows are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Spoto High School Auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Drive. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children and students, and $20 for seniors. To order, call (813) 684-4282. For a $5 discount, sign up to take an educational tour of the ballet.


Peter Max poster available at raffle

A Peter Max poster is being raffled off Dec. 4 at Camp Bayou's open house celebration. To purchase raffle tickets, call (813) 633-0875.


Singers, band join forces for a holiday concert

The German-American Club Singers and the South Shore Concert Band plan a holiday concert on Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Community Hall, 1910 S Pebble Beach. Tickets are $5 and available at the ticket kiosk on North Course Drive beginning Monday, or by calling (813) 633-0446.

Bring your Toys for Tots to the St. Petersburg Times Riverview bureau at 11268 Winthrop Main St. Suite 101.

Send event listings information to

LifePath Hospice still needs volunteers to visit patients 11/25/10 [Last modified: Thursday, November 25, 2010 3:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Lightning's Steven Stamkos looks close to top form in first game since November

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was curious how he would feel — and perform — in Friday's exhibition against Nashville, his first game since mid-November knee surgery.

    The Lightning’s Alex Killorn, left, makes his preseason debut and has an assist in a 3-1 win against the Predators at Amalie Arena.
  2. Steven Souza Jr. vindicating big trade for Rays

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — There was a time when the three-team, 11-player transaction the Rays orchestrated to get Steven Souza Jr. from the Nationals looked liked a bad deal.

    The Rays’ Steven Souza Jr. has 30 home runs while improving his defense and baserunning.
  3. Fennelly: Lightning's Manon Rheaume made history 25 years ago Saturday

    Lightning Strikes

    The name is part of Lightning history, hockey history, sports history.

    Lightning goalie Manon Rheaume became the first woman to play in an NHL game 25 years ago today.
  4. Investigators reviewing HHS chief's private charter flights


    WASHINGTON — Federal investigators are examining Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's recent use of costly charter flights on the taxpayers' dime for official business.

  5. FSU gives president John Thrasher a pay bump as its academic standing rises


    TALLAHASSEE — With Florida State University moving closer to becoming a top-25 public university, the school's trustees on Friday bumped up President John Thrasher's salary by 7 percent and awarded him a $200,000 bonus.

    Florida State University President John Thrasher, center, is surrounded by lawmakers in 2016 as he visits the Florida Senate. Thrasher on Friday received a pay increase to go with the university's increased academic standing, including in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of public universities. FSU ranks 33rd this year, and is aiming for a top-25 spot. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]