Friday is POW-MIA Recognition Day
The Hillsborough County Veterans Council will present a POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral Leroy Collins Jr., Veterans Museum, 3602 U.S. 301. For more information, call (813)672-1778.
Democratic club hosts monthly meeting
The East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barnacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Road. Ellis Robinson of Ruth's List and Melissa Meehan Baldwin of the Florida Conservation Alliance will speak. For more information, visit easthillsboroughdems.org.
Santa's Crop for the Kids now taking registration
The Brandon Junior Woman's Club, District 8, presents Santa's Crop for the Kids, a scrapbooking event formerly known as Santa in September, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2923 John Moore Road. The cost is $35 and includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, raffle, silent auction and a goodie bag. Registrations received by Saturday earn five extra raffle tickets. For more information and to register, visit santascropforthe kids.weebly.com.
Shave your head for pledges to kids' group
Be a hero for kids with cancer by shaving your head in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family at Conquer Kids Cancer! The event will take place Saturday at O'Toole's Irish Pub, 1215 W Brandon Blvd. For more information, contact email@example.com or (813) 679-5226.
Register now for teen battle of the bands
Applications are being taken for the 14th annual Teenage Battle of the Bands, set for Oct. 15 at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 4810 E State Road 60.
The entry fee is $50. Band members must be between the ages of 13 and 20. Only one member can be 20. For more information, contact Joe Soletti of the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 376-5778.
Excel workshop for effective professionals
Professional Business Intelligence presents Microsoft Excel Training for Effective Professionals from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Palmetto Club at FishHawk Ranch, 17004 Dorman Road. The cost is $79 per class. For more information or to register, visit pbi-now.com/training.
Brandon South Rotary hosts Lobstah Fest
Get ready for the inaugural Lobstah Fest, presented by the South Brandon Rotary, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Winthrop Pole Barn, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. The cost is $25 per person or $45 for two dinners, which includes a boiled Maine lobster, potato salad, coleslaw, corn, a roll, dessert and drinks. Tickets are available at Lake Brandon Village Chick-fil-A, 11325 Causeway Blvd. and Jaymer Que BBQ, 3331 Lithia-Pinecrest Road.
Mentors needed at faith-based prison
An orientation class for women interested in serving as mentors at Hillsborough Correctional Institution, a faith-based prison, is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call Sharon Whiddon at (813) 385-5492.
Homeschool group hosts rummage sale Sept. 24
The Tampa Bay HEAT, a homeschool support group, will have a rummage sale beginning at 7 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Winthrop Pole Barn, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. For more information, visit tampabayheat.org.
Class helps you learn to write your life story
Hillsborough Community College Lifelong Learning presents a class on learning to write personal histories beginning Friday at the HCC Ruskin campus. The class will meet at 10 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 4. The cost is $75. For more information or to register, call Brian England, HCC Lifelong Learning Coordinator, at (813) 259-6528.
Join the cleanup at Camp Bayou
Camp Bayou invites volunteers to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Camp Bayou is 3 miles south of SR 674 at the end of 24th St. SE. Register with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful at keeptampabaybeautiful.org/coastal-cleanup.shtml. For more information, call (813) 641-8545.