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Master-planned community picks builders


Waterset selects builders: Waterset, a new master-planned community by Newland Communities, has chosen four home builders for its Phase 1 designs: Ashton Woods Homes, Cardel Homes, David Weekley Homes and Homes by WestBay. The subdivision expects to have 200 homes in Phase 1. Prices at Waterset are expected to range from $170,000 to the low $300,000s. Home sizes will range from 1,634 square feet to 3,800 square feet. Many of the home sites will offer extended back yards lined by conservation and ponds, and others will front community parks.


Brandon Hospital prenatal classes: Brandon Regional Hospital offers a prepared childbirth class at 9 a.m. Saturday and July 21 at Oakfield Medical Plaza, 119 Oakfield Drive. Seating is limited and reservations are advised. To get more information or to register, call (813) 653-1065 or visit

Breast cancer awareness fundraiser: A New You Pink Boutique and BRA Bikers Raising Awareness presents Pink Wings & BRAs, a Day of Fun, Family and Awareness from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21 at A New You Pink Boutique, 106 W Robertson St. The family event will include food, games, face painting and a coloring contest. For more information, call Lisa at (813) 661-7465.

Greyhound Adoptions: Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will hold a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents from noon to 3 p.m. July 21 at the Brandon Petco, 2434 Brandon Blvd. For more information, call (813) 971-4732 or visit great-


On Broadway: Plant City Entertainment presents The Best of Broadway July 20 to 21 at 8 p.m. and July 22 at 2 p.m. Led by director Domin Pazo, the show will feature excerpts and songs from a number of musicals including Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Oklahoma, Annie, Cats, Rent and The Sound of Music. The cast will include Matt Mello, Tania Enriquez, Maren Fernandez, Kristen Holloway, Mitchell Spencer, Bev Harboard and Sara Demolli.

Additional performances are at 8 p.m. July 26 to 28. All performances will be held at the Plant City Entertainment theater, 101 N Thomas St. Tickets cost $10 for members or group advance sales, $12 for senior citizens and K-12 students; general admission for nonmembers is $14.


Groundbreaking: Taylor Morrison Homes breaks ground on the Amenity Center at Winthrop Village today. The new facility will include a clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, furnished gathering room, a catering kitchen and more. Outside will be a resort-style swimming pool and spa with a nearby playground.

Carwash: If you'd like to help the Riverview High School Shark Attack band raise $22,000 to participate in USBands National Marching Band Championships in November, stop by carwashes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 11 at Burger King, 9660 U.S. 301 S. Donations are appreciated. For more information on the band, call (813) 671-5011.

National Dance Day event: Brandon Ballet invites children to celebrate the third annual National Dance Day from 7 to 10 p.m. July 28 at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road. Participants who sign up will be directed to a link to learn a dance posted online. Children ages 8 to 18 can join in the fun but must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $15 per child. Visit or call (813) 684-4282.


African Violet Society: The Tampa African Violet Society will meet at 10 a.m. July 20 at the Seffner-Mango Library Public Meeting Room, 410 N Kingsway Road. Lynne Wilson will speak about Our Affiliated Memberships and What They Offer. A plant raffle will be held and growing tips offered. Visitors are welcome. For more information contact Mina Menish, (813) 681-1910.


Celebrating Tampa's History: The Friends of the John F. Germany Public Library stage "A Look Back with Sam Gibbons and John F. Germany" at the library Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Gibbons, a former state representative, state senator and U.S. representative, and Germany, a longtime attorney and civic leader, will chat about Tampa's history during their years of public service. Refreshments will be provided.

Field of Honor Ceremony: The quarterly Field of Honor Ceremony sponsored by the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. 301. The ceremony will honor those who have died during the past three months while participating in Operation Enduring Freedom by reading their names and planting an American flag in their memory. The American Legion Riders from Alafia Post 148 in Riverview will host the ceremony. For more information, contact Walt Raysick, Veterans Council president, at (813) 653-4924 or

Life Path seeks volunteers: LifePath Hospice will offer an orientation for potential volunteers at 6:30 p.m. Monday at its Temple Terrace Resource Center, 11150 N 53rd St. Volunteers interested in working with patients and families will receive additional training. All volunteers must preregister. For more information or to register, contact Vickie McDonald at (813) 984-2299 or

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