Wednesday, December 13, 2017
News Roundup

Music workshop, GOP gathering, library program among events

Brandon

Music workshops: Children ages 2-10 are invited to attend a free music workshop from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Music Showcase, 402 Oakfield Drive. This interactive workshop allows children to hear and see band and orchestral instruments such as the flute, trumpet, tuba or violin — and try them out. Kids will also make an instrument to take home along with a goodie bag. Advance registration is required. For more information, contact Deborah Evans at (813) 685-5998 or by email at [email protected]

LITHIA

Newsome band fundraiser: In conjunction with the Moms Club of Lithia – Bevis and the grand opening of Busciglio Orthodontics in FishHawk, the Newsome High Band is staging a raffle for a complete Invisalign treatment. Tickets are $10. The drawing will be held at the opening on Sept. 8. For more information, email [email protected]

Plant City

Library programs: Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St., will host programs for kids and adults through September. Storytime for children ages 3-5 is Tuesdays at 10:05 a.m.. Babytime is Thursdays at 10:05 a.m. and Toddlertime is at 11 a.m. Thursdays. Crafternoons will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays. All programs begin next week. Also, a Harry Potter book party is at 3 p.m. Sept. 1. Programs are free. For more information, call (813) 757-9215.

RIVERVIEW

Rally for Obama: The newly formed Florida Chapter of Black Women for Obama, a grass roots organization dedicated to the re-election of President Barack Obama, holds a town hall meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mount Zion AME Church, 5920 Robert Tolle Drive. The meeting will be broadcast live via Internet and radio. State Rep. Betty Reed, D-Tampa, and state Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, are among the scheduled participants.

Ruskin

Mary & Martha House needs help: The Thrift Store at the Mary & Martha House, 1009 First St. SW, will close from Wednesday through Sept. 4 for cleaning, restocking and refurbishing. The store will reopen at 8 a.m. Sept. 5. Extra help with sorting donations, cleaning, stocking shelves and yard work is needed during the shutdown. For more information on volunteering for this project, call John at (813) 645-7874.

SEFFNER

Landscaping workshop: Learn about lawn management, landscaping and produce at the Florida-Friendly Landscaping 101 Gardening Conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hillsborough County Extension Service Office, 5339 County Road 579. Times gardening columnist Penny Carnathan will share her experiences. The conference includes a goodie bag, snacks and drinks. Free. Registration is required. Call the extension service at (813) 744-5519 or visit hillsborough.extension.ufl.edu.

SOUTH SHORE

Teacher appreciation: The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce holds its annual "Welcome to SouthShore Breakfast for New Teachers" at 7:30 a.m. today at Destiny Church in Ruskin. For information, call (813) 645-3808 .

Sun City Center

Grief support: LifePath Hospice offers will offer an eight-week session of the support group, New Beginnings, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Aug. 29 at the Homewood Residences, 3910 Galen Court. The free group is open to the public. For information, call Diane Schnelly at (813) 357-5609.

VALRICO

GOP gathering: The Alafia Republican Club holds its monthly meeting Monday at Beef 'O' Bradys, 4330 Bell Shoals Road, beginning with social time at 6 p.m. Margaret Iuculano and Terry Kemple will speak.

HILLSBOROUGH county

Volunteers needed: Girl Scouts of West Central Florida seeks troop leaders, both men and women over age 18, to volunteer.

Troop leaders help with activities that meet the needs of girls and make a lasting impact by helping girls build courage, confidence and character.

Girl Scouts works in close partnership with troop leaders to deliver the information and support needed to help girls unleash their potential. As part of its commitment, GSWCF offers a flexible schedule of in-person and online trainings for all troop leaders, assisting them in developing their skills and learning about the Girl Scout program.

For more information on volunteering with GSWCF, visit gswcf.org/volunteer or contact Kristie Wiley at (813) 262-1765 or [email protected]

Life Path volunteers needed: LifePath Hospice is recruiting active duty members of the military, armed service veterans and committed individuals to serve as volunteers with veterans facing life-limiting illnesses. For more information on the We Honor Veterans program at LifePath Hospice, call Janet Ricklick at (813) 984-2307.

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