'Reefer Madness' coming to the Barn
The Frenzie — Life Theatre presents Reefer Madness, a musical comedy, beginning next week at the Barn Theatre At Winthrop, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. Based on the 1936 film, it shows what happens when clean-cut kids smoke marijuana and go on a downward spiral with evil jazz music, sex and violence.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. and midnight April 3, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 4:20 p.m. April 5. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For reservations, call (813) 655-0789.
Olympic volleyballer conducts youth clinics
Two-time Olympic volleyball player Keba Phipps is holding youth clinics through the end of May at the Brandon YMCA and the Campo Family YMCA in Valrico. Prices range from $25 to $90, depending on the length of the clinic and whether the participant is a member. For clinic dates and information, call (813) 684-1371.
Republican Club plans dinner meeting April 2
The South Shore Republican Club will meet April 2 at the Alpha Pizza House, 1312 Apollo Beach Blvd. Club members will discuss drilling for oil off Florida's Gulf Coast. The event will feature Don Baldauf from FloridaOil.org. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. For information, call (813) 645 4648.
Library plans two free shows for kids in April
The SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin will have two musical performances in April. The Earthlings Washboard Band, which uses folk and recycled instruments while encouraging reading, will perform for kids ages 5 to 12 at 2 p.m. April 7.
On April 8, Musician Scott Simon will perform an "Acoustic Blues" concert at 2 p.m. Simon is a local songwriter, singer and guitarist. Free tickets will be available at the library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. For information, call (813) 273-3652 or go to www.hcplc.org.
ECHO fundraiser set for Saturday at park
The Emergency Care Help Organization of Brandon will hold a fundraiser Saturday at the Eco Quest races and nature walks at Alafia River State Park. Registration closes at midnight for the 13-mile or 17-mile races, which include running, biking, canoeing and completing an obstacle course. Participants are asked to raise $65 for the races.
There also will be a 2-mile nature walk and mini quest (run, bike and obstacle course). Participants can pay the $30 registration fee for each event on site. Events begin at 8 a.m. For information or to register, call (813) 300-4404 or go to www.echofl.org.
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Sheriff's Office to help remove old medicines
Residents with expired or unused medications can hand them over to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office as part of Operation Medicine Cabinet. The event, which encourages proper disposal of prescriptions, runs from 8 a.m. to noon April 10 at the Sun City Center Community Association Hall, 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd. Medications will be taken to a hazardous waste collection site.