Host family needed: A host family in the Brandon High School area is needed to house a 17-year-old student for the 2012-13 school year. The boy, from Finland, is coming to Brandon through the Cultural Academic Student Exchange program. He will arrive in August and stay until May. The only expense to the host family will be room and board. The student will have his own spending money and full medical insurance. Contact Sandy Storer toll-free at 1-877-417-9675 for information about the application process. Also, visit case-usa.org.
Brandon Hospital prenatal classes: Brandon Regional Hospital offers a prepared childbirth class at 9 a.m. Saturday at Oakfield Medical Plaza, 119 Oakfield Drive. Seating is limited and reservations are advised.Call (813) 653-1065 or visit brandonregionalhospital.com.
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. Saturday 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. Saturday at the Brandon Petco, 2434 Brandon Blvd. Call (813) 971-4732 or visit great-greyhound.org.
On Broadway: Plant City Entertainment presents The Best of Broadway Friday and Saturday 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 and $14 for nonmembers.
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 for a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at Burger King, 9660 U.S. 301 S. Donations are appreciated. For 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 shop.brandonballet.org or call (813) 684-4282.
Business Expo: The South Shore Chamber of Commerce presents Pigs in the Park, a BBQ, Blues and Business Expo from 4 to 10 p.m. July 27 at MiraBay Sweetbay Plaza, 137 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach. Call (813) 645-1366.
Golf Tournament: Register now for a golf tournament sponsored by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 11 at Club Renaissance, 2121 S Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. Registration is $85. Sponsorships available. Visit business.southshorechamber ofcommerce.org/events/details/golf-tournament-329.
African Violet Society: The Tampa African Violet Society will meet at 10 a.m. Friday 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. Call Mina Menish at (813) 681-1910.
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Kings Point Bridge: The Kings Point Duplicate Bridge Association, or KPDBA, announces the debut of individual games starting at 1 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Kings Point Clubhouse card room. The individual games will be open to KPDBA and Sun City Center Bridge Club members. The games are free and refreshments will be served. Call Don at (813) 633-3374.
LifePath 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 information or to register, contact Vickie McDonald at (813) 984-2299 or [email protected]
Mud Run: Register by Thursday for Saturday's Hog Wild Mud Run, an obstacle-filled race featuring ropes, mud and slides. Races begin at 8:30 a.m. at 2441 Kirkland Road and run every half-hour through 12:30 p.m. Cost to register is $79. Visit hogwildmudrun.com.