Health screenings: The Family Resource Center of Brandon will offer free dental screenings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday for children 6 months to 18 years old and hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at 1277 Kingsway Road. For more information, call (813) 740-4634.
Dad's day out: Dads are invited to a day of card games from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 and 24 at the Family Resource Center of Brandon, 1277 Kingsway Road. For more information, call (813) 740-4634.
Food festival: The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club will host its third annual International Food Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at its historic clubhouse, 129 N Moon Ave. Sample foods from England, India, the Caribbean, Spain and the Hawaiian islands. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. To purchase tickets, contact Leslie Garcia, international affairs chairwoman, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit thebjwc.com.
Democrats to meet: The East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barnacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Road. Club members and their guests are invited. Go to easthillsborough dems.org for more information.
Beach Blanket Bunco: Center Place presents Beach Blanket Bunco for the Arts, a fundraiser, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at 619 Vonderburg Drive. The night will include bunco games, dinner and drinks. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, call (813) 685-8888.
Child fashion models needed: Models are needed for ECHO's 10th Annual Kids Helping Kids Fashion Show, which will be Oct. 6 at the Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College. Children 5 to 18 are invited to participate. Each model must raise a minimum of $100. Fashions are provided by Kohl's. Go to echofl.org and click on "events" to get more information and to register.
Volunteers needed: ECHO of Brandon (Emergency Care Help Organization) is looking for permanent volunteers to commit to a schedule of 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. one day a week. Opportunities are available in the donation area and pantry. Apply at 507 N Parsons Ave. For more information, visit echofl.org.
Library programs: Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W McLendon St., will host programs for kids and adults through September. Story time for children ages 3 to 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 be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays. Programs are free. For more information, call (813) 757-9215.
Riverview Garden Club: The club will kick off its fall season with a meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday on how to convert an old pot to a water fountain or garden with speaker Michael Jones of Pondscapes. The event will be at the Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive. Parking and admission are free. For more information, call (813) 727-6567.
Health Fair: Family Medical Care of Riverview will host a health fair from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 29. A doctor will be on site at 6037 Winthrop Commerce Ave., Suite 201, in the Winthrop Town Centre to render services to any new patients. Medical staff will perform free blood pressure or blood sugar checks. For more information, call (813) 979-9080.
Democratic Club: The South Shore Democratic Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way. Featured speakers will include District 17 congressional candidate William Bronson, State Senate District 26 candidate Paula House and Hillsborough County Commission District 4 candidate Mark Nash. All Democrats and independents are welcome. For more information, call (813) 633-3784.
CARE seeks volunteers: The Critter Adoption Rescue Effort, or CARE, a nonprofit, all-volunteer no-kill dog and cat rescue and rehabilitation and adoption center at 1528 27th St. SE, needs volunteers. Workers are needed to answer phones and do light office work Tuesday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Volunteers also are needed to help open the kennels and cat facility each weekday morning between 7:30 and 9:30. For information, visit the shelter, email email@example.com or call (813) 645-2273.
Sun City Center
Educational travel: Road Scholar/Elderhostel senior vice president Peter Spiers will speak at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Caper Room at the Sun City Center Atrium. Spiers will offer information on trends in educational travel and the Road Scholar recipe for successful aging, happiness and cognitive health in retirement. For information, contact Don Churchill, Sun City Center resident and Road Scholar Ambassador, at (813) 642-0844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Shore Orchestra: The South Shore Symphony Orchestra begins its fall-winter season this month with a tribute to 19th century composer Felix Mendelssohn. Performances are at 3 and 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E, and 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Regent, 6437 Watson Drive. Advance $20 tickets are available online at www.thessso.org and at the St. John the Divine church office. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25.
Grief support: LifePath Hospice offers an eight-week session of the support group New Beginnings from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court. The free group is open to the public. For more information, call Diane Schnelly at (813) 357-5609.
Veterans salutes: The Hillsborough County Veterans Council will conduct a Patriots Day Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. 301, Tampa. For more information, call Mary Ellen Harlan at (813) 245-5261.
POW-MIA recognition: The Hillsborough County Veterans Council will conduct a POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. 301, Tampa. Former prisoners of war will be featured guest speakers. The Men's Auxiliary, VFW Post 8108 and Marine Corps League Detachment 1226 from Riverview also will participate.