Woman's Club bake sale: The Apollo Beach Woman's Club will hold its annual bake sale from 8 a.m. until items are sold out Nov. 20 at two locations, outside the Apollo Meat Market and outside the Very Best Barber Shop. Pies are $12 and $14. Order ahead before Nov. 14 by calling Nancy at (813) 645-4295. Proceeds benefit the club's scholarship fund for Apollo Beach high school students.
Community Foundation: The Greater Community Foundation of Brandon presents "An Evening of Hope," a charity check presentation, on Saturday at the Florida Center and Botanical Gardens at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The VIP reception begins at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7.
Denizens of the Deep: The Brandon '86 Rotary presents the 18th annual Denizens of the Deep Southern Family Fish Fry Saturday at Rotary's Camp Florida, 1915 Camp Florida Road, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature live music, a castle, zoo and food. Tickets are $25 per adult, $10 for children ages 13-18. Children 12 and under get in free with a donation of one can of food for the Emergency Care Help Organization.
Vendors needed for Christmas festival: Vendors can now sign up for the Music Showcase Christmas Festival, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at 402 Oakfield Drive. Vendors are needed to sell homemade crafts, jewelry, makeup, clothing and food. Businesses can also participate by offering an activity for kids. For more information, visit musicshowcaseonline.com. For questions, contact Deborah Evans at (813) 685-5998 or [email protected]
Health workshop: Brandon Regional Hospital will offer a special informative health education seminar at the Osprey Club at FishHawk Ranch, 15921 Courtside Drive, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Joey Ancheta, medical director of Brandon Regional Hospital's Pediatric Emergency Department, will present practical and life-saving tips to help parents and guardians in the event of a childhood emergency. In addition, Hillsborough County Fire & Rescue will offer tours of a rescue vehicle and provide CPR demonstrations and important information on drowning prevention and fire safety. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Register by emailing [email protected]
Plant City Golf Classic: Register now for the 18th annual Plant City Optimist Club and Plant City Recreation & Parks Department Golf Classic, to be held Saturday at the Walden Lake Golf & Country Club. The cost of the basic tournament package is $60. Sponsorship packages are also available. For information and a registration packet, call Walt Arnold at (813) 752-1602.
Gardening program: A master gardening program, Florida Wildflowers, will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St. Gardener Virginia Overstreet will speak. For more information, call (813) 757-9215.
Dancing With the Locals: The Plant City Noon Rotary Club presents its fifth annual Dancing With the Locals event Nov. 9 at the Trinkle Center, on the HCC Plant City campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dancing begins at 8. Tickets include open bar and hors d'oeuvres. For tickets and sponsorship information, call Marcus Caswell at (863) 412-2880.
Hayrides at Wolfe's Produce: Wolfe's Produce, 6005 U.S. 301 S, will offer hayrides from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Cost is $4 per person or $7 for two. For more information, call (813) 927-2203.
ECHO Trunk Show: The Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) will host a Trunk Show on Thursday, November 1 at the Winthrop Barn Theatre, at 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., in Riverview. Visitors can browse for fabulous designer purses, shoes and clothes. Get a ticket for $10 and be one of the first to shop our treasures during the VIP Preview from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Doors open to the general public at 6:35 p.m. For more information, visit echofl.org.
Sugar Plum Tea: The Brandon Ballet holds a Sugar Plum Tea Party from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road. The event will celebrate the Nutcracker story with desserts, story time and appearances by characters from the ballet, including the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Seafood Festival: The Ruskin Seafood Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW. The festival features vendors selling a variety of seafood, including clams, grouper, mullet, shrimp, seafood chowder and more. There also will be live music, games for the kids and a pet-friendly environment. Admission is $5 for adults plus a $2 per carload charge to enter Simmons Park.
South Shore Symphony Orchestra: The orchestra performs a special "Images of Freight" concert at 2 p.m. today at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road. The program will include a Charles Gounod song best known as the theme from the Alfred Hitchcock television show.
SUN CITY CENTER
New musical continues: Love on a Bench, a new musical comedy presented by the Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center, will be performed Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Nov. 7-10. The Rollins is at 970 Cherry Hills Drive.
All performances are at 7:30 p.m., except for the Nov. 10 show, which is a 4 p.m. twilight show. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at the SCC Atrium Ticket Kiosk from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. For credit card orders, call (813) 642-0606.
Brass concert: The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet continues the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Fine Arts Concert Series at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 in the church at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. Tickets for the series are $40, and single-concert tickets are $10. They can be purchased at the church office.
Hearing loss support: The Sun City Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. Captioning is provided and the meeting room is equipped with an induction loop to benefit those with a telecoil in their hearing instrument. For more information, call Barbara Riley at (813) 634-1706.