Sunday, February 18, 2018
News Roundup

Neighborhood events

APOLLO BEACH

Woman's Club bake sale: On Nov. 20 the Apollo Beach Woman's Club will hold its annual bake sale from 8 a.m. until items are sold out at two locations, outside the Apollo Meat Market and outside the Very Best Barber Shop. Pies are $12 and $14. Order before Wednesday by calling Nancy at (813) 645-4295. Proceeds benefit the club's scholarship fund for Apollo Beach high school students.

Brandon

World record soccer game? Players looking to raise money for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation hope to break a Guinness World Records feat by staging a 70-hour soccer game. The game began Friday and continues through Monday at the Brandon Flames Soccer Complex at JC Handley Park. The record is 66 hours. Guinness requires that the game be witnessed at all times so volunteers are sought. Call James Bard at (813) 690-0268.

Celebrity chefs: Chef Tre Wilcox, a contestant on Bravo's Top Chef All-Stars and executive chef of Marquee Grill in Dallas, presents two classes today at the Rolling Pin Emporium, 2090 Badlands Drive. Riverview native and Top Chef Season 9 contestant Richie Farina returns on Thursday. For times and prices, go to rollingpinonline.com.

Books and ballet: Brandon Ballet performs at the Barnes & Noble at Brandon Square, 122 Brandon Town Center, from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The event includes a reading of The Nutcracker Story, the Sugar Plum Fairy, autographs and photos with costumed dancers and a performance of excerpts from The Nutcracker.

Vendors needed for Christmas festival: Vendors can 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, call Deborah Evans at (813) 685-5998 or email [email protected] showcaseonline.com.

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.

LITHIA

Health workshop: Brandon Regional Hospital will offer a health education seminar at the Osprey Club at FishHawk Ranch, 15921 Courtside Drive, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 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 information on drowning prevention and fire safety. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. To register, email [email protected]

Plant City

Gardening program: A master gardening program on Florida wildflowers is from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St. Gardener Virginia Overstreet will speak. Call (813) 757-9215.

Library happenings: Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St., will host a computer class, Word 1: Introduction, from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Word 2: Intermediate will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 21. The library will host its annual Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and an AARP Driver Safety class for seniors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30. Cost for the driver safety course is $12 for AARP members. Computer classes are free. Call Anne Haywood at (813) 757-9215.

RIVERVIEW

Toys for guardians: The second annual Guardian Toy Run takes place Saturday. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Tampa PC Networks, 11946 Boyette Road, with the ride starting at 11. It ends around noon with a postride party at the Rack Brandon, 1025 Brandon Blvd. Riders must bring $10 and a toy. To learn more, visit guardiantoyrun.org.

Summerfield Holiday Craft Market: The Summerfield Social Committee's fourth annual Holiday Craft Market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 in the community center gymnasium, 13011 Summerfield Blvd. Shop from 40 crafters and vendors. The Summerfield Ladies' Club will also conduct a charity bake sale and toy drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a chance to win a gift basket. The bake sale proceeds and toys will be donated to the Deputy Darling Foundation. Call (813) 671-2005 or email [email protected] for more information.

Ruskin

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza: The Ruskin Woman's Club presents its Holiday Shopping Extravaganza from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 503 U.S. 41 S. Shop for everything from jewelry to pet items. Call Carolyn Jones at (813) 645-3488.

Seffner

Tampa African Violet Society: The club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N Kingsway Road. Award-winning designer Mary Lou Harden will present an interactive Pave Designs program. Free admission. Visitors are welcome. For more information about the meeting, call Jim Boyer at (727) 871-2014.

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