Volunteers needed to work with the elderly
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs seeks volunteers for its elderly assistance program, SHINE. Volunteers provide counseling and other assistance to seniors, make educational presentations and participate in community events.
For more information, call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at (813) 740-3888, ext. 5593.
The Area Agency on Aging also has an elder help-line. Call (800) 963-5337.
Car show is a blast from the past
The Roamin' Oldies cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday will feature a 1934 Ford three-window coupe as cruiser of the month at Cherry's Restaurant in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on U.S. 41.
The event is free. For information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511.
Learn to make your yard canine-friendly
Master gardener Liz Eginton offers tips on how to make your yard please the family dog. The free class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.
All you need to know about foreclosures
A free seminar on what to do when you face a foreclosure begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Ave. Parwani Law will present. Visit brandonbar.org.
Chamber's business is its Bowling Challenge
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce presents its Business Bowling Challenge Jan. 8 at Oakfield Lanes, 1001 Oakfield Drive. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. The official start is 2 p.m. Cost per team of four is $200. Price includes snacks and games. Enter raffles to win cash and other prizes. For more information, call (813) 689-1221, ext. 8843, or visit brandonchamber.com.
Businesswomen gather for networking
The Brandon chapter of Women on a Mission to Earn a Commission meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Embassy Suites, 10220 Palm River Road. Businesswomen interested in networking are invited to attend. For more information, call (813) 454-4658.
Arts academy registers performers
Sign up now with the Florida Academy of Performing Arts at Music Showcase, 402 Oakfield Drive. Groups are for children ages 4 and up. For more information, call (813) 490-2787.
Burns Middle School art goes on display
Burns Middle School students want you to check out their artwork at Robeks Fruit Smoothies and Healthy Eats, 1044 Bloomingdale Ave., in Valrico. Art teacher Lauren Haseman organized the gallery show featuring works by students in grades 7 and 8.
Get networking with other local businesses
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Area Council presents a business networking social from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at State Farm Insurance, 16637 FishHawk Blvd., Suite 104. Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill will cater. For more information, call Amber Aaron at (813) 689-1221, ext. 8815. Visit brandonchamber.com.
Marketing luncheon to help grow businesses
A luncheon with the topic "How to Make Your Advertising Investments More Effective" is scheduled from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Palmetto Club, 17004 Dorman Road. Prudential Tropical Realty will provide a complimentary lunch. For more information, call (813) 417-0481.
Calendar of artwork supports new center
The South Shore Arts Council is selling a calendar featuring artwork done by children and adults during Ruskin's three annual Big Draws. Proceeds benefit the new arts and cultural center set for the soon-to-be-vacated fire station in downtown Ruskin.
Calendars can be purchased for a tax-deductible donation of $10 or more to the South Shore Arts Council. Calendars can be picked up at the Big Draw Studio in Ruskin (613 U.S. 41 N), Southern Grace (301 U.S. 41), Ruskin-South Shore Chamber of Commerce (315 S Tamiami Trail), and two Keller Williams locations: 109 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach, and 1603 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center.
Old cell phones can go to troops overseas
Getting ready to upgrade to a new phone? Give your old one to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Stop by the drop-off point at Dove Interiors Carpet One, 2305 College Ave., or send the phone in. For more information, call (813) 645-8660.
Sun City Center
Hearing loss group to meet Wednesday
The Hearing Loss Association of Sun City Center will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. Learn about the latest advancements in hearing aids. CART (captioning) provided by Tess Crowder, Communication Access Inc. Coffee and donuts at 9:15 a.m. Contact Barbara Riley at (813) 634-1706 or hla-scc.com.
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