Food drive ongoing: The food drive for Metropolitan Ministries, sponsored by the school district's transportation department, continues through Nov. 11. Donations can be dropped off at these locations:
• Ballast Point Elementary School, 2802 Ballast Point Blvd.
• Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway
• Transportation headquarters, 9455 Harney Road, Thonotosassa
• Chamberlain High School, 9401 N Boulevard
• Burns Middle School, 615 Brooker Road
• Area 6 office, 703 N Thomas Street, Plant City
• Brandon Alternative, 1009 N. Parsons Ave., Seffner
Call (813) 982-5511.
Go Green science fair: Entries for the Museum of Science and Industry "Go Green" science fair competition for juniors and seniors with eco-friendly inventions or ideas are due by Nov. 30. Grand prize is a $3,000 scholarship. Visit mosi.utekcorp.com.
Citrus Park Elementary: (813) 558-5356
• Get a taste for teaching. Volunteers are needed for the 2009 Great American Teach-In Nov. 18.
Clark Elementary: (813) 631-4333
• The school is seeking local business partners for advertising space. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Partner with the school's Clark Champions Program with a donation between $100 to $750. Showcase your business to 840 students and their families. E-mail email@example.com.
• The fifth-grade cookie dough and coffee sale fundraiser ends Monday. Items will be delivered before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Hammond Elementary: (813) 792-5120
• Casino Night is from 6:30 to 11 p.m. today at Heritage Harbor Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway. Cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. The event includes a $2,500 chip voucher, appetizers, games, and music from a Sinatra impersonator. Child care available. All proceeds benefit the school.
Lutz Elementary: (813) 949-1452
• The Book Character Parade is at 8:30 a.m. today.
Benito Middle School: (813) 631-4694
• The high school magnet parent information meeting is at 5 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Call ext. 233 or 234.
Gaither Adult and Community High School: (813) 632-6823
• Community education and general adult classes are available. Registration is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the school's main office, 16200 N Dale Mabry Highway.
Freedom High School: (813) 558-1185
• Cement your place in history by buying a brick at the 9/11 commemorative flagpole. Bricks cost $50 to $80.
King High School: (813) 744-8333
• To buy an ad for the yearbook, call ext. 260. Yearbooks can be purchased for $78.50 online at yearbooks.biz. Use school code 834.
Steinbrenner High School: (813) 792-5131
• See the student production of Grease at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the school auditorium at 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road. Cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Visit steinbrenner.mysdhc.org or ticketleap.com.
Incarnation Catholic School: (813) 884-4502
• Children Pre-K4 to fourth grade can find out what a typical day at the school is like from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the school, 5111 Webb Road.
Life Enrichment Center: (813) 932-0241
All classes at the school, 9704 N Boulevard.
• Two computer classes start Monday. Classes cost $50: Level 1 class is at 1 p.m. through Nov. 23; Level 2 class is at 2:15 p.m. through Nov. 23.
• The Everyday Spanish for adults class is at 10 a.m. Monday through Dec. 14. Cost is $70.
• A watercolor painting class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 8. Cost is $75.
• A traditional Chinese brush painting class is at 1 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 8. Cost is $75.
• A fundamentals to drawing class is at 9:30 a.m. Thursday through Dec. 17. Cost is $75.