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Archery competition: The Tomlin Middle School archery team placed 20th in the National Archery in the Schools World Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World last month. More than 1,200 students competed in elementary, middle and high school divisions.

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Gymnastics classes: Golden City Gymnastics will offer free trial classes at the Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center for boys and girls this week.

There will be trials for the boys and girls ages 3-5 class from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Trials for the beginner girls ages 6-11 class will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

A trial for the beginner boys ages 6-11 class will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Boys and girls ages 6 and up can try a floor tumbling class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center is at 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon. To reserve a space in a class, call (813) 681-4634, ext. 26.

Open house: St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School will hold an Admissions Open House at 6 p.m. Nov. 29. Attendees can tour the school, meet teachers and admissions staff and sign children up for assessments.

The open house will take place at the school's primary division campus, 1002 Rome Ave. To get more information or to reserve a spot at the open house, contact Cindy Fenlon, director of admissions, at (813) 600-4348 or

Lecture series: Dr. Raymond Arsenault, author and specialist in the political, social and environmental history of the American South, will speak as part of the Bradshaw Lecture series on Nov. 13 at Tampa Preparatory School. Arsenault will speak in an all-school assembly and address classes throughout the day.

Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin professor of Southern history and program adviser of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. He is best known for his book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. The book was the basis for a 2010 award-winning documentary Freedom Riders. Two Freedom Riders who live in the Tampa Bay area will join Arsenault at Tampa Prep.

School notes 11/03/12 [Last modified: Saturday, November 3, 2012 4:31am]
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