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Scholarship fundraiser: Weir's Music will host a concert fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Fox & Hounds British Pub, 229 E Brandon Blvd., Brandon. Weir's Music students of all ages will play a range of music, including country, pop and classic rock. There will be raffles for prizes including a guitar, guitar lessons and gift cards from local businesses. Proceeds benefit a new music scholarship being created in honor of Zachary McCarthy, a 16-year-old Bloomingdale High School student who died in a car accident in Valrico this month. McCarthy was a member of the Bloomingdale High chorus and played the trumpet. To get more information on the concert or to donate to the scholarship fund, call Tim Weir at (813) 240-5243.

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Kindergarten registration: Hillsborough County Public Schools will hold a Kindergarten Round Up from Monday to Feb. 8 for the 2013-14 school year for families interested in enrolling their children in their assigned, attendance area school. Families should attend the Round Up event scheduled for that school, and bring birth date, health and home address documentation to register their child for kindergarten. For a complete list of Kindergarten Round Ups and a list of accepted documentation for enrollment, visit the "Kindergarten Round Up" section online at

Parents unable to attend the Round Up should enroll their child by the end of June.

Raffle donations: Summerfield Elementary School is seeking donations from local businesses for its annual dance and raffle fundraiser Feb. 15. The goal of the event is to raise money for a new covered court for P.E. classes. The school is seeking food donations, including hot dogs, hot dog buns, condiments, chips and soda for the event; raffle items, such as gift cards, products and certificates of service; and monetary donations by Friday. For more information, contact raffle coordinator Jessica Cheek at (863) 617-5061 or

Baseball clinic: Tampa Catholic High School will hold the first Stars of the Future Life Skills Through Baseball Clinic in the Tampa Catholic Baseball Complex, 4630 N Rome Ave., Tampa, hosted by the Peter J. Mulry Foundation, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Boys and girls ages 8 to 14 can register for the clinic, which will include baseball instruction, life skills training, lunch for parents and children, T-shirts, backpacks, a life skills book and autographed posters signed by clinic staff. Staff will include Pete Mulry, former Tampa Catholic baseball coach, Denard Span, Washington Nationals player and former Tampa Catholic player, and other former and current professional players, coaches and managers.

The clinic is free. To register, visit the "Sign up for baseball clinic" link at

Scholarship fundraiser: The third annual Spring Scholarship Shindig fundraiser will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at Beanie's Family Sports Grill, 2002 U.S. 41 S, Ruskin. The event will include music, dinner and beverages, a cash bar and entry into drawings to win a flat-screen TV and a gourmet cheesecake.

The event is hosted by Larry Brooks of A & A Mortgage Funding and Mike Langjahr of Sun City Center Funeral Home. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit scholarships that will be awarded to two students, one from East Bay High School and one from Lennard High School.

Golf tournament: Tampa Catholic High School will hold the 2013 Nick DiMaggio Crusader Classic Golf Tournament at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club on Feb. 18. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and golfing begins at noon. The cost is $150 for individual players. Proceeds benefit Tampa Catholic athletics. To register for the event or to become a sponsor, visit

School notes 01/26/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:18pm]
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