Child care center to help disease awareness program
Tutor Time Child Care Learning Center will hold two fundraisers with proceeds benefiting Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a disease awareness program. The Costume Crusade is at 10 a.m. today at 3741 Canoga Park Drive. The parade will feature kids 5 and under.
On Nov. 7, there is a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with raffles and silent auctions. For information, call (813) 651-0779.
Annual Rotary fish fry has food, fun in one setting
The Brandon '86 Rotary Club's 15th annual Denizens of the Deep Southern Family Fish Fry is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at 1915 Camp Florida Road. The event, which raises money for charity, includes all-you-can-eat food, drinks and entertainment. There also will be a bouncy castle and slide, face painting and a petting zoo. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for kids ages 13 to 18 and free for kids 12 and under with the donation of a canned food. Information, (813) 654-5777.
Donations needed to fill care packages for troops
The Brandon Junior Woman's Club is collecting donations through Nov. 30 for its Operation Holiday Support, an effort to send care packages to deployed troops. Desired items include: toiletries; thick, black socks; over-the-counter medicine; packaged snacks; candy that won't melt; double-A batteries; and DVDs. For a list of drop-off locations, contact Donna Johnson-Griffin at (813) 244-4758 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate money, send checks to the Brandon Junior Woman's Club, P.O. Box 66, Brandon, FL 33509. The suggested donation is $12.50, which covers the cost to ship one box.
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South Shore Concert Band welcomes new members
New musicians are welcome to join the South Shore Concert Band as it prepares for its 2009-10 concert season. Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. Monday and continue weekly on that day and time at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center. For more information, call (813) 634-8684.
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Chief of audiology set to address hearing loss group
The Hearing Loss Association of Sun City Center meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. Paula J. Myers, chief of audiology at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, will speak about resources for veterans who are deaf or hard of hearing. For more information, call (813) 634-1706.
YMCA competitive volleyball teams holding youth tryouts
Olympian Keba Phipps is the coach of the Campo Family YMCA's competitive youth volleyball teams, which will hold tryouts Sunday at 3414 Culbreath Road, Valrico. Tryouts are from 1 to 3 p.m. for the 14's team and from 4 to 6 p.m. for the 15's team. There is a $40 tryout fee, and athletes are required to present a USA Volleyball membership card. Registration is on site 15 minutes prior to each tryout. For more information, call (813) 684-1371.
Bloomingdale baseball team preparing for golf tourney
The Bloomingdale High School baseball team will hold its 14th annual golf tournament at noon Nov. 11 at River Hills Country Club, 3943 New River Hills Parkway. The cost is $100. Corporate sponsors and donations are also needed. For more information or to register, call (813) 643-5833. The registration deadline is Nov. 8.
'Steel Magnolias' at East bay High
East Bay High School's theater students will perform Steel Magnolias at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 at 7710 Big Bend Road, Gibsonton. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. They are available at the door but can be reserved by calling (813) 671-5134, extension 271. Admission includes dessert and coffee or punch.