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Public meeting: Hillsborough County will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss a proposed new site for the replacement of South Brandon Fire Station No. 7, currently located at 122 W Bloomingdale Ave. The meeting will take place at the Brandon West Recreation Center, 3940 Canoga Park Drive. County staff will be at the meeting to discuss details of the project and answer questions.

PLANT CITY

Food drive: Dinosaur World is offering 50 percent off admission with two canned goods per person today. Donations will go to the United Food Bank of Plant City. Call Dinosaur World at (813) 717-9865.

Support group: Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 N Park Road, will offer GriefShare, a seminar and support group for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. Each session will include a video seminar and group discussion. Classes began last week and run every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Each session is self-contained; you may begin attending at any time. To register or get more information, call Deaconess Lyn Senkarik at (813) 752-4622.

Driving class: Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 N Park Road, will host a AAA Senior Defensive Driver Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The class will teach defensive driving, vehicle care, impairment avoidance and more to drivers age 55 and older. The class is $15. Lunch will be available for $7. Proceeds from lunch will benefit the Hope Lutheran youth summer mission experience. Registration is required. Call Hope Lutheran Church at (813) 752-4622 for more information.

Health checks: South Florida Baptist Hospital will host a Heart Health Check from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 and 16 at the hospital, 301 N Alexander St. The hospital will offer bone density and skin screenings on Feb. 15 for free.

On Feb. 16, the hospital will offer carotid ultrasounds to look for abnormalities or blockages that could lead to stroke for $20, CT Heart Score to detect plaque in arteries for $150, peripheral vascular leg screens to check circulation in arms and legs for $20, mammograms for $45 and prostate screening for $20.

The hospital will also offer blood profiles on Feb. 15 and 16 for $20, including lipid panel, complete metabolic profile and complete blood count.

Registration is required. To get more information or to register for a screening, call (813) 644-6721.

RIVERVIEW

Veterans seminar: Osenton Law Offices, PA, and the Bridges Retirement Community will hold a seminar at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 for wartime veterans. The seminar will provide information on veterans aid, attendance benefits and estate planning, and the federal Improved Pension benefit, which can help offset the cost of living in a retirement community for a wartime veteran or a surviving spouse. The free seminar will be held at the Bridges, 11202 Dewhurst Drive, Riverview. To reserve a seat, call the Bridges at (813) 413-8900.

Plant sale: The Riverview Garden Club will hold its annual plant and rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive. Plants from nurseries will be on sale at half-price. Cash only. Free entrance and parking. Bring bags and containers to carry plants home. The sale is the club's main scholarship fundraiser. For more information, call (813) 727-6567.

RUSKIN

Leigh Rubin: The cartoonist will speak at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Rubin's cartoons appear in major daily newspapers and are syndicated to more than 400 media outlets worldwide. For more information, call the library at (813) 273-3652.

SEFFNER

Child care training: Hillsborough County Extension Services is offering free training sessions for licensed child care providers at the extension service office, 5339 County Road 579. Participants can receive CEU credit from the University of Florida. The sessions began last week and will continue through Feb. 19.

Dates and topics include: Every Child Counts: Building Community, from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 9, and What Does Time Mean To Children? from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

To register, visit extension.psu.edu/cyttap, click on "State Training," then "Florida" and "Tampa." The cost for providers outside of Hillsborough County is $10 per workshop. For more information, contact Diana Converse, family life educator for Hillsborough County Extension Service, at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54140, or converse@ufl.edu.

Parenting class: Brandon Regional Hospital and New Life Tabernacle UPC are holding lectures on healthy living.

"You & Your Baby" will be held from 8:20 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at New Life Tabernacle UPC, 6912 Williams Road, Seffner. The lecture will cover topics including breast-feeding, postpartum depression, prenatal water aerobics, postpartum exercises and parenting 101. Admission is free. A complimentary breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call Brandon Regional Hospital at (813) 653-1065 or New Life Tabernacle at (813) 740-1868, or register online at newlife tabernacleupc.org.

SUN CITY CENTER

Film series: The Eagle Audubon Society of Kings Point began its 30th Annual Outdoor Adventure Film Series last week. Each film is narrated by the filmmaker and talks about their travels. The movies will be shown in the Kings Point Clubhouse Borini Theater, 1904 Clubhouse Drive. The films are open to the public. Tickets are $7.50 per film or $18 for the series. Tickets may be purchased at the Kings Point Clubhouse box office from Monday through Friday or before the shows.

The Feb. 16 film will feature The Real World Fiji, about the Pacific island nation. The feature on March 16 will be It's Great! Britain.

All showings begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (813) 387-3447.

Rummage sale: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., will hold its sixth annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 and from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Household items that have been donated will be for sale, along with crafts, clothing and baked goods. For more information, call (813) 634-1292.

Valentine concert: The South Shore Symphony Orchestra will hold a valentine concert at 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E. The concert will feature romantic classics by Bach, von Weber, Elgar, Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Tickets are $12 and are available at the church office. Tickets may also be purchased at the Sun City Center, 651 Sun City Plaza, Suite 117; at the two offices of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, 315 S U.S. 41, Ruskin, and 137 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach; and online at thessso.org. For more information, call the church at (813) 633-3970.

Things to do in Brandon area 01/26/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:17pm]
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