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Things to do in Brandon area

BRANDON

Youth soccer: The 2013 Adidas Brandon Cup youth recreational soccer tournament will be today through Sunday at the JC Handly Sports Complex, 3104 S Kings Ave. The tournament runs from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More than 100 teams of players ages 7 to 19 are expected to participate. The tournament is hosted by VSI West Florida Flames. For more information, visit flamesfc.com.

LITHIA

Fun run: The FishHawk Ranch Road Race will hold a "Twilight Run" for its annual 5K race and 1-mile kids' fun run at Park Square at FishHawk Ranch, 16144 Churchview Drive, on March 9 at 5 p.m. Awards will be given to the top male and female runners in the 5K race, and the top three in each age group. All kids will receive commemorative ribbons. The post-race party will feature music, giveaways, food and refreshments. The cost for the 5K is $25 early, or $30 the day of the race. The cost of the kids' race is $15. Proceeds benefit Bevis Elementary, FishHawk Creek Elementary, Stowers Elementary, Barrington Middle, Randall Middle and Newsome High. To register for the race, visit fishhawkranch.com.

RIVERVIEW

Veterans seminar: Osenton Law Offices, PA, and the Bridges Retirement Community will hold a seminar at 6:30 p.m. on 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 seminar is free, and will be held at the Bridges, 11202 Dewhurst Drive. To reserve a seat at the seminar, call the Bridges at (813) 413-8900.

RUSKIN

Leigh Rubin: The cartoonist will speak at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. 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.

Luncheon: The next luncheon for the Apollo Beach Woman's Club will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Little Harbor, 611 Destiny Drive, with a program by Kathleen Rehl, author of Moving Forward on Your Own. Tickets for the luncheon are $16. Reservations must be made by today. To make a reservation, contact Deanna Anest at (813) 938-3641. Membership in the Apollo Beach Woman's Club is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. Dues are $20. For more information on membership, contact Sharon Vasquez at sharonvasquez47@yahoo.com or (813) 641-7856 or e-mail.

SUN CITY CENTER

Rummage sale: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., will hold its sixth annual rummage sale today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 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's concert Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E. The concert will feature romantic classics by Bach, von Weber, Elgar, Dvorák and Mendelssohn. 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 South Shore Chambers of Commerce, 315 South 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.

Anniversary show: The Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center will celebrate 10 years of musical theater entertainment will performances of The Great Broadway Songbook at the Rollins Theater, 970 Cherry Hills Drive. The show features songs from musicals like South Pacific and Guys and Dolls. The show runs Thursday-Feb. 16 and Feb. 20-23 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Feb. 16. Tickets are $10, and are available at the Sun City Center Atrium kiosk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information or to purchase tickets with a credit card, call (813) 220-7913.

Film series: The Eagle Audubon Society of Kings Point continues its 30th annual Outdoor Adventure Film Series Feb. 16 with The Real World Fiji, about the Pacific island nation. The movie, as all in the monthly series, 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 entire series. Tickets may be purchased at the Kings Point Clubhouse Box Office Monday through Friday, or before the shows.

Sweden event: The Scandinavian Club of Sun City Center will host a Sweden-themed event on Feb. 26 at noon in the Florida Room in the Sun City Center Community Association atrium, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd. The event will feature a presentation on the Swedish naval ship Vasa, which sank in Stockholm harbor in 1628. Authentic Scandinavian-style open-faced sandwiches, coffee and tea will be for sale. Admission is free. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Elsa Lang-Ree at (813) 633-7502.

TAMPA

Art show: CANVAS 8 has extended its call for artists to March 1 for its March 15 show at the gallery, 2702 Causeway Center Drive. Artists must submit two to three images of their work and a brief bio about themselves. Send complete applications to director Bobby Triplett at Bobby@iamelement.org. The nonprofit event showcases up-and-coming local artists. The show is free for participating artists and attendees. For more information, call (727) 204-9580.

VALRICO

Arts law seminar: The Greater Brandon Arts Council is hosting the seminar "Copyright and Fair Use Law for Artists" with Fort Myers lawyer Anne Dalton from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. The event is free and will include refreshments. For more information, visit brandonarts.org or call (813) 655-2773.

Things to do in Brandon area 02/07/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3:52pm]

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