Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Things to do in Brandon area

BRANDON

Networking event: The Bridal and Events Network will hold an informational meeting for businesses in the bridal and events industry interested in joining the network on Tuesday at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive. The event begins at 6 p.m. with networking and refreshments. The informational meeting will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person with advanced reservations, or $10 per person at the door. To register for the event, call (813) 633-7296.

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 3 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

Small business meeting: Representative Ross Spano, R-Dover, is holding a Small Business Roundtable today from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Winthrop Barn Theatre, 11349 West Bloomingdale Ave. It is anticipated to become a quarterly gathering for small business owners to meet with state and local government officials to talk about the impact rules, regulation and lawmaking has on business. Admission is free. For more information, to register for the event or to suggest a topic for discussion, call Jonathan Rees or Gloria Perez at (813) 655-3742.

Veterans seminar: Osenton Law Offices, PA, and the Bridges Retirement Community will hold a seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday 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

Child care training: Hillsborough County Extension Services will offer a free training session "What Does Time Mean To Children?" for licensed child care providers at the extension service office, 5339 County Road 579, on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants can receive CEU credit from the University of Florida. 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. For more information contact Diana Converse, family life educator for Hillsborough County Extension Service, at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54140, or [email protected]

SUN CITY CENTER

Anniversary show: The Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center will celebrate 10 years of musical theater entertainment with 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 today and Saturday and Wednesday through Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday. 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.

Glass show: The third annual Sun City Center Juried Glass Show will be held Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Florida Room of the Atrium complex, 945 N Course Lane. The show will contain works by members of the Sun City Center Glass Club. The show will be judged by professional glass artists, who will select a Best of Show winner. The public will select the People's Choice winner. The show is free and open to the public.

Sweden event: The Scandinavian Club of Sun City Center will host a Sweden-theme 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.

Cell phone recycling: The United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., is holding a cell phone recycling campaign. The church is collecting cell phones and accessories that will be sent to a recycling center in Miami to be refurbished and reused. The church office is collecting cell phones and accessories Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and during Sunday morning services at 10 a.m. For more information, call (813) 634-1304.

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 [email protected] 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.

Plant show: The Tampa African Violet Society will hold its 37th annual Judged Show and Sale at the Florida Farm Bureau, 100 S Mulrennan Road. On Feb. 22, there will be sales from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the show from noon to 5 p.m. On Feb. 23, there will be a show and sales from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plants and plant sales will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free.

Health fair: The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2013 Health Fair "Future Trends in Health Care" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 2 at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road. Free health screenings will be provided throughout the day at exhibit booths. Admission to the event is also free.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Exhibitor space is also available for $100 for $100 for Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce members and $200 for prospective members. Prices increase after Feb. 22. For more information, contact Tricia Campbell at [email protected] or (813) 689-1221, ext. 8812.

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