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Arts festival: The deadline to enter the fifth annual Winthrop Arts Festival is March 13. The festival is March 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1206 Millennium Parkway. The booth fee will be waived for 25 out of 100 participating artists. For more information, contact Bryant Martinez at bryantmartinez2010@gmail.com or (813) 601-3129, or visit winthropartsfestival.org.

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

Spring concert: The Eastern Hillsborough Community Band will perform "A Spring In Our Step: Spring Concert Series" in March. The first show is March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Rice Creek Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 10719 Rice Creek Drive. The 40-piece concert band will perform a program that includes songs from Les Misérables, Carmen and South Pacific. The cost is $5 at the door. For more information, visit ehcb.org or call (813) 569-1771.

RUSKIN

Fundraiser: Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate will hold the eighth annual Get on the Good Foot Sporting Clays Benefit Shoot on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays, 10514 Ehrens Cutoff Road, Land O'Lakes. Registration and continental breakfast being at 7:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

The cost to enter is $325 for a four-person team, $275 for a team of four law enforcement officers, and $275 for a four-person amputees team. The cost for an individual or extra shooter is $85. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Proceeds benefit amputees and their families. For more information on sponsorships or to register for the event, visit peglegpirate.org.

SUN CITY CENTER

Anniversary show: The Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center is celebrating 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 last performances are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 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 is today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 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 Tuesday at noon in the Florida Room in the Sun City Center Florida Room in the CA Atrium, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd. Check in begins at 11:30 a.m. 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. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Elsa Lang-Ree at (813) 633-7502 or Jim Sullivan at (813) 633-3917.

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.

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 Saturday 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.

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. For more information, contact Tricia Campbell at tcampbell@brandonchamber.com or (813) 689-1221, ext. 8812.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Heart Month: Hillsborough County's Division of Aging Services is celebrating American Heart Month with special Love Your Heart events at its senior centers. The events are open to Hillsborough County residents ages 50 and over. For more information on an event, call the senior center. Event dates and locations include:

Monday at 10:30 a.m. at 11706 Williams Road, Thonotasassa. An LPN will discuss the Simple 7 Heart Healthy Factors. Call (813) 506-6631.

Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa. An LPN will present Heart to Heart about Heart Disease. A pharmacist and technician from Walgreens pharmacy will be there to conduct blood pressure and A1C's tests. Call (813) 671-7773.

Things to do in Brandon area 02/21/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:07pm]
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