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BRANDON

Art class: Charcoal drawing classes are held at the Brandon Recreation Center, 510 E Sadie St., every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., taught by Carol Karow, a graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design. The cost is $5 per class. Students should bring their own charcoal and paper supplies. For more information, call (813) 681-7324 or (813) 744-5617.

Spring concert: The Eastern Hillsborough Community Band is performing A Spring In Our Step: Spring Concert Series in March. The next show will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Brandon Chapel, 115 Knights Ave. The 40-piece concert band will perform a program that includes songs from Les Misérables, Carmen and South Pacific. $5 suggested donation at the door. For more information, visit ehcb.org or call (813) 569-1771.

Annual fundraiser: The Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association, Inc. will celebrate its 29th Annual Patron Party on April 13 at 7 p.m. at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive, Suite B. Membership reservations are $1,000 for table reservations for eight, $500 for four tickets, $250 for two tickets, or $100 for one ticket. Proceeds will benefit the center's artistic programming. For more information or to register, visit centerplacebrandon.org or call (813) 685-8888.

LITHIA

Cycle fest: The St. Stephen Catholic Church Life Teen youth program will hold its annual Jubilee Cycle Fest for riders of all skill levels on April 6 beginning at the Shoppes at Osprey Fishhawk, 15258 Fishhawk Blvd. The event includes free lunch for cyclists, T-shirt and goodie bags, and vendor booths. All cyclists must be at least 16 years old, and are required to wear an approved helmet and sign a waiver.

The 10-mile fun ride begins at 9 a.m. and costs $25. The 25-mile intermediate ride begins at 8:30 a.m. and costs $30. The 62-mile advanced ride begins at 8 a.m. and costs $35. Proceeds benefit the St. Stephen Catholic Church Life Teen program.

For more information or to register in advance, visit ststephen catholic.org/JubileeCycleFest.

PLANT CITY

Youth football: Registration is open for the Plant City Eagles Youth Football and Cheerleading league. The cost is $85 per child. Registration forms are available online at plantcityeagles.com. The league is also looking for coaches. For more information, call (813) 716-2324.

Classes at the library: The Bruton Memorial Library is offering several adult programs during March. Computer classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday on Internet search engines and March 27 on mouse skills. Sign up begins at 10 a.m. There will be an open lab to answer technology questions from 10 to 11 a.m. A book discussion on Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg will be held Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.

All programs are free. The Bruton Memorial Library is at 302 W McIendon St. For more information, call (813) 757-9215.

RIVERVIEW

Ballet performance: The Brandon Ballet will present Coppelia on April 20 at 7 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m. in the Spoto High School auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Drive. The April 21 show will benefit the Giving Hope Through Faith Foundation. Tickets for each performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Tickets may be purchased online at brandonballet.org or by calling (813) 684-4282.

RUSKIN

Fishing fundraiser: Mary & Martha House will hold its Third Annual Hook n Sink Fishing and Golf Tournament March 22-24. The Captain's Meeting kick off will take place at the Resort and Club at Little Harbor, 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin, at 7 p.m. on March 22. Fishing and a family 5K run will take place at Little Harbor at 7 a.m. on March 23. The cost of the fishing tournament is $50 per adult, or $25 per child. Golfing will take place at 11 a.m. at Club Renaissance, 2121 S Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center, on March 24. The cost of the golf tournament is $75 per person or $300 for a foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Proceeds benefit the residential shelter facility in Ruskin. For more information on the event or sponsorships, or to register, visit hooknsink.com or call Laurie Herring at (813) 645-7874.

SUN CITY CENTER

Community fun: FunFest 2013 will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Sun City Center Community Association Central Campus, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd. This year's theme is "FunFest Goes Glam." The event is free and open to the public.

Film screening: The film It's Great! Britain will presented on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Borini Theater of the Kings Point Clubhouse, 1904 Clubhouse Drive, by the Eagle Audubon Society of Kings Point. The film features a traveler's view of Great Britain. The screening is open to the public. Tickets are $7.50 and are available at the Kings Point Clubhouse Box Office Monday through Friday or at the door the day of the show. For more information, call (813) 642-8790.

DAR fundraiser: A High Tea fundraiser will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Florida Room in the Community Association Atrium, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd. The fundraiser is presented by the Sun City center Col. George Mercer Brooke National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The cost is $15. Proceeds benefit James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. To make a reservation, call Bunny Blackstone at (813) 634-6387 or Jan Bassett at (813) 642-0691.

Club meeting: The Irish Connection will hold a general meeting on April 5 at 6 p.m. in the Florida Room in the Atrium Building, 945 N Course Lane, Sun City Center. The meeting will feature Hillsborough community service Officer Donna Budd to speak on people slipping through the cracks in receiving assistance, and Jason Castillo, the group's new community resource deputy. The event is free. To register, call (813) 634-7447 or (813) 642-8663.

TAMPA

Veterans ceremony: The annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony will be held March 23 at 11 a.m. at the Hillsborough County Veterans Park and Museum, 3602 U.S. 301 N, conducted by the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County and the Veterans Museum and Parks Committee. The event will include a tribute to those who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, and the rifle salute and taps conducted be Marine Corps League Detachment 1226 from Riverview. For more information, call (813) 744-5502.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Vision Month: The Division of Aging Services is offering Save Your Vision Month events at local senior centers during March. A licensed nurse practitioner will present "See Well For A Lifetime: An Educational Series on Vision and Aging." All events are open to Hillsborough County residents age 50 and older. Dates and locations include:

March 15 at 10:30 a.m. at 101 E Kirby St., Tampa. Call (813) 272-6829.

March 18 at 10:30 a.m. at 11706 Williams Road, Thonotosassa. Call (813) 506-6631.

March 25 at 10:30 a.m. at 612 N Parsons Ave., Brandon. Call (813) 635-8066.

March 27 at 11 a.m. at 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa. Call (813) 671-7773.

Things to do in Brandon area 03/14/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 3:41pm]
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