Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Neighborhood events

Things to do in Brandon area

APOLLO BEACH

Car club: The Roamin' Oldies Car Club hosts a cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza, 6180 U.S. 41 N, with a rain date the following Thursday. A Cruiser of the Month is selected from each show. Last month's was a Plymouth Superbird owned by retired Col. Dan Zajac of Brandon. The event includes approximately 100 area antique and collectible cars and classic oldies music. Admission is free for spectators and participants. The event is sponsored by Thompson's Auto Parts. For information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511.

BRANDON

Shroud of Turin: On Tuesday, Dr. J. Wayne Phillips will give two free presentations on the Shroud of Turin at Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E Brandon Blvd. The presentations will focus on the history of the Shroud, as well as current medical and scientific evidence. Phillips is a member of the Shroud Science Group, and has received the Vatican Diploma in Shroud Studies. The first talk begins at 5 p.m. in Social Hall Room A and the second will begin at 7.

Chamber luncheon: The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 State Legislative Wrap-Up luncheon at noon Wednesday at Embassy Suites- Tampa/Brandon, 10220 Palm River Road, Tampa. There will be presentations about bills passed during the legislative session and how they will affect businesses and the Greater Brandon community. Topics include transportation, education, energy and natural resources, and workforce development. Speakers include Sen. Tom Lee, Rep. Jake Raburn, Rep. Dan Raulerson and Rep. Ross Spano. Registration for the luncheon is $18 for chamber members and $23 for prospective members. Corporate tables for eight with preferred seating and signage are $170 for members and $210 for prospective members. Online registration is available at brandonchamber.com. To get information or to register, contact Laura Simpson at lsimpson@brandonchamber.com or (813) 689-1221, ext. 8821, or Christie Lemar at clemar@brandonchamber.com or (813) 689-1221, ext. 8812.

Bloomingdale development meeting: County Commissioner Al Higginbotham will meet with residents to discuss the proposed development on Bloomingdale Avenue from 6 to 8 p.m. June 10 at the Brandon Recreation Center, 502 E Sadie St. The proposed mixed use development would include retail, apartments and other businesses. During the June 10 meeting, the county attorney's office will hold a brief presentation, then residents will have the opportunity to comment. Speakers need to register, and will have up to three minutes to speak. For information, call (813) 307-3564.

PLANT CITY

Plant City Colts: The resurgent Plant City Colts Youth Football and Cheerleading organization is holding early registration for flag football ($50), tackle football ($60) and cheerleading ($80) from now through July 21. For information, call (813) 763-3500 for football or (863) 409-7802 for cheerleading.

RIVERVIEW

Happy hour fundraiser: Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar, 10475 Gibsonton Drive, Riverview, will hold a Yappy Hour from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. There will be music and door prizes. Proceeds will benefit Labrador Retriever Rescue. For information, call (813) 677-7171.

Garden talk: Paul Zmoda of Flatwoods Fruit Farm in Riverview will give a talk on "Making Wine Out of Your Backyard Fruits, Veggies and Herbs" at 10 a.m. June 12 at the Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive. The Riverview Garden Club is sponsoring the event. Admission and parking are free. For information, call (813) 727-6567.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Pageant applications now accepted: Lifestyle Transformation Training Institute is accepting applications for the Miss Royal Elegance 2013 Pageant for girls ages 6-18. Applications are due Tuesday. There is a $20 preregistration fee. Orientation begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Embassy Suites, 10220 Palm River Road, Tampa. The pageant is in August. Contestants learn etiquette, public speaking, runway, confidence and more. To submit an application, visit lifestyletransformation.info. For information, call Geri Brooks, (813) 777-4049.

Scholarship fundraiser: The Hispanic Professional Women's Association Inc. will host its annual scholarship fundraising event Friday at DoubleTree Westshore, 4500 W Cypress St., Tampa. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15, and the event begins at 7:30. This year's theme is the "Golden Latina Awards," with local celebrity Jorge Alvarado serving as the red carpet correspondent and emcee. Members of the HPWA and the Hispanic community will be presented with leadership excellence awards recognizing their dedication to profession, culture and community throughout the event.

Proceeds will benefit scholarships for Hispanic women who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. Tickets are $50 per person. To reserve a seat or to get more information on sponsorship opportunities, call (813) 476-9505 or visit hpwatampa.org.

Things to do in Brandon area 05/25/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:33pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Church of England head says it 'colluded with' sex abuse

    Religion

    LONDON — The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.

  2. Looking Back: St. Petersburg does the Calypso with Jacques Cousteau (July 15, 1975)

    Celebrities

    This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on July 15, 1975. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Weaver Tripp.

    Jacques Cousteau (center), Sen. John T. Ware, R-St. Petersburg (left) and an unidentified man (right) speak to the media about potentially moving the Cousteau Society to the city of St. Petersburg.

TIMES | Weaver Tripp
  3. Hernando commissioners question sheriff's accounting of federal inmate dollars

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — As Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis and his staff presented his proposed 2017-18 budget earlier this month, county Commissioner Steve Champion threw out an unexpected question.

    Sheriff Al Nienhuis and the county fought over his department’s budget last year.
  4. Unused county property in Pasco could soon sprout community gardens

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Unused property in Pasco County may soon sprout community gardens that beautify neighborhoods and promote healthier lifestyles among residents, thanks to an ordinance passed unanimously Tuesday by the County Commission.

    A new Pasco ordinance allows the public to build community gardens and farms on county-owned property and also provides design, operations and maintenance standards for them.
  5. Treasure Island city manager search to start from scratch

    Local Government

    TREASURE ISLAND — City commissioners, disappointed with the number and quality of applicants for city manager, decided Tuesday to start over and hire an executive search firm.

    Treasure Island Commissioner Ken Keys thought adding former Madeira Beach city manager Shane Crawford to the pool would "bring a little too much drama.''