Families may register with Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots registration for Hillsborough County is open through Tuesday at the Brandon Family Support and Resource Center, 1277 Kingsway Road in Brandon; Hispanic Services, 606 S Collins St. in Plant City; and the South County Family Support and Resource Center, 3030 E College Ave. in Ruskin. Families must be eligible for public assistance. For more information, call Debbie Nix at (813) 598-8979 or visit toysfortots.org.
LifePath Hospice needs volunteers
LifePath Hospice is recruiting volunteers to visit patients in Lithia, Valrico, Riverview and Apollo Beach.
The organization offers volunteer training at its Sun City Center Resource Center, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 3, 6, 13 and 17. Volunteers must preregister and attend all training meetings. Contact Judie Bortness at (813) 984-2299 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
Recognize someone for making difference
Nominations for the 2010 Hillsborough Human Rights Awards are due Monday. The annual awards breakfast is scheduled for Dec. 10. Nominees must live in Hillsborough County and demonstrate a commitment to human rights. For information, guidelines and nominations forms, call Stacie Blake at (727) 568-9333.
Library offers tips for safe online shopping
Brandon Regional Library will offer a class, How to Stay Safe While Banking and Shopping Online, at 10:30 a.m. today at the library, 619 Vonderburg Drive. The free class will focus on ways to reduce risks of identity theft. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.
Grab running shoes for FishHawk 5K race
Newsome High School will host the FishHawk Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day. A 5K race begins at 8 a.m. and a kids fun run at 9 a.m. at the school, 16550 FishHawk Blvd. Registration is $15 in advance, $20 day of the race. Kids are $5. For more information, call (813)681-6141.
Experience the magic of 'The Nutcracker'
Tickets are on sale for the Brandon Ballet production of The Nutrcracker.
Shows are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Spoto Auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Drive. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children and students, and $20 for seniors. To order, call (813) 684-4282. For a $5 discount, sign up to take an educational tour of the ballet.
Free class prepares teens for baby sitting
Sitters are invited to a class on how to handle behavior, health and other problems that arise while on the job. The free class is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the South County Family Support and Resource Center, 3030 E College Ave. Registration required. For more information, call (813) 641-5600.
Learn secrets of crime scene investigation
Discover what it is like to be a crime scene investigator at "The Real CSI," a program presented by Friends of the Library at 11 a.m. Saturday at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Sheilds Way. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.
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Singers, band join forces for concert
The German-American Club Singers and the South Shore Concert Band come together for a holiday concert on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. in the Community Hall, 1910 S Pebble Beach. Tickets are $5 and available at the ticket kiosk on North Course Drive beginning Monday, or by calling (813) 633-0446.
Gather around pool at YMCA fundraiser
Brandon-area YMCAs play host to Corks and Forks Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road.
The "Night of Magic" features food from local restaurants, a live auction and raffle and a big screen for televised sports. Tickets are $50 for members, $75 for nonmembers and include beer and wine. Dress is casual.