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Volunteers needed, classes offered and a chance to go bowling

APOLLO BEACH

Car show is a blast from the past

The Roamin' Oldies cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 6 will feature a 1934 Ford three-window coupe as cruiser of the month at Cherry's Restaurant in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on U.S. 41. The event is free. For information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511.

Brandon

Learn to make your yard canine-friendly

Master gardener Liz Eginton offers tips on how to make your yard please the family dog. The free class begins at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.

Facility recertified as chest pain center

Brandon Regional Hospital Heart & Vascular Center, 119 Oakfield Drive, announces its recertification as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI (also known as angioplasty) from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, a worldwide organization. Criteria for certification includes treating patients with heart attack symptoms quickly during the critical period and making sure patients are not sent home too quickly. To learn more, visit brandonhospital.com.

Chamber's business is its Bowling Challenge

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce presents its Business Bowling Challenge on Jan. 8 at Oakfield Lanes, 1001 Oakfield Drive. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. The official start is 2 p.m. Cost per team of four is $200. Price includes snacks and games. Enter raffles to win cash and other prizes. For more information, call (813) 689-1221, ext. 8843, or visit brandonchamber.com.

Lithia

Get networking with other local businesses

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Area Council presents a business networking social from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 at State Farm Insurance, 16637 FishHawk Blvd., Suite 104. Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill will cater. For more information, call Amber Aaron at (813) 689-1221, ext. 8815. Visit brandonchamber.com.

RUSKIN

Calendar of artwork supports new center

The South Shore Arts Council is selling a calendar featuring artwork done by children and adults during Ruskin's three annual Big Draws. Proceeds benefit the new arts and cultural center set for the soon-to-be-vacated fire station in downtown Ruskin.

Calendars can be purchased for a tax-deductible donation of $10 or more to the South Shore Arts Council. Calendars can be picked up at the Big Draw Studio in Ruskin (613 U.S. 41 N), Southern Grace (301 U.S. 41), Ruskin-South Shore Chamber of Commerce (315 S Tamiami Trail), and two Keller Williams locations: 109 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach, and 1603 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center.

Old cell phones can go to troops overseas

Getting ready to upgrade to a new phone? Give your old one to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Stop by the drop-off point at Dove Interiors Carpet One, 2305 College Ave., or send the phone in. For more information, call (813) 645-8660.

Statewide

Volunteers needed to work with the elderly

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs seeks volunteers for its elderly assistance program, SHINE. Volunteers provide counseling and other assistance to seniors, make educational presentations and participate in community events.

For more information, call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at (813) 740-3888, ext. 5593.

The Area Agency on Aging also has an elder help-line. Call (800) 963-5337.

Valrico

Burns Middle School art goes on display

Burns Middle School students want you to check out their artwork at Robeks Fruit Smoothies and Healthy Eats, 1044 E Bloomingdale Ave., in Valrico.

Art teacher Lauren Haseman organized the gallery show featuring works by students in grades 7 and 8.

Send event listings information to swhitman@sptimes.com.

Volunteers needed, classes offered and a chance to go bowling 12/23/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 23, 2010 3:30am]
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