Open house: Corbett Preparatory School of IDS will host an admissions open house at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20 for prospective families. The event will include an overview and tour of the school and information about its fine arts, sports and technology programs. A light breakfast will be served. To getmore information or to schedule a personal tour, contact admissions director Jennifer Morrow at [email protected] or (813) 961-3087.
Artist reception: Academy of the Holy Names will host a reception with artist Jessica Hemmings at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the school's media center, 3319 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. Hemmings is a professor of visual culture and head of the faculty of visual culture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. She has written several articles and edited books and essay collections. She is a 1994 graduate of Holy Names. To reserve a seat at the event, email [email protected] tpa.org.
Fundraiser: The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center will host the sixth annual Spurs and Saddles Casino Night from 7 to 11 p.m. March 2 at the Winthrop Theatre Building, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. Tickets are $35 for individuals or $60 for couples and include food, casino games, $50 in "chips" and one drink ticket per person. There will be a live and silent auction with items including hotel stays, theme park tickets, gift certificates, golf packages and autographed sports items. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Sue Gagain at (813) 751-4733.