NOPE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) of Hillsborough will host its seventh Annual Candle Light Vigil at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Hillsborough High School, 5000 N Central Ave. Admission and parking are free. The vigil is held in memory of those who have lost their lives due to drug and alcohol related incidents, to honor those who have lost a loved one to accidental overdose death, and to help those suffering from the disease of addiction. The emcee for this special evening will be Brendan McLaughlin. Our speakers will share words of hope and encouragement about fighting the epidemic of accidental overdose deaths that has taken hold of our nation, state, and community. Songs and stories will be shared before we move outside to the school's front lawn to light candles in honor of those lives lost to substance abuse. If you would like to add your loved one's story and photo to this year's Memorial Wall please bring it to the Vigil at 6 p.m. For more information, contact [email protected]
SAT FEE WAIVER: To support students and families affected by Hurricane Irma, the College Board will offer a free November SAT registration and a CSS Profile fee waiver. The free November SAT registration and CSS Profile fee waiver are for students who are experiencing hardship and/or displacement due to the hurricane and are in an area designated by FEMA. Students who are registered for the November SAT should call Customer Service to receive a refund of their registration and late fee. Students can register and contact Customer Service through Oct. 25. To reach Customer Service, call (866) 756-7346. For the CSS Profile fee waiver, students should go to cssprofile.org, complete their application, and the system will automatically apply eligibility rules. To reach CSS Profile Customer Service, call (844) 202-0524.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING: The Tampa Bay Lightning will hold Hillsborough County School Spirit Nights at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 and 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Students can take advantage of special ticket prices that include a hot dog and a drink: $75 for the promenade level, $40 for terrace sidelines and $30 for terrace end zone. To purchase the tickets, visit tampabaylightning.com/hcps and enter the code "HCPS." Tickets and food must be picked up the day of the game at the box office. Tickets are available online only. For more information, go to tampabaylightning.com.
PEPIN ACADEMIES: Pepin Academies has converted a memorial fund for its late director into an effort to help cover medical costs for his 4-year-old daughter. Donations will now benefit the care of Teagan Butz, who was injured in the boating accident that took the life of Dr. Craig Butz. Visit pepinacademiesfoundation.org/donate.
PLANT CITY HIGH SCHOOL: The school will hosts its second annual Raider Color Run at 9 a.m. Nov. 4. All ages are welcome and proceeds will benefit the Plant City High Class of 2018. Register online at raidercolorrun.com.