$10 haircuts will benefit cancer patient
Le Salon Rouge will offer $10 haircuts during a fundraiser for a 19-year-old cancer patient from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at 113 E Brandon Blvd. Proceeds will benefit Raegan Dawson, who is battling osteosarcoma. There also will be a bake sale and raffle. The hairstylists are donating their time. For more information, call the salon at (813) 643-3690 or visit lesalonrougebrandon.com.
Casino night benefit scheduled for Aug. 6
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce's annual Leadership Brandon Alumni Casino Night is 6:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 6. The Vegas-style fundraiser is at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association, 619 Vonderburg Drive. Admission is $30, which includes $2,500 in casino fun money. Games include blackjack, craps, roulette and slot machines. There will be a Texas Hold'em tournament, with a $20 buy-in. For more information or to register, visit brandonchamber.com or call (813) 689-1221.
Enjoy pizza while discussing politics
Get some insight on the upcoming elections while enjoying pizza. The League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County will hold "Pizza & Politics" on Wednesday at Gus' Cafe, 3871 Northdale Blvd., Tampa. University of South Florida political science professor and political analyst Susan McManus will lead a discussion on what to expect during election season. Food will be served from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. The program, which includes a question-and-answer session, starts at 7. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for guests. Reservations must be made by Tuesday. Call (813) 649-4309 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FishHawk GOP club hosts candidate forum
The FishHawk Republican Club has invited primary candidates to a public forum from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Monday at the FishHawk Osprey Club Theater, 5721 Osprey Ridge Drive, Lithia. Candidates for the following offices have been invited: U.S. House of Representatives, Florida House of Representatives, Hillsborough County Commission and the county School Board. For a list of candidates who plan to attend, visit fishhawk republicans.com. For more information, call Kelly Clem-Rickon at (813) 598-5643.
Christian concert will benefit LifeCare
Ryan Hughes & the To Be Determined Band will perform at a contemporary Christian music concert July 30 to raise money for LifeCare of Brandon. The concert is at 7 p.m. at Grace Community United Methodist Church at FishHawk, 5708 Lithia-Pinecrest Road, Lithia. Donations will be accepted. LifeCare is a nonprofit that helps women, couples and families dealing with unplanned pregnancies. Hughes is the church's worship leader. For more information, go to gracecommunityumc.org or call (813) 661-8858.
Sip a mocha, pen note for troops overseas
Anysoldier.com has teamed up with the Starbucks in Winthrop Town Centre to host an event to make cards and letters for troops overseas. Participants can stop by the coffee shop, in the plaza at Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road, from 7 to 9 p.m. July 30 and from 2 to 4 p.m. July 31. The public, groups and children are welcome.
ALF offers programs on Alzheimer's disease
Weinberg Village assisted living facility will hold an education program, "Alzheimer's Level I & II," for caretakers and elder care professionals July 30 at 13005 Community Campus Drive, Tampa. Level I is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by Level II from 1 to 5. The cost is $25 per session, and preregistration is required. Continuing education credits will be provided to professionals. To sign up, call toll-free 1-866-363-4058.