Writers Connection to hold art workshop
The Bloomingdale Writers Connection will hold a free introductory art workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Bloomingdale Library. Participants don't need an art background and will have the chance to join the group, which meets monthly at the library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. For more information or to register, call (813) 655-5554 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mall program helps shoppers find sales
In an effort to keep customers in tough economic times, Westfield Brandon mall launched a program to help shoppers find sales. Fabfinds tells shoppers where the best deals are in the mall, 459 Brandon Town Center. Peruse a list of deals at westfield.com/Brandon and in a weekly brochure offered at the concierge desk.
Crash victim relatives to Walk Like MADD
Brandon resident Tammy Rosian and her 5-year-old granddaughter, Summer Moll, are raising money for Mothers Against Drunk Driving in honor of Jennifer O'Boyle, the little girl's mom. O'Boyle died in a car accident in September that police say was caused by a drunken driver. Rosian and Moll will complete the Walk Like MADD 5K on May 16 at Lowry Park Zoo. They would like people to join their group, Summer Strollers. For more information or to register, visit www.MADD.org.
Meeting's focus is on I-4 economic potential
There will be a public meeting regarding the I-4 corridor study from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Trinkle Center of Hillsborough Community College's Plant City campus, 1206 N Park Road. County officials are conducting the study to evaluate the economic development potential along a stretch of I-4 between Tampa and Polk County. County staff members will present findings and answer questions.
Coast Guard seeks auxiliary volunteers
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks volunteers for its auxiliary flotilla in Brandon. Members assist in Tampa Bay waterway patrols, teach boating safety checks, perform homeland security duties, and help with public affairs and administration. Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 17. For more information, call 1-800-704-4216 or visit www.cgaux74.org.
'Paws for Reading' is Thursday at library
In celebration of National Pet Week, the Bloomingdale Library will host "Paws for Reading" at 4 p.m. Thursday. The event includes crafts, pet tales and the chance to read with a therapy dog. For more information, call (813) 273-3652 or go to www.hcplc.org.