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Softball tournament starts

The Hillsborough County Leaguerette Early Bird Softball Tournament begins Saturday and Sunday on the fields outside of the Brandon Community Center, 502 E Sadie St. The slow-pitch tournament, which includes girls' teams from Brandon, Lutz, north Tampa, Temple Terrace and Town 'N Country, continues Jan. 8 through 10. The Brandon Leaguerette program's regular season begins after the tournament. For more information, call (813) 744-5595.

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Hearing loss group meets

University of South Florida clinical instructor Patricia Blake-Rahter will speak at the Hearing Loss Association of Sun City Center's meeting Wednesday. The meeting, which will be captioned, is at 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. The presentation is titled, Auditory Training is for Everyone — Learning to Listen Again. For more information, call (813) 634-1706.

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Learn about strokes

The Sun City Center Stroke Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kings Point Club House, 2020 Clubhouse Drive. Kim McKell, stroke coordinator and clinical educator at South Bay Hospitals, will speak at the meeting. Stroke survivors, caregivers, guests and Kings Point and Sun City Center residents are welcome. For more information, call (813) 633-9366.


5K run benefits charity

The Twin Lakes Inaugural 5K run is from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the east dead end of Bloomingdale Avenue, across from the River Hills community in Valrico. Proceeds from the 3.1-mile race will benefit Team in Training, a charity of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The cost to enter is $20 on site.


Bandits set baseball tryouts

Tryouts for the Bloomingdale Bandits 11U competitive travel baseball team are at 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at Bloomingdale Little League, 2215 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. Players can't turn 12 before May 1. For information, e-mail or call coach D.J. Pena at (813) 230-1874.


Free pet vaccines

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will provide free vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Wimauma Civic Center, 5705 Hillsborough St., Wimauma. The animals must be 8 weeks or older to receive DA2PP/FVRCP shots and at least 3 months old to get rabies vaccines. Shots are only available to pets of Hillsborough County residents. Dogs must be leashed. Cats need to be caged. Information, (813) 367-2078 or at

Brandon and South Shore community news briefs 12/31/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 31, 2009 3:30am]
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