Ballet presents two shows tonight
The Brandon Ballet will perform "Seasons" and "Vivaldi Movements" for adults only tonight at 6:30 at their studio, 161 W Bloomingdale Ave.. Family night is Saturday at 6 p.m. Both shows, at which only 40 seats are available, are $10. The group also announced auditions for their 2010-2011 season. The ballet seeks professional dancers, who are at least 18 years old and who will perform ballet and pointe at the open calls. Auditions will be held March 6 at the studio. There is a $20 fee to audition. For more information, call (813) 684-4282 or visit www.bandonballet.org.
Rotary Club offers wild game dinner
The Brandon Rotary Club will host the 34th annual Wild Game Night today at 6 p.m. The stag-only event, which will be held at Boggy Bottom Ranch off Keysville Road in Keysville, will feature a wild game dinner that will include: venison, wild boar, swamp cabbage and a salad. Tickets are $70 and can be purchased from any Brandon Rotary member or by calling (813) 653-9407. Proceeds benefit local charities.
30-mile duathon sets off Sunday
Just Ride Bicycles Inc. will hold a 30-Mile Challenge Duathon on Sunday. The challenge consists of a 4-mile run, a 22-mile bike and another 4-mile run. The free race, which will take place through Lithia and FishHawk, will begin at 9 a.m. Meet in the parking lot of the bike store, 13431 FishHawk Blvd., Lithia. For more information, call (813) 381-3907 or visit justridebicycles.com.
Arts Council Arty Party is March 5
The Greater Brandon Arts Council will hold its fourth annual Arty Party and membership drive on March 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. The event, which will take place at the Winthrop Barn Theatre, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., will feature music, dance, theater and visual arts. There will also be refreshments and a silent auction. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUN CITY CENTER
Stroke support group to meet
The Sun City Center Stroke Support Group meets March 3 at 1 p.m. in the East/West Room at Kings Point Clubhouse. Representatives from CPA Secure Aging, a firm that provides help with accounting, tax returns, bill paying and bookkeeping, will be the guest speakers. The group, which meets the first Wednesday of each month, is open to anyone wishing to learn more about strokes or brain attacks. For more information, call (813) 633-9366.
African Violet Society show starts today
The Tampa African Violet Society will hold its annual plant show and sale this weekend at the Farm Bureau, 100 S Mulrennan Road. The show, judged by the African Violet Society of America, is from noon to 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Sales run during the same hours, as well as from 10 a.m. to noon today. Admission is free. For more information, call (813) 841-2942.
Health fair is March 6 at Campo YMCA
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will hold a health fair on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road, Valrico. The health fair will feature exhibitors and health screenings, including blood pressure, pulse oximetry and bio-meridian/spine screenings. Massages will also be available. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (813) 689-1221.
Bring dogs, cats for free vaccines
Free shots for dogs and cats are available Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wimauma Civic Center, 5705 Hillsborough St. Dogs and cats must be 8 weeks or older to receive their DA2PP/FVRCP vaccine and 3 months or older to get a rabies shot. To receive the service, which is only available to Hillsborough County residents, dogs must be on a leash. Cats must be in a carrier. Call (813) 367-2078 or visit humanesocietytampa.org for information.
Post office to host passport fair
Need a passport? The Wimauma Post Office will hold a passport fair Saturday and again on March 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Applicants must bring proof of American citizenship and proper identification. The application also requires two recent identical photographs, which can be taken at the post office at 5608 State Road 674, Wimauma. For more information, call (813) 634-4772 or visit usps.com.