Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Brandon Ballet performs two shows Feb. 26


Related News/Archive

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


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


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


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 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

Brandon Ballet performs two shows Feb. 26 02/25/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 5:00pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Sue Carlton: Job or family when a hurricane's coming — a very Florida conundrum


    It must seem as foreign to Northerners as shoveling snow is to those of us raised in the Sunshine State: The very-Florida conundrum of having to choose between work and family — between paycheck and personal safety — when a hurricane comes.

    A hurricane helps the rest of us acknowledge the police officers, paramedics, hospital personnel, public works employees and others who stay on the job despite the storm. 
  2. After Tampa concert, Arcade Fire members party, preach politics at Crowbar


    After waiting more than a decade for Arcade Fire’s first appearance in Tampa, fans didn’t have to wait long for their second.

    DJ Windows 98, a.k.a. singer Win Butler of Arcade Fire, performed at a "Disco Town Hall" at Crowbar following the band's concert at the USF Sun Dome on Sept. 22, 2017.
  3. Review: Arcade Fire open hearts, play with passion at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa


    Gloves off, hearts open and disco balls glittering, Arcade Fire scaled the stage for the first time ever in Tampa, pouncing and flailing and performing with all the passion that’s made them one of the world’s most celebrated rock bands this century.

    Arcade Fire performed at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on Sept. 22, 2017.
  4. Lightning's Steven Stamkos looks close to top form in first game since November

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The wait felt like forever for Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, having gone 10 months without playing in a game.

    A scramble in front of the Lightning goal has Matthew Peca, far left, and Erik Cernak, middle, helping out goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during the third period of a 3-1 win against the Predators. Vasilevskiy, who made 29 saves, was “exceptional,” coach Jon Cooper says.
  5. Rays journal: Alex Cobb may have pitched last game in Rays uniform (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — RHP Alex Cobb pitched well enough to lead the Rays to an 8-3 win over the Orioles on Friday.

    Wilson Ramos gives thanks after hitting a grand slam during the second inning, putting the Rays up 4-0.