Ex-NFL kicker to speak to young professionals
Former NFL and University of South Florida kicker Tony Umholtz will be a guest speaker at the YP Brandon's Jan. 29 meeting. Umholtz, who played for the Tennessee Titans, New York Giants and New England Patriots, is now a mortgage planner at SunTrust Mortgage in Tampa. YP Brandon is a group of young professionals sponsored by the Brandon Chamber of Commerce.
Umholtz's seminar, "Success Strategies On and Off the Field," will be about applying athletic experiences to the business world. The cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 330 Pauls Drive. To reserve a spot, call 689-1221.
Chamber dinner is Jan. 23 at Tampa hotel
The Brandon Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner is Jan. 23 at the Embassy Suites on the University of South Florida campus, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa. The Chamber's 50th anniversary will be celebrated, and several community awards will be given out. The event begins at 6:15 p.m.
Tickets are $50 for individuals. Corporate tables for 10 people start at $600. For more information, call 689-1221.
Applications for school choice are due Jan. 30
Applications for school choice for the 2009-2010 school year are due Jan. 30. The school district's Choice Options lets students apply to magnet schools, career and technical education programs, or other public schools that have space. For more information, go to www.sdhc.k12.fl.us.
Extension classes are in forest stewardship
The Hillsborough County Extension Office is offering a series of classes in community forest stewardship on March 24, 28 and 31, and April 4 and 7. The 32-hour program will teach cultivation and care of trees and woodlands with lectures at the extension office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner, and hands-on field work throughout the county. The cost is $30. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Carol Carson at 744-5519, ext. 104, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office grand opening has charitable bent
Liberty Tax Service is holding a charity party and grand opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its new Riverview location, 10827 Bloomingdale Ave. Tax professionals will be on hand to give free advice, and there will be food, entertainment, bounce houses and a carwash. Proceeds will go to four charities: Locks of Love, Cell Phones for Soldiers, March of Dimes and Orphan Helpers.
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Church talent show to have music, comedy
The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W, is hosting its annual talent show today at 6:30 p.m. "The Most Amazing Talent Show Ever!" will feature comedy acts, storytelling and musical performances from several genres, including Broadway, country, pop-rock and contemporary Christian. A $5 donation is requested at the door. For more information, call 634-2539.
County official to meet with folks at library
Got something to tell your county commissioner? Recently elected Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner is holding a meeting for residents from 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Bloomingdale library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., in Valrico. Beckner is one of three county commissioners who holds at-large seats. Four others represent districts throughout the county.