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Cafe will hold fundraiser for child battling cancer

Brandon

Help raise money for child battling cancer

The Clubhouse Sports Cafe will hold a fundraiser for Joey Sciacca, a 2-year-old battling neuroblastoma cancer, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1265 Kingsway Road, Brandon. There will be bounce houses, an auction and a 50/50 raffle. Ten percent of sales during the event will go toward treatments for Joey. For more information or to make donations for the auction, e-mail info@brandonclubhouse.com.

Brandon

Bankruptcy advice is free at seminars

Osenton Law Offices, P.A., will provide free advice for those considering filing for bankruptcy at two seminars at the Brandon law office, 500 Lithia Pinecrest Road. The 30-minute seminars are at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 28 and 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Attorney Reginald Osenton will offer insight and use case studies to show the implications of filing bankruptcy, as well as the options that are available. For information or to reserve a spot, call (813) 654-5777 or e-mail info@brandonlawoffice.com.

Brandon

Aquatic center to hold team tryouts

The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center will hold tryouts for its youth Blue Wave swim team at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The center is at 405 Beverly Blvd., Brandon. For more information, call (813) 689-0908, ext. 19 or go to mybsac.org.

Brandon

Attend a free class on healthy living

Inner Healings and Associates, a colon hydrotherapy clinic, will offer a free class on healing and living naturally from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at 2130 W Brandon Blvd., Suite 206, Brandon. Clinic owner Billie Odor will lead discussions on the best vegetable to eat, how to blend fruits and vegetables to optimize nutrition and other topics related to food intake. Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (813) 657-6198.

Brandon

Newcomers welcome to join adult chorus

The Brandon Repertoire Chorale Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for its upcoming season Sept. 1. The adult chorale learns and performs a variety of music, including classical, pop and gospel. New members are welcome. There is a one-time $25 registration fee. Participating in the 12-week session costs $50. For more information, contact the First Baptist Church of Brandon's School of Fine Arts at (813) 689-1204.

Riverview

Food pantry will hold annual yard sale

Restore Food Pantry and Thrift Shop will have its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at Riverview United Methodist Church, 8002 U.S. 301 S, Riverview. Proceeds will go toward the Food Pantry Closet. For more information, call (813) 741-2222.

Ruskin

Girl Scouts to host free workshop

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and the Hillsborough County Extension will hold a free back-to-school workshop next weekend at the Southshore Regional Library. "What Kids Need to Succeed" is from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 29 at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. To register, go to gswcf.org.

Seffner

African Violet Society will meet today

The Tampa African Violet Society meets at 10 a.m. today at the Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N Kingsway Road, Seffner. "Repotting Plants For Show" will be presented, as well as growing tips. There also will be a plant raffle. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (813) 681-1910.

Voices on the Web

Re: Assistant city manager gets top job | Aug. 14 article about Plant City's new city manager

I have seen Greg in action. He is going to be an excellent city manager.

Dave from Tampa

Re: Internships open eyes and lead to discoveries | Aug. 14 column by Ernest Hooper about local students involved in Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Initiative program

Thanks for the great story on some really great young people.

Bill from Tampa

I agree with Bill's comments … great young people doing great things. We need to see more articles published about positive youth accomplishments.

Al from Brandon

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