Park closed through August for changes
Clayton Park, the home of South Brandon Little League, will remain closed through the end of August while work crews complete $150,000 worth of renovations. The project at the Parsons Avenue park includes new fencing and parking improvements, as well as upgrades in the dugouts, batting cages, and bench and scoring table areas.
Coast Guard Auxiliary looking for volunteers
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 seeks volunteers to assist in recreational boating safety checks, boating education, marine environmental protection and other duties. The volunteer group meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at J.C. Handley Park, 3006 S Kings Ave., Brandon. Members must be U.S. citizens and at least 17 years old. The flotilla also puts on a boating safety program at 8:30 a.m. the third Saturday of every month. For more information, call 1-800-704-4216 or go to cgaux74.org.
Nomination forms for doctor awards online
The Brandon Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its inaugural Successful Doctors Awards. Categories include: primary care physician, specialty medical doctor, doctor of chiropractic medicine, surgeon and doctor of medicine/orthodontics. Nominations are due Aug. 7. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in March. Self-nominations are accepted. For more information, call the Chamber at (813) 689-1221. Nomination forms are available at brandonchamber.com.
Health clinic to give kids immunizations
St. Joseph's Children's Mobile Health Clinic will be in Plant City from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and Sept. 3 to provide physicals and immunizations to kids in need. To receive vaccines, patients under the age of 18 must fall under one of the following categories: be enrolled in Medicaid, have no health insurance, be an American Indian or Alaskan native or be covered by insurance that doesn't provide immunizations. Parents or guardians must bring a photo ID and a copy of children's shot records. To schedule an appointment, call (813) 752-8700.
Gardening, water use workshops on Aug. 19
The Hillsborough County Extension will hold workshops on gardening and efficient outdoor water usage Aug. 19 at the extension office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner.
"Compost Happens," which runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., is about recycling garden trimmings and kitchen scraps to create organic soil. "Water-Wise" is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will teach attendees about efficient landscape watering and micro-irrigation techniques. The workshops are free for county residents, and the cost is $20 for nonresidents. Space is limited. To sign up, call (813) 744-5519, ext. 146.
Public is invited to family fest Thursday
The FishHawk/Lithia/Boyette Area Business Council invites the public to its annual FishHawk Summer Family Evening Fest from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 10540 Browning Road, Lithia. The festival, held in conjunction with the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, will feature local businesses, food vendors, magic acts and youth sports registrations. For more information, call the Chamber at (813) 689-1221.
Sun City Center
Models wanted for bachelor calendar
Attention men ages 55 and older: Are you interested in strutting your stuff in a bachelor calendar? The Aqua Viva Diva chapter of the Blue Thong Society is looking for 12 elder bachelors to fill its annual calendar for 2010. The proceeds will go to the Hillsborough County Humane Society. This year's calendar raised more than $9,000 for the Sun City Center Volunteer Emergency Squad. To receive an application, send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must live in Hillsborough County.