Civic-minded women to gather Thursday
The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at 129 N Moon Ave. Women 18 and older are welcome. The group focuses on community improvement through volunteering. For more information, contact Maureen Knightly at (813) 689-0096 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three talks on heart health are planned
The Brandon Coronary Health Improvement Project, or CHIP, will hold free informational sessions Sept. 9, 12 and 14 at 1221 Victoria St. Topics will include learning how to reverse, normalize or prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. For information or reservations, call (813) 423-1753 or go to brandon chip.com.
Beall's collecting school supplies
Several local Beall's stores are collecting school supplies through Wednesday for Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools. Items needed most are paper, pencils, composition books, crayons and glue. Here are the drop-off locations: 925 E Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon; 13120 U.S. 301 S, Riverview; 3846 Sun City Center Blvd., Ruskin; 2104 J.L. Redman Parkway, Plant City; and 15792 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Gathering to benefit slain officers' families
Heroes with Halos, a fundraiser for the families of fallen Tampa police Officers Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis, will be held Saturday at Plant City Stadium, 1810 E Park Road. The event, hosted by Anissa Hunt and Artist in You, will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be food, live entertainment, Elvis impersonators, a silent auction and kids' activities. Admission is free. Parking is $5. For information, call (813) 704-5759.
Author will sign pro-marriage books
Riverview resident and author Jesse Birkey will sign copies of his book Marriage: What's the Point? from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Greg's Hallmark, 11689 Boyette Road. In the book, Birkey aims to help readers find restored faith in God and marriage.
Find out how pipeline work will affect you
The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department will hold a public meeting next week to discuss the second phase of construction on an 8,000-foot sewage pipeline along State Road 674. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way. For information, call (813) 272-5275.
Library pays homage to Hispanic artists
An opening reception for "The Many Faces of Hispanic Artists" exhibit is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way. The event is free and includes light refreshments and music. The art will remain on display into October. For information, call (813) 273-3652.
Sun city center
Cochlear implant recipient to speak
The Hearing Loss Association of Sun City Center will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. Bilateral cochlear implant recipient Scott Rinehart will speak on his experiences. For information on the association, visit hla-scc.com.
Sun city center
Karaoke Night to help fight pediatric cancer
Sammy Rides, a group training for a cross country cycling trip to raise awareness of pediatric cancer, will hold a Karaoke Night fundraiser at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at 945 N Course Lane. The cost is $5. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Learn about the organization at sammyrides.com.