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County pet shelter needs volunteers

Hillsborough county

Volunteers needed at county pet shelter

Attention pet lovers: Hillsborough County Animal Services needs volunteers at its shelter, 440 N Falkenburg Road, Tampa. There will be orientation sessions at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and at 10 a.m. June 27. Volunteers must be at least 16. Minors need a parent to attend the orientation with them. Volunteer duties include walking, bathing and grooming pets; escorting adopters to kennels; taking pictures; assisting veterinarians; and providing temporary homes for animals. For more information, call (813) 744-5660 or go to


First Beef 'O' Brady's to mark its 24th year

In celebration of its 24th anniversary, the original Beef 'O' Brady's in Brandon will offer 24-cent wings from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday through June 13. What started as a family sports pub in 1985 at 210 S Kings Ave. has expanded throughout the Tampa Bay area and across the country. Some of the anniversary activities include a moonwalk, face painting and magician on Sunday, a gathering of past and current Brandon High staff and students on Monday and a reunion of area coaches on Wednesday. For more information, call (813) 681-3428.


Student group will stage 'Sweeney Todd'

Music Showcase and the Showcase Players, a high school theater group, present the Broadway musical Sweeney Todd this weekend and next at the Barn at Winthrop. Showtimes are 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Sunday, June 12, 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, June 13 and 14 at 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. Tickets are $10 and are available at or by calling (813) 685-5998.


Fundraiser for cerebral palsy patients planned

YP Brandon, a young professionals group, will host the "Hottest Party Ever: Volume II" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cheddar's Casual Cafe, 11135 Causeway Blvd. The cost is $8, and the event includes a buffet, music and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay. Attendees are asked to donate school supplies for young children with cerebral palsy. For more information, call (813) 689-1221.


Play to aid Susan G. Komen for the Cure

The Village Players present the comedy play Parallel Lives at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the James McCabe Theatre, 506 Fifth St., Valrico. A limited number of tickets are available for $12 with all proceeds going to the Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. To buy tickets or make a donation, call (813) 417-4355.

Sun city center

Free seminar teaches how to be caregiver

Senior Helpers of Riverview will hold a free seminar on how to be a caregiver for the elderly from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at KingsPoint Clubhouse, 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center. Discussion topics include Alzheimer's disease, dementia, home safety and understanding aging. Senior Helpers offers elderly care throughout eastern Hillsborough County. For more information on the seminar or the company, call (813) 944-2422.


Rotary Club's annual dinner is Thursday

The Rotary Club of Riverview will hold its Annual Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club, 13050 Summerfield Blvd. Officers for the 2009-10 Rotary year will be installed. The cost is $22. Non-Rotarians are welcome. The club meets every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Riverview Library, 10509 Riverview Drive. For more information about Riverview Rotary or for reservations, contact Denise Rodriguez at (813) 299-8616 or


Enrichment camps to start summer sessions

Claywell Elementary School will host three weeks of summer enrichment camps beginning Monday and lasting until June 26 at 4500 Northdale Blvd. Each camp is one week, and themes include Cooking Like a TV Chef, Sensational Science, Mad Scientist, Spanish, Introduction to Photo Story and Music and Dance. Camps cost $85 and are open to all Hillsborough County students. For more information or to sign up, call Paulette English at (813) 975-7300, ext. 224.

County pet shelter needs volunteers 06/04/09 [Last modified: Thursday, June 4, 2009 4:30am]
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