Race series begins June 19
The FishHawk Road Runners' summer cross country race series begins at 7 p.m. June 19 with a 5K in FishHawk Ranch. The 3.1-mile race costs $12 to enter.
Proceeds benefit Shriner's Hospital of Tampa. Register at Hit the Trails running store in FishHawk Park Square or at www.active.com. Participants should park at FishHawk Fellowship Church, 15326 FishHawk Blvd. The series continues July 17 and Aug. 14 with 5K races benefiting the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and a scholarship fund for high school athletes. For more information, call (813) 681-6141.
Business nominees due soon
Nominations for the 29th annual Small Business of the Year Awards are due to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce by June 19. The chamber will recognize 15 businesses in the following five categories: home-based, minority- or women-owned, one to five employees, six to 15 employees and 16-plus employees. The chamber will announce the winners Oct. 22 at the Small Business Gala. For more information or to nominate a business, call (813) 689-1221 or go to www.brandonchamber.com.
Teen forum summer camp set
The GFWC Brandon Jr. Woman's Club will hold a teen forum summer camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 to 26 at Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E Brandon Blvd.
The camp is for girls ages 10 to 14. Activities include arts and crafts, yoga, photography, cheerleading, and learning about personal safety. The cost is $70 if registered by Saturday and $80 thereafter. For more information or to register, call (813) 655-3889 or e-mail stampadL@yahoo.com.
Dave Osterberg on hurricanes
WTVT Fox 13 meteorologist Dave Osterberg will speak on hurricane preparation at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin.
Osterberg is co-host of the station's morning show, Good Day Tampa Bay. For more information, call (813) 273-3652 or go to www.hcplc.org.
Golf tournament is June 20
The honorary Brandon mayor's race golf tournament is 9 a.m. June 20 at Cypress Creek Golf Club, 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin. The cost to enter is $100 per golfer. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. All three mayoral candidates are raising money for the tournament as part of their monthlong fundraising efforts.
The candidate with the most money raised for charity will be declared the winner at the July 4 parade. Tournament organizers are also seeking sponsors. For more information, call Lee Elam at (813) 685-5661 or the golf course at (813) 643-8888.
Prostate cancer support group to meet
A new monthly support group for men fighting prostate cancer meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 228 S Moon Ave., which is across the street from Brandon Regional Hospital. The Man to Man Support Group meeting is open to spouses, sons and male friends of men with cancer. Dr. Mark Baker, a urologist, will speak at the first meeting. The group will meet on the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call (813) 653-1065.