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Free concert and lecture, free throw competition, and free classes

Plant city

Event has concert for ears, lecture on eyes

Ophthalmologist and pianist Teo Kulyk will perform during a free concert and health lecture hosted by South Florida Baptist Hospital from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Plant City Cornerstone Center, 315 N Collins St. The concert, "Sentimental Journey," will include 40 years of musical favorites. The lecture, "The Eye Over Time," will include discussions on cataracts, glaucoma and the effects of diabetes on the eyes. For information or to register, call (813) 443-2049.


Kids, could you be free throw champ?

Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 who are ready to put their basketball skills to the test can participate in the 2010 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The contest, hosted by the international Catholic service organization, is at noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's School, 10424 St. Stephen Circle, Riverview. Winners will have the chance to advance to district and state competitions. Last year's event had more than 179,000 participants in 3,000 local competitions. For an entry form, e-mail Gerry Harpole at


Pediatric CPR class, swap meet planned

Family Support & Resource Centers in eastern Hillsborough County have free events coming up. The Ruskin location will offer a pediatric First Aid and CPR class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 201 14th Ave. SE. The Brandon center will hold a community swap from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at 1277 Kingsway Road. The public is invited to bring gently used items for trade. Big furniture is not allowed. For information on these and other FSRC events, visit family


New economic council to hear leaders' goals

The South Hillsborough Economic Development Council will hold its first meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at the SouthShore Corporate Park, at 30th Street SE and Shell Point Road in Ruskin. The council was formed in October to market the region to developers and businesses. At the meeting, representatives from the Ryan Companies and CB Richard Ellis will present plans for the corporate park and discuss its impact on the local economy. Council leaders will talk about goals. For information, call council cofounder Jim Hosler at (813) 600-0300.


Free parenting class set for Wednesdays

The Hillsborough County Extension is offering a free four-part series of parenting classes beginning Wednesday at the extension office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner. Topics include: balanced parenting style and communicating with kids, positive discipline for school-age children and enhancing their self-esteem, stress management and succeeding in school and antibullying. Classes continue Jan. 27, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. All are from 10 a.m. to noon. For information or to register, call (813) 744-5519, ext. 140.

Sun City Center

Forum will focus on relationships with India

A forum will focus on "The New India" from 9:30 a.m. to noon today at Atrium Building, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. The International Forum of Sun City Center's panel will discuss United States-Indian relationships in business, science, technology and defense. The forum is open to Sun City Center residents.

Sun City Center

Murder-mystery event to fund scholarships

The Pelican Players community theater group presents the murder-mystery dinner, "Staying Alive," at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Kings Point Clubhouse, 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center. The cost is $20, and proceeds benefit the group's scholarship fund. Dinner will be prime rib, chicken marsala, baked potato, vegetables and pumpkin cheesecake. For information or for tickets, call (813) 634-4430.


Fairgrounds is site of annual RV SuperShow

Recreational vehicles have again taken over the Florida State Fairgrounds as the annual Florida RV SuperShow is in town through the weekend. The show, which began Wednesday, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 4800 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Admission is $8. RV manufacturers and accessory exhibitors will be on hand, and there will be free entertainment. For information, go to

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