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Hillsborough County Extension to host gardening workshops


Workshops to discuss gardening, water use

The Hillsborough County Extension will hold workshops on gardening and efficient outdoor water usage June 30 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 cost $20 for nonresidents. Space is limited. To sign up, call (813) 744-5519, ext. 146.

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Meeting will focus on sewage pipeline

Hillsborough County Water Resource Services will hold a public meeting at 10 a.m. Monday to discuss construction on a new sewage pipeline along State Road 674.

The $4.8 million project is scheduled to begin in the fall and will go near an existing pipeline to accommodate growth in the Sun City Center area.

The meeting is in the Florida Room at the Sun City Center Community Association Atrium Building, 945-D N Course Lane. For more information, call (813) 272-5275.

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Builders association to host Father's Day fun

Dream Builders Association of America will host "One Day And One Night," a celebration on Saturday for dads and their families this Father's Day weekend at Apollo's Bistro, 6520 Richies Way, Apollo Beach.

The event begins with a splash party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live entertainment, hot dogs and hamburgers, a hotdog eating contest and a swimwear fashion competition. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., there will be a jazz and blues dinner show.

Tickets for the first event cost $18 for adults and $13 for kids. The dinner show costs $25. Guests can attend both events for $40.

Proceeds go toward Riverview High School's chorus and orchestra trip to Carnegie Hall in November. For more information, call (813) 236-9095.


Expect to see more steam through June

More steam than usual will be visible in the Brandon/eastern Tampa area through the end of June as the county's Resource Recovery Facility undergoes the final construction phase of its expansion. The waste-to-energy facility, located at 350 Falkenburg Road in Tampa, will release excess "steam blows" as a cleaning process. County officials say the process meets environmental emissions requirements and poses no danger to the public. The facility burns solid waste, turns it into energy and sells it to Tampa Electric Co. For more information, call the Solid Waste Management Department at (813) 272-5680.

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Community band is looking for members

The organizers of a new community band invite musicians of all ages to join. The band, which will eventually hold concerts, will perform jazz and contemporary pieces, as well as marches. Practices are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at various Plant City locations. Participants need to bring their own instrument and music stand. The group has an extra percussion set. For more information, e-mail Kim McCullers at or call Sandy Townsend at (813) 864-0287.


American Legion hosts Webcast for military

Military families with loved ones serving overseas or outside the bay area can send them a message through a Webcast from 10 a.m. to noon June 27 at American Legion Alafia Post 148, 7240 U.S. 301 S, Riverview. For more information or to make an appointment, call Southern Funeral Care at (813) 671-3121.


Family center plans book fair for June 26

The Brandon Family Support & Resource Center will hold a book fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26 at 1277 Kingsway Road. The event will include story readings for families, face painting and bookmark making. For information, call (813) 740-4634.

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McCall Park car show is set for Saturday

Plant City's monthly Classic Car Show is from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at McCall Park, 100 N Collins St. The show includes antiques, customs and hot rods from 1984 and before. There will be a 50/50 drawing, car vendors and oldies music. Admission is free. For more information, call the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-760-2315 or go to

Hillsborough County Extension to host gardening workshops 06/18/09 [Last modified: Thursday, June 18, 2009 4:30am]
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