Dance, art club for homeschoolers
A new dance and arts club for homeschooled kids begins this fall at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road, Valrico. The Fuzion Artz Klub is open to kids ages 7 to 10. Meetings will be every Tuesday afternoon beginning Sept. 1. They will last through May. The cost is $15 a month for members and $30 a month for nonmembers. For information, contact instructor Joyce Rutledge at (813) 684-4775 or [email protected]
Aug. 20 luncheon features congressman
The Annual Congressional Update Luncheon, sponsored by the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, is at noon Aug. 20 at the Embassy Suites, 10220 Palm River Road, Tampa. U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam, R-Bartow, will give updates on committee work and issues in Washington, D.C. Tickets are $18 for chamber members and $23 for nonmembers. Call (813) 689-1221 or go to brandonchamber.com.
Back-to-school party, bike rodeo Saturday
The Brandon Family Support & Resource Center will have a back-to-school party and a bike rodeo from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1277 Kingsway Road, Brandon. The party will have school supply giveaways, snacks and face painting. At the bike rodeo, kids can get safety tips, ride on an obstacle course and get their bikes inspected. Call (813) 740-4634.
Alzheimer's group supports caregivers
The Alzheimer's Association's Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will hold a caregiver support group meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at 1819 Providence Ridge Blvd., Brandon. Dr. Frank Fernandez, a medical professor at the University of South Florida, will lead discussions. Call Charlotte Howard at (813) 681-1986.
Free music class is for kids ages 1 to 5
The Ruskin Family Support & Resource Center will have a free four-week class, Music and More, for kids ages 1 to 5 beginning Saturday. Meeting times are 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15 at 201 14th Ave. SE. Call (813) 641-5600.
All Nations Preschool is accepting students
All Nations Preschool, a new ministry extension of Journey Church in Riverview, is enrolling children for its first school year this fall. The preschool is at 10022 Cristina Drive. Open houses are July 27 and 29. Those who register before Aug. 1 will receive enrollment benefits. Call (813) 741-1999 or go toallnations preschool.com.
'Gypsy' opens July 25 at Riverview High
Riverview Little Theatre presents its summer musical, Gypsy, a 1950s Broadway show about the rise of Gypsy Rose Lee. Show times are 7:30 p.m. July 25, July 30 and Aug. 1 at Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors. Go to sharktheatre.com.
Money management is focus of classes
Registration is under way for two free financial management classes next month through the Hillsborough County Extension. "Debt Management" is Aug. 11, and "Money Management Strategies for Tough Economic Times" is Aug. 25. Both classes are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N Kingsway Road, Seffner. Contact Lisa Leslie at (813) 744-5519, ext. 143, or [email protected]