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Kindergarten roundups underway in Hillsborough

Hillsborough county

Roundups underway for kindergarten

Kindergarten roundups are underway throughout Hillsborough County. The informational sessions are for parents with kids entering their first year of school in the fall. For more information and a schedule of the meetings, call the school district at (813) 272-4000.


GFWC league marks 50th birthday tonight

The GFWC Brandon Service League will celebrate 50 years at a gala birthday party from 6:30 to 11 tonight at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk, 17004 Dorman Road. The event will include dining, dancing, door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $50. For more information or for tickets, call club president Judy Darsey at (813) 651-1240.


Time to apply for FishHawk scholarship

The FishHawk Area Networking Group is accepting applicants for a $500 scholarship. High school seniors who have at least a 3.0 GPA and live in FishHawk are eligible. Other determining factors will be community service hours, recommendation letters and an essay. The deadline to apply is May 21. For application information, contact Denise Graf at (813) 643-0730 or

Plant city

Open house educates about foam recycling

Dart Container Corporation of Florida will hold an open house for foam recycling from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its Plant City location, 4610 Airport Road. The company aims to inform the community of the recyclability of foam while celebrating Earth Week. For more information on the event or the site's free foam drop-off, call (813) 752-1990.


Accountant shares her way to cut bills

Church accountant Kati Kiefer will share her True Couponing method at 7 p.m. Monday at South Bay Church, 13498 U.S. 301 S. Admission to the seminar is free. Kiefer says she cut her family's grocery bill from $600 to $250 a month using the coupon method. For more information or to register, call (813) 677-0721.

Sun city center

Public invited to talk on transportation tax

Hillsborough County commissioners Mark Sharpe and Al Higginbotham will take part in a discussion on a proposed transportation sales tax Thursday in Sun City Center. The public event is at 2 p.m. in the retirement community's hall, 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd. Sharpe holds a countywide seat. Higginbotham's district includes Sun City Center. For more information, call the community association at (813) 633-3500.

Sun city center

Auditions start for Pelican Players parts

The Pelican Players community theater group has scheduled auditions for several upcoming plays. Depending on the play, auditions start Saturday and last through Thursday. For more information, call (813) 663-0115 or e-mail


Improve basketball skills at kids' camp

Kids hoping to improve their basketball skills this summer can attend a camp at Bloomingdale High School, 1700 E Bloomingdale Ave. Camps are open to kids in fourth through ninth grades. They will run from July 12 to 15 and July 19 to 22 for several hours a day. The cost is $75. Bloomingdale coach Joe Willis, former Durant coach Jeff Shotwell and Bulls players will lead the camps. For more information, contact Willis at (813) 298-3448 or

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