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Neighborhood events in and around Brandon and South Shore

Brandon

Your haircut can help children get hairpieces through Locks of Love

Get a free haircut and help put a smile on a kid's face this weekend at the Westfield Brandon mall. New Identities Hair Studios of New Tampa will give haircuts to help the Locks of Love program, which provides hairpieces to children who have lost their hair. The hair studio will have a booth between Victoria's Secret and Forever 21 on Saturday and Sunday as part of the mall's Back-to-School Woman's Health & Business Expo. Donors' hair must be at least 10 inches long. To set up an appointment, call (813) 979-0760 or e-mail nihairstudio@yahoo.com.

Tampa

Health fair is Saturday at state fairground

The Bay Area Convoy of Hope will hold a health fair at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Florida State Fair Grounds, 4800 N U.S. 301. The event will offer free haircuts and groceries and a kids' zone. Convoy of Hope will hold a volunteer rally at 6:45 tonight for people interested in helping at the event. For more information, call (813) 689-2345 or go to convoyofhope.org.

Plant city

Blocks and blocks of bikes, vendors, music

Plant City's monthly Bike Fest is from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday near McCall Park and the Plant City Train Depot, 102 N Palmer St. The bike show stretches eight blocks and includes music, a 50/50 drawing, vendors and thousands of bikes on display. Registration for several competitions is from 5 to 7 p.m. on-site. For more information, call the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce at (813) 754-3707 or go to plantcity.org.

lithia

More than the usual at back-to-school fest

The seventh annual FishHawk Area Networking Group Back to School Festival is from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8 at the FishHawk Youth Sports Complex, 16120 FishHawk Blvd. There will be more than 80 local businesses on hand and samples from 10 restaurants, as well as music and other exhibits. There also will be a new Chevrolet Equinox and Camaro available for test drives. Admission is free, but $10 worth of school supplies or a $10 donation is requested. For more information, go to fangconnect.com.

Ruskin

Return to school and nature are event focus

Camp Bayou will host its second annual Back to School — Back to Nature Event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Kids can play games, learn how to use GPS and participate in activity stations. Each child will receive a free school supply. Several backpacks and Publix gift cards will be raffled. Camp Bayou is 3 miles south of State Road 674 at the end of 24th Street SE. Registration is required and can be completed online at campbayou.org or by calling (813) 641-8545.

Ruskin

County commissioner will be at library today

Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner is available to speak with residents from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Ruskin Library, 1 Dickman Drive SE. Beckner, who holds the countywide District 6 seat, has public office hours scheduled once a month throughout the county until December. On Oct. 30, Beckner will be at the Brandon Regional Service Center, 311 Pauls Drive, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Seffner

Learn the basics of wildlife landscaping

The Hillsborough County Extension Service will hold the first of a three-part series about wildlife around homes and communities from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. "An Introduction to Landscaping for Florida's Wildlilfe" is at the extension office, 5229 County Road 579. The class will teach the basics of wildlife landscape planning, as well as steps to create a wildlife-friendly landscape. To register for the free class, call (813) 744-5519, ext. 104.

Neighborhood events in and around Brandon and South Shore 07/30/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 30, 2009 4:30am]
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