SCOUTING RAMPS UP FALL EFFORTS
Local Boy Scouts of America troops are looking to draw new members.
On Sept. 15, the Boy Scouts will hold "Wild West Bonanza Day" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Brandon and Plant City Boy Scouts at Davis Park, 612 N Parsons Ave. The cost is $5 and it's open to the public.
Elementary-age boys (with parents, guardians) are welcome to drop by and try out various activities.
For more information, contact Molly Blanton, district executive, at (813) 210-1788.
Meanwhile, the American Legion Post 26 Boy Scout pack holds an open house Sept. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walden Lake Elementary, 2800 Turkey Creek Road, for all elementary-age boys.
The pack's first monthly meeting will be at Post 26, 2207 W Baker St., on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. for all elementary-school-age boys and their parents. The meeting will include presentations about earning badges, campouts, the Pinewood Derby Race and other activities. For info, call Jeff Henning at (813) 759-6315.
Gun show comes to Madonia Center
The Suncoast Gun Show will be held at the Florida Strawberry Festival's Madonia Center on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is $8 for adults and kids 12 and under are admitted free, but all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The gun show accepts cash only. For information, go to suncoastgunshows.com.
Monthly Bike Fest rolls in Sept. 1
Plant City's monthly Bike Fest roars back into town Sept. 1 beginning at 5 p.m.
Radical Randy and Wendybob will be hosts and emcees for the evening. Bike Fest souvenirs will be available as well as merchandise from vendors. Registration for competition is $5 per class and there are 12 classes. Enter as many classes as you wish. Registration is from 5-7 p.m. There will be live music and a 50/50 drawing.
Time to sign up for flag football
Plant City's Recreation and Parks Department is holding registration for youth flag football. Registration is now through Sept. 5 for boys and girls ages 4 to 15. Bring a birth certificate (not required for 2011 returnees) to the recreation and parks office at 1904 S Park Road (just north of Plant City Stadium). The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Last year, nearly 300 youths played in five age groups.