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Riverview Summer Fest business expo is Sunday at Hilton Garden Inn


FishHawk Ranch offers concert series

FishHawk Ranch invites the community to a free summer concert series every Friday night through Aug. 21 at the Park Square shopping plaza, 16144 Churchview Drive, Lithia. Concerts are 7 to 10 p.m. and feature various musical genres, including salsa, rock and disco. Tonight the salsa band Fiesta performs. Call (813) 654-6360 or visit .


Business expo is Sunday at hotel

The 2009 Riverview Summer Fest business expo is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4328 Garden Vista Drive, Riverview. Admission to the event, hosted by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, is free. The festival will feature food samples from almost a dozen area restaurants and stores, bounce houses for kids and entertainment. Call (813) 234-5944 or visit .


Kids learn robotics at this summer camp

Kids interested in learning about robotics technology can attend a summer camp from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 to 24 at the Hillsborough Community College Brandon campus. Lego Mindstorms Robotics summer camp is open to kids who will be in middle school in the fall. Campers will learn about programming and reconfiguring Lego robots, and about the technology used in manufacturing. The cost is $50. Call (813) 259-6581.

Plant City

Dinner, entertainment benefit the Spring

The Spring of Plant City and Stingray Chevrolet will host Road to Freedom, a prime rib dinner and night of entertainment, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chevy dealership, 2002 N Frontage Road. Tickets cost $35, and proceeds benefit the Spring and domestic violence prevention and awareness. There will be a disc jockey playing dance music and a celebrity emcee handling prize drawings. Call (813) 679-3370.


Shields Middle is new pet-friendly shelter

With hurricane season under way, Hillsborough County Animal Services recently opened a pet-friendly evacuation shelter at Shields Middle School, 15732 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. The county also has pet shelters at Burnett Middle School, 1010 N Kingsway Road, Seffner; Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa; and Bartels Middle School, 9020 Imperial Oak Blvd., Tampa. Pet owners must stay at adjacent Red Cross shelters and help care for the pets during their stay. Owners should also bring carriers and supplies when possible and make sure their pets' rabies vaccinations are up to date. Call (813) 744-5660 or visit .


Business woman lauded for generosity

Mary Ann Wilhelm, owner of Ruskin's Wilhelm Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., was nominated as the SouthShore chapter of the American Business Women's Association's top business woman of 2009. Wilhelm will move on to the national competition. She was chosen locally for her generosity to the chapter's education fund.

Hillsborough County

Storage business will let charities use truck

Stor-N-More Self Storage in East Tampa recently announced it will donate the use of a 16-foot moving truck and temporary storage facilities for local charity events. The storage company is at 1505 S U.S. 301. Call (813) 301-1111.

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