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See former pro cyclist at Just Ride Bicycles' grand opening


See former pro cyclist at bike store's opening

A new bike store rolls into town next week, and former professional cyclist Bob Roll will be there Thursday for the grand opening. Just Ride Bicycles is at 13431 Boyette Road in the River Springs Town Center. Roll, a television commentator and former Tour de France racer, will sign autographs and answer questions at the store from 6 to 9 p.m. Riders who can maintain a speed of 18 mph can meet Roll at the store and join him for a ride from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the bike store at (813) 503-9460.


Hospice sets three-day volunteer session

LifePath Hospice seeks volunteers to help its efforts of patient care in Hillsborough County. The not-for-profit organization will hold three days of training at First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N Knights Ave. Training sessions are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and June 11 and from 9 a.m. to noon June 18. Attendance at all three sessions is required.

Volunteers do multiple tasks, including reading to patients with life-limiting illnesses, helping with meals and providing relief for caregivers. For more information or to register, contact Patti Wesley at (813) 357-5357 or


It's time to toss those old prescription drugs

Round up expired or unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications and drop them off at the Brandon Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1405 Oakfield Drive, between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday. Operation Medicine Cabinet aims to reduce youth prescription drug abuse and to keep people from flushing unwanted pills down the drain, which can contaminate the water supply.

Sun city center

Hearing loss group to talk of opportunities

The Hearing Loss Association of Sun City Center will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W. Organizers will discuss opportunities that can come from hearing loss. Captioning service will be provided. For more information, contact Rob Ogg at or Barbara Riley at (813) 634-1706.


Fundraiser to benefit library rape victim

There will be a fundraiser for the Bloomingdale Regional Library rape victim from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 6 at Champion Self Storage, 2809 E College Ave., Ruskin. Firefighters from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue will cook burgers and hot dogs, and there will be a dunk tank and bounce house. For more information, call (813) 641-1777.

Brandon, Valrico

Group will discuss stress and diabetes

Two diabetes support groups will meet soon in the area. The first is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Drive. On June 8, there is a meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. Both meetings will include discussions on stress management. To RSVP, call (813) 766-1746.


Equestrian event set for Special Olympics

The Bakas Horses for Handicapped Program will host the Florida Special Olympic Equestrian Championships this weekend at the Florida State Fair Grounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa. The competition begins at 5 p.m. today and resumes Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include drill team, trail class, speed events and showmanship. The county-operated program provides horseback riding for disabled children and adults. For more information on the program, call (813) 264-3890.


Family YMCA lets you add zumba to menu

Looking to learn zumba? The Brandon Family YMCA is hosting Zumbathon from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 3097 S Kingsway Road. Several zumba instructors will lead the workout with Latin-inspired rhythms and dance moves. The event is free for YMCA members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, call (813) 685-5402.

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