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St. Andrew's United Methodist Church plans benefit concert


Concert features Christian band

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church will hold a benefit concert for Steppin' Stone Farm tonight. The concert, featuring Christian band BarlowGirl, starts at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Tickets cost $15, and will be available at the door if the show is not sold out. For more information, go to Or call (813) 689-6849. The church is at 3315 Bryan Road.


Bloomingdale High club plans fundraiser

The Bloomingdale High School Athletic Booster Club is hosting its second annual barbecue dinner March 13 with food from Jimbo's BBQ. The fundraiser takes place 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the football stadium's concession stand, 1700 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. Tickets are $8 and the menu includes pork sandwiches, beans, coleslaw and hush puppies. For more information, call (813) 643-5833.


Girls get choice of ballerina or princess

Brandon Ballet offers girls ages 4 to 7 a chance to "Be a Ballerina Princess" on Saturday morning. For $15, girls can dress up as a princess or ballerina, decorate cupcakes and learn ballet dance steps. There also will be face-painting, souvenir photos and goodie bags. The event is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 161 E Bloomingdale Ave. For more information, call (813) 684-4282.


Health fair features exhibits, screenings

This year's Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Health Fair is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road, Valrico. The event will feature exhibits from health-related business as well as numerous free screenings.


There's no cost to see man who bends steel

Want to see a man break concrete blocks and bend steel bars with his bare hands? Steve Carrier, who has performed such feats on the television show, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, will be at Kings Avenue Baptist Church, 2602 S Kings Ave., at 7 p.m. March 13-15. Carrier tied a world record by breaking 23 Louisville Slugger baseball bats in 60 seconds. The event is free. For more information, call 685-3095 or go to

Sun City Center

$3 dinner/movie helps raise money for boy

Enjoy dinner and a movie tonight at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center while helping raise money for a 10-year-old boy who has a brain tumor. The event starts at 6 p.m. at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W.

For $3, you get a chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes and popcorn, along with the movie Chicken Run. The money will go toward the medical bills of Adrian Carlin. For more information or to RSVP, call 634-2539 or 260-1052.


Runners, prepare: 2 races coming up

Two races are coming up in Brandon:

The Global 5K Crosscountry Run is at 8 a.m. March 14 at Baylife Church, 1017 Kingsway Road. The entry fee is $25 with proceeds going toward the church's summer mission trips.

The Shamrock Classic 5K and 10K begins at 8 a.m. March 15 at Sabal Park, near Falkenburg Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The cost is $20 for early registration and $25 on race day. There also will be a kids 1-mile run.

Both races can be registered for at

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church plans benefit concert 03/05/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 5, 2009 3:30am]
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