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The Brandon Mix: Go Skateboarding Day, 'The Loving Story' and more

Did you know?

Did you know Saturday is a global holiday in honor of skateboarding? Locals can celebrate Go Skateboarding Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brandon Skate Park at 5720 Providence Road. Competitions will be held and participants can enjoy free food, drink, prizes and music.

Best bet

The Plant City Photo Archives and History Center will host a screening and discussion of The Loving Story, a documentary about a couple who was arrested for violating a state law banning interracial marriage. The documentary, the third in a series titled "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle," will be shown for free at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W McLendon St. Guests are encouraged to stay for the discussion after the film, which will be moderated by Hillsborough Community College humanities professor Maribeth Mobley.

Around town

EATS American Grill's second location will open at Winthrop Town Centre, replacing the Green Iguana. EATS, described as American traditional, touts a menu of ribs, wings, Saratoga Potato Chips and other American classics. EATS has been featured on the Food Network and also won best burger in Tampa Bay in 2013 and best ribs in Tampa in 2010.

Stay fit

Girls ages 6-18 are encouraged to join pickup softball games at 6 p.m. every Thursday this summer at the Brandon Recreation Center at 510 E Sadie St. Games are fast and slow pitch and open to all skill levels, no experience required. All players and coaches must complete concussion training online and turn in a certificate of completion prior to play. Helmets, bats and gloves are available for use at the games. For more information, visit

A fun collection of news, notes and opinions for SouthShore & Brandon, compiled by Caitlin Johnston.

The Brandon Mix: Go Skateboarding Day, 'The Loving Story' and more 06/18/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:02pm]
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