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BRANDON

Art class: Charcoal drawing classes are held at the Brandon Recreation Center, 510 E Sadie St., every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. The classes, which cost $5 each, are taught by Carol Karow, a graduate of the Ringling School of Art and Design. Students should bring their own charcoal and paper supplies. For more information, call (813) 681-7324 or (813) 744-5617.

Spring concert: The Eastern Hillsborough Community Band is performing "A Spring In Our Step: Spring Concert Series" in March. The next show will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church of Brandon Chapel, 115 Knights Ave. The 40-piece concert band will perform a program that includes songs from Les Misérables, Carmen and South Pacific. The cost is a $5 suggested donation at the door. For more information, visit ehcb.org or call (813) 569-1771.

PLANT CITY

Youth football: Registration is open for the Plant City Eagles Youth Football and Cheerleading league. The cost is $85 per child. Registration forms are available at plantcityeagles.com. The league is also looking for coaches. For more information, call (813) 716-2324.

Classes at the library: The Bruton Memorial Library is offering several adult programs during March. Computer classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday on Internet search engines and March 27 on mouse skills. Signup begins at 10 a.m. There will be an open lab to answer technology questions from 10 to 11. A book discussion on Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

All programs are free and open to the public. The library is located at 302 W McLendon St. For more information, call (813) 757-9215.

Game night: The Rotary Club of Brandon will hold its 37th annual Wild Game Night at 6 p.m. April 12 at Lupton's Boggy Bottom Ranch, 8407 Lupton Place, Plant City. The event will include dinner, open bar, door prizes and raffles. The cost is $75. Proceeds benefit local charities. To get more information or to purchase tickets, call David West at (813) 927-7174 or Pat Skidmore at (813) 741-3790.

RIVERVIEW

Ballet performance: The Brandon Ballet will present Coppelia at 7 p.m. April 20 and at 2 p.m. April 21 in the Spoto High School auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Drive. The April 21 show will benefit the Giving Hope Through Faith Foundation. Tickets for each performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Tickets may be purchased online at brandonballet.org or by calling (813) 684-4282.

RUSKIN

Fishing fundraiser: Mary & Martha House will hold its third annual Hook n Sink Fishing and Golf Tournament from Friday through March 24. The Captain's Meeting kickoff will take place at the Resort and Club at Little Harbor, 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin, at 7 p.m. Friday. Fishing and a family 5K run will take place at Little Harbor at 7 a.m. Saturday. The cost of the fishing tournament is $50 per person, or $25 per child. Golfing will take place at 11 a.m. at Club Renaissance, 2121 S Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center, on March 24. The cost of the golf tournament is $75 per person or $300 for a foursome. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds benefit the residential shelter facility in Ruskin. To get more information on the event or sponsorships, or to register, visit hooknsink.com or call Laurie Herring at (813) 645-7874.

SUN CITY CENTER

DAR fundraiser: A high tea fundraiser will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Florida Room in the Community Association Atrium, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd. The fundraiser is presented by the Sun City Center Colonel George Mercer Brooke National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The cost is $15 per person. Proceeds benefit the James A. Haley VA Medical Center. To make a reservation, call Bunny Blackstone at (813) 634-6387 or Jan Bassett at (813) 642-0691.

Seminar series: The South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging is presenting "The 2013 Pie and Coffee Seminar Series." The next seminar "Safe Homes Workshop" will take place at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. The workshop will be presented by Buddy Cloud, transportation liaison with Communities for a Lifetime Bureau through the Department of Elder Affairs.

Birthday party: South Bay Hospital will hold its Centenarian Birthday Party for residents 100 years or older at 3 p.m. March 27 at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. Organizers hope to break the world record for the largest gathering of centenarians. The current record is 29. To get more information or to RSVP, call (813) 634-0172.

History show and tell: The Scandinavian Club of Sun City Center will hold a "Show and Tell" at 1 p.m. April 1 in the Florida Room, in the Community Association Atrium, 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd. Members will present personal Scandinavian items including traditional country costumes, pictures and historical items. Wine, cheese and crackers will be available. The cost is $3 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Nonmembers may make reservations by called Fritz Brinck at (813) 260-3422 or Jim Sullivan at (813) 633-3917.

Club meeting: The Irish Connection will hold a general meeting at 6 p.m. April 5 in the Florida Room in the Atrium Building, 945 N Course Lane, Sun City Center. The meeting will feature Hillsborough Community Service Officer Donna Budd, who will speak on people slipping through the cracks in receiving assistance, and Jason Castillo, the group's new community resource deputy. The event is free. To register, call (813) 634-7447 or (813) 642-8663.

TAMPA

Veterans ceremony: The annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony to honor veterans who have served in Vietnam will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hillsborough County Veterans Park and Museum, 3602 U.S. 301 N, conducted by the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County and the Veterans Museum and Parks Committee. The event will include a tribute to those who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, and the rifle salute and taps conducted by Marine Corps League Detachment #1226 from Riverview. For more information, call (813) 744-5502.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Vision Month: The Division of Aging Services is offering Save Your Vision Month events at local senior centers during March. A licensed nurse practitioner will present "See Well For A Lifetime: An Educational Series on Vision and Aging." All events are open to Hillsborough County residents age 50 and older. Dates and locations include:

March 18 at 10:30 a.m. at 11706 Williams Road, Thonotosassa. Call (813) 506-6631.

March 25 at 10:30 a.m. at 612 N Parsons Ave., Brandon. Call (813) 635-8066.

March 27 at 11 a.m. at 8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa. Call (813) 671-7773.

Things to do in Brandon area 03/16/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 1:02pm]
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