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Things to do in the Brandon area

BRANDON

Children's theater: Stages Productions musical revue "Let Freedom Sing" will celebrate American history through song, featuring students in grades K-5. The show will take place at 7 p.m. today at Center Place Fine Arts, 619 Vonderburg Drive, Suite B, Brandon. The cost is $6 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, call (813) 685-8888.

LAKELAND

Cat show: The Miami Florida Cat Fanciers cat club will host a cat show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Lakeland Center, 701 W Lime St. More than 200 pedigreed cats from around the world will compete for best in show. Household pets also will compete. Vendors and exhibitors will be on hand with information about breeds, and cat food, toys and accessories will be sold. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and free for children age 5 and younger. For more information, visit catshows.us/miamiflcatfanciers.

PLANT CITY

Driving class: Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 N Park Road, will host a AAA Senior Defensive Driver Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The class will teach defensive driving, vehicle care, how to handle driving emergencies and impairment avoidance to drivers 55 and older. The class is $15. Lunch will be available for $7. Proceeds from lunch will benefit the Hope Lutheran youth summer mission experience. Registration is required. Call Hope Lutheran Church at (813) 752-4622.

Health checks: South Florida Baptist Hospital will host a Heart Health Check from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 and 16 at the hospital, 301 N Alexander St. The hospital will offer bone density and skin screenings on Feb. 15 for free.

On Feb. 16, the hospital will offer carotid ultrasounds to look for abnormalities or blockages that could lead to stroke for $20, CT Heart Score to detect plaque in arteries for $150, peripheral vascular leg screens to check circulation in arms and legs for $20, mammograms for $45 and prostate screening for $20.

The hospital will also offer blood profiles on Feb. 15 and 16 for $20, including lipid panel, metabolic profile and blood count.

Registration is required. For more information or a screening, call (813) 644-6721.

RIVERVIEW

Veterans seminar: Osenton Law Offices, PA, and the Bridges Retirement Community will hold a seminar at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 for wartime veterans. The seminar will provide information on veterans aid, attendance benefits and estate planning, and the federal Improved Pension benefit, which can help offset the cost of living in a retirement community for a wartime veteran or a surviving spouse. The free seminar will be held at the Bridges, 11202 Dewhurst Drive, Riverview. For reservations, call (813) 413-8900.

Plant sale: The Riverview Garden Club's annual plant and rummage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive. Plants from nurseries will be on sale at half-price. Cash only. Free entrance and parking. Bring bags and containers. The sale is the club's main scholarship fundraiser. Call (813) 727-6567.

RUSKIN

Leigh Rubin: The cartoonist will speak at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Rubin's cartoons appear in major daily newspapers and are syndicated to more than 400 media outlets worldwide. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.

SEFFNER

Child care training: Hillsborough County Extension Services is offering free training sessions for licensed child care providers at the extension service office, 5339 County Road 579. Participants can receive CEU credit from the University of Florida. The sessions began Jan. 22 and will continue through Feb. 19.

Dates and topics include: Every Child Counts: Building Community from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 9 and What Does Time Mean To Children? from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

To register, visit extension.psu.edu/cyttap, click on "State Training," then "Florida" and "Tampa." The cost for providers outside of Hillsborough County is $10 per workshop. For more information, contact Diana Converse at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54140, or converse@ufl.edu.

Parenting class: Brandon Regional Hospital and New Life Tabernacle UPC are holding lectures on healthy living open to anyone in the community.

You & Your Baby will be held from 8:20 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at New Life Tabernacle UPC, 6912 Williams Road, Seffner. The lecture will cover topics including breast-feeding, postpartum depression and parenting 101. Admission is free. A complimentary breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call Brandon Regional Hospital at (813) 653-1065 or New Life Tabernacle at (813) 740-1868, or register online at newlifetabernacleupc.org.

SUN CITY CENTER

Film series: The Eagle Audubon Society of Kings Point's annual Outdoor Adventure Film Series is under way. The movies, narrated by the filmmakers and focused on their travels, will be shown in the Kings Point Clubhouse Borini Theater, 1904 Clubhouse Drive. The films are open to the public. Tickets are $7.50 per film or $18 for the series. Tickets may be purchased at the Kings Point Clubhouse box office on weekdays or before the shows. Feb. 16 will feature The Real World Fiji, about the Pacific island nation. March 16 will feature It's Great! Britain. All showings begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (813) 387-3447.

Rummage sale: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., will hold its sixth annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 and 8 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Donated household items will be for sale, along with crafts, clothing and baked goods. For more information, call (813) 634-1292.

Valentine concert: The South Shore Symphony Orchestra will hold a valentine concert at 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E. The concert will feature romantic classics by Bach and more. Tickets are $12 and are available at the church office. Tickets may also be purchased at Sun City Center, 651 Sun City Plaza, Suite 117, and at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce offices at 315 S U.S. 41, Ruskin, and 137 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach, and at thessso.org. For more information, call (813) 633-3970.

Things to do in the Brandon area 01/31/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:20pm]

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