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Imagine June Cleaver sipping wine while the Beaver whips up a plate of roast pork loin with fennel and tomatoes, followed by a plum tart dessert.

It can happen. The Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium is offering a four-day cooking class for children ages 6 to 9, with hands-on learning from gourmet chefs.

Students will try out the recipes of chefs Emeril Lagasse, Rachael Ray and "Barefoot Contessa" Ina Garten, among others. Kids Camp Series: Food Network Stars costs $130 and runs 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug 6-9 at the store, 2080 Badlands Drive. For questions or to reserve a spot, call 653-2418.

Coalition for homeless will meet Tuesday

Project HOPE, a coalition of Brandon religious organizations and other nonprofit groups serving the homeless population, will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, 330 Pauls Drive.

The meeting is for current members and any other groups who would like to join.

The group is in the process of setting up two soup kitchens in the area and needs donations of plastic utensils, foam cups and plates, napkins, folding chairs and tables, and other supplies.

Anyone who would like to donate should contact Don Heald at 689-9552 or Cynthia Pinckney at 571-1559.

Haircuts for Charity will help fight cancer

Salon 705 wants to trim your hair and help fight cancer Saturday.

Proceeds from Haircuts for Charity will go toward a goal of raising $20,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation walk to fight breast cancer.

Women who donate $30 or more will get a shampoo, conditioning, haircut and light blow dry. The minimum donation for men is $15. All hair 10 inches or longer will be donated to Locks of Love.

The event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the salon, 705 W Lumsden Ave. Appointments are available but not required.

There also will be a bake sale and a raffle.

Call Laura Collins at 662-6705 for more information.

Course addresses charm, modeling

Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association presents a charm, etiquette and modeling course in August.

The course starts Aug. 7 and runs for six evenings over the course of the month.

Topics include self-confidence, daily grooming, photo poses, nail care, telephone manners and modeling.

The cost is $70 for members, $80 for nonmembers.

Brandon High School seeks swimmers

Brandon High is calling all student swimmers to the school program starting Aug. 6. To participate, e-mail Lissa Sainz at or contact Johnny Bush at 744-8120, ext. 228, or at Johnny.bush@


Free shots, physicals available to students

Hillsborough County is sponsoring free immunizations and physicals for any child entering a Florida school for the first time. Each child also will get a free backpack with school supplies.

Appointments are required for all but one location.

Physicals and immunizations will be offered at the following places and times:

-9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at Beth Shields Middle School in Ruskin. Call 870-4747 for an appointment. Also at the Hillsborough Community College campus in Plant City. Call 754-4444 for an appointment.

-9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at Blake High School in Tampa and Mintz Elementary in Brandon. Call 870-4747 for an appointment at either location.

-9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 at Tampa General Hospital Healthpark, 5802 N 30th St., in Tampa. Walk-ins are welcome, or call 844-3247 for an appointment.

-9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Town 'N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road, Tampa, and the University Area Community Health Center at 13601 N 22nd St., Tampa. Call 870-4747 for an appointment.


UF offers classes this fall at local campus

The University of Florida is offering more than 60 graduate and undergraduate classes this fall at its Plant City campus.

Course offerings include landscape design, biochemistry, entomology and agriculture.

The semester runs Aug. 23 to Dec. 5. Registration is Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.

Call 757-2280 or log on to


Library friends group sets quarterly meeting

Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library holds its quarterly membership meeting at 3 p.m. Monday at the library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin.

The meeting will include a review of programs and projects that have benefited from the group's financial contributions.

There also will be a presentation on the future of the Hillsborough County library system.