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The 2006 comedy She's the Man is the featured film for Saturday'sfree teen movie sponsored by Family Support & Resource Centers. The film stars Amanda Bynes as a female high school soccer player who disguises herself as a boy to make the team. The fun lasts from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Brandon center, 1277 Kingsway Road. For more information, call 740-4634 or e-mail

2 nights left for 'Three Nights of Hilarity'

Three Nights of Hilarity, produced and directed by Hillsborough Community College's Brandon campus students, has two nights left to run. The production features Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano and a variety of short comedic scenes.

You can catch Three Nights of Hilarity tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Black Box Auditorium at HCC's Brandon campus, 10414 E Columbus Drive. Theshow is free, but the Thespis Society is accepting $5 donations. For more information, call 253-7808.

Charity Golf Classic kicks off Thursday

Whether it's a hole-in-one or an ace in the hole, the Greater Brandon Community Foundation has it available at next weekend's Charity Golf Classic.

The fun kicks off Thursday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start for the Tournament of Champions (8 a.m. registration) at River Hills Country Club, 3943 New River Hills Parkway, Valrico.

Money raised by the registration fee ($600 per foursome) goes to the C.J. Tosca Fund, established by Florida Marlins bench coach Carlos Tosca to help families of children who have cancer.

For a change of pace, the Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament starts at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. Registration is at 2 p.m. and costs $250.

Call Liz Brewer at 661-8683 or visit

The First Tee Brandon Invitational, which benefits young people, is Feb. 11. Foursomes are available for $600 and include three players and one golf pro per team.

The Golf Classic wraps up with a drawing for a 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe or a 2008 Nissan Altima Sedan.

The drawing takes place after the First Tee tournament. Tickets for the drawing are available for $100 at

McBride collection at gallery most of month

Henry McBride painted for most of his life, dying in 1962 at 94. His close friend, Maximilian Miltzlaff, created a foundation in McBride's honor for young artists.

The Henry McBride Foundation Art Collection, featuring McBride's work, runs Feb. 4-27 at the Mook Gallery at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

There is an artist's reception, open to the public, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Center Place. For details, call 744-5632.

Group seeks homes for retired greyhounds

It turns out that these greyhounds would rather curl up on your couch than chase a mechanical rabbit.

You can meet these retired speedsters noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 when Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will bring a few of the dogs to PETCO, 2434 Brandon Blvd.

The group seeks permanent homes for the dogs or temporary shelter until they can be adopted.

For more information, call 971-4732 or visit


Bookmobile now will stop some Saturdays

The Hillsborough County librarynow hasSaturday stops for its bookmobile.

Residents can find the bookmobile at the Turkey Creek Recreation Center, 5936 Connell Road, from 2 to4 p.m. on these Saturdays: Jan. 26, Feb. 16, March 8 and 29, April 19, May 10 and 31, June 21, July 12, Aug. 2 and 23, Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and 25, Nov. 15, and Dec. 6.


Work will close park weekdays till March 15

Eureka Springs Park will be closed weekdays through March 15 to replace a boardwalk.

The 31-acre park at 6400 Eureka Springs Road, just north of Interstate 4 and U.S. 301, features a greenhouse and educational trails.

The park will remain open on weekends. The 1,600-foot boardwalk will allow visitors to walk over a swamp and view wildlife and a spring.