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Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center is gearing up for its annual summer camp. Registration begins Monday.

The center offers professionally coached gymnastics, swimming, tennis and diving classes.

Other activities include soccer, basketball, crafts, tennis, field games, sewing, special events and field trips. The center is at 405 Beverly Blvd. Call 689-0908 or log onto

Check out your health in visit to March 8 fair

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce is out to counter the message that no bad news is good news.

The 2008 Health Fair gives residents lots of free opportunities to examine health products and be screened for high blood pressure and obesity as well as get a skin and hair analysis.

The event, sponsored by Brandon Regional Hospital, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road, Valrico.


Men, it's time to get wild at game night

Guys, get ready: The Brandon Rotary Club is hosting its annual Wild Game Night on Feb. 29 at Boggy Bottom Ranch on Keysville Road.

The men's night out, which typically attracts more than 800 outdoorsmen each year, features a dinner of venison and other wild game plus swamp cabbage cooked on site.

There's also an open bar, cash drawing, silent auction and door prizes, including guns, fishing, hunting and archery equipment and gift certificates.

Fishing, hunting, boating and other outdoor-related vendors will be on hand with displays.

Money raised goes to local charities including Rotary's Camp Florida, the Emergency Care Help Organization and the Brandon Outreach Clinic.

Don't forget to bring your stories about "the one that got away."

Tickets are $70. E-mail or call (813) 315-6533 for information or reservations.


Arts, crafts, potluck lunch at family center

The Ruskin Family Support and Resource Center offers several community outreach programs, including parent-child play and support groups.

Programs this month include children's arts and crafts at 4 p.m. Feb. 27, a cultural diversity potluck lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and after-school tutoring on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Participants in the luncheon are invited to dress in folk clothes, bring a dish from another country or share a poem, song or art.

Located at 201 14th Ave. SE, the center is one of several regionally located family support centers funded by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County. Call 641-5600 for information.


Book that dream vacation at expo

Dream of going on a cruise or a nice long vacation?

Check out the AAA Travel Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at River Hills Golf and Country Club, 3943 New River Hills Parkway.

More than 20 cruise operators and tour representatives will be on hand with special presentations and discounts. Information will be available on destinations around the world.

There will also be free passport photos and U.S. Postal Service personnel on hand to help with obtaining or renewing a passport.

Besides the travel activities, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will fingerprint children for their identification/security program.