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Published Nov. 15, 2012


Vendors needed for Christmas festival: Vendors can sign up for the Music Showcase Christmas Festival, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at 402 Oakfield Drive. Vendors are needed to sell homemade crafts, jewelry, makeup, clothing and food. Businesses can also participate by offering an activity for kids. For more information, visit For questions, call Deborah Evans at (813) 685-5998 or email debbie@musicshowcase

Greyhound adoptions: Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will hold a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Brandon Petco, 2434 Brandon Blvd. Call (813) 971-4732 or visit

Pedal for a Cure: Revolution Cycle & Fitness will host its first annual Pedal for a Cure to raise funds for the ALS Association Florida Chapter from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 at 524 Oakfield Drive. Cost to pedal for one hour is $20, or $40 for two hours. Proceeds will go to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). To get more information or to register, call (813) 447-1410.

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Library happenings: Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St., will host a computer class. Word 2: Intermediate will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday. The library will host its annual Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and an AARP Driver Safety class for seniors will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30. Cost for the driver safety course is $12 for AARP members. The computer class is free. Call Anne Haywood at (813) 757-9215.


Toys for guardians: The second annual Guardian Toy Run takes place Saturday. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Tampa PC Networks, 11946 Boyette Road, with the ride starting at 11. It ends around noon with a postride party at the Rack Brandon, 1025 Brandon Blvd. Riders must bring $10 and a toy. To learn more, visit

Scholarship fundraiser: The Riverview Woman's Club will host a Night in Sicily Scholarship Fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club, 13050 Summerfield Blvd. There will be food and a wine tasting, a raffle, wine pull and silent auction. Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets, call Jeanne at (813) 334-3196 or email

Summerfield Holiday Craft Market: The Summerfield Social Committee's fourth annual Holiday Craft Market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 in the community center gymnasium, 13011 Summerfield Blvd. There will be 40 crafters and vendors. The Summerfield Ladies' Club will also conduct a charity bake sale and toy drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a chance to win a gift basket. The bake sale proceeds and toys will be donated to the Deputy Darling Foundation. Call (813) 671-2005 or email for more information.


Holiday Shopping Extravaganza: The Ruskin Woman's Club presents its Holiday Shopping Extravaganza from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 503 U.S. 41 S. Shop for everything from jewelry to pet items. Call Carolyn Jones at (813) 645-3488.


Tampa African Violet Society: The club will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Seffner-Mango Library, 410 N Kingsway Road. Award-winning designer Mary Lou Harden will present an interactive Pave Designs program. Free admission. Visitors are welcome. For more information about the meeting, call Jim Boyer at (727) 871-2014.


Brandon Ballet: The Brandon Ballet's artistic director Octavio Martin presents "Dancing Through Generations," a night of innovative choreography, on Saturday at the Lykes Center for the Arts, located at Berkeley Preparatory School, 4811 Kelly Road, Tampa. The show, which begins at 7 p.m., features professional and preprofessional dancers of all ages. Dancers hail from the Joffrey Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and more. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and children under 17. Tickets for students of the Dance Center, Brandon Ballet and Berkeley are available for $10. For tickets, call (813) 684-4282 or go to


Silent auction: The Good Samaritan Mission of Wimauma will host its Appetite for Success Dinner Benefit and Silent Auction from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 14920 Balm Wimauma Road. Tickets are $25 per person, $40 per couple or $175 for a party of eight. For tickets, call (813) 634-7136.