In the neighborhood
By HELEN ANNE TRAVIS
Published March 24, 2006
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: WCI Communities presented $70,000 to Habitat for Humanity at a ceremony in Sun City Center on Tuesday afternoon. WCI, a community builder and developer, is fully sponsoring the building of a home for a Wimauma single mother and her four children. The house is expected to be completed this summer.
BUS ROUTE CHANGES: Effective Sunday, HART announces changes to the following bus routes: Route 46, Davis Islands/West Brandon; Route 22X, the Dover/Brandon Express; Route 24X, the FishHawk/Riverview/MacDill Express; Route 27X, the FishHawk/South Brandon Express; and Route 28X, the Seffner/Dover express. The new routes can be found on www.hartline.org.
CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL: The Brandon Moose Family Center is holding its third annual Children's Carnival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be pony rides, games, clowns and hayrides. The lodge is at 804 S Miller Road, Valrico. Call 689-6043.
GOLF CART INSPECTIONS: The Sun City Center Security Patrol is offering free golf cart inspections Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Prince of Peace Catholic Church parking lot, 702 Valley Forge Blvd.
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY: Stacy Feiler invites the public to a disco and '70s retro dance to help raise awareness for her campaign to run for honorary mayor of Riverview. The dance will be Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 6819 Krycul Ave. There will be food, games and an auction. Tickets cost $10. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and St. Anthony Food Pantry. Call 787-1657.
ASK A GENEALOGIST: Volunteers from the Brandon Genealogical and Historical Society will be available to give one-on-one help with genealogical research from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday at the Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. Call 273-3652.
QUIET ON THE SET!: Be the director, producer and star of your own movies. Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., offers a free program on Microsoft Movie Maker on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., the class continues with more advanced lessons. Call 273-3652.
LUAU: Riverview High School hosts a Hawaiian luau March 31 at 6:30 p.m. There will be Hawaiian entertainment and food. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Proceeds benefit the Riverview High band. For tickets, call 671-5045, ext. 258.
WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL: The world's best international show jumpers and the country's top hunters compete until April 1 at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the State Fairgrounds. Classes begin at 8 a.m. Call 623-5293.
SPRING TRAINING GAME: The Ohio Club of Sun City Center travels to Sarasota on April 1 to watch the spring training matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians. The cost is $11 per person for the game, or $24 for the game and a chartered bus ride to the stadium. To make reservations, call 634-7770.
CRACKER COUNTRY: Spend weekday afternoons in old Florida at the State Fairground's Cracker Country exhibit. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Cracker Country offers guided tours of rural Florida buildings. Admission is $2 per person. Groups of 10 or more should call 627-4225 for reservations.
TALLAHASSEE TREK: Now is the time to register for the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce's annual Tallahassee Trek, March 29-31. The event provides an opportunity to speak with state officials about issues involving Brandon and the surrounding area. Call 689-1221.
SCHOLARSHIP: The Brandon Sunburst Chapter of the American Business Women's Association is funding a scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund. The $2,000 scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate female students pursuing a business degree with a 3.0 grade point average or better. Deadline to apply is May 15. To receive an application mail, a SASE to Jill Billings, 522 Ole Plantation Drive, Brandon, FL 33511.
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