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Digest

Learn nutrition, Spanish at family center

By TIMES STAFF
Published March 16, 2007


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BRANDON

Learn nutrition, Spanish at family center

The Family Support and Resource Center is offering nutrition and Spanish classes as well as income tax help. The center at 1277 Kingsway Road holds Spanish classes each Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and a nutrition class on Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The Children's Board of Hillsborough County funds the Family Support and Resource Center. Call 740-4634 for information.

Weight lifters will want to catch the AAU Powerlifting State Championship in Brandon on May 5.

The event at Brandon Sports Club, 901 Lithia-Pinecrest Road, combines powerlifting events with a bench press competition. The action starts at 9 a.m.

The competition will include teens, juniors, open and master's divisions. For information and an entry form, contact Will Ziegler at 230-6716 or IronWillx10@hotmail.com.

PLANT CITY

School recognized for sports, physical fitness

Turkey Creek Middle School has joined 30 others nationwide in being recognized by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education as a STARS school for dedicating extraordinary effort to sports and physical education.

Turkey Creek provides six to eight 50-minute physical education classes to its more than 1,000 students, and sponsors sports such as track and field, basketball, archery and bocce ball.

RIVERVIEW

Vendors, sponsors needed for carnival

Kid's Community College, a nationally accredited preschool and elementary school program, still has vendor space and sponsorships available for its first Spring Carnival from March 30-31 at Riverview High School. The weekend event offers free parking and admission, plus entertainment and carnival rides for visitors of all ages. Call 727-2389 for information. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. March 30 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. March 31 at 11311 Boyette Road.

SEFFNER LEARN HOW TO GROW ROSES AT SPRING FESTIVAL

Only those who have totally mastered growing roses should not attend the Spring Rose Festival. Advice will be available on all aspects of rose care amid a backdrop of at least 50 rose varieties.

The event by Bay Gardens runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 at 9107 Taylor Road. Hourly botanical door prizes begin at 10 a.m. Call 681-6101.

SUN CITY CENTER

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at FunFest 2007

Time to get out the face paint and down a few pints. FunFest 2007, an annual St. Patrick's Day celebration sponsored by the St. Petersburg Times, kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday and lasts until 4 p.m.

The event features three venues of continuous live entertainment, arts and crafts, a St. Patrick's Day costume contest, and a new car and motor coach exhibition. Feed your appetite for fun while sampling an array of international foods.

FunFest is at Sun City Center's central campus on N Pebble Beach Blvd. For information, call the Sun City Center Community Association at 633-3500.

LITHIA

Races combine running, biking and canoeing

Get in shape and help the community at the second Eco Quest on March 31 at Alafia River State Park.

The Emergency Care Help Organization is sponsoring the event at the park, 14326 S County Road 39, which involves a pair of races starting at 9 a.m.

The Eco Quest adventure race combines a 4-mile run, 6-mile bicycle ride and 3 miles of scenic canoeing. Registration is $100.

A Mini-Quest race $30 registration includes a 1-mile run, a mile of biking and one-third mile of canoeing.

Emergency Care Help Organization helped more than 7,000 residents in 2006. The nonprofit group supplies emergency food and clothing to eastern Hillsborough County residents.

For information, call 685-0935.

[Last modified March 15, 2007, 07:34:39]


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