Teach kids about healthy weight
By TIMES STAFF
Published August 31, 2007
Parents interested in helping their children meet and maintain a healthy weight can join a Weight Watcher's family pilot program at All Children's Specialty Care of Brandon, 885 S Parsons Ave.
An informational session will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The program aims to teach, coach and motivate parents to create a "healthy weight" home. Lessons include portion sizes, identifying wholesome foods and developing a regular exercise routine.
The informational session is free. The program costs $100 for 10 weeks, but the fee is refunded at the end of the program. Call toll-free 1-800-525-2520, ext. 10, for more information.
Gamble at Rotaryfor charity
Try your luck, and help raise money for charity, at the Brandon Rotary Club's Casino Night on Sept. 7.
The event runs from 7-10 p.m. at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive.
Tickets are $35 and include a buffet dinner, casino games, door prizes and $2,500 of "fun money" to gamble. There is also a $150 Texas hold'em poker tournament open to 40 players.
Corporate and sponsor tables are available for $100 for a half table or $200 for a full table.
Proceeds benefit local charities and Rotary's Camp Florida. Call Ken Foster at 244-5555 for tickets.
Make It, Bake It Take It auction
The Brandon Junior Woman's Club invites all women ages 18 and older to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The meeting will feature the club's annual Make It, Bake It, Take It auction, which includes handmade crafts, gift baskets, quilts, purses and home decor items made by club members.
Proceeds benefit the arts in Brandon. The meeting is at the group's clubhouse, 129 N Moon Ave. Contact Becky Goble at 651-9333 or email@example.com for more information.
Learn all about and meet greyhounds
Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay, also known as GREAT, holds a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Petco, 2434 Brandon Blvd. For details call 813 971-4732 or visit www.great-greyhound.org.
Shelter needs volunteers
Want to make some furry friends? The Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort, or CARE, needs volunteers to help feed animals, clean cages and exercise pets.
The no-kill, nonprofit shelter at 1528 27th St. SE in Ruskin offers free spay and neuter clinics each month. The next clinics will be in mid September.
Call 645-2273 for more information.
Roundtable turns 50 and holds a party
The President's Roundtable celebrates its 50th anniversary with a party at the Winthrop Barn, 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., on Sept. 8.
The roundtable is an organization formed by presidents and other members of community nonprofit groups and clubs.
The President's Roundtable introduced the annual Fourth of July parade and honorary mayor's race.
The anniversary celebration includes music, dancing and food and starts at 6:30 p.m. There is a $5 courtesy donation at the door.
Call Billie Smith at 661-2438 or Sue Lowary at 601-0746 for more information or reservations.
Keep kids safe on the Internet
Rodgers Middle School is hosting a parent information night on Thursday. The main topic will be keeping your child safe on the Internet. There also will be a brief PTSA meeting and ballots for the School Advisory Council will be distributed. The school is at 11910 Tucker Road. For details, call 671-5288, ext. 239.
Learn about dog breeds
Looking to become a dog owner? Then head out to "Responsible Dog Ownership Day" this Sunday. It will feature a "meet the breeds" exhibit where prospective owners can get information about the most popular and rare American Kennel Club breeds. There will also be adoptable dogs, dog agility and obedience demonstrations and kids' activities. Parking and admission for the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Tampa Convention Center at 3005 W Columbus Drive, is free. For more information, call 920-0443.
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