Bulls Fundraiser, Hearing Loss Meeting Pet Adoption Week & More

Compiled by Jenny Bennett

Bloomingdale’s Bulls Clay Shoot Fundraiser

The Bloomingdale High School football team is hosting a clay shoot fundraiser on Saturday, March 5 starting at 9 a.m. Filming will take place at FishHawk Sporting Clays, located at 13505 Hobson Simmons Rd. in Lithie. The event includes 50 clay targets and you don’t need any shooting experience.

Tickets are $70 per person or $260 per team of four, which also includes cart rental, 50 targets each and lunch. Raffle prizes and silent auction items will also be available, along with a variety of sponsorship offers.

To find additional information or to ask questions, email [email protected] or call Coach Wyatt at 516-9338.

Meeting of the American Hearing Loss Association

The mission of the Hearing Loss Association of America is to open the world of communication to people who are hard of hearing by providing information, education, support and advocacy. The Sun City Center Chapter will hold its next meeting at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, located at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. at the Sun City Center, Tuesday, March 15 at 12:30 p.m.

This will be a hybrid meeting, available to attend in person or via Zoom. A guest speaker will present, and there will be time to mingle afterwards. RSVP by email to [email protected] or text 727-271-0770.

If you have any questions, contact Eloise at [email protected]

A local veteran accepts the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of his great-uncle

The president signed a bill in June 2014 awarding members of Puerto Rico’s 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Borinqueneers, the Congressional Gold Medal. The medal is one of the highest honors bestowed by the United States and recognizes the contributions and extraordinary heroism of the men of the 65th Infantry Regiment.

Local veteran Anthony Torres proudly accepted the award for his great-uncle, Carlos Figuera, in recognition of his service during World War II.

Calligraphy lessons are coming to Ruskin

Learn how to create the beautiful writing you see on invitations, place cards, and wall hangings almost anywhere you go. Master the basics and have fun with Brush Pen Lettering 101. A professional calligrapher will teach you the basic strokes, principles of modern lettering, and how to make this brush pen perform.

The next class will be at the beautiful new Holiday Inn Express in Ruskin on Saturday, March 5 from 1-3 p.m. The course fee is $40 which includes professional instruction and all supplies are included.

For registration information, call 489-5507.

Cartoon Class with Alejandro at Center Place

The Cartoon Classes with Alejandro Algarin at Center Place will talk about cartoon and cartoon history and show how to express emotions and act through cartoon. With these lessons, you will discover how to create and evoke laughter and convey humor using simple shapes and compositions, as well as express everyday characters, scenes and stories.

Classes at Center Place, located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon, are held Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. for children in K-7 and 6-7 p.m. for those ages 8-14. For more information, visit www.centerplacebrandon.com or call 685-8888.

Spring Bazaar to benefit Kittie Corral

Kittie Corral, a nonprofit animal shelter, is hosting an outdoor Spring Bazaar on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake Wimauma Convention Center, located at 5408 SR 674 in Wimauma.

There will be vendors of all kinds, including arts, crafts, pet-related businesses, food trucks and more. Magnificent raffle baskets will be up for grabs. If you are interested in being a seller, please contact Angelite Bragg at 634-5873 or 731-6303 for more information; apply early, as only two vendors per industry will be allowed.

For more information on Kittie Corral, visit www.kittiecorral.org.

Bingo returns to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church

St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, located at 10118 St. Stephen Cir. at Riverview is pleased to announce the return of bingo to its Family Life Center. The event takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The next date is January 25 and will start at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a kiosk will be available for refreshments. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, and proceeds from the evening will support families in the community in need and religious groups like St. Vincent de Paul.

Pasco Blues benefit concert in aid of the organization Bridging Freedom

The Pasco Blues Festival annually hosts top blues artists from the Tampa Bay area and nationally awarded artists at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park. This year, Florida Penguin Productions and the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel are teaming up to raise money for the organization Bridging Freedom.

Proceeds from the event, including ticket sales and adult beverage sales, will raise funds to build a facility in Pasco County to house underage girls who have been rescued from human sex trafficking in Florida. Performers include: The Jukebox Johnnies, Dottie Kelly and Rock The House Band, Alex Lopez and headliner Mr. Sipp – The Mississippi Blues Child.

The event will take place on Saturday, March 12 from noon to 8 p.m. at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, located at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. at Land O’ Lakes. Tickets are available on eventbrite.com and facebook.com by searching “Pasco Blues Festival”.

If you have additional questions about the event, tickets, procedures, or limitations, contact 727-674-1464.

Celebrate National Pet Adoption Week

National Pet Adoption Week runs from Monday, February 28 through Sunday, March 6. Rescue Pets of Florida is partnering with PetSmart stores, including Brandon and Valrico stores, to host great adoption events over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6. .

Adoptable dogs and cats will be available, along with special gifts. The adoption event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmarts located at 1051 W. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon and 3313 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. Rescue Pets of Florida is run entirely by volunteers and is always looking to recruit more.

For more information on the adoption event or volunteer opportunities, visit her Facebook page @rescuepetsofflorida.

morning dances

DJ Ken will host two morning dances at the Sadye Gibbs Mattin Community Center, located at 302 S. Maryland Ave. at Plant City on Wednesday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to noon and at the Brandon Community Center, located at 502 E. Sadie St. in Brandon, on Friday, March 4 from noon to 2 p.m. The dances are open to all; there is no judgment, just fun. A variety of music including country, ballroom, rock ‘n’ roll and Latin will be played; to request a favourite, just ask.

For more information, visit www.djkenmiller.com or call 863-409-7714.

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