Press Releases

Yard Sale Announced
A multifamily garage sale featuring collectibles, furniture, kitchenware, linens, toys/games, movies/music and more will be held on Saturday, June 26, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 6805 Bishops Pointe Way, in Riverview. No early birds please.
For more information, call 671-2024.

Car Club Hosts Two Monthly Car Shows
The High Rollers car club welcomes residents to its two monthly car shows: Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 10685 Big Bend Rd., Riverview, holds one the third Tuesday of the month from 6-9 p.m. and Advance Auto Parts, 13324 Boyette Rd., Riverview, holds one the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m-2 p.m.
For more information, visit www.hr-carclub.com.

Volunteers Needed at Mary and Martha House
The Mary and Martha House needs volunteers’ help at both its thrift store, 1009 1st St. SW, Ruskin, and its new boutique, Second Hand Rose, 100 E. Shellpoint Rd., Ruskin.
To volunteer, call 645-7874.

Food Pantry Opens
The food pantry at Boyette Springs Church of God, 12114 Boyette Rd., Riverview, is open every Thursday from 12 Noon-2 p.m. It is also a USDA provider. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
If you have any questions, please call 671-0086.

VPK Registration Announced
Hillsborough County Public Schools is offering the free summer VPK program at Collins Elementary School, 12424 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview, from Monday-Thursday, June 21-August 11, from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
For more information or to register, call 272-4840.

Free Events at Bloomingdale Library
Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, will host an afternoon with author Tim Dorsey on Saturday, June 19, at 2 p.m. On Monday, June 28, at 2 p.m. children ages 7-12 can come and create Silly Plush Monster Magnets.
For more information, call 273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.

Yoga Workshops Offered
Asana Yoga, 1252 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, is offering the Summer 101 Series on Wednesdays, from June 16-July 14, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. The Ayurveda and Yoga Workshop with Denise O’Dunn will be held Saturday, June 26, from 2-5 p.m. The 12 Steps of Yoga is Saturday, July 24, from 12 Noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, July 25, from 12 Noon-5 p.m. Comfort Measures for Childbirth is Sunday, August 29, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, call 390-3887.

Democrats Meet
The East Hillsborough County Democratic Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at Giordano’s Restaurant, 11310 Causeway Blvd., Brandon. The next meeting is on Tuesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m.
Reserve your spot by e-mailing EHCDClub@yahoo.com.

Big Red Box Gets New Location
Redbox, the popular bright red fully-automated DVD rental kiosk, announces the opening of a new location at 7-Eleven, 1531 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon.
New users are invited to register their e-mail address at www.redbox.com to receive a free one-night rental code. Also, as part of the Free Movie Monday promotion, every redbox consumer can register their mobile phone at www.redbox.com to receive a free one-night rental the first Monday of every month.

New Play at McCabe Theater
The newest Terry Abbott play, The Prophet, will unveil at the historical James McCabe Theater, 506 5th St., Valrico, on Saturdays and Sundays, June 18, 19, 25 and 26. All show times are at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. This play does contain violence, strong language and adult situations and is not recommended for children.
For more information, visit www.myvillageplayers.com.
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Boating Safety Program Announced
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74, Brandon, will hold a one-day boating safety program on Saturday, June 19, at the flotilla building at 3006 S. Kings Ave., Brandon (J.C. Handley Park) beginning at 8:30 a.m. Seating is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended, however walk-ins are welcome as space allows.
For information, call 1-800-704-4216 or go to www.cgaux74.org.
3Caption: Coxswain Larry Nue observes as Linda Brandt pull-starts a Coast Guard water pump during boat crew training. The next training is on Saturday, June 19.

Rodriguez’s Honorary Mayor Events
Competing for the in Honorary Mayor of Brandon race, Lisa Rodriguez will host the following events: Friday, June 18, Sketch, Sip & Supper at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Dr., Brandon, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, June 19, “Benefit” Fun Horse Show at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 4810 S.R. 60 E., Dover, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, June 27, Lady Lisa’s High Tea & Fashion Show at Center Place from 2-5 p.m.
All tickets are available at Center Place.
For more information call 685-8888, e-mail cp@centerplacebrandon.org or visit www.centerplacebrandon.org.

The Farm Holds Military Tribute
The Farm, 7818 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Lithia, will hold a special tribute to our military on Friday, June 25, at 7 p.m.
Call 967-3046 for more information or visit www.TheFarmUSA.com.

St. Andrew’s Tells the Wondrous Story
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 3315 Bryan Rd., Brandon, will host “Swing the Wondrous Story” on Sunday, July 4, during the 8:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services. The concert will feature the St. Andrew’s Choral Department, accompanied by special guests The Jazz Legacy Big Band.
For more information, call 689-6849.

Free Concert at First United Methodist
An exceptionally-talented ensemble of college students from the University of Mobile’s Center for Performing Arts will perform at First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N. Knights Ave., on Friday, June 18, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). No tickets are being sold, although a love offering will be taken.
Call 689-4161 for more details or visit www.fumcbrandon.org.

Horizon Christian Offers Kids Summer Fun
Horizon Christian Church, 1720 S. St. Cloud Ave., Valrico, will host the following free events: Vacation Bible School from Monday, June 28- Thursday, July 1, from 9 a.m.-12 Noon. There will be crafts, games, snacks, singing, Bible lessons and much more. Family Fun Night will be held on Friday, July 2. For more information, contact Jill Steen, Children’s Ministry director, at Jill@HorizonChristianChurch.com or 689-1457; Horizon Early Learning Preschool’s “Wild for Summer” summer camp, serving children 6 weeks through 4 years old, is now open for registration. Call 654-1868 or e-mail preschool@horizonchristianchurch.com for more information; and Sunday Services from 9-10:30 a.m., with nursery care available. Jr. Worship, Children’s Sunday School, youth, teens and adult Bible classes are available both services.
For more information, call 689-1457.

Free Art Classes Offered
Harvard graduate Alicia Campos offers art classes and free workshops in Valrico.
For more information, e-mail acampos@fas.harvard.edu or visit www.condemasso.com.

Family Center Hosts Multitude
The Brandon Family Support & Resource Center, 1277 Kingsway Rd., welcomes the community to the following free events: Youth Spanish Class – Registration is required on Monday, June 28. Class begins Monday, July 12, 4:30–5:30 p.m.; Coffee & Careers Employability Workshop – Thursday, June 24, at 3 p.m. Registration is required; and Community Swap – Saturday, June 26, from 8:30–10:30 a.m. Bring gently used, unwanted items and trade for other items.
Check out activities at www.familysupporthc.org. For more information, call 740-4634.

VPK Registration Announced
Hillsborough County Public Schools is offering the free summer VPK program at Collins Elementary School, 12424 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview, from Monday-Thursday, June 21-August 11, from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
For more information or to register, call 272-4840.