Arts and Entertainment

See The Holiday Classic The Nutcracker Presented By The Brandon Ballet

See The Holiday Classic The Nutcracker Presented By The Brandon Ballet

By Kathy L. Collins The Brandon Ballet will present the timeless classic, The Nutcracker, on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15. There will be four performances of Tchaikovsky’s seasonal ballet at Spoto High School Auditorium located at 8538 Eagle Palm Drive in Riverview. On Saturday, December 14 performances will be held at 2 p.m.(…)

Local Author Has Special Recipe For Writing With New Cookbook Release

Local Author Has Special Recipe For Writing With New Cookbook Release

Local resident and published author, Milt Harris, enthusiastically talks about his new books.Formerly employed at an international company for 30 years as business management, Harris has taken it upon himself to share the wealth of knowledge that he’s accumulated over those years. Through working with thousands of companies and dealing with the people in them(…)

Village Players To Present “A Christmas Spectacular” This December

Village Players To Present “A Christmas Spectacular” This December

By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players, a non-profit community theatre, will present “A Christmas Spectacular” beginning with its opening night on Friday, December 6. There will be performances held over three weekends at the historic James McCabe Theatre located at 508 N. 5th St. in Valrico.According to Gail Pierce, “This is a beautiful way(…)

See The Stunning Black And White Photographs Of James Graves At The Bruton Memorial Library

See The Stunning Black And White Photographs Of James Graves At The Bruton Memorial Library

By Kathy L. Collins The November exhibit at the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City features the wonderful and compelling photographs of James Graves. His exhibit entitled “Marking Questions” features 12 photographs. All of the photographs are in black and white, which adds to the allure of the exhibit.In his artist statement Graves said, “In this project,(…)

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Activities At Center Place

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Activities At Center Place

By Kathy L. Collins Local residents can begin the holiday season by attending one of the festive, holiday-themed activities at Center Place in Brandon this December. They have many fun, family-friendly activities planned. First up is the 3rd Annual Holiday Tea set for Sunday, November 24 from 2-4 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to(…)

Family Traditions Continue At Second Annual Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Family Traditions Continue At Second Annual Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Press Release Last year, Busch Gardens® Tampa launched the biggest Christmas celebration ever and this year, Christmas Town has even more jolly times in store. With more than a million twinkling lights, Christmas Town transforms the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights,(…)

Put On Your Best Gems & Jeans And Support The Sylvia Thomas Center

Put On Your Best Gems & Jeans And Support The Sylvia Thomas Center

By Kathy L. Collins The Sylvia Thomas Center, a local non-profit, which provides comprehensive post-adoption support to keep the “forever” in forever families, will hold its 1st Annual Gems & Jeans Ball. This event will be Saturday, November 23 from 7-10 p.m. inside Brandon Harley-Davidson located at 9841 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa.Tickets to this event are(…)

Tampa Bay Music Society To Hold Music For Manatees Benefit Concert

Tampa Bay Music Society To Hold Music For Manatees Benefit Concert

By Kathy L. Collins On November 22, you can be a part of the debut concert of the Tampa Bay Music Society (TBMS) at Spoto High School beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Spoto High School is located at 8538 Eagle Palm Dr. in Riverview. Proceeds from the debut concert will benefit the Florida(…)

The SouthShore Regional Library Wants Artists For Its Six By Six Exhibition To Be Held in 2014

The SouthShore Regional Library Wants Artists For Its Six By Six Exhibition To Be Held in 2014

By Kathy L. Collins The Crawford Art Advisory Board at the SouthShore Regional Library has issued a Call To Artists for its first “Six By Six Exhibition: Small Art/Big Ideas.” The Crawford Gallery is located at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin. Any artist 18 years or older using any medium can enter this non-juried(…)

Winthrop Charter School To Hold Its First Craft Fair

Winthrop Charter School To Hold Its First Craft Fair

By Kathy L. Collins The first ever Winthrop Charter School Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winthrop Charter School located at 6204 Scholars Hill Lane in Riverview. The school is looking for local businesses, home sales, artists and craft vendors to take part in this(…)