Events

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

  Staff Report With summer heat at its peak, the Christmas spirit is alive at Calvary Lutheran Church, and the community is invited to join in the holiday festivities. 12 Days of Christmas in July, begins Monday, July 21 and runs through Friday, August 1.  For over 18 years, Calvary has held a Christmas dinner(…)

 Florida Orchestra Concert Highlights of 2014/2015 Season

 Florida Orchestra Concert Highlights of 2014/2015 Season

  By Henry Adams The Florida Orchestra’s upcoming 2014/2015 season has lots of series to choose from to meet the needs of just about everyone’s musical tastes, budget and personal calendar, and with concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, live symphonic music is always nearby. Aside from great concerts, subscribers enjoy various benefits, including(…)

Christmas In July Bazaar In Lithia Hosted By Grace United Methodist Church

Christmas In July Bazaar In Lithia Hosted By Grace United Methodist Church

  By Sandy Townsend For the second year, vendors will sell everything from handmade gifts to home decor on Saturday, July 26 at the Christmas in July Bazaar, which will be held at Grace United Methodist Church at FishHawk. The bazaar will take place from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, which is located at(…)

Life Church Back 2 School Bash Promises Mega Fun Time

Life Church Back 2 School Bash Promises Mega Fun Time

  By Marisa Webber Ripping phone books, snapping clipboards, and showing off his muscles, Mega Man will be making an appearance at this year’s Back 2 School Bash being held by Life Church at FishHawk. This family friendly event is not only entertaining, but also beneficial for students and families preparing for the school year.(…)

Tampa YMCA, ECHO Of Brandon Host Annual Backpack Outreach Event

Tampa YMCA, ECHO Of Brandon Host Annual Backpack Outreach Event

  By Kathy L. Collins When students start the school year with age appropriate school supplies and a new backpack, they tend to be self-assured and do better in school. While school supplies are a basic necessity, when a family is struggling financially this need may be low on the list or not get met(…)

Music Showcase Hosts International Piano Guild Award Ceremony

Music Showcase Hosts International Piano Guild Award Ceremony

By Kathy L. Collins Music Showcase hosted its Seventh Annual International Piano Guild Award Ceremony on in May. Grace Rowlette, Amelia Fong, Kyle Ballado and Thomas Berrie received superior marks. More than a dozen students from Music Showcase and the area performed before a judge in a closed juried event at Music Showcase. Students who(…)

12th Annual Back To School Festival Seeks To Raise Supplies For Students

12th Annual Back To School Festival Seeks To Raise Supplies For Students

 By Marie Gilmore This year’s 12th Annual Back to School Festival, sponsored by the Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Commerce, will benefit thousands of local children with much-needed back to school supplies. The event will be held indoors at the Campo Y gymnasium on Sunday, July 27 from 1-4 p.m. “We had such a successful event last(…)

VSA Florida Offers Summer Art, Musical Theater Programs For Special Needs Students

VSA Florida Offers Summer Art, Musical Theater Programs For Special Needs Students

By Libby Hopkins Art and music do so many things for a person. The two mediums have the ability to heal, calm and teach many things. VSA Florida and Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association have teamed up to offer summer art and musical theater programs for special needs students in the Brandon community(…)

Annual Fourth Of July Parade To Celebrate Brandon High School’s 100th Anniversary

Annual Fourth Of July Parade To Celebrate Brandon High School’s 100th Anniversary

By Nicole Heubusch The theme for the 2014 Annual Fourth of July Parade will be Brandon High School’s 100th Anniversary. The Brandon Fourth of July Parade has been presented by the Brandon Community Roundtable for over 60 years, and is known as Florida’s largest Independence Day Parade. The parade is typically two miles long and(…)

Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center Seeks To Set Record, Special Olympics Competition

Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center Seeks To Set Record, Special Olympics Competition

  By Tamas Mondovics BSAC to Host Official World’s Largest Swim Lesson Joining millions around the globe, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) was pleased to announce the hosting of a special event promoting the importance of swimming lessons. On Friday, June 20, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around(…)