Brandon Christian Women’s Connection Monthly Luncheon
Brandon Christian Women’s Connection (BCWC) will begin its season of monthly luncheons on Monday, September 10, with a Patriotic lunch in honor of 9/11. This is a non denominational group of ladies that meets for luncheon for $14, along with a program together with an inspirational singer and speaker on a monthly basis. All ladies are welcome to this get together to meet new friends. BCWC is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, which supports Missionaries in approximately 50 different countries.
There are weekly bible studies for those that are interested, and an opportunity for everyone to share a relaxing lunch, there is no membership required. The group meets on the second Monday of every month from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Reservations are required and must be honored or used by a friend. Please call Lillie Hobbs 740-0098 for a reservation and more information.

Drama Presentation At Congregation Beth Shalom
Please join Congregation Beth Shalom Players, the temple’s theater troupe, for an emotional and uplifting live dramatic presentation, Windows (PG), which will precede the traditional service of Selichot on Saturday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the temple, located at 706 Bryan Rd., in Brandon.
This Selichot service takes place the week before Rosh Hashanah. This original work, written by congregant Anna Brubaker, will take the audience into the lives of a small group of friends and relatives working though issues that everyone can relate to: loss, love, guilt, second chances, blame and most of all, forgiveness. Realistic without being depressing, the play contains some mild sexual references and mature language; it is not intended for younger children, hence its ‘’PG’’ rating.
After the play is presented, Rabbi Torop will lead an interactive discussion based upon the themes and issued presented in Windows. Audience members are invited to bring dairy desserts to share between the end of the discussion and the start of the Selichot service, which includes some traditional prayers and melodies associated with the High Holy Days and concludes with the blowing of the Shofar.
There is no charge to attend . For more infomrmation, call the temple office at 681-6547

Brandon Repertoire Chorale
The Brandon Repertoire Chorale begins their fifth year, with rehearsals for the new session beginning on Tuesday, August 28, at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. each week at First Baptist Church, located at 216 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon.
The Brandon Repertoire Chorale, a non-auditioned community chorus, is open to adults and students, 16 and older, who enjoy singing a variety of music. In this group of volunteers, some have a formal music background, while others simply have a love for music. Many are members of their church choir, with a large number of area churches represented.
There is a one-time registration fee of $35 for new members and a tuition cost of $50 for the entire 12-week session for everyone. For more information or to register, call 689-1204.

Sing In Harmony With Sweet Adelines
The Southern Company Chorus invites you to learn to sing women’s a cappella harmony. Join the fun, the music and the friendship. Sweet Adelines International meets every Monday from 7-9:30 p.m. at Bell Shoals Church of Christ, located at 2908 Bell Shoals Rd. in Brandon.
On Monday, September 10, the chorus will be having a guest night. For more information, call 384-9234.

Vendors Wanted For Craft Show
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, located at 604 N. Valrico Rd. in Valrico, is hosting a Craft Show on Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. -3 p.m.; Vendors are needed. Please call 689-3130 for additional information.

Women’s Ministry Hosts Fall Life Groups
Women’s Touch Ministries at FishHawk Fellowship Church will be hosting Fall Life Groups each Tuesday with a kick-off breakfast on Tuesday, September 11, at 9:30 a.m. Childcare is available, but reservations are required.
For more information or to register for a Life Group, visit or call 655-7431.

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Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.