Publix Super Markets March Of Dimes Register Donation Drive

More than 21 years ago, a small group of Publix associates in Gainesville signed up to walk and raise funds for the March of Dimes to help make a difference and improve the health of babies.  Today, that team has grown into a companywide campaign with more than 179,000 associates in 1,111 stores, and with the support of their customers, Publix has raised more than $57 million to help give every baby a fighting chance.

The grocery giant will ask customers to join them in their annual fundraising drive running through Saturday, April 30. At checkout, associates will sell cutouts on which customers can write their name or the name of a baby they love. The register campaign coincides with March for Babies, the March of Dimes signature event, which occurs on Saturday, April 30 in most areas. To find a March for Babies event near you, visit marchforbabies.org, where you can sign up and raise additional funds to support the March of Dimes.

One Year Anniversary Celebrated in April at Shaunessy’s Décor and More

Shaunessy’s Decor and More is celebrating its one year anniversary in April. Shaunessy’s Decor and More is located at 3619 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. It has over nine local employees and is open six days a week. Call 655-4432 or visit www.shaunessydecor.com.

Preservation 1st Financial Group To Host Ribbon Cutting At New Location

On Tuesday, April 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., come celebrate with Mike and Christian Beiter from Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC as they host a double ribbon cutting event with both the Greater Riverview and Valrico/FishHawk Chambers of Commerce. Its third annual Networking & Paper Shredding event will take place at the same time. The ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m. and the shredding truck will be there throughout the event. Enjoy networking, appetizers and beverages. RSVP for shredding is requested but not required. Contact 843-7027 or Michael.beitersr@jwcemail.com. Preservation 1st is located at 912 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon.

Intentional Growth Strategies Offers Classes for Professionals

Intentional Growth Strategies is in the business of transforming the way professionals work by creating a community that hosts professional development events throughout each month in the Brandon, FishHawk, Valrico and Riverview areas. These events are designed to help professionals develop their skill set and become more involved with other like-minded entrepreneurs in the area. As the IGS community continues to grow, it will evolve into a shared co-working space that will serve as a trendy, comfortable and inspiring workspace and meeting area. Upcoming events include How to Create and Use Facebook Ads, Thursday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Personal Branding, April 21–May 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Visit www.igscommunity.com.

Mathnasium Welcomes New Assistant Center Directors

Mathnasium has promoted one of its own, Lead Instructor Baylor Kull, to Assistant Center Director and hired KaLynn Singleton to take the place of Michelle Holton who has been graciously serving as assistant center director since October 2014. Holton was presented with an opportunity to return full time to the career that she left years ago to home educate her children. She has returned to the Department of Environmental Protection to work in water quality environmental compliance and permitting. Both Kull and Singleton will be job sharing this position so parents and students will see them both most every day.

Baylor has been with Mathnasium since before the doors opened in October 2013. He has been promoted numerous times and now has decided to take on this newest position. Kull graduated from Bloomingdale High School in 2012 with honors and is now attending USF pursuing his degree in Mathematics.

Singleton is excited to be joining the Mathnasium team. Her mathematical background consists of elementary math through calculus. She has home schooled her own children for over 18 years, taught middle and high school math and has acquired extensive tutoring experience. Visit www.mathnasium.com/brandon.

Tampa YMCAs Hosting Activities On Annual Healthy Kids Day

On Saturday, April 30, nine Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA branches are holding free community events to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

This year marks the 25th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The free events feature activities such as active games, healthy snacks and crafts to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,300 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits they continue all summer long, which is a critical time for kids’ health.

Locally Healthy Kids Day will take place at Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Rd. in Valrico from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (684-1371) and North Brandon Family YMCA, 3097 S. Kingsway Rd. in Seffner from 12-4 p.m. (685-5402).

Gentle Yoga At A Simpler Place Farm & Market

This evening class is designed to get you outdoors breathing fresh air. Yoga is a series of basic movements and stretches to help release tension, build strength and create balance.

The class is for beginners and is taught by Jenna Clay from Lucky Cat Yoga. No experience necessary.

Sessions are held on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. through April 21 and cost is $5 per class. Sign up using Eventbrite or pay at the event. Classes are held at A Simpler Place Farm & Market at 1022 Carr Rd. in Riverview.

New Neighborhood Pet Store Marks Territory In Valrico

Valrico pet parents recently lined up to celebrate the grand opening of Pet Supplies Plus, located at 1937 E. SR 60 in Valrico Commons. It will offer area residents an easy to shop environment offering a broad range of food from premium items to basic grocery products and a wide variety of pet toys, equipment, fish and critters.

Additionally, the new neighborhood pet store will carry an extensive variety of Made in the USA pet consumables such as wet and dry food, treats, rawhide, chews and more, all at great prices and with a price-match guarantee.

The 6,547-sq. ft. store will also feature a self-service dog wash and a carry-out service to help neighbors carry heavy purchases.

Pet Supplies Plus maintains a professional, experienced and knowledgeable local team. Its extensive training ensures that all team members are able to answer a broad range of questions about household pets from dogs and cats to exotic birds, reptiles and fish, and are experts in natural and holistic foods.

Shoppers can also take advantage of the free Preferred Pet Club, offering members the benefit of regular coupons and monthly specials. Call 540-0645 or visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.

Private Salon Studio Concept Benefits Stylists, Customers

Green Door Salon Studios provides stylists with fully equipped and furnished private salon studios. This concept is revolutionizing the industry by offering stylists the professional freedom of operating their own business. Each guest will have the opportunity to have a fabulous one on one experience with their stylist in a high end vintage inspired salon and space.

Green Door Salon is located at 1147 Professional Park Dr. (off of Lumsden) in Brandon. Visit greendoorsalons.com or call 941-518-5951.

Homage Liquor Free Wine Tastings

Newly opened Homage Liquor Experience, located at 4350 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. (on the west side of the road across from The Landing and The Brunchery), has begun hosting wine tastings on the third Thursday of each month from 5-8 p.m. Homage also offers free delivery (within an eight mile radius) on all orders $49.99 or more, and a 10 percent discount on everything to military, both active duty and retired. The discount covers wines, beers, mixers, even “top shelf” liquors and liqueurs.

There is also a Homage Wine Club with three selective packages to choose from: Red/Red, Red/White, and White/White, with in-store discounts. Members also receive email invitations to events as well as the wine tastings.

This month’s tasting will be Thursday, April 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the store. Many visitors will also be impressed with the almost intimidating variety of vodkas to choose from, possibly the largest variety in this part of Florida. Call 756-4231 or 359-1976.

Brandon Regional Hospital Seniors’ Fitness Classes

Brandon Regional Hospital announces that its H2U is sponsoring a seniors’ fitness class every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Oakfield Medical Plaza, Ste. 226, on the campus of Brandon Regional Hospital at 119 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. Call 653-1065 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital.com.