Compiled by Michelle Colesanti,

Impact Hosts Auditions For Impact’s Got Talent

The third annual Impact’s Got Talent 2017 will be held on Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Bloomingdale High School.

Grades K-12 are encouraged to audition for this fun-filled event. Singers, dancers, musicians, theater, soloist, groups are all welcome.

The grand prize is $250. Trophies will be awarded to 1st & 2nd place in each category as well as prizes for certain awards.

Acts must be three minutes or under and you must audition with the act you would be performing the night of the event. You may audition a cappella or with a track. Contestants selected for the event will be asked to pay a registration fee of $15 per person (solos & duets), $10 each person for groups of three or more to help offset the cost of trophies and prizes.

Auditions will take place on Sunday, March 26 at 1 p.m. Visit or contact Ali Kagey at 454-9125 or for an appointment time.

Teen IMPACT is a group of high school teens committed to saying YES to healthy relationships and a positive future by saying NO to premarital sex, drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

Teen Impact Accepting Applications For Summer Staff

Join the Teen IMPACT Presentation Team where you will learn and present educational skits on the benefits of healthy relationships. Students may earn Bright Futures Hours for participation. Applications are available at Application deadline if Friday, March 31. Teen IMPACT is a group of high school teens committed to saying YES to healthy relationships and a positive future by saying NO to premarital sex, drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

Spirited Toastmasters Open House

Spirited Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m. at Saint Stephen School, 10424 St Stephen Cir, in Riverview. Anyone can drop in to see how Toastmasters can help improve your speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supporting environment. Visitors are welcome to attend Spirited Toastmasters’ Open House on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. More information can be found at 

Whistle Stop Crop Scrapbooking Event

Holy Innocent’s Episcopal Church is hosting its Whistle Stop Crop on Friday, March 31 from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Registration fees include workspace and for Friday dinner at 6:30 p.m. and snacks. For Saturday, a light breakfast, lunch and a dessert buffet. You must bring your own supplies. Registration fees for both days is $55 (Friday only $25, Saturday only $30); Early registration (by March 24) is $45. Proceeds from this event will benefit Holy Innocents summer mission trips. It will be held at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 604 N. Valrico Rd. in Valrico. Register at Call 689-3130.

Lenten Mission Speaker Comes To St. Stephen Catholic Church

Dr. Ann Garrido, a Catholic writer, educator, administrator and communications consultant who has a passion for bringing the best research and practice of healthy communication and conflict management from the business world into the church world, will be the Lenten Mission Speaker at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Monday to Wednesday, April 3-5 at 7 p.m. each night. She will speak about “Redeeming Conflict.
“Sometimes we think that if we were good Christians, our lives would be void of conflict. Nothing could be further than the truth. The witness of Jesus and the history of the church tells us that conflict is a perennial factor of life lived in community with others. But, the tensions we encounter don’t need to tear us apart. Handled well, they have potential to help us build much stronger relationships with each other and become holier persons. Come reflect on what the Christian tradition has to teach us about conflict done well,” Garrido said.

St. Stephen is located at 5049 Bell Shoals Rd. in Valrico. Visit

Jason Crabb To Perform At Shiloh Baptist Church In Plant City

Two-time Grammy winner and the winner of 21 DOVE awards, Jason Crabb, will be in concert at Shiloh Baptist Church in Plant City on March 25 at 7 p.m.

Crabb rose to prominence singing with his siblings as the Crabb Family, but recently transitioned to the contemporary Christian music world and in 2016 won a Grammy for the Contemporary Christian Album of the Year and four DOVE Awards.

General admission is $20 and VIP admission is $30. Tickets can be purchased at the church office, located at 1104 Cason St. from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. or at

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Michelle Colesanti
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.