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Annual Walk For Life

LifeCare Network’s Annual Walk For Life is on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Join in for family fun activities, music, walk for life and a kids fun run. This year’s event will be held at a new location, Brandon High School, 1101 Victoria St. in Brandon.  

The Annual Walk For Life is an easy, fun way to get involved and make a difference for life. You can help LifeCare advance its mission to protect and preserve the Sanctity of Human Life by signing up to participate. Everyone is welcome. 

Join in as a pledge-raising walker or register for the kid’s fun run. Walkers and runners are encouraged to get sponsors to help them reach their fundraising goal. The Walk For Life inspires a culture of life in our community. The event will also include refreshments, bounce houses, face painting, balloons, and music from a live band.

For more information, visit or contact Jessica at 654-0491 or you may email her at

Community And Families United Worship And Prayer Service

Join in for a Community and Family United Worship and Prayer Service to be held on Sunday, May 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Brown Memorial Church of God in Christ, located at 2313 E. 27th Ave. in Tampa. Host Pastor is Bishop Matthew Williams.

Call 744-6256 for details.

Luncheon For Brandon Christian Women’s Connection Features Summer Fashions

The Brandon Christian Women’s Connection is finishing this season’s luncheons on Monday, May 8 with a fashion show, Summer Fun Fashions, by Bon Worth.  The luncheon and entertainment is $15. First time guests pay $10. There is no membership required and it is interdenominational; all ladies are warmly welcomed.  The luncheon will take place at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in the Special Event Center, located at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd. in Brandon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A reservation is requested by Monday, May 1.  Please call Lillie at 740-0098.  Lunches and bible studies will commence again in September.
Family-Friendly Evening Of Song At Congregation Beth Shalom

On Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m., join in an evening of song presented by members of the congregation. This is a family-friendly event.

Welcome the Sabbath at Congregation Beth Shalom on Friday evenings at 7:45 p.m. Enjoy Oneg (nosh and mingle) after the services. All are welcome.

Congregation Beth Shalom is located at 706 Bryan Rd. in Brandon. Call 681-6547 for more information.

John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative To Serve 500,000

Half a million young people will be served in April through The John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative. The series of events is being held worldwide Monday, April 24 through Sunday, April 30 in large cities and small villages internationally.

The John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative is an international movement comprising hundreds of free community events with topics ranging from leadership development, to anti-bullying, self esteem and more to help the youth in communities around the world thrive.

Here in Brandon, Julie Swain will host Failing Forward Towards Success. The event will be held Wednesday April 26 at 7 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale located at 710 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon.
As certified members take to their communities to make a difference, events will be happening all around the world. For more information contact

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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.