Yard Sale To Benefit Forgotten Angels

The Quinton Aaron Foundation and Forgotten Angels are hosting a yard sale to help raise money for kids who have aged out of foster care. The yard sale will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Arise Church, located at 401 Pauls Dr. in Brandon. Yard sale items may be dropped off at the church on Friday, April 20 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

There will be a ‘Hugging Booth’ featuring actor Quinton Aaron and one other special guest. Aaron is best known for his role in the movie The Blind Side. The event will also feature former Buccaneers football players for autographs and photo opportunities. For more information, contact Cindy at 922-9250 or David at 812-0207.

Forgotten Angels is nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and educating struggling youth who have aged out of foster care. For more information, visit http://forgottenangelsfl.org. The Quinton Aaron foundation also reaches out to the youth providing encouragement and resources to those who have fallen victim to being bullied. For more information, visit http://quintonaaron.org.

Plant City Community Chorale Spring Concert

With a mission of presenting quality music performance to a wide audience, and to provide opportunities for local singers to perfect their choral performance skills, the Plant City Community Chorale is celebrating its 10th year as a premier singing group in the area. Started in 2008 with fewer than 10 members, the Chorale now averages 30-35 members for each of its four annual performances. In its fourth year under the direction of Claudia Bolano, the choir has grown in number as well as level of performance. To celebrate the beginning of its 10th year, the Chorale will present Sing On! at Eastside Baptist Church, 1318 E. Calhoun St, in Plant City, on Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will include diverse music such as the South African mining song Tshosholoza, so popular it is known as the country’s second national anthem, For Good from the Broadway musical Wicked, Kyrie by Franz Shubert, a triumphant Mozart masterwork Viva! and the spiritual I Hear America Singing!.

The second concert of the year will be the Chorale’s annual tribute to America and its music on Saturday, June 9, also at Eastside Baptist Church in Plant City.

Tickets, $10 in advance and $15 at door, are available at www.pccchorale.org/buy-tickets, by calling 951-5166, and from any Chorale member.

Music And Friendship Theme Of Brandon Christian Women’s Next Luncheon

The Brandon Christian Women’s Connection will be hosting s luncheon on Monday April 9 to celebrate ‘Music and Friendship,’ with special friends and concert performers, Cia McKay and Nancy Unsworth. The luncheon goes from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in the special Event Center, 2102 Bell Shoals Rd in Brandon. The cost is $15. First time guests pay $10.  This is a nondenominational luncheon and all ladies are invited. A reservation is requested by Monday, April 2. For more information, call Lillie at 740-0098.

Brandon Christian Writers Meet

Do you have a story to share but don’t know how to start? Would you like to get your feet wet in the sea of publishing? Come meet with a great mix of successful and aspiring writers who get together monthly to learn the ropes, find inspiration and enjoy networking. The Brandon Christian Writers meet the fourth Thursday of every month at St. Andrews Methodist Church, 3315 Bryan Rd. in Brandon in Room 305 of the Family Center.

At the next meeting on April 26 will be published author and speaker Tina Yeager who will speak about Sensory Writing.

For more information and guidelines for manuscript critique, visit www.BrandonChristianWriters.wordpress.com.

Calling All Pastors To The 2018 Pastors Masters Golf Tournament

Not a Pastor, No Problem! Please let your Pastors know about this exciting day just for them. This golf tournament is open to pastors only who serve in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota Counties.

The annual event is being held on Tuesday, April 10 at TPC Tampa Bay located at 5300 West Lutz Lake Fern Rd., Lutz. There will be Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuits and Coffee provided by Chick-fil-A of Tampa beginning at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

17th Annual SeaGrapes Wine & Food Festival

Join The Florida Aquarium for its 17th annual SeaGrapes Wine & Food Festival fundraising event, presented by Amalie Oil, on Saturday, April 28 from 8-11 p.m. VIP ticketholder entry will begin at 7 p.m. for early access to the food and drinks, as well as a special VIP area with exclusive food and drink options. New this year, a sunset cruise will be offered as an add-on to any ticket. 100% of the proceeds from tickets purchased support Immerse yourself in a wine and food festival unlike any other. Enjoy fantastic wine and sample delicious food while strolling among more than 7,000 animals and plants, all while supporting a good cause. There will be 50+ types of wine available to sample and more than 20 different local restaurant partners in attendance. The festive atmosphere will be complemented by a variety of live entertainment throughout the Aquarium. Dress is cocktail attire.

General admission tickets are $125, VIP tickets are $250, and an add-on sunset cruise for any ticket is $75. For more information about the event call 813-273-4000 or visit flaquarium.org/seagrapes.
WHEN: 8-11 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 (7 p.m. entry for VIP ticketholders. Sunset cruise at 6:45 p.m.

WHERE: The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.

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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.