Annual Crawfish Festival At Winthrop

The Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Crawfish Festival brought to you by Christopher Ligori and Associates will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Founders Square Park in Winthrop at 11109 Winthrop Market St. in Riverview. All of the money raised is donated to local charities and scholarship funds.
There will be live music and plenty of food, drinks, deserts and activities for the children.

There is no entry fee. A crawfish meal is $20 and will include about two to three lbs. of crawfish with the fixings (corn and potatoes). Other food items and beverages will be available for purchase at the event, to include Cajun food and drinks, hamburgers and hotdogs. Pepin Brewing will be providing a beer truck. Free hotdogs will be given away to children that bring nonperishable food donations.

There are many ways that you can help make this event a success including sponsorships, volunteers, donations, selling tickets and more. For more information, please visit at or call the event organizer – Lisa Jordan at 927-4603.

East Hillsborough Democratic Club Meets

The April meeting of the East Hillsborough Democratic Club will be Tuesday April 10 at Beef O’Brady’s,  4330 Bell Shoals Rd. in Valrico. Invite your Family and friends at 6 p.m. for meet & greet; meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. April guest speaker will be Hillsborough County Property Appraiser-Bob Henriquez. For further information please visit

Riverview Garden Club Speaker On Herbs

How beneficial those flying little creatures are, bees.  Robert Jones, expert on the subject will be the guest speaker on Wednesday April 11 at 10 a.m. On Wednesday, May 9, guest speaker Joey Booker will speak on the subject of having a good looking landscape. The meetings will at the Riverview Civic Center on 11020 Park Dr. in Riverview. Call 654-6987 for more information.

Summerfield Ladies Club Activities

The regular business meeting of the Summerfield Ladies Club is held the first Thursday each month at 11 a.m.

Bingo takes place the fourth Thursday of each month. Early bird starts promptly at 11 a.m. The cost is $6 and $1 for specials. Visitors and guests are welcome.

Hospice donations as well as can tabs and box tops are being collected.

The club Anniversary Dinner is scheduled for April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza in Sun City, The cost is $23 for members & $25 for guests.

Checks are to be made payable to Connie Vina, Treasurer. For more information, email
Support Network For Group Leaders Of Support Groups Being Created

The SouthShore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging is creating a support network for group leaders in the South Shore Area. If you run a support group and would like to be listed at no cost under the support group section in its annual community resource guide, please send your information to the mental health volunteer, Karla Shuman, founder of Guidance On All Levels-GOALS at In your email, please include the information you would like listed in the resource guide (example: Name of Organization, meeting day and time, email, phone number, location and brief description of the support group).

Annual Sun City Center Chamber Cup Classic Golf Tournament

Sun City Center area Chamber of Commerce is having its Eighth Annual Chamber Cup Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by Dove Interiors at Sandpiper Golf Club, located at 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center  on April 20. Registration and breakfast starts at 7 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. tee time.

The cost is $100 for individual and $400 for foursome. Contact Dexter at 634-5111 or

Dr. Michael Deeb To Speak At SAR Luncheon 

The South Shore Sons of the American Revolution will host a luncheon on Saturday, April 14 at the Plaza Club, 3932 Upper Creek Dr. in Sun City Center. Social Time will begin at 11:30 a.m. and Buffet at 12 Noon.  The cost is $15.
Dr. Michael J. Deeb will speak on the ‘Causes of the American Revolution.’   Prior to retirement, he was a teacher of American History at high schools, colleges and universities.  He has written eight historical novels, the first being Duty and Honor, a Civil War historical novel.  Dr. Deeb is an American Civil War presenter for the American Cruise Line ships that travel the Mississippi River.  He has a remarkable way of making history come alive in writing and speaking. History research has always been a part of his life. Among the historical novels he has written are:  Lincoln’s Assassination in 2011 and two books about the Kennedy Assassination, Was Oswald the Only Assassin? And Why was Kennedy Killed? 
For luncheon reservation, contact Chip Churchill, 633-7654.

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

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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.