On Saturday, May 12, the local post offices will collect nonperishable food items on behalf of Tampa Bay Food Pantries.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

On Saturday, May 12, the local post offices will collect nonperishable food items on behalf of Tampa Bay Food Pantries.

Residents are encouraged to place bagged, non-perishable grocery items next to their mailboxes on the morning of May 12. All items will be picked up by the postal carrier and delivered directly to ECHO. Participating Post Offices include Seffner, Brandon, Valrico, and Riverview.

ECHO is also in need of volunteers to sort over 25,000 pounds of food. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Please contact Myriam Lugo: myriam@echofl.org for open volunteer shifts.

“This postal food drive is one of the largest events where we receive generous donations of food. Last year we received 20,678.83 lbs. of food. By helping with this event, you are aiding us in gearing up for our second location. Stay tuned for more details on our Riverview location to take an active part in ending hunger.” Myriam Lugo, ECHO Center Director

For questions: events@echofl.org.

Health And Wellness Event For Active Adults And Seniors

Hillsborough County Parks is hosting a Health and Wellness event for active adults and seniors that will be held at Sadie Park, 502 E. Sadie St. in Brandon on Wednesday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The event will provide a ‘one stop shop’ of different table exhibitors which will help attendees get involved in programs and activities that may fit their needs.

Riverview Garden Club Speaker On Landscaping

The Riverview Garden Club will host guest speaker Joey Booker on the subject of having a good looking landscape. It will take place on Wednesday May 9 at 10 a.m. at the Riverview Civic Center on 11020 Park Dr. in Riverview. Call 654-6987 for more information.

A Night To Remember Benefitting The Children’s Home Network

Mark your calendars for the Children’s Home Network’s A Night to Remember event. Together, we will help heal the hearts of abused, neglected and abandoned children, and support thousands of local families in need. This year’s theme, Twisting the Night Away, will feature delicious food, cocktails and live music from Tampa legends, The Fabulous Rockers.

It will be held on Friday, May 4 from 7-11 p.m. at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave. in Tampa.

Tickets cost $125 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To purchase tickets, visit www.childrenshomenetwork.org/nighttoremember.
 
Breckenridge Toastmasters Inspires TED Talks

Breckenridge Toastmasters Club is hosting an Open House event on Friday, May 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. with a special session about developing your own TED Talk. The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning about leadership and effective communication practices found at TED Talk events. Several experienced speakers and Toastmasters storytellers will answer questions and demonstrate how to practice your own world famous 18-minute speech that will electrify your audience and inspire change.

The event is sponsored by Breckenridge Toastmasters and will take place at the Progressive Contact Center located at 4030 Crescent Park Dr. in Riverview. Follow signs to the visitor center, then check in at security and let them know you are there for Toastmasters.

Breckenridge Club President, Christopher Doherty, states “This will be an exciting event for everyone who’s ever considered Toastmasters.”

Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communications and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. The Breckenridge club meets every second and fourth Friday from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Progressive Insurance. Guests are always welcome. Visit www.Breckenridge.toastmastersclubs.org

Charity Golf Outing At TopGolf Will Support Freedom To Walk Foundation

Freedom to Walk Foundation is hosting a charity golf outing at TopGolf Tampa, 10690 Palm River Rd., on Thursday, May 24 from 6-10 p.m.

Join in the golf, food, raffles, prizes and fun to help a child to walk. No golfing ability? No problem. Topgolf is a game for all ages. Score points by hitting micro-chipped golf balls at giant dartboard-like targets on an outfield. The closer you get your ball to the center or ‘bullseye’ and the further the distance, the more points earned.

If you are serious about dominating the competition or just want to show off your golf fling, you can bring your own clubs.