For the second year in a row, the Campo YMCA All Star Team ages 13 to 15 took home the All Star Banner winning first place both years. Team (l-r): Coach Brad Hulett, Coach Glen Lendel, Aidan Amin, Bradley Hulett, Eric Montes, Jake Moore, Brandon Decker, Luis Negron, Cole Lendel, De'Undre Lee, Dylan Carlos, Jonathon Fiddler.

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 swing, you can bring your own clubs.

A Night Of Inspiration Fundraiser Supports Mary & Martha House

A Night of Inspiration – The Courage to Overcome will take place on Friday, June 8 from 6-10 p.m. at The Regent, 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview.

Join in as the Mary & Martha House celebrates 36 years of positively impacting the lives of women and children suffering from domestic violence and homelessness.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails and the event starts at 7 p.m.

To RSVP and for Sponsorship opportunities, call 645-7874.

For more information on Mary & Martha House, visit

Hawthorne Hosts Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Hawthorne Health & Rehabilitation Center hosts a monthly support group for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and caregivers on the third Thursday of every month.

A variety of speakers will provide information on topics relating to swallowing, balance, walking, speaking,
mobility, exercise, self-care, cognition, and memory, all of which can be impacted by Parkinson’s Disease.

The Parkinson’s Disease support group is free of charge and open to those who have been diagnosed with the disease, family members, caregivers and anyone with an interest in learning more about Parkinson’s.

Hawthorne Health & Rehabilitation Center, located at 851 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon, is a skilled nursing facility with inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs including speech, physical and occupational therapies. Hawthorne also hosts a dementia support group in the assisted living facility, as well as past meetings for those dealing with strokes, diabetes, low vision and other diseases.

For more information or to register, call 661-8998 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Unity In Brandon Is On The Move

Unity in Brandon, formerly located in the Brandon Jr. Women’s Club, has relocated to the Brandon Rotary Event Center, located at 3007 S. Kings Ave. in Brandon.

Board President, Ruth Edmonds stated, “This is an exciting opportunity for Unity in Brandon to grow and offer more services, such as a program for children as well as more outreach projects in the community.”

Unity in Brandon is a contemporary, new-thought church that will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year.

Its mission is to create a heart-centered, spiritual community that joyful celebrates the presence of God within supports spiritual, mental, social and physical healing. It also celebrates diversity and affirms the healing power of prayer. Services are held at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, visit

Enjoy An Evening Of Dancing

Valrico Dancing has changed its name to Strawberry Square Dancing and will be holding dances on Saturday, May 26 and Saturday, June 9, and 23 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Strawberry Square MHP, 4401 Promenade Blvd. in Plant City. This dance will be social dancing with some ballroom music. Come dance to the music by DJ Ken Miller.

The cost is $6. No alcohol is to be brought on the property. Bring your own snacks, drinks and what table service you will need.


Parents Night Out At FAOPA Kicks Off Summer Celebration

The Florida Academy of Performing Arts (FAOPA), 402 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon, will hold a Parents Night Out on Friday, May 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy an evening of fun that will include games, food, prizes, crafts, and more. There will be an Ice Age theme for this event, which will also include Kona Ice. Your kids will get to watch the movie Ice Age as the summer celebration kicks off.

The cost is $25 per child ($10 for additional siblings). Visit for details.

Before You Test: DNA Basics You Need To Know

University of South Florida librarian and expert genealogy instructor Drew Smith will discuss how to avoid wasting time and money by learning how DNA is inherited, which type of DNA test to take, and what results you can expect. This free class will take place at Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. This class is for adults.

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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.