Public Invited To Pigs In The Parking Lot BBQ, Beer & Blues Festival

South Shore Chamber of Commerce presents its ninth annual Pigs in the Parking Lot BBQ, Beer & Blues Festival and Business Expo on Friday, May 18 from 5-10 p.m. It will take place at the Mira Bay Winn Dixie Plaza, located at 137 Harbor Village Plaza in Apollo Beach.

Mary & Martha House Looking For Volunteers

The Thrift Store and the Rose Boutique at Mary & Martha House in Ruskin are looking for volunteers. No big time commitments are necessary; any amount of time you can donate is appreciated. Students looking for Bright Futures and community service hours are also welcome. We have opportunities in both retail locations as well as help with special events. Come join us and we will put your talents to work. Mary & Martha House in Ruskin, is a residential shelter facility providing emergency and transitional housing and support services to victims of domestic violence, homeless women and their children throughout Hillsborough County.
For more information call Mary & Martha House at 645-7874.

Riverview Garden Club Will Host Expert Monarch Butterfly Speaker

The Riverview Garden Club will host guest speaker Lynn Barber, who is an expert on Monarch Butterflies. It will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at the Riverview Civic Center on 11020 Park Dr. in Riverview.  Call 654-6987 for more information.

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.

Mark Johnson to Speak at SAR Luncheon

The South Shore Sons of the American Revolution will host a luncheon on Saturday, May 12 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 buffet will be prepared by the Freedom Plaza Catering Service. The cost is $15. The speaker will be Mark Johnson. His topic will be Amelia Earhart, known to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

For reservations, call Chip Churchill at 633-7654.

Travel Presentation

An exciting, informative and fun Travel Presentation will take place at the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza on Monday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m.
There will be a raffle drawing, and snacks. Please RSVP to Glenna Tanner at 404-388-5713 or Dorothy Komlanc at 708-698-8631. Visit www.glennaonthego.com.

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.