Compiled by Jenny Bennett
Registration Now Open For “Back-2-School” Health Clinics
Hillsborough County Public Schools and the Back-2-School Coalition of Hillsborough County are joining forces again this year to provide free physicals and immunizations for students in a series of health fairs.
This year’s Back-2-School Health Clinic will look different due to COVID-19, but it will still provide critical services for our families. To maintain CDC guidelines and safety protocols, there will be no exhibitors on hand or school supplies distributed.
Additional precautions include: limited appointment times to avoid lines, face coverings required, temperature check upon arrival and a limit of one parent or guardian per child.
To register for the clinics, visit www.back2schoolfair.org.
Congregation Beth Shalom Invites You To Meet New Rabbi
Congregation Beth Shalom invites you to attend an outdoor ‘open house meet and greet’ to learn about the congregation and meet new Rabbi Paul Schreiber, known as Reb Tuviah. The event will be held on Sunday, August 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at its temple, located at 706 Bryan Rd. in Brandon.
For more information, please contact the temple administrator at 681-6547 or email CBSmembership@hotmail.com.
Valrico Chamber Of Commerce Scholarship Winners Announced
The Valrico Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 2020 scholarship winners, Isabella Manera and Alexander Dyer. Bloomingdale High School graduate Isabella Manera will be attending the University of Florida in the fall and Alexander Dyer from Newsome High School will be attending Harvard University.
Vehicle Caravan Parade Celebrates Fourth Of July
Due to the pandemic, the traditional parade organized by the Brandon Community Roundtable was replaced with a vehicle caravan parade of local nursing homes escorted by Hillsborough County deputies. Local Attorney Ashley Ivanov sang God Bless America and America the Beautiful outside the nursing homes to bring cheer to seniors.
Ivanov noted, “Although the parade was different this year, it was just as moving and celebratory of our nation’s birthday and, most importantly, lifted the spirits of our seniors.”
Chill Caw-Fee Hosting A Wellness Day And A Sip And Paint Event
Chill Caw-Fee is hosting a Sip and Paint Event on Friday, August 7 at its store on 3407 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico and a Wellness Day on Saturday, August 15 where it will share with you how to get a medical marijuana card in Florida.
You can sign up for events on its website at www.chillcawfee.com or by visiting its Facebook page, Chill Cawfee.
Local McDonald’s Restaurants Raise Money For Ronald McDonald House Charities
Local McDonald restaurants are raising money through the drive-through for local Ronald McDonald House Charities and families in need. Each time someone orders through the drive-through, they can round up their purchase to the nearest dollar or choose to make a donation.
The restaurants that raise the most money will win matching donations for their Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Kitten Adoptions Go Online
Due to COVID-19, local animal rescue nonprofit A Kitten Place has had to cancel its in-person pet adoption events. If you are looking to add an adorable kitten or cat to your family please visit akittenplace.org/adoptable-kittens and look through the many kittens and cats that are now available in all descriptions. All kittens and cats will be spayed/neutered and vaccinated before being available for adoption.
Adoption applications and additional information can be found at akittenplace.org.
Advancing Modern Professionals Hosting Introductory Meeting Online
Advancing Modern Professionals is a group of young professionals and entrepreneurs dedicated to the development and empowerment of like-minded individuals in the Tampa Bay area.
If you are interested in developing and executing professional and entrepreneurial skills, you are invited to register for its first meeting on Tuesday, August 25 from 7-8 p.m., which will take place virtually.
For more information, visit on Facebook at Advancing Modern Professionals or email AdvancingMP@gmail.com.
Free Online Stress Release Class
Hypnotic Engagements is offering a free event to help you unmuddle your mind and de-stress during this pandemic period. Although the session is primarily geared towards educational and medical professionals, everyone can benefit from it.
The Zoom sessions are held regularly, the next one is on Tuesday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m.
To find out more, visit hypnoticengagements.com or check its facebook page, Hypnotic Engagements LLC.
Simon Firearm & Family Safety Offering Classes
Nothing is more important to people than the safety and protection of the ones you love. Simon Firearm & Family Safety Training can help you achieve that with its many training classes with certified instructors, which include concealed carry and home defense, children’s gun safety and countering the mass shooter threat.
Simon Firearm & Family Safety also provides protective devices for purchase including stun devices, pepper sprays and concealed carry purses.
The next concealed carry and home defense classes are being held on Sunday, July 12 and Saturday, August 1, call 363-7576 or search on Facebook for ‘Simon Firearm & Family Safety Training’ for more details.