Athletic club meeting, community dances, Grace Market and more

At Last Chiropractic is hosting an Easter egg hunt at their office on Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m. The office is located at 5613 Skytop Dr. in Lithia.

Compiled by Jenny Bennett

Bloomingdale Athletic Club General Meeting

The Bloomingdale High School Boosters will hold their general meeting on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Bloomingdale High School media library. All Board positions are available to interested individuals.

For more information, please email by Thursday, April 7 to have your name submitted.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Craft Show

Come Saturday, April 2 to help support your local artisans and artisans, as the Fraternal Order of Eagles hosts a craft show at 1810 Front St. in Valrico with over 40 vendors selling art, jewelry, tumblers, soaps, wreaths, essential oils and more. The kitchen will also be open to purchase food and drinks.

Common Seder of the second night of Passover

Join Congregation Beth Shalom on Saturday, April 16 at 6 p.m. for a wonderful family Seder led by Chief Rabbi Robert Lefkowitz. You will have the choice between chicken or salmon for the meal cooked by gourmet cooks.

The cost is $45 for adults and $20 for children ages 5-12, and it’s free for children under 5. Reserve your spot by emailing Julie Shienbaum at

For more information, call the temple office at 813-681-6547 or email Congregation Beth Shalom is located at 706 Bryan Rd. in Brandon.

US Coast Guard offers online boating safety courses

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary restarts its boating safety class every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The course is “Boat America, a course in responsible boating”, and the cost is 40 $, which includes a printed study guide and runs for four weeks.

The course meets the legal requirements for people born after January 1, 1988 who must complete an approved boater’s safety class in order to operate a boat independently. Students can register and access the course at any time.

Additional information can be found and you can register for the course by contacting Rich Strehl at or by calling 813-299-8236.

Grace Community Market

Grace Community Church, located at 5708 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Lithia, is holding its next market day on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a wide selection of vendors with food and fun as well as local shopping for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations.

If you are interested in becoming a seller, please register

Community dances with DJ Ken Miller

DJ Ken Miller will host a new Wednesday morning dance at the Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center, located at 302 S. Maryland Ave. in Plant City, 10 a.m. to noon. It will play a fun and diverse range of music to suit everyone, including Country, Ballroom, R&B, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Latin, Line Dancing and more. You can dance, watch or do your own thing, it’s just for fun.

He will also be at the Brandon Community Center, located at 502 E. Sadie St., in Brandon on April 1 from noon to 2 p.m. This dance is open to people aged 50 and over.

For more information, visit his website at or call 863-409-7714.

Junk Creative Therapy Course

Creative Junk Therapy is a non-profit creative reuse center located at 727 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon. Its mission is to promote creativity, environmental awareness and community through reuse. Materials are collected from local businesses and residents and then distributed to educators, artists, creators and students through a variety of opportunities.

The center contains a thrift store, art gallery, classroom space, and a make-and-go space. Upcoming classes include mosaic stepping stone making, fiber arts and a plant festival.

To visit for course details and how to register.

Brandon Christian Church Flea Market

Brandon Christian Church, located at 910 Bryan Rd. in Brandon, will host its highly anticipated flea market on Saturday, March 26 at 8 a.m. A wide variety of items will be available, so be sure to check out what he has to offer. For more information, contact Day Broers-Case at 813-689-4021.

Gardening seminars at the Kerby nursery

The Kerby nursery is organizing gardening seminars this spring.

A butterfly gardening seminar will be held on Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. He will discuss the different flowers that attract different butterflies and how to keep butterflies in your garden.

Growing tropical trees will be covered on Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m., including how to select, place, plant, and protect fruit trees in your growing area. There is no need to register for these events, just show up at the greenhouse a few minutes before the start time.

The Kerby Nursery is located at 2311 S. Parsons Ave. to Seffner. Details of other events can be found on his website at or by calling 813-685-3265.


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