Recycled fashion show tickets now available
TAMPA — Tickets are now available now for the inaugural Trashy Flashy Fashion Show presented by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, that will take place Nov. 15 at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel, 2225 N. Lois Ave. The purpose of the fashion show is to celebrate America Recycles Day and inspire members of the community to reduce, reuse and recycle to decrease their carbon footprint.
The fashion show features designs made from at least 75 percent recycled materials. There also will be a lunch and cash bar.
Limited tickets are available for $40, and corporate tables of eight are available for a $500 sponsorship. For more information or to buy tickets, call Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful at (813) 221-8733 by Friday.
Dentist to buy back Halloween candy
SOUTH TAMPA — Local dentist Randall A. Diez has teamed with Treats for Troops to help support the men and women of the U.S. armed services.
Diez is leading an anti-tooth decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for candy. On Monday and Tuesday, when patients bring in Halloween candy, Diez will give trick-or-treaters $1 per pound for all candy donated. The candy will be shipped to military bases in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Africa and other countries as well as aboard Navy ships.
Children and patients may drop off candy between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at General and Cosmetic Dentistry, 3112 W. Kennedy Blvd, Suite A.
For information, call Alison Esposito at (845) 729-3490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel topic: Military to civilian transition
DOWNTOWN — “Bring ‘Em Home! Transforming Military Might Into Civilian Talent” is the next topic of discussion for 83 Degrees Media’s “Not Your Average Speakers” series from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the historic Tampa Firefighters Museum, 720 E. Zack St.
Moderated by The Tampa Tribune’s Howard Altman, the panel discussion will engage the audience to consider how military personnel leaving the service and entering the private sector can help close the skilled worker gap, and also how the Tampa Bay region successfully can integrate military personnel into civilian life.
For information, visit www.83degreesmedia.com.
Women’s Hall of Fame nominations sought
DOWNTOWN — Would you like to recognize an outstanding woman of merit in Hillsborough County?
Nominations are being accepted for the Hillsborough County Women’s Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Up to three new honorees will be selected by Hillsborough’s Commission on the Status of Women for induction on May 7 at the Tampa Convention Center. Award selection criteria may include: achievements in field of endeavor; efforts to elevate the status of women; enduring contributions to the quality of life for all residents; service to the community; and inspiration to society.
The Commission on the Status of Women created its hall of fame to honor women who, through their lives and efforts, have made significant contributions to the improvement of lives of others and blazed frontiers for other women.
A biographical sketch, photograph and description of qualifications are required for consideration of each candidate. Nomination forms may be submitted online; the deadline is 5 p.m. on Nov. 22.
For information, call (813) 276-2640 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org.
From staff reports