Plant City Community Calendar
Tampa Tribune - This Week Thursday Online landscape class: The Hillsborough County Extension Service will present a live interactive online class from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on ways to save money with landscaping. It will focus on proper plant selection, soil pH, diagnosing plant problems and using sustainable landscaping principles. Register at www.bit.ly/LandscapeSaving. Theatrical production: The Village Players will present Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" at James McCabe Theater 506 Fifth St., Valrico. Performances will be today, Friday and Saturday, and again on May 30, 31 and June 1. Doors open 7:30 p.m. and the curtain rises at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14; students, senior citizens and military are $12. For information or reservations, call (813) 643-8292 and leave a message.Friday Dance night: The Plant City Social Dance Club invites everyone to the Stardust Dance Center, 1405 S. Collins St. to celebrate Memorial Day. Cyndi Burger will provide the music for the evening. The doors open at 7 p.m., the music at 8. Admission is $5 for members and associate members; $7 for guests. Be patriotic - dress in red, white and blue, and bring finger foods to share. The dance club welcomes singles and couples. It also welcomes visitor groups of five or more for an additional donation of $5 for birthday parties and/or other social events, etc. Call ahead for authorization and registration with the group name or identification, (863) 409-7714. Saturday Motorcycle rodeo: The Second Annual Skills on Wheels Rodeo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aldine Combee Rodeo Arena, Fish Hatchery Road, Lakeland. The motorcycle rodeo will have games prizes, drawings and a bike show. Concessions will be available. Admission is $10; ages 10 and younger are free. For information, call (863) 688-3161. Sunday Memorial Day Celebration: Veteran's Park, 3602 U.S. 301 N. in Tampa will be the site of 2013 Memorial Day Remembrance beginning at 11 a.m. There will be patriotic music, guest speakers, wreath presentation and a POW/MIA Missing Chair ceremony. Ground-breaking for the Iraqi Veterans Memorial will also take place. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Walt Raysick (813) 653-4924. Monday Creative kids: It is a "crafternoon" for kids of all ages at 3 p.m. at the Bruton Memorial Library, 302 W. McLendon St. The fun and free craft activity is to encourage creativity. Tuesday Country concert: Bobby James, Nashville singer and songwriter, will be in concert at 9 p.m. at the Boots N Buckles Saloon, 4951 U.S. 98 N., Lakeland. It will be just a man with his guitar on the pool hall stage. There is no admission or cover charge. For more information, call (863) 815-2668. Plan Ahead Open house: In honor of National Senior Health and Fitness Day, there will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 29 at the Plant City Senior Center, 1205 S. Waller St. A variety of exercises and activities will be offered. For more information, call (813) 272-5250. Dance party: Donna's Pizza Dance Party will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. June 9 at the Stardust Dance Center, 1405 S. Collins St., Plant City. Mike Johnston will provide the music for the Cha Cha, rumba, waltz, swing, tango, salsa and two-step. Admission is $10 and a small dessert. Pizza and drinks will be provided. For more information, go to www.affordableballroomdance.com or call (813) 340-9433. Ongoing Wednesday Gallery schedule: Plant City Photo Archives and History Center, 106 S. Evers St., is a museum of historical photographs and maintains an exhibit gallery with collections on display. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. Call (813) 754-1578. Ladies Bible Study: Open to all Plant City area ladies, the group meets at 11:30 a.m. at The Planteen Recreation Center, 401 Dort St., Plant City. For information, call Martha Sue Skinner (813) 752-4938. Bereaved Parents USA: Group meets 7 to 9 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly in the Community Conference Room at South Florida Baptist Hospital, 301 N. Alexander St., Plant City. Meetings are free. For information, call (813) 997-1709. Square, round dancing: Strawberry Square, 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City, offers all levels of square and round dancing. For a schedule, call (813) 752-0491 or go to www.strawberrysquaredancing.com. Thursday Ladies Bible Study: Group for all denominations meets 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at BuddyFreddys restaurant, 1101 Goldfinch Drive, Plant City. Come early for breakfast or just arrive for Bible study. For information, call Anita McDonald (813) 752-5045. Spanish classes: Two classes are offered at the Herban Cowboy, 114 W. Reynolds St., Plant City from 1 to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per class or $40 per month. For information, call Chris Perry at (612) 860-0943 or the Herban Cowboy at (813) 704-1376. Chief Petty Officers Association: The Tampa Bay Chief Petty Officers Association meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday monthly at American Legion Post 138, 5535 Prescott Ave., Tampa. The association is open to Navy and Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers and supports the Navy community. Call (813) 951-1898. Motorcycle party: Big Dog's Patio, 103 N. Palmer St., Plant City holds Bike Night at 7 p.m. The event includes a live disc jockey, best bike contest and free tables for vendors. The party lasts until midnight or later. For information, call (813) 759-2704. Friday Class of '60: Plant City High School's Class of 1960 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the second Friday monthly at BuddyFreddys restaurant, 1101 Goldfinch Drive, Plant City. Call (813) 986-4844. Art class: Beginner painting class 6 to 9 p.m. the fourth Friday monthly at The Art Lounge Gallery, 119 E. Reynolds St., Plant City. All materials included in $25 fee. Bring your favorite beverage. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 409-4486. Social dance: The Plant City Social Dance Club hosts a dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Stardust Dance Center, 1405 S. Collins St., Plant City. Doors open at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 for members and associate members; $7 for guests. For information, call (863) 409-7714. Saturday Class of '59: The Plant City High School Class of 1959 meets 9 a.m. the third Saturday monthly at BuddyFreddys restaurant, 1101 Goldfinch Drive, Plant City. Class of '65: The Plant City High School Class of 1965 meets for lunch at 1 p.m. the second Saturday monthly at Sonny's Bar-B-Que, 1102 Goldfinch Drive, Plant City. Call Peggy Gibbs, (813) 763-4664. Car show: The Strawberry Classic Car Show brings downtown Plant City to life from 4 to 9 p.m. the third Saturday monthly in and around McCall Park at Collins and Drane streets. Dozens of classic cars, antiques, hot rods and custom vehicles will be on display. Music is provided. Food and craft vendors also are featured. Downtown specialty shops and restaurants are open for the event. Call (813) 754-3707. Bike Fest: The motorcycle event is from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Saturday monthly in and around Union Station Welcome Center, 102 N. Palmer St. The event features live music, vendors and the roar of motorcycles, old and new. Call (813) 754-3707. Sunday Dance event: The Lakeland Chapter of USA Dance has dances from 3 to 6 p.m. the first Sunday monthly at Stardust Dance Center, 1405 S. Collins St., Plant City. The events include dance lessons, refreshments and music. Cost is $6 for USA Dance members and $8 for nonmembers. Call (863) 255-8344. Monday Job club: A job club support group for networking, career advice and computer/Internet access is 10 to 11 a.m. at The Network of East Hillsborough Neighborhoods, 639 E. Alexander St., in the Alexander Crossings plaza near the Walmart. There is no charge. The Network is funded by the Children's Board and can be reached at (813) 752-8700. Spanish class: Classes are offered at the Herban Cowboy, 114 W. Reynolds St., Plant City. Adult classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $12 per class or $40 per month. For information, call Chris Perry at (612) 860-0943 or the Herban Cowboy at (813) 704-1376. Tuesday Class of '57: The Plant City High School Class of 1957 meets 9 a.m. the second Tuesday monthly at BuddyFreddys restaurant, 1101 Goldfinch Drive, Plant City. Call (813) 752-6473. Cosmetology services: The cosmetology department at Plant City Adult and Community School offers salon services from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The salon accepts walk-ins only. Chemical services must be started by 6 p.m. The school is on the campus of Plant City High School, One Raider Place. Meditation group: Would you like to reduce stress and promote peacefulness in your life? Join a meditation group that meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Network of East Hillsborough, 639 E. Alexander St., in the Alexander Crossings building near Walmart. All skill levels, from novice to experienced, are welcome and suggested donation is $5 per session. For information, call (813) 763-1833 or email email@example.com. Addiction class: Recovery For Life, faith-based classes for those who need help with addiction, meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lorena Jaeb Rainbow House, 504 N. Palm Ave. For information, call Debbie Ray (813) 763-1562. To submit an item, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event.