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Things to do in the Brandon area this week


Veterans events: The Veteran’s Council of Hillsborough plans its Field of Honor Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park and Museum, 3602 U.S. 301. The public ceremony is conducted every three months to honor those who have lost their lives in the last three months. The names of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who died are read aloud and a flag is placed in the field in their honor. Amvets Post 44 of Brandon hosts this quarter’s ceremony.

In conjunction with the event, the Veterans Christmas in October takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the same location. It features engraved bricks or granite plaques available for purchase, T-shirts, handmade items for your veteran, military coins, ribbons and badges, military displays and vehicles, silent auctions, food and drink and museum tours. Proceeds benefit park expansion.

Both events are open to the public. For details, call (813) 653-4924.


Hot rod reunion: The 26th annual Southeast Street Rod Nationals, presented by the National Street Rod Association, rolls into the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., today and Sunday. See more than 1,500 show cars, along with commercial exhibits, vendors, a swap meet, model car contest, live entertainment, prize giveaways and more.

Show times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (574) 875-4032 and visit www.nsra-usa.com.

Or if you like boats: The Florida State Fairgrounds also plays host to the Tampa Bay Boat Show in the Expo Hall. The event showcases area boat dealers and manufacturers, the latest in boating and fishing supplies and accessories, too.

This sales event is a way for the customer to compare various makes and models, and is free and open to the public. Parking is $6.

Event hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit www.TampaBayBoatShows.com.

And for the collectors: Collectorama returns to the Exhibit Hall at The Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime St. in Lakeland. National dealers will be on hand to buy, sell and trade coins, currency, collectibles and antiques. This event will feature new coinage, hobby supplies, a virtual museum of America’s past, hourly door prizes.

Show times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For a free admission tickets visit coinshows.wix.com/collectorama#!.


Fair returns: The Hillsborough County Fair is back with new attractions and events at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds on State Road 60 at Sydney Washer Road. In addition to the midway, special attractions include a Firefighters’ Show, Heidi Herriott’s Family Fun Circus and Robinson’s Racing Pigs.

Gates open at 5 p.m. and close at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and the fair continues from noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors, $5 for children ages 6 through high school, and free for age 5 and younger. For information go to hillsboroughcountyfair.com.

Send Things to Do submissions to Greg S. Carr at [email protected] Deadline is at least one week prior to publication date.

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