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published June 2, 2002

NEW TAMPA ROTARY CLUB: The club will host its weekly breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. June 7 in the Palms Room of Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Committee meetings and reports will be given. Membership is open to professional men and women who live or work in New Tampa. For information, call 632-5820.

ROTARY LUNCHEON: The Tampa Carrollwood Rotary Club will host its weekly luncheon meeting at the Country Club of Carrollwood, 13903 Clubhouse Drive. The meeting will begin at 12:15 p.m. Nancy Teten, clinical social worker at the University of South Florida Memory Disorder Clinic, will be guest speaker. The meeting is open to visitors interested in joining. For information, call Bob at 968-3302.

MUSIC TOGETHER: The research-based music and movement program will be offered at Club Tampa Palms, 16402 Tampa Palms Blvd. The program is designed for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their adult caretakers. A free demonstration will be offered at 9:45 and 11:50 a.m. Participating families will meet for 45 minutes once a week to sing, dance and explore with musical instruments. The summer session will be limited to six weeks starting June 21. For information, call 230-8319.

ART EXHIBIT: The art exhibit, "funny at your expense," a pseudo-interactive multimedia experiment, will be at the Marshall Center, Room 102, at Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. The exhibit by "mutt", will be on display through June 20. An opening reception for the artist will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today. "mutt" fuses prominent icons with dumb luck and engages the public to create incongruous art with a commercial association. The show involves the public through systematic chance in the design of things. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call 974-5464.

SUMMERPLAY 2002: The Pre-College and Community Outreach at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., is taking registration for its Youth Arts Summer Program, which will run from June 24 to July 12. Classes will be held in the morning and afternoon for ages 8 to 17. "Summerplay 2002" will include drama, dance and musicmaking; storybook writing and illustration; film criticism; drawing with color; mixed media; photography; Spanish through art; and designing for the Web. Also, the Summer Music Camp will offer classes beginning June 6 in group piano, Suzuki violin, Suzuki piano, singing for the stage plus "Music Explorations" for ages 2 to 5 (with parents). To get information about fees and schedules or to register, call 974-6989.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 13335 Casey Road, will offer a session from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 9-14. Registration is open to children of all religions who will be in grades K-7 in the coming school year. Children will participate in arts and crafts, recreation and the preparation of the set for the production of Babble at BAbel. The registration fee is $25 per child and includes a T-shirt and supplies. Registration forms are available at the church. For information, call 962-3089.


GETTING MARRIED? Tampa Jewish Family Services at the Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive, will offer a premarital preparation course at 6 p.m. Mondays. Couples who complete the four-hour course avoid the three-day waiting period and receive a $32.50 discount on the $85 cost of a marriage license. Vivienne Singer will teach the $50 course. Arrangements can be made if Mondays are not convenient. For information, call 960-1848.

BALLET, MANNERS CLASSES: The Center for the Arts Ballet School, 8401 W Hillsborough Ave., offers beginner to advanced ballet classes for anyone 3 and older. The school, sponsored by Lutheran Church of Our Savior, also offers manners and etiquette classes. For information on fees and class schedules, call 887-1979.

SENIOR HELP WANTED: The Hillsborough County Department of Aging Services has a variety of volunteer positions for people 55 and older in its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Positions include openings at American Red Cross at the Town & Country Hospital and others in the northwest area. RSVP volunteers are covered by supplemental liability insurance and can receive limited travel and meal allowances. For information, call Jim at 272-5031.

CRISIS COUNSELORS SOUGHT: The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, One Crisis Center Plaza off Bearss Avenue, is seeking volunteers to provide crisis counseling and community referrals. The center maintains a 24-hour hotline, and volunteers also counsel victims of sexual assault. The center provides a safe place to call "when life hurts." No experience is necessary; training will be provided beginning June 13. For information, call 964-1964, ext. 3043.

CASUAL GOLF: The Carrollwood and Northwest Hillsborough Newcomer's Club hosts casual golf each Monday followed by lunch. For information about tee times and locations, call Kitty at 792-1055.


CARROLLWOOD BUSINESS NETWORKING: The Carrollwood Business Networking Association hosts a breakfast meeting from 8 to 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway. Chris Stewart of Refurbished Office Furniture will speak on "Getting Your Money's Worth." Also, CPA Jerry Davies of Davies & Kerr will speak on "What Happens After April 15." For information, call 249-5522.

SUNCOAST TOASTMASTERS: Suncoast Toastmasters meet at 6:45 p.m. each Tuesday at Southerland Place, 3401 Bearss Ave. Participants will learn how to become comfortable and confident speaking in public. For information, call 964-1543.

WOMEN'S CHORUS: The International Champion Toast of Tampa Show Chorus holds rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Rehearsals are at the India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road. The 115-member women's chorus sings four-part a cappella music. For membership information, call 963-7464.

TAMPA SHORES FIRE STATION: Hillsborough County staff and engineers will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed site for the Tampa Shores Fire Station in the Upper Tampa Bay area. Residents are encouraged to ask questions about the $925,000 project expected to begin in late 2003 and be complete by late 2004. The new 6,000-square-foot, two-bay fire station will be at the southwest corner of Montague Street and the Pistol Range Road cul-de-sac. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 11 in the cafeteria at Alonso High School, 8302 Montague St. For information, call 272-5275.


NOON ROTARY: The New Tampa Noon Rotary Club will meet at Circles restaurant in the Pebble Creek Collection on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. The club meets at noon each Wednesday. Nancy Mashberg, regional coordinator of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, will be the speaker. Mashberg will give a demonstration of an augmented communication device for the disabled. Membership is open to professional men and women who live or work in the New Tampa area. For information, call 335-0436.

WRITING WORKSHOP: Author Beverly Melsi will conduct a free writing workshop at 7 p.m. June 12 at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. The two-hour workshop will focus on writing short works of fiction and nonfiction. Bring your works-in-progress, including articles, book chapters, poetry and short stories, and a pencil and paper. For information or registration, call 264-3831.


DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT: University Community Hospital -- Carrollwood, 7171 N Dale Mabry Highway, offers a Diabetes Self-Management Training class from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. The four-session class, taught by certified diabetes educators, covers exercise, nutrition, medications and stress management. A complete foot exam is included. A prescription is required; check your health insurance for coverage. For information or registration, call 615-7795.

CRAFT MORNINGS: The Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club will host Craft Mornings at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays throughout the summer. Lunch will be served at noon; the cost is $4. For information, call 949-1482.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care will sponsor grief support meetings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. each Thursday through July 11. Meetings will be held at Village Presbyterian Church, 13115 S Village Drive. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether that loved one was under hospice care, is welcome. The meetings are facilitated by professionally trained, master's level counselors. Advance registration is required. For information or registration, call Diane at 870-7081.

Looking ahead

NEW TAMPA FLAG DAY CELEBRATION: The New Tampa Flag Day celebration will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 14 at Compton Park, 16101 Compton Drive, in Tampa Palms. The patriotic extravaganza is sponsored by New Tampa Votes!, an organization whose goal is to get New Tampa's voice heard through better voter turnout. Highlights include the St. Mark Youth Band performing the national anthem, a Boy and Girl Scout Color Guard, demonstrations by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Canine Command Unit and motorcycles.Kids should bring their patriotically decorated bicycles for the bike parade. Candidates for the County Commission will give three-minute speeches and Supervisor of Elections Pam Iorio will demonstrate the county's new computerized voting machines. For information, call Matthew at 972-9235 or Carol at 973-3298.

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-- Send information to Connie Drew, St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618, or fax 269-5310. Deadline is two weeks before the event.

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