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Looking for a good deed?

By JORDAN DYE, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published September 20, 2002

The Florida Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, and for the fourth year the Lutz community is stepping up to help. Last year volunteers worldwide removed trash from 12,227 miles of shoreline and waterways, from places such as Cape Town, Singapore and Hillsborough County. Once again this year, Lutz volunteers can win prizes and money for their efforts. The cleanup wraps up at noon with hot dogs and soda. Bring gloves and sturdy shoes.

Volunteers for the Lutz Trash Bash will meet at 7 a.m. at the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41 and Fourth Avenue. Call 949-7481 to let the Lutz Community Council know how many in your party to expect. For group assignments, call Sheriff's Community Resource Deputy Brian Sherman at 264-8950. Other area cleanups: Pam Callahan Nature Preserve, off Old Memorial Highway, Town 'N Country; Brooker Creek, Ramblewood Road, Odessa. Call Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful at 960-5121 for other cleanup sites.

Dinner, theater combine for evening of comedy, romance

The New Tampa Players will present Neil Simon's musical They're Playing Our Song and dinner at Tampa Palms Country Club. The romantic comedy is about an established composer and a zany lyricist who get together professionally and personally. More talented at work than romance, the pair fall in and out of love during their musical collaboration. The music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch, with lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. The dinner theater production begins at 6 p.m. with an 8 p.m. show time today and Saturday. On Sunday, dinner begins at 5 p.m., with the performance at 7 p.m. Cost is $35 for club members and $45 for nonmembers. For reservations at the Tampa Palms Country Club, call 972-1991. The show will play at Hunter's Green Country Club on Oct. 4, 5 and 6; for Hunter's Green reservations, call 973-1000.

USF art faculty show their talents

Every three years the University of South Florida art and art history faculty showcase their new works at the USF Contemporary Art Museum. See this year's exhibit, which includes painting, photography, ceramics, film and new media projects, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 5. Admission is free, but weekday parking is $2. For Call 974-4133 or visit www.usfcam.usf.edu/.

Cats and dogs seeking owners

Looking for another cat or dog to keep Snowball, Rover or you company? Then meander over DogZone for the St. Francis Society Animal Rescue's Adopt-A-Thon. The organization rescues sick, injured and stray domestic cats and dogs. A donation of $75 for dogs and $65 for cats helps defray the cost of spaying/neutering and vaccines. The Adopt-A-Thon will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at DogZone, 14623 N Nebraska Ave., in Friedel Plaza between Fletcher and Bearss avenues. Visit www.luvamutt.org or call Kevin at 979-1123.

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