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By CONNIE DREW
© St. Petersburg Times
published March 14, 2003

EARLY SHABBAT SERVICE: Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W Fletcher Ave., is having an early Shabbat service at 6:30 p.m. The service, which includes special features for children, is held on the second Friday each month. Call 968-8511.

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R.E.A.P. BOOK GROUP: The Reading to Empower African American People Book Group will meet at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Carrollwood, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway. The monthly meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. The book of discussion will be The Seasons of Beento Blackbird by Akosua Busia. Call 962-6446.

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CAREER GROUP: The Carrollwood Career Group will host its weekly breakfast meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Le Peep's Restaurant, 14366 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call 625-4194.

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ROTARY MEETING: The weekly luncheon meeting of the Tampa Carrollwood Rotary Club will begin at 12:15 p.m. at the Country Club of Carrollwood, 13903 Clubhouse Drive. Visitors interested in joining are welcome. Call 968-3302.

SATURDAY

NORTHWEST YMCA: The Northwest Hillsborough Family YMCA will host a family fun event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 7011 W Waters Ave. in Town 'N Country. Highlights include a disc jockey, face painting, family fun contests, giveaways and balloons. YMCA staff will be on hand to make you a founding member. Call 269-9404.

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NEWCOMERS OF CARROLLWOOD: The Newcomers of Carrollwood & NW Hillsborough will host a St. Patrick's Day party at 7 p.m. Bring an hors d'ouevre to share. For location and reservations, call 814-4210.

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SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP: The Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., is taking registration for members for the Summer Science Camp. Registration for nonmembers will start today. The camp will run from June 2 through Aug. 1 and include more than 200 half- and full-day classes. Campers will explore space, underwater life, underground secrets and robotics and do experiments. Other highlights are canoeing, hiking, rappeling, snorkeling, rock climbing and kayaking. Costs range from $17 for members and $23 for nonmembers for 2- and 3-year-olds to $235 for members and $315 for nonmembers for the Explorer Travel Camps. Registration will go on until all classes are filled. For a list of programs, call 987-6000.

SUNDAY

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS: "This Season of Lent" will be presented by the Rev. Carole Yorke at 10:45 a.m. The service will be at Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists Church, 18412 Burrell Road in Odessa. An adult discussion and children's religious education will begin at 9:30 a.m. Call 792-1622.

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WORSHIP GROUP DISCUSSION: Grace Lutheran Church, 3714 W Linebaugh Ave., will have a group discussion in Sunday School of the purpose of worship led by organist Jim Sawyers. Adult Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., church services are 8:30 and 11 a.m. Call 961-8747.

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GOSPEL QUARTET: The Faithful Men's Gospel Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. at Keystone United Methodist Church, 16301 Race Track road in Odessa. Highlights will feature a mix of old and new southern Gospel in close four-part harmony. The group, based in Citrus Park, is a part-time music ministry that travels the southeastern U.S. singing the praises of God. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. Call 920-5153.

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KOL AMI GET TOGETHER: Congregation Kol Ami will host "Get Together in the Park" for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glencliff Park in Westchase. Rabbi Joel Wasser and members of the congregation will tell why "Kol Ami is the Place to Be." Bagels and juice will be served. Reservations are required. Call 962-6338.

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BHAKTI YOGI APPEARS: Bhagavan Das, a bhakti yogi, one who performs yoga through love and spiritual devotion, will appear at 7 to 10 p.m. at Stillpoint Yoga Studio, 2554 E Fowler Ave. Das, considered a master of chanting and Nada Yoga, meditation through sound, will be accompanied by tabla player Shantilal Shah. Call 975-9353 or 985-1231.

MONDAY

PARENTING WORKSHOP: The Tampa Jewish Family Services is offering a four-part parenting workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays. Topics will include family meetings, goals of behavior and positive discipline. Roene Zohler-Hewes will facilitate the workshop utilizing principles of democratic parenting to gain your children's cooperation. Workshops are offered on a donation basis; $5 minimum is suggested per session. Reservations are required. Call 960-1848.

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LIFE AND DEATH EXAMINATION: Unity Church of Today, 16104 Hanna Road, will present the last of a series "After Life . . . What?" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The series, taught by Joy Katzen-Guthrie, will examine stories of near-death experiences of 20 individuals of all faiths and the universal messages they bring. The series also will examine Eastern and Western attitudes toward death, the soul and immortality. Call 909-9590.

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YOGA CLASSES: Grace Lutheran Church, 3714 W Linebaugh Ave., is offering yoga classes this month. Gerda Porsch will teach the classes starting at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays. The cost is $4 per lesson. Call 961-8747.

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CASUAL GOLF: The Newcomers of Carrollwood & NW Hillsborough Club hosts casual golf each Monday, followed by lunch. Membership is open to residents new to the Carrollwood or northwest area. Call Kitty at 792-1055 for tee times and locations.

TUESDAY

CARROLLWOOD NETWORKERS: The Carrollwood Business Networking Association will meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Eric Johnson will speak on "Seeing Thru the Problem" and Ron Barauch, mortgage broker, will talk about "Protecting Your Home and Health." Meetings are every Tuesday at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call 249-5522.

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SINGING TOTS: Music Together, a research-based music and movement program, will be presented by Singing Tots. A free demonstration class will be offered at 9:45 and 11 a.m. today at America's Ballet School at the Shops of Amberly Drive and 10 a.m. Mar 21 at Club Tampa Palms, 16402 Tampa Palms Blvd. the spring session stats March 25. Call 810-8319.

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NOW MEETING: the Tampa Chapter of the National Organization for Women will meet at 6:15 p.m. at Ponderosa Steak House, 926 E Fowler Ave. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday each month. Prospective members and those with an issue to raise are welcome. Meals are paid for separately. NOW is an organization of men and women striving for equality. Call 623-2024.

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MASSAGE THERAPY: The Tampa Bay Scoliosis Association will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Westcoast Brace & Limb, 5311 E Fletcher Ave. Licensed massage therapist Jose Bustamante will discuss and demonstrate how massage therapy can benefit those with scoliosis and other spinal disorders. People with the disorder and their families are welcome. Sandwiches and refreshments will be served. The meeting is free; reservations requested by Monday

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WOMEN'S CHORUS: The International Champion Toast of Tampa Show Chorus will rehearse at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road. The 115-member women's chorus sings four-part a cappella. Call 963-7464.

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

WEDNESDAY

LENTEN SERVICES: St. Mark's Episcopal Church will have Lenten services at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through April 16. The meditative services will incorporate the chants of Taize and include the Holy Eucharist. A simple soup supper will follow each service. Call 969-2279.

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WEDNESDAY VESPERS: Grace Lutheran Church, 3714 W Linebaugh Ave., will hold Wednesday Vespers during Lent at 7 p.m. Pastor John Hillmer and associate pastor Eric Rauch will examine questions of the heart during this Lenten series. Call 961-8747.

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BUSINESS NETWORK: The Quality Business Network, a group of network professionals, will meet from 7:35 to 8:45 a.m. at Perkins Restaurant on Waters Avenue at Anderson Road. Meetings feature introductions, two speakers and an exchange of qualified leads through networking. Bring business cards to exchange. Call 968-6181.

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ROTARY CLUB: The New Tampa Noon Rotary Club will meet at noon at Circles restaurant in the Pebble Creek Collection on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Faith Solomon of the New Tampa Players will be present. The club is accepting old cellular phones to be donated to battered women; the phones will be programmed to dial 911 for emergencies. New members and guests are welcome. Membership is open to businessmen and women who live or work in the New Tampa area. Call 972-2114 about phones. Call 966-4484 for club information.

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CARROLLWOOD BPW: The Carrollwood Business and Professional Women will celebrate Women's History Month at its dinner meeting starting at 6 p.m. at Country Club of Carrollwood, 13903 Clubhouse Drive. A Women's History panel will be presented at the program "Local Women Pioneering the Future" and will include scholarship recipients. The following pioneers will be recognized: Sandra Freedman, Betty Castor, Renu Khator, Theresa Manuel, Jamie Rosenkrans and Celeste "Ce Ce" Valdez. The cost is $22 for guests; open to men and women. the deadline for reservations is Tuesday.

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MOTHERS& MORE: The Tampa chapter of Mothers & More will meet at 7 p.m. at Park Place, corner of S Village Drive and Casey Road. Ashley Germain, a child development expert, will present a free program on "Child Development." Germain will discuss how you can be your child's best teacher. Visitors are welcome; reservations are requested. Call toll-free at 800-699-2400.

THURSDAY

GRIEFSHARE MINISTRY: First Baptist Church of Lutz, 18116 U.S. 41 N, offers GriefShare to comfort those who have lost a family member or friend. Sessions will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays through May. The Christ-centered sessions will include seminar and group support work. The cost is $10, which includes materials. Call 949-7495.

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SERTOMA CLUB: The Carrollwood Sertoma Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Borders bookstore and cafe, 12500 N Dale Mabry Highway. A continental breakfast is served. The service-oriented organization provides SERvice TO MAnkind. Call 961-1018.

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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; or e-mail drew@sptimes.com. Deadline is two weeks before the event.

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