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Community center boosters create wish list

TIM GRANT and STEPHANIE HAYES
Published May 9, 2003

CARROLLWOOD - It's two years from reality, but the Carrollwood community center is, theoretically, buzzing with activity.

Programs it could offer include dance, art, crafts, music and fitness classes.

Members of the community center's planning committee recently submitted a list of potential activities for the Parks and Recreation Department to consider while designing the interior floor space.

"This is only a wish list," said Kate Davis, coordinator of the volunteer group.

The group also hopes to provide self-improvement programs such as creative writing and investments, travel lectures and meeting space for civic organizations.

The center will be housed in a building now occupied by St. Mark's Episcopal Church at Lowell and Casey roads. Although the county has bought the church building and its 4.5 acres, the congregation still has about two years to relocate.

During that time, Friends of the Carrollwood Community Center will help the county decide how to renovate the building, based on what programs to offer there.

Swim clinic offered for disabled

TAMPA PALMS - The Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department's BlazeSports Swim Club will host a free swim clinic Saturday at the New Tampa Family YMCA, 16221 Compton Drive.

The clinic is open to those with physical disabilities age 6-21. The clinic focuses on maximizing the potential of people with physical disabilities through sports. It will introduce skills and techniques important to learning about competitive swimming. U.S. Olympic bronze medalist Mitzi Kremer will be a featured instructor.

The clinic will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the YMCA. Those interested should call Hillsborough County BlazeSports coordinator Andy Chasanoff at 744-5703 to specify disability.

- Tim Grant, Stephanie Hayes

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