Neighborhood notebook: Program invites patients to share cancer stories
By OLIVIA GIFFORD
Published June 11, 2004
TAMPA - The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute has announced a new program for patients and their families and friends to share stories of how cancer has impacted their lives.
A kickoff celebration will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in Conference Room One of the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, as part of the "Our Stories Program and Collection" launch that day.
Life story coach Fran Powers will talk about her four-week expressive workshop, "Seek and Speak Your Story." It will take place Wednesdays through July 7 in Moffitt's "Creative Corner" and will focus on the telling and writing of personal cancer-related stories. For details, call 258-1898.
Bakery's summer camps teach kids all things bread
COURIER CITY - The Great Harvest Bread Co., 500 S Howard Ave., hosts "Bread Camp 2004" 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 4. John Hooper, a teacher at the Montessori School of Hyde Park, will lead the camp. Each week will have a different theme, and children of all ages will learn the history of bread-making, how to make their own wheat garden, health and nutrition, international breads and more.
The camp is free, and children don't have to attend every week. Parents get a slice of bread while waiting for their children. Parents are asked to park across the street to reserve store parking for customers. For details, call 259-3700.
Annual bachelor auction to aid Brandon charities
HISTORIC YBOR - The Brandon Sunburst Chapter of the American Business Women's Association sponsors the third annual Bachelor Auction, "Men in Black Part II," at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Cuban Club, 2010 Avenida Republica de Cuba.
Thirty-one bachelors have agreed to be auctioned off to benefit seven Brandon-area charities. Admission is $40 and includes music, hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. Call 625-7948 for more information.
Park plans to be revealed at neighborhood festival
TAMPA HEIGHTS - Robles Park, 3814 N Central Ave., is home to the Tampa Heights Greenprinting Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Activities include the unveiling of a plan for Robles Park with Mayor Pam Iorio at 11:30 a.m., and children's activities include informational booths from city departments and community organizations, food and entertainment.
Tampa's Greenprinting Initiative is a community-based open-space enhancement project sponsored by the Mayor's Beautification Program and is funded entirely by donations and grants. For more information, call 221-8733.
Ladies' organization seeks career clothing donations
HISTORIC YBOR - Thee Royal Krewe of Lady Killigrew hosts "Creating Career Closets" beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E Seventh Ave. The Krewe will be collecting donations of new or pre-owned business clothing for men and women of The Spring.
Cover charge is $5. Enjoy $4 Cosmopolitans with the ladies of the krewe. For more information, visit http://www.ladykilligrew.com/ or call Gaspar's Grotto, 248-5900.
Leaders to take spotlight at eighth annual awards
CARVER CITY/LINCOLN GARDENS - The Tampa Bay Academy of Hope is hosting its eighth annual Harvest of Hope Awards at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, 2225 N Lois Ave.
Awards include Community Leadership, Political Leadership and the James M. Evans Humanitarian Award.
Founded by James Evans in 1996, the academy is a community-based organization that teaches young people skills to overcome negative influences in their lives. To reserve seats or tables, call 277-0464 or visit www.tampahope.com
Weekend-long film festival picks flicks for the kids
HISTORIC YBOR - Centro Ybor Muvico 20 hosts KidFlix, the Florida International Children's Film Festival, Wednesday through Sunday. Wednesday, opening night, begins with pre-film activities and a reception at Muvico from 5 to 6 p.m.
Jumping for Joy will show from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and a party and games follow at Centro Ybor Courtyard from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is $45 for adults, $40 for children and free for kids under 3, and includes entry to the entire festival, Thursday through Sunday, and a gift bag, which includes a two-hour GameWorks "Play Card." A portion of the proceeds will benefit Kid City, the Children's Museum. To purchase passports and tickets to the opening night party, call (813) 935-8441, ext 227.