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Neighborhood notebook

Daylong event part of Black History Month

By MEAGHAN FORBES
Published February 3, 2006


DOWNTOWN - As part of Black History Month, the Golden Legacy Series at the University of Tampa continues this year with a daylong event Saturday to promote generational responsibilities.

The event kicks off with a panel discussion at 9 a.m. in Fletcher Lounge at Plant Hall. Craig King will moderate. Panelists will include Hillsborough School Board member Doretha Edgecomb, state Sen. Les Miller, Curtis Stokes and Lansing Scriven.

The event continues with an African Diaspora Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in UT's Plant Park, where performers will give the audience a taste of the soul of Africa.

The series wraps up with a faceoff between undergraduate and graduate members of each National Pan-Hellenic Council organization at 8 p.m. in UT's Grand Salon.

Gallery exhibit features international artist

DOWNTOWN - The University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by international artist Roberto Juarez beginning today through March 2.

Juarez will attend tonight's opening reception and will be on campus as a visiting artist to create screen prints for STUDIO-f Monday through Feb. 17.

The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is on UT's campus in the R.K. Bailey Art Studios, 301 N Boulevard. Admission is free.

Registration is open for financial workshop

HISTORIC YBOR - Registration is being accepted for the first Get Checking workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, 1002 E Palm Ave.

Get Checking is a new program to help consumers establish a primary banking relationship and gain access to mainstream financial services. Workshop participants will learn money management and financial planning skills.

After completing the six-hour program, Get Checking graduates receive a certificate to open a checking or savings account at participating financial institutions.

The workshop costs $30 per person or $45 per couple. The application deadline is Wednesday. To register or for information, call 1-800-741-7040, option 5.

Museum program is on Victorian Valentines

DOWNTOWN - Learn about the history of Victorian Valentines while making your own Saturday at the Henry B. Plant Museum.

Participants will learn how changes in printing technology and popular tastes produced the cupid-covered cards that were popular in the late 19th century.

Supplies will be provided, but participants can bring items to personalize their creation. The class begins at 10 a.m. and costs $15 for museum members, $20 for nonmembers. For information, call 258-7304.

Valentine's Day open mike event to feature poetry

OAKFORD PARK - Diana Browning, creator of Poetry on the Edge, is hosting a Valentine's Day open mike event at 7:30 p.m. today at the South Tampa Barnes & Noble, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway.

The event will feature poetry readings on love in recognition of February, the month of hearts. For information, call 871-2228.

[Last modified February 3, 2006, 10:46:32]


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