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Events calendar

Published January 5, 2007



New Tampa Rotary Club: The weekly breakfast meeting will be at 7 a.m. Meetings are at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. The Club Assembly meeting will include a review of club committees' plans. Membership is open to professional and business leaders who live, work or have retired to the New Tampa area. Visit or contact


'Best Friends' Book Collection: The public is asked to donate new or used best-sellers. The program, a partnership including Barnes & Noble Booksellers, the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County and Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, teamed up to encourage the public to donate books to the library. The goal is to increase the number of best-sellers on the shelves in Tampa-Hillsborough County public libraries. Donations may be placed in special bins inside Barnes & Noble, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway, today and Sunday. Call 813 273-3616.

Anime Video: Teens are invited to attend the program to learn how to create an anime video using Microsoft Movie Maker. The free event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Science Library at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Registration in person is required no earlier than one hour before the start of the program. Call (813) 987-6380. The program also will be offered at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd., on Jan. 22. Call (813) 964-2972.

Greyhound Adoptions: Greyhound Rescue and Adoption of Tampa Bay will hold a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Petco, 1231 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. For details, call (813) 971-4732 or visit


Drawing Class for Adults: Fundamentals of Drawing, a new evening class for adults, will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 13. The six-week class, taught by Debra Jo Radke, will provide individual instruction in all levels of drawing. The fee is $60. Advance registration is required; class size is limited. There will be no refunds once class begins. Call (813) 932-0241.

Baby Sign Language: "Born to Read: Baby Sign Language" will be offered at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. The free three-week series will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 9, 16 and 23. Parents and caregivers can learn the basics of baby sign language for newborns to 18 months using books and songs in a fun environment. Registration is required; seating is limited to 15. Call (813) 272-5241.

Science Adventure Series: The series will continue with "Future World" at the Science Library at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave. The free program, for ages 6 to 12, will begin at 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24. Children can enjoy stories and activities, and learn about lasers, artificial intelligence and alternative food sources. They will explore the library's collection and learn the many possibilities the future holds for everyday life. Call (813) 987-6380.


Personal Finance: Cindy Maslyncq will present the program at 7 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. The following topics will be covered: why and how to create a budget; bank account considerations and reconciliations; evaluating credit card applications; and using credit wisely. Call (813) 264-8900.


Summer Intern Program: College undergraduates and college-bound high school graduates are encouraged to apply for the program by Feb. 15. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at USF is accepting applications for its 2007 Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge. Students pursuing a career in biomedical science are eligible for this opportunity to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Moffitt faculty members will conduct the weekly seminars, which will be integrated into the cancer center's laboratories. Interns will plan and conduct real scientific studies while gaining experience in daily research. The program includes 40 hours a week for 10 weeks; students earn a stipend. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply; 15 to 20 students will be selected for the program. Call (813) 745-3887.

Fritzy Brothers: The one-man circus show will begin at 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library, 11211 Country Blvd. The entertainment program, for all ages, is cosponsored by the Friends of the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library. Call (813) 964-2972.

Scholarship Applicants Sought: The Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will offer more than $25,000 in scholarships. African-American female high school seniors in the Tampa Bay area are being sought. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA and must plan to attend college in the fall semester of 2007. Applications may be obtained at www.deltasigma and are due by Jan. 12. Scholarships will be awarded in May 2007. Call (813) 684-1302.

Send information for the calendar to St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway. Tampa, FL 33618; fax (813) 269-5310; call (813) 269-5316; or e-mail The deadline is two weeks before the event.

[Last modified January 4, 2007, 21:54:15]

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