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Neighborhood events calendar

By Times staff
Published January 26, 2007



New Tampa Rotary Club: Weekly breakfast meetings are at 7 a.m. on Fridays. Meetings are at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Membership is open to professional and business leaders who live, work or have retired to the New Tampa area. Visit or contact


Keystone Civic Association: The group will sponsor its quarterly Gunn Highway Adopt-A-Road Cleanup from 8 to 11 a.m. Participants will meet between 7:30 and 8 a.m. at the Keystone Community Center, 17926 Gunn Highway. Refreshments will be provided. General meetings are on the fourth Thursday of each month. Visit Call 813 920-5561.

Chinese Constitutional Medicine: Lucian Shila, a doctor of Oriental medicine, will talk about the approach and benefits of the alternative and preventive medical approach. The presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m., hosted by Nutrition S'Mart Natural Foods Market, 14847 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 969-3800.

Clock, Clutter and Chaos: Organization guru Elaine Sexton will present "Conquering the 3 Cs: Clock, Clutter and Chaos" at 2 p.m. Sexton will demonstrate methods of conquering disorganization and how to manage time and space in your office and home. The program is cosponsored by the Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Public Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. Call (813) 264-8900.

Yoga Day USA: In observance of the nationwide celebration, Namaste Yoga Studio will offer free classes throughout the day. Classes, taught by certified, experienced yoga, tai chi and Pilates teachers, include the following: Total Body Tune-up (8 a.m.); Tai Chi (9 a.m.); Yogilates (10 a.m.); Vinyasa Yoga (11 a.m.); Mindfulness Meditation (noon); Anusara Hatha Yoga (1 p.m.); Pilates (2 p.m.); Power Yoga (3 p.m.); Flowing Hatha (4 p.m.); and Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra/Deep Relaxation (5 p.m.). All classes last 45 minutes. Light refreshments and drawings in each class for gifts, including fitness clothing, class packages, fitness videos and more. The studio is at 17508 Preserve Walk Lane, east of Interstate 75, off Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Call (813) 505-1850.


Carrollwood Business Networking Association: John Otterness, of Otterness Construction, will speak at the weekly breakfast meeting. The meeting will be from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Meetings are Tuesdays at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway. Business cards and leads are exchanged. Call (813) 908-1266.


CABA Coffee: The Carrollwood Area Business Association's free networking event will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Rugs of the World, 8725 N Dale Mabry Highway. Co-hosts include Andrea Andreasen, Impressions Body Salon; Con Foley, Gold Cup Coffee Service; Dick and Karla Nielson, Keller Williams Tampa Properties; and Lori Davis, Tampa T-Shirts. Call (813) 264-0006.


Tampa Palms Women's Club: There will be social time from 10 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting and program. Faith Andrews-Bedford will discuss her new book Barefoot Summers. General business and educational meetings are on the first Thursday of each month, and a group activity is scheduled for the third Thursday. The Women's Club is social and philanthropic; it donated more than $17,000 to nonprofit organizations in 2006. Call (813) 971-3294.

Public meetings

The county has conducted several public hearings in which officials explained revised flood plain maps and ways to file an appeal or protest. Location in a flood plain can affect homeowners' insurance rates. A public comment period for this plan ends Feb. 28.

A public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., New Tampa.

The county also will host open houses on the subject that offer personalized help to look up your property and follow the appeal process. Those will be at:

- Jimmie B. Keel Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., 2 to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

- New Tampa Regional Library, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 3 and 2 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7.

For information, call 272-5900.

Looking ahead

Summer intern program: 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. College undergraduates and college-bound high school graduates are encouraged to apply for the program by Feb. 15. The program includes 40 hours a week for 10 weeks. Students earn a stipend, and 15 to 20 students will be selected. Call (813) 745-3887.

Scrapbook crop workshop: The nonprofit event, offered by Incarnation Parish Home and School Association, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 10 at Incarnation Catholic School. It costs $35 until Jan. 31, $40 afterward. The fee includes entry in the door-prize drawings, goodie bag, three meals, beverages and snacks throughout the day. Send check (payable to IPHSA) with your name, contact phone number and number of seats to Incarnation Catholic School, 5111 Webb Road, Tampa, FL 33615, c/o Crop Coordinator. Call (813) 884-4502.

Scholarship opportunity: The Rotary Club of New Tampa is offering scholarships for local residents interested in studying abroad and serving as an ambassador of goodwill during the 2008-09 school year. Candidates must have completed at least two years of college at the time the scholarship period begins or have a secondary school education with at least two years' employment in a recognized vocation. Applications must be made through a local Rotary Club by March 2007. Call Dennis Loomis toll-free at 1-800-817-4793 (access code 04) or e-mail

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.

Smoking cessation classes: Mavis Cartwright, registered nurse with the Hillsborough County Department of Health, will teach the free classes. Zero Exposure Project, an initiative of the Healthy Coalition of Hillsborough County and Steps to a Healthier Hillsborough County, will be offered at the North Tampa Family Support and Resource Center, 1401-A E Fowler Ave. Cartwright will coach and mentor the seven-week, one-hour sessions. Classes will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 8, 22 and March 8, 22 and 29. Registration is required. Call (813) 233-2800.

[Last modified January 25, 2007, 08:54:09]

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