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Neighborhood events calendar

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 4, 2007


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TOday

New Tampa Rotary Club: The Argentine Group Study Exchange Team will visit during the 7 a.m. weekly breakfast meeting. They have been hosted all week by the club. They will describe their lives in Argentina and their reactions to visiting professional counterparts in Tampa. Team members are Maria Rosa Stocco (lawyer), Ana Alicia (neuropsychologist), Christine Gisela (orthodontist), Fernando Javier (industrial engineer) and Andrea Carolina (architect).

Meetings are at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Membership is open to professional and business leaders who live or work in New Tampa. Call (813) 978-0180.

Citizens sought for boards/councils: Registered voters in Hillsborough County are being sought to fill positions. Appointments are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation. Nominees must submit a completed questionnaire form by today. Appointments will be scheduled for meetings of the County Commissions in June or July. Visit www.hillsborough county.org, County Center, second floor, commissioner's reception area, or call (813) 272-5826.

SATURDAY

Meet and greet your next pet: Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will have a meet and greet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents will meet at Petco, 1231 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Visit www.great-greyhound.org. Call (813) 971-4732.

SUNDAY

Guv'na barbecue: Candidates for Lutz guv'na will serve up ribs and chicken as part of the community's annual fundraising competition, 4-7 p.m. at the Lutz Community Center, 98 First Ave. NW, next to the Lutz Branch Library. $10. Call (813) 727-7549

MONDAY

Hillsborough County Democratic Women's Club: The group will host its monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Mimi's Cafe, 11702 N Dale Mabry Highway. Gloria King, a new member, will speak about diabetes. Orders will be taken from the menu. Prospective members are welcome; you must be a registered Democrat to join. Dues are $20 per calendar year. Call (813) 932-6902.

TUESDAY

ORT spring luncheon: Bay Horizons Organization for Educational Resources and Technological training will host the event at Hunter's Green Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive at 11:30 a.m. Lunch choices are chicken marsala, pasta primavera or London broil; cost is $20. A raffle will follow lunch. Proceeds benefit the annual scholarship at Erwin Technical Center. Reservations requested. Call (813) 988-8193 or (813) 907-8329.

Foresters, Tampa Branch: The group will meet for dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway. The monthly business meeting will follow at 6:15 p.m. The international society provides benefits and financial services to its members and serve communities through fundraising and volunteer activities dedicated to helping children and families. Call (813) 961-0117.

Media Professionals of Florida: The group will have its monthly meeting at International Academy of Design and Technology, 5104 Eisenhower Blvd. Networking will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., immediately followed by the meeting and program. Members who attended the recent National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas will present highlights. There will be refreshments and door prizes. The event is free for members and first-time visitors. Membership is open to audio, video, film, multimedia, production and animation professionals as well as professional actors and voice-over talent working on projects from broadcast to corporate. Meetings are the second Tuesday each month. Annual membership is $50, $35 for students. Visit www.mediaprofessionals.org. Call (813) 892-1458.

WEDNESDAY

CABA after five: The Carrollwood Area Business Association's event will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free networking event will be hosted by Andy Jacobs at Hogan's Great Sandwiches, 14306 N Dale Mabry Highway. Co-host is Bill Szydlowski of Vernon Sales Promotion. Call (813) 264-0006.

THURSDAY

North Tampa Chamber of Commerce: The monthly general meeting will be at the Comfort Inn, 820 E Busch Blvd. Networking will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m., immediately followed by the meeting. Lee Hoffman will present a program about the Tampa Riverwalk. The cost for early-bird registration at the chamber by 5 p.m. Tuesday is $15. Reservations after that will be accepted for $20, payable at the door. Call (813) 961-2420.

Traffic Calming: Hillsborough County government will discuss traffic problems along Gardner Road from Sheldon Road to Timber Ridge Drive, near the intersection of Linebaugh Avenue and Sheldon Road, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Service Unit, 9805 Sheldon Road. Officials will consider speed humps. Call (813) 272-5275.

North Tampa Breast Cancer Support Group: The monthly meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The peer support group is for women and their families who have been touched by breast cancer in their lives. Diane Riccardi, dietitian in the Comprehensive Breast Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, will speak about weight management, diet fads and cancer. The group meets on the second Thursday each month at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W Fletcher Ave., in the Bearss Room in Heritage Hall. Call (813) 968-7780.

SUNDAY

National Pet Week: Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative will celebrate the week, Sunday through May 12. Veterinarians will present a free program on how to care for your pet. Children will receive a wag bag full of goodies courtesy of the Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation. Ask-A-Vet will be offered at several libraries including North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, 10 a.m. Monday and Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., 11:30 a.m. May 12.

[Last modified May 3, 2007, 06:56:04]


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