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Theater class participants get part

By TIMES STAFF
Published June 22, 2007


BRANDON

THEATER CLASS PARTICIPANTS GET PART

Music Showcase is accepting applicants for its adult theater classes. The classes, which cost $150 and run July 10-29, are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Those who are chosen will get a part in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs.

This program was developed to be a learning experience. Actors with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply at Music Showcase, 402 Oakfield Drive.

Nelson Russo will direct the production. The seven characters include two teenage boys, two teenage girls, two middle-age women and one middle-age man. Call 685-5998 for information.

RUSKIN

Wildlife, natural art to be featured at resort

The Resort and Club at Little Harbor in July hosts its second annual Wild About Art show and sale, featuring a dozen of Central Florida's finest artists who use wildlife and natural themes in their work.

The event runs from 3 to 7 p.m. July 29 at the resort, 611 Destiny Drive. Directions can be found at www.staylittleharbor.com.

For show details, call 645-3291, ext. 414.

Sponsors include the Resort and Club at Little Harbor, the SouthShore Arts Council and the St. Petersburg Times.

SUN CITY CENTER

Celebrate 50 years with monsignor

Monsignor Diego Conesa, a former pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his ordination on Sunday. Monsignor Conesa will say Mass at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd.

Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, and the Very Rev. John Snyder, retired bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, will attend.

Conesa was appointed pastor of Prince of Peace Church in 1984.

Conesa also established a Wimauma mission, Our Lady of Guadalupe, that is supported by the Prince of Peace Church.

Conesa retired in 1998 and assists at St. Anne's Parish in Ruskin.

A post-Mass reception will be held in the parish's Great Hall. Due to the anticipated attendance, this will be a ticketed event.

Tickets are available at the parish office. For information, call 634-2328.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Apply for Head Start care for 3-, 4-year-olds

The county's Head Start program is now accepting applications for 2007-08 child care of 3- and 4-year-olds.

Parents may be eligible for this program if they:

-Have a child who will be 3 years old before Sept. 1.

-Work at least 25 hours a week or are enrolled in school or job training full time.

-Meet federal poverty guidelines or receive public assistance.

-Have a child who has been diagnosed with autism, hearing impairment, mental retardation, an orthopedic impairment, developmental issues, a speech or language problem or any other impairment affecting the child's ability to learn.

For information, call the Head Start/Early Head Start program at 272-5140.

Applications can be downloaded at www.hillsborough county.org/headstart/resources/forms or obtained at Head Start's main office at 3639 W Waters Ave., Tampa.