Around Town

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 7, 2008


Newcomers meeting: The Tampa Bay Newcomers will host a coffee get together for new and prospective members. The nonprofit group is a social organization for women new to the area, and welcomes residents to help them get acquainted with the area. 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday; Grand Hampton clubhouse, Dunham Station Drive, Tampa; open to the public, free. For information, call Marcia Nelson at 813 486-1279.

Speech therapy: The Hyde Park Methodist Church has teamed up with the Hillsborough County Public Schools' speech and language therapists to create a support group for children who stutter. This will be the first of several meetings to be held the first Tuesday of each month. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday; Hyde Park Methodist Church, 500 W Platt St., Tampa; open to the public, free. For information, call Cindy Herold at (813) 731-8332.

Beginner's yoga: The Lotus Room Yoga Studio wants to teach beginners the basics about yoga before they step into a class. The yoga school will teach beginners about the origin of yoga, administer flexibility checks and offer an introduction on how to start practicing. 6:45 to 7 p.m., Wednesday; The Lotus Room, 1101 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; open to the public, free. Call (813) 254-6777.

Art show: The Tampa Realistic Artists and Arts Council of Hillsborough County present a special exhibition featuring the Hillsborough Art Teachers Association. 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday; Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave., Tampa; open to the public, free. For information, call (813) 251-3780.

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