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Neighborhood events calendar

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 1, 2008



New Tampa Rotary Club: Lou Principe, president of the Principe Group, will talk about "Social Intelligence: The Secret to Success" at 7 a.m. in the Banquet Room at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. The cost is $12. Call (813) 972-9235.


League of Humane Voters: Peter Muller, director of League of Humane Voters, will speak at 2 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. Call (727) 237-6223 or visit

Overeaters Anonymous: Tired of weight loss schemes that don't work? Hear how Overeaters Anonymous members recovered from compulsive overeating from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Catherine's Episcopal Church, 502 Druid Hills Road, Temple Terrace. Call (727) 487-3207, (813) 886-6286 or visit

Keystone cleanup: The Keystone Civic Association Gunn Highway Adopt-A-Road Cleanup is at 7:30 a.m. at the Keystone Community Center, 17928 Gunn Highway. Call (813) 920-5561 or visit

The Children's Home: Get a tour of the campus and information about programs and services from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Children's Home, 10909 Memorial Highway. Call (813) 864-1536.


Consumer Protection in Carrollwood: Debbie Brown, an investigator with the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency, will address the Carrollwood Civic Association at its meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the Carrollwood Recreation Center, 3515 McFarland Drive. Brown will talk about "Scams, Schemes and Scoundrels." Call (813) 963-5500, ext. 205.

Speed humps in Town 'N Country: Hillsborough County will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd., to discuss traffic problems along Steppingstone Boulevard from Fieldflower Lane to Steppingstone Boulevard. The county will consider speed humps as a solution. Call (813) 272-5275.


Carrollwood Business Networking Association: Looking for leads? Nicole Flelder of Bank Atlantic will talk at the Carrollwood Business Networking Association breakfast meeting from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway. The group also exchanges business cards and leads. Call (813) 960-0203.

Northdale OWLS: Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio will talk at the Northdale OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors) potluck lunch at 11 a.m. at Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive. Call (813) 963-3539.

Senior driver safety course: Learn the effects of age on driving and how you can adjust your driving at the Hillsborough County AARP driver safety class from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and Wednesday in the Banquet Room at University Community Hospital, 3100 E Fletcher Ave. Call (813) 615-7300.

Westchase: The Community Development District and the East Community Development District joint meeting is at 4 p.m. at the Westchase Swim & Tennis Center, 10405 Countryway Blvd. Call (954) 753-5841.


CABA and java: Local business members will share their small business experiences and a cup of coffee from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Bay Cities Bank, 14877 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 637-2420.

The Children's Home: A Foster Parent Orientation class for prospective adoptive parents is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Children's Home, 10909 Memorial Highway. Call (813) 864-1434.

Community design awards: The deadline to submit entries for the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission 26th annual Community Design Awards is today. A Community Design Awards program and dinner is planned from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 3. The cost is $135 for each entry. Categories and entry forms are available at Call (813) 273-3774, ext. 350.


Intersection improvements in Keystone: Hillsborough County will hold a second public meeting at 6:30 at the Keystone Recreation Center, 17928 Gunn Highway, to discuss proposed improvements to the intersection of Boy Scout Road and Racetrack Road. The proposed $900,000 project will include building a roundabout to replace the existing intersection. Construction is expected to begin mid 2009 and be completed by early 2010. Call (813) 272-5275.

Rheumatoid arthritis support group: Anisha Tambay, an acupuncture physician, will talk about the benefits of acupuncture at the Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group meeting at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forest Hills Recreation Center, 724 109th Ave. Call (813) 495-3000.

Looking ahead

AARP Tax Aide: Volunteers for Tax Aide, the nation's largest, free tax assistance and preparation program, are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through April 15 at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. The service is free and includes e-filing for low- and middle-income people of any age. Call 1-888-227-7669 or visit

New Tampa Rotary Club: Burton Hersh, a historian and author, will talk about his latest book, Bobby and J. Edgar, at 7 a.m. Feb. 8 in the Banquet Room at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. The cost is $12. Call (813) 972-9235 or visit

CBNA: Marilyn B. Rumore, of Rumore Appraisal Services, will talk at the Carrollwood Business Networking Association meeting from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Piccadilly Cafeteria, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 960-0203.

Modern Porcelain Artists: The Academy of Modern Porcelain Artists will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Roy Haynes Community Center, 1902 S Village Drive. Call (813) 477-0960.

North Tampa Chamber of Commerce: Susan Jacobs will talk about Wheels of Success, providing reliable transportation to keep families working, at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Comfort Inn, 820 E Busch Blvd. The cost is $15 for early bird registration or $20 at the door. Call (813) 961-2420 or visit

SPARK interns: Motivated high school graduates or college undergraduates interested in a career in biomedical science can apply by Feb. 15 for the Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge. The 40-hour-a-week, 10-week program allows interns a chance to design and execute a research project. Call (813) 745-1478 or visit

Children's literacy program: Any children living in Hillsborough County born on or after Sept. 1, 2006, are eligible for the Imagination Library free book program. All registered children get a book each month. Call (813) 272-5017 or visit

[Last modified January 31, 2008, 21:12:55]

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