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Neighborhood events calendar

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 22, 2008


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Today

New Tampa Rotary Club: Paul V. Suppicich, Rotary district 6890 World Community Service director, will speak at 7 a.m. in the banquet room at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Cost is $12. Call (813) 972-9235 or visit www.newtamparotary.org.

Saturday

Etiquette and Manners Course: Learn codes of conduct and practical instruction on behavior and interaction at 11 a.m. at Macy's at University Mall, 2201 E Fowler Ave. The children's course costs $16 and the adult course costs $20. Call (813) 269-4402 or visit www.itsallaboutkids.org.

Teen Tech Week: Qualify for the Teen Tech Week Guitar Hero III, Dance Dance Revolution Grand Tournament at 1 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. The grand tournament is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Call (813) 301-7187 or visit teens.hcplc.org.

Multivendor Fair: Find your favorite home-party businesses in one place at noon at the Carrollwood Recreation Center, 3515 McFarland Road. Demonstrations by Creative Memories, Southern Living at Home, Pampered Chef and more. Call (813) 833-3686.

River & Trails Cleanup: Help preserve the riverfront and tree-shaded trails of Temple Terrace at 9 a.m. at the Riverhills Park Gazebo, 329 S Riverhills Drive. Wear work gloves, high-top boots, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt; bring bug spray, sunscreen and water. Call (813) 989-7180.

Monday

Lutz Library: Fred Hearns, a local historic guide, will talk about black pioneers and their influence on Tampa at 7 p.m. at the Lutz Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road. Gomez Payne, a drama artist, will read from Mary McLeod Bethune's writings. Call (813) 727-7549.

Arbor Greene: The Board of Supervisors of the Community Development District will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room at the Arbor Greene Recreation Center, 18000 Arbor Greene Drive. Call (954) 753-5841.

Tuesday

CBNA: Steven Komsky of DeMaria Chiropractic Center will speak at the Carrollwood Business Networking Association meeting from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at Mimi's Cafe, 11702 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 960-0203.

Small Business Information Center: Looking to run a restaurant? Take Restaurant 101 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Town & Country Regional Public Library, Thompson Center, 5455 W Waters Ave., Suite 208. Call (813) 914-4028.

Northdale OWLS: The Northdale OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors) will visit the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive. Cost is $20. Call (813) 961-5649.

Thursday

Small Business Information Center: Find out how to start a lawn care service from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Town 'N Country Public Library, 5455 W Waters Ave., Suite 208. Call (813) 914-4028, No. 4.

Northdale OWLS: The Northdale OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors) Dining Out meeting is at 11:30 a.m. at BJ's Restaurant, 8002 Citrus Park Town Center. Call (813) 961-5649.

Looking ahead

Greyhounds: Meet your next best friend at the Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay meet and greet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at Petco, 1231 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Call (813) 971-4732 or visit www.great-greyhound.org.

New Tampa Rotary Club: Hernan Leon, a member of the Rotary Club of Ybor City, will discuss his club's water purification efforts in Colombia at 7 a.m. Feb. 29 in the banquet room at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. The cost is $12. Call (813) 972-9235 or visit www.newtamparotary.org.

Clay Shooting for Children's Home: Join Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkpof at the 14th annual Sporting Clays Classic at 7:30 a.m. March 29 at Tenoroc Shooting Sports & Training, 3829 Tenoroc Mine Road, Lakeland. Proceeds benefit The Children's Home. Call (813) 864-1532.

HARP Tax Aide: Volunteers for Tax Aide, a free tax assistance and preparation program, are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays 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 www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Child literacy program: Children living in Hillsborough County born on or after Sept. 1, 2006, are eligible for the Imagination Library free book program. Call (813) 272-5017 or visit www.hcplc.org/hcplc/services/imglibreg.html.

Know a nice neighbor: Know a helpful, compassionate neighbor to nominate for the spring quarter Lonnie Lea Napier Good Neighbor Award? Nominations can be dropped off by March 5 to the Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., 13th floor. The annual award winner gets a $2,000 grant for their neighborhood association. Call (813) 272-5843 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/onr/awardnom.

Ceramic Garden: Learn how to throw the wheel and make pottery with six weeks of art therapy at the Ceramic Garden, 4920 Newkirk Drive. The Mom & Me class is 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and costs $100, adult class is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and costs $180, and a children's class is from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and costs $100. Tuitions include instruction, clay, tools, storage, glazing and firing, and more. Call (813) 265-4644 or visit www.theceramicgarden.com.

[Last modified February 21, 2008, 22:37:04]


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