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© St. Petersburg Times, published February 11, 2001


VALENTINE'S YOUTH CONCERT: Daniel B. Marshall, singer and songwriter, will present a Valentine's Christian concert from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Tims Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 Sunset Lane. Marshall, who is working on his first album, I Wanna Be a Christian, will perform original music as well as contemporary favorites. Cost is $5; proceeds will be donated to the Joshua House. For information, call Jamie or Susan at (813) 949-4133.

ARTS/CRAFTS/SEWING CLASSES: A variety of classes and workshops will be taught by different instructors at Jo-Ann ETC, 12635 Citrus Plaza Drive, across from Citrus Park Town Center. First-quarter classes will run through April and will include cake decorating, brass stencil embossing, wedding design workshop, portrait drawing, knitting, elements of entertaining workshop, hand-painted teapot, quilting, floral design and much more. There is also a Kids Saturday Series offered. Registration is closed 24 hours before each class. For information about dates and times of classes, call (813) 792-2287.


HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Keystone Odessa Citrus Park Historical Society is seeking articles and photos for its new history book to be released July 4. The second edition of the History of Keystone Odessa Citrus Park will contain the original book plus a new section. Class pictures of Citrus Park Elementary are needed as well as pictures of activities at Keystone Park. The cost to reserve a copy is $20. The society's next meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Crafts room at Keystone Park, 17925 Gunn Highway. Membership fees are now due, which offset the cost of the book. Dues are $10 per family and $5 per individual. To send photos or articles, reserve a copy of the book or send dues, mail to: KOCP Historical Society, 8903 Donna Lu Drive, Odessa, FL 33556. For information, call (813) 920-2146.

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO SPEAK: The Town & Country Alliance will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 8401 W Hillsborough Ave. Hillsborough County Administrator Dan Kleman will give his State of the County address and will answer questions about county issues. The meeting is open to the public. The Town & Country Alliance is an umbrella group of civic associations, churches, schools and businesses that advocate for the betterment of the Greater Town 'N Country area and for the improvement of quality of life issues that affect the community. For information, call Joyce at (813) 885-4444.


NEW TAMPAN GRADS: The New Tampan GRADS will meet for a social at 11 a.m. at the Country Club of Carrollwood. The Country Club, formerly known as the Carrollwood Village Golf and Tennis Club, is at 13903 Clubhouse Drive, off N Village Drive. A luncheon meeting will follow at 11:45 a.m. and will include a program on hats. Decorate your own hat to model. Prizes will be awarded. Guests of members are invited. For information or reservations, call Sandy at (813) 973-7643.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Tampa Jewish Family Services will sponsor its next Alzheimer's Caregiver's Support Group meeting at 1 p.m. The support group is for persons who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease. The free meetings are held the second Wednesday each month at the JCC/Federation Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive. For information, call (813) 960-1848.

SEW SPECIAL MEETING: The Tampa neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild, Sew Special, will meet at 6:30 p.m. The group meets each month at JoAnn ETC, 12635 Citrus Park Plaza, across from Citrus Park Town Center. Its purpose is to provide up-to-date information for all skill levels through lectures, demonstrations, classes, shows and a mutual support system. For information, call (813) 963-7822.


SCOUTS AWARDS BANQUET: The Ucita District of Boy Scouts of America will host its annual awards banquet at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 5601 Hanley Road. Fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a covered-dish dinner at 7 p.m. The event will pay tribute to nearly 900 Scout leaders for their service to the 75 Scouting units in northwest Hillsborough and southwest Pasco counties. Therealso will be a presentation of the District Award of Merit, the highest honor awarded by the national organization to an adult on the district level. In addition, the 2001-02 district committee will be introduced. For information, call Jack at (813) 962-0732 or Randy at (813) 872-2691, ext. 117

ASSOCIATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS: Hillsborough County Administrator Dan Kleman will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Carrollwood Area Association of Neighborhoods. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Plantation Clubhouse at the Gunn Highway entrance to Plantation. For information, call (813) 969-3991.

NEWCOMERS CLUB: The Carrollwood and NW Hillsborough Newcomers Club will host its next monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Copeland's restaurant, 9210 Anderson Road. Susan Zeller of Cruise World will be the guest speaker. For information or reservations, call Linda at (813) 920-5117.

PUPPET SHOW: The Creative Arts Theater of the Tampa Recreation Department will present a free puppet show at the New Tampa Regional Library. This award-winning puppet show, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, will feature masks, dance and African rhythms. For information about show times and ticket availability, call (813) 903-2280.


CASINO NIGHT CHARITY EVENT: The Hunter's Green Charity Committee will host its Black and White Casino Night charity event at 7:30 p.m. The event will be at the Hunter's Green Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive. Sponsorships and donations of auction items are needed. Cost is $35 per person, which includes a buffet and 1,500 casino dollars. Corporate and individual table sponsorships are also available. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Cancer Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders cope with their life-threatening illnesses. For information, call Kathleen or Valerie at (813) 356-1147, ext. 224.

ROTARY CLUB: The New Tampa Rotary Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. This will be a new member information and recruitment meeting. Regular meetings are at 7 a.m. each Friday. Membership is open to professional and business men and women who live or work in the New Tampa area. For information, call (813) 907-0215.


SPADES TOURNAMENT: The North Tampa African Alliance is sponsoring a Spades tournament from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Northdale Recreational Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed as a cowboy/cowgirl and take a picture with a genuine Texas cowboy. Cost is $15 per person and includes dinner. For information, call (813) 961-6239.

Looking ahead

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR STORYBOOK FESTIVAL: The New Tampa Junior Woman's Club will hold its annual Fairy Tale Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. March 4 at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Formerly known as the Storybook Tea Party, the child-oriented festival will feature arts and crafts, costumes, sword-fighting games, a magic show and castle spacewalk. Tickets can be purchased only in advance. All profits will benefit the New Tampa Regional Library. Tickets are $8 for children between the ages of 2 and 11 and $20 for adults. To purchase tickets, call Lori at (813) 978-0085.

VEGAN DINNER: The Florida Voices for Animals will host its "Have a Heart for the Animals" vegan dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Trang Viet Cuisine Restaurant, 1524 E Fowler Ave. A program will be presented with guest speaker Robert Cohen and musical entertainment by Jean Hart. There will also be a silent auction. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For information or reservations, call Gael at (813) 969-3755.

-- Send information to Connie Drew, St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618, or fax (813) 226-3352. Deadline is two weeks before the event.

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