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By CONNIE DREW

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 12, 2001


BRANDON/VALRICO

Arts workshop for children planned

A workshop for children ages 4, 5 and 6 will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today at the Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive, and will be held again at the same time on Feb. 26. The cost is $8 for members and $13 nonmembers. The class is filled with arts and crafts, and supplies are included. For information, call (813) 685-8888.

CARROLLWOOD/NORTHDALE/ODESSA

Discuss Bebe Moore Campbell book

The staff at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, will lead a book discussion of Singing in the Comeback Choir by Bebe Moore Campbell. The public is invited to attend at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.. Copies of the book are available at the library. For information, call (813) 975-2111.

TAMPA

Neighborhood cleanup scheduled

The Neighborhood Environmental Action Team cleanup needs volunteers for the Bayshore area and is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday at the Himes Avenue Sports Complex, 4501 S Himes Ave. The boundaries are El Prado Boulevard to the north, Gandy Boulevard to the south, Bayshore Boulevard to the east and Dale Mabry Highway to the west. Residents are requested to have trash ready for pickup and at curbside by 8 a.m. For information, call (813) 931-2140.

Federation of Families to meet

The Federation of Families will have a meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, 1205 E Eighth Ave. The Federation of Families membership is comprised of parents whose children experience emotional, behavioral and mental disorders, as well as child advocates. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call (813) 974-2199.

Register today for prayer event

The Franciscan Center presents "The World is a Prayerful Place" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Franciscan Center, 3010 Perry Ave. The evening will include presentation, discussion and time for prayer. Please register by today. The cost is $10 per person. For information, call (813) 229-2695.

Cassandra James exhibit to open

Overview, an exhibit of recent work by Cassandra James, will open from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Clayton Galleries, 4105 S MacDill Ave. The show will run through March 17. The exhibit will feature a number of new oil paintings, works on paper and monoprints. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (813) 831-3753.

Romance, intimacy lecture series

The Foundation of Intimacy, a medical practice dedicated solely to promoting healthy human sexuality, will host a free lecture series today: from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., "Post-partum Sexual Desire"; from 6 to 7 p.m., "Overcoming Sex Drive Differences between Partners"; and from 8 to 9 p.m., "Male Impotence: Failure to Fantasy." Each topic will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. Lectures will be held at 3401 Henderson Blvd. For information, call (813) 871-1234.

NEW TAMPA/UNIVERSITY/LUTZ

Tampa AIDS Network offers course

Learn about HIV/AIDS prevention education and treatment options by taking AIDS 104, a free course offered by the Tampa AIDS Network from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at 7402 N 56th Street, Building 100. For information, call (813) 914-8888.

TEMPLE TERRACE

Garden club plans orchid program

The Temple Terrace Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Woodmont Clubhouse, 415 Woodmont Ave. The program is about growing orchids in our area and will be presented by master gardener JoAnne Whale. Guests are always welcome. For information, call (813) 991-5620.

TOWN 'N COUNTRY/WESTCHASE

School presents 'Bugsy Malone, Jr.'

Berkeley Preparatory School middle division students present Bugsy Malone, Jr. at 7:30 p.m. daily Thursday through Saturday . This free performance features sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders and will take place at the school's Lykes Center for the Arts, 4811 Kelly Road. For information, call (813) 885-1673.

- Information about meetings and events may be sent to Connie Drew, the St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618, or faxed to 226-3352. Deadline is two weeks before the event.

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