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By CONNIE DREW

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 28, 2001


CARROLLWOOD / NORTHDALE / ODESSA

Sleep awareness day scheduled Saturday

Tampa General Hospital's Sleep Disorder Center is teaming up with sleep labs from University Community Hospital and Morton Plant Mease for "Sleep Awareness Day." The program is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 8021 Citrus Park Town Center Mall at UCH Health Source. Seminars address sleep apnea, insomnia and other sleep disorders. For information, call (813) 844-6397.

AARP chapter hosts picnic

The AARP Greater Keystone Chapter No. 3555 is having a picnic at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Lake Park on N Dale Mabry Highway just south of Van Dyke Road. Members are reminded to bring a covered dish and chairs if needed. For information, call (813) 920-2586.

Free health screenings

The University of South Florida College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., is offering free health screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. Screenings are available for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, vision and dental and confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Also offered is free massage therapy, acupuncture, aroma therapy and yoga and Tai Chi demonstrations. For information, call (813) 974-8861.

RUSKIN / SUN CITY CENTER

Norman Rockwell exhibit in Ruskin

The Blue Ibis Art Gallery at Frame Crafters Inc. is hosting an exhibit of works by Norman Rockwell. The exhibit will run from Monday through April 7 at 205 U.S. 41 in Ruskin. Reservations are suggested. The suggested donation is $10, and proceeds will go to the Sertoma Club. For information, call (813) 645-2906.

Career assistance grants available

The Zonta Club of Tampa, 3101/2 N Lauber Way, is accepting applications for the Grants for Career Assistance through Tuesday. The Jane Dowdell grant program is designed to provide career assistance to economically disadvantaged women who have few other resources. A $500 grant will be awarded to an adult woman at least 21 years old who must demonstrate financial need. For information about other eligibility requirements and an application, call (813) 225-8588.

BRANDON/VALRICO

Sign up for swimming lessons

The Brandon Family YMCA, 3097 S Kingsway Road, is offering two- and four-week swimming lessons beginning Monday. The classes are for all skill levels ages 6 months to adult. For information, call (813) 685-5402.

Boating skills, seamanship course set

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 74, is holding a boating skills and seamanship class, beginning Monday. This seven-week course is from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Brandon Senior High School, 1101 Victoria St. Call (813) 681-3290.

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

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