By CONNIE DREW
© St. Petersburg Times, published May 11, 2001
BOOK CLUB: The Book Club of Carrollwood and NW Hillsborough Newcomers will meet at 10 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 1901 Bearss Ave. to discuss The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Women new to Carrollwood and northwest Hillsborough County are invited to join. For information, call Kitty at (813) 792-1055.
FAMILY FINANCES WORKSHOP: Family Life Resources will present a family finances workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at Grace Family Church, 5101 Van Dyke Road in Lutz. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with free bagels and coffee. The interactive workshop will have topics to help you become debt free, and individual counseling will be available. Bring your most recent credit card statements and other bills, a calculator and a pencil. Cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple. Reservations are requested. For information or reservations, call (813) 989-1900.
BRITISH SOCIETY: The British Commonwealth Society will host its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Boone's Dock Apartments Clubhouse, 3305 N LakeView Drive. The meeting will offer an opportunity to make new friends, chat and play bingo. Refreshments and beverages will be served. Cost is $5 for guests, members free. For information, call Brigette at (813) 855-4212.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: The first solo exhibition of Claudia M. Sanchez will be displayed at Centre Gallery in the Phyllis P. Marshall Center at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. The photography exhibition, "(Un) focused," features intimate body portraits and will run from today through May 31. An artist's reception will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call (813) 974-5464.
TOWN & COUNTRY ALLIANCE: The Town & Country Alliance will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 8401 W Hillsborough Ave. Bernardo Garcia, director of public works for Hillsborough County, will be the speaker. Garcia will discuss the Community Investment Tax and other public works projects, including roads, stormwater treatment and sidewalks slated for the area. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Joyce at (813) 885-4444 or Pam at (813) 930-3839.
WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT: The Bay Horizons Chapter of Women's American ORT (Organization for Educational Resources and Technological training) will host a luncheon to install its new officers at 11:30 a.m. at the Country Club of Carrollwood, 13903 Clubhouse Drive. Cost for the buffet luncheon is $15. For information or reservations, call Marilyn at (813) 968-9233.
PRENATAL EXERCISE PROGRAM: University Community Hospital's Health and Weight Management Center sponsors prenatal exercise class from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are offered in eight-week sessions at UCH Health Park on 138th Avenue. The program, "Moms in Motion: Prenatal Exercise," is designed for women in any stage of pregnancy to help them maintain or improve their existing fitness level. Classes follow the guidelines established by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists and the American College of Sports Medicine. The program features warm-up, warm-down and relaxation exercises and cardiovascular conditioning. Cost for the first eight sessions is $40, $30 for additional classes. For information or to register, call (813) 615-7325.
CRISIS COUNSELOR TRAINING: The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Inc. is offering its next paraprofessional crisis counselor training class from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting today through June 14. Volunteers are needed to assist those who were victims of rape, sexual abuse or other brutal crimes. The Crisis Center is at 1 Crisis Center Plaza, off Bearss Avenue, near Florida Avenue. For information, call Jennifer at (813) 964-1964.
ASSOCIATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS: The Carrollwood Area Association of Neighborhoods will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Plantation Clubhouse. Hillsborough County Commissioner Stacey Easterling will be the guest speaker. The group is made up of representatives from neighborhood organizations. For information, call (813) 969-3991.
INTERSECTIONS MASTER PLAN: Hillsborough County staff, engineers and a consultant will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. They will discuss criteria for the proposed Intersections Master Plan for the unincorporated portion of the county, answer questions and receive suggestions from concerned citizens. The meeting will be in the cafeteria at Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway. For information, call (813) 272-5275.
SUPPORTERS OF SURVIVORS GROUP: The Supporters of Survivors Group will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The educational support group is designed for spouses, family and friends of cancer survivors. The free meeting will be at Florida Cancer Education Network, 6105 Memorial Highway, Building F, Suite M. SOS is affiliated with the Florida Cancer Education Network. Meetings are on the third Wednesday each month. For information or to register, call (813) 806-2800.
PLANT SOCIETY: The Suncoast Native Plant Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Westside Conference Center on the campus of the University of South Florida at Banyan and Cypress streets. Rob Heath, of the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program, will be the guest speaker. Heath's presentation will include information on how ELAPP has saved about 20,000 acres of land from commercial development. For information, call (813) 908-9398 or (813) 238-6901.
DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP: The Tampa Bay Depressive and Manic Depressive Association will sponsor its weekly support group meeting at 7:15 p.m. at Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive. The association provides lectures about depressive disorders at its weekly meetings. Meetings are at various times and locations throughout the area. For information, call (813) 878-2906.
YOUTH SUMMER CAMP: Club Tampa Palms, 16402 Tampa Palms Blvd., is taking registration for its Youth Summer Camp, which will run from June 4 through Aug. 3. Camp sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for children 5-12 years old. Before- and after-camp child care is available. Cost is $100 for members, $110 for non-members. For information, call Ryan at (813) 979-9595.
- 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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