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Parkinson's support group, Little League orientation among events in Tampa

Parkinson's support: On Wednesday, learn about medications, exercise, physical therapy and more about Parkinson's disease at the Parkinson Research Foundation's monthly support group. The group meets at 4 p.m. at the University of South Florida's Morsani Center Rooms 1013A and B at 13330 USF Laurel Drive. For information, call (813) 947-5909.

Little League 101: Parents and coaches of Little League baseball and softball players are invited to a free class to learn a thing or two about the league. Coach Al Herback, a Little League expert who travels the country conducting clinics, will teach parents and coaches some activities and drills that can be used during the upcoming season to make it more fun and rewarding. The program is sponsored by Palma Ceia Little League and will be held at the Jefferson High School Auditorium at 4401 W Cypress St. on Tuesday for parents and coaches of players ages 4 to 6 and on Wednesday for parents and coaches of players ages 6 to 12. Both classes run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. For information or to reserve your spot, contact Mark Danzi at markd@pcll.org.

Art scholarships: Calling all high school students interested in studying art; the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and Arts is giving away $15,000 in scholarships to help make that happen. Apply by Thursday for your chance at one of six $2,500 scholarships. The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.5 grade point average who are actively pursuing an art form through school, community or private lessons. Scholarships will be awarded to students in the areas of theater, dance, literature, visual arts, instrumental music and vocal music. Applications can be downloaded at tbbca.org. For information, call (813) 221-2787.

Boat tours: Gasparilla may be over but there's more nautical fun to be had. The Gunilla — a 165-foot, three masted Swedish tall ship — sails into port today next to the SS American Victory and free guided tours will be offered from Wednesday through Friday. The ship has a crew of 11 professional sailors and 44 Swedish high school exchange students who are part of a classroom on waves. Advance reservations are required and only available by contacting the ship's captain by e-mail at master@gunilla.nu.

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Parkinson's support group, Little League orientation among events in Tampa 01/31/10 [Last modified: Sunday, January 31, 2010 11:14pm]

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