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Briefs: Florida Genealogical Society to meet Saturday in Tampa

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Independent film fest seeks entries

The Education Channel in Tampa seeks videos, films, animations and digital media from students, producers and independent artists for its 2008 Independents' Film Festival. Submit your work, which must have been completed between March 2006 and May 2008, for review on DVD in English or with English subtitles by May 30. Entries are also accepted through the Web site Premieres are strongly preferred and all genres are welcome. Forms are available at The channel will broadcast the festival in the fall. Call 254-2253, ext. 206 or e-mail


Business seminar done in Spanish

The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund presents "Internet and Your Business" from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, at Corporate Square, 7402 N 56th St., Suite 425. The seminar is in Spanish and costs $20. To register, visit or call 980-2765.


Scholarships available for summer art camp

Hillsborough County students between ages 6 and 14 can attend the Tampa Museum of Art's six-week Summer Art Camp through a scholarship program. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and runs from June 16 to Aug. 1. Students will explore a variety of art styles and movements and will be introduced to different mediums, from sculpture to painting.

For more information on the museum's scholarship, contact Heather Spooner at 274-7328 or visit the Web site at


Genealogical Society to meet Saturday

The Florida Genealogical Society holds its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the John F. Germany Library's Auditorium, 900 N Ashley Drive. Genealogist Drew Smith will introduce "The Family History in Your Genes: Using DNA for Genealogical Research." Admission is free. Call George Morgan at 920-0619.

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City, county officials to speak at meeting

Bayshore Garden Neighborhood Association will hold its biannual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Guest speakers are City Council member John Dingfelder and Michele Ogilvie with the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission. For more information, contact Vicki Pollyea at 251-5512.

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Pet Palooza planned at Camden Preserve

Are you looking to adopt a pet? Join Pet Palooza from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Camden Preserve, 6501 S West Shore Blvd. The event will feature adoptable pets from the Humane Society Tampa Bay, microchipping coupons for pets adopted at the event, dog training tips, food, drinks, prizes and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 866-351-6728.


City, county canine units receive donations

M&I Bank and 13 Ugly Men each donated $8,000 to the Tampa Police Department and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office canine units.

Also, they have launched the Dogs Days of Summer Fundraising Campaign through the end of August. Paw Prints for $1 each and Mattie dog plush toys for $3 and $5 will be sold at M&I Bank branch at 601 N Ashley Drive. The proceeds will benefit the Police Department and the Sheriff's Office. Call 204-1900.

Briefs: Florida Genealogical Society to meet Saturday in Tampa 05/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:57pm]
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