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Community news: grief support, photo exhibit and more

Old Seminole Heights

Support group focuses on dealing with grief

The Life Center offers a "Rebuilding From Loss" support group to provide coping skills, training and stress management for all stages of grieving at 6:30 p.m. today and every other Friday at 6811 N Central Ave. Call (813) 237-3114.


Artist to discuss work in photo exhibit

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will present a talk with artist Shai Kremer about his exhibition "Infected Landscape" at 11 a.m. Saturday at 200 N Tampa St. Free for museum members and $4 for nonmembers. Call (813) 221-2222.

Museum salutes military on Sunday

In honor of Memorial Day weekend, the Henry B. Plant Museum will offer "Military Families Day" with free admission for military personnel and their families from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 401 W Kennedy Blvd. The event includes refreshments and a performance of Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel at 2 p.m. Call (813) 258-7304.

Hyde Park

Health center offers help with stroke, gout

The Tampa Bay Stroke and Prevention Group's next meeting focuses on "Home Exercise Programs Post-Stroke: Beating the Heat with Indoor Exercise," from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tampa General Hospital Community Education Center, 740 S Village Circle, second floor. Stroke survivors, their families, friends and caregivers welcome. Free parking. Call (813) 844-8434.

On Thursday, the center will offer the program "Daily Solutions for Living with Gout" with John D. Carter at 6:30 p.m. at 740 S Village Circle, second floor. Check-in is at 6 p.m. Call toll-free 1-800-822-3627.

Palma Ceia West

Fundraiser for Third World kids

Salon Alvarez will host the fundraiser "Glamour 4 Ghana" to benefit Blue Kitabu, a nonprofit for underprivileged children in Third World countries, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1515 S Dale Mabry Highway. Haircuts, manicures, henna tattoos, makeup, waxing and door prizes available by donation. Call (813) 406-4498.

New Tampa

USF health group starts weight program

The University of South Florida's Health Management group will offer a 10-week weight management program from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning this Thursday at the Psychological Services Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave. The program focuses on reducing caloric intake, physical activity and lifestyle changes. The cost is $75. A phone interview is required prior to meeting. Call (813) 974-2496.


Residents sought for advisory boards

Hillsborough County commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several citizen advisory boards. Applications are due by Thursday and can be picked up on the second floor of County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826 or visit

Career expo is for military and families will host a career expo open to all military ID card holders and their spouses, military retirees and veterans and base personnel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore, 5303 W Kennedy Blvd. Resumes can be uploaded along with pre-registration at Call (678) 819-4170.

Creative designs honored by county

The Hillsborough County Planning Commission presented its 28th Annual Community Design Awards on April 29. Jurors selected 16 recipients in various categories.

The winners include custom home builder Sample Properties in the sustainability category for the Hyde Park home of Rudy and Meg Fernandez. Architect Chris Kirshner won the residential project award for his eco-friendly design of that house. The Tampa Parks and Recreation Department received an outstanding contribution to the community award for Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park; Riverside Park and Angel of Hope Memorial Garden won for outstanding public design. Robert L. Cole Sr. Community Pond and the Aviation Protection Program won the environmental award. US AmeriBank won in the category of urban infill.

To view recipients visit

Northeast MacFarlane

Studio holds camp for shutterbugs

InSight Studio will offer a Fine Art Photo Summer Camp for kids on a weekly basis June 7 through Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Tampa Center for the Arts, 1906 N Armenia Ave., Studio 305. Kids will learn about lighting, composition and have artistic critiques and field trips. The camp has two separate groups, ages 9 to 12 and 13 to 17. Class size is six per week. The weekly fee is $165 and includes all supplies. Call (813) 390-3422.

Community news: grief support, photo exhibit and more 05/27/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:35pm]
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