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HILLSBOROUGH

Camp for grieving kids set for April 29-May 1

Camp Circle of Love, a camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one, is accepting applications. Hillsborough County children ages 6 to 16 can apply to camp, which will be held April 29 to May 1 at the Lakewood Retreat Center in Brooksville. The cost depends upon household income. To register or for information on Camp Circle of Love, visit lifepath-hospice.org or call (813) 357-5609.

Donations needed for homeless services day

The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County and its partners need donations for the 2011 Homeless Stand Down, a day of giving, on May 6 at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W Platt St. Drop off one-day bus passes, backpacks and hygiene items by May 4. Volunteers are also needed to help with the event. Visit homelessofhc.org.

Brandon

Thinking of adding a greyhound to family?

Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay will hold a meet and greet with greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 2434 Brandon Blvd. For more information, call (813) 971-4732 or visit great-greyhound.org.

Party can make girls princess for the day

The Brandon Ballet ballerinas invite little girls to dress in princess attire and stop by a special party April 16 at 161 E Bloomingdale Ave. Party times are 10 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. Girls will play games, learn dance steps and make crafts. The cost is $20 per child. For more information, call (813) 684-4282.

Pancake breakfast benefits ECHO

A pancake breakfast to benefit ECHO, the Emergency Care Health Organization, is from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 818 N Parsons Ave. The cost is $5.

Summer camps have science theme

Register for summer camp at TechPlayzone by April 30 and receive a discount. Science-themed camps are open to children ages 6 to 13. Full day camp is $155 per week. Half days are $90 per week. Visit techplayzone.com or call (813) 684-7329 to schedule a tour.

RIVERVIEW

Winthrop fest calls for artists, vendors

Artists and vendors interested in participating in the third annual Winthrop Art Festival, which will run April 29 to May 1, should contact Bryant Martinez at (813) 601-3129.

Ruskin

Volunteer to help clean Cockroach Bay

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department and Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful need volunteers for the Great American Clean Up. Help out April 16 at Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve, 10212 Gibsonton Drive and the Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve, 3709 Gulf City Road. Register at khcbonline.org, or on location the morning of the event. Water and snacks provided.

Arts council to have potluck at studio

The SouthShore Arts Council meets for a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Monday at Big Draw Studio, 613 U.S. 41 N. Artists and art lovers are welcome to attend. For more information, call (813) 695-1831.

Sun City Center

Forum will discuss Iran, take questions

The International Forum of Sun City Center will host a panel discussion on Iran from 9:30 a.m. to noon today at the Atrium Building, 945 N Course Lane. The program will include questions from the audience. The event is free and open to all Sun City Center residents.

Wimauma

Behind-the-scenes park tour available

Little Manatee River State Park will offer a behind-the-scenes tour from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The tour includes a birding and discovery hike. Lunch is available for $3. The cost to park is $5. Reservations are required. For information, call (813) 671-5005.

Eastern Hillsborough community news 04/07/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2011 4:30am]
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