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Events around the bay area

Donations sought: The Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay will be at the Tampa Downtown Market collecting food items from their grocery list. Six items net you a free tote bag. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tampa Downtown Market, N Franklin Street between Kennedy Boulevard and Madison Street, Tampa. The grocery list is attampadowntownmarket.com.

Holiday in the Park: Take a trip on a hayride through a greeting card-lined lane, visit the nature center and take a look at the miniature holiday village, Friday and Saturday at Upper Tampa Bay Park. 6 to 9 p.m., 8001 Double Branch Road, Tampa, free. Call (813) 855-1765.

Volunteers needed: Metropolitan Ministries needs volunteers to staff its Holiday Center. Children must be at least 12 to volunteer without an adult. Call Jeremy Rodney at (813) 209-1237 or go tometromin.org/Volunteer.aspx.

Send submissions for Around Town to Joshua Neiderer at St. Petersburg Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602-3700; e-mail tampa@sptimes.com. Deadline is one week before publication.

Events around the bay area 12/17/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 1:03pm]
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  1. NFL commissioner, players' union angrily denounce Trump comments on national anthem

    Bucs

    SOMERSET, N.J. — The National Football League and its players' union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem …

    President Donald Trump walks off the stage after he speaks at campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. [Associated Press]
  2. Forecast: Tampa Bay's first fall weekend brings scattered showers

    Weather

    It may officially be fall, but Tampa Bay won't have any cooler temperatures this weekend.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  3. Romano: The choice does not have to be poverty or gentrification

    Local Government

    The memories must be protected. The music and the lore, too.

    The owner of Sylvia's Queen of Soul Food is refusing to give the city information on the restaurant's sales as required by his contract to occupy the city-owned Manhattan Casino. The information is needed to calculate whether the nonprofit Urban Development Solutions, headed by Larry Newsome, owes the city more than the $3,000 monthly base rent.
  4. Tests show North Korea earthquake not caused by nuclear test

    World

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.

    People watch a TV news program reporting North Korea's earthquake, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. South Korea's weather agency said an earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. The signs read " The weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea." [Associated Press]
  5. New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

    World

    MEXICO CITY — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people.

    Locals play pool at a venue in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. The upscale Mexico City neighborhood was one of the hardest hit, with more than a half-dozen collapsed buildings in the immediate vicinity. The few Condesa residents who ventured out Friday night said they were anxious for relief from an anguishing week. [Associated Press]