Enjoy a sweet scoop at free ice cream social
As part of National Ice Cream Month, Datz Delicatessen & Foodie's Market will host a free old-fashioned ice cream social with samples and entertainment from the Flexible Four barbershop quartet from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 2616 S MacDill Ave. Call (813) 831-7000.
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Roadside peace vigil to be held Saturday
Honor the warrior but not the war as part of "A Vigil for Peace — Iraq Moratorium," from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the northeast corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway. Drummers for peace are welcome. For more information, call (727) 412-5792.
Photos, fingerprinting and fun this weekend
The Keeping Kids Safe Project will be at Volvo of Tampa from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 6008 N Dale Mabry Highway. The event will provide free digital fingerprints, photos, refreshments, face painting and information from local organizations including the Sheriff's Office and Fire Department. Call (319) 268-4111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk down these aisles for wedding info
Meet the area's top bridal professionals, browse displays and see the latest in fashions, flowers, caterers and photographers at the Tampa Bay Bridal Show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. Admission is $2. For more information, call Dave at (727) 893-8523.
Bring your resume to job and career fair
Meet local companies that have immediate employment needs from entry level to skilled trade, health care and top managerial positions at the Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. Open to the public. Free. Call (727) 893-8523 or visit www.tampabayjobfair.com.
Residents wanted for citizen advisory panels
Hillsborough County commissioners are seeking residents to serve on county citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. Positions are voluntary and without compensation. The deadline for applications is Thursday. Applications and information are available at the reception desk on the second floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826 or visit www.hillsborough county.org.
Learn the ins and outs of county government
Ever wonder how county government works? Register for the free 2009 Government Leadership University running from Aug. 4 through Oct. 6. The GLU is an interactive program designed to give participants insight into the operations of government departments. The deadline to apply is July 24. Call (813) 272-5860 or visit www.hillsborough county.org/onr.
Convention focuses on needs of stutterers
The National Association for Young People who Stutter will hold its 12th Annual Convention of FRIENDS on Thursday through July 25 at Embassy Suites, 3705 Spectrum Blvd. in New Tampa. The convention will include workshops individualized for kids, teens, parents and adults who stutter, speech pathologists and presentations by experts. For pricing, registration and information, visit www.friendswhostutter.com or call (866) 866-8335.
Check fit of your bike helmet at free event
Epilepsy Services of West Central Florida will stage a free bicycle safety helmet fitting and giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at 4618 N Armenia Ave. Participants must be present for fitting. Call (813) 870-3414.
Pioneer fun at the Tampa Bay History Center
Bring your family to the Tampa Bay History Center for Monday Fun Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at 801 Old Water St. The theme is "Pioneer Life" where participants can explore Florida's pioneer days through storytelling, games and crafts. The program is for children 5 and older. Activities are $2 per child with museum admission. Call (813) 228-0097.