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Help for the homeless, Ybor music events and more

Hyde Park North

Homeless can get exams, haircuts today

County agencies and Veterans Affairs will hold a one-stop shop and health fair for the homeless from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W Platt St. The event includes wellness exams, health screenings, meals, haircuts, massages, information on service and resource programs, and educational speakers.

Ybor City

The business of music fills the weekend

The third annual Homemade Music Symposium will feature seminars, workshops and live performances focused on the business culture of making music. The symposium occurs at various locations in Ybor City and continues today through Sunday. Most workshops are free. Live performance costs vary. For schedules and pricing, visit

Old Seminole Heights

Had a loss? Support group may help

The Life Center will offer 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.


Christian concert, Haiti benefit set

Ruth Hodges will host a concert of Christian music combined with a Haiti benefit at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Northeast United Methodist Church, 6400 N 15th. St. Donations accepted. All proceeds will benefit Haiti earthquake victims. For information, call (813) 248-5993.


History museum to host space talk

The Tampa Bay History Center hosts the last discussion, "Final Countdown," in its 2009-10 Florida Conversations series with Pat Duggins at 3 p.m. Sunday at 801 Old Water St. The topic is about the end of the space shuttle program. Free. Call (813) 228-0097.


Have a really nice, helpful neighbor?

The Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations seeks nominees for this quarter's Lonnie Lea Napier Good Neighbor Award. Individuals, neighborhood associations and community groups can make nominations until Monday. All residents of Hillsborough County are eligible to nominate and be nominated. The nominee must demonstrate an ongoing spirit of compassion and helpfulness to his or her neighbors. The annual award comes with a $2,000 grant to be awarded to the neighborhood association serving the area in which the recipient lives. For nomination form, log on to or call (813) 272-5860.


Recreation centers gear up for camps

Hillsborough County will offer a 10-week "Sizzlin' Summer Program" Monday through Aug. 20 at recreation sites throughout the county. The program is open to children ages 5 to 15. Registration times are 6 to 8 p.m. at centers. Programs run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (813) 635-3500 or visit


Seminar Tuesday is for HOA board members

Homeowner association board members can learn about community management, legal responsibilities, rulemaking, insurance, budgets, reserves and audits at a Hillsborough County Association Board Training seminar from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 26th floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 272-5860.


Shelter offers cat specials in June

June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, when you save one and get one free. Save two cats for $90 or get half off a single cat. Adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, rabies vaccination, health check and license tag. There is a $20 special for cats ages 3 and older, and a senior citizen discount. Call (813) 744-5660. Visit Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 Falkenburg Road.

Northeast Macfarlane

Middleton High Class of 1958 to gather

Middleton High School's Class of 1958 Alumni Association will host a "Chat and Chew" at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1700 MacDill Ave. Call (813) 420-1442.

Parkland Estates

Hospice offers volunteer training

LifePath Hospice will offer three-part volunteer training beginning with orientation at 6:30 p.m. Monday at South Tampa Resource Center, 3010 W Azeele St. Volunteers must register and attend training sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19 and 26. Call Judie at (813) 984-2299.

Ballast Point

Men can hear health talk and have lunch

Grand Court Tampa, with independent and assisted living, will host a Men's Health Seminar at noon Wednesday at 4902 Bayshore Blvd. Light lunch served. Reservations preferred. Use off-site parking at Kojak's BBQ, 2508 W Gandy Blvd. Call (813) 835-4475.

Hyde Park

TGH 'Skin of Color' program is Thursday

Tampa General Hospital will offer the program "Cosmetic and Dermatology for Skin of Color" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 740 S Village Circle. The program includes tips for keloid scars, facial hair, dark spots, bald spots and other concerns. Check-in is at 6 p.m. To register, call toll-free 1-800-822-3627.

Northeast MacFarlane

InSight Studio holds camps for shutterbugs

InSight Studio will offer a Fine Art Photo Summer Camp for kids weekly 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 and composition and have critiques and field trips. The camp has two groups, ages 9 to 12 and 13 to 17. Class size is six per week. The $165 weekly fee includes all supplies. Call (813) 390-3422.

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