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Hillsborough briefs: Arts Council awards $19,703 to local artists

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Arts Council awards $19,703 to local artists

The Arts Council of Hillsborough County has awarded $19,703 to 10 local artists through the Individual Artist Grant program.

Recipients for 2008 are: Jeff Whipple, Michael Timpson, Shana Perkins, Michael Ross, Lori Ballard, Ellen Vontillius, Hoang Van-Bui, Fidel Diaz, Cornelius White and Carolyn Kossar.

The artists work in visual arts, jewelry, music and dance.

Funding for this program came through the Hillsborough County Commission. For more information about the Arts Council grant programs, contact Jenny Carey at 276-8250 or e-mail

Hillsborough county

Submissions are sought

for film festival

The Education Channel in Tampa seeks films, videos, animations and digital media from independent artists, producers, and students in Florida for its 2008 Independent's Film Festival.

The entry fee for all Florida filmmakers is $20 and $15 for Florida students. All genres of film completed between March 2006 and May 2008 are welcome.

Work must be submitted for review on DVD (NTSC) in English or with English subtitles by May 30. Premieres are strongly preferred. Entry forms must accompany the submission and are available at Entries are also accepted through the Web site. For more information, call 254-2253, ext. 206, or e-mail

Gandy/sun bay south

Red Cross Angels meet Monday morning

The Red Cross Angels meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Westshore Yacht Club, 6001 S West Shore Blvd. In order to obtain passes to the club to be picked up at the guard gate, please RSVP by calling Beverly Austin at 254-6271.

Palma ceia

Ideal Fitness offers

free assessment

Ideal Fitness offers a free comprehensive evaluation to determine your fitness level from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout March and April.

The evaluation includes tests in strength, flexibility and body composition, body measurements, resting/target heart rate, goals, and recommendations.

For more information, call Beth Scanlan at 785-8371 or visit the center on 2102 S MacDill Ave.

Hillsborough county

Ministry takes part in federal food program

Cornerstone Family Ministries announces its participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Child Care Food Program.

Children enrolled at Church Avenue Academy, 5800 N Church Ave., Tampa, or Circle M Ranch Day Care, 1202 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, might be eligible for free and reduced-price meals.

Eligibility guidelines are available at the child care centers. For information, call Cornerstone Family Ministries at 248-6259.

Courier city/oscawana

Baseball author, Rays official at bookstore

Meet Steven Goldman, editor of The Baseball Prospectus: The Essential Guide to the 2008 Baseball Season, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave.

Also, James Click, Tampa Bay Rays coordinator of baseball operations, will be present for a question-and-answer session about the upcoming season.

To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, call the store at 253-2638.

Hillsborough briefs: Arts Council awards $19,703 to local artists 03/20/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:43am]
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