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Hillsborough County classes, camps, news briefs

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Teens can explore fire and rescue careers at camp

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue will hold a Fire Rescue Career Exploration Summer Camp for students between the ages of 14 and 17. The camp is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs from June 9 to 20 at Williams Middle School, 5020 N 47th St. The cost is $35 and includes lunch. Interested students must attend an orientation from 10 a.m. to noon May 17 at Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, 2711 E Hanna Ave. Minors must be escorted by a parent or guardian. There is a nonrefundable $5 application fee. Call 393-9429.

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Learn about stroke treatment and prevention

Tampa General Hospital invites residents to participate in Stroke Awareness Month from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the hospital's MacInnes Auditorium, second floor, East Pavilion, 2 Columbia Drive. Free blood pressure screenings and refreshments will be followed by three presentations on stroke prevention and treatment options. The event is free. Complimentary parking passes will be issued. To register, call 1-800-822-3627.

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Nonprofits can apply

for grant from Humana

The Humana Foundation seeks entries for its Tampa Bay Benefits program, which will award $100,000 to a nonprofit organization. The competition is open to organizations in Hillsborough, Hernando, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Deadline is Aug. 8. To apply, visit


Head to South Tampa for Shop-Along to benefit arts

The South Tampa Shop-Along is from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature complimentary refreshments from local restaurants and special sale prices at the following stores: Casa Nova, 3119 W Bay to Bay Blvd,; Magnolia, 303 S Magnolia Ave.; Past Perfect of Tampa, 2301 S MacDill Ave.; Pondscapes, 4213 S Manhattan Ave.; and Voscher Home Collection, 610 S Armenia Ave. Ten percent of all proceeds from store sales will go toward the High School Art Stars Scholarship Program of the Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts. For more information, visit

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Seniors in Service

to eat, meet Tuesday

Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay will host a breakfast meeting from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Centre Club, 123 S West Shore Blvd. The event aims to raise awareness and money for the organization, which recruits and trains seniors who provide assistance in the community. To RSVP, call 932-5228, ext. 226, or e-mail

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Variety show seeks talented participants

Motown Maurice and the Combination seeks talented people for a Variety Night Show on June 28, which will celebrate Black Music Month. The show will feature comedy, musical performances, specialty acts, dance, poetry and more. If you think you have what it takes, submit a video with your performance via

e-mail at or Deadline is Wednesday. For more information, call 951-0794.

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Bailey's plans free tasting of wedding, event offerings

Bailey's Catering and Restaurant will host a Wedding and Corporate Event Tasting at noon Saturday. The event is free at 815 S Rome Ave. To RSVP, call 254-8018.

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Fine Wine & Spirits offers tasting tonight for charity

Fine Wine & Spirits Warehouse hosts a wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the home of Mike Kwasin, 3613 S Beach Drive. The event will feature more than 60 wines and will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Suggested donation is $25 or $40 per couple. For information, call 837-8941.

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Riverside Heights sign will keep neighbors in the know

The Riverside Heights Community now has a sign to keep neighbors informed of meetings, events and crime watch issues. The sign is at Plymouth Park, 3478 N Oakdale Ave., and was made possible by a grant given by county commissioners, a Riverside Heights neighbor and Tampa business owner. Visit the Web site at

Hillsborough County classes, camps, news briefs 05/08/08 [Last modified: Thursday, May 8, 2008 4:31am]
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[Booking photo from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]