Friday, June 22, 2018
News Roundup

Hillsborough County events

Computer boot camp, Microsoft Access: Learn the basics of relational databases, create tables to store data, link records from different tables with relationships and make simple queries to easily retrieve and filter data at 1 p.m. today at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. For adults. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Cancer lecture: Harold L. Moses, M.D., will give Moffitt Cancer Center's 15th Annual Ted Couch Cancer Research Lecture, "Cancer Research to Cancer Prevention and Treatment," at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Moffitt's Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive. Free. A cocktail reception will follow the presentation. To reserve a spot, call toll-free 1-888-663-3488.

Business expo: Introduce your business to potential customers Friday at an event put on by the Caribbean Community Association at the University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N 22nd St. The registration fee is $30 for nonmembers, $20 for members. Make a reservation no later than Monday by calling Gretel Graham at (813) 230-3013 or emailing [email protected]

Photo caper: The Tampa Bay History Center invites you to grab your smartphone, camera and clues and trek through Tampa's urban treasures during "The Great Caper Photo Safari!" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event begins with a mini photography lesson by a pro from the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, followed by a photo scavenger hunt through the center's latest exhibits, "Florida Wildlife Corridor: The Photographs of Carlton Ward Jr.'' and "The Big Picture: A Selection of Cirkut Photographs from the Burgert Brothers Collection.'' After exploring the center, set your own pace as you hop on and off the TECO Streetcar Line in search of landmarks and historic treasures. Along the way, you'll uncover clues, test your knowledge of Tampa trivia and photograph historic sites in Ybor City and downtown. Upload your pictures to win an Instagram challenge and return to the center for prizes, kids' crafts and other activities. Cost is $12 per child and $18 per adult and includes streetcar fare and history center admission for the day. History center members receive a $3 discount for adults and a $2 discount for children. Advance registration is recommended. For more information, visit tampabayhistorycenter.org/caper or contact Jennifer Tyson, assistant curator of education, at [email protected] or (813) 675-8960.

Boards need members: Hillsborough County commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several volunteer advisory boards and councils. Applications are due April 25 and can be picked up at the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.

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