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Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival to feature author Donald Davis


Healthy Kids Day at MOSI on Saturday

Come celebrate the YMCA Healthy Kids Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. The event features an interactive family fun walk, face painting, healthy snacks and more. Visit

Old Seminole Heights

Author to speak at storytelling festival

Author and storyteller Donald Davis will speak at the 29th annual Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hillsborough High, 5000 N Central Ave. The event also features a Mother Goose area, storybook characters, story crafts and more. Call (813) 931-2106.

Old Seminole Heights

Volunteer to cleanup a community on Saturday

The Great American Cleanup is looking for volunteers to participate countywide from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants should bring work gloves, closed-toed shoes and water. Trash bags will be provided. Registration is required. Visit www. for registration and a list of locations. Call (813) 960-5121.

West Riverfront

Kids, sign up for MLB Pitch Hit and Run contest

The city of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will host a free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch Hit and Run Competition for area youth Saturday at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 North Blvd. Competitors are divided into four age divisions and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championship at major league ballparks and the national finals at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game. Competition is free. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a waiver before competing. Registration is at 9 a.m. Call (813) 231-5270.


Program designed to help cancer caregivers

A free education and support program for family cancer caregivers will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive. Topics to be discussed include managing side effects, nutrition and managing stress. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reservations required, call, toll-free, 1-888-663-3488.

East Tampa

Get help at foreclosure assistance workshop

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is hosting a foreclosure assistance workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Middleton High School, 4801 N 22nd St. Representatives from banks, nonprofits and other community groups will be available for questions, financial advice and counseling. Call (813) 871-2817.


Learn to research, write family history

The Florida Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. David W. Dellinger, author of The Peasant Kings, will present "Weaving Fiction from Fact: What a Novel Idea," focusing on researching and writing family history. The event is free. Call (813) 205-3032.


Think you can express yourself like Dali?

The Dali Museum is sponsoring "Double Takes: Look-Alike Contest," in which male and female contestants from around the world are encouraged to express how they or their work embodies the spirit of Dali. Contestants may enter by submitting a one-minute video or by appearing in person to model their interpretive Dali costume. Entry deadline is April 24. A screening of the videos will be from 8 to 11 p.m. May 8 at Gallery Live, 1901 15th St. in Ybor City, and an awards party honoring Dali's birthday with the winners announced will be from 9 p.m. to midnight May 9 at the Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S in St. Petersburg. Viisit

Northeast Macfarlane

Artists, submit an entry for 'Sense of Place 2'

The West Tampa Center for the Arts is accepting submissions for "A Sense of Place 2 Exhibition" scheduled on May 8. The exhibition is open to local and national artists and includes all mediums. There is no submission limit. All images should be on a CD in JPEG format with a $30 check for the nonrefundable entry fee and mailed to Maida Millan, No. 305, WTCA, 1906 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33607. Postmark deadline is May 1. If delivering in person, slide under door No. 305. For submission forms and information, visit


Lecture series focuses on the Seminole War

The Florida Conversations Lecture Series presents "Red Sticks, Creek Warriors and African Slaves during Jackson's Seminole War" with speaker Andrew K. Frank from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St. Open to the public. Free. Limited seating, reservations required. Call (813) 228-0097.


Out of work? Courses at Goodwill are available

Goodwill is offering free training in customer service and employment-readiness to help out-of-work Tampa Bay area residents improve their ability to compete for jobs. A limited number of scholarships are available through Goodwill for one-week courses leading to national Retail Federation Certification in customer service or an employment-readiness certificate. They are now accepting applications for May classes at the Goodwill Business Center at 10596 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg. Call (727) 577-6411.

Courier City

Kathie Lee Gifford to be at Inkwood Books

Inkwood Books welcomes television host Kathie Lee Gifford to sign her new book Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg, a funny, candid and personal collection of essays, at 6 p.m. Thursday at 216 S Armenia Ave. Call (813) 253-2638.

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