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Hurricane expo, help with foreclosure among seminar topics


Last day for county's canned fruit drive

Today is the last day of Hillsborough County's "Stop Hometown Hunger" canned fruit food drive. Items can be dropped off at food pantries throughout the county including the County Center Lobby, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., and at Water Resources Services, 925 E Twiggs St. Visit

Center for grieving kids has fundraiser

Kathy's Place 4 Hope, a center for grieving children, will host a memorial walk from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Walkers must raise a minimum of $30; $100 or more receives a commemorative gift. The walk includes free T-shirts, breakfast and refreshments. Call (813) 875-0728 or visit

Florida history conversations continue

The Tampa Bay History Center continues its monthly Florida Conversations series with the lecture "Mama Rides Shotgun," by Deborah Sharp, at 3 p.m. Sunday at 801 Old Water St. Free. Call (813) 228-0097.

Carver City/ Lincoln Gardens

Today: How to cook a vegan field roast

A Whole Foods chef will share recipes and demonstrate two separate methods for preparing a vegan field roast, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Registration required. Register at the store or by e-mailing

Terrace Park

Visit Hurricane Expo at MOSI on Saturday

The 2010 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo, "The First 72 Are Up To You," will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. The expo will include seminars with local and national experts, exhibits and vendors. Free. Visit


Economic workshop at Barry University

The 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay will present an economic development forum to discuss career opportunities, financial management, estate planning and the legal system, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Barry University, 5501 W Waters Ave. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free, but space is limited. To register, visit or send e-mail to

Residents sought for advisory boards

Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several citizen advisory boards. Applications are due by June 3 and can be picked up on the second floor of County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826 or visit

New Tampa

Help for those facing home foreclosure

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will host a home foreclosure assistance workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Freedom High School, 17410 Commerce Park Blvd. Free. Bring copies of tax returns, W-2s, mortgage bills and pay stubs. To register, call (727) 773-2871.

Virginia Park

Civil Rights Festival is at USF on Saturday

The 2010 Civil Rights Festival, "America Let Your Voice Be Heard," will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the USF Marshall Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Free. Call (813) 514-1414.

Courier City

Pittman to discuss, sign book at Inkwood

St. Petersburg Times reporter Craig Pittman will discuss and sign his book, Manatee Insanity: Inside the War Over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species, at 2 p.m. Saturday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Call (813) 253-2638.

On Tuesday, Inkwood Books will host Mark McGinty who will read and sign his new novel, The Cigar Maker, at 7 p.m. The book features Ybor City in a mix of history and fiction.

North Hyde Park

Workshop pairs yoga with art, meditation

The Lotus Room will present the yoga and art fused workshop, "Spiritual Doorways," with yoga, meditation, intention setting and collage art, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1101 W Kennedy Blvd. Cost is $40 and includes art supplies and yoga props. Registration required. Call (813) 254-6777.

Hyde Park North

Tips for older drivers on how to cope

Learn the effects of age on driving and tips to adjust for them during an AARP driver safety class, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 E Platt St., Knox Hall, Room 150. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. Call (813) 876-0409.

Ballast Point

Do you have a storm plan for your pet?

Grand Court Tampa will host a Hurricane Preparedness for Pets seminar with Edward Garcia, owner of Veterinary Medical Clinic, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.

Old Seminole Heights

Senior Health, Fitness Day on Wednesday

In honor of "National Senior Health and Fitness Day," Hillsborough County Aging Services will host exercise and nutrition education activities Wednesday at its senior centers including Oaks at Riverview, 101 E Kirby St. For information, call (813) 272-6630.

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