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Learn about e-mail, make own video game

Learning e-mail: Become an e-mail expert at either of these workshops today at the Jimmie B. Keel Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave.:

• Learn how to read, forward, and delete messages from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

• Learn about sending attachments and creating address books from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Commissioner holds office hours: Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner is hosting office hours in the northern Hillsborough area the last Friday of every month. Residents can meet with Beckner to voice concerns about their community or to offer ideas without traveling to County Center in downtown Tampa. From 4 to 5:45 p.m. today at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd.

Alzheimer's Family Organization: Help keep older drivers safe with services that include free memory screening, family counseling sessions, driving assessment and more. By appointment Saturday mornings at 3802 Ehrlich Road. Call (727) 534-6621 or (727) 848-8888.

Yoga teacher training: An information meeting for students and teachers interested in the Lotus Room Yoga Alliance 200-hour and 500-hour Teacher Training Certification Program is at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lotus Pond, 6201 Lynn Road.

Make your own video game: Children ages 8 to 17 can learn how to create an animated computer game from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd.

Yoga: Ongoing free stress relief yoga classes are from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Monday at Lotus Pond, 6201 Lynn Road. Call (813) 961-3160 or visit yogalotusroom.

Share Florida Express: Get great savings on frozen meats and fresh produce from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Family Support and Resource Center, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite No. 8. Purchases are open to everyone. Cash, credit, debit or EBT card accepted. Call (813) 233-2800.

Holiday arts and crafts: Adults and children can enjoy snacks and make crafts for the holidays from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Family Support and Resource Center, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite No. 8. Call (813) 233-2800.

Business Network International: Meet with other professionals dedicated to helping their businesses grow through qualified referrals at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heritage Isles Country Club, 18630 Plantation Bay Drive. Call (813) 451-8229.

Children's holiday party: The gathering is from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Family Support and Resource Center, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite No. 8. Call (813) 233-2800.

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Learn about e-mail, make own video game 12/17/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 17, 2009 3:30am]
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