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Moffitt Cancer Center promotes health screenings with sports prizes and activities


Sports prizes and activities promote health screenings

Moffitt Cancer Center in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Libraries will present "Health Disparities and HOOPS," 10 a.m. Saturday at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St.

Vendors will offer basic health screenings and attendees who register can enter a contest to win Rays tickets, an autographed Rays baseball, gift certificates and a Tony Dungy autographed book. "Spiderman" will make an appearance between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Other activities include basketball drills, contests and Zumba exercise. Call (813) 745-6618.

Household donations support hospice programs

Life's Treasures Thrift Stores need donations of clothing, household items, furniture, jewelry, books and small working appliances. Donations can be made from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at two locations, 1918 S Dale Mabry Highway and 4802 Gunn Highway. A pick-up service is available for large items. Proceeds benefit end-of-life care programs offered by LifePath Hospice. Call (813) 259-1028.


Camp teaches youngsters the art of photography

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will offer Photocamp for children ages 7 to 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through July 17 at 200 N Tampa St. Fees are $125 for museum members and $185 for non-members.

Campers should bring their own digital cameras and brown bag lunches; snacks and juice will be provided. The museum will supply a camera if one is not available. Students learn about composition, design, elements of art, photo transfers, texture and framing.

Images from each camper will be exhibited during the museum's annual show beginning Aug. 2. Call (813) 221-2222 or visit

North Hyde Park

Weekly evening yoga class offered free of charge

The Lotus Room offers free yoga classes from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursdays at 1101 W Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 254-6777 or visit

Forest Hills

Chinese brush painting class accepting adults

The Life Enrichment Center is registering adults for the six-week course "Traditional Chinese Brush Painting" from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Aug. 18 at 9704 N Boulevard. Cost is $75. Class size is limited, registration required. Call (813) 932-0241.

Register now for class in fundamentals of drawing

The Life Enrichment Center is registering adults for the six-week course "Fundamentals of Drawing" from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday through August 20 at 9704 N Boulevard. The class features instruction on line, shape, value, texture, shading and perspective. Cost is $75. Class size is limited, registration required. For more information, call (813) 932-0241.

Palma Ceia

Summer program for kids offered at Wings Gone Wild

A local restaurant offers a summer program for children during its off hours. Wings Gone Wild, on 3114 W Bay to Bay Blvd., has the program every Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., from now until school begins.

The restaurant shows a movie, rated PG or G, feeds the children lunch and provides other forms of entertainment. It costs $10 per child, per day.

For more information, call (813) 832-9464 or e-mail


Combined reunion is scheduled for August

Plant City High School will host a reunion for classes 1982 through 1986 on Aug. 7 and 8 at Walden Lake Golf and Country Club, 2001 Clubhouse Drive, Plant City. Packages start at $40. Payment is due by July 18. For more information, visit events section or call (813) 752-1171.


Basketball camp for girls offered at Tampa Catholic

Nancy Kroll's Girls Basketball Camp is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to July 17 in the gymnasium at Tampa Catholic, 4630 N Rome Ave. Camp is for girls ages 7 to 15. Call (813) 368-9736 or e-mail

Moffitt Cancer Center promotes health screenings with sports prizes and activities 07/09/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 9, 2009 4:30am]
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