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Guest columnist | Charley Greacen, Hyde Park

Neighborhood events calendar, May 20 and beyond

Intro to Photoshop: Learn the basic functions of Adobe Photoshop's editing tools, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200. $35 for members; $55 for nonmembers. Bring a laptop installed with Photoshop and digital images to edit. Call (813) 221-2222.

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Tai chi, walking, line dancing: Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 San Jose St., hosts a tai chi class at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. Line dancing is at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays. A walking group meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Call (813) 253-6047.

Unity of Tampa, 3302 W Horatio St.: The church will offer a workshop with Brian England, "Access Your Brain's Joy Center: How to Clear Worry, Hurt, Anger or Fear by Tapping Into and Activating the Brain's Natural Mood-elevating and Pain-killing Chemicals," from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $25. To register, visit

Macular degeneration: Dr. Ivan Suner will discuss new treatments and genetic testing and Dr. Marc Peden will talk on diabetic retinopathy from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 2901 Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 342-1313.

Food addicts anonymous: The program, based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, is open to men and women of all sizes and has no dues, fees or weigh-ins. Meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Camelot A Room of University Community Hospital, 3100 E Fletcher Ave. Call (813) 355-4197.

Economical vacation webinar: Hillsborough County Extension Service will offer the free webinar, "Maximum Vacation for Minimum Cost," from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. To register, visit Call (813) 744-5519, ext. 54143.

Tinnitus support: The Tampa Tinnitus Support Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (and the fourth Thursday of every month) at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. in Room 1022 of Building PCD. Dress code is semicasual (no shorts). Bring a positive outlook, note-taking material and willingness to share your story as well as learn from hearing others' experiences. For more information, contact Sal Gentile at

Arts celebration: Attend a night of art, music and poetry at 7 p.m. June 17 at Felicitous, 11706 N 51st St. The event, presented by 6x6 Tampa Bay, will feature local artists, writers, poets and jazz musicians. 6x6 Tampa Bay is a creative writing, music and arts collective that was founded in 2011 by Gloria Muñoz and Alan Shaw with a mission to celebrate Tampa Bay's local arts scene. For more information, visit, or email

Youth Conference: Beauty of a Woman Ministry will host its first Youth and Young Adult Conference June 1-2 at True Vine, True Love Ministries, 3725 10th Ave. For details, call Tonia Walker Singleton at (813) 380-9583.

Charles Greacen is an artist working in Hyde Park. To reach him, go to

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