Tuesday, May 22, 2018
News Roundup

Neighborhood news calendar

Computer boot camp: Learn how to use iOS, the operating system that powers Apple iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, at 1 p.m. today at John F. Germany Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. For adults. Limit 12 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.

Grants for women: Women-N-Charge is offering two $1,000 grants. The Business Advancement grant is for business-related service and equipment and the Career Advancement grant is for continuing education. Applications are due today. Visit women-n-charge.com/grants.html or call (813) 600-9848.

Public art workshop: The Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the city of Tampa's Art Programs Division will offer the discussion, "Public Art: How to? Should I? What If?" 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at USF CAMLS, classrooms 2A and 2B, 124 S Franklin St. Topics presented will include art in public places, contracts, reading calls for public art and suitable media/portfolios. $25, includes lunch. Visit tampaarts.com.

Grants for individuals: Learn how and why funders make grants to individuals, and discover the tools available for grant searches, at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at John F. Germany Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Designed for artists, students and researchers. For adults. Free. Advance registration is suggested. Call (813) 273-3652.

Diabetes support group: Discuss challenges, share success stories and gain resources from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 Swann Ave. Refreshments served. Free. For more information, call (813) 342-1313.

Hearing tests: Get a free hearing screening at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wineberg Village Assisted Living Residences, 13005 Community Campus Drive. Wineberg Village is partnering with Digital Hearing Solutions to provide the service, open to the public, which also includes wax removal, hearing aid cleaning and repair, and batteries. RSVP by calling (813) 969-1818.

Ranger program: Learn about alligators and other reptiles from a park ranger at 10 a.m. and again at noon March 16-17 at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. Cost is $5 per child and one adult; $2 per vehicle entry fee, up to eight people per car. Only cash payments are accepted. To register, email Diana Kyle at [email protected]

Senior promotion: Renowned international concert pianist Lillette Jenkins-Wisner appears with the gospel and jazz singing duo Au'Niece at the second annual Red Hat Social Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at Cyrus Greene Center, 2101 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The free event is being held to promote the senior activities programs at the city of Tampa parks and recreation centers. It is co-sponsored by Caregiver's Helping Hand. Health testing for diabetes and blood pressure will be offered. Health care vendors will be on hand to answer questions and discuss concerns. For information, call (813) 379-8966 or (813) 431-1814 or go to chhincvolunteers.org.

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Academy at the Lakes wins first state softball title

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