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Neighborhood notes in Hillsborough County

County advisers needed: Hillsborough County commissioners are seeking residents to serve in volunteer positions on several advisory boards and councils. Applicants must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. The deadline for applying is March 17, and appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the county commissioners in April or May.

Applications are available in the commissioners' reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa, by calling the boards and councils coordinator at (813) 272-5826, or on the county's website at Click on the "County Commission" link on the left side of the page, then the "Advisory Boards and Committees" sublink. Positions are open for the Council on Aging. Internal Audit Committee, Historical Advisory Council and others. For more information, contact Luann Finley, director of board services, at (813) 272-5826.

Play dodgeball: Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for a new dodgeball league. Ten teams of 10 players each will compete for eight weeks in a sport that brings back memories of physical education class. Games will be on Fridays starting in April. Participants must be 18 or older. The $200 team registration fee will cover T-shirts and awards. Team captains and/or managers must attend a required meeting. For additional information or to register, contact Jimmie McCray at (813) 744-5978.

Painting outdoors: Artist Terry Klaaren will host a workshop for teens and adults interested in painting outdoors, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 at Riverhills Park. A $30 fee covers the three-hour class and materials. Bring snacks and a lawn chair. Class size is limited. To register and for more information, call (813)-985-9200 or e-mail

Career workshop: Sign up for a two-day interactive jobs skills workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday at the Town 'N Country Family Support & Resource Center, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite 8. Training will focus on work skills, job searches, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, dressing the part and getting and keeping the job. Registration is required. Call (813) 356-1703.

Sunglasses giveaway: While supplies last, Prevent Blindness Florida will give free sunglasses to children ages 2, 3 and 4 throughout March at the Town 'N Country Family Support & Resource Center, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite 8. Call (813) 356-1703.

Neighborhood notes in Hillsborough County 03/03/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:31am]
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