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North Tampa events: adult basketball; networking women; sign language

Verizon winner: Verizon hosts an afternoon of food and family fun from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Carrollwood Verizon Plus store, 12400 N Dale Mabry Highway, as the company announces the winning family of its "Families on FiOS" video contest. The public can cheer on five local families who have been competing in the region-wide contest for a technology makeover valued at nearly $9,000. The event will feature free food; kids' activities, including a bounce house and balloon artists; and games, including bean bag toss.

Adult basketball: Register now for an adult basketball league (ages 16 and older) in the gym at University Area Community Park, 14015 N 22nd St. Games will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $30 per player. The league is open to the first 10 teams, and there is a limit of 10 players per team. For more information, contact Coach Wayne or Coach Kisha, University Area Community Park, at (813) 903-2200.

Sign language: Take American Sign Language classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at All People's Life Center, 6105 E Sligh Ave. Instructor Phyllis Gaines has a master's degree in leisure services administration from Gallaudet University, a world-leading university in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Cost is $10. For more information, call All People's Life Center at (813) 744-5978.

Networking women: Join Women-N-Charge for networking and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Dr. The cost is $15 online ( by Oct. 30, $18 after. Please RSVP. For more information, contact Judy at (813) 600-9848 or This month's speaker is cancer survivor and author Sandra Mineria, who talks about taking charge of your health and your life.

North Tampa events: adult basketball; networking women; sign language 10/04/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 4, 2012 4:30am]
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