Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

North Tampa events June 29 and upcoming: 'Cinderella'; USF Botanical Gardens; children's chorus

Skateboard park meeting postponed: A meeting that was set for Tuesday with Hillsborough County representatives concerning a proposed skateboard park was postponed. It is now scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 17 at Jackson Springs Recreation Center, 8620 Jackson Springs Road.

The proposed project is a 10,000 square-foot concrete skateboard park, with a $600,000 cost to build, It would be located at Jackson Springs Park. For more information, call Steve Valdez at (813) 635-5400.

Fairy tale: The Pointe Players present Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at CrossPointe Church, 919 Debuel Road, Lutz. Tickets are $5 for matinees and $8 for evening performances. For more information, go to www.crosspointetampa.com or call (813) 949-7727.

Art reception: Attend a free art reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. The annual Student-Faculty Art Show will showcase works through July. For questions, contact the curator, Gainor Roberts, at (813) 269-1310 or [email protected]arrollwoodcenter.org.

Plant fair: Attend USF Botanical Gardens' Annual Tropical Plant Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 at 12210 USF Pine Drive. The highlight will be the Pepper Beauty Contest (July 15). Admission is $5 for adults, but those bringing a decorated pepper will be admitted free on July 15. Garden members and children younger than 12 are admitted free.

Expect to see gingers, orchids and an emphasis on ferns of all kinds in the Garden Plant Shop's Fern Rainforest. For more information, call (813) 974-2329 or visit gardens.usf.edu.

Children's chorus: The Tampa Bay Children's Chorus is holding auditions for singers entering grades 1 through 12 (voices must not have changed). To schedule an audition, call (813) 977-5558 or go to www.tbcchorus.org. Rehearsals will be Mondays beginning the last week of August at St. Catherine's Episcopal Church, 502 Druid Hills Road, Temple Terrace.

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