Mobile Dental Clinic: Preventive dental services for children are available for free today from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Children's Board Family Resource Center — North Tampa, 1401-A E Fowler Avenue. Children 6 months to 18 years old are treated on the mobile dental bus. If extensive treatment is needed, a referral will be made at the time of the visit. The dental bus features onboard digital radiographs, including two computerized treatment areas, state-of-the-art sterilization and a friendly staff. There is no charge. However, you need to make an appointment by calling the center at (813) 558-1877. People who currently have a dentist are not eligible.
Free shots and physicals: Free back-to-school physicals and immunizations will be available for any school-age child entering Florida schools for the first time, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday 8/11 at Blake High School, 1701 N Boulevard. Appointments recommended, walk-ins limited. Call (813) 443-3048.
Help victims: Attend a luncheon and mini-flea market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Lutz Community Center, Lutz Lake Fern Road and U.S. 41, behind the Lutz Library. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club, will go to supporting spouse abuse shelters. The luncheon costs $6. Donations of cash and suggested items are welcome. The shelters always need baby items, diapers, small toys, new and gently used children's clothing to size 12, socks, underwear, hygiene items for kids and moms, towels and washcloths. The flea market will sell clothing, accessories, shoes, household items and more. For more information, call Joan at (813) 855-7254.
Volunteers needed: Girl Scouts of West Central Florida seeks troop leaders, both men and women, to volunteer as positive adult role models for girls. Troop leaders facilitate activities meeting the contemporary needs of girls, and make a lasting impact by helping build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. GSWCF offers a flexible schedule of in-person and online trainings for all troop leaders. For more information, visit www.gswcf.org/volunteer. For specific questions or to learn more about the current volunteer needs in west-central Florida, contact Kristie Wiley: (813) 262-1765 or [email protected]
Neighborhood grants available: Neighborhood associations in unincorporated Hillsborough County can apply for minigrants up to $2,500 to fund community improvements and civic involvement. Application deadline is Aug. 17. Applications available at hillsboroughcounty.org/onr/minigrant. Call (813) 272-5860.
For announcements of public events in North Tampa and Town 'N Country, email Philip Morgan at [email protected]