Saturday, May 26, 2018
News Roundup

North Tampa events

Breast-feeding group: Attend a free Lutz Area Breastfeeding Support Group for adult women at noon Jan. 18 at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road W, in Lutz. Though breast feeding is a natural process, new moms and babies may need some help to learn. Participants can share concerns and receive professional breast-feeding guidance and advice from a certified lactation counselor. Presented in partnership with the Lutz Area Breastfeeding Support Group. For more information about this and other free programs at your library, call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.

Canine tutors: Take your child to Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road W, at 2 p.m. Saturday to read to certified therapy dogs. Children will take turns reading to an adorable dog in an event designed to instill a love of reading. For more information about this and other free programs at your library, call (813) 273-3652 or visit hcplc.org.

Drawing class: Students with midlevel drawing and mixed media skills can sign up for a master class scheduled for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and continuing each Thursday through Feb. 28 at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. This class, taught by Debra Radke, will take students to a higher level and prepare them for gallery display. The seven-week course costs $140, $125 for center members. Participants must preregister for the entire course. For more information, call (813) 932-0241 or go to lectampa.org.

Arbor Day: Temple Terrace will celebrate Florida Arbor Day with a special program from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 19 at Riverhills Park, 329 S Riverhills Drive. Dana Carver of the Temple Terrace Parks and Recreation Division will talk about the proper care and planting of trees, as well as the importance of planting native trees. Temple Terrace code compliance director Joe Gross will have an update on city regulations related to trees. Both men are certified arborists and can answer your questions. You do not have to be a Temple Terrace resident to attend. The city is giving away potted native-tree seedlings (courtesy of T.R.E.E. Inc.) and distributing the Temple Terrace Tree Guide. For more information about the event, contact the Temple Terrace Parks and Recreation Division at (813) 506-6600.

Art photography: Accomplished art photographer Steven Sparks will teach a workshop on how to photograph art, including lighting and camera settings, plus tips on post-processing and resizing digital images from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Handouts will be provided and instruction will be helpful to both novice and more advanced photographers. Bring your camera and manual if possible (not required). The cost is $25. You must preregister. Call (813) 932-0241 or go to lectampa.org.

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Hernando officials seize 36 neglected dogs from sanctuary

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Updated: 1 hour ago
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Updated: 12 hours ago
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