Sunday, January 21, 2018
News Roundup

North Tampa events

School physicals: Free back-to-school immunizations and physicals will be available Saturday and next weekend in north Tampa for children (grades K-12) who are entering Florida schools for the first time. Walk-ins only will be seen from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Tampa General Hospital at HealthPark, 5802 N 30th St. For more information, call (813) 844-3247.

From 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 17, walk-ins only will be seen — for physicals only — at Webb Middle School, 6035 Hanley Road.

Parents or legal guardians must accompany their children at all times, and prior immunization records are required for children to receive these free immunizations. No Head Start or day care physicals will be available.

The clinics are hosted by the Back-to-School Coalition of Hillsborough County, which includes Hillsborough County's Family & Aging Services Department, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Hillsborough County Health Department, local hospitals, social service organizations, and local health care organizations.

March on Washington: The Tampa-Hillsborough County public libraries are creating a video history of local residents who participated in the historic 1963 March on Washington. Through Friday, Aug. 16, library staff members will be available to digitally record the memories of any Hillsborough County resident who was present for the historic event.

The video histories will then be featured along with an afternoon of freedom songs at the West Tampa Branch Library on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2:30 p.m.

The March on Washington, which took place on Aug. 28, 1963, was highlighted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and still remains one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. For more information, contact Stacey Jurewicz at (813) 273-3652.

Parkinson's support: The Tampa area Parkinson's Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Church of the Nazarene, 5902 N Himes Ave. (south of Sligh and north of Hillsborough). There are no dues, and a lot of help is available for both patients and caregivers. For directions, call Adele Ida Walter at (813) 932-6902.

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