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City Hall closed: Temple Terrace City Hall and other government offices will be closed today for the city's annual spring holiday. There will be no residential trash collection; customers who normally receive Friday trash collection will receive collection on their next regularly scheduled pickup day (Tuesday). Commercial garbage collection will not be affected. The after-hours, holiday and emergency number for Public Works is (813) 506-6590. The Temple Terrace Public Library and Omar K. Lightfoot Recreation Center will be closed today and Sunday . The Family Recreation Complex will be open today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but will be closed Sunday. For more information about Parks and Recreation hours, classes or events, call (813) 506-6600.

Alzheimer's program: A free community program, "Alzheimer's Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know," will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 at the University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, 4001 E Fletcher Ave. The event, also sponsored by Arden Courts Memory Care Community, is designed for people caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's. Topics will include understanding Alzheimer's disease, progress in treatment, communication strategies, managing troublesome behaviors, information on safety issues, home and driving, participating in clinical trials and more. Lunch will be provided. Advance registration is requested. For more information or to register, call (813) 974-4357.

St. Joseph's prom: St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is seeking donations of goods or services for a prom night for patients who were unable to attend their own prom due to hospitalization or who, due to chronic or life-threatening conditions, may never get the opportunity. Like all proms, the special evening will include music, dancing, refreshments, keepsake photos and memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

Donations of new or barely used prom attire from infant to adult, such items as suits or tuxedos and women's dresses, shoes and accessories are needed and can be dropped off in the blue bin marked "Prom" inside the lobby of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Tampa. The deadline to drop off donations for this year's prom is Thursday .

To make a monetary donation, sponsor a child attending prom or to donate a good or service, please visit or contact the St. Joseph's Hospitals Foundation at (813) 872-0979.

Woman's Club: The GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club will have its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lutz Community Center, 101 First Ave. NE. Members will enjoy coffee and fellowship followed by a business meeting and a featured speaker. Guests are welcome to visit and learn what this hard-working volunteer service organization is all about. For more information, visit

North Tampa events 04/16/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:56am]
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