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Neighborhood events calendar

North Tampa neighborhood activities

Fire safety and Community Awareness Day: The seventh annual event features a helmet safety check, flu shots, canine demonstrations and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station No. 20, 16200 Bruce B Downs Blvd.

Friends of the Austin Davis Library: Get your children fingerprinted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road.

Brandeis National Committee: The miniature golf tournament is at 11 a.m. Sunday at Grand Prix Tampa, 14320 N Nebraska Ave. The cost is $16 and includes a round of golf and brunch. Call (813) 908-0702.

USF Women's Club: Andrew Huse, a librarian with USF's Special Collections Department, will talk about Florida food and foodways at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E Seventh Ave. Call (813) 244-8601

Senior Learning Council: Find out about reverse mortgages at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Jimmie B Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. Call (727) 420-5257 or visit

Beat the Geezer: Take the treadmill challenge against 54 year-old AARP member Rick "The Geezer" Clark from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bally Total Fitness, 4340 W Hillsborough Ave. Donations help the disabled athletes of Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay. Participants get a free trial membership to Bally's. For information, e-mail

Meet the author: Jim Swain will sign books and talk about his recent release The Night Monster at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd.

The Alzheimer Project: See this Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Belvedere Commons of Tampa, 1513 W Fletcher Ave.

Music notes: Explore the violin concerto of Mendelssohn at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Music Notes is a series of lectures and demonstrations highlighting the Florida Orchestra's Master Works Repertoire for 2009-2010. The cost is $15 per lecture; $50 for the entire series. Call (813) 960-1121.

Volunteers needed: CatCall Inc. a nonprofit, all-volunteer no-kill cat rescue group is seeking volunteers to foster and help with kenneling and adoptions at PetSmarts in New Tampa and Wesley Chapel. E-mail or stop by either PetSmart and fill out a volunteer form.

Cell phones for soldiers: Collection boxes for old or unused cell phones are set up across the county for Cell Phones for Soldiers, a nonprofit group that provides military members with calling cards. Here are some of the locations:

• Town 'N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive

• New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd.

• Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road

Call (813) 272-9515.

Call for crafters: Vendors and artists are needed for the Villagefest in Carrollwood Village. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 at the soccer fields, 13420 S Village Drive. Call (813) 842-7066 or visit

North Tampa neighborhood activities 10/15/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:30am]
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