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North Tampa school events

Food drive ongoing: The food drive for Metropolitan Ministries, sponsored by the school district's transportation department, continues through Nov. 11. Donations can be dropped off at these locations:

• Ballast Point Elementary School, 2802 Ballast Point Blvd.

• Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway

• Transportation headquarters, 9455 Harney Road, Thonotosassa

• Chamberlain High School, 9401 N Boulevard

• Burns Middle School, 615 Brooker Road

• Area 6 office, 703 N Thomas Street, Plant City

• Brandon Alternative, 1009 N. Parsons Ave., Seffner

Call (813) 982-5511.

Go Green science fair: Entries for the Museum of Science and Industry "Go Green" science fair competition for juniors and seniors with eco-friendly inventions or ideas are due by Nov. 30. Grand prize is a $3,000 scholarship. Visit

Citrus Park Elementary: (813) 558-5356

• Get a taste for teaching. Volunteers are needed for the 2009 Great American Teach-In Nov. 18.

Clark Elementary: (813) 631-4333

• The school is seeking local business partners for advertising space. E-mail

• Partner with the school's Clark Champions Program with a donation between $100 to $750. Showcase your business to 840 students and their families. E-mail

• The fifth-grade cookie dough and coffee sale fundraiser ends Monday. Items will be delivered before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Hammond Elementary: (813) 792-5120

• Casino Night is from 6:30 to 11 p.m. today at Heritage Harbor Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway. Cost is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. The event includes a $2,500 chip voucher, appetizers, games, and music from a Sinatra impersonator. Child care available. All proceeds benefit the school.

Lutz Elementary: (813) 949-1452

• The Book Character Parade is at 8:30 a.m. today.

Benito Middle School: (813) 631-4694

• The high school magnet parent information meeting is at 5 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Call ext. 233 or 234.

Gaither Adult and Community High School: (813) 632-6823

• Community education and general adult classes are available. Registration is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the school's main office, 16200 N Dale Mabry Highway.

Freedom High School: (813) 558-1185

• Cement your place in history by buying a brick at the 9/11 commemorative flagpole. Bricks cost $50 to $80.

King High School: (813) 744-8333

• To buy an ad for the yearbook, call ext. 260. Yearbooks can be purchased for $78.50 online at Use school code 834.

Steinbrenner High School: (813) 792-5131

• See the student production of Grease at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the school auditorium at 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road. Cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Visit or

Incarnation Catholic School: (813) 884-4502

• Children Pre-K4 to fourth grade can find out what a typical day at the school is like from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the school, 5111 Webb Road.

Life Enrichment Center: (813) 932-0241

All classes at the school, 9704 N Boulevard.

• Two computer classes start Monday. Classes cost $50: Level 1 class is at 1 p.m. through Nov. 23; Level 2 class is at 2:15 p.m. through Nov. 23.

• The Everyday Spanish for adults class is at 10 a.m. Monday through Dec. 14. Cost is $70.

• A watercolor painting class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 8. Cost is $75.

• A traditional Chinese brush painting class is at 1 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 8. Cost is $75.

• A fundamentals to drawing class is at 9:30 a.m. Thursday through Dec. 17. Cost is $75.

North Tampa school events 10/29/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:31am]
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