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Pit party: Pit bull terriers and pit-mixed dogs are invited to a Neighborhood Pit Bull Day, a party for pits and their people, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Town 'N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road (next to Webb Middle School). Hillsborough County Animal Services will provide 500 complimentary rabies shots, micro-chips, collars with county tags and more on a first-come, first-served basis for dogs owned by Hillsborough residents. Experienced dog handlers will offer training tips and behavior consultations. Please bring dogs on leashes. For more information, go to

Study hummingbirds: Learn about hummingbirds and their chicks from a park ranger at 10 a.m. and again at noon March 2 and 3 at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. Meet inside the visitor center. Cost is $5 per child and one adult; $2 per vehicle, up to eight people per car. Only cash payments are accepted. To register, e-mail Diana Kyle at with the date, time, names and ages of those attending.

Business networking: Join the ladies of Women-N-Charge for business relationship building and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive. Cost is $15 online for members ( by the Tuesday before the meeting; $18 for guests and members registering after Wednesday. Please RSVP. For more information, contact Judy at (813) 600-9848 or This month's meeting features "snail'' or "turtle networking'' — extra time to get to know one another.

Senior Expo: The 24th annual Temple Terrace Senior Expo will bring together a wealth of services, products and important information tailored specifically for seniors, caregivers and others from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at the Family Recreation Complex, 6610 Whiteway Drive. The popular event offers seniors and their families a chance to meet one-on-one with representatives of area businesses and agencies that cater to their needs, among them the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging; Elder Justice Center; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay; Lifestyles After 50 magazine; and the Museum of Science and Industry. The event features musical entertainment, door prizes, bingo and other activities.

Seniors also can dispose of old, unwanted medicines through Operation Medicine Cabinet, presented by the Temple Terrace Police Department and Home Instead Senior Care. Just bring any expired, unused or unwanted medicines and prescription drugs to the event between 9 a.m. and noon. Police officers will take them to a hazardous waste collection site for disposal. A free continental breakfast will be available at 8 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. A free "to go" lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to noon, courtesy of Hillsborough County Aging Services. For more information about the event, contact Kelly Ahern at (813) 506-6630.

North Tampa things to do 02/21/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:29pm]
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