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Seminars, workshops and summer camps among activities

Old Seminole Heights

Support group offers help with grieving

The Life Center will offer a Rebuilding From Loss support group to provide coping skills, training and stress management for all stages of grieving at 6:30 p.m. today and every other Friday at 6811 N Central Ave. Call (813) 237-3114.

New Tampa

Cancer center offers program in Spanish

The Moffitt Cancer Center will present, "Salud! Serie de charlas," a free program developed by Latinos and delivered entirely in Spanish, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ted and Marty Couch Auditorium at the Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive. Discussions to include blood cancers and bone marrow transplantation. Lunch provided. To RSVP, call (813) 745-8701.

Virginia Park

Help with recording special moments

Editor and writing coach Debra Marrs will talk about ways to remember and record life's special events during a workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.


Young artists focus of one-week camps

The city of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will offer a one-week visual and performance art camp for kids ages 8 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through July 2 at the Kate Jackson Community Center, 821 S Rome Ave. The camp includes painting, drawing, photography and theater. The fee is $75 per week. The camp is also offered July 12-16 and July 19-23. To register, call (813) 259-1608.

Basketball camp for boys at Plant High

Plant High School will offer a basketball camp for boys ages 6 to 14. Camps are weekly through July 19 at the school, 2415 S Himes Ave. The cost is $75 for 10 hours of instruction. Scholarships available. Visit

Plaza Terrace

Hospital offers class for adolescent girls

Learn to approach adolescence with confidence during a two-part class, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Pavilion, 4321 N MacDill Ave., fourth floor. Parents and girls, ages 10-14, learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty during part one. Part two is appropriate for older adolescents and involves a discussion about conception, sexually transmitted diseases and the importance of abstinence. Registration required. For girls only. $25. Call (813) 443-2046.

Seminole Heights

Author explores the psychology of dieting

Can't stick to a diet? Find out why and what you can do about it at a workshop with Lavinia Rodriguez, a weight and fitness expert. She will also discuss and sign her book, Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management, at 6 p.m. Monday at Seminole Heights branch library, 4711 Central Ave. Space is limited. For information, call (813) 273-3652.

Old West Tampa

Exercise your brain to keep life interesting

Learn how to keep your brain healthy with tips and practices that can delay effects of aging and lead to an active and happy lifestyle. Noon Wednesday at the West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 West Union St. Call (813) 273-3652.


Homeless group needs clothing donations

The nonprofit Homeless Helping Homeless needs donations of men's, women's and children's clothing. Items can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 3010 N Florida Ave. For information, call (813) 415-3586 or (813) 442-6695.

Shelter offers cat specials in June

June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, when you can save one cat and get another free. Save two cats for $90 or get half off a single cat. Adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, microchip implant, rabies vaccination, health check and license tag. $20 special for cats ages 3 and older. Senior citizen discount available. Call (813) 744-5660. Visit Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 Falkenburg Road.

Nominate someone for cleanup award

Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful Inc. is seeking nominations for its Treasure of Tampa Bay Awards Luncheon and Silent Auction. Nominations are for residents who go above and beyond the call of duty in neighborhood cleaning. Nomination forms must be received by July 9. For nomination forms, call (813) 960-5121 or visit

Northeast MacFarlane

InSight Studio holds camps for shutterbugs

InSight Studio will offer a Fine Art Photo Summer Camp for kids weekly through Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Tampa Center for the Arts, 1906 N Armenia Ave., Studio 305. Kids will learn about lighting and composition and have critiques and field trips. The camp has two groups, ages 9 to 12 and 13 to 17. Class size is six per week. The $165 weekly fee includes supplies. Call (813) 390-3422.

Ballast Point

Aquatic class offers help with arthritis

Have lunch and learn about managing arthritis as part of the weekly Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program taught by a certified leader, at 1 p.m. Thursday at Grand Court Tampa, 4902 Bayshore Blvd. The first session of the month is a lecture and the remainder are in the pool. To register, call (813) 835-4475.

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