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Performance, authors at history center

Join authors Art Keeble and Mary Jo Malone for a book signing of their new book, Baseball Was My Life: Stories From West Tampa, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the museum store of the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St. Call (813) 675-8973.

• On Sunday, the museum presents its Florida Conversations Lecture Series with a Chautauqua-style performance of Notes from Cross Creek: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings at Her Salty Best by Betty Jean Steinshouer, 3 p.m. in TECO Hall, 801 Old Water St. Open to the public. Free. Limited seating, reservations required. Call (813) 228-0097.

Hear stories about spring at the library

Get rid of the winter chill by listening to stories about spring and make a seasonal craft to take home, 2 p.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Gandy/Sun Bay South

Anniversary of Iraq invasion remembered

A "Vigil for Peace" will be held during the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and the MacDill AirFest, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the northeast corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway. Call (727) 525-8769.

EAST TAMPA

'Old School Meets Spoken Word' Tuesday

Enjoy an evening of live and recorded poetry and discussions with poets from the Tampa Bay community at "Old School Meets Spoken Word," at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the College Hill Branch Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Hyde Park Preservation

Parkinson's support group sets meeting

Tampa General Hospital hosts a Parkinson's Disease Young Onset support group open to patients ages 59 and younger and their families, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at TGH Community Health Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. Call (813) 844-4547.

University area

Lecture highlights black entrepreneurs

The University of South Florida Institute on Black Life Colloquium series presents the lecture "Climbing the Ladder of Success: Black Women's Entrepreneurship in Black Tampa," 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Faculty Office Building, FAO, Room 296, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 974-9387.

Ballast Point

Veteran, end of life benefits explored

Learn about veteran and end of life benefits as well as military antique values at a three-part Veteran Affairs education program from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Grand Court Senior Living, 4902 Bayshore Blvd. Complimentary lunch served. Reservations preferred. Use off-site parking at Kojak's BBQ, 2508 W Gandy Blvd. At 6:30 p.m. Women of World War II will be honored by high school ROTC members. Call (813) 835-4475.

University Square

Tampa Water offers customer clinic

Tampa Water Department customers can learn about ways to save money and the environment at a free customer clinic, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Copeland Community Center, 11001 N 15th St. Advance registration is required. Visit tampagogreenclinic.eventbrite.com.

Hillsborough

Tampa Clean City Day events on Saturday

Help keep Tampa clean during the fourth annual Tampa Clean City Day, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at various locations throughout Tampa. A post-cleanup celebration with food, games, music and education activities for volunteers and sponsors to follow at 12:30 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway. Bring old auto, motorcycle and marine batteries for recycling and get free pizza. Call (813) 598-2637.

South Tampa community news 03/18/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 7:06pm]

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