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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.


'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


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 6:06pm]
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