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South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Breast-feeding 101: A one-session class that covers the basics of breast-feeding, milk production, positioning and techniques, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $35. To register, call (813) 443-3078.

Fermented foods: Learn the benefits of probiotic, fermented foods like kombucha, kimchi and sauerkraut. Make your own batch of fermented food to take home, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave. $20, cash or check only. Registration required. Call (813) 887-4066.

Adult story time: A librarian will read excerpts from The Portable Promised Land by Toure at 6 p.m. Tuesday at C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Lecture: Jeff Moates, a Florida Archaeology Network member speaks on "The Hidden Mounds of Tampa Bay's Maritime Peoples," 3 p.m. Wednesday at University of South Florida Tampa Campus Library, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 974-2729.

Divorce seminar: Givens Law Group will offer a free seminar to answer questions related to divorce law and how it affects you, from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kate Jackson Recreation Center, 821 S Rome Ave. Light refreshments served. To RSVP, call (813) 251-6700.

Young-onset Parkinson's disease group: This support group is open to Parkinson's disease patients age 59 and younger as well as their families. The group discusses ideas and challenges, shares experiences and hears from medical experts. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. Free. Call (813) 396-0756.

Boards need volunteers: Hillsborough County commissioners are seeking applicants for several volunteer advisory boards and councils. Applications are due Dec. 6 and can be picked up on the second floor of County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar 11/22/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:09pm]
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