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South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Holiday bingo and buffet: Bring your friends to Memorial Hospital for bingo fun, a buffet and prizes, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at 2901 W Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 342-1313.

Stress relief for caregivers: Caregivers can learn simple self-care tools for balance, well-being and stress management, 10:30 a.m. today at Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. Free. Check-in at 10 a.m. Limited seating. To register, call toll-free 1-800-822-3627.

Ornament workshop: The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will offer an ornament making workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hyde Park Art Studio, 702 S Albany Ave. Each participant will get five ornaments to decorate with paint, markers and glitter. $10 per person. To RSVP, call (813) 259-1687.

Video holiday cards: Learn how to use Windows Live Movie Maker to quickly make a video holiday card using photos and videos. Add sound, captions and special effects and then share directly on YouTube and Facebook. 2 p.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Limit 12 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.

Hearing loss and aging: Two doctors will discuss hearing loss, tinnitus management and hearing aid options for seniors, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 2901 W Swann Ave. Free. Lunch will be served. To RSVP, call (813) 342-1313.

Government grants: Guest lecturer Marilyn Hoyt, a veteran fundraiser, will give a two-hour workshop on the types of government grants and how to find them in changing times. 2 p.m. Thursday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Weight loss surgery support group: This support group is designed for those interested in weight loss surgery. Post-op patients will share information on pre- and post-surgical issues. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Tampa General Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 2nd Floor, Rehab Activity Room, 1 Tampa General Circle. Spouses and friends welcome. Not suitable for children. Call (813) 844-7473.

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar 12/06/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 6:06pm]
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