Friday, June 22, 2018
News Roundup

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Raw foods class: Join a Whole Foods healthy eating specialist to learn how to make raw recipes while keeping them flavorful, from 7 to 8 p.m. today at 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register in the store or by emailing [email protected]

Heart health fair: St. Joseph's Hospital will hold a heart health screening and education event, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 3030 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $10 per person includes lunch and skin cancer check, blood pressure, glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol screenings and body mass index. Call (813) 443-2034.

Flickr tutorial: Learn how to create an online Flickr account, edit and share photos on the popular photo-sharing website, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. For adults, limit 12 participants. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Government business workshop: The workshop will cover how to register with local agencies, how to find bidding opportunities and where assistance can be found, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave. For adults. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Human trafficking forum: The Junior League of Tampa will host "Shattering Stigma: Human Trafficking Breakfast Forum, which includes a panel discussion, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the William Reece Smith Jr. Courtroom at the Stetson College of Law, 1700 N Tampa St. Free. Open to the public. For reservations, email [email protected]

GED workshop: The Centre for Women will offer a series of free two-hour workshops to help women prepare to take the GED. A workshop that focuses on mathematics will start at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 305 S Hyde Park Ave. Registration is required. Call (813) 251-8437.

Photography class: Andi Diamond Photography Studio will hold a "Take Better Pictures of Your Kids" workshop, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 305 S MacDill Ave. $40. Call (813) 503-5056.

Nominate youths for award: The County Commission is accepting nominations for Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards. Middle school and high school students can be nominated in categories of leadership, success despite difficult odds and volunteer community service. The deadline is Thursday. Nominations can be submitted online at tinyurl.com/cmj6jjq, by mail to the Hillsborough County Communications Department, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., 16th floor, Tampa, FL 33602, or by fax to (813) 276-8495.

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