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Guest cartoonist | Charles Greacen, Hyde Park

Tampa area camps, classes, meetings

Nature camp: Kids ages 9-15 can explore the great outdoors at Upper Tampa Bay Park's Fun With Nature summer camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Monday through Aug. 9. It offers opportunities to improve camping, canoeing, fishing and hiking skills and take part in educational and fun activities with park rangers. Online registration is open. Cost is $120 per two-week session. Income-based discounts are available. For information on this and other summer camps, starting at $76 for two-week traditional day camps, call the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 635-3500 or see details at summercamps.

Drum circle magic: Dance, laugh, sing and enjoy community and teamwork while playing drums with Giving Tree Music from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Blvd. The free event is part of the summer program and is funded by the Friends of the North Tampa Branch Library. Children entering grades K-5 and adults of all ages are welcome. Arrive 15 minutes before the program for best available seating.

Childbirth class: A two-week class on understanding pregnancy and labor, medical procedures, caesarean birth, postpartum care, newborns and breast-feeding will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Garden Classroom A of St. Joseph's Hospital North, 4211 Van Dyke Road. The Prepared Childbirth class is $25 per couple. Dress comfortably, and you may want to bring a sweater or sweatshirt and pillow for comfort. For information, call (855) 269-4777.

Migraine management: Senior citizens suffering from migraines can attend a complimentary lunch and presentation by Dr. Sherley Valdez from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 W Swann Ave. Valdez is a board-certified neurologist and staff member at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Reservations are required. Call (813) 342-1313.

Learn to line dance: Adults and seniors interested in learning the basics can attend free weekly classes at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive. Call (813) 264-8956 for information.

Women networking: Join the members of Women-N-Charge from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 28 at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive. The lunch meeting will feature Katie Krimitsos, chief operating officer of Tampa Bay Business Owners, who will give tips to small-business owners for saving time and money. There will be time to network. The members share talents and resources and build relationships with other businesswomen. The cost is $15 for members paying by the Tuesday before the meeting and $18 for all guests. Register at For information, contact Judy at (813) 600-9848 or

Charles Greacen is an artist working in Hyde Park. Reach him at

Tampa area camps, classes, meetings 06/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 14, 2013 3:23pm]
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