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Tampa area community event listings

Bill assistance for seniors: Hills­borough County's Home Energy Assistance Program has funds to help senior citizens pay their delinquent electric bills. Applications and qualification requirements are due by March 31. Residents can apply at a local Neighborhood Service Center, including the locations at 2103 N Rome Ave. and 3402 N 22nd St. For more information, call (813) 272-6770.

Reserve deputy orientation: The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will host a reserve deputy orientation for law enforcement reserve deputy positions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room, 520 Falkenburg Road. The positions are voluntary, and selected candidates will attend a 360-hour reserve academy at no cost. Call (813) 247-8070.

Brotherly benefit: Kellyn Gowen will run the 2012 Boston Marathon with Team Hoyt in honor of her brother, Ryan Shuck, who was paralyzed in a car accident at 18 months old. Team Hoyt is a 71-year-old father, Dick, who has pushed his 50-year-old son Rick, a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy, in more than 1,000 races. Gowen has raised $6,000 already and will hold a final benefit for the Hoyt Foundation on Wednesday at Beef 'O' Brady's, 8810 N Himes Ave. By mentioning the cause, 15 percent of food and drink orders will benefit the Hoyt Foundation. For more information, visit running4ryan.blogspot.com.

Bra fitting for cancer cure: Help fight breast cancer by participating in a Wacoal Fit for the Cure event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Dillard's store in Westfield Citrus Park. Receive a complimentary bra fitting. Also, sign up to receive a monthly email reminder to do a breast self-examination. For every woman who participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer research and community health programs. Wacoal also will donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt'd bra purchased at these events. For more information, call (813) 926-4545.

Spring boutique: Potted plants, whimsical yard art, jewelry and basket art will be available at 10 a.m. March 9 at the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club annual Spring Boutique at the USF Embassy Suites, 3705 Spectrum Blvd. Admission, which includes a lunch catered by Embassy Suites, costs $35. Tickets must be purchased in advance; call Anne Green at (813) 988-4431. Proceeds benefit the club projects.

Neighborhood recognition: Hillsborough County is accepting nominations for Neighborhood Recognition Awards, which recognizes communities that have finished a beautification project, made an informational neighborhood website or social media page, or started a crime watch or safety program. The deadline is Monday. Get an application at the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., first floor, or visit hillsboroughcounty.org/onr.

Master class with Leonid Yanovskiy: The University of West Florida professor and director of strings will hold a free master class for strings students at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Patel Conservatory, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Call (813) 222-1002.

Garden club meeting: Dale Stoltzfoos, licensed general contractor, will discuss "What You Should Know Before Hiring a Landscaper or Home Contractor" at the Davis Islands Garden Club monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 81 Columbia Drive. Free. Call (813) 251-3123.

Stroke support group: Tampa Bay Stroke Support and Prevention Group will hold its monthly meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Tampa General Hospital Community Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. The topic will be awareness signs and symptoms. Refreshments served. Free parking. Call (813) 844-7715.

Memory screening: If you're concerned about your memory, get a free memory screening from March 19-23 at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, 4001 E Fletcher Ave. The screening, by appointment only, takes about 30 minutes. It is confidential and will be conducted by a trained professional at the institute. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (813) 974-3969.

Tampa area community event listings 03/03/12 [Last modified: Saturday, March 3, 2012 3:30am]
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