Friday, April 27, 2018
News Roundup

Tampa area community listings, July 8 and upcoming

Hospice book discussion group: Readers who have experienced a significant loss and want to explore grief as a theme in fiction can join a five-week book group. Begins 2:30 p.m. Monday at the LifePath Hospice Resource Center, 3010 W Azeele St. The first book selection is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. To register, please call (813) 877-2200, ext. 10609.

Mortgage rally: Attend a rally from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square downtown, where you will be asked to sign a petition asking elected leaders to resolve the foreclosure crisis, protect the mortgage interest deduction and guarantee credit-worthy consumers and small businesses the opportunity to obtain mortgages and loans. Speakers will include Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Commission Chairman Ken Hagan. Joe Chillura Courthouse Square is at Kennedy Boulevard and Pierce Street. The event is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Home Builders Association, the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to [email protected] For more information, visit protecthomeownership. com/tamparally.

Classical voice master class: The Patel Conservatory Classical Voice Intensive brings master teachers from around the United States together to share their expertise and experience, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the conservatory, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Free. Fore more information, call (813) 222-1002.

Diabetes support group: Discuss challenges, share success stories and gain resources, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 Swann Ave. Refreshments served. Free. For more information, call (813) 342-1313.

Stroke support group: Join the discussion "Medications for Your Health" and gain support, education and interaction with people who have had strokes, their family members and their caregivers, 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tampa General Hospital Rehab Center, Second Floor, 6 Tampa General Circle. Free. Call (813) 844-7641.

Scott Deitche: Enjoy lunch and a chat with Deitche, the author of five books on organized crime, including Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld and The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr., during the Business and Professional Women of Tampa Bay's monthly meeting. Noon Wednesday at DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Tampa Airport, 4500 W Cypress St. $25-$30. Call (813) 681-4925.

Plein air pen demo: Frank Bolock will demonstrate the drawing style, 7 p.m. Thursday at Tampa Regional Artists, Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 251-3780.

Call to artists: Tampa Regional Artists is collecting submissions for its "Landscape and Seascape Show" in July. Pictures of all types of topography accepted; must be ready to hang. Framed art of more than 40 inches counts as two entries; 3-D art accepted. Member entries are $7 per submission or three for $20. Nonmember entries are $12 each or three for $35. Dropoff is noon to 3 p.m. July 21 and 22 at Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave. Call (813) 220-5800.

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