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Tampa area event listings, July 27 to August 2

Donations needed: St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is collecting monetary donations and new, unwrapped toys for a "Christmas in July" drive. Toys can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the circular drive of the hospital, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. To make an online donation, visit stjosephs christmas.org. Call (813) 443-2046.

Grief support group: The Life Center of the Suncoast will offer a support group for parents grieving the loss of a child, at 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at 6811 N Central Ave. Free. Call (813) 237-3114.

School supply drive: FAIA Young Agents Council will collect school supplies to benefit Voices for Children and Guardian ad Litem in Hillsborough County, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Office Depot, 6825 W Waters Ave. Visit faia.com.

Cooking class: Learn how to prepare easy and healthy vegetarian dishes during a vegetarian cooking class, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register in the store's lobby or email maria.gumina@wholefoods.com.

Job fair: State Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, will hold her 2012 job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Higgins Hall, 5225 N Himes Ave. Free for job-seekers. Call (813) 758-9149.

LifePath seeks volunteers: LifePath Hospice will offer an orientation for potential volunteers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at its South Tampa Resource Center, 3010 W Azeele St. Volunteers interested in working with patients and families will receive additional training. All volunteers must preregister. For information or to register, contact Vickie McDonald at (813) 984-2299 or mc donaldv@chaptershealth.org.

Awesome Tampa Bay deadline: Have ideas to help make Tampa Bay awesome? Submit your ideas for the $1,000 microgrant and help keep Tampa cool. The deadline is Wednesday. Visit awesometampabay.org.

Better Breathers support group: Memorial Hospital of Tampa will host a Better Breathers Club support group from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at 2901 Swann Ave. The support group is for anyone with chronic pulmonary disease. Friends and family welcome. Light lunch served. To RSVP, call (813) 342-1313.

History Center needs volunteers: The Tampa Bay History Center needs docents to lead tours for groups of children and adults. No previous experience is required. Must be available one weekday morning per week. All training is provided. Call (813) 675-8981.

Clean-up volunteers needed: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful currently is recruiting volunteers for an East Tampa Community Action Event at 8 a.m. Aug. 3, Al Barnes Park, 2902 N 32nd St. Volunteers will step into the streets of the East Tampa and Jackson Heights communities to help with efforts to reduce litter. To preregister, call (813) 221-8733.

Tampa area event listings, July 27 to August 2 07/26/12 [Last modified: Thursday, July 26, 2012 4:30am]
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