Thursday, December 14, 2017
News Roundup

Tampa area event listings, June 15-21

Renaming ceremony to honor Head Start teacher: Hillsborough County will host a ceremony renaming the Sulphur Springs Head Start/Early Head Start Center in memory of the late Deborah McNair-Calhoun at 9 a.m. today at 2911 E Henry Ave. Calhoun worked for Hillsborough County's Head Start/Early Head Start program for 38 years. Call (813) 272-5140, ext. 3106.

Lectores Reading Series: Poet, memoirist, playwright and best-selling author Nick Flynn will read from his works at 7 p.m. today in Falk Theatre, 428 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Visit ut.edu/mfacw/lectores.

Women's workshops: The Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women will host its annual state conference and offer public workshops from 9 a.m. to noon today at Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel, 200 N Ashley Drive. The workshops include volunteerism, mentorship 101, political activism and generation differences. $25 per workshop. Visit bpwfl.org or call (850) 528-7099.

Learn Picasa: Learn to use Google's photo sharing tool to edit, organize and share photos, 2 p.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Limit 12 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.

Job fair: Meet with local companies with openings from entry level to skilled trade, health care and managerial positions, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. Free. Visit tampabayjobfair.com.

ADHD parent support group: Parents of children diagnosed with ADHD can attend a support group where Kelley Prince of Behavior Consulting of Tampa Bay will discuss "Effective Behavioral Strategies for Children with ADHD." The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tampa Day School, 12606 Henderson Road. Call (813) 508-2367.

Orchid Society: The Tampa Bay Orchid Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. There will be dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the installation of officers and an annual auction. Free. Call (813) 876-8495.

Weight-loss surgery info session: Learn about surgical weight loss during an information session, from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Nominees sought for Disability Advocacy Awards: The Hillsborough County Alliance for Citizens With Disabilities is seeking nominations for the annual Disability Advocacy Awards, which honors local individuals and organizations that have improved the lives of people living with disabilities. The deadline for nominations is June 25. For a nomination form, visit hillsboroughcounty.org/ liasions/ada or call (813) 251-2407.

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