Monday, December 18, 2017
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Tampa area event listings, Oct. 5-11

Family grief support: Kathy's Place for Hope offers a free Friday night group therapy program for adults and children, 7 p.m. today at 730 S Sterling Ave., Suite 301. Refreshments provided. To register, email [email protected]

How to create a business plan: Receive the information and tools needed to develop a well-constructed and effective business plan during a two-part series. 10 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W Union St. Call (813) 914-4028.

Guide to video editing: Get an introduction to Microsoft Movie Maker and learn how to turn your raw video into cinema, at 2 p.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Limit 12 participants. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Creative tacos: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a cooking class by Rowena Sjovall of No Fuss Foods, where she will demonstrate creative taco recipes, at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave. For adults. Registration is required. Limit 20 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.

Medicare open enrollment: Learn more about choosing a plan that will cover your medications, options for prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans for 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 2901 Swann Ave. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, call (813) 342-1313.

Jaycees reunion: The Tampa Jaycees from 1960 to 1975 will hold a reunion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Floridan Palace Hotel, 905 N Florida Ave. Lunch buffet is $35. To reserve, call (813) 985-3601.

Breast cancer support group: A free monthly support group for breast cancer patients, family members and significant others. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium, 3003 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call (813) 443-3078.

Nominating commission seeks input: The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking comments from the public and members of the bench and bar about the qualifications of these applicants for one Hillsborough County Court judicial vacancy: Lawrence Anzalone, Robert A. Bauman, Christopher E. Brown, William J. Capito, Helene L. Daniel, Constance Daniels, Wendy DePaul, Gary S. Dolgin, David Galloway, David M. Gould, Jack Nathan Gutman, John A. Guyton, III, Ingrid M. Hooglander, Clark Jordan-Holmes, Troy Matthew Lovell, Matthew C. Lucas, Daryl Maurice Manning, Dawn Myers, Barbara Jean Pittman, Ryan Christopher Rodems, Samuel J. Salario, Jr., Michael W. Schmid, Michael J. Scionti, Kim Suzanne Seace, Rick Terrana, Kimberly D. Thresher, Wesley D. Tibbals, Barbara Twine-Thomas, Laura E. Ward. Send comments by Oct. 12 to Carter Andersen, chair, 13th Judicial Nominating Commission, 1801 N Highland Ave., Tampa, FL 33602. Call (813) 204-6405.

Cleanup needs volunteers: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is recruiting volunteers to assist in removing litter and debris from the community during the 25th Annual Hillsborough River and Coastal Cleanup. The cleanup starts at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at various sites along the Hillsborough River, Alafia River and other waterways. A Rollin' on the River Rally will follow the cleanup at Lowry Park. To pre-register, visit keeptampabaybeautiful.org.

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