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Guest cartoonist | Charles Greacen, Hyde Park

Tampa area neighborhood events

Digital photography workshop: Learn how to take better photos with your digital camera from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive, in the Carmen Manis Room. Composition, lighting, point of view, depth of field and shutter speeds will be some of the topics covered. Then find out how you can use free Web-based editing applications to crop, enhance and even repair old photos. Mouse and keyboard skills recommended. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour before the start of the program.

Active seniors fitness class: Those 50 and older looking to improve their strength, cardio endurance, flexibility, balance and overall fitness are invited to join instructor Marcia at the Town 'N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive, at 11:45 a.m. Mondays. Light weights, small exercise balls and bands will be used. $2 per class.

Art exhibit: The Friends of the North Tampa Library will host a reception for local artist Janice Shindle from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the community room of the library, 8916 N Boulevard. Shindle's art will be on display through August. Her art has been displayed at TECO and Oldsmar City Hall, as well as other locations in Tampa. For more information, call the library at (813) 273-3652

Coping with motherhood support group: Women having a hard time adjusting to motherhood can find support in a group setting at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, fourth floor, CR 1, 4321 N MacDill Ave., from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Whether a first-time mom or the mom of a growing family, this group provides a place to share and talk about everyday stressors, adjusting to new roles, challenges of breast feeding and the emotional roller coaster motherhood brings. Sessions open to all women who delivered up to one year ago. Free.

Children's grief counseling group: Children experiencing grief over the death of a loved one are invited to attend the Kid's Group at 6 p.m. Thursday at LIFE Center of the Suncoast, 6811 N Central Ave. For a $20 donation, children ages 6 to 10 will work with counselors and use creative arts as a form of expression to process their feelings of grief. Call (813)237-3114 before attending.

Senior games: Online registration begins July 15 for the Tampa Bay Senior Games, to be held Oct. 7-18. The games feature two weeks of competition in basketball, billiards, bowling, cribbage, dominoes, golf, hobby show, pickleball, pinochle, swimming, table tennis, talent showcase, tennis, and track and field. New events this year include softball and cornhole. The Tampa Bay Senior Games are hosted by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services, city of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, and Temple Terrace Leisure Services. For more information, call Mary Clements Fowler in Parks, Recreation and Conservation at (813) 635-3519 or go to and search Senior Games.

Ice cream at MOSI: On July 21, those visiting the Museum of Science & Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., will be treated to hand-dipped Blue Bell Ice Cream — while supplies last. In honor of National Ice Cream Day, Blue Bell will be serving the treat, included with MOSI admission, from noon until 2 p.m. in the Grand Lobby. While guests are enjoying their ice cream, they can watch MOSI's InterActors demonstrate the science of freezing with a demonstration using liquid nitrogen. For more information, call (813) 987-6000 or go to

Charles Greacen is an artist working in Hyde Park. To reach him, go to

Tampa area neighborhood events 07/06/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 5, 2013 6:26pm]
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