Cleanup will haul off many oversized items
Residents living within the boundaries of Gandy Boulevard, north of Leona Street, and Dale Mabry, west of Old Tampa Bay, are encouraged to participate in the Solid Waste Enhanced Environment Program. Items can be placed at curbsides no later than 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Materials accepted for collection during the cleanup are appliances, furniture, mattresses, tires without rims, yard waste, carpet, wood, toilets, dried latex paint, bicycles, barbecue grills and toys. Materials that won't be accepted include auto parts; building material such as doors, fences, tile, sheds, pipe, wood/plywood, brick, concrete blocks, roofing materials, windows and drywall; hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury and asbestos; and televisions and computer equipment. Call Jerry Frankhouser at 507-9664 or visit www.tampagov.net.
Exhibit's art from Life Enrichment Center
The opening reception for "Spring into Art," a new exhibit by students and teachers of the Life Enrichment Center, is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the TECO Plaza Art Gallery, 702 N Franklin St., and includes a dance performance and art sale. The event is free. The exhibition runs until May 30. Call Ronna Metcalf at 932-0241 or visit www.lifeenrichmenttampa.org.
Reception kicks off 'Women in Art' show
A wine and cheese reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday kicks off a monthlong "Women in Art" exhibit at Studio 3013, at 3013 W San Rafael St. The works of nine local women will be showcased until May 20. The reception is free. Call Studio 3013 at 254-8663.
Genealogical group will meet Saturday
The Florida Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Auditorium of the John F. Germany Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Lebanese-American author Raff Ellis will introduce Kisses from a Distance, a research book that traces Ellis' family emigrant history. The book will be available at the meeting. Admission is free. Visit www.fgstampa.org.
Neighborhood group will meet Tuesday
The Bayside West Neighborhood Association meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Friendship Hall at Regency Cove Mobile Home Community, 4851 Gandy Blvd. A speaker from the Tampa Police Department will speak, and the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority also will participate. Call Jerry Frankhouser at 839-1066.