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Tampa briefs: Garden circle program focuses on yard waste

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Garden circle program focuses on yard waste

Moonlight Garden Circle, a garden club that meets weekends and evenings, will host a workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Master gardener Lynn Barber will demonstrate how to turn kitchen and yard waste into gardening treasure. Participants will receive a free compost bin and thermometer per household. To RSVP, call the Tampa Garden Club at 251-5059 or Michele Vatalaro at 251-5753.


Program helps match seniors, older cats

The Hillsborough County Animal Services program "Seniors Rescuing Seniors" encourages seniors to adopt older cats. Older felines are less active, more stable and still need love in their golden years. Seniors age 62 and older can adopt a cat for $25 and/or a dog for $30. Fees include spray/neuter surgery, microchipping and rabies vaccinations. For more information, call the shelter at 744-5660 or visit the Web site at


Luncheon will honor ex-Gov. Bob Martinez

The League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County will host a luncheon to honor former Gov. Bob Martinez, who also was Tampa mayor, as its 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The event starts at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the University Club of Tampa, 201 N Franklin St. Tickets are $35 and $50 for those who want to have their names in the commemorative program. To RSVP, call Heidi Grogan at 253-2640, ext. 1216, or Linda D'Aquila at 253-3640, ext. 1170.


'Yoga for Depression' is today and Saturday

The Lotus Room will hold a workshop titled "Yoga for Depression" led by internationally known instructor Amy Weintraub. The workshop will be hosted at the Lotus Pond at 6201 Lynn Road today and Saturday. The workshop will incorporate yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, guided visualizations and chant. The class is 7 to 9 p.m. today, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Advance registration is $125. For more information, call 961-3160 or visit


Basketball program registers for summer

Tampa Bay Basketball Organization is accepting online registration from fourth- to 11th-graders for summer league play. To register, visit or call Coach Rob at 918-4071.

Tampa Heights

Spring break program in performing arts

Theater Arts Dance Adventure Camp offers a spring break program in visual and performing arts for children age 8 to 12. The camp is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 to April 11 at the Taylor Art Studio, 611 W Indiana Ave. Activities include theater, sculpture, jewelry, collage and clay. Fees are $75 for the first child and $65 for each additional child. To register, call the studio at 274-8364.

Tampa briefs: Garden circle program focuses on yard waste 03/27/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:47am]
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