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TGH earns honor for being 'most wired'

Tampa General Hospital earned national recognition for its use of advanced technology. Hospitals & Health Networks, a publication of the American Hospital Association, named Tampa General one of the year's "most wired." Tampa General was the only hospital in the state to get one of the 20 recognitions, which are based on hospitals that have strong security systems, fast disaster recovery and electronic tools to improve business processes. Tampa General recently implemented the GetWellNetwork, an interactive system that allows inpatients to access movies, television shows, the Internet and a variety of health information from their beds.

hillsborough county

Family-friendly programs at library

The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative is offering entertaining and informative programs for the family through July 30. The events include puppet and magic shows, a one-man circus, a bubble-making class, reptiles and science experiments. Find more information about the programs at Select a library location and view that library's calendar of events or call (813) 273-3652.

Seminole heights

Neighborhood hosts community potluck

The quarterly meeting of the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association includes a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4711 N Central Ave. The neighborhood association provides the main dish and neighbors bring a dish to share according to the following: Last names beginning with A-L, bring a side dish; M-Z, bring a dessert.

The association will present donations to Urban Art Attack and Habitat for Humanity.


Submit events for annual social calendar

Attention fundraiser/event planners! Please send details of charity benefits scheduled for 2014-2015 to Amy Scherzer at (subject line: 2014-15 social calendar); or mail information to Amy Scherzer; Tampa Bay Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602.

Include the event date, sponsoring organization, time, venue (with street address), admission price and publishable contact information. The deadline is Sept. 2.

Create your own memory box

Create and embellish a mixed media container of your choice on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Blvd. Attendees can bring embellishments such as photos, torn papers, trimmings, ribbons, feathers and any other memorabilia or collectibles from their personal life memories. The instructor will provide additional items for purchase at the workshop. The cost is $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers. For more information, call (813) 932-0241.

Drawing class will focus on portraits

In this ongoing Monday night class from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kerry Vosler Studio & Atelier, 1906 N Armenia Ave., Suite 210, participants will learn to draw the head, neck and shoulders. Through anatomical study, the focus will be on all aspects of the features of the head and how it connects to the neck and shoulders. Students will also learn to light subjects and create movement with poses. Private instruction at your easel. The cost is $25 and includes model fee. Call (813) 417-5867 for a supply list or email

Christmas in July fundraiser event

Tampa Bay Business Owners is presenting the fourth annual Christmas in July with a Taste of Tequila event on Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at TPepin Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St. The proceeds from the event go to the Children's Cancer Center in celebration of Michelle Boyd DeJong, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Raffle items, interactive booths and community leaders are a few things attendees can expect to see along with networking opportunities.

The organization was founded in 2008 to bring together business owners who are passionate about growing their companies and helping others do the same. The cost for the fundraiser is $25. Visit to purchase a ticket online or call (813) 489-5585 to pay by phone.


County offering solar cooker class

Be prepared during hurricane season and be able to cook during power outages and emergencies by making a simple solar cooker. The Hillsborough County Extension Office, at 5339 County Road 579, is offering a two-day solar cooker class, complete with food samplings, Tuesday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $10, for up to four people. Call (813) 744-5519, ext. 54136, for more information.

West tampa

Community job fair slated for Wednesday

See what this job fair, presented by state Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, has in store for your future from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Higgins Hall, 5225 N Himes Ave. Call (813) 673-4673 for more information.

Tampa community news roundup 07/16/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:14pm]
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