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Tampa events, Nov. 13 and upcoming

Memory screenings: Hillsborough County Aging Services will offer free, confidential memory screenings, educational materials and followup resources from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Phyllis H. Busansky Senior Center, 4102 W Spruce St. Four other senior center sites across the county will offer the screenings. For more information, call (813) 272-5314.

Memory loss talk: Dr. Susan Steen will present "Not Just a Senior Moment — Is Your Memory Loss Normal Aging or Something More?" from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, 2901 W Swann Ave. Light lunch and memory screenings included. Free. For additional information about the memory loss talk, call (813) 342-1313.

Ask a lawyer about immigration: Come to the West Tampa Branch Library for a program presented by local lawyers about legal issues related to immigration, 3 p.m. Tuesday at 2312 W Union St. Questions answered afterward. For adults. Free. For additional information, call (813) 273-3652.

Honors symposia: Anthony LaRose, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, and UT honors students will address the question "Do TV crime dramas influence juror perceptions of forensic evidence?" at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Library AV2 at the University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. For more information, call (813) 257-3545.

Digital cameras: Learn more about your digital camera from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Accomplished art photographer Steven Sparks will help you make better shooting decisions and improve your post-processing with any type of digital camera. Discussions will be tailored around photo subjects you most care about, like taking pictures of your paintings, landscapes or family. You will receive shooting and editing checklist handouts, plus suggestions how you can learn more. Cost for the two-hour workshop is $25. Class size is limited and requires advance registration. To register or for more information about this or other Life Enrichment Center classes that are upcoming, call (813) 932-0241 or visit lectampa.org.

Free haircuts: Every child who brings in a recyclable donation from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, America Recycles Day, will get a free haircut from Darren Peña Salon & Spa, 10330 N Dale Mabry Highway. Qualifying recyclables are paper, plastic and glass. Mom and dad will receive a gift and 50 percent off the cost of a haircut. Children must be 12 or younger to qualify and the adult haircut for half price is good for the event only. The parent has to be present at Darren Peña Salon & Spa to receive the gift. Treats and face-painting also will be available. Call ahead at (813) 969-2420 schedule kids' cuts, adult cuts and face painting.

Holiday cheese class and tasting: Learn the basics of cheese with a focus on special holiday cheeses paired with wines from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. For additional information, email [email protected]

Boards need people: Hillsborough County commissioners seek residents to serve on several volunteer citizen advisory boards and councils. Applications are due Dec. 6 and can be picked up on the second floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.

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