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Tampa neighborhood events calendar

New Tampa Rotary: Becky Steele, director of the West Central Florida regional office of American Civil Liberties Union, will talk about "Voting in Florida — Have we managed to get it right?," at 7 a.m. today at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Cost is $12. Call (813) 972-9235 or visit

Carrollwood Rotary: Bill Casterns and Brenda Corder, of the Northdale OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors) will talk about the group's programs and opportunities for the "over 50s" at 12:15 p.m. today at Emerald Greens Golf and Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive. Call (813) 695-7395.

Teen Tech Week: Qualifying events for the Hillsborough County Library Teen Tech Week Game Zone video game tournament take place throughout the month. Bring your band (up to four) or go solo for the Rock Band 2 competition qualifying events at the following locations:

• 1 p.m. Saturday at Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd.

• 1 p.m. Sunday at New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd.

Call (813) 273-3764 or visit

Grand opening: Weight and body Solutions grand opening and open house is at 2 p.m. Monday at the clinic, 5907 Webb Road. The event features free digital imaging, demonstrations, presentations and more. Call (813) 866-4395.

USF Women's Club: Author Andy Huse will talk about "Florida's Delicious History" at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Traditions Hall B in the USF Alumni Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Call (813) 949-7005.

Bunco blast: The Northdale Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors bunco games are at 10 a.m. Monday at J. Christopher's Restaurant, 14366 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 961-4438.

CABA networking: Play nine holes of golf, with a 10th hole of networking, at the Carrollwood Area Business Association "Networking on the Nines" at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Northdale Golf & Tennis Club, 4417 Northdale Blvd. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

OWLS Gamble: The Northdale Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors day at the Hard Rock Casino is Wednesday. The bus leaves at 9:15 a.m. from Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive. Cost is $20. Call (813) 961-5649.

CABA After Five: Share small-business experiences with others at the Carrollwood Area Business Association's After Five meeting; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Synovus Bank, 4488 W Boy Scout Blvd. Call (813) 289-0267.

North Tampa Chamber of Commerce: Build new business relationships at the Chamber Chatter Connections at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, 17315 Dona Michelle Drive. Call 1-800-839-6328, ext. 3600.

Community design awards: The deadline is Wednesday for entries in the Hillsborough City-County Planning Commission Community Design Awards. Cost to enter is $140. Call (813) 272-5940 or visit online at

Newcomers of Northwest Hillsborough: Learn about the risk factors of heart disease and how to be heart healthy at the Newcomers of Northwest Hillsborough meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday at La Casa della Pasta, 5273 Ehrlich Road. Call (813) 412-4716.

Arbor Greene CDD: The Arbor Greene Community Development District budget meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Arbor Greene Community Center, 18000 Arbor Greene Drive. Call (954) 753-5841.

North Tampa Chamber of Commerce: Build relationships with business neighbors at the Chamber Network Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at J. Christopher's Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, 14366 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 968-3090, ext. 7000, or (813) 908-7023.

Alzheimer's support: Caregivers of people who suffer from Alzheimer's can find out about caregiver options at 7 p.m. Thursday at Emeritus at North Dale, 3401 W Bearss Ave. Call (813) 961-1044 or (727) 578-2558.

The Children's Home: Tour the campus and learn about the Children's Home at the Visitor Inspiration Program at 1 p.m. Thursday at 10909 Memorial Highway. Call (813) 864-1536.

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USF Engineering EXPO

The 36th annual University of South Florida Engineering EXPO is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the engineering complex at the school campus, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Elementary, middle and high school students are encouraged to participate as the main goal of the event is to educate students on how technology, engineering, math and science affect everyday lives. The expo is open and free to the public. A main highlight of the two-day event is the University of South Florida College of Engineering Electrathon on Saturday . It will feature about 20 students from the electric car clubs of Middleton, King, Brandon and Tampa Bay Technical high schools racing the electric cars they built at the beginning of the school year. An electrathon features vehicles like go-carts powered by an electric motor and batteries. The track opens at 8 a.m., the first race starts at 10 and the second race is at 2 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony in the USF College of Engineering parking lot, 4202 E Fowler Ave. For information, contact Ken Fiallos at (813) 272-4703 or see www.electrathonof

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