Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Tampa neighborhood events

Grief support: LifePath Hospice is offering free group support to help people cope with the death of a loved one. A five-week session of the grief support group New Beginnings will run from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Horizon Bay at Hyde Park, 800 W Azeele St. The group will meet every other Thursday. Trained bereavement professionals facilitate all LifePath Hospice grief support groups. Registration is requested. Participants do not need to have used LifePath Hospice services in the past. For more information or to register, contact Diane Schnelly at (813) 357-5609.

Lifelong learning: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of South Florida invites you to attend their Winter Open House at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at the historic Centro Asturiano Ballroom, 1913 N Nebraska Ave., in Ybor City. The open house will offer complimentary breakfast snacks and feature USF history professor Gary Mormino, who will speak on the "Birth and Death and Future of the Florida Dream." The learning institute will offer 90 college-level courses, lectures, trips and educational programs at more than 15 venues throughout the Tampa area, and many of the faculty will be at the open house to discuss their classes. Courses are modestly priced, meet weekly for two hours and last six weeks. They are taught by retired professors, current faculty and qualified professionals. There are no grades or homework, but lots of learning with fellow lifelong lovers of education. The open house is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome. To RSVP, leave a message at (813) 974-8036. For more information on learning institute programs at USF, call Joseph McAuliffe at (813) 974-5166 or visit usfseniors.org.

Grants for artists: Local artists can apply for $2,000 grants from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Seven grants are available for 2013. Artists' projects must further their professional development. The projects must be outlined in the grant applications and take place during the grant period of March 1 to Sept. 30. Application deadline is Jan. 18. For information email [email protected] or visit tampaarts.com.

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