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Tampa offers zumba fitness classes for seniors

Northeast Macfarlane

Tampa offers zumba classes for seniors

The Tampa Parks and Recreation Department offers zumba fitness classes 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Barksdale Senior Citizen Center, 1801 N Lincoln St. The cost is $4. Participants must be at least 50 years old. Call (813) 348-1180.


Agricultural program focuses on exporting

Do you sell food or agricultural products and want to find new markets for them? The Hillsborough County Agriculture Development Program seeks businesses interested in a Minority Export Training program.

The program provides export training to small and medium-sized, new-to-export, minority and female-owned agricultural growers and processors. It also teaches basic exporting techniques such as marketing, locating buyers, preparing contracts, financing and shipping.

For a list of eligibility requirements and information, call (813) 272-5506 by.

Historic Hyde Park

Lecture will help you stretch health care

Tampa General Hospital will hold the lecture "Stretching Your Healthcare Dollars" with Joan M. McCarthy, M.D., 6:30 p.m. Thursday at TGH Hyde Park Community Health Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. Check-in is 6 p.m. Free. Register by calling, toll-free, 1-800-822-3627or visit

South Tampa Cowboys seek kids grades 6-11

The South Tampa Cowboys seek players in grades 6 to 11 for a competitive summer basketball league. Call (813) 918-4071 or e-mail


Exercise, nutrition activities Wednesday

Hillsborough County Aging Services will host various exercise and nutrition education activities in celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day all day Wednesday at Riverside Senior Center, 829 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 105, and Westshore Senior Center, 4102 W Spruce St. Call Aging Services at (813) 272-6630.

West Riverfront

Lotus Room will offer free yoga Thursdays

Ongoing free stress relief yoga classes will be offered at the Lotus Room as a gift to the Tampa Bay community during these challenging times, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursdays, at 1101 W Kennedy Blvd. For more information, call (813) 254-6777 or visit www.yogalotusroom.


YMCA will offer summer day camps

The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA will offer summer day camp programs for Hillsborough youths and teens. Most locations offer full-day camps from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and select locations offer half-day camps. Camps serve ages 6 and up, but some offer preschool camps for ages 3 to 5.

Teens 13 to 17 can participate in leadership in training programs and extreme adventure field trips.

Camps run June 8 to Aug. 21, with costs ranging from $120 to $200 per week. Financial assistance is available. Central City YMCA at 110 E Palm Ave. will offer traditional day camp, leaders in training, star search drama camp, art camp, "let's get healthy," brain busters and sports clinics. Call (813) 229-9622.

Interbay YMCA at 3311 S Himes Ave. will offer traditional day camp, leaders in training, teen extreme, sports and games, gymnastics and dance, chef's school, fun with science, arts and crafts, water sports, snorkeling, acting, adaptive (special needs) and preschool gymnastics, and sports. Call (813) 839-0210 or visit

County offers camps, activities for children

Hillsborough County offers various summer camps and activities for school-age children. Visit for detailed information about program costs, locations and registration.

The Web site also contains links to summer programs for the Carrollwood Cultural Center and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Nominees sought for good neighbor award

The Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations seeks nominees for the summer quarter 2009 Lonnie Lea Napier Good Neighbor Award.

Individuals, neighborhood associations and community groups can make nominations until June 12.

All residents of Hillsborough County are eligible to nominate and be nominated.

The nominee must demonstrate an ongoing spirit of compassion and helpfulness to his or her neighbors.

The annual award comes with a $2,000 grant to be awarded to the neighborhood association serving the area in which the recipient lives.

For nomination form, log onto or call (813) 272-5860.

Gandy/Sun Bay South

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating classes

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 79 offers a Boating Skills and Seamanship Program from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 5108 W Gandy Blvd.

The $60 cost includes a textbook, a certificate and a wallet card. Those interested can begin any Wednesday and continue until the program, which is on a looping basis, is completed.

For more information, call (813) 835-4118 or visit

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