Baking demos: King Arthur Flour will offer two baking demonstrations at Embassy Suites Tampa/Brandon, 10220 Palm River Road on Monday. Perfect Pies and Savory Scones will take place at noon while Baking with Yeast and Whole Grains starts at 7 p.m. Each demonstration includes free recipes, coupons, time to talk with the King Arthur Flour staff, and the chance to win prizes. The demonstrations are free.
Parks seeking lifeguards: The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is looking for part-time lifeguards at Lithia Springs Park and E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin. Qualified candidates must be at least 16 years old; a current high school student, high school graduate or have a GED certification; and have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification, current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification and a current American Red Cross First Aid Certification. The positions pay $9 an hour.
The parks and recreation department can provide training to obtain the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certifications. A job description and application can be found online at jobaps.com/hill/sup/images/default.asp. For more information, call Lithia Springs Park at (813) 744-5572 or E.G. Simmons Park at (813) 671-7655.
Food drive: Dinosaur World is offering 50 percent off admission with two canned goods per person on Sunday. Donations will go to the United Food Bank of Plant City. Call Dinosaur World at (813) 717-9865.
Support group: Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 N Park Road, will offer GriefShare, a seminar and support group for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. Each session will include a video seminar and group discussion. Classes began Jan. 22 and run every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Each session is self-contained; you may begin attending at any time. To register or for more information, contact Lyn Senkarik at (813) 752-4622.
Plant sale: The Riverview Garden Club will hold its annual plant and rummage sale on Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive. Plants from nurseries will be on sale at half-price. Cash only. Free entrance and parking. Bring bags and containers to carry plants home. The sale is the club's main scholarship fundraiser. For more information, call (813) 727-6567.
Leigh Rubin: The cartoonist will speak at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, on Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Rubin's cartoons appear in major daily newspapers and are syndicated to more than 400 media outlets worldwide. For more information, call the library at (813) 273-3652.
Child care training: Hillsborough County Extension Services is offering free training sessions for licensed child care providers at the extension service office, 5339 County Road 579. Participants can receive CEU credit from the University of Florida. The sessions began Jan. 22 and will continue through Feb. 19.
Dates and topics include: Avoid Behavior Problems: Teach Self-Control, Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.; Every Child Counts: Building Community, Feb. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m.; and What Does Time Mean To Children? Feb. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
To register, visit extension.psu.edu/cyttap, click on "State Training," then "Florida" and "Tampa." The cost for providers outside of Hillsborough County is $10 per workshop. For more information, contact Diana Converse, family life educator for Hillsborough County Extension Service, at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54140, or [email protected]
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Film series: The Eagle Audubon Society of Kings Point will hold its 30th Annual Outdoor Adventure Film Series beginning Saturday. Each film is narrated by the filmmaker about their travels. The movies will be shown in the Kings Point Clubhouse Borini Theater, 1904 Clubhouse Drive. The films are open to the public. Tickets are $7.50 per film or $18 for the entire series. Tickets may be purchased at the Kings Point Clubhouse Box Office Monday through Friday, or before the shows.
Saturday will feature America's Amazing Places, about America's little-known travel destinations. Feb. 16 will feature The Real World Fiji, about the Pacific island nation. March 16 will feature It's Great! Britain about the sights and sounds of Great Britain.
All showings begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (813) 387-3447.
Samaritan Alzheimer's Auxiliary: A variety show will be presented on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Community Hall at 1910 S Pebble Beach Blvd. Tickets are $20 and all funds go directly to benefit the auxiliary's respite program. The group also benefited from a recent $1,000 donation from Sun Towers. For information about the Samaritans, call (813) 634-9283.
Valentine's concert: The South Shore Symphony Orchestra will hold a concert entitled "Romantic Melodies" on Feb. 9 at 3 and 7 p.m. at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E. The concert will feature romantic classics by Bach, von Weber, Elgar, Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Tickets are $12 and are available at the church office. Tickets may also be purchased at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Plaza, Suite 117; the two offices of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, 315 S U.S. 41, Ruskin, and 137 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach; and online at thessso.org. For more information, call the church at (813) 633-3970.