Thursday, June 21, 2018
News Roundup

Things to do in north Tampa area

Hurricane briefing: Attend a hurricane briefing by Preston Cook, emergency management director for Hillsborough County, today from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Town 'N' Country Regional Library, 7606 Paula Drive. In the meeting, hosted by Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, Cook will talk about ways to prepare for a hurricane. Participants will receive the official Hillsborough County Disaster Planning Guide, which has evacuation zone information, sample family disaster plans, disaster supply lists, information on how to protect your home and business, what to do for your pets and more. For more information, call (813) 272-5470.

Chicken farming: Learn how to raise chickens in your back yard during a natural education program led by a park ranger at 10 a.m. and again at noon on Saturday and Sunday at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. (meet in the visitor center). Cost is $5 per child and one adult; $5 per adult without children; $2 per vehicle, up to eight people in one vehicle. People of all ages, home schools, organizations and birthday parties are welcome and strongly encouraged to register early. To register, email your requested date, time, names and ages of those attending, to Diana Kyle at [email protected] For more information, call Lettuce Lake Park at (813) 987-6204.

July Fourth party: Residents of Temple Terrace are invited to the Bulluck Law Group's second annual Fourth of July cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bulluck Legal Center, 306 Bullard Parkway, Temple Terrace. Last year's event drew more than 1,000 people. The party will feature free food, drinks, face painting for children, games, raffles, music and a fun photo booth. The cookout starts at the end of the Temple Terrace Fourth of July parade.

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