Thursday, February 22, 2018
News Roundup

Times staff

Mom's morning escape: This monthly event features free minimassage, coffee or tea and a muffin for moms, from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. First come, first served. Pick up vouchers at the customer service desk. Call (813) 874-9435.

Celebrate centenarians: Hillsborough County Aging Services Division wants to recognize residents who are 100 years or older with an honorary letter. If you are of this age or know a person who has reached this age, call Agatha at (813) 272-6956.

Car seat inspection: Schedule a free appointment and learn how to correctly install your child's car seat with help from a certified child passenger safety technician. Bring your car seat, the instructions and your vehicle owner's manual to AAA, 1515 N West Shore Blvd., on Monday. Additional car seats and/or vehicles require a separate appointment. To register call (813) 443-3078. Allow 30-45 minutes per appointment.

Beauty boost for cancer patients: The American Cancer Society is offering a free beauty support program from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the St. Joseph's Hospital Cancer Institute, first floor conference room, 3001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Patients are taught beauty techniques to help reduce the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. Makeup ordered for each participant is based on skin type/color. To RSVP, call the American Cancer Society toll-free at 1-800-227-2345.

Crazy for quilting: Families and adults interested in learning how to quilt can visit the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Amara Scozzari will be there to demonstrate the basics of quilting, and participants can work on a monthly theme or individual designs. All materials are provided.

Spider class: Learn all about spiders in classes held at 10 a.m. and again at noon Saturday and May 19 at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. It's part of a program conducted by Hillsborough County park rangers. Cost is $5 per child and one adult; park entry fee is $2 per vehicle for up to eight people per car. Open to all ages. Large groups, such as homeschooled children, Scouts and birthday parties should preregister. Children must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. Adults without children may join for $5. Only cash payments are accepted. For more information or to register, email Diana Kyle with date, time and names of those attending, or call Lettuce Lake Park at (813) 987-6204.

Art en Blanc: Wear all white and dine alfresco from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Woodmont Park, 407 Woodmont Ave., Temple Terrace, for the inaugural Art en Blanc gala, a fundraising event for the Temple Terrace Arts Council. It is an outdoor evening of food, music and dancing for adults. The idea is based on a dining event that originated in Paris more than 25 years ago. Friends dress up in white and gather to eat, drink and be merry. All tables, chairs and white linens will be provided. You provide your own food and adult beverage. Several local restaurants are putting together Art en Blanc prepaid and prepackaged dinners, and the Dennis Pupello Jazz Ensemble will perform. Admission is $25 per person, $160 for a table of eight. Order tickets by calling (813) 988-2787 or by emailing [email protected]

Women Networking: Join the ladies of Women-N-Charge from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive. Build relationships and share talents and resources with other women in business. Cost is $15 for members if paid by Tuesday before the meeting, and $18 for all guests and members paying Wednesday and after. Register at women-n-charge.com. For more information, contact Judy at (813) 600-9848 or [email protected] This meeting's guest speaker is Dulcee Moehn, who is a motivational speaker and author. She will talk about strategic public relations and marketing solutions.

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