Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Todd Parr, children's author, to visit Hillsborough libraries

Brandon

Booths still available for expo, taste event

Booths are still available for Thursday's Brandon Business Expo & "Taste of Brandon" at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa. The cost is $200 for businesses and restaurants that belong to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, and $300 for nonmembers. Tickets to the expo are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, call the chamber at (813) 689-1221.

Sun City Center

Rose group will hear talk on shrub roses

The South County Rose Group invites the public to its meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sun City Center United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Rose expert Connie Vierbecky will talk about growing and maintaining shrub roses. For more information, call (813) 634-1750.

Sun city Center

Formal military ball is Thursday at plaza

Past and current members of the military and civilians are welcome at a formal military ball Thursday at Freedom Plaza, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center. The ball, hosted by the local chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars, begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner, live entertainment and dancing. The cost is $75 per person. Proceeds will go toward youth leadership and patriotic education scholarships. To buy tickets, call (813) 642-9050.

Seffner

Hurricane seminar focuses on trees

Hurricane season is almost here, and the Hillsborough County Extension wants to inform residents how to reduce damage that fallen trees can cause during storms. The free seminar is 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the extension office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner.

Topics will include assessing tree damage after a storm, deciding which trees can be saved and which ones should be removed, and finding professionals to remove debris. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call (813) 744-5519, ext. 104.

Brandon

Aquatic center open house is Saturday

The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center will hold an open house for summer activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 405 Beverly Blvd. The center's staff will serve food from Down to the Bone BBQ and share information on summer camps and programs, including swimming, tennis, gymnastics, and martial arts. Parents also can have their kids fingerprinted. For more information, call (813) 689-0908.

Ruskin

Classes for parents in first aid, pregnancy

The Ruskin Family Support & Resource Center will offer a free first aid training class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at 201 14th Ave. SE. The class will provide parents with tips on handling common childhood emergencies. To register, call (813) 870-4747.

On May 29, the resource center will offer several classes for expecting parents. Classes are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and include labor and delivery preparation, breast-feeding, caring for newborns, stretching and relaxation, and boot camp for dads. To register, call (813) 356-1293, ext. 249.

Valrico

Author Todd Parr to visit libraries

In celebration of Children's Book Week, author Todd Parr will hold book readings Saturday at several county libraries, including the Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. Parr, author of more than 25 books, will appear at the library at 10:15 a.m. He'll sign autographs after speaking with kids.

Parr also will read at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave., Tampa, at 1:30 p.m. and the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., at 4 p.m.

Todd Parr, children's author, to visit Hillsborough libraries 05/14/09 [Last modified: Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays are full of ideas they'd like to share when commissioner visits

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Commissioner Rob Manfred is coming to the Trop today. Hmm. Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg will be there to greet him. Hmmmm. And they have a scheduled joint media session. Hmmmmmmmmm.

    Commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t expected to say anything definitive about the Rays’ stadium situation when he visits the team today.
  2. Mayor Rick Kriseman endorsed by another police union

    Blogs

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman is already backed by the city's largest police union, the Suncoast Police Benevolent Association.

    Mayor Rick Kriseman has secured another police union endorsement
  3. Drinking alcohol on St. Pete beaches now allowed — for hotel guests only

    Local Government

    ST. PETE BEACH — Guests at gulffront hotels here can now drink alcoholic beverages in permitted hotel beach cabana areas.

    Guests at the Don CeSar Hotel relax Tuesday on St. Pete Beach. That night, the City Commission unanimously passed an ordinance to allow hotel guests to drink alcohol in permitted beach areas.
  4. Man found floating in 'Cotee River in New Port Richey

    Public Safety

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A body was found floating in the Pithlachascotee River on Tuesday morning, police said.

  5. More than 13,000 fact-checks later, PolitiFact celebrates 10-year mark

    National

    ST. PETERSBURG — Bill Adair still remembers the moment when he realized his idea to fact-check politicians could turn into something big.

    From left, Aaron Sharockman, PolitiFact executive director, introduces a panel featuring Angie Holan, PolitiFact editor; PolitiFact founder Bill Adair; and Neil Brown, Tampa Bay Times editor and vice president, at the Poynter Institute on Tuesday.