Town 'N Country library closes for a day
The new regional library at the Town 'N Country Commons, 7606 Paula Drive, will close Sunday so workers can install parking lot lights. If you need to visit a library that day, the nearest branch is the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. It will be open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Call (813) 273-3652.
New Tampa Rotary: John Lesar, former health care consultant for the U.S. State Department, will talk about "Comparisons of the U.S. health care system with others around the world" at 7 a.m. today at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. The cost is $12. Call (813) 972-9235 or visit www.newtamparotary.org.
Plein aire painting: Terry Klaaren will lead an outdoor acrylic painting class at 10 a.m. Saturday at Riverhills Park, 405 Riverhills Drive. Call (813) 985-9200 or visit klaarenart.com.
Support for Asperger's parents: A new support group in the Westchase area is reaching out to parents of children with Asperger's syndrome, a persuasive development disorder and high-functioning autism. Parents can share stories and resources. The first meeting will take place in a private home at 6 p.m. Saturday. Call (813) 476-5696 or e-mail [email protected]
Botox: A seminar on botox and juvederm is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Weight and Body Solutions, 5907 Webb Road. Call (813) 866-4395.
North Tampa Chamber of Commerce: Rebecca Weinberg, assistant vice president at Branch Banking & Trust, will talk about "Motivating your employees so they don't sit and text message friends all day" at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Perkins Restaurant, 12650 N Dale Mabry Highway. Cost is $18 for members and $22.50 for nonmembers. Call (813) 961-2420 or visit northtampachamber.com.
Northdale OWLS: Take a trip to Fantasy Flight with the Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors. Meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive. Cost is $55. Call (813) 961-5649.
CABA and java: Network and get a caffeine blast at the Carrollwood Area Business Association coffee meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bay Cities Bank, 14877 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 637-2420.
Housing help: Landlords and prospective renters can find out about the Hillsborough County Section 8/Housing Voucher Program at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at 3620 W Humphrey St. Call (813) 903-3400.
Northeast Tampa Women in Business: Marion Braun will talk about creating a home-based Internet business and more at 6 p.m. Thursday at Hunter's Green Country Club. 18101 Longwater Run Drive. Cost is $25 for members and $28 for guests at the door. Call (813) 451-8023 or visit netwib.org.
North Tampa Chamber of Commerce: David Doerges, founder of Free Networking International, will talk about "The unknown missing ingredient to successful networking," at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Clarion Hotel-Busch Gardens, 2701 E Fowler Ave. Cost is $20 at the door. Call (813) 971-4710.
Community design awards: Entries for the Hillsborough City-County Planning Commission Community Design Awards is Feb. 18. Cost to enter is $140. Call (813) 272-5940 or visit planning commission.org.
Temple Terrace board openings: Applications for positions on several city advisory boards are being accepted until March 2. Call (813) 506-6440.
• Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee
• Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council
• Board of Adjustment
Free tax help: The AARP Tax-Aide Program helps low- and moderate-income residents with tax returns. Call toll-free, 1-888-687-2277, or visit aarp.org/taxaide for locations and times.
Innovation Express: Inventors ages 6 to 12 are eligible to enter the Young Inventors Contest. Submissions must be turned in by March 11 at area Learning Express locations. Winner gets a $1,000 prize. Call (813) 818-8697 or visit kids2invent.com.