2 meetings available to learn about Choice
Information meetings for the second Hillsborough Choice application period running through April 24 will be held at these times:
• 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Jimmie B. Keel Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave.
• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Tampa Bay Tech, 6410 Orient Road.
School choice is available for students entering kindergarten through 11th grade and magnet schools are available for students entering first through 12th grade. For more information, call the Choice Information Line at (813) 272-4692.
Hand n' Hand shows off art
Hillsborough Hand n' Hand art exhibition is from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road.
The event will feature art by students with disabilities from Sheehy, Pizzo, Hammond, Dover, Corr and Ballast Point elementary schools and the Mendez Center. Free. For more information, call Marilyn Farber at (813) 558-1144.
Beach Park auction raises $40K
Beach Park School raised more than $40,000 during its eighth annual spring auction at the Tampa Letter Carrier's Hall last month.
The school is a not-for-profit independent Montessori school for pre K-3 to eighth grade at 4200 W North A St.
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Grady kids will dabble in kitchen
Grady Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders will attend Kids in the Kitchen from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the school, 3910 Morrison Ave.
The program will focus on nutrition and health and students will participate in various activities, such as a yoga and a stretch session, an obstacle course and a food preparation station. The event is sponsored by the Association of Junior Leagues International.
Earn college credit this summer
High school students with a 3.0 unweighted GPA and who tested at college level on SAT, CPT or ACT are eligible to earn college credit over the summer at Hillsborough Community College. Tuition and books are free. Classes run June 8 to Aug. 13. Dual enrollment courses transfer to any college or state university. The deadline for registration is April 24. For more information, call (813) 253-7121.
High school girls to mix, mingle
The first Tampa Bay Young Women's Leadership Symposium is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E Seventh Ave. The event will host about 100 female high school students from the Tampa Bay area who will have the opportunity to interact with organization community leaders. The forum will focus on college and career planning, leadership, diversity and advocating for girls with keynote speaker Tammy Levent, who has been an entrepreneur since age 17.
Golf fundraiser supports athletics
Interested in supporting Tampa Catholic High School athletics? Sign up for the Crusader Classic golf tournament at www.tampacatholic.org.
The tournament is at 11 a.m. on May 4 at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5801 Tampa Palms Blvd. Registration costs $150 per player and includes a greens fee, cart, hat, goodie bag, lunch, food and beverages on the course and prizes. Deadline for registration is Monday. For more information, call the school at (813) 870-0860, ext. 228.
Free Facilities Forum coming up
The 2009 Facilities Forum is 4 to 6 p.m. April 29 at the Middleton High School Auditorium, 4801 N 22nd St. The free forum is for facilities related service providers interested in contracting or submitting bids to do construction, renovation and maintenance work for Hillsborough County Public Schools.
Topics will include a review of upcoming projects and information on how businesses may qualify and bid on them. Businesses in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties are encouraged to participate.
To register, call A. C. Thomas at (813) 635-1240. Deadline for registration is Monday.