Dancers move through UT art gallery tonight
The University of Tampa Evening of Experimental Dance is from 7 to 9 tonight in the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard. The kinetic and static event features dances choreographed with the current exhibit, titled "What Am I Thinking?" Dancers will move in relationship to paintings as audience members shift through the gallery. The event is free. For more information, call Susan Taylor Lennon at 257-3745.
St. Mary's to have pre-K open house
St. Mary's Episcopal Day School will hold an open house for parents interested in prekindergarten for the 2009-2010 academic year. The event is at 7 p.m. Monday in the school's auditorium, 2101 S Hubert Ave. For more information, call the school at 258-5508.
Deadline for Teenz Ink contest is Saturday
Are you creative and like to write? You still have a chance to submit your short story to the fourth annual Teenz Ink. The 2008 writing contest is open to Hillsborough County students in grades 6-12. It must be between 500 and 1,000 words and must not include offensive content. Only one entry per person is allowed. The grand prize is a $100 gift card, and the runner-up prize is a $50 gift card. Deadline for entries is Saturday. Submit the writing in person at any Hillsborough County Public Library circulation desk, by mail to Teen Short Story Writing Contest, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, c/o School Age Services, 900 N Ashley Drive, Tampa 33602, or electronically at www.hcplc.org/hcplc/teens. For more information, call 273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.
Helpers give school fitness area, murals
Sulphur Springs Elementary School had a landscaping makeover on Saturday. CSX Corp. and the nonprofit City Year teamed up for a project that included a 10-station fitness course and outdoor learning area and murals throughout the school.
Tampa Prep dedicates mangrove mural
The installation and dedication of an eco-friendly mural facilitated by Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada took place Monday at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 W Cass St. Setting Roots, Building Community depicts a colorful mangrove that incorporates self-portraits by Tampa Prep students. The art project can be viewed at the entrance of the school's Peifer Library.
Middleton student becomes Eagle Scout
Middleton High School senior Marcus Steverson recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout using the skills he learned in engineering classes at the school, 4801 N 22nd St., as well as in Project Lead the Way at Stewart Middle Magnet School, 1125 W Spruce St. Marcus designed and raised the money for a fitness trail at House of Hope Tampa Bay, which provides a home and education to teens unable to live with their families. Only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout.