Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Hillsborough County briefs

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Book signing: Former Tampa City Council member and Hillsborough County Commissioner Joe Kotvas will discuss his book, Men of the Invisible War, The Third Invasion of North America. 6 p.m. Monday at Charles J. Fendig Public Library, 3909 W Neptune St. For adults. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Microsoft Access: Learn how to use Microsoft Access to make simple queries and easily retrieve and filter data from tables at 6:30 p.m. Monday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. For adults. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Diabetes support group: Discuss challenges, share success stories and gain resources, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 W Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 342-1313.

Tampa Bay orchids: Mac Riverbark of Mac's Orchids will speak at this month's Tampa Bay Orchid Society meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S Dale Mabry Highway. There will be programs on orchid care, plus bloom table. Call (813) 876-8495.

Cheese class and tasting: Learn the basics of cheese and sample wines to pair with complementary flavors, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register in store or by emailing [email protected] wholefoods.com.

History lecture: Robert Kerstein, a University of Tampa government professor, discusses his new book, Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water Street. Kerstein's lecture kicks off a new season of the Florida Conversations Lecture Series at the center. Florida Conversations is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Tampa Bay Times Forum East Lot, the Channelside garage and other city-owned lots. Contact the Tampa Bay History Center at (813) 228-0097 or visit tampabayhistorycenter.org.

Scholarships available: Applications are available until Thursday for 4-H after-school program scholarships at three Hillsborough County Recreation Centers. The county has received a grant from the National 4-H Council and the MetLife Foundation to pay for 33 fourth- and fifth-graders to attend the Rec2Six after-school program. Apply at these centers between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays through Thursday: Egypt Lake, 3126 W Lambright St. Call (813) 975-2103; Roy Haynes, 1902 S Village Ave. Call (813) 903-3480; and University Area, 14015 N 22nd St. in Tampa. Call (813) 903-2200. Applicants must be in fourth or fifth grade, be eligible for a free or reduced-price school lunch, be willing to provide feedback on surveys and tests and write a narrative describing why the scholarship is needed and why the family cannot afford the tuition fee. Contact Shorty Robbins, Parks, Recreation and Conservation, at (813) 635-3500.

Cleanup needs volunteers: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is recruiting volunteers to assist in removing litter and debris from the community during the 25th Annual Hillsborough River and Coastal Cleanup. The cleanup starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at various sites along the Hillsborough River, Alafia River and other waterways. A Rollin' on the River Rally will follow the cleanup at Lowry Park. To preregister, visit keeptampabaybeautiful.org.

Teachers wanted: The Life Enrichment Center is accepting applications from qualified teachers for its cultural arts program for adults. Openings are available in fine arts, writing and photography. Those interested in teaching a workshop should contact Ronna Metcalf at (813) 932-0241 for availability. Applications should be submitted to the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612 or fax (813) 933-2256. Visit LECtampa.org or call (813) 932-0241.

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