Arts scholarships available
Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts is accepting applicants through Feb. 4 for its High School Art Stars scholarship program. Six $2,500 scholarships are available for high school juniors and seniors who are active in theater, dance, literature, visual arts or music. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade point average. For more information or to apply, go to tbbca.org. Winners will be announced in the spring.
2010 Census needs workers
Looking for a part-time job or some extra cash? The U.S. Census Bureau has openings for temporary work to help with the 2010 Census. Census takers get paid training and flexible hours and can work in their own communities. Testing and Training are at 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 24 at Sunset Bay Chapel, 6026 Churchside Drive, Lithia. For more information go to 2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs. To apply, call 1-866-861-2010.
School to host garage sale
Symmes Elementary School will hold "Treasures for a Cure," a community garage sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 6280 Watson Road, Riverview. The school's Relay for Life team is hosting the event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The sale will offer toys, books, baby items, sporting equipment, electronics and household items. For more information, call (813) 740-4182.
Sun City Center
Ceramic Club offers classes
The Kings Point Ceramic Club now meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays at 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center. Classes cost $1 to attend, with proceeds benefiting a local charity. Instructors from the Ceramic Guild stop by monthly to teach new techniques. The club is open to residents of Sun City Center and Kings Point. For more information, call (813) 634-7320.
Sun city center
Play auditions start Monday
Auditions for the Pelican Players community theater group's spring play, Love, Sex, and the IRS, are at 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the Kings Point Clubhouse, 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center. The comedy play features two male roommates who file income tax returns as a married couple and are investigated by the IRS. The play is in April. For more information, call director Bill Turcotte at (813) 383-7627.
Bikes rev up for benefit
Motorcyclists are invited to take part in a bike rally Jan. 30 to raise money for Hillsborough County's Bakas Equestrian Center, which provides horseback riding to the disabled. The Bakas Motorcycle Rally starts at 10 a.m. at Brandon Old Town Harley Davidson, 9841, Adamo Drive, Tampa, and ends at the equestrian center, 11510 Whisper Lake Trail, Tampa. The cost is $15 for riders and $5 for passengers. To register, call (813) 264-3890 or e-mail email@example.com.
Parks to close for hog hunt
Flatwoods Park and the Washburn Equestrian Area will have limited operating hours next week while hogs are hunted to control the damage they do to natural habitats. The parks, part of the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve and owned by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and from sunset to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. For more information, call the district's Land Resources Department at 1-800-423-1476.