Monday, November 20, 2017
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Stroke education and support group meets

The Tampa General Hospital educational support group provides stroke survivors, caregivers and all interested individuals with information about stroke awareness, recovery and prevention. The group also discusses community offerings for people with disabilities. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Tampa Genera Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Second floor, R200, 1 Tampa General Circle. Call (813) 844-7641 for more information.

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Museum hosts drop-in art program

Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Art Spot at the Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, offers a drop-in art program. Come and let your children explore their creativity by making an art project at the museum's Golding-Scher classroom. The art projects are self-guided and gallery-related monthly themes offer a different art activity each week. No registration required. Adults: $10; seniors, Florida educators: $7.50; active military (plus guest): $7.50/each; students: $5; children 6 and under: free. Call (813) 274-8130 for more information.

Patel Conservatory hosts open houses

The Patel Conservatory opens its doors from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 .am. to 1 p.m. on June 7. Tour the 45,000 square-foot conservatory, meet faculty and staff and learn about classes, summer camps and programs in dance, music and theater for students of all ages.

Summer camp and class registration is available online at patelconservatory.org and by calling (813) 222-1002. The conservatory is at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Travelers vaccination program cut

The Florida Department of Health will no longer offer vaccinations for travel. The end of the International Travel Vaccination Program is part of a department streamline to focus efforts and resources on core public health issues affecting the community.

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Nature Programs for kids and adults

Join a Park Ranger for hourlong programs at 10 a.m. and noon Saturday and Sunday at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. Meet inside the visitor center to learn about Florida and the cotton plant. Park entry is $2 per vehicle with eight or fewer people and the program cost is $5 per child or adult unaccompanied by a child. Parents and guardians are free. To register, email date and time of program, names and ages of those attending to: [email protected], walk up participants are welcome. Groups are asked to preregister.

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New community garden in the works

Now's the time to meet with others gardeners to prepare beds at 407 W Violet St. on Saturdays. The group is preparing to plant a new garden, pending approval by the city. Visit the seminoleheights communitygarden.org or find them on Facebook under Seminole HeightsCommunityGardens.

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St. Joseph's offers teen talk for boys

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is sponsoring a class today from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for teen boys that addresses puberty's physical and emotional changes for 10- to 14-year-olds, and conception, sexuality and abstinence for older teens. The event will be held at the Medical Office Building, Fourth Floor Room CR1, 13030 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The cost is $30.

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Poetry slam showcase at USF today

Visit the University of South Florida-Gibbons Alumni Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., today to experience a live poetry slam showcase, 7 Years of Heard Em Say in Tampa Bay. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 7:30 p.m. A live DJ, food and a slam scrimmage against Team Rock-IT (Orlando) hosted by 2014 First Wave Scholarship recipient Nia Scott (University of Wisconsin at Madison) are a sampling of the day's events. Tickets: $10 for students; $20 for adults with all proceeds generated from this event being used to help send local area teens to the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia this July. For more information, visit heardemsay.org.

TOWN 'N COUNTRY

Explore Sweetwater Community Farm

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm is open for tours from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 8 for those who want to learn how the farm operates, what it means to be a community farm or about volunteer opportunities. Holistic health educator Joel Chudnow will lead the tour. Bring a drink and wear close-toed shoes, sunscreen and bug spray. Supervised children and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Meet at the fire pit at the farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave.

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Library hosts Super Science Monday

Parents and caregivers seeking free activities for children ages 5 to 12 on school early release day can visit the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, at 3 p.m. Monday.

Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library, this interactive, hands-on afternoon experiment plans to turn the library into a science lab. The special science workshop will feature High Touch High Tech and present experiments about mini meteorology.

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‘I tried,’ mother of killer Adam Matos says at sentencing

‘I tried,’ mother of killer Adam Matos says at sentencing

NEW PORT RICHEY — His family described him as a loving, kind-hearted father. His neighbors regarded him as quiet and respectful. His friends recalled him as "happy-go-lucky," a "laid-back, fun guy."Thirteen witnesses told of a softer side of Adam Mat...
Updated: 10 minutes ago
How did UCF go from 0-12 to unbeaten? Coaching and chemistry

How did UCF go from 0-12 to unbeaten? Coaching and chemistry

ORLANDO — The marvel of Space Mountain dissipated decades ago. Doctor Doom’s Fearfall at Universal, while a nifty defiance of gravity, has its ups and downs. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad? Please. To many locals, Orlando’s most dizzying experience — ...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says Doug Martin’s not at fault for struggling running game

Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says Doug Martin’s not at fault for struggling running game

TAMPA — RB Doug Martin had just 38 yards on 19 carries in Sunday’s win against the Dolphins, but coach Dirk Koetter said his team’s struggles running the ball shouldn’t go squarely on his running back."In my opinion, he is not the reason we’re not mo...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sex assault reports declining at MacDill despite increase militarywide

Sex assault reports declining at MacDill despite increase militarywide

TAMPA — The number of sexual assaults reported to officials at MacDill Air Force Base has decreased dramatically during the past three years even as reports across the military have increased slightly, new Pentagon statistics show.Officials at MacDil...
Updated: 1 hour ago
UF has little to say after meeting with Kelly

UF has little to say after meeting with Kelly

GAINESVILLE — At last, there’s some actual smoke to the Chip Kelly-Florida rumors.The Gators sent a group — including president Kent Fuchs and athletic director Scott Stricklin — to New Hampshire on Sunday to talk with the former Oregon coach about U...
Updated: 1 hour ago
NTSB report details steep turns and dives preceding Roy Halladay’s fatal crash

NTSB report details steep turns and dives preceding Roy Halladay’s fatal crash

Before he crashed, Roy Halladay flew within 75 feet of houses and skimmed the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report published Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board.The report, which did not address the cause of the crash, ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Debunking some theories about why the Bucs are keeping Jameis Winston on the shelf

Debunking some theories about why the Bucs are keeping Jameis Winston on the shelf

TAMPA — The Bucs are sticking with Ryan Two and Oh Fitzpatrick at quarterback for Sunday’s game in Atlanta.But this isn’t a case of just riding the guy who has the cool head and hot hand.Doctors would not clear starter Jameis Winston to begin throwin...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Top 5 at noon: Adam Matos sentencing begins; Seminole Heights thanks first responders; and more

Top 5 at noon: Adam Matos sentencing begins; Seminole Heights thanks first responders; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com:SENTENCING PHASE CONTINUES IN TRIAL OF ADAM MATOS, FOUND GUILTY IN MURDER OF FOURThe sentencing phase begins Monday in the trial of Adam Matos, convicted Friday of first degree murder in the ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
UPDATED: Crocodile spotted lurking on Florida beach has been captured (w/video)

UPDATED: Crocodile spotted lurking on Florida beach has been captured (w/video)

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Authorities say they’ve captured a 6-foot (2-meter) crocodile that came ashore on a Florida beach.News outlets report that wildlife officers caught the large reptile Monday afternoon on Hollywood Beach.Hollywood spokeswoman Joann Hu...
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HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Nick Ferrini and Kellyn Trowse

HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Nick Ferrini and Kellyn Trowse

HomeTeam Hot Shots Nick Ferrini, MitchellOn Monday, Ferrini embarked on a five-day cruise with 30 family members. "Parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, you name it," he said. Destinations during the trip include Key West, The Bahamas and a...
Updated: 2 hours ago