Sunday, January 21, 2018
News Roundup

Tampa neighborhood news calendar

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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.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

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.

seminole heights

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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Up to 1,000 more US troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring

Up to 1,000 more US troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring

The U.S. Army is readying plans that could increase the total force in Afghanistan by as many as 1,000 U.S. troops this spring beyond the 14,000 already in the country, senior military officials said.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has not signed off on...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Fifth-grader thought she brought gummy candies to school, but they were laced with marijuana

Fifth-grader thought she brought gummy candies to school, but they were laced with marijuana

A 9-year-old student in New Mexico gave fellow students gummies - only to realize later they were not ordinary candies.The candies had apparently been laced with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the chemical responsible for how marijuana affects the bra...
Updated: 2 hours ago
The St. Petersburg Women’s March: Here’s what you need to know

The St. Petersburg Women’s March: Here’s what you need to know

ST. PETERSBURG — On Sunday afternoon, people will take part in the Women’s March, part of a series of marches taking place this weekend. Here’s what you need to know:When is the Women’s March?The march begins at noon on Sunday, Jan. 21, and a rally w...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Deputies: 18-year-old speeding on U.S. 19 rear-ended car, faces charges of DUI, fleeing scene

PALM HARBOR — A speeding teenager on U.S. 19 refused to stop for deputies and took off, later rear-ending a car and injuring three adults early Sunday morning, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.A little after 1:30 a.m., Kingzig Montan...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Forecast: Sunny, high of 78 in Tampa Bay

Forecast: Sunny, high of 78 in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — Temperatures should reach the upper 70s on a warm, sunny, mild Sunday, kicking off a mild week in Tampa Bay, forecasters predict. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTSPFeels...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Woman dies after falling ‘several decks’ from a balcony on a Carnival cruise

Woman dies after falling ‘several decks’ from a balcony on a Carnival cruise

A woman sailing on a Carnival Cruise Line ship from Jacksonville fell from her cabin’s balcony and died Friday.Doral-based Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliksen confirmed the death Saturday, saying in a statement that the incident occurred e...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Record number of inmates died in Florida prisons last year. And they died younger than past years.

Record number of inmates died in Florida prisons last year. And they died younger than past years.

More inmates died in Florida prisons last year than in any other year on record, leaving the state scrambling to identify causes and find solutions. The tally, 428 inmate deaths in 2017, was released late Friday by the Florida Department of Correctio...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Editorial: Beware of social media targeting kids

Editorial: Beware of social media targeting kids

Ignoring all available evidence that screen time and social media exposure can be harmful to kids, Facebook recently unveiled a new messaging app targeting children under 13. It’s yet another battlefront for parents who have to constantly combat the ...
Published: 01/21/18

Leonard Pitts Jr.: One year later.

And here we are, one year later.If you are groping for markers by which to measure how profoundly we have been changed since Inauguration Day, here’s one you might want to consider:In January of 1998, reports surfaced of a sexual affair between Presi...
Published: 01/21/18
Lightning falls to Wild, its fifth loss in seven games

Lightning falls to Wild, its fifth loss in seven games

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Lightning said all the right things about needing to look in the mirror and do some soul-searching during its recent funk. Veterans said they had to lead the way. Coach Jon Cooper believed this eight-game trip would "show us wha...
Published: 01/20/18
Updated: 01/21/18