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South Tampa events, March 22 and upcoming

Florida-friendly landscaping 101: Hillsborough County Extension Service will offer a seminar on wallet-wise watering tips. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hillsborough Community College-Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 Tampa Bay Blvd. Free. Space is limited. Call (813) 744-5519.

Immigration open house: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will offer an open house where attendees can speak with staff and learn how to obtain a green card and permanent residency, avoid fraud and apply for naturalization. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 5629 Hoover Blvd. Free. Spanish-speaking officers will be present. Call (407) 237-8837.

Media relations 1.0: A two-hour workshop for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, small businesses, churches and writers to perfect their public relations, including media releases, building media relations, pitching a story and social media. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport, 4312 W Boyscout Blvd. $55. Space is limited. Visit gomoveforward.com or call (813) 728-6097.

Craigslist and eBay: Get a hands-on guide to two popular websites, 1 p.m. Sunday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Mouse and keyboard skills preferred. For adults. Limit 12 participants. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

LifePath seeks volunteers: LifePath Hospice will offer a 90-minute orientation for potential volunteers at 6:30 p.m. Monday at its South Tampa Resource Center, 3010 W Azeele St. No prior experience necessary. All volunteers must preregister. For information or to register, contact Vickie McDonald at (813) 984-2299 or mcdonaldv@chaptershealth.org.

Stroke discussion: Memorial Hospital will offer a presentation on strokes, causes and prevention, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at 2901 W Swann Ave. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, call (813) 342-1313.

South Tampa events, March 22 and upcoming 03/21/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:36pm]
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