Thursday, January 18, 2018
Events

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Researching slave ancestry: African-American research specialist Marjorie Sholes will show tricks and tips and resources to locate ancestors during slavery at 2 p.m. Saturday at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Registration is required. Limit 100 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.

Haitian community event: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will partner with the Haitian Organization Network to discuss immigration, how to become a citizen, new laws and how to avoid scams, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bethany Haitian Baptist Church/Waters Avenue Baptist Church, 609 W Waters Ave.

Vegan baking class: Learn how to make desserts without dairy from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register in the store or by emailing [email protected]

Tampa Rose Society meeting: The group will hold its monthly meeting at the Seminole Garden Center, 5800 Central Ave., at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mark Prue will present a "Back to Basics" program. Free. Call (813) 818-7686.

GED workshop: The Centre for Women will offer a series of free two-hour workshops to help women prepare to take the GED. A workshop that focuses on science will start at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 305 S Hyde Park Ave. Registration is required. Call (813) 251-8437.

Lecture series: The Florida Conversations Lecture Series will host Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman, who will discuss his latest book, The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St. Free. Call (813) 228-0097.

Boards need people: County commissioners seek residents to serve on several volunteer citizen advisory boards and councils. Applications are due Thursday and can be picked up on the second floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.

Nominate youths for award: The County Commission is accepting nominations for Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards. Middle school and high school students can be nominated in categories of leadership, success despite difficult odds and volunteer community service. The deadline is Feb. 28. Nominations can be submitted online at tinyurl.com/cmj6jjq, by mail to the Hillsborough County Communications Department, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., 16th Floor, Tampa, FL 33602, or by fax to (813) 276-8495.

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