Monday, February 19, 2018
Events

Tampa neighborhood events

Free skin cancer screening: Tampa General Hospital is hosting a free skin cancer screening at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, School of Dermatology, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., from 8 a.m. to noon today. Registration is required and appointments are limited. To register, call toll-free 1-800-822-3627 or visit tgh.org.

Take the pledge at teen safe driving event: Teens and parents interested in learning more about responsible driving can head to Reeves Import Motorcars, 109 E Fowler Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for their "Take the Pledge" event. Safe driving experts will be on hand with tips, rollover crash simulators and impaired driving goggles. There also will be food trucks and a DJ. Visit drivereeves.com/safety.

Caesarean birth class: From 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, St. Joseph's Hospital is offering a class for expectant mothers who know in advance they are having a C-section and who do not need to attend a comprehensive prepared childbirth class. The class takes place at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Pavilion, fourth-floor classrooms, 3030 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and will cover preadmission testing appointments, surgery day, what happens in the operating room and more. The instructor also covers pain management, breast-feeding after a C-section and newborn care. A hospital tour is included. The fee is $30 per couple. Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

Lego block party: An interactive afternoon of creativity awaits children from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday at the West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W Union St., Tony Garcia Jr. Community Room. This week's theme is Towering Terrors. Legos will be provided for children in grades 1 to 5. Groups must register in advance. Call (813) 273-3652.

Computer tutor: Adults looking for assistance with Internet searches, email, Google or Facebook can attend a free computer tutoring session from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Dr. Walter Lee Smith Community Room at the Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library, 1505 N Nebraska Ave. In addition to computer topics, the session also provides assistance with filling out online government forms such as Access Florida, unemployment compensation and online job searches.

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