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Enjoy story time, free snacks in the name of protecting children

Diana Cardona and Gabriala greet Sister, the Berenstain Bear, at a story time in Ruskin. Many more such gatherings are planned.

Courtesy of Jessica Reynol

Diana Cardona and Gabriala greet Sister, the Berenstain Bear, at a story time in Ruskin. Many more such gatherings are planned.

TAMPA — In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and of the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, the Children's Board Family Resource Centers will stage events throughout the county.

The centers are administered by the Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County.

Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972, leads the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, using pinwheels as a symbol of preventing neglect and physical, sexual, emotional or peer-to-peer abuse of children.

The free events will feature story time and snacks and include special appearances by the Berenstain Bears.

Here's the lineup:

• Brandon, 10-11:30 a.m. April 4 at 1271 Kingsway Road, (813) 740-4634.

• Town 'N Country, 10 to 11 a.m. April 4 at 7520 W Waters Ave. No. 8, (813) 356-1703.

• North Tampa, noon to 1 p.m. April 5 at 1401-A E Fowler Ave., (813) 558-1877.

• South County (Ruskin), 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 6 at 3030 E College Ave., (813) 641-5600.

• Central Tampa, noon to 1 p.m. April 7 at 1002 E Palm Ave., (813) 204-1741.

• East County (Plant City), 3 to 5 p.m. April 10 at 639 E Alexander St., (813) 752-8700.

For information, visit familysupporthc.org or call (813) 849-7980.

Times staff

Enjoy story time, free snacks in the name of protecting children 03/27/14 [Last modified: Thursday, March 27, 2014 5:31pm]
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