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Carrollwood Business Networking Association: The weekly breakfast meeting will be from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Tony Hedayat, of Pestex Termite, will speak. Meetings are Tuesdays at Piccadilly Cafeteria, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 908-1266.


Carrollwood Area Women's Club: The group will host its next luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. The event will be at Emerald Greens Golf and Country Club at Carrollwood, 13903 Clubhouse Drive. Club activities include community service projects, day trips, bridge, golf, book club, dining groups and more. Membership is open to residents of the greater Carrollwood area. Reservations are required. Call (813) 961-8219.


Carrollwood Community Bar Association: The group will have its annual meeting at 6 p.m. The event will be at Emerald Greens Golf and Country Club at Carrollwood, 13903 Clubhouse Drive. A social dinner will follow. Guests are welcome. Visit or call (813) 960-1952.


New Tampa Rotary Club: The group will have its ninth annual Christmas breakfast at its adopted school, Mort Elementary. The program will feature a choral presentation by Mort students. Also, there will be an update of the fifth year of the successful Rotary Club-Mort student incentive program, "Mort Manatee Market.'' Visit or contact

Tampa Carrollwood Rotary Club: The group will begin its weekly luncheon meeting at 12:15 p.m. This week's meeting will be at Perkins Restaurant, 12650 N Dale Mabry Highway. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. Call (813) 265-8184.


Deaf and Hearing Connection telephone distribution: Florida Telecommunications Relay will provide free training and equipment to qualified Florida residents. The specialized equipment helps those who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired place and receive phone calls. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 19 at Jimmie B. Keel Regional Public Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. Call toll-free at 1-888-832-4314.

Science Adventure Series: The Science Library at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., will offer the series at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Dec. 19 and 20. The free program, for ages 6 to 12, will include stories, activities and resources about energy. (813) 987-6380.

Live homework help: The Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library is offering free help for students in grades four through 12. Bring books and homework questions to the computer lab at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is required; seating is limited to nine. Call (813) 964-2972.

Genealogy programs: Jimmie B. Keel Regional Public Library will offer the following: Finding Female Ancestors at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wills and Probate Records at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19. The library is at 2902 W Bearss Ave. Call (813) 273-3652.

Creative Arts Workshop: The free event, for ages 10 and older, will be at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The workshop includes painting, printmaking and fabric design creating. Materials provided. Call (813) 975-2110.

Bookniks meet: Bookworms and rainy-day readers, in grades six through nine, are invited to meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Bring your favorite book to discuss, enjoy snacks and play games at the New Tampa Regional Public Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Call (813) 903-2286.


Northdale OWLS: The Northdale Older, Wiser Lively Seniors will take a tour of Rocky Creek Retirement. The group will depart by bus from Northdale Park, off Northdale Boulevard, at 10 a.m. Dec. 19. There will also be a free luncheon; reservations are required. Call (813) 963-3539.

Medicare Part D counseling/enrollment: Representatives from SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders), through the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, will provide the services. The session will be at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. The session about Medicare's prescription drug coverage program will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Medicare beneficiaries who did not choose Part D during the initial enrollment period earlier this year can enroll. Persons who would like to change plans will be able to do so. Open enrollment will end Dec. 31. Bring a list of your medications and your Medicare card. Appointments must be made if you would like to speak with a representative. Call (813) 932-0241.

Summer intern program: College undergraduates and college-bound high school graduates are encouraged to apply for the program by Feb. 15. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at USF is accepting applications for its 2007 Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge (SPARK). Students pursuing a career in biomedical science are eligible for this opportunity to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Moffitt faculty members will conduct the weekly seminars, which will be integrated into the cancer center's laboratories. Interns will plan and conduct real scientific studies while gaining experience in daily research. The program includes 40 hours a week for 10 weeks. Students earn a stipend. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply; 15-20 students will be selected for the program. Call (813) 745-3887.

Mindfulness-based meditation: Lisa V. Roe, a meditation instructor and certified yoga teacher, will lead the class. Free classes, to help relieve holiday stress, will be offered from 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Monday during the month of December. Previous meditation experience is not necessary. The studio is at 17508 Preserve Walk Lane, east of Interstate 75, off Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Call (813) 505-1850.

Send information for the calendar to St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway. Tampa, FL 33618; fax (813) 269-5310; call (813) 269-5316; or e-mail Deadline is two weeks before the event.

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