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NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS CALENDAR

Today

New Tampa Rotary Club: Peter Gorski, director of Program Impact and Innovation for the Children's Board of Hillsborough County, will speak at 7 a.m. in the banquet room at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Cost is $12. Call (813) 972-9235 or visit www.newtamparotary.org.

Carrollwood Rotary Club: Hendrik Voosloo from the Cork and Olive wine shop will discuss how various wines are made at noon at Emerald Greens Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive. Call (813) 962-2475.

Sunday

Boston's Gourmet Pizza: Buy a heart-shaped pizza to help support Boston's Valentine's Day fundraiser through Sunday . The store will donate $1 from each sale of its heart-shaped pizzas to All Children's Hospital. Boston's is at 9316 Anderson Road. Call (813) 901-9590 or visit the Web site www.bostonsgourmet.com.

Tuesday

Northdale OWLS: The Northdale OWLS (Older, Wiser, Lively Seniors) will visit Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. The group will leave at 9 a.m. from Northdale Park, 15550 Spring Pine Drive. Cost is $27. Call (813) 985-4859.

CBNA: Carol Black from the 3 Bag Ladies will talk at the Carrollwood Business Networking Association meeting from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at Mimi's Cafe, 11702 N Dale Mabry Highway. The group exchanges business cards and leads. Call (813) 960-0203.

Small Business Information Center: Find out how to start a day care from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Town & Country Regional Public Library, Thompson Center, 5455 W Waters Ave., Suite 208. Call (813) 914-4028.

Thursday

Newcomers of Northwest Hillsborough: Elvis the King, Russell Cortese, will perform at 11 a.m. at the Newcomers of Northwest Hillsborough luncheon at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. Call (813) 412-4716 or visit www.newcomersnwhillsborough.com.

North East Tampa Women in Business: Christine Cooper of Cooper Financial Services will discuss ways you can change "I want to retire'' to "I can retire" at 6 p.m. at Hunter's Green Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive, New Tampa. Cost is $25 for members and $28 for guests. Call (813) 451-8023.

Small Business Information Center: Find out about small business loans and other programs from 6 to 8 p.m. Town & Country Regional Public Library, Thompson Center 5455 W Waters Ave., Suite 208. Call (813) 914-4028, option No. 4.

Looking ahead

New Tampa Rotary Club: Paul V. Suppicich, Rotary district 6890 World Community Service director, will speak at 7 a.m. Feb. 22 in the banquet room at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Cost is $12. Call (813) 972-9235 or visit www.newtamparotary.org.

World Peace Symposium: Celebrate the Rotary Club's 103rd anniversary at the World Peace Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Feb. 23 in the TECO Room at the USF College of Education, 4200 E Fowler Ave. Cost is $10 for Rotaract members and students and $25 for Rotarians and Non-Rotarians. Call (813) 292-7078.

Etiquette and Manners Course: Learn codes of conduct and practical instruction on behavior and interaction at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at Macy's at University Mall, 2201 E Fowler Ave. The children's course costs $16 and the adult course costs $20. Call (813) 269-4402 or visit www.itsallaboutkids.org.

Teen Tech Week: Qualify for the Teen Tech Week Guitar Hero III, Dance Dance Revolution Grand Tournament at 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Jimmie B. Keel Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. The grand tournament is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Call (813) 301-7187 or visit teens.hcplc.org.

Lutz Library: Fred Hearns, a local historic guide, will talk about black pioneers and their influence on Tampa at 7 p.m Feb. 25 at the Lutz Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road. Gomez Payne, a drama artist, will perform a reading from Mary McLeod Bethune's writings. Call (813) 727-7549.

CBNA: Steven Komsky of DeMaria Chiropractic Center will talk at the Carrollwood Business Networking Association meeting from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. Feb. 26 at Mimi's Cafe, 11702 N Dale Mabry Highway. The group exchanges business cards and leads. Call (813) 960-0203.

Small Business Information Center: Looking to run a restaurant? Take Restaurant 101 from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Town & Country Regional Public Library, Thompson Center, 5455 W Waters Ave., Suite 208. Call (813) 914-4028.

AARP Tax Aide: Volunteers for Tax Aide, the nation's largest, free tax assistance and preparation program, are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through April 15 at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, 2902 W Bearss Ave. The service is free and includes e-filing for low and middle income people of any age. Call 1-888-227-7669 or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.

SPARK interns: High school graduates or college undergraduates interested in a career in biomedical science can apply by today for the Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge. The 40-hour-a-week, 10-week program allows interns a chance to design and execute a research project. Call (813) 745-1478 or visit www.moffitt.org/spark.

Children Literacy Program: Any children living in Hillsborough County born on or after Sept. 1, 2006 are eligible for the Imagination Library free book program. All registered children get a book each month. Call (813) 272-5017 or visit www.hcplc.org/hcplc/services/imglibreg.html.

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