1. News

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Women's hall of fame: The deadline to nominate an outstanding woman for the 2013 Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame is at 5 p.m. today. The Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women will select up to three women who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of life for residents of Hillsborough County. For nomination forms, visit or call (813) 276-2640.

Thought leaders luncheon: This year's theme is "2012 Elections: What Happened and Why?" with USF political science professor Susan MacManus, 11:30 a.m. today at the Centre Club, 123 S West Shore Blvd., Eighth Floor. $25, $16 for members. Call (813) 286-4040.

Documentary: The North Tampa Branch Library will show Afro-Punk, a 66-minute documentary that explores issues of race identity through four African-American teenagers living punk rock lifestyles in mostly white communities. 2 p.m. Saturday at 8916 N Boulevard. Panel discussion afterward. Free. For adults. Call (813) 273-3652.

Canned food drive: Florida Sports Authority locations will be collecting canned goods at all their locations through Sunday. Receive a $10 coupon when you drop off your nonperishables. For more information, visit

Cancer support: Ovacome of Tampa Bay hosts a support group to assist women who have been diagnosed with ovarian and other gynecological cancers. Family members and caregivers are also invited. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call (813) 443-3078.

Diabetes support group: Discuss challenges, share success stories and gain resources, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 W. Swann Ave. Internal medicine staff at the hospital will facilitate the group. Free. Call (813) 342-1313.

Boards need members: Hillsborough County commissioners seek residents to serve on several volunteer advisory boards and councils. Applications are due Dec. 6 and can be picked up on the second floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.

Meet Mike Huckabee: On Nov. 26, the former Arkansas governor will sign copies of his latest book, Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most. The first event, which begins at 8 a.m., will be held at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. The second signing will begin at 4 p.m. at the Costco at 10921 Causeway Blvd., Brandon. Books will be available for purchase at each event.