Kevin Beckner, Hillsborough County commissioner for District 6 (countywide), will host office hours from 10 a.m. to noon at the Town ‘N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive, Tampa. This will give residents a chance to speak with their commissioner and discuss ideas and concerns. No appointment is necessary; residents are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Children ages 3 through 6 can “Jump, Jive and Jam” at 10:15 a.m. at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road W. Both mind and body are stimulated during this fun and funky high energy movement class with fitness, fun and music.
Women’s Day Tea:
Make reservations to attend the Women’s Day Tea Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Maestros Restaurant in the Straz Center. Edie Lutnick will speak about courage and opening up windows of opportunity. The event is open to all women ages 13 and older. The cost is $18 per person and includes a variety of desserts, fruit and cheeseboards, flatbreads, coffee and tea. For more information and reservation, call Iris Ruth Pastor, (813) 769-2813.
Arts and crafts for preschoolers and their caregivers will be made at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. beginning at 1:15 p.m. The selected projects will sized just right for their little hands. Register at the reference desk.
Teens can get creative at the Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., and make custom magnets. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Bring favorite photos or other images to use in the creative process.
Show and lunch:
Friday Morning Musicale will meet at 10 a.m. at 809 Horatio St. The program, "A Musicale Review," will begin at 11 a.m. with songs and dances, skits and revues, Mexican hat dance, Copacabana and a Carmen Miranda impersonator. The finale will be a Spanish fan dance by Energetic Seniors and one young chickadee. A luncheon will follow the program at a cost of $7. For reservations, call (813) 258-4752.
Bring your own supplies for a day of scrapbooking fun from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road. Share ideas, techniques and creativity with other scrapers.
Youth in grades 6 through 12 can get together with their acoustic guitars at 2 p.m. in the Town ‘N Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120 for a musical afternoon. Join in and play or just sit back and enjoy the sounds.
Children in grades 1 through 5 can use the theme of magic to build with Legos beginning at 4 p.m. at the Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa. The blocks will be provided.
Teens can travel back to the 80’s for a RAD time. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa. Enjoy an 80’s time warp with music, movies and games. Remember to crimp your hair, peg you jeans and push up those sleeves.
Master Gardeners will speak about the many varieties of wild flowers in central Florida at 6:30 p.m. at the Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa. Come out and learn about these little beauties.
The Orange Blossom Garden Club of Lutz will picnic at Lettuce Lake Park on March 6. Members and guest will meet at the Lutz Community Center at 10 a.m. and car pool to the park. Bring a sandwich and beverage; dessert will be provided. Members are reminded to bring their Easter donations for the nursing home.
Meet Doris Weatherford:
Make reservations by noon March 8 for The League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County luncheon and presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 12. Doris Weatherford, author of “Women in American Politics: History and Milestones,” will be the guest speaker for the event. Cost is $18 for members and $23 for guests. The luncheon will take place at The Tampa Club, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., 42nd floor of the Bank of America building. For reservations, email RSVP@HCLWV.org or call (813) 649-4309.
Meet Carson Kressley:
The Tampa Bay Area Chapter of MPI (Meeting Professions International) will host a luncheon with Carson Kressley March 11 at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive. The VIP reception begins at 10 a.m. and the luncheon goes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, go to www.tampabaympi.org.
Tour de Village:
The 10th annual Tour de Village 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is March 16 at the Carrollwood Village Millennium Garden on West Village Drive. Run or walk over the greens, through the woods and around large ponds, crossing through the heart of Carrollwood Village. Run starts at 8:30 a.m., walk at 9:30 a.m. Visit www.carrollwoodvillage.com or call (813) 842-7066.
Fountainview Estates, 8800 Sheldon Road, noon. Beginners to advanced bridge players are welcome. Call (813) 886-5318.
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 706 W. 113th Ave., 12:30 to 3 p.m. The group knits and crochets items to donate to various agencies. Call (813) 264-1692.
Knitting and crocheting:
Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N. Boulevard, 1 to 3 p.m. for six weeks, $36. Sandy Wehle conducts knitting and crocheting classes for beginning and experienced adults. Go to www.LECtampa.org or call (813) 932-0241.
Turning Point of Tampa, 6227 Sheldon Road, 7:45 p.m., (813) 254-4190.
Horizon Bay Lutz, 414 E. Chapman Road, 10:30 a.m. Lutz area seniors and their families are invited to a weekly nature appreciation program. Call (813) 909-9679.
G.I.F.T. fitness program:
Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N. Boulevard, noon to 1 p.m., $4 per class. Participants learn how to incorporate good nutrition and physical activity into their lifestyle. Go to www.LECtampa.org or call (813) 932-0241
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 13312 Cain Road, 7 p.m., (813) 254-4190.
A combined Bible study and weight control group meets in the Town ‘N Country area. Call (813) 884-9669.
AM Leads Group:
Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay, 12951 W. Linebaugh Ave., 7:30 to 9 a.m. The AM Leads Group meets; free continental breakfast. Call (813) 855-4233.
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, 8410 Citrus Park Drive, 6 to 9 p.m. Open to all classic cars and street rods. Call (813) 468-0277.
Marge Porter Resource Center, 6311 Sheldon Road, 6:30 p.m., (813) 254-4190.
Friday night dance:
Zendah Grotto, 4450 W. Ohio Ave., 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.; $7 members, $9 for nonmembers. Bachelors and Belles host weekly dances. Everyone is welcome. Call (813) 935-2996.
Groovy Cats & Dogs, 2305 W. Linebaugh Ave., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Greyhound Rescues and Adoptions of Tampa Bay hosts a meet-and-greet for prospective adoptive or foster owners. Go to www.great-greyhound.org or call (813) 971-4732.
Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N. Boulevard, 10 a.m. to noon for six weeks, $75. Susan McKay conducts a watercolor class. Go to www.LECtampa.org or call (813) 932-0241.
All Saints Lutheran Church, 5315 Van Dyke Road, noon, (813) 254-4190.
Tai chi class:
Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners and 7 to 8 p.m. for intermediate students; $60 for six weeks. Life Enrichment Center offers Yang-style tai chi classes conducted by Josef Tan. Go to www.lifeenrichmenttampa.org or call (813) 932-0241.
TOPS support group:
Town ‘N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road, 6:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Florida 290 meets. Call (813) 884-2288.
: Village Inn, 8602 N. Dale Mabry Highway, 6:30 p.m. The group welcomes all visitors who would like to improve their speaking and leadership skills. Call (813) 728-3714.
Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2912 W. Fletcher Ave., 7 p.m., (813) 254-4190.
Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Ave., $20 for 13 weeks. GriefShare uses support video format. Call (813) 961-1254.
Work at your own pace, whether experienced or beginner, guided with professional tips. Choose your favorite subjects in any medium, except oil-based paint. Cost is $3 per class, 9 a.m. at the Town ’N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive. Call (813) 873-6336.
Aerobics Lite Class:
Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, 9:30 a.m., $2. Seniors perform exercise dance and movement while having fun. Call (813) 417-6286.
Receive group and individual instruction, whether a beginner or experienced, at drawing using pencil, charcoal, pastel and/or colored pencil. Work and grow at your own pace. Cost is $3 per class; 10:30 a.m. at the Town ’N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive. Call (813) 873-6336.
TBCN Community Media Center, University Mall, 2200 E. Fowler Ave., Suite 30 (upper level), 6 p.m. The center offers a free Intro to Video Production class. Call (813) 977-5200.
Café Kili, 5731 E. Fowler Ave., 6 to 7:30 p.m., $10 per class. Details are available at www.racquelhenry.com under the Writer’s Atelier tab. To sign up, call (407) 697-1261.
Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Ave., 7 to 8:30 p.m. The group meets weekly. Call (813) 264-6859.