Community events in Northeast Tampa
Today Knitting and crocheting: Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N. Boulevard, 1-3 p.m. for six weeks, $36. Sandy Wehle conducts a knitting and crocheting class for beginning and experienced adults. Call (813) 932-0241 or go to www.LECtampa.org. Knifty Kneedlers: St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 706 W. 113th Ave., 12:30-3 p.m. The group knits and crochets items to donate to various agencies. (813) 264-1692. Senior bridge: Fountainview Estates, 8800 Sheldon Road, noon. Beginners to advanced bridge players are welcome. (813) 886-5318.Thursday G.I.F.T. fitness program: Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N. Boulevard, noon-1 p.m., $4 per class. Participants learn how to incorporate good nutrition and physical activity into their lifestyles. Call (813) 932-0241 or go to www.LECtampa.org. Overeaters Anonymous: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 13312 Cain Road, 7 p.m. The group meets weekly. (813) 920-0836. Nature appreciation: 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. (813) 909-9679. Electronics Recycling: Verizon employees will collect unwanted electronics and other items at the front circle entrance of the company's Temple Terrace facility, 7701 Telecom Parkway, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free recycling rally, which is open to the public, is part of Verizon's commitment to protect and preserve the environment. Recycled items can include glass, plastics and aluminum cans; laptop and desktop computers; CRT (cathode ray tube) and LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors and televisions; computer cables, mice and keyboards; gaming consoles; telephones and answering machines; stereo and audio equipment; paper shredders; alarm clocks; printers; cameras; conferencing equipment; remote controls; earphones; small electronic appliances (such as coffeemakers, toasters, toaster ovens and can openers); microwave ovens; vacuum cleaners; and electronic toys without batteries. Hard drives will not be wiped, and all batteries should be removed prior to turning in any items. Friday AM Leads Group: Aston Gardens at Tampa Bay, 12951 W. Linebaugh Ave., 7:30-9 a.m. The AM Leads Group meets; free continental breakfast. (813) 855-4233. Cruise night: Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, 8410 Citrus Park Drive, 6-9 p.m. Open to all classic cars and street rods. (813) 468-0277. Friday night dance: Zendah Grotto, 4450 W. Ohio Ave., 7:30-11:30 p.m.; $7 members, $9 for nonmembers. Bachelors and Belles hosts weekly dances. Everyone is welcome. (813) 935-2996. Saturday Greyhound rescue: Groovy Cats & Dogs, 2305 W. Linebaugh Ave., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Greyhound Rescues and Adoptions of Tampa Bay hosts a meet-and-greet for prospective adoptive or foster owners. Call (813) 971-4732 or go to www.great-greyhound.org. Ballet for seniors: Town 'N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive, 2:15 p.m., $2. Seniors learn ballet and dance. (813) 873-6336. Monday TOPS support group: Town 'N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road, 6:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Florida 290 meets weekly. (813) 884-2288. Watercolor painting: Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N. Boulevard, 10 a.m.-noon for six weeks, $75. Susan McKay conducts a watercolors class. Call (813) 932-0241 or go to www.LECtampa.org. Tai Chi class: Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., 6-7 p.m. for beginners and 7-8 p.m. for intermediate students; $60 for six weeks. Life Enrichment Center offers Yang-style Tai Chi classes conducted by Josef Tan. Call (813) 932-0241 or go to www.lifeenrichmenttampa.org. Tampa Toastmasters: 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. (813) 728-3714. Tuesday Grief support: Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Ave., $20 for 13 weeks. GriefShare uses support video format. (813) 961-1254. Aerobics Lite Class: Northdale Recreation Center, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, 9:30 a.m., $2. Seniors perform exercise, dance and movement while having fun. (813) 417-6286. Suncoast Toastmasters: Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. The group meets weekly. (813) 264-6859. Creative writing: Café Kili, 5731 E. Fowler Ave., 6-7:30 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. Video production: 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. (813) 977-5200. Grief Support Group: The St. Joseph's John Knox Grief Support Group meets 2 to 3 p.m. at 4100 E. Fletcher Ave. Call (813) 632-2443 or (813) 632-2396 for information. Upcoming Constitution Day Luncheon: The Tampa Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a Constitution Day Luncheon featuring Maj. Charles Organ, JROTC commander at Alonso High School, at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, 1601 S. MacDill Ave., Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. Chapter Regents and members from around the state will attend along with the hostesses, who are the members of the Tampa Chapter of the NSDAR. For information, call (813) 963-7084. The Hills Are Alive: Florida College is presenting "The Sound of Music" from Thursday, Jan. 31 to Saturday, Feb. 2 in the College's Hutchinson Auditorium. Tickets are $7.50 for students, $10 for general admission and $15 for preferred seating. For information, call (813) 988-5131, ext. 186, or visit floridacollege.edu/musical.
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