Garden Club stages 'Sunday in the Park'
UNIVERSITY AREA - An afternoon of food, music and exhibits is planned when the Temple Terrace Garden Club sponsors "Sunday in the Park." The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday — at Woodmont Park, near 56th Street and Bullard Parkway — and will include booths with an emphasis on plants, nature exhibits, conservation groups, garden experts and retail vendors. Exhibitors include Bill Herbert Tool Sharpening, Busch Gardens, Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church's Gleaners Project, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and Tampa Rose Society. Foods include kettle corn and baked goods. All money raised by the garden club through vendors' fees will benefit three local charities: Clouds of Hope, which builds safe playgrounds for children of all abilities; Temple Terrace Community Gardens, which provides teaching/sharing space for gardens; and Sincerely, Santa, which gives Christmas gifts to needy children. For information, contact Cheri Donohue at (813) 985-3553 or email@example.com, or see www.templeterracegardenclub.shutterfly.com.Rotary meets at Clarion Hotel Ron Vaughn, president of the University of Tampa, is the guest speaker when Tampa North Rotary Club meets Monday. The 12:15 p.m. meeting will be at the Clarion Hotel, 2701 E. Fowler Ave. For information about the club, contact Andy Brouillard at (813) 326-5360 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Topiaries top garden club agenda Carol Fanella will speak about "A New Take on Topiaries" when the North Tampa Garden Club meets today. The meeting, open to the public at no charge, is at 10 a.m. at Forest Hills Park Community Center, 724 W. 109th Ave. A covered-dish luncheon will follow. For information, call Laura Kuechenberg at (813) 238-0568. Rotary meets Friday morning The Rotary Club of New Tampa will have a club assembly and discuss nominations for the 2013-14 club year when it meets Friday. The 7 a.m. meeting is at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. The club is open to those who live or work in the New Tampa area. For information, see www.newtamparotary.org, or contact Eric Longphee at (813) 202-1105 or Eric.Longphee@RaymondJames.com. USF celebrates with festival The University of South Florida will have its third annual International Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday on MLK Plaza, just south of the Marshall Student Center. It starts with a parade of flags, led by USF's Herd of Thunder Show Band. It includes ethnic foods, music, and dance performances by USF students. The event is free and open to the public, with no ticket or student ID required. Haitian history featured in production The Haitian Association Foundation of Tampa Bay will present a free theatrical presentation, "Life or Death — La Bataille de Vertieres/The Battle at Vertieres." The free historical production will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N. 22nd St. The organization will collect toys and nonperishable foods at the event.
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