Things to do in northwest Hillsborough
Ladies club: The GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center on Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The woman’s club is a service organization for ladies age 18 and older. New members are welcome. For membership information, visit www.gfwclutzlandolakeswomensclub.org or call Cathy, (813) 961-7038.
Talent show: Teens can compete for cash prizes in a talent show in front of a live audience at 6 p.m. at the Jimmie Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave. Do a comedy routine, sing, dance or demonstrate an unusual talent to catch the judges’ eye. Acts may be solo or as a group. Complete rules and registration forms are available at the Information Desk.
Craft beer: Adults can learn about craft beer from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Cafe at Whole Foods, 3802 Northdale Blvd. David Broecker from the West Coast brewer Anderson Valley, will speak and have samples from four of their top-rated craft beers available. Registration is required at Customer Service, on-line at www.wholefoodsmarketcarrollwood.eventbrite.com or by calling (813) 264-3600. The $5 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation should be paid at Customer Service.
Friday Theatrical comedy: The Carrollwood Players will present the fast moving farce “Sex Please, We’re Sixty,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Carrollwood Playhouse in Plantation Plaza, 4335 Gunn Highway. For ticket prices, reservations or information, call (813) 265-4000 or visit www.carrollwoodplayers.org.
Saturday Yard sale: The North Tampa Garden Club will meet and host a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at 217 W. Linebaugh Ave. There will be many household and miscellaneous items available. All are welcome.
Charity dinner: The Animal Coalition of Tampa will have The Sixth Annual Spay-Ghetti/No Balls Dinner and Silent Auction from 5 to 9 p.m. March 30 at the Yuengling Brewery Biergarten, 11111 N. 30th St., Tampa. Tickets are $35 each and include a pasta dinner, beer tasting, wine and a tour of the Tampa brewery. Purchase tickets at www.actampa.org or at the ACT Clinic, 502 N. Gilchrist Ave., Tampa 33606. For more information, call (813) 250-3900.
Sunday Easter happenings: There will be an Easter Sonrise Service at 7 a.m. at Faith Outreach Center Church, 7607 Sheldon Road, followed by a free continental breakfast. At 10:45 a.m., the dramatic presentation of “Jesus Messiah” will begin. All are invited to attend.
Easter celebrations: There will be two Easter Service Celebrations at 8 and 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 706 W 113th Ave. Easter breakfast will be served between the services and an Easter egg hunt for children begins at 9:30 a.m. For information, call (813) 932-6204.
Monday Block party: Children can build with Lego blocks at 4 p.m. at the Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa. The blocks are provided and the theme is Disney. The kids just need to bring their imagination.
T-shirt creativity: Teens can get deconstructive at 6:30 p.m. at the Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa. Bring old T-shirts and use them to make a picture frame, iPod holder or a different style shirt to wear.
Tuesday Job support: Come to the job support group at 10:30 a.m. at the Town N’ Country Regional Public Library, 7606 Paula Drive, Ste. 120. Get career assistance including help with resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills.
Moon gardens: Learn about one of the latest trends at 6:30 p.m. at the Austin Davis Public Library, 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa. Gardeners will discuss ideas for this unique landscaping phenomenon.
Plan ahead Auction fun: The Orange Blossom Garden Club of Lutz will have its annual “Auction of the Year” at 10 a.m. April 3 at the Lutz Community Center, 101 First Ave. N.E. All proceeds will go to the USF Agriculture student scholarship fund. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Lee Brown (813) 949-1301.
Garden club: The Fern Garden Club will meet April 4 at the Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. Social and coffee time is 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Marilyn Smullen, Master Gardner, will speak on birds in our backyards. Guests are welcome. For information, call (813) 968-6866.
Hebrew class: Learn to read Hebrew with Dr. D. Michael Michael for a deeper understanding of the Scriptures. He has developed his own textbook, “Easy Hebrew Reading Course” and a unique method of teaching. Classes are from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, April 16 through June 4 at Faith Theological Seminary/Christian College, 7607 Sheldon Road, Tampa. Course fee is $95 and includes the book. To receive an enrollment form by fax or email, call (813) 886-8492.
Trade show: The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Trade Show and Mixer will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. April 17 at the Hampton Inn, 4017 Tampa Road in Oldsmar. There will be more than 100 local businesses in attendance, as well as food, networking and door prizes. Reservations are required. To RSVP, call (813) 855-4233.
Bless Israel USA: Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger,” will speak at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2102 Bell Shoals Road, Brandon. Learn how ancient biblical mysteries relate to modern times. Pastor Geoffrey Cohen will be a special guest and Joshua Aaron will lead the Praise and Worship music. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. At the door, tickets will be $15. For more information and to order tickets, go to www.BlessIsraelUSA.org.
Fashionollia 65: The 65th anniversary of Fashionollia, sponsored by the GFWC Tampa Woman’s Club, will take place at 10 a.m. April 20 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. The event is for the benefit of Champions for Children’s Kids on the Block program. While supporting the cause, shop at local vendor tables, enjoy a gourmet lunch and view current fashions provided by Dillard’s Department Store as modeled by local celebrities. A one-carat diamond provided by Continental Wholesale Diamonds is the door prize. Goody bags and a silent auction also will be featured. Tickets are $60 for individuals and $125 for patrons. For reservations, email [email protected] or call (813) 839-7457.
Wednesdays Senior bridge: Fountainview Estates, 8800 Sheldon Road, noon. Beginners to advanced bridge players are welcome. Call (813) 886-5318.
Knifty Kneedlers: 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.
Overeaters Anonymous: Turning Point of Tampa, 6227 Sheldon Road, 7:45 p.m., (813) 254-4190.
Thursdays 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. 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
Overeaters Anonymous: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 13312 Cain Road, 7 p.m., (813) 254-4190.
British Commonwealth Society of Tampa Bay: Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway, Odessa. 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday monthly. Participants only have to enjoy British culture. Call (813) 886- 3437.
First Place: A combined Bible study and weight control group meets in the Town ‘N Country area. Call (813) 884-9669.
Fridays 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.
Cruise night: 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.
Overeaters Anonymous: 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.
Saturdays Greyhound rescue: 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.
Mondays Watercolor painting: 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.
Overeaters Anonymous: 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.
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. Call (813) 728-3714.
Overeaters Anonymous: Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2912 W. Fletcher Ave., 7 p.m., (813) 254-4190.
Tuesdays Grief support: Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Ave., $20 for 13 weeks. GriefShare uses support video format. Call (813) 961-1254.
Painting Class: 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.
Drawing Class: 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.
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. Call (813) 977-5200.
Creative writing: 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.
Suncoast Toastmasters: Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Ave., 7 to 8:30 p.m. The group meets weekly. Call (813) 264-6859.
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