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Gallery exhibit begins with reception

The Crawford Gallery at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, will host a free, public reception for the Painting and Mixed Media Exhibit from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7. Light refreshments will be served. Come welcome artists Harriet Rollitt, Linda Pieroth Smith and Jeanine Tatlock. Their exhibit will include work in painting, collage, mixed media and mosaics and be displayed through Dec. 28.

Library friends to host giant book sale

Thousands of books will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the community room at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin.

The sale will offer a huge selection of books sold in the popular Buck-A-Bag format. You can fill a bag with your choice of books for $1. All books in the Friends of the SouthShore Library book room will be available at half off. Come early for the best selection.

All proceeds from the sale help provide free literacy, art and environmental programs for children and adults at the library. For additional information on the sale or how to donate books, call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396.

HCSO sets up box to take back drugs

The Hillsborough County Drug Take Back Initiative has installed a permanent drug take-back box at the Division IV Command Office, 503 33rd St. S.E., Ruskin.

The initiative, which includes three other county locations, is designed to ensure that unwanted prescription drugs are accounted for and disposed of safely and securely, 24/7. Educational materials related to the effects of prescription drug abuse and information regarding addictions services providers also are available at the command office.

The initiative is a collaborative effort of the Hillsborough County Strategic Planning/Criminal Justice Office, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Hillsborough Community Anti-Drug Alliance. The project is supported by a Federal Justice Assistance Grant.

This does not preclude the two annual Operation Medicine Cabinet take-backs held in Sun City Center.

For additional information, call the Criminal Justice Office at (813) 276-2033.

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