Public Life

Talking with Your Children About Cancer
Saturday, Oct. 20
9:30 a.m.

The American Cancer Society along with the H. Lee Moffitt Center have designed a program to help children and their parents adjust to the emotional and physical changes that occur when a parent has cancer. This program is free and is held at the Lowry Park Zoo, 7530 N. Boulevard, Tampa. Lunch and an afternoon visit at the zoo are also included. Registration required. Call 813-972-8407.

Concert Benefits Children's Organization
Saturday, Nov. 3
6:30 p.m.

The Gulf Coast Community Care Children Services presents a benefit concert by The Looking Glass along with cash bar and silent auction. Takes place at Palm Lake Christian Church, 5401 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg. For tickets, call 727-538-7460.

Help With Water Clean-up
Saturday, Nov. 3
8 a.m.

Volunteers are needed at the 14th annual Mayor's Hillsborough River and Waterways Clean-up, an event that helps to build communities that value and contribute to keeping Tampa's outdoor environment clean. Participants receive a free T-shirt, complimentary breakfast and lunch. Takes place at the Lowry Park Zoo, 7530 N. Boulevard, Shelter 115, Tampa. Call 813-221-8733.

Tampa AIDS Network
Tuesday, Nov. 13
10 a.m.-noon

Attend a volunteer orientation and learn more about HIV/AIDS and the Tampa AIDS Network (TAN). Takes place at 7420 N. 56th St., Corporate Square Building 100, Temple Terrace, or in the Memorial Hospital Annex Building, 2901 Swann Ave., Suite 107. Call ahead at 813-974-8888.

Meals on Wheels Seeks Volunteers

The combination of a weak economy and the departure of MacDill Air Force Base from the volunteer program has strained resources at the elderly assistance organization. Meals on Wheels has two locations in the Bay area, 550 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, and 13650 Stoney Brook Drive, St. Petersburg. Call 813-238-8410 or 727-573-7773.

Seeking Book Donations

The Friends of the Library Hillsborough Inc. accepts donations of books, videos and books-on-tape for resale in their used bookstore. Make donations at John F. Germany Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa. Call 813-273-3616.

Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens UPARC recruits volunteers to assist on field trips, cook, play games or read newspapers. Staff members are on site to assist volunteers. Call 727-799-3330.

—Compiled by Nina Banez

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