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Moffitt Cancer Center presents the Men's Health Forum: The event takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of South Florida's Marshall Center. The annual forum, which the late Bob Samuels originally started as the African-American Men's Health Forum, features free admission, parking, prizes and, most importantly, free screenings for skin cancer, blood pressure, HIV/Aids, diabetes and cholesterol. Participants also can pick up a voucher for a free prostate exam. Also featured are education seminars and forums as well as a free breakfast and lunch. Former Bucs linebacker and current scout Shelton Quarles will make an appearance along with the Bucs cheerleaders. To attend, call 1-888-MOFFITT (888-663-3488) and press 5 today between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. You also can register onsite at 8 a.m. For information, go to

Hearing tests: Get a free hearing screening at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wineberg Village Assisted Living Residences, 13005 Community Campus Drive. Wineberg Village is partnering with Digital Hearing Solutions to provide the service, open to the public, which also includes wax removal, hearing aid cleaning and repair, and batteries. RSVP by calling (813) 969-1818.

Ranger program: Learn about alligators and other reptiles from a park ranger at 10 a.m. and again at noon March 16-17 at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. Cost is $5 per child and one adult; $2 per vehicle entry fee, up to eight people per car. Only cash payments are accepted. To register, e-mail Diana Kyle at

Senior promotion: Renowned international concert pianist Lillette Jenkins-Wisner appears with the gospel and jazz singing duo Au'Niece at the second annual Red Hat Social Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at Cyrus Greene Center, 2101 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The free event is being held to promote the senior activities programs at the city of Tampa parks and recreation centers. It is co-sponsored by Caregiver's Helping Hand. Health testing for diabetes and blood pressure will be offered. Health care vendors will be on hand to answer questions and discuss concerns. For information, call (813) 379-8966 or (813) 431-1814 or go to

North Tampa events 03/07/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 1:11pm]
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