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Around Town: Upcoming events in the Tampa area

Public meeting: Hillsborough County will hold a public meeting about a drainage improvement project in the northwest part of the county. The project would upgrade the drainage system along Lake Drive from Florida Avenue to Lake Chapman. The meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lutz Community Center, 98 First Ave. NW. Free. Call (813) 272-5275.

Job fair: Bring your resume to the Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair today to meet with employers in the bay area. The fair will feature companies looking to fill all positions, from entry level to managerial. The fair takes place at the St. Pete Times forum, 401 Channelside Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No advance registration is required. Free and open to the public. Call (727) 893-8523.

Historical open house: The Tampa Historical Society will hold an open house Thursday. The event will host Stan Zimmerman, author of A History of Smuggling in Florida. Guests can enjoy wine, snacks and soft drinks in the Peter O. Knight Cottage at 245 Hyde Park Ave. The open house is from 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Open to the public. Call (813) 831-5214 or go to for more information.

Yoga class: The Lotus Room will offer a free stress relief yoga class Thursday. The class will be at 1011 W Kennedy Blvd. from 7 to 8:15 p.m. For more information, call (813) 254-6777 or go to

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Around Town: Upcoming events in the Tampa area 07/19/09 [Last modified: Sunday, July 19, 2009 9:47pm]
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