Free lunchtime tap dance classes offered
The Patel Conservatory will offer a free tap dance class from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at 1010 N MacInnes Place. Attendees will learn basic steps. No experience necessary. Class size is limited. To register, call (813) 222-1002.
Organ transplants are seminar topic
The Dale Mabry Campus Math and Sciences Division of Hillsborough Community College will present the seminar "Organ Donation and Immunology of Transplantation" with Dr. Resto-Ruiz and Dr. Lopez-Cepero, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sciences Building, Room DSCS220, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd. Free. Call (813) 253-7158.
Grants available in varied art disciplines
Applications and guidelines for the 2010 Individual Artist Grants are available. Grants are awarded to artists in performing, visual, literary, dance and music disciplines. Applicants must be 18 and have been a legal resident of Hillsborough County for at least 24 consecutive months. Students pursuing any degree or full-time faculty members in higher education are not eligible. The maximum award is $1,000. The deadline is Dec. 4. For an application, visit tampaarts.com or call (813) 276-8250.
Pancreatic cancer study needs subjects
Dr. Jason B. Klapman is searching for 100 participants who are at high risk for the development of pancreatic cancer to participate in a research study at Moffitt Cancer Center. Interested participants need to call (813) 745-8358 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, for consultation.
Author Janet Conner will speak to writers
Tampa Writers Alliance will meet 6: 30 p.m. Wednesday at North Tampa Library, 8916 N Blvd. Guest speaker is Janet Conner, author of Writing Down Your Soul and other works. Elections for 2010 officers will take place. Call (813) 932-6902.
Gandy/Sun Bay South
Polish those boating skills in this course
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 79 offers a Boating Skills and Seamanship Program from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 5108 W Gandy Blvd. The $60 cost includes a textbook, a certificate and a wallet card. Those interested can begin any Wednesday and continue until the program, which is on a looping basis, is completed. For more information, call (813) 835-4118 or visit cgwebs.net/flotilla79.
Learn about dealing with arthritis
The Life Enrichment Center will offer the support group, "Living Healthy: A Chronic Disease Self-Management Program," from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at 9704 N Boulevard. The group focuses on helping others manage chronic health problems. The featured topic is arthritis. Open to the public. Advance registration required. Call (813) 932-0241.
Art market is for locals only
Local artists looking to sell their handmade crafts are invited to vend at a "local only" arts and crafts market Dec. 4 to 6. All items for sale must be handmade by local artists. The cost is $30 to set up a vending site. Set-up equipment is included. Call Lindsay at (813) 598-5386.
Class teaches how yoga can beat stress
Free stress relief yoga classes will be offered at the Lotus Room as a gift to the Tampa Bay community during these challenging times. Classes are from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursdays, at 1101 W Kennedy Blvd. For more information, call (813) 254-6777 or visit yogalotusroom.
Holiday music at Davis Islands Garden Club
The Davis Islands Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at its clubhouse, 81 Columbia Drive. The program will feature special holiday music with Karaoke Jack. New members and guests welcome. Call (813) 251-3123.