Guavaween is topic at Oct. 16 meeting
The Historic Ybor Neighborhood Civic Association will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Italian Club Cantina, 1731 E Seventh Ave., to discuss this year's Guavaween celebration. Community leaders will discuss details and ask merchants and residents within the event's fenced area to complete a ticket request form to ensure easy access once festivities begin. The ticket request form can be found online at www.cc-events.org. For more information, call 242-0721.
The gates for Guavaween open at 9 a.m. Oct. 25, requiring entrants to display a ticket throughout the remainder of the day.
Mayor to lead walk for fitness Oct. 18
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio wants to help keep the city fit. Join her at Al Lopez Park for a free fitness walk Oct. 18. Iorio will walk 4 miles, but participants are invited to walk as far as they want. Health screenings will also be available.
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. in the Hunt Community Center at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. The walk starts at 7 a.m. For more information, call 274-8615.
Neighborhood Watch being reorganized
The Davis Islands Neighborhood Watch is being reorganized and volunteers are needed. Interested parties should call new chairman Jeffrey Siewert at 259-9744 or e-mail him at davisislands firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening offers art history, food, tour
Alliance Francaise of Tampa hosts an evening of art history, French wine, hors d'oeuvres and a guided tour of the Atelier at the Sanctuary Loft at 7 p.m. today, 502 E Ross St. The event will celebrate the 39th year as a mainstream language and cultural center in Tampa. Admission is $7 for members, $12.50 for nonmembers. For information, call Alliance Francaise of Tampa at 632-9627.
Senior fitness classes offer range of training
The Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is offering several senior fitness classes at the Barksdale Senior Citizen Center, 1801 N Lincoln St. The center will have weight training with dumbbells from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, aerobics from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a stretch and tone class from 11:15 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. The classes are for adults 50 and older and require an activity fee. Call 348-1180.
Wild West Casino Night coming Oct. 10
The International Council and Women's Council of Realtors Tampa Chapter will host the Wild West Casino Night at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Equestrian Building at the State Fairgrounds, 4800 N U.S. 301. The attire for the evening is jeans and cowboy hats. Admission is $35 per person and includes dinner, black jack, roulette, craps, an auction and live music. For more information, call Linda Calebro-Kuder at 996-2500.
Free candidates forum scheduled for Monday
The Davis Islands Civic Association and Davis Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidates forum from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday at the South Tampa Fellowship building, 97 Biscayne Blvd. Invited candidates are from several races on the November ballot.
The event is free and residents can drop by with their questions at any time. For more information, call Lisa DeVitto at 259-9744.
Art classes for kids, adults run to Dec. 20
The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department offers art classes for children and adults through Dec. 20 at its Ybor Art Studio, 1800 Eighth Ave. Classes include clay, digital multimedia, drawing and painting. The cost ranges from $5 to $10 per week plus material.
For more information and to register, call the studio at 242-5370.