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Check out hurricane expo, life drawing class, lectures and other activities


Know what to do when big storms hit

The Museum of Science and Industry will hold the 2009 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 4801 E Fowler Ave. This year's theme is "Run From the Water, Hide From the Wind" and features seminars, vendors and giveaways. Free. In conjunction with the event, Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance and the Temple Terrace Police Department will hold "Operation Medicine Cabinet" where expired or unwanted prescription medicines can be turned in for proper disposal. Call (813) 242-5388 or (813) 987-6080 or visit

'Spring Walk' benefits hemophilia foundation

Join the "Spring Walk for Bleeding Disorders" with a 1.5-mile walk on the paved trail circling the perimeter of Al Lopez Park from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 4810 N Himes Ave. Meet, greet and get autographs from Chris Hovan, defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Suggested donation of $25. Proceeds to benefit the Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida. To register, visit

CPR to be taught at women's hospital

Learn how to perform CPR and choking rescue techniques on infants and children according to American Heart Association guidelines, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, 3030 W Martin Luther King Blvd., Classroom 3. Registration is required. Participants must be at least 9 years old. The cost is $30. Call (813) 554-8216.

Hyde Park North

Life drawing class is Monday at art center

The Old Hyde Park Art Center will feature a life drawing class with a nude model, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at 705 Swann Ave. $8 fee, $6 for students. Call Kathy Durdin at (813) 220-5800.

Highland Pines

It's all about the bike at cyclists' gathering

Come hang out with skilled mechanics, fine tune your bike and talk shop at Bike Night with the Tampa Bay Bike Co-Op, 7 to 10 p.m. Monday at the Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive. Free. Call (813) 621-6793.

North Tampa

Chemoprevention of lung cancer is topic

The Museum of Science and Industry and Moffitt Cancer Center will offer the discussion "Lung Cancer and Chemoprevention" with Dr. Jhanelle Gray as part of their free educational lecture series this summer, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 4801 E Fowler Ave. Lecture attendees will receive a discount to the Body Worlds exhibit. Call (813) 745-1505.

Parkland Estates

Find help at hospice's grief support group

LifePath Hospice offers free grief support groups for adults in Hillsborough County. The groups run for eight weeks, beginning 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 3010 W Azeele St. Free. Open to the public. For additional group listings in the county or to register, call Diane at (813) 877-2200, ext. 10609.

Oakford Park

College success could be a seminar away

Jeff Karon, founder of the Honorable Classroom, will present "The Five Secret Strategies for Succeeding in Your First College Semester," 7 p.m. Thursday at Borders, 909 N Dale Mabry. Free. Call (813) 321-5125.

Southeast Seminole Heights

Are pests bothering your African violets?

The Tampa African Violet Society's speaker will be JoAnne Martinez who will talk about "What's Buggin' You?" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ragan Community Center, 1200 E Lake Ave. Find out about pests and how to deal with them.

A plant raffle and growing tips will also be available. Call (813) 689-8700 or (813) 681-1910. for more news

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