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Classes, support groups and Bulls debriefing

Raw foods class: Jazz up your raw foods lifestyle with this "un"-cooking demonstration, from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register in store exit lobby or email curtis. whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Diabetes support group: The Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center will host a "Sweet Ones" diabetes support group from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 740 S Village Circle. Free. Call (813) 844-8091.

Obedience classes: Train yourself and your dog with training classes including obedience and conformation, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mary Help of Christians Center, 6400 E Chelsea St. No prior experience needed, purebred or mixed breeds welcome. Children's 4-H classes available. $8 to $85. Call (813) 967-1931 or visit hcfdf.org.

USF Bulls debriefing: Join coach and senior associate athletic director Bill McGillis for a behind-the-scenes look at the Bulls' season, the long-term vision for USF athletics and what's to come at the Sun Dome. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hyatt Regency Tampa, 211 N Tampa St. Member $20, non-member $25. To register, visit events.tampasdowntown.com and click on the event.

Free computers for teens: Computer Mentors Group, a local education nonprofit group, will offer a teen computer certification and ownership program where students receive a free computer through training and performing three to six months of technology-based community service projects.

Students must be 14 to 18, attend school in Hillsborough County, be accompanied by a parent or guardian at orientation and submit an application with a $20 membership fee. The last orientation is 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at 2802 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite F. IT professionals can volunteer to mentor, and local nonprofits can submit projects for consideration. Call (813) 236-1191.

Philanthropic luncheon: TV broadcasting personality Jane Pauley speaks at the Women of St. Joseph's Luncheon for community-minded women, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Tampa Yacht and Country Club, 5320 Interbay Blvd. $65. Call (813) 872-0979.

Nominate youths for award: The County Commission is accepting nominations for Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards (YEA! Awards). Middle school and high school students can be nominated in categories of leadership, success despite difficult odds and volunteer community service.

The deadline is Feb. 3. Nominations can be submitted online at tinyurl.com/6v55rgq, by mail to the Hillsborough County Communications Department, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., First Floor, Tampa, FL 33602, or by fax to (813) 276-8695.

Classes, support groups and Bulls debriefing 01/26/12 [Last modified: Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:30am]
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