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Ballast Point

Grand Court celebrates

Grand Court Tampa will host its holiday celebration with a light dinner buffet, full bar and live music from 4 to 6 p.m. today at 4902 Bayshore Blvd. Free. To RSVP, call (813) 835-4475.


Bring in your mercury

Hillsborough County and Covanta Hillsborough will offer $5 Publix gift cards for each mercury thermometer and a $10 Publix gift card for each mercury thermostat brought from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to the South County collection site, 13000 U.S. 41, north of Big Bend Road. The next collection day is Dec. 17 at the East County facility, 6209 County Road 579, Thonotosassa. While supplies last. Call (813) 272-5977, ext. 43284.

Blood drive is Tuesday

Remington College Tampa Campus will host a blood drive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 6302 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., suite 400. Minority blood donors needed. Call toll-free 1-800-448-6405.

Support group to meet

PAP, a new support group for people abused in psychotherapy, will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at New Tampa regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Free. Call (813) 907-3227.

Beach Park

Florida Blue health fair

Florida Blue will host a health fair with free cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure measurements, wellness consultations, hand massages and prizes, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 201 N West Shore Blvd. Free. To register, call toll-free 1-877-352-5830.

Carver City/ Lincoln Gardens

Transform treats

Learn how to turn indulgent holiday goodies into healthy treats during an hourlong class, from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register by store exit lobby or email

Seminole Heights

Businesses host event

Seminole Heights businesses host a holiday event featuring snacks, raffles, cocktails and shopping, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Cleanse Apothecary, 5127 N Florida Ave. A portion of proceeds benefit the Francis House. Businesses include Sherry's Yesterdaze, Health Mutt, Velo Champ Bike Shop, D & D Antiques & More and Jai Dee Yoga. For information, call (813) 374-0305.

Gandy/Sun Bay South

Backyard poultry class

Learn how to raise chickens for fresh, antibiotic-free eggs in your back yard during John Starnes' "Backyard Poultry" class, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Garden Classroom, 3212 W Paxton Ave. $20. Call (813) 839-0881.

Local events 12/07/11 [Last modified: Thursday, December 8, 2011 4:18pm]
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