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North Tampa events: Broadway Bound; dyslexia correction; writing class

Auditions scheduled: Kids from age 7 to 16 are welcome to audition for Broadway Bound from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road.

Broadway Bound is a comprehensive program that teaches acting, costume and set design, dancing, singing and stage management. The program meets Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the center, and tuition is $60 per month. In addition to performing at upcoming community events like Arts In The Park in March, Broadway Bound students will produce Once Upon a Mattress in July.

For more information about Broadway Bound, contact Mary Jo Hahn at (813) 269-1310 or visit

Dyslexia explained: Attend a free seminar on dyslexia and ADD/ADHD from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at North Fork Professional Center, 1535 N Dale Mabry Highway, in Lutz. Randee Garretson, a licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction facilitator, leads the seminar that addresses the root cause of dyslexia, overlooked characteristics and signs to look for. Garretson also talks about the gifted minds of visual-spatial learners.

Registration is required and seating is limited. To register, or for more information, call Randee Garretson at (813) 956-0502, e-mail or visit

Writing class: Learn how to write your life story in an eight-week course that runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays, starting Feb. 3, at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard.

"Pages of My Life — Writing Your Life Story'' is taught by author and editor Paula Stahel, who is immediate past president of the Association of Personal Historians Inc. With her help, you will learn to tap into your natural talent for preserving your stories. The eight-week course costs $150 for non-members of the center, $125 for members. Class size is limited and advance registration is required. To register or for more information about this or other Life Enrichment Center classes, call (813) 932-0241 or visit

Pediatric talk: Learn about common pediatric ear, nose and throat problems and treatments at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Garden Classrooms of St. Joseph's Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road. Children experience many of the same ear, nose and throat problems as adults. However, symptoms may present themselves differently and treatment methods that work well in adults may not be suitable for children. Physician John Fraker leads the discussion. For more information, call (813) 443-7000.

North Tampa events: Broadway Bound; dyslexia correction; writing class 01/17/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:44pm]
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