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North Tampa events: Carrollwood auditions; battle of bands; painting pastels; yoga class; golf tournament

Carrollwood auditions: Carrollwood Players will hold auditions for the farce The Sensuous Senator, at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway, between Linebaugh Avenue and Casey Road. Four men and four women are needed for the play, written by Michael Parker, which runs in June. Those auditioning will be cold reading from the scripts. Bring resume and upcoming conflict dates. See for more information.

Yoga class: Take a four-week Introduction to Yoga class starting Tuesday and running from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lotus Pond, 6201 Lynn Road. You will learn the basic postures of yoga combined with helpful explanations of yoga philosophy. Cost is $55 for the four weeks. For e information, call (813) 961-3160 or go to

Band battle: It's not too early to get your band pre-qualified to be part of the Teenage Battle Of the Bands held annually in mid-October, during the Hillsborough County Fair. The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is looking for bands to participate in a competition that provides free studio time to the top two winners.

Band members must be between 13 and 20 years of age, and only one band member can be age 20. The bands are judged on guitars, drums, vocals, showmanship and originality. The entry fee is $50.

Culprit was last year's Teenage Battle of the Bands winner. Previous winners include Styx of Fire in 2010, Rising Down in 2009 and Envy in 2008.

A limited number of bands are accepted. Those wishing to compete must pre-qualify by providing a link to an online video of the band, and call Joe Soletti at the parks and recreation department, (813) 744-5871.

Pastel class: Registration is under way for a new six-week class for adults, "Painting in Pastels,'' to be held Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. starting April 9 at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard.

Open to artists of all levels, new students will receive an introduction to the basics of pastel painting, beginning with composition, colors and values. Experienced students will further develop their knowledge, experimenting with under-painting media (pastels, watercolor, acrylic) and other techniques. Cost for the class is $90, or $75 for Life Enrichment Center members. Class size is limited and advance registration is required. For information, call (813) 932-0241 or visit the website at

Charity tournament: The 11th-annual Carrollwood Community Bar Association Golf Tournament to benefit the All Sport Community Service Scholarship Fund will be on April 27, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, at Emerald Greens Golf Resort and Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive (off North Village Drive, which is off Dale Mabry north of Fletcher Avenue) Cost is $125, which includes lunch, dinner, and a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one. Raffles, silent and live auctions, and many other golfing contests available. For information, contact Bob at (813) 968-8668 or Dan at (813) 909-8855.

North Tampa events: Carrollwood auditions; battle of bands; painting pastels; yoga class; golf tournament 03/29/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:30am]
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