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North Tampa events: Carrollwood Players; arthritis exercise; vision and hearing; diversity festival

Auditions announced: Carrollwood Players will hold auditions for The Nerd by Larry Shue at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway, between Casey Road and Linebaugh Avenue. Performance dates are April 20 through May 12. Five men and two women are needed. See for more information.

Arthritis exercise: An Arthritis Foundation warm water exercise program designed to ease arthritis pain is offered at 10:45 a.m. Mondays and Fridays in the heated pool at Calypso Divers Inc., 401 E Bearss Ave.

Developed specifically for people with arthritis, the program is gentle on the joints and has been proven in research studies to reduce arthritis pain and improve ability to do more daily activities. It costs $6 per visit, or $50 for a 10-visit pass. For more information or to register, contact Calypso Divers at (813) 969-3483 or go to

Free screenings: St. Joseph's Children's Advocacy Center will conduct free vision and hearing screenings for children up to age 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Children's Board Family Resource Center-North Tampa, 1401-A E Fowler Ave. Call (813) 558-1877 to make an appointment.

Diversity celebration: Attend a cultural, generational diversity festival with games, candy and family fun from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Children's Board Family Resource Center-North Tampa, 1401-A E Fowler Ave. Cultural attire is optional. For more details, call (813) 558-1877.

North Tampa events: Carrollwood Players; arthritis exercise; vision and hearing; diversity festival

02/16/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 16, 2012 3:30am]
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