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North Tampa events: Health fair, Sarasota author, art exhibit and Knickers Ball

Health festival: Christ Our Redeemer hosts a free health festival including exhibitors and vendors; voice, piano and hand bell lessons; art, sewing and tennis lessons; cooking demonstrations; massages; free lunch; health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugars, body mass index and HIV testing. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 304 Druid Hills Road. Call (813) 988-4025.

Writing tips: Sarasota author Elizabeth Huntoon Coursen will speak at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Temple Terrace Public Library at 202 Bullard Parkway. At 10 a.m. she explains why people should write their autobiography and tells how to do it. At 1 p.m., she gives practical, first-hand advice for aspiring authors. The presentations are free. For more information, call (813) 506-6770.

Art exhibit: Paintings of various media by members of the Life Enrichment Center are on display through April 30 at the Upper Tampa Bay Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. This exhibit of 18 paintings, called the Jan Platt Traveling Art Show, is named in honor of the longtime former Hillsborough county commissioner who is well-known for her support of the arts. The show is free; the paintings are available for purchase. A portion of the sales will benefit the private, nonprofit Life Enrichment Center. For information, contact Ronna Metcalf at (813) 932-0241 or go to

Painting class: A class in painting with acrylics and oils will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings starting this week and continuing through March 21. Classes meet at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 North Boulevard. Cost is $75 for members of the Life Enrichment Center or $90 for nonmembers. Class size is limited and requires advance registration. To register, or for more information, call (813) 932-0241 or go to

Retro ball: The second annual Knickers Ball (a 1920s Gatsby ball) is from 7 p.m. to midnight Feb. 18 at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club, 200 Inverness Ave. Guests are asked to wear period clothes — knickers for men, flapper attire for women. Advance cost for the event, open to the public, is $30 per person. Ticket orders and payments must be received by Wednesday. For more information, call Leitha Bowles at (813) 732-6941.

Spring boutique: The GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club is selling tickets for the 2012 Spring Boutique and luncheon to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9 at the Embassy Suites USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd. Tickets are $35 and include admission to the event and lunch.

Tickets are available from club members, or by calling Anne Green at (813) 988-4431 or Bib Hunsberger, (813) 988-2049.

North Tampa events: Health fair, Sarasota author, art exhibit and Knickers Ball 02/09/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 9, 2012 3:30am]
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