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North Tampa events: health screenings; new classes; flea market; African violets

Health screenings: Screenings to identify risk for heart disease including glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, EKG, peripheral vascular, carotid ultrasound and CT heart score will be offered by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road.

Tickets, which include a lecture, lunch, cooking demonstration, screenings, tour, vendor showcase, are $15. Discounted radiology screenings are available. Spots are limited. Call (813) 443-2045 to register or go to

New classes: Classes ranging from art to Zumba will start Monday at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road.

Classes available for adults and children include art, ceramics, computers, cake decorating, dance, etiquette, fitness, bridge, book binding, piano, guitar, drumming, philosophy, photography, theater, voice and woodcarving. Classes are available Monday through Saturday, and most run six weeks. Tuition ranges from $50 and $175 for the six weeks.

To view a complete schedule of classes, visit the center or go to You can register in person, online or by calling (813) 269-1310 two days prior to the start of a class.

Exercise class: Take a low-impact exercise class that meets from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. starting Thursday and continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard.

Open to participants at all levels, the class incorporates moderate levels of cardiovascular conditioning, balance, flexibility and strength training. Students can work at their own pace. Cost for the class is $36 per month. To register, or for more information, call the Life Enrichment Center at (813) 932-0241 or visit

Flea market: The GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club holds its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 and 3 at the Old Lutz School, 18819 U.S. 41 N. Kitchen goods, Christmas items, furniture, jewelry, children's toys, plants and more will be on sale. Hot dogs, drinks and sweets also will be sold. For more information, call Phyllis at (813) 949-1937 or Pat at (813) 948-4752.

African violets: Hear growing tips and join in a plant raffle at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tampa African Violet Society meeting at Common Ground Christian Church, 4207 N Boulevard. Therese Lynam will present the 2012 Show Awards. Admission is free and visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Jim Boyer at (727) 871-2014 or or Mina Menish at (813) 681-1910.

North Tampa events: health screenings; new classes; flea market; African violets 02/23/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 23, 2012 3:30am]
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