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Fundraising rocker: Attend "Uncork for a Cure,'' a wine-tasting fundraiser for Moffitt Cancer Center featuring a performance by Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Keel and Curley Winery, 5210 W Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. The event also will include special guest speakers, appetizers and desserts, drawings, door prizes and more. Guests will sample 11 Keel and Curley wines with a keepsake glass. Tickets are $25 each. Call (813) 435-0668 or visit preludetoacure.com.

Pastel painting: Register now for a three-week class for adults, "Pastels: Pure and Simple Fun,'' being held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and continuing at the same time the following two Mondays at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Award-winning artist Lorraine Potocki teaches the class, which costs $65 for Life Enrichment Center members or $75 for nonmembers. Class size is limited and requires advance registration. To register, or for information about this or other Life Enrichment Center classes, call (813) 932-0241 or go to lectampa.org.

Low-impact exercise: Take a low-impact exercise class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Dec. 3 through Dec. 17 a the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. The class incorporates moderate levels of cardiovascular conditioning, balance, flexibility and strengthening segments. Under the direction of Lynn Donofrio, a certified aerobic instructor and personal trainer, participants will be coached through a 60-minute total fitness experience. It's open to participants at all levels; students can work at their own pace. Cost is $30 per month. Students must preregister the first of the month. To register, or for more information about this or other classes offered by the Life Enrichment Center, call (813) 932-0241 or go to lectampa.org.

Gathering will honor sax man: Friends and musicians from around the Tampa Bay area will come together for "Willy Bridges: A Musical Celebration of Life," from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at O'Brien's Irish Pub, 701 W Lumsden Road. The tribute show will celebrate the life of Bridges, whose real name was William F. Outerbridge. A fixture of the R&B scene, he is known for his work as Aretha Franklin's saxophonist, both in the studio and live. He played on Franklin's song Respect and other hits. Bridges produced the solo album Bridges to Cross in 1977, that included Cornell Dupree, Anthony Jackson and Steve Gadd. He also worked with King Curtis, Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Whitney Houston and Jimi Hendrix. Bridges retired in the Tampa area and was a regular at the Belecasters' Tuesday open mike nights. He died on Nov. 6. Donations will be accepted at the show, with proceeds going to Bridges' family to help support funeral expenses. Contact entertainment manager Tracy at O'Brien's at (813) 661-9688.

North Tampa events 11/19/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 1:52pm]
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