Chili Cookoff: Stuff yourself at the "Taste of Keystone,'' an all-you-can-eat chili cook-off, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway (just north of Van Dyke Road). Check out classic cars and motorcycles and listen to live music during the Keystone community's spring fundraiser. Admission is free; $5 buys you all the chili you can eat. A raffle and silent auction are on tap. Proceeds support the Keystone community and charity funds and the 4H Foundation of Hillsborough County. For information, email [email protected] or call (813) 968-6866.
Shakespeare lecture: Coppélia Kahn, English professor at Brown University and a renowned expert on William Shakespeare, will give a free lecture on the Bard at 6 p.m. Tuesday in CWY 106 (Military Science Building), followed by a reception. In light of the playwright's 450th birthday this month (the 26th), the USF Humanities Institute is launching a new annual event, the HI Shakespeare Lecture, with a focus on the continuing relevance of the Bard in today's world.
Kahn will explore the creation of Shakespeare as a cultural icon in 19th and 20th century discourses of race and empire. For more information and parking details, contact Liz Kicak at (813) 974- 3657 or [email protected]), or visit humanities-institute.usf.edu.
Yard sale fundraiser: Relay for Life of South Tampa is holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The sale is at 4302 W El Prado St., one block east of Manhattan Avenue. For more information, contact Danya at [email protected]
Women networking: Kelly Mothershead of A Focus on Fitness lectures on "Healthy, Happy, and Sugar Free!'' during the Women-N-Charge meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2 at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive. The meeting includes lunch and time to network. The cost is $15 for members, if paid by Tuesday before the meeting, and $18 for all visitors and members paying late. Register at www.women-n-charge.com. For information, contact Judy at (813) 600-9848 or [email protected]