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Tampa area event listings, April 27-May 3

Raw food class: Get tips during this "un-cooking" class, 7 to 8 p.m. today at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register in store or send email to curtis.whitwam@wholefoods.com.

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Caregiver program: A free day of education and support for cancer caregivers, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building at Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive. Spanish sessions available. Call (813) 745-8407.

Take back drugs day: Drop unwanted, leftover and expired drugs for proper disposal, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Call (813) 987-6000.

Charm bracelet workshop: Make a bracelet for mom or someone special with an assortment of beads and charms to choose from, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. $20 members, $30 non-members; includes museum admission for the day, bracelet and refreshments. Adults must accompany children. Call (813) 254-1891.

University women program: The Tampa Branch of the American Association of University Women presents "Lifestyles for Seniors," as part of its general monthly meeting, 11 a.m. Saturday at Grand Court, 4902 Bayshore Blvd. $10 for luncheon. Call (813) 932-6902.

Free dance classes: Celebrate national dance week with free dance classes Saturday at the Patel Conservatory, 1010 N MacInnes Place. The schedule: Theatrical Movement for Dancers, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.; Tap Dance Basics, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Jazz Dance Basics, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Classes for second-graders to adults; no registration needed. Call (813) 222-1002.

Artist talk: Russell Goings offers a personal look at his friend and artist Romare Bearden in "Recollections from a Friend: A Conversation with Russell Goings and Dr. Cheryl Rodriguez," 2 p.m. Sunday at Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza off Ashley Drive, downtown. $5, free for members. Call (813) 274-8130.

Spring picnic: Bring lawn chairs, beverages, yard games and a covered dish to share for the annual Bayshore Gardens spring picnic, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Fred Ball Park, 2621 Bayshore Blvd. Registration preferred, call (813) 253-5770.

Veteran story project: McLean Haughey's Eagle Scout leadership project is recording the stories of the community's veterans to send them to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Any veteran of any conflict, civilians who have supported the war directly and any documents are welcome to be a part of the project. 3 p.m. Monday at American Legion Post 5, 3810 W Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 870-0505.

Real estate resource: Learn about mobile homes as moneymakers at the Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn, 1200 N West Shore Blvd. Networking, informational sessions and vendors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program is at 7:30 p.m. Free for members, $20 for guests. Call (813) 287-1515.

Reserve deputy orientation: The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will host a reserve deputy orientation for law enforcement reserve deputy positions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room, 520 Falkenburg Road. The positions are voluntary, and selected candidates will attend a 360-hour reserve academy at no cost. Call (813) 247-8070.

Movie casting contest: Directors are looking for some extras for the film Exposure, starring Corey Feldman. There will be a contest for a small speaking part as well, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rick's on the River, 2305 N Willow Ave. Free. Call (813) 251-0369.

Flower power: The Tampa African Violet Society addresses common growing questions and care tips; plant raffle and auction of violets, 7 p.m. Thursday at Common Ground Christian Church, 4207 N Boulevard. Free. Call (727) 871-2014.

Tampa area event listings, April 27-May 3 04/26/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:30am]

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