Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Tampa area event listings, Feb. 10 and ongoing

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; massage; 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.

Watercolor workshop: Pour and splatter watercolor paint until originality emerges during "Beyond Traditional Watercolor With Sue Allen," from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave. $50 for members; $65 for nonmembers. Call (813) 251-8201.

Health fair: The Tampa Florida Blue Health Fair will offer free health screenings including cholesterol and glucose tests, one-on-one wellness consultations, massages and prizes. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 201 N West Shore Blvd. Call toll-free 1-877-352-5830.

Antique evaluation: Want to know what your favorite treasures are worth? Bring them to local appraisers at the Henry B. Plant Museum's antique evaluation. All proceeds benefit the museum. Evaluation costs are $5 per item with a limit of four items per family. Tickets are sold on a first-come basis. 10 a.m., Saturday; University of Tampa, Plant Hall, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Call (813) 254-1891.

Movie making tutorial: Learn how to turn photos and videos into polished movies during a tutorial of Windows Live Movie Maker, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Parkinson's support group: Patients, family members and caregivers dealing with Parkinson's can attend a support group at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Nazarene, 5902 N Himes Ave. Guest speaker Tom Maeller of the Crisis Center will discuss art therapy. No dues. Call (813) 931-1235.

Blues history: Bodie Valdez of the Suncoast Blues Society will perform and relay the history of blues during "Blues in the Library" at 2 p.m. Tuesday at West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W Union St. Free. For adults. Call (813) 273-3652.

Garden club Valentine's party: The Tampa Garden Club will host "Let's Have a Heart to Heart" Valentine's Day party with live music, cocktails, live and silent auctions, and a catered feast including entrees of roast beef au jus and chicken with raspberry glaze, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Open to the public. $60 per person. Call (813) 251-5059 or email [email protected]

Lunch over school funding discussion: Join the Kiwanis Club of Tampa and the League of Women Voters for a lunch with MaryEllen Elia, superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools and Paul Dosal, vice-provost for student success at the University of South Florida, as they discuss "The Politics of Education Funding: How It Impacts Hillsborough County Students," from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Tampa Club, 101 E Kennedy Blvd., 42nd Floor. $15, registration required by noon Tuesday. The Tampa Club will validate parking in the Bank of America garage. Call (813) 380-3311.

Summer research program accepting applications: Moffitt Cancer Center is accepting applications for SPARK, Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge. SPARK offers 10 weeks of intensive research study to undergraduate students interested in biomedical science careers. The selection process includes a written essay, academic performance and recommendations. Free. Entry deadline is Wednesday. Visit moffitt.org/spark or call (813) 745-6767.

Ladies health night out: Learn the tests and tools to prevent heart disease, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, Classroom 1, 3030 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. Call (813) 443-3078.

Cheese class and tasting: Learn the basics of cheese and sample paired wines, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (813) 874-9435.

Women's nonprofit fundraiser: The local nonprofit Women Empowering Future Leaders will hold the fundraising reception "Igniting the Dream," with keynote speaker Linda Campbell. The event begins at 5:30 Thursday at Hyatt Regency, 211 N Tampa St. $20, light appetizers included. Call (813) 545-4455.

Nominate youths for award: The County Commission is accepting nominations for Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards (YEA! Awards). Middle school and high school students can be nominated in categories of leadership, success despite difficult odds and volunteer community service. The deadline is Feb. 17. Nominations can be submitted online at tinyurl.com/6v55rgq, by mail to the Hillsborough County Communications Department, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., First Floor, Tampa, FL 33602, or by fax to (813) 276-8695.

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