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Tampa area event listings, Feb. 24 to March 1

Free dental emergency day: Dr. Randall Diez will provide free treatment on a first-come, first-served basis to anyone with a dental emergency, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 5010 Gunn Highway. Call (813) 960-5869.

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Raw foods class: Learn how to make raw recipes with a Whole Foods healthy eating specialist, from 7 to 8 p.m. today at 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register by the store exit lobby or by emailing curtis. whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Greyhound meet and greet: Meet and greet greyhounds and their adoptive or foster parents, 10 a.m. Saturday at Petco, 136 S West Shore Blvd. Free. Call (813) 971-4732.

Health and fitness expo: Have your health-related questions answered and get a free health assessment including blood pressure and body-mass index checks, body-fat analysis and cardio training, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 8027 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call (813) 644-6855.

PC anatomy: Adults can look inside, hold and discover the inner workings of a computer and how each part functions, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Limit 12 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.

Book signing: Author Bea L. Brown, of Lutz, will sign copies of her religious novel, Sparkles of God: Stories of Spiritual Encounters with God's Special Servants, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at International Cafe, 601 E Twiggs St. Free. Call toll-free 1-888-361-9473.

Real World: Life of a College Student: Attend sessions on how to be a successful college student, 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Embassy Suites Downtown Tampa, 513 S Florida Ave. Experts will provide information on budgeting, time management and careers, plus prize giveaways of an iPad and iPod. Free. Call (813) 769-8300.

Leadership talk by Pam Iorio: The former two-term mayor will read from her book, Straightforward: Ways to Live and Lead, and discuss the qualities that define exceptional leaders. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave. $45, includes lunch, question and answer session, and a signed copy of her book. Call (813) 229-2695.

Democracy discussion: The University of Tampa Honors Symposia presents the talk "Democracy Despite Itself: Why a System that Shouldn't Work at All Works So Well," from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.

Tampa Bay vegetarians: Join this vegetarian group for a vegan meal including potato salad, potato pancakes, cheese spatzle, apple strudel and more, 7 p.m. Tuesday at German Bistro, 5232 S MacDill Ave. $13-$15. Limited seating. Call (813) 269-4665.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements 7.0: Learn how to enhance digital photos during this program. Bring a flash drive and photo file to use for practice. 7 p.m. Tuesday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Using the Cloud for recovery: IBM will present information in a nontechnical discussion and answer questions about disaster recovery and cloud computing during the monthly meeting of the Greater Tampa Bay Association of Contingency Planners, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 Courtney Campbell Parkway. Call. Call (813) 281-8900.

Comments sought on judicial applicants: The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking comments from the public and members of the bench and bar about the qualifications of these applicants for one Hillsborough County Court judicial vacancy: Lawrence Anzalone, Robert Bauman, Michael Benito, Christopher Brown, William Capito, Constance Daniels, Wendy DePaul, Eric Dickey, Robert Dietz, Jesse Victor Dominguez, Robin Fernandez Fuson, Jennifer Gabbard, Geogymon (Joe) George, John Grant, Jack Gutman, Carolle Lee Hooper, Jon Johnson, Matthew Jowanna, Rhonda Robinson King, Laurel Moore Lee, Troy Matthew Lovell, Joseph Ludovici, John Ossi, Frances Perrone, Kimberly Potter, Chris Rodems, Carol Contreras Rodriguez, Michael Schmid, Kim Seace, Christopher Shulman, Julie Sneed, Rick Terrana, John Terry, Kimberly Thresher, Wesley Tibbals, Miriam Velez Valkenburg, Kim Hernandez Vance, Christopher Watson, Laurie Woodham. Send comments by Thursday to Edward W. Gerecke, Chairman, 13th Judicial Nominating Commission, 4221 W Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33607.

Tampa area event listings, Feb. 24 to March 1 02/23/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 23, 2012 3:30am]

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