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Tampa area event listings, July 6 to 12

Art gallery: Enjoy music and refreshments while experiencing the Kotler Art Gallery's latest exhibit, at 3 p.m. Saturday at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

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Hospice book discussion group: Readers who have experienced a significant loss and want to explore grief as a theme in fiction can join a five-week book group. Begins 2:30 p.m. Monday at the LifePath Hospice Resource Center, 3010 W Azeele St. The first book selection is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. To register, call (813) 877-2200 ext. 10609.

Classical voice master class: The Patel Conservatory Classical Voice Intensive brings master teachers from around the United States together to share their expertise and experience, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the conservatory, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Free. Call (813) 222-1002.

Diabetes support group: Discuss challenges, share success stories and gain resources, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 Swann Ave. Refreshments served. Free. Call (813) 342-1313.

Stroke support group: Join the discussion "Medications for Your Health" and gain support, education and interaction with people who have had strokes, their family members and their caregivers, from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tampa General Hospital Rehab Center, Second Floor, 6 Tampa General Circle. Free. Call (813) 844-7641.

Home ownership rally: Gather to sign petitions to ask elected officials to protect mortgage interest deduction, to resolve the foreclosure crisis and to guarantee consumers and small businesses the opportunity for mortgages and loans, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, between Kennedy and Pierce Streets. Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Commission Chairman Ken Hagan will speak. Free boxed lunches. Visit protecthome ownership.com/tamparally.

Scott Deitche: Enjoy lunch and a chat with Deitche, the author of five books on organized crime, including Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld, and The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr. during the Business and Professional Women of Tampa Bay's monthly meeting. Noon Wednesday at Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Tampa Airport, 4500 W Cypress St. $25-$30. Call (813) 681-4925.

Plein aire pen demo: Frank Bolock will demonstrate how to use this drawing pen and how to mix it with watercolor, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Tampa Regional Artists, Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 251-3780.

Call to artists: Tampa Regional Artists is collecting submissions for its "Landscape and Seascape Show" in July. Pictures of all types of topography accepted; must be ready to hang. Framed art over 40 inches counts as two entries; 3D art accepted. Member entries are $7 or three for $20. Nonmember entries are $12 each or three for $35. Drop off July 21 and 22 from noon to 3 p.m. at Old Hyde Park Arts Center, 705 Swann Ave. Call (813) 220-5800.

Tampa area event listings, July 6 to 12 07/05/12 [Last modified: Thursday, July 5, 2012 5:30am]

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