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Tampa area event listings, June 29 - July 5

Free HIV and STD testing: The Hillsborough County Health Department will offer free STD and HIV testing in recognition of National HIV Testing Day, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 1105 E Kennedy Blvd. Results are confidential. Call (813) 307-8000.

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Christmas in June: It's still six months until Christmas, but Santa and a 60-foot snow slide will be on hand from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Plaza, 401 Channelside Drive. It's to celebrate LEON (Noel spelled backward), Metropolitan Ministries' annual holiday-themed family festival and toy drive. Families can have pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Clause, and the event will feature face painting, balloon creations, holiday music, food and more.

Everyone who brings a toy or $10 donation will get a free ticket to tonight's Tampa Bay Storm game. For more information, call (813) 209-1000 or go to

Marco Rubio signing: Sen. Marco Rubio will autograph copies of his memoir, An American Son, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. This is a ticketed signing only. All books to be signed must be purchased from Inkwood Books. The line will form beginning at 6:15. Call (813) 253-2638.

Food and nutrition education: Learn about nutrition, meal planning, shopping, cooking and food safety during a four-part education series, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Seminole Heights Branch Library, 4177 Central Ave. For adults. Call (813) 273-3652.

Real estate resource: The Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association will meet 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.

NOTE support group: The National Organization for Transplant Enlightenment support group provides community education about organ donation, assists patients with immunosuppressive medications and provides assistance in setting up fundraising accounts. Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tampa General Hospital, Eighth Floor, West Pavilion, Room 856A. Free. Call (813) 844-7323.

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. Mem; nonmember entries are $12 each or threber entries are $7 each, or three for $20e 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, June 29 - July 5 06/28/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:30am]
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